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Movie Trailer Roundup

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 19:45

Here is a roundup of some anticipated trailers that have been released recently:

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse:

Captain Marvel:

X-Men: Dark Phoenix:

Creed II:

Holmes & Watson:


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Award-Winning Writer Mark Waid Named Director of Creative Development for Humanoids, the Legendary Graphic Novel Publisher

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 18:34

Company Teases Logo and Unveils New Twitter Account,
Ahead of Major New York Comic Con Announcements

October 2, 2018) Humanoids, the publisher of some of the world’s most iconic and groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy graphic novels, has named Eisner award-winning writer Mark Waid as the company’s Director of Creative Development. The unveiling of this newly-created position follows the announcement of award-winning artist John Cassaday as Humanoid’s first ever Chief Creative Officer. Both announcements come in the lead up to New York Comic Con, where the publisher will announce a major publishing initiative focused on publishing original content.

“Mark Waid has written some of the most popular and most influential stories in the history of comics,” said Humanoids CEO and Publisher, Fabrice Giger. “To bring a writer like Waid into the fold―to both write new stories and to help us develop and refine other projects―speaks to the ambition and seriousness of our plans for the future.”

“This opportunity excites me to no end,” said Mark Waid. “I’ve seen what Humanoids is about to unleash, and it’s unlike anything else I’ve ever seen in this industry. I had to be a part of it. The chance to work closely with younger, diverse talent with strong voices–to learn as well as to teach–is electrifying.”

Internationally renowned for publishing seminal genre works by creators form all around the world, including The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Mœbius, Humanoids will announce its plans to publish original stories during the Humanoids 20th Anniversary In America panel on Friday, October 5 from 1:30-2:30 PM in room 1A02 of the Javits Center. Waid will appear via be pre-recorded video message for fans.

Humanoids 20th Anniversary In America
Join Chief Creative Officer John Cassaday, Senior Editor Fabrice Sapolsky and Director of Sales and Marketing Jud Meyers for the panel that will change the way you see Humanoids forever!
Almost a dozen A-List comic creators will be in the room answering questions and celebrating 20 years in the U.S. Humanoids is about to make history again as it did in the past with legendary creators such as Moebius, Jodorowsky, Ladronn and Manara. It’s THE panel you don’t want to miss. New Projects! New Heroes! Hot creators! A bold new direction ushering in a new era in comics. Panel followed by Q&A session. Surprise collector give away for the audience!

“So what are we cooking up with these two incredible creators?” teased Humanoids Senior Editor Fabrice Sapolsky. “Fans will have to wait until New York Comic Comic Con to find out, but suffice it to say that the comic book industry has never before seen anything like what we have planned with Cassaday, Waid and a jaw dropping lineup of comic book creators.”

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Marvel Reveals New UNCANNY X-MEN #1 Cover from Joe Quesada!

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 18:28

New York, NY—October 2, 2018— This November, UNCANNY X-MEN returns with a new ongoing series, bringing together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them. It’s an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission!


In celebration of the much-anticipated launch of UNCANNY X-MEN #1, Marvel is excited to reveal a new Hidden Gem variant cover from very own Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, with colors by Richard Isanove!


Don’t miss UNCANNY X-MEN #1, coming this November to local comic shops – X-MEN DISASSEMBLED will have fans talking for years to come!



UNCANNY X-MEN #1 (SEP180791)







On Sale 11/14/18

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NWA 70 “History is what you make it” Billy Corgan | Oct 21 LIVE on FiteTV

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:25

NASHVILLE — The NWA World Heavyweight Championship, known as the “Ten Pounds Of Gold,” will be defended at a blockbuster event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the National Wrestling Alliance at 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 at the historic Asylum at the Nashville Fairgrounds. The show, in conjunction with the NWA and Global Force Entertainment, also will be carried live on FITE TV, the premium digital streaming network.

Founded in 1948 in Hotel President in Waterloo, Iowa, the legacy of NWA was forged by the fighting spirit of world champions such as Lou Thesz, Dory Funk Jr., Jack Brisco, Harley Race, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat, Sting, Ken Shamrock, AJ Styles, Jeff Jarrett, Adam Pearce, Colt Cabana, Tim Storm and currently Nick Aldis. The famed Ten Pounds of Gold is the most identifiable and historic championship in professional wrestling.

