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EMERALD COMICS DISTRO

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 18:08

Emerald Comics Distro is an independent comics distributor based in Seattle, WA.

We’re launching in 2017!

Right now we’re offering Puget Sound consignment management.

 

I’ve got some grand plans for Emerald Comics Distro, but as the person behind this, I am also trying to be effective and practical. So Emerald is rolling out in phases.

 

Phase One (March 2017) Puget Sound Consignment Management

A lot of Seattle area comic shops buy indie comics wholesale or on consignment. Hooray!

But do you know how much it costs to drive your comics around to sell them? Half a day and about $6.50 in gas and parking, assuming you’re an efficient parking wizard. And if you’re using public transit? The better part of eight hours and $10. Boo! Save time and money by paying a monthly service fee to Emerald.

Whether you have one title or ten, Emerald will bring your comic around to the Puget Sound area comic shops where it will sell best and get it on the shelves. Emerald won’t take a cut of your wholesale sales: all the money you make goes back to you. We’ll send you a monthly sales report and payment.

 

Phase Two Nationwide Wholesale

Once Emerald has a good rhythm going with local shops, we’re planning on expanding to indie-friendly shops across the nation.

 

Phase Three Wholesale and Retail

Once we have a wholesale store going, we’re planning on expanding to retail, including curated subscription packs.

EmeraldComicsDistro.com

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SECRET WEAPONS #1 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:51

This June, Valiant’s biggest series of the summer heats up as Livewire leads a team of extraordinary new heroes into the firefight of their lives!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new Valiant Prestige-format limited series initiating a riveting new turning point for the most acclaimed publisher in comics today!

On June 28th, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer – writer of the internationally acclaimed, smash-hit motion picture ARRIVAL, as well as Valiant’s upcoming HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT feature films from Sony Pictures – leads the charge alongside Harvey Award-nominated artists Raul Allen (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) and Patricia Martin (Bloodshot Reborn) to launch the super-charged heroine called Livewire into her very first solo adventure as she recruits a new generation of superhumans with unique abilities unlike any we’ve seen before…

The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. 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 Rexo 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…

This summer, the visionary writer behind ARRIVAL and the astonishing art team of WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR present a standalone introduction to the awe and action of the Valiant Universe with a new series that has already become one of 2017’s most anticipated comics events:

On June 28th, meet the Valiant Universe’s next vanguard force as Livewire takes command in SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – featuring an astonishing line of covers from Raul Allen (Ninjak), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil), and Bryan Hitch (Justice League of America)!

SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Signed Virgin Art Variant by RAÚL ALLÉN (Individually Signed by ERIC HEISSERER)
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JUNE 28th (FOC – 6/5/17)


SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – Cover A by Raul Allen


SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – Cover B by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic


SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – Interior Art by Raul Allen with Patricia Martin


SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – Interior Art by Raul Allen with Patricia Martin

SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – Interior Art by Raul Allen with Patricia Martin


SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – Interior Art by Raul Allen with Patricia Martin

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ARCHIE #18 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:48


ARCHIE #18
NEW STORY ARC! The Blossom Twins have found out their father has been lying to them about why they moved to Riverdale. It’s up to Detective Jughead to learn the dark truth behind the Blossom Family! Join us as we welcome new Archie series artist Pete Woods (Deadpool, Robin).
Script: Mark Waid
Art: Pete Woods, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pete Woods
Variant Covers: Elsa Charretier, Robert Hack with Kelly Fitzpatrick
On Sale Date: 3/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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BETTY & VERONICA COMICS ANNUAL #252 preview

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:43


BETTY & VERONICA COMICS ANNUAL #252
STORYBOOK MONTH rolls on! In “Thumbelonica,” Princess Betty finds a little girl living between the petals of a rose. But the tiny creature’s bothersome ways drive the princess crazy, especially when it’s discovered that the little one also has magical powers!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 3/15
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

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So, can I really get this for FREE?

