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VENOM 30th ANNIVERSARY VARIANTS Arrive This March!

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

New York, NY—February 13, 2018— In preparation for Venom’s 30th anniversary, get ready for 20 key moments showcasing the symbiote’s epic history. These anniversary covers will feature art by some of the industry’s top creators and rising stars, including Mark Bagley, Mike Perkins, Francesco Francavilla, Ron Lim, Inhyuk Lee and more!

  1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #33 by DUSTIN WEAVER
  2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 by TERRY and RACHEL DODSON
  3. AVENGERS #687 by JAMAL CAMPBELL
  4. BLACK PANTHER #172 by GREG HORN
  5. CAPTAIN AMERICA #700 by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
  6. DAREDEVIL #601 by RAMON PEREZ
  7. DOCTOR STRANGE #388 by CHRIS STEVENS
  8. INFINITY COUNTDOWN #2 by RON LIM
  9. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #599 by AKCHO
  10. MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #5 by DAVE JOHNSON
  11. MIGHTY THOR #706 by MARK BAGLEY
  12. NEW MUTANTS #2 by BENGAL
  13. OLD MAN LOGAN #38 by GREG SMALLWOOD
  14. PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #303 by ROB LIEFELD
  15. THANOS #18 by MIKE PERKINS
  16. VENOM #164 by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
  17. WEAPON H #2 by MIKE MAYHEW
  18. X-MEN: BLUE #25 by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
  19. X-MEN: GOLD #25 by TODD NAUCK
  20. X-MEN: RED #3 by INHYUK LEE

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ASPEN COMICS CLASSIC SERIES SHRUGGED RETURNS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING CONCLUSION OF VOLUME 2

First Comics News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 02:12

Aspen Comics is celebrating fifteen years of publishing in 2018, and is continuing its initiative of bringing back classic series from its library of titles with the release of Shrugged Volume Three in February. Created by Michael Turner and Frank Mastromauro, and written by Mastromauro with art by newcomers André Risso and Valentina Taddeo, Shrugged (Volume 3) #1 is in stores on February 28th. Mastromauro details the return of Shrugged as well as the long delay on Volume 2:

 

Creating Shrugged with Michael (Turner) is one of the most meaningful parts of my career. It wasn’t just another comic book series to us, but almost an extension of our lives. Many of the moments and story devices in the book are actually pulled from experiences we lived through. After Michael passed, I thought I had a good grasp on what the future of Shrugged should be. I started along that path with the beginning of volume two, but unfortunately, my daily work duties of running Aspen kept pushing Shrugged further down the road. Before I knew it, years had passed, fans had left, and I was still responsible for not completing a story that had meant so much to me. That had to change. I spent last year adjusting my work schedule to enable me to work on my comics again and bring Shrugged back to the world. I cannot express enough gratitude to the fans and readers who waited so long and continued to support the return of the series. I can thankfully say volume two is now fully complete with the brand new volume three coming out later this month. We have a brand new art team on the series and I’m thrilled to have Shrugged back (finally!) as part of our 15 year anniversary!

 

The full run of Shrugged (Volume 2) is currently available with the final issue #6 hitting comic store shelves last week, February 7th. For their 15-Year Anniversary, Aspen Comics is releasing a Shrugged Primer issue, a 25-cent introductory book that catches readers up on everything related to the property as well as a special tease at the upcoming third volume. The Shrugged Primer, the Shrugged Volume 2 TPB: New Thing to Fear, and Shrugged Volume 3 #1 are all in stores on February 28th. The solicitation copy for the brand new Shrugged Volume 2 TPB is as follows:

 

What are you afraid of???

 

Theo and his friends are entering their final year of high school, and even though Ange and Dev are still along for the ride, a host of new characters have joined in on the adventure! But, everything isn’t all fun and games this time around as an evil force has also returned and is preparing to silence those voices inside their heads…permanently. If you thought you knew what fear was, you haven’t seen anything yet!

 

Aspen has provided the following item codes to order the Shrugged PRIMER, Shrugged Vol.3 #1, and both Shrugged Vol.1 and 2 TPBs with your local retailer.

 

SHRUGGED PRIMER (One Shot)                                                                       DEC171147

SHRUGGED Vol.3 #1                                                                                 DEC171150

 

SHRUGGED Vol.1 TPB                                                                              DEC171149

SHRUGGED Vol.2 TPB                                                                              DEC171148

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AC COMICS JUNE 2018 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:24

GOLDEN AGE GREATS SPOTLIGHT #18
Crime and romance comic books aimed at a largely adult audience made up a large part of the US comic boom of the late1940’s/early1950’s (the all-time high point in comic book sales by volume), but have been sadly underrepresented in terms of historical coverage in the modern era. Golden Age Spotlight Special Volume 18- Guns and Roses will blow the lid off things by presenting a collection of the edgiest, most violent and provocative crime and romance stories of the Pre-Code Era. Originally published by such venerable(though long-defunct) houses as Fox Features, Ajax/Farrell, Quality, Prize, Avon, Standard/Nedor, St. John and others, these stories are written and drawn by a virtual “all-star” lineup , including some of the greatest artists every to put brush and pen to Bristol board. This volume is exemplary of the books (much moreso that the early ’50’s horror comics) that led to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority and brought about self-censorship to the comic book business; the “love” books purportedly leading pubescent youths down the path of moral turpitude, the “crime” maggs offering a blueprint to move juvenile delinquents up to more serious crimes. We’re talking about tawdry classics like “I Joined A Teenage Sex Club”, with art by Bob Powell; “Jo Ardway, Roadside Murderess” (out of Fox’s legendary Crimes By Women comic); “Reform School Girl” drawn by Louis Zansky; Alex Toth’s “Blinded By Love”; TWO Ajax/Farrell early John Romita-drawn gems, “Anguish In My Heart” and “You Must Trust Love”; Matt Baker’s gritty gunsel Kid Kane; Bill Draut on “Tough Beat” and girl detective Calamity Jane; “Beautiful Schemer” drawn by Ralph Mayo; more Bob Powell with “Savage Love”; “Madelon” by Sheldon Moldoff; Reed Crandall illustrating crimestopper Ken Shannon; “The Stranger” by Rudy Palais; plus “Cop Killer”, “Secret Heart”, “Gun Happy”, “Cry For Love”, “Prison Panic”, “Song In My Heart”, “Death’s Calling Card” and a half-dozen more in this super-sized, 164-page collection. These romance stories all sport top-flight “good girl” art and all the crime tales are extremely violent. These are NOT your father’s sanitized, Code-approved comics, but rather your grandfather’s shameful pleasures. Once you read these stories, you’ll say what they said in the Old Days- “Va-Va-VOOM!!”
Writers: Carl Wessler, Ruth Roche, Joe Millard, Dick and Dave Wood, George Kapitan, Bill Woolfolk and others uncredited
Artists: Alex Toth, Matt Baker, Reed Crandall, Bob Powell, John Romita, Ralph Mayo, Chuck Cuidera, Sheldon Moldoff, Bill Draut, Louis Zansky, Harry Sahle, Rudy Palais and others uncredited.
Cover Artists: Wallace Wood and Al Avison
Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched
Page Count: 164 pages
Color: Black and White (with color covers)
Ship Date: June 27, 2018
UPC Code: 64924192152301811
Retail Price: $29.95

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John Crowther talks about ROCHELLE

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

I interviewed John Crother about his wrestling bio-comic on Nikolai Volkoff. I had remembered Volkoff from my childhood and thought it was a cool thing to do. Now John is back with a cockroach-inspired superhero, Rochelle. While people may not like communists, they really don’t cockroaches. John was nice enough to stop by First Comics New to catch our reads up on all thing Rochelle and explain why this is on roach you will want.

