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Sorcerer's Skull - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:00

Last year I did a series of superhero-themed posts on Google+ inspired by Wold-Newton essays and with the conceits there was only one Earth (encompassing both the Marvel and DC and possibly other "universes") and the world tended to work like our own, despite its somewhat altered history. This served to both ground the characters in history, making them more "realistic" and making history stranger! The name for the series was taken from Mark Gruenwald's 1979 fanzine alternate comic book realities.

With Gplus in its death throes, I exported those posts and they are now blogposts here. Only a few of them are currently visibly, but if you want to check them out, follow the Omniverse label at the bottom of this post.

Wednesday Comics: Storm: Vandaahl the Destroyer

Sorcerer's Skull - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:00
My exploration of the long-running euro-comic Storm, continues with his adventures in the world of Pandarve. Earlier installments can be found here.


Storm: Vandaahl the Destroyer (1987) (part 1)
(Dutch: Vandaahl de Verderver)
Art by Don Lawrence; script by Martin Lodewijk

In a small, strange universe, somewhere in the multiverse, a war which has lasted for millions of years comes to an end. Vandaahl the Destroyer, Lord of Chaos, Agent of Death, is brought before his triumphant enemies. He gloats that he won the moment they chose to take up arms against him, and he relishes the irony that they will now kill him in the name of peace.

But his enemies don't plan to kill him. Instead, he will be locked in the Armor of Eternity. He will be held in stasis until the end of time. They also plan to throw the armor into a black hole. They are unsure of what will happen. The All-Creator will decide his fate.



Apparently, the All-Creator isn't done with Vandaahl. Drawn into the black hole, he isn't destroyed, but instead shunted through a white hole into another universe...


He comes down like a meteorite into the water world where Storm, Ember, and Nomad have been living with a community of fishermen. Nearly drowned in the resulting wave, our heroes decide to dive down and investigate when they see a glow beneath the water. Storm and one of the fishermen don special jellyfish and diving helmets and go down.


The next day, they come back to haul up the armored figure. Storm weirdly has a hard time touching it, like his hand and the figure are two magnets, repelling each other. They take the mysterious figures back to the fisherfolks' nest to take counsel with the elders.

While the adults are talking, children are playing around the figure. They inadvertently activate some controls...


And Vandaahl lives!

TO BE CONTINUED

SPILLING INK: A New Potentially Controversial Book By The Enigmatic EL James?

First Comics News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 03:48

EL James has become a household name since she published her smash hit series, Fifty Shades of Grey. She’s arguably the most successful self-published author despite the fact that her self-published book was quickly snagged up by a division of Random House in 2012. Given the backing of a major publisher it’s no wonder the book turned an almost immediate commercial success. Success doesn’t come without some negatives. Dubbed “Mommy Porn,” the series was both loved and hated in equal measure, but ultimately sales are what counts and the series turned movie and spawned additional side stories told from the male lead’s perspective.

But this is all old news, right? Been there, done that. We’re all over the whole Mommy Porn drama, aren’t we?

Not even close!

Just a few days ago, EL James announced to the world she’s back at it again with a new book due out this Spring titled, The Mister, calling it “a Cinderella story for the twenty-first century.”

While she hasn’t come out and said it will be as erotically charged as her previous series, she’s created an expectation in her readers for a certain type of book and I think it’s safe to say we’re in for a naughty treat.

In a statement released by Penguin Random House, James says: “I’m so excited to finally get this passionate new romance out into the world… Maxim and Alessia have led me on a fascinating journey and I hope that my readers will be swept away by their thrilling and sensual tale, just as I was while writing, and that, like me, they fall in love with them.”

The passionate new romance from E L James, author of the phenomenal #1 bestselling Fifty Shades Trilogy

 London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he’s never had to work and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.

 But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past.  Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she’s an alluring mystery, and Maxim’s longing for her deepens into a passion that he’s never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?

 From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.

Will this book be as successful as her previous offerings? Only time will tell, but as it stands now, it’s already ranking at the top of the pre order charts on Amazon.com

 

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97 in Books

#2 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Erotica > Romantic

#59 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Literary

#60 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Women’s Fiction > Contemporary

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Shazam! #2 Review

First Comics News - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 23:28

The new Shazam! series, brilliantly timed to release around the time the movie launches, has taken the early 2019 crown for most disappointing new title by being too dense for new readers and too bland for long suffering fans of the original Captain Marvel. This issues story, written by Geoff Johns, goes through the motions of bringing the hallmarks of the characters (family interactions, weird characters, a sense of wonder) but nothing seems to really connect with the reader. The first issue set the series up well as the family explores a newly discovered area of the Rock of Eternity, an abandoned train station that allows travel to different areas of the Magiclands. This time they travel to the first of these realms, The Gamelands which is a twisted sort of amusement park run by the King Kid who has a secret of his own.

The entire issue seems to be a little bit off and it is hard to say what the problem is but it may be the change of artists. The first issue featured top notch artwork from Dale Eaglesham who excelled at showing the kids with a wide range of expressions and was a great compliment to the story while this issue sees Marco Santucci take over. This may be why the second issue was delayed a month and features a Christmas cover at the end of January. Marco does a solid if unspectacular job; the characters are stiffer, the panels often feel cramped and there is not sparkle of mischief coming off the page.

Captain Marvel, or Shazam as he has been retconned to be named, has always been one of my favorite characters but he has been hard to get right. I fondly remember the original stories of course but also loved the Shazam: The New Beginning mini-series from the 80’s, the The Power Of Shazam! by Jerry Ordway and the Jeff Smith min-series among others. The character is wonderful when used correctly but he is hard to nail down correctly. This newest series tries but after the solid first issue it is back into the skip pile for the time being.

Shazam! #2

DC Comics – $3.99

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UNICEF Kid Power and WWE to Empower Youth with New Partnership

First Comics News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 18:07

NEW YORK & STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– UNICEF Kid Power and WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced a new partnership that will help give kids the power to save lives by connecting their everyday activity to real-world impact. This school year, UNICEF Kid Power and WWE will work together to reach at least 7,000 classrooms across the United States with WWE Superstars featured in a special collection of Kid Power Ups, which are short, interactive videos designed to get kids moving, playing and learning. With each Kid Power Up, students work together and improve social-emotional skills, and with every ten Kid Power Ups, a classroom unlocks a packet of therapeutic food.

UNICEF Kid Power is a program of UNICEF USA which helps students discover how their everyday activities – like moving and learning – can make a difference in the world. By getting active with UNICEF Kid Power, kids unlock therapeutic food that UNICEF delivers to severely malnourished children around the world. The more kids move and learn, the more lives they save. UNICEF Kid Power is free for all elementary school teachers.

“We’re incredibly excited to grow our UNICEF Kid Power family by partnering with WWE,” said Caryl Stern, President and CEO, UNICEF USA. “Around the world, UNICEF empowers young people to create solutions to real-world problems, and UNICEF Kid Power gives that same opportunity to children in the United States. Together, we can ensure every child is empowered to take action.”

“WWE is proud to partner with UNICEF and leverage our platforms to help kids combat malnutrition the world over,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “Through a series of videos with WWE Superstars, kids will be encouraged to dance and think about their personal values, goals and challenges and how they can help save other children’s lives.”