Billy Corgan purchased the NWA in 2017. “The Ten Pounds of Gold” YouTube Digital series has documented the path of the NWA champion Tim Storm and now Nick Aldis. Aldis will defend the belt on Sept. 1 against “The American Nightmare” Cody in front of 10,451 fans at ALL IN at the Sears Centre just outside Chicago.

The Ten Pounds of Gold also will be on the line in the main event of the NWA 70th Anniversary Show in Nashville, a card that promises to honor the fighting spirit and big-bout feel worthy of the NWA name. Also, a classic championship returns as a new NWA National Champion will be crowned. More matches and talents will be announced in coming weeks, as will times, ticket prices and the price to stream live on FITE.

“It’s such an honor to be leading this historic brand into its next chapter,” Corgan said. “The enduring legacy of the National Wrestling Alliance — the men who forged it and the champions who defended it — illuminate our path in 2018. This event celebrates our first full year shepherding this brand while honoring the everlasting milestones, legends and champions of the NWA.”

At least one of whom will be on hand.

“This will be an event no fan will want to miss, and I’m honored to work with Billy on a show of this magnitude,” said six-time NWA champion Jeff Jarrett, the CEO of Global Force Entertainment. “My family has been in the wrestling business for as long as the NWA has been in existence. Those three letters, that Ten Pounds of Gold … they mean something to anyone who has ever put on tights and laced up his boots.

“For this event to be in my hometown, a historic territory for the NWA, is so exciting and such an absolutely perfect fit.”

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First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:21

Busts, Mega-Sized Statues and the Latest from the Best-Selling Figurine Collections,  plus the “Batmobile Cutaways” Premier Edition


(OCTOBER 1, 2018 – New York, NY) – After a record-breaking showing in 2017, Eaglemoss Hero Collector, designers, manufacturers and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the world of pop culture, are back at New York Comic Con, more heroically exciting than ever before!


Fans of DC Comics will be able to start or add to their collections – as well as purchase outstanding gifts for the fans in their lives – with special prices throughout the convention at Booth #1520, beginning Thursday, October 4th through Sunday, October 7th, at the Javits Convention Center on West 34th Street in New York City.

Taking center stage and standing nearly 14 inches tall are Mega-sized statues of two of the most popular members of the Justice League – THE FLASH and SUPERMAN. Each has been expertly sculpted of Polystone resin, hand painted and comes with a collector’s magazine. Best of all, they’re available for purchase on site at special convention prices.

The two latest entries in the Hero Collector line of Batman Universe Collector’s Busts will also be shown and available for purchase on site – CHRISTIAN BALE as BATMAN from The Dark Knight and HEATH LEDGER as THE JOKER from the same film.  Averaging close to 5-1/2 inches in height, each richly detailed bust is crafted of Polystone resin, hand painted and comes with a collector’s magazine.

Among the many other officially authorized DC Comics collectibles to be showcased at the Hero Collector booth are all seven stars of the Justice League Animated Series – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter.  They’re joined by all six heroes and villains from the second mini-series of Batman Animated Series Figurines – Mr. Freeze, Scarecrow, The Riddler, Two-Face, CATWOMAN and BATGIRL – along with the Special Edition of Clayface.

The first four versions of Diana of Themyscira from the all-new Wonder Woman Mythologies Collection will also be on display ­and available for purchase on site – CLASSIC WONDER WOMAN, GOLD ARMOR (KINGDOM COME), DC BOMBSHELL and FIRST APPEARANCE.

Finally, fans and gift givers will have a chance to flip through the pages of an advance preview of “BATMOBILE CUTAWAYS,” part of the new line of Eaglemoss Hero Collector “Premier Editions.”  This 72 page softcover visual guide features detailed cutaway illustrations of vehicles from the Batman Classic TV series, (including the Batcycle and Batcopter) and comes packaged in a boxed gift set with a die-cast model of the Batmobile. “BATMOBILE CUTAWAYS” will be available in stores starting October 30, 2018.

