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Superheroes Decoded

First Comics News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 07:31

Behind their masks, lie incredible secrets. Discover the secret history of America’s superheroes with Superheroes Decoded, Sunday April 30th at 9/8c.

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“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” Official Trailer

First Comics News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 06:59

It’s here! Watch the official trailer for “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,” coming to Freeform in 2018.

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Art Of Wrestling #347: Caprice Coleman

First Comics News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 06:45

Caprice has been wrestling over 20 years. He has a long track recording dating back to the NWA Wildside syndicated show to being on ROH TV. Colt and Caprice chat it up talking about stereotypes, being a pastor, life choices and more

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ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT JULY 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 06:01

HEROCATS MIDNIGHT OVER STELLER CITY VOL 2 #2
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(W) Kyle Puttkammer (A/CA) Alex Ogle
Dr. Ross Rex breaks out of the Taurus County Jail and our favorite Hero Cat must uncover his master plan. Return with us to Stone City as Midnight, Cassiopeia, Belle, Eastly and his people prepare for the upcoming war.
In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

 

KID SHERLOCK #2
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(W) Justin Phillips (A/CA) Sean Miller
It’s another day at Baker Elementary room 221 until show and tell is disrupted by disaster. Watson takes the opportunity to try to make friends but ends up questioning his current friendship with Sherlock Holmes as Sherlock is oblivious to his feelings. But when Watson is accused of stealing, Sherlock is forced to face something terrifying – his own feelings.
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

MIRACULOUS #15 ANIMAN
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(W) Zag Entertainment (A/CA) Zag Entertainment
Adrien tries to help his friend Nino out with his crush: Marinette! Unfortunately, there’s a mix-up and Marinette thinks Adrien is the one asking her out to the zoo. Things get even worse when the zookeeper, Otis, transforms into Animan. Now with the ability to shapeshift into any animal, Animan goes after Marinette’s classmate Kim. Will Ladybug and Cat Noir save him in time?
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $4.99

MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES #1
(W) Bryan Seaton, Nicole D’Andria (A/CA) Brian Hess
The first original illustrated story based on Zag Entertainment’s Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. When Adrien outplays a lacrosse player, Hawk Moth akumitizes him. Becoming Replay, he gains the ability to control time around him. Will Ladybug and Cat Noir be fast enough to defeat him? Or will he stop their heroics once and for all?
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

AMERIKARATE TP VOL 01
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(W) Brockton McKinney, Christian Moran, Corey Kalman (A/CA) Devin Roth
AmeriKarate is the story of Sam, a war hero who wants to lead a normal life, but is thrust into protecting America from an evil ninja invasion. When he meets a fellow karate fanatic in the form of CIA agent Cynthia Weaver, the chemistry can be cut with a katana! Will they be able to overthrow the megalomaniacal super-ninja, Neon – or will their sparks ignite a karate-fire that will consume them both?! Collects issues #1-4 of the hit series!
In Shops: Jul 19, 2017
SRP: $14.99

 

COUGAR AND CUB TP
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(W) Nick Marino, Rosie Knight (A/CA) Daniel Arruda Massa
The courageous Cougar is Megaville’s friskiest superhero, tossing crooks left and right with her loyal sidekick, the cunning Cub. But when a slow night on the prowl leads to a one night stand, their perfect partnership is plunged into peril! Can our delicious duo mend their fractured friendship and defeat Megaville’s roster of outrageous supervillains?!? Plus, visit Cougar and Cub in their natural habitat as we take you on a trip through comic book history with five frenzied flashbacks!
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $14.99

DOLLFACE #7
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(W) Dan Mendoza, Bryan Seaton (A/CA) Dan Mendoza
The battle continues as Lila and Ivan take on the giant, gluttonous, witch, who means to crush them. Literally.
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $4.99

 

DOLLFACE TP VOL 01
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(W) Dan Mendoza, Bryan Seaton (A/CA) Dan Mendoza
Meet Lila, a 17th-century soul that has been transported into present time and into the body of a life size, ball jointed doll. Created by a couple of MIT students trying to use technology and a 3D printer to create the perfect woman, Lila uses this second chance at life to hunt the witches that killed her. This volume collects issues #1-4 of the runaway hit series.
In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SRP: $14.99

INFINITE SEVEN #5
(W) Dave Dwonch (A/CA) Arturo Mesa
After the tragic events of last issue, Anthony “Smash Brannagan” Zane lies in a coma at the edge of death, while a friend from his past threatens to expose the Shadow Cabinet to the world, putting her in the crosshairs of the Infinite Seven! The status quo has changed, making this the perfect jumping on point for new readers! Featuring an artist variant cover by series creator Dave Dwonch!
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

MEDISIN #3
(W) Jeff Dyer, Mark McKeon (A/CA) David Brame
Malady forces Ethan Sharp and his team of blackmailed doctors to use extreme and unethical interrogation against a rival, while Dr. Ramirez finds himself in the middle of a heated relationship with two super villainesses, and a shocking truth is revealed about a doctor that will change everything!
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

SPENCER AND LOCKE #4 (OF 4)
(W) David Pepose (A/CA) Jorge Santiago, Jr.
The end is nigh, as Spencer and Locke square off against Locke’s crime lord father, Augustus, with a child’s life hanging in the balance! Can Locke survive against these overwhelming odds? Does he even want to? And who killed Sophie Jenkins? Find out here in this explosive finale!
In Shops: Jul 19, 2017
SRP: $3.99

