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iZOMBIE: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON

First Comics News - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 00:08

Grab Your Favorite Brain Food and Get Ready to Binge

October 3, 2017, on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

 

iZOMBIE Also Available on Blu-rayTM from Warner Archive Collection

 

Featuring All 13 One-Hour Episodes from Season Three, Plus the 2016 Comic-Con Panel and Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes!

 

BURBANK, CA (June 13, 2017) Prepare for more brainy adventures as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings iZOMBIE: The Complete Third Season to DVD on October 3, 2017. From executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars, 90210, Party Down) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars, The Ex List), The CW’s hit series, that nearly two million people are tuning into weekly*, stars Rose McIver (Once Upon A Time, Masters of Sex), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Rahul Kohli (Eastenders), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), David Anders (Once Upon A Time, The Vampire Diaries), and Aly Michalka (Hellcats, Easy A). The 3-disc DVD set includes all 13 episodes from the third season, plus deleted scenes and the 2016 Comic-Con Panel.

 

*Source: Nielsen National TV View Live + 7 Day Ratings, excluding repeats, specials, and <5 telecasts; 15-16 Season = 9/21/15-9/18/16

 

To accommodate fan requests, iZOMBIE: The Complete Third Season is also available on Blu-rayTM courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. The Blu-rayTM release includes all bonus features on the DVD, and is also arriving October 3, 2017. Warner Archive Blu-ray releases are found at Amazon.com and all online retailers.

 

Will Seattle become the capital of a zombie homeland? In season three, Liv has discovered there are more zombies living in Seattle than she previously believed, including a private military contractor employing a zombie army that is preparing for the day humans learn of their existence. Major finds acceptance in this army, and Liv and Clive investigate the murder of a zombie family that may set off an all-out zombie-human war. Ravi’s former boss at the Center for Disease Control shows up in Seattle to investigate the Max Rager massacre. Blaine finds living as a human with no memory of his evil past is more blessing than curse. Peyton pulls at a thread in one of her cases that may lead to the villain that’s pulling all the strings. This action-packed season will follow Liv, as she takes on the traits of a dominatrix, a JACKASS-style stunt man, an office gossip, a pre-school teacher, a conspiracy theorist, a dungeon master, and more.

 

“After three strong seasons, iZOMBIE continues to have ravenous fans who are always hungry for more” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “We think the loyal fan base will be very pleased with the special features and the 13 visionary episodes from season three.”

 

iZOMBIE is based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo from DC Entertainment. The series was developed for television by Thomas and Ruggiero-Wright, who executive produce along with Danielle Stokdyk (Veronica Mars, Party Down) and Dan Etheridge (Veronica Mars, Party Down). iZOMBIE is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

 

 

13 ONE-HOUR EPISODES

 

  1. Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother
  2. Zombie Knows Best
  3. Eat, Pray, Liv
  4. Wag the Tongue Slowly
  5. Spanking the Zombie
  6. Some Like it Hot Mess
  7. Dirt Nap Time
  8. Eat a Knievel
  9. Twenty-Sided, Die
  10. Return of the Dead Guy
  11. Conspiracy Weary
  12. Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 1
  13. Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 2

 

 

 

BONUS FEATURES

  • iZombie: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
  • Deleted Scenes

 

DIGITAL HD

iZombie: The Complete Third Season  is also currently available to own on Digital HD. Digital HD allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital HD is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others.

 

BASICS

3 DVD-9s

$24.98 SRP

Street Date: October 3, 2017

Order Due Date: August 29, 2017

Audio:  English (5.1)

Subtitles: English SDH and French

Aspect Ratio:  Presented In 16×9 Widescreen Format

Approx Running Time: Feature – 572 minutes, Enhanced Content – Approx. 45 minutes

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TOMBOY #11 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 00:05

TOMBOY #11
Writer(s): M. Goodwin
Artist Name(s): Michelle Wong
Cover Artist(s): M.Goodwin, Danny Araya

Warren lures Irene to the courthouse, determined to find out what happened to his daughter, Jessica. Irene isn’t impressed with the trap he’s set for her, however, as Fate pulls all the major players together for one last showdown.

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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AMERIKARATE #4 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 00:05


AMERIKARATE #4
Writer(s): Brockton McKinney, Corey Kalman
Artist Name(s): Devin Roth
Cover Artist(s): Devin Roth (art) & Yaoyao Ma Van As (color art), Daniel Arruda Massa, Bill McKay, April O’Neil
Cover A – Regular cover (unlimited): Devin Roth & Yaoyao Ma Van As
Cover B – Movie Poster variant cover (limited to 1500): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover C – Sexy Time variant cover (limited to 1500): Bill McKay
Cover D – April O’Neil Cosplay Photo variant (limited to 1500)

Sam Kickwell and his partner in karate and love, Agent Cynthia Weaver, jump-kick their way into the belly of the beast – a Karate-Gang-Filled Mansion! They will have to punch, kick, stab, shoot and even sex their way through one vengeful, weapons-heavy, black-belted gang after another just to get near America’s greatest enemy… the evil dictator, Neon!