Nearly 17 million children worldwide suffer from the most life-threatening form of malnutrition, severe acute malnutrition. UNICEF treats children with severe acute malnutrition with Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food packets. The average course of treatment for a severely malnourished child consists of 150 therapeutic food packets over the course of 30 days. To learn more about the UNICEF Kid Power and WWE partnership, visit www.unicefkidpower.org/wwe

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Marvel Releases New WAR OF THE REALMS #1 Van Art Cover

First Comics News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 17:33

New York, NY—January 28, 2019— The War Of The Realms is coming…and no corner of the Marvel Universe will be untouched! Today, Marvel is excited to release a special Van art cover by superstar artist Greg Horn! This stunning landscape cover will be available as a WAR OF THE REALMS #1 variant cover.

This April, all hell will break loose as Marvel’s epic event from the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson usher in an event of unparalleled scale! Plus, don’t miss a special midnight release of WAR OF THE REALMS #1 for retailers – be sure to check future Marvel mailers for details!

WAR OF THE REALMS #1 (of 6)

Written by JASON AARON

Art by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS & MATTHEW WILSON

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RICH REVIEWS: Empyrean Command: The Rise of Ahriman # 0

First Comics News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 16:31

Title: Empyrean Command: The Rise of Ahriman # 0
Publisher: Monument Publications
Plot/Writer/Penciler: Andrew W. Rowland
Writer/Scripter/Letters/Layout: Eric N. Bennett
Inkers: Fish Lee, Jake Isenberg
Color Art: Tristan Macdonald
Cover Artists: Joe Desantos with Joe Anthony Berrios and Gilbert Monsanto
Price: $ 4.95 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.facebook.com/AWattsRowland, www.indyplanet.us/empyrean-command
Comments: A beautiful woman is on the run and her life being in danger is clear. She is an intense character.
The Empyrean Command look impressive with a powerful group and a variety of super-heroes.
Dark Siren, Quadricep and Baron Samedi are lead by Midnight Owl against Professor Mortis and his undead army.
This comic jumps around too much rather than focusing on one or two parts to the story. You barely start to get into a scene before it changes.
Vadoma she is using a weapon of power and raises undead threats. Bluejaye, Lightbringer, Geo-Ace, and X-Factor face off against her.
The characters here are not overly original.
A creature bursts free from a meteorite and a team of heroes rushes to meet it. Victory, Valiant, Captain Unity, Thunder Woman, and Steel Wolf make up the team. The creature of evil is Ahriman.
There are too many characters in this issue. There is not enough time to let you get to know any of them so you care about them and what happens to them.
Who is Avery?
The story needs more to it to hold the reader’s interest. It needs to be more than just heroes and villains fighting.
The backup story “Empyrean Command” starts out with a blast. Lots of super-heroes and a villain with robots. There is a lot more going on to which is not explained. The bodies in a few panels are not drawn proportionally right; short arms in one and a scrunched up neck in another.
At the back, we do get a history of the Empyrean Command. This group is large and full of so many different characters.
You will get your fill of super-heroes here and then some.

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The Thrilling Adventures of Luke Skywalker

Sorcerer's Skull - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 12:00

On Google Plus, Dan D. asked what my "solar system only" version of Star Wars would be. My initial impulse was to but Star Wars all on one fantastic planet like Mongo or on a planet system with a number of moons like Pandarve in Storm or Mongo of the 1980 film. On further consideration, I thought a more Buck Rogers or post-Raymond Flash Gordon thing would also be cool....

Planet Earth has once again been plunged into a World War. An oppressive Empire has gained control of five continents, and the Americas are under siege. Brave freedom fighter rocketeers striking from hidden bases, have managed to keep the military might of the Empire at bay.


To crush the resistance once and for all, the Empire has constructed a giant battle station within an asteroid. The power of the Death Star will spell certain doom for the Union of Pan-America, and for the other free worlds of the Solar System.


Princess Leia, a refugee of conquered Europe and Resistance agent, is charged with spiriting stolen plans to the Death Star off Earth and to the secret base on Ceres. Unfortunately, her ship is captured by a squadron of Imperial rockets commanded by Darth Vader.

The Death Star's commander, Grand Moff Tarkin, will interrogate the Princess personallyShe managed to records a desperate message hide it in the collar of a pet Callistan ape and puts him the hands of her robot servant. The "life raft" containing the robot and monkey lands on Mars, where they fall into the hands of a farmboy Luke Skywalker, a settler from Earth, living with his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beryl. Luke discovers the message and is compelled by it to seek out Obiwan Kenobi.

Obiwan saves Luke from the savage Tuskens
Spurred by the urgency of the message Obi Wan, Luke, the monkey, and the robot go to spaceport Mos Eisley to find a ship to carry them to Earth. They hire a hotshot pilot named Han Solo with a Venusian Wookie co-pilot, Chewbacca.

"She's fast enough for you, old man."Solo is eager to get off Mars, because he owes money to the local crime boss who is in league with the Empire.
"Bring me Solo!"And so on...

You get the idea!

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #12 preview

First Comics News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 07:42


JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #12
And Bingo was his name-o! Jughead’s enigmatic and demented werewolf cousin Bingo Wilkins returns! But where has he been? And what does his return mean for good ol’ Jug?
Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Gorham
Variant Covers: Dennis Calero, Bill Galvan
On Sale Date: 2/20
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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POWERS IN ACTION #1 preview

First Comics News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 07:35
POWERS IN ACTION #1
Writer(s): Art Baltazar
Artist Name(s): Art Baltazar
Cover Artist(s): Art Baltazar

A bold new adventure awaits! Our heroes, LYNX and his sister, OCELOT, join the super team known as The HERO SQUADRON…and they are late for their first meeting. Maybe these delays are because of SUPER VILLAINS! Oh no! Looks like our heroes may have work to do before they even join the team. Will these cat-heroes fit in with the members of the HERO SQUADRON? Join us for this new SUPER HERO DIMENSION of the AW YEAH UNIVERSE told by famous cartoonist ART BALTAZAR!

This comic is 25 years in the making and will be awesome!

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99

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RICH REVIEWS: Blossoms 666 # 1

First Comics News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 06:24

Title: Blossoms 666 # 1
Publisher: Archie Comics
Story by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Laura Braga
Lettering by: Jack Morelli
Coloring by: Matt Herms
Cover: Laura Braga
Variant Covers: Joe Eisma, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, Vic Malhotra
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Website: www.archiecomics.com
Comments: This is a more mature and drama filled book. Cheryl has an atmosphere around her that is thick with menace. Jason has a way about him as well one of quiet confidence. He knows he is going to get what he wants.
The Blossom twins are having a pool party yet you can sense that something sinister is in the air.
Cheryl and Jason have a truth or dare game and it is unlike any you have seen. The questions they ask are nothing like what you would expect. Does Cheryl ever up the ante for Dilton.
This comic is serious with no humor. It is like a soap opera for devil worshipers. It moves along at a good pace but not that much is happening throughout the issue until the last page.
The atmospheric setting for the twins is well done and it gives the comic a touch of an evil presence.

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ZOMBIE TRAMP #56 preview

First Comics News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 06:21


ZOMBIE TRAMP #56
Writer(s): Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni
Cover A – Winston Young Cover
Cover B – Winston Young Risqué Variant Cover (limited to 2500)
Cover C – Collette Turner Variant Cover (limited to 2000)
Cover D – Collette Turner risqué Variant Cover (limited to 2500)
Cover E – Dan Mendoza Risqué Variant A (limited to 2500)
Cover F – Dan Mendoza Risqué Variant B (limited to 2500)

Oscar’s a genius. Janey Belle lives again. But for how long? Don’t miss out on the climactic ending to Janey’s saga as zombie Tramp!