VAMPBLADE SEASON TWO #5
(W) Jason Martin (A) Marco Maccagni (CA) Winston Young
After team Vampblade’s first mission goes decidedly not to plan, it’s back to basics. Katie must learn to control her new relationship with the blades… while also keeping the comic shop afloat in today’s tricky market! Features 3 covers (regular, artist, and 90s style), each with a risqué variant as well!
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $4.99

ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #37
(W) Dan Mendoza (A/CA) Dan Mendoza
A special 3 year anniversary issue featuring story and art by series creator Dan Mendoza. Featuring. The. Most. Shocking. Revelation. Yet! Features 3 regular and risqué variants, including two covers from series creator Dan Mendoza (DollFace)!
In Shops: Jul 19, 2017
SRP: $4.99

ZOMBIE TRAMP ORIGINS #1
(W) Dan Mendoza (A/CA) Dan Mendoza
The impossible to find, long out of print original series, in full color for the first time! Revisit the powerful origin story that launched a modern cult classic as high priced Hollywood call girl, Janey Belle, gets set on her fateful path to become Zombie Tramp! This is a remastered reprinting of the first series that was never before released in single issues to the direct market. Features a new cover by series creator Dan Mendoza, as well as all new Sexy and Gory variants (each with risqué variants), plus a “replica” variant (featuring a recreation of the rare first issue cover), and a blank sketch variant! The definitive collector edition!
In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SRP: $4.99

 

GINGERDEAD MAN BAKING BAD TP
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(W) Brockton McKinney (A/CA) Sergio Rios, Marcello Costa
From the cult classic Full Moon film comes the all new epic tale of the serial-killing dough boy! There’s new designer drug called Confection and the abandoned Betty’s Bakery has been taken over by a gang of drug dealers! But by using a leftover box of seasoning containing the remaining ashes of Millard Findlemeyer, the gang has unwittingly baked up one killer cookie!
In Shops: May 11, 2016
SRP: $9.99

PUPPET MASTER #15
(W) Shawn Gabborin (A/CA) Michela Da Sacco
The Puppets stand as the only line of defense against Anapa’s forces. With the addition of the Golem to their ranks, can they even the odds or is the battle already lost for Toulon’s stringless Puppets? Don’t miss the conclusion to the Blood Debt story arc!
In Shops: May 25, 2016
SRP: $3.99

 

TOMBOY #5
(W) Mia Goodwin (A/CA) Mia Goodwin
The Trent List is getting shorter as Addison continues to rack up her kills, but just as she reaches the top of her game, her adversaries make their move. Detective Tico and his crew get their hands on the Wolf of Rivergrove, but have they finally caught Addison or is it a case of mistaken identity?
In Shops: May 25, 2016
SRP: $3.99

 

OBLIVION TP
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(W) Tim Seeley (A/CA) Romina Moranelli
A sequel to the acclaimed Full Moon space western that introduced the world to “cowboys and aliens!” The backwater planet Oblivion has fallen on hard times, but everything’s about to get harder for Marshall Zack Stone with the arrival of Lyz Azorr, the daughter of notorious outlaw, Red Eye!
In Shops: Oct 19, 2016
SRP: $11.99

 

PUPPET MASTER TP VOL 01 OFFERING
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(W) Shawn Gabborin (A/CA) Michela Da Sacco, Yann Perrelet
Charles Band’s long running cult classic horror film series makes its way to the comic page! When a group of friends set out to use the abandoned Bodega Bay Inn as a party spot, they find out first hand that the bizarre local folklore is more truth than fantasy as an army of twisted autonomous Puppets have their way with the trespassing teens! The Puppets are back, and they’re out for blood!
In Shops: Nov 04, 2015
SRP: $9.99

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IDW Publishing Presents ‘Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics, Vol. 1’

First Comics News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 23:08

Complete Daily Newspaper Strips Collected

San Diego, CA (April 19, 2017) – In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the first Star Wars film this May, IDW Publishing and the multi award-winning imprint, Library of American Comics present Volume One of Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comic which contains 575 sequential strips from its premiere run March 11, 1979 to October 5, 1980. Included are every Sunday’s title header and “bonus” panels in meticulously restored original color, making this the first-ever complete collection of this comics classic as they originally appeared. During the five years Star Wars Comics first appeared, early fans were treated to a total of twenty-seven storylines that remain some of the best “Classic Star Wars” era tales ever told.

In this first of three volumes, a stunning image of Darth Vader graces the cover and the most beloved original Star Wars characters journey through space along with new characters in new worlds never seen in the feature films. These daily adventure comic strips brought all the action of the movie directly into people’s homes for the first time.

Greg Goldstein, IDW Publishing’s President and COO, says, “Some of these strips have been reprinted in other formats, but, like many of our other LOAC collections, this is the first fully complete, chronological collection of the strips as they originally appeared when they graced the morning papers nearly 40 years ago.”

Initially the color Sundays and B&W dailies told separate stories, but within six months the incomparable Russ Manning merged the adventures to tell brand new epic seven-days-a-week sagas that rivaled the best science fiction comics of all time. When the strip launched, Russ Manning accurately predicted that “People today can’t get enough science fiction, especially if it is original and full of creative adventure. The Star Wars characters are like Mickey Mouse. They will be loved forever.” These strips reflect a simpler time in the franchise’s history and are a “must-have” for both the hardcore and casual Star Wars fan.

The books are produced under license, and in cooperation with Marvel Comics and Lucasfilm.

Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics, Volume 1
11” x 8.5” landscape hardcover, 260 pp, $49.99
Available May 2017

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LUKE CAGE #1 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 23:06

Caged Vengeance – Your First Look Inside LUKE CAGE #1!
Luke Cage Stars in New Solo Series Kicking Off May 17th!

New York, NY—April 19th, 2017 — Harlem’s Hero for Hire is going solo once again this May, and the unbreakable hero is off to New Orleans to uncover a mystery stretching back to his very origins! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside LUKE CAGE #1 – the hard-hitting new series coming from critically-acclaimed writer David F. Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist, Occupy Avengers) and rising star artist Nelson Blake II (Romulus)!

 

It’s big trouble in the Big Easy! Dr. Noah Burstein, the man who made Luke Cage into the unbreakable hero he is today, is dead. So when Luke heads to New Orleans for the funeral of his mentor and father figure, he’s looking for answers. Mysterious billionaires, a woman with a secret, super-powered gangs and more than a few shadowy figures lead Luke to the conclusion that there’s more to this death than meets the eye. This Hero for Hire is on the case for free, and so help anyone who stands in his way!

 

Cage is out for answers – and he’s not above using a little force to get them! The underworld of New Orleans won’t know what hit them when Luke Cage comes to town! Don’t miss the explosive first issue when LUKE CAGE #1 comes to comics shops everywhere on May 17th!

LUKE CAGE #1 (MAR170990)
Written by DAVID F. WALKER

Art by NELSON BLAKE II
Cover by RAHZZAH

Variant Covers by ANDRE LEROY DAVIS (MAR170992) & MIKE DEODATO (MAR170991)

Hip Hop Variant by TIM BRADSTREET (MAR170993)

Classic Variant by NEAL ADAMS (MAR170994)

FOC – 4/24/17, On-Sale – 05/17/17

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Planet Comicon 2017 ­– Valiant Storms into Kansas City with Programs, Panels, and More

First Comics News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:58
From Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th, Valiant’s cross-country convention road show is planting its flag at Kansas City, MO for Planet Comicon – and we’re bringing along a non-stop line-up of merchandise, programming, and panels to celebrate!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside Kansas City’s Bartle Hall at booth #1523 to find out why readers everywhere have declared Valiant as their favorite superhero universe with a selection of paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, FAITH, HARBINGER RENEGADE, NINJAK, QUANTUM & WOODY, SAVAGE and many more!  And don’t forget to grab your copy of the official Planet Comicon 2017 Event Guide, featuring an explosive cover by acclaimed artists Kyle Strahm (Spread) and Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight) uniting the Valiant Universe’s biggest icons!

Plus: Be sure to visit the phenomenal Valiant talent that’s charging into Planet Comicon all weekend long, including:

  • Colleen Doran (Artist, FAITH)
  • Matt Kindt (Writer, X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY)
  • B. Clay Moore (Writer, SAVAGE)
Then: Get to know one of the most celebrated superhero universes in comics today on Saturday, April 29th at 3:30 p.m. CT in room 2104 for the VALIANT 101: THE STORY STARTS HERE panel presentation! New to the Valiant Universe? Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes – from BLOODSHOT and DIVINITY to FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADE to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From The A.V. Club to Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

We’ll see you in Kansas City! And don’t skip a second of the action as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through Houston; New York; Colorado; and more throughout the spring! Friday, April 28th – Sunday, April 30th
Planet Comic Con

Bartle Hall
Kansas City, MO

Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
Comicpalooza

George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th
Tidewater Comicon

Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival

Pier 36
New York, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival

Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con

Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO * Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!* For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com
Planet Comicon 2017 Program Guide – Cover by Kyle Strahm with Greg Smallwood


Planet Comicon – Logo

Valiant Convention Tour 2017 – Poster Artwork by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic

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IDW GAMES BLASTS OFF WITH RAYGUNS AND ROCKETSHIPS

First Comics News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:56

Innovative Dual-Scale Miniatures Space Opera LIVE on Kickstarter

San Diego, CA (April 19, 2017) Blast off on an adventure that’s out of this world. Strap on your jetpack, and man your raygun, because it’s going to take all of your wits and courage to pilot your rocketship to victory in this competitive, 2-4 player miniatures board game!

Designed by Scott Rogers, who helped bring PC titles like God of War, Warhammer 40K, Darksiders, and Pac-Man World to life, Rayguns and Rocketships uses and innovative dual-scale system that keeps players thinking big, while still sweating the small stuff. Preprogram your rocketship to navigate around your opponents while lining up the broad side to unleash a barrage of raygun fire! Meanwhile, quickly command your crew to overpower your engines, help aim your rayguns, and put out fires. You can even bring the fight to your enemies by jetting your crew off into space and boarding their ships.

Rayguns and Rocketships is one of those few games that captures your attention with its gameplay and sparks your imagination with its world,” says Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development.

32 gorgeous, highly detailed miniatures dripping with retro-style, bring the Rayguns and Rocketships space opera to life. Set out to dominate your competition in standard player vs. player matches, or select an episode from the Episode Book and battle up to 3 friends in specially designed scenarios with unique and challenging objectives.

Warm up your rayguns, fire up your rockets, and set a course for Zardia, The Rayguns and Rocketships Kickstarter IS LIVE with a MSRP of $75.00.

Don’t be left on Earth when Rayguns and Rocketships blasts off for the stars!

Click the Link Below, and Become a Planeteer Today!