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99

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First Comics News - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 00:04

The Nampa Civic Center launches a premier event for comic and pop culture fans, Treasure Valley Comic Con.  The convention runs July 7-9.  The convention has secured multiple celebrity guests such as Aly Michalka of iZombie, Cooper Andrews of The Walking Dead and Todd Haberkorn of Fairy Tail.  They also have a variety comic artists, book authors, gaming and cosplay celebrities attending the show. A schedule of panels and activities will be released on their website and Facebook account as this three-day event gets closer.  The Nampa Civic Center is the perfect place for this first-year convention because it provides a unique intimate setting to have celebrity, comic and gaming guests accessible for fan interaction. Fan access to include panels as well as photo and autograph opportunities.

 

The Nampa Civic Center is excited about bringing a pop culture event to the Treasure Valley.

 

website: http://treasurevalleycomiccon.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreasureValleyComicCon/

Instagram: @tvcomiccon

Twitter: @tv_comiccon

 

tickets:  www.ictickets.com or 208-442-3232

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Valiant and Keep A Breast Team to Prevent Breast Cancer with All-New FAITH Special Edition – Debuting on the Vans Warped Tour ’17

First Comics News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 23:43

In advance of the first date of the Vans Warped Tour® ’17 presented by Journeys® this week in Seattle, WA, Valiant Entertainment – the award-winning publisher of the largest independent superhero library in comics and The Keep A Breast Foundation – the leading global youth-based breast cancer prevention organization – are proud to unveil the next step in their ongoing partnership with an all-new, exclusive comic book starring Valiant’s renowned hero Faith!

FAITH WARPED TOUR/KEEP A BREAST SPECIAL EDITION #1 features a brand-new, never-before-seen Faith story written by rising star Justine Prado (Finding Molly) with art by Valiant superstar Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Eisner Award nominee Kate Niemczyk (FAITH, Mockingbird). Get ready to meet Los Angeles’ leading superhero, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, as she confronts the realities of breast cancer head-on in a special standalone story, created in collaboration with The Keep A Breast Foundation. Faith has saved her city from alien invaders and common criminals alike…but when a different, more personal kind of scourge hits close to home, can Faith show strength in the face of an all-too-common affliction that has affected millions of women and men around the world?

Copies of the FAITH WARPED TOUR/KEEP A BREAST SPECIAL EDITION #1 will be available at select Vans Warped Tour® ’17 presented by Journeys®  tour dates, beginning with an exclusive debut this Friday, June 16th in Seattle, WA. Additionally, fans worldwide can read this important new chapter in Faith’s ongoing adventures with free downloads courtesy of comiXology, the official Valiant mobile app for iOS, and The Keep A Breast Foundation website.

“Teaming up with a force like Faith is so rad, especially with such a growing female readership in comics today,”  Shaney jo Darden, Founder & CCO of The Keep A Breast Foundation, told Womanista. “I think comics inspire people to stick up for themselves and others, to be their own advocate, and that’s exactly what we do. Being your own health advocate can really empower you, and knowledge gives you that power. Faith helps us celebrate our bodies through the power of different mediums, channels, and alter egos, showing how comics and art can put a spotlight on real issues, start important conversations, and empower us to be our own superheroes.”

Since 2016, Valiant and The Keep A Breast Foundation have teamed their efforts in the form of an official partnership dedicated to furthering the California-based non-profit’s ongoing mission with new initiatives in educational publishing, fundraising merchandise, convention and exhibitions outreach around the world, and much more. In addition to the debut of the FAITH WARPED TOUR/KEEP A BREAST SPECIAL EDITION #1 – Valiant and Keep A Breast’s first full-length comics collaboration – Faith continues to serve as Keep A Breast’s “comics ambassador” and will continue to appear in a number of the foundation’s global promotional endeavors, both on the Vans Warped Tour® ’17 presented by Journeys® and around the world.

“As Faith’s popularity continues to soar with each passing year, her role as Keep A Breast’s official ambassador to comics fandom has only become that much more important,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales. “Valiant and Keep A Breast share the same vision of saving lives by bringing breast health awareness to new audiences in traditionally unexplored arenas. Now, as an official sponsor of this year’s Vans Warped Tour, Valiant is proud to present Faith and Keep A Breast’s message to tens of thousands of passionate fans and new readers through education and entertainment in the pages of this story.”

