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The Sensational G-Girl is back: Meet America’s teenaged transgender heroine!

First Comics News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 06:31

SEXY! POWERFUL! STRONG! America’s teenaged transgender heroine, the SENSATIONAL G-GIRL, stars in a brand-new comic book adventure!

Here she comes!

She’s America’s sexiest teenaged TG heroine!

And she’s starring in a brand-new comic book!

She’s Billi Jayne Jensen, the SENSATIONAL G-GIRL!

In the sixth issue of her very own comics magazine, Heroic Publishing’s G-Girl takes on the super-stretchy RUBBER-BAND MAN.

He thinks it’s dangerous for a pretty teenaged girl to be out there doing superhero things all by herself.
She thinks he’s an idiot.

Heroic Publishing is just about ready to take this sixth issue of SENSATIONAL G-GIRL to press and is looking to KickStarter to help them to do that.

And the thing about that is that the G-Girl KickStarter pretty amazingly reached its goal on DAY ONE, even before any publicity about it could be sent out!

The G-Girl’s fans have spoken. The question now is: With a full three weeks left to go, how far into the stretch goal for issue #7 will the G-Girl KickStarter get?

If you’d like to make a pledge, or even if you’re just curious to find out who the Sensational G-Girl is, you can visit her KickStarter at kickstarter.com

And Billi Jayne can always use your help spreading the word about this KickStarter far and wide on social media.

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Winners and Losers: Big Media

First Comics News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:08

Chris goes over this week’s Winners & Losers of the comics world.
This week it’s Marvel, Disney, ESPN, FOX, CNN, the JoD, and AT&T.

LINKS:
CCL Slack Channel – free and open to anyone
CCL Podcast on iTunes
CCL Podcast on Libsyn
CCL Twitter
DGTLcomics Twitter
CCL Tumblr
CCL Podcast RSS Feed
CCL on eBay
This podcast direct .mp3 link

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Celebrate Jean Grey Through The Years With A New Video!

First Comics News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 01:17

 

New York, NY—November 9, 2017—In celebration of one of its most beloved characters, Marvel is proud to present JEAN GREY THROUGH THE YEARS: a look back at the iconic mutant’s history with the X-Men!

 

 

Take a moment to relive all the classic moments of Jean Grey, from her debut in 1963’s X-MEN #1 to the return of her adult form in the upcoming PHOENIX: RESURRECTION. And keep watching until the end for a special reveal!

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Clueless: Senior Year Signing Event at Arsenal Comics and Games

First Comics News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 01:13

Who:      Writers Sarah Kuhn and Amber Benson, and artist Siobhan Keenan

What:     Clueless: Senior Year signing event

Where:  Arsenal Comics and Games, 2333 Michael Dr, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, (805) 499-6197

When:    Saturday, November 11, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Why:      The creative team behind Clueless: Senior Year will be on hand to sign copies of the book and available for photo opportunities.
About Clueless: Senior Year

Your favorite girls from Beverly Hills are back in an all-new, all-original adventure! It’s senior year and Cher, Dionne, and Tai find themselves in a bit of crisis of self… where are they meant to go, and what are they meant to DO after high school? Luckily, they have all year—and each other’s help—to figure it out!

From the BOOM! Box imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, head back to the ’90s in this brand-new comic written by superstars Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex) and Amber Benson (The Witches of Echo Park) and illustrated by newcomer Siobhan Keenan.

6” x 9”, 128 pages, full color, softcover
$14.99
ISBN 978-1-60886-983-1


(L to R: Siobhan Keenan, Sarah Kuhn, and Amber Benson. Photo by Mike Wellman.)

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ARMSTRONG AND THE VAULT OF SPIRITS #1 preview

First Comics News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:37

What secrets await inside the Vault of Spirits? Valiant’s strong-armed immortal adventurer is about to find out…all over again!

