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RICH REVIEWS: Spencer and Locke # 4

First Comics News - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 18:17

Title: Spencer and Locke # 4
Publisher: Action Lab Comics
Writer: David Pepose
Artist: Jorge Santiago Jr.
Colorist: Jasen Smith
Letterer: Colin Bell
Cover: Jorge Santiago Jr.
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: Locke meets with his father to save his daughter. Locke is a hero protecting his daughter.
Now the story keeping you guessing about Spencer is he real or imaginary? Is Locke fully sane it is hard to tell and that is part of the charm of this comic.
Locke’s daughter Hero now she is a real hero. Maybe her old man’s insanity is rubbing off on her.
Locke has a hard fought battle with his father. They do not get along at all. Well, one is a cop and one a criminal.
Well, our story ends this issue. There are a few twists and turns to it. The ending is pretty much what one might expect. Spencer and Locke continue on. They do make the best of partners.

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RICH REVIEWS: Sisters of Sorrow # 1

First Comics News - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 18:15

Title: Sisters of Sorrow # 1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Written by: Kurt Sutter & Courtney Alameda
Illustrated by: Hyeonjin Kim
Colored by: Jean-Paul Csuka
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Covers by: Jae Lee and June, Andre De Freitas
Variant Covers by: Valentine De Landro, Vanesa R. Del Rey
Sisters of Sorrow Created by: Hurt Sutter
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: Haven House is a sanctuary for domestic abuse. It is awful and just wrong that women need such a place.
It is great to see one of the men getting what he deserves. Too bad his wife had to suffer.
Four of the women decide to train so they can defend themselves and others from those who would abuse them. They all suffered so much and far more than just abuse. The loss they endure is the worst thing imaginable. They deserve justice.
The women work together and create their own justice since the courts will not do it.
This comic will have you fearing and rooting for these women. They take the law into their own hands. Those they go after are scum but are they right to become vigilantes.
This issue provides excitement and will have you coming back to see who receives their justice next.

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RICH REVIEWS: Mighty Morphing Power Rangers # 17

First Comics News - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 18:04

Title: Mighty Morphing Power Rangers # 17
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Written by: Kyle Higgins
Illustrated by: Hendry Prasetya
Colors by: Matt Herms with assistance by Sigi Ironmonger
Letters by: Ed Dukeshire
The Ongoing Misdventures of Squatt & Baboo:
Written by: Ryan Ferrier
Illustrated by: Bachan
Colors by: Triona Farrell
Letters by: Jim Campbell
Cover by: Jamal Campbell
Connecting Variant Cover by: Steve Morris
Versus Variant Cover by: Dan Mora
Morpher Variant Cover by: Miguel Mercado
Action Figure Variant Cover by: Haskell Mackowski with packaging design by David Ryan Robinson
Unlocked Retailer Connecting Cover by: Julian Totino Tedesco
San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Connecting Cover by: Dan More with Design by: Dylan Todd
San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Previews Exclusive Cover by: Peter Nguyen
Most Good Hobby Exclusive Cover by: Mike Krome with Colors by Sabine Rich
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: Nine different covers are to many. Most comics have one or maybe two covers but all they really need is one.
The Rangers do not have Rita or her monsters to battle but they still keep busy, very busy. It is nice to see them helping out in other ways. A nice change of pace.
We get a look at the Rangers during some down time. They do seem like ordinary teenagers until something to do with the Rangers pops up.
Grace Sterling, how will she affect the Rangers? She is written as a helping person and only wants to improve things for the human race but how?
Seeing the Rangers not fighting giant monsters have you seeing them more as people than as heroes.
“The Ongoing Misadventures of Squatt & Baboo” On this alternate Earth Squatt & Baboo are Zord-ified. They just want to be heroes. Their hearts are in the right place. Do they have the hearts of heroes well we will see. They are likable characters.

