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RICH REVIEWS: Polybius Dreams: Chapter One

First Comics News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 14:43

Title: Polybius Dreams: Chapter One
Publisher: Hypnotic Dog Comics
Written by: Ben Grisanti
Illustrated by: Keith Grachow
Colors by: Ester Salguero
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.polybiusdreams.com,
www.hypnoticdogcomics.com
Comments: Polybius a new arcade game is delivered to J & J’s Arcade Games. Only trouble is it does not work.
Pat, Paul and Mike are all buddies and they do get bullied but they hang out at the arcade to relax and have fun.
The art is fine and it shows the people as normal. Normal body types are drawn here.
The game Polybius starts working and you can see trouble brewing. Something is different about this game. The three boys finally get to play Polybius. Later is when the weird things start. There is a lot going on that we have no idea about. The mystery will make you come back for more.
This issue will peak your interest and it builds suspense. These three boys have no idea what they have gotten themselves into nor does anyone who plays Polybius.

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RICH REVIEW: The Evil Within: The Interlude # 1

First Comics News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 14:24

Title: The Evil Within: The Interlude # 1
Publisher: Titan Comics
Written by: Ryan O’Sullivan
Artwork by: Szymon Kudranski & Damien Worm
Additional Colors by: Guy Major
Letters by: Simon Bowland
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.titan-comics.com
Comments: Nice atmospheric setting starts us out. Then we see a daughter has been kidnapped. Now the story switches to a detective and his weird outlandish story.
The detective Seb talks things out with another detective Tobias. Now the story has several facets to it and they seem unconnected. The clues appear that connect them.
There are some disturbing visual imagines. The scenes of violence are gory. The scenes of what Seb saw in the Stem they will have you thinking and feeling glad it is only a comic book.
The story moves along nicely and as it goes it fits together with the pieces. Juli and Dista two characters we learn about are mysteries. Dista though is a killer.
There is a nice build up that draws you in. You will be asking yourself what is going on and do I really want to know.

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Reskinned Monsters of Ghost Light Fen

Sorcerer's Skull - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:00
Here are some monsters that will likely appear in upcoming posts on the Ghostlight Fen hexmap. Some of those, I'll probably give "official" stats at some point, but they can pretty easily be approximate (or replaced) with some existing monsters.

by Wayne BarloweSkarzg
Sometimes they run on four legs, sometimes on two. They are gaunt things, like greyhounds the size of men, if greyhounds had rubbery, scabrous hides, and beaked faces full of nightmare teeth. They are very hard to kill, and they will eat anything. They live like animals, but they have speech and are cunning and cruel. [Treat as a troll.]

Gog
Four-haired, fur-covered savages. Their faces are noseless and their skin hangs somewhat loose, which might have the effect of making them appear a bit comical--to someone unacquainted with their propensity to violence and rumored anthropophagy. The variety found in the Ghostlight Fen have indigo colored pelts. [Treat as orcs, with chiefs like bugbears.]

Matagot
Otherworldly creatures with disturbingly human faces and pantherine bodies. They are not to be trusted. [Treat as a Rakhasa, though on the lower end for hit point.]

by Tom KiddBandaryegs
Arboreal, lemurine creatures whose sneak-thievery is nuisance but whose mockery and incessant whispering has uncanny effects on the minds of humans. [Treat as a monkey or similar small animal, but that have an ability like the 5e spell vicious mockery and a troupe may cause an effect similar to dissonant whispers.]

KNOW YOUR MIGHTY CRUSADERS: Flygirl II

First Comics News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 07:07

Created by:

Ian Flynn & Ben Bates

Real Name:

Kelly Brand

Relationship to Predecessor:

Daughter

Joined New Crusaders:

New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes #1

First Appearance:

New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes #1,
October 2012

Origin:

Kelly is a bright, outgoing and active member of school with a bit of a geeky side to her. She is the proud daughter of superhero royalty, her mother having fought crime as Fly-Girl. Estranged from her father, Kelly was raised by her mother, who instilled in her a sense of responsibility and loyalty.

Powers & Weapons:

Fly Girl can create wings that give her the power of flight, she can crawl up walls, she has super strength and sight. Fly Girl can communicate with insects. Fly Girl can generate wind currents by beating her wings. Fly Girl also caries a “buzz” gun. The Fly Girl can create wings that give her the power of flight, she can crawl up walls, she has super strength and sight Fly Girl also caries a “buzz” gun.

Checklist:

Red Circle:

Fox 1
New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes #1-6
New Crusaders Preview Mini-Comic
New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes TPB

Dark Circle:

New Crusaders: Dark Tomorrow Special #1

TEXT: Ian Flynn

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RICH REVIEW: Rat Queens Vol. 2 # 5

First Comics News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:46

Title: Rat Queens Vol. 2 # 5
Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe
Artist/Cover: Owen Gieni
Letterer: Ryan Ferrier
Variant Covers: Kerrie Fulker, Leigh Hyland, Jonathan Hickman
Created by: Kurtis Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Website: www.imagecomics.com
Comments: The art style is pasty like a pastel drawing.
Betty has a unique personality one that is endearing. She is a thief, rogue, and adventurer.
The girls find a fish man within the crypt they are exploring. The art on this fish man is spectacular. He is drawn as a weird creature that does not inspire much fear. The coloring on him just how you would expect this fish man to be.
There is some nice humor in this issue.
All the members of the Rat Queens pick up some presents for themselves in the underground crypt.
The story just ends.
The Rat Queens are a wonderful team of adventurers they just need to be used a lot better and shown off in better art. They need to be shown acting as more of a team to. They do show that they care about each other.

