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HERO CATS SEASON FINALE: The Hero Cats and friends go on their craziest adventure yet!

First Comics News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:30

HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY: SEASON FINALE (VOLUME 7)
Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Andy Duggan
Cover Artist(s): Andy Duggan
Inks: Brandon Page & Andy Duggan
Colors: Sigi Ironmonger, Meg Daunting, Daniel Hooker
Letters: George Gant
96 pgs./ E / FC
$11.99

Avengers and Justice League move over! The cutest heroes on the planet are ready to save the city one more time. This Season Finale delivers as the Hero Cats and friends go on their craziest adventure yet. A winter storm has Stellar City in it’s icy grip and the snow won’t let up! Ace, Cassie, Belle, Midnight, Rocket and Rocco have to solve one more cool mystery.

“Hero Cats of Stellar City is everything you love about comics, with the added awesomeness of cats!” creator/writer Kyle Putkammer comments. “Four years ago, Hero Cats of Stellar City #1 hit comic book store shelves nationwide. Since then, I have had the honor of traveling the country and meeting thousands of Hero Cats fans. My art team set lofty goals and achieved each one of them. I’m proud of the incredible stories we’ve been able to tell together.”

He goes on to say, “This is the first comic series I’ve ever written! So after seven graphic novels and two mini-series, it’s time for a Season Finale and a much deserved cat nap. Find out what the future holds for the Hero Cats of Stellar City. Don’t miss this book! And as always, Stay Stellar!”

The season final of HERO CATS will be available in a comic book store near you on April 4th, 2018. Preorder the book with the Diamond item code FEB180971.

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Dabel Brothers Publishing To Join The Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Family Of Partners

First Comics News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:27

ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2018 — Zac Brown’s Southern Ground is pleased to announce the addition of Dabel Brothers Publishing to the Southern Ground family of partners. Dabel Brothers will become the publishing arm for the company and already have several upcoming books in the works.

Collaborating and producing work with Brown, Dabel Brothers Publishing will roll out a full line of licensed, high-visibility graphic novels, adult coloring books, comics, and specialty publications to book trade and specialty markets, as well as new intellectual properties including ones created by Brown himself.

“We are very excited to be part of the Southern Ground family! Zac Brown is an amazing talent and businessman with some incredible ideas, and I am thrilled to have a chance to bring his big ideas to life visually,” said Les Dabel, Senior Vice President of Business Operations for Dabel Brothers Publishing.

The Dabel Brothers have worked with George R.R. Martin, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jim Butcher and Stephen King. Their first piece of work published with Southern Ground is a coloring book featuring Southern Ground Brand Ambassador, Retired Staff Sargent Johnny “Joey” Jones, and is based on his time in the military and as a Veteran. Blown Away is currently available on Amazon.

“We’re excited to welcome Dabel Brothers Publishing into our family of partners. We think these guys are super talented and look forward to adding our Southern Ground magic to what they do to make them even more successful. Through their work in graphic novels and comic books they give us an amazing outlet for the creative minds at Southern Ground to reach a new audience,” said Jeff Willard, Southern Ground CEO.

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Make Way for HELM: An Eisner-Nominated Fantasy Comic Series

First Comics News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:23

HELM #1

Writer(s): Jehanzeb Hasan

Artist Name(s): Mauricio Caballero, Miguel Angel Reyes

Cover Artist(s): Mauricio Caballero
32 pgs./ T / FC
$3.99

Action Lab Entertainment is proud to announce that it will be publishing HELM, an Eisner-nominated fantasy comic series, starting with HELM #1 in April 2018.

Inspired by the likes of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, and the classic animated films of yesteryear, HELM is a globe-trotting adventure set in an ancient fantasy world that has undergone an industrial revolution. Racism and riots run rampant, “magick-makers” are mercilessly hunted, the elves have all but been eradicated, and rumors of rebellion stir amongst the half-breeds and downtrodden peoples of the Commonwealth.

Pursued by the ruthless Legion, the mysterious witch Luna Lumere seeks out Eldrick Spellsong, Jr., a college dropout who unknowingly holds the key to unlocking an age-old secret. Together, along with a sundry gang of adventurers, villains, and scoundrels, they will traverse the dark and dangerous world of HELM, in search of the legendary Bastard King, and rouse him from his slumber.

“When I started working on HELM, I mostly just wanted to create something I would personally enjoy as a reader,” remarks Jehanzeb Hasan, writer/creator of the series. “The comic is a fun and loving tribute to the kind of old school epics that I was brought up on, and based on the kind of response we’ve seen so far, it seems like there’s a lot of people out there with a hunger for this type of adventure story, too.”

HELM #1 will be available in a comic book store near you on April 4th, 2018. Preorder the book using Diamond item code FEB180970.

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The First Look Inside Power Rangers: Shattered Grid

First Comics News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:08

BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands Unveil New Art From Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 Main Cover by Goñi Montes

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 15, 2018) – BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands revealed today new covers and a first look at interior art from MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #25, the official beginning of the historic POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID comic book event. Arriving in comics shops worldwide on March 28th, this issue begins the first comic book event in the twenty-five-year history of the global franchise as writer Kyle Higgins and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo deliver a story so shocking that the issue will be sealed in a black polybag to prevent spoilers!

Now, fans can get their first look as Lord Drakkon—a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger)—and his newly reformed deadly army cross dimensions in order to execute on a plan that threatens the very existence of every Power Ranger ever. For the first time in comic book history, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers join forces with many iconic Power Rangers teams to face the threat.

SHATTERED GRID is the biggest, most impactful Power Rangers story I’ve ever written,” said Kyle Higgins. “It’s an honor to be a part of the 25 year legacy of Power Rangers. Everyone working on this event has been floored by the response from fans and this first look is just a taste of the surprises that await them. Trust me, you’re not going to want to have the ending of this issue spoiled for you.”

POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID will unfold in issues from both Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers and include three special one-shots.

“This is the comic that no Power Rangers fan should miss—because it has the ending that everyone’s gonna be talking about!” said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Everything in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers has been leading to SHATTERED GRID—and it’s only going to get bigger from here!”

“Developing the POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID event with the writers and BOOM! Studios has been an incredible journey and we believe the fans are in for some shocking surprises and morphinominal storytelling. It’s definitely an event that fans will not want to miss!” said Brian Casentini, Executive Producer, Power Rangers Franchise.

Polybagged editions of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #25 will be shipped with six (6) main covers illustrated by Goñi Montes, randomly assorted in equal quantities, featuring Drakkon holding one of the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger helmets. Montes helped launch the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series from BOOM! Studios with a series of iconic covers on issue #0. A special chase variant by Montes will also be available and mixed in randomly within the polybagged editions. This landmark issue will also feature variants (shipping without polybags) by superstar artist Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), Jordan Gibson (Howard the Duck), and a stunning wraparound cover featuring every Power Ranger ever by Scott Koblish (Deadpool).

Print copies of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #25 will be available for sale on March 28th at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

For continuing news on POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

For more on Saban’s Power Rangers, please visit www.powerrangers.com and follow Power Rangers on http://rangernation.com/, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 Interior Art by Daniele Di Nicuolo


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 Main Covers by Goñi Montes

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 Subscription Cover by Jordan Gibson

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 Variant Wraparound Cover by Scott Koblish

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 Unlockable Cover by Humberto Ramos

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HARBINGER WARS 2 – A SEISMIC, SIX-PART EVENT

First Comics News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:07

Valiant is proud to unveil the complete battle plan for HARBINGER WARS 2A SEISMIC, SIX-PART EVENT uniting New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR, NINJA-K) with Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (SECRET WEAPONS, Arrival) and visionary artists Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS) and Patricia Martín (BLOODSHOT REBORN) for an epic conflagration at the epicenter of the Valiant Universe in May!

This summer, the most powerful Valiant event ever attempted erupts in full force as X-O Manowar, Livewire, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, the Secret Weapons, Ninjak, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines in HARBINGER WARS 2 – the ultimate, action-fueled entry point into the most acclaimed superhero universe anywhere in comics today! Spanning six essential issues between May and September 2018, the complete HARBINGER WARS 2 saga will encompass the four-issue main series, as well as a self-contained, new-reader-friendly prelude introducing the main players behind the conflict, and a standalone aftermath special chronicling the scarred landscape of the post-HW2 Valiant Universe:

  • HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1 | ON SALE MAY 2nd
  • HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4) | ON SALE MAY 30th
  • HARBINGER WARS 2 #2 (of 4) | COMING IN JUNE
  • HARBINGER WARS 2 #3 (of 4) | COMING IN JULY
  • HARBINGER WARS 2 #4 (of 4) | COMING IN AUGUST
  • HARBINGER WARS 2: AFTERMATH #1 | COMING IN SEPTEMBER

“What I love about these events with Valiant is they grow organically…” series writer Matt Kindt told CBR. “I don’t want to be writing some big, sprawling story with no real heart to it, and it’s just about connecting different books and characters. I think the thing that attracted us all to this idea was the heart of the story and the characters driving it, and telling a good story with heart. Eric had a great idea with Livewire, and really makes it about these character moments. The big event just happens around it.”

“It’s not as much about the event as it is about spotlighting these amazing characters, and pulling back a bit and showing how the universe is shared, and the friction that comes from the sharing of it,” he added.

FIRST: Before HARBINGER WARS 2 begins, JUMP ON BOARD with HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1 – a STANDALONE INTRODUCTION TO THE VALIANT UNIVERSE’s most powerful forces from all-star creators Eric Heisserer, Raúl Allén, and Patricia Martín, the master storytellers that brought you SECRET WEAPONS, on May 2nd!

The Harbinger Renegades have been scattered across America…battered by the brutal MASSACRE that decimated their ranks.

Now, behind them, Livewire – leader of the Harbinger Foundation’s most unusual group of Secret Weapons – is about to incite the coast-to-coast clash that brings them all together in an inescapable collision of power.

Pushed to the brink by the government she once served, Toyo Harada’s former star pupil is about to make an irreversible decision…and deactivate America’s power supply in a last-ditch bid to save the extraordinary individuals called “psiots” from extinction. As a nation goes dark, the paths of our world’s most powerful heroes will soon converge…and the stage will be set for the most cataclysmic confrontation in the history of the Valiant Universe!

On May 2nd, witness the ground zero moment for the future of the Valiant Universe with a startling, self-contained initiation into the senses-shattering clash of 2018, only in HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1 – featuring covers by Raúl Allén (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Michael Cho (Batwoman), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), and Felipe Massafera (Flashpoint: Abin Sur)!

THEN: On May 30th, X-O Manowar, Livewire, Bloodshot, the Harbinger Renegades, Faith, Ninjak, the Secret Weapons, H.A.R.D. Corps, and all of Valiant’s most enduring icons draw fire in HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the world-shaking comics event from creators Matt Kindt and Tomás Giorello, the superstar creative team behind the chart-topping rise of X-O MANOWAR!

For the rare and immensely powerful subset of humanity known as psiots, their unique abilities have come with an enormous cost. Once, their existence was known only to a select few. Now, the revelation that thousands of these latent telekinetic “harbingers” secretly live among us…with the potential to become active at any moment…has led the American government to a dramatic tipping point…

Armed with new extra-governmental authority, the deep-black military contractor known as Omen has been authorized to identify, evaluate, and, if need be, eliminate all super-normal threats to the homeland. H.A.R.D. Corps units have been deployed into cities and towns across the United States to enforce their orders.