Hero Collector also invites all attendees to stop by Booth #1520 every day for the chance to win an exclusive daily “Bundle of Joy.”  Day 1 will award the Star Trek Discovery Bundle, featuring 5 ships from the Star Trek: Discovery Official Starships Collection. Day 2 will award the Battlestar Galactica Bundle, featuring all 4 ships in the collection released to date.  Day 3 spotlights the Batman Universe Busts Bundle, including 12 busts from the collection.  And on Day 4, the Star Trek Starships XL Bundle, with 5 ships from the collection, will be awarded.

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First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:21

Brand New Lead Story: “The Haunted (Lodge) Mansion” Veronica’s mansion is haunted! She wants to rid her luxurious home of ghosts, so who’s she gonna call? Archie and Jughead?!
Script: Francis Bonnett
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 10/3
128-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:21

One of Archie’s most popular graphic novels gets the deluxe treatment in this full-sized remastered hardcover edition collecting over 50 iconic favorite stories from across Archie’s 75+ year history. The bestselling retrospective of this essential piece of Americana finally gets the treatment it’s due in this keepsake bookshelf edition.
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent
$19.99 US/$21.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
416 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/3

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COSMO VOL. 1 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:21

Join Cosmo and his Space-Ace Martian crew as they find adventure and dangers in the deepest corners of space! Their latest mission turns into a much larger adventure when they stumble upon their most unique specimen yet: A panicked human! Writer Ian Flynn (Archie) and artist Tracy Yardley (Hero Cats) bring the classic 1950s space alien into the present day in this graphic novel that collects the full 5-issue mini-series!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Evan Stanley, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Tracy Yardley
$12.99 US/$14.99 CAN
6 x 9”
128 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/3

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ARCHIE #699 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:20

CATCH UP ON THE BEST-SELLING ARCHIE SAGA BEFORE ISSUE #700! As the Riverdale gang heads toward major changes in the pages of the monumental ARCHIE #700 next month, we follow Archie as he reflects back on past storylines including: the #LipstickIncident, the arrival of the Lodge family, the machinations of the Blossom Twins, the near-tragedy of “Over the Edge” and more! This special issue sets the stage for next month’s landmark 700th issue of ARCHIE by Nick Spencer and Marguerite Sauvage! Based on stories by Mark Waid and Ian Flynn and featuring art by an assortment of Archie talents, this recap issue is the perfect primer for new readers and returning fans to the Archie universe.
Script: Mark Waid, Ian Flynn
Art: Fiona Staples, Veronica Fish, Joe Eisma, Pete Woods, Annie Wu, Audrey Mok, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover: Marguerite Sauvage
On Sale Date: 10/3
32-page, full color comic
$1.00 U.S.

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RICH REVIEWS: Deadskins Part One 

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:06

Title: Deadskins Part One
Publisher: Fried Comics
Written by: Clay Adams and Alexandre O. Philippe
Art by: Leila del Duca
Colors by: Brett Nienburg
Covers by: Ben Templesmith and Takashi Okazaki
Price: $ 2.99 US, free digital
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Comments: A man gets on-board a train. He shares a compartment with a lady who is annoying. She goes on and on about having sex with her birds. He falls asleep and awakens to a nightmare. What he sees is a charnel house.
The comic starts out slow and then starts getting a build up in terror.
Why is all this happening? Who is this man who was on the train?
The use of red in this otherwise black and white comic does make the scenes pop out at you.
The man gets to a town and wonders around he still has his flowers for his girl. By now you just want answers as to what is going on here.
The man Shane is looking for his girl Annie and with all the dead folks on the train and in town plus the town’s folk who are missing he is trying to figure this mystery out.
Shane is a common guy who has just had his whole life turned upside down and has no clue as to why.




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First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:04

The Fate of The Earth Kingdom Hangs in the Balance in “The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire!”

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (October 1, 2018)—Three years after the groundbreaking and beloved Nickelodeon animated series The Legend of Korra ended, Dark Horse Books published the official continuation of the series, picking up right where it left off with the best-selling three-part graphic novel series The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars. After reinvigorating the series, introducing new characters, and exploring the fan-favorite romance of Korra and Asami, original series co-creator and writer Michael Dante DiMartino returns alongside new artist Michelle Wong (Goosebumps: Download and Die) for a new three-part story arc, The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire featuring the return of Kuvira, the archvillain of The Legend of Korra!

