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NWA 70 “History is what you make it” Billy Corgan | Oct 21 LIVE on FiteTV

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:25

NASHVILLE — The NWA World Heavyweight Championship, known as the “Ten Pounds Of Gold,” will be defended at a blockbuster event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the National Wrestling Alliance at 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 at the historic Asylum at the Nashville Fairgrounds. The show, in conjunction with the NWA and Global Force Entertainment, also will be carried live on FITE TV, the premium digital streaming network.

Founded in 1948 in Hotel President in Waterloo, Iowa, the legacy of NWA was forged by the fighting spirit of world champions such as Lou Thesz, Dory Funk Jr., Jack Brisco, Harley Race, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat, Sting, Ken Shamrock, AJ Styles, Jeff Jarrett, Adam Pearce, Colt Cabana, Tim Storm and currently Nick Aldis. The famed Ten Pounds of Gold is the most identifiable and historic championship in professional wrestling.

Billy Corgan purchased the NWA in 2017. “The Ten Pounds of Gold” YouTube Digital series has documented the path of the NWA champion Tim Storm and now Nick Aldis. Aldis will defend the belt on Sept. 1 against “The American Nightmare” Cody in front of 10,451 fans at ALL IN at the Sears Centre just outside Chicago.

The Ten Pounds of Gold also will be on the line in the main event of the NWA 70th Anniversary Show in Nashville, a card that promises to honor the fighting spirit and big-bout feel worthy of the NWA name. Also, a classic championship returns as a new NWA National Champion will be crowned. More matches and talents will be announced in coming weeks, as will times, ticket prices and the price to stream live on FITE.

“It’s such an honor to be leading this historic brand into its next chapter,” Corgan said. “The enduring legacy of the National Wrestling Alliance — the men who forged it and the champions who defended it — illuminate our path in 2018. This event celebrates our first full year shepherding this brand while honoring the everlasting milestones, legends and champions of the NWA.”

At least one of whom will be on hand.

“This will be an event no fan will want to miss, and I’m honored to work with Billy on a show of this magnitude,” said six-time NWA champion Jeff Jarrett, the CEO of Global Force Entertainment. “My family has been in the wrestling business for as long as the NWA has been in existence. Those three letters, that Ten Pounds of Gold … they mean something to anyone who has ever put on tights and laced up his boots.

“For this event to be in my hometown, a historic territory for the NWA, is so exciting and such an absolutely perfect fit.”

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EAGLEMOSS HERO COLLECTOR BRINGS NEW DC COMICS COLLECTIBLES TO NYCC ‘18!

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:21

Busts, Mega-Sized Statues and the Latest from the Best-Selling Figurine Collections,  plus the “Batmobile Cutaways” Premier Edition

 

(OCTOBER 1, 2018 – New York, NY) – After a record-breaking showing in 2017, Eaglemoss Hero Collector, designers, manufacturers and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the world of pop culture, are back at New York Comic Con, more heroically exciting than ever before!

 

Fans of DC Comics will be able to start or add to their collections – as well as purchase outstanding gifts for the fans in their lives – with special prices throughout the convention at Booth #1520, beginning Thursday, October 4th through Sunday, October 7th, at the Javits Convention Center on West 34th Street in New York City.

Taking center stage and standing nearly 14 inches tall are Mega-sized statues of two of the most popular members of the Justice League – THE FLASH and SUPERMAN. Each has been expertly sculpted of Polystone resin, hand painted and comes with a collector’s magazine. Best of all, they’re available for purchase on site at special convention prices.

The two latest entries in the Hero Collector line of Batman Universe Collector’s Busts will also be shown and available for purchase on site – CHRISTIAN BALE as BATMAN from The Dark Knight and HEATH LEDGER as THE JOKER from the same film.  Averaging close to 5-1/2 inches in height, each richly detailed bust is crafted of Polystone resin, hand painted and comes with a collector’s magazine.

Among the many other officially authorized DC Comics collectibles to be showcased at the Hero Collector booth are all seven stars of the Justice League Animated Series – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter.  They’re joined by all six heroes and villains from the second mini-series of Batman Animated Series Figurines – Mr. Freeze, Scarecrow, The Riddler, Two-Face, CATWOMAN and BATGIRL – along with the Special Edition of Clayface.

The first four versions of Diana of Themyscira from the all-new Wonder Woman Mythologies Collection will also be on display ­and available for purchase on site – CLASSIC WONDER WOMAN, GOLD ARMOR (KINGDOM COME), DC BOMBSHELL and FIRST APPEARANCE.

Finally, fans and gift givers will have a chance to flip through the pages of an advance preview of “BATMOBILE CUTAWAYS,” part of the new line of Eaglemoss Hero Collector “Premier Editions.”  This 72 page softcover visual guide features detailed cutaway illustrations of vehicles from the Batman Classic TV series, (including the Batcycle and Batcopter) and comes packaged in a boxed gift set with a die-cast model of the Batmobile. “BATMOBILE CUTAWAYS” will be available in stores starting October 30, 2018.

Hero Collector also invites all attendees to stop by Booth #1520 every day for the chance to win an exclusive daily “Bundle of Joy.”  Day 1 will award the Star Trek Discovery Bundle, featuring 5 ships from the Star Trek: Discovery Official Starships Collection. Day 2 will award the Battlestar Galactica Bundle, featuring all 4 ships in the collection released to date.  Day 3 spotlights the Batman Universe Busts Bundle, including 12 busts from the collection.  And on Day 4, the Star Trek Starships XL Bundle, with 5 ships from the collection, will be awarded.

