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First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 19:16

American Gods: Shadows #8

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

On sale Oct 11
FC, 32 pages

Shadow meets with the proprietors of Ibis and Jacquel Funeral Parlor. Mr. Ibis offers Shadow work—as long as he is not squeamish. Shadow reluctantly agrees, and Mr. Jacquel assures him that in their line of work, the dead stay dead . . . but is this morbid guarantee enough to tempt Shadow’s guilty conscious over the edge?

• A Starz TV show!


American Gods Coaster Set: Jack’s Crocodile Bar

On sale Oct 18
Four coasters in a full-color 4” x 4” box

Jack’s Crocodile Bar: where deals are made over a beer and a bite. This set features a variety of Jack’s logos on sturdy, cork-backed coasters.

American Gods Color-Changing Mug

On sale Oct 18
Full-color packaging. Not dishwasher or microwave safe.

One of the most striking images from the television adaptation of Amercan Gods is the neon sign logo. As the letters disappear, a new message forms.


Angel Season 11 #10

Corinna Bechko (W), Geraldo Borges (A/Variant cover), Michelle Madsen (C), and Scott Fischer (Cover)

On sale Oct 25
FC, 32 pages

Having forced a weakened Illyria to transport him to the time right before his own siring, Angel is determined to make a change—a change that could challenge his own existence. Deaf to the reasoning of Fred and Illyria, will this friend and goddess be able to stop the guilt-ridden vampire? And should they?


Bankshot #5 (of 5)

Alex de Campi (W), ChrisCross (A/Cover), and Snakebite Cortez (C)

On sale Oct 25
FC, 32 pages

It’s the final bloody (really bloody) showdown with the Dutchman! But the nanotechnology that has served Marcus King so well up until now is gone. Finishing the job will take guts, help from a friend, and a good machete!

“I didn’t think something could be thrilling and sad at the same time but now there’s Black Hammer proving me wrong. Amazing, Just flat-out amazing.”—Patton Oswalt


Black Hammer Volume 2: The Event TP

Jeff Lemire (W), Dean Ormston (A/Cover), David Rubín (A), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Dec 20
FC, 152 pages
TP, 7” x 10”

When a visitor from the outside world arrives on the Farm, looking for the Black Hammer and bringing news of Spiral City to its Golden Age heroes, everything changes. Her arrival stirs up old memories and awakens new hope in the marooned heroes and they make a new attempt to escape their strange prison.


B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth Volume 1 HC

Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Guy Davis (A), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Laurence Campbell (Cover)

On sale Dec 27
FC, 408 pages
HC, 7” x 10”

The plague of frogs has ended, but Earth will never be the same, and the fractured B.P.R.D. struggles to battle dangerous monsters and humans alike, from a trailer-park cult to a Russian town ravaged by a zombie-like virus.

Guy Davis’s final B.P.R.D. story sets the stage for Tyler Crook’s (Harrow County) backwoods-horror debut, as Liz Sherman hides from a world that she helped push toward Armageddon, and Abe Sapien is shot down by a girl who’s seen the world to come.

This deluxe hardcover edition collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth volumes 1-3 plus an expanded sketchbook section.


B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #3

Mike Mignola (W), Scott Allie (W), Laurence Campbell (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)

On sale Oct 25
FC, 32 pages

Bound to a prehistoric weapon, an ancient spirit wages an eternal war against the creatures that seek to destroy the world, and their human servants.


Briggs Land: Lone Wolves #5 (of 6)

Brian Wood (W), Mack Chater (A), Lee Loughridge (C), Matthew Woodson (Cover), and Ben Oliver (Variant cover)

On sale Oct 11
FC, 32 pages

When local cops arrive and shut off power and water to the Land, Grace knows it’s not a problem with the bribe money—it’s her husband Jim orchestrating her downfall.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 #12

Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)

On sale Oct 25
FC, 32 pages

In the season finale, with the lives of both humans and magical beings hanging in the balance, the battle between Buffy—once again the Chosen One—and the Big Bad comes to its zenith . . . And the world will never be the same!


Dept. H #19

Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover) and Sharlene Kindt (C)

On sale Oct 18
FC, 28 pages

Dept. H and its deep-sea base are beyond saving. What’s left of the Dept. H crew is headed to the surface . . . will they make it? And if they do, what will be waiting for them when they get there? All is not as it seems.


Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon: Dragonvine TP

Dean DeBlois (W), Richard Hamilton (W), Francisco de la Fuente (P), Doug Wheatley (P) Wes Dzioba (C), and Lucas Marangon (Cover)

On sale Jan 24
FC, 80 pages
TP, 6” x 9”

Hiccup, Toothless, and the rest of the dragon riders encounter two deadly, yet mysteriously linked, threats: One is an island consumed by Dragonvine—an uncontrollable force of nature that’s poisonous to humans and deadly to dragons. The other is an all-new, all-terrifying dragon species—the web-spitting Silkspanners!

• Writer, director, and producer Dean DeBlois is coplotting these stories.

• Stories tie in to the upcoming film.

Now an animated series!


Drifters Volume 5 TP

Kohta Hirano (W/A/Cover)

On sale Dec 20
b&w, 216 pages
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/4”

Warriors from Earth’s history—“Drifters”—battle for control of a wondrous mystic realm. At the eye if the storm is the rancorous Black King who, desiring more than land and resources, is uniting this world’s non-human races for a single horrific purpose: the absolute genocide of humanity!

• From Kohta Hirano, creator of Hellsing.


EC Archives: Panic Volume 2 HC

Al Feldstein (W), William Gaines (W), Jack Mendelsohn (W), Jack Davis (A/Cover), Joe Orlando (A), Wally Wood (A), Bill Elder (A), Marie Severin (C), and Carlos Badilla (C)

On sale Dec 13
FC, 216 pages
HC, 8” x 11”

Panic is back at it again! This uproarious volume collects issues #7–#12 of the madcap classic in glorious remastered color. Collects parody and pranks from a parade of comics greats: Al Feldstein, William Gaines, Jack Mendelsohn, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, Wally Wood, and Bill Elder!

• Foreword by the legendary Sergio Aragonés!


ElfQuest: The Final Quest #22

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

On sale Oct 25
FC, 32 pages

Only three issues left to go in the Final Quest story, and the peril ramps up to levels never before reached in ElfQuest. Out on the open waters, the Wavedancers renew their efforts to keep the seas free of human warships that carry deadly weapons. Yet even as the invaders press closer and closer to the sacred Father Tree, there is time for final farewells, for new lives beginning and old lives ending, as the Palace of the High Ones makes ready to depart the World of Two Moons . . . forever?