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RICH REVIEWS: X-O Manowar # 6

First Comics News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:42

Title: X-O Manowar # 6
Publisher: Valiant Comics
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Doug Braithwaite
Colorist: Diego Rodriguez
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover by: Lewis Larosa with Brian Reber
Variant Covers by: Dave Johnson, Michael Garland, Ariel Olivetti and Doug Braithwaite with Brian Reber
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.valiantuniverse.com
Comments: Monoliths in the sky are destroying the desert lands and the Burnt people who live there.
Aric has gathered together a small group of people loyal to him. They plan to stop the attacks on the people, not the governments which they know are untrustworthy. It is shown clearly that they can only count on each other. It would be nice to see more of them working together.
The art is done in a style that gives a rough look to the comic. The people that live in this world are rough and the Warriors though. At times the art could be a little more clearly presented.
Aric suits up in the X-O Manowar armor but has it designed a little differently. The Monolith is attacking even more so Aric is now ready for battle.

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RIC FLAIR FIRES AGENT

First Comics News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:38

As of Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, I have parted ways with Melinda Morris Zanoni and Legacy Talent Entertainment, LLC. I Will Announce New

— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) September 7, 2017

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“Justice League” VR: The Complete Experience Allows Users to be Part of DC’s Team of Super Heroes

First Comics News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:33
(September 7, 2017 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. invites fans to join the Justice League in a thrilling Virtual Reality experience that allows you to step into the shoes and feel the powers of the iconic DC Super Heroes: Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. The Justice League VR experience will be rolled out in stages—to be released prior to, during, and after the theatrical opening of “Justice League,” on November 17, 2017. The four-stage unveiling will culminate with the at-home “Justice League” VR: The Complete Experience.The first taste of the VR experience kicks off globally with a promotional demo in partnership with Gillette: “Justice League” VR: Join the League – Gillette Edition. It will be available for iPhones and Android phones starting September 7 for free download from Apple App Store, the Google Play Store and at http://justiceleaguethemovie.com/vr. This demo version is an interactive, gaze-based experience and will have up to 90 seconds of gameplay per character. The experience requires Google Cardboard or an equivalent VR viewer to play.

The following month, the “Justice League” booth at New York Comic Con will offer attendees a more in-depth sneak peek of the HTC Vive version of the experience with the “Justice League” VR: Join the League – New York Comic Con Edition. Users will be able to use the HTC Vive’s controllers for an enhanced version of the Super Hero simulations. Located at the Javits Center, New York Comic Con runs from October 5 through October 8.

The IMAX VR: “Justice League” Experience will be unveiled at IMAX VR Centres beginning on November 17—the opening day of the feature film—and will be an IMAX exclusive for its first two weeks. This totally immersive and completely interactive adventure will test if you are able to master your Super Hero powers. For more details and locations please visit http://imaxvr.imax.com.

Finally, in December, the VR experience comes home with an expanded “Justice League” Virtual Reality: The Complete Experience, to be released for transactional purchase on multiple VR platforms. Featuring additional modes and expanded missions, the home-based VR experience will support controllers, spatial tracking and room scale tracking, depending on the platform. Targeted platforms include HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung GearVR, Google DayDream and Sony PSVR (subject to change).

The Missions include:
Play as the Justice League members and see if you can master their powers:

    • • Outrace your enemies as BATMAN
    • • Fight Parademons as WONDER WOMAN
    • • Face a creature from the deep as AQUAMAN
    • • Stop a ticking bomb as THE FLASH
    • • Take out enemy drones as CYBORG

In addition, other characters from the DC universe may be added into the VR experience.

You can’t save the world alone. Join the league!

http://justiceleaguethemovie.com/vr

About “Justice League”:

Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Raymond Fisher, Jason Momoa and Ezra Miller star in the action adventure “Justice League.”

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

“Justice League” was directed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, story by Terrio & Snyder. Based on characters from DC Entertainment; Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns produced the film, with Jim Rowe, Wesley Coller, Curtis Kanemoto, Chris Terrio and Ben Affleck serving as executive producers.

Opening beginning on November 17 in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX, “Justice League” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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NINJAK #0 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:11

NINJAK #0
Written by MATT KINDT with CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA with MJ KIM, KHARI EVANS, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, SIJA HONG, JUAN JOSÉ RYP, and TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUL172260)
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY (JUL172261)
Cover C by YAMA ORCE (JUL172262)
Variant Cover by PETER BAGGE (JUL172264)
Variant Cover by JAVIER PULIDO (JUL172265)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available (JUL172263)

Ninjak’s past and future — in the crosshairs!

Behind the years of training… Underneath the high-tech gadgetry… MI-6’s most experienced operative is still flesh and blood. So just how is a mortal man like Colin King able to survive in a world filled with telekinetic psiots, eternal warriors, and sentient suits of alien armor? The key to Ninjak’s survival is buried deep in the past…and today the world’s most dreaded super-spy prepares to reveal his most closely guarded secrets!

An all-new jumping-on point for the Valiant Universe’s most dangerous intelligence operative, and a massive 40-page milestone!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 13th

                 

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Valiant’s Newest Villains Strike Back in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 and X-O MANOWAR #10 – Coming in December!

