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A Wild West Adventure on the … Red Range

First Comics News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 16:45

Western comic books. Such a huge genre for so many years. Golden Age, Silver and even heading into the Bronze Age with books like Jonah Hex and Weird Western Tales from DC Comics, Marvel’s Ringo Kid, Red Wolf & Night Rider. But the Modern Age is lacking good Western comics for the most part. Sure, there has been a pretty good Jonah Hex relaunch or two, Rawhide Kid limited series … it just doesn’t seem to resonate as much as before and the few Western comics that do pop up occasionally feel like copyright renewal vehicles. So, when a really good Western comic or graphic novel comes along, people take notice.

Red Range Cover

Red Range was originally published in 1999 by Mojo Press. The graphic novel was praised for Joe R. Lansdale’s writing and his gritty depiction of the violent times following the end of the American Civil War. The racism and hatred is tangible in this story about an African-American, masked hero in the Lone Ranger vein. New edition editor Drew Ford launched a crowdfunding campaign to re-release this long out of print story. Working without access to the original artwork, a copy of the graphic novel was scanned and touched up before being masterfully coloured as the original was released in back and white. In addition to the restoration work Drew also added a fantastic afterward by comic great Stephen R. Bissette for this hard cover re-release.

Red Range Interior Page

Set during the 19th century, Red Range is a Western genre graphic novel containing all the racial unrest, unique characters, and weird happenings one would expect during these turbulent times as America struggled with the Civil War’s outcome. A mysterious rider appears thwarting a Klan lynching with a deadly accurate gun hand. This masked rider is reveled to be the Red Mask, a vengeful African-American man who wisely keeps his real identity under wraps. During his misadventures fighting the Klan, the Red Rider befriends an orphan side-kick and tries to teaching him how to turn the racial hatred to work for a greater good.

I’d say Sam Glanzman’s art has a very John Severin vibe to it but Sam had been working in the industry for nearly six decades by the time he did Red Range. With that kind of history, it would be more apt to say that Sam’s art style has a very Sam Glanzman vibe. Colours are handled by Jorge Blanco and Jok with a dark palette that really suits the material. You are not expecting to see pretty pastures and bright blue skies when gun slinging at a lynching. As mentioned, the Stephen R. Bissette afterward is a fantastic essay on its own.

Great story, great art, nice new presentation and extras make this a fantastic new edition of a truly masterful graphic novel that has been a bit forgotten. I am definitely going to order this in at my Local Comic Shop (Diamond Order Code FEB170492). Arriving in stores 28 June 2017.

Title: Red Range | Publisher: It’s Alive! & IDW Publishing
Writer: Joe R. Lansdale | Artists: Sam Glanzman, Jorge Blanco & Jok
Price: $19.99US

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Art Of Wrestling #342: Dean Allmark

First Comics News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:13

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X-O MANOWAR #2 preview

First Comics News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:11

The biggest new series of 2017 is almost upon us…and, this spring, Valiant’s intergalactic crusade pushes harder and farther as X-O Manowar engages a hostile alien world driven by strife and savagery! 

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – the next planet-shaking chapter of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES launching Earth’s most formidable hero onto the frontline of an alien civil war that will leave no soldier unscathed! On April 26th, “SOLDIER” continues here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Mind MGMT) and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn, Batman & Robin) push the unstoppable X-O Manowar into the fiercest warzone he’s faced yet… Deep in the trenches, and locked in combat against an extraterrestrial war machine bent on extermination, must Aric of Dacia – wielder of the universe’s most powerful weapon – abandon his quest for a more peaceful life…and surrender to the warrior within?

Deep within the far reaches of space, the dogs of war have found Aric of Dacia. Conscripted into an alien army and forced into combat, Aric must enter an alien battlefield unlike any he’s faced before. His only hope for survival is also the source of his greatest rage – the living weapon known as the X-O Manowar armor.

On April 26th, Valiant’s superhero-driven sci-fi epic leads an all-out assault against an empire as Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello deliver the next heart-stopping chapter to the year’s most essential new series, only in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn), Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) and Kaare Andrews (Astonishing X-Men)!

But first: Witness history in the making on March 22nd in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of THE EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of powerhouse artists – including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) – that together will span the series’ first year in 2017 and beyond!

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

On March 22nd, Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello forge a new comic book legend for the 21st century as Earth’s most relentless warrior brings conquest to the stars, only in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1!

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN172113)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (JAN172114)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JAN172116)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (JAN172117)
Brushed Metal Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ (JAN172117)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MARCH 22nd (FOC 2/27/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB172049)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (FEB172050)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (FEB172052)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by KAARE ANDREWS (FEB172053)
Blank Cover also available (FEB172051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR172157)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (MAR172158)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAR172159)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by DAVID MACK (MAR172160)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – Cover A by Lewis LaRosa


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – Cover B by Kenneth Rocafort


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1-3 – Interlocking Variant Covers by Mico Suayan


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – X-O Manowar Icon Variant by Kaare Andrews

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – Interior Art by Tomas Giorello with Diego Rodriguez


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – Interior Art by Tomas Giorello with Diego Rodriguez


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – Interior Art by Tomas Giorello with Diego Rodriguez


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – Interior Art by Tomas Giorello with Diego Rodriguez

 

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DARBY POP PUBLISHING ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 3rd “BREAKING INTO COMICS” CONTEST

First Comics News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 05:13

– Winning Writers & Artists to be published in expanded Side-Kicked TPB reprint –

Los Angeles, CA (March 13, 2017) – Darby Pop Publishing is pleased to announce the winners of its third “Breaking Into Comics” contest. This year’s victorious scribes are Adam Breen, courtesy of his script “Gauntlet” (featuring Atalanta and Frostbite), and Richard Casey, thanks to his effort “Pick (Up) a Card” (featuring Flying Fox and Jolt).  Bringing Breen’s and Casey’s scripts to eye-popping life will be winning artists Steven Defendini, a teacher at North Bergen High School (in New Jersey), and Gary Deslauriers, an elementary art teacher with an MA in Art Education from Rhode Island College.  Both 11-page Side-Kicked stories will be published this summer as part of an expanded 2nd printing of Russell Brettholtz’s and Miguel Mendonca’s sold-out Side-Kicked trade paperback, and will also be made available as a single digital issue on ComiXology.

Both Breen and Casey were previous winners (along with 9 other writers from around the globe) of Darby Pop’s 2nd “Breaking Into Comics” contest.  That competition resulted in The Women of Darby Pop – a unique double-sized anthology in which they each had a four-page story published.

“The quality of the submissions was so good, it was a challenge to choose just four winners,” said Darby Pop Marketing Director Kristine Chester.  “In fact, we’ve opted to additionally compile a list of writers and artists we deemed worthy of Honorable Mention — each of whom will also receive a copy of the expanded trade paperback (or, if based overseas, a digital copy).  And even the Honorable Mention list required some hard choices be made.”