Game of Thrones: Tyrion Lannister—Hand of the Queen Bust

On sale Dec 13
7.5” tall bust

Choosing to be on the right side of history, Tyrion sides with Daenerys and gains her full trust in becoming her Hand of the Queen. This limited edition polyresin bust measures in at 7.5” tall, and features the bearded Tyrion wearing the Hand of the Queen pin, and holding his signature goblet of wine, because of course, he drinks and he knows things.


Groo: Play of the Gods #4 (of 4)

Sergio Aragonés (W/A/Cover), Mark Evanier (W), John Ercek (C), and Tom Luth (C)

On sale Oct 11
FC, 32 pages

Groo finds himself the unwitting pawn in a game that involves a newly-found land filled with gold. There are those who think, “How do we convert their gold to our gold?” and also “How do we convert their gods to our gods?” How does Groo figure into all of this and, more importantly, how does he create doom and destruction for all? It’s brought to you (as usual) by the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier, with the help of Stan Sakai and Tom Luth.

• Eisner and Harvey Award-winning creators, and an Eisner Award-winning title!


Halo Adult Coloring Book TP

Will Conrad (A), Georges Duarte (A), Douglas Franchin (A), Juan Frigeri (A), Lee Oaks (A), Andres Ponce (A), and Xermanico (A)

On sale Oct 11
b&w, 96 pages
TP, 10” x 10”

UNSC, Covenant, and Forerunner factions fill this volume of original illustrations based on the expansive video game universe of Halo!

Bring to life these ready-to-color pages filled with your favorite characters, transports, and worlds in your own way in this Halo Adult Coloring Book. Forty-five original black- and-white illustrations give you the Master Chief, Cortana, and others all battling away with signature weapons and tech pulled directly from the Halo video games.

• Includes 45 pieces of highly detailed, original black and white artwork to color.


Halo: Rise of Atriox #3 (of 5)

John Jackson Miller (W), Jonathan Wayshak (A), Jeremy Colwell (C), and Aleksi Briclot (Cover)

On sale Oct 4
FC, 32 pages

Atriox looks to Decimus to find others who can help the Banished expand their tech and maintain their fleet as the number of Banished continues to grow. Decimus recalls a Kig-Yar scientist named Sig Raan who resides in a secret Covenant facility on the planet Otraak.

Is Sig Raan still loyal to the Covenant or will Decimus be able to convince her to help the Banished?


Harrow County #26

Cullen Bunn (W) and Tyler Crook (A/Cover)

On sale Oct 11
FC, 32 pages

A dark force has returned to Harrow County and it’s coming after Emmy, striking in just the right places to hurt her the most. Will she be able to protect her home and herself alone, or will Emmy need to gather some allies in order to defeat this evil once and for all?

“An interesting read from cover to cover, and the twists in plot and in expectations keep audiences’ attention throughout.”—Bounding into Comics


Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1955—Occult Intelligence #2 (of 3)

Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), Brian Churilla (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Paolo Rivera (Cover)

On sale Oct 11
FC, 32 pages

The mystery in the tropics heats up when a monster attacks, but the creature may have ties to a secret weapon at the center of an international conflict. Elsewhere, Bruttenholm’s own investigation suggests that the B.P.R.D. is embroiled in something much larger than he thought.

• Brian Churilla returns for more Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.!


Lobster Johnson Volume 5: The Pirate’s Ghost and Metal Monsters of Midtown TP

Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Tonci Zonjic (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Dec 13
FC, 168 pages
TP, 7” x 10”

The Lobster is at his pulpiest in a pair of three-part stories drawn by veteran Lobster artist Tonci Zonjic. A trio of robots terrorize New York City, and the only thing more mysterious than their origins is their motives. When a pirate ship’s ghostly crew appears on the Hudson River out of thin air, the harbor patrol calls on the Lobster! Collects Lobster Johnson: Metal Monsters of Midtown #1-3 and Lobster Johnson: The Pirate’s Ghost #1-3.


Neon Genesis Evangelion—The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Omnibus Book 5 TP

Osamu Takahashi (W/A/Cover)

On sale Dec 6
b&w, 552 pages
TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″

SEELE’s frustrations with Gendo’s plans leads their agent inside the school to abduct Shinji and place him under their mental control . . . which means Rei and Asuka must put aside their own rivalry long enough to join forces and rescue him!


Only the End of the World Again HC

Neil Gaiman (W), P. Craig Russell (W), Troy Nixey (A/Cover), and Matthew Hollingsworth (C)

On sale Jan 24
FC, 56 pages
HC, 7” x 10”

This fantasy story blending the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft and Roger Zelazny features an adjustor who sets up shop in Innsmouth only to discover that the world may be ending and that the instrument of destruction is a werewolf.

From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award–winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman comes this adaptation by P. Craig Russell, Troy Nixey, and Matthew Hollingworth.

• Faithfully adapted from the original text!


Rebels: These Free and Independent States #8 (of 8)

Brian Wood (W), Andrea Mutti (A), Lauren Affe (C), and Matthew Taylor (Cover)

On sale Oct 25
FC, 32 pages

Following a disastrous campaign in Quebec, two members of the Green Mountain Boys militia escort a column of sick and wounded south through the snow, fighting off British sharpshooters every inch of the way. Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, Seth Warner runs afoul of John Adams, who is reluctant to support the militia.


Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil #1 (of 4)

Jeff Lemire (W), David Rubín (A/Cover), Mike Mignola (Variant cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Oct 18
FC, 32 pages

Lucy Weber, daughter of the Black Hammer, grew up to become an investigative reporter for the Global Planet. Now she’s on the hunt for the true story about what happened to Spiral City’s superheroes after they defeated Anti-God and saved the world. All answers seem to lie with the dangerous super villain tenants of Spiral City’s infamous asylum. As she gets closer to the truth she uncovers the dark origin stories of some of her father’s greatest foes, and learns how they tie into the puzzle of what happened to Spiral City’s greatest hero.

• Variant cover by Mike Mignola!


Usagi Yojimbo #162

Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover)

On sale Oct 4
b&w, 28 pages

The search for the killer of the body in the library continues! While all evidence points toward one suspect, Usagi is still unsure, and he decides to keep digging. With help from some colorful friends, Usagi uncovers the shocking truth. Will he get to the culprit in time—or will Usagi suffer the same fate as the poisoned doctor?

• Part 2 of 2—as a mystery is solved!