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Lineup for the Mae Young Classic 1st Round

First Comics News - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 18:01
  • Princesa Sugehit vs. Kay Lee Ray
  • Serena Deeb vs. Vanessa Borne
  • Shayna Baszler vs. Zeda
  • Piper Niven vs. Santana Garrett
  • Mia Yim vs. Sarah Logan
  • Mercedes Martinez vs. Xia Li
  • Rhea Ripley vs. Miranda Salinas
  • Abbey Laith vs. Jazzy Gabert
  • Toni Storm vs. Ayesha Raymond
  • Dakota Kai vs. Kavita Devi
  • Candice LeRae vs. Renee Michelle
  • Rachel Evers vs. Marti Belle
  • Bianca Belair vs. Sage Beckett
  • Lacey Evans vs. Taynara Conti
  • Nicole Savoy vs. Reina Gonzalez
  • Kairi Sane vs. Tessa Blanchard

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RICH REVIEWS: Hellboy: Into The Silent Sea

First Comics News - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 17:58

Title: Hellboy: Into The Silent Sea (GN)
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Story by: Mike Mignola & Gary Gianni
Art by: Gary Gianni
Colors by: Dave Stewart
Letters by: Clem Robins
Cover Art by: Mike Mignola with Dave Stewart
Price: $ 14.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: The setting is dreary. Hellboy sets sail from an Island and meets a ship. Hellboy is being very quiet. The ship is full of sailors from past era.
The art gives the characters a rough look. Hellboy as well is drawn roughly. The Lady is an odd character. She is down right creepy.
Superstitions abound here.
Hellboy finds himself in a battle against some creature that should not be living. Next, the sea definitely has its fill of sea monsters. These things are hideous.
This story has a number of twists and turns in it. Somethings are not explained till right at the end.
This is a creepy adventure that Hellboy would rather not have had and no one else would want to have either.

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RICH REVIEWS: Diablo House # 1

First Comics News - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 17:57

Title: Diablo House # 1
Publisher: IDW
Written and Created by: Ted Adams
Art by: Santiperez
Colors by: Jay Fotos
Lettering and Edits by: Robbie Robbins
Cover: Santiperez/Colors by Jay Fotos
Variant Covers: Gabriel Rodriguez, Santiperez/Colors by Jay Fotos
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: Riley is the host of Diablo House. He is a surfer dude and written with a very likable personality. Riley narrates and his descriptions and explanations will grab your attention.
Well first off we look in on a couple that met as children and we fast forward through their lives and in the present, they are married. RC the husband works at Fitzey’s Fast Fresh Fish. Well one thing leads to another and RC gets rich and his wife leaves him. She was a gold digger. Angie made a deal with Diablo House. What was the deal? The ending leaves you hanging waiting for a punch line to the story but there is none.
The second story is short “Anchovies!?!” story by Ted Adams and art by Troy Little. What lurks behind the doors of Diablo House? We find out whats behind a few of them here. The art is cute with a scary touch.
Riley’s character makes this book work. He is written and drawn perfectly for this. You will be scared and feel at home with Riley in Diablo House.

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First Comics News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 17:49

Your first look at Iron Fist and Jessica Jones!

New York, NY—July 13, 2017—This fall, a new day will shine on the Marvel Universe with your favorite heroes, your favorite creators…where every story is an event!

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



Written by ED BRISSON



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Don’t Miss The Dramatic Debut of WEAPON H!

First Comics News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 15:52

Mike Deodato unveils your first look in Totally Awesome Hulk #22!

New York, NY—July 14, 2017—What is the startling secret of Weapon H? Find out in TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #22, on sale 08/16!

Written by GREG PAK

The Weapon X program’s twisted head scientists have finally completed their magnum opus! Now BATCH X is awake, and it’s MAD AS HELL.
FOC – 07/24/17, On-Sale – 08/16/17

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Beautiful NEW Mojo and Divinica coming soon!!!