Pin-ups submitted by those artists chosen for Honorable Mention will also be featured on Darby Pop’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Honorable Mention – Writers

  • Adam Breen and his script “Help Wanted”
  • Alberto Veloso and his script “The Interview”
  • Jason Snyder and his script “When Al Met Howie”
  • Jeff Burns and his script “The Interview”
  • Jeff Leeds and his script “Breaking the Ice”

Honorable Mention – Artists

  • Brent Hibbard
  • Lee Bokma
  • Malik Rozier
  • Seth Adams
  • Shane Douberly

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The Doctor returns to theaters for season 10 premiere

First Comics News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 05:02

For two nights only, Fathom Event will present the Season 10 premiere of Doctor Who.  Playing in theaters nationwide, the event will take place April 17 & 19 (7:00 pm local time for both days) and will offer more than just the episode itself.  Season 10 will be Peter Capaldi’s final season as the iconic Dcotor in his 12th incarnation.  Joining him this season will be new companion Bill Potts (played by Pearl Mackie) and alien companion Nardole (played by Matt Lucas).

In addition to the premiere, audiences will also be able to view the premiere of the Doctor Who spinoff series “Class.”  This first episode will also feature a guest appearance from the 12th Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi.  There will also be a second bonus feature called “Becoming the Companion.”  “Becoming the Companion” will feature the Doctor’s newest companion, Pearl Mackie, and her journey from stage to TARDIS in what she calls “the most insane thing that’s ever happened to me.”  The feature will also include interviews with Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat.  It will be narrated by Ingrid Oliver (Petronella Osgood).

Event attendees can also receive a 25% discount on Doctor Who merchandise from Hot Topic with their movie ticket or proof of purchase.  The discount is valid March 10-May 6, 2017.  In addition, those who purchase their tickets from Atom Tickets will receive 3 free Doctor Who digital comics courtesy of Titan Comics and ComiXology.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Fathom Events website.  A full list of participating theaters is on the website as well.

 

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SOUTHPAW WRESTLING COMING TO THE WWE NETWORK

First Comics News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 01:39

Coming this Friday… #SRW pic.twitter.com/BxbqhP4blt

— WWE (@WWE) March 15, 2017

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WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS NAMES JULIAN MONTOYA SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL TOYS

First Comics News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 01:14

(March 15, 2017 – Burbank, CA) – Industry veteran Julian Montoya has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Toys for Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP). Montoya will assume the position immediately and report directly to Pam Lifford, President, WBCP.

In his new role, Montoya will develop and direct global sales and licensing strategies that fuel long-term revenue growth and build key brands such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes, and Hanna-Barbera.

“Julian’s strategic approach, strong industry relationships and consumer-centric mindset has been instrumental in bringing best-in-class toys and games to the market for more than 15 years,” said Pam Lifford, President, WBCP. “Toys will always be a driving category for our business and I look forward to continue working alongside Julian and his team as we identify new and emerging partners and products.”

Prior to this promotion, Montoya served as Vice President, Global Toys for WBCP, where he was responsible for business development initiatives to maximize revenue, retail presence and market share for WB’s portfolio. During his tenure, Montoya was instrumental in the development of the toy category for consumer products including developing and executing strategic category plans and managing premier partners such as Mattel, LEGO, FUNKO, Rubies and Jakks Pacific.

Before joining WBCP in 2000 as Director, Business Development – Latin America, Montoya held leadership positions at Lucas Licensing, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment International and Warner Home Video.

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Coco Official US Teaser Trailer

First Comics News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 01:09

Coco opens in US theatres in 3D on November 22!

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.

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Audience Awards Film Festival

First Comics News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 00:58

Audience Awards Film Festival taking place in Los Angeles, April 6-9, 2017.  The Audience Awards Film Festival will showcase 110 award-winning short films by world-class filmmakers and will celebrate some of the most respected, diverse industry voices of our time. Honorees at the inaugural event include award-winning documentarian Ondi Timoner (DIG!, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, BRAND: A Second Coming), who will be recognized with the Maverick Award; Effie Brown (Dear White People, But I’m a Cheerleader), who will receive the Trailblazer Award; Paz Lenchantin of The Pixies, will be the recipient of the Avant-Garde Award; and Jacques Thelemaque, President of Filmmakers Alliance, will be honored with the Community Impact Award.  The festival runs April 6-9th, 2017, at the Laemmle Noho and El Portal Theaters.

The Audience Awards is also STILL accepting narrative and documentary submissions for its Women’s Film Challenge. Films or excerpts of films, 7 minutes or less, made with a woman in an above-the-line position are encouraged to submit before the March 17th (this Friday) deadline. Ten winning films will receive a total of $27,500 in cash and prizes and have a red carpet screening on Saturday, April 8th. https://theaudienceawards.com/the-audience-awards/wfc

FESTIVAL GALA EVENTS/AWARDS:

Thursday, April 6th:

Jacques Thelemaque is honored with Audience Awards’ Community Impact Award, followed by a screening of a short film from Filmmakers Alliance.

Paz Lenchantin performs live to accompany her Super 8 film The Spider Lady and then receives the Avant-Garde Award. Her performance is followed by the world premiere screening of the Super8 One Roll Film Challenge winners, also with live music accompaniment.

Friday, April 7th:

Effie Brown will receive the Trailblazer Award followed by a conversation on her career and her commitment to diversity moderated by Franklin Leonard, Founder, CEO: The Black List. Next is a screening of the award-winning Fusion Doc Challenge shorts, all of which were shot, edited and produced in 120 hours.

Saturday, April 8th:

Audience Awards’ Maverick Award goes to Ondi Timoner. A conversation about her groundbreaking career will be moderated by Anne Thompson, Editor-at-Large at Indiewire, followed by the red carpet screening of the Women’s Film Challenge short-film winners.

Sunday, April 9th:

Awards Ceremony and Farewell Brunch where filmmakers from Women’s Film Challenge, Pro8 and the other screening blocks will be eligible to receive over $30,000 in cash and prizes from companies including Panavision, Audience Awards, Filmstro Pro, Tangerine Entertainment, POV, Pro8mm, Kodak, Montana Film Office and VideoMaker.

FESTIVAL PANELS:

Opportunities in Branded Content: Moderated by David S. Cohen, Digital Features Director for Variety, AudFest attendees will hear about identifying brand collaborations to sustain a rewarding career as a short-form filmmaker. Panelists include industry leaders from Audience Awards, SXM, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment, and PatternBreak.

Secrets to Successful Productions: Moderator Ilyanne Morden Kichaven, Executive Director of Los Angeles SAG-AFTRA, will help narrow down the vital nuts and bolts of filmmaking, including permits, contract negotiation and location scouting. Panelists include executives from Donaldson + Callif, LLP, Film LA, AFCI, and the Youth and Gender Media Project.

Talking Festival Strategy with the Experts: Moderated by Mark Olsen, staff writer for the LA Times, panelists talk navigating the festival circuit, submissions strategy, planning your premiere and life after the festival circuit. Festival experts are with the Seattle, Palm Springs, Tribeca, Outfest, and Hollywood Shorts film festivals.