On the eve of its first elections, the Earth Kingdom finds its future endangered by its past. Even as Kuvira stands trial for her crimes, vestiges of her imperial ambitions threaten to undermine the nation’s democratic hopes. However, when Korra, Asami, Mako, and Bolin disagree on the solution, drastic measures will be taken to halt a new march to war and Korra must decide whom to trust as the fate of the Earth Kingdom hangs in the balance!

The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part One TPB goes on sale May 21, 2019, and is available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop.

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BOOM! Studios Announces New York Comic Con 2018 Signing Schedule

First Comics News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 07:52

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 2, 2018) – BOOM! Studios announced today the company’s star-studded signing and appearance schedule for New York Comic Con 2018 to be held at the Javits Center from October 4-7.

These exclusive opportunities for fans to meet their favorite talent will occur at its booth (#1828), near the front of the convention floor ,with special guests including WWE Superstar Sami Zayn; Goosebumps creator R.L Stine; The Magicians creator Lev Grossman; former Power Rangers actor Steve Cardenas (“Rocky DeSantos”); and a diverse lineup of talent from BOOM! Studios award-winning graphic fiction lineup.

The BOOM! Studios signing and appearances schedule is below:

Thursday, October 4th
11:00-11:50 AM     Mighty Morphin Power Rangers signing with actor Steve Cardenas
12:00-12:50 PM    Claudio Sanchez (Amory Wars)
1:00-1:50 PM        Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book signing with Kyle Higgins
and Daniel Di Nicuolo
2:00-2:50 PM        Gustavo Borges (Petals)

Friday, October 5th
11:00-11:50 AM     Gustavo Borges (Petals)
12:00-12:50 PM    The Magicians signing with Lev Grossman and Lilah Sturges
1:00-1:50 PM        Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book signing with Kyle Higgins,
Daniel Di Nicuolo and Jonas Scharf
2:00-2:50 PM        Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book signing with Marguerite
Bennett and Simone Di Meo
3:00-3:50 PM        Just Beyond signing with R.L. Stine (including free limited edition
poster, while supplies last)
4:00-4:50 PM        Sean Rubin (Bolivar)
5:00-5:50 PM        Cory Godbey (Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales, Jim Henson’s
                              Labyrinth Tales)
6:00-6:50 PM        Delilah Dawson (Sparrowhawk, Ladycastle)

Saturday, October 6th
12:00-12:50 PM    WWE Superstar Sami Zayn (this event requires the purchase of a
limited edition poster and the line will be capped)
1:00-1:50 PM        Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book signing with Marguerite
Bennett and Simone Di Meo
2:00-2:50 PM        Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book signing with Kyle Higgins,
Daniel Di Nicuolo and Jonas Scharf
3:00-3:50 PM       Gustavo Borges (Petals)
4:00-4:50 PM       Sean Rubin (Bolivar)
6:00-6:50 PM       James Tynion IV (The Backstagers, The Woods, Eugenic), Eryk
Donovan (Eugenic) and Michael Dialynas (The Woods)

Sunday, October 7th
12:00-12:50 PM    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers signing with actor Steve Cardenas
1:00-1:50 PM        Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book signing with Simone
Di Meo
2:00-2:50 PM        Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book signing with Kyle Higgins,
Daniel Di Nicuolo and Jonas Scharf

All Day Signings
Giulio Macaione (Alice: From Dream to Dream) [THU – SUN] Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) [THU – SUN] Jackie Ball (Goldie Vance) [FRI – SAT] Kostas Zachopoulos (Run Wild, The Cloud) [THU – SUN] Michael Dialynas (The Woods) [THU] Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Low Road West) [FRI – SUN] Steve Cardenas (Rocky on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) [FRI – SAT] Vincenzo Balzano (Run Wild, The Cloud) [THU – SUN]

And the publisher will also bring four star-studded panels to the show, including:

Thursday, October 4th
(12:30-1:30 PM, Room 1A21)
BOOM! Studios and GLAAD present an in-depth roundtable discussion about LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path forward to a brighter, more inclusive future, with special guests from all corners of the entertainment world including Marguerite Bennett (Writer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Phil Jimenez (Artist, Wonder Woman), Andy Mientus (CW’s The Flash; The Backstagers and The Ghost Light), Lilah Sturges (Writer, Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), Vita Ayala (Marvel Knights) and Megan Townsend (Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis, GLAAD). Moderated by Steve Foxe (Paste Magazine).

