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Penny Dreadful: The Awaking TPB preview

First Comics News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 22:29

Penny Dreadful: The Awaking TPB

Writer: Chris King

Artist: Jesús Hervás
112pp, $16.99, On sale November 7

ISBN: 9781785855276

Six months after Vanessa’s death, Ethan and Sir Malcolm still struggle to move on. As an ill wind blows over London, it soon seems that Vanessa’s death was only the beginning… and an even greater danger is yet to come!

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SECRET WEAPONS #0 preview

First Comics News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 22:27

Valiant is proud to reveal your first lettered look inside SECRET WEAPONS #0 – an all-new, standalone prelude to the best-selling comics phenomenon from Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (HARBINGER WARS 2, Arrival) and legendary artist Adam Pollina (X-Force)! Before the fall of the Harbinger Foundation… Before the opening pages of SECRET WEAPONS #1… Dig deep into the inner life of one of the Valiant Universe’s most extraordinary heroes on January 3rd with a breathtaking introduction from two of Valiant’s most gifted storytellers – revealing, at last, the heartbreaking origin of one of the Secret Weapons’ most unusual members!

Meet high school senior Nikki Finch… She’s a gifted athlete with an unusual set of medical ailments and high-aptitude test scores that have drawn the attention of an obscure and little-known NGO calling itself the Harbinger Foundation. With seemingly limitless resources at its disposal, the Harbinger Foundation has just offered Nikki a place in their newest class of recruits for a prestigious, but secretive, mission: to unlock her hidden potential via the invasive, dangerous and often deadly process known as “psiot activation.”

If they succeed, Nikki could become an extraordinary example of Toyo Harada’s vision for the future of post-human biological superiority. If they fail, she’ll likely die on the operating table…or be locked away for future study in the mysterious research facility only known as The Willows…

An essential new chapter in the Harbinger mythos is about to be revealed as Nikki Finch – a future founding member of Livewire’s squadron of misfit telekinetics – relives the never-before-told saga of her recruitment and activation at the hands of Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation in a must-read standalone special from Oscar-nominated sci-fi visionary Eric Heisserer and comics legend Adam Pollina!

On January 3rd, the new year’s most surprising and poignant superhero origin starts here as the most formative year of Nikki’s life reveals itself one day – and one panel – at a time! Discover an all-new introduction to the world of the breakout hit series that Newsarama calls “like nothing else on the stands right now,” only in SECRET WEAPONS #0 – featuring star-studded covers by Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS), Veronica Fish (Archie), rising star Sibylline Meynet, Sija Jong (NINJAK), and Adam Pollina (X-Men: Rise of Apocalypse)!

PLUS: In advance of HARBINGER WARS 2 – the seismic crossover event of 2018 – discover Livewire and her new trainees’ epic impact on the landscape of Valiant Universe with the SECRET WEAPONS TPB collection, in stores December 13th! Collecting all four issues of the sold-out series from all-star creators Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR), one of 2017’s most pivotal and widely acclaimed debuts returns in an intro-priced, $9.99 trade paperback that is the ultimate introduction to the Valiant Universe’s newest band of heroes! A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…

SECRET WEAPONS #0
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by ADAM POLLINA
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (NOV172021)
Cover B by VERONICA FISH (NOV172022)
Cover C by SIBYLLINE MEYNET (NOV172023)
Variant Cover by SIJA HONG (NOV172024)
Variant Cover by ADAM POLLINA (NOV172025)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JANUARY 3rd (FOC – 12/11/2017)


SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Cover A by Raúl Allén


SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Interior Art by Adam Pollina with David Baron


SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Interior Art by Adam Pollina with David Baron


SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Interior Art by Adam Pollina with David Baron


SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Interior Art by Adam Pollina with David Baron


SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Interior Art by Adam Pollina with David Baron


SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Cover B by Veronica Fish


SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Cover C by Sibylline Meynet

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Fighting American #2 preview

First Comics News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 22:23

Fighting American #2

Writer: Gordon Rennie

Artist: Duke Mighten

FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November 8

 

The Cold War superhero returns – originally launched in 1954 by the creators of Captain America, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby! Join Fighting American and Speedboy as they navigate the dangers and wonders of the modern world.