Social Impact Through Filmmaking: Moderated by Rachel De Leon, Emmy-winning video producer and reporter for The Pulitzer-prize winning Center for Investigative Reporting, social influencers will talk about how to successfully deliver your message through media to engage a global community. Contributors are from Participant Media, VICE Media, Inc., along with award-winning filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez.

Inside the Writers’ Room with Story Editors from “Empire”: Moderator Joseph Kapsch, Managing Editor of TooFab, will have a conversation with JaNeika and JaSheika James, sisters and story editors for FOX’s “Empire.”

FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS:

The Power of Super 8 Film – Insider Tips Every Filmmaker Should Know: Pro8mm hosts the first of two AudFest workshops. This one will demystify the Super 8 workflow, including camera choices, film stock options, scanning choices and delivery of content.

Do a Shot with Pro8mm: Pro8mm’s second workshop will be a hands-on film workshop, sending AudFest filmmaker participants out into the world to capture festival outtakes with an opportunity to edit the collective reel and create an Audience Awards trailer.

IGNITE THE VISIONARY – Focusing on Lens: A Fearless Film School workshop, offered by award-winning directors and DPs Liz Hinlein and Anka Malatynska, gives filmmakers tools to become more masterful storytellers.

All Festival Panels and Workshops will be located at the Art Institute in North Hollywood.  

Partners, panelists and moderators come to AudFest from Paramount, Disney, MACRO, SAG-AFTRA, SAGIndie, Women In Film,The Black List, Too Fab,  Tangerine Entertainment,  ColorCreativeÆTV, LA Times, Indiewire, Vice, “Empire,” Film LA, AFCI, Pro8mm, Kodak, Panavision, Outfest, The Sundance Institute, GOOD DOCS, New Filmmakers LA and Filmmakers Alliance.

WFC winning filmmakers will also be matched with top-tier women in the film industry at a mentorship brunch during the festival. Participants include Svetlana Cvetko, award-winning cinematographer; Deniese Davis, COO of ColorCreative.TV; Sarah Halley Finn, casting director; Darrien Michele Gipson, National Director of SAGindie; Moira Griffin, Senior Manager of Diversity Incentives at Sundance Institute; Poppy Hanks, SVP of Development and Production for MACRO; Debbie Liebling, entertainment executive and film producer; Roberta Marie Munroe, award-winning director, producer and author; Lynnette Ramirez, Content Creator and Executive Manager at 51 Minds Entertainment; and Orly Ravid, Founder/Co-Executive Director of the distribution nonprofit The Film Collaborative and an entertainment attorney at MSK (Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP).

Jury members for WFC include Fanshen Cox DiGovanni, award-winning actor, producer and educator; Sarah Feinbloom, award-winning documentary filmmaker and Founder and Director at GOOD DOCS; Cassidy Freeman of “Longmire” and “Smallville”; Cristina Garza, General Manager at Mundial; Lily Gladstone, award-winning actress of Certain Women; Lisa Hasko, Manager of Documentary Programs and Fiscal Sponsorship at Film Independent; Margaret Lazarus, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, author and lecturer; and Erin O’Malley, TV producer and director; Freida Lee Mock, Oscar-winning filmmaker; Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director of Women In Film; Carol Trussell, Head of Production for Gaumont International Television.

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TRUE PATRIOT PRESENTS #3 preview

First Comics News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 00:47


TRUE PATRIOT PRESENTS #3

Issue #3 of the fan favourite True Patriot Presents anthology series introduces Meaghan Carter’s new feature, Fantôme in “A Night At The Ecomuseum Part 1”
You get part 2 of the exciting Dominion Jack story: “Mob Mentality” by Jack Briglio and Dominic Bercier.
To top all of this off, Jay Stephens brings us phase 2 of his Arrowhead adventure with “Dawn of the Biodromes”!

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FCBD 2017 CHAPTERHOUSE CAPTAIN CANUCK preview

First Comics News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 00:46


FCBD 2017 CHAPTERHOUSE CAPTAIN CANUCK
JAN170021
(W) Jay Baruchel, Kalman Andrasofszky, Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz (A) Marcus To, Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz (CA) David Finch
CAPTAIN CANUCK

“Sur Saray” is a Year One story set during Tom Evans’ time serving in the Afghanistan war. Tom has returned to active duty after going AWOL to rescue his brother from Site ALEPH, but his unit, the PCE Squad is folded into an unscrupulous mercenary platoon. Frustrated by the injustices he’s witnessing on a daily basis, Tom begins slipping away by night, using his new powers to right the street-level wrongs the military is too unwieldy to effectively address. This tale is the perfect lead-in to the much-anticipated return of Captain Canuck in his own regular series later in May 2017. [ALL AGES]

DIE KITTY DIE

“She’s survived multiple attempts by her publisher to end her life. Now, Kitty Ravencraft is trying to relax and hold a summer BBQ for her friends, but who just crashed the party?”
In Shops on Free Comic Book Day!

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DARK HORSE COMICS JUNE 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 00:08

Aliens: Dead Orbit #3 (of 4)

James Stokoe (W/A/Cover)

On sale June 28
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Wascylewski survived the sudden breach in his ship’s hull but is in no better a situation: he comes to, cocooned tightly to the wall under the surveillance of the twin xenomorphs. With only two hours left on his countdown timer and nowhere to go, he will have to pull out his final tricks in order to stay alive.

Orc Stain creator James Stokoe pens a thrilling and claustrophobic Aliens story: Dead Orbit!

 

Alien vs. Predator: Life and Death TP

Dan Abnett (W), Brian Albert Thies (A), Rain Beredo (C), and David Palumbo (Cover)

On sale Aug 9
FC, 136 pages
$19.99
TP, 7″ x 10″

Three women face deadly choices as the graphic novel cycle of Life and Death comes to its conclusion, intersecting with the previous Fire and Stone story cycle to create a massive tale of humanity’s confrontation with the galaxy’s three greatest terrors! Collects the four-issue series Alien vs. Predator: Life and Death and the double-sized Prometheus: Life and Death—Final Conflict.

Neil Gaiman!

 

American Gods: Shadows #4

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

On sale June 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

During an overnight stay at their home, Shadow awakens to a visit from the third of the Zorya sisters: Zorya Polunochnaya. The Midnight Sister’s advice is ethereal and strange, yet vital . . . and Shadow can’t seem to separate reality from the dream world.

The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award—winning novel and upcoming Starz television series by Neil Gaiman adapted as a comic series for the first time!

• A Starz TV show!

 

Angel Season 11 #6

Corinna Bechko (W), Zé Carlos (A), Michelle Madsen (C), Scott Fischer (Cover), and Karl Moline (Variant cover)

On sale June 21
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

Aboard a ship in the middle of the ocean, Angel has not succeeded in avoiding his past self, Angelus. He must escape Angelus, keep Fred safe, and also determine what must be done with the jewel-like beetle that has ties to the future. When the beetle turns out to be something stranger than anyone could have imagined, Angel’s focus turns to survival rather than saving the future . . .