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ARCHIE AND ME COMICS DIGEST #11 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:21


ARCHIE AND ME COMICS DIGEST #11
Brand New Lead Story: “The Haunted (Lodge) Mansion” Veronica’s mansion is haunted! She wants to rid her luxurious home of ghosts, so who’s she gonna call? Archie and Jughead?!
Script: Francis Bonnett
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/3
128-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS DELUXE VOL. 3 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:21


BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS DELUXE VOL. 3 (HC)
One of Archie’s most popular graphic novels gets the deluxe treatment in this full-sized remastered hardcover edition collecting over 50 iconic favorite stories from across Archie’s 75+ year history. The bestselling retrospective of this essential piece of Americana finally gets the treatment it’s due in this keepsake bookshelf edition.
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent
978-1-68255-867-6
$19.99 US/$21.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
416 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/3

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COSMO VOL. 1 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:21


COSMO VOL. 1 (TP)
Join Cosmo and his Space-Ace Martian crew as they find adventure and dangers in the deepest corners of space! Their latest mission turns into a much larger adventure when they stumble upon their most unique specimen yet: A panicked human! Writer Ian Flynn (Archie) and artist Tracy Yardley (Hero Cats) bring the classic 1950s space alien into the present day in this graphic novel that collects the full 5-issue mini-series!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Evan Stanley, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Tracy Yardley
978-1-68255-865-2
$12.99 US/$14.99 CAN
6 x 9”
TR
128 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/3

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ARCHIE #699 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:20


ARCHIE #699
CATCH UP ON THE BEST-SELLING ARCHIE SAGA BEFORE ISSUE #700! As the Riverdale gang heads toward major changes in the pages of the monumental ARCHIE #700 next month, we follow Archie as he reflects back on past storylines including: the #LipstickIncident, the arrival of the Lodge family, the machinations of the Blossom Twins, the near-tragedy of “Over the Edge” and more! This special issue sets the stage for next month’s landmark 700th issue of ARCHIE by Nick Spencer and Marguerite Sauvage! Based on stories by Mark Waid and Ian Flynn and featuring art by an assortment of Archie talents, this recap issue is the perfect primer for new readers and returning fans to the Archie universe.
Script: Mark Waid, Ian Flynn
Art: Fiona Staples, Veronica Fish, Joe Eisma, Pete Woods, Annie Wu, Audrey Mok, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover: Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 10/3
32-page, full color comic
$1.00 U.S.

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RICH REVIEWS: Deadskins Part One 

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:06

Title: Deadskins Part One
Publisher: Fried Comics
Written by: Clay Adams and Alexandre O. Philippe
Art by: Leila del Duca
Colors by: Brett Nienburg
Covers by: Ben Templesmith and Takashi Okazaki
Price: $ 2.99 US, free digital
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Website: www.friedcomics.com
Comments: A man gets on-board a train. He shares a compartment with a lady who is annoying. She goes on and on about having sex with her birds. He falls asleep and awakens to a nightmare. What he sees is a charnel house.
The comic starts out slow and then starts getting a build up in terror.
Why is all this happening? Who is this man who was on the train?
The use of red in this otherwise black and white comic does make the scenes pop out at you.
The man gets to a town and wonders around he still has his flowers for his girl. By now you just want answers as to what is going on here.
The man Shane is looking for his girl Annie and with all the dead folks on the train and in town plus the town’s folk who are missing he is trying to figure this mystery out.
Shane is a common guy who has just had his whole life turned upside down and has no clue as to why.

 

 

 

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NYCC 2018: THE LEGEND OF KORRA CONTINUES AT DARK HORSE WITH SERIES CO-CREATOR MICHAEL DANTE DIMARTINO

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:04

The Fate of The Earth Kingdom Hangs in the Balance in “The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire!”

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (October 1, 2018)—Three years after the groundbreaking and beloved Nickelodeon animated series The Legend of Korra ended, Dark Horse Books published the official continuation of the series, picking up right where it left off with the best-selling three-part graphic novel series The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars. After reinvigorating the series, introducing new characters, and exploring the fan-favorite romance of Korra and Asami, original series co-creator and writer Michael Dante DiMartino returns alongside new artist Michelle Wong (Goosebumps: Download and Die) for a new three-part story arc, The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire featuring the return of Kuvira, the archvillain of The Legend of Korra!

On the eve of its first elections, the Earth Kingdom finds its future endangered by its past. Even as Kuvira stands trial for her crimes, vestiges of her imperial ambitions threaten to undermine the nation’s democratic hopes. However, when Korra, Asami, Mako, and Bolin disagree on the solution, drastic measures will be taken to halt a new march to war and Korra must decide whom to trust as the fate of the Earth Kingdom hangs in the balance!

The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part One TPB goes on sale May 21, 2019, and is available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop.

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BOOM! Studios Announces New York Comic Con 2018 Signing Schedule

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 07:52

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 2, 2018) – BOOM! Studios announced today the company’s star-studded signing and appearance schedule for New York Comic Con 2018 to be held at the Javits Center from October 4-7.

These exclusive opportunities for fans to meet their favorite talent will occur at its booth (#1828), near the front of the convention floor ,with special guests including WWE Superstar Sami Zayn; Goosebumps creator R.L Stine; The Magicians creator Lev Grossman; former Power Rangers actor Steve Cardenas (“Rocky DeSantos”); and a diverse lineup of talent from BOOM! Studios award-winning graphic fiction lineup.

