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RICH INTERVIEW: Frederic Bremaud Writer “Love the Fox”

First Comics News - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 00:33


First Comics News: Why do you like to work on “Love the Fox”?

Frederic Bremaud: I like the stories where the characters are numerous, where all can take different directions. Love is a silent series. In writing it, one is obliged to return to the essence of the image, to simple things. Things so simple that they can no longer be seen.

I also like animals and their reactions. This is a great privilege.

Finally, I am very interested in ecology. And when one wants to preserve nature, one can denounce, by bringing solutions. Some do it very well. In Love, we do not denounce. We show how nature is. We try to make sure people like it and do not want to abandon it.

In short, presentation or denunciation are complementary.

And so, to summarize, I like this series because it allows me to combine my different passions related to ecology, animals, comics and narration in general.

1st: What is the story of “Love the Fox”?

Frederic: It is the story of a fox on an island whose volcano is erupting. An island that sinks into the ocean and whose inhabitants react differently according to their instincts.

But it’s not just that. It speaks of a gray whale that escorts its small babies towards the north, caught by orcas. And a polar bear that evacuates its iceberg in peril when it crosses the volcanic island.

These are several stories that actually come together.

1st: What is special about this fox?

Frederic: It goes against the grain. All the animals of the island move away from the molten crater. The fox, on the other hand, is moving toward it. And we do not know why. At the beginning at least …

1st: Are there other animals involved in this comic book?

Frederic: Of course, and of all sizes.

So a polar bear arrives on the island. A brown bear that sees his arrival as an evil eye. Muskoxen, porcupines, birds of all kinds, puffins, penguins, seals, gannets, who plunge into the sea to catch the fish.

In short, a lot of animals …

1st: Will there be or are there other comics in this series?

Frederic: The first episode of the series is The Tiger. The fox is the second. The Lion was then made. All these albums are already published in America by Magnetic Press. The fourth album on dinosaurs will soon be released by the same publisher.

At the same time, always with Federico Bertolucci, and always with Magnetic Press, we publish Little Tails. It is for us the same series in a certain way. We talk about nature, but for the little ones, and explore new possibilities to tell. Today, the albums on the forest, the savannah, and the jungle have been translated. Soon will also be published the episode on the sea, the farm and the prehistory.

As for Love, we think of a fifth volume on the seabed.

1st: What is “Leonid” all about? Why use a cat in “Leonid” and not some other animal?

Frederic: Leonid is a cats story on a farm. It also shows the animals of the farm and the dogs, but it is true that the felines occupy the main square.

The story, in two volumes, tells of a little neighborhood where lambs disappear, and where the farmer seems to accuse the cats. Pursued by the two dogs of the farmer, Leonid, a very young cat, must prove the innocence of his fellows and discover who is hiding under these terrible crimes.

Actually, it’s all based on a real story I had when I was younger, on my parents’ farm. Albino cats, completely crazy, attacked the youngest lambs.

A war of cats, therefore, where the actors of history really existed. Leonid is now an adult cat. He was not born at the time of the events, but I nevertheless enlisted him … He lives today in Normandy.

1st: Why should someone read “Lolika”?

Frederic: I do not know. This is a very different cartoon, closer to series like Akira. There, it is a bit a tribute to some mangas. Lolika, in fact, is what society could become if we continue to militarize it unceasingly.

Rich: What is the story in “Cats!”?

Cats tells the adventures of Manon and his cat Grapefruit. Like me, she shares her life between the continent and the island of Noirmoutier. Each page presents a story.

And here too, Grapefruit really existed. He was kind but rather distracted.

1st: What is special about “Artemis”?

Frederic: Nothing. I wanted in this series in two volumes, to speak of the Greek myths. I had fun, but in the end, the result is very classic. Too much probably.

In short, nothing special.

1st: What would be your dream comic book to work on?

Frederic: An album about the universe and the planets, with action, but without characters, and without texts. Simply movements that tell a story not boring. One day I will try but it may be difficult.

1st: Who or what has inspired you?

Frederic: For Love, I do not know. My personal adventures in the countryside (small, I raised the horses on the farm, I drove the flocks to the ponds and the hills …), my travels in the places of history.

