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First Comics News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 15:05

The 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics will honor five finalists following in Dwayne’s footsteps and announce the winner at a reception to be held February 17, 2017, in Long Beach, CA during the Long Beach Comic Expo.

Submissions are now open to the public! Click HERE to enter.

The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics Selection Committee consists of prominent comics and animation professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to McDuffie’s vision of inclusiveness. This year’s committee includes:

Mark D. Bright is a storyboard artist for commercials, television and feature films. Prior to his career as a storyboard artist, he was an artist for Marvel, DC, Acclaim and Milestone Media working on titles including Iron Man, Green Lantern, G.I. Joe, Power Man and Iron Fist and Icon. He is also the co-creator of Quantum and Woody.

Jennifer de Guzman is a freelance editor, comic book marketer and 16-year veteran of the comics industry. She was formerly editor-in-chief at SLG Publishing, a regular columnist for Publishers Weekly, Director of PR and Marketing and Director of Book Sales for Image Comics. Her writing has appeared in the anthologies, Womanthology: Space, This Is a Souvenir, and, Put the Book Back on the Shelf.

Joan Hilty is Comics Editor at Nickelodeon and editor-in-chief of Pageturner, a boutique comics/graphic novel production house. She was formerly a Senior Editor at DC/Vertigo and syndicated cartoonist. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Jamal Igle is the writer/artist/Creator of Molly Danger for Action Lab Entertainment and the penciller of the critically acclaimed series, BLACK from Black Mask Studios, as well as many titles for DC, Marvel and Dark Horse. He’s been a storyboard artist for Sony Animation and is also a popular guest lecturer on the subjects of comics and animation.

Mikki Kendall is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Swords of Sorrow (Dynamite), Bitch Planet (Image) Spitball 2 (Columbus College of Art and Design), and the forthcoming Princeless Charity Anthology (Action Lab). Her non-fiction work has appeared in outlets including the Boston Globe, the Washington Post and Time.

Heidi MacDonald is the editor-in-chief of and a former editor for Disney and DC Comics. She also edits the graphic novel review section for Publishers Weekly and can be heard on PW’s weekly podcast “More To Come”.

Kevin Rubio is a writer/producer who has contributed to Justice League Action, Avengers Assemble, Thunderbirds Are Go!, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. He is also the creator and writer of the Star Wars graphic novel Tag & Bink Were Here and Red 5 Publication’s Abyss Vol. I & II. He is an inaugural recipient of the George Lucas Film Award for his Star Wars short film, TROOPS, a Promax Award winner and Emmy nominee.

Gail Simone is a writer known for the DC titles Birds of Prey, Secret Six (for which she was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award), Batgirl, Wonder Woman and The All-New Atom. She recently wrote Dark Horse’s Tomb Raider, Dynamite’s Red Sonja, DC/Vertigo’s Clean Room and is currently working on the acclaimed series Crosswind for Image Comics.

Will J. Watkins is a freelance film and animation writer who is also comic book story/world-building consultant on The Protectors graphic novel published by Athlita Comics. He had a stint as an assistant editor at DC Comics and before moving to L.A. he owned Chicago’s first African American-owned comics store and is currently developing several projects about the experience.


Dwayne Glenn McDuffie was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. The middle son of Leroy McDuffie and Edna (Hawkins) McDuffie (now Gardner), Dwayne attended the prestigious Roeper School for gifted children before going on to earn undergraduate degrees in both English & Physics as well as a graduate degree in Physics, all at the University of Michigan. (Go, Blue!) He later also studied filmmaking at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Dwayne first entered the comic book industry as an Editor at Marvel Comics, thanks to his NYU friend Greg Wright with whom he recreated the Deathlok character into the one in use today. With artist Ernie Colón, Dwayne also co-created the comedic Marvel team book, Damage Control.

Frustrated by the lack of diversity of both characters and creators in comics, Dwayne—together with Derek Dingle, Denys Cowan, and Michael Davis co-founded MILESTONE COMICS (later MILESTONE MEDIA), the first African American owned comic book company in history, with a mission to provide a wide array of characters, content, and creators that more accurately represent the racial, ethnic, religious, and gender diversity of real life. (Also? They were just outstandingly good books. Seriously. If you haven’t read them, seek them out. Now. You won’t believe what you’ve been missing!)

StaticIconHardwareXombi—to name just a few. Throughout his career in the comic book industry, Dwayne created or co-created these and more than a dozen other series, in addition to writing stories for too many other titles to list but here are some highlights: Justice League of AmericaFantastic FourSpider-ManBatman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Captain marvel, Avengers Spotlight, Hellraiser, Ultraman, even The Tick, and Back to The Future. Dwayne also co-created The Road To Hell with fellow writer and Milestone editor, Matt Wayne, the inaugural Director of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics, established posthumously by Dwayne’s widow, Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie.

Dwayne transitioned into the animation industry as a Story Editor and Writer on the Emmy-winning Kids WB series, Static Shock, which he co-created and for which he won the 2003 HUMANITAS PRIZE. Dwayne was also a Producer, Story Editor, and Writer on Cartoon Network’s JUSTICE LEAGUE and JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED animated series, for which he received a 2004 WRITERS GUILD nomination.

With artist Glen Murakami, Dwayne redeveloped Man of Action’s BEN 10 animated series into BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE then BEN 10: ULTIMATE ALIEN—98 episodes of what became and continues to be an ongoing, blockbuster, 230 episodes and counting franchise for Cartoon Network. Dwayne also wrote the animated features JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS, ALLSTAR SUPERMAN, and JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM, as well as episodes of WHAT’S NEW, SCOOBYDOO? and TEEN TITANS, all for Warner Bros. For his indelible work in animation, Dwayne was posthumously presented with the WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA’s 2011 ANIMATION WRITING AWARD, the first African American in history to be so honored.

The winner of 3 EISNER AWARDS for his work in comic books, 11 PARENTS’ CHOICE AWARDS, 6 “BEST EDITOR” awards, the 2009 INKPOT AWARD presented by Comic-Con International, and a GOLDEN APPLE AWARD from his alma mater for his “use of popular art to promote and enhance human dignity,” Dwayne McDuffie’s life’s work exemplified both diversity and excellence.