The BOOM! Studios signing and appearances schedule is below:

Thursday, October 4th
11:00-11:50 AM     Mighty Morphin Power Rangers signing with actor Steve Cardenas
12:00-12:50 PM    Claudio Sanchez (Amory Wars)
1:00-1:50 PM        Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book signing with Kyle Higgins
and Daniel Di Nicuolo
2:00-2:50 PM        Gustavo Borges (Petals)

Friday, October 5th
11:00-11:50 AM     Gustavo Borges (Petals)
12:00-12:50 PM    The Magicians signing with Lev Grossman and Lilah Sturges
1:00-1:50 PM        Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book signing with Kyle Higgins,
Daniel Di Nicuolo and Jonas Scharf
2:00-2:50 PM        Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book signing with Marguerite
Bennett and Simone Di Meo
3:00-3:50 PM        Just Beyond signing with R.L. Stine (including free limited edition
poster, while supplies last)
4:00-4:50 PM        Sean Rubin (Bolivar)
5:00-5:50 PM        Cory Godbey (Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales, Jim Henson’s
                              Labyrinth Tales)
6:00-6:50 PM        Delilah Dawson (Sparrowhawk, Ladycastle)

Saturday, October 6th
12:00-12:50 PM    WWE Superstar Sami Zayn (this event requires the purchase of a
limited edition poster and the line will be capped)
1:00-1:50 PM        Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book signing with Marguerite
Bennett and Simone Di Meo
2:00-2:50 PM        Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book signing with Kyle Higgins,
Daniel Di Nicuolo and Jonas Scharf
3:00-3:50 PM       Gustavo Borges (Petals)
4:00-4:50 PM       Sean Rubin (Bolivar)
6:00-6:50 PM       James Tynion IV (The Backstagers, The Woods, Eugenic), Eryk
Donovan (Eugenic) and Michael Dialynas (The Woods)

Sunday, October 7th
12:00-12:50 PM    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers signing with actor Steve Cardenas
1:00-1:50 PM        Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book signing with Simone
Di Meo
2:00-2:50 PM        Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book signing with Kyle Higgins,
Daniel Di Nicuolo and Jonas Scharf

All Day Signings
Giulio Macaione (Alice: From Dream to Dream) [THU – SUN] Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) [THU – SUN] Jackie Ball (Goldie Vance) [FRI – SAT] Kostas Zachopoulos (Run Wild, The Cloud) [THU – SUN] Michael Dialynas (The Woods) [THU] Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Low Road West) [FRI – SUN] Steve Cardenas (Rocky on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) [FRI – SAT] Vincenzo Balzano (Run Wild, The Cloud) [THU – SUN]

And the publisher will also bring four star-studded panels to the show, including:

Thursday, October 4th
ENTERTAINMENT IS LGBTQ
(12:30-1:30 PM, Room 1A21)
BOOM! Studios and GLAAD present an in-depth roundtable discussion about LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path forward to a brighter, more inclusive future, with special guests from all corners of the entertainment world including Marguerite Bennett (Writer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Phil Jimenez (Artist, Wonder Woman), Andy Mientus (CW’s The Flash; The Backstagers and The Ghost Light), Lilah Sturges (Writer, Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), Vita Ayala (Marvel Knights) and Megan Townsend (Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis, GLAAD). Moderated by Steve Foxe (Paste Magazine).

Friday, October 5th
BOOM! STUDIOS: DISCOVER YOURS
(1:30-2:30 PM, Room 1A24)
Discover your new comic book obsession at Comic-Con – and we guarantee you’re going to find it at this panel! Join visionary author R.L. Stine (Just Beyond), Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), Greg Pak (Firefly), Delilah S. Dawson (Sparrowhawk), Claudio Sanchez (Amory Wars), Lev Grossman (The Magicians: Alice’s Story) and Matt Gagnon (Editor in Chief, BOOM! Studios) for a jam-packed, interactive panel featuring the most acclaimed creators in comics as they discuss the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box and KaBOOM! with surprises for everyone in the audience. Moderated by Filip Sablik (President, Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios).

Saturday, October 6th
BOOM! BOX FALL MIXTAPE 
(5:15-6:15 PM, Room 1A02)
There’s only one place to discover your favorite comics like Lumberjanes, Giant Days, Fence, The Backstagers, and more – it’s the BOOM! Box imprint of BOOM! Studios. Join Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), James Tynion IV (The Backstagers), Andy Mientus (CW’s The Flash; The Backstagers and The Ghost Light), Jackie Ball (Welcome to Wanderland, Goldie Vance), Christine Larsen (By Night) and more of the exciting creators that bring you the most acclaimed progressive YA comics in the industry for a discussion about what’s next for the imprint that launched a movement in the world of graphic fiction! Moderated by Brigid Alverson (Publishers Weekly, ICv2, Good Comics for Kids).

Sunday, October 7th
POWER RANGERS: BEYOND THE GRID
(12:15-1:15 PM, Room 1A24)
A new all-star team of Power Rangers has come together to face a new threat from BEYOND THE GRID! Join Marguerite Bennett (Writer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Kyle Higgins (Writer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Soul of The Dragon), Daniele Di Nicuolo (Artist, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Simone Di Meo (Artist, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Dafna Pleban (Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios) and Megan Ruggiero (Publishing Manager, Hasbro Entertainment & Licensing) to discuss the future of the Power Rangers in comics…and reveal some surprises for every fan in attendance! Moderated by Matthew Mueller (Staff Writer, Comicbook.com).

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Weird Revisted: Clowns in the Clouds

Sorcerer's Skull - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 11:00
This post first appeared in December 2012. I have sorted wanted to use these guys in the Land of Azurth, but haven't done so yet.

There is, they say, a wandering, cloud island, that is home to clowns. These are no mere performers but the thing the mummers ape, fey and changeable beings not of this world.