First Comics News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 15:26

Shout out to all my Rothites, this is JP Roth writing for JP Roth…

Sorry, we over at Rothic have been MIA for the past little while. Due to the OVERWHELMING amount of issues with our printing/fulfillment house, we are switching to a larger company which will be able to handle our AWESOME volume of sales!

Happiness. Please bear with us as we work to fulfill all outstanding orders. If you feel you have been waiting long enough to deserve a free book please give me a holler at

In positive news, NEW beautiful things will be coming to you this weekend.

We have a new MOJO by e.Bas, a new AD6 by Mike Krome and e.Bas and of course Divinica issue two by Dawn and e.Bas. Stay tuned!

Here are some previews of the upcoming magic!

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First Comics News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 15:16

Cover A by DAVID MACK (MAY171982)
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (MAY171983)
Variant Cover by LEIF JONES (MAY171984)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (MAY171985)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (MAY171986)

Death and the deity!

The horrifying truth behind Rome’s grisly string of murders has finally come to light… but will Antonius Axia and his mysterious new partner – the gladiator Achillia – be able to stomach it? It’s a race against the clock to stop a serial killer – who may very well be the vengeful spirit of Apollo himself — before it strikes again! But should Antonius and Achillia fail in their mission, they’ll condemn not only Rome…but those Antonius holds dear as well.

Visionary creators Peter Milligan (Shade, the Changing Man) and Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) bring the latest case for history’s first detective to a chilling close…and forever alter the history of civilization itself!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JULY 19 (FOC – 6/26/17)


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RAPTURE #3 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 15:15

RAPTURE #3 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAY171976)
Cover B by J.G. JONES (MAY171977)
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE (MAY171979)
Variant Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA (MAY171980)
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN (MAY171981)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available (MAY171978)

Beware the lords of the Deadside!

Ninjak and Shadowman have launched an all-out assault against Babel – the ancient being determined to breach heaven – on the dark and decaying battlefields of the Deadside. But are the combined might of sword and shadow enough to stop this biblical force of nature…or will they need the help of an ancient and weary warrior whose power transcends their understanding? And as oblivion inches ever closer to Earth, Tama the Geomancer and Punk Mambo must step out of the darkness and halt Babel’s forces from infiltrating the land of the living as Valiant’s Shadowman-driven standalone event fight on!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 19th (FOC – 6/21/17)


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First Comics News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 15:14

Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (MAY171963)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (MAY171965)
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH (MAY171966)

Fully charged!

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer, writer of the international sensation Arrival, joins forces with Harvey Award-nominated artist Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) for the next electrifying chapter in Valiant’s latest prestige format epic!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JULY 19th (FOC – 6/26/17)


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Walter Brogan Co-Creator/Co-Writer/Artist for Danny and Harry Private Detective

First Comics News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 14:40

First Comics News: Why use animals instead of humans in “Danny and Harry Private Detectives”?

Walter Brogan: I just wanted to try a different look.

1st: Why choose a cat and bird as the two detectives instead of other animals?

Walter: I go out a lot either in a coffee shop or the park, beach with my sketch book and draw. One day I saw a cat and seagull eating a flying fish, from this I got an idea about a book about The Cat, the Seagull, and the Flying Fish and how the cat and seagull try to catch the flying fish. The cat and the seagull became Danny and Harry.

1st: How do you give Danny and Harry emotions in your art?

Walter: The same way Walt Disney gave Mickey Mouse emotions and Chuck Jones gave Bugs Bunny emotions.

1st: Do you have a favorite animal to draw?

Walter: No, not really. I do like the elephant and the alligator, though.

1st: What is the main drawing point of this comic?

Walter: To tell a story through art and drawing.

1st: How do you determine the size of the animal in relation to the real size vs the size that best fits the comic?

Walter: Creative freedom! I could not use a real cat size next to a real elephant size; it would never work.
1st: What is the hardest body part to draw?

Walter: Hands.