The Witcher Adult Coloring Book TP

Marianna Strychowska (P/Cover), Yu-Chen Tang (P), and Scott Wade (P)

On sale Nov 1
b&w, 96 pages
TP, 10” x 10”

Journey along with Geralt, Ciri, Triss, Yennefer, Roach, Shani, and all of your favorite Witcher characters in a variety of fantastic settings . . . all inspired by the hit video game franchise with The Witcher Adult Coloring Book. Featuring uniquely designed and highly detailed black-and-white illustrations inspired by the games; this compilation of exquisitely crafted images is a must-have for Witcher fans worldwide!


Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince #4 (of 4)

Kevin Panetta (W), Paulina Ganucheau (A/Cover), and Sarah Stern (C)

On sale Oct 4
FC, 32 pages

It’s the final showdown between the Zodiac Starforces and the demon Pavos! The US and UK teams must set aside their differences to defeat the demon, but a surprise attack leaves them reeling . . . and one member down.

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RICH REVIEWS: Grimm Fairy Tales 2017 Swimsuit Special

First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 17:50

Title: Grimm Fairy Tales 2017 Swimsuit Special
Publisher: Zenescope
Story: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Dave Franchini
Writer: Dave Franchini
Artwork: Moy R
Colors: Leonardo Paciarotti
Letters: Taylor Esposito (of Ghost Glyph Studios)
Cover A: Alfredo Reyes/Ylenia Di Napoli
Cover B: Renato Rei/Ceci de la Cruz
Cover C: Jason Cardy
Price: $ 5.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: Skye teleport’s to a beach, who or why she teleport’s there is not explained. She finds Sandstorm there a villain who just killed lots of people. His sand worms look like smaller versions of the ones from Dune. Skye and Sandstorm battle but the fight does not last long. Apparently Skye has some sort of magical powers. If your not following her in the Zenescope comics you will be totally lost about who she is. The art on Sandstorm comes across pretty coolly but the rest is lacking.
After the story there are tons of gorgeous pin-ups by various artists. Cinderella with her asset in the air is drawn beautiful and sexy by Alfredo Reyes with colors by Sanju Nivangune. Alice Liddle is illustrated as a blue eyed babe by Chris Ehnot with colors by David Delanty. Angelica “Hellchild” Blackstone is drawn in a lovely purple bikini by Mindy Wheeler. Zamora with her loin cloth and green skin makes a primitive beauty by RB White with colors by Ceci de la Cruz. Belle is drawn with the most lovely wings they seem to glow, artwork by RB White with colors by Ceci de la Cruz. There are many many more as well, all beautiful sensual women. All of them are fairy tale characters and brought to life in these pin-ups by many talented artists.

Richard Vasseur

Categories: Comic Book Blogs


First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:29

An all-new team-up from superstar creative team Cullen Bunn and R.B. Silva


New York, NY—July 12, 2017—A teenage girl meeting her future self – it all begins at the Vanishing Point, where past and present and now future collide for epic and game-changing adventures in this story of the GENERATIONS!


Teenage Jean Grey is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid the fate that befell her predecessor. But when Jean is cast through time and comes face-to-face with the newly possessed Phoenix, will she find the key to saving herself…or learn that her fate is sealed? But what Universe changing events will be witnessed on the final pages of this story?!


It’s the story that hints at what’s to come for Phoenix and Jean Grey, and you don’t want to miss this issue. Available in comic shops on August 9th!



Written by CULLEN BUNN

Art by R.B. SILVA


Variant Cover by TERRY DODSON

Connecting Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS

FOC – 07/17/07, On-Sale – 08/09/17

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IDW & Top Shelf’s Comic Con International 2017 Schedule

First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:25

San Diego, CA (July 12, 2017) – The countdown to San Diego Comic Con International 2017 is on, and IDW and Top Shelf have revealed their massive slate of signings and panels for the week! Featuring influential and fan-favorite creators, alongside the cast and creative teams from some of the most buzzed about television shows, on top of can’t-miss programming, this year’s convention is primed to be the biggest yet!

Booth #2743 will be your essential destination for non-stop excitement throughout the convention including appearances by Ivan Reitman, Berkeley Breathed, Kevin Eastman, Bob Gale, Walter Simonson, the cast of Wynonna Earp and many, many more!

Wednesday July 19th Preview Night

6:00 – 8:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
                    Bobby Curnow 
                    (*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 8:00 Bloom County Launch Party!  – Berkeley Breathed
                   (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
8:00 – 9:00 Sword of Ages Sneak Preview – Gabriel Rodriguez
                   (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
8:00 – 9:00 Sh*t My President Says – Shannon Wheeler
                   (*Book debut!)

Thursday July 20th

10:00 – 11:00 Love is Love – Marc Andreyko, Chris Ryall, Cat Staggs
10:00 – 11:00 Schick Hydrobot and The Transformers – John Barber
11:00 – 12:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
                      (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
11:00 – 12:00 Thor: The Return of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition – Walter Simonson 
                       (*Check out the show exclusive!)
12:00 – 1:00 Ghostbusters – Ivan Reitman, Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening,
                     Tom Waltz
                     (*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
12:00 – 1:00 Locke & KeyGabriel Rodriguez, Chris Ryall, David Petersen
                    (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 Top Shelf Soiree – Campbell Whyte, Kim Dwinell, Janet Lee,
                    Jim McCann, Shannon Wheeler
1:00 – 2:00 Animal NoirIzar Lunaček
1:00 – 2:00 Black Crown – Tess Fowler
                   (*Get a free preview of the upcoming releases!)
1:00 – 2:00 Helena Crash – Fabian Rangel Jr.
2:00 – 4:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles– Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow,
                   Chris Mowry 
                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)
2:00 – 3:15 Usagi YojimboStan Sakai
2:00 – 3:00 Judge Dredd – Ulises Fariñas, Erick Freitas
3:00 – 4:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
                   (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
4:00 – 5:00 First Strike: A HASBRO Comic Book Event – Mairghread Scott,
                   David Rodriguez, John Barber, Aubrey Sitterson, Brandon Easton, Jimmy Johnston,                      Fico Ossio, Andrew Griffith
                  (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
4:00 – 5:00 Darkness Visible, Dirk Gently – Arvind Ethan David, Livio Ramondelli
                   (*Check out the show exclusive!)
5:00 – 6:00 Star Wars Adventures – Derek Charm, Landry Walker
                   (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
5:00 – 5:00 Korgi – Christian Slade
5:00 – 6:00 Surfside Girls – Kim Dwinell
                   (*Book debut!)
5:00 – 6:00 MARCH – Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
6:00 – 7:00 Jem and the Holograms – M. Victoria Robado
   (*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 7:00 Dread Gods – Ron Marz
6:00 – 7:00 Tom Whalen