In the East, one of the most powerful minds on Earth, Peter Stanchek, is leading his band of Renegades across the country, activating any potential psiots willing to join them, and building an insurrection force of ultra-powerful and unwieldy new abilities that will soon bring war to Omen’s doorstep…and the unstoppable force known as X-O Manowar raging back to Earth…

In the West, Livewire – the telekinetic technopath with the ability to bend machines and computers to her will – will be forced to choose between her former allies…or her newfound team of Secret Weapons. As the situation escalates beyond human control, the United States will be plunged into darkness from coast to coast, launching Bloodshot and Ninjak into a dangerous mission to neutralize their one-time teammate – and setting the stage for the most shocking, most violent, and most consequential clash of powers ever witnessed in the history of the Valiant Universe!

This summer, Valiant’s biggest and most ambitious event yet takes hold…and, on May 30th, all of America will witness the raw, unrepentant power of the Valiant Universe unleashed in HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA), Felipe Massafera (Green Lantern/Planet of the Apes), and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT SALVATION)!

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and ValiantEntertainment.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTÍN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by MICHAEL CHO
Variant Cover by CARY NORD
HW2 Icon Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 2nd (FOC – 4/9/18)

HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by J.G. JONES
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
Interlocking Variant by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
HW2 Icon Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Brushed Metal Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 30th (FOC – 5/7/18)

HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4) – Cover A by J.G. Jones

HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4) – Cover B by Mico Suayan


HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4) – HW2 Icon Variant by Felipe Massafera


HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1 – Cover A by Raúl Allén


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HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1 – HW2 Icon Variant by Felipe Massafera


HARBINGER WARS 2 Event Checklist – Art by Lewis LaRosa

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ASPEN COMICS DEBUTS MAGICAL ADVENTURE SERIES CHARISMAGIC AT LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO

First Comics News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:00

Aspen Comics returns to the Long Beach Comic Expo this weekend and will be releasing the third volume of their popular magic series, Charismagic, with the release of an exclusive convention variant by superstar artist, Tyler Kirkham, limited to 200 copies, only available at the Aspen Comics Booth #300.

 

The publisher will also have several creators appearing throughout the weekend, including superstar writer, Scott Lobdell (Happy Death Day, No World), J.T. Krul (Michael Turner’s Soulfire, Jirni), Vince Hernandez (Charismagic, Michael Turner’s Fathom: Kiani), Mark Roslan (Portal Bound, BubbleGun) and Gabe Carrasco (Portal Bound).

 

Aspen will also be debuting several new trade paperbacks this weekend, including popular titles such as Michael Turner’s Fathom Kiani Volume 2: Blades of Fury, Charismagic Volume 2: The Golden Realm, Aspen Universe: Revelations, The Scourge, plus Aspen Comics prints and more. The publisher will also be offering free copies of their Aspen Legacy: Past, Present and Future issue while supplies last.

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Return of the Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling

First Comics News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 03:30

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – February 15, 2018 – The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center this September 28-30, but so does our special “thank you” event to our fans — Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling returns for its 2nd annual event in 2018!

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling is a good old-fashioned comic book show with rows and rows of comic book dealers from 6-8 states around the country, with comics and collectibles from the ancient to the very modern…and we’re bringing in a few guests as well!

Ringo Award winner and Harvey and Eisner award nominee Frank Cho launched his career as a comic strip artist at the University of Maryland-College Park student newspaper, penning University2, which was the predecessor of his creator-owned syndicated strip and comic series, Liberty Meadows. His body of work also includes Marvel Comics’ New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, and X-Men: Schism, as well as Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. His recent work can be seen in BOOM! Studios’ Skybourne, and on covers from DC Comics’ Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman.

Long-time friend of the show, Ringo, Harvey, and Eisner Award nominee, and guest since our inception in 2000 (!), artist and writer Steve Conley has contributed to numerous comic titles, both printed and on-line. His Astounding Space Thrills was self-published, published by Image Comics, and collected as a trade paperback by IDW. He has been featured in titles such as JLA-Z from DC Comics, Star Trek: Year Four from IDW, and Michael Chabon’s Amazing Adventures of the Escapist from Dark Horse Comics. His creator-owned Bloop, is available through his online store in print or soft copy editions, and you can read his webcomic, The Middle Age, on his website

John Gallagher is the award-winning artist and writer of graphic novels Buzzboy and Roboy Red (with Rich Faber). John teamed with sons Jack and Will to create a kids book, E.P.I.C. Bros., about two kids whose superhero dad is always out saving the world, and they pass the time using his gizmos for lovable mayhem. Jack and Will follow in the footsteps of big sister Katie, who teamed with her dad to create Zoey and Ketchup. John’s Buzzboy is back from American Mythology Productions in Buzzboy Go Digital Monster Mayhem, where he has also contributed to the recently relaunched Casper the Friendly Ghost and The Inspector. When not creating comics, John is executive director of Kids Love Comics (kidslovecomics.net) and works as art director for Ranger Rick magazine.

Mark Morales has established himself as one of the industry’s go-to inkers for major titles and events for the big publishers. He has inked a vast number of titles at Marvel Comics including, among many others, A+X, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers vs. X-Men, New Avengers, Secret Invasion, Sentry, Siege, Thor, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, X-Force, and X-Men. He has also done work for DC Comics on titles like Action Comics, Batman/Superman, JLA, New Suicide Squad, Prez, and Superman: The Man of Steel. He was also awarded the Harvey Award for Best Inker in 2009 and 2011.