First Comics News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:08

This December, the villains are taking over with two ruthless new standalone jumping-on points for the year’s biggest new series! 

Valiant is proud to announce BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 and X-O MANOWAR #10 – two essential introductions to the next insidious enemies that will soon threaten Valiant’s most formidable heroes in 2018 and beyond! Designed as self-contained entry points for two of Valiant’s most daring and acclaimed monthly series, jump on board here to the witness the dawn of the new unrelenting forces at the heart of Valiant’s unfolding mythology with two must-read, single-issue salvos from the premier creative talents in comics today!

“This is part of an ongoing effort on our part to expand the universe,” Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani said. “We’re very lucky in that we’ve had tremendous success and we have a growing shared universe, so we’ve been adding characters like Divinity, Savage, Britannia, Generation Zero, Punk Mambo, and War Mother, as well as a host of villains like the Shadow Seven and, now, these incredible bounty hunters that Kenneth Rocafort designed and Matt Kindt created for X-O Manowar #10… [Meanwhile], with Rampage, Jeff Lemire has concocted a heartbreaking and emotional origin story that is one of our favorite upcoming issues.”

FIRST: New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Black Hammer) and explosive artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) present, for once and all time, the brutal genesis of the man-turned-machine called Rampage in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 – a self-contained origin issue revealing the roots behind the much-demanded return of Bloodshot’s most unrelenting nemesis…

This is the story of two brothers, who were born into nothing and reaped an inheritance of anger… This is the story of Rampage – an imperfect reflection of Bloodshot’s potential, one enhanced by the_very same nanite technology, but fueled an inextinguishable furnace of hate… This is the story of Valiant’s most terrifying new villain, and a preview of the pain he has yet to inflict on an unsuspecting world…

On December 13th, “THE BOOK OF REVENGE” drives another nail deep into Bloodshot’s soul and psyche with a gripping tale of trauma and terror from creative juggernauts Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan, only in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 – featuring covers by Mico Suayan (Moon Knight), Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA), Khari Evans (HARBINGER), Roberto de la Torre (THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE), and Cully Hamner (Red)!

THEN: Valiant’s alien-armored conqueror is wanted dead or alive by the galaxy’s deadliest band of bounty hunters in X-O MANOWAR #10 – an all-new interlude bridging the events of “EMPEROR” and “VISIGOTH”… featuring the first of appearance of Aric of Dacia’s most deadly opponents yet!

One does not rise to power without making enemies along the way…and for X-O Manowar, the armored emperor of the planet Gorin, those enemies’ grievances have now come due. To end his reign, Aric of Dacia’s adversaries have paid a blood-fueled bounty to a ragtag assemblage of cosmos’s most feared undesirables and cutthroat killers – alien beings whose viciousness is matched only by their greed. And their hunt starts…now.

On December 27th, meet the most fearsome band of bounty hunters that the Valiant Universe has ever known right here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (ETERNITY, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Renato Guedes (DIVINITY #0, Wolverine) present a bruising, standalone interlude for the year’s most acclaimed comics epic in X-O MANOWAR #10 – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT SALVATION), Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), and Felipe Massafera (Shaper)!

This winter, enter the world of the year’s most acclaimed new series as Valiant presents two can’t-miss jumping-on points – and lays the stage for the hate-fueled havoc that is come – in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 and X-O MANOWAR #10, coming to comic shops everywhere in December!BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN
Cover B by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover C by KHARI EVANS
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Bloodshot Icon Variant by CULLY HAMNER
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 13th (FOC – 11/20/17)

X-O MANOWAR #10 
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Character Design Variant by KENNETH ROCAFORT
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 27th (FOC – 12/24/17)


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 — Cover A by Mico Suayan
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4 – Variant by Roberto de la Torre


X-O MANOWAR #10 – Cover A by Lewis LaRosa


X-O MANOWAR #10 — Cover B by Kenneth Rocafort


X-O MANOWAR #10 — Character Design by Kenneth Rocafort


X-O MANOWAR #10 — Character Design by Kenneth Rocafort


X-O MANOWAR #10 — Character Design by Kenneth Rocafort


X-O MANOWAR #10 — Character Design by Kenneth Rocafort


X-O MANOWAR #10 — Character Design by Kenneth Rocafort


X-O MANOWAR #10 — Character Design by Kenneth Rocafort


X-O MANOWAR #10 — Character Design by Kenneth Rocafort

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IMAGE COMICS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH B&W VERSIONS OF THE WALKING DEAD VARIANT COVERS

First Comics News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 05:59

PORTLAND, OR, 09/07/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to announce black & white versions of the highly anticipated month of THE WALKING DEAD variants and reveal four more of the planned variant covers.

This final month of 25th anniversary theme variants will pay tribute to some of the hottest, most jaw-dropping moments from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s long-running, and industry-changing series THE WALKING DEAD which went on to become a pop culture phenomenon.