He led by example while presciently stating, “From invisible to inevitable” now the motto of the “Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics.” The man may be gone, but his mission lives on.


Dwayne’s widow, Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie, is a twice Emmy-nominated animation writer, best known for her work on Hasbro’s My Little Pony and Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 franchise. She recently served as the first female chairperson in history of the Animation Writers Caucus at the Writers Guild of America.

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NYCC 2017: Valiant Offers Limited-Edition BLOODSHOT SALVATION BEAR – Available Exclusively at New York Comic Con 2017!

First Comics News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 14:53

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce an exclusive, first-of-its-kind “Bloodshot Bear” debuting at New York Comic Con 2017 (NYCC)! The limited-edition “Bloodshot Bear” is based on the beloved Valiant superhero next seen on September 20th in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa and Mico Suayan.

The exclusive “Bloodshot Bear” – produced by Build-A-Bear, a global company – will be strictly limited to 250 pieces and only be available at Valiant Entertainment’s New York Comic Con booth (#1635) from Thursday, October 5th through Sunday, October 8th while  supplies last. Priced at $40, this cuddly, buttercream-colored companion comes complete with an official Bloodshot logo t-shirt, collectible carrying case, and an exclusive BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 Bear Photo Variant – an all-new edition of the much-anticipated new beginning for Jeff Lemire’s Eisner Award-nominated Bloodshot saga that can only be obtained in tandem with this one-of-kind, NYCC-only offering.

Created by Kevin VanHook, Don Perlin, and Bob Layton in 1992, Bloodshot is one of the most successful new comic book characters of the past two decades with more than 100 issues published and lifetime sales of more than 7 million copies in multiple languages around the world. After returning with a sold-out new series in 2012 and earning dozens awards and nominations from the industry’s most prestigious honors, Bloodshot will soon make his big-screen debut in a hotly anticipated feature film adaption from Sony Pictures, directed by special effects visionary Dave Wilson (Avengers: Age of Ultron), written by Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (Arrival), and executive produced by Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe (The Fast and the Furious franchise) for Original Film and Dinesh Shamdasani for Valiant Entertainment.

BUT FIRST: In the wake of the year’s most successful comic-book debuts from any independent publisher with smash hits like X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 and SECRET WEAPONS #1, Valiant’s next great “ICONS” launch of 2017 begins on September 20th in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – an epic and essential jumping-on point for Valiant’s unstoppable soldier with covers by Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Monika Palosz (DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE), Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight), and Dave Johnson (100 Bullets)!

Stay tuned for more news and announcements about Valiant’s slate of NYCC-exclusive comics, merchandise, and more in the coming days and weeks.

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First Comics News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 14:33

PORTLAND, OR, 09/15/2017 — Writer Bryan Hill (ROMULUS, POSTAL) and Rhoald Marcellius (Marvel: Contest of Champions) unite for BONEHEAD, a gritty new techno-thriller from Image/Top Cow this December.

In a near future, a sprawling megalopolis sees the rise of “Boneheads,” parkour gangs who 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 who might be the key to saving the city’s future.

“Glitch, the team that produces BONEHEAD, has a vision of a possible future and humanity’s simultaneous evolution with technology,” said Hill. “It’s a compelling concept that deals with many things we’re experiencing as a society, and I’m enjoying working with Rhoald on these concepts of futurism, humanity, and identity.”

“I grew up loving urban and underground culture, so it’s been my long-time dream working on gang war themed comics,” said Marcellius. “And given the cyberpunk setting, BONEHEAD is my perfect avenue. I’m also BIG on action, and this book is what it’s all about—acrobatics and street fights. The characters are designed by the talented Machine56, and I gotta tell you that the designs are sick! It’s really a bunch of my favorite stuff in a blender, and I’m having a blast. I hope you guys will too!”

BONEHEAD #1 (Diamond code: OCT170566) hits comic book stores Wednesday, December 27th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, December 4th.

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BOOM! Studios Returns to Baltimore Comic-Con with Exclusive Merchandise, Guests, and More

First Comics News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 14:26

Visit the BOOM! Studios booth for recent releases, the Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #1 convention exclusive, and a new Lumberjanes pin

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – September 15, 2017 – BOOM! Studios is excited to announce it will exhibit at Baltimore Comic-Con (BCC), to be held during the weekend of September 22-24, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Fans will be able to experience:
  • The BOOM! Studios booth (#2001) will have comics, graphic novels, and paperback collections of its most recent releases, including Mech Cadet Yu, Hi-Fi Fight Club, Clueless: Senior Year, WWE Vol. 1, SLAM! Vol. 1, and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Adult Coloring Book.
  • Debuting in a limited quantity is the BCC exclusive variant to Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #1, featuring a story by legendary filmmaker John Carpenter and Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2), and art and a cover by Jorge Corona (Adventure Time Comics, Feathers). Burch will be on hand to sign copies.
  • Debuting at BCC is the Lumberjanes Crossed Axes enamel pin, which joins the set of current Lumberjanes pins for Ripley, the Holy Kitten, and the Lumberjanes logo.
  • BOOM! Studios will host special guest appearances at its booth (#2001), including Sean Rubin (Bolivar), Anthony Burch (Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack), and Clay McLeod Chapman (Lazaretto).
  • The publisher will present a panel featuring an all-star lineup of creators:

BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours

Saturday, September 23

4:00-5:00 pm

Room 343-344


There’s a comic at BOOM! Studios for everyone, from longtime fans to brand-new readers, and this is the panel to discover YOUR favorite new series! Join BOOM! Studios staff and creators as they explore the diverse imprints of the main BOOM! Studios line, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia with exclusive previews, news, and the information you need to discover your next obsession. Featuring James Tynion IV (Eugenic, The Backstagers), Hope Larson (Goldie Vance), Sean Rubin (Bolivar), Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu), Matt Kindt (Grass Kings), Anthony Burch (Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack), and Clay McLeod Chapman (Lazaretto). Moderated by Filip Sablik (President, Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios).