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:19
Yes, you can get this for FREE!

My name is Joseph Cillo Jr., the creator, and writer of Blind Prophet.

We have a special offer, where you can begin the journey with the Blind Prophet for FREE. Who does not appreciate a FREE offer?

People can sign up for the free offer at:

App.ConverKit.com

Blind Prophet, Episode 1 launches on the Kindle on March 21st…

We will be releasing Blind Prophet Episode 1 – A Prophet Is Born on March 21st on the Kindle platform when it will be FREE for the first two days.

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ROSE by Meredith Finch & Ig Guara, Comic Trailer | Image Comics

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 16:54

A classic fantasy tale about a girl trying to restore balance to a broken world. Rose must connect with her Khat—Thorne—to become the Guardian the world needs. But things aren’t easy for Rose and Thorne, the powerful sorcerous Drucilla has many powerful and demonic allies—all of them focused on stopping one scared little girl who’s desperately trying to stay alive and do what’s right. Written by MEREDITH FINCH (Wonder Woman, Little Mermaid), and drawn by fan-favorite artist IG GUARA (Batman: Arkham Knight, Blue Beetle, The Ravagers). Available April 12, 2017 from Image Comics

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CODY HALL JOINS PRO-WRESTLING NOAH

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 07:22

Cody Hall joins Japan’s Pro Wrestling Noah starting April 11. This will be his first appearance in Japan since his injury.

Cody Hall is the son of legend Scott Hall and recently worked for NJPW where he was part of the Bullet Club. During an Invasion match between The Elite vs. Yoshitatsu, Michael Elgin and Hiroshi Tanahashi, Cody received a Swanton Bomb from Nick Jackson and suffered a neck injury.

He was fired without an official announcement in January of this year, while out with an injury. After his departure from NJPW, he has had some fights at the British company WAW. According to his father, Cody wanted to make his return to the ring when he was fully recovered.

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Jack Swagger released

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 06:45

WWE has come to terms on the release of Jack Swagger. WWE wishes Swagger the best in all his future endeavors.

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Alberto El Patron Surrenders Championship

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 06:39

Alberto El Patron has surrendered the Impact Wrestling World Championship. Last week on Impact, Patron made a surprise debut and scored a pinfall victory, Bobby Lashley. However, he got the win after smashing Lashley in the face with the title.

During a meeting with Impact Wrestling board members including Bruce Prichard and Dutch Mantell, it was decided that El Patron’s victory is overturned due to the controversial nature of the finish. El Patron resisted at first but admitted it was the right thing to do when prompted to consider how his father, Mexican wrestling legend Dos Caras, would handle the situation. He agreed to give up the title with the assurance that he’ll get a rematch against Lashley. Prichard and Mantell said he can have a rematch if Bobby Lashley agrees to it. Tune into Impact Wrestling this coming Thursday on Pop for the latest.

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Wayne’s Worlds: Images of Batman – 1

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 03:26

It’s always a bittersweet thing when some­thing you love comes to an end. You know, that kind of thing makes one nostaglic.

For example, when I bought the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited DVD set and Batman Beyond collection, that made me happy because I now have all of the Bruce Timm animation of DC Comics characters ever shown on TV tucked away in my DVD collection. I even have his recent Justice League animated film which seemed to take place in an alternate dimenstion, with different actors voicing Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

But it also meant the end of an important era of creativity and some of the best storytelling I’ve ever seen. Now, I dearly loved the direct-to-DVD Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths, which was based on a script intended to bridge the gap between JL and JLU, but no more JLU and BB episodes or movies are expected to be made anytime soon. (A Batman Beyond comic is now available as part of DC’s Rebirth event, so that will help ease the pain some!)

I can’t help but think back to Batman: The Animated Series, based on my all-time favorite comics character, the Dark Knight.

And I realized just how much influence Batman has had in my life.  Let me share some of that with you.