Valiant is proud to announce ARMSTRONG AND THE VAULT OF SPIRITS #1 – a hard-charging, standalone special coming this winter from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Incredible Hercules) and red-hot rising star CAFU (RAPTURE)! On February 7th, join in a riotous celebration for the ages as Armstrong, for the very first time, uncorks the ancient mysteries of his centuries past – and dares his closest comrades into the adventure of several lifetimes!

Deep beneath New York City’s seediest dive bar, Armstrong – the hard-hitting, harder-partying immortal veteran of history’s greatest escapades – is hosting an invitation-only affair for his most beloved friends and allies! Archer… Ivar, Timewalker… Faith… Quantum and Woody… And special guests from across the Valiant Universe… All have been offered a seat at the table for a personally guided tour of Armstrong’s most valuable and tightly guarded treasure… From the Great Flood to ancient Greece to the height of the Crusades, raise a glass as Armstrong recounts the true stories of his wine-soaked path down through the ages and the artifacts that reside within his own secret archive!

Adventure! Mystery! Romance! Get ready to raise a glass and throw a punch on February 7th when ARCHER & ARMSTRONG maestro Fred Van Lente joins CAFU to chronicle the first landmark solo adventure in the very (very, very) long life and times of Valiant’s very own disorderly immortal in ARMSTRONG AND THE VAULT OF SPIRITS #1 – featuring covers by Kalman Andrasofsky (Captain Canuck), Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG)!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

ARMSTRONG AND THE VAULT OF SPIRITS #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CAFU
Cover A by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Variant Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale FEBRUARY 7th (FOC – 1/15/2018)


ARMSTRONG AND THE VAULT OF SPIRITS #1 – Cover A by Kalman Andrasofsky


ARMSTRONG AND THE VAULT OF SPIRITS #1 – Cover B by Juan José Ryp


ARMSTRONG AND THE VAULT OF SPIRITS #1 – Variant Cover by Ryan Bodenheim


ARMSTRONG AND THE VAULT OF SPIRITS #1 – Variant Cover by Clayton Henry

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COLD WAR #1 preview

First Comics News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:36

COLD WAR #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 2.14.18
writer: Chris Sebela
artist: Hayden Sherman
colors: Hayden Sherman
letters: Hayden Sherman
cover A: Hayden Sherman
cover B: TBD

Panacea Cryonics offered its customers life after death by keeping their heads frozen until the day technology could rebuild them, free of disease and death. However, as these everyday people from the past are revived, they’re not handed the keys to a new life, but a gun, body armor and an ultimatum. They must fight in a war against unknown opponents for unknown reasons, to secure their place in a brave new world that doesn’t want them around.

From Chris Sebela, writer of Blue Beetle, Kiss/Vampirella and Evolution, and Hayden Sherman, artist of The Few and John Carter The End, comes the story that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

QUOTES FROM CHRIS SEBELA:

On why AfterShock was chosen for this project and his experience working with the creator-owned publisher:

“AfterShock has been putting out a lot of books by writers I know and admire and teaming them up with really great artists who I didn’t know before but am a huge fan of now. And talking with them, they were invested in me telling the story I want to tell. I’ve been wanting to do COLD WAR for years and had a couple false starts on it. No one ever agreed to do the book I wanted to do, they wanted variations on it. AfterShock loved it the moment I pitched it to them and told me to go for it. They’ve been hugely supportive all the way and their vision is both the same as and really different from mine, so combining the two into what this book has become is the magic part of comics I love best.”.

On what readers will find exciting about this book and why it should be added to their pull list:

“I like to merge genres as much as I can without breaking any of them. I always wanted to do a war book, but it had to be different, had to bring something else to the table other than the traditional one side vs another. So this is my stab at merging war and sci-fi and horror and crime into one messed up package. It’s got big explosive visuals and world building, it’s got tons of mysteries layered one over the other and it’s got characters who aren’t just interchangeable action figures but real people who are trying to live through a nightmare that they paid for. I think it’s one of the crazier books I’ve written and I think fans of any of these genres will be into COLD WAR.”