  • For the inaugural Ringo Awards ceremony, BOOM! Studios will be a Gold Sponsor and is providing each attendee with a complimentary copy of the Mouse Guard Coloring Book, courtesy of the publisher and Mouse Guard creator David Petersen, the keynote speaker of the event.
Other BOOM! Studios creators who will be appearing at Baltimore Comic-Con and can be found in Artist Alley include: Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Frank Cho (Skybourne), Brian Joines (Bill & Ted Save the Universe), JG Jones (Strange Fruit), Justin Jordan (Sombra), Dustin Nguyen (What Is It?), Steve Orlando (Namesake), Charles Soule (Strange Attractors), Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men), Mark Waid (Irredeemable), and Eryk Donovan (Eugenic). To keep up with more Baltimore Comic-Con news from BOOM! Studios, visit and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. For more information on Baltimore Comic-Con and how to buy tickets, visit

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RICH REVIEWS: Second Nature (movie review)

First Comics News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 14:19


SECOND NATURE, starring Sam Huntington, opens September 8 in Seattle before a wide release next week, September 19, on VOD.

New Sam Huntington comedy “Second Nature”, directed and co-written by Michael Cross, will get a wide release this September through Nicholas Gyeney’s Mirror Images LTD.

The film, also produced by Gyeney – a filmmaker himself whose Beta Test received a wide theatrical release in 2016 – teams Huntington (Superman Returns, Sully) with Interstellar’s Collette Wolfe.

Amanda (Wolfe) uses a magic mirror to reverse the gender roles in her small town, she gains the upper hand on her womanizing opponent, Bret (Hungtinton). As each experiences life in the other’s shoes, they must decide which reality they prefer before they’re stuck in the flipped world forever.

Second Nature, which premiered at the Napa Valley Film Festival, marks the feature debut of Michael Cross.

Theatrically, the film is scheduled to open in theaters on September 8 (beginning with Ark Lodge Cinemas, Seattle). It will also play at the Catalina Film Festival (Sep 27-October 1) and Ellensburg Film Festival (October 6-8).

Second Nature will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Blu-ray and DVD on September 19.


Studio: High Octane Pictures
Director: Aaron Mirtes
Cast: Tom Seidman, Burt Culver, and Brittany Belland


Credited cast:

Collette Wolfe … Amanda Maxwell
Sam Huntington … Bret Johnson
Carollani Sandberg … Nat Jones
Carolyn Cox … Estelle Otto
Riley Shanahan … Dex Gamble

Rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Angela Andrews … Sally
Ben Andrews … Dave
David M. Austin … Mayor Gleason
Mary Bayley … Marge
Angela DiMarco … Carol
Nicholas Gyeney … Male Construction Worker 1
Stefan Hajek … Sebastian
Hannah Hanson … Rips Bret’s Shirt Off
Jared Holloway-Thomas … Raven
Peter Anthony Jacobs … Sheriff Ross

Run Time: 75 min
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: The Mayor dies so the town of Louisburg needs a new one.
Amanda is a beautiful woman who needs more confidence in herself. Now she and her grandmother dig up a box her grandmother buried years ago. Amanda gets a mirror out of it and right away you know it’s not an ordinary mirror.
Amanda decides to run against Bret for Mayor. The mirror does a gender role reversal. The town women are now in the men’s roles and the men in the women’s roles except for Amanda and Bret.
As we see the town’s people things are strange. It is a little funny too. The men acting all feminine is so weird.
The movie flows along smoothly and keeps you interested.
Should Amanda and Bret go back or stay in this new place. Do they want to go back? Would you?
Thinks do get exciting as things race to their inevitable conclusion. The ending will make you laugh and smile.

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Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes The Librarians’ John Harlan Kim

First Comics News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 14:12

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – September 16, 2017 – The 2017 Baltimore Comic-Con takes place this September 22-24, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center in the Inner Harbor. Get your tickets now! The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased announce the addition of John Harlan Kim from TNT’s The Librarians as a guest of the show.

John Harlan Kim currently stars as a series regular on Dean Devlin’s TNT series The Librarians, a follow up to the network’s hit movie trilogy starring Noah Wyle. The series centers on four ordinary people with extraordinary talents who are recruited to work at an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library. Together they solve impossible mysteries, fight supernatural threats, and recover powerful artifacts from around the world. John plays “Ezekiel Jones”, the cocky but likable youngest member of the Librarians who is a master of new technologies, aficionado of old classic crimes, and who fancies himself an international man of mystery.

Kim previously completed a series regular role on the iconic Australian series Neighbours as “Dale ‘Macca’ McGregor”, a popular but mischievous high school student who loves to stir up trouble. His additional credits include Steven Spielberg’s miniseries The Pacific for DreamWorks and HBO.

Dynamite Entertainment, which will be exhibiting at the show in Booth #2010, are launching a comic series of The Librarians, where John will be supporting the book. A Baltimore Comic-Con exclusive cover will be available for sale at the show, perfect for getting autographs! “I am a HUGE fan of The Librarians,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “This late addition to the show is really exciting, and fans of the show are going to be as thrilled as I am to get to meet John.”

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Night’s Dominion, Season 2 #2 preview

First Comics News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 06:16

Night’s Dominion, Season 2 #2

(W/A/C/CA) Ted Naifeh
Age Rating: Mature Themes
Genre: Fantasy
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

After rescuing the city Alderman from assassination, Emerane takes him to her tenement for refuge, only to find the Furie near death from a poisoned arrow. It seems the House of Asps intend to eliminate Umber’s only defenders of justice. But to what end, and at whose command, Emerane must find out. What she doesn’t yet realize is that, as the Night, she is their final target. Will her former companion, Azmeer, be her end?