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 4th (Final order cutoff deadline Monday, September 11th):

  • ELSEWHERE #3 by Jay Faerber & Sumeyye Kesgin, cover by Kesgin & Riley (Diamond Code AUG170648)
  • ELSEWHERE #3 by Jay Faerber & Sumeyye Kesgin, B&W cover by Kesgin & Riley (Diamond Code JUL178860)
  • EXTREMITY #7 by Daniel Warren Johnson, cover by Johnson (Diamond Code AUG170650)
  • I HATE FAIRYLAND: I HATE IMAGE SPECIAL EDITION by Skottie Young, cover by Young (Diamond Code AUG170569)
  • I HATE FAIRYLAND: I HATE IMAGE SPECIAL EDITION by Skottie Young, B&W cover by Young (Diamond Code JUL178851)
  • POSTAL #23 by Bryan Hill & Isaac Goodhart, cover by Goodhart (Diamond Code JUL178342)
  • POSTAL #23 by Bryan Hill & Isaac Goodhart, B&W cover by Goodhart (Diamond Code JUL178861)
  • REGRESSION #5 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, cover by Luckert (Diamond Code AUG170713)
  • SOUTHERN CROSS #13 by Andy Belanger & Becky Cloonan, cover by Cloonan (Diamond Code JUL178341)
  • SOUTHERN CROSS #13 by Andy Belanger & Becky Cloonan, B&W cover by Cloonan (Diamond Code JUL178862)
  • SLOTS #1 by Dan Panosian, cover by Panosian (Diamond Code AUG170588)

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 11th (Final order cutoff deadline Monday, September 18th):

  • BIRTHRIGHT #27 by Joshua Williamson, Adriano Lucas & Andrei Bressan, cover by Bressan & Lucas (Diamond Code AUG170606)
  • BLACK SCIENCE #32 by Rick Remender & Matteo Scalera, cover by Harren (Diamond Code AUG170614)
  • BLACK SCIENCE #32 by Rick Remender & Matteo Scalera, B&W cover by Harren (Diamond Code JUL178856)
  • ROYAL CITY #6 by Jeff Lemire, cover by Lemire (Diamond Code AUG170721)
  • ROYAL CITY #6 by Jeff Lemire, B&W cover by Lemire (Diamond Code JUL178854)
  • THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #32 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie, cover by McKelvie (Diamond Code AUG170772)
  • Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD #6 by Chad Bowers & Jim Towe, cover by Liefeld (Diamond Code AUG170775)
  • Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD #6 by Chad Bowers & Jim Towe, B&W cover by Liefeld (Diamond Code JUL178850)

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 18th (Final order cutoff deadline Monday, September 25th):

  • CURSE WORDS #9 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, cover by Browne (Diamond Code AUG170633)
  • CURSE WORDS #9 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, B&W cover by Browne (Diamond Code JUL178858)
  • DESCENDER #25 by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen, cover by Nguyen (Diamond Code AUG170643)
  • DESCENDER #25 by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen, B&W cover by Nguyen (Diamond Code JUL178852)
  • GENERATION GONE #4 Ales Kot & André Araújo, cover by Araújo (Diamond Code AUG170654)
  • GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS #6 by Jim Mahfood, cover by Mahfood (Diamond Code AUG170662)
  • HORIZON #15 by Brandon Thomas, Juan Gedeon & Mike Spicer, cover by Gedeon & Spicer (Diamond Code AUG170668)
  • KILL THE MINOTAUR #5 by Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa, Jean-Francois Beaulieu & Lukas Ketner, cover by Ketner & Beaulieu (Diamond Code AUG170686)
  • MANIFEST DESTINY #32 by Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts & Owen Gieni, cover by Roberts & Gieni (Diamond Code AUG170695)
  • THE REALM #2 by Seth M. Peck & Jeremy Haun, cover by Jeremy Haun (Diamond Code AUG170710)
  • THE REALM #2 by Seth M. Peck & Jeremy Haun, B&W cover by Jeremy Haun (Diamond Code JUL178853)
  • ROCKSTARS #8 by Joe Harris & Megan Hutchison, cover by Hutchison (Diamond Code AUG170718)
  • SPY SEAL #3 by Rich Tommaso, cover by Tomasso (Diamond Code AUG170739)

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 25th (Final order cutoff deadline Monday, October 2nd):

  • ANGELIC #2 by Simon Spurrier & Caspar Wijngaard, cover by Wijngaard (Diamond Code AUG170604)
  • COPPERHEAD #15 by Jay Faerber, Drew Moss & Ron Riley, cover by Godlewski & Riley (Diamond Code AUG170627)
  • COPPERHEAD #15 by Jay Faerber, Drew Moss & Ron Riley, B&W cover by Godlewski & Riley (Diamond Code JUL178857)
  • CROSSWIND #5 by Gail Simone & Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs (Diamond Code AUG170630)
  • GASOLINA #2 by Sean Mackiewicz, Mat Lopes & Niko Walter, cover by Walter & Lopes (Diamond Code AUG170652)
  • HACK/SLASH: RESURRECTION #1 by Tini Howard, Celor, K. Michael Russell, cover by Rugg (Diamond Code AUG170559)
  • HACK / SLASH #1: RESURRECTION #1 by Tini Howard, Celor, K. Michael Russell, B&W cover by Rugg (Diamond Code JUL178855)
  • THE HARD PLACE #3 by Doug Wagner & Nic Rummel, cover by Rummel (Diamond Code AUG170666)
  • SPAWN #279 by Todd McFarlane, cover by McFarlane (Diamond Code JUL178340)
  • UNDERWINTER: A FIELD OF FEATHERS #1 by Ray Fawkes, cover by Fawkes (Diamond Code AUG170596)
  • UNDERWINTER: FIELD OF FEATHERS #1 by Ray Fawkes, B&W cover by Fawkes (Diamond Code JUL178859)
  • WAYWARD #24 by Jim Zub & Steven Cummings, cover by Cummings & Royce “Fooray” Southerland (Diamond Code AUG170769)

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Global Force Wrestling Announces Global Broadcast and Digital Expansion Initiatives

First Comics News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 15:48

NASHVILLE | TORONTO – Global Force Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., announced today numerous global and digital expansion initiatives, including:

Plans to launch the Global Wrestling Network, a multi-platform digital service designed to give fans around the world instant 24-hour access to the extensive GFW and IMPACT libraries.