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2000+ Posts

Sorcerer's Skull - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:00
Today is actually blog post number 2003. It may not be what it was back in 2010, but I still think it's got life in it yet.

Here's a selection of posts to walk you down memory lane, one from every year:
Hateful Glare: The Beholder Examined (2010)
The Night Mail (2011)
In the Belly of the Beast (2012)
Cyclopes (2013)
Ruritanian Rogues (2014)
The Fae Moon (2015)
Mall Security 2020 (2016)
Again the Giants!: Sanctum of the Stone Giant Space God (2017)

This is not a best of but rather a "posts I thought were interesting that were not the most popular in their year."

Thanks for reading!


RICH REVIEWS: Strain the Seas Scarlet

First Comics News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:02

Title: Strain the Seas Scarlet
Publisher: Self Published
Writer: Ryan K Lindsay
Artist: Alex Cormack
Lettering: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Kickstarter: kickstarter.com/stain-the-seas-scarlet
Comments: Yelena is on a world under attack. She gets dumped in space and then what happens there is no explanation for. Where does this transition come from?
The outer space scenes look fantastic and the colors are beautiful. The spaceship is an awesome sight.
Yelena fights for her planet and its people although this fact is not made overly clear. Plath is one assumes the leader of the invasion of Yelena’s world. Again it is not made clear.
The comic needed some of the questions in it answered. The final ending though is a powerful sight. It shows how far a being will go to defend what matters most to them.

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AOW 373 The Elite – Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks

First Comics News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:19

Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson comprise the original ‘The Elite’. Colt sits down with the crew to talk about how a little YouTube Vlog has affected their whole careers.
Sponsors: www.BuyOCH.com (Code: CABANA30) &
www.SuplexApparel.com

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BLAST OFF FOR THRILLING ADVENTURE WITH “ROCKET ROBINSON”

First Comics News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 22:12

Mummies, Tombs, and Ancient Curses Abound in Sean O’Neill’s “Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune”

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (November 08, 2017)— Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to bring writer and artist Sean O’Neill’s graphic novel adventure for kids, Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune, back into print! Successfully funded as a Kickstarter in 2013, Rocket Robinson is described as Indiana Jones meets Tintin and offers action-packed historical fiction perfect for middle-grade readers.

In 1933, the Egyptian capital of Cairo is a buzzing hive of treasure-hunters, thrill-seekers, and adventurers, but to 12-year-old Ronald “Rocket” Robinson, it’s just another sticker on his well-worn suitcase. The only son of an American diplomat, Rocket travels from city to city with his monkey Screech, never staying in one place long enough to call it home, but when Rocket finds a strange note written in Egyptian hieroglyphs, he stumbles into an adventure more incredible than anything he’s ever dreamt of.

Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune is on sale May 30, 2018, and is available for preorder at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop.

Check out the trailer for Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune!

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Marvel Announces LOCKJAW Comic

First Comics News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 22:08

The teleporting canine will embark on a whirlwind adventure in his new series!

 

New York, NY—November 8, 2017— He’s been a breakout star since he could bark, a faithful sidekick to his Inhuman masters, and has helped protect an empire. Now, he’s got his own mission to take on — Marvel is excited to announce LOCKJAW #1, a new four-part mini written by Daniel Kibblesmith with art by Carlos Villa.

 

When Lockjaw finds out his long-lost siblings are in danger, he’ll embark on a journey which will result in a teleporting, mind-bending adventure. “We’re super excited about this book. Daniel Kibblesmith—a hilarious writer who works on The Late Show and recently published a book called Santa’s Husband—has cooked up an incredibly fun, heart-filled romp around the Marvel Universe,” said series editor Wil Moss. “Back in BLACK BOLT #5, writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Frazer Irving finally settled the mystery of Lockjaw’s origin: He’s definitely a dog, birthed by a dog, who happens to have the power of teleportation. But now we’re going even further: How did Lockjaw obtain that power? And is he really the only Inhuman dog in the universe? So in issue #1, we find out that Lockjaw’s got brothers and sisters. From there, we’ll be following everybody’s best friend around the universe as he tracks down his siblings—along with a surprising companion, D-Man! It’s gonna be a fantastic ride, all beautifully illustrated by up-and-comer Carlos Villa! So grab on to the leash and come with!”