1st: How long did it take you to get to the level of artistic skill you’re presently at?

Walter: As of now, 57 years and still learning to draw. You never really stop learning.

1st: What is the best piece of advice for a new just starting out comic book artist?

Walter: Draw, draw, draw, draw.

1st: You worked on “Cracked Magazine” what type of illustrations did you do for them?

Walter: I did all the movie and TV satires.

1st: What will you be working on next?

Walter: If “Danny and Harry” does well, Charles and I will be working the next story, “The Drugstore on 12th Street.”

1st: What kind of animal would you be best at being other than a human?

Walter: A mouse. I’m such a coward!

1st: What comics would you recommend besides “Danny and Harry Pirate Detectives”?

Walter: I’m not sure what to recommend because I don’t reach comics much these days. I stopped reading the superhero comics some time ago. I was really big on Mad, Cracked, and the original Creepy magazine.

1st: Anything to say to those who enjoy “Danny and Harry Private Detectives”?

Walter: Keep reading, the best is to come.

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Charles Santino Co-Creator/Co-Writer for Danny and Harry Private Detectives

First Comics News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 14:37

First Comic News: How did “Danny and Harry Private Detectives” come into being?

Charles Santino: I found Walter’s storyboard art online. I contacted him about doing some work for me. This was for a project having nothing to do with Danny and Harry because that was his idea—an idea he introduced by showing me a set of drawings of anthropomorphic animals that he wanted to work into a detective story. I took it from there.

1st: What personalities are given to Danny and Harry?

Charles: Danny (the tabby cat) is cynical, rough around the edges, and plain-speaking. So his adversaries—who will sometimes include his clients—underestimate him at their peril. Harry (the seagull) is goofier-looking but speaks more eloquently than Danny. He’s not any smarter than Danny but his intelligence is more obvious. They complement each other nicely.

1st: Will the animals’ personalities match up with the type of animal they are?

Charles: Probably not. At least this hasn’t happened so far. But I’m not ruling it out.

1st: What kind of cases will Danny and Harry have?

Charles: The first case involves a client who hires Danny and Harry to find a missing steamer trunk that may or may not have money in it. It belonged to a notorious but deceased criminal. Lots of people (or anthropomorphic animal characters, more precisely) are looking for the trunk. And they are all trying to outwit, double-cross, or kill each other. The usual noir-detective-type stuff. The second story will probably involve illegal drugs being dealt out of a neighborhood pharmacy. After that, who knows?

1st: Do you believe an animal can be believable enough to be thought of as a human?

Charles: I hope so. I don’t think of Danny and Harry and their supporting cast as animals. Some of the characters are pets of other characters, but even the pets can have some degree of intelligence and the ability to speak.

1st: Have you watched many animated movies or read many animal based comics?

Charles: Yes. Daffy Duck seems more real to me than Superman.

1st: How often does the web comic update and what is the URL?

Charles: Currently we update weekly, on Tuesday. If Patreon contributions dictate, we will accelerate the schedule.

1st: Why do a web comic instead of a printed one?

Charles: With print, you can self-publish and distribute, self-publish and delegate the distribution, or go with traditional third-party publishing and distribution. With any of those models, there’s a long delay between creation and publication. Once you’ve published a print comic, if it sputters out right after publication, what then? It’s tough to regain the momentum. And if you’ve self- published, you’re on the hook for all the costs. With web comics, you create a page, get it on the web, and spread the word. Publication and publicity are continuous. There’s always something new being posted that can be promoted. You can build an audience that pays if they want to, but the material is essentially free. When a story is completed, printing can follow and presumably the audience is waiting. Other merchandising can be retailed as well. It’s been established pretty conclusively that a graphic novel that’s been given away online can sell as well if not better than a graphic novel that originates in print. I’m primarily talking about creator-owned projects here, not corporate-owned superhero or licensed properties. There are web-comics that have 80,000 unique views a month, 900 contributors, and are pulling down $3200 a month in contributions. And that’s by no means the ceiling of what people are doing. It can take a long time to get there, but it’s being done. Today it’s easier than ever for creators to do an end-run around the publishers and go straight to the audience.