The very first thing I ever remember reading was a Batman comic.  I found it in the cellar in our home.  It was one of those 25-cent annuals that had 100 pages in it.

I opened it up and saw that Batman, who had my first name as his last name, was in England.  He needed to fly around a castle, so he built a wooden frame glider he could wear on his back.  I saw him soar through the sky around the castle.  My eyes opened wide, my mouth dropped open, and I said the one and only word that could describe this fantastic event — “Wow!”  And I was hooked.

Frank Miller, now best known for the Sin City and 300 movies and also a creative force in Batman’s history, had a similar experience.  He once described finding a Batman comic at a local drug store, opening it up and beginning to read it.  “Then I fell in,” he said.  Yeah, I can relate to that.

When Bob Kane created Batman, he was a gun-carrying avenger. By the late ’50s and ’60s, Batman had evolved into a adventurer, but he was also a detective.  He was observant, he was intelligent, he was thoughtful.  Since he had no powers, he had to rely on his wits and planning ahead.  He was brought in on the most difficult cases and solved them.  When he knew he’d face someone obviously more powerful than he was, he’d plan and figure out a way to win.

All those qualities I admired.

My next significant interaction with the Caped Crusader was the ABC television show.  Adam West played Batman and Burt Ward portrayed Robin.  You remember — Bruce Wayne’s first name was “Millionaire” and Wayne Manor was referred to as “Stately.”

I was 11 years old when the series started.  I never looked at Batman as a comedy.  After all, I took the comics seriously.  So when people laughed at the show, I was often offended.  For example, I remember being in the theater watching the Batman movie and seeing Batman get dipped in the ocean while on a rope ladder.  When he’s lifted up, a shark has taken hold of his leg.  People laughed at it, so I stood up and yelled, “Hey!  You wouldn’t snicker if YOU had a shark on YOUR leg!”

Of course, now I watch Batman on cable, and I cringe.  I particularly remember the episode when the women took over Gotham City and the whole town went into a serious tailspin.  Finally, the menfolk convinced the ladies to get back to what they do best — shopping — and all was right with the world again.  I’m sure the women loved watching the show that week!

For years, I kept reading how Adam West regretted being “typecast” by the show.  He kept trying different roles, but no one wanted him to do anything but Batman.  Well, here it is, 40 years later, and Mr. West is still working.  He lends his talent to several animated shows, including voicing different mayors on Family Guy and The Batman.  Then I was flipping channels the other day and came across Fairly Oddparents on Nickelodeon.  Who should be guest-starring but Adam West playing an actor who played “Cat-Man” on television.

He got to lampoon Batman and his own acting abilities.  That’s not bad for someone who thought he’d never get anyone to hire him again after Batman.

Before long, I reached high school and lost interest in the comics of the day.  The ’70s featured Superman losing half of his powers to a sand duplicate, Batman sending Robin off to college and moving into a swanky downtown apartment, and Spider-Man using a Spider-Mobile and having to stop Aunt May from marrying Doctor Octopus.  I didn’t feel I was missing very much.

But Batman continued to provide an often unseen influence on me.

I was taking a psychology course in college when the teacher told us to pick the person who had influenced us most in our lives. “Don’t think about it, just take your first impression,” he said.  When he went around the room asking who we had picked, I told everyone that I picked Batman.  Everyone laughed at my choice, thinking Adam West and silly ABC TV shows. But the teacher, to his credit, understood that answers are not always found in assumptions.  He asked me the critical questions, “Why?  What was it about him that made you pick him?”  I answered, “Because there’s no mystery he can’t solve.” I guess that answer made sense because the other students stopped laughing.

Meanwhile, in the comics, Batman became darker and more driven.  I used to think that if Batman of the ’60s had met the Batman of the ’80s or ’90s, he would have tried to arrest him.  But there was some allure for a Batman who was less Adam West and more Clint Eastwood.

Thus was born Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.  And a new era for the Caped Crusader dawned.

Next time: Back to Batman basics.