 

You heard us: Grab a leash, prepare your mind, and teleport along with Lockjaw when LOCKJAW #1 hits comic shops this February!

 

 

LOCKJAW #1 (of 4)

Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH

Art by CARLOS VILLA

Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

Variant Cover by RON LIM

Variant Cover by GUSTAVO DUARTE

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IMPACT Wrestling Tapings In Ottawa Welcome Special Guests Tonight

First Comics News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 22:03

IMPACT Wrestling welcomes numerous special groups and fans to its Wednesday night TV taping at Aberdeen Pavilion in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

First, the hosts and fans of Main Event Radio, which is one of the top wrestling radio shows, airing since 2004, will be in attendance.  Main Event Radio is hosted by Ryan Rider, and the show airs every Wednesday on CJLO 1690AM in Montreal, plus iTunes, Bell TV Channel 950, and all podcasting apps.

Next, IMPACT welcomes about 40 guests from the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, which is the largest of all Canadian wish-granting charities, dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.  For more than 30 years, Children’s Wish has granted wishes to nearly 25,000 children and their families.  Last year alone, Children’s Wish granted close to 1200 wishes, their largest wish- granting year in their 32-year history.

And finally, IMPACT welcomes a 20-year Canadian Armed Forces veteran and Sniper Team Leader … Jody Mitic, who lost both his legs in 2007 when he stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan on his third tour of duty overseas.  After his completion of the Canada Army Run Half Marathon and finishing the Amazing Race Canada in second place alongside his brother Cory, all on prosthetics, Canadians took to Jody as a source of perseverance, strength and inspiration.

Jody Mitic is a respected advocate for wounded veterans, people with disabilities and amputees. He founded the Never Quit Foundation and sat on the Board of Directors of ‘Won with One.’  His memoir, Unflinching: The Making of a Canadian Sniper, became a perennial bestseller in 2016. His newest release Everyday Heroes is a compilation of inspirational stories from men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Jody lives in Ottawa with his wife Alannah and their two daughters, and since October 2014 has served as City Councillor for Innes Ward, representing nearly 40,000 constituents at Ottawa City Hall.

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SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS – THE LIGHTNING ONI VOLUME 2 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 21:25

SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS – THE LIGHTNING ONI VOLUME 2
Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Pencils), Janet Wade (Inks, Color assists),
Cover Artist(s): Martheus Wade and Janet Wade
$14.99
128 pgs./ E / FC

The coming of age tale of Shianndrea electrifies shelves on January 3, 2018 with the second volume of the SHINOBI NINJA PRINCESS graphic novel series, created by Memphis native Martheus Wade and collecting issues 1-4 of SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS – THE LIGHTNING ONI.

An action-adventure story in the vein of Japanese anime, SHINOBI NINJA PRINCESS is called a cross between NARUTO and the television show RIVERDALE. This new volume continues the saga of Shianndrea from her unique perspective as a teenage girl battling with the demands of her destiny as a ninja prodigy.

The previous volume of SHINOBI NINJA PRINCESS. has appeared nationwide in schools via Scholastic Book Fairs and was nominated for Best Southern Comic Book by the Mid-South Science Fiction Association. The series has been praised for its refreshing take on the hero’s journey and gender roles. Appealing to fans of all ages and backgrounds, SHINOBI NINJA PRINCESS has found a home particularly in the minds of young female comic book fans.