1st: What is the best way to improve one’s writing skills?

Charles: Write a lot. Read a lot. Study how stories are constructed. Be merciless when it comes to editing yourself. It’s very easy to delude yourself. When I first started writing, I found that plotting was my strong suit and it came naturally. Creating believable characters was trickier. I think one of the biggest mistakes writers make is looking to comics, movies, and novels for characters. Look around you, at real life. The most interesting, most believable characters are going to have more in common with real people than the stereotypes you will find in most fiction. The playwright David Mamet has written extensively on story structure and drama and everything he has written about writing is worth reading. I own a copy of a long-out-of-print book titled How to Write Plots that Sell by F.A. Rockwell with a foreword by Ray Bradbury that might be the single best book I’ve read about writing. You can buy it for less than a dollar plus shipping on Amazon.

1st: What did you most like about working on “Law of the Desert Born”?

Charles: Writing with Louis L’Amour’s son, Beau L’Amour. Beau and Katherine Nolan wrote a screenplay based on the Louis L’Amour short story of the same name. I worked from the screenplay, in close collaboration with Beau. I think I now have writing “muscles” that I didn’t have before working with Beau. I feel as if everything that I’ve written since working on LOTDB has benefited from my “master class” with Beau, including “Danny and Harry Private Detectives.”

1st: Why was writing “Conan the Barbarian” such a joy?

Charles: Primarily because at that time, “Conan the Barbarian” was just another book that Marvel published. The editor was paying very little attention. So I thought it might be nice to try to slip a straight adventure story into the book, with no element of sorcery. The editor didn’t notice or at least he didn’t care. So I did it a few more times. I felt that Conan was such a great character that his stories didn’t necessarily need a wizard or anything supernatural. If there were any letters from readers that noticed the lack of sorcery, Marvel didn’t print them. As far as I know, these were the first stories ever published in that comic that didn’t have magic in them, and the book had been around for nearly 20 years at that point.

1st: Why should someone pick up “Ayn Rand’s Anthem: The Graphic Novel”?

Charles: It’s a great story with wonderful art by Joe Staton. I think it’s a dystopian classic that is right up there with Brave New World and 1984. We shot the art right from Joe’s pencils, which made the book a rare opportunity to see what his pencils look like.

1st: Do you have any ideas for other comics?

Charles: There will be more Danny and Harry stories after the current story wraps up. I’m working on other creator- and corporate-owned projects, as well as the Edgar Rice Burroughs web comics.

1st: What would you like to say to readers of “Danny and Harry Private Detectives”?

Charles: Take a minute to check out the website. If you like it, subscribe. If you want to see us publish at a faster clip, become a patron.

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First Comics News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 14:26

Written by TOM KING
Variant cover by MITCH GERADS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

What do you do after the most death-defying act of your escape artist career? You go to war, of course! Scott Free has skipped out on his trip to the great beyond and taken a boom tube to New Genesis instead, where he and his wife, Big Barda, take on the invading hordes of Apokolips. Things are a little off, however, and Mister Miracle starts to doubt why he’s fighting when Orion takes over the mantle of Highfather. It’s enough to make a New God miss Granny Goodness’s orphanage! From Eisner Award-nominated writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads, the team that brought you THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the recent Swamp Thing crossover in BATMAN #23!
On sale SEPTEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 12, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

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PWG announces list of the Battle of Los Angeles 2017 Participants

First Comics News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 14:22

Keith Lee
Travis Banks
Rey Fenix
Dezmond Xavier
Donovan Dijak
Jeff Cobb
Trevor Lee
“Flash” Morgan Webster
Zack Sabre, Jr.
Sammy Guevara
Mark Haskins
Jonah Rock
Brian Cage
Rey Horus
Marty Scurll
Michael Elgin
TK Cooper
Matt Sydal
Sami Callihan
Matt Riddle
Penta el Zero M