So a little bit of everything.

1st: How can someone contact you?

Frederic: On facebook, I am Frederic Bremaud (with one R unlike my pseudonym). We can also leave a message on the page of the editors I work with, such as Magnetic Press, Glénat, Soleil, Ankama, Bamboo … They will transmit.

You can also see me from time to time in the salons. I do not do much, but it’s always a pleasure.

1st: Any words for the fans of your work?

Frederic: The fans of my work are above all the fans of the designers for whom I write. It’s normal. Then I will probably say to them: “No, no, the designer is the other, but it’s nice nevertheless! “

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Art Of Wrestling #337: Juice Robinson

First Comics News - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 16:02

Once NXT star CJP, now Juice Robinson basically lives at the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo. Colt and Juice who’ve known each other for years talk about the fears of leaving WWE to venture into the wild west of pro wrestling.
Sponsors:
www.Harrys.com (CODE: WRESTLING)
www.BlueApron.com/colt

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STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL – A New Five-Part Crossover Beginning This May!

First Comics News - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 15:55

“Star Wars” & “Doctor Aphra” Collide For All-New Story

New York, NY—February 9th, 2017 — Two of the biggest comics in the industry collide as Star Wars and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra cross over for the first time! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL – a blockbuster five-part story beginning this May! Superstar writers Jason Aaron (Star Wars, The Mighty Thor) and Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra) join forces once again to combine their two hit series for an epic crossover in the mighty Marvel manner!

 

“We’re so excited for The Screaming Citadel because it brings a whole new tone and feel to the Star Wars characters we know and love,” says series Editor Jordan D. White. “The titular citadel is our version of the dark and mysterious castle on the hill, and our cast of rebels and rogues are the adventurers who face a stormy night exploring the darkness. Kieron and Jason write these characters so vibrantly, it’s awesome to see them thrown into a new situation like this…get ready for a good one!”

 

Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side-by-side into the darkest corners of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams with Doctor Aphra! The good Doctor has an offer for this flyboy farm boy – help her, and she’ll provide him with information crucial on his quest to become a Jedi. With an offer he can’t refuse on the table, this unlikely duo finds themselves deep into the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel! Can Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will the Citadel’s Queen and the dark forces lurking within make their journey a one-way trip?!

 

“In writing the issues so far reminds me of how much fun it was writing Star Wars: Vader Down and mixing up the casts together,” says Jason Aaron in an interview with Marvel.com. “And it reminds me how much there still is left on the table. We did that crossover and the whole thing was these two casts fighting against each other, but we really only scratched the surface of what’s out there for stories. It’s been a blast getting back to that.”

 

Kicking off in May’s oversized STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL #1 one-shot, the adventure continues later that month in the pages of Star Wars and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra! What secrets lie deep within the citadel’s walls? Find out when STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL begins this May!

 

STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL #1
Part 1 of Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel

Written by KIERON GILLEN

Art & Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
On Sale In May!

 

STAR WARS #31

Part 2 of Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel

Written by JASON AARON

Art by SALVADOR LARROCA

Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
On Sale In May!

 

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #7
Part 3 of Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel

Written by KIERON GILLEN

Art by ANDREA BROCCARDO

Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
On Sale In May!

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DUSK a Graphic Novel

First Comics News - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 15:51

Dusk, A Graphic Novel Kickstarter

Lafayette, LA artists seek funding to print independent graphic novel.

LAFAYETTE, LA, February 1st — Writer Brandon Gary and artist Jason Bienvenu spent the last two
years creating and self-publishing t he comic book Dusk. As they finish work on the sixth and final issue
of the first story arc, they are looking to the internet for funding to print all six issues in a single volume.
Using the popular fundraising website, Kickstarter, the two Louisiana natives are offering something in
return for your support and the more you give the more you’ll get. You can get rewards such as a
physical or digital copy of the book, prints, original artwork and even a coloring book with art from the
pages of the comic.

Hoping to raise the $5,000 needed to print the books quickly, Brandon and Jason are most excited
about getting physical copies into the hands of their fans.
For more information and a free digital copy of the first issue, visit www.spero.studio
What is Dusk?