Volume 2 of SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS – THE LIGHTNING ONI is now available for pre-order with the Diamond Previews code NOV171112. You can view preview pages 1-6 from the second chapter below:

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ASPEN COMICS RETURNS TO ITS ROOTS FOR 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN 2018

First Comics News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 21:20

Aspen Comics, the comic book publishing house founded in 2003 by the late superstar artist Michael Turner, will be celebrating its fifteen-year anniversary in 2018. To celebrate, the publisher is planning a yearlong initiative featuring a return to many of its classic properties. Three of Aspen’s flagship titles will be highlighting significant milestones, with Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire’s twenty and fifteen year anniversary respectively, and Executive Assistant: Iris’ ten-year anniversary as well.

The publisher plans to focus on fewer variant covers as well as a reduced price on new jumping-on point issues including 25-cent primer issues and $1.50 zero issues. Aspen VP/Editor-in-Chief Vince Hernandez states:

“We’re thrilled to be able to celebrate this significant moment for our company and our fans, and want to return the favor to all of our readers and retailers that have supported us throughout the years by offering a commitment to better stories featuring our classic titles, less variant covers and lower price points on our introductory issues. We feel this is the best possible way to thank everyone and also push Aspen into the next exciting stage of our evolution.”

Aspen will also be debuting a 4-page Aspen Mascots story premiering each month in the back of every new Aspen Comics release. The Aspen Mascots stories will be written by Vince Hernandez (Michael Turner’s Fathom: Kiani, Charismagic) with art by Joie Foster (Aspen: Choose Your Own Adventure) and will feature Aspen’s lovable band of mascots, creatures, and other fun Aspen critters in all-ages bonus content storylines.

In addition to the Aspen Primers, Legacy, and Aspen Mascot bonus content stories, the publisher has announced an Aspen Wave 1 of new properties and titles to debut as their first releases of the new year, in addition to the creative teams:

JANUARY:

Aspen will kick off their anniversary year in January with the release of the Aspen Legacy #1 issue, a yearbook-style offering showcasing everything from Aspen’s past, present, and future, and collects a thorough look inside and behind-the-scenes of Aspen Comics. Aspen Legacy #1 will be released on January 17th and will be offered for only 15-cents with art by various Aspen alumni artists including Michael Turner, Talent Caldwell, Micah Gunnell, Marcus To, Francis Manapul and more.

FEBRUARY:

PortalBound #0 written by Mark Roslan and Gabe Carrasco with art by Alex Arizmendi and Wes Hartman is a new sci-fi/fantasy/action-adventure mini-series slated for five issues debuting February 7th with covers by Arizmendi and Adam Archer. PortalBound #0 will be offered for $1.50.

Charismagic Volume 3 #1 debuts on February 14th written by Vince Hernandez with art by Harvey Tolibao and Federico Blee with covers by Tolibao and Khary Randolph. Volume 3 is supported by the release of Charismagic Volume 2 in trade paperback form, as well as a re-offering of Charismagic Volume 1 as part of the continued release of the action-adventure/fantasy series.

Shrugged Volume 3 debuts on February 21st written by Frank Mastromauro with art by André Risso and Beth Sotelo with covers by Risso and Micah Gunnell. Shrugged is supported by the release of Shrugged Volume 2 in trade paperback form, as well as a re-offering of Shrugged Volume 1 in February as well.

For new readers unfamiliar with Aspen’s catalog of titles, the publisher will be offering 25-cent Aspen Primer issues throughout the year for its classic titles: Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Charismagic, Dellec, Jirni, No World and Shrugged.

 

 

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Connecting PHOENIX Variant Covers Showcase Jean Grey’s Adventures!

First Comics News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 20:57

New York, NY—November 8, 2018—Phoenix rises again! And Marvel is celebrating with a series of connecting variant covers from Brazilian artist Victor Hugo, who is bringing his spectacular 3D art to the covers of one of Marvel’s most anticipated new series! Staring this January, Hugo’s art will appear on JEAN GREY #11 as well as issues #2-5 of PHOENIX RESURRECTION, each variant cover coming together to form a connecting portrait of the X-Men’s beloved mutant.