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CONTINUITY COMICS JULY 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:01

BUCKY O HARE GRAPHIC NOVEL COLORING BOOK
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(W) Larry Hama, Peter Stone (A) Andre Coates, Joel Adams (A/CA) Michael Golden
For the first time ever, Michael Golden’s original pages of the Bucky O’Hare graphic novel in its original form is printed in black and white and ready to color! Unaltered and pure Golden! Green Rabbits, Orange Ducks, White Cats and Willy’s Reddish-Brown hair! Oh, and Green Toads! Also included, for the first time in decades, is an all-new story featuring all-new characters from the second year toyline. Characters like Pitstoppete and the Betelguesian Banana Runners and Toad Bombers! Learn how Pitstoppete became one the greatest and fiercest mechanic in the entire Aniverse…and color the entire adventure! Perfect for Michael Golden colorists of all ages…and for fans who remember the toys, animated series and video game!
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $20.00

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BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS JULY 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:03

LADY MECHANIKA CLOCKWORK ASSASSIN #1
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(W) Joe Benitez, M. M. Chen (A) Martin Montiel (A/CA) Joe Benitez
The murder of a former colleague forces Lewis to confront the ghosts of his past. But will the incidents in the present haunt his future forever – as well as Lady Mechanika’s? A brand new three-issue mini-series!
In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SRP: $3.99

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AMIGO COMICS JULY 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:01

GHOST WOLF HORDE OF FANGS #3
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(W) El Torres (A/CA) Juanfra Mb
He is the Gray Champion. The one who will lead the glorious Horde of Fangs until the extermination of all those foreigners. The Ghost Wolf is under his dominion. The PainGiver is by his side. And Mara, the only one who could stop him, is dead. Because she is dead, right?
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

THE LAST HUNT #2
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(W) Hannu Kesola, Ken Janssens (A/CA) Paul Moore, Beth Varni
The ship is under attack from within. The walls drip with blood. The bodies begin to pile up. And yet, the biggest threat to the crew of the Ragzon Cargo might just be that they can’t stop fighting with each other for two damn seconds to save their lives… literally.
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

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Wednesday Comics: Storm: Labyrinth of Death

Sorcerer's Skull - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:00
My exploration of the long-running euro-comic Storm, continues with his adventures in the world of Pandarve. Earlier installments can be found here.

Storm: The Labyrinth of Death (1983) 
(Dutch: Het Doolhof van de Dood) (part 3)
Art by Don Lawrence; script by Martin Lodewijk

The striped-haired spy has no time for Ember's questions. She leaves quickly so she won't be found out--and runs smack into a suspicious guard. Ember rushes out to help her. In the scuffle, the guard is killed. The spy isn't happy for the help as now they've got a body to dispose of. But it means they have to act now.


They raid the jails, overpowering the guards, and find Nomad. Storm has been taken away to the Theocrat's laboratory. The rebels are mistrustful of Nomad. When he threatens violence if they try to stop him from coming along, they reiterate they're willing to die for the cause. Ember points out that they should probably be more willing to live for it, as well.

Meanwhile, the Theocrat is explaining the cosmology of Pandarve. It seems the system has a white hole at its center instead of a sun. The matter emitted by it is what creates the atmosphere throughout the system. Marduk also reveals that the planet Pandarve itself is alive. He boasts of being her spokesmen to the people of the world--but he wants to be more than a servant.

Storm is the key. He is imbued with energy due to his travel through time. If properly harnessed, the Theocrat believes he can use it to control the universe. He's got his biological computers working on this:


He demands Storm stand in the center of a crystal antennae to catch the radiation coming off and analyzing it:


TO BE CONTINUED

451 MEDIA GROUP JULY 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:45

RED DOG #5
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(W) Rob Cohen (A) Alex Cormack (CA) W. Scott Forbes
Kyle and his cyber pack find themselves deep in the hostile alienscape in search of Red. A chance encounter with Salamat Pagi, a native Wani whose life Kyle saves, starts a bond between the boy and the alien. Even with this growing connection Kyle ignores Salamat’s warnings to return home and instead continues deeper into the badlands of Kirawan contending with monster sandstorms and 20-foot-tall monster crabs. Meanwhile Red, captured by the blood-thirsty Kira, confronts the unknown horror of a deadly alien dog fight.
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

STAINED #3
(W) David Baron (A) Yusuf Idris (CA A) Steve Morris (CA B) Mike Norton
The break out comic of 2017 continues with 2016 Harvey Award nominee David Baron and rising newcomer Yusuf Idris. On the hunt for her next illicit payday, Emma comes upon a devastating find. What she discovers is unimaginable: a deadly human trafficking ring and a plane full of stolen children held against their will hidden deep in its hull. At 30,000 feet any attempt to rescue the kidnapped children seems insane. Luckily for the stolen kids, Emma crossed over the line of sanity a long time ago.
In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SRP: $3.99

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AFTERSHOCK COMICS JULY 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:39

UNHOLY GRAIL #1
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA A) Mirko Colak (CA B) Francesco Francavilla
Arthur Pendragon was the king of all Britain. His story is legendary. Merlin. The Lady of the Lake. Excalibur. Camelot. The Knights of the Round Table. But these stories are bright lies painted over the truth. Here is presented the gospel of Arthur’s bloody rise to power and his unholy reign. The legend of King Arthur is not the stuff of legends, but the fuel of nightmares.
As Arthur descends into darkness, is there any lingering hope that he still might do something good?
From writer Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men, Deadpool) and artist Mirko Colak (Punisher) comes a Lovecraftian take on the Arthurian legend that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.
In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