Dusk is a sci-fi thriller that takes places on a distant planet hanging completely motionless in space. The
only city is built along the strip of land between the sun-scorched wasteland on one side and the frozen
darkness on the other. The city’s brighter districts are warm and resort-like while the darker parts suffer
from more crime and disease. Two sisters find themselves wrapped up in the troubles that lurk in the
city’s shadows. Unexplained deaths, ancient alien artifacts, children disappearing and more mysteries
confound the police. Ultimately the fate of the planet is in the hands of a teenage girl.


Important Links
Kickstarter

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Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio with bonus content on Blu-ray and DVD February 21 from BBC Home Entertainment

First Comics News - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 15:43

Catch up on the Doctor’s latest adventure with Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio on Blu-ray and DVD February 21, 2017, with newly announced bonus content.

 

 

DOCTOR WHO: THE RETURN OF DOCTOR MYSTERIO

DVD $19.98 ($24.98 in Canada) / BD $24.98 ($30.98 in Canada)

Approx. 60 mins + bonus content / single disc

 

In Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio, join the Time Lord, played by Peter Capaldi, as he teams up with an investigative journalist, played by, and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat. Written by Steven Moffat, the special stars Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, Shameless) as Grant, along with Matt Lucas (Alice in Wonderland, Bridesmaids), Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player), Adetomiwa Edun (Lucifer, Bates Motel), Aleksandar Jovanovic, and Logan Hoffman. Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio aired on BBC AMERICA in the U.S. and on Space in Canada. It is executive produced by Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett, and directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark). It was shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios. Doctor Who is produced by BBC Studios Wales. Bonus content includes A New Kind of Superhero, in which we ask what it is about the Doctor that makes him so heroic, and a special Christmas Doctor Who Extra, in which stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, showrunner Steven Moffat, and many more give fans a very special inside look at the making of The Return of Doctor Mysterio.

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Strange Stars OSR Arrives--and a Special Deal!

Sorcerer's Skull - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:00

Now you can explore the Strange Stars universe in Sine Nomine's Stars Without Number or similar OSR-derived science fiction games! The Strange Stars OSR supplement is now available in pdf.

The contents include:

  • Tips for creatings characters and 19 clades--from Atozan librarians to armored thrax warriors--as player character options.
  • A catalog of adversaries and threats from the monstrous ssraad to the more subtle agents of the Instrumentality.
  • A gazeteer of known worlds and rules for creating random orbital habitats
  • A sampling of factions big and small from across the known galaxy
  • Advice on running adventures and campaigns in the Strange Stars with a random adventure seed generator
And here's a special deal for early adopters: Everyone buying the pdf will get a coupon for $3.55 off the cost of the soft cover when it's released.

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract – Trailer Debut

First Comics News - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 08:51

Christina Ricci, Miguel Ferrer, Taissa Farmiga, and Jake T. Austin voice this upcoming DC animated film.

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RICH INTERVIEW: Danielle Nungesser Actress Scare & Crow Prod.

First Comics News - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 08:34


First Comics News: How did you become a part of Scare and Crow Productions?

Danielle Nungesser: This was a project that I was brought onto by Amy Grimes. They were looking for an actress for the role and I took it.

1st: Why do you like to act?

Danielle: I’ve been wanting to act since I was 5. When I turned 26, I started that dream. It’s a relief. And I’ve been more passionate about it since I started my YouTube channel with my first SAG film, Dolan.

1st: Can you tell us about what your working on at Scare and Crow Productions?

Danielle: The name of the film is Ghost House. It’s supposed to be a comedy horror film. I’m both a dramatic and comedic actress, so this works well!

1st: Do you like to portray a strong female character when you act?

Danielle: It really depends. When I act, I don’t judge my character. I just bring m character out no matter who she is.

1st: What is “Dolan” about?

Danielle: It’s about these 4 girls who just graduated from High School and they are spending their last sleep over together before heading to college. But then they get harassing phone calls from a stranger outside the house. Later he just goes on a killing rampage. But I didn’t want to make this typical slasher kind of movie. I wanted something a little more deep with my killer. Something the audience could sympathize with. Dolan is free to watch on my YouTube channel “Danielle Nungesser”

1st: You wrote/produced/directed and acted in “Dolan” did you find it overwhelming at times doing so much?