Features 3 regular and risqué variants, including two covers from series creator Dan Mendoza (DollFace)!!

Retailer exclusive coves are available, please contact bseaton@actionlabcomics.com.

24 pgs./ M / FC $4.99

ZOMBIE TRAMP #56 DELUXE EDITION
Writer(s): Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni
Cover A – Dan Mendoza Cover (unlimited)
Cover B – Dan Mendoza Risqué Cover (limited to 2500)

This is it! The finale of Janey Belle’s saga. The culmination of 10 years of Zombie Tramp!! Celebrate this landmark in modern comics with this double-sized deluxe edition featuring exclusive covers and content, including two all new alternate endings!!

Features an exclusive regular and risqué wraparound variant cover from series creator Dan Mendoza (DollFace)!!

Retailer exclusive coves are available, please contact bseaton@actionlabcomics.com.

64 pgs./ M / FC $9.99

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VAMPBLADE SEASON 3 #8 preview

First Comics News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 06:21


VAMPBLADE SEASON 3 #8
Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni
Cover A – Marcelo Costa Regular Cover
Cover B – Marcelo Costa Risqué variant (limited to 2000)
Cover C – Mastajwood Artist variant (limited to 1000)
Cover D – Mastajwood Artist risqué (limited to 1500)
Cover E – Dan Mendoza variant (limited to 1000)
Cover F – Dan Mendoza risqué (limited to 1500)

Meet Vampblade, other-dimensional vampire slayer and… the new QUEEN OF HELL!!!!??

Features 3 regular and risqué variants, including two covers from Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp, DollFace)!!

Retailer exclusive covers are available, please contact bseaton@actionlabcomics.com.

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Weird Revisited: A Traveller's Life

Sorcerer's Skull - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 15:00
Recent discussion on Google Plus regarding Traveller made me recall this post originally from 2014...

E.C. Tubb's Dumarest of Terra novels are one of the primary inspirations for the game Traveller, though the game doesn't bother the central conceit of the novel. Tubb's protagonist Earl Dumarest other travellers are essentially space hobos: they book dangerous low passage in cryogenic berths from world to world. This contrasts with the wealthy in high passage, who take quick time drug to slow their perception and make time pass quicker to shorten the ennui of the voyage.

Though the Traveller mixes in other influences and gives PCs their own ship, Tubb's original set-up would make a good game all on its own. What's more, it strikes me that Dumarest would be pretty easy to turn into a "hard" science fiction game. It would be trivial to dispense with artificial gravity (and anti-gravity), but I think you could even dispense with FTL.

Alastair Reynolds's novels in the so-called "Revelation Space universe" show how this could be done. Reynolds has no FTL, but does have interstellar travel via "lighthuggers" making voyages at close to light-speed with relativistic time dilation at play. Passengers on lighthuggers are put in cyrogenic freeze because of the length of the voyages. Just like in the Dumarest novels, cyrogenesis isn't without risks. Some passengers die and many have temporary amnesia.


In a modern, hard science fiction approach, low passage wouldn't just be cheap, it would be the only way for the middle class and poor to travel between worlds. Middle passage (the crew) might be more like the Ultras in Reynolds's books: transhuman space-mariners, living their lives on board ship and looking down on system-bound folk. High passage is still for the wealthy, but I don't think quicktime drugs alone would be enough the years (or even decade) long voyages. The wealthy (like the ship's crew) would no doubt have extended lifespans: perhaps centuries--and possibly even immortality, barring misadventure. Superlong lifespans,quicktime drugs, and brief periods in cryo-sleep would make it possible, though the the ships would have to have a lot of entertainment available and be pretty large.

Obviously, you couldn't do a lot a travel back and forth between worlds in this sort of set up, but if like Dumarest you mostly kept moving from one adventure to another that wouldn't really be necessary. Travellers would always be on the move to the next world, far away and years into the future.

Imskian [5e Race]

Sorcerer's Skull - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:00

In the DC Universe, Imskians are denizens of the 30th (or 31th Century) native to the planet Imsk who have the ability to shrink. Shrinking Violet of the Legion of Super-Heroes is an Imskian. No reason Imskians (or something similar) can't show up in a fantasy world, though.

Imskian Racial Traits
Ability Score Increase. An Imskian can improve one ability score of their choice by 2 points and another by one point.
Age. Same as humans.
Alignment. Any.
Size. Imskians are Medium.
Speed. Base walking speed is 30 feet.
Languages. Imskian can speak, read, and write Imskian and Common.
Shrinking. Using a bonus action, an Imskian can reduce their size to Tiny (in game terms, though actually height may vary). Returning to normal size also requires a bonus action. Their clothes and equipment carried on their person shrink as well. Their weapons do 1d4 less damage (minimum of 1) at the reduced size. Imskians have a disadvantage on Strength checks and saving throws when decreased in size, but an advantage on Stealth checks. They can can attempt to hide even when obscured only by a creature that is at least one size larger. Their Armor Class is increased by one at their shrunken size.

DARK HORSE COMICS APRIL 2019 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 06:25

Aliens: Resistance #4

Brian Wood (W), Robert Carey (A), Dan Jackson (C), Roberto De La Torre (Cover), and Tristan Jones (Variant Cover)

On sale Apr 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks are engaged in a desperate battle on the jungle moon, losing the fight against genetically modified Aliens and synthetics for survival. One desperate, last-ditch, option remains, and the two women are forced to decide how much of a sacrifice they are willing to make.

• Written by Brian Wood of Aliens: Defiance.

American Gods: The Moment of the Storm #1

Neil Gaiman (W), P. Craig Russell (W/A), Scott Hampton (A/C), Glenn Fabry (Cover), and David Mack (Variant Cover)

On sale Apr 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

The new and old gods agree to meet in the center of America to exchange the body of the old gods’ fallen leader—heading toward the invitable god war in this final arc of the bestselling comics series!

The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award–winning novel by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a graphic novel!

• Look for American Gods Season 2 coming in March 2019!

Anthem #3

Alexander Freed (W), Mac Walters (W), Eduardo Francisco (A/Cover), and Michael Atiyeh (C)

On sale Apr 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

When rumor of a volatile threat emerges, Jani prepares alongside the other Freelancers for the oncoming attack. Assisted on the field of battle by her adoptive brother Kismet, Jani finds herself sacrificing more than she imagined to save her fellow citizens.

Prequel to Bioware’s highly anticipated game!

Astro Hustle #2 (of 4)

Jai Nitz (W), Tom Reilly (P/Cover), Ursula Decay (I), Chris Crank (C), and Luke Parkes (Back Cover)

On sale Apr 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Chen breaks out of prison on the banana republic planet of Tidesky and joins up with the pirates of the Pixie Ghost. Will they escape the lawmen hunting them down? Then will Chen escape the pirates when they find out his brother is the President of the Galaxy? Then will Chen escape the bounty hunters of the deep? That’s a lot of escaping. He’ll probably die.

Avatar: Tsu ‘Tey’s Path #4

Sherri Smith (W), Jan Duursema (P), Dan Parson (I), Wes Dzioba (C), Doug Wheatley (Cover), and Shea Standefer (Variant Cover)

On sale Apr 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Passion turns to hatred as Tsu’tey and Jake Sully go blade-to-blade! But forces beyond their control have a different fate in store for them—and all of the Na’vi: the humans have come in their sky-ships, ready for a slaughter!

