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DC BRINGS THE ACTION TO WONDERCON 2018

First Comics News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 05:52

ACTION COMICS #1000
BREAKING NEW GROUND, BREAKING RECORDS

AND HERALDING THE RETURN OF THE RED TRUNKS!

 

For the First Time In WonderCon History,
DC All Access To Live Broadcast Must Watch Publishers’ Panel Celebrating
Its Expanding Roster Of Talent And Innovative Imprints

 

DC’s Booth To Host Exclusive Signings With Scott Snyder, Jim Lee, The Talent Behind Black Lightning, The Voice Cast of Teen Titans Go!, Must Own
Graphitti Designs Exclusive Variants, Fun Fan Experiences, And More!

BURBANK, Calif. (March 14, 2018) – From 80 years of Superman to headline-making publishing initiatives, DC Entertainment will reveal further details regarding its innovative new imprints alongside the industry’s biggest artists and writers, as well as unfold a celebration for the record breaking ACTION COMICS #1000 at WonderCon, taking place in Anaheim on March 23-25.

 

Pop culture history will be made when the series that launched the superhero genre and introduced Superman to the world, ACTION COMICS, reaches its landmark 1000th issue. From the return of the red trunks to eight decades of hope, optimism and adventure, the DC’S ACTION COMICS 1000: CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN panel will not just celebrate the history of the legendary Super Hero, but discuss why Superman is needed now, more than ever before.

Plus, WonderCon will debut the first ever DC All Access live broadcast of the DC PUBLISHERS panel. Live from Anaheim on Saturday, March 24, the special 90-minute panel headlined by Jim Lee and Dan DiDio will feature a trove of surprise guests. Be there as the DC Publishers share their bold editorial vision that promises to expand readership like never before. Fans not attending Wondercon can watch the Livestream on the DC YouTube channel or on the DC Comics Facebook page.

 

DC’s expansive booth (#1101) will be a must visit for fans, hosting various exhibits showcasing DC’s world class characters, fan giveaways, and more. The booth will also host a packed signing schedule including appearances from Jim Lee alongside Alex Sinclair, bestselling writer Scott Snyder (DARK NIGHTS: METAL), the producers and writers behind the hit new CW series Black Lightning, the voice cast behind Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans Go!, the Constantine animated series from CW Seed and the forthcoming Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay and Batman Ninja. VIP signings are only available through WonderCon’s online Exclusive Portal here. The final day of eligibility for VIP signings is Wednesday, March 14.

 

Across the aisle, the Graphitti Designs booth (#1001) will also feature a collection of rare, limited edition silver foil variant issues of DC’s hottest comics featuring covers by Mikel Janin (BATMAN #43), Stanley “Artgerm” Lau (SUPERGIRL #19) and Mitch Gerads (MISTER MIRACLE #7). All comics are priced at $15 each, bagged and boarded and available while supplies last.

 

From bestselling series to iconic characters, DC’s WonderCon programming features a collection of must attend panels (panelists and panel times are subject to change).

Friday, March 23

5:30-6:30 p.m. DC ACTION COMICS: CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN – As the longest-running superhero comic series in history reaches its millennial milestone, contributors to the star studded issue of ACTION COMICS #1000 include ACTION COMICS creative team Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund, DC Publisher Jim Lee, Jason Fabok (MAN OF STEEL miniseries), Alex Sinclair andMarv Wolfman will join fans in a celebration of eight decades of enduring hope, optimism and adventure from the most iconic Super Hero of all time – Superman. Room: North 200B    

 

Saturday, March 24

10:00-11:30 a.m. DC PUBLISHERS – Streaming live from WonderCon to fans around the country, DC Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio will highlight key initiatives that have made DC the talk of the industry.  The first few months of 2018 alone has produced two new imprints for young adult readers, The Sandman Universe line of comics overseen by Neil Gaiman, DC Black Label imprint, featuring a collection of edgy, provocative graphic novels and comic books, a new editorial team for iconic MAD Magazine and more. Some of the biggest names in publishing will take the stage with Jim and Dan to discuss how DC will elevate its iconic Super Heroes to a level never before reached. Room North 156

 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. DC UNIVERSE – Featuring action-packed series that have enraptured fans and garnered critical acclaim, join some of the creative minds bringing DC Universe’s world class roster of iconic Super Heroes to life, including Mitch Gerads (MISTER MIRACLE), Julie Benson and Shawna Benson (BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY), Liam Sharp (THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN), Josh Williamson (JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE, THE FLASH), and more for a compelling dive into the most talked about series in comics. Room: North 200B    

 

5:00-6:00 p.m. DC SUPER HERO GIRLS – Making headlines for chart topping sales, the wildly popular franchise aimed at young girls is taking the world by storm and introducing DC’s iconic characters to a new generation of fans. Anais Fairweather, who stars as Supergirl in the DC SUPER HERO GIRLS animated series, will join writer Shea Fontana, artists Monica Kubina and Yancey Labat and editor Marie Javins to discuss how the franchise, with its books, animated series and action figures, continues to enthrall parents and kids alike while giving its young fans superhero confidence. Room: 210