Danielle: It was pretty overwhelming. I was the SAG producer, and this was my first film. The cool thing though is I hired Robin Shelby onto the project. She played Slimer in Ghostbusters 2 and Lady Slimer in the Ghostbusters reboot movie. Super sweet lady!! She chilled me out when I felt overwhelmed. Everyone did an amazing job and Tim Hale blew my mind with his performance as Dolan. In the end, it was a great hit with almost one-thousand hits on YouTube.

1st: What is your acting role in “Dolan”?

Danielle: I played Jamie. She was basically the idiot out of the group, haha. The one that gets killed off first. But I did that on purpose just so I could concentrate on the directing.

1st: You were in “Unwavering” how do you think this movie turned out?

Danielle: I haven’t yet seen Unwavering, but I can say that I think it’s going to be an amazing and touching movie. I’m not religious, but I don’t think you have to be to appreciate Unwavering. I loved everything about it and Josh Menning is a great director as well as a great person.

1st: What will people find on your youtube channel?

Danielle: There’s Dolan, but funny thing is I do a lot of comedy skits and nerd talk. I’m a huge Star Wars fan and people who watch my channel love that. I also do motivational speaking and feel good videos. I want my channel to be a place of entertainment and positivity.

1st: What is your personality like?

Danielle: I can be pretty shy, but once you get to know me, I can be quite annoying and obnoxious. Haha! Not too much, but enough to make people say, “Oh gosh, she’s crazy.”

1st: Do you like being the center of attention and why?

Danielle: Honestly, I only do what makes me feel good. I don’t mind people talking to me, but again… I’m really shy. I like to be in the light if someone wants to talk to me, but then afterwards I say thank you and try to move out of it as soon as I can.

1st: Are you a Geek Girl, do you like chocolate and tattoos?

Danielle: One, Yes! Two, can’t live without it. Three, I have a few tattoos and I wish to have one more.

1st: What do you think of “Boondock Saints”?

Danielle: Boondock Saints molded me into the actress that I am now. I’ve looked up to Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus for over 8 years now. I met them a few times and each time has been amazing.

1st: Any advice for people wanting to be actors?

Danielle: Don’t quit. That’s how you fail. And believe!

Here are my websites : www.youtube.com/c/danielleNungesserwww.imdb.me/danielleNungesser

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RICH REVIEWS: Brigands # 5

First Comics News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 22:23

Title: Brigands # 5
Publisher: Action Lab Comics
Writer: Ram V.
Artists: ROSH, Nick Barber, Kel Nuttall
Cover Artist: Sommanth Pal
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Website: www.actionlabcomics.com
Comments: This book contains bloodwork, bladework and fast-talking sharp-tongued devils.
The illustration of the telescope is well done. More details in the panel would have been nice instead of black shading.
The art in general needs to be less pasty looking. The facial expressions look like the face is melting.
The female assassin she is the best drawn character. Her red dress is gorgeous. Her forehead changes sizes in the comic when it should not be.
The story does not explain itself. Blackheart gets into a sword fight and it is anti-climatic. A sorcerer uses his powers and he looks lame.
The story ends with a comet in the sky signaling good luck. This is the start of another adventure which is the continuation of this one.

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TT GAMES ACQUIRES PLAYDEMIC TO CREATE NEW LEGO MOBILE GAMES

First Comics News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 21:21

Burbank, Calif. – Feb. 8, 2017 – TT Games, part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and the makers of best-selling LEGO® titles including “LEGO® Star Wars™” and “LEGO® Dimensions™,” has acquired the UK-based  Playdemic, one of Europe’s highest-regarded mobile games companies. Playdemic will stand alongside TT Games studios, Traveller’s Tales and TT Fusion, creating new kinds of LEGO games designed and built for the latest generation of players on mobile.