JIMMYS BASTARDS #2
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(W) Garth Ennis (A) Russell Braun (CA) Dave Johnson
Helicopter gunships and golf don’t mix, as Jimmy finds himself proving when a quick nine holes turns into Apocalypse Now. But Nancy, who is assigned to watch over Jimmy, is not convinced that his opponents are quite what they seem – and with the real enemy still lurking in the background, our heroes find themselves investigating a conspiracy of unthinkable proportions. If only Jimmy wouldn’t keep shagging everything in a skirt, the world might still be in with a chance…
From the creator and writer of Preacher and The Boys comes the brand-new series that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.
In Shops: Jul 19, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

BABYTEETH #2
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(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Garry Brown
The first few weeks of raising a baby can be hell. Clark won’t latch or take a bottle, he’s fussy all the time and he has just destroyed Sadie’s sleep schedule. Ugh, and also the constant assassins and secret cabals organizing against her to kill her baby because he’s the dark lord incarnate who will usher in the apocalypse…well, that is just not helping either…
From the writer of Buzzkill, Paybacks, Redneck and the break-out hit God Country comes a pulse-pounding new series with art from THE REVISIONIST’s Garry Brown!
In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

ANIMOSITY THE RISE #2
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(W) Marguerite Bennett
A city by the sea rises, ruled by animals who become more human and humans who become more animal. All the while, Adam, an imprisoned veterinarian, works on the technology that would give his captors the strength to change the world…
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

NORMALS #3
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(W) Adam Glass (A/CA) Dennis Calero
Doctor Gordon reveals the nature of Jack and his family’s creation by Westin Incorporated! He also brings to light that there are more automatons just like Jack and his family, throughout the country and possibly, the world. All the while, Jack plots to rescue and escape with his family before Westin Incorporated can do any more harm – but is he already too late?
Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural & writer of Suicide Squad) with art by Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir).
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

PESTILENCE #3
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(W) Frank Tieri (A) Oleg Okunev (CA) Tim Bradstreet
How did Roderick Helms’ and Geofrey Anteil’s journey as members of Fiat Lux begin? We find out this issue as a journey of another sort is underway for Fiat Lux – a race to rescue the Pope himself in Avignon! What knowledge of the zombie plague does the Pope possess? And will he share it with Roderick and his men before it’s too late?
Written by the master of violence, gore, and mayhem, Frank Tieri (Marvel vs Capcom, Wolverine, Deadpool), with spectacular art from Disney illustrator, Oleg Okunev, and covers by Eisner Award-nominated artist Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher, Hellblazer)!
In Shops: Jul 19, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

WORLD READER #4
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(W) Jeff Loveness (A/CA) Juan Doe
Sarah explores a dead world that holds the key to everything, but Death will do anything to keep its secrets buried. And as Sarah’s powers reach their breaking point, the Faded Man closes in to silence her forever.
From Groot and Jimmy Kimmel Live! writer Jeff Loveness and AMERICAN MONSTER, ANIMOSITY: THE RISE artist Juan Doe, comes the chilling, epic new series that will be sure to appeal to fans of The Arrival, Interstellar, and The Expanse.
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

ROUGH RIDERS RIDERS ON THE STORM #5
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(W) Adam Glass (A) Pat Oliffe (CA) Pat Olliffe
Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders go charging headfirst into the dangerous rapids of Niagara Falls to rescue one of their own – and collide with a familiar enemy. While Annie Oakley learns some hard truths about herself from the team, Teddy will come face-to-face with America’s greatest threat yet, but will he have what it takes to save the United States again from almost sure destruction?
Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural & writer of Suicide Squad) with cover by Pat Olliffe (Untold Tales of Spider-Man
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

BLACK EYED KIDS #13
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(W) Joe Pruett (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Francesco Francavilla
The BEK Boy King home for a house visit, with Jim, Andrew, Lara, Jones, and Riley the unwilling hosts and Michael forced to make a life-altering decision to save his mortal family or embrace his supernatural destiny.
From EISNER AWARD winner Joe Pruett and Szymon Kudranski, the artist of Daredevil/Punisher and Spawn.
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

INSEXTS #12
MAY171054
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Ariela Kristantina
The rebellion reaches a fever pitch as the prisoners of the museum come to life – and rise up against Lady and Mariah!
From the writer of the break-out hit ANIMOSITY, Bombshells, and A-Force.
In Shops: Jul 19, 2017
SRP: $3.99

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AMERICAN GOTHIC PRESS JULY 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:33

INVISIBLE HANDS TP
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(W) Laszlo Tamasfi (A/CA) Michael Malatini
The mind-bending, award-winning mini-series is collected into a trade! Based on the Best Script winner of Silver Scream Fest 2016, this story follows a team of underground scientists as they attempt to decipher the plans of the corrupt Bartok corporation. The method? Draining twisted stories out of a man’s head! Intense and filled with references to classic science fiction, Invisible Hands is a worthy throwback to the bizarre terror of 1950s pre-Code comics.
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $14.99

 

KILLBOX CHICAGO #2
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(W) Tom Riordan (A/CA A) Marco Ferrari (CA B) Rob Prior
Following a violent meeting with the Riot Clowns, Timothy, Emi, and Sasha follow a lead from the yakuza, one that might give insight to who is behind the Killbox machine. Meanwhile, the Chicago game rages on, and the mysterious Wilky Dae has something up his sleeve that is troubling to Leonard, who has begun to unravel both mentally and physically. Who is really in control here?
In Shops: Jul 19, 2017
SRP: $3.99

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ARCHIE COMICS JULY 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 00:13

ARCHIE HORROR

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #7
THE HORROR ADVENTURES OF SABRINA RETURN!  Learn the haunting back story of Sabrina’s father, Edward Spellman.