 

Angel Season 11 Volume 1: Out of the Past TP

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

On sale Aug 9
FC, 104 pages
$17.99
TP, 7″ x 10″

Angel, a reformed vampire cursed with a soul, is tormented by a vision linking his shameful past to something very big—and very bad—that is coming. As Angel and his friend Fred begin trying to solve the mystery, the goddess Illyria gives Angel some insight and incentive. Then she really gets involved, and Angel discovers that it might be possible to change the future by changing the past. Collects issues #1–#4 of the series.

 

Baltimore: The Red Kingdom #5 (of 5)

Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Peter Bergting (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Ben Stenbeck (Cover)

On sale June 7
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Lives are lost as Baltimore leads the final push against the Red King’s armies.

 

Bankshot #1 (of 5)

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

On sale June 28
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Marcus King: modern-day Robin Hood or terrorist? Maybe both? When Marcus comes face to face with an adversary who knows all of his carefully buried truths, he’s forced to become the man he has always pretended to be. And punch a small army of dudes. And blow up stuff. Lots of stuff.

• Written by Eisner nominee Alex de Campi (Archie vs. Predator).

• Art by ChrisCross (Convergence: Justice League of America).

 

Black Hammer #10

Jeff Lemire (W/Variant cover), Dean Ormston (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale June 21
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

The heroes of Spiral City have hung up their costumes and adapted to life in the sleepy town that they now call home—though some call it a prison. Instead of facing unearthly monsters and galactic threats, they deal with vengeful exes, misunderstandings, and hungry farm animals. As Abraham Slam wonders if he’s hit his expiration date, a new threat emerges in Rockwood that will keep him on his toes.

 

 

Briggs Land: Lone Wolves #1 (of 6)

Brian Wood (W), Mack Chater (A), Lee Loughridge (C), Matthew Woodson (Cover), and Kim Jung Gi (Variant cover)

On sale June 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Isaac Briggs, fresh off a tour in Afghanistan and struggling to reintegrate, finds solace hiking the old forest trails. When two random backpackers wander onto the Land, an innocent situation quickly turns dangerous and Isaac’s military training takes a turn down a dark path.
Welcome to Briggs Land, nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness, representing the largest antigovernment secessionist movement in the United States.
• Brian Wood’s critically acclaimed series returns for the next chapter in an even more relevant postelection America.
• In development for a television series at AMC TV!

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 #8

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

On sale June 21
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

Out in the real world without their magic, Buffy and Willow are facing challenges in a new way. As normal girls, getting back into the Safe Zone to release the residents feels impossible—but they aren’t alone. The Scoobies are reunited and have some special backup!

 

Buffy Season 11 Volume 1: The Spread of Their Evil . . . TP

Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A), Georges Jeanty (P), Dexter Vines (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)

On sale Aug 2
FC, 160 pages
$19.99
TP, 7″ x 10″

Buffy and the Scoobies weren’t ready for this. When a tsunami and an enormous dragon devastate San Francisco, folks connected to the supernatural are blamed for causing the catastrophe and soon have restrictions placed on them in the name of safety. Buffy must choose sides, find a way for herself and her friends to survive, determine how the disaster happened, and not lose who she is in the process. Collects issues #1–#6 of the series.

 

Calla Cthulhu TP

Evan Dorkin (W), Sarah Dyer (W), Erin Humiston (P/Cover), Mario A. Gonzalez (I), Bill Mudron (C)

On sale Aug 16
FC, 240 pages
$12.99
TP, 6″ x 9″

Being a teenager isn’t easy—especially after you learn you carry the bloodline of Lovecraft’s Great Old Ones in your veins. Instead of a summer job and checking out colleges, Calla Tafali finds herself battling supernatural monsters, human assassins, and her uncle, the King in Yellow. She must resist his call to embrace her own chaotic heritage and join the “family business,” as well as prevent the awakening of the terrible deity asleep and dreaming in the corpse city of R’lyeh—the Dread Dead One! Prepare yourself for weird action, adventure, and mystery in the Mighty Mythos Manner!

• All-ages adventure from Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer!

 

Call of Duty: Zombies #5 (of 6)

Justin Jordan (W), Jonathan Wayshak (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Simon Bisley (Cover)

On sale June 21
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Waves of zombies just keep coming, first in the Call of Duty®: Zombies games, and now from Dark Horse Comics!

The Tranzit crew find themselves in an unfamiliar location, scattered and disoriented. And as they face a new type of enemy, it becomes clearer than ever that they need each other to survive. Stuhlinger and Russman aren’t used to having teammates, but Misty and Marlton will have to convince them to band together if they all want to make it.

 

The Complete Elfquest Volume 4 TP

Wendy Pini (W/A/Cover) and Richard Pini (W)

On sale Aug 9
b&w, 584 pages
$24.99
TP, 7” x 9 3/4″

The classic fantasy comic by Wendy and Richard Pini delves into more of the past of your favorite elfin hunters in Hidden Years. And the wicked Winnowill allies herself with the warlord Grohmul Djun, twisting his heart to evil and setting the course for centuries of conflict between humans and the elfin tribes. Collects issues from ElfQuest: Hidden Years (#10–#15) and the ElfQuest: Shards saga (#1–#16).

 

Conan the Slayer #11

Cullen Bunn (W), Sergio Dávila (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Thomas Grindberg (Cover)

On sale June 28
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

Within the mystically resurrected island fortress of Xapur, Conan confronts an ancient demon with skin as hard as iron. Only an ancient dagger can slay the malign spirit, and the blade is there for the taking . . . if Conan can get past the enormous serpent that guards it!

• Superstar writer Cullen Bunn and artist Sergio Dávila team up for a new Conan series!

• The adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s “The Devil in Iron”!

 

Conan Omnibus Volume 3: Ancient Gods and Sorcerers TP

Timothy Truman (W), Tomás Giorello (P), Richard Corben (P), José Villarrubia (C), JD Mettler (C), Tony Shasteen (C), and Frank Cho (Cover)

On sale Aug 2
FC, 448 pages
$24.99
TP, 7″ x 10″

Dark Horse’s critically acclaimed Conan, now available in a value-priced omnibus!

Showcasing the work of fan favorites Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello, this action-packed omnibus includes adaptations of Robert E. Howard’s “The Hand of Nergal” and “Black Colossus,” plus tales detailing Conan’s return to his homeland of Cimmeria. Also features work by horror master Richard Corben!

 

The Dark Horse Book of Horror HC

Various (W/A)

On sale Aug 23
FC, 368 pages
$19.99
HC, 6” x 9”

Mike Mignola, Hellboy, and a roster of great creators and characters explore the dark corners of the horror genre in thirty-five stories of witchcraft, ghosts, and the risen dead.

Originally published in four award-winning anthologies, these stories featured the debut of Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson’s Beasts of Burden series, and standalone stories by Kelley Jones, Kurt Busiek, and many others.

In addition to the comics, Gary Gianni (Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea) illustrates stories by legendary authors such as Robert E. Howard (Conan) and William Hope Hodgson (The House on the Borderland), and Scott Allie interviews experts in the occult fields, including a seance medium and a witch who specializes in love spells.

• Collects The Dark Horse Book of Monsters, The Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft, The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings, and The Dark Horse Book of the Dead.