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EXTREME STUDIOS 25TH ANNIVERSARY YEARBOOK

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 02:54

Rob Liefeld, will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Extreme Studios with the EXTREME STUDIOS 25TH ANNIVERSARY YEARBOOK.

The Yearbook is available on Rob Liefeld’s website, at WonderCon and at Big Red Comics in Orange, Ca.

BIG RED EXTREME 25th ANNIVERSARY YEARBOOK PREMIERE PACKAGE! Includes a signed yearbook with signatures by 10 of the EXTREME Artists including Rob Liefeld. The yearbook features art and biography’s of Extreme Studios finest talents!

This package includes a LIMITED EDITION PRINT created exclusively for the signing at Big Red Comics on March 30th. REDEEMABLE only ON SITE at Big Red Comics or in person at Wonder Con, not available through the mail! Quantities of this package will be extremely limited!

Package: $79.99

***Please note this is redeemable ONLY onsite at Big Red Comics or in-person at Wonder Con. We will not be mailing this package


If you can’t make the signing, there is a mail version of the signed comic that includes a signed yearbook with signatures by 10 of the EXTREME artists, including Rob Liefeld!

The most successful studio in comics assembles again for the first time in two decades to celebrate and illustrate the amazing history of Extreme Studios and it amazing characters! Youngblood! Brigade! Bloodstrike! Berzerkers! Avengelyne! Prophet! Featuring brand new art by these spectacular talents Rob Liefeld, Marat Mychaels, Dan Fraga, Jeff Matsuda, Chap Yaep, Norm Rapmund, Danny Miki, Art Thibert, Dan Panosian, Shannon Denton and Andy Park!

Orders to be shipped out starting April 3rd.

Signed Yearbook: $49.99

At a lower price point is the unsigned version at $29.99

 

“I am beyond thrilled to be working together with these amazing artists as well as reuniting with them back together after 25 years,” said Liefeld in a statement. “I was fortunate to see the unique potential in each of these artists when they were just starting out and give many of them their very first, or their biggest break in the comics industry. Watching them build their impressive resumes over the years and help shape the entertainment industry for the past two decades has been one of the highlights of my 30-year career.”

Artists Scheduled to Appear at Big Red Comics include:

  • Jeff Matsuda – Extreme’s New Men/Kaboom – Producer and director of The New Adventures of Batman animated series, Jackie Chan Adventures and Wolverine for Marvel animation.
  • Dan Fraga – Extreme’s Brigade, Bloodstrike – Senior Producer/Director for Mattel’s Max Steele, Monster High, Ricky Gervais Show
  • Andy Park – Extreme’s Avengelyne – Marvel Studios Visual Development Supervisor Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
  • Shannon Denton – Extreme’s Youngblood, Brigade – Producer of Con Man, writer on Justice League Action, Ben 10, Avengers animated series.
  • Chap Yaep – Extreme’s Youngblood, Warchild – Producer/director on Ben 10
  • Todd Nauck – Extreme’s New Men- Marvel’s X-Men, Deadpool, DC’s Young Justice
  • Marat Mychaels – Extreme’s Brigade- Marvel’s Deadpool Corps.
  • Norm Rapmund – Extreme’s Brigade – DC Comics Teen Titans, Flash
  • Art Thibert – Extreme’s Brigade – DC Comics Superman, Batman
  • Danny Miki – Extreme’s Youngblood, Bloodstrike, – DC Comics Batman.
  • Matt Hawkins – Extreme’s Avengelyne – Top Cow’s Think Tank, Postal
  • Dan Panosian – Extreme’s Prophet – Marvel’s X-Men, Logan
  • Karl Altstaetter – Extreme’s Bloodstrike, – Senior Designer Mattel Toys, Mirror

The limited signing will take place from 5-8 p.m. at

BIG RED COMICS
162 N Glassell St
Orange, California
(714) 650-0813

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RICH REVIEWS: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers # 13