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First Comics News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 05:54

“SLEEPLESS is the fairy tale I’ve apparently been missing all my life. I love this world that feels familiar but also equally original.” —Amy Reeder (ROCKET GIRL, Madame Xanadu)

PORTLAND, OR, 09/15/2017 — Writer Sarah Vaughn (ALEX + ADA, ETERNAL EMPIRE) teams up with artist Leila del Duca (SHUTTER, AFAR), editor/colorist Alissa Sallah, and letterer Deron Bennett for the fantasy romance series SLEEPLESS this December.

Lady “Poppy” Pyppenia, daughter of a king, is ever guarded by the devoted Sleepless Knight Cyrenic. But a new king has just been crowned—and danger lurks anew around each and every corner.

“SLEEPLESS is a story that is very dear to me, grown from an idea I would play in my head at night as I tried to fall asleep,” said Vaughn. “It’s wonderful to see the book come to life with Leila, Alissa, and Deron. I hope readers enjoy reading about Poppy and Cyrenic and getting a little more romance, costumes, and fantasy in their lives.”

“I’m incredibly thrilled to be drawing a romance comic with Sarah!” said del Duca. “She has written a lush world and intriguing characters that I’m having fun falling in love with (pun intended!). We’re both huge fans of period dramas and romance, so doing our own take on the genre has been very rewarding. I love the palace intrigue, the sexual tension, the dramatic emotions, and the amazing wardrobes in this series.”

“I’m also very pleased to be working with Alissa Sallah and Deron Bennett,” added del Duca. “Alissa both edits and colors the book, giving us invaluable editorial feedback along with turning in gorgeous colors. She uses a lot of flat colors on top of watercolor and ink textures, which stylistically fits perfectly for the tone of the story. Deron has chosen a unique lettering style for our book that also lends a particular moodiness to the book. I can’t wait to share what our team has created!”

“It’s an honor to work on such a fantastic story with Leila and Sarah,” said Sallah. “The world of SLEEPLESS has such a dreamy vibe to it. And so dramatic! This is a story that feels very refreshing right now in comics, and we thank everyone for their support!”

SLEEPLESS #1, Cover A by Leila del Duca and Alissa Sallah (Diamond code: OCT170590) and Cover B by Jen Bartel (Diamond code: OCT170591), hits comic book shops Wednesday, December 6th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, November 13th.

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Game Sportsbar to Host the First Official Baltimore Comic-Con After Party

First Comics News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:18

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – September 15, 2017 – Americas Greatest Comic Book Convention and Baltimore’s Greatest Sports Bar are teaming up Saturday, September 23rd at 8pm for an incredible night to remember. The convention after party will be held at GAME Sports Bar next to the Horseshoe Casino. The night will feature awesome music, live DJs, multiple genre rooms and themes, fantastic food, door prizes, and GAME’s version of a costume contest. Free transportation will be available leaving the convention center directly at the closing of the convention Saturday night, or Uber, walk, or drive and park free at the Casino or the venue. This party is OPEN to the public so if you LOVE this scene, you can just come on by.

The night will be chock full of fun, surprises, and, most of all, OTHER comic enthusiasts to party with, meet, and have a great time with. Advanced tickets may be purchased at or through MISSIONTIX and are now available for $20. The prices will go up, so make sure you buy your tickets NOW! HURRY the event is only a week away.

The official Baltimore Comic-Con after party will be held at GAME Sports Bar, 1400 Warner Street. This year, you don’t have to be upset because it’s over…the night just gets better! Do not miss this one and only EPIC night.

Visit us on Facebook: @GAMEBMORE or on the web for further information.


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First Comics News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:17

The story of the princess who rescued herself continues!

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Emily Martin, Brett Grunig
Cover Artist(s): Emily Martin, Brett Grunig
128 pgs./ E / FC

The story of the princess who rescued herself continues!  When we last saw Adrienne she was trapped between the two scoundrel knights who want to capture her and an icy wilderness as she continued her quest to save her sisters, the twins Antonia and Andrea!  Meanwhile Bedelia and Sparky were in the midst of rocky reunions with their mothers at the Monster Farm. What could go wrong?


Book 6 of the award winning PRINCELESS series brings back all the action and charm of the series that’s been enchanting readers young and old alike for six years!  New readers and fans of stories like Avatar: The Last Airbender and Lumberjanes will find a fantasy world full of new adventures and things to love. The story puts girls in the driver’s seat of fantasy stories as few others have done.


And as an added bonus, this volume includes a one-shot story following Dragonslayers Benna and Gretta and their young daughter Penny on one of the biggest days of their young family’s life.

PRINCELESS VOLUME 6: MAKE YOURSELF PART TWO will be available in a comic book store near you on November 8. Preorder the book using the Diamond item code SEP171042.

Enjoy a special sneak peak from PRINCELESS VOLUME 6: MAKE YOURSELF PART TWO:

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First Comics News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:11

A new adventure for Luke and Leia begins this December


New York, NY—September 15, 2017—Marvel’s STAR WARS comics have pulled back the curtain on fan favorite Captain Phasma, introduced the world to rogue archeologist Doctor Aphra, and crafted stories that have enthralled fans across the galaxy. This December, even more secrets will be revealed when Marvel releases STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT #1. Written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Star Wars: Join The Resistance) with art by Mike Mayhew (Star Wars, The Star Wars), the new mini-series gives fans a look behind the curtain at one very special planet in the galaxy: the mineral planet Crait.


In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it becomes a battleground between the Resistance and the First Order,  but that wasn’t the first time Crait became a place where heroes and villains clashed in their fight for the galaxy. Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa once took up arms on Crait and led the rebellion as they as they searched for a new home – and a new base for the Rebel Alliance. Tying in to the eagerly anticipated December film, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT promises to be a new and exciting adventure for all Star Wars fans – and a story that will change the galaxy as we know it.


“We’re excited for the opportunity to tell this story,” said editor Jordan D. White, “Tying the new sequel series in more tightly with the original trilogy era, and helping make the Galaxy Far Away a little more fleshed out. The Bens are a great fit in for Star Wars, as they showed in Join the Resistance, and Mike has did such great work on both covers and the Obi-Wan issues of the flagship Star Wars title, that we couldn’t be happier to have him back doing art for us.”