Where the cloud island passes in it's maundering way, the clowns come down among normal folk, dropping from the sky under motley umbrellas, or sliding down shafts of light. They put on carnivals, perform farces, and throw out candies. After they have gone, people are sometimes found missing, particularly children.
Sometimes when the island passes, the clowns don't come down but instead drop candies of preternatural flavors and small items imbued with magic: a hand mirror, a short sword, a jar of skin cream, a pack of gum. There are rumors that these come in trade--or are perhaps stolen--from the Moon. There are tales spun of daring thieves sneaking on to the cloud island to rob the clowns' treasure stores, but as far as is known, these are just stories.
Other tales purport to come from people who have visited the cloud island and returned. These seldom mention  treasure stores, but do describe colorful tents scattered among cyclopean stone ruins (that may predate the clowns) and the rare tree, strewn with mists and carnival lights. The anarchic clowns careen between merriment and slumber. No clown ever seems to die, no matter what sort of violence is done to them. 
Sometimes, for reasons unknown, a clown falls from the island. These strange,sad creatures become wandering tramps, losing much of their magic and too often turning drink.


One Weird Encounter After Another

Sorcerer's Skull - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 14:00
This is a page from Mercer Meyer's Little Monster's You-Can-Make-It Book from 1978. I figure it would make a decent one of those "drop die tables" all the kids were going on about a few years ago. Or you could just roll 2 4-sided die for X and Y coordinates.


You are on your own for statting most of these beings, But Mayer's books do reveal that the Yalapappas eats paper (including, I'm sure, pages from spell books and scrolls) and the trollusk is a collector of stamps. I always thought it would make a good halfling reskin, but he is a bit goblinish in appearace.

RICH REVIEWS: The Steam Engines of Oz Hardcover Collection

First Comics News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 06:49

Title: The Steam Engines of Oz Hardcover Collection
Publisher: Arcana
Story by: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
Script by: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
Art by: Yannis Roumboulias
Coloring by: Chandran Ponnusamy
Letters by: Amanda Hendrix & Erik Hendrix
Price: $ 29.95 US
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Website: www.arcana.com
Pages: 192
Comments: Collecting the complete, two-volume SteamPunk epic future of the World of Oz which collects The Steam Engines of Oz FCBD, The Steam Engines of Oz #1-3, and The Steam Engines of Oz: The Geared Leviathan #1-3.
 Chapter 1
  Victoria is a cog in the machine and then her life is changed. Flying monkeys visit her. The illustrations are beautifully done. Victoria does have one cute butt. Her personality is cute too. The Witch of the North has a plan for Victoria.
So Victoria has a mission and she recruits two others to help her. Victoria is just a character who you will immediately like and be rooting for.
 Chapter 2
  Victoria is like the engineer who keeps Oz running. She is now on a mission and adventure with her companions Phadrig and Gromit. The tiger they meet is one awesomely drawn beast. This thing is just a huge beast full of fury.
The Tin Man is an imposing figure. You know at once he rules the Emerald City.
Victoria gets to meet many interesting and dangerous people on her mission which leads her to a Muchkin City. These are not the Munchkins you are used to seeing. They are still short but with a rough and tough appearance.
  Chapter 3
  Victoria and her friends meet up with lots of new people.
  Here to it is explained how the Tin Man became as he is now. He lost the ability to love. Which is such a sad thing to happen you will feel sorry for him. Now the Tin Man has certainly changed a lot he looks like a metal warrior made for war.
You will never believe what the Munchkin’s have to use in battle. This is definitely a sight you will want to see.
Chapter 4
  Victoria and a couple friends storm the Emerald City in search of the Scarecrow. Meanwhile, a huge battle is going on with the Tin Man’s forces hard pressed against many others.
The ending to this chapter will lift your heart.
Chapter 5 
Two witches are journeying to Oz. The illustrations of them are wonderful to behold. Their evil presence emanates from the pages. The Cowardly Lion is a ferocious beast. He would frighten anyone.
Chapter 6
The two witches Cora and Eden are on a killing spree. Nothing seems capable of stopping them and their machine of death.
The story does move along smoothly flowing from one part to the next. With so many characters you might think it hard to keep track of them all but it is not. The story will have you enthralled.
Chapter 7
  The witches are destroying all around them. The scenes are of a battleground and the fights are action-packed.
The ending does end. This is Oz and the story told here is great and powerful. The adventures and thrills you see along the way are astounding. You will not soon forget this. 

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RICH REVIEWS: Timmy Lala’s Ice Scream # 1

First Comics News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 06:39

Title: Timmy Lala’s Ice Scream # 1
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Writer: Bradley Golden
Penciler: Andrey Lunatik
Inker & Colorist: Mickey Clausen
Letterer & Designer: Hector Negrete
Cover: Helmut Rancho
Variant Cover: Oscar Pinto
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: antarctic-press.myshopify.com/
Comments: Thomas Wright drives an ice cream truck. Parents and children like him yet right from the start he comes across as creepy. Then he goes to being dangerous.
As the story progresses we see Timmy is totally insane. He does have a devilish look to him. His wife Lucy does look beautiful in that tied up helpless sort of way. The children and wives are illustrated plainly.
The whole book does unfold like a cheap horror movie, a Grade B movie. For that, it does capture the essence of the whole idea. More thrills and chills were needed. We need to be made to truly hate Timmy not just dislike and feel disgust for him. He is insane but is he evil?
Plus seeing what he does with a Jehovah’s Witness a lot of us have wanted to do that. Then there is his delicious ice cream now this part will turn your stomach and make you gag. Timmy is sick and he needs to be helped by being put down.
Timmy will both repulse you and scare you.

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Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince #1 preview

First Comics News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 06:14

Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince #1

Writer: V.E. Schwab

Artist: Andrea Olimpieri,

Colorist: Enrica Angiolini

Publisher: Titan Comics

32pp, $3.99, On sale October 10, 2018

 

The highly acclaimed fantasy series comes to comics with its original author: award-winning New York Times bestseller V.E. Schwab! In a gaslamp world where magicians navigate alternate Londons, the prince of Red London pursues a dark version of his beloved city – and faces worse than exile…

 

Cover A: Claudia Ianniciello

Cover B: Tomm Coker

Cover C: Andrea Olimpieri

Cover D: Book Style Variant

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NYCC 2018: AMANDA RIPLEY LEADS THE RESISTANCE!