 

Dark Horse Presents #35

Ron Randall (W/A), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Jim Alexander (W), Shannon Wheeler (W/A), Chad Lambert (W), Stuart Moore (W), Will Pickering (A), Fin Cramb (A), Kevin Czapiewski (A), Bruce Zick (A), and Francisco Ruiz Velasco (Cover)

On sale June 21
FC, 48 pages
$4.99
Ongoing

This month’s Dark Horse Presents debuts two new stories: Mandala, a four-part story by Stuart Moore and Bruce Zick, and Yesterday’s Muse, a one-shot by Chad Lambert and Kevin Czapiewski! Ron Randall’s Trekker: The Volstock Payoff and Shannon Wheeler’s Too Much Coffee Man conclude! Continuing stories include Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder: Chase the Lady and Jim Alexander, Wili Pickering, and Fin Cramb’s Savant!

 

Dead Inside Volume 1 TP

John Arcudi (W), Toni Fejzula (A), and Dave Johnson (Cover)

On sale Aug 2
FC, 136 pages
$14.99
TP, 7″ x 10″

The Jail Crimes Division of the Sheriff’s Office in Mariposa County investigates crimes committed inside county jails. With a limited number of suspects who can’t escape, these are usually easy cases to solve—but not this one. As detective Linda Caruso gets closer to the heart of the case, she discovers uncomfortable truths about her friends, her job, and her community. Collects issues #1–#5.

“Dead Inside is the kind of mystery comic that creeps under your skin, burrows into your brain, and lingers there between issues.”—Cullen Bunn (Harrow County)

 

Dept. H #15

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

On sale June 21
FC, 28 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

Mia searches the memories of her past for a possible solution to her present-day predicament. Does the answer to the question of who killed her father rest in her own history?

 

 

Dragon Age: Knight Errant #2 (of 5)

Nunzio DeFilippis (W), Christina Weir (W), Fernando Heinz Furukawa (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Sachin Teng (Cover)

On sale June 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

BioWare’s best-selling fantasy franchise lives on in these canonical comics from Dark Horse!

Charter lays her offer on the table for elven thief Vaea: rescue our captured associates, and we’ll take care of the angry templar after you. Leery of the Inquisition and what it may stand for, Vaea rejects the offer . . . but quickly regrets it once Ser Nevin shows up, furious and looking for a fight!

 

Drifters Volume 4 TP

Kohta Hirano (W/A/Cover)

On sale Aug 9
b&w, 232 pages
$13.99
TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″

The manga that inspired the hit anime series returns!

Samurai warrior Shimazu Toyohisa and his forces take control of the Orte Empire’s capital only to discover that the Black King has sent his army of monsters to lay waste to the capital . . . and to Toyohisa’s Drifters!

• Animated series now streaming in the US!

 

The EC Archives: Incredible Science Fiction HC

Jack Oleck (W), Al Feldstein (W), Wally Wood (A), Bernard Krigstein (A), Joe Orlando (A), Jack Davis (A), Roy G. Krenkel (A), Al Williamson (A), and Graham Ingels (Cover)

On sale Aug 9
FC, 232 pages
$49.99
HC, 8 3/16″ x 11″

Incredible Science Fiction arrives in a strange new land: the twenty-first century! Fully remastered in magnificent digital color, this far-out volume includes twenty unbelievable tales from a stellar collection of writers and artists: Jack Oleck, Al Feldstein, Wally Wood, Bernard Krigstein, Joe Orlando, Jack Davis, Roy G. Krenkel, and Al Williamson. Collects issues #27-#33.

• Featuring a foreword from Mark Evanier!

 

ElfQuest: The Final Quest #20

Wendy Pini (W/A/Cover) and Richard Pini (W)

On sale May 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

Winter is coming, but love is still in the air! Among the Wolfriders, some celebrate new bonds while others welcome new life. Cutter holds a fateful council: it’s now time for all elves to choose—travel with the Palace back to the Star Home, or remain on the World of Two Moons. Meanwhile, the invading human warriors press closer to the very center of Iceholt, the home of the elves’ sacred Father Tree—and they bring the most fearsome weapon of all!

• A New York Times best-selling series!

 

 

Game of Thrones: Daenerys Targaryen Mother of Dragons Figure

On sale Aug 16
$29.99

Dark Horse is reinventing and relaunching its best-selling line of Game of Thrones figures. This all-new line will replace the previous versions, which will be retired as they sell out.

An exciting new sculpture of Daenerys Targaryen launches the new series, which will also feature updated, distinctive new package designs.

Slated for release at the conclusion of the eagerly anticipated new season of HBO’s television adaptation, Daenerys will be a jumping-on point for new fans.

 

 

Go Team Venture! The Art and Making of the Venture Bros. HC

Jackson Publick (W/A), Doc Hammer (W/A), and Ken Plume (W)

On sale Aug 23
FC, 184 pages
$39.99
HC, 9” x 12”

Ken Plume sits down with series creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer to have a conversation about the creation of every single episode through season 6 and much more. From the earliest sketches of Hank and Dean scribbled in a notebook to pitching the series to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, learning the ins and outs of animation, character designs for each season, storyboards, painted backgrounds, and behind-the-scenes recollections of how the show came together—it’s all here.

• Foreword by Patton Oswalt!

• Featuring never-before-seen artwork from the hit Cartoon Network series!

• Original sketches!

 

Hatsune Miku: Rin-Chan Now! Volume 3 TP

Sezu (W) and Hiro Tamura (P/Cover)

On sale Aug 9
b&w, 136 pages
$10.99
TP, 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4”

Spend the holidays with Vocaloid Kagamine Rin, as Rin-chan brings her own style to each special occasion, be it Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s, or Valentine’s Day! Based on the video with over 2.5 million combined views on Niconico and YouTube, the Rin-chan Now! manga is written, drawn and edited by the video’s creators!

 

Harrow County #24

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

On sale June 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

Emmy wasn’t paying much attention while her oldest friend, Bernice, was learning hedge magic and becoming a force to be reckoned with in Harrow County. Now the two girls must grapple with the ultimate question: is there room for both of them in one small town? And what does Emmy’s family think about Bernice’s growing power?

 

“A rare thing—both wonderfully charming and genuinely disturbing.”—Mike Mignola

A must have Hellboy prose Anthology!

Hellboy: An Assortment of Horrors TP

Christopher Golden (W), Jonathan Maberry (W), Michael Rowe (W), Seanan McGuire (W), Paul Tremblay (W), Laird Barron (W), Chris Priestley (W/A), Chelsea Cain (W), E. Lily Yu (W), Chris Roberson (W), Kealan Patrick Burke (W), Richard Kadrey (W), Weston Ochse (W), Delilah Dawson (W), Angela Slatter (W), Rio Youers (W), Nathan Ballingrud (W), Mike Mignola (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Aug 16
FC, 216 pages
$14.99
TP, 6″ x 9″

Sixteen of the biggest names in weird literature pay tribute to Hellboy and the characters of Mike Mignola’s award-winning books! Assembled by Joe Golem and Baltimore cowriter Christopher Golden and featuring illustrations by Mignola and Chris Priestley, the anthology boasts original stories by the best in horror, fantasy, and science fiction, including Seanan McGuire (October Daye series), Chelsea Cain (Heartsick), Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger series), and more! The new writer of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., iZombie cocreator Chris Roberson, pitches in as well, and Chris Priestley (Tales of Terror) provides a story and an illustration!