Brandon Peterson has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years, working primarily as a penciller and inker, but often as a colorist, writer, editor, and art director. He has done a great deal of work at Marvel Comics, as the artist on books like AvX, Avengers, The Ultimates, Ultimate Vision, Ultimate Extinction, Ultimate X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men. Brandon was also VP of Special Projects and Art Director of the now-defunct CrossGen Comics, where he created titles like Mystic and Chimera. He is also a veteran of Top Cow Productions, having worked on Codename: Strykeforce, Cyberforce, Ripclaw, Medieval Spawn/Witchblade, and his own book, Arcanum. His work is recently featured on IDW’s Revolution Heroes and DC Comics’ Trinity.

Additionally, the Hero Initiative will be in the room with us this year — stay tuned!

So here are the details:When: Sunday April 29. 10-5Where: BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 20190How much: FREE!The Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling is a thank-you to our fans for helping us grow and making our show into the institution it has become. This one’s just for the fun of it, and we hope we’ll see you there!Want to join us in September for the main event? Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com for more information on the Baltimore Comic-Con and www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ to purchase your advanced tickets!
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.

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ASPEN COMICS MAY 2018 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 01:05

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS PRIMER
David Wohl – Story / Francisco ; Odagawa ; Qualano – Art

Celebrate Aspen’s 15 Year Anniversary with 25-cent Primer issues!

New readers and fans alike can find everything they need to know about EA: Iris in this debut Executive Assistant: Iris Primer issue! Revisit the deadly missions within volumes one through four, check out never-before-seen commentary, art and creator secrets…All for only a quarter! These Aspen Anniversary edition primer issues are the perfect compliment to discover more about Aspen’s upcoming slate of new and returning titles!

The EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS PRIMER is in stores May 23rd, 2018!
FC 24 pages .25c

 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS vol 5 #1
Blake Northcott – Story / Donny Tran – Art / Luis Guerrero – Colors

Aspen Comics’ hit action-adventure assassin series marks its 10-Year Anniversary with a brand new pulse-pounding volume!

When a routine security job takes a turn for the worse, Executive Assistant Iris realizes she might be at the crossroads of her career! The world’s deadliest assassin is faced with a choice: remain a freelance Executive Assistant, or join Magni Global—a mysterious corporation that has acquired nearly every private security firm on the planet. But, what fateful decisions may come from joining a giant conglomerate whose interests may spell doom for her?!

Brought to you by acclaimed author Blake Northcott (Michael Turner’s Fathom) with art by newcomer Donny Tran and colorist Luis Guerrero, this newest pulse-pounding 10 year anniversary chapter of Executive Assistant: Iris is sure to be the greatest volume yet!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS vol 5 #1 is in stores May 23rd, 2018!
FC 32 pages $3.99

 

PORTAL BOUND #2
Mark Roslan; Gabe Carrasco – Story / Alex Arizmendi – Art / Wes Hartman – Colors

Their Future Depends on Each Other in Aspen’s newest series!

Giant six-eyed mechanical beasts? Gray-skinned warriors from another world? Dubstep music?!? Teenagers Elias and Brett have just survived the craziest night of their lives, but that was nothing compared to the road ahead! Sybil, the arrogant warrior princess from Havos, is stranded on Earth and it’s up to our heroes to get her home! However, the evil Emperor Atilus has a deadly surprise awaiting his daughter’s potential homecoming!

Aspen’s brand new action-adventure saga continues from writers Mark Roslan (BubbleGun, Broken Pieces) and newcomer Gabe Carrasco, with artist Alex Arizmendi (Edge of Venomverse: War Stories, Secret Empire: Brave New World) as they bring us a tale of two earths in need of two heroes!

PORTAL BOUND #2 is in stores May 2nd, 2018!
FC 32 pages $3.99

 

JIRNI VOL 3 #3
J.T. Krul – Story / Michael Santamaria – Art / John Starr – Colors

Aspen’s popular fantasy adventure series, JIRNI, continues its epic third volume!

Ara takes to the skies once again in her airship, soaring higher than ever in the hopes of reaching the realm of the D’jinn, but danger lurks all around her. Meanwhile, Torinthal reveals his true purpose in capturing Luna and the other D’jinn, and it could spell doom for them and all the D’jinn – in this world and beyond.

Created by New York Times Best-Selling author J.T. Krul (Michael Turner’s Soulfire, Green Arrow) with art by newcomer Michael Santamaria, this next exciting chapter of Jirni will once again return readers to a land of untapped wonder!

JIRNI VOL 3 #3 is in stores May 16th, 2018!
FC 32 pages $3.99

 

CHARISMAGIC VOL 3 #4
Vince Hernandez – Story / Joey Vazquez – Art / Federico Blee – Colors

The forces of magic have returned—and this time no magical being is safe!

Hank and Sparkles find themselves trapped inside the Magic House and Contessa’s basement cells with no chance for escape! Meanwhile, Sudana begins to uncover the reasons for the Magic Harvester’s destructive plan to absorb all beings of magic—and the extent to which he plans to go to wipe out its existence altogether!

CHARISMAGIC VOL 3 #4 is in stores May 9th, 2018!
FC 32 pages $3.99

RETAILER NOTE: CHARISMAGIC VOL 3 #4 will ship with two different covers by series artist Joey Vazquez and artist Khary Randolph. Each cover is available to order separately, with no quantity limitation or restrictions.

 

SHRUGGED VOL 3 #4
Frank Mastromauro – Story / Andre Risso – Art / Valentina Taddeo – Colors

Volume three of Aspen’s hit series’ Shrugged keeps on truckin!

It’s a clash of astronomical proportions as the Elysians and Nefarians battle it out for control of Perspecta! Meanwhile, Theo and Thom struggle to save Kiori, but does she really need to be saved…or are they the ones in deep trouble?!?

SHRUGGED VOL 3 #4 is in stores May 30th, 2018!
FC 32 pages $3.99

 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS VOL 2 TPB – EXECUTIVE EXTINCTION
Vince Hernandez – Story / Jordan Gunderson – Art / Teodoro Gonzalez – Colors

The Extinction begins!