Script: Roberto Aguire-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #7 CVR A Reg: Robert Hack
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #7 CVR B Var: Moritat
Ship Date: 6/21
On Sale Date: 7/5
40-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.


ARCHIE

ARCHIE #22
The end has come for one of Riverdale’s most beloved residents. This is one you’re going to want to buy, keep, and re-read over the years, because we promise it will never leave you.

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Pete Woods, Jack Morelli
Archie #22 CVR A Reg: Pete Woods
Archie #22 CVR B Var: Thomas Pitilli
Archie #22 CVR C Var: Greg Smallwood
Ship Date: 7/5
On Sale Date: 7/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

 

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #8
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, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Josie and the Pussycats #8 CVR A Reg: Audrey Mok
Josie and the Pussycats #8 CVR B Var:  Rian Gonzales
Josie and the Pussycats #8 CVR C Var: Brent Schoonover
Ship Date: 6/28
On Sale Date: 7/12
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


RIVERDALE #4
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale, this ALL-NEW, ongoing comic series features stories set in between episodes of the new CW TV series Riverdale.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various
Art: Joe Eisma, Andre Szymanowicz, Janice Chiang, John Workman
Riverdale #4 CVR A Reg: Francesco Francavilla
Riverdale #4 CVR B Var:  Robert Hack
Riverdale #4 CVR C Var: T. Rex
Ship Date: 6/21
On Sale Date: 7/5
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

 

RIVERDALE DIGEST #2
See how everything led to the CW’s Riverdale TV show with this digest-sized collection featuring stories from our recently relaunched titles, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Josie and the Pussycats and Reggie and Me!

Script: Mark Waid, Adam Hughes, Chip Zdarsky, Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio, Tom DeFalco
Art:  Fiona Staples, Erica Henderson, Adam Hughes, Audrey Mok, Sandy Jarrell, Andre Szymanowicz, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Ship Date: 6/21
On Sale Date: 7/5
128-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

 

ROAD TO RIVERDALE VOL 3 (TR)
READ THE STORIES THAT INSPIRED THE NEW CW TV SERIES! Road to Riverdale Vol. 3 features stories from Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Josie and the Pussycats, and Reggie & Me.

Script: Mark Waid, Chip Zdarsky, Adam Hughes, Marguerite Bennett & Cameron Deordio, Tom DeFalco
Art: Fiona Staples, Erica Henderson, Adam Hughes, Audrey Mok, Sandy Jarrell, Andre Szymanowicz, Jose Villarrubia, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
978-1-68255-964-2
$14.99/$16.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
136 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/19

 


ARCHIE CLASSIC

ALL-NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE: YOUR PAL, ARCHIE! #1
Classic-style Archie makes his return in this ALL-NEW, ALL-AGES comic from Ty Templeton and Dan Parent! Issue 1 features one of five connecting variant covers by Les McClaine. Collect them all to create one giant image of Pop’s Chock’lit Shop!

Script: Ty Templeton
Art:  Dan Parent, Ty Templeton, Jack Morelli
Your Pal Archie #1 CVR A Reg: Dan Parent
Your Pal Archie #1 CVR B Var: Les McClaine
Ship Date: 7/12
On Sale Date: 7/26
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

 

ARCHIE COMICS SUPER SPECIAL #8
Archie Super Special Magazine features the greatest stories from the Archie vault, plus creator spotlights, the latest news and much, much more!

Script: Various
Art:  Various
Cover: Dan Parent
Ship Date: 7/12
On Sale Date: 7/26
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 U.S.

 

ARCHIE CROSSOVER COLLECTION (TR)
Get ready for this star-studded event as icons from music, film and sports visit Riverdale! From The Ramones to Michael Strahan, you’ll be star-struck reading this special collection!

Script: Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg, Dan Parent
Art: Gisele Lagace, Dan Parent, Jeff Shultz
Cover: Various
978-1-68255-968-0
$14.99/$16.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
136 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/5

 

ARCHIE’S 75th ANNIVERSARY DIGEST #12
Celebrate Archie’s 75th anniversary in a special way with this commemorative digest that features bonus art pages and fun intros from writers, artists and fans alike!

Script: Various
Art:  Various
Cover: Various
Ship Date: 7/12
On Sale Date: 7/26
224-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

 

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #255
BRAND SUMMER NEW STORY! In “SUMMER BREAKDOWN,” B&V decide to go on a road trip to Florida, but things go awry when Veronica’s car breaks down and they BFFs are stranded in a weird town!

Script: Dan Parent
Art:  Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
Ship Date: 7/5
On Sale Date: 7/19
256-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

 

JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #26
BRAND NEW SUMMER STORY! In “YOU SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM,” Jughead and Archie become camp counselors and ice cream entrepreneurs!

Script: Dan Parent
Art:  Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
Ship Date: 6/28
On Sale Date: 7/12
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

 

WORLD OF ARCHIE SUMMER ANNUAL #70
BRAND NEW SUMMER STORY! In “Club Dread,” Veronica brings the gang to a fun-filled island resort. But she doesn’t tell them about the horror-themed murder mystery event that happens at night!