Friday, October 5th
(1:30-2:30 PM, Room 1A24)
Discover your new comic book obsession at Comic-Con – and we guarantee you’re going to find it at this panel! Join visionary author R.L. Stine (Just Beyond), Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), Greg Pak (Firefly), Delilah S. Dawson (Sparrowhawk), Claudio Sanchez (Amory Wars), Lev Grossman (The Magicians: Alice’s Story) and Matt Gagnon (Editor in Chief, BOOM! Studios) for a jam-packed, interactive panel featuring the most acclaimed creators in comics as they discuss the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box and KaBOOM! with surprises for everyone in the audience. Moderated by Filip Sablik (President, Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios).

Saturday, October 6th
(5:15-6:15 PM, Room 1A02)
There’s only one place to discover your favorite comics like Lumberjanes, Giant Days, Fence, The Backstagers, and more – it’s the BOOM! Box imprint of BOOM! Studios. Join Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), James Tynion IV (The Backstagers), Andy Mientus (CW’s The Flash; The Backstagers and The Ghost Light), Jackie Ball (Welcome to Wanderland, Goldie Vance), Christine Larsen (By Night) and more of the exciting creators that bring you the most acclaimed progressive YA comics in the industry for a discussion about what’s next for the imprint that launched a movement in the world of graphic fiction! Moderated by Brigid Alverson (Publishers Weekly, ICv2, Good Comics for Kids).

Sunday, October 7th
(12:15-1:15 PM, Room 1A24)
A new all-star team of Power Rangers has come together to face a new threat from BEYOND THE GRID! Join Marguerite Bennett (Writer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Kyle Higgins (Writer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Soul of The Dragon), Daniele Di Nicuolo (Artist, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Simone Di Meo (Artist, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Dafna Pleban (Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios) and Megan Ruggiero (Publishing Manager, Hasbro Entertainment & Licensing) to discuss the future of the Power Rangers in comics…and reveal some surprises for every fan in attendance! Moderated by Matthew Mueller (Staff Writer,

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Weird Revisted: Clowns in the Clouds

Sorcerer's Skull - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 11:00
This post first appeared in December 2012. I have sorted wanted to use these guys in the Land of Azurth, but haven't done so yet.

There is, they say, a wandering, cloud island, that is home to clowns. These are no mere performers but the thing the mummers ape, fey and changeable beings not of this world.

Where the cloud island passes in it's maundering way, the clowns come down among normal folk, dropping from the sky under motley umbrellas, or sliding down shafts of light. They put on carnivals, perform farces, and throw out candies. After they have gone, people are sometimes found missing, particularly children.
Sometimes when the island passes, the clowns don't come down but instead drop candies of preternatural flavors and small items imbued with magic: a hand mirror, a short sword, a jar of skin cream, a pack of gum. There are rumors that these come in trade--or are perhaps stolen--from the Moon. There are tales spun of daring thieves sneaking on to the cloud island to rob the clowns' treasure stores, but as far as is known, these are just stories.
Other tales purport to come from people who have visited the cloud island and returned. These seldom mention  treasure stores, but do describe colorful tents scattered among cyclopean stone ruins (that may predate the clowns) and the rare tree, strewn with mists and carnival lights. The anarchic clowns careen between merriment and slumber. No clown ever seems to die, no matter what sort of violence is done to them. 
Sometimes, for reasons unknown, a clown falls from the island. These strange,sad creatures become wandering tramps, losing much of their magic and too often turning drink.

One Weird Encounter After Another

Sorcerer's Skull - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 14:00
This is a page from Mercer Meyer's Little Monster's You-Can-Make-It Book from 1978. I figure it would make a decent one of those "drop die tables" all the kids were going on about a few years ago. Or you could just roll 2 4-sided die for X and Y coordinates.

You are on your own for statting most of these beings, But Mayer's books do reveal that the Yalapappas eats paper (including, I'm sure, pages from spell books and scrolls) and the trollusk is a collector of stamps. I always thought it would make a good halfling reskin, but he is a bit goblinish in appearace.

