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CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #7 preview

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


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

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PRE-ORDER LA BORINQUEÑA #2

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

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

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

Preorder La Borinqueña #2 George Peréz cover

Preorder La Borinqueña #1 El Yunque variant cover

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Big Fin & the Prismatic Hole

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

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


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

THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—AMONKHET

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BOOM! STUDIOS DEBUTS COMIC BOOK TRAILER FOR THE UNSOUND

First Comics News - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 18:11

Descend into madness with Cullen Bunn and Jack T. Cole’s new horror comic series

Loa Angeles, CA – June 7, 2017 – Today, BOOM! Studios is proud to debut a one-minute, live-action comic book trailer for its new horror series, THE UNSOUND, created and written by Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Empty Man) and hauntingly illustrated by Jack T. Cole. The video is produced by Mister & Mystic Productions.

The Unsound #1 is on sale now in comic book shops.

The Unsound #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jack T. Cole
Cover Artists:
   Main Cover: Jack T. Cole
   FOC Variant Cover: David Lafuente
Format: 32 pages, full color
Price: $3.99
On sale: June 7, 2017
Synopsis: Ashli’s first day as a nurse at Saint Cascia Psychiatric Hospital turns into a nightmare as a bloody riot sends her fleeing into the bowels of the hospital. Her descent takes her to a hellish world populated by lunatics and monsters, cloaked in a secret history of black magic and heinous scientific experiments.

 

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JUSTA LOTTA HORROR: Evil Things In Small Packages – New Puppet Master Figures

First Comics News - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 17:35

Want some pocket sized evil? Take a look at the upcoming Puppet Master 3-inch figures from Full Moon!

One of the most beloved franchises in horror history is getting a new line of collectibles. Full Moon is unleashing it’s popular Puppet Master characters in series of small figures.

The first figure in this series, Blade, makes its debut on June 8th. The $9.95 figure is a limited edition, so you don’t miss out! Ordering info is available on the Full Moon website: http://www.fullmoondirect.com/Blade-Action-Figure-995-2-flat-DOMESTIC-shipping_p_1193.html

From Charles Band’s popular PUPPET MASTER franchise comes the 3-inch Blade Action Figure, the first of ‘Series 1’. Blade was created by Andre Toulon and re-modeled in the image of Gestapo major Kraus and is one of the Puppet Master’s most trusted and deadliest creations. Comes in a gorgeous blister pack reminiscent of the 70’s and 80’s Star Wars action figures by Kenner. This action figure will not disappoint and will make an excellent addition to any Puppet Master collection.

The second figure has already been announced and it’s Torch! Here he is as seen on the back of Blade’s card:

Stay Scared!

Tanya Tate

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JUSTA LOTTA PICTURES: Images From Tanya’s Delirium Magazine Signing At Dark Delicacies!

First Comics News - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 17:34

This past weekend I made a signing appearance at one of my favorite haunts – Dark Delicious bookstore in Burbank and oh do I have some pictures to share with you!

I was there to meet Full Moon fans and sign the new issue of Delirium Magazine (issue #14) which again features my Tanya’s Toy Chest column.

Also appearing were loads of creators from the Full Moon universe, contributors of Delirium Magazine and the cast from the recently released horror movie Devil’s Domain.

Let’s take a look at some of my pictures from the signing:










As you can see we all hands lots of fun. If you missed out this time, make sure you are around for the next Delirium release signing.

Support horror and order Delirium Magazine here: http://www.deliriummagazine.com.

Also if you are in Burbank stop by the Dark Delicacies bookstore, you’ll love it!

And finally, if you come across a delightfully dreadful collectible, let me know and maybe I’ll feature it in my Tanya’s Toy Chest column!

Stay Scared!

Tanya Tate

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Valiant’s 2017 Convention Tour Continues with New Dates for Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, and More!

First Comics News - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 17:20

Valiant is proud to announce its latest wave of dates and destinations for the VALIANT 2017 CONVENTION TOUR – a non-stop celebration bringing the largest and most acclaimed independent superhero universe to dozens of cities around the world! As Valiant charges into several of the summer’s biggest conventions and comics shows with exclusives, merchandise, panels, and much more, now is the time to jump on board one of the most acclaimed superhero universes in comics! With a slate of critically acclaimed and highly anticipated news series coming to each and every show, don’t miss your chance to jump on board Valiant’s latest wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events, including X-O MANOWAR (2017), RAPTURE, SECRET WEAPONS, FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE, and more!