 

Cover A: Mark Buckingham

Cover B: Art Baltazar

Cover C: Duke Mighten

Cover D: Jack Kirby

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Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini #1 preview

First Comics News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 22:16

Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini #1

Writer/Artist: Cynthia Von Buhler

FC, 32pp, $3.99

On Sale: November 15, 2017

 

Unappreciated at her father’s detective agency, the fabulous rabbit-loving Minky Woodcock straps on her gumshoes in order to uncover a magical mystery involving the world-famous escape artist, Harry Houdini!

 

SEP171901 Cover A David Mack

SEP171902 Cover B Robert McGinnis

SEP171903 Cover C Cynthia Von Buhler

SEP171904 Cover D Photo Cover

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MARVEL UNLIMITED EXPANDS THIS NOVEMBER

First Comics News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 22:09

Digital Subscription library continues to grow with latest updates

 

New York, NY—November 2nd, 2017—Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 20,000 issues of Marvel’s classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app. With classic and newer issues added every week, here are some of the amazing Marvel titles coming to Marvel Unlimited this month:

 

 

 

Week of 11/6

 

ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1

A NEW ERA OF COSMIC ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE! Double ships every month! The Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more, on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet! Kicking things off with the biggest heist they’ve ever tried, we join Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and company as they blast their way through the galaxy, the peacekeepers of the Nova Corps hot on their tails. And once they find themselves caught in a war between The Collector and The Grandmaster, there will hardly be time to explain why Groot can’t grow any bigger, what Gamora is searching for or why Drax has sworn off violence! But don’t worry, we will — with a new twice-monthly schedule, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy has space for ALL your Marvel Cosmic needs!

 

BLACK BOLT #1

THE KING OF THE INHUMANS’ FIRST SOLO SERIES! Black Bolt imprisoned! But by who? And where exactly? The answers to both will shock you! But to learn those answers, Black Bolt must first win a fight to the death with a fellow inmate — The Absorbing Man! Award-winning science fiction writer Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon) crafts a story as trippy as it is action-packed, with truly mind-bending art from the one and only Christian Ward!

 

BULLSEYE #4

CHAMPIONS #8

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MISSION BREAKOUT #1

The Collector’s many-worlds-famous collection is opening its doors to the public — and you won’t believe the star attraction. Only the Guardians can break through Taneleer Tivan’s security and BREAK OUT! The Marvel Universe story of Disney’s newest, raddest ride!

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MOTHER ENTROPY #1

The Guardians owe everyone on Knowhere money, so they’re forced to do a job for the local police. But that gets them running afoul of Pip the Troll and a mysterious entity known only as Mother Entropy. And that’s when the fun begins.

 

HAWKEYE #6

IRON FIST #3

JEAN GREY #1

When a teenage JEAN GREY traveled through time and arrived in the present, she learned the terrible fate that befell her predecessor: Possessed by a cosmic entity called the Phoenix, Jean was trapped in an endless cycle of life and death. Determined to escape that future, Jean set out to write her own destiny. But now, she’s visited by a premonition that the Phoenix is coming for her…and in this new ongoing series by DENNIS HOPELESS (ALL-NEW X-MEN, SPIDER-WOMAN, X-MEN: SEASON ONE) and VICTOR IBANEZ (EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN, STORM), she’s going to fight tooth and nail to escape becoming its next victim!

 

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS: ULTRON REVOLUTION #10

NOVA #6

SECRET EMPIRE #1

It’s been building for months, across a bevy of titles! But now, the moment has arrived for Steve Rogers to step into the light and declare his allegiance to Hydra! How can the heroes of the Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted figure among them? And what will this mean for the world? The map of the Marvel Universe changes in ways nobody will expect — TRUST THE SECRET EMPIRE!