This all-new story arc features Lily, one of the most popular characters in the EA Universe, as she attempts to piece together some semblance of a normal life while fighting to protect it from those who seek to end it! Enter Mazutsu, the arms dealer mastermind who has sworn to eliminate all Executive Assistants at any cost. This crossover Executive Assistant event forever changed the landscape for nearly every Executive Assistant—and some may not survive!

Writer Vince Hernandez (Charismagic, Damsels in Excess, Fathom: Kiani), is joined by penciler Jordan Gunderson (No World, Aspen Universe: Revelations) and colorist Teodoro Gonzalez, to bring you one of comics’ most dangerous, action adventure series! Collecting together the entire ‘Executive Extinction’ storyline from EA Assassins issues 6 -10 and including a complete cover gallery, this volume 2 Executive Assistant Assassins TPB is not to be missed!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS VOL 2 TPB: EXECUTIVE EXTINCTION is in stores MAY 16th, 2018!
FC 128 pages $12.99 TPB

 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS Vol 4 TPB
Brian Buccellato – Story / Pasquale Qualano – Art / John Starr – Colors

The best-selling Aspen series, Executive Assistant: Iris returns for its fourth volume!

Executive Assistant Iris is free from the murky past that has haunted her fate and threatened her existence up until this point. Now, with her former master Ching, the mastermind Mazutsu and the CIA a distant memory, Iris will painstakingly discover that the start of a new life for an Executive Assistant can be anything…but free from danger!

Written by Brian Buccellato (Flash, Cannibal) with art by Pasquale Qualano and John Starr, this brand new trade paperback collects together EA Iris volume 4 in its entirety, and includes a comprehensive cover gallery and a whole lot more!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS VOL 4 TPB is in stores May 23rd, 2018!
FC 128 pages $12.99 TPB

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The Azurth Digest is back--for A Limited Time

Sorcerer's Skull - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:00

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

 Go here for the print(+pdf) edition, while supplies last. If you only want the pdf, well, that's always available here.




Wednesday Comics: Valentine's Day

Sorcerer's Skull - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:00
Romance comics were a pretty big thing back in the day, and all the major publishers (including Marvel and DC) did them, but none of those have been collected, so far as I know--and they probably wouldn't appeal to the readers of my blog in any case. Here are a few comics with romance as an element that might.

Deadman: The Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love puts DC's disembodied former aerialist in a gothic mystery with a hit of romance.

Scott Pilgrim In Toronto, slacker Scott Pilgrim tries to date a cool girl, but first he has to defeat league of her evil exs. You've seen the movie, now read the comic that inspired it.

Sex Criminals Suzanne and Jon bond over an unusual trait they both share--their orgasms stop time! They decide to use this unusual ability to rob banks...

Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Vol. 1 Wonder Woman lives Paradise Island to bring love and peace to Man's World with her beau Steve Trevor. She seems to get into a lot of predicaments involving bondage.

RICH REVIEWS: Pumpkinhead # 1

First Comics News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 07:46

Title: Pumpkinhead # 1
Publisher: Dynamite
Main Story:
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Blacky Sheperd
Colorist: Thiago Ribeiro
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Backup Story:
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Kyle Strahm
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Covers: Kelley Jones & Chris O’Halloran, Photo Cover, Ken Haeser & Buz Hasson with Color by Blair Smith
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.dynamite.com
Comments: Right from the start you will be creeped out. The atmospheric setting will have the hairs on the back of your neck rising. The people will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what is coming.
The young girls pick out some pumpkins. One girl Haggis gets the hardest one to reach.
Years later Haggis is now very old and lives alone out in the country. Ernest Kinkade pays her a visit about his Gran’Children.
The story unfolds like a horror movie, just like the movies of Pumpkinhead. The art is soft and subdues. Yet it is done so you can feel the terror behind what you see. Then when you see him this creature of vengeance you will feel fear. The artwork on Pumpkinhead is just gorgeously done and brings out every bit of his evil.
“Gluttony” Chapter 1. Haggis here tells a tale of the demon Excess. Even if your the one controlling the demon you have to remember it is a demon. A demon is never fully under control. The art looks frightening. The demon is a terror.
Most of all as you go through this comic you will start to look over your shoulder and jump at any mysterious sound cause you never know.

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MATT KINDT AND DAVID RUBÍN GO DEEPER INTO THE “ETHER”

First Comics News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 07:25

“Ether: The Copper Golems” Whirls Into Comic Shops on May 16, 2018

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 13, 2018)—From New York Times bestselling Mind MGMT creator Matt Kindt and Black Hammer’s David Rubín comes Ether: The Copper Golems, the highly anticipated sequel to 2016’s hit series Ether. Ether: The Copper Golems is a fantasy adventure about a science-minded hero intent on keeping the balance between Earth and the magical world of Ether. Artist Paul Pope (Battling Boy) also lends his illustrative skills for the gorgeous first issue variant cover.

Ether: The Copper Golems finds Boone Dias, our science-minded adventurer, trying to seal the portal breaches that have opened between Earth and the Ether that have unleashed devastating magical fury on Earth. In order to put an end to this chaos, Boone recruits a powerful team of mystical beings including a grumpy, spell-writing fairy; a bickering, lavender gorilla; and a bull-headed, motorcycling spell-hacker. These heroes set off on a journey taking the reader through the centers of volcanoes, deserts full of living mummies and sphinxes, and a bizarre fairy forest in an effort to save both worlds from complete destruction!

The first issue of Ether: The Copper Golems goes on sale May 16, 2018, and is available for preorder at your local comic shop.

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DARK HORSE EXPLORES THE LAND OF OOO

First Comics News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 07:21

Publisher and Cartoon Network Announce “Adventure Time Official Coloring Book” For July 2018

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 12, 2018)—Today, Dark Horse and Cartoon Network are proud to present the Adventure Time Official Coloring Book, a must-have for all Adventure Time fans! Based on Cartoon Network’s award-winning animated series, Adventure Time features unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants.