Plus: As part of its partnership with the Vans Warped Tour® ’17 presented by Journeys®, Valiant’s coast-to-coast tour will exhibit at several Vans Warped Tour® concert dates across the United States! The largest superhero universe in comics is colliding with America’s longest-running touring music festival with a never-before-seen selection of free giveaways, new apparel and merchandise, and appearances by major comics creators! In addition to exhibiting with a full-scale convention set-up at select dates, the collaboration between Valiant and the Vans Warped Tour® presented by Journeys® will continue across the historic tour’s entire summer 2017 season as several of the publisher’s most iconic heroes – including X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, Livewire, Ninjak, and more – take center stage on the tour’s posters, promotional pieces, merchandise, and more.

Continuing with all-new dates beginning this June, the farthest-reaching convention tour in comics kicks into overdrive as Valiant blasts through the United States and beyond with stops in New York, San Francisco, Denver, and several more all summer long!

June 16th
Vans Warped Tour® ’17 presented by Journeys®

CenturyLink Field North Lot
Seattle, WA

June 22nd – June 27th
ALA 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition

McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

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

July 8th
Vans Warped Tour® ’17 presented by Journeys®

Northwell Health Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh, NY

July 9th
Vans Warped Tour® ’17 presented by Journeys®

Xfinity Theatre
Hartford, CT

August 5th
Vans Warped Tour® ’17 presented by Journeys®

Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
San Diego, CA

August 6th
Vans Warped Tour® ’17 presented by Journeys®

Fairplex Pomona
Pomona, CA
We’ll see you on the road this summer! And stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!


Valiant 2017 Convention Tour – Poster Artwork by Paulina Ganucheau


X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – Cover A by Lewis LaRosa


RAPTURE #1 – Cover A by Mico Suayan


SECRET WEAPONS #1 – Cover A by Raul Allen


FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 – Cover A by Jelena-Kevic Djurdjevic

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THE IMPOSSIBLE HAS HAPPENED

First Comics News - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:57

September 8, 2016, will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the debut of the world’s most successful science fiction television series: Star Trek. In, THE IMPOSSIBLE HAS HAPPENED: THE LIFE AND WORK OF GENE RODDENBERRY, CREATOR OF STAR TREK

(Aurum Press / June 15, 2017 / US $19.99), Lance Parkin, will go in search of the show’s creator.

 This book reveals how an undistinguished writer of cop shows set out to produce ‘Hornblower in space’ and ended up with an optimistic, almost utopian view of humanity’s future that has been watched and loved by hundreds

of millions of people around the world.

Along the way, Lance will examine some of the great myths and turning points in the franchise’s history, and Roddenberry’s particular contribution to them. He will look at the truth in the view that the early Star Trek advanced a liberal, egalitarian and multi-racial agenda, chart the various attempts to resuscitate the show during its wilderness years in the 1970s, explore Roddenberry’s initial early involvement in the movies and spin-off Star Trek: The Next Generation

(as well as his later estrangement from both), and shed light on the colorful personal life, self-mythologizing and strange beliefs of a man who nonetheless gifted popular culture one if its most enduring narratives.

  • To be published to coincide with the debut new show, Star Trek: Discovery in May 2017.
  • Star Trek is the sixth highest grossing movie franchise of all time. This book offers a new way to look at this popular series.
  • The author is a respected voice within science fiction and fantasy circles and will attract coverage and comment from key websites and magazines

LANCE PARKIN is a British author, best known for writing fiction and reference books for television series, most notably Doctor Who. He is an Alan Moore completist, having followed the comics’ maestro’s career since the 1970s, and in 2001 he wrote an acclaimed guide to Moore’s work, which has since been updated and reissued. In addition to contributing pieces to magazines such as TV Zone, SFX and Doctor Who Magazine, he is also the co-author of Dark Matters, a Guide to Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. He lives in the USA.