Friday July 21st

10:00 – 11:00 Archangel Michael Benedetto
10:00 – 11:00 Home Time Campbell Whyte
                      (*Book debut!)
10:00 – 12:00 MARCH – Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
11:00 – 12:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
                       (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
11:00 – 12:00 Thor: The Return of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition – Walter Simonson 
                       (*Check out the show exclusive!)
11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek: The Mirror Broken – Scott Tipton, David Tipton,
                       J.K. Woodward
12:00 – 1:00 Back To The Future – Bob Gale, John Barber, Alan Robinson
12:00 – 1:00 Tom Whalen
12:00 – 1:00 Judge Dredd Ulises Fariñas, Erick Freitas
12:00 – 1:00 HASBRO Comic UniverseBrandon Easton, Fico Ossio
1:00 – 2:00 Animal Noir – Izar Lunaček
1:00 – 2:00 Behaving Madly – Craig Yoe, Ger Apeldoorne
1:00 – 2:00 Gumballs – Erin Nations
1:00 – 2:00 Home Time – Campbell Whyte
1:00 – 2:00 Surfside GirlsKim Dwinell
2:00 – 3:00 Black Crown – Tess Fowler
                   (*Get a free preview of the upcoming releases!)
2:00 – 3:00 Helena Crash  – Fabian Rangel Jr.
2:00 – 3:00 Sh*t My President SaysShannon Wheeler
2:00 – 3:00 Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja ChickenRay Friesen
3:00 – 4:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
                   (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
3:00 – 4:00 Wynonna Earp – Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Shamier Anderson,
                   Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varuna Saranga, Tamara Duarte,                            Emily Andras, Beau Smith
                  (*Check out the show exclusives!)
                  (*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
4:00 – 5:00 Sword of Ages, Little Nemo – Gabriel Rodriguez, Eric Shanower
                  (*Get a free preview of the upcoming releases!)
4:00 – 5:00 My Little PonyAgnes Garbowska, Tony Fleecs, Sara Richard,
                   Thom Zahler
                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)
5:00 – 6:00 Love is Love – Marc Andreyko, Tyler Boss, Sina Grace,
                   Marc GuggenheimAmancay Nahuelpan, Matthew Rosenberg
5:00 – 6:00 Saucer State Paul Cornell
5:00 – 6:00 Ghostbusters –Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, Tom Waltz
6:00 – 7:00 Star TrekMike Johnson, Ryan Parrott
                  (*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 7:00 Dread Gods – Ron Marz
6:00 – 7:00 The X-FilesMister Sam Shearon

Saturday July 22nd

10:00 – 11:00 Star Wars Adventures – Derek Charm, Landry Walker 
                       (*Get a free preview of the upcoming releases!)
10:00 – 11:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated – Caleb Goellner 
10:30 – 11:30 DuckTales Francisco Angones, Sean Jimenez, Matt Youngberg
                       (*Meet the Executive Producer, story editor, and art director of the new television show!)
11:00 – 12:00 Thor: The Return of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition – Walter Simonson 
                       (*Check out the show exclusive!)
11:30 – 1:30 March– Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
1:00 – 2:00 Tom Whalen
1:00 – 2:00 Cosmic ScoundrelsAndy Suriano
2:00 – 3:30 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Freddie E. Williams,
                   Bobby Curnow 
                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)
                   (*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
2:00 – 3:00 Top Shelf Soiree Campbell Whyte, Kim Dwinell, Janet Lee, Jim McCann,
                   Shannon Wheeler
3:00 – 4:00 V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry, Ryan Brown, Alan Robinson,
                   Mister Sam Shearon
4:00 – 5:00 Black Crown TOP SECRET GUESTS
4:00 – 5:00 Wynonna Earp – Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon,
                   Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, Tamara Duarte,
                   Emily Andras, Beau Smith
                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)
                   (*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
5:00 – 6:00 Love is LoveMarc Andreyko, Cecil Castellucci, Matthew Rosenberg,
                   Gail Simone
5:00 – 6:00 DuckTales – Jeff Smith
                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 7:00 First Strike: A HASBRO Comic Book Event – Mairghread Scott,
                    David Rodriguez, John Barber, Aubrey Sitterson, Fico OssioAndrew Griffith
                    (*Get a free preview of the upcoming releases!)
6:00 – 7:00 Sword of Ages, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
                    (*Get a free preview of the upcoming releases!)

Sunday July 23rd

10:00 – 11:00 Mickey Mouse Shorts – Scott Tipton, Andy Suriano
10:00 – 11:00 Sword of Ages, Little Nemo – Gabriel Rodriguez, Eric Shanower
                       (*Get a free preview of the upcoming releases!)
11:00 – 12:00 Top Shelf Soiree – Campbell Whyte, Shannon Wheeler, Erin Nations
11:00 – 12:00 Thor: The Return of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition – Walter Simonson 
                       (*Check out the show exclusive!)
12:00 – 1:00 Powerpuff Girls – Haley Mancini, Jake Goldman
12:00 – 1:00 Hana Zuki David Mariotte
12:00 – 1:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated – Caleb Goellner 
12:00 – 1:00 Yo-Kai Watch Eric Esquivel
12:00 – 1:00 First Strike: A HASBRO Comic Book Event – Mairghread Scott,
                     David Rodriguez, John Barber,
1:00 – 2:00 Star Wars Adventures – Derek Charm, Landry Walker 
                   (*Get a free preview of the upcoming releases!)
1:00 – 2:00 Home Time – Campbell Whyte 
1:00 – 2:00 KorgiChristian Slade
2:00 – 3:00 Animal Noir – Izar Lunaček
2:00 – 3:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs, Sara Richard
                   (*Check out the show exclusive!)
3:00 – 4:00 Archangel Michael Benedetto
3:00 – 4:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe Chris Mowry, Tom Waltz, Freddie E. Williams

The Top Shelf section of the booth will be filled all weekend with more great creators, too!

IDW will be hosting panels all weekend long with show-stopping announcements, surprise guests, and giveaways that you won’t want to miss.