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 02:01

Title: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers # 13
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Written by: Kyle Higgins
Illustrated by: Hendry Prasetya
Colors by: Matt Herms
Letters by: Ed Dukeshire
The Ongoing Adventures of Bulk & Skull:
Written by: Ryan Ferrier
Illustrated by: Bachan
Colors by: Triona Farrell
Letters by: Jim Campbell
Cover by: Jamal Campbell
Morphin Variant Cover by: Goni Montes
Morpher Variant Cover by: Miguel Mercado
Action Figure Variant Cover by: Telmos Santos with packaging design by David Ryan Robinson
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Website: www.boom-studios.com
Comments: Goldar is getting a new army to fight the Rangers with one in his image.
We see the Rangers on a strange twisted version of our Earth. Here the Green Ranger aka Black Dragon along with Rita has conquered the world. He rules with an iron fist.
This world is a dark and dreary place.
The Rangers seem to be spending a lot of time standing around talking. As Trini and Billy talk one from each world they talk of the other Billy. It is an emotional moment.
Things are starting to move faster as something big is about to happen.
This issue needed more action.
“The Ongoing Misadventures of Squatt & Baboo” Baboo invents something to get rid of the Power Rangers and Squatt well he does what Squatt does. Baboo is the smarter one.
You kind of feel sorry for these two minions of Rita’s. They do put up with being abused by her.
The art has some nice colors. The characters are drawn with a look of fun to them which is kind of opposite to how they are treated.
These two characters are ones you might even route for if they were not bad guys.

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AC COMICS JULY 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 01:35

AC COMICS MAY 2017 PREVIEWS FOR JULY 2017 SHIP

 

Femforce #179
After three years on Dhagor- NIGHTVEIL IS BACK!! Will she be in time to help Ms. VICTORY, TARA, SHE-CAT and SYNN stop GORGANA? Then, STARDUST faces the threat of TRAXXIS yet again, SHE-CAT fights alone, YANKEE GIRL returns, AND the first solo story starring a great new heroine- VIOLET SHADOW!!
NIGHTVEIL has always been one of the most popular members of the FEMFORCE, but the long-running war for freedom on DARK DHAGOR has kept her away from earth and her FF teammates. Now, she’s finally back – for good. The rest of the team is so caught-up in finally wrapping up the fight against GORGANA, they may barely have a chance to notice. That won’t keep NV from getting wrapped up in a new mystery on her own, however, facing a weird new villainess called MISS CORROSION, illustrated by a great new artist Eric Van Elslande!! SHE-CAT faces an ages-old threat brought to life through the ascent of a major public figure, STARDUST fights for her life in outer space yet again, YANKEE GIRL deals with the return of an old adversary, and the sensational new heroine introduced in the SHE-CAT story in FF #176- VIOLET SHADOW- stars in her first solo story, written by creator Andrew Hawnt, and drawn by fan-favorite Francesco Savi. That’s FEMFORCE #179. a full 80 pages; black and white with color covers, standard comic book size and saddle-stitched. Available at your local comic dealer in July for $9.95. Order it with your local comic book retailer out of the May 2017 issue of the Diamond Previews catalog.
Writers: Stephanie Heike, Mark G. Heike, Andrew Hawnt, Rock Baker and Mark Holmes
Artists: Rock Baker, Dan Gorman, Francesco Savi, Jacob Bear, Scott Shriver, Eric Van Elslande, Blip Martindale, Gianluca Cerritelli, David Matsuoka and Jeff Austin .
Cover Artist: Stephanie and Mark Heike
UPC Code: 799475804861-17911
Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched
Dimensions: 10″ X 6.50″
Page Count: 80 pages
Color: Black and White (with color covers)
Ship Date: July 27, 2017
Retail Price: $9.95

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Valiant Unveils 2017 Convention Tour Schedule – Continuing at SC Comicon in March

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 01:29

This year, the hardest touring company in comics is upping the stakes with more dates, more conventions, and more opportunities to meet your favorite creators than ever before!