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Actors Karl Urban and Denise Crosby To Join 2018 Star Trek: The Cruise

First Comics News - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:38
Denise Crosby, star of Star Trek The Next Generation, had such a great time on Star Trek: The Cruise 2017 that she will be returning to join the 2018 voyages.  And onboard for his first time will be Karl Urban (who played Bones in the recent trilogy of Star Trek films). Karl Urban, Star Trek‘s current Dr. McCoy, has just been announced as the latest celebrity confirmed for Star Trek: The Cruise II. Urban will be aboard when the Norwegian Jade sets sail on, not one, but two voyages in January 2018. Takei will serve as the host of both cruises, during which Trek fans will spend a week with the actors, interacting with them during inspired events and impromptu encounters. Produced by Entertainment Cruise Productions, Voyage 1 of Star Trek: The Cruise II will sail from January 5-11, 2018, with Voyage 2 following January 11-17, 2018, both traveling from Miami to Roatan (Honduras), Harvest Caye (Belize) and Costa Maya (Mexico). Each six-day voyage will feature special Star Trek-themed shows, events and programs including theme nights (Captain Sulu’s Soiree), celebrity events (Klingon pub crawl, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and more), actor-led excursions at each port, vow renewals by a Star Trek actor, nightly shows performed by celebrity guests, autograph and photograph sessions, a museum exhibit with props and costumes from the Star Trek archive, a makeup artist transforming guests into Star Trek characters, live music (including avant-garde synth-pop band Information Society), and more. Almost every event includes an interactive element, making the Voyage a unique, personal and immersive Star Trek experience. Urban joins a Trek Who’s Who list that already features Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Michael Dorn, John de Lancie, Nana Visitor, Robert Picardo, Renee Auberjonois, Connor Trinneer, Ethan Phillips, Armin Shimerman, Max Grodenchik, Vaughn Armstrong, Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs, Robert O’Reilly, John Paladin, and musical guests Information Society.  Further, the Norwegian Jade will head to spacedock before departing for a redesign that will result in shipboard feature sites inspired by the Trek shows and films, including Sandrine’s II, the sister restaurant of Chez Sandrine (Star Trek: Voyager), and “13 Forward” (the Officer’s Bar influenced by Ten Forward and best described by Captain Picard as the “hub of the ship’s social activity”). More than 4,000 fans have already pre-registered for cabins aboard the 2018 cruises, and both are expected to sell out. Cabin prices start at $1300 per person and include all meals, tickets to mainstage events, parties as well as port charges, taxes, and onboard gratuities. Visit StarTrekTheCruise.com or follow hashtag #StarTrekTheCruise for more information in the coming months.

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Joe Books launches its Disney comics series on ComiXology

First Comics News - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:16

Joe Books is excited to announce that fans can now go to comiXology to find our popular comic series like Disney Princess, Disney Frozen, and Disney Darkwing Duck, as well as fan favourites like Disney•Pixar Cars, Disney•Pixar Finding Dory, and Disney Star vs. the Forces of Evil. Joe Books will launch its entire Disney comics catalogue on comiXology on June 7th, and will publish future issues simultaneous with the print editions.

 

The full list of online titles will include the following:

 

Disney Princess #1–11

Disney Frozen #1–7

Disney Darkwing Duck #1–8

Disney Pirates of the Caribbean #1–4

Disney Star Vs. The Forces of Evil #1–4

Disney•Pixar Cars #1–4

Disney•Pixar Finding Dory #1–4

Joe Books President Steve Osgoode says, “ComiXology has built a digital platform that many readers rely on to find their favourite comics every month. We are thrilled to bring our Disney comics to a partner with such an extensive reach and innovative marketing programs.”

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Robotech #1 Cosplay Variant – starring model Kitty Honey – revealed!

First Comics News - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:15

Titan Comics are thrilled to reveal a special cosplay variant cover featuring popular cosplayer and model Kitty Honey as ‘Lisa Hayes’ for the hotly-anticipated debut issue of Robotech!

 

This July 26, Robotech – the iconic ‘80s Sci-Fi anime – returns to Macross Island, the place where it all began. Writer Brian Wood, artist Marco Turini and colorist Marco Lesko have crafted a thrilling new tale that’s perfectly accessible to new fans, as well as providing a deeper layer of twists for old-school protoculture addicts.

Robotech fans are encouraged to place their order for this special #1 cosplay variant cover featuring Kitty Honey as Lisa Hayes now through their local comic store (which they can find via www.comicshoplocator.com) using the order code: APR178859.

Robotech #1 hits stores and digital platforms on July 26.