First Comics News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 05:49

Brian Wood Returns to the “Aliens” Universe at Dark Horse for “Aliens: Resistance”

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (September 28, 2018)—Since 1979, Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien has spawned a cultural phenomenon and an enormous franchise that has branched out to sequels, spin-offs, merchandise, video games and, of course, comics. Following Brian Wood’s 2016 critically acclaimed miniseries Aliens: Defiance, Wood returns to pen the sequel story Aliens: Resistance.

Aliens: Resistance follows the events of the popular video game Aliens: Isolation which starred Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda Ripley fifteen years after the events of the original film as she fought for survival against the monstrous xenomorph aboard a remote space station while attempting to uncover the hidden secrets of her mother’s disappearance from the insidious Weyland-Yutani Corporation. Now, in Aliens: Resistance, Ripley is kept silent by Weyland-Yutani now that the xenomorph threat has been brought to light. But when Zula Hendricks, the Ex-Colonial Marine from Aliens: Defiance, arrives in need of Ripley’s help to expose a sinister bio-weapons program, the duo teams up to lead a resistance against an upgraded arsenal designed to keep the darkest atrocities secret!

With an intense script by Brian Wood (Aliens: Defiance, Sword Daughter), cinematic art by Robert Carey (Power Rangers, Transformers), dynamic colors by Dan Jackson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Call of Duty: Zombies), letters by Nate Piekos (Stranger Things, Black Hammer) covers by Roberto De La Torre (The Invincible Iron Man, Ms. Marvel), and featuring the return of Aliens: Defiance alum Tristan Jones on variant covers, Aliens: Resistance is the action-packed blockbuster comics series not to be missed!

Aliens: Resistance #1 (of four) goes on sale January 23, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

For the latest Alien franchise news and updates please visit http://AlienUniverse.com

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Carly Usdin & Noah Hayes Slam Dunk The Funk in THE AVANT-GUARDS

First Comics News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 05:45

Discover The Perfect Shot At Happiness In A New Twelve Issue Series Beginning January 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 28, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today announced THE AVANT-GUARDS #1, kicking off an all-new twelve issue series in January 2019 from writer Carly Usdin (creator of the critically-acclaimed Heavy Vinyl) and artist Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer) where finding what you’re looking for on and off the court is the toughest shot of all!

Welcome to the Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics, an historically all-female school whose population is decidedly more drama geek than jock. Liv, aspiring actor and basketball enthusiast, doesn’t understand why she can’t be both, but she seems alone in that belief…until Charlie.

Charlie is a recent transfer, a former star basketball player, and the answer to all of Liv’s problems. She’ll stop at nothing to get the reluctant Charlie to join the ragtag group of misfits that make up their fledgling team.

“I started playing basketball in middle school, and I still play now as an adult. It’s a lovely constant in my life that I wanted to honor with THE AVANT-GUARDS,” said writer Carly Usdin. “The idea of a funny, pure series about friendship, teamwork, and perseverance really appeals to me right now, and I’m so excited to share this with the world in 2019.”

“Gearing up for THE AVANT-GUARDS has been such a blast,” said artist Noah Hayes. “Carly’s created such a wonderful cast of characters that were a ton of fun to design. I hope readers will enjoy the journey we’re taking them on and find them as charming and memorable as I do.”

THE AVANT GUARDS #1 features a main cover by Hayes and a variant cover by Veronica Fish (SLAM!).

“Carly wowed audiences with the humor, heart and honesty she brought to Heavy Vinyl and Noah is dropping jaws with his stunning work on Wet Hot American Summer – and they’re unstoppable together on a book like THE AVANT-GUARDS,” said Shannon Watter, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “We’re thrilled to have twelve issues to bring you on the journey of Liv and Charlie to not only form an unbeatable team between the buzzers, but also to challenge the ideas about who they are – and more importantly, who they can be off the court too.”

THE AVANT-GUARDS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; Misfit City by Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.

Print copies of THE AVANT-GUARDS #1 will be available for sale in January 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

For continuing news on THE AVANT-GUARDS and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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IMAGE COMICS AT NYCC 2018

First Comics News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 05:40

#WeBelieve in creator-owned panels, con-exclusive variants, and signings with your favorite comics talent

PORTLAND, OR, 09/28/2018 — Image Comics will return to New York City this year for NYCC on Thursday, October 4th through Sunday, October 7th.

Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the http://www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.

LIMITED* CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#1444):
* Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.
  • Blackbird #1- $10 + tax
  • Dead Rabbit #1 – $10 + tax
  • JesusFreak Ashcan – $1 + tax
  • Deadly Class #1 – FREE with any purchase at the Image booth
  • Exorsisters #1 Ashcan – available at Artist Alley table #D16
  • Infinite Dark #1 – available at Top Cow booth #AA-G20
  • God Country HC – Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw – $35 + tax
  • A.D. After Death HC – Jeff Lemire, Scott Snyder – $35 + tax
  • Monstress Volume 2 HC – Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda – $35 + tax
  • Monstress Volume 3 HC – Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda – $35 + tax
  • Kill or Be Killed HC – Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips – $35 + tax
  • Seven to Eternity HC – Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña – $35 + tax
  • Ice Cream Man HC – W Maxwell Prince, Martín Morazzo – $35 + tax
  • VS HC – Iván Brandon and Esád Ribic – $35 + tax
MERCHANDISE:
* Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth. 
  • BLACK SCIENCE statue, $150 (+tax)*
  • “I Believe in Comics” T-shirt, sm-xxxl, $24.99 (+tax)
  • “I Believe in Comics” tote bag, $12.00 (+tax)
  • DEADLY CLASS lapel pins, $10 (+tax)
PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS: Thursday, October 4 @ 6:30 – 7:30 PM, Room 1A18
Image Comics: We Believe in Horror