“We couldn’t be happier to bring on board such a talented and capable team,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “Playdemic brings a unique set of skills to complement our existing studios, and a tremendous track record on mobile. They’re a perfect fit – and will enable us to take advantage of exciting new opportunities to build new kinds of socially-connected LEGO games.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our company,” said Paul Gouge, Playdemic CEO. “We built Playdemic to create innovative, meaningful mobile games with high production values, which deliver a uniquely social, incredibly fun and shared experience for our players – and cannot imagine a better context in which to continue that work. We’re all huge fans of the LEGO Group and the LEGO games made over the years by TT Games, and we’re tremendously proud to be able to make a new contribution to that legacy.”

Based in Wilmslow, Playdemic employs 33 staff. Their existing portfolio of successful mobile titles, including “Golf Clash” and “Village Life,” have been downloaded more than 50M times, generating in excess of $50M of revenue and will remain live and supported by TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Playdemic’s latest release, “Golf Clash,” has achieved huge acclaim from players, making it a top grossing title in the US and Internationally.

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ABRAMS SIGNS DEAL WITH BOOM! STUDIOS TO PUBLISH ORIGINAL LUMBERJANES MIDDLE-GRADE NOVELS

First Comics News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 20:31

New York Times bestselling author Mariko Tamaki to pen
four-book series launching in Fall 2017, with illustrations
by 
Lumberjanes co-creator Brooke Allen

New York, NY (February 8, 2017) — Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, will launch an original middle-grade fiction series based on Lumberjanes, the bestselling graphic novel series published by BOOM! Studios, it was announced today by Andrew Smith, senior vice president and publisher of ABRAMS Children’s Books. In addition to the middle-grade novels, other formats that dive deeper into the world of Lumberjanes are also planned. The publishing program, which is for world rights, was acquired by Smith and Susan Van Metre, vice president and editor-in-chief, and was negotiated with Filip Sablik, president of publishing and marketing at BOOM! Studios. Charlotte Sheedy at Charlotte Sheedy Literary represented Tamaki, and Charlie Olsen at Inkwell Management Literary Agency represented Allen in the deal. Van Metre will edit the books.

Bringing the beloved Lumberjanes characters into a novel format for the first time, the series features original adventures that reveal back stories of scouts Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley, and introduces a host of new supernatural mischief-makers around the camp for Hardcore Lady Types.  The series will be written by New York Times bestselling author and Printz Honor winner Mariko Tamaki, and illustrated with black-and-white art throughout by Brooke Allen, one of the original creators and illustrators of the Lumberjanes comics. Book One in the Lumberjanes series will publish in October 2017 with a first printing of 150,000 copies.

“We are huge fans of the Lumberjanes and are so excited to extend the beloved, action-packed, and inclusive world of the comics into the world of middle-grade fiction and beyond. We can’t wait for existing fans and new readers alike to dive into the epic new adventure that Mariko and Brooke have created,” says Smith. “We also look forward to announcing further collaborations with BOOM! Studios in the coming months.”

The New York Times bestselling Lumberjanes is a comic and graphic novel series created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooke Allen that was launched under BOOM!’s BOOM! Box imprint in 2014. Since its initial release, the series has won multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards along with a GLAAD Media Award, and routinely lands on “Best Of” and “Top Ten” lists across the industry. Lumberjanes has sold over 800,000 copies and is available in more than six languages worldwide. In 2015, 20th Century Fox optioned Lumberjanes for development as a feature film with screenwriter Will Widger. In 2016, the studio announced the attachment of Emily Carmichael to direct the film. Also in 2016, BOOM! published Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy, a crossover series with DC Comics.

“Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooke Allen created something incredibly rare with Lumberjanes, a series that has not only been critically acclaimed and a sales phenomenon, but a property that has ushered in widespread changes throughout the comic publishing industry,” says Sablik. “They and everyone at BOOM! love the books ABRAMS publishes and couldn’t be more excited to see Mariko and Brooke extend the world of Lumberjanes for middle-grade readers and beyond.”

In this new middle-grade series, readers are welcomed to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin—Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley—love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen . . . and go on supernatural adventures. In the series opener, when the challenge-loving April leads the girls on a hike up the tallest mountain they’ve ever seen, things don’t go quite as planned. For one thing, the mountain might not be a mountain. Also, unicorns.