Bad Luck Chuck #2 (of 4)

Lela Gwenn (W), Matthew Dow Smith (A/Cover), and Kelly Fitzpatrick (C)

On sale Apr 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

A broken mirror gets you seven years of bad luck. Salt was thought to have the same preservative effect on friendship as it had on food, so spilling it was a bad omen. We all know a black cat crossing your path is bad luck, but did you know an upside-down horseshoe represents good fortune spilling out on the ground?

Charlene “Chuck” Manchester hires out her bad luck, providing disaster where someone else can profit. While her enemies rally to take her down, Chuck sees a way out with her new heiress sidekick.

But sometimes her own bad luck is not enough, and Chuck needs to really tempt fate to pay the rent . . .

Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 2 HC

Kentaro Miura (W/A)

On sale June 26
b&w, 692 pages
$49.99
HC, 7” x 10”

The ultimate adult fantasy manga, now in 7”x10” hardcover editions! Raised in torment, young Guts is hardened into a fearsome warrior, drawing the attention of the charismatic Griffith, commander of the elite Band of the Hawk. This crossroads will take Guts to fame and glory . . . and damnation! Collects Berserk volumes 4, 5, and 6.

• Over 1.5 million copies sold of Dark Horse’s Berserk manga!

• Inspired the hit anime TV series and feature films, video games, a trading card game, and more!

Black Hammer ’45: From the World of Black Hammer #2

Jeff Lemire (W), Ray Fawkes (W), Matt Kindt (A/Cover), Sharlene Kindt (C), and Glenn Fabry (Variant Cover)

On sale Apr 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

From the World of Black Hammer comes a truly gripping tale of war and intrigue!

With their orders to save a family of scientists from the clutches of the Nazi regime, the Black Hammer Squadron are on the move. As they encounter fantastical foes, the elite air-men also find themselves with the aid from a hero Black Hammer readers will find familiar!

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #10

Jeff Lemire (W), Dean Ormston (A/Cover), Dave Stewart (C), and Michel Fiffe (Variant Cover)

On sale Apr 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

The Eisner Award-winning superhero saga returns!

With the team coming together, Black Hammer, Abe, and company try to figure out what’s happened to throw their lives upside down. Lucy, however, receives a call from an unexpected hero, which thrusts their plan into chaos.

• Black Hammer has been optioned by Legendary Pictures!

The finale!

B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #15

Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Scott Allie (W), Laurence Campbell (P/I), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Apr 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

After fifteen years of B.P.R.D. comics, the series reaches its explosive conclusion!

Calamity Kate #2 (of 4)

Magdalene Visaggio (W), Corin Howell (A/Cover), Valentina Pinto (C/cover), and James Stokoe (Variant cover)

On sale Apr 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

From the Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer of the breakout hit Kim & Kim and DC Comics’ Eternity Girl with Gerard Way and artist on IDW’s Ghostbusters and X-Files comes this modern day adventure of heroes and monsters.

After the mysterious Javelin starts sniping Kate’s monster kills, Kate can’t seem to get her out of her head. As the one-sided rivalry continues, Kate can’t help but feel that there’s some connection between Javelin and her ex-wife Sandra, which is throwing her whole process into chaos.

City of Others: Tenth Anniversary Edition HC

Steve Niles (W), Bernie Wrightson (A/Cover), and José Villarrubia (C)

On sale June 5
FC, 136 pages
$29.99
HC, 8” x 12”

A masterwork from two horror comics legends in a deluxe oversized edition!

From the writer who created 30 Days of Night and the artist who created Swamp Thing comes a horror graphic novel like no other! Stosh Bludowski is a killer, born with the capacity for no apparent human emotion other than rage. Killing comes easy for Blud, and he makes a good living doing what’s easy—until the day he meets two jobs in an alley who just won’t die, and a grotesque mystery unfolds right in front of him. Soon, the remorseless killer is confronted by a reality he could never imagine, and he will be invited to make a decision once and for all: is he human, or is he Other?

Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair Volume 3 TP

Kyousuke Suga (W/A/Cover)

On sale June 5
b&w, 200 pages
$12.99
TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″

The conclusion! Caught in the execution procedure by mistake, Fuyuhiko desperately requires emergency aid. But never one to let an evil opportunity slip by, Monokuma uses the medical theme to claim a corpse is required to cure the Despair Disease! But they can’t kill someone to save themselves, can they . . . ?

• Sequel to the fan-favorite Dark Horse manga Danganronpa: The Animation!

• Based on Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair game from NIS America.

• Contains bonus scenes not shown in the video game.

Dragon Age: The Masked Empire Deluxe Edition HC

Patrick Weekes (W), Andres Ponce (A), Stefano Martino (A), German Ponce (A), and
Alvaro Sarraseca (A)

On sale June 5
b&w, 368 pages
$29.99
HC, 6” x 9”

Empress Celene of Orlais rose to the throne of the most powerful nation in Thedas through wisdom, wit, and ruthless manipulation. Now the empire she has guided into an age of enlightenment is threatened from within by imminent war between the templars and the mages, even as rebellion stirs among the downtrodden elves.

This deluxe edition features twenty-four brand-new illustrations by Stefano Martino, Álvaro Sarraseca, Andres Ponce, and German Ponce in an intricately designed foil-stamped hardcover!

The EC Archives: Weird Fantasy Volume 4 HC

Al Feldstein (W/Cover), Bill Gaines (W), John Severin (A), Bill Elder (A), Jack Kamen (A), Al Williamson (A), Roy Krenkel (A), Joe Orlando (A), Frank Frazetta (A), Reed Crandall (A), Bernie Krigstein (A), Wally Wood (A), Angelo Torres (A), Marie Severin (A/C), George Evans (A), and Carlos Badilla (C)

On sale June 12
FC, 216 pages
$49.99
HC, 8 3/16″ x 10 15/16″

Science Fantasy tales of a weird nature! This classic volume collects issues #19-#22 of the groundbreaking comics anthology Weird Fantasy, as well as #25 and #26 of Weird Science-Fantasy— fully remastered in digital color! Featuring strange and exciting tales from iconic writers and artists including Al Feldstein, Jack Kamen, Wally Wood, Joe Orlando, Al Williamson, and more!

The Complete ElfQuest Volume 6 TP

Wendy Pini (W/A/Cover), Richard Pini (W), and Sonny Strait (C)

On sale June 26
FC, 556 pages
$24.99
TP, 7” x 9 3/4″

This new treasury of the classic fantasy series by Wendy and Richard Pini collects deeper cuts of canonical backstories and Wolfrider essentials. Discover how humans, looking to escape their own barren lands, invade Bearclaw’s forest and cause unseen disaster for the elves. Also collected are stories showcasing the deep bond of brotherhood between Cutter and Skywise. Whether hatching a plan to steal treasure from the Troll King, or dealing with magical madness that reverts one of them to feral wolf-mind, adventure is never far away from these two!

This volume of the New York Times bestselling series weighs in at over 500 pages. It collects short stories and full series including Wolfrider, Homespun,Troll Games, and Soul Names, The Heart’s Way, Jury, Wolfshadow, Full Circle, Searcher and the Sword, and The Discovery.