The release of the FAITH WARPED TOUR/KEEP A BREAST SPECIAL EDITION #1 also marks Valiant’s latest exclusive addition to the publisher’s plans for the Vans Warped Tour® ’17 presented by Journeys®. Beginning this month, Valiant’s award-winning library of comic book superheroes will be hitting the road with America’s longest-running touring music festival for an immersive collaboration spanning the summer 2017 season. Together, this new partnership will be bringing the Valiant Universe of comic heroes – including Faith, X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Livewire, Ninjak, and more – to posters, promotional pieces, merchandise, and more at over 40 Vans Warped Tour® ’17 presented by Journeys® tour dates across the United States.

From June through August, join Valiant at the following Vans Warped Tour® ’17 presented by Journeys® dates to pick up your copy of the FAITH WARPED TOUR/KEEP A BREAST SPECIAL EDITION #1:

June 16, 2017
Seattle, WA

July 8, 2017
Wantagh, NY

July 9, 2017
Hartford, CT

August 5, 2017
San Diego, CA

August 6, 2017
Pomona, CA

Created by former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter and Eisner Award-winning writer and artist David Lapham in Valiant’s acclaimed HARBINGER series in 1992, Faith has long been a central icon of Valiant’s award-winning publishing line. Then, in early 2016, Faith took her long-awaited, much-demanded first step toward solo stardom with FAITH #1 – a groundbreaking debut that quickly became the highest-selling superhero debut of 2016 from any independent publisher. In the time since, Faith’s adventures have garnered near-universal critical acclaim and attention from a host of international media outlets, including The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, The Independent, MTV, The New York Times, NPR, Nylon, PBS, People, Seventeen, Today, Vox, The Washington Post, and dozens more. Most recently, Faith’s ongoing series earned a 2017 Eisner Award nomination for “Best New Series” – one of the comic book industry’s most coveted and prestigious awards.

Download a digital copy of the FAITH WARPED TOUR/KEEP A BREAST SPECIAL EDITION #1 now on comiXology, the official Valiant mobile app for iOS, and  The Keep A Breast Foundation website, or pick it up the next stop on the Vans Warped Tour® ’17 presented by Journeys® – coming soon to a town near you!

For more information, visit Keep-A-Breast.org and ValiantEntertainment.com.

### About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit them online at ValiantEntertainment.com.

About The Keep A Breast Foundation:

The Keep A Breast Foundation™ is a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support. Since its inception in 2000, KAB has worked with young people to remove the shame associated with breasts and breast cancer health. Through various initiatives and programs such as breast cast art exhibitions, the “Non Toxic Revolution”, “Check Yourself App” and “i love boobies!” campaign, KAB has opened up the dialog about breast cancer, and has proven to be a doorway to breast self-awareness and education.

Keep A Breast has grown into the leading global youth-based breast cancer prevention organization, with global affiliates in Japan, Canada, Europe, and Mexico. Constantly pushing the boundaries of the pink ribbon status quo, Keep A Breast has always encouraged young people to love their boobies, get to know their bodies, and be aware of changes.








FAITH WARPED TOUR/KEEP A BREAST SPECIAL EDITION #1 – Interior Artwork by Clayton Henry with Brian Reber

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MORE 25TH ANNIVERSARY IMAGES OF TOMORROW VARIANT COVERS REVEALED

First Comics News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 23:40

PORTLAND, OR, 06/13/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal three more of the variants planned for July’s 25th anniversary theme—“Images of Tomorrow.”

After 25 years of ushering in waves of bestselling, award winning, and groundbreaking comics, these variants will celebrate the longevity of Image Comics’ series with covers speculating possible future events in their storylines.

Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants.

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 5th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 12th):

  • RAT QUEENS #4 by Kurtis Wiebe & Owen Gieni, cover by Jim Valentino & Chance Wolf (Diamond Code APR178255)
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY #7 by Rick Remender & James Harren, cover by Farel Dalrymple (Diamond Code APR178975)
  • THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #29 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie, cover by McKelvie (Diamond Code APR178260)

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 12th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 19th):

  • CURSE WORDS #6 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, cover by Browne (Diamond Code APR178258)
  • THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #2 by Howard Chaykin, cover by Chaykin (Diamond Code APR178246)
  • REGRESSION #3 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, cover by Luckert (Diamond Code APR178254)
  • ROSE #4 by Meredith Finch & Ig Guara, cover by Guara (Diamond Code APR178259)

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 19th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 26th):