RICH REVIEWS: The Steam Engines of Oz Hardcover Collection

First Comics News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 06:49

Title: The Steam Engines of Oz Hardcover Collection
Publisher: Arcana
Story by: Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix
Script by: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly
Art by: Yannis Roumboulias
Coloring by: Chandran Ponnusamy
Letters by: Amanda Hendrix & Erik Hendrix
Price: $ 29.95 US
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Pages: 192
Comments: Collecting the complete, two-volume SteamPunk epic future of the World of Oz which collects The Steam Engines of Oz FCBD, The Steam Engines of Oz #1-3, and The Steam Engines of Oz: The Geared Leviathan #1-3.
 Chapter 1
  Victoria is a cog in the machine and then her life is changed. Flying monkeys visit her. The illustrations are beautifully done. Victoria does have one cute butt. Her personality is cute too. The Witch of the North has a plan for Victoria.
So Victoria has a mission and she recruits two others to help her. Victoria is just a character who you will immediately like and be rooting for.
 Chapter 2
  Victoria is like the engineer who keeps Oz running. She is now on a mission and adventure with her companions Phadrig and Gromit. The tiger they meet is one awesomely drawn beast. This thing is just a huge beast full of fury.
The Tin Man is an imposing figure. You know at once he rules the Emerald City.
Victoria gets to meet many interesting and dangerous people on her mission which leads her to a Muchkin City. These are not the Munchkins you are used to seeing. They are still short but with a rough and tough appearance.
  Chapter 3
  Victoria and her friends meet up with lots of new people.
  Here to it is explained how the Tin Man became as he is now. He lost the ability to love. Which is such a sad thing to happen you will feel sorry for him. Now the Tin Man has certainly changed a lot he looks like a metal warrior made for war.
You will never believe what the Munchkin’s have to use in battle. This is definitely a sight you will want to see.
Chapter 4
  Victoria and a couple friends storm the Emerald City in search of the Scarecrow. Meanwhile, a huge battle is going on with the Tin Man’s forces hard pressed against many others.
The ending to this chapter will lift your heart.
Chapter 5 
Two witches are journeying to Oz. The illustrations of them are wonderful to behold. Their evil presence emanates from the pages. The Cowardly Lion is a ferocious beast. He would frighten anyone.
Chapter 6
The two witches Cora and Eden are on a killing spree. Nothing seems capable of stopping them and their machine of death.
The story does move along smoothly flowing from one part to the next. With so many characters you might think it hard to keep track of them all but it is not. The story will have you enthralled.
Chapter 7
  The witches are destroying all around them. The scenes are of a battleground and the fights are action-packed.
The ending does end. This is Oz and the story told here is great and powerful. The adventures and thrills you see along the way are astounding. You will not soon forget this. 

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RICH REVIEWS: Timmy Lala’s Ice Scream # 1

First Comics News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 06:39

Title: Timmy Lala’s Ice Scream # 1
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Writer: Bradley Golden
Penciler: Andrey Lunatik
Inker & Colorist: Mickey Clausen
Letterer & Designer: Hector Negrete
Cover: Helmut Rancho
Variant Cover: Oscar Pinto
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: Thomas Wright drives an ice cream truck. Parents and children like him yet right from the start he comes across as creepy. Then he goes to being dangerous.
As the story progresses we see Timmy is totally insane. He does have a devilish look to him. His wife Lucy does look beautiful in that tied up helpless sort of way. The children and wives are illustrated plainly.
The whole book does unfold like a cheap horror movie, a Grade B movie. For that, it does capture the essence of the whole idea. More thrills and chills were needed. We need to be made to truly hate Timmy not just dislike and feel disgust for him. He is insane but is he evil?
Plus seeing what he does with a Jehovah’s Witness a lot of us have wanted to do that. Then there is his delicious ice cream now this part will turn your stomach and make you gag. Timmy is sick and he needs to be helped by being put down.
Timmy will both repulse you and scare you.