Image Comics has ushered in a new era of horror with cerebral writers and visceral artists elevating sequential-art dread to claustrophobic heights. From W. Maxwell Prince’s suburban doom in ICE CREAM MAN to Pornsak Pichetshote’s reflective haunted house boiler, INFIDEL, comics are evolving terror to new personal, socially minded levels. Join a roster of the most sinister storytellers including David F. Walker (BITTER ROOT), Matthew Rosenberg (WHAT’S THE FURTHEST PLACE FROM HERE?), Dennis Culver (BURNOUTS), and Will Dennis (editor on MOONSHINE, WYTCHES, GIDEON FALLS) to discover how they’re altering an entire genre.

Friday, October 5 @ 2:45 – 3:45 PM, Room 1A24
Image Comics: We Believe in Vision

Since its creation, Image has remained a bastion for creators to foster their biggest, boldest ideas. Join a vanguard of storytellers as they walk through their most daring projects and how they arrived there—including a surprise announcement. Join panelists Jason Aaron (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, THE GODDAMNED), Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, DIE), Stephanie Hans (DIE), Gerry Duggan(ANALOG, DEAD RABBIT), Jen Bartel (BLACKBIRD), Joe Casey (MCMLXXV, JESUSFREAK), Daniel Warren Johnson (MURDER FALCON, EXTREMITY) and special guests for an introspective dive into the comics defining the future of the medium.

Saturday, October 6 @ 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Room 1A21
Image Comics Presents Deadly Class 101

In 2014, writer Rick Remender and artist Wes Craig unleashed a relentless tale of brutal vengeance and discipline in DEADLY CLASS, where the homework is homicide and the lectures are lethal. The neon-drenched world of Marcus Lopez Arguello and King’s Dominion Atelier of the Deadly Arts will soon debut as an original television series on SYFY, as the comic series continues to crank the pressure on a group of teens training to be career assassins. Join the creators of this groundbreaking comic as Remender, Craig, editor Sebastian Girner, and colorist Jordan Boyd recount the origins, development, and future of their transformational epic.

Sunday, October 7 @ 3:45 – 4:45 PM, Room 1A21
Image Comics Live Draw: Art Jam with Todd McFarlane, Wes Craig, and Mirka Andolfo

Join us for a special live draw session, where a trio of Image’s most imaginative trailblazers each collaborate on one exquisite corpse-style illustration. Image co-founder Todd McFarlane (SPAWN), Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS, THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION), and Mirka Andolfo (UNNATURAL) will each contribute a segment to a kinetic digital canvas, while also discussing their work process and expansive histories. An experience designed to show off the sheer skill of Image’s line-and-shape maestros, stop by for an unforgettable experience.

SIGNINGS* AT THE IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#1444):
*TICKETED denotes signings require wristbands. Wristbands will be given out at the booth as soon as the convention floor opens on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be available for attendee badge holders only. There will be a limit of 3 items per person for ticketed signings unless otherwise noted. No CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
11:00 – 11:45 AM
Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, DIE!DIE!DIE!, OBLIVION SONG, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) [*TICKETED]

12:00 – 12:45 PM
Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT, EVOLUTION, NAILBITER)
Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST)

1:00 – 1:45 PM
Michel Fiffe (BLOODSTRIKE BRUTALISTS)
Alison Sampson (WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD)

2:00 – 2:45 PM
Kickliy (PERDY)
Dennis Culver (BURNOUTS)

3:30 – 5:00 PM
Todd McFarlane (SPAWN) [*TICKETED. Limit ONE item per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; 13+ age limit; no sketches; attendee badge holders only; no photos***]

5:00 – 5:45 PM
Ram V (PARADISO)

5:30 – 6:15 PM
Sean Lewis, Caitlin Yarsky, Hayden Sherman (COYOTES, THE FEW)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
11:00 – 11:45 AM
Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, DIE DIE DIE, OBLIVION SONG, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) [*TICKETED] W Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo, Chris O’Halloran (ICE CREAM MAN)

12:00 – 12:45 PM
Carla Speed McNeil, Alex De Campi, Vita Ayala (TWISTED ROMANCE)
Bret Blevins (STELLAR)

1:00 – 1:45 PM
Ryan Cady, Andrea Mutti (INFINITE DARK)
Daniel Warren Johnson (MURDER FALCON, EXTREMITY)

2:00 – 2:45 PM
Zack Kaplan, Andrea Mutti (PORT OF EARTH)
Sean Mackiewicz (GASOLINA)

3:30 – 5:00 PM
Todd McFarlane (SPAWN) [*TICKETED. Limit ONE item per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; 13+ age limit; no sketches; attendee badge holders only; no photos.]