  • DESCENDER #22 by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen, cover by Nguyen (Diamond Code APR178248)
  • GENERATION GONE #1 by Ales Kot & André Lima Araújo, cover by Araújo (Diamond Code APR178245)
  • I HATE FAIRYLAND #14 by Skottie Young, cover by Young (Diamond Code APR178244)
  • ROYAL CITY #5 by Jeff Lemire, cover by Lemire (Diamond Code APR178249)

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 26th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 3rd):

  • CROSSWIND #2 by Gail Simone & Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs (Diamond Code APR178257)
  • POSTAL #21 by Bryan Hill & Isaac Goodhart, cover by Linda Sejic (Diamond Code APR178252)
  • SHUTTER #30 by Joseph Keatinge & Leila Del Duca, cover by Del Duca (Diamond Code APR178256)
  • SPAWN #276 by Todd McFarlane, cover by McFarlane (Diamond Code APR178250)
  • UNDERWINTER #5 by Ray Fawkes, cover by Fawkes (Diamond Code APR178247)
  • WAYWARD #22 by Jim Zub & Steven Cummings, cover by Cummings (Diamond Code APR178253)

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 2nd (final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 10th):

  • SAMARITAN: VERITAS #3 by Matt Hawkins & Atilio Rojo, by Stjepan Sejic (Diamond Code APR178251)

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RICH REVIEWS: Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern # 5

First Comics News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 23:37

Title: Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern # 5
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Story: Robbie Thompson
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Barnaby Bagenda
Colors: Alex Guimaraes
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Cover: Dan Mora
Variant Covers: Julian Totino Tededsco, Paul Rivoche, Felipe Massafera, David Ryan Robinson with character portraits by Rod Reis
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Website: www.boom-studios.com
Comments: Grodd wants them all to kneel to him, both humans and apes. Green and Red Lanterns are in one big battle. Hal, John, Guy are armed with rings and so are many apes.
Cornelius makes a fairly good Green Lantern.
There is fighting and action but it seems subdued. It happens but lacks emotion.
The entire comic is done in a low key way. The art looks good but it has nothing about it that stands out.
Sinestro makes a brief appearance and he is the hi-lite of the issue. Is he better than having Grodd in control? Who will get the ring that controls the other rings?
Hal and the other Green Lanterns are there but they all seem defeated in their attitudes. Sinestro is the only Lantern who comes across with attitude.

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FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 23:36
This summer, every second counts…and Valiant’s stratospheric hero is assuming her rightful role at the forefront of Valiant’s greatest champions for a millennia-smashing conflagration at the end of existence itself!

Valiant is proud to present the first lettered look inside FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of A SPECTACULAR SUMMER EVENT launching Faith out of her Eisner-nominated solo adventures and into the highest-stakes team-up history has ever known alongside Rai, X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades, Timewalker, and a near-infinite army of the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes of the present and future! On July 26th, the time stream gets turbulent as Eisner Award-nominated writer Jody Houser (FAITH, Mother Panic), explosive artist Stephen Segovia (WAR MOTHER, Action Comics) and comics legend Barry Kitson (HARBINGER, Fantastic Four) join forces to send Faith and Neela Sethi, Timewalker on a centuries-spanning rescue mission to save history from all-out eradication at the hands of a megalomaniacal intelligence too powerful for a single hero!

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

“[FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE] was more about having a villain different in style and scope than we’ve seen in [Valiant] before, while still feeling like a villain that fits into Faith’s world specifically,” series writer Jody Houser told Comic Book Resources. “He’s weirdly cute for an entity that wants to kill everything and everyone. Hopefully Faith and the others don’t underestimate how dangerous he is…”

On July 26th, an enemy unleashes entropy at the far end of time…and Faith leads the die-hard team of Rai, X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades and special surprise guests recruited from the ancient world to 4001 A.D. to save the modern day from a malevolent force bent on eradicating existence one century at a time! The clock is ticking, so don’t miss a moment as Valiant’s high-stakes summer event presents a timeless jumping-on point that will forever be etched in history, only in FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 – featuring covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (DIVINITY), Kano (Daredevil), Marguerite Sauvage (FAITH), and Felipe Massafera (Shaper)!

FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 (of 4)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and BARRY KITSON
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY171952)
Cover B by KANO (MAY171953)
Variant Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (MAY171955)
Variant Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA (MAY171956)
Blank Cover Also Available (MAY171954)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 26th (FOC – 7/3/17)

FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #2 (of 4)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JUN172066)
Cover B (Wraparound) by MONIKA PALOSZ (JUN172067)
Variant Cover by PAULINA GANUCHEAU (JUN172068)
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE (JUN172069)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 30th (FOC – 8/7/17)
FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 – Cover A by Jelena-Kevic Djurdjevic


FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 – Cover B by Kano


FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 – Variant Cover by Marguerite Sauvage


FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 – Interior Artwork by Stephen Segovia with Ulises Arreola


FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 – Interior Artwork by Stephen Segovia with Ulises Arreola


FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 – Interior Artwork by Stephen Segovia with Ulises Arreola


FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 – Interior Artwork by Stephen Segovia with Ulises Arreola


FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 – Interior Artwork by Stephen Segovia with Ulises Arreola

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ALL NEW FATHOM #5 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 23:35
ALL NEW FATHOM #5 (vol 6)

Blake Northcott – Story / Marco Renna – Art / John Starr – Colors

 

Dive back into the world of MICHAEL TURNER’S FATHOM!

 

After exposing a traitor with designs on toppling the Elite Blue Council, Aspen and Tyler are taken hostage! Meanwhile, the deadly Typhos – once rudderless and erratic – are invigorated with new purpose: overthrow the Blue capitol city of Muria!

 

FATHOM #5 is in stores June 14th, 2017!

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Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #1 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 07:55

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #1
writer: Jim Butcher, Mark Powers
artist: Diego Galindo
cover: Diego Galindo
incentive covers: Diego Galindo (B/W art)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
Jim Butcher’s worldwide bestselling Dresden Files saga continues in this original limited series!
Harry Dresden is a man on the edge—and that is something that can be dangerous to friend and foe alike. He’s been drafted by a senior member of the White Council of Wizards to investigate a series of murders in rural Mississippi. As always, there’s more afoot than is immediately apparent. The question is, will Harry’s state of mind keep him from seeing it, and will his actions lead him into direct conflict with the wizard who’s depending on his help?

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John Carter: The End #5 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 07:28

John Carter: The End #5
writer: Brian Wood, Alex Cox
artist: Hayden Sherman
covers: Garry Brown (a), Juan Doe (b)
incentive cover: Garry Brown (B/W art), Juan Doe (“virgin art”)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
WORLD WAR MARS! The battle for the fate of Mars kicks off, and from the depths of the planetary core comes a fighting force that has not been seen for a millennium.

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Homies TP preview

First Comics News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 07:28

Homies TP
writers: David Gonzalez,
Elliott Serrano
artist/cover: Andrew Huerta
FC • 104 pages • $15.99 • Teen+
COLLECTS ISSUES 1-4
In Barrio Quién Sabé, the entire community is one big familia, laughter and good times are the perfect cure for reality, and the Homies love their lowriders like they love their ladies: painted, sexy, curvy, and dressed to kill. Follow the colorful, oddball characters in four wild adventures: the wedding of Gata to would-be bachelor-for-life Hollywood, a charity match of rival luchadores to save the neighborhood community center, the haunting of the Mexican legend La Llorona, and the arrival of an illegal alien… of the extraterrestrial kind! Welcome to East Los Angeles, esé!

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Pierce Brown’s Red Rising: Sons of Ares #2 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 07:23

Pierce Brown’s Red Rising: Sons of Ares #2
writer: Pierce Brown, Rik Hoskin
artist: Eli Powell
covers: Toby Cypress (a), Eli Powell (b)
Order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
Pierce Brown’s Red Rising continues with Sons of Ares!
While the Sons of Ares are on the run as their mission takes a deadly turn, Fitchner Au Barca’s time at The Institute is revisited. He learned many lessons there, but the most important of all was one of loyalty. The Peerless Scarred stand above all and look down on the rest. Their dismissal of one of their own proves to be a fateful error.

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DC COMICS: BOMBSHELLS RETURN TO COMBAT IN NEW SERIES ‘BOMBSHELLS UNITED’

First Comics News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 04:26

Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Sauvage bring more Bombshells action this August

 

The Nazi-punching fan-favorite heroes of DC Comics: Bombshells are returning for a brand-new digital-first series this August with BOMBSHELLS UNITED. Wonder Woman, Batwoman, Supergirl and more continue to fight the oppressors of World War II as they head to a new location—the United States! Writer Marguerite Bennett continues to pen the greatest roster of female Super Heroes alongside artist Marguerite Sauvage, who returns to the title for our first arc.

“BOMBSHELLS UNITED refocuses our story as an alternate history and asks the question, ‘If you could live this life over, what would you do differently?‘” says Bennett. “We journey back to different theaters of the war, and will tell stories of defining moments of the characters there — both the stories as they unfold within the BOMBSHELLS universe, as well as information on how the true events played out.