• Each story illustrated by Mike Mignola!

 

Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Outer Dark #2 (of 3)

Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Patric Reynolds (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)

On sale June 28
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Men in the Drowning City are going mad because of supernatural voices in their heads, and occult detective Joe Golem’s search for an explanation puts him at odds with a powerful man who is after the same knowledge.

 

Mass Effect: Discovery #2 (of 4)

John Dombrow (W), Jeremy Barlow (W), Gabriel Guzmán (A/Cover), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Kate Niemczyk (Variant cover)

On sale June 28
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

As his investigation into the Andromeda Initiative deepens, Tiran Kandros encounters a terrifying and deadly adversary—a salarian mercenary named Agent Zeta. Tying in to the highly anticipated release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, writers Jeremy Barlow and John Dombrow and artist Gabriel Guzman team up to create the next exciting chapter of the Mass Effect comics series!

• From Eisner Award–nominated writer Jeremy Barlow!

• Direct tie-in with Mass Effect: Andromeda for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One!

 

Matt Wagner’s Grendel Tales Omnibus Volume 1 TP

Steve Seagle (W), James Robinson (W), Rob Walton (W/A), Darko Macan (W), Ho Che Anderson (A), Teddy H. Kristiansen (A/C), Paul Grist (A), Edvin Biuković (A), Bernie Mireault (C), Kathryn Delaney (C), and Matthew Hollingsworth (C)

On sale Aug 2
FC, 432 pages
$24.99
TP, 6″ x 9″

From the visionary mind of Matt Wagner, the world of Grendel returns with two value-priced volumes collecting all Grendel Tales stories! Grendel Tales Omnibus Volume 1 features some of the best writers and artists in the industry, all covers from the original comic books, and never-before-collected story material!

• Collects “Devil Worship” – the first Grendel Tales short story from Grendel #40, Four Devils, One Hell #1–#6, Devil’s Hammer #1–#3, The Devil in Our Midst #1–#5, and Devils and Deaths #1–#2.

“Grendel is a brave and possibly even reckless experiment that has succeeded admirably.” —Alan Moore (Watchmen)

 

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Omnibus Book 4 TP

Osamu Takahashi (W/A)

On sale Aug 2
b&w, 552 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″

Don’t say “crazy”! The campus culture festival is coming up for the students of Class 2-A, and in manga that means not only cosplay, but also starting an all-girl band! But what are they supposed to do about the fact that the keyboardist, Shinji, isn’t, um, a girl? Well, that’s when it’s time for a little crossplay!

• Contains bonus color pages!

• Evangelion: 3.33 movie now available from Funimation!

 

No Plan B: The Art of Michael Avon Oeming HC

Michael Avon Oeming (W/A/Cover)

On sale Aug 16
FC, 184 pages
$39.99
HC, 9″ x 12″

Michael Avon Oeming never prepared for any way to make a living other than drawing. Now the cocreator of Powers, United States of Murder Inc., Takio, Mice Templar, and more offers an in-depth look into his artistic archives, the creative process, and a career that has touched every corner of the comics industry over the last thirty years.

This book also features an interview with John Siuntres of the Word Balloon podcast about long-term creative partnerships and explores the secrets of thriving through the ups and downs of the comics industry. Previously unpublished artwork includes whole pages from Powers, The Victories, and other series, as well as collaborations with Mike Mignola, Eric Powell, Kevin Smith, Douglas Rushkoff, Gerard Way, and video-game developer Valve.

 

The Once and Future Queen #4 (of 5)

Adam P. Knave (W), D.J. Kirkbride (W), and Nickolas Brokenshire (A/Cover)

On sale June 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

In the wake of tragedy, it’s time to prepare for war. As all sides brace for impact, can Rani be the queen the world needs . . . and will she side with mercy or vengeance?

 

Predator: Hunters #2 (of 5)

Chris Warner (W), Francisco Ruiz Velasco (A/Variant cover), and Doug Wheatley (Cover)

On sale June 7
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Two privately owned islands in the South Pacific. One an idyllic paradise overseen by a benevolent doctor, the other a jungle hell where monsters rule. The Predator hunters have come looking for big game, but it’s the traps you never expect that will kill you . . .

• The characters from past Predator series team up to take on the hunters from the stars!

• Variant cover by Francisco Ruiz Velasco.

 

Rebels: These Free and Independent States #4 (of 8)

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

On sale June 28
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Off the coast of New York, John Abbott finally gets his chance to accompany the USS Constitution into battle as the War of 1812 kicks off. Will he trust the captain to do right by the ship he’s dedicated his adult life to building?

“Brian Wood has resurrected an era of American history that will satisfy the history buff and the lover of good comics alike.”—The Latest Pull

 

Shadows on the Grave #5 (of 8)

Richard Corben (W/A/Cover)

On sale June 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

A stormy night forces a traveler to take refuge at the house of a madwoman who warns him against staying. One woman has her vision restored only to learn that things are not as they appear. A magical quest for eternal youth puts an aunt and nephew at odds. And in the next installment of Denaeus, our hero makes a surprise appearance at a feast to celebrate the return of the prince who believes him dead.

 

The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? #3 (of 4)

Geof Darrow (W/A/Cover), Dave Stewart (C), and Sergio Aragonés (Variant cover)

On sale June 21
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

It ain’t Arby’s but we got the meats when the Shaolin Cowboy goes to Halal and back. Caught between the cloven and the clawed, can a karate chop beat the pork chop and still win in a pinch? Hog Kong and King Crab and his band of minimum-wage assassins all say, “NO!” Will our hero win by popular “smote”—or die by electoral carnage?

 

The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man #1 (of 6)

Cole Haddon (W), Sebastian Cabrol (A/Cover), and Hernan Cabrera (C)

On sale June 21
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Inspector Thomas Adye of Scotland Yard is determined to return to normalcy after his run-in with Edward Hyde and Jack the Ripper, and the bizarre cases he’s confronted since—including his most recent, and cold, strange case . . . the disappearing man.

In his investigations, Adye is drawn to a gentleman on a constant quest to experience life in new and vibrant ways. Seduced by the man’s philosophies, Adye begins down an uncertain path that may put him in more danger than he’s ever imagined.

• Features horror legends Dorian Gray, Mr. Hyde, the Invisible Man, and many more!

• Written by Cole Haddon (Dracula TV series)!

 

Vampire Hunter D Volume 26: Bedeviled Stagecoach TP

Hideyuki Kikuchi (W) and Yoshitaka Amano (A/Cover)

On sale Aug 23
b&w, 180 pages
$11.99
TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″

In the Wild West wilderness of the Frontier, a government official has been given the task of escorting captured servants of the vampire Nobility. Unfortunately their path to the Capital crosses into the territory of the Noble that is their master! As the convoy rushes toward the safety of the civilized city, monsters lie in wait to attack—but also, with dark and ambiguous reasons of his own, does the half-vampire hunter known only as “D.” This will be a road trip that none of them will ever forget—if any of them survive, that is. The latest action-packed future-steampunk adventure from Kikuchi and Amano!