Script: Dan Parent
Art:  Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
Ship Date: 7/12
On Sale Date: 7/26
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

 

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Rosey passes away

First Comics News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 20:14

WWE is saddened to learn that Matt Anoa’i, known to fans as Rosey, has passed away at age 47. The son of WWE Hall of Famer Sika and older brother of WWE Superstar Roman Reigns, Rosey grew up in the legendary Anoa’i wrestling dynasty.

He debuted in 2002 alongside his cousin Jamal as part of 3-Minute Warning. The imposing, powerful tandem tore through Raw’s tag team division before going their separate ways. Rosey then formed a beloved superhero duo with The Hurricane, which culminated in his first World Tag Team Championship reign.

The Anoa’i family shared the following statement:

“The Anoa’i family is mourning the loss of Sika’s son, Matt aka Rosey, due to an untimely death.

We want to let his fans know that he loved them and the wrestling world so much. In his passing, he left three beautiful young children and a heartbroken family. Please respect the privacy of his children and family as they mourn the loss of this kind, loving, gentle man, who was a father, son, brother and a superhero to us all.

Our family appreciates your prayers and continued support during this very difficult time.”

WWE extends its condolences to Rosey’s family, friends and fans.

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ROB LIEFELD DRAWS JOSH BROLIN AS CABLE

First Comics News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 20:08

Cable. #robliefeld #marvel #xforce #robliefeldcreations #cable #deadpool

A post shared by RobertLiefeld (@robliefeld) on Apr 17, 2017 at 3:24pm PDT

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VALIANT COMICS JULY 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 20:05

FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 (of 4)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and BARRY KITSON
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by KANO
Variant Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Variant Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA

A SPECTACULAR SUMMER EVENT! This summer, every second counts when acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One), explosive artist Stephen Segovia (Ninjak, Action Comics), comics legend Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four), and special surprise guests push Faith into a centuries-spanning fight for existence alongside the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe…past, present, and future!

Faith “Zephyr” Herbert – former member of Unity, current Harbinger Renegade, and Los Angeles’ #1 superhero – is the universe’s last, best chance at survival! Centuries from today, a devious artificial intelligence has unleashed a blistering attack on the very foundations of time…one that is unwriting history from beginning to end! Now, with her options exhausted, Neela Sethi, Timewalker – the self-appointed protector of what is and will be – has returned to the 21st century to recruit Earth’s greatest champions of today and tomorrow to oppose this existential threat…and she needs Faith to lead them! But why Faith? And why now?

This July, fly to the farthest edges of the future in a death-defying race to save time itself, as Faith leads the charge alongside Valiant’s greatest heroes…and becomes a new legend for the ages!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 26

HARBINGER RENEGADE #5* (ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “MASSACRE” – PART ONE)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover B by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN
Wraparound Variant Cover by MARC LAMING
B&W Sketch Variant by DARICK ROBERTSON
Gold Foil Linewide Variant by MONIKA PALOSZ

Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan) begin THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s seismic 2018 event – right here with a bang that will reverberate throughout the entire Valiant Universe…and claim the life of a major hero!

Toyo Harada’s former protege – Alexander Solomon, a “psiot” with the ability to predict and analyze potential futures – has been waiting for this moment. With the Harbinger Renegades – Peter Stanchek, Faith, Kris Hathaway, and Torque – now reunited as a result of his covert manipulations, his ultimate gambit can now begin. But he’s not the only one who has been watching. Major Charlie Palmer has just re-assigned a new division of the militarized psiot hunters codenamed H.A.R.D. Corps to active duty…and they’re about to bring a torrent of blood and calamity roaring into the streets of a major American metropolis for an all-out firefight.

The Harbinger Renegades. Livewire. Alexander Solomon. Generation Zero. Toyo Harada. Secret Weapons. Imperium. None of them are safe…and, when the smoke clears, a pivotal Valiant hero will become the first sacrifice of the massive Harbinger War that is to come.

*All covers for HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 will ship with a special advisory overlay.

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 12

SECRET WEAPONS #2 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH

Fully charged!

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

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JULY 19

 

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #5

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Interlocking Variant Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by NEAL ADAMS

Cosmic coup d’état!

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Dept. H) and blockbuster artist Doug Braithwaite (Bloodshot U.S.A.) send X-O Manowar charging into a visceral new battle as “GENERAL” continues to transform Valiant’s master warrior!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale JULY 26

BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover A by KANO
Cover B KHARI EVANS
Variant Cover by RENATO GUEDES
Variant Cover by BEN TIESMA
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available

Even killing machines need a day off!

For the first time in over 30 years, two nanite-enhanced soldiers once controlled by Project Rising Spirit – codenames: “Tank Man” and “Viet Man” – have finally earned their freedom and some government-sanctioned downtime, courtesy of Uncle Sam. After enduring a lifetime of war, blood, and fore, all these two semi-retired commandos want is a little vacation. But how long can this pair of highly trained tourists unwind and enjoy the sights of New York City… before they find trouble in the city that never sleeps?

Leave the selfie stick at home as rising star Eliot Rahal (Divinity III: Escape from Gulag 396, The Doorman) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans (Harbinger, Harley Quinn) give these old soldiers the danger-filled day off they deserve…and celebrate Bloodshot’s silver anniversary with an action-packed tribute to the original BLOODSHOT #12!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On Sale JULY 5

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

Beware the lords of the Deadside!

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

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 19

BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #4 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by DAVID MACK
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Variant Cover by LEIF JONES
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Death and the deity!