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Wednesday Comics: The Chuckling Whatsit

Sorcerer's Skull - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:00

Richard Sala's The Chuckling Whatsit is an oft-kilter, occasional absurdist noir mystery, like maybe something Tim Burton might do at his most serious or the Coen Brothers being a little Gothic. Of course. It's the story of an outsider artist, a doomed couple of escaped mental patients, a serial killer who may have started up again after more than a decade and is killing newspaper astrologers, mysterious assassins--and a hack reporter caught in the middle.
The dingus (to use Sam Spade's term for a particular MacGuffin) in this case is a missing manuscript, but the more iconic Maltese Falcon analog is the titular Chuckling Whatsit, a strange doll that laughs when shaken, and is either the creation of the deceased recluse Emile Jarnac--or something far older and more sinister, depending on which of the unreliable and eccentric informants you believe.
Sala deftly untangles what appears to be one incomprehensible knot of mystery into several throughlines that have only appeared to be the same thread by Chandler-esque serendity, then collapses them all for a climax that is satisfying, but still enigmatic. It's potrayed in Sala's cartoony but gloomy style, reminiscent of Edward Gorey or Charles Addams.
If you've never read any Sala, this is a good, meaty one to start with.

It’s Always Sunny In Eternia: The Gang Becomes Space Barbarians

First Comics News - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 07:42
The He-Man/It’s Always Sunny Mash-Up You Didn’t Know You Needed IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN ETERNIA

(Woodland Hills, CA) June 6th, 2017 – What do you get when you take classic cartoon space barbarians and mix them one of the most popular comedies on cable television? You get an animated web series that is weird and funny and parodies both exclusively on neatOco.

The first episode premieres on the neatOco YouTube Channel on Tuesday, June 6th.

In the pilot episode of It’s Always Sunny In Eternia: The Gang Becomes Space Barbarians, we meet the owners of the Grayskull Pub, He-Dennis, Sweet Deela, Mac-At-Arms, Orklie, and Frank RamManolds and their unibrowed arch enemies, The McSkeletors.

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: THE GAME NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER

First Comics News - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 07:35

“Have you preordered the game, Jack? Yes, sir! The check is in the mail!”

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – June 5, 2017 – Today, Everything Epic and Flipside are proud to announce that domestic and international preorders are now being accepted for the highly-anticipated cooperative board game, “Big Trouble in Little China: The Game!” Priced at $99.95, fans of this cult classic film as well as board game enthusiasts are invited to visit www.bigtroublegame.com to secure their deluxe special edition copy and bring the action home.

In partnership with BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, “Big Trouble in Little China: The Game” is currently in the final stages of development and is the brainchild of Chris Batarlis (Everything Epic) and Boris Polonsky (Flipside). The game originated from the designers’ love of the film, and the passion for making a game that would capture the magic and fun of the cult classic.

This thematic cooperative adventure game enables 1-4 players to work together and experience the events that they remember from the film as well as create new adventures of their own. Dozens of film-inspired story-quests bring all the action front and center, and 40 highly detailed miniatures fire up the imagination.


The game plays in two acts: Act One, “The Quest for Little China,” uses the front side of the game board Chinatownwhile Act Two, “The Final Showdown,” takes place on the reverse side in Lo Pan’s Lair. Players can choose from six iconic hero characters, each with individual abilities, and use custom dice for actions, quest tasks, skill checks and combat. They will also be able to use the communal Fate Dice, which include a unique risk/reward mechanic that gives additional actions or successes for checks when needed, but it can come with a price. After completing quests and upgrading their characters, players will move to the back of the board for the big showdown with Lo Pan! Will the heroes stop Lo Pan’s evil scheme in time, or is everything gonna go to hell?

By preordering the game now, fans will receive a deluxe, limited edition version which includes the core game as well as several extra components to accommodate up to two additional players bringing the total to six. It also features an exclusive variant box and a Legacy of Lo Pan campaign-style quest line which adds new epic hero abilities as well as a unique Showdown for the second act of the game. The retail edition of the game will be available online and in stores later this year though it will not include these special edition features, so be sure to save this “green-eyed girl” before it’s too late!

“Pasted on themes or a gameplay-light licensed board game is something that was never even a possibility in this creation. Our mission in designing this game has always been to capture the theme and story of the film while making an engaging and rewarding cooperative experience,” said Chris Batarlis, President of Everything Epic. “This Epic Experience truly reflects our company motto… Of the gamer, by the gamer, and for the gamer!”