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Dean Haspiel (THE RED HOOK)

5:30 – 6:30 PM
Marjorie Liu (MONSTRESS) [*TICKETED]

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
11:00 – 11:45 AM
Gerry Duggan, David O’Sullivan (ANALOG)
Donny Cates (REDNECK, GOD COUNTRY)

12:00 – 12:45 PM
Anthony Del Col (SON OF HITLER)

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Todd McFarlane (SPAWN) [*TICKETED. Limit ONE item per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; 13+ age limit; no sketches; attendee badge holders only; no photos.] Brenden Fletcher (ISOLA, MOTOR CRUSH)

2:00 – 2:45 PM
Tee Franklin (JOOK JOINT, BINGO LOVE)

3:00 – 3:45 PM
Pornsak Pichetshote, Aaron Campbell, José Villarrubia (INFIDEL)
Andrei Bressan (BIRTHRIGHT)

4:00 – 4:45 PM
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE) [*TICKETED] Simon Stalenhag

5:00 – 5:45 PM
Joe Casey, Benjamin Marra (JESUSFREAK)
Nikos Koutsis (ERRAND BOYS)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
10:00 – 10:45 AM
Benedict Wong [*TICKETED]

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Gerry Duggan, John McCrea (DEAD RABBIT)
Simon Stalenhag

12:00 – 12:45 PM
Jason Aaron, Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS) [*TICKETED] Steve Orlando (CRUDE)

1:00 – 1:45 PM
Lee Garbett (SKYWARD)
Cliff Rathburn (THE WALKING DEAD)

2:00 – 2:45 PM
Iván Brandon, Esad Ribić (VS) [*TICKETED] Jen Bartel (BLACKBIRD) [*TICKETED]

3:00 – 3:45 PM
Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST)

3:00 – 4:45 PM
Benedict Wong [*TICKETED] IMAGE COMICS’ CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:  Aaron Campbell & Pornsak Pichetshote L-18
Alex De Campi H13
Alison Sampson F35
Amy Reeder H11
Babs Tarr D2
Bengal J22
Brandon Montclare H12
Bret Blevins H16
Brett Weldele I30
Cat Staggs I2
Charles Soule K31
Dan Panosian J32
Daniel Warren Johnson A16
Declan Shalvey K1A
Donny Cates K22
Ed Brisson A22
Emi Lenox L19
Erik Larsen K10
Fábio Moon L2
Gabriel Bá L1
Geoff Shaw A15
Gerry Duggan A27
Gisèle Lagacé D16
Greg Capullo L36
Greg Tocchini H30
Jen Bartel E7
Jeremy Haun G36
Jerome Opeña L10
Jim Mahfood I17
Jim Zub A21
Jock L34
Jody LeHeup I26
Joe Casey K6
Joe Eisma E6
Joe Harris I27
John McCrea A28
Joshua Williamson L32
Klaus Janson J21
Kyle Higgins K28
Leandro Fernandez J20
Matt Hawkins K9
Matteo Scalera J30
Matthew Rosenberg & Tyler Boss K27
Meredith Finch L33
Michael Garland A25
Mirka Andolfo L27
Nathan Fox & Sebastian Girner I25
Ronald Wimberly G11
Ryan Browne K32
Ryan Cady G20
Ryan O’Sullivan H32
Sanford Greene I29
Scott Snyder L35
Sean Gordon Murphy J1
Stephanie Hans H4
Steve Orlando L24
Steven Seagle K8
Tee Franklin D8
Tim Seeley B25
Tradd Moore E1
Tula Lotay D1
Vanesa Del Rey D39
Wes Craig I28
Zack Kaplan I24 IMAGE COMICS OFFSITE EVENTS: Midtown Comics Signing
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Location: Midtown Comics Downtown • 64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038

The greatest creators from Image Comics join us from Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, October 4th to celebrate the release of tons of sensational new series! Meet Joe Casey, Gerry Duggan, Mirka Andolfo, David O’Sullivan, John McCrea, and Tee Franklin during our biggest signing event of the year! This is an open signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of at least one Image Comics title required. Limit 6 items signed per attendee, max 2 items per creator. See you there!

NYCC@NYPL Keynote Address – Marjorie Liu
Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Location: New York Public Library – 476 5th Avenue – Bartos Forum
Speakers: Marjorie Liu 

Marjorie Liu, the superstar creator of MONSTRESS and first woman ever to win the title of “Best Writer” from the Eisner Awards, gives the keynote speech for the NYCC@NYPL Library Day events.

NYCC@NYPL Panel – Deconstructing Graphic Novels to Design Classroom Curriculum with Marjorie Liu’s Monstress
Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Location: NYPL – 476 5th Avenue – Bartos Forum
Speakers:  Dr. Katie Monnin, Chloe Ramos-Peterson, Adam Kullberg

Presented by Pop Culture Classroom, in partnership with Image Comics, this post-keynote workshop will highlight how educators and librarians can start to deconstruct Marjorie Liu’s MONSTRESS in order to build their own teaching guides and curricular resources to support teaching the title to diverse student populations.

NYCC@NYPL Panel – Currents of Inspiration: From America to Europe and Back
Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Location: NYPL – 476 5th Avenue – Celeste Auditorium
Speakers:  Kickliy, Mikael, Andrew C. Robinson, JD Morvan, Sean Gordon Murphy
Moderator: Heidi McDonald

European and American comics are often described as two distinct branches of sequential art, which have, however, been influencing each other for decades. As more and more European creators get a star status in the US, we present a rich panel of US and EU creators who have been strongly influenced by their overseas counterparts.

NYCC@NYPL Panel – Horror Comics – The Other Narrative
Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Location: NYPL – 476 5th Avenue – Bartos Forum
Speakers: Aaron Campbell, Sanford Greene, Pornsak Pichetshote, José Villarubia, David Walker
Moderator: Chloe Ramos-Peterson

Comics creators working in the genre of horror, thrillers, and suspense discuss how their books tackle real-world issues like racism, xenophobia, and otherism. Subjects include how creators telegraph topics, how satire can revitalize tropes, why these genres are so perfect for examining sensitive issues, why the time is right to tackle these problems through graphic literature, and how you can use these books to have productive conversations in your branch through bookclubs, lectures, and more.

NYCC@NYPL Creator Appearance – The Librarian is in Booth
Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: NYPL – 476 5th Avenue – The Librarian Is In Booth
Speakers: Gerry Duggan

Modeled after the Peanuts ‘Doctor is in’ stand, the ‘Librarian is in’ is NYPL’s Reading Recommendations service–with its own podcast and super cool events booth! Librarians will be offering reading recommendations and suggestions to event attendees all day, and from noon to one, special guest Gerry Duggan will be offering his own hot takes on what to read next!