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Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince #1 preview

First Comics News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 06:14

Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince #1

Writer: V.E. Schwab

Artist: Andrea Olimpieri,

Colorist: Enrica Angiolini

Publisher: Titan Comics

32pp, $3.99, On sale October 10, 2018


The highly acclaimed fantasy series comes to comics with its original author: award-winning New York Times bestseller V.E. Schwab! In a gaslamp world where magicians navigate alternate Londons, the prince of Red London pursues a dark version of his beloved city – and faces worse than exile…


Cover A: Claudia Ianniciello

Cover B: Tomm Coker

Cover C: Andrea Olimpieri

Cover D: Book Style Variant

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First Comics News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 05:49

Brian Wood Returns to the “Aliens” Universe at Dark Horse for “Aliens: Resistance”

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (September 28, 2018)—Since 1979, Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien has spawned a cultural phenomenon and an enormous franchise that has branched out to sequels, spin-offs, merchandise, video games and, of course, comics. Following Brian Wood’s 2016 critically acclaimed miniseries Aliens: Defiance, Wood returns to pen the sequel story Aliens: Resistance.

Aliens: Resistance follows the events of the popular video game Aliens: Isolation which starred Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda Ripley fifteen years after the events of the original film as she fought for survival against the monstrous xenomorph aboard a remote space station while attempting to uncover the hidden secrets of her mother’s disappearance from the insidious Weyland-Yutani Corporation. Now, in Aliens: Resistance, Ripley is kept silent by Weyland-Yutani now that the xenomorph threat has been brought to light. But when Zula Hendricks, the Ex-Colonial Marine from Aliens: Defiance, arrives in need of Ripley’s help to expose a sinister bio-weapons program, the duo teams up to lead a resistance against an upgraded arsenal designed to keep the darkest atrocities secret!

With an intense script by Brian Wood (Aliens: Defiance, Sword Daughter), cinematic art by Robert Carey (Power Rangers, Transformers), dynamic colors by Dan Jackson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Call of Duty: Zombies), letters by Nate Piekos (Stranger Things, Black Hammer) covers by Roberto De La Torre (The Invincible Iron Man, Ms. Marvel), and featuring the return of Aliens: Defiance alum Tristan Jones on variant covers, Aliens: Resistance is the action-packed blockbuster comics series not to be missed!

Aliens: Resistance #1 (of four) goes on sale January 23, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

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Carly Usdin & Noah Hayes Slam Dunk The Funk in THE AVANT-GUARDS

First Comics News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 05:45

Discover The Perfect Shot At Happiness In A New Twelve Issue Series Beginning January 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 28, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today announced THE AVANT-GUARDS #1, kicking off an all-new twelve issue series in January 2019 from writer Carly Usdin (creator of the critically-acclaimed Heavy Vinyl) and artist Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer) where finding what you’re looking for on and off the court is the toughest shot of all!

Welcome to the Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics, an historically all-female school whose population is decidedly more drama geek than jock. Liv, aspiring actor and basketball enthusiast, doesn’t understand why she can’t be both, but she seems alone in that belief…until Charlie.

Charlie is a recent transfer, a former star basketball player, and the answer to all of Liv’s problems. She’ll stop at nothing to get the reluctant Charlie to join the ragtag group of misfits that make up their fledgling team.

“I started playing basketball in middle school, and I still play now as an adult. It’s a lovely constant in my life that I wanted to honor with THE AVANT-GUARDS,” said writer Carly Usdin. “The idea of a funny, pure series about friendship, teamwork, and perseverance really appeals to me right now, and I’m so excited to share this with the world in 2019.”

“Gearing up for THE AVANT-GUARDS has been such a blast,” said artist Noah Hayes. “Carly’s created such a wonderful cast of characters that were a ton of fun to design. I hope readers will enjoy the journey we’re taking them on and find them as charming and memorable as I do.”

THE AVANT GUARDS #1 features a main cover by Hayes and a variant cover by Veronica Fish (SLAM!).

“Carly wowed audiences with the humor, heart and honesty she brought to Heavy Vinyl and Noah is dropping jaws with his stunning work on Wet Hot American Summer – and they’re unstoppable together on a book like THE AVANT-GUARDS,” said Shannon Watter, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “We’re thrilled to have twelve issues to bring you on the journey of Liv and Charlie to not only form an unbeatable team between the buzzers, but also to challenge the ideas about who they are – and more importantly, who they can be off the court too.”

THE AVANT-GUARDS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; Misfit City by Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.

Print copies of THE AVANT-GUARDS #1 will be available for sale in January 2019 at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

For continuing news on THE AVANT-GUARDS and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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