Plans to launch the IMPACT Wrestling Channel on Pluto TV, a 24-hour live feed of content on the leading free over-the-top (OTT) television service in the U.S.
Extension with Pop TV in the U.S. to continue airing its flagship weekly show IMPACT on Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Distribution deal with 7Sports, the sport business unit of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, to bring IMPACT back to screens in Germany, Austria and Switzerland via ran FIGHTING.

IMPACT showcases top professional wrestling stars such as GFW Champion Eli Drake, Bobby Lashley, the high-flying X-Division, the lovely and lethal Knockouts, including Sienna, Rosemary and Gail Kim, plus talent from international partner promotions such as Johnny Impact, Naomichi Marufuji and El Hijo del Fantasma. The 3,000+ hour library features household industry names such as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Sting, Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, Jeff Jarrett, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode and many more.

“These digital initiatives and broadcast agreements are a significant step forward for the Global Force Wrestling organization as we continue to expand the brand globally, making it available on more platforms and in more countries,” said Ed Nordholm, president of Global Force Wrestling. “Anthem is committed to broadening Global Force Wrestling’s footprint, as we work alongside international broadcast partners, digital platforms and professional wrestling promotions to bring our passionate fans a high-quality product that not only stands out in today’s media landscape, but continues to thrive into the future.”

Additional details about the launch of the Global Wrestling Network and IMPACT Wrestling Channel on Pluto TV will be revealed in the near future. For more information on Pluto TV, visit www.Pluto.tv.

“We are excited to extend our partnership with Anthem and remain the exclusive linear television home of IMPACT in the U.S.,” said David Mandell, COO of Pop. “IMPACT delivers over 100 hours of original programming per year on Pop with some of the best and most passionate fans in television. With our broad distribution across all major cable and satellite providers, as well as almost every new over-the-top bundle, including DirecTV Now, Sony Vue, Fubo TV, Hulu TV and YouTube TV, IMPACT fans have more options than ever to catch their favorite show every week.”

IMPACT will be available as part of the ran FIGHTING BLACK PASS for €3.99 per month at ranFIGHTING.de across Germany, Austria and Switzerland starting on Sept. 8, which includes a simulcast of IMPACT on ran FIGHTING’s 24/7 web channel, plus VOD access to IMPACT episodes and One Night Only specials. The service also gives customers the opportunity to purchase GFW’s premium annual pay-per-view events, including Bound for Glory and Slammiversary.

“The deal with ProSieben marks the second major European broadcaster to license IMPACT, including Spike UK earlier this year,” Nordholm added. “Coupled with the Pop renewal, our digital launches and significant increase in YouTube views, this reflects the increasing excitement and demand for GFW’s content.”

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TVA Sports and WWE Announce Broadcast Agreement

First Comics News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 15:39

MONTREAL & STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE: WWE) and TVA Sports today announced a multi-year agreement to televise a weekly, one-hour edition of WWE’s flagship program Raw, in French, beginning Wednesday, October 18 at 10 p.m.

“We’re delighted to meet the demand for WWE by offering in-ring programming every week on TVA Sports,” said Veronique Dubois, Director, Programming, TVA Sports. “Quebec has produced its share of great WWE Superstars over the years, and we hope that a new generation of Superstars will follow in the footsteps of Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and the Rougeau Brothers, among others.”

“We’re pleased to have TVA Sports join us in televising WWE programming,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. “This partnership allows us to broaden our reach as we deliver our unique blend of action-packed, family friendly entertainment throughout the region.”

All of the action for TVA Sports’ presentation of Raw will be called by Patric Laprade, who will be joined on commentary by social media sensation Kevin Raphael.

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FORCE #1 preview

First Comics News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 15:36

FORCE #1
Writer(s): Shawn Pryor, B. Alex Thompson
Artist Name(s): Jay Reed
Cover Artist(s): Jay Reed
32 pgs./ T / FC
$3.99

Terrance Wright, the starting quarterback for the Tennessee Boxers, is at the tail end of his career. Hoping for one last big payday, he’s doing all he can to lead his team to victory at Supreme Bowl XXVII.

But events leading up to the big game could possibly alter Terrance’s future in professional football. Will dealing with shaky finances and physical health, his scheming and calculating agent, a rookie quarterback that’s on his heels, and a personal relationship with the team’s operations manager take him to his breaking point, regardless of the outcome on the gridiron?

Welcome to the world of FORCE (Football Operations Rated Championship Elite), created by Shawn Pryor, B. Alex Thompson, and Jay Reed, published by Action Lab Entertainment.

FORCE opens a new era of sports-drama series to comics, blending the hyperactive action on the field with the personal drama that takes place behind the scenes.

Creator Shawn Pryor comments, “I’m a big fan of football films such as Any Given Sunday and Varsity Blues, enjoyed sitcoms/dramas like The Game and Ballers, and I’ve been wanting to do sports comics for a very long time. FORCE is the first in a long line of creator-owned sports comic projects that B. Alex Thompson, Jay Reed, and I can’t wait to get into your hands.