Thursday , 7/20/17, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 28DE
A way-fun LOL multimedia show of the kookiest, kraziest, most bizarro leotard-clad bad-guy bashers of the Golden Age of comic books! SEE The Hand: a giant hand!. SEE Madam Fatale: the first cross dressing superhero! SEE Kangaroo Man (Batman was taken!)  SEE tons more nutty-cool heroes held up to reverence and ridicule! Based on the best selling book, “Super Weird Heroes” (and its upcoming sequel) the stand-up comedy presentation is by the former Creative Director of the Muppets and now the Eisner-winning editor of IDW/Yoe Books, Craig Yoe. 20 laugh-riot cosplay changes in all! DON’T MISS THIS!

Ghostbusters 101 — A Ghostbusters Panel of Biblical Proportions!
Thursday , 7/20/17, 10:15a.m. – 11:15a.m., Room: 6DE
Join Ghostbusters co-creator Ivan Reitman and the IDW Ghostbusters brain trust of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Tom Waltz, as they discuss the long-running, critically acclaimed, and fan-adored Ghostbusters franchise, including everything from the classic original movies to the long-running comic book history at IDW Publishing… as well as future plans for major events from Ghost Corps that will add to the beloved brand’s canon, bringing the different Ghostbusters worlds together like never before! Be there… or be slimed!

IDW Publishing: Focus on Graphic Novels
Thursday, 7/20/17, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 28DE
IDW Senior Editor Justin Eisinger and Top Shelf Productions’ Leigh Walton host a discussion of the stunning graphic albums, art books, and translated editions coming from IDW this year. Joined by creators such as Izar Lunaček (Animal Noir), Jim McCann & Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men), and Campbell Whyte (Home Time), we’ll dive into details on their work and beyond, including R. Crumb: From Underground to GENESIS, Pearl Jam Art of Do The Evolution, Sh*t My President Says, I Am a Number, and much more.

Spotlight on Walter Simonson
Thursday, 7/20/17, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 9
Living legend Walter Simonson is joined by the person most qualified to interview him on a spotlight panel—his wife, the noted comics writer and editor, Louise Simonson. If you’ve never heard Simonson on a panel before this will be a true treat because Walter is not only a master of sequential stories, he is also a brilliant raconteur who will enthrall you with stories spanning his nearly 50 year career!

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe! IDW and Hasbro Present First Strike
Thursday, 7/20/17, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 9
The Transformers, G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, Rom, and the Micronauts—some of your favorite childhood toys—now all inhabit one shared universe! Learn how the creators behind the books work together to create a new world filled with giant robots, magical menaces, and lots and lots of laser guns! This panel will also feature a special sneak preview of the Hasbro comic book event—FIRST STRIKE! Join panel guests Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Till All Are One), John Barber (Optimus Prime), Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. JOE), Chris Ryall (Rom), David A. Rodriguez (First Strike), and Brandon Easton (M.A.S.K.) for an in-depth look at the Hasbro line of comic books!
The Bernie Wrightson Memorial Panel—Celebrating the life of a legend
Thursday, 7/20/17, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m., Room: 4
Bernie Wrightson
was one of the most influential artists in comic book history. His work on Swamp Thing, his Frankenstein illustrations, and myriads of classic covers, stories and illustrations were lovingly rendered by an artist who truly made each project a labor of love. Join IDW’s Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall and Director of Special Projects Scott Dunbier as they welcome a host of guests to pay tribute and celebrate the life and art of the Great Bernie Wrightson!

The Trump Presidential Library Panel
Thursday, 7/20/17, 6:30:00p.m. – 7:30:00p.m., Room: 26AB
Celebrants and detractors alike are chewing on the fact that Donald Trump was elected president. Shannon Wheeler and Robert Sikoryak will help you swallow. In their books Sh*t My President Says and The Unquotable Trump (respectively), these two cartoonists illustrate Trump’s words for comedic effect and insight. There will be slides, a brief history of political satire, and laughter through the tears as they wrestle with an understanding of our current dystopia. Can satire keep up with reality? Shannon Wheeler is the two-time Eisner winning creator of Too Much Coffee Man and a New Yorker cartoonist. Robert Sikoryak started at Raw magazine, is a New Yorker contributor, and a Comic-Con special guest.

BLACK CROWN: At The Cross Street Of Comics & Chaos
Friday, 7/21/17, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Attention readers who need to be transfixed or transformed: IDW’s BLACK CROWN is a fully-functioning curation operation.  Get in on the ground floor of the new imprint that’s at the cross street of comics and chaos.  Join editor Shelly Bond, IDW CCO Chris Ryall, Tess Fowler (Rat Queens), co-creator/artist of debut title KID LOBOTOMY, Tini Howard (The Skeptics, Magdalena) and Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets, The Twilight Children) who can’t wait to share the details of their new BLACK CROWN series with you.  Warning: Not for the faint-hearted. A fever pitch of enthusiasm will ensue.

Drawing the Sword: A Spotlight on Gabriel Rodriguez
Friday, 7/21/17, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 23ABC
Locke & Key artist/co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez is launching his first-ever fully creator-owned, written and drawn series, Sword of Ages, this fall. Come hear all about the new series, future Locke & Key plans in print and TV, discussion about Gabriel’s decade-pus at IDW and a special announcement or two. All that and a free Sword of Ages preview comic for all in attendance! Moderated by IDW CCO Chris Ryall.

Pop Culture Shark Tank
Friday, 7/21/17, 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m., Room 32AB
Who will be the next breakout pop culture entrepreneur? Come hear startups make their best 90-second pitches to our panel of industry experts Ted Adams (IDW Entertainment), Suzy Ryoo (Atom Factory), and David Steinberger (Amazon comiXology) for valuable feedback, exposure, and maybe their big break. Pitch your own business idea if you dare! Moderated by Rob Salkowitz (Forbes).

IDW Publishing: The Rise of Fall
Friday, 7/21/17, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4
IDW goes galactic this fall with the launch of Star Wars, an entirely new Star Trek, and much more! Come hear their massive plans and many special announcements, courtesy of IDW CCO Chris Ryall, IDW Group Editor Sarah Gaydos and a cast of thousands! Well, dozens. Or at least a good handful of smart and interesting creators, anyway…

Spotlight on March creators Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell
Saturday, 7/22/17, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room 23ABC
The record-breaking success of the March trilogy, by civil rights icon John LewisAndrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, has pushed the comics medium to incredible new heights. March is the first graphic novel to win the National Book Award, Coretta Scott King Book Award, or Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the first graphic novel since Maus to reach the New York Times’ Nonfiction Best Seller list, and the first book in history to receive four simultaneous awards from the American Library Association. Now, join the authors for an emotional look back at their stunning accomplishment — and the way it’s inspiring new generations to speak up, speak out, and move our feet.

