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THE ADVENTURES OF MIRU TPB A Message from Writer Rick Laprade

First Comics News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:20

THE ADVENTURES OF MIRU TPB
Writer(s): Rick Laprade (script), Rick Laprade & J. McClary (story)
Artist Name(s): J. McClary (pencils, inks),
Elenora Dalla Rosa (colorist), Rick Laprade (lettering)
Cover Artist(s): J. McClary (art) & Elenora Dalla Rosa (colorist)
128 pgs./ A / FC
$17.99

Miru, a mild mannered dragon living in NYC, discovers he is at the center of a universal conspiracy set to destroy all realities and existence.

The Adventures of Miru tells the tale of a group of outcasts overcoming their differences, facing their own personal demons, and finding the powers within themselves to save the day.

The series has serious heart. Given, I’m biased. We cover a slew of issues ranging from acceptance to mental illness, and we tackle it in a cross between high fantasy and hardcore sci-fi. It’s easily the most fun I’ve ever had writing, and I feel like the series can speak for itself. While we are only five issues deep, we have over a hundred planned. The breadth of the series, however, has a thousand tales to tell.

The Adventures of Miru is a classic quest of the hero tale, defining the true essence of good and evil in the most magical of ways. Vast in scale and with endless possibilities, Miru’s world of Gaia is the literal nexus of all dimensions, promising all sorts of technology, magic, and fantastical creatures. The presiding themes are trust and friendship, as outsider Miru is generally hated because of how his species ravaged the world for generations.

If a reader gets anything out of the series then I’m a happy camper. If they enjoy it, it inspires them, it helps them in some way, or even if they don’t like it and it pushes them to do something better… mission accomplished.

This series is a huge passion project. It comes from many sleepless nights, social anxiety, and playing Dungeons & Dragons for 25 years. The world we created is very important to me, and it’s huge. I know the characters are important to the whole team, especially Jemal, who created Miru years ago. Thankfully, he let me run with it and create a ton of supporting characters to populate the universe.

The Adventures of Miru collects issues #1-5 of the series. It will be available in a comic book shop near you on August 30th, 2017. Order you copy with the Diamond item code JUN171080.

Enjoy a preview of these grand adventures from The Adventures of Miru #2, pages 9-14:

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What Is The Vanishing Point?

First Comics News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:03

Coming in Secret Empire 10

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Valiant Reveals Second Wave of NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Covers – Striking Into Shelves This Summer!

First Comics News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 17:15

Valiant is proud to reveal its second wave of NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE variant covers – the next in an all-new line of steel-shattering shelf covers spotlighting the battle-hardened heroes of the upcoming VALIANT DIGITAL webseries! Arriving on shelves in comic shops everywhere throughout the summer, get your first look at the hotly anticipated live-action debut of Valiant’s most iconic and renowned heroes – including Ninjak, Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Livewire, Archer & Armstrong, and more – as realized by the series’ star-studded cast.

Announced last year at New York Comic Con, NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE is a first-of-its-kind, live-action digital series. Premiering online in late 2017, the bone-shattering, six-episode series will pit MI-6’s master assassin, Ninjak, against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes for a bloodstained battle royale torn from the pages of the largest independent superhero universe in comics. The series will be the first project from VALIANT DIGITAL – a new division of Valiant Entertainment committed to producing original content in live-action, animation and emerging media created specifically for the digital arena.

Colin King is Ninjak, MI-6’s deadliest intelligence operative and weapons expert. When the ruthless assassin Roku exploits his greatest weakness, Ninjak will be forced to betray his closest allies. Now, on the run, he must face off against the most powerful heroes known to man for a high-octane, take-no-prisoners trial by fire more perilous and more unpredictable than any he’s faced before. In 2017, the world’s most dangerous super-spy goes to war with the Valiant Universe…

All summer long, get ready for a steel-shattering battle royale between the world’s most feared super-spy and a deadly gauntlet of the world’s most formidable warriors with the NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE line of variant covers – returning to comic shops this summer on the following releases from Valiant Entertainment:

RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1
Written by Rafer Roberts; Art by Francis Portela
On Sale JUNE 14th

RAPTURE #2 (of 4)
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by CAFU and Roberto De La Torre
On Sale JUNE 21st

BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1
Written by Eliot Rahal; Art by Khari Evans
On Sale JULY 5th

RAPTURE #3 (of 4)
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by CAFU
On Sale JULY 19th

DIVINITY #0
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Renato Guedes
On Sale AUGUST 16th

RAPTURE #4 (of 4)
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by CAFU
On Sale AUGUST 30th

Each NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE variant cover is available as a standard “order all” shelf cover and will be available for retailers to order in unlimited quantities at the standard suggested retail price.