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3 Pitches, 4 Colors 2: Days of Dr. Nightmare

Sorcerer's Skull - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:00
This is the second in a series of posts with brief campaign pitches for superhero games. This one is written by Michael "Aos" Gibbons of  The Metal Earth and Cosmic Tales:

The world lies at the feet of Dr. Nightmare and has for these 30 years. The lands he rules strain under the burden of his mad and sadistic ambition; those he does not struggle in vain to remain free, or exist now only as mutant infested wastelands, scorched by Zero-Bombs and stinking with the taint of gene-gas.

But the weed of hope grows in the garden of despair. A few individuals, scattered across the globe, locked in disparate lives, have begun to experience lucid waking-dreams of another, better world, where they were heroes. All of them know, even if they refuse to face it, that something has gone wrong with time, and only they can fix it- and at the cost of everything they know.

They are the Awakened, and Dr. Nightmare can taste their dreams.

Inspirations: Days of Future Past, Age Of Apocalyse, Uncanny X-Men in general. 


First Comics News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 06:06

Warren Ellis’ critically acclaimed relaunch of WildStorm gets its first solo spinoff series! Michael Cray, professional assassin, has been betrayed by International Operations and has an alien life-form in his head that’s either killing him, transforming him, or both. The only thing that can bring sense to his life is for him to do what he does best: kill the wrong people for the right reasons. But Michael needs support and resources to hit back against I.O., and he gets them in exchange for working with Trelane, taking out her targets, his way. First up? A sociopathic silicon valley billionaire by the name of Oliver Queen!
October 11

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First Comics News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 05:57

ALTERS #7 $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 10.11.17
writer: Paul Jenkins
artist: Leila Leiz
color: Leonardo Paciarotti
letterer: Ryane Hill
cover: Leila Leiz
The story of No-Damn-Name, a loving mother
Chapter 2: Reflections
Sensing that time is running out on the safety of the world’s newest Alter, Chalice expands her search. But as she closes in, new complications arise: Chalice finds herself juggling impossible responsibilities to her family, her Alters family, and an impoverished, now-homeless family she barely even knows. As past guilts intensify, she must stand fast against the pressure of her new responsibilities, or be consumed.
“In essence, any superhero comic where the hero has a secret identity, can be seen as a metaphor for identity issues. However, Alters ramps this metaphor up to eleven.”
–Andy Hall of
From the writer of Wolverine: Origin, Sentry and Hellblazer with artwork by 2007 Russ Manning Award finalist Leila Leiz!


ANIMOSITY #10 (MR) / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 10.18.17
writer: Marguerite Bennett
artist: Rafael De Latorre
color: Rob Schwager
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
In the first issue of a new arc, Sandor, Jesse, and the survivors, hear rumors of a mysterious Walled City where safety may be waiting…
“The premise, the characters, and the action have me hooked.” – Patrick Hayes of
From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by 2017 Russ Manning Award finalist Rafael De Latorre (SUPERZERO).


ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / color / on sale 10.18.17
writer: Marguerite Bennett
artist: Eric Gapstur
color: Rob Schwager
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover “A”: Elizabeth Torque
cover “B”: Mike Rooth
A new, additional ongoing ANIMOSITY series!
One day, the animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking revenge. Now, they’ve started building. In a city by the sea, a new power is on the rise…and they’re making an animal kingdom all their own.
From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by Eric Gapstur–ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION is an exciting new series that expands upon this already amazing world!