Find out what mysteries Crait holds for yourself when STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT hits comic shops on December 27th!







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Be The First To Know Despicable Deadpool Variants In Store Today

First Comics News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:07

New Products At Rob Liefeld Creations

As a Rob Liefeld Creations Insider we wanted you to be the first to know that at 7 pm (PST) tonight Rob will be offering two new Despicable Deadpool exclusive variants.

They will both come in standard and signed versions available exclusively through Rob Liefeld Creations!

Also, if you are in the Southern California area Rob will be at Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con October 27-29 at the LA Convention Center. He will be offering several packages and the VIP one is up now.

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All-New Rocko’s Modern Life Comic Book Series Launches at BOOM! Studios

First Comics News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:03


The series will debut in December following the launch of the new Rugrats comic book in October

September 15, 2017 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – BOOM! Studios and Nickelodeon are excited to announce ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE, a new ongoing comic book series based on the popular animated show about everyone’s favorite wallaby! Writer Ryan Ferrier (Regular Show, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and artist Ian McGinty (Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors) team to launch the first comic book in the series in December 2017. Each issue will also feature bonus short stories by different illustrators, including Tony Millionaire (Sock Monkey), KC Green (Invader Zim), and David DeGrand (SpongeBob Comics).

Rocko, Spunky, Heffer, Filburt, the Bigheads, and the entire cast of O-Town are back, but all is not well. The town is facing a job shortage and Rocko is hit hard. With unemployment and potential homelessness on the horizon, Rocko’s problems are just beginning. But with help from his best friends Heffer and Filbert and his faithful dog Spunky, Rocko is (mostly) ready to take on the world (maybe).

ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE was one of the standout series for me growing up, as it really struck a chord with me in how similar it was to my own sensibilities and sense of humor, even at that younger age,” says series writer Ferrier. “Working on this series, especially knowing how incredible Ian is going to make it, has made me an even bigger fan.”

Series artist Ian McGinty adds, “Fans are gonna be pretty blasted away by how well the new comic blends ’90s nostalgia with modern sentiment, and a Mystery Science Theater 3000-esque vibe that I find really, really cool.”

ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE marks the second series in the partnership between BOOM! Studios and Nickelodeon through BOOM Studios’ award-winning, all-ages imprint, KaBOOM!. The first series of this partnership debuts October 18 with Rugrats #1, from writer Box Brown (André the Giant: Life and Legend) and artist Lisa DuBois (Adventure Time).

“Working with Nickelodeon on Rugrats and now ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE has been amazing,” says Editor Whitney Leopard. “We’ve been a fan of their shows for years and to be able to work with them on bringing these characters to life in comics is a dream come true.”

ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE #1 features a main cover by Jorge Monlongo (Adventure Time Comics), a “look-and-find” cover by Bachan (Bill & Ted Save the Universe), and a variant cover by Nick Pitarra (The Manhattan Projects). BOOM! Studios will also be offering a blank Sketch Cover for this launch.

Print copies of ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE #1 will be available for sale in December at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one) or through the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play,  and the BOOM! Studios app.

ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed KaBOOM! imprint, publisher of world-class licensed series such as Steven Universe, Over the Garden Wall, Peanuts, and Garfield, along with original series like Brave Chef Brianna by Sam Sykes and Selina Espiritu, and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.

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VENOM INC Arrives In The Marvel Universe!

First Comics News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 23:59

Ryan Stegman, Dan Slott and Mike Costa lead the six-issue crossover starting in December


New York, NY—September 15, 2017—Venom is sweeping across the Marvel Universe, and in an epic new crossover, Eddie Brock finally makes his way into Spider-Man’s world with VENOM INC. Announced exclusively on Marvel’s weekly podcast This Week In Marvel, the six-part story kicks off in VENOM INC/ALPHA #1, written by superstar writers Dan Slott and Mike Costa, with art by Ryan Stegman.


“We’re in a bit of a Venom renaissance—a Ven-aissance?—of late, and I got real excited when I not only heard about Venom Inc., but that we’d get to announce it on This Week in Marvel!” said Ryan Penagos, Vice President and Executive Editor of Marvel Digital Media. “If you haven’t listened to any of the 300+ episodes of This Week in Marvel yet, I hope you come for the news we’ll continue to break going forward, and stay for the interviews, in-depth look at all the amazing Marvel Comics out each week, great community, and more.”


Following ALPHA #1, the story continues in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and VENOM. At the heart of the story? The relationship between fan favorites Peter Parker and Eddie Brock…who haven’t been face-to-face in years. Add in Flash Thompson, and this is one reunion you’re not going to want to miss.


“Flash Thompson] got to be that hero when he was Venom….but that was everything he’d wanted. And now it’s gone. It was robbed from him. And so, he’s trying to figure out what his role in life is…and where that story goes, I’m not gonna tell you,” teased Executive Editor Nick Lowe.


What can be said about VENOM INC? “You don’t get much more LEGACY than this story,” promised Lowe. “Twists! Turns! Classic Spider-Man characters, but all treading on new ground! And to have Ryan Stegman returning to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN? I’m embarrassed by the creative riches here!”


With classic Spider-Man characters, new villains, infamous Venom symbiote, and blockbuster storytelling by both the SPIDER-MAN and VENOMVERSE teams, VENOM INC promises to rock the world of our favorite Wall-Crawler. Don’t miss the most adventurous crossover yet – VENOM/ALPHA #1 hits comics shops on December 6th!