“When we set out to create ‘Big Trouble in Little China: The Game,’ we knew that we had to capture the essence of the film and make it feel like the cult classic that fans love,” said Boris Polonsky, founder and creative director, Flipside. “We developed the dual-sided game board by paying close attention to all of the details in the environments, and the miniatures were designed by intensely studying the characters to create the perfect pose, costume details, and likenesses.  It wasn’t easy… but I think we made a beautiful board game that will let fans experience that world in a brand-new way!”


Just remember what ol’ Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton Just looks that big ol’ storm right square in the eye and he says, “Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it.”

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RICH REVIEWS: C is for Cthulhu: The Lovecraft Alphabet Book

First Comics News - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 01:00

Title: C is for Cthulhu: The Lovecraft Alphabet Book
Publisher: ComixTribe
Written by: Jason Ciaramella
Illustrated by: Greg Murphy
Price: $ 15.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.lovecraftabcs.comixtribe.com
Comments: The art is eye popping in that it does jump out at you. It is done in a style that is sure to capture a young readers heart. The easy style though can be enjoyed by anyone.
The book goes through the entire alphabet with each letter accompanied by a picture that incorporated Cthulhu.
Each drawing is beautifully colored and they are not done to scare but to entertain. The drawings are accompanied by a short sentence or two explaining the picture.
The background art is simple yet eye catching.
L gives us a picture of H.P. Lovecraft. It has him in a nice simple setting with a few weird things.
The art work will simple blow you away if your a child. A child will find it so cool. An adult would enjoy it as well.
So many H.P. Lovecraft characters are shown here. Anyone who loves something different and a little weird with a touch of the old ones to it is going to love sinking their teeth into this.

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Best Review Ever! YOUNGBLOOD #2

First Comics News - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 21:17

TITLE: YOUNGBLOOD #2
PUBLISHER: Image Comics
WRITER: Chad Bowers
ILLUSTRATOR: Jim Towe
COLORS: Juan Manuel Rodríguez
LETTERS: Rus Wooton
COVER: Jim Towe
VARIANT COVERS: Jim Towe, Rob Liefeld and Canaan White
PRICE: $3.99
RATING:
WEBSITE: ImageComics.com
SUMMARY: “YOUNGBLOOD REBORN,” Part Two
The ‘Blood is back, baby! But for how long? Shaft arrives in Baltimore with a warning for the team of rookie heroes calling themselves “Youngblood,” but will it fall on deaf ears? Meanwhile, President Die Hard meets with the architects of the popular Help! app and struggles with just how far he’s willing to go to protect the country. All this, plus Badrock keeping secrets? Seriously, Badrock…already? What the hell, dude, it’s only the second issue?
COMMENTS: What do you do when a renegade team of Youngbloods steal your name? A cease and desist notice. This issue has Shaft working as a process server. Endless superhero battles and an anti-government conspiracy, This edition of Youngblood has an interesting swerve at the end too. The story seemed short and I wanted to know more when the story was over, so I guess I am hooked.

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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES THE VAMPIRELLA TAROT DECK KICKSTARTER

First Comics News - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 20:41

We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest Kickstarter campaign, which will celebrate the vibrant history of our signature character, Vampirella, with a stylish and fully-functional Tarot Card Deck! Expected to ship just in time for Halloween, our first-ever collectible tarot card deck captures decades of vivid artwork and the spirit of the iconic Vampirella in a 78-card art deco inspired deck that embraces the vintage look encapsulated in the classic Vampirella Magazine covers!

The Vampirella Tarot Card Kickstarter campaign, which will only last for two weeks, began on May 31st and runs through June 15th! For more information, or to sink your teeth into this exciting project and become a backer, please visit:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dynamiteent/vampirella-tarot-card-deck

With less than 9-days remaining to reach our $5,000 goal, there is still much work to be done, and we can only accomplish it with the support of loyal fans like YOU!

Packaged in a unique Kickstarter exclusive illustrated box, these Vampirella Tarot Cards will feature the artwork of some of the all-time masters of the craft, including Frank Frazetta, Enrich, Esteban Maroto, and Paul Gulacy, all in one unique, collectible package! The complete box set of these genuine major and minor arcana tarot cards comes with detailed instructions, and will provide any collector or fan with a truly immersive experience in the world of Vampirella!