BABYTEETH #5 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 10.11.17
writer: Donny Cates
artist: Garry Brown
color: Mark Englert
letterer: Taylor Esposito
cover: Garry Brown
Home is where the heart is. Also, in this case, it’s where an assassin kicks down the door and just, oh man, just starts killing people. It’s The Prarie Wolf vs a teenage mother, an old marine, and a nine-pound antichrist. Oh and….where in the HELL is Heather?! FIND OUT HERE! (You’re gonna like it!)
“This book is going to be the most sought after title of 2017” –Rick Shea ofFamous Faces & Funnies comic shop
From Donny Cates, the writer of Buzzkill, Paybacks, Redneck and the breakout hit God Country, comes a pulse-pounding new series with art from THE REVISIONIST’s Garry Brown!


DARK ARK #2 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 10.25.17
writer: Cullen Bunn
artist: Juan Doe
letterer: Ryane Hill
cover: Juan Doe
As the floodwaters rise, Shrae’s ark full of fiendish beasts continues on its seemingly endless voyage. But below deck, the matriarch of the naga clan has been viciously slain, and the monstrous voyagers are quick to point clawed fingers to blame each other for the murder. As tensions rise among the monsters, Shrae’s very human family is at risk of becoming victims themselves.
From writer Cullen Bunn (X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER) comes a sinister tale of biblical proportions that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.


FU JITSU #2 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 10.25.17
writer: Jai Nitz
artist: Wes St. Claire
cover: Wes St. Claire
Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man and wielder of the Atomic Katana, has attacked Washington DC and conquered the United States. Now it’s up to Fu Jitsu to stop Wadlow. But it’s tough trying to save the world while fighting with your ex-girlfriend that you’re still very much in love with. Oh, and Fu’s martial arts powers go haywire, so he’s got that going for him. Which is nice.
From Jai Nitz, the award-winning writer of El Diablo, Sucide Squad Most Wanted and Dream Thief, comes this action-packed new series with art from Teen Titans Annual artist Wes St. Claire!


JIMMY’S BASTARDS #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 10.11.17
writer: Garth Ennis
artist: Russ Braun
color: John Kalisz
letterer: Rob Steen
Chaos descends on London as the mysterious Gender Fluid is suddenly revealed to the world, putting everyone—except Jimmy and Nancy, oddly enough—through some rather extreme changes. Daniella bites off more than she can chew, Sir X struggles to get abreast of the situation, and our hero finally comes face to face with the results of his life of excess.
“This is a book that should absolutely be added to your pull list if you have any taste whatsoever.” -James O’Donnell of
From the creator and writer of Preacher and The Boys comes the brand-new series that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.


THE NORMALS #6 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 10.18.17
writer: Adam Glass
artist: Dennis Calero
color: Adriano Augusto
letterer: Corey Breen
cover: Juan Doe
“Psycho Killer”
When the Westing Corporation finally catches up with the Normals, there’s a price to pay for their freedom…but that very thing might also destroy them as a family! The Normals will finally learn the truth about what it means to be human…and it’s an ugly truth. So ugly one of them won’t make it out alive.
Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural & writer of Suicide Squad) with art by Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir).


PESTILENCE #5 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 10.4.17
writer: Frank Tieri
artist: Oleg Okunev
colors: Rob Schwager
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Tim Bradstreet
As the Church’s conspiracy tightens and the zombie outbreak reaches its peak, Roderick Helms and his men must storm Westminster Abbey to find the one object that can end it all! Will Fiat Lux succeed? Or will the zombie apocalypse reign forevermore?
“If you can’t get enough zombie in your reading diet, be sure to let Pestilence ravage you!” – Wayne Hall of
Written by the master of violence, gore, and mayhem, Frank Tieri (Marvel vs Capcom, Wolverine, Deadpool), with spectacular art from illustrator Oleg Okunev, and covers by Eisner Award-nominated artist Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher, Hellblazer)!


