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KICK-ASS IS BACK WITH NEW VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK THIS SEPTEMBER

First Comics News - Sat, 06/30/2018 - 01:19

PORTLAND, OR, 06/29/2018 — Image Comics is pleased to announce that the beloved KICK-ASS series is back with an all new story arc and the perfect jumping-on point for new readers this September in KICK-ASS: THE NEW GIRL, VOL. 1 by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. This trade paperback will collect issues #1-6 of THE NEW GIRL story arc.

In KICK-ASS: THE NEW GIRL, VOL. 1, Kick-Ass returns readier than ever to wipe out the city’s criminal lowlives, destroy its gangs, and save its communities from decay. But there’s a new face beneath the old mask, a new figure wearing that famous green and yellow spandex. Who is this new vigilante superhero? Who can fill Dave Lizewski’s shoes? WHO IS THE NEW KICK-ASS?

KICK-ASS: THE NEW GIRL, VOL. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0832-9, Diamond Code: JAN188525) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, September 12th and bookstores on Tuesday, September 18th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book stores is Monday, August 6th.

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Dynamite Entertainment Offers Fan Pre-Orders for new Vampirella #1 Box Set!

First Comics News - Sat, 06/30/2018 - 01:01

Check Out the Great Series by Kristina Deak-Linsner and Joseph Michael Linsner!

June 28th, 2018, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Today, Dynamite Entertainment announces the launch of their latest Kickstarter campaign, benefitting fans of Kristina Deak-Linsner and Joseph Michael Linsner’s recent work on Vampirella, with a limited edition, collectible box set. Joe’s artwork continues to be sought after among fans and Dynamite has heeded their words with a complete collection of his #1 issue!

Following the success of the Vampirella/Dawn crossover event, Vampirella is back with a new, solo series, and Linsner is penciling her from a script written by Kristina Deak-Linsner. To celebrate the series’ upcoming launch, Dynamite is offering all five covers of issue #1, and two exclusive prints (one signed by Linsner), collected inside a high-quality, magnetic-closing box, featuring Linsner’s artwork, inside and out. This box set will have an SRP of $199.99 at retail, but fans can pre-order this box set on Kickstarter between now and June 3rd to get perks and additional add-ons that will only be available to Kickstarter backers.

“I’ve always been attracted to characters who are “bad for good” meaning that at first they may look like villains, but they are really heroes,” says Joe Michael Linsner. “Batman is kind of like that. Vampirella, a genuine vampire, is definitely like that. She lives by consuming blood, but she has a mission. She stands up for the innocents of the world and only drinks the blood of the guilty. Hell, they deserve it. I’m also thrilled being the artist chosen to illustrate the first series written by my talented wife, Kristina Deak-Linsner. Over the years, Kristina has told me many of her ideas for stories. I think it is great that she is finally going to be sharing them with the world.”

When asked about what makes her excited about the project, Kristina Deak-Linsner added, “I wanted to write something that harkens back to the Warren days but with a new twist. I think any reader, whether familiar with Vampirella or not, can dive right into this series and instantly get a feel for what is happening. The setting takes place in Philadelphia (my town) and the historical architecture mixed among a modern landscape has such a great schizophrenic feel. I truly hope everyone enjoys it.”

In addition to Vampirella #1, Kickstarter backers will also be able to pre-order their copy of the 2019 Vampirella poster calendar which features 50 years of historical Vampirella artwork, including a piece by Linsner. This over-sized calendar measures 24.5” X 12” and was designed for art fans who want to appreciate great work in a larger format.

All of these items are extremely limited and may not be available in all comic shops, therefore, fans are encouraged to pledge for their pre-order now, and guarantee delivery, by visiting the Kickstarter campaign at: Kickstarter.com

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SPIDER-GEDDON HAS ARRIVED!

First Comics News - Sat, 06/30/2018 - 00:57

THE REVENGE OF THE SPIDER-VERSE!

 

New York, NY—June 29, 2018—Spinning out of the pages of Spider-Man #800, Dan Slott’s epic conclusion to his ten year run delivers you straight into SPIDER-GEDDON #1, where Slott teams with writer Christos Gage and artist Jorge Molina to bring Marvel’s Spider-Heroes together in one of the most epic stories ever!

 

Featuring new villains and old villains, shocking deaths and shocking returns, and all the Spider-Characters you can fit into one larger-than-life tale, this is a Marvel Spider-Event not to be missed!