First Comics News: How did you get Rochelle to be a flip book with Femforce?

John Crowther: When I first imagined the Rochelle concept, I reached out to industry veteran, and the current artist on the Rochelle series, Dell Barras (Web of Spiderman, Blue Beetle, Conan the Barbarian). Dell is friends with Mark Heike of AC Comics and is a longtime contributor to the Femforce series. Dell put Mark and I together, and we agreed to have Rochelle make her debut as Rochelle: The Teen Cockroach, as a way of testing the market by placing her in the hands of small press comic readers with an interest in female superheroes.

1st: Why move from AC to Antarctic Press?

John: After Rochelle’s strong debut with AC Comics in 2015, I began discussions with Joe Dunn at Antarctic Press about bringing her under the AP banner. I had discussed Rochelle’s future with AC Comics editor Mark Heike and explained that I wanted to convert the story into a color format, away from the black and white format we did with AC. AC doesn’t print color comics and Mark felt the series had a larger market appeal than AC Comics could provide. All of these things I found with Antarctic Press.

1st: Who is Ms. Planeta and how did she mate with a cockroach?

John: This one made me chuckle. Ms. Planeta is Rochelle’s mom, and she didn’t actually mate with a cockroach. She’s a single mom, who wanted a child. She visited an unsavory fertility clinic, where she left her egg, which was subsequently fertilized with donated sperm. What actually happened in the clinic will be revealed as the Rochelle series builds, but supposedly the fertilized egg was contaminated by a cockroach, infusing the egg with cockroach DNA. When Ms. Planeta gave birth to Rochelle, the first known human/cockroach hybrid entered the world.

1st: How old is Rochelle Planeta?

John: Rochelle was modeled after my daughter, Jaylen, when Jaylen was 15 years old. When the series began, she was 15, but readers will see her age as the stories progress, albeit slowly.

1st: What type of powers does she have?

John: Rochelle has all of the abilities of a modern-day cockroach (most people are unaware that, by size, the cockroach is the fastest creature on the planet)…flight, speed, enhanced strength and agility and heightened senses (vision, hearing, smell, and taste). In addition to her ability to generate a cockroach exoskeleton and wings (she typically remains in human form), she can also communicate telepathically with cockroaches.

1st: Kind of like a Cockroach Aquaman?

John: In a sense, although whereas Aquaman can communicate telepathically with all forms of sea life, Rochelle is limited to the various species of cockroaches.

1st: Before you created Rochelle, did you know… most people don’t like cockroaches?

John: Ha! Yes, and that’s exactly why I chose the cockroach. My intent was to teach an underlying lesson through the contradiction..the understanding that when people or other creatures are different from us, it doesn’t make them any less or greater than us, it only means they are different. People should recognize others for those differences and realize that those differences are what make each of us unique in some way. With Rochelle, I combined an innocent teenage girl with a “disgusting” cockroach, but where does Rochelle derive her superpowers? The cockroach. Even “disgusting” cockroaches have positive attributes if you take the time to understand them.

1st: I notice that her name is Rochelle Planeta and her superhero identity is Rochelle; is this a secret identity or public and what’s life like as a teen-age cockroach?

John: Rochelle is very public about her identity as a human/cockroach hybrid. She attends school, hangs out with friends, and participates in sports and other school activities (although she typically remains in human form without her exoskeleton). The citizens in her community have seen Rochelle mature so, although she leads the life of a local celebrity, the community has accepted her as one of their own. As the character is based on my daughter, I also use the stories to address everyday events that can occur in the life of the average teenager (albeit one with some interesting attributes).

1st: Who are Carmen and Taylor?

John: Carmen and Taylor are a pair of Rochelle’s female companions, both based in part on real life friends/relatives of my daughter, who make sporadic appearances in the different story lines. Carmen is Rochelle’s cousin and based on my daughter’s real life cousin, Carmen. Taylor is a friend of Rochelle’s and based on a real life friend of my daughter.

1st: Who is Dylan Sparks?

John: Dylan is a young classmate of Rochelle’s, who is teased for being a “nerd”. Unbeknownst to his antagonists, Dylan is one of the smartest beings on Earth, able to solve equations and formulate solutions to seemingly impossible puzzles with ease. On occasion, he assists Rochelle in her adventures as the masked teen superhero, Pure Genius.

1st: Who is Big Country?

John: Big Country is a burly henchman and the personal bodyguard of the Rochelle series’ primary antagonist, Fletcher Jakes, the founder, and CEO of Byrne Time Industries,

1st: Who is Angel and how did she become lopsided?

John: Angel is another of Rochelle’s friends from high school and another friend with “special” abilities. A “Goth” girl and a loner, Angel is teased in school for a peculiar limp, with jeers of “Lopside”, which she tries to hide under a full length cloak. In Issue #2 of Rochelle: Volume 1, Angel removes her cloak to reveal the source of her limp… an abnormally large and muscular right arm, which possesses superhuman strength. Rochelle befriends Angel and convinces her to defeat her antagonists by embracing the name “Lopside” as her superhero identity. No spoilers from me though. The cause of Angel’s lopsidedness, as well as the cause of many of the main character’s special attributes, will be revealed in a future story line.

1st: Who is Major Mess?

John: Major Mess made his debut in Rochelle, Volume 1, issues 2 and 3. He is a disgruntled former Major in the United States Army who, according to the Major, was enhanced by the United States government into a super soldier in the government’s Weapons of Mass Destruction project (WMD), and later secreted away following the Gulf War in an attempt to cover up the WMD project. Major Mess, with an assist from Big Country, is neutralized by Rochelle and friends in Volume 1, and locked away, after his failed attempt to kidnap and force then President Obama to admit to the existence of the WMD project. But, as in most stories, the supervillains are never truly gone, so expect the Major to return sometime in the future.

1st: Who is Teen Beetle?

John: Ah…I see you noticed the teaser reveal I had on an upcoming character for the Rochelle series. I don’t want to give anything away, as Teen Beetle will make his debut in Rochelle, Volume 3 (which is currently in the early stages of production) but he is a dynamic new character, distantly related to a public domain character who made his comic book debut in 1942. The Teen Beetle concept was created by me and brought to life by legendary comic book artist, Steven Butler (Spider-Man, X-Men, X-Factor, Sonic the Hedgehog).

1st: Is Obama going to return in the sequel, or will he be replaced by Trump?

John: If the need arises to use a public figure in the future like we did with President Obama in Rochelle, Volume 1, we’ll go with whoever is in office. That being said, there is no immediate plan for President Trump to make an appearance, but if Major Mess ever returns to finish what he started, he’ll have no regard for party affiliation, he just wants a piece of whoever is in charge.