The Adventure Time Official Coloring Book will be available July 24, 2018 with a special preview during San Diego International Comic-Con.

Join Finn, Jake, and the rest of your favorite friends while exploring Ooo and the regions beyond with the Adventure Time Official Coloring Book. The Adventure Time Adult Coloring Book features 45 original and stunningly detailed black-and-white images inspired by the hit animated series created by Pendeleton Ward. This beautiful new volume includes art from Ron Chan, Braden Lamb, Ian McGinty, Phillip Murphy, and Shelli Paroline, with Ron Chan also creating the magical cover.

Adventure Time Official Coloring Book goes on sale July 24, 2018, and is available

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IMAGE COMICS TO PUBLISH BRIAN K. VAUGHAN AND MARCOS MARTIN’S MINISERIES BARRIER

First Comics News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 07:15

The five-issue miniseries will be available in print for the first time this May

PORTLAND, OR, 02/13/2018 — Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin, the Eisner Award-winning creative team behind THE PRIVATE EYE, are reunited in BARRIER, the five-issue miniseries originally published in digital format via Panel Syndicate and featuring color work by Muntsa Vicente. This May, all five issues will be available in print for the first time, exclusively from Image Comics.

BARRIER is a truly unconventional drama that tackles violence, language, and illegal immigration—with a shocking sci-fi twist. Printed in its original “landscape” format and graced with gorgeous cardstock covers, each comic is meant to be a durable work of art.

“I’m enormously proud of this story, not least because it features some of the best artwork ever from the incomparable Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente,” said Vaughan. “Everyone behind PanelSyndicate.com is so excited that Image is bringing this story to print and making these five extra-sized issues available exclusively through local comic shops. Gracias!”

“Una historia sobre las barreras que levantamos entre nosotros y el viaje necesario para comprender que todos compartimos un mismo destino,” dijo Martin. “We hope you’ll enjoy the trip!”

Mature readers will be able to pick up the massive 50-plus-page first issue for free on Free Comic Book Day on May 5th. The following week, a special collector’s edition of the first issue will be released in a larger size to match the next four issues being released weekly throughout the rest of May.

 

BARRIER #1 (Diamond code: MAR180571) and BARRIER #2 (Diamond code: MAR180573) hit comic book stores Wednesday, May 9th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, April 16th.

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THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE Expands Into Four Epic Tales!

First Comics News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 07:08

Is it really Logan? The mystery surrounding his return continues….

New York, NY—February 13, 2018— Wolverine has been trekking across the Marvel Universe, from the pages of 2017’s best-selling comic MARVEL LEGACY #1 to the current glimpses of Logan in the Where’s Wolverine pages featured in select Marvel comics…but is that really the Logan we all know and love?

This May, the story that kicked off in April’s THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1 continues as intrigue, mystery, romance, and action collide in an epic so big, it will take four different series to tell the tale! Featuring thrills and chills for all X-Men fans as Wolverine’s past comes back to haunt all our merry mutants, each unique story harkens back to their old school adventures – changing some characters in ways that will shock readers.

Orchestrated by HUNT FOR WOLVERINE and DEATH OF WOLVERINE writer Charles Soule, a star-studded cast of talent have teamed up to unravel Wolverine’s secrets. Avengers No Surrender writer Jim Zub, She-Hulk writer Mariko Tamaki, All-New Wolverine writer Tom Taylor, The Amazing Spider-Man artist Matteo Buffagni, X-Men Blue artist R.B. Silva, Black Panther and the Crew artist Butch Guice, and Spider-Man/Deadpool artist Chris Bachalo will join forces for four series that form one interlocking epic adventure, each one containing its own distinct genre and mystery: Weapon Lost (noir/detective), Adamantium Agenda (action/adventure), Claws Of A Killer (horror) and Mystery in Madripoor (dark romance.)

“I’ve been holding my tongue, just waiting to announce this project and team of ultra-talented creators,” said series editor Mark Paniccia. “While these stories all reveal clues to the larger mystery behind Wolverine’s return, the writers all have some pretty huge moments planned that will have X-MEN fans talking and debating for some time to come.”

Featuring classic Marvel characters from Daredevil to Kitty Pryde to Spider-Man to Iron Man, major Marvel heroes will become part of Wolverine’s mystery as they try to track down Logan and figure out his secrets. But with answers come more questions…and with reveals come even more mysteries. Every clue leads to another twisting road and each story will provide fans with another tantalizing piece of the puzzle that will lead readers closer to finding out the real truth!

And it will all come together to set the stage for the most shocking and daring Wolverine story to date along with a spectacular return!

His return was just the beginning – the opening chapter of a story that will touch all corners and all characters of the Marvel Universe. Dive into all the excitement in the HUNT FOR WOLVERINE one-shot this April, and then be sure to follow all of the action with WEAPON LOST, ADAMANTIUM AGENDA, CLAWS OF A KILLER and MYSTERY IN MADRIPOOR, available in comic shops starting in May!

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: WEAPON LOST (#1-4)

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art by MATTEO BUFFAGNI

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: ADAMANTIUM AGENDA (#1-4)

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art by R.B. SILVA

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: CLAWS OF A KILLER (#1-4)

Written by MARIKO TAMAKI

Art by BUTCH GUICE

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: MYSTERY IN MADRIPOOR (#1-4)

Written by JIM ZUB

Art by CHRIS BACHALO

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VALIANT HIGH #1 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 07:01

Valiant is proud to announce that VALIANT HIGH #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of AN UPROARIOUS ALL-AGES ESCAPADE from rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (QUANTUM AND WOODY!, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and Eisner Award-winning artist Derek Charm (Jughead, Star Wars Adventures) – is coming to comic shops everywhere just in time for summer vacation! On May 30th, get ready for your first day of school inside a hilarious reimagining of Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe – one where the next world-ending cataclysm will have to wait until after prom night!