Written by DAN SLOTT



Written by MIKE COSTA



Written by DAN SLOTT


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X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN by HIP-HOP FAMILY TREE Award Winning Cartoonist Ed Piskor: The Definitive Remix of X-Men History

First Comics News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 19:00

30 Years of Iconic Comics Books, 8,000 Storytelling Pages, 1 Unexpected, Unprecedented and Uncanny Undertaking

New York, NY—September 15, 2017— “Ed Piskor is one of the most exciting cartoonists working today and seeing the iconic X-men filtered through his singular vision is the sort of comic book project that you can usually only dream about. But this dream is real, and it is a thing to behold!” — Jeff Lemire (DESCENDER, MOON KNIGHT)

Marvel Comics and Eisner Award-winning indie cartoonist indie Ed Piskor are teaming up for an unexpected, unprecedented, and uncanny undertaking. Best known for documenting the history of hip hop with the award winning HIP HOP FAMILY TREE graphic novels, Ed Piskor will sample and distill more than 8,000 pages of superheroic storytelling to create a definitive remix of the first 280 original issues of X-Men comic books and 30 years of complicated continuity into one seamless masterpiece of superheroic storytelling. Piskor will write, draw, ink, color and letter all six 40 page issues of X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN, which Marvel will publish over three years as three separate but interconnected mini-series — X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN, X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN-SECOND GENESIS and X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN-X-TINCTION.

“X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN is a tribute to everything comic book fans love about the X-Men from Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s original run and Chris Claremont’s, epic 16-year stint as the series’ writer,” said Piskor. “It’s a compelling and complete story with a beginning, middle and an end, featuring everything from Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, Cerebro and the Danger Room to the Mutant Massacre, the Reavers, Gambit, and Genosha.”

“Ed Piskor is a singular talent,” said Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso. “And he is unleashing the same passion, craft and attention to detail that fuels his award-winning HIP-HOP FAMILY TREE on a five decades worth of X-Men stories.”

On December 9th, 2017, Marvel will publish the debut issue of X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN. On April 17, 2018, Marvel will collect both issues of X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN, as an oversized paperback collection in the same size and format as HIP HOP FAMILY TREE, and will also include the first issue of X-MEN by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby masterfully recolored by Piskor, and a host of recolored classic pinups. Each X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN trade paperback will feature a classic X-MEN comic book, recolored by Piskor.

What people are saying about X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN:

“X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN is genius – an epic love letter to my favorite childhood comic. It’s pop culture journalism and comics history filtered through the imagination of a master storyteller. It’s a unique interpretation of the Marvel Universe and a pleasure to read. Every page is a thrill.”—Jim Rugg (STREET ANGEL)

“Seeing a creator achieve a lifelong dream by pouring his heart and soul into a project is both rewarding and encouraging…. Ed’s retro artistic style and his love of the classic X-Men is going to propel GRAND DESIGN to the top of the selling chart and become a classic itself.”—MOVIEPILOT

“Piskor’s art is at the height of its powers in these pages. New readers and old guard comic book fans will appreciate GRAND DESIGN’s streamlining and distillation of the X-MEN’s epic, but convoluted saga. We will discover Piskor invented a new approach to present legendary past stories. Instead of starting a news series at issue #1 we’re better off in the retelling and refining of wonderfully raw past material we adore. It worked for Homer why not comics.”—Benjamin Marra, (NIGHT BUSINESS, TERROR ASSAULTER: O.M.W.O.T.)


“Ed is crazy enough to take thousands of X-Men pages and filter them through his own vision. He’s passionate enough to pull it off, too, as this isn’t simply an archival exercise. By tying all those pages together, Ed skillfully equips the material with a logic that was absent before, thus meeting our obsessive culture’s modern expectations. It’s a blast, this comic.”—Michael Fiffe (COPRA, ZEGAS)

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First Comics News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 15:19

Your first look at Marvel Two-In-One, Black Bolt, Hawkeye, Weapon X and Tales of Suspense


New York, NY—September 15, 2017—This fall, a new day will shine on the Marvel Universe with your favorite heroes, your favorite creators…where every story is an event!


Today, Marvel is excited to announce the following creative teams and Legacy titles:












Written by GREG PAK







For an in-depth look at our return to original numbering, fans can consult Marvel’s renumbering chart – a handy and easy way to jump on board with our Legacy content! Featuring new adventures and dozens of exciting returns, look for more interviews and updates with artists, writers, and editors of these series.

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The Azurth Adventures Digest is Here!

Sorcerer's Skull - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:00

The first issue of the Azurth Adventures Digest is now on sale! Twenty-eight full color pages at 5.5 in. x 7.75 in. with art by Jeff Call and Jason Sholtis. There are random tables for the generation of quirky Motley pirates, a survey of interesting and enigmatic islands, and a mini-adventure on the Candy Isle. Plus, there are NPCs and a couple of monsters, all straight from my Land of Azurth 5e campaign.

Get the pdf here or go here for the print edition. (The link is also in the sidebar.)

For those of you interested in Mortzengersturm print editions: Once the first printing of the digest is sold and shipped, I'll again by selling Mortzengersturm. You can email me to get on the "waiting list."

Winners and Losers: Batman Metal, The Boys, Aubrey Sitterson

First Comics News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:55

Chris goes over this week’s Winners & Losers of the comics world.
Winner: Batman and Metal Comics; Winner: Dynamite Comics, The Boys, and Amazon; Winner or Loser or Both: Aubrey Sitterson and IDW. Plus winners from the devastating hurricanes and remembering Len Wein.

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First Comics News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:13

Created by:

Cliff Campbell & George Storm

Real Name:

Robert Dickering

Joined Mighty Crusaders:

The Hangman is not a member of the Mighty Crusaders.

First Appearance:

Pep #17, July 1941


Robert “Bob” Dickering adopted the secret identity of the Hangman to avenge the Death of his brother the Comet.


When Robert Dickering decided to visit his brother John shortly after he graduated with a Master’s degree, he didn’t know at the time that this act would change his life forever. When he entered John’s apartment, he found John Dickering changing from the costume of the Comet to his street clothes and learned that his brother John was the super-powered vigilante known as the Comet. John then introduced Bob to his girlfriend, newspaper reporter Thelma Gordon and asked Bob to squire her around town while he caught up on lab work. An argument over Thelma led to Bob storming out of the apartment, only to be waylaid by two gangsters working for racketeer Big Boy Malone mistaking him for John Dickering, who was to testify against one of Malone’s cohorts.