Production on the Vampirella Tarot Cards is well under way, with an expected shipping date of October, 2017. Backers who support the Vampirella Tarot Card Kickstarter have the opportunity to receive rewards, including digital editions, collectible prints and variant covers, full print collections, and artist signed exclusives!

With tiers designed to fit any collector’s budget, backers will have the potential to enjoy a number of great rewards, including:

  • The printed Kickstarter Exclusive box set of the 78-card Vampirella Tarot Card Deck,
  • 3 Kickstarter exclusive mini-prints featuring the artwork of Jae Lee, Amanda Conner, and Joe Jusko,
  • Digital Library of Vampirella Art Books: The Art of Vampirella, The Art of Vampirella – The Warren Years, The Art of Vampirella – The Dynamite Years,
  • Print editions of Vampirella Art Books: The Art of Vampirella, The Art of Vampirella – The Warren Years, The Art of Vampirella – The Dynamite Years,
  • Volumes 1-8 of the Vampirella Masters Trade Paperbacks,
  • Print Library of Vampirella Trade Paperbacks 1 – 7,
  • A selection of rare Vampirella Variant Cover editions,
  • 15 Hardcover volumes of Vampirella Archives, and much more!

Backers can get on board today, and gain access to all of these amazing rewards by visiting:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dynamiteent/vampirella-tarot-card-deck

From all of us at Dynamite, we thank you for your support!

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TITAN COMICS AUGUST 2017 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 18:52

New series

 

DOCTOR WHO: THE LOST DIMENSION – ALPHA

Writers George Mann, Cavan Scott

Artists Rachael Stott, Rod Fernandes

FC • 32pp $4.99 (Foil A), $3.99 (B&C)

On Sale August 30, 2017

The Void has always existed: “No place. The silent realm. The Lost Dimension.”

But THE VOID is no longer empty. The Void is hungry. It’s devouring our universe – through Time and Space!

Now every Doctor must play his part to save…everything!

COVER A:

Embossed Tardis Foil Cover
COVER B:  Photo

COVER C: Rachael Stott and Luis Guerrero

 

SHERLOCK: THE GREAT GAME #1



Writer Steve Thompson

Artist Jay

Co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat

FC • 48pp • $4.99

On Sale August 9, 2017

 

S omeone is causing trouble for Sherlock Holmes and John Watson – and innocent victims are caught in the middle…but who is the villain and what is his link to Sherlock and John?

 

COVER A: Sana Takeda

COVER B: Photo

COVER C: Piotr Kowalski

COVER D: Simon Myers

COVER E: Verity Glass

QUAKE CHAMPIONS #1 PART 1 (OF 4)

Artist Alan Quah

FC • 32pp • $3.99

On Sale August 9, 2017

Brand new comics based on the best-selling franchise, which leads directly into the upcoming new game Quake Champions.

 

A direct prequel and establishes the characters that will feature in the explosive new game.

 

Comes with four amazing covers, by superstar artists Alan Quah, Fabio Listrani and Tazio Bettin.

COVER A: Alan Quah

COVER B:  Game cover

COVER C:  Fabio Listrani
COVER D:  Tazio Bettin

HERCULES: WRATH OF THE HEAVENS #1 PART 1 (OF 5)

Writer JDMorvan

Artists Looky

FC • 56pp • $5.99

On Sale August 16, 2017

Ancient Greece meets GEARS OF WAR in this stunningly illustrated, science fiction retelling of THE LEGEND OF HERCULES by multi award winning writer, JEAN-DAVID MORVAN (Wolverine: Saudade)!

As war rages across the galactic frontier, one half-human, half-god super-soldier faces his greatest enemy – his own demons – in a bid for truth and redemption!

COVER A:  Walter Simonson
COVER B:  Looky

COVER C:  Looky

CRIME

RIVERS OF LONDON: DETECTIVE STORIES #3

Writers Ben Aaronovitch & Andrew Cartmel

Artist Lee Sullivan

Colorist Luis Guerrero

FC • 32pp • $3.99

On Sale August 9, 2017

Self-contained magical crimes, as recounted by DETECTIVE PETER GRANT to his superiors, as he takes the detective exam!
If you’ve ever wanted to try the mysterious world of RIVERS OF LONDON, this is the perfect opportunity to get on board

COVER A: Lee Sullivan and Luis Guerrero

COVER B: Rachael Stott and Luis Guerrero
NORMANDY GOLD #3

Writers Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin

Artist Steve Scott

FC • 32pp • $3.99

On Sale August 9, 2017

Brand new Hard Case Crime Series!
When her younger sister becomes the center of a brutal murder case, tough-as-nails SHERIFF NORMANDY GOLD is forced to dive headfirst into the seedy world of 1970s prostitution!