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Marty’s Kickstarter Pick … Frankenstein: A World of Gods and Monsters Issue #1

First Comics News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:48

“Frankenstein: A World of Gods and Monsters is the exploration of what it means to be a monster in a world populated by greater than life characters from classic literature, mythology, and urban legend.” I’ve worked with artist Justin Shauf with the Canadian Comic Book Alliance and we had a quick chat about the Kickstarter for his new project.

Frankenstein #1 Splash Page

Martin Boruta: Justin, your take on Frankenstein looks awesome. Thanks for answering a few questions today.

Justin Shauf: Thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to help spread the word about the Kickstarter.

Martin: Well, you know me and my love of Canadian comics. What’s the background of how you and Graeme Williams got together on this project?

Justin: Graeme and I met a few years back, at the Saskatchewan Entertainment Expo in Saskatoon. This is the first time Graeme and I have worked together. Frankenstein: A World of Gods & Monsters is actually Graeme’s first foray into the world of writing comic books. Graeme is a rabid comic book fan. And once you begin analyzing the how’s and why’s behind a comic book, and truly digging deep into what makes them tick, I think the natural progression for any creative-minded person is a desire to tell your own stories. Graeme combined his love of comic books with his love of movie monsters, that’s where our version of Frankenstein was born.

Martin: Have you collaborated on any other comic projects that our readers might want to check out?

Justin: Well, I drew a few stories in issue #1 of Jeff Burton’s the Adventures of Auroraman. But you knew that already as you edited that book. I have also collaborated with Donovan Yaciuk on his Spacepig Hamadeus comic and Andrew Lorenz on the first two issues of Canadian Corps.

Martin: Frankenstein: A World of Gods & Monsters Issue #1. Number one indicates there is more to come. What’s the plan for subsequent issues?

Justin: The original concept was to release the entire first story as a 100-and-some page graphic novel. I guess we were impatient. All kidding aside, I think releasing the story in single issues allows us a chance to build the brand and grow an audience. It also gives us a physical product to sell at conventions or in stores or to hand to a prospective publisher.

Martin: Justin, give us the background on the story.

Justin: It has been 200 years since a lightning bolt gave Frankenstein the gift of life. Those years haven’t always been kind, and neither has his family. He has been labelled a monster and shunned by society. But Frankenstein is working to change all that. He now works as a monster hunter in order to distance himself from the label and is doing what he can to reconnect with the Frankenstein Family and rediscover a sense of normal.

Martin: Why are you putting this project on Kickstarter specifically?

Frankenstein #1 Interior Page

Justin: Kickstarter is a fantastic platform. I’ve supported numerous Kickstarter campaigns in the past. All were books, I would’ve never been exposed to had they not been on Kickstarter. It’s a fantastic way to discover if your product even has an audience. And by crowdfunding, we can offset some of the expenses from the onset.

Martin: Kickstarter is all about the rewards, can you fill us in a bit on your different reward levels?

Justin: Sure, the main reward, obviously is the book itself, which will be available in a digital or physical format. We also have some original art tiers, sketches and actual pages from the book are available as well. We also have t-shirts featuring the fantastic Frankenstein: A World of Gods & Monsters logo, designed by Donovan Yaciuk.

Martin: Every Kickstarter contributor is always eager to know how close is the project to being finished. Pretty sure it is to gauge how likely is the project to ship.

Justin: The first issue is nearly complete. There are a few pages left to ink, but the colours are well underway. The book is slated to be at the printers for the end of March.

Martin: Again, thank you for taking a few moments and best of luck. I have already contributed but I should change my pledge and get in on some of these great rewards.

Justin: Thank-you for taking the time to do this, your support is greatly appreciated.

Frankenstein: A World of Gods and Monsters is written by Graeme Williams, pencilled and inked by Justin Shauf with colours by Greg Menzie. The logo was designed by Donovan Yacuik. Frankenstein’s Monster created by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Check out the rewards and make a pledge at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1742552648/frankenstein-a-world-of-gods-and-monsters-issue-1

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Tarot#69 Studio Edition Special

First Comics News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 18:19

Tarot#69 Studio Edition Cover

Enjoy your copy of This limited collector’s cover. Each one will be numbered on the cover (Litho Style).

Limited Printing 1000-only 500 (or less) left . Add the Full story arc ( Issues 66,67 & 68) for $6.90.

Order #69 Today!

$5 Special!

Add On the full Story Arc for $6.90!

while supplies last

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New Doctor Who DVD & Blu-ray Releases

First Comics News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:00

Today, two new releases by the BBC give Doctor Who fans a chance to relive their time with the Twelfth Doctor.  The Christmas special “Twice Upon A Time” is being released on DVD and Blu-ray along with a special 14 disc set of the Capaldi years.  In addition to the initial programs, both releases will include bonus content.

DOCTOR WHO: TWICE UPON A TIME

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98 (U.S.), $24.98 (Canada)

BD $24.98 (U.S.), $30.98 (Canada)

Length: Approx. 60 mins + bonus content / single disc

 Twice Upon A Time – the final episode of Peter Capaldi’s tenure as the Time Lord, which found record-setting success with its Christmas Day airing on BBC AMERICA – sees the Doctor come face to face with…the Doctor! The epic conclusion to the Twelfth Doctor era features the return of Pearl Mackie as well as special guests Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and David Bradley (Game of Thrones, the Harry Potter movies), and culminates in a historic regeneration that introduces the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch). Newcomers have the perfect opportunity to catch the new Doctor’s adventures from the very start, while fans of the Classic series will be delighted by the return of the First Doctor (Bradley, who previously played the very first actor to take on the role of the iconic Time Lord in 2013’s An Adventure in Space and Time). Bonus content on this Blu-ray and DVD release includes Doctor Who Extra.

DOCTOR WHO: THE COMPLETE PETER CAPALDI YEARS

Suggested Retail Price: BD $129.99 (U.S.), $166.00 (Canada)

Length: Approx. 1969 mins + bonus content / 14-disc set

 The Complete Peter Capaldi Years includes all three Twelfth Doctor seasons plus Peter Capaldi’s very first appearance in Doctor Who – years before he took over the iconic role – as Caecilius in the Tenth Doctor episode The Fires of Pompeii. Chock full of extras – with all of the bonus materials from seasons eight, nine, and ten, plus a new disc full of additional content, including never-before-seen deleted scenes from season eight.

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RICH REVIEWS: Planet of the Apes: Ursus # 2

First Comics News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:44

Title: Planet of the Apes: Ursus # 2
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Written by: David F. Walker
Illustrated by: Chris Mooneyham
Colored by: Jason Wordie
Lettered by: Ed Dukeshire
Cover: Paolo Rivera & Joe Rivera
Variant Cover: Michael Allred with Colors by Laura Allred
Subscription Cover: Becca Carey
Classic Variant Cover: Bob Larkin with Designs by Kez Wilson
Virgin Classic Variant Cover: Bob Larkin
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.boom-studios.com
Comments: Ursus was brought up to hate humans and that the only good human was a dead human. Ursus is far more intelligent than your average gorilla or ape.
Ursus and Zaius have a mutual love/hate relationship going.
The apes those who know fear the talking humans. Dr. Zaius knows just how dangerous humans can be.
The art seems to go back and forth, when focused on Ursus it comes across as bold but on Zaius it is more soft, mellow.
This issue offers a deep look inside General Ursus and what makes him who he is. It is not hate that motives him but love. His lost love, the love of his life. How his life would be different if only things had turned out differently. You will feel sad for this hard soldier.