John Dickering saw his brother being taken captive and quickly went into action as the Comet. Pursuing the car, the Comet disintegrated one of tires with his “disolvo-vision” causing the vehicle to crash. As Bob Dickering emerged from the car to flee only to be shot at by Malone’s men. The Comet then swooped down tried to shield his brother by taking the gunfire intended for Bob. As several policemen got involved in what quickly turned into a shootout, the younger Dickering quickly rushed his dying brother to his apartment via a fire escape during the confusion. With his brother Bob and Thelma Gordon at his side, John Dickering a-k-a the Comet died of his injuries. Not before telling Bob and Thelma to stay together as a memorial to him. But Bob, remembering his brother’s sacrifice made this vow:

“I’ll carry on for him, Thel! I’ll bring his murderers to the hangman! I’LL BE THEIR HANGMAN!” (Pep Comics #17)

Remembering that criminals were cowards at heart, he chose the image of an executioner to strike fear in the hearts of criminals. And to push this image forward, he chose to flash the image of a gallows and noose to herald his arrival. This projection became as much of a trademark as the green and dark blue costume Bob Dickering wore as the Hangman.

The Hangman began his mission of vengeance by kidnapping Malone’s associate Chugger as he was led out of the courthouse by Malone’s attorney. The Hangman sweated a confession out of Chugger by placing him in a dark room and projecting an image of the gallows to frighten him into confessing all he knew. He then went to Malone’s hideout and after a fight with Malone and his men, he left them in the hands of the police who had arrived after he telephoned them to be there. Malone was found guilty and was executed by hanging for his crimes. Thus began the career of the Hangman. (Pep Comics #17)

After that first case, the Hangman quickly established himself in the crime-busting field, but his career nearly came to a premature end just when it was beginning. A criminal known as the Jackal successfully framed the Hangman for a series of murders by hanging he committed while wearing a duplicate of the Hangman’s uniform. So successful was the frame-up that Thelma Gordon was convinced that the Hangman was becoming a ruthless killer vigilante like his brother the Comet (despite the fact that Bob Dickering consciously chose not to kill in his crime crusade). Fortunately, Thelma Gordon believed in him and gave him information about the real killer she learned from an African-American male who bore the unfortunate nickname of Anthracite. With that information, the Hangman broke out of jail and successfully apprehended the Jackal; getting him to confess to his crimes in the meantime (Pep #18).

The Jackal would eventually return to bedevil the Hangman on two more occasions. The first came after he faked his own death on the gallows and sought revenge against those who put him behind bars, including the Hangman. The Hangman was able to catch up to the Jackal just as he was trying to kill Thelma. During a climatic battle with the Hangman, the Jackal tried to escape via a rope only to have the rope catch around his neck inadvertently hanging himself (Pep #20). Surprisingly he survived that encounter with the rope breaking his fall. He sought refuge in a monetary where he used it as a base of operations to allow him to commit further crimes. During a final confrontation with the Hangman, he fled into the woods by the monetary and perished when he fell into a lye pit (Special Comics #1).

Gradually, the Hangman became that rarity in law-enforcement circles, a costumed vigilante whom law-enforcement officials actually approved of. This was due in large part to the fact that the Hangman chose consciously not to kill any of the criminals he encountered. This was in marked contrast to the homicidal activities of his brother, the Comet (who disintegrated many felons with blasts of his “disolvo-vision”). But the fact that the Hangman chose not to kill didn’t prevent many of the criminals that encountered him from inadvertently meeting premature (and often gruesome) demises. All which occurred either as the felons fought the Hangman or tried to escape from him. It was these incidents – coupled with his chosen image – that made the Hangman one of the most feared of the great “mystery-men” in the underworld.

In the Spring of 1942, the Hangman had his first encounter with his most frequent adversary, the Nazi terrorist/fifth columnist known as Captain Swastika. In their first encounter, the Hangman prevented him from killing the daughter of an imprisoned German official in order to prevent her from revealing vital information about his organization, the Legion of the Swastika, to the American authorities (Hangman #2). Captain Swastika (often assisted by his top henchman, Ice-Pick) returned to bedevil the Hangman on four other occasions over the course of that year.

In his second duel with the Hangman, Captain Swastika broke out hundreds of criminals from various jails across the country in an attempt to use them as a terrorist army to in effect, launch a second civil war in the United States (Pep #28). Later, he tried to hijack a newly launched battleship in order to deliver it to his Nazi masters (Pep#29). In his fourth duel, he teamed up with a Japanese axe-murderer called the Executioner in an attempt to lure their mutual foe – the Hangman – into a death duel (Hangman #3). On the fifth and final occasion, Captain Swastika and his men tried to destroy Mexico’s vital oil fields in order to cripple the Allied cause. During the climatic battle with the Hangman, Captain Swastika met his untimely demise when he was inadvertely impailed with an icepick thrown by Ice-Pick in an effort to kill the Hangman (Pep #34).

Throughout his career, the Hangman fought against other equally impressive adversaries as well. Among them included such villians as the Walrus, the Missionary, the Hunter, Mother Goose, the Executioner, and the Snail among others. Some of them eventually went to the gallows for their crimes. While others inadvertley met untimely demises during their encounters with the Hangman.

The Hangman’s celebrated career as a crime fighter lasted until the end of World War II. Whatever became of him after the war remains in doubt and has fueled many rumors about him and his postwar life. Among those rumors include the one that stated that the Hangman briefly went on the wrong side of the law before going back into crime-fighting. Whatever the case may be, these rumors have only added to the legend of the dark knight known as the Hangman.