Valiant is proud to unveil its first round of dates and destinations for the VALIANT 2017 CONVENTION TOUR – a months-long, cross-country comics roadshow coming soon to a town near you! Kicking off this March with multiple exciting events, Valiant’s touring convention crew is charging through from west to east throughout the spring and summer with stops in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, and many more along the way:

Thursday, March 2nd – Friday, March 5th
Emerald City Comicon

Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA

Saturday, March 25th – Sunday, March 26th
SC Comicon

TD Convention Center
Greeneville, SC

Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd
WonderCon

Anaheim Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd
FanExpo Dallas

Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX

Saturday, April 15th
Fried Pie Con

2nd & Charles
Broomfield, CO

Friday, April 21st – Sunday, April 23rd
C2E2

McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd
L.A. Times Festival of Books

University of Southern California Campus
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, April 28th – Sunday, April 30th
Planet Comic Con

Bartle Hall
Kansas City, MO

Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
Comicpalooza
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th
Tidewater Comicon

Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival

Pier 36
New York, NY

Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival

Shoreline Amphitheater
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con

Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO * Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!* Next stop: The entire Valiant team is heading to Greenville, SC for SC Comicon 2017! From Saturday, March 25th to Sunday, March 26th, get up close and personal with Valiant’s brightest stars at the TD Convention Center for an action-packed weekend bursting with exclusive releases, special guests, panels, and more!

Swing by the Valiant booth all weekend long, and dive into the most acclaimed superhero universe in comics with a complete collection of trade paperbacks and hardcovers featuring Valiant’s critically acclaimed line of titles, including  BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and more!

Then, prepare for war as Valiant teams up with Greenville’s own Borderlands Comics & Games for the X-O MANOWAR #1 BORDERLANDS EXCLUSIVE VARIANT, featuring the raw pencil artwork of explosive artist and SC Comicon special guest Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn)! The year’s biggest superhero sci-fi epic begins here with the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Mind MGMT) and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn, Batman and Robin) that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told! Available only at the Borderlands Comics & Games booth!

Plus: Be sure to visit the legion of extraordinary Valiant talent that’s storming into SC Comicon all weekend long, including:

Meghan Hetrick (Artist, Faith)
Lewis LaRosa (Artist, Bloodshot Reborn, Savage)
Brian Reber (Colorist, Bloodshot U.S.A., Savage)
Rafer Roberts (Writer, A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger Renegade)
Robert Venditti (Writer, Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, X-O Manowar)

Plus: Valiant is offering portfolio reviews for aspiring artists all weekend long! Have Valiant’s acclaimed editorial team review your work and give you the inside track on what it takes to make it in comics. Individual portfolios reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Then: Celebrate the silver anniversary of Valiant’s number-one hero at the VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR panel presentation on Saturday, March 25th! This March, Valiant celebrates 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as best-selling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1! Now, right here at SCCC, join a blockbuster roundtable of Valiant’s greatest talents for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at the must-read new series of 2017!

Finally: Witness the future that lies ahead for your favorite heroes and antagonists with VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation on Sunday, March 26th! The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at SCCC with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff! Jump on board here to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe with all-new news and artwork!

We’ll see you in the Palmetto State!


VALIANT CONVENTION TOUR 2017 – Poster Artwork by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – Borderlands Exclusive Variant by Lewis LaRosa


SC Comicon – Official Logo

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BOOM! Studios Debuts ‘Coady and the Creepies’ Lyric Video

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 01:27

“Creepies R Go” Heralds the Debut of New Comic by Liz Prince and Amanda Kirk

BOOM! Studios is proud to unveil a lyric music video for “Creepies R Go,” the anthem for the punk band The Creepies in BOOM! Studios’ new BOOM! Box comic, COADY AND THE CREEPIES, by award-winning comics creator Liz Prince (Tomboy, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?) and artist Amanda Kirk.