Before they became legends, the world’s most formidable heroes were roaming the halls at Valiant High – a super-powered preparatory academy where Aric “X-O Manowar” Dacia is a record-setting running back, Colin “Ninjak” King is a debonair foreign exchange student, and Coach Bloodshot is way, way too into dodgeball. Now, Amanda “Livewire” McKee and her best friend, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, are taking it all in for the first time at the one high school where power trumps popularity!

On May 30th, find out firsthand why Valiant’s first dose of all-ages adventure is a pitch-perfect entry point for new fans and longtime readers alike:

You’ve never seen the heroes of the Valiant Universe quite like this before! In the tradition of Archie and DC Super Hero Girls, this side-splitting adventure takes place outside of Valiant’s standard continuity…and comes packed with all-new incarnations of virtually every Valiant hero and villain!

These extraordinary students have pep, popularity, and untapped potential… Now, get your own spot in the freshman class that launched a thousand legends when all-star creators Daniel Kibblesmith and Derek Charm come crashing into comic shops on May 30th for VALIANT HIGH #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man, New Mutants) and Sina Grace (Iceman, Lil’ Depressed Boy)!

VALIANT HIGH #1 (of 4)
Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by DEREK CHARM
Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ALL-AGES | On Sale MAY 30th (FOC – 5/7/18)

VALIANT HIGH #2 (of 4)
Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by DEREK CHARM
Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Variant Cover by DAN PARENT
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ALL-AGES | COMING IN JUNE!


VALIANT HIGH #1 – Cover A by David Lafuente


VALIANT HIGH #1 – Variant Cover by Sina Grace


VALIANT HIGH #1 – Interior Art by Derek Charm


VALIANT HIGH #1 – Interior Art by Derek Charm


VALIANT HIGH #1 – Interior Art by Derek Charm


VALIANT HIGH #1 – Interior Art by Derek Charm


VALIANT HIGH #1 – Interior Art by Derek Charm


VALIANT HIGH #1 – Interior Art by Derek Charm


VALIANT HIGH #1 – Interior Art by Derek Charm


VALIANT HIGH #1 – Interior Art by Derek Charm


VALIANT HIGH #1 – Interior Art by Derek Charm


VALIANT HIGH #1 – Interior Art by Derek Charm


VALIANT HIGH #2 – Cover A by David Lafuente


VALIANT HIGH #2 – Variant Cover by Dan Parent

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LION FORGE ANNOUNCES CHRISTINA “STEENZ” STEWART AS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

First Comics News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:59

Lion Forge Social Media & Community Manager Moves From Marketing to Editorial To Help Further Company’s Mission

ST LOUIS, MO–Lion Forge announces a transition with valued staffer, Christina “Steenz” Stewart moving from Social Media & Community Manager to Associate Editor.

“My goals in this industry are to carve a space for marginalized voices, to put books into the hands of new readers, and to make the comics community more accessible to librarians and educators,” says Steenz. “I knew since day one that this company had like intentions. I’m thrilled to be able to continue to work with Lion Forge and be more deliberate with our shared mission as an editor.”

Before coming to Lion Forge, Steenz had been an admin of the Valkyries and its sister organization Valkyries Valhalla, an elite group of women in comic shops, bookstores, and libraries around the world. Upon joining the St. Louis-based publisher in late 2016, she further established the voice and following of the company, making Lion Forge one of the most vocal and active comic book publishers across social media platforms.

“Steenz has always been a valuable—if honorary—member of Lion Forge’s editorial department,” said Andrea Colvin, Vice President – Executive Editor. “Since day one, she’s been contributing significantly to the acquisitions process and her thoughts, opinions, and ideas about comics publishing—and publishing comics for everyone—have been insightful and important. I’m so pleased to welcome her to this new role where I know she will continue to thrive.”

“As Social Media & Community Manager, Steenz has represented Lion Forge to a wide range of external stakeholders and supported our relationships with fans, retailers, and creators. But, she is also a longtime comics fan and a creator of an award-winning graphic novel,” says Lion Forge President, Geoff Gerber. “In an industry challenged with expanding its pool of talent, Lion Forge is committed to professional development and always looks to put people in positions to grow and better help the company. Steenz’s success with our social media couldn’t justify passing up on the success that Lion Forge will see from her shift to editorial.”

Please join us congratulating Christina “Steenz” Stewart in her newly appointed position at Lion Forge Comics, and the next step in her career in publishing.

Christina ‘Steenz’ Stewart is a St. Louis based cartoonist. She has illustrated Archival Quality from Oni Press among other short stories in anthologies such as Elements: Fire and Mine!. Steenz has a history of creating and running comics related programming from her time as a comic shop manager at an Eisner-winning retailer and a comics-focused librarian. She runs Comics University and represents the Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts at local colleges. She is currently the acting Social Media and Community Manager and an Associate Editor at Comics.

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JOSEPH KEATINGE AND WOOK JIN CLARK BRING FLAVOR TO THE MENU THIS MAY

First Comics News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:55

PORTLAND, OR, 02/13/2018 — Writer Joseph Keatinge (GLORY, SHUTTER) and artist Wook Jin Clark (Adventure Time: The Flip Side) team up with colorist Tamra Bonvillain, letterer Ariana Maher, designer Rich Tommaso, and culinary consultant Ari Bouzari (Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food) for a delectable new adventure this May: FLAVOR.

Within a strange walled city, chefs are the ultimate celebrity and food is the most valued commodity. But underage, unlicensed chef Xoo is about to uncover a mystery that just might bring everything crumbling down…

“FLAVOR is a book with a lot of ingredients; we’re cooking up a comic unlike anything else I’ve collaborated on before,” said Keatinge. “I’ve long desired to work with each and every person on this creative team, and I could not be happier with the results.”