TMNT: Summer of the Turtles IDW panel
Saturday, 7/22/17, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room: 24ABC
Join TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, writers Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Aubrey SittersonUlises Farinas, Erick Freitas, and special guest Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai as they discuss the events of IDW’s biggest summer of TMNT publishing ever! Moderated by Editor Bobby Curnow.

Jack Kirby’s 100th Birthday Celebration with IDW!
Saturday, 7/22/17, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 25ABC
Featuring an impressive library of more than 1,300 pages of Kirby original DC and Marvel artwork — the largest showing ever! IDW President Greg Goldstein hosts this stellar birthday tribute with a groundbreaking slide show, featuring art from eight different Artist’s Editions plus some surprises. The panel features superstar creators Walter Simonson and Kevin Eastman, who will share their Kirby remembrances and influences, along with Senior Editor Scott Dunbier and Creative Director, IDW PDX, Dirk Wood. Everyone who attends will receive a “birthday” gift! One lucky fan will go home with an Artist’s Edition!

IDW Entertainment & SyFy Present: Wynonna Earp
Saturday, 7/22/17, 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m., Room: 5AB
Join the cast and creators of the breakout SyFy series Wynonna Earp! Join Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Shamier Anderson, Domonique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, and Tamara Duarte along with show runner Emily Andras, and comic creator Beau Smith as they reveal behind-the-scenes antics, show off exclusive footage, and answer your biggest questions about season 2!

Comics Entrepreneur Secrets Panel
Saturday, 7/22/17, 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m., Room 28DE
You love comic books, right? Do you love them enough to start your own publishing company? Hear what it takes to make it in comics from publishers who have paved their own paths. Author and business expert Rob Salkowitz (Forbes) talks to trail-blazing comics professionals including comiXology CEO and co-founder David Steinberger, CEO of IDW media holdings Ted Adams, Valiant Entertainment CEO and chief creative officer Dinesh Shamdasani, and founder and CEO of Emet Comics Maytal Gilboa about their wins, their setbacks, and everything you need to know on how break in and stay in the comics biz.

Sunday, 7/23/17, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 23ABC
Star Wars! Powerpuff Girls! DuckTales! Tangled! My Little Pony! Did we get your attention, kids? Come learn about these awesome comic books, and more importantly, how to make your own! Hosted by IDW Group Editor Sarah Gaydos and Editor Bobby Curnow, hear from a panel of “grown ups” including Derek Charm, Haley Mancini, Jake Goldman, and Agnes Garbowska about how they make some of your favorite kids comics. Plus: Free comics for all the kids!

Introducing Nickelodeon Splat Attack From IDW Games
Sunday, 7/23/17, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 4
IDW Games invites fans of tabletop games and the classic 90s Nickelodeon cartoon line-up to join them in an in-depth discussion of the just announced board game, Nickelodeon Splat Attack. Nickelodeon Splat Attack is an action-packed, all out food-fight featuring many of your favorite Nickelodeon characters from the 90s. Attendees will not only get an inside look of how board games come to fruition, but also get a sneak peek at the roster of characters that will make up Nickelodeon Splat Attack!

Plus, don’t miss the CBLDF auction, benefitting the non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium on Saturday night at the Hilton Bayfront, Sapphire Room AB at 8PM. Featuring a Keynote speech by Scott Snyder, and live-sketching from Jeff Smith!

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First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:10

The final judgement comes as the Mangog arrives! The War Thor will meet the beast head on. But even the bloodthirst of this Ultimate Thor may pale in comparison to the might of the Mangog! The battle rages as Jane’s cancer takes a turn for the worse, and she might not have to wait for the final judgment at all. The clock is ticking, and no hammer can save her this time. It’s the beginning of the end that will lead to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe!

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First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:05

HOLLYWOOD, CA (July 11, 2017) – This fall, America’s fastest growing pro wrestling television promotion will celebrate its 7th year of broadcasting with its biggest expansion yet!

On Saturday, October 7th at 7AM (Alaska 6A), the United Wrestling Network‘s Championship Wrestling from Hollywood (CWFH) premieres on 110 of The CW Network’s CW Plus affiliates. Since 2010, CWFH has broadcast more than 350 consecutive weeks of televised pro wrestling and the program has featured the very best talent on the pro wrestling scene, including popular personalities and current WWE Superstars.

“CWFH has come a very long way. Our company has been around for 14 years and we’ve always have had some sort of television presentation, but it wasn’t until KDOCTV in Los Angeles gave us the chance to shine 7 years ago that we hit our stride. Today, I’m proud to add these new CW Plus television stations to our existing distribution. Over the years we’ve been able to establish a loyal fan base and many of those people live in the areas where we’ll be premiering on Oct. 7th. I’m also excited because of the timing. We’ve been planning our upcoming United Wrestling Network World Championship Tournament and this coverage will help us build anticipation to that event. I’d like to thank everyone for their continued support and to everyone who helped craft this syndication.” said CWFH Executive Producer David Marquez.

The CW Plus (CWP) is The CW Network’s broadcast platform that distributes programming exclusively to smaller television markets. CWP provides a 24/7 program schedule to these affiliates, with The CW’s primetime schedule as its centerpiece. CWP’s line-up is supplemented by first-run and off-net syndicated programming. CWP is currently available in 111 markets, and reaches roughly 12.8 million homes, or 11% of US television households on an NTI basis.

The CW Plus stations join WVVH-TV New York City, KDOC-TV Los Angeles, KDCO-TV Denver, KWWL-TV Waterloo, WADL-TV Detroit, You Too America, Tuff TV and FITE as a part of our weekly distribution. For more information on where you can watch CWFH please visit Also, please find us on Facebook and follow us on Social Media @CWFHollywood.

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First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:00

Statement from the Orlando Police “There was an incident at Orlando International Airport at about 3 p.m. Sunday involving Jose Rodriguez (DOB 5/25/1977) The reported incident was a domestic violence battery, and it is still under investigation. No arrests have been made as of this time, but the case remains open. That is all the information we have for release at this time.”

Statement from GFW “Global Force Wrestling takes all legal situations very seriously and is looking into this matter. GFW is a privately-held company and will thoroughly investigate this incident and fully cooperate with law enforcement.

Second statement from GFW “Global Force Wrestling has indefinitely suspended Alberto El Patron, effective immediately, until the investigation is resolved following a recent incident in Orlando, Florida.”