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Xena #1 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:48

Xena #1

writer: Meredith Finch

artist: Vicente Cifuentes

covers: David Finch (A)

Vicente Cifuentes (B)

David Finch (RI-Virgin)

Vicente Cifuentes (RI-B/W)

David Finch (RI-B/W)

FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

The path to redemption is never easy, and the journey of a warrior princess seeking to wash the blood of innocents from her hands is no exception. Xena travels to Athens to plead for redemption in the temple of Eleos. but some things can never be forgiven and the shadows of past sins are long. Will Xena find redemption or betrayal waiting for her in the temple of the gods? The power, the passion, the danger… her courage would change the world. Xena: Warrior Princess.

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Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle #6 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:47

Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle #6

writers: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo

artist: Maria Sanapo

covers: Maria Sanapo (A)

Marco Santucci (B)

Dan Parent (C)

Cosplay Photo Variant (D)

Maria Sanapo (RI-B/W)

Marco Santucci (RI-B/W)

Dan Parent (RI-Virgin)

FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

NEW STORY ARC!

The start of a bold new adventure! Mother Forest is beset by a terrible plague that sickens the very jungle, but this deadly evil is not the only danger Sheena must face. A ruthless huntress prowls the forest, seeking a girl with golden hair, and the mark of the jaguar…

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Weird Revisited: The Wonderbuss

Sorcerer's Skull - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:00
This post originally appeared in February of 2011. It will show up in a couple more Weird Adventures posts after that...


Magical blunderbuss-type firearms were used by some wealthy Dwergen in their early conquest of the Strange New World. The weapons gave these sorcerously inept folk help against the shamans of the Natives and the thaumaturgists of rival Grand Lludd. Today, these antiques sometimes find their way into the hands of adventurers--in this world, and perhaps others.

Though they were manufactured in a variety of styles, they’re all muzzle-loading weapons with short, large caliber barrels and flared muzzles. They all can fire relatively normal projectiles of appropriate size (provided there is gun powder) , but their real power lies in specially designed spherical ammunition called “shells.” Interestingly, it appears likely that it was the prior existence of these magical shells which spurred the development of the gun, and not the other way around. No one knows who originally designed the shells, nor for what weapon.

Thaumaturgists (with alchemical aid) can manufacture new shells, but the process is tedious and expensive, so they tend to be rare. Sometimes, a supply is found in Ancient ruins or even other planes. The shells are classified by number, which denotes their effect. All shells of the same number historically tend to be of similar appearance, and modern manufacturers have kept with this tradition. Shells don’t not require gunpowder.

Magic Blunderbuss (Wonderbuss)
Dmg: 1d10 or special; Rof: 1/2 ; Range: 50’/100’/300’

Shells: (all spell references per the SRD)
#1: appears to be a lead ball, but too light for its apparently size. +1 weapon; Dmg. 1d12.  These are 80% of all shells found.
#2: brass-appearing. Casts two shadows, one distinct the other shimmering like heat-haze. Leaves a fiery streak when fired. 4d6 fire damage.
#3: appears to be a steel sphere etched with three 7-pointed stars. +2 to hit, 2d8 points of damage.  These are 5% of shells found.
#4: glass, containing a roiling green liquid. On a successful strike creates an Acid Fog as per spell.
#5: glass, faintly glowing and warm like the mantle of a lantern. Acts as the spell Sunburst, though it misfires on a roll of 1-2 on 1d6, and only does 1d10 damage.
#6: smoked glass. Faint moans can be heard within. Target’s soul is imprisoned on sucessful hit as per Magic Jar.
#7: silver and etched with glyphs which seem to shift when its not being watched. 1d10, deals double damage to lycanthropes, and extraplanar beings of evil. These are 5% of shells found.
#8: white, with the look of fine china, cool to the touch. Explodes for 5d6 damage in a 20 ft. radius.  Sleeping near (2 ft.) of one of these shells has a 75% chance of causing a ringing in the ears (leading to a penalty for rolls to detect things by hearing) lasting 1-4 days after removal of the shell from that distance.  Wrapping the shell in cloth will prevent this effect.
#9: appears as a flawless sphere of obsidian. Acts as a Sphere of Annihilation, though it can’t be moved, and exists only for 1 round before winking out.

Some scholars believe that more shell types are yet to be discovered.

Random Paths from the Crossroad of Worlds

Sorcerer's Skull - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 15:00

In Incredible Hulk #300, Dr. Strange tried to get read of the menace of the Hulk (who was in one of his brutish menace periods) but banishing him to another dimension. The Hulk ended up at the Crossroad of Worlds in a trippy, Ditko-esque space. Throughout the next 313 issues, he went to a number of weird worlds. The details of these worlds would make interesting places to visit in a fantasy rpg, but the brief, descriptive names given to the them by the folks at the Marvel Universe Appendix are in many ways even better for just getting the creative juices flowing.

Here's the list made into d30 random table (I had to add one to the end to get 30):
  1. Crossroad of Worlds (choose a path, roll again!)
  2. Acid Rain World 
  3. Barren World 
  4. Burning World 
  5. Daniel Decyst's World 
  6. Demon World of the N'Garai 
  7. Desert World
  8. Devil World 
  9. Frozen World 
  10. Furry Blue People World 
  11. Glob World of Floating Things 
  12. Idol World 
  13. Mist World 
  14. Octopod World
  15. Paradise and the City of Death 
  16. Poisoned World of Spine Creatures
  17. Purple Giant World
  18. Quicksand World 
  19. Radiation Monster World 
  20. Robot World 
  21. Sky Shark World 
  22. Swamp World
  23. Toad World 
  24. Vacuum World 
  25. War World 
  26. Underwater World 
  27. Wind World 
  28. Yellow Dwarf World 
  29. Purple World of Exile
  30. Chiming Crystal World

SUNDAY SUPER CINEMA: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA THE SECOND COMING

First Comics News - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 08:50



This 1999 trailer by Richard Hatch and his team, was the forerunner of all modern fan films.

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COSPLAY GIRL OF THE WEEK!

First Comics News - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 08:38

This week’s cosplay girl of the week Yaya Han

If you would like to be the Cosplay Girl of the Week!
Please send your photo to Giovanni.Aria@firstcomicsnews.com and you will be considered for inclusion in a future edition of Superhero Girls!

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SHIPPING THIS WEEK (…and next week too)

First Comics News - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 08:02
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The Combined Best Comics & Graphic Novels of 2017!

First Comics News - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 08:01

Over the last few months there have been many, many websites with “Best of 2017” lists concerning comic books and graphic novels. If you’ve looked at a few, you may have noticed some of the same books on different lists and seen some unique to only that list.