 

“I see this project as a milestone in my life,” said Hugo, who over the past 12 years has worked for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Blur Studios, and more. “I’m a 3D artist and even being a huge Marvel fan, I know that it’s definitely not common for publishers to request 3D illustrations for cover art, so not even in my coolest dreams did I think that someday I would be invited to do a Marvel comic book cover! The Phoenix Force is definitely the coolest thing about Jean, but what I really love about her is her evolution and changes through the years. It was an awesome experience being able to portray all the phases in a single artwork.”

A stalwart Marvel fan, Hugo is excited to be adding his stamp to the long history of artists who have drawn the hero. “I love to portray moments and appealing characters,” he continued. “I believe that having the chance to portray Jean’s key life moments was a great opportunity to express one thing that I like the most about comics: the feeling of adventure! We have action and drama, but the thing that I like the most about X-Men is their adventures and how characters evolve with that, and that’s what I wanted to focus on.”

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the magic with Marvel’s connecting Phoenix variant covers this January!

JEAN GREY #11: PSYCH WAR PART 4: Connecting Cover 1 of 5

Written by DENNIS HOPELESS

Art by VICTOR IBANEZ and ALBERTO ALBURQUERQUE

Cover by DAVID YARDIN

On-Sale 1/31/18

 

PHOENIX RESURRECTION #2 (of 5): Connecting Cover 2 of 5

Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG

Art by CARLOS PACHECO

Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

On-Sale 1/3/18

 

PHOENIX RESURRECTION #3 (of 5): Connecting Cover 3 of 5

Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG

Art by JOE BENNETT

Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

On-Sale 1/10/18

 

PHOENIX RESURRECTION #4 (of 5): Connecting Cover 4 of 5

Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG

Art by RAMON ROSANAS

Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

On-Sale 1/24/18

 

PHOENIX RESURRECTION #5 (of 5): Connecting Cover 5 of 5

Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG

Art by KHOI PHAM

Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

On-Sale 1/31/18

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EPILOGUE – NEW HARDCOVER ART BOOK FROM UDON SHOWCASES MIDDLE EASTERN TALENT

First Comics News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 20:35

EPILOGUE: ILLUSTRATION AND CONCEPT ART OF THE MIDDLE EAST

arrives in stores November 2017

TORONTO, ONTARIO – November. 8, 2017 –  Coming this November, UDON Entertainment is proud to present EPILOGUE: ILLUSTRATION AND CONCEPT ART OF THE MIDDLE EAST. EPILOGUE gathers fantastic artists from across the Middle East, and showcases original works drawn from both their international influences and their own cultures.

Inside you’ll find concept artists, illustrators, 3D artists, painters, and cartoonists from the fields of video games, animation, and film. EPILOGUE is an art gallery in a book, bursting with skill, passion, and dedication. The 136-page hardcover tome features over 30 creative men and women, representing several countries including the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and more.

The book’s foreword explains the creators’ motivations for assembling this unique project: “Through this book, we want to showcase the talents the Middle East has to offer and raise awareness regarding our budding community and just how much we’re capable of doing and creating. A small step, perhaps, but one that will hopefully pave the way for the expansion of this industry in our countries.”

EPILOGUE: ILLUSTRATION AND CONCEPT ART OF THE MIDDLE EAST arrives in stores everywhere November 2017.

EPILOGUE: ILLUSTRATION AND CONCEPT ART OF THE MIDDLE EAST
DETAILS: 136 pg, 12 x 9”, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD
RELEASE DATE: November 2017
ISBN: 978-1772940459
DIAMOND CODE: JUL172237

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The Beauty of Horror Coloring Book Three Goes International

First Comics News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 20:28
Alan Robert’s Bestselling Coloring Book Horror Series
Will Release its Third Volume in 2018

San Diego, CA (November 8, 2017) – The Beauty of Horror goes international as Ghouliana shows us her favorite scary sites from around the world in Alan Robert’s The Beauty of Horror 3: Haunted Playgrounds, Another GOREgeous Coloring Book!