COVER A:  Claudia Ianniciello

COVER B: Steve Scott

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO: MILLENNIUM TPB

Writer Sylvain Runberg

Artist Jose Homs

FC • 136pp • $19.99

On Sale August 9, 2017

ISBN 9781785861734

Facing prison time for libel, discredited journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired by a a reclusive industrialist to investigate an unresolved family disappearance. Aided by the mysterious computer hacker, Lisabeth Salander, the two soon discover a brutal trail of murder, deception and dark secrets.
CREATOR OWNED

LOST FLEET: CORSAIR #3

Writer Jack Campbell

Artist Andre Siregar

FC • 32pp • ¢3.99

On Sale August 2, 2017

The critically-acclaimed sci-fi novel series comes to comics!

Written by JACK CAMPBELL (The Lost Fleet) and illustrated by ANDRE SIREGAR (Martian Comics, Severa) and SEBASTIAN CHENG (Revolution, Orphan Black)!

COVER A:

Alex Ronald

COVER B:

Wrap around cover

 

COVER C:

Gary Erskine

 

IAN LIVINGSTONE’S FREEWAY FIGHTER #4

Writer Andi Ewington

Artist Simon Coleby

FC • 32pp • $3.99

On Sale  August 9, 2017

FINAL ISSUE!

New story based on the cult-favorite series of game books written by ANDI EWINGTON (Exmortis, Sunflower) and illustrated by SIMON COLEBY (Judge Dredd, The Royals)!

COVER A:

Ben Oliver
COVER B:

Simon Coleby

COVER C:

Tazio Bettin and Luis Guerrero

 

THE FOREVER WAR TPB

Writer Joe Haldeman

Artist Marvano

SC • 160pp • $19.99

On Sale October 11, 2017

ISBN 9781785860898

Based on the award-winning The Forever War novel by Joe Haldeman, who wrote the series!

ANNO DRACULA TPB

Writer Kim Newman

Artist Paul McCaffery

SC • 144pp • $19.99

On Sale October 18, 2017

ISBN 9781782763000

Collecting the critically-acclaimed comic series based on the best selling Anno Dracula novels by Kim Newman!
Written by creator Kim Newman with art by Paul McCaffrey (The Third Doctor)!

 

GAMING

WARHAMMER 40,000 #9

Writer George Mann

Artists Tazio Bettin & Enrica Eren Angiolini

FC • 32pp • $3.99

On Sale August 9, 2017

A brand-new story arc begins!

BALTUS and THE DARK ANGELS encounter a squad of chaos-hunting GREY KNIGHTS!
Is SABBATHIEL close to the evidence she needs… to destroy THE DARK ANGELS forever?

COVER A:  Orjan Svendsen

COVER B: Tazio Bettin & Enrica Eren Angoilini

COVER C: David Sondred


BLOOD BOWL #4

Writer Nick Kyme

Artists Jack Jadson & Fabricio Guerra

FC • 32pp • $3.99

On Sale August 16, 2017

It all comes down to this! Can the rag-tag Hochland Harbingers face down their fears and bring home the fabled Blood Bowl? Or will their dreams be trampled into the turf?!

COVER A:  David Sondred

COVER B: Classic Game Art

TEKKEN #4

Writers Cavan Scott

Artist Andie Tong

HC • 32pp • $3.99

On Sale August 16, 2017

FINAL ISSUE of the smash hit comic series based on the iconic fighting game franchise!
Videogame due for release June 2, 2017!

COVER A:  Alan Quah

COVER B: Videogame Cover

COVER C: Andie Tong

ASSASSIN’S CREED UPRISING #8

Writers Dan Watters and Alex Paknadel

Artist Jose Holder

FC • 32pp • $3.99

On Sale  Oct 11, 2017

Final installment of this story arc in the critically-acclaimed uprising series!
Writers Alex Paknadel (Arcadia, Doctor Who) and Dan Watters (Limbo, Dark Souls) along with Assassin’s Creed storyboard artist Jose Holder!