 

“Spider-Verse took the multitudes of Spider-Characters and put them all on the same stage and we’ve been playing with it ever since,” teased editor Nick Lowe. “SPIDER-GEDDON straps dynamite to that stage and blows it to smithereens. The most dangerous spider-villain ever, Morlun, and his family of INHERITORS were trapped in the perfect prison at the end of SPIDER-VERSE. But like in any super hero story, there’s always a way out and you won’t believe how these Spider-Eaters get out. But they’re out and they want revenge.”

 

“Having had the great pleasure of collaborating with Dan Slott and an all-star array of artists on Spider-Verse, I’m thrilled to be part of SPIDER-GEDDON!” shared writer Christos Gage. “In addition to old favorites, SPIDER-GEDDON will see some new parallel-world Spideys show up…notably the Peter Parker from the world of Marvel’s Spider-Man, the Playstation 4 video game I’ve been working on for the past several years with the great folks at Insomniac Games! Of course, I’d be remiss not to mention how excited I am about once again writing REDACTED, the REDACTED! Is he the hero SPIDER-GEDDON needs…or the biggest threat to our world? Comics should be fun, thrilling, and a little scary. With SPIDER-GEDDON, we’re looking to deliver on all counts.”

Over the next few weeks, keep an eye out for more announcements regarding tie-in titles and other surprises, as Marvel prepares to reveal more about SPIDER-GEDDON!

 

The end of the Spider-Verse is nigh…and the revenge of the Spider-Verse is here in SPIDER-GEDDON!

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Celebrate the Return of the FANTASTIC FOUR with a New Hidden Gem Cover by Joe Quesada!

First Comics News - Sat, 06/30/2018 - 00:55

Dan Slott, Sara Pichelli and Esad Ribic bring you an all-new series this August!

 

New York, NY—June 29, 2018— This August, 57 years to the day of the FANTASTIC FOUR’s original debut, Marvel’s First Family returns as the Fantastic Four make their dramatic homecoming to the Marvel Universe!

 

In celebration of the much-anticipated launch of FANTASTIC FOUR #1, Marvel is excited to reveal a hidden gem variant cover with art from our very own Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, never before seen as a cover!

 

Don’t miss the epic return of Johnny, Ben, Sue, and Reed on August 8th, when FANTASTIC FOUR #1 hits your local comic shop!

FANTASTIC FOUR #1 (JUN180762)

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art by SARA PICHELLI

Covers by ESAD RIBIC

On Sale 8/8/18

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The FANTASTIC FOUR Return! Celebrate with Midnight Releases and Launch Parties!

First Comics News - Sat, 06/30/2018 - 00:53

Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli kick off a new era of fantastic adventures this August!

 

New York, NY—June 29, 2018—This summer, Marvel invites you to celebrate the debut of FANTASTIC FOUR #1, 57 years to the date of the First Family’s original debut! To celebrate this exciting occasion, Marvel will partner with participating retail stores to host FANTASTIC FOUR #1 LAUNCH PARTIES.

 

Retailers can choose to hold their launch parties on Wednesday, 8/8, or they can hold their launch parties during a special midnight release. In addition to exclusive variant covers, free window clings, and a JULY 2018 SPOTLIGHT FREE PREVIEWS issue which will have a preview of FANTASTIC FOUR #1, participating retail stores will receive exciting promotional items.

 

In addition, retailers and readers are advised to be lookout for a nationwide TV spot that will air in prime time the weekend following the release of FANTASTIC FOUR #1 on August 8th!

 

All participating retailers will receive the following incentives as part of the FANTASTIC FOUR #1 LAUNCH PARTY:

 

  • FANTASTIC FOUR LAUNCH PARTY BACKERBOARDS and FANTASTIC FOUR BY ROMITA CLASSIC LAUNCH PARTY PINS (Bundles of 25)

Retailers who choose to opt into the party will also be able to order the following items:

 

  • ADDITIONAL BUNDLES OF 25 FANTASTIC FOUR LAUNCH PARTY BACKERBOARDS (MAY189315 – place orders by 7/16)
  • ADDITIONAL BUNDLES OF 25 ROMITA CLASSIC LAUNCH PARTY PINS (MAY189229 – place orders by 7/16)
  • FANTASTIC FOUR 1 BIANCHI VENOMIZED FF PARTY VARIANT (JUN180777)
  • FANTASTIC FOUR 1 RIBIC PREMIERE VARIANT (JUN180764)