I went through over 136 different “Best Of” Lists regarding comic books and graphic novels and combined them into a spreadsheet. There are over 2,100 different listings of books from these websites. I should note that I’ve included books that were given honorable mentions. In short, if somebody thought it was a good book that you should check out, it’s on here. Pivot tables have been created to show which books appeared on the number of lists. Here are the books with 5 mentions or more:

 

Book Title Count Writer Artist Publisher My Favorite Thing Is Monsters 64 Emil Ferris Emil Ferris Fantagraphics Mister Miracle 45 Tom King Mitch Gerads DC Comics The Best We Could Do 36 Thi Bui Thi Bui Harry N. Abrams Boundless 32 Jillian Tamaki Jillian Tamaki Drawn & Quarterly Batman 27 Tom King Mikel Janin DC Comics You & A Bike & A Road 26 Eleanor Davis Eleanor Davis Koyama Press Spinning 24 Tillie Walden Tillie Walden First Second Black Hammer 21 Jeff Lemire Dean Ormston, David Rubin Dark Horse Comics My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness 20 Nagata Kabi Nagata Kabi Seven Seas Shade The Changing Girl 19 Cecil Castellucci Marley Zarcone DC Comics Anti-Gone 19 Connor Willumsen Connor Willumsen Koyama Press The Mighty Thor 17 Jason Aaron Russell Dauterman Marvel Comics Songy Of Paradise 16 Gary Panter Gary Panter Fantagraphics Hostage 15 Guy Delisle Guy Delisle Drawn & Quarterly Everything Is Flammable 14 Gabrielle Bell Gabrielle Bell Uncivilized Books The Flintstones 13 Mark Russell Steve Pugh, Rick Leonardi DC Comics Paper Girls 13 Brian K. Vaughan Cliff Chiang Image Comics Monograph 12 Chris Ware Chris Ware Rizzoli Real Friends 12 Shannon Hale Leuyen Pham First Second Giant Days 12 John Allison Max Sarin, Liz Fleming, Whitney Cogar BOOM! Studios Crickets No. 6 12 Sammy Harkham Sammy Harkham American Comics Mirror Mirror II 11 Various Various 2dcloud One More Year 11 Simon Hanselmann Simon Hanselmann Fantagraphics Saga 11 Brian K. Vaughan Fiona Staples Image Comics Doom Patrol 11 Gerard Way Nick Derington DC Comics Roughneck 11 Jeff Lemire Jeff Lemire Gallery 13 The Customer Is Always Wrong 10 Mimi Pond Mimi Pond Drawn & Quarterly The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl 10 Ryan North Erica Henderson Marvel Comics Batman / Elmer Fudd Special #1 10 Tom King Lee Weeks DC Comics Sex Fantasy 10 Sophia Foster-Dimino Sophia Foster-Dimino Koyama Press Rock Candy Mountain 9 Kyle Starks Kyle Starks Image Comics Silver Surfer 9 Dan Slott Michael Allred And Laura Allred Marvel Comics Pretending Is Lying 9 Dominique Goblet Dominique Goblet New York Review Comics Redlands 9 Jordie Bellaire, Vanesa Del Rey Jordie Bellaire, Vanesa Del Rey Image Comics Uncomfortably Happily 9 Yeon-Sik Hong Yeon-Sik Hong Drawn & Quarterly My Brother’s Husband 9 Gengoroh Tagame Gengoroh Tagame Pantheon God Country 9 Donny Cates Geoff Shaw Image Comics 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank 9 Matthew Rosenberg Tyler Boss Black Mask Studios Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero 8 Michael Deforge Michael Deforge Drawn & Quarterly Spill Zone 8 Scott Westerfeld Alex Puvilland First Second Wonder Woman 8 Greg Rucka Nicola Scott, Liam Sharp, Romulo Fajardo Jr. DC Comics Iceland 8 Yuichi Yokoyama Yuichi Yokoyama Retrofit/Big Planet Aliens: Dead Orbit 8 James Stokoe James Stokoe Dark Horse Comics Brave 8 Svetlana Chmakova Svetlana Chmakova Yen Press Black Bolt 8 Saladin Ahmed Christian James Ward Marvel Comics Dark Nights: Metal 8 Scott Snyder Greg Capullo DC Comics Pope Hats #5 7 Ethan Rilly Ethan Rilly Adhouse Press Now #1 7 Various Various Fantagraphics All’S Faire In Middle School 7 Victoria Jamieson Victoria Jamieson Dial Books The Complete Strange Growths, 1991-1997 7 Jenny Zervakis Jenny Zervakis Spit and a Half Crawl Space 7 Jesse Jacobs Jesse Jacobs Koyama Press Secret Weapons 7 Eric Heisserer Raul Allen, Patricia Martin Valiant Motor Crush 7 Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart Babs Tarr, Cameron Stewart Image Comics Extremity 7 Daniel Warren Johnson Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer Image Comics Mis(H)Adra 7 Iasmin Omar Ata Iasmin Omar Ata Gallery 13 The Girl From The Other Side: Siúil, A Rún 7 Nagabe Nagabe Seven Seas Everyone’s A Aliebn When Ur A Aliebn Too: A Book 7 Jomny Sun Jomny Sun Harper Perennial Deathstroke 7 Christopher Priest Diogenes Neves DC Comics Hawkeye 7 Kelly Thompson Leonardo Romero, Michael Walsh, Jordie Bellaire Marvel Comics The Wild Storm 6 Warren Ellis Jon Davis-Hunt DC Comics How To Read Nancy: The Elements Of Comics In Three Easy Panels 6 Paul Karasik, Mark Newgarden Fantagraphics Fante Bukowski Two 6 Noah Van Sciver Noah Van Sciver Fantagraphics The Black Monday Murders 6 Jonathan Hickman Tomm Coker, Michael Garland, Rus Wooton Image Comics Bitch Planet 6 Kelly Sue Deconnick Valentine De Landro, Taki Soma Image Comics Language Barrier 6 Hannah K. Lee Hannah K. Lee Koyama Press Providence 6 Alan Moore Jacen Burrows Avatar Press Nightlights 6 Lorena Alvarez Lorena Alvarez Nobrow Press Poppies Of Iraq 6 Brigitte Findakly And Lewis Trondheim Lewis Trondheim Drawn & Quarterly Imagine Wanting Only This 6 Kristen Radtke Kristen Radtke Pantheon The Wicked + The Divine 6 Kieron Gillen Jamie Mckelvie, Matt Wilson Image Comics Pashmina 6 Nidhi Chanani Nidhi Chanani First Second America 6 Gabby Rivera Joe Quinones, Ramon Villalobos Marvel Comics House Of Women 6 Sophie Goldstein Sophie Goldstein Fantagraphics Ms. Marvel 6 G. Willow Wilson Adrian Alphona, Takeshi Miyazawa Marvel Comics The Stone Heart: The Nameless City 6 Faith Erin Hicks Faith Erin Hicks, Jordie Bellaire First Second I’M Not Here 6 GG GG Koyama Press Venice 5 Jiro Taniguchi Jiro Taniguchi Fanfare/Ponent Mon Royal City 5 Jeff Lemire Jeff Lemire Image Comics Batman Annual #2 5 Tom King Lee Weeks, Michael Lark, Elizabeth Breitweiser, June Chung, Deron Bennett DC Comics Aquaman 5 Riccardo Federici, Dan Abnett Stjepan Sejic, Various DC Comics Savage Town 5 Declan Shalvey Philip Barrett, Jordie Bellaire Image Comics Mech Cadet Yu 5 Greg Pak Takeshi Miyazawa BOOM! Studios Education 5 John Hankiewicz John Hankiewicz Fantagraphics Sunburning 5 Keiler Roberts Keiler Roberts Koyama Press To Laugh That We May Not Weep: The Life And Art Of Art Young 5 Art Young,‎ Art Spiegelman,‎ Frank Young Art Young Fantagraphics Farmer Ned’S Comic Barn 5 Gerald Jablonski Gerald Jablonski Fantagraphics As The Crow Flies 5 Melanie Gillman Melanie Gillman Iron Circus Comics The Interview 5 Manuele Fior Manuele Fior Fantagraphics Bolivar 5 Sean Rubin Sean Rubin Archaia The Tea Dragon Society 5 Katie O’Neill Katie O’Neill Oni Press The Wendy Project 5 Melissa Jane Osborne Veronica Fish Papercutz Mighty Jack And The Goblin King 5 Ben Hatke Ben Hatke First Second Black Panther 5 Ta-Nehisi Coates Various Marvel Comics Black 5 Various Various Black Mask Studios The Unworthy Thor 5 Jason Aaron Olivier Coipel Marvel Comics Kill Or Be Killed 5 Ed Brubaker Sean Phillips Image Comics Monstress 5 Marjorie Liu Sana Takeda Image Comics Spy Seal 5 Rich Tomasso Rich Tomasso Image Comics Where’s Halmoni? 5 Julie Kim Julie Kim Little Bigfoot The Abominable Mr. Seabrook 5 Joe Ollmann Joe Ollmann Drawn & Quarterly Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop The Reign? 5 Geof Darrow Geof Darrow Dark Horse Comics Fire!! The Zola Hurston Neale Story 5 Peter Bagge Peter Bagge Drawn & Quarterly Baking With Kafka 5 Tom Gauld Tom Gauld Drawn & Quarterly Voices In The Dark 5 Marcel Beyer, Ulli Lust Ulli Lust New York Review Comics 5 Worlds, V.1: The Sand Warrior 5 Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel Mark Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, Boya Sun Random House Tenements, Towers & Trash 5 Julia Wertz Julia Wertz Black Dog & Leventhal