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

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

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JULY 19

NINJAK VOL. 6: THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE TPB
Written by MATT KINDT with KEVIN MAURER
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA with MARC LAMING and CAFU
Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA

Darque destinies!

Master Darque – the sadistic lord of death and resurrection – yearns to be free once again, but first he must fight for his life. Darque is a target, his powers are weak, and his enemies know it. Now, Darque’s own former pupil and Ninjak’s ruthless arch-nemesis – the lethal assassin known as Roku – has gathered the Shadow Seven together again for the sole purpose of putting Darque down for good. And the only thing holding their uneasy alliance together is a mysterious benefactor from the shadows… someone who also goes by the name Darque…Everything has led to this… Out of the ashes of BOOK OF DEATH, Ninjak and Master Darque will collide in a punishing circle of death, destruction and hellfire!

Join New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity III: Stalinverse) and blistering artists Marc Laming (Planet Hulk) and Stephen Segovia (Unity) here for a steel- hardened jumping-on point that will leave Valiant’s seven-time Harvey Award-nominated series forever scarred!

Collecting NINJAK #22–27.

$19.99 | 160 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 12
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-211-9

GENERATION ZERO VOL. 2: HEROSCAPE TPB
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by DIEGO BERNARD with JAVIER PULIDO
Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP

Zeros to heroes!

Generation Zero managed to survive their first mission, and now duty has called on them to venture deep inside a perilous dimension only known as the Heroscape to see the world through a new set of eyes! They’ll discover their friends’ biggest secrets, their enemies’ darkest fears, and their town’s sinister connection to this imagination-fueled reality. But just because the Heroscape is imaginary, doesn’t mean it can’t kill you… And, from anime-inflected zombie hordes to psychedelic sci-fi warriors, all of Rook, Michigan’s most deeply buried fantasies are about to come roaring out of your daydreams!

Dream big because New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Ivar, Timewalker) and acclaimed artists Javier Pulido (Daredevil) and Diego Bernard (X-O Manowar) are gearing up to send Valiant’s temperamental teenage time-bombs blasting out of the suburbs and into their most grisly adventure yet!

Collecting GENERATION ZERO #6–9.

$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 19
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-209-6

X-O MANOWAR DELUXE EDITION BOOK 5 HC
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with JODY HOUSER, MATT KINDT, and FRED VAN LENTE
Art by JOE BENNET, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, ROBERT GILL, and CLAYTON HENRY with TOMÁS GIORELLO, ADAM GORHAM, MIKE MCKONE, PERE PÉREZ, and JAVIER PULIDO
Cover by MARCOS MARTIN

It’s here! The seismic final volume of X-O Manowar from New York Times best-selling writer and longtime scribe Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps) and extraordinary artists Robert Gill (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), alongside an all-star battalion of writers and artists from across X-O Manowar’s landmark run – now in deluxe, oversized hardcover!

For centuries, the sacred X-O Manowar has stood unrivaled as the universe’s most powerful weapon. Today, will it equal Earth’s doom? An unthinkable alien race known only as The Torment has come to our world in search of the armor’s secrets. Now, they stand opposed by Aric of Dacia – former slave, noble warrior, resolute king, and current master of the armor’s near-limitless capabilities. But are one man…and one weapon… enough to repel a force capable of leveling a thousand civilizations? A whole new era for X-O Manowar begins here…and you won’t believe what’s coming next!

CollectingX-O MANOWAR #43–50, X-O MANOWAR: COMMANDER TRILL #0, X-O MANOWAR 2016 ANNUAL #1, BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1, and 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1, along with more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras!

$39.99 | 368  pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 26
DELUXE HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-215-7

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Bendis & Pichelli Reunite This July For SPIDER-MEN II!

First Comics News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 19:20

What Is The Secret Of The Other Miles Morales?

New York, NY—April 18th, 2017 — The wait is finally over! The sensational sequel to this spectacular spider saga has arrived! And the mystery hanging on the lips of comic fans the world over will finally be revealed! Who is the Miles Morales of the Marvel Universe?! It’s all happening this July as superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis & Sara Pichelli reunite to bring you their blockbuster follow-up in SPIDER-MEN II #1!

Following the shocking cliffhanger of the of the original Spider-Men, the question will finally be answered – who is the other Miles Morales?! Though the Miles you know and love now lives comfortably in the Marvel Universe, he’s not the only one! What is the secret of the Miles Morales who existed before him? The answers will shock you! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg as Peter Parker and Miles Morales collide for another heart-stopping adventure!

“It’s exciting just because this series is the one I’m asked the most about,” says writer Brian Michael Bendis in an interview with Marvel.com. “’When are you gonna follow up on this?’ and there just wasn’t a good time to do it until now, and all the stuff that’s happened since then has made the story that much more potent.”

The adventure is just beginning! Miles Morales and Peter Parker are back together again, to uncover a mystery that will shake them down to their very core! Be there when the can’t-miss SPIDER-MEN II #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere this July!

Missed the first Spider-Men? Don’t worry! To celebrate the announcement and upcoming release of Spider-Men II, read the first issue of the modern classic absolutely FREE. SPIDER-MEN #1 is free through the Marvel App and Marvel Digital Comics Store right now! What are you waiting for? Offer valid until Thursday April 27th at 9:59 AM EST on one (1) digital copy of Spider-Men #1 only. Marvel user account and internet connection required.

SPIDER-MEN II #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by SARA PICHELLI & JUSTIN PONSOR
On Sale This July

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