The song was created by Liz Prince and Danny Bailey of the pop-punk band Jabber.

From BOOM! Box comes Coady and the Creepies! Punk isn’t dead…but Coady is! Coady, Criss, and Corey are sisters and bandmates in the band The Creepies. After a van accident leaves Corey badly scarred and Criss in a wheelchair, they’re getting back into the punk scene! But they still need to contend with the challenges of staying true to their punk ideals, while also dealing with the media attention they’ve attracted, as well as the tension surrounding the fact that Coady escaped the accident seemingly unscathed. Now on tour, they’re fighting their way through the (sometimes literal) battle of the bands, earning enamel pins, and heading for the gig of their lives…so long as no one realizes that Coady is actually a ghost.

Coady and the Creepies #1 debuts in comic shops on March 15.

Song and video credits:
Music: Danny Bailey
Lyrics: Danny Bailey, Liz Prince
Vocals/Bass Guitar: Danny Bailey
Guitar: Stefan Hanson
Percussion: Kyle Folsom
Recorded by Stefan Hanson
Mixed and Mastered by Ron Harrity
Video Production: Mister&Mystic Productions

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The Lady Death: Merciless Onslaught Kickstarter rewards lineup!

First Comics News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 01:24

Greetings Fiends,

As you may have already heard, the LADY DEATH: MERCILESS ONSLAUGHT #1 Kickstarter campaign is coming up very soon (this Wednesday evening, in fact!) and we’re now ready to unleash the launch rewards lineup!

There’s way too much good stuff to list here, so we’ve prepared a handy PDF for everyone to view. To download the PDF, please click here.

We hope to see you all on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00PM MST (Arizona Time) when we launch on Kickstarter! Brian Pulido will also be broadcasting LIVE on Facebook from his RED ROOM starting at 6:00PM MST (Arizona Time) the same day to kick off the campaign launch! Be there!!!

Thanks for your continued support!

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WONDER BOY: THE DRAGON’S TRAP SIDESCROLLS ONTO PS4, XBOX ONE AND NINTENDO SWITCH ON APRIL 18

First Comics News - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:44

DotEmu, developer and publisher specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games, and developer Lizardcube, are thrilled to announce that Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap will be available on April 18th for the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch (and a few weeks after on PC).

Boasting beautiful, hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action, and adventure. Play as Lizard-Man, Mouse-Man, Piranha-Man, Lion-Man, and Hawk-Man, and use their unique abilities to uncover the land’s deepest secrets. Switch in real-time between the original retro graphics and the visually stunning modern remake, and input your old Sega Master System passcode to unlock all of your old saves and progression – just how you left them in 1989.

This was one of my very favorite games when I owned it on the Sega Master System so the remake has the old blood pumping, if you know what I mean. Check out the official web site and come back for a full review of the game upon release.

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IMAGE COMICS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH RCCC HOMECOMING DANCE

First Comics News - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:41

Back by popular demand, Image Comics is pleased to host a very special formal Fall Homecoming dance for the comics community during the Rose City Comic Con festivities. The dance will be held on Saturday, September 9th from 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. at The Evergreen. This event will be 21+ only. IDs will be checked at the door.

Tickets to the Image Comics Fall Homecoming Dance are on sale now.

Image Comics’ Fall Homecoming will be in the style and spirit of a traditional high school dance and all comics fans and industry members are encouraged to come mix, mingle, and dance the night away.

Image Comics Fall Homecoming ticket tiers:
$20: Entry ticket
$45: Add-on pack, including an Image t-shirt, variant cover comic, commemorative pint glass, and enamel pin
$79: VIP pack—ticket to the party, add-on pack items, and access to special VIP area at the venue (limited quantity, only 100 VIP tickets available)

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Witness The Rise Of A Dark Lord In DARTH VADER #1 – Coming in June!

First Comics News - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:39

Charles Soule & Giuseppe Camuncoli Bring You Darth Vader As You’ve Never Seen Before!