Additional offers celebrating FANTASTIC FOUR #1 are available to retailers and do not require a party opt-in to order:

 

  • FANTASTIC FOUR 2018 BY ALEX ROSS POSTER (MAY181003)
  • FANTASTIC FOUR 2018 BY RIBIC POSTER (MAY181004)
  • FANTASTIC FOUR BY JOHN BYRNE CLASSIC POSTER (MAY180997)
  • FANTASTIC FOUR BY KIRBY CLASSIC POSTER (MAR188169)
  • FANTASTIC FOUR BY PEREZ CLASSIC COVER POSTER (MAY180998)
  • FANTASTIC FOUR BY ROMITA CLASSIC POSTER (MAY180999)

A selection of variant covers are also available to order. In addition, top retailers will receive free FANTASTIC FOUR window clings for use in their store. Retailers can check with Diamond for more information.

 

Retailers are encouraged to check their Marvel Mailer and Diamond Daily for more information about the FANTASTIC FOUR #1 LAUNCH PARTIES and how to opt-in before Monday, 7/16. Don’t miss out on all the new adventures of Johnny, Reed, Sue, and Ben – head to your local comic shop on August 8th, 2018, to get your hands on FANTASTIC FOUR #1!

 

FANTASTIC FOUR #1 (JUN180762)

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art by SARA PICHELLI

Covers by ESAD RIBIC

On Sale 8/8/18

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RICH REVIEWS: Stitched: Love in the Time of Assumption # 2

First Comics News - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 17:16

Title: Stitched: Love in the Time of Assumption # 2
Publisher: Charmz
Story: Mariah McCourt
Art/Cover: Aaron Alexovich
Lettering: Bryan Senka
Color: Drew Rausch
Price: $ 9.99 US, $ 14.99 (HC) US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.papercutz.com
Comments: Crimson and Simon are having a nice swamp picnic. Quinton takes Crimson away to help in the pet cemetery. Are both Quinton and Simon in love with Crimson? A three-way triangle of love and maybe some hate between the two rivals.
The pet cemetery has ghost pets raising up. Crimson has a natural ability to know just what to do.
Crimson is a cute and lovable patchwork girl in a weird place and surrounded by strange creatures. Simon the swamp guy do make a cute couple.
The different monsters are represented here; werewolf, vampire, Frankenstein’s monster, swamp creature, mad scientist, ghosts and more. A menacing fog has invaded the land so what will they do?
Crimson is on a journey of self-discovery. She does not know who she is but wants to. Crimson finds part of what she is searching for and maybe answers to her questions? Only time will tell. She is a mystery waiting to be solved.
The art style shows off these wonderful characters in its own weirdly unique style. All the characters are wonderful to behold yet Crimson still manages to stand out. She is strange yet someone you will just love from the moment you see her.

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THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR RELIVES HER PREVIOUS INCARNATIONS IN TITAN’S NEW COMIC BOOK!

First Comics News - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 16:46

WITNESS THE MANY LIVES OF THE DOCTOR IN THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR #0.

London, June 29, 2018 – Titan Comics and BBC Studios are proud to announce Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #0 – The Many Lives Of Doctor Who – a special primer edition, which celebrates the Doctor’s many lives, and leads directly into Titan’s brand-new Thirteenth Doctor comic series – launching this fall in the U.S. and UK.

It’s said that your life flashes before your eyes when you die, and the Doctor’s had many of them! As the Doctor regenerates from his twelfth incarnation to her thirteenth (as played by Jodie Whittaker), she relives unseen adventures from all her past selves from Classic through to New Who.

Hitting stores in September 2018, The Thirteenth Doctor #0 features a stellar cast of Doctor Who comic creators including writer Richard Dinnick and artists Mariano Laclaustra, Giorgia Sposito, Arianna Florean, Iolanda Zanfardino, Brian Williamson, Claudia Ianniciello and Rachael Stott, the artist of Titan’s new Thirteenth Doctor series!

This special 64-page edition – the first Thirteenth Doctor comic – comes with two covers to collect: an art cover by Claudia Ianniciello and a photo variant by designer Will Brooks – only available in comic shops.

The Thirteenth Doctor #0 is part of Titan Comics’ larger plans for the Thirteenth Doctor, which includes the launch of issue #1 in October and Doctor Who Comics Day on November 24.

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #0 – The Many Lives Of Doctor Who is available at bookstores and comic shops from September, and is available to read on digital devices.

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