“In particular, I was inspired — with some trepidation — to tell this new chapter of BOMBSHELLS after realizing that this dark chapter of American history was being overlooked, ignored, or even erased from our national narrative. I read a variety of novels and history texts, took several trips to Manzanar and spoke with volunteers.  Then I deferred to a variety of Asian-American creators and editors in order to make sure that the story I was creating was respectful, and that I was telling an honest and truthful story, that drew heavily from the experiences of those who underwent this atrocity, and survived with power and grace. I want to highlight something that should never be forgotten or removed from our story.

“I very much hope the new series is fierce, fun, emotional, educational, and powerful in and of itself, in the context of our past and our present, and reminds us of the chance to better our future — to be better, next time.”

Our new tale begins in 1943, with Wonder Woman is headed to Arizona. Cassie Sandsmark and Donna Troy called for Diana’s help when their families were forced from their homes under Executive Order 9066, which displaces them and other Japanese and German Americans into internment camps. To save them, Wonder Woman will be forced to confront the very armed forces she fought beside on the European front. The series will continue to bring more of DC’s pantheon of female Super Heroes to the page, with thrilling new adventures within the alternate-history timeline.

The new series will also bring a new structure, with each arc focused on a particular hero or group of heroes, in order to dive deeper into each storyline.

The first chapter will launch Friday, August 25, with new chapters available weekly. Print issues will collect two digital chapters each beginning September 6, shipping twice monthly.

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TREASURE VALLEY COMIC CON IS COMING…

First Comics News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 04:12
TREASURE VALLEY COMIC CON

It’s here! The valley’s premier pop culture event The Nampa Civic Center launches a premier event for comic and pop culture fans, Treasure Valley Comic Con. Learn more about this exciting event by going to

Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 9

Nampa Civic Center
311 3rd Street South
Nampa, ID 83651
(208) 468-5500
www.treasurevalleycomiccon.com

Cosplay/Costume Contest

ADULT COSPLAY Contest
Date/time: Friday, July 7 at 6:30pm

Contestants must be registered attendees of the current year Treasure Valley Comic Con.

Contestants who enter the adult contest will need to place themselves in a category according to their age and experience level

Novice Class – This category is for contestants new to costuming or costume competitions.

Journeyman Class – This category is for contestants with acquired skill in costuming or competition.

Master Class – This category is for contestants with significant experience with costuming or costume competitions who wish to receive scrutiny and specific criticism regarding their costume

Adult Category- 18+ This Category is for adults 18 and up. Store-bought costumes will not be judged. Your costume should be one you made or modified yourself. The Treasure Valley Comic Con contest rules are as follows:

Costumes must be at least 30% modified from original piece. This applies specifically to accessories and the body of the costume; footwear and jewelry do not apply to the 30% rule.
You can have had assistance for approximately 30% of your costume; if you had someone assist you with your costume, please inform the judges what work was done; including modifications to pre-existing materials and pre-purchased items.
We will allow for a few minor pre-made and pre-purchased items.
We are looking for originality, craftsmanship and creativity.

Documentation of the costume is required; you may show reference pictures, inspiration pictures, progress pictures, design sketches and finished pictures must be in color. And you need to make sure to include four (4) copies, One (1) for each judge.

The Adult Category judging of the Treasure Valley Comic Con Costume Contest will occur in two phases:

Contestants will have their costumes evaluated one on one prior to the presentation evaluation.
Contestants will have their costumes evaluated on stage at the Presentation Evaluation.
Contestants must be ready to go 30 minutes prior to the presentation evaluation.

CONTESTANTS WHO ARE LATE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE COMPETITION

During the One on One evaluation contestants will be judged on construction, sewing, fabrication, and over all appearance of costume. Judges will verify original construction and modifications. Modifications will be carefully assessed by our judges.

Presentation Evaluation contestants will be judged on over all appearance, stage presence, character performance, creativity and originality.

The presentation evaluation for the Treasure Valley Comic Con Adult Costume Contest, to be held in front of a live audience the Auditorium, it is scheduled from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday July 7th, 2017. (the one on one evaluations will occur at this time as well). Contestants need to be present and ready to go at 6:00PM

All costumes should provide enough coverage to be worn in public and should be in good taste and appropriate for a family-friendly show.

No flash, fire, explosives, fireworks, smoke (including incense), fog (including dry ice), or incendiary devices, such as caps or smokers, will be allowed.
No chemicals, powders, thrown glitter or confetti will be allowed.

If weapons are part of your costume, they must conform to the Treasure Valley Comic Con Weapons Policy:

No sharp swords or knives or actual working weapons are allowed. Wood, rattan, bamboo, plastic, cardboard, foam, or rubber weapons are acceptable. Inspection of all weapons will be required prior to the show, regardless of material. Contestants are responsible for their own weapons, and for moving them onto and off the stage
No profanity will be allowed on stage. That includes messages on signs or clothes.