Fight Club 3 #4

Chuck Palahniuk (W), Cameron Stewart (A), Dave McCaig (C), David Mack (Cover), and Duncan Fegredo (Variant Cover)

On sale Apr 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

Trying to return to self-help groups doesn’t go so well for Balthazar—the narrator from the original Fight Club. The conspiracy behind Die Off Endeavors, the group that replaced Project Mayhem, is more sinister than Tyler realized . . . and it’s almost orientation day.

Disney Frozen: Reunion Road #2

Joe Caramagna (W), Eduard Petrovich (P), Nastia Beloushova (C), Yana Chinstova (C), Luisa Russo (Cover), and Carlotta Dicataldo (Varinat Cover)

On sale Apr 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Traveling to the harvest festival, the group find themselves separated after a harrowing accident. Elsa and Kristoff meet a young girl and her family in the woods who may be able to help . . . Meanwhile, Anna, Kai, Sven, and Olaf search a nearby village for the means to get to Snoob and reunite with the rest of the group—and reunite Kai with his long-lost brother!

Disney The Incredibles 2: Secret Identities #1 (of 3)

Christos Gage (W), Jean Claudio-Vinci (A/Cover), and Kawaii Creative Studio (Variant Cover)

On sale Apr 10
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

It’s tough being a teenager, and on top of that, a teenager with super powers! Violet feels out of place at school and doesn’t fit in with the kids around her . . . until she meets another girl at school—an outsider with powers, just like her! Is this the beginning of a beautiful friendship? Or are powers not the only thing her friend is keeping secret?

• An original story arc set after Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2 feature film!

• Written by Christos Gage from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Amazing Spider-Man!

Disney The Lion King: Wild Schemes and Catastrophes TP

John Jackson Miller (W) and TBD (A)

On sale June 4
FC, 72 pages
$10.99
TP, 6” x 9”

A graphic novel anthology expanding on the Disney live-action feature film The Lion King. Journey through Pride Rock and beyond in four stories focusing on the life of Simba as a cub and what awaits him on his path to become the lion king.

• Written by John Jackson Miller (Star Wars, Mass Effect)!

• Four new stories inspired by the upcoming Disney live-action film directed by Jon Favreau!

The Girl in the Bay #3

J.M. DeMatteis (W), James Devlin (C), and Corin Howell (A/Cover)

On sale Apr 6
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Kathy realizes that the life she remembers might not be her own—while Hugh’s gruesome companion is urging him on to murder again . . . with Kathy and another innocent soul as his primary targets.

Halo: Lone Wolf #4

Anne Toole (W), Kieran McKeown (P), JL Straw (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Christian Ward (Cover)

On sale Apr 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

In her final confrontation with the rogue scientist Dr. Chen, Spartan Linda-058 and her AI companion find themselves in a race against time to end the threat posed by the disenfranchised doctor and evacuate the endangered civilian settlement before Covenant forces overwhelm them all.

• Based on the popular video game series!

Halo: Lone Wolf HC

Anne Toole (W), Kieran McKeown (P), JL Straw (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Christian Ward (Cover)

On sale June 12
FC, 96 pages
$19.99
HC, 7” x 10”

Sent on a covert mission without the rest of her team, Spartan Linda-058’s skills in infiltration and marksmanship are called upon to end the threat posed by a wanted scientist on a distant planet. With only an ONI AI at her side, Linda must fight through both the dregs of the Covenant and the hostility of a lost human settlement to stop the rogue scientist in his tracks. Collects issues #1-#4 of the series.

H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness Volume 1 TP

Gou Tanabe (W/A/Cover)

On sale June 12
b&w, 316 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/4″

January 25, 1931: an expedition team arrives at a campsite in Antarctica . . . to find its crew of men and sled dogs strewn and dead. But a still more horrific sight is the star-shaped mound of snow nearby . . . for under its five points is a grave—and what lies beneath is not human!

At the Mountains of Madness is a journey into the core of Lovecraft’s mythos—the deep caverns and even deeper time of the inhospitable continent where the secret history of our planet is preserved—amidst the ruins of its first civilization, built by the alien Elder Things with the help of their bioengineered monstrosities, the shoggoths.
Since it was first published in Astounding Stories during the classic pulp era, At the Mountains of Madness has influenced both horror and science fiction worldwide!

• Gou Tanabe’s previous H.P. Lovecraft’s The Hound was nominated for a 2018 Eisner Award.

• Metallic gold highlights on cover with silver ink tip-in sheet reproduce original Japanese design features.

I Am a Hero Omnibus Volume 10 TP

Kengo Hanazawa (W/A/Cover)

On sale June 19
b&w, 384 pages
$19.99
TP, 5” x 7”

An odd observer in Barcelona pieces together the puzzle of the ZQN infestation before creator Kengo Hanazawa takes readers back to Japan and our remaining human survivors. Hideo and Hiromi discover something else that connects the two of them, as they head to Tokyo with a new ally. The penultimate volume in this omnibus series!

• The penultimate collection! The end is near!

• Huge secrets are revealed!

Invisible Kingdom #2
G.Willow Wilson (W) and Christian Ward (A/C/Cover)
On sale Apr 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

After her shocking discovery of religious corruption, Vess must choose between quiet obedience in the monastery, and deafening truth . . . in exile. Meanwhile, Grix learns that Lux will stop at nothing to keep her newfound knowledge from leaking, and decides to make a break for it. Both women might feel terribly alone—but not for much longer.

Joe Golem: Occult Detective Volume 3—The Drowning City HC

Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Peter Bergting (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)

On sale June 19
FC, 144 pages
$24.99
HC, 7” x 10”

A chilling new adventure unfolds as Joe Golem investigates the kidnapping of a conjuror and the strange men who took him. Aided by the victim’s ward, a spunky teenage girl, the detective soon finds that otherworldly forces are at work. The only way to stop the madman behind the kidnapping and occult activities is to locate a strange object known as Lector’s Pentajulum. But how can they locate it, who else is trying to track it down, and how can it save both them and the city? Collects issues #1-#5 of the series, plus bonus material.

Lightstep #5 (of 5)

Milos Slavkovic (W/A/Cover) and Mirko Topalski (W)

On sale Apr 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

An assassin is out for Jazzman’s blood—seeking revenge for a promise broken years ago. Or was it just yesterday?

Relativity encounters immortality and friends who have become old enemies are reunited in a quest for a secret that may save the galaxy . . . hidden in a radio play from the 1930s!

Mind MGMT Omnibus Part 2: The Home Maker and the Magician TP

Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover)

On sale June 5
FC, 360 pages
$24.99
TP, 7” x 10”

From New York Times bestselling and Harvey award-winning graphic novelist Matt Kindt!

Meru’s hunt for answers about the dismantled government Mind MGMT program and its rogue agent Henry Lyme lead her to confront super spies, the competing mission of the deadly agent “the Eraser,” and discover some buried memories of her own.

Collects volumes 3 and 4 of the Mind MGMT series—a story that’s optioned for film by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner).

Mob Psycho 100 Volume 3 TP

One (W/A/Cover)

On sale June 26
b&w, 200 pages
$11.99
TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″

From the creator of One-Punch Man!

In a showdown with Black Vinegar Middle School’s shadow gang leader, Teru, Mob sticks to his policy of nonviolence and refrains from using his powers—and gets knocked out! The fight seems over for Mob . . . but something then awakens in Mob, beyond the confines of his conscious mind! And in the aftermath, a new story develops with Ritsu, Mob’s conflicted younger brother who enjoys the social success Mob desires . . . yet still longs for what Mob has that Ritsu lacks—psychic power!