COVER A:  Sunsetagain

COVER B: Dennis Calero

COVER C: Maria Sanapo

WARHAMMER 40k: Dawn of War III TPB

Writer Ryan O’Sullivan

Artists Daniel Indro

& Kevin Enhart

SC • 112pp • $16.99

On Sale November 15, 2017

ISBN 9781785858147

Written by Ryan O’Sullivan (Turncoat, Eisenhorn: Xenos) and Illustrated by Daniel Indro (Vikings, Doctor Who)!
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III video game out now!

 

DOCTOR WHO
THE NINTH DOCTOR SPECIAL (LOST DIMENSION PART 2)
Writer Cavan Scott
Artists Adriana Melo, Marco Lesko
FC • 32pp • $3.99
On Sale August 30,2017

With the Void devouring the universe from the outside in. The Ninth Doctor and Rose escape to Victorian England, in order to gain crucial information in the fight against the end of everything!

COVER A:  ADRIANA MELO

COVER B: PHOTO COVER

 

NINTH DOCTOR HC VOL 04

Writer Cavan Scott

Artists Adriana Melo, Cris Bolson, Marco Lesko

HC • 128pp • $22.99

On Sale October 18, 2017

ISBN 9781785861130

The Doctor faces down the ultimate embodiment of his dark side, Jack learns more about his edited past than you ever thought possible – and new companion Tara Mishra makes a fateful decision! Collects 9th Doctor #11-15.

 

DOCTOR WHO GHOST STORIES HC

Writer George Mann

Artists Ivan Rodriguez, Pasquale Qualano, Dennis Calero & Dijjo Lima

HC • 112pp • $22.99

On Sale Sept 20, 2017

ISBN 9781785861697

Collection of the hit story featuring the Doctor, Lucy, and the super-powered Grant from the 2016 Christmas special!

 

TENTH DOCTOR: THE COMPLETE YEAR ONE

Writers/Artists Nick Abadzis, Robbie Morrison, Elena Casagrande, Daniel Indro, Eleonora Carlini, Rachael Stott, Leonardo Romero, Arianna Florean

HC • 368pp • $49.99

On Sale October 11, 2017

ISBN 9781785863998

Collects DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #1-15 in an oversized, deluxe hardcover format!

ALL-NEW cover by superstar artist ALICE X. ZHANG!

 

ELEVENTH DOCTOR: THE COMPLETE YEAR ONE

Writers/Artists Al Ewing, Rob Williams, Simon Fraser, Warren Pleece, Boo Cook

HC • 368pp • $49.99

On Sale October 11, 2017

ISBN 9781785864001

Collects DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1-15 in an oversized, deluxe hardcover format!

ALL-NEW cover by superstar artist ALICE X. ZHANG!

TENTH DOCTOR #3.8 PART 3 (OF 3)

Writer Nick Abadzis

Artists Giorgia Sposito & Arianna Florean

FC • 32pp • $3.99

On Sale August 9, 2017

More shocking revelations for the TENTH DOCTOR, as played by DAVID TENNANT, as the true extent of Gabby’s powers starts to become clear… and Cindy’s response changes everything!

COVER A:  Simon Myers

COVER B: Photo

COVER C: Arianna Florean

TWELFTH DOCTOR #3.7 PART 3 (OF 3)

Writer Richard Dinnick

Artists Brian Williamson & Hi-Fi

FC • 32pp • $3.99

On Sale August 30, 2017

Featuring the Twelfth Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi, and all-new TV companion Bill, played by Pearl Mackie!

Guest starring the monstrous Ice Warriors, as seen in season 10!

COVER A:  Claudia Ianniciello

COVER B: Photo cover

COVER C: Andy Walker

 

 

TV AND FILM

 

PENNY DREADFUL VOL 01 THE AWAKING
Writer Chris King
Artist Jesús Hervás
SC • 112pp • $16.99
On Sale Sept 13, 2017
ISBN 9781785855276

Continues the story directly after the shocking events of Penny Dreadful’s Season Three TV finale!

ROBOTECH #2
Writer Brian Wood
Artist Marco Turini
FC • 32pp • $3.99
On Sale August 23, 2017

Harmony Gold’s cult ‘80s TV series, Robotech is back with all-new adventures by writer Brian Wood (DMZ, Briggs Land, Northlanders) and artist Marco Turini!

COVER A: Nick Roche
COVER B: Karl Kerschl
COVER C: Action Figure Variant
COVER D: Giannis Milogiannis

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