Directed by Aaron & Sean Schoenke of Bat in the Sun Productions – the creators of the massively popular YouTube sensation Super Power Beat Down – and written by Aaron Schoenke, Sean Schoenke, and Joe Harris, NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE stars Michael Rowe (The CW’s Arrow and The Flash) as Colin King aka Ninjak; Jason David Frank (Power Rangers) as Bloodshot; John Morrison (WWE, El Rey’s Lucha Underground) as the Eternal Warrior; Chantelle Barry (90210, Entourage) as Roku; Kevin Porter (Dodgeball) as Armstrong; Ciera Foster (Two and a Half Men) as Livewire, and Derek Theler (Freeform’s Baby Daddy) as X-O Manowar; among others yet to be revealed. The series will be produced by Dinesh Shamdasani, Josh Johns, and Gavin Cuneo for Valiant Entertainment.

This year, Ninjak goes to war with his former allies – Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Livewire, Archer & Armstrong, and more – for a razor-tipped whirlwind of grueling combat and relentless punishment! As VALIANT DIGITAL‘s much-anticipated webseries prepares to launch the best of Valiant’s most battle-hardened icons into live action, prepare yourself for the epic battles that await with the next round of NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE variant covers — coming soon to a comic shop near you!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR172125)
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY (APR172126)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (APR172128)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (APR172129)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available (APR172127)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale JUNE 14th (FOC – 5/22/17)

RAPTURE #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (APR172119)
Cover B by J.G. JONES (APR172120)
Character Design Variant by KANO (APR172122)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR172123)
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN (APR172124)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available (APR172121)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 21st (FOC – 5/29/17)

DIVINITY #0
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (JUN172060)
Cover B by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA (JUN172061)
Cover C (Wraparound) by CLAYTON HENRY (JUN172062)
Variant Cover by PETER BAGGE (JUN172064)
Variant Cover by KANO (JUN172065)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available (JUN172063)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 16th (FOC – 7/24/17)


RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 – NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Cover


RAPTURE #2 (of 4) – NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Cover


DIVINITY #0 – NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE Variant Cover

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AMIGO COMICS SEPTEMBER 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 15:03

THE APOCALYPSE GIRL #1 (of 4)

Author(s): El Torres
Artist(s): Ramiro Borrallo
Cover Artist(s): Ramiro Borrallo

Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Format Comic book, FC, 32 pages
Price: $3,99
UPC Code: 732030830837—00111

Most common teenage issues are self-esteem, stress and pressure, dating, appearance and those worries and teen angst that won’t go away. Metis is 16, has all these problems and some more… Because, on top of that, the End of the World happened and she has to cope with blood-thirsty demons and a 4000-years old, critical, undead mom!

 

THE LAST HUNT #4 (of 4)

Author(s): Hannu Kesola & Ken Janssens
Artist(s): Paul Moore & Beth Varni
Cover Artist(s): Paul Moore & Beth Varni

Genre: Science Fiction
Format Comic book, FC, 32 pages
Retail Price: $3,99
UPC Code: 732030830820—00411

It all comes down to this: the thrilling conclusion to the hit, blood and oh-so-many guts, sci-fi miniseries. Witchcraft and evilness can thrive in the cold, empty space. As the Last Hunt ends, who will be the final ones standing, the hunters of the prey?

 

PLANET OF DAEMONS #4 (of 4)

Author(s): Kevin Gunstone
Artist(s): Paul Moore, Stefan Mrkonjic
Cover Artist(s): Paul Moore and Stefan Mrkonjic

Genre: Action/Supernatural
Format: Comic book, FC, 32 pages
Retail Price: $3,99
RESOLICITED OCT161144 > STKCODE: STL026059
UPC Code: 603803997920—00411

In the labyrinth of Sathariel, Amos Deathridge faces the disturbing truth behind his arrival in the Qliphoth and the real identity of the Succubus Queen, Heinous. Shocking revelations that threaten to break his spirit before his showdown with Count Elig

 

The Westwood Witches TP

Author(s): El Torres
Artist(s): Abel García, Angel Hernández
Cover Artist(s): Ángel Hernández

Intended Audience: Mature Themes
Genre : Horror
Format : Comic book sized, FC, 116 pages
Retail Price: $19,99
ISBN: 9788416074761- 51999
RESOLICITED JUN150913 > STKCODE: STK678832

Jack Kurtzberg is a successful writer of witch-romance bestsellers… and he hates it so very much.