NYCC@NYPL Panel – A Hero with a Thousand Faces: From Ms. Marvel to Spider-Gwen
Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Location – NYPL – 476 5th Avenue – Bartos Forum
Speakers: Joe Schmidt, Amie Wright, Jason Latour

As different iterations of classic superheroes emerge (Miles Morales, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Gwen), what remains consistent is the archetypal journeys of so many heroes in comics. Using Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces this panel will discuss the universal appeal of comics and how so much of that appeal is based on readers seeing themselves in the work and following along on the hero’s journey. Using this framework, educators and librarians can incorporate the hero’s journey in teaching and discussions of classic works—like the Odyssey—into present day. CTLE credit available for eligible attendees.

NYCC@NYPL Panel – Hip-Hop, Comics, and Culture
Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Location: NYPL – 476 5th Avenue – Berger Forum

Speakers: Andre LeRoy Davis, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Ron Wimberly, Stacey Robinson, Eric Orr, Deirdre Hollman
Hip-hop culture emerged through a lexicon of urban folklore, graffiti art, and comics. This panel features comic creators whose work helped define the mythos and the aesthetics of hip-hop comics. Presented by The Black Comics Collective.

GNCRT Pop-Up Library Signing/Live Draw – Kickliy
Date: Saturday, October 6th
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Javits Center – Booth #1A100
Speakers: Kickliy

Come meet the creator of PERDY! Kickliy will be signing and doing a live-draw session at the Pop-Up Library.

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Your First Look at PLANET OF THE APES: THE TIME OF MAN #1

First Comics News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 05:30

Discover Another Side of The War in Both The Original & New Series Canon in October 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 28, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at PLANET OF THE APES: THE TIME OF MAN #1, an all-new special on-sale in October and celebrating the franchise’s historic 50th Anniversary in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, with new stories highlighting the Planet of the Apes’ most dangerous enemy: the beast called man! This historic one-shot features stories from both the original films and new series canon, including the early years of Armando and Caesar before Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and for the first time ever, a story set after the harrowing events of War for the Planet of the Apes, following a few of the remaining human survivors.

PLANET OF THE APES: THE TIME OF MAN #1 assembles fan-favorite creators including writers Dan Abnett (Aquaman), David F. Walker (Luke Cage) and Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Low Road West); artists Carlos Magno (Kong of Skull Island), George Schall (Dark Horse Presents) and Morgan Beem (The Family Trade); and features covers by Fay Dalton (Normandy Gold) and John Keaveney (Kong on the Planet of the Apes), and Michael Allred (Silver Surfer) in this celebration of one of cinema’s most important franchises.

“Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1 kicks off our 50th anniversary celebration with an incredible batch of writers and artists with a passion for the series,” said Cameron Chittock, editor, BOOM! Studios. “Featuring familiar faces and all new characters, this collection of stories from the human perspective is one fans will not want to miss.”

PLANET OF THE APES: THE TIME OF MAN #1 is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, WWE, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.

Print copies of PLANET OF THE APES: THE TIME OF MAN #1 will be available for sale on October 31st at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

For continuing news on PLANET OF THE APES comics and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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Fan Packages to the Malta Comic Con 2018 and Third Wave of Guests Announced!

First Comics News - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 14:35

28th September 2018
Wicked Comics are proud to announce fantastic package deals (including discounted accommodation rates and discounted convention tickets) for fans who wish to travel to the forthcoming Malta Comic Convention from abroad.
The Malta Comic Con (MCC) is a 2-day event which celebrates comic creators, comic books, books, movies, TV series, table top games, video games, role playing games, cosplaying and virtually anything that is related to the comic culture. The MCC is both entertaining and educational and on both days, there will be material specifically intended for children and material specifically intended for a mature audience. However, primarily focus is always given towards providing a platform for creators to meet their fans. This year MCC 2018 (10th Year Anniversary) will be hosting various professional creators from all over the world.
For our Third Wave of Guests we have: Ikuo Matsuda from Japan, Kevin Enhart from France, Leonidas ‘Steve’ Stivaktis from Greece and Manos Kotsifakis from Crete. They will be joined by various local artists and exhibitors including: Daniel Mercieca, Fleur Sciortino, Ivan Xuereb, Jeanelle Zammit, Gaia Monteforte, Gabriel Borg as well as Kawaii Shop, Graphics Novel Libraries and the Fantasy Showgirls.
The Single Fan Accommodation Package includes the following:
Accommodation in a hotel in Bugibba (tourist area) on Bed and Breakfast basis for 3 nights (Friday 2nd November, Saturday 3rd November and Sunday 4th November).
2 Day Ticket to the Malta Comic Convention (Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November between 10 am – 6 pm Saturday and 11 am – 7 pm Sunday).
Return Transport from the hotel to the Convention Centre (applicable for both Saturday and Sunday)
This package only costs €135 per person!
Optional additional accommodation dates available at only €40 per night per person.
The Shared Fan Accommodation Package:
The Shared Accommodation Package is even cheaper! But is only applicable for 2 persons travelling and sharing a hotel room together. It includes the following:
Accommodation in a hotel in Bugibba (tourist area) on Bed and Breakfast basis for 3 nights (Friday 2nd November, Saturday 3rd November and Sunday 4th November).
2 Day Ticket to the Malta Comic Convention (Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November between 10 am – 6 pm Saturday and 11 am – 7 pm Sunday).
Return Transport from the hotel to the convention Centre (applicable for both Saturday and Sunday)
This package only costs €115 per person.
Optional additional accommodation dates available at €35 per night per person.

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