Shawn goes on to say, “I also wanted to make sure that we could get this book into the hands of as many readers as possible, so the content is rated for ages 12 and up. It’s a great series for those who enjoy sports and have never read a comic book before, those who read comics and enjoy sports, or those who don’t watch live sporting events but really dig ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries.”

FORCE #1 arrives in comic book stores and digital comics outlets on November 1st, 2017. Pre-order your copy at your local comic book store with Diamond Item Code SEP171037, or online comics vendor service.

 

FORCE #1 – Trailer 1 from Crowntaker Studios on Vimeo.

FORCE #1 – Trailer #2 from Crowntaker Studios on Vimeo.

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Art Of Wrestling #365: Dalton Castle

First Comics News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 15:26

Dalton Castle and his boys have been on fire with in ROH. Hear Colt and Dalton sit down and discuss a past life in Radio, TNA opportunities, growing as a performer and more.
Sponsors: www.MyBookie.ag (Code: CABANA)
www.HelloFresh.com (CODE: Colt30)
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IDW Heads To Rhode Island For HASCON

First Comics News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 15:00

The Inaugural Convention Kicks Off September 8th
with IDW Panels, Exclusives, Special Guests, and more!

San Diego, CA (September 6, 2017) – IDW is joining longtime partner HASBRO for their debut convention in Providence, Rhode Island – HASCON! Featuring unique brand-based experiences, celebrity appearances, and premiere paneling, HASCON is set to be a fun-filled convention for the whole family. Taking over both the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8th – September 10th, fans will be treated to a convention unlike any other!

Find the IDW booth stocked with comics, graphic novels, enamel pins, lithographs, and more, all weekend long at booth L104! Those that weren’t able to secure one of the highly-sought after Tom Whalen prints at SDCC will have another chance at HASCON, as ROM, G.I. Joe, Optimus Prime, and Megatron will all be available as a gift with purchase at the IDW booth. Be sure to get yours while supplies last.

IDW will also be offering several HASCON exclusives, at $10 each, that can ONLY be found at the IDW booth, including:

  • First Strike #1, A Hasbro Comic Book Event, with a new cover by Sara Pitre-Durocher
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1 reprint, with a B&W cover by Neal Adams
  • My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel TP with a special cover by Tony Fleecs

IDW will also be bringing remaining 2017 convention variants for Clue, Jem and the Holograms, My Little Pony, ROM, and Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, to HASCON for their original price.

Talent from across the IDW line will be on hand to sign throughout the weekend including Marcelo Matere (Transformers), Brenda Hickey (My Little Pony), Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. Joe), Chris Ryall (ROM), Chris Mowry (Transformers), and more!

Throughout the weekend creators will be revealing behind-the-scenes secrets and tips about what it takes to bring some of the most beloved brands to life on the page in exciting and enlightening panels:

IDW Transformers Panel
Friday, September 8th | 12:30p.m. | HASCON Main Stage
Have you ever wanted to know how a comic book comes to life? Hear from the artists and writers that create the Transformers comics. Learn how story ideas are developed and brought to life by the amazing team of writers and artists at IDW.

From Unicron to Megatron – Explore the Villains of Transformers
Friday, September 8th | 2:30p.m. | HASCON Main Stage
It feels good to be bad. Dive into the history of some of the most evil bots in the Transformers universe. Hosted by the Transformers brand team.

G.I. Joe Legends Dinner
Friday, September 8th | 6:30p.m. | Providence Renaissance Hotel
Join co-emcees and G.I. Joe authors Derryl DePriest and Dan Klingensmith for an intimate and entertaining evening event featuring one of the greatest gatherings of G.I. Joe Legends ever assembled! As we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the launch of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line, enjoy a sit-down dinner, meet and mingle with Legends and listen to them discuss their experiences on G.I. Joe. All attendees will receive an event-exclusive G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Lithograph Set featuring paintings from the 1980’s line.

Tickets available here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=236825

My Little Pony Mane Event Dinner
Friday, September 8th | 6:30p.m. | Omni Hotel
Enter the world of Equestria for an unforgettable evening of entertainment! Join us for special guest appearances, a sit-down dinner and a first look at select 2018 My Little Pony toys. Head Storyteller, Meghan McCarthy will introduce a sneak preview of scenes from the upcoming My Little Pony: The Movie! Plus, enter a raffle for a chance to win My Little Pony merchandise. Each VIP attendee will receive a Super Fan My Little Pony gift bag including pre-signed autographs from multiple members of the Mane 6, Special Comic reprints for HASCON, a VIP event exclusive pin set and more.

Tickets available here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=236825

IDW Revolution Panel
Saturday, September 9th | 11:00 a.m. | Discovery Family Stage
IDW and Hasbro have been making great comics together for over a decade now! How’d it all get started? Where’s it going next? IDW CCO Chris Ryall and guests to be named will share stories of comics past and Visions of comics future!

IDW Transformers Panel
Saturday, September 9th | 1:00p.m. | HASCON Main Stage
Have you ever wanted to know how a comic book comes to life? Hear from the artists and writers that create the Transformers comics. Learn how story ideas are developed and brought to life by the amazing team of writers and artists at IDW.