Suffering from writer’s block after the death of his brother, he decides to move back to his hometown, not knowing that his new neighbors are a coven of beautiful, blood-thirsty, demon-worshipping witches hiding in plain sight.

This volume reprints the critically acclaimed horror miniseries written by prestigious Haxtur & ExpoComic award-winning El Torres.

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Weird Revisited: The Slime Emotional Spectrum

Sorcerer's Skull - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:00
This post appeared almost five years ago to the day. Multi-colored ring wearers were a new thing in comics at the time. Since the time it originally appeared, I've wondered what infrared and ultraviolet slimes might feed on, but I haven't yet come up with a satisfying answer.

If power rings can come full spectrum, so can slimes.  Let's run the list:

Red: The color of blood, these slimes are drawn to violence or displays of anger. They show up just after battles to absorb victor and victim alike. As they dissolve prey, their color deepens.
Orange: In some ways, these slimes (which have the look and consistency of pulped oranges) are the most sinister. Drawn to cheerful moods, they wait to take adventurers leaving dungeons after successful delves. Chemicals in their substance cause uncontrollable laughter in those they attack.
Yellow: Timid in their movements, these slimes feed off cowardice and fear. Fleeing adventures or monsters will draw their attention.
Green: Greed and avarice bring this species oozing out of the darkness. They tend to lie in wait around treasure troves.
Blue: Sadness and depression are the lures for these. They tend to try to trap creatures in a room for which there is no escape. They move in slowly, seeming to savior the despair as it builds.
Indigo: More rarefied in their appetites than others (if a slime can be said to be rarifed) these slime seek to absorb magic-users and others seeking transcedence through knowledge. Magic tomes and ancient inscriptions draw them. They may wait quiescent for years for a victim in the right mindset.
Violet: These slime do something positive on their own perverse way.  As they flow over victims they bring calm and soothe negative emotions.  This is no doubt a solace to the person so consumed.

RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 07:25
RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR172125)
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY (APR172126)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (APR172128)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (APR172129)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available (APR172127)

It is the year 4002 A.D…

Rai, the spirit guardian of Earth, has uncovered an ancient tome filled with history’s greatest tales and civilization’s darkest moments. Charting the dawning days of ancient Mesopotamia, all the way to the rise of New Japan, the history of the Valiant Universe is laid bare in shocking and revelatory detail. From X-O Manowar to Bloodshot to Faith to Divinity…history will reveal untold revelations for Valiant’s greatest heroes and antagonists!

In the tradition of the original RAI #0, Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADE) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (FAITH) unleash a celebration of Rai’s 25th anniversary with the third of four standalone specials honoring the most famed Valiant stories ever told!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale JUNE 14th (FOC – 5/22/17)

         

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RICH INTERVIEWS: Sukanya Basu Mallik Writer/Author “Shards of Ink”

First Comics News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 07:16

Sukanya Basu Mallik, is an alumnus of Auxilium Convent school, that loves to write poems and short-stories. She was a creative writer for many popular journals and magazines in India like The Telegraph in Schools, Indian Sahitya Academy bimonthly, Reader’s Digest & The Teenager Today. She is a co-author of 7 anthologies till date including an anthology of “30 best stories” by Future publishers and distributors, Kolkata & ‘divérsé-city youth anthology (Austin International Poetry Festival ). She’s also looking forward to publishing her debut by the end of this year

First Comics News: Why do you love to write?

Sukanya Basu Mallik: Well… it’s like asking, “Why do you live?”. Writing is natural to me. People often ask me how I write, or what I exactly try to convey through my poems, but the truth is, there is something … that makes me write, that makes those words flow through my fingertips. I don’t really put in any extra effort. It just happens

1st: What genre stories do you write for The Pen Man’s Diary Publishers?

Sukanya: It was a sort of moral fiction. It revolves around the themes of promise, faith & parental love.