Life of Agony bassist Alan Robert reveals more of Ghouliana’s monochromatic world, and it’s just waiting for you to saturate it with red, black, or any other color you can imagine (even pastels).

“Fans of this series continue to blow my mind on a daily basis with their amazing coloring work! It is because of them and their passion to bring my creepy artwork to life that I’ve decided to dive into volume three,” said Robert. “With Haunted Playgrounds, I get to expand Ghouliana’s world even more and introduce a slew of new twisted characters for her to interact with in a bunch of bizarre settings. I’m in a great groove right now, with two of these books under my belt, so this one will be some serious fun draw!”

You never know what’s lurking behind the next corner, so keep your eyes peeled for all the hidden pieces of the monster Ghouliana is trying to reanimate. Collect them all and find out why Alternative Press hails The Beauty of Horror as “the twisted coloring book you’ve been waiting for!” Sink your fangs into over 80 pages of intricate, hand-drawn, spooktacular designs presented in a high-quality, deluxe coloring format.

“In The Beauty of Horror, Alan has created something truly terrifying,” says IDW VP of New Product Development, Jerry Bennington. “Horror enthusiasts around the world can’t get enough of coloring in his dark vistas and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see the horrific results.”

The Beauty of Horror 3: Haunted Playgrounds, Another GOREgeous Coloring Book by Alan Robert arrives in stores July 2018 from IDW Publishing.

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RICH REVIEWA: Invader Zim # 24 

First Comics News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 16:48

Title: Invader Zim # 24
Publisher: Oni Press
Created by: Jhonen Vasquez
Written by: Eric Trueheart
Illustrated and Lettered by: Warren Wucinich
Colored by: Fred C. Odin
Cover A by: Warren Wucinich
Cover B by: Sean Dove
Recap Kid Illustrated by: Warren Wucinich
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.onipress.com
Comments: The Recap is so funny and who knew the word Noodle was hilarious.
Zim is on a mission to find Virooz. His mission is full of danger. Just the mention of Virooz causes trouble.
Yes the recap was right when you see Noodle mentioned in the story it will make you laugh.
Zim keeps saying Virooz and all around him are ready to kill him for it.
The art is done in a beautiful style that fits Zim’s character and the story.
Zim is one fun character and excitable. He does know how to get others excited to.
Zim is weird and strange but he is also cool.

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WWE Superstar Asuka Debuts at BOOM! Studios

First Comics News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 16:38


Asuka illustration by Hyeonjin Kim

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (November 8, 2017) – BOOM! Studios and WWE today announced that, in addition to the Women’s Evolution storyline, WWE #14 will also kick off a four-part bonus story chronicling the rise of WWE Superstar Asuka, “The Empress of Tomorrow.” Writer Tini Howard (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink) and artist Hyeonjin Kim (Sisters of Sorrow) spotlight Asuka’s rise through the ranks of NXT beginning February 2018 when the issue goes on sale. From Osaka, Japan, Asuka recently debuted on WWE Monday Night RAW after serving as the undefeated NXT Women’s Champion for almost two years.

“My story follows Asuka from her debut in NXT to RAW where she is today,” says writer Tini Howard. “I can’t help but love Asuka—she’s a larger-than-life character that has captivated the WWE Universe around the world.”

As previously announced, WWE #14 kicks off an all-new storyline by writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Serg Acuña revealing the truth behind the groundbreaking Women’s Evolution, taking readers behind the scenes of the rise of WWE Superstars Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, and Bayley. The Asuka bonus story will be included in issue #14 and continue in issues #15, #16, and #17.

Artist Hyeonjin Kim says, “Nobody is ready for Asuka—in the ring, no one can match the powerful ‘Empress of Tomorrow.’ It’s a thrilling experience to be able to draw her sheer force on paper. I hope the readers can feel the action.”