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Comic TP

Joel Hodgson (W), Harold Buchholz (W), Matt McGinnis (W), Seth Robinson (W), Sharyl Volpe (W), Mary Robinson (W), Todd Nauck (A/Cover), Mike Manley (A/C), Jack Pollock (A/C), and Wes Dzioba (C)

On sale June 2
FC, 154 pages
$19.99
TP, 7” x 10”

From its humble beginnings on a tiny mid-west TV station in 1988, through its years as a mainstay on The Comedy Channel/Comedy Central and the SciFi Channel all through the ’90s, to its spectacular resurrection on Netflix in 2017, Mystery Science Theater 3000 has had a transformative effect on television, comedy, and the way, cheesy movies are viewed. Now creator Joel Hodgson has set his sights on the comics medium, and the four-color pamphlets will never be the same! Collects issues #1-#6 of the series.

• Introduction by creator Joel Hodgson!

Plants vs. Zombies: Snow Thanks HC

Paul Tobin (W), Cat Farris (A/Cover), and Heather Breckel (C)

On sale June 12
FC, 88 pages
$9.99
HC, 6” x 9”

Dr. Zomboss invents a Cold Crystal capable of freezing Neighborville and creating an eternal winter, burying both plants and humans in snow and ice! With most of the benevolent plants chilled and immobile, Zomboss hopes to lead his cold-blooded zombie troops on a mission to overrun the city. It’s up to Nate, Patrice, Crazy Dave, and the fieriest plants to adapt, fight on, and save Neighborville—with the help of pirates!

• A New York Times bestselling series!

• Featuring PvZ newcomer and artist of My Boyfriend Is a Bear and Emily the Strange, Cat Farris!

She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #1 (of 5)

Christopher Cantwell (W), Martin Morazzo (A/Cover), and Miroslav Mrva (C)

On sale Apr 10
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

The acclaimed miniseries continues!

Luna has crash-landed back into her life after spending a year in a mental institution . . . but that might just mean she’s closer to the edge than she’s ever been before. After discovering clues about the Flying Woman’s missing family, Luna’s obsession reignites, threatening to again unravel her fragile mind. Meanwhile, a mysterious guru appears in the sewers of Chicago and a Russian mercenary seeks old secret technology, and the specter of violence begins to loom over everyone once more.

Luna begins to wonder . . . will she even survive long enough to go insane?

“. . . a frightening yet commanding series that you can’t help but be transfixed over.”—Geek.com

StarCraft: Soldiers #4

Andrew R. Robinson (W), Miguel Sepulveda (A/Cover), and Michael Atiyeh (C)

On sale Apr 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

As a massive zerg force besieges Camp Pitcairn, Lieutenant Shivani Singh must lead her marines in a brutal fight for their lives. Blizzard Entertainment’s own Andrew R. Robinson and artist Miguel Sepulveda present the thrilling conclusion of StarCraft: Soldiers.

Stephen McCranie’s Space Boy Volume 4 TP

Stephen McCranie (W/A/Cover)

On sale June 26
FC, 224 pages
$10.99
TP, 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″

To Amy, everyone has a flavor. For instance, Doctor Kim is like chamomile tea with lemon.

Amy is finally feeling that she’s made a true connection with the mysterious, flavorless Oliver, but their entire relationship is rattled—possibly forever. Amy struggles to come to terms with that friendship ending, and reaches out to an old friend. She’ll discover that the help of friends from all points of her life makes everything better.

The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #7

Gerard Way (W), Gabriel Bá (A/Cover/Variant Cover), and Nick Filardi (C)

On sale Apr 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

The heroes face a mortal showdown with Perseus and the villains from Oblivion, as a new threat arises, deepening the mystery of the Umbrella Academy.

• Netflix live-action series premiers this month!

Usagi Yojimbo Volume 33: The Hidden TP

Stan Sakai (W/A)

On sale June 26
b&w, 216 pages
$17.99
TP, 7” x 10”

Usagi and Inspector Ishida join forces once again as they embark on a mission to track down and uncover the importance of a foreign book. The duo, desperate to solve the mystery, are forced to undertake unusual measures as well as enlist the help of a few surprising sources to get the information they require.

Collects Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden issues #1–#7.

Wyrd #4 (of 4)

Curt Pires (W), Antonio Fuso (A/Cover), Stefano Simeone (C), and
Danijel Zezelj (Variant Cover)

On sale Apr 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Wyrd pays the price. Everything ends, and begins anew.

Plus: Kansas City, 1938. First contact. A familiar face.

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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT APRIL 2019 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 05:48

XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS #1
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: David Mack
Cover B: Emanuela Lupacchino
Cover C: Erica Henderson
Cover D: Paulina Ganucheau
Cover E: Raul Allen & Patricia Martin
Writer: Vita Ayala
Art: Olympia Sweetman
Genre: Action/Adventure
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/3/2019

In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings…a land in turmoil called out for a hero! She was XENA, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle! In this all-new series, writer VITA AYALA (Black Panther, Shuri, Wonder Woman, The Wilds) and artist OLYMPIA SWEETMAN throw Xena and her companion Gabrielle headfirst into a mysterious adventure. Can Xena discover the secrets of a village full of super-strong children, before jealous and petty GODS get involved?

BETTIE PAGE: UNBOUND #1
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: John Royle
Cover B: Scott Chantler
Cover C: David Williams
Cover D: Julius Ohta
Cover E: Photo Cover
Writer: David Avallone
Art: Julius Ohta
Genre: Action/Adventure
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/24/2019

When you step through an inter-dimensional gate the results are unpredictable: sometimes you find yourself in a bikini made of coins with a sword in your hand! Reality is shattering, the gate has been opened for an invasion from the Great Old Ones…and only model spy BETTIE PAGE can save the world in this epic four-part miniseries from David Avallone (ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK) and Julius Ohta. The Crisis on Infinite Betties begins in BETTIE PAGE: UNBOUND #1!

KISS: THE END #1
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Stuart Sayger
Cover B: Jorge Fornés
Cover C: Denis Medri
Cover D: Photo Cover
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Edu Menna
Genre: Rock ‘n’ Roll
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/10/2019

What lies beyond our world? Is there a heaven? Is there a hell?

When a young man finds himself on the wrong side of life, he encounters Death itself and is set on a quest to seek out his errant demon offspring in an attempt to make his way back to the world of the living! But there is much peril on the way and the only ones who can help him are KISS!

From writer Amy Chu (Red Sonja, KISS) and artist Edu Menna (Z Nation, Twilight Zone: Shadow & Substance) comes the next chapter in the KISS saga! Coinciding with KISS’ FINAL TOUR, this’ll be one for the ages!!

ARMY OF DARKNESS/BUBBA HO-TEP #3
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Diego Galindo
Cover B: Tom Mandrake
Cover C: Robert Hack
Writer: Scott Duvall
Art: Vincenzo Federici
Genre: Comedy/Horror
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/10/2019

Having just scored a victory against the nefarious Bubba Ho-Tep, our heroes Ash and 70’s-era Elvis take to the skies in the King’s private jet, escorting the powerfully destructive Necronomicon Ho-Tep. In order to keep it out of the wrong hands, they must provide the Egyptian artifact safe passage back to Elvis’ secure fortress in Graceland. But even at 20,000 feet, evil lurks closer than they realize…as do giant scarabs! It’s the penultimate chapter of the year’s most groovy crossover event!