Also of note, a handful of reviewers included a webcomic within it’s best books lists. Tilly Walden’s On A Sunbeam got the most (4) mentions this year, which is remarkable as she tied for the most mentions last year. Like last year The Nib got 2nd place as a general site and Nib hosted specific comics Sarah Glidden’s The Art of War and Jess Parker’s Who Was The Somerton Man were also mentioned. Tied for 2nd with 3 mentions is Michael DeForge’s Leaving Richard’s Valley.  It should be said that several Self-Published and very small press comics were both web comics and printed books. I did not do a through check, but it’s possible that some of those books are available as web comics and vice versa.

The full spreadsheet with pivot tables for books, writers, artists, publishers and more is available here.

Regarding Publishers:

Image was the most popular with 74 different titles.

DC was 2nd with 54 different titles.

Fantagraphics and Marvel are tied for a close 3rd with 53 different titles.

Dark Horse has 30 titles.

First Second did well with 24 titles.

58 Self-Published books made the list too.

Caveats:

Where a reviewer/writer wrote ‘best of’ lists for multiple websites, I’ve cross referenced their lists and removed books that were named twice. I did not think it would be fair if those writers could tip the popularity scale by naming the same book(s) over and over again on multiple websites.

If a writer wrote for multiple sites, but one of those sites picks was a group effort, I did not remove books that are listed twice.

I generally did not include lists that were a mixed of prose books and graphic novels.

I did not use lists where the website was not in English and the books appeared to be translated versions.

I did not use nominations/winners for awards.

With inkers and colourists I often, but not always included them within the Artist section. Where there were multiple (usually more than 5) involved in a book, or in the title’s run over the course of the year, Various was used of listing them all. In some cases I combined those involved even if they worked on the title for different issues.

For simplicity sake, if a list named a specific comic book issue or specific volume of a graphic novel, I removed those specifics and just listed the series title, with rare exceptions. Apologies to the reviewers of those books.

Some writers included books that were technically published in 2016 and at least 1 just listed best books they read that year, but the vast majority of those lists were 2017 books. The number of non 2017 books in the spreadsheet is very tiny and insignificant to the overall list.

Most of the lists were general ‘best/favourite books’ of 2017, but I also included lists dedicated to young readers, manga, etc… What type list is noted on column B in the spreadsheet.

A small number of lists also had rankings and those are included in Column C

 