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RICH REVIEWS: True Patriot Presents # 4

First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 15:44

Title: True Patriot Presents # 4
Publisher: Chapter House Comics
Writer: Jay Stephens, Jack Briglio, Meaghan Carter
Artists: Jay Stephens, Dominic Bercier, Meaghan Carter
Cover Art by: Ron Salas
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: “Phase 3: Solid Ghost” An Electroencephalography Scientist robot he can control with just his mind. This is a look at the past and how Arrowhead was back then. In the present Cody is the new Arrowhead. Who or what is Ookpik? Arrowhead looks amazing in his suit. The other robot is illustrated in a retro style that is beautifully done.
“Mob Mentality Part 3” When Jack and Andy aka Dominion Jack and Mob got their powers it changed both their lives forever.
Mob has his own super powered team and they are meant to break a person’s spirit. Jack has faith in his friend that he can bring him back to the side of good. The super powered team could have been illustrated better and with more imagination going into creating their costumes and looks.
“A night at the Ecomuseum Part 2” Le Fantome and Samurai Diable meet the villain Monsieur Royale. Monsieur Royle can control animals. The animals are illustrated great as fearsome beasts, the people including the heroes are illustrated to vague. Another hero shows up Love Tap. She is cute and illustrated stoutly. The story concludes here with the team-up.

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RICH REVIEWS: True Patriot Presents # 3

First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 15:43

Title: True Patriot Presents # 3
Publisher: Chapter House Comics
Writer: Jay Stephens, Jack Briglio, Meaghan Carter
Artists: Jay Stephens, Dominic Bercier, Meaghan Carter
Cover Art by: Jay Stephens
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Comments: “Phase 2: Dawn of the Biodrones” The story starts off jumping from one time and city to another. Your interest will be peaked to know how these events are connected. Arrowhead must contend with sleeper agents here. Not much action and not much of a story. The characters though are good they just need to be used better.
“Mob Mentality Part 2” Dominion Jack faces off against Mob. They talk more than they fight. Mob is shown using his powers in a unique way, Jack attacks with just one hit. We could really use a little background on these characters. The art could have been better used to show off the characters.
“A Night at the Ecomuseum Part 1” Le Fantome and Samurai Diable both want to solve the missing animals crime. Both these heroes are illustrated in a nondynamic way. They need to be drawn more exciting. Le Fantome is a super-hero of the night and a mysterious one but still knowing more about her would help the reader to care more about her.

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FIRST LOOK: Tarot#107 – Krampus Time! covers

First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 15:39

Tarot#107 Special

Krampus time

Tarot#107 Special!*

With this Special, You’ll receive Covers A & B, the Deluxe Art Print, Photocover, Bonus Goodie and JUST for This Bundle a brand new Faerie Passport Sticker. You may also ADD-ON the Studio Cover (TBA) and or The Skyclad will be the unedited & Krampus Whipped Cover A, if you wish.

NOW the Story:
Tarot and Jon, still suffering from the curse of the Halloween Spirit,
travel to Austria on Dec 5th to find the Yule devil, Krampus, to see if he can reverse the spell. Unfortunatel, there is a price that comes with working with the Yule Devil!

PreOrder Tarot#107 NOW

You can ADD ON the Skyclad edition to your Special

ships late Nov 2017

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Wednesday Comics: Nocturnals: Sinister Path

Sorcerer's Skull - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:00

I backed the Kickstarter for Dan Brereton's latest Nocturnals graphic novel, Sinster Path. The Kindle/Comixology versions are available now, and the hardcover should soon be available to the nonbacker public.

If you're not familiar with horror/pulp/superhero mashup The Nocturnals, you might want to read this post first.  If you are, then you know Brereton presents his tough guy underworld where super-science and magic exist in a matter of fact way, without a lot of explanation. Sinister Path continues this tradition, so no one evidences any surprise when Doc Horror and his crew head into the mansion of a deceased judge to get the files of dirt he kept on various underworld and government figures and encounter supernatural menaces. All in a days work for a werewolf/mob enforcer/scientist from a parallel dimension!

If that makes the Nocturnals sound like camp, it is not. The tone is serious for the most part, and Brereton makes his unusual concept work. His moody and lurid art probably helps.

Sinster Path could be read as a standalone, but it's probably, but best to start a little earlier so you know the relationships. It's fairly open-ended, promising more to come.

RAGMAN #1 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 01:15

RAGMAN #1 of 6
War vet Rory Regan is plagued by the death of his time after a failed mission to find a hidden treasure in the Israeli desert,” reads the description of the series. “While battling survivor’s guilt back home in Gotham City, Regan discovers that he actually bought the treasure back home with him, in the form of the Suit of Souls. The Suit of Souls has the ability to trap and collect the souls of others, including those of his dead partners.
With the aid of his dead teammates, Rory begins to learn more about the abilities of the suit, when something evil begins to brew in Gotham. An evil demon from hell wants the Suit of Souls, and is sending his minions to retrieve it for him. Now Rory must learn how to use the suit and its powers to stop these evil forces from invading Gotham City before it’s too late.
Writer: Ray Fawkes
Artist: Inaki Miranda
Colorist: Eva de la Cruz
Cover: Guillem March
October 11, 2017

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First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 00:58

Dark Horse Comics Announces Spinoffs from the Acclaimed, Creator Owned Series by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston, Beginning with “Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil” by Jeff Lemire and David Rubín

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (July 11, 2017)—Writer Jeff Lemire and artist Dean Ormston have captivated readers and critics alike with their “sad, dark, and brilliant”* creator owned superhero saga Black Hammer, which follows the forgotten champions of Spiral City long after the age of heroes has passed. This fall, Dark Horse Comics will expand the universe of the Black Hammer with Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil, written by Lemire and illustrated by artist David Rubín, for the first of several high profile mini-series featuring different artists. While the main, Eisner-nominated Black Hammer series focuses on the heroes of Spiral City—Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien—Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil reveals the secret origins of the Black Hammer’s greatest villains.

“While working on Black Hammer I found myself having more and more ideas for other types of superhero stories,” said Lemire. “The main Black Hammer story continues to be the spine of these ideas, but I found them branching off into new directions and new characters as well. It occurred to me that there was a whole history here, a whole superhero universe all of our own, that I could explore and create within. So, Dean Ormston and I have decided to expand the world of Black Hammer and create an avenue to tell these other stories. The first mini-series will be Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil, which will be illustrated by the incomparable David Rubín.”

“Lemire and Ormston have created a distinctive look and feel for Black Hammer,” said David Rubín. “When designing characters like The Horseless Rider, Doctor Star, Wingman and Black Stallion, I wanted to match the wonderful weirdness of the Black Hammer’s rogue gallery featured in Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil.”