New York, NY—March 13, 2017 — The most fearsome villain in the entire galaxy returns for an all-new series! Today, Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm Ltd. are pleased to announce a new beginning for one of the most popular Star Wars™ comic book series! This June, prepare for DARTH VADER #1 – the all-new ongoing series coming to a comic shop near you! Superstar writer Charles Soule (Poe Dameron, Astonishing X-Men) will team with chartbusting artist Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man) to chronicle the epic rise of one of the greatest villains in all of fiction!

“I’m so excited that we get to tell more stories about the best villain of all time…and this time, we get to show his very first steps into the Dark Side,” said series editor, Jordan D. White. “I was blown away by some of the stuff we plan to show in this series…and I think readers will be, too—from hardcore Star Wars fanatics to those who want to see more of that deadly threat from the end of Rogue One. Charles has an evil streak in him that readers might have seen whenever he’s written Palpatine in the past. Now, that comes front and center.”

When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that he once held dear, the one who was prophesized to bring balance to the Force instead chose a darker path. Now, in a story set directly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, he must take his first steps into a darker world as…Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith!

Witness iconic moments in the Star Wars galaxy through the lens of one of its most famous characters! The construction of Vader’s red lightsaber, the fallout of Order 66, the beginnings of the Inquisitor program, and the rise of an Empire. Join Vader as he learns a new way. The way of Darth Sidious…the way of the dark side.

This June, the Marvel’s smash-hit Star Wars comics venture to a new era of a galaxy far, far away! Take a walk on the dark side as Soule & Camuncoli bring you the must read DARTH VADER #1 – available wherever comics are sold this June!

DARTH VADER #1
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
On Sale in June!

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The Next Generation of the Marvel Universe Rises Together in SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING

First Comics News - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 13:50

A crucial SECRET EMPIRE chapter that bridges issues #3 and #4 of the Marvel Comics event!

New York, NY—March 13, 2017— There’s a new order to things in the world, but it’s not one that everybody agrees with! So what is there left to do about it? The Black Widow has a dangerous plan—but to carry it out, she’ll need the help of the young heroes of the Marvel Universe—and it may require them to cross a line they never thought they would! Helmed by Derek Landy, writer of the blockbuster, award-winning Skulduggery Pleasant series, with art by J. Cassara (New Avengers) it’s time for Natasha Romanov to unite the next generation of Marvel heroes against the oncoming forces of Hydra with SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING.

“One of the overriding themes in SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING is for the heroes not to make the same old mistakes all over again,” said Landy. “The Champions, for instance, are looking for non-violent ways to stop violent opponents, and that ethos spills over into Uprising. How do a bunch of super-powered kids, brimming with optimism, factor in the Black Widow’s dark agenda when confronted with Captain America’s role in the Hydra takeover of America? What are they willing to do? How far are they willing to go?”

Landy continued, “This will be the first time many of them have stood side by side with the heroes they grew up reading about. This momentous occasion, unfortunately, will be slightly soured by the fact that they’re squaring off against the hero of heroes, the inspiration of all inspirations — Captain America himself.”

An integral installment in the Secret Empire saga, SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING enlists the younger heroes of the Marvel Universe – Miles Morales, a.k.a. Spider-Man, Ironheart, Wasp, Amadeus Cho, Falcon, and more, for a dark-ops mission no one – not even the heroes themselves –are prepared for. Can Black Widow forge these champions into a new elite strike force against Hydra’s forces? Or will her time run out and send the younger heroes into the fight unprepared for what’s to come? Be here this May when the age of innocence ends and the next generation is forced to take a stand in SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING from Derek Landy, J. Cassara, and Marvel Comics.

SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING #1
Written by DEREK LANDY
Penciled by J. CASSARA
Cover by MEGHAN HETRICK
Variant by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

FOC – 05/08/17, On-Sale – 05/31/17

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