A Reading Life – https://areadinglife.com/2017/11/28/best-of-2017-books-for-adults/
A Reading Life – https://areadinglife.com/2017/11/29/best-of-2017-books-for-young-adults/
A Reading Life – https://areadinglife.com/2017/11/30/best-of-2017-books-for-children/
Adventures in Poor Taste – http://www.adventuresinpoortaste.com/2018/01/02/the-year-in-queer-the-top-10-lgbtq-comics-of-2017/
Advocate – https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2018/1/03/best-lgbt-graphic-novels-2017
All The Wonders – http://www.allthewonders.com/podcasts/some-of-the-top-middle-grade-graphic-novels-of-2017-books-between-episode-40/
Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=17388344011
Anime News Network – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-12-29/best-manga-and-light-novels-of-2017/.125750
AV Club – https://www.avclub.com/the-best-comics-of-2017-1820879242
Bam! Smack! Pow! – https://bamsmackpow.com/2017/12/31/top-comic-books-2017/
Barnes and Nobel – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/best-comics-graphic-novels-2017/
Barnes and Nobel – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/best-new-manga-series-2017/
Ben Towle – http://www.benzilla.com/?p=6266
Booklist Online – https://www.booklistonline.com/Top-10-Graphic-Novels-2017-Sarah-Hunter/pid=8966988
BookList Online – https://www.booklistonline.com/Top-10-Graphic-Novels-for-Youth-2017-Sarah-Hunter/pid=8964161
Bounding Into Comics – http://boundingintocomics.com/2017/12/27/the-10-best-comic-books-of-2017/
CBC – http://www.cbc.ca/books/the-best-canadian-comics-and-graphica-of-2017-1.4453579
CBR – https://www.cbr.com/tag/bestcomics2017/
Chicago Public Library – https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/list/share/200121216_chipublib_teens/1058615227_best_teen_graphic_novels_and_manga_of_2017
ComicBook.com – http://comicbook.com/comics/2018/01/01/the-10-best-indie-comics-of-2017/#1
Comicon.com – http://www.comicon.com/2017/12/26/comicons-8-best-comic-series-of-2017/
Comicon.com – http://www.comicon.com/2017/12/26/comicons-8-best-original-graphic-novels-of-2017/
Comicon.com – http://www.comicon.com/2017/12/26/comicons-8-best-single-comic-issues-of-2017/
Comicon.com – http://www.comicon.com/2017/12/28/comicons-8-best-webcomics-of-2017/
Comicon.com – http://www.comicon.com/2017/12/29/comicons-most-progressive-comics-2017/
Comicosity – http://www.comicosity.com/best-of-2017-graphic-novel/
Comicosity – http://www.comicosity.com/best-of-2017-series/
Comicosity – http://www.comicosity.com/best-of-2017-single-issue/
Comics Alternative – http://comicsalternative.com/young-readers-reviews-of-good-night-planet-the-dam-keeper-and-misfit-city-as-well-as-a-look-back-at-2017/
Critical Hit – https://www.criticalhit.net/comics-toys/20-best-comic-books-2017/
Cryptoscatology – http://cryptoscatology.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-cryptoscatology-top-ten-best-comic.html
Daniel Elkin – http://www.danielelkin.com/2017/12/top-13-small-press-comics-i-reviewed-of.html
Den of Geek – http://www.denofgeek.com/us/books-comics/best-comics-of-2017/269562/best-comics-2017-comicbooks
Denver Public Library – https://kids.denverlibrary.org/booklist/best-brightest-graphic-novels-2017
Entropy – https://entropymag.org/best-of-2017-comics-graphic-novels/
EPL (Edmonton Public Library) – https://epl.bibliocommons.com/list/share/664197898_comicsprof/1032066367_best_graphic_novels_2017
EW – http://ew.com/books/best-comics-2017/best-comics-of-2017/
Fantagraphics – http://fantagraphics.com/flog/whats-store-top-comix-2017/
Fantom Comics – http://fantomcomics.tumblr.com/post/169268628241/fantoms-favorite-comics-of-2017
Forbes – https://www.forbes.com/pictures/5a2aaf04a7ea432f2e756465/best-graphic-novels-of-20/#262f8e171d9b
Forbidden Planet – http://forbiddenplanet.blog/2017/best-year-2017-matts-picks/
Forbidden Planet – http://forbiddenplanet.blog/2017/best-year-2017-richmonds-picks/
Forbidden Planet – http://forbiddenplanet.blog/2018/best-of-the-year-2017-joes-picks/
Forbidden Planet – http://forbiddenplanet.blog/2018/best-year-2017-richard-begs-forgiveness-tardiness/
Free Library of Philadelphia – https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/3168
Fresh Toast – https://thefreshtoast.com/culture/best-comic-books-from-each-major-publisher-in-2017/
Gamespot – https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/the-10-best-comics-of-2017/2900-1711/
Geeks – https://geeks.media/best-comics-of-2017-for-fans-of-every-genre
Good OK Bad – http://goodokbad.com/index.php/about/2017comics
Good Reads – https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-graphic-novels-comics-2017
Gosh London – https://www.goshlondon.com/blog/2017/11/17/the-gosh-best-of-2017-kids
Gosh London – https://www.goshlondon.com/blog/2017/11/9/the-gosh-best-of-2017
Graphic Policy – https://graphicpolicy.com/2018/01/04/alexs-best-2017/
Guide Live – https://www.guidelive.com/comic-books/2017/12/14/perfectpanels-10-best-comic-books-2017
Hell Machine Jog (Joe McCulloch) – https://twitter.com/snubpollard/status/947651965797961728
Herald Scotland – http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/15784889.Graphic_Content__From_werewolves_to_cross_dressing__our_choice_of_books_of_the_year/
Herald Scottland – http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/15783879.Graphic_Content__Cartoonists_choose_their_comics_and_graphic_novels_of_the_year/
Heroic Girls – http://www.heroicgirls.com/best-graphic-novels-2017-kids-teens/
Hipinion – http://forums.hipinion.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=115077
Hollywood Reporter – https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/best-comics-2017-1070417
i09 – https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-15-best-comics-of-2017-1821292444
ICPL – http://blog.icpl.org/2017/12/30/icpl-top-staff-picks-for-2017-graphic-novels/
ICV2 – https://icv2.com/articles/columns/view/39263/the-10-best-graphic-novels-2017
ICV2 – https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39211/top-10-kids-graphic-novels-2017
Infinite Earths – https://iearths.blogspot.ca/2017/12/the-top-10-best-comics-of-2017.html?m=1
Inverse – https://www.inverse.com/article/39420-best-comics-2017-writers-ninjak-batgirl-kaijumax-flintstones
IVC2 – https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39236/top-10-manga-2017
Kevin Huizenga – https://kevinh.blogspot.com/2017/12/2017-time-capsule.html
Kirkus – https://www.kirkusreviews.com/lists/best-middle-grade-graphic-novels-2017/
Kitsap Regional Library – http://www.krl.org/blog/best-graphic-novels-teens-2017
Large Hearted Boy – http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2017/12/favorite_graphi_6.html
Lars Ingebrigtsen – https://lars.ingebrigtsen.no/2017/12/14/the-best-comics-of-2017/
Leo Weekly – https://www.leoweekly.com/2017/12/leo-looks-back-best-comic-books-2017/
Let’s Talk Picture Books – http://www.letstalkpicturebooks.com/2017/12/best-graphic-novels-of-2017.html
Library Journal – http://lj.libraryjournal.com/bestbooks2017/graphic_novels.php
Lisa Hanawalt – https://twitter.com/lisadraws/status/946879618551726080
Matt Seneca – http://mattseneca.tumblr.com/post/169372094107/2017-a-fuck-ass-year
Multiversity Comics – http://www.multiversitycomics.com/news-columns/2017-in-review-best-miniseries/
Multiversity Comics – http://www.multiversitycomics.com/news-columns/2017-in-review-best-new-series/
Multiversity Comics – http://www.multiversitycomics.com/news-columns/2017-in-review-best-ongoing-series/
Multiversity Comics – http://www.multiversitycomics.com/news-columns/2017-in-review-best-single-issue/
Multiversity Comics – http://www.multiversitycomics.com/news-columns/2017-in-review-graphic-novel/
Multiversity Comics – http://www.multiversitycomics.com/news-columns/2017-in-review-webcomic/
Multiversity Comics – http://www.multiversitycomics.com/reader-poll/2017-readers-choice/
Newsarama – https://www.newsarama.com/37961-best-of-best-shots-2017-our-review-crew-picks-the-best-of-the-year.html
NJ – http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2018/01/what_was_the_best_comic_book_series_of_2017_comic.html
NPR – http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2017/#/tag/comics-and-graphic-novels
Observation Deck – https://observationdeck.kinja.com/comic-books-2017-1821374651
Panel Platter – http://www.panelpatter.com/2017/12/james-2017-favorites-in-17-ridiculous.html
Panel Platter – http://www.panelpatter.com/2018/01/rob-m-favorite-sci-fi-and-fantasy.html
Panel Platter – http://www.panelpatter.com/2018/01/rob-ms-favorite-anthologies-of-2017.html
Panel Platter – http://www.panelpatter.com/2018/01/rob-ms-favorite-horror-comics-of-2017.html
Panel Platter – http://www.panelpatter.com/2018/01/rob-ms-favorite-horror-comics-of-2017.html
Panel Platter – http://www.panelpatter.com/2018/01/rob-ms-favorite-indie-books-of-2017.html
Panel Platter – http://www.panelpatter.com/2018/01/rob-ms-favorite-superhero-style-comics.html
Paste – https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/12/the-10-best-kids-comics-of-2017.html
Paste – https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/12/the-25-best-comics-of-2017.html
Pierce County Library – http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/books-materials/pierce-county-favorites/Default.htm
Polygon – https://www.polygon.com/comics/2017/12/22/16807870/comics-2017-marvel-dc
Publisher Weekly – https://best-books.publishersweekly.com/pw/best-books/2017/comics
Publishers Weekly – https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/75675-my-favorite-thing-is-monsters-tops-annual-pw-graphic-novel-critics-poll.html
Readings – https://www.readings.com.au/news/graphic-novels-and-comics-we-loved-in-2017
Ryan C’s Four Colour Apocalypse – https://fourcolorapocalypse.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/2017-year-in-review-top-10-single-issues/
Ryan C’s Four Colour Apocalypse – https://fourcolorapocalypse.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/2017-year-in-review-top-10-collected-editions-contemporary/
School Library Journal – http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/2017/12/20/31-days-31-lists-day-twenty-2017-comics-for-kids/
School Library Journal – http://www.slj.com/2017/11/reviews/best-of/top-10-graphic-novels-2017/
Scifi Pulse – http://www.scifipulse.net/comic-books-2017-the-year-in-review/
Sequential State – https://sequentialstate.com/blog/comics-challenged-2017-complete-list/
Slackjaw Punks – http://slackjawpunks.com/top-5-comics-of-2017/
Spy – http://spy.com/2017/entertainment/books-music-movies/best-graphic-novels-2017-comics-72376/
Super Skull – http://www.superskullshow.com/episodes-all/2017/12/7/super-skulls-best-graphic-novels-of-2017
SyFy – http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/syfy-wires-best-ongoing-genre-comics-of-2017
The Beat – http://www.comicsbeat.com/the-beats-best-comics-of-2017/
The Comics Journal – http://www.tcj.com/the-best-comics-of-2017/
The Comics Reporter – http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/fff_results_postr_491_books_of_2017/
The Guardian – https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/03/rachel-cooke-best-graphic-novels-2017-joff-winterhart-driving-short-distances-grandville-talbot
The Hundreds – https://thehundreds.com/blogs/content/best-2017-graphic-novels
The Irish Times – https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/living-colour-favourite-comics-and-graphic-novels-of-2017-1.3324716
The Smart Set – https://thesmartset.com/comic-countdown/
The Verge – https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/22/16807260/best-comics-of-2017
Turnaround – https://theturnaroundblog.com/2017/12/21/top-comic-books-of-2017/
Under The Radar – http://www.undertheradarmag.com/blog/under_the_radars_holiday_gift_guide_2017_part_9_books_and_graphic_novels/
Unwinnable – https://unwinnable.com/2018/01/03/the-best-comics-of-2017/
Uproxx – http://uproxx.com/hitfix/best-comics-2017/
Vice – https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/paqaxk/the-ten-best-comics-of-2017
Villain Media – https://villainmedia.com/jorge-solis-top-10-comic-books-2017/
Vulture – http://www.vulture.com/2017/12/10-best-comics-2017.html
Washington Post – https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/the-10-best-graphic-novels-of-2017/2017/11/10/ded1688c-af85-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?utm_term=.74d0cde5c002
Waukegan Public Library – https://www.waukeganpl.org/2017-review-graphic-novels/
WhatCulture – http://whatculture.com/comics/10-best-comic-books-of-2017
WhatCulture – http://whatculture.com/comics/10-best-comic-books-of-2017-so-far
Why So Blu? – http://whysoblu.com/best-comic-books-2017/
Wired – https://www.wired.com/story/best-comics-2017/
Women Write About Comics – http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2018/01/03/small-press-bites-faves-of-2017-edition/
Women Write About Comics – http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2017/12/30/wwacs-favorite-big-press-comics-of-2017/
Zainab Akhtar – https://twitter.com/comicsandcola/status/941346392492167168