“Lucy Weber, the daughter of the Black Hammer, is an investigative newspaper reporter, and her search for the truth about her father leads her to some very dark places,” said Dean Ormston. “In Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil, Lucy heads to Spiral City’s infamous asylum to confront the world’s greatest super villains and the secrets they have locked away.”

“Black Hammer follows in the proud tradition of creator owned comics published by Dark Horse,” said Dark Horse Comics President and Publisher Mike Richardson. “Like its many fans, I can’t wait to see what Jeff, Dean and the all star artists have in store for us as the expanded Black Hammer universe unfolds.”

“The World of Black Hammer has become my favorite place to be,” said Lemire. “The last thing I want to do is exploit the fans of Black Hammer with needless spin offs or tie-ins that they have to read to get the whole story. So, these new mini-series, like the regular ongoing Black Hammer series, will stand alone and tell complete, self-contained stories.”

Dark Horse Comics will publish the debut issue of the four issue Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil mini-series on October 18, featuring a main cover by Rubín and a variant cover by legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.

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Artist Dan Parent previews the new YOUR PAL ARCHIE comic book!

First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 00:52

YOUR PAL ARCHIE is a new comic book series launching on July 26th!

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First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 00:51

New 10-Episode Series from Universal Cable Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (July 11, 2017)—Netflix, the world’s leading internet TV network, will bring the ten-episode series The Umbrella Academy to members worldwide in 2018.

Based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy is a live action series that follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) — The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror, and The White Violin — as they work together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities. Published by Dark Horse Comics, the comic series garnered much praise from fans and critics alike for its alternate and twisted take on the superhero genre.

“I am thrilled that The Umbrella Academy has found a home at Netflix. I couldn’t think of a better place for the vision Gabriel Bá and myself had when creating the comic, and cannot wait for people to experience that world as a live action show,” said Gerard Way.

“What drew us to The Umbrella Academy is that it’s wholly unique, visual and stylized,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “These aren’t the usual superheroes and the series will embrace the singular tone of the graphic novels — dark yet humorous, supernatural yet grounded in reality. We’re excited to see this world and introduce these unforgettable heroes to Netflix members around the globe.”

“It’s a thrill to be producing this wonderful show for Netflix,” said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, and President, Universal Cable Productions. “It’s been a passion project for the UCP development crew and we can’t wait to bring it to life.”

The Umbrella Academy will be produced by Universal Cable Productions. Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will serve as executive producer and showrunner, with additional executive producers Bluegrass Television and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. Gerard Way will serve as co-executive producer. The pilot script was adapted from the comic book series by Jeremy Slater (The Exorcist).

To celebrate this exciting news, Dark Horse is offering San Diego Comic-Con attendees the chance to meet Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá! On Friday, July 21 from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m., Dark Horse will welcome Gerard and Gabriel for a special wristband-only signing at Booth #2615 at the San Diego Convention Center. Wristbands will be distributed by a random drawing in the Dark Horse Comics Booth #2615 on both Thursday (July 20) and Friday (July 21) morning while supplies last.

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First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 00:49

PORTLAND, OR, 07/11/2017 — Fan-favorite writer Jim Zub (WAYWARD, Uncanny Avengers) and artist Djibril Morissette-Phan (All-New Wolverine, Ultimates) will kick off a new story arc in their ongoing tale of twisted fame and failure GLITTERBOMB this September from Image Comics.

Kaydon Klay wants to be famous. She wants it more than anything else she’s ever known. The dream is hers for the taking, and all she has to do is embrace the national tragedy that’s put her in the spotlight…

“Kaydon Klay’s story is rooted in our national obsession with horrifying events—a parade of pain trotted out for the relentless 24-hour news cycle,” said Zub. “It’s about the fear of not feeling special, set against the all-seeing spotlight of instant media attention, all wrapped up with a supernatural spin.”

“If you enjoyed our first mini-series, this one’s going to get its hooks into you again,” added Zub. “If you didn’t read GLITTERBOMB, THE FAME GAME provides a fresh jumping-on point, giving you all the backstory you need and a new focal point character to follow along with.”

GLITTERBOMB: THE FAME GAME #1 Cover A by Morissette-Phan (Diamond code: JUL170704) and Cover B by Rebecca Puebla (Diamond code: JUL170705) will hit stores Wednesday, September 20th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, August 28th.

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MARVEL LEGACY Unveils New Series: MAKE MINE MARVEL! Your first look at Iceman, Jean Grey, and Royals!

First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 00:45

New York, NY—July 11, 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 SINA GRACE










Written by AL EWING


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First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 00:42

Titan’s New All-American Hero Debuts at SDCC With Special Cover By Terry Dodson!


(July 11, 2017) – Titan Comics is thrilled to announce that fans attending San Diego Comic-Con will be able to get a first look at Titan Comics’ new FIGHTING AMERICAN series with a convention special Issue #0 featuring a black and white pencil cover by comic book legend, Terry Dodson!


Joe Simon & Jack Kirby’s Fighting American first appeared in May 1954, and was the embodiment of the homegrown, patriotic, apple pie-eating American superhero. Fighting American brought square-jawed justice to “the Commies” and villains such as Double Header, Hotsky Trotsky, and Round Robin.


In Titan Comics’ new Fighting American series, written by Gordon Rennie (2000AD, Starship Troopers) with artwork by Duke Mighten (Judge Dredd), the story continues after Simon and Kirby’s legendary 1954 series…


Titan Comics are proud to present a first look at this brand-new Fighting American series with an Issue #0 – containing a preview of Fighting American Issue #1, and numerous back matter features that go inside the new series including; an interview with writer Gordon Rennie, character sketches by Duke Mighten, as well as the complete origin story of the red, white, and blue hero by Simon & Kirby! Plus, this 24-page comic comes with a special black and white pencil sketch of Terry Dodson’s cover to Issue #1.


This special edition is available to purchase at the Titan booth #5537 at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Fans will also have the unique opportunity to get their comic signed by cover artist Terry Dodson at Titan booth #5537 on Friday 21 July at 1PM.

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First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 00:40

BRAND NEW SUMMER STORY! In “YOU SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM,” Jughead and Archie become camp counselors and ice cream entrepreneurs!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Pat & Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 7/12
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 00:40

The Pussycats take Tokyo! As the band prepares for the biggest audience of its career, two men enter, one manager leaves in… BEYOND TOKYO DOME.
Script: Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelsey Shannon, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Rian Gonzales, Brent Schoonover
On Sale Date: 7/12
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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