CHILD COSPLAY Contest
Date/time: Saturday, July 8 at 10:30am

Child Category 5-12

This category is for children who just want to show off their costume.

Store bought costumes are permitted.
Children are encouraged to be creative with their costumes.
Child Category (Teen) 12-17

This category is for teens who are budding cosplayers and want the opportunity show off their costumes.

Although store bought costumes are permitted teens should be encouraged to show off their own unique style.
Originality and creativity will be given some weight during judging.
Teens will be judged on over all appearance of costume and stage presence.
If teens want to have their costumes evaluated one-on-one please let the Treasure Valley Comic Con Costume contest know and they will include them in the schedule; however, this evaluation will be just for the teen and allow them to obtain feedback from one of our Judges.

The Children’s Contest will occur on July 8th, 2017, from 10:30-11:30AM.

Contestants need to be present and ready to go at 10:00AM

Gaming Competitions

Smash Brothers Bracket Competition
Two Brackets for Children 12 and 13 and Up

Friday, July 7

12 PM
8 Players Bracket competition 1st and 2nd place move to finals
4 PM
8 Players Bracket competition 1st and 2nd place move to finals
7 PM
8 Players Bracket competition 1st and 2nd place move to finals

Saturday, July 8

12 PM
8 Players Bracket competition 1st and 2nd place move to finals
4 PM
8 Players Bracket competition 1st and 2nd place move to finals
7 PM
8 Players Bracket competition 1st and 2nd place move to finals

Sunday, July 9

11 AM
8 Players Bracket competition – Semi Finals
1 PM
8 Players Bracket competition –Finals

Prizes will be given to 1st ,2nd and 3rd place players

Treasure Valley Avengers

The Treasure Valley Avengers are a not for profit based organization that portray Marvel superheroes for charity events, schools, conventions and festivals!

Most of their shows and interactions are improvised, so no two performances are exactly the same.

Their mission is to spread the simple message:

“You don’t have to have super powers to be a superhero.”

Description of the show:

This all improv, non-scripted show will be performed at Treasure Valley Comic Con 2017!

All six Infinity Stones are hidden at Treasure Valley Comic Con. Loki has arrived to claim them for himself!

Loki will stop at nothing to get them all and rule the Universe. S.H.I.E.L.D., along with The Avengers and The Guardians of the Galaxy, are asking for your help to protect the stones!

Loki has once again, stolen the Mind Stone and is controlling one of the superheroes! If he is not stopped, all is lost.

Who is Loki controlling? What lengths will he go to get all of the stones? Where did Spiderman leave his pants?

All of these questions and more will be answered in this hilarious Murder Mystery with a Marvel Twist!

Shows in the Garden:

Saturday, July 8 @ 3pm

Sunday, July 9 @ 1:30pm

Wrestle Club

Wrestle Club Is Idaho’s First And Only Professional Wrestling Company.

Wrestle Club Provides Entertainment That All Ages Can Enjoy.

Support your local wrestling club! Scream, shout, cringe and have fun watching these amazing wrestlers battle it out in the ring!

Shows in North West Parking

Friday, July 7 @ 6:30pm
Saturday, July 8 @ 1pm
Sunday, July 9 – TBD

Presentations

Brain Computer Interface Drone Presentation by Jim McKeeth

Saturday, July 8th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

I travel around the world, to places like Washington D.C., Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, Australia, South Korea, India, Japan, Brazil, etc. teaching software developers about the latest technology in software development. One of my recent presentations was about interfacing the brain directly with computers and I have a demonstration showing how to fly a quadcopter drone using only your thoughts. I even had an engineer from the Air Force in attendance for one of my session to learn how to fly drones with your mind.

Chief Developer Advocate & Engineer for Embarcadero Technologies out of Austin, Texas
Long time software developer (25+ years)
Invented and patented pattern and swipe to unlock
US Patent # 8352745 & 6766456, etc.
Built thought controlled drone with Google Glass
Host of Podcast at Delphi.org
Lives and works from home in Nampa, Idaho, USA with family & dogs
Improvisational ComedySportz performer with CSz Boise
Contributor to Internet of Things and Data Analytics Handbook on the topic of the brain computer interface (BCI).
Inventor on over 26 patents
Contributing author for two different books on software development
Flew around the globe in one week
Guest speaker and trainer at more conferences than I can count
Been guest speaker on TV, in magazines, on the radio, etc. in multiple countries

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‘The Rejected’ Coming Soon

First Comics News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 03:09

Source Point Press is releasing a new horror graphic novel titled ‘The Rejected’, which is hitting stores this fall. An early limited edition variant cover was released at Motor City Comic Con in May and promptly sold out at the convention. Source Point Press and writer Stan Konopka will be giving one more chance at getting an early limited edition release with a special run of 100 Garden State Comic Fest exclusive covers that can be purchased at their convention July 8th and 9th. This variant cover will feature artwork by Keyla Valerio (the artist from the incredibly popular Source Point Press comic ‘The Séance Room’).