“This book is my dream book with a dream team,” said Clark. “I’m so excited to be a part, and so pumped to share!”

Prepare your palate for the high-stakes competition of The Hunger Games, steeped in the enticingly lush world-building of Hayao Miyazaki.

FLAVOR #1 (Diamond code: MAR180590) will be served up on Wednesday, May 16th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, April 23rd.

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CHARISMAGIC VOL 3 #1 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:50

CHARISMAGIC VOL 3 #1

Vince Hernandez – Story  / Joey Vazquez – Art / Federico Blee – Colors

 

The forces of magic have returned—and this time no magical being is safe!

 

Aspen’s magical action-adventure series returns for its epic third volume! Las Vegas magician Hank Medley and his talking cat Sparkles attempt to put the pieces of their life back together, as society has taken a hardline approach to magic and its destructive results. Meanwhile, Sudana uncovers a more sinister plot brewing in the confines of a secret Government’s facility in the Nevada desert, as a new form of magic is taking shape that will not only spell the end for mankind—but also magical beings everywhere! The age of the Magic Harvester has arrived!

 

CHARISMAGIC VOL 3 #1 is in stores February 14th, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

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LANDRY Q. WALKER, JUSTIN GREENWOOD, AND SAM HUMPHRIES TO APPEAR AT IMAGE EXPO, EXCLUSIVE VARIANTS FOR SALE

First Comics News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:24

Snap up IMAGE EXPO tickets before it’s too late

PORTLAND, OR, 02/13/2018 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal the list of exclusive variants that will be available for purchase at IMAGE EXPO. Creators Landry Q. Walker (DANGER CLUB), Justin Greenwood (THE FUSE), and Sam Humphries (CITIZEN JACK) will also be making appearances at the show along with even more surprise guests. IMAGE EXPO will be held in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, February 21st.

Exclusive variants and merchandise available for sale at IMAGE EXPO will include: 

  • SPAWN #283, cover art by Szymon Kudranski & inked by Todd McFarlane, $10
  • VS #1, cover art by Esad Ribić, $10
  • THE WICKED + THE DIVINE 1923 one-shot, cover art by Jamie McKelvie, $10
  • Limited edition 7.75 x 9.75” art prints (various, artwork of IMAGE EXPO announcements), $10 each
  • #IBelieve in Comics T-shirts (S-XXXL), $25
  • #IBelieve in Comics tote bags, $12
  • 25th Anniversary commemorative glass tumblers, $10
  • Image Comics RCCC lapel pins, $10
  • Image Comics RCCC raglan T-shirts (S-XXL), $25

IMAGE EXPO 2018 PROGRAMMING:

9:00 a.m. — Doors Open

10:00 a.m. — Keynote from Image Comics’ Publisher Eric Stephenson, followed by the IMAGE EXPO Announcements

PANELS
Our afternoon programming will go into even greater detail on the projects announced during the keynote address, giving you a chance to pick the brains of the creators in attendance, gain insight into what’s coming, and unveil a bit of the magic that makes an “Image comic” the hottest book on the shelves.

1:15 p.m. — We Believe in Imagination: Sam Humphries (CITIZEN JACK), Farel Dalrymple (POP GUN: WAR), Brian Haberlin (FASTER THAN LIGHT), Jody LeHeup (SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER), and special surprise guests                

2:15 p.m. — We Believe in Storytelling: Todd McFarlane (SPAWN), Rick Remender (DEADLY CLASS), Rob Guillory (CHEW), Christopher Sebela (EVOLUTION), and special surprise guests  

3:15 p.m. — We Believe in Disruption: Tee Franklin (BINGO LOVE), and special surprise guests

4:15 p.m. — We Believe in Craft: Robert Kirkman (OBLIVION SONG, THE WALKING DEAD), Gerry Duggan (ANALOG), John McCrea (MYTHIC), Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS), Landry Q. Walker (DANGER CLUB), Justin Greenwood (THE FUSE), and special surprise guests    

SIGNINGS
Alongside each panel will be signings for our attending creators. Some signings will have an item limit, require a wristband, or be closed after a certain number of guests have been admitted.

1:15 p.m. — Todd McFarlane (SPAWN), Rick Remender (DEADLY CLASS), Rob Guillory (CHEW), Christopher Sebela (EVOLUTION), and special surprise guests

2:15 p.m. — Sam Humphries (CITIZEN JACK), Farel Dalrymple (POP GUN: WAR), Brian Haberlin (WHERE WE LIVE), Jody LeHeup (SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER), and special surprise guests    

3:15 p.m. — Gerry Duggan (ANALOG), John McCrea (MYTHIC), Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS), Landry Q. Walker (DANGER CLUB), Justin Greenwood (THE FUSE), and special surprise guests

4:15 p.m. — Tee Franklin (BINGO LOVE) and special surprise guests

After IMAGE EXPO:
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. — Image Expo After Party
Join us at the official IMAGE EXPO After Party, which will be held from 7-10 p.m at Jackknife (614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205). No ticket necessary, swing by and mingle with other members of the comics community, fans, industry professionals, and creators at this fun get-together.

Purchasing tickets to IMAGE EXPO:
Tickets to the event are now available for sale. Image Comics is pleased to offer General Admission tickets available for $25, Premium Admission tickets available for $100.

A General Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes a program guide book and access to EXPO programming.

A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes admission to EXPO programming, program guide book, an Image Comics branded canvas tote bag, boxed lunch (valued at approximately $17), three (3) exclusive IMAGE EXPO variants, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative pint glass, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative enamel lapel pin, and access to priority seating.

Seating at IMAGE EXPO is limited. Admission for retailers and members of the media is complimentary (passes are limited).

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