SPIDER-GWEN #19

SPIDER-MAN #16

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #23

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #17

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #14

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION #2

THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #5

X-MEN: GOLD #3

 

Week of 11/13

 

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #20

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #27

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #7

AMERICA #3

AVENGERS #7

BLACK PANTHER AND THE CREW #2

DEADPOOL #30

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MOTHER ENTROPY #2

GWENPOOL, THE UNBELIEVABLE #15

KINGPIN #4

MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #19

  1. MARVEL #18

OLD MAN LOGAN #23

ROCKET #1

GET READY FOR A LIFE OF SPACECRIME! It’s a dirty universe out there, even when you’re not regularly mistaken for trash-foraging vermin. And it’s about to get dirtier. He thought his paws were clean, that he was on the up-and-up. But then an old flame swam back into his life, and he was back in the game… the heist game. If you need a safe cracked, a vault busted or a score taken…ask for Rocket. Just don’t call him a raccoon.

 

SECRET WARRIORS #1

A SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN! Captain America has been revealed to be an agent of Hydra – and he’s coming after Inhumans! S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Daisy Johnson, a.k.a. QUAKE, wants no part of Hydra, so she goes underground, teaming up with MS. MARVEL, MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR, KARNAK and INFERNO to set things right – for the Inhumans, but also for the entire country! Penned by rising star Matthew Rosenberg (Kingpin, Rocket Raccoon, 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank) and drawn by the immensely talented Javier Garrón (Death of X, Inhumans vs X-Men), SECRET WARRIORS is one part coming-of-age story, one part spy-thriller, all action and all heart. Don’t miss the next (and final?) generation of Inhumans as they take the Marvel Universe by storm!

 

SILVER SURFER #11

STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL #1

“THE SCREAMING CITADEL” — PART 1. Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side by side into the darkest shadows of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up…one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel. Will Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s Queen?

 

UNCANNY AVENGERS #23

WEAPON X #3

X-MEN: BLUE #3

ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE #1

The original manga is adapted into English for the first time! Time and again, the Avengers have assembled to save the Earth from destruction. But they’ve never had to face a threat as gruesome and UNDEAD as this one! Now, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes must fight to contain an outbreak of horrifying zombies, and stop them from spreading across the Earth! But not all of the Avengers will escape uninfected…

 

Week of 11/20

 

DAREDEVIL #20

DEADPOOL VS. THE PUNISHER #3

GENERATION X #1

The Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach has opened its doors and is ready to foster the next generation of heroes and diplomats! But this time around, the X-Men recognize an unfortunate truth: not all mutants are created equal. Some mutants are not made to fight Sentinels or serve as ambassadors on behalf of their kind. Some mutants will just be lucky to survive another day in a world that hates and fears them. And who better to mentor mutantkind’s lovable losers than perpetual sidekick Jubilee? But will Jubilee and GENERATION X survive the experience??

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MOTHER ENTROPY #3

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #7

LUKE CAGE #1

CAGED VENGEANCE! Dr. Noah Burstein, the man who made Luke Cage into the unbreakable hero he is today, is dead. When Luke goes down to New Orleans for the funeral, he finds The Big Easy to be pretty &$#% difficult. Mysterious billionaires, a woman with a secret, amped-up gangs and a shadowy figure all lead Luke to the conclusion that there’s more to his father-figure’s death than meets the eye. He’s looking for answers, and it’s a bad day for anyone in his way!

 

MIGHTY THOR #19

MONSTERS UNLEASHED #2

NICK FURY #2

ROYALS #3

SECRET EMPIRE #2

STAR WARS #31

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #15

THE PUNISHER #12

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #20

U.S.AVENGERS #6

ULTIMATES 2 #7

 

Week of 11/27

 

ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2

BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #2

BLACK PANTHER #14

CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #17

DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #8

ELEKTRA #4

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MOTHER ENTROPY #4

I AM GROOT #1

GROOT IN HIS OWN SERIES, SMALLER AND BETTER THAN EVER! When the Guardians of the Galaxy get caught in a wormhole, a smaller-than-normal Groot is separated billions of light-years away from the team. Falling to a planet below, Groot discovers he is on an entirely alien and unknown world full of strange creatures and societies. Seriously underdeveloped and with nobody who can understand him, Groot will need to make the journey to the center of this world and find the way back to his family!

 

INFAMOUS IRON MAN #8

JEAN GREY #2

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #19

MOSAIC #8   FINAL ISSUE!