An aggressive marketing campaign for the Lumberjanes novel series is planned, including joint promotion with BOOM! studios, Comic-Con promotion, national publicity, author appearances, retail promotion and a large social media presence.

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VAMPBLADE VOL. 3 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 20:28

VAMPBLADE VOL. 3
Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young, Marco Maccagni
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young

As Katie learns more about the Vampblade suit, and the blades purpose, her confrontation with the other-dimensional Glarkian threat escalates. Is it too late to save her city from ultimate destruction at the hands of these demonic hidden invaders!?!

Collects the explosive third story arc of the on-going hit Danger Zone series.

128 pgs./ M / FC $14.99

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TOMBOY #10 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 20:28

TOMBOY #10
Writer(s): M. Goodwin
Artist Name(s): Michelle Wong
Cover Artist(s): M.Goodwin, Michelle Wong

While the D.A. takes matters into his own hands, Mark tries to reconnect with Addison, but with Trent on the move, it may be too late, as Fate pulls all the major players towards a final violent showdown.

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

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MIRACULOUS #10 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 20:26

MIRACULOUS #10
Writer(s): Zag Entertainment
Artist Name(s): Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist(s): Zag Entertainment
Arranged and Adapted by: Cheryl Black and Nicole D’Andria

It’s Valentine’s Day! Marinette is determined to declare her love for Adrien while Kim confesses his love for Chloé. Great mistake for the latter: rejected by the pesky Chloé, Kim gets turned into Dark Cupid by Hawk Moth. Now a red and black angel, he flies over Paris to shoot the inhabitants with evil roses. With their wounded hearts, the Parisians see the love they have for their friends turn into hate. Ladybug and Cat Noir intervene, but they don’t know that their feelings will be put to the test…

64 pgs./ E / FC $4.99

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INFINITE SEVEN #1 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 20:25

INFINITE SEVEN #1
Writer(s): Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Arturo Mesa (Pencils), Geraldo Filho (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Arturo Mesa (Covers A, B, D-F), Kirbi Fagan (Cover C)

For centuries, a secret world government has employed the INFINITE SEVEN, the world’s greatest assassins, to do their dirty work. The only way to become one of their members is to prove your worth by killing one of them. But what happens when Anthony Zane, a teenage boy from the suburbs, does just that? Action hero archetypes are re-imagined in what is sure to be the blockbuster series of the year!

NOTE: Covers D and E interlock with 5 covers to be released throughout the first arc to form a MASSIVE Infinite Seven Poster!

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99 (CVRS A-B), $4.99 (CVRS C-E), $5.99 (CVR F)

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HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY #15 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 20:23

HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY #15
Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Peter Cutler, Kyle Puttkammer, Andrea Puttkammer
Cover Artist(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Inks: Ryan Sellers, Sarah Elkins
Colors: Sigi Ironmonger, George Gant

Rocket’s origin is revealed! Debuting the art of Hero Cats writer and creator Kyle Puttkammer.

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99

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DOLLFACE #2 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 20:21

DOLLFACE #2
Writer(s): Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton
Artist Name(s): Dan Mendoza
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza (regular, Pin-up, and Tattered & Torn variants), Ray-Anthony Height, Victoria Harris
Cover A – Dan Mendoza (unlimited)
Cover B – Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500): Dan Mendoza
Cover D – Pin-up Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover E – Ray-Anthony Height variant cover (limited to 1500)
Cover F – Victoria Harris Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500)

Still getting used to her new body and life in our modern time period, Lila comes to find that she is not the only soul from the past that exists in the 21st century. After hundreds of years will Lila at long last exact revenge and put her soul to rest? Get ready for this action-packed second issue, “FIRST KILL!”

Retailer exclusive coves are available, please contact bseaton@actionlabcomics.com.

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

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BRIGANDS #4 preview

First Comics News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 20:20

BRIGANDS #4
Writer(s): Ram V
Artist Name(s): Alex Diotto, ROSH, Kel Nuttall
Cover Artist(s): Mukesh Singh

Our heroes make their last stop at the port city of Cartaduan to take a ship across the Niere into Krantal where they must steal the Myros Pendulum. But Stilian Desault’s past is catching up with him. There’s a price on his head and an assassin known only as The Count is aiming to collect. Meanwhile a familiar foe is out for revenge and on the prowl in the streets of the port city. Cartaduan’s a great place to visit but the stay will kill you. Danger lurks around every corner and sharp ends and devil’s deals must both be negotiated.