 

The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed #5 (of 5)

Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), Paul Grist (A/Cover), and Bill Crabtree (C)

On sale June 28
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

After decades of living as a man the Visitor has a chance to return to his people in space, but must deliver a message to Hellboy first.

 

Wish TP

CLAMP (W/A/Cover)

On sale Aug 23
b&w, 800 pages
$24.99
TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″

Walking home from work one day, handsome young doctor Shuichiro notices an adorable little thing trapped in a tree . . . not a cat, but an angel, Kohaku. In gratitude for rescuing it, Kohaku offers to grant Shuichiro a wish—but to the angel’s surprise, Shuichiro says no thanks . . . everything in his life is great! But little Kohaku isn’t going to give up that easily, and moves in with Shuichiro. Soon they’re joined by the demons Koryuu and Kokuyo, and the household becomes an earthly haven for love that’s been lost—and a sanctuary for love that can’t be run from . . .

• A crossover title with Dark Horse’s previous Drug & Drop.

 

 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

On sale Sept 20

Geralt Grandmaster Ursine Figure
9.5” tall
$34.99

Wild Hunt—Dandelion Figure
9.5” tall
$34.99

Wild Hunt—Shani Figure
9.5” tall
$34.99

Following the smashing success of our first release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt figures of Geralt, Triss, Ciri, Yennefer, and Eredin, Dark Horse is proud to expand on the Witcher universe with the release of three all-new character figures.

Featured is a new sculpt of Geralt of Rivia, ready for battle in his Grandmaster Ursine armor, which provides him immense protection from melee attacks.

Accompanying Geralt is a finely detailed interpretation of his close friend, the bard and minstrel Dandelion, and his love interest in the Hearts of Stone expansion, the medic Shani.

Each exquisitely detailed figure is modeled to the character’s likeness. They are intricate in costume details and custom painted.

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SECRET EMPIRE #0 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 23:32

The Next Marvel Epic Begins Here – Your First Look at SECRET EMPIRE #0!
United We Stand!

New York, NY—March, 15th 2017 — What if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy? What if the most trustworthy, stalwart hero in the Marvel Universe was planning in secret a massive betrayal? That time is now – and no one will see it coming! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside SECRET EMPIRE #0 – the blockbuster prologue chapter from Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuna and Rod Reis! Witness Hydra’s first move as the dominos begin to fall and war erupts on three fronts! To stem the coming darkness – it will take everyone! Avengers, Champions, Guardians, X-Men and more. United they stand against a common foe – will they stand a chance? The secret is out on April 19th in SECRET EMPIRE #0!

SECRET EMPIRE #0 (FEB170758)
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by DANIEL ACUNA & ROD REIS
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Variant Covers by ROD REIS (FEB170760), ELIZABETH TORQUE (FEB170761)

And RON FRENZ (FEB170759)

FOC – 03/20/17, On-Sale – 04/19/17

Categories: Comic Book Blogs

Marvel Comics and GraphicAudio are back with the full cast audio experience!

First Comics News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 23:27
MARVEL’S THANOS: DEATH SENTENCE

Rockville, MD March 15, 2017 – Marvel Super Hero mania shows no signs of slowing down and neither will Thanos! Thanos’s pursuit of the Infinity Gems has always defined him. But when the Marvel heroes defeat him once again, Thanos’s beloved Mistress Death grants him one final chance.

Stripped of his powers and his old skin, Thanos embarks on a cosmic walkabout to reassert his power over himself and the Multiverse. This all-new, original tale by Stuart Moore explores the inner life of one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe.

Haunted by family – or the semblances of it – the Mad Titan may become something else entirely. Will he maintain his illusions of grandeur, or is this a new path for a lost god?

MARVEL’S THANOS: DEATH SENTENCE  by Stuart Moore is available now from www.GraphicAudio.net and via the FREE GraphicAudio Access™ Mobile App which allows customers to directly download titles on their Android or iOS smartphones and tablets.

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CULLEN BUNN AND JACK T. COLE DESCEND INTO MADNESS IN THE UNSOUND AT BOOM! STUDIOS

First Comics News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 19:23

A New Horror Rises in an Original Comic Book Series Premiering June 2017

Cover image by Jack T. Cole
Los Angeles, Calif. (March 17, 2017) – BOOM! Studios is proud to announce THE UNSOUND, an all-new original comic book series from writer Cullen Bunn (X-Men: Blue, Deadpool, The Sixth Gun) and artist Jack T. Cole. Debuting in June, The Unsound follows the journey of Ashli, a young woman caught in the middle of a strange supernatural conspiracy that reveals to her a much more terrifying version of our world than she ever imagined.

Ashli’s first day as a nurse at Saint Cascia Psychiatric Hospital turns into a nightmare as a bloody riot sends her fleeing into the bowels of the hospital. As this unsettling descent takes her to a hellish world populated by lunatics and monsters, cloaked in a secret history of black magic and heinous scientific experiments, she’s forced to ask one horrifying question: Is there such a thing as sanity?

The Unsound is a surreal, scary story, full of chilling encounters and haunting experiences, and it delves deep into the nature of reality, perception and insanity,” says Bunn, whose The Empty Man graphic novel from BOOM! Studios will be released as a feature film from 20th Century Fox. “It’s territory that I find myself drawn to frequently, and in many ways, this is a sister series to The Empty Man. Here, though, we’re exploring a new landscape and developing a new horrific mythos.”

Cole adds, “As an artist, working with Cullen Bunn’s creative genius for horror offers up many exciting opportunities to visually explore the genre.”

The Unsound is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to ambitious original series such as Victor LaValle’s Destroyer by Victor LaValle and Dietrich Smith; Godshaper by Simon Spurrier and Jonas Goonface; Grass Kings by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins; Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; The Woods by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas; and Irredeemable by Mark Waid and Peter Krause.

“Working with Cullen on The Empty Man was one of my favorite experiences of recent years, so I jumped at the chance to help usher in his next horror classic,” said Eric Harburn, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “A cerebral, unsettling tale of an asylum on the brink of hysteria, The Unsound is also a showcase for Jack T. Cole—your new favorite artist.”

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Wednesday Comics: Storm: Pirates of Pandarve

Sorcerer's Skull - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 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 Pirates of Pandarve (1983) 
(Dutch: De Piraten van Pandarve) (part 5)
Art by Don Lawrence; script by Martin Lodewijk

After recruiting the other slave miners to their side, Storm and Nomad lead them to the elevator out of the mine. Along the way, they defeat more guards and bring ever more slaves to their side.

When Storm reaches the surface, he finds Rann just about to buy back his freedom from the mine owner.  That's all unnecessary now as the battle is joined between the former slaves and the owner:


The slaver breaks out some shuriken:

Before the mine owner can have his monster throw Storm in the pit, Nomad pushes them in. The monster tries to climb out, but Storm shoots the rope.