The Rejected is written by Stan Konopka, with art by Corey Christian Anderson, lettering by Micah Myers, and with cover art by Shawn Langley. While the title does not hit stores until this fall, it will be available digitally in July, and Source Point Press is taking pre-orders for print copies on their website now, to ensure loyal readers get a copy before it sells out. The 56-page graphic novel retails for only $5.99. “This creative team is a welcome addition to the Source Point Press family, and The Rejected is a perfect fit in our lineup,” says Editor-In-Chief Travis McIntire.

This synopsis of the graphic novel was provided by writer Stan Konopka and famed author and filmmaker David C. Hayes: Billy is hounded, bullied and abused. He wants nothing more than a loving family… but it doesn’t seem to be in the cards for him.

That hate. That dejection. It calls out in Billy’s voice and, this time, something answered. The Rejected, led by Mr. Teeth, offer Billy otherworldly protection and a place in the family. The shadowy beings allow Billy to take his revenge on anyone that maligned him. Billy has to be careful, though. The Rejected can make your desires come true… but at what price?

“The Rejected is the type of story that we can all relate to on some level, and one that forcibly turns your head to face the darkness within us all,” says Source Point Press Art Director Joshua Werner. “What would we do? How far would we go, if we had Mr. Teeth by our side?”

Source Point Press is a Detroit-based publisher of horror, sci-fi, and mystery comics, books, and graphic novels. Founded in 2012 by Joshua Werner and Trico J. Lutkins, Source Point Press now find themselves as one of the fastest growing small press publishers in the industry!

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KID SHERLOCK #1 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 01:43

KID SHERLOCK #1
Writer(s): Justin Phillips
Artist Name(s): Sean Miller (Pencils), Lesley Atlansky (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Sean Miller (Covers A), Dennis Culver (Cover B – Limited to 1500 copies)

John Watson doesn’t feel like he really fits in as the new student at Baker Elementary. If it wasn’t bad enough being the only dog, it seems he has already gained the attention of the class bully, Kyle. Out in the play yard, Watson feels even more alone until he meets a young boy named Sherlock Holmes. While quite clever, Sherlock is often so lost in his own thoughts that he is oblivious to the people around him. However, when Watson shows an interest in Sherlock’s work it sparks the beginning of an adventure Sherlock never expected: friendship. Their first mission, identify the bad smell that has been afflicting their classroom.

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99

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HERO CATS #17 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 01:43

HERO CATS OF SKYWORLD PT. 2 (HERO CATS #17)
Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Omaka Schultz
Cover Artist(s): Omaka Schultz
Inks: Omaka Schultz
Colors: Julie Barclay

Locked away with a Brain, an Athlete, a Basket Case, and a Princess. It’s detention time for Bandit. The Hero Cats of Skyworld meet for the first time!

3-part story covers connect to form a huge poster!

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99

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BETTY & VERONICA #3 preview

First Comics News - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 21:22

BETTY & VERONICA BY ADAM HUGHES #3
All Heck breaks loose in Riverdale as the final act of BETTY VERSUS VERONICA reaches its combustible conclusion! The streets of Riverdale run red under the rockets’ red glare and no one will ever be the same!
Script: Adam Hughes
Art: Adam Hughes, José Villarubia, Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Hughes
Variant Covers: Adam Hughes, Bengal, David Mack, Paolo Rivera
On Sale Date: 6/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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WONDER WOMAN $435,202,503 WORLDWIDE

First Comics News - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 14:53

Wonder Woman as of Jun. 11, 2017

$205,002,503 United States & Canada
$5,037,636 Australia
$7,792,894 Brazil
$67,410 Bulgaria
$38,697,548 China
$1,819,455 Colombia
$184,812 Czech Republic
$179,330 Finland
$210,815 Hungary
$91,128 Iceland
$1,226,699 Italy
$27,763 Lithuania
$8,224,311 Mexico
$964,993 New Zealand
$279,596 Portugal
$255,954 Romania
$3,996,973 Russia
$127,182 Slovakia
$16,716 Slovenia
$315,753 South Africa
$8,446,267 South Korea
$463,513 Turkey
$1,857,679 United Arab Emirates
$7,965,476 United Kingdom

Total Worldwide: $435,202,503

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