IDW MLP Panel: Comics are Magic
Sunday, September 10th | 12:00p.m. | Discovery Family Stage
IDW has been publishing My Little Pony comics since 2012, and recently passed the major milestone of Issue #50. Come meet some of the creative team behind these beloved comics, and learn first-hand what goes into creating original stories about your favorite Pony friends. Bobby Curnow, My Little Pony series editor at IDW, and lead artist Andy Price, have been working on the comics since the very first issue. And Brenda Hickey, who is currently drawing the new My Little Pony: Legends of Magic series, joined the team not long after in 2013. Join us for behind the scenes stories of how My Little Pony comics come to life!

Tickets and information for the convention are available at: https://hascon.hasbro.com/

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Dark Moon Comic Ends With a Blast!!!

First Comics News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:55

Dark Moon Comic started a few years ago as a motion comic series that combined atmospheric art and music with a creepy and thrilling storyline, offering a unique science fiction and horror experience.  With the release of Dark Moon #4, they complete the storyline they started, and they made sure that the end is action-packed!

 

The creator of the series, Tom Freeman or “Freematik”, had this to say about the finale: “Many fans had been following along for years, and were patient and supportive as we tried various formats to combine the music and art that make up the Dark Moon universe.  I really felt like this ending had to have a lot of exciting moments, so that it felt like a roller coaster ride, because I felt like the fans deserved to have some fun as a reward for getting through so many creepy moments.”

 

Like the three episodes before it, Dark Moon #4 can be watched for free at: darkmooncomic.com/episodes or on their Youtube channel: youtube.com/darkmooncomic and also via the Madefire app, which provides the reader with the ability to turn pages and enjoy the comic at their own pace.

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RICH INRERVIEWS: Nadia Fazzani Author “Real Life Super Heroes”

First Comics News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:48

First Comics News: Why did you decide to write “Real Life Super Heroes”?

Nadia Fazzani: After interviewing and studying serial killers for years, I was drained. Tired of the darkness, I needed something that would cheer me up, that would turn the topic I covered to something positive. I liked the idea of working with people who try to make this place a better world. It was very inspiring and I hope it can inspire others as well.

1st: Can you tell us about a few of the Super Heroes in this book?

Nadia: There is Phoenix Jones. He is a professional fighter and a Real Life Superhero. He is perhaps one of the most famous. He has been featured nationally and patrols Seattle, Washington with his team.
Thanatos is one of the more respected people in the Super Hero community. He dresses as death and patrols the most dangerous parts of Vancouver, BC.

1st: What motivates these people to go out dressed up in a costume?

Nadia: There are many reasons why they wear a costume. For example, Life was patrolling the street without a costume at first, trying to help the homeless. However, the people he approached never remembered him until he wore his costume. Crime fighters wear a costume for protection; hiding their identity helps to avoid criminals they get arrested to hurt them or their family later on. They also want to embody a symbol of power.

1st: Did you go along on patrols with these Superheroes?

Nadia: I’ve patrolled easily 11 times in total among 8 different teams. Yes. I patrolled with superheroes in New York City, NY; Norfolk, V.A.; Vancouver, B.C.; Seattle, WA; Oakland, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; Salt Lake City, UT.

1st: What stood out for you about the personalities of these superheroes?

Nadia: It may not be surprising that many of them have larger-than-life personas. However much like serial killers, there has been some sort of pain or trauma in their young lives that causes them to overcompensate in an unconventional way. While serial killers will do it to harm others, Real Life Super Heroes will over-compensate to save others.

1st: Do any of the Super Heroes carry any specific equipment to help them while on patrol?

Nadia: Some just have their costumes, but many carry a range of specialized equipment. This can range from an impact-resistant mask to full law-enforcement grade body armor. Super Heroes are known sometimes to carry weapons like pepper spray for self-defense but always work to comply with local laws. All the ones I know wear a bullet-proof vest, as well.

1st: Is helping people in need such as the homeless or with charities part of what these Superheroes do?

Nadia: While many Real Life Super Heroes literally fight crime, some focus primarily on homeless outreach and charity endeavors.

1st: You wrote “Through the Eyes of Serial Killers” how did it feel sitting across from murderers interviewing them?

Nadia: The first time was the most difficult one. I was nervous the night before the interview. He was a cannibal and had requested to be alone in the room with me during the interview, without handcuffs. I had agreed, but I didn’t know what to expect since I had never faced one of these individuals. Nonetheless, I had taken precautions such as not wearing high heels, earrings that could be pulled, etc. When I finally met with Arthur Shawcross, I was surprised to see someone who did not frighten me. He looked like a normal man and didn’t seem aggressive. He was smiling and was acting nicely. Contrarily to the night before, I was in my “journalist” mode and so I concentrated on my questions and the killer’s answers. I didn’t get surprised or afraid. I was there to have answers. When I left the place, I could finally decompress and be happy about the answers I had received, which helped me understand the reasons why they did what they did.

1st: What made you decide you wanted to be in your chosen profession?

Nadia: I’ve always been curious about people’s thoughts, psychology, what isn’t told. That’s the reason why I started as an interviewer with sports personalities and “out-of-the-ordinary” people, talking about their lives and what the public didn’t know about them instead of talking about their scores.

1st: Has your job ever taken you into any dangerous situations?

Nadia: When patrolling with the Real Life Super Heroes, we faced gunmen 3 times. The first time, a man wanted to shoot at us. The second time, the superheroes separated two men who wanted to shoot each other. The third time, we were in the middle of a shooting.

1st: Besides your career how do you spend your time?

Nadia: I help teens and young adults through life coaching. I love to travel to different countries, discover cultures and mentalities. I sing. I’m learning piano. I continuously go to school to learn new things. And I spend my time with my amazing husband.