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COSPLAY DUDE OF THE WEEK!

First Comics News - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 07:59

This week’s Cosplay Dude of the Week

If you would like to be the Cosplay Dude of the Week!
Please send your photo to Alex.Wright@firstcomicsnews.com and you will be considered for inclusion in a future edition of Superhero Dudes!

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RICH REVIEWS: Alter-Life # 1

First Comics News - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 19:30

Title: Alter-Life # 1
Publisher: Village Comics
Written by: Caleb Thusat
Art by: Katrina Kunstmann
Price: $ 5.00 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.villagecomicbooks.com
Comments: Jake is a man who has lost so much. You will be able to emphasize with him.
The art basic and simple. It needs to be a lot clearer. The coloring is done in a manner that will have you wondering, why do it this way? It is different.
Jake does live a strange life. What is happening to him? He seems to be living his life but slightly different versions of it that keep slipping in and out on him. One thing was staying constant and than even that changed. So he is the only thing not changing. Why is all this happening?
This is an interesting presented book. It will peak your interest and have you wanting to lean more.

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NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS; AN ART BOOK

First Comics News - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 17:34

Reinhard Kleist’s international bestselling graphic novel Nick Cave: Mercy On Me, which was endorsed by the songwriter himself, this beautifully produced coffee table book brings together the German artist’s moody and expressive portraits of the musician and his band. It covers 30 years of writing, recording and live performance.

Evoking memories of songs and concerts, it’s full of visual delights that celebrate Nick Cave’s incredible career, creating a kaleidoscopic portrait of the storyteller, musician and cultural icon. Featuring brush pen sketches, full-colour portraits and comic book reimaginings of Cave’s songs, this LP-sized art book highlights the German graphic novelist’s extraordinary craftsmanship.

Mercy On Me received wide coverage from The Observer, Vice, Spin, Clash Magazine, The Guardian, Time Out and The
Australian.

The Art Book makes a delightful companion volume.

A lavishly produced book for collectors and music fans alike.

“Reinhard Kleist has – yet again – blown apart the conventions of the graphic novel… Closer to the truth than any
biography, that’s for sure!” – Nick Cave on Mercy on Me Foreword by Max Dax, author of The Life and Music of Nick Cave: An Illustrated Biography

Hardback • 96pp • Full colour • £24.99
ISBN 978-1-910593-52-3
Publication: 15th March 2018

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RICH REVIEWS: Triumviratus # 1

First Comics News - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 17:00

Title: Triumviratus # 1
Publisher: Shane W Smith
Creator/Writer/Artist: Shane W Smith
Price: free online
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.shanewsmith.com
Comments: A Champion has been chosen in Damian and the King sends him away. The Princess Mirelda does love Damian the stable hand. Royalty and a servant these two do not usually mix well in the eyes of some others such as a King. Damian comes and goes so quickly. He does not seem like an important character at all.
Art is created using a computer. It definitely has that certain look to it. More clarity in it would make it better. The designs in the makeup for buildings and clothing is textured well. The characters are illustrated to stiff looking.
What is the Orb? A simple globe or a weapon of power?
The King has bigger plans than a stable boy for his daughter Mirelda. Mirelda now she is a strong-willed woman. She is connected to the Orb or can connect to it. Magic is alive here and it wants something.

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