Storm has trouble keeping his army under control. They run wild in the street, looting and burning, as he attempts to lead them to the harbor. They force the ferryman to carry them into orbit, where they promptly commandeer a ship, sending the crew down to the planet.

Nomad poses a question to Storm:


THE END OF PIRATES OF PANDARVE

HOGAN’S BEACH SHOP GRAND OPENING/HULK HOGAN AUTOGRAPH SIGNING

First Comics News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 08:12

Hogan’s Beach Shop has officially expanded and opened a location right in the heart of Orlando, Florida! Our grand opening will be Thursday, March 30th and we will be running wild with a week of autograph signings!

Please email Mallory at contatchbs@hogansbeachshop.com with any questions or call 727-461-0099.

Event times will be as follows:

Wednesday March 29th: Starting at 5:00pm.
Thursday March 30th: 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
Friday March 31st: 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
Saturday April 1st: 12:00pm to 2:00pm.
Saturday April 1st (part 2): 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
Sunday April 2nd: 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
Monday April 3rd: 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
Tuesday April 4th: Starting at 12:00pm.

You MUST have a ticket to get into the door the day of the signing. NO ACCEPTIONS! The shop will be closed for the event during the times listed above. All other shopping hours will be before or after autograph signings.

HOGAN’S BEACH SHOP
7679 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819-8263
727-461-0099
Tickets Available at ShopHulkHogan.com

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DARK HORSE RELEASES A PENNY DREADFUL FOR THE NEW CENTURY

First Comics News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 07:41

Cole Haddon’s Inspector Thomas Adye Returns to Battle More Monsters and Mayhem in “The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man”

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (March 14, 2017)—Victorian horror fans, rejoice! Dark Horse is delighted to announce the follow-up to 2011’s cult classic The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde, with The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man. Mr. Hyde’s Cole Haddon brings fans even more Thomas Adye adventures, while Sebastián Cabrol (Thief: Tales from the City, Caliban) lends his beautiful art to the story, and Hernán Cabrera (Caliban) brings the art to life with his gorgeously grotesque color palette.

The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man finds Inspector Thomas Adye of Scotland Yard struggling to return to normalcy after his run-in with Edward Hyde and Jack the Ripper. Adye’s attempts at normalcy evaporate when he’s confronted with the bizarre case of a disappearing man.

During his investigation into the disappearing man, Adye is drawn to an American gentleman on a quest to experience life in new and vibrant ways. Seduced by the man’s philosophies, Adye starts down an uncertain path that may put him in more danger than he’s ever imagined.

The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man’s first issue (of six) goes on sale June 21, 2017

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RICH INTERVIEW: Billy Holt Actor Savior on the “Walking Dead”

First Comics News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 06:40


First Comics News: How did you get the part on the “Walking Dead”?

Billy Holt: All the casting for this show goes through a Casting Agency in Atlanta. I’m not at liberty to discuss which one.

1st: What is your shooting schedule like?

Billy: It’s a very stringent shooting schedule. Most days you arrive well before daylight and leave after dark. 12 to 14 hour days are common and in the Georgia heat at that.

1st: How does it feel to play a villain as one of the Saviors?

Billy: It’s a great honor to play a villain on the show. It’s also an honor to be in the company of such fine actors as Jeffery Dean Morgan and Elizabeth Ludlow

1st: Would you like to ever play a Walker?

Billy: I would absolutely like to play a walker if my character dies.

1st: Do you stay in touch with anyone from the “Walking Dead” outside of the show?

Billy: I am in touch with other actors from the show. Mainly the other Saviors. Josh Turner and myself speak quite often.

1st: What is it that draws people to watch the “Walking Dead”?

Billy: I think the show is unique because although it’s about a zombie apocalypse, it really focuses on the interpersonal relationships. Also, the cast is amazing.

1st: How do you try to become a better actor?

Billy: I try to watch and learn from the professionals I am around on set. Every day is a learning experience and I look at it as on the job training.

1st: What is it about acting that draws you to it?

Billy: I just enjoy being on set and working in the industry.

1st: Would you like to have a starring role in a big screen movie and do you think you could handle it?

Billy: I will take any challenge that is thrown my way. If something big comes along I would certainly give it my best

1st: What is next for your acting career?

Billy: I don’t have any great aspirations in the industry. I honestly don’t take myself seriously so one day at a time, one job at a time and let’s see what happens.

1st: How do you think you would react to actually being in a world overrun by zombies?

Billy: I think I would do okay until the coffee ran out. lol

1st: Besides acting how do you spend your time?

Billy: I spend a lot of time with my family. Also, I am involved in the fight for Autism where I volunteer my time to raise money and awareness.

1st: Anything you would like to say to the fans of your work?

Billy: Thank you for watching the show and supporting me. I really enjoy the fan art especially

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Hyrda Tightens its Grasp Around the Marvel Universe with SECRET EMPIRE: UNITED

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 18:10

 

Marvel’s Mutants confront the forces of Hydra this June!

 

New York, NY—March 14, 2017— The newly appointed head of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America, mankind’s most dedicated defender has shown his true colors as the Supreme Leader of Hydra. Now, Captain America has the power to lead the villainous hordes of Hydra to their goal of world domination with an all-new Secret Empire one-shot, SECRET EMPIRE: UNITED. Helmed by Jim Zub (Thunderbolts) with art by Ario Anindito (Uncanny Inhumans, Venom: Space Knight), SECRET EMPIRE: UNITED sees Cap facing off against those who stand in opposition to his plan for peace on earth. And order will be maintained — by any means necessary!

 

SECRET EMPIRE: UNITED shows us both levels of Hydra’s orchestrated takeover; ground level conflict between ideologies and high level machinations by those in power,” said Zub. “It’s a super-powered thriller with twisted Avengers, X-Men, and Hydra all jockeying for their place in the new world that emerges from Secret Empire.”

 

While the country cowers in obedient fear of the oligarchy of Hydra’s High Council, Steve Rogers revels in the peace he’s finally brought to his planet. But when a contingent of mutants, led by Emma Frost, stokes the fires of rebellion in New Tian, the mutant-controlled territory of the United States, Steve’s leadership is called into question. So the supreme leader takes to the frontlines to face down those who would dare oppose beginning with the White Queen herself!

 

“Cultures clash as mutantkind confronts the new face of Hydra but, behind their unified front, Steve Rogers and the High Council of Hydra are playing a deadly game where disloyalty means death and no one can be trusted,” continued Zub.

 

An integral installment in the Secret Empire saga, SECRET EMPIRE: UNITED shines a sinister light on Steve Rogers as his conquest for totalitarian control comes true to fruition. Can the White Queen’s rag-tag team of X-MEN stand up against the might of Hydra or will the bend the knee to Captain America? Find out this July from Jim Zub, Ario Anindito, and Marvel Comics.

 
SECRET EMPIRE: UNITED #1

Written by JIM ZUB

Penciled by ARIO ANINDITO

Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

Variant by rafael albuquerque

 

FOC – 05/22/17, On-Sale – 06/14/17

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