ANIMOSITY TPB Vol 2. / $14.99 / 136 pages /color / on sale 10.4.17
writer: Marguerite Bennett
artist: Rafael De Latorre
color: Rob Schwager
letters: Marshall Dillon
cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
As Jesse, an 11-year-old girl, and Sandor, her faithful and protective bloodhound, continue their cross-country journey, their faith in life, death — and each other — is tested at last.
“This is one comic you can’t afford to miss.” -Alice W. Castle of
Collecting ANIMOSITY #5-8 and the WORLD OF ANIMOSITY one-shot!

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First Comics News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 02:46

(July 12, 2017 – Burbank, CA) – The CW’s stable of DC Super Heroes joins “Riverdale” students and “Supernatural” as the annual partnership of Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) and TV Guide Magazine reconvenes for the eighth year in a row, joining forces on another special Warner Bros.–themed Comic-Con special edition of the magazine. The four collectible covers feature the following WBTV series and stars:

    • • “Riverdale’s” KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse


    • • “Supergirl’s” Melissa Benoist


    • • “Supernatural’s” Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles


    • and a trio of DC Super Heroes —“ Arrow’s” Stephen Amell, “Black Lightning’s” Cress Williams and “The Flash’s” Grant Gustin — together on one cover!
    • • Once again, Warner Bros. will distribute the TV Guide Magazine special issue to fans for free at the Warner Bros. booth — #4545 on the convention floor — throughout Comic-Con, beginning on Preview Night, Wednesday, July 19, and continuing through Sunday, July 23.

• For those unable to attend Comic-Con in person, all four collectible covers will be on sale at retailers nationwide, as well as online at beginning July 18. The special issue will also be available for digital download on Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play and Zinio.

Fans reading the 88-page special issue will find features and photos dedicated to the following programs:

• Returning Comic-Con favorites “The 100,” “Arrow,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Blindspot,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrrow,” “The Flash,” “Gotham,” “iZOMBIE,” “Lucifer,” “The Originals,” “People of Earth,” “Riverdale,” “Supergirl” and “Supernatural.”

• Previews of WBTV’s highly anticipated new series “Black Lightning,” “Krypton,” “Deception,” “Young Sheldon,” “Titans” and “Castle Rock”

• An animated look at Wonder Woman with Warner Bros. Animation’s “Justice League Action,” in addition to life lessons with the heroes of hit series “Teen Titans Go!,” the most outrageous jokes from “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” plus a sneak peek at digital series “Freedom Fighters: The Ray” and upcoming animated series “Unikitty!,” “Wacky Races” and “Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz.”

And if that’s not more than enough for you, there’s more, including:

    • • An exclusive 10.5” X 19” pull-out poster from “Westworld”

• A 20-page pull-out “Archie” comic based on the hit series “Riverdale,” with two stories by executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

• A retrospective look at the 10 years and 30 animated features of the DC Universe, including a sneak peek at the upcoming DC Universe Original Animated Movie “Batman and Harley Quinn” from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment

• Plus, all the finger-licking good scoop on DC’s crossover title with Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Colonel Harland Sanders

• Behind-the-scenes photos from Comic-Con 2016

• All the scoop on the stories behind the S.T.A.R. Labs doppelgangers in “The Flash”; the National City super women of “Supergirl”; the newest members of Team Arrow; costuming the JSA in “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”; two-on-two interviews with the stars of “The Originals” and “Gotham”; a post-apocalyptic timeline for “The 100”; “iZOMBIE’s” best brain food recipes; fan-friendly quizzes for “Supernatural” and “Riverdale”; “The Big Bang Theory” cast’s favorite episodes; “Westworld’s” Men in Black sing; Mark Pellegrino’s “Supernatural” Lucifer; “Lucifer’s” demon sidekick Lesley-Ann Brandt; a “Blindspot” breakdown of the series’ epic fights; and more

• Burning questions answered about fan-favorite shows, including “The 100,” “Arrow,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Blindspot,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “Gotham,” “iZOMBIE,” “Lucifer,” “The Originals,” “Riverdale,” “Supergirl,” “Supernatural” and “Westworld”

• And so much more…!

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