1st: In “Shards of Ink” who is the main character and what are they like?

Sukanya: The father, he is separated from his child & leaves no stone unturned to keep up the promise he made unto his khokon

1st: Why will people enjoy reading “Shards of Ink”?

Sukanya: It is a collection of stories from different writers and that makes if diverse. Eclecticism is much admired by the modern generation.

1st: Will you do more writing for The Pen Man’s Diary Publishers?

Sukanya: That depends upon their future projects & mine too.

1st: Which piece that you have written is the most emotional for you?

Sukanya: I wrote a poem named “Turning of the fortune wheel” while I was suffering from some ambiguous disease last year. It was already 3 months of pain & the byproduct of disgust. “Taws the final year, of my high school and I was kind of devastated. I just wanted things to get better. That’s it!

1st: What did you contribute to “Dream Catchers: New Beginnings Vol. 1”?

Sukanya: It was a poem named “I dream to touch the sky one day”. I simply wrote down my thoughts based on the theme & it got selected.

1st: What was the most important thing you learned at Auxilium Convent School?

Sukanya: English! Creative writing in English is probably the only thing I do that I am proud about & that wouldn’t be possible without Auxilium. Also, A.C.B. owes the credits for all the hidden messages that I incorporate within my moral fiction pieces. The moral science classes at the lovely missionary school greatly influenced my personality.

1st: You are skilled in computer animation will you pursue this as a career at all?

Sukanya: You never know what life has in store. I could totally shift over from a creative writer to an animation or content writer. And if I don’t, I can still use my limited web designing skills for blogging and maintaining my own website.

1st: What did you write to win the Youth Anthology contest?

Sukanya: “Turning of the fortune wheel”

1st: What is Fame Compendium?

Sukanya: It’s an online global community for creative people. The community promotes writing, art & photography as of now.

1st: What is life like in India?

Sukanya: Interesting, but I definitely want to become a resident of the UK or US sometime soon.

1st: What are your career goals for your future?

Sukanya: I surely want to become a full-time writer, with a major influence in the industry. Seems too much aye? But then that’s my dream & I’m dreaming the hardest (with my eyes open!)

1st: What would you like to say to those who have read your work and enjoyed it?

Sukanya: I love reading your feedback, it might take some time if you text me on social media, filling up the contact form through my website can expedite this process though. I also receive a good number of emails from my dear juniors & followers asking me to critic their work, I actually do that! I know how it feels during the initial stages, always ready to help, just fill in the contact form or drop me an email at sukanyabasumallik@gmail.com.And do not forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to remain updated.

Happy Scribbling…

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BABYTEETH #1 giveaway contest for FANS and RETAILERS!

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:24

FOR FANS:

A) DAILY WINNER: One of the BABYTEETH #1 retailer variants:

B) GRAND PRIZE WINNER: A copy of each BABYTEETH #1 retailer variant, 30 comics total (announced at the end of contest)

Any member of our AfterShock Army newsletter list are eligible to win! Not a member? Sign-up for FREE between June 8th and July 5th 2017 here: http://bit.ly/ASarmy

Fan Contest Rules:

  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
  2. One daily winner will be selected from the existing and new newsletter members, starting June 8th ending July 5th 2017.
  3. One grand prize winner will be drawn on July 6th 2017.
  4. Only one email per person. Daily winning email address will be verified to owner’s name. Multiple entries with variable accounts will be disqualified, and a new daily winner will be selected.
  5. All non-duplicate entries, including daily winners, are eligible for the grand prize.
  6. As a winner of an AfterShock Comics contest, your voice, name and/or picture may be used for promotional, broadcast, or internet purposes without compensation.
  7. Prizes awarded are not redeemable for cash. No prize is transferable. No substitution for a prize will be made at the request of the winner.
  8. All winners are responsible for shipping cost. All comics are bagged and board, and will be shipped flat rate USPS priority (Domestic) and FedEx International (International).
  9. Winners will be expected to claim prize by contacting CustomerService@aftershock.ninja within 15 days notified that they are winners. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited and returned to AfterShock Comics to do with as they see fit.
  10. The following are specifically related to E-contests and E-Mail promotions for AfterShock Comics:
    1. All appropriate information in required fields must be entered correctly and completely or you will be disqualified.
    2. Duplicate entries or use of multiple emails for same contact will be disqualified.
    3. Any problems with the internet or email are not AfterShock Comics’ responsibility.