Powers & Weapons:

The Hangman as no superhuman powers, but is an Olympic level athlete, master of hand to hand combat. has superior deductive abilities, and psychological skills


MLJ Comics:
Pep Comics 17-47
Black Hood Comics 9, 10, 12-19
Special Comics 1
Hangman Comics 2-8
Liberty Comics 10

Mighty & Radio Comics:
Fly Man 33 (1st Silver Age app. 9/65), 36, 37
Mighty Comics 45, 48
Mighty Crusaders 3, 4

Red Circle & Archie Comics:
Comet 1, 2
Mighty Crusaders: Origin of a Super Team

TEXT BY: Kelso

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First Comics News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 05:25


Marvel Comics’ best-selling heroes are back in the ever-popular digest format! This fourth issue spotlights the X-MEN! This is a can’t-miss collector’s item that will only be printed once!
Script: Various
Art:  Various
Cover: Gil Kane and Dave Cockrum
Ship Date: 11/29
On Sale Date: 12/13
224-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


“WITCH WAR” Part 4 – Sabrina makes a terrifying discovery: Her teacher has been manipulating her, getting Sabrina to do her bidding. But when Sabrina declares war on her, she has no idea Ms. Porter is really the villainous Madam Satan, with all the battalions of hell at her disposal. Sabrina will have to gather her own army to face her… For TEEN+ Readers.
Script: Roberto Aguire-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #10 CVR A Reg: Robert Hack
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #10 CVR B Var: Paul Renaud
Ship Date: 11/22
On Sale Date: 12/6
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


NEW ONGOING SERIES! “Back in the Saddle” – The mightiest team of superheroes are back! A throw-down with a prehistoric terror in the heart of Washington D.C. sets the stage for the dramatic return of a wayward hero! Meanwhile, half a world away, a sinister plan begins to awaken an ancient evil!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art:  Kelsey Shannon, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Mighty Crusaders #1 CVR A Reg: Kelsey Shannon
Mighty Crusaders #1 CVR B Var: Matthew Dow Smith
Ship Date: 11/22
On Sale Date: 12/6
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


They say the Hangman is nothing more than an urban legend. But those who encounter him know different. Join writer Frank Tieri (WOLVERINE, BATMAN) and artist Felix Ruiz (WOLVERINE MAX, HALO) for an ongoing tale of horror, the supernatural and violence… and learn why some men may never be redeemed. Collects HANGMAN issues #1-4.
Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Felix Ruiz, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
Cover: Mike Huddleston
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 12/20


HEART OF RIVERDALE, Part 4! Everyone has had a different reaction to Betty’s injury, but Archie’s is unique. He’s finding himself falling in love with her all over again—but where does that leave Veronica?
Script: Mark Waid
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Archie #26 CVR A Reg: Audrey Mok
Archie #26 CVR B Var: Sandy Jarrell
Archie #26 CVR C Var: Thomas Pitilli
Ship Date: 11/22
On Sale Date: 12/6
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


NEW ONGOING SERIES! FEATURING INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING ARTIST CHVRCHES! As The Archies face a rocky start to their first-ever tour, they find unexpected drama among the members! Can Betty and Archie reconcile their artistic differences? Can real-life indie pop trio CHVRCHES provide the guidance they need to weather the storm?
Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
The Archies #3 CVR A Reg: Greg Smallwood
The Archies #3 CVR B Var: Jamie McKelvie
Ship Date: 11/29
On Sale Date: 12/13
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


NEW ONGOING SERIES! The Vixens assemble—Betty and Veronica can’t take down a rival biker gang on their own; it’s time to call in some reinforcements; meet the newest additions to their gang!
Script: Jamie L. Rotante
Art: Eva Cabrera, Elaina Unger, Rachel Deering
B&V: Vixens #2 CVR A Reg: Eva Cabrera
B&V: Vixens #2 CVR B Var: Sanya Anwar
Ship Date: 12/6
On Sale Date: 12/20
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


LIFE WITH KEVIN is a coming-of-age story that is both heartfelt and funny. Readers are introduced to an older, wiser and worldly Kevin Keller as he explores the life in NYC with his BFF Veronica. Written and drawn by Dan Parent, with inks from the legendary J. Bone. Collects the entire 5-issue run.
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
6 x 8 1/2”
136 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 12/27


From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale, this ALL-NEW, ongoing comic series features stories set in between episodes of the new CW TV series Riverdale.
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Andre Szymanowicz, John Workman
Riverdale #9 CVR A Reg: CW Photo Cover – Cheryl Blossom
Riverdale #9 CVR B Var:  CW Photo Cover
Ship Date: 12/13
On Sale Date: 12/27
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


See how everything led to the CW’s Riverdale TV show with this digest-sized collection featuring stories from our relaunched titles as well as classic Archie stories!
Script: Various
Art:  Various
Cover: CW Photo Cover
Ship Date: 12/6
On Sale Date: 12/20
128-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


Everyone knows Betty Cooper is the sweetest, kindest, most helpful girl in town. At least she USED to be. How will Riverdale react to BAD GIRL BETTY? Plus, part 5 of the connecting variant cover image by Les McClaine!
Script: Ty Templeton
Art:  Dan Parent, Ty Templeton, Jack Morelli, Andre Szymanowicz
Your Pal Archie #5 CVR A Reg: Dan Parent
Your Pal Archie #5 CVR B Var: Les McClaine
Ship Date: 12/6
On Sale Date: 12/20
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

In the BRAND NEW story “Oh, Canada!,” Betty and Veronica are excited to go to a charity event in Canada—but they’re even more excited to meet the Canadian Prime Minister!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Jeff Shultz
Cover: Bill Galvan
On Sale Date: 12/27
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


Get ready for a Christmas spectacular featuring some of Archie’s most festively fun stories!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
Ship Date: 11/29
On Sale Date: 12/13
24-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.


In the BRAND NEW story “Something Fishy,” some unlikely companions join Mr. Weatherbee on an ice fishing trip—and it looks like they might catch a lot more than colds!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Bill Galvan
Cover: Bill Galvan
Ship Date: 12/13
On Sale Date: 12/27
128-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


In the BRAND NEW lead story “Girls On Tour,” Mr. Lodge gives Betty, Veronica, Ginger and Nancy a winter tour of the Lodge Estate—but no one could predict all of the chilly calamities that ensue!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Jeff Shultz
Cover: Bill Galvan
Ship Date: 11/22
On Sale Date: 12/6
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


In the BRAND NEW lead story “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” when Archie and Jughead win a prize pig in a contest, they have to find it a good home without turning every place they go into a pigpen!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Bill Golliher
Cover: Jeff Shultz
Ship Date: 11/29
On Sale Date: 12/13
160-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

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