BARBARELLA/DEJAH THORIS #4
LAST ISSUE
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Laura Braga
Cover B: Zach Hsieh
Cover C: Anthony Marques
Cover D: Germán García
Cover E: Cosplay Cover
Writer: Leah Williams
Art: Germán García
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/17/2019

In the final, climactic installment of Barbarella and Dejah Thoris’ adventure together, they must rearrange events of the past in order to figure out their respective ways home! Meddling in an ancient war has consequences, though, and Dejah Thoris must decide if she is willing to pay the price despite knowing how it will impact Mars for thousands of years to come.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: TWILIGHT COMMAND #3
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Brent Schoonover
Cover B: Breno Tamura
Writer: Michael Moreci
Art: Breno Tamura
Genre: Science-Fiction
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/10/2019

Twilight Command uncovers a startling revelation that forces them to reevaluate their plans. Meanwhile, Flores and Adama continue to spar–literally, in fact–over Flores’s troubled past.

ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK #9
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Kevin Eastman
Cover B: Craig Cermak
Cover C: John Royle
Cover D Subscription: Photo Cover
Writer: David Avallone
Art: Dave Acosta
Genre: Horror
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/24/2019

Elvira’s traveled through time and been to Hell and back…but does she get to take a breath and recover from her travels? Not in this comic book, friends. Back from Hell, Elvira falls in with a coven of modern-day witches and takes a hot rod broom out for a spin in the sky! Sit down for a spell, and for more thrills, chills and bad puns, as David Avallone (Bettie Page) and Dave Acosta (Twelve Devils Dancing) bring you the Horror Hostess with the Mostest in the next thrilling issue of ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK!

ELVIRA: THE SHAPE OF ELVIRA #4 (of 4)
LAST ISSUE
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Francesco Francavilla
Cover B: J. Bone
Cover C: Dave Acosta
Cover D: Photo Cover
Writer: David Avallone
Art: Fran Strukan
Genre: Action/Adventure, Horror
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/17/2019

Maybe all film directors are megalomaniacs…but what do you do when you find out your movie was literally a cover for a plot to conquer the world? Elvira and Gill team up to escape the clutches of the creepy conspiracy that threw them together, in the final insane issue of THE SHAPE OF ELVIRA!

CRACKDOWN #3
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Ricardo Jaime
Writer: Jonathan Goff
Art: Ricardo Jaime
Genre: Media Tie-In
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/17/2019

FULL-THROTTLE!!!
HIGH-OCTANE!!!
WIDE-SCREEN ACTION!!!

A city has gone dark. Four heroes stand against chaos. And the odds are stacked against them. Without their Skills and down a man, a noble team of Agents fights to bring law and order to a near-future metropolis in the grip of a powerful enemy. As riots spread and violence escalates, the Agents’ training will be put to the test. But help is on the way! And maybe—just maybe—the odds are about to shift in the favor of justice! The adrenaline-fueled, larger-than-life world of CRACKDOWN comes to life in the penultimate chapter of the hit video game series’ first comic book mini-series.

HACK/SLASH VS. CHAOS #5
LAST ISSUE
Price: $3.99
Rating: Mature
Cover A: Tim Seeley
Cover B: Craig Cermak
Cover C: Celor
Writer: Tim Seeley
Art: Celor
Genre: Horror
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/24/2019

It’s the royal rumble of horror heroes! If Cassie can be persuaded to give up the power of Draugsplitter, she’ll have just enough time to join the Chaos heroes in a battle against Lucifer himself! Vlad vs. Cremator! Everyone vs. everyone!

JAMES BOND 007 #6
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Dave Johnson
Cover B: Declan Shalvey
Cover C: Raffaele Ienco
Cover D: Stephen Mooney
Writer: Greg Pak
Art: Stephen Mooney
Genre: Action/Adventure
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/17/2019

The modern Bond epic continues by superstars GREG PAK (Planet Hulk, Firefly) and STEPHEN MOONEY (Grayson, The Dead Hand). Secrets are revealed, allegiances confirmed. Bond and Oddjob learn the awful truth of the terrorist organization ORU, and how they’re helpless to prevent the destruction of global infrastructure as we know it…

JAMES BOND ORIGIN #8
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Dan Panosian
Cover B: Katie O’Meara
Cover C: Will Sliney
Cover D: Ibrahim Moustafa
Cover E: Bob Q
Writer: Jeff Parker
Art: Ibrahim Moustafa
Genre: Action/Adventure
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/10/2019

Captured by the Russians, Lieutenant Bond meets the beautiful Oksana, who may be his ticket to safety, or lead to his doom. But it’s quite difficult to know ally from foe, when you’ve been drugged.

The epic World War 2 tale continues from JEFF PARKER (Aquaman, Fantastic Four) and superstar artist IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA (Mother Panic, The Flash)!

OBEY ME #1
Price: $3.99
Rating: Mature
Cover A: Ben Herrera
Cover B: Ben Herrera
Writer: Mario Mentasti
Art: Ben Herrera and Emmanuel Ordaz Torres
Genre: Action Adventure
Page Count: 26 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/3/2019

Sent to retrieve a soul from a debtor, Vanessa & Monty team up again, exploring the dilapidated streets of the Slums, currently taken over by the Vikers, a dangerous gang. This isn’t a regular collection job, as it seems this debtor managed to pawn his soul to two powerful demons, so there is a conflict brewing over it. Vanessa and Monty need to stay on their toes, as another Demon + Hellhound duo is on the trail of the target and it seems both duos are on a collision course.

PETER CANNON: THUNDERBOLT #4
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Kris Anka
Cover B: Paulina Ganucheau
Cover C: Caspar Wijngaard
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Caspar Wijngaard
Genre: Superhero
Page Count: 32 Page
ON SALE DATE: 4/17/2019

The only superhero in a world without superheroes, can Peter Cannon find anything in this mundane dimension to defend it against the endless powers of a god???

RED SONJA #3
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Amanda Conner
Cover B: Joseph Michael Linsner
Cover C: Christian Ward
Cover D: Julian Totino Tedesco
Cover E: Cosplay Variant
Writer: Mark Russell
Art: Mirko Colak
Genre: Sword and Sorcery
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/3/2019

TREMBLE BEFORE THE VICTORIOUS QUEEN SONJA OF HYRKANIA! …for now. Yea, she outwitted Dragan The Magnificent, but it is a fleeting triumph. Spies and vipers surround, awaiting the perfect time to strike. A tale of tact, trust and trepidation, by MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones, The Wonder Twins) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan).

THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN #2
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Michael Walsh
Cover B: Adam Gorham
Cover C: Felipe Magaña
Writer: Christopher Hastings
Art: David Hahn
Genre: TV Tie-In
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/3/2019

Steve Austin thought he had an easy mission…drop by Japan, stop a bad dude from launching missile, job done. That was BEFORE his cybernetic leg got chopped off. Now he’s gotta fight for his life, fending off countless samurai mercenaries while his body powers down…

By CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS (The Unbelievable Gwenpool! Secret Agent Deadpool! Adventure Time! I Am Groot!) and DAVID HAHN (Batman ’66! Bombshells: United!)!

TUROK #4
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Rags Morales
Cover B: Butch Guice
Writer: Ron Marz
Art: Roberto Castro
Genre: Action/Adventure
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/10/2019

Turok discovers the greatest mystery of the Lost Valley is … Turok himself?! Stunning revelations abound as Turok learns the long-buried truth about the Lost Valley, and about himself. Now he just has to live long enough to escape this time-lost land and the fate waiting for him thanks to the bounty hunter who has doggedly pursued him. Oh, and dinosaurs too! More prehistoric peril by Ron Marz and Roberto Castro!