FOR RETAILERS:

A) TWO GRAND PRIZE WINNERS: Each retailer winner receives an original sketch cover by Garry Brown and an original sketch cover by Mike Rooth

Any member of our Retailer newsletter list are eligible to win. Are you an official Diamond Retailer but not a member of our AfterShock mailing list? Signup for FREE between June 8th and July 5th 2017 by emailing your Store Name, Diamond Store Number, and physical address to: Retailers@aftershock.ninja

Retailer Contest Rules:

  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
  2. One daily winner will be selected from the existing and new newsletter members, starting June 8th ending July 5th 2017.
  3. One grand prize winner will be drawn on July 6th 2017.
  4. Only one email per person. Daily winning email address will be verified to owner’s name. Multiple entries with variable accounts will be disqualified, and a new daily winner will be selected.
  5. All non-duplicate entries, including daily winners, are eligible for grand prize.
  6. As a winner of an AfterShock Comics contest your voice, name and/or picture may be used for promotional, broadcast, or internet purposes without any compensation to you.
  7. Prizes awarded are not redeemable for cash. No prize is transferable. No substitution for a prize will be made at the request of the winner.
  8. All winners are responsible for shipping cost. All comics are bagged and board, and will be shipped flat rate USPS priority (Domestic) and FedEx International (International).
  9. Winners will be expected to claim prize by contacting Retailers@aftershock.ninja within 15 days notified that they are winners. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited and returned to AfterShock Comics to do with as they see fit.
  10. The following are specifically related to E-contests and E-Mail promotions for AfterShock Comics:
    1. All appropriate information in required fields must be entered correctly and completely or you will be disqualified.
    2. Duplicate entries or use of multiple emails for same contact will be disqualified.
    3. Any problems with the internet or email are not AfterShock Comics’ responsibility.

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CW Fall 2017 Premiere Dates

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:22

The CW set fall premiere dates for its new and returning series…
Monday, October 9
8/7c: Supergirl (Season 3 Premiere)
9/8c: Valor (Series Premiere)

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 10
8/7c: The Flash (Season 4 Premiere)
9/8c: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 3 Premiere)

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 11
8/7c: Riverdale (Season 2 Premiere)
9/8c: Dynasty (Series Premiere)

 

 

 

Thursday, October 12
8/7c: Supernatural (Season 13 Premiere)
9/8c: Arrow (Season 6 Premiere)

 

 

 

Friday, October 13
8/7c: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Season 3 Premiere)
9/8c: Jane the Virgin (Season 4 Premiere)

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BATMAN’s Shocking Proposal & More News From the DCU

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:10


Thirty years, three series and it all comes down to this. In this DC All Access news roundup, we take a look at the final issue of Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Plus, we dive into the LEGO Batman Movie Blu-ray, preview this week’s new issues of Batman, Cyborg and Everafter, and say goodbye to The Flintstones, which ends its acclaimed run today with issue #12.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE: Watchtower on Lockdown

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:10


The Justice League has fought alien invaders, rogue armies and evil gods, but what good are super strength, heat vision and power rings against a virus? In this DC All Access comics clip, we talk to Justice League guest writer Shea Fontana about her debut this week on the bestselling title, which finds the League struggling to rid the Watchtower of a mysterious alien contaminant the Green Lanterns accidentally brought on board. We’re guessing it’ll take more than a dose of antibiotics…

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GOTHAM: Scarecrow Coming in Season 4?

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:09


Is this the end of Gotham? Well, hopefully not, but it IS the end of Gotham’s third season. In this #DCTV clip, we talk to the cast of the Fox series about what we can expect from tonight’s two-hour season finale and as well as next year’s highly anticipated new season. Gotham fans may have nothing to fear when it comes to their favorite show, but the same can’t be said for Gotham’s residents.