SECRET WARRIORS #2

STAR-LORD ANNUAL #1

Having narrowly escaped an assassin, Peter Quill has crash-landed on a desert planet. There, he finds a small town that’s terrorized by a mean, old varmint. Not willing to take any bullies lying down, Peter has to rally the townspeople to stand up for themselves. But it turns out there’s more to this town than meets the eye!

 

THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #5

THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #19

VENOM #150

X-MEN: BLUE #4

 

Not a Marvel Unlimited member? Join today!

 

Marvel Unlimited members have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring The Avengers, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor, Black Panther, and more! With November’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following series: Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976), Sensational She-Hulk (1989), Ms. Marvel (1977) and much more!

 

This amazing service is accessible through Marvel Unlimited on the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone®, iPad® and on select Android™ devices.

 

New to the Marvel Universe, and don’t know where to start? Don’t worry! Marvel Unlimited subscribers have access to the DISCOVER section of Marvel Unlimited. Subscribers are now able to discover new pathways into the Marvel Universe by being able to search by their favorite storylines, characters and creators.

 

With classic and newer issues being added to Marvel Unlimited on a weekly basis as early as six months after they’re in stores, you’ll definitely want to join Marvel Unlimited and enjoy the experience of the Marvel Universe!

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Valiant Entertainment Names Shanyce Lora as Social Media Manager 

First Comics News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 22:07

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that Shanyce Lora has been named to the position of Social Media Manager. In her new role, Lora will oversee the expansion of Valiant’s social media footprint on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more, and contribute to the company’s further expansion beyond the printed page and into emerging media with short-form live-action and animated content for a digital-first audience.

Lora joined Valiant as Social Media Coordinator in February 2017, with previous experience that included roles at Samsung 837 and AOL/Huffington Post. She holds a B.A. from Brooklyn College.

On the heels of the recently sold-out launch of BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1, Lora’s new role will be instrumental in supporting key promotional initiatives behind two of Valiant’s most anticipated releases of the year: NINJA-K #1, the first issue of a new ongoing series by renowned writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and astonishing artist Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) in November; and QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1, the first issue of a new ongoing series by rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and eye-popping artist Kano (Immortal Iron Fist) in December. Then, in May 2018, the march toward Valiant’s most impactful and ambitious comic book event to date will begin in HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR), Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (SECRET WEAPONS, Arrival) and blockbuster artists Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) and Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS).

Lora is just the latest addition to Valiant’s growing stable of marketing and communications staff – a department headed by Vice President of Marketing & Communications Hunter Gorinson that also includes Director of Digital Media & Development Joshua Johns and Marketing & Communications Manager Victoria McNally.

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Bundle of Holding Old School Revival + 5

Sorcerer's Skull - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:00
A new Old School Revival Bundle of Holding has dropped and it is a doozy. Check out the two levels:


I personally own everything in the first block (and I wrote one of them!) and most of the stuff in the second, and I can say they are well worth full price, but to get them all together at such a discounted rate is not to be passed up.

As always ten percent of the payment goes to charity--in this case Human Rights Watch, so you can pruchase guilt free. You've got 19 days to pick it up, but why wait?

Wednesday Comics: Nocturnals: Sinister Path

Sorcerer's Skull - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:00

Ignore the calendar. Halloween doesn't have to be over yet, not when there's a new Nocturnals graphic novel out. I backed the Kickstarter for Dan Brereton's Sinster Path, so I first mentioned it back in July, but now the nonbacker public can get it. The Kindle/Comixology versions are available, as is the soft cover, through sellers on Amazon.

If you're not familiar with horror/pulp/superhero mashup The Nocturnals, you might want to read this post first.  If you are, then you know Brereton presents his tough guy underworld where super-science and magic exist in a matter of fact way, without a lot of explanation. Sinister Path continues this tradition, so no one evidences any surprise when Doc Horror and his crew head into the mansion of a deceased judge to get the files of dirt he kept on various underworld and government figures and encounter supernatural menaces. All in a days work for a werewolf/mob enforcer/scientist from a parallel dimension!

If that makes the Nocturnals sound like camp, it is not. The tone is serious for the most part, and Brereton makes his unusual concept work. His moody and lurid art probably helps.


Sinster Path could be read as a standalone, but it's probably, but best to start a little earlier so you know the relationships. It's fairly open-ended, promising more to come.

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