The main cover for WWE #14 is illustrated by Dan Mora (Klaus, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), with variant covers by Adam Riches (Street Fighter X G.I. Joe), Brent Schoonover (Generations: Captain Marvel & Captain Mar-Vell), and Daniel Bayliss (Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York).

“It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a Superstar start their career with an undefeated streak that spanned over one hundred matches,” says Chris Rosa, Associate Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Once Asuka’s debut on the Monday Night RAW roster was announced for TLC, it was clear the time was now to tell her story, and Tini and Hyeonjin are the perfect team to do it.”

Print copies of WWE #14 will be available for sale in February 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

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Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost Now Available Exclusively from comiXology Originals

First Comics News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 16:37

Special introductory price of $2.99 on comiXology and Kindle
& free for comiXology Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited subscribers

“To me (and many others) Harvey was like a Pied Piper.  He would whistle and we would follow him anywhere. Even the rewarding life at Mad that I’ve had these past sixty years would never have come about
if it weren’t for its creator, Harvey.” —Al Jaffee, Mad Magazine

“Almost all American satire today follows a formula that Harvey Kurtzman thought up.”
—Richard Corlis, Time Magazine

November 8, 2017, New York, NY – ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping & reading service, debuts the next comiXology Originals release – Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost, the graphic novel adaptation of Charles Dickens’s beloved classic A Christmas Carol – at a special introductory price of $2.99 on comiXology and free for comiXology Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Just in time for the holiday season, comiXology is proud to bring readers Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost (120 pages / color), a gorgeous graphic novel based on Harvey Kurtzman’s unfinished work.  Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost will be available for purchase on comiXology and Kindle as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content.  Readers can also enjoy this new telling of the classic holiday tale by signing up for a free 30-day trial of comiXology Unlimited or Kindle Unlimited.

In the 1950s, legendary comics creator Harvey Kurtzman had plans to adapt Charles Dickens’s classic story A Christmas Carol into what would become known as a graphic novel. However, the project was never brought to fruition and the pages, thumbnails, and notes that Kurtzman had created remained unfinished. Artist Gideon Kendall and writers Josh O’Neill and Shannon Wheeler– under the supervision of the Kurtzman Estate and book packagers Kitchen, Lind & Associates – teamed up to finish Kurtzman’s dream project for comiXology. Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost adapts and expands upon Kurtzman’s extensive breakdowns and notes to make his long-lost vision a reality.

“With Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost, families everywhere can enjoy this retelling of a holiday favorite, while comic aficionados will marvel at this now completed Kurtzman work.”said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s Head of Content & Senior Director of Communications. “Marley’s Ghost is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between some of the greatest creative talents of any time. Once you dive in, you’ll be hit by the tour-de-force storytelling of Josh O’Neill and Shannon Wheeler, along with Gideon Kendall’s finishes on Kurtzman’s roughs that delivers Dickens’s A Christmas Carol for audiences today.”

ComiXology Originals offers customers a unique line up of digital titles that are available exclusively for comiXology and Kindle customers.

ComiXology Unlimited offers over 10,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at comixology.com/unlimited and is available on the comiXology app for Fire Tablet, Android, iOS and on the web at comixology.com.

Kindle Unlimited offers over 1 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and select current issues of popular magazines for just $9.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/kindleunlimited.

To request a review copy, art or interview, Contact: Pamela Mullin Horvath,
Publicity Director, Superfan Promotions LLC
917.402.1476 / pamela.mullinhorvath@superfanpromotions.com

About the Creators
Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993) was the creator of MAD magazine, Playboy’s Little Annie Fanny, and TRUMP magazine.

Gideon Kendall is an artist, illustrator and animation designer whose clients include Disney, Cartoon Network, and The New York Times.

Josh O’Neill is an Eisner and Harvey Awards-winning writer and editor (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream).

Shannon Wheeler is the Eisner Award-winning creator of the comic Too Much Coffee Man and a contributor to The New Yorker.

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