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IMAGE COMICS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY BY LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE WITH IMAGES OF TOMORROW VARIANT COVERS

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 19:27

PORTLAND, OR, 06/08/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal the first six of 18 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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Warner Bros. Consumer Products Launches ‘Join The League’ Global Initiative

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 19:23

WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS LAUNCHES IMMERSIVE PLATFORM TO PROVIDE FANS AROUND THE WORLD EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO HIGHLY ANTICIPATED JUSTICE LEAGUE FILM WITH

“JOIN THE LEAGUE” GLOBAL INITIATIVE

 

#JoinTheLeague to Debut Exclusive Content, Sneak Previews of Film-Inspired Products, Sweepstakes, Cast Interviews and More

 

Burbank, CA – June 8, 2017 – In a first-time global consumer initiative, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment are giving fans a chance to join forces with iconic DC Super Heroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg and stand alongside the Justice League via the #JoinTheLeague platform that kicks off  worldwide this week. Located at www.jointheleague.com, #JoinTheLeague will recruit fans to an exclusive, free membership experience delivering content, product sneak-peeks, digital and retail exclusives, sweepstakes, fan-engaging experiences and user-generated content, and so much more, inspired by the highly anticipated, epic action adventure Justice League, coming to cinemas worldwide beginning November 17, 2017, from Warner Bros. Pictures. This global initiative, which first kicked off in the U.S. in April as part of the film’s “Unite the League” campaign, will now expand to include 13 languages – and will include a special “#JoinTheLeague Saturday” on August 12 – and run into 2018.

The hub will host all things Justice League from exclusive product reveals and spotlights from brands like Funko, and New Era, as well as DC Collectibles, to film news, including exciting information on events and exclusive in-store opportunities. Among the hub’s array of activities are games and sweepstakes, which invites fans to enter for a chance to win never-before-seen film product culminating in an epic grand prize: their own personal invitation-only advanced screening of Justice League. The first sweepstakes contest announced – is in celebration of Wonder Woman – and timed to the DC Super Hero’s highly anticipated solo film opening as one lucky fan will win one of several Wonder Woman prizes.  Additional Justice League character-themed sweepstakes will follow in the months leading up to the release of the film. Fans can also experience brand new video content, images and much more, before public release, as well as get sneak previews of toys and collectibles before they hit store shelves. In addition to web-based touch points, weekly email updates will also be sent to League members.

Debuting this fall, exclusive Augmented Reality (AR) experiences will be available for fans that answer the call to #JoinTheLeague.

In addition to activations on the #JoinTheLeague global platform, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and its worldwide partners will be rolling out a number of Justice Leaguethemed products at top retailers around the world, including apparel and accessories, toys and collectibles, and home goods.  In support of this initiative, global retailers have developed tailored activations and exclusive elements to offer their customers, including Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR) experiences, digital activations, unique sweepstakes, exclusive product reveals, and custom retailer landing pages on the #JoinTheLeague hub.

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BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1-12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 19:21

This fall, Valiant is rewarding fans who pre-order the most bloody and brutal new series of the fall with specially expanded, limited editions spanning BLOODSHOT SALVATION’s furious first year!

Valiant is proud to announce the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1–12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – available only as a pre-order set to fans who reserve the first year of the blockbuster new ongoing series by New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Moon Knight) and explosive artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) with their local comic shop by the initial order date (IOD) of July 27th, 2017!

Released monthly, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with eight additional pages of specially expanded bonus content and extra features including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and more at no additional cost!

PLUS: Fans that order this one-time bundle by July 27th, 2017 will also receive the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 RAMPAGE REDUX – a FREE, LIMITED EDITION, and FULL-LENGTH COMIC BOOK – polybagged alongside the series’ first pre-order edition! Featuring the raw, black-and-white interior artwork of powerhouse artists Lewis LaRosa and Mico Suayan, plus brand-new bonus features – including “Top-Secret Mission Reports,” “The Biology of Bloodshot,” “Bloodshot’s Body Count,” and “The Complete History of Bloodshot” – this expanded encore presentation of BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 is available ONLY as a pre-order bonus and will never be offered for individual sale!

“Jeff Lemire is a true master of his craft, and he’s built a spectacular first year for BLOODSHOT SALVATION,” said Hunter Gorinson, Valiant’s Vice President of Marketing & Communications. “It’s a truly gut-wrenching tale of vengeance that showcases a massive new cast of villains and the classic, violent Bloodshot action that fans love. Work is already underway across the series’ first 12 issues, and Bloodshot’s journey over the coming year has already broken the hearts of everyone at Valiant. That is why we’re raising the bar even higher and creating our biggest set of 40-page, Pre-order Edition exclusives to date. Plus, we’re adding the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 RAMPAGE REDUX – a specially manufactured, pre-order bonus that’s only available as a ‘thank you’ to fans who make it into stores to reserve this limited-run Bloodshot bundle by July 27th, 2017.”