JAMES BOND: BLACK BOX Trade Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-1-5241-0924-0
Price: $19.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover: Dominic Reardon
Writer: Benjamin Percy
Art: Rapha Lobosco
Genre: Action/Adventure
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 160 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/10/2019

In the snowbound French Alps, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of an assassin who targets other assassins. This is the first puzzle piece in a larger adrenaline-fueled mystery that will send Bond across the globe to infiltrate the underworld, risk everything in high-stakes casino gambling, evade deadly pursuers, and root out a digital breach threatening global security.

PATHFINDER: GOBLINS! Trade Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-1-5241-0927-1
Price: $19.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover: Carlos Gomez
Writer: Adam Warren, Erik Mona, Carlos Soule, James L. Sutter, Ron Marz, Ray Fawkes
Art: Carlos Gomez, Shane White, Sean Izaakse, Lee Moder, Craig Rousseau, Jennifer Meyer
Genre: Fantasy, Action/Adventure
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 128 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/10/2019

Pathfinder is the #1 bestselling roleplaying game, and this wild romp of goblin stories comes complete with over 20 pages of official gaming supplements, plus a never-before-seen story!

PROJECT SUPERPOWERS OMNIBUS VOL.2: THE BLACK TERROR Trade Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-5241-0933-2
Price: $29.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover: Alex Ross
Writer: Jim Krueger, Alex Ross, Phil Hester
Art: Mike Lilly, Sergio Davila, Jonathan Lau, Wagner Reis, Jackson Herbert
Genre: Superhero Adventure
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 352 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/10/2019

Spinning out of Alex Ross’ Project Superpowers is the Black Terror — opening with this four-part story arc by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, and Mike Lilly! This new story arc will lead directly in to Project Superpowers Chapter Two!

JOHN WICK VOL. 1 Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-5241-0682-9
Price: $24.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover: Giovanni Valetta
Writer: Greg Pak
Art: Giovanni Valetta, Matt Gaudio
Genre: Action/Adventure
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 160 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/10/2019

When a young John Wick embarks upon an epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the rules that guide their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And why is John Wick seeking vengeance?

THE LAST TEMPTATION LITHOGRAPH – SIGNED BY NEIL GAIMAN
Price: $89.99
DISCOUNT: 52% OFF
Rating: Teen +
Art: Michael Zulli
Genre: Horror

From Neil Gaiman’s collaboration with Alice Cooper comes this gorgeous piece by artist Michael Zulli, a black and white lithograph of the Showman from the Theater of the Real. Signed by superstar writer Neil Gaiman!

This high-quality lithograph measures 11″ x 17″ and is composed of high-grade 100# archival stock, the perfect measure of durability to ensure its proud owner’s enjoyment for years to come. Packaged individually in its own protective tube to guarantee safe shipping.

BETTIE PAGE ULTRA-PREMIUM TRADING CARDS – INDIVIDUAL FOIL PACK
Price: $100.00
Rating: Teen +
Art: Various
Genre: Pin-Up, Pop Culture
ON SALE DATE: April 2019

She is the ultimate pinup queen, and the sexiest girl-next-door who ever posed for a photographer. Bettie Page, with her all-American smile, cute bangs and ever cuter curves was the epitome of 1950s womanhood — and the cheerfulness she exuded even when dressed in leather, playfully beckoning “naughty” men, made her an enduring symbol of easygoing sensuality. Bettie is eternal … and this new series of trading cards with glorious archival Bettie Page photography and art by Joseph Michael Linsner, David Williams, John Royle, Scott Chantler and others showcases her continuing 21st-century appeal. Every individual foil pack includes 2 Base Cards, 2 Sketch Cards, 1 B&W “Peek-a-Boo” card, 1 puzzle card, and 1 autographed card.

Every autographed card featuring a color ink or ultra-rare, gold ink signature!

JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER’S DAWN STATUE – ARTIST PROOF EDITION
Price: $249.99
DISCOUNT: 52% OFF
Rating: Teen +
Art: Steve Kiwus (sculptor), Joseph Michael Linsner (art)
Genre: Fantasy
ON SALE DATE: April 2019

Dawn, the goddess of rebirth, has been one of the most enduring characters in independent comics since her creation by artist, Joseph Michael Linsner, in the late 1980s. With sculpting by RVCKVS International, and continued guidance from her creator, Dynamite has spared no detail in bringing this iconic comic book idol to life. Only 99 of these Limited, Artist Proof Editions exist, so act fast! (Allocations may occur.)

BETTIE PAGE TERRY DODSON STATUE – ARTIST PROOF EDITION
Price: $225.00
DISCOUNT: 52% OFF
Rating: Teen +
Art: Steve Kiwus (sculptor), Terry Dodson (concept)
Genre: Pin-Up
ON SALE DATE: April 2019

Bettie Page, the “Queen of Pin-ups”, has always been known to turn heads and Dynamite Entertainment’s playful rendering by Steve Kiwus captures all of the charm that made her a legend. Inspired by the classic artwork of Dave Stevens (creator of The Rocketeer), veteran comic artist, Terry Dodson, chose to pay homage to Stevens with his own rendition of his definitive Bettie Page pose. Only 49 of these Limited, Artist Proof Editions exist, so act fast! (Allocations may occur.)

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CW ORDERS KATY KEENE PILOT

First Comics News - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 05:35

Archie Comics’ Katy Keene is getting a shot at her own show on the CW. The network has ordered a pilot for Katy Keene, a “musical dramedy” framed as a spinoff from Riverdale.

The show will be about “the titular fashionista and her friends [going to] New York City, where they strive ‘to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio,'”.

Archie Comics CCO/Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write the Katy Keene pilot with Riverdale writer Michael Grassi.

Katy Keene was created in 1945 by Bill Woggon for Archie Comics’ Wilbur Comics #5. Billed as “America’s Queen of Pin-ups and Fashions,” Keene became part of the Archie ensemble and was spun off into her own series which ran from 1949 to 1961. Following that, the character showed up intermittently as a guest star and in several one-shots.

This Katy Keene TV pilot announcement comes as part of broader news of CW pilot orders for The Lost Boys reboot, an untitled Nancy Drew show, and a Jane the Virgin spin-off titled Jane the Novela.

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Overwatch 2019 Lunar New Year Event Now Underway

First Comics News - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 01:33

Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch has begun their annual Lunar New Year event. This year the event is titled “Year of the Pig” and will run January 24 to February 18.

The game will be bringing in new emotes, sprays, highlight intros, and skins  This year’s skins include:

Lu Bu Reaper

Huang Zhong Hanzo

Guan Yu Reinhardt

Zhang Fei Torbjorn

Zhuge Liag Zenyatta

Hong Gildong Tracer

More skins are also available for Orisa and Brigitte.  Besides all new items coming, all past items will be available in loot boxes if you missed them previous times around.

The “Capture the Flag” mode will also be available. Also be on the lookout for special Lunar New Year decor in maps like Busan and Lijang Tower.

 

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X-O MANOWAR Will Be Unleashed This Fall

First Comics News - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 01:09

 

Teaser image by artist Doug Braithwaite and colorist Diego Rodriguez X-O Manowar will be unleashed in a brand-new ongoing series this Fall! Keep your eyes on the stars for more info soon…

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