Rich: Do you have another book planned or are you currently working on one?

Nadia: I have several projects, none that I would make official yet. I am currently working on a series of articles where I interview hard rock/heavy metal stars for a magazine.

1st: Do you think anyone can be a hero?

Nadia: I think anyone with a good heart can be a hero. And people do not need to be a “super” hero and dress up at night to fight crime. When I was in San Francisco in December, one superhero gave a coat to a little girl who had none. The mother was emotional, as she couldn’t afford to buy one. That, to me, is heroic. Imagine people helping older people who can barely walk get their groceries, people getting free clothes for the little boy who is going to school and is made fun of because of what he’s wearing, people listening to someone who feels lonely and depressed, people helping the kitchen where they give food to the poor. All these people are heroes. It’s just a matter of choosing the right campaign and purpose.

1st: What would you like to say to those who enjoy reading your books?

Nadia: Too many of us, helping others feel very good. It gives us a sense of purpose, feeling of happiness, and makes the world a better place. Go out there. Find a cause you care about and help people the way you would have like to be helped. It doesn’t need to be something very demanding. You can help your older neighbor who is having trouble carrying bags and offer to go grocery shopping with them once a week. You can do fun things like creating a writers’ group for teens to put their emotions on paper. You can visit the Humane Society and be there to play with animals once a week. It feels so good!
On a more personal note, I would thank those who read my work for helping me do what I love. I hope my readers may feel a sense of adventure, but I the goal is really to share with them the things I have learned and experienced.

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Marvel and comiXology Present THOR VS HULK – The Next Exclusive Digital Series Coming to ComiXology Unlimited

First Comics News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:38

Available today exclusively on comiXology and Kindle for $2.99 &
free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers

New York, NY— September 6th, 2017— Today, Marvel and comiXology announced the next series in their line of exclusive digital comics – Thor Vs Hulk: Champions Of The Universe. The perfect entry point for new readers, Thor Vs Hulk: Champions Of The Universe is written by Jeremy Whitley with art by Simone Buonfantino and Alti Firmasyah. Thor Vs Hulk focuses on two of Earth’s mightiest heroes, whose skills, endurance and friendship are put to the test when they’re pitted against each other to decide who will fight the Elder of the Universe known as the Champion. New issues of Thor Vs Hulk will be available bi-weekly through comiXology and Kindle as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content.

Thor Vs Hulk is available for $2.99 on comiXology and Kindle or free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers as part of their subscription. New users to comiXology’s popular subscription service can also access Thor Vs Hulk for free as part of their 30-day free trial.

“The Mighty Thor and The Incredible Hulk have long been two of the strongest, mightiest, and most sought out heroes of the Marvel Universe,” said series writer Jeremy Whitley. “Thor is a god, Hulk is a colossus. Now the Champion of the Universe is looking for an opponent and Hulk and Thor are the top contenders. So rather than fight them both, The Champion’s new promoter has set up a series of contests which Hulk and Thor must complete to decide who will face The Champion.”

“We wanted to take the things we love from stories like Contest of Champions and add a new twist that allows us to play in the ENTIRE Marvel Universe,” Whitley continued. “Every issue is a new world, a new task, and new trials for the God of Thunder and the Great Green Goliath. Readers will get to see some of their favorite elements of the Marvel Universe and a handful of new ones. We wanted to make a mini-series jam-packed with so much action that readers would come back to it again and again. It’s a love letter to two of the strongest Avengers and the wonderful universe they live in. A universe where anything can happen.”

Fans across the globe have been attracted to Marvel’s amazing characters through top-grossing movies, critically-acclaimed TV series, and ground breaking new publishing series that have driven titles like Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, and Black Panther to new heights, alongside perennial favorites like Amazing Spider-Man and Avengers.

This past spring, Marvel Comics joined comiXology Unlimited, giving fans the ability to read over 10,000 titles including thousands of Marvel Comics’ single issues and collections as part of their comiXology Unlimited membership, featuring Super Heroes like The Avengers, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Black Panther, Iron Fist, Guardians of the Galaxy and more.

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ReIssue of Tarot#16: Night of the Gingerdead Men!

First Comics News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:37
First released in 2002, This Sold Out this Halloween Treat is now being REissued!

Just In case the fonts were black on a black background :shrug: SO WEIRD- here is it again!
Please email me if there is a prob.
xxx

Holly!

The Regular Edition will have Cover B ( on the Front) and Cover A ( on the back) signed High Quality Cover $12.50

We are also offering very Special Limited Editions, the ” Rainbow Chrome: Raven’s Dagger” Variant, Cover will have an iridescent High Quality Cover Limited to only 25- signed and numbered this Edition will be $25 .

“Pumpkin Spice” Metal Variant, Cover -printed on a sheet of shiny goldish metal -Limited to only 15- signed and numbered this Edition will be $75 .

You can also add the unsigned “Pumpkin Pie” Artprint for $10
while supplies last

Preorder Tarot#16 ReIssue Here


Limited Quantities on Variants Editions

Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #16 ” Night of the Ginger-Dead Men!” Art and Story by Jim Balent

In this Halloween issue, the tables are turned in Salem and it’s NO TRICK! This time the Treats are snacking on YOU! Hideous Creatures are stalking and abducting children as they Trick or Treat under the control of the delicious “Cookie”. It’s up to Tarot and Raven Hex to Save the Kids before they are eaten alive by these Wicked Sweets!

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