From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) & Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), a bloody and vengeful new era for Valiant’s Eisner Award-nominated Bloodshot saga begins this September as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never thought he’d earn: a family. But when a hateful secret from his true love’s past threatens their fragile peace, Bloodshot will be forced to run headlong into a barrage of blood, bullets, and broken bones for a revenge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear…

His sacrifice will be her salvation.

Now: In the arms of his beloved girlfriend Magic, Bloodshot has finally found hope for the future…in the form of the couple’s unborn child. But when Magic’s estranged family – a cruel and sadistic clan of homegrown criminals – re-emerge to lay claim to their lost daughter, Bloodshot will be pushed back to the brink of madness, mayhem, and warfare…

Soon: Eight years from today, Bloodshot’s daughter has inherited her father’s incredible abilities. Hunted by a high-tech kill squad called Omen, Jessie must hone her powers…and learn how to survive before the world is swallowed whole by the darkness that now pervades America…

Get a double-barrel blast of Valiant’s most dangerous hero when Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa, and Mico Suayan unleash the full fury of the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1-12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE, available only in comic shops beginning this September!

Fans and retailers, take note: The only way to obtain the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1-12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE is to reserve this limited item with your local comic shop by the initial order date (IOD) of July 27th, 2017! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues – including the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 RAMPAGE REDUX bonus issue – will not be offered in later solicitations!

Jump on board with a punishing new introduction to Jeff Lemire’s Eisner Award-nominated epic…and get the fully loaded Bloodshot experience that no true fan can afford miss with 40 pages packed with exclusive content each and every month, only in the BLOODSHOT #1–12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – available only to fans who pre-order with their local comic shop by July 27th, 2017!

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1-12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA and MICO SUAYAN
Covers by RYAN BODENHEIM
$3.99 each [12 issues] | 40 pgs. each | T+  | Issue #1 on sale SEPTEMBER 20


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Pre-Order Edition Cover by Ryan Bodenheim


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #2  – Pre-Order Edition Cover by Ryan Bodenheim


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 RAMPAGE REDUX – Cover by Kenneth Rocafort


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1-#12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – Coupon


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Art by Mico Suayan


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Art by Mico Suayan


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Art by Mico Suayan


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Art by Mico Suayan


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Art by Lewis LaRosa


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Art by Lewis LaRosa


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Art by Lewis LaRosa


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Art by Lewis LaRosa

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CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #7 preview

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 19:19


CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #7
THE HORROR ADVENTURES OF SABRINA RETURN! Learn the haunting back story of Sabrina’s father, Edward Spellman.
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack
Variant Cover: Moritat
On Sale Date: 7/5
40-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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PRE-ORDER LA BORINQUEÑA #2

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 16:00

¡Hola mi gente! I hope you are are doing very well! It’s been a great 1st year for La Borinqueña and I want to thank you all for your support! You all are making history supporting this independent publication that shares our hero with the world!

Many of you have been asking about our second issue and I’ve got good news! We’re in production of the book and you can pre-order your copies now! Legendary artist George Peréz (Wonder Woman, The New Teen Titans) contributed art for our 2nd issue and I’m so excited! Add to that, Nik Virella (Deadpool, All-New Wolverine) has contributed art for the variant cover! The second issue will be available December 7, 2017, but you can pre-order today!

Preorder La Borinqueña #2 George Peréz cover

Preorder La Borinqueña #1 El Yunque variant cover

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Big Fin & the Prismatic Hole

Sorcerer's Skull - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:00
West of the Land of Azurth in the Boundless Sea, lie the Motley Isles. Polychrome, the pirate haven, is the most famous of the chain, but not the only one that draws visitors.

Art by Bill Peet
Big Fin
is a long, narrow isle, but a short distance from Polychrome. The second largest island of the group, it is dominated by a fin-shaped limestone ridge with bands of color going from vermilion to pink to yellow. Few people live here permanently, owing to the difficult terrain, though some exiles from Polychrome squat on its shores. The rocks, however, provide nesting places for the iridescent red-headed gillygaloo, whose square eggs with large speckles are used in dice games and divination, and whose dodecahedral gizzard stones are sought as good-luck charms. The birds themselves are edible, but the superstitious egg-hunters will only do so in the direst of circumstances.