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99

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Wednesday Comics: Storm: Pirates of Pandarve

Sorcerer's Skull - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:00
My exploration of the long-running euro-comic Storm, continues with his adventures in the world of Pandarve. Earlier installments can be found here.

Storm: The Pirates of Pandarve (1983) 
(Dutch: De Piraten van Pandarve) (part 3)
Art by Don Lawrence; script by Martin Lodewijk

Storm and Rann travel back to find Ember. She  is gone, though they do find her bow. Rann is certain she is dead--there are many dangers in space, after all--but Storm can't convince himself.

They travel on to Vertiga Bas the Pirate Planet to see if they can find Rann's daughter. Around the planet there is a swarm of ships. Rann explains:


The two locate the ferryman. He operates a hot air balloon that transports people from "orbit" to the only landing zone allowed to visitors--for a price. Rann grumbles about the cost, but he pays it.

A Vertiga Bas official greets them when they arrive. He tells them the laws of the Theocrat hold no sway here; there is only one law. For a price, he explains: Do nothing wrong. This actually means: "don't get caught by the police doing anything that might be considered an offense." These who break the law of Vertiga Bas are branded with a yellow circle, and anyone who gets two yellow circles is ejected into "orbit" by a catapult, there to die of thirst and hunger.

Storm and Rann don't plan to stay long. They make their way to a bar to try to find information. Storm asks the barkeep if he knows of any ships that have arrived recently with slaves to sell. The barkeeper informs him that asking questions is "considered anti-social in Vertiga Bas." After Rann pays him, the man becomes more helpful: in the Market of a Thousand Jars there is a slave market and a new ship has just unloaded its wares.

Arriving at the market, Rann immediately sees his daughter:


The slave trader tries to get in Rann's way and gets punched for his trouble. That action earns Rann a yellow circle brand:


Rann's daugher goes up for auction. Rann bids 300 credits and wins, but he doesn't have the money on  him, but he assures the auctioneer he can get it. In view of his status as a newcomer, they give him one hour to come up with it, otherwise the girl will go on the block again.

Rann doesn't know how he can get the money in that short amount of time, but Storm has an idea.

TO BE CONTINUED

THE ROCK IS MAKING A MOVIE ABOUT PAIGE AND HER FAMILY

First Comics News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 01:13

The Rock announced on Facebook that his Seven Bucks Productions is partnering with WWE Studios and Film 4 to release a new movie on Paige and her family of pro wrestlers.

BREAKING: Our Seven Bucks Productions is excited to announce production on a cool project we’ve been working on for years based on a very unique and gritty professional wrestling family and their daughter’s journey into the spotlight of the WWE.

Years ago (2012) while shooting Fast & Furious in London, I was up at 3 am (too much caffeine) and stumbled upon a documentary on a UK station about a local wrestling family and their daughter’s unlikely journey into the global spotlight. That daughter, is current WWE Women’s Superstar, Paige. The family element I saw in the doc, is what grabbed my attention. That no matter how crazy life gets, no matter how dysfunctional our families can sometimes be and especially regardless of how much we fight – we’re always there for each other when it counts. That’s what families do.

My gut said there was a great movie to be made so I sent to my agent Brad Slater at WME who loved it. He sent it to my long time ace producer Kevin Misher, who immediately responded to the doc and he thought we should go after one of our favorite writer/directors for material like this, Stephen Merchant.

Merchant, being from the UK, locked into a strong POV and vision of how gritty and heartfelt this film needs to be and the rest is history.

A pleasure to partner with WWE Studios and Film 4 to bring this great story to life.

I’ve been buds with Paige for years now and we’re all excited to bring her and her family’s story to life.

Cool casting announcements coming this week!

#FightingWithMyFamily #SevenBucksProds
#MisherFilms #WWEFilms #Film4

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