The Lurid Lair of the Froghemoth is a small, roundish cay and the most distant of the chain from the mainland. Its central lagoon is also known as the Prismatic Hole. It is a saltwater sinkhole with rainbow bands of color--indigo in the deep of its center. The legendary froghemoth has long been said to inhabit the depths of the Prismatic Hole, but the beast is seldom sighted. Still, most Motley Pirates avoid the area.

THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—AMONKHET

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 03:34

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERINGAMONKHET

 

Explore The World Of Magic: The Gathering® In New Hardcover Art Book Edition Debuting This Summer

 

San Francisco, CA, June 7, 2017 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces a fantastic new collection of artwork and lore with the debut of THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—AMONKHET, the fourth title in the publisher’s ongoing series of hardcover editions celebrating the artwork from Magic: The Gathering™.

Scheduled for retail release on July 4th, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—AMONKHET will present scores of full-color illustrations from an array of talented artists including Cliff Childs, Winona Nelson, Christine Choi, and Adam Paquette. Additional insights and lore on the dangerous and beautiful world of Amonkhet are provided by bestselling author and Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer James Wyatt. Amonkhet is the latest plane and card set for Magic: The Gathering and was recently released by Wizards of the Coast in April.

In THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—AMONKHET, the Second Sun creeps across the sky, growing ever closer to the horns of the God-Pharaoh. These pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering™, will introduce readers to the people of Amonkhet, whose life is a series of trials meant to prepare them for the great God-Pharaoh’s return. The glorious hope and desolate despair of Amonkhet awaits readers as the final hours draw near!

Throughout its 24-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. Developed by Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering has more than 20 million fans, is played in more than 70 countries, and is available in 11 languages. Magic: The Gathering has won numerous notable awards, including a Mensa Award and multiple Origins Awards, the Hobby Game industry’s annual top award.

“THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – AMONKHET is an ideal complement to the new Amonkhet plane and card set, offering players and fans a detailed look at this sun-soaked world of worship,” says Joel Enos, Senior Editor. “We look forward to fans adding this latest book to their The Art of Magic: The Gathering collections.”

THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—AMONKHET joins THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—KALADESH, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING— INNISTRAD and THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—ZENDIKAR, which are available now from VIZ Media. Each contains specially curated collections of plane-specific illustrations from Wizards of the Coast’s popular strategy card game, Magic: The Gathering.

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RICH REVIEWS: Ariol # 10 The Little Rats of the Opera

First Comics News - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 22:44

Title: Ariol # 10 “The Little Rats of the Opera” (GN)
Publisher: Papercutz
Writer: Emmanuel Guibert
Artist/Cover: Marc Boutavant
Colorist: Remi Chaurand
Translation: Joe Johnson
Lettering: Bryan Senka
Price: $ 12.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.papercutz.com
Comments: Ariol’s dad tells him a tale from his army days. Some pranks go too far and are just mean rather than funny.
Ariol and his class get a special dance teacher. She has fun ways of getting the students to dance. It is nice to see the interacts of the students with her and each other.
Taking a photo can be fun and certainly is with Ariol and his uncle. These two do get to play a lot.
Cleaning up his room Ariol finds that the space he made is just right to add more items. Which is funny to see because that is definitely not why his mother wanted his room cleaned.
Ariol has such a complicated life. The one main thing in his life is Petula a girl in his class that he is so in love with. You can feel his love for her in these pages.
Ariol has so many short adventures in these pages like visiting a bar for a drink with his dad. They end up meeting a new friend.
Ariol and his friend have great imaginations until it comes to using them for school work than they seem to just disappear. Using your imagination is more fun when it is for play only.
Voting with his grandmother is an experience for Ariol. They almost start a riot.
Ariol and his pig friend certain do some strange things. You should see what they take to the beach. You will not believe it.
A day at the grandparent’s house has the kids trying to keep busy. The kids want to do things while the grandparents well they are a little slower paced.
Ariol and his dad do care for his mother but both are shown a little uncaring here. Or rather just caring about themselves. Well, little donkeys can be that way.
Yes, Ariol is a donkey and in these stories, he acts just like a real boy.
The boys do have fun at whatever they do. Visiting a construction site is fun for them too.
You will enjoy going along on the short adventures that Ariol has as he lives his life and enjoys it.

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