 

Sunday, March 25

10:30 – 11:30 p.m. DC – ART ACADEMY – Home to some of the most talented artists working in comics today, panelists including Dan Jurgens (ACTION COMICS), Yancey Labat (DC SUPER HERO GIRLS), Chris Uminga (DC Artists Alley line) and more will offer a special look into their visual approach in shaping some of DC’s most celebrated Super Heroes. Room: 210    

 

1:30-2:30 p.m. MAD – Featuring new faces and all-star contributors, the panel will give a sidesplitting preview of what’s to come in the world of MAD. Executive Editor Bill Morrison will be joined by legendary cartoonists and illustrators Tom Richmond and Sergio Aragones, new contributors Bob Fingerman, Luke McGarry and more for a laugh out loud look at the future of MAD. Room: 213   

 

For a complete list of signings and panels, behind the scenes coverage and in-depth interviews directly from DC’s web series, DC All Access, download the DC All Access mobile app. The app is available for free at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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ASPEN COMICS ALL AGES TRADE PAPERBACK PSYCHO BONKERS IN STORES TODAY

First Comics News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 05:47

Aspen Comics’ all-ages action-adventure series Psycho Bonkers Volume One: Full Throttle debuted in stores today, March 14th. The trade paperback also coincides with Aspen’s yearlong Aspen Mascots all-ages campaign and storyline included for free in the back of every Aspen Comics title for 2018, as part of their ever-growing library of all ages-themed content. Created and written by Vince Hernandez (Charismagic, Damsels in Excess) with art by Adam Archer (Gotham Academy) and Federico Blee (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire), solicitation for Psycho Bonkers Volume One: Full Throttle reads:

Crack the speed barrier wide open with PSYCHO BONKERS! Join Shine, a young but unyielding teenage girl, as she races to find the true story behind the tragedy that wrecked her family and shattered the sport of Bonk Racing to its core. Along with her trusted robot technician, Gabbo, and her sentient Bonk Racer car, Shiza, Shine will discover that learning the truth about her future is as dangerous as the tragic past she is trying to forget! Told in a series of legs within the race of all races-the Super Bonk Rally, this thrilling series spans amazing landscapes and death-defying terrain, as these racers go PSYCHO BONKERS!

The Psycho Bonkers Volume One: Full Throttle trade paperback also includes a comprehensive cover gallery, concept art and more. Psycho Bonkers Volume One: Full Throttle is in stores now. Aspen encourages fans and new readers to check with their local comic book store to order. For more information please check:

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RICH REVIEWS: FiveStar # 1

First Comics News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 05:35

Title: FiveStar # 1
Publisher: Nevaland  Comix/Crazy Money Ink.
Creator/Writer: Tony Klapper
Pencils/Inks/Colors: Eric Ella
Cover Art: Joe Davis
Letters: Mike Montalvo
Price: $ 5.00 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.crazymonkeyink.com/
Comments: You want action well you got it Fivestar and a bunch of robots provide you with thrills. This is what you expect and you’re not disappointed. He is pure excitement here.
The faces are drawn fairly plain. The people are drawn a bit flat looking.
This issue delivers an origin story. The origin could use a bit more fleshing out. Overall though as a brief recap it works.
The art does show off Kevin in training looking well. He is drawn with a muscular frame. When he suits up at first you start to see the beginnings of a hero.
Fivestar gets his name here and makes his public debut. Fivestar is a hero out to help people.  He is a hero for the people.
It will be great to see where he goes from here.

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Ringo Awards 2018 Nominations Now Open

First Comics News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 05:33
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – March 15, 2018 – The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill, and fun of comics. The awards return for their second year on Saturday, September 29, 2018 as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con. Unlike other professional industry awards, the Ringo Awards include fan participation in the nomination process along with an esteemed jury of comics professionals. More than 20 categories will be celebrated with top honors being given at an awards ceremony.

 

Fan and Pro Nominations Fan and pro-jury voting are tallied independently, and the combined nomination ballot is compiled by the Ringo Awards Committee. The top two fan choices become nominees, and the jury’s selections fill the remaining three slots for five total nominees per category. Ties may result in more than five nominees in a single category. Nominees will be listed on the ballot alphabetically. Nomination ballot voting is open to the public (fans and pros) between March 15, 2018 and May 30, 2018.

 

Final Ballot Voting After processing by the Ringo Awards Committee and Jury, the Final Ballot are targeted to be available to comic creative professionals for voting on June 25, 2018 and will be due by August 31, 2018 for final tallying. Presentation of the winners will occur at the Baltimore Comic-Con on the evening of Saturday, September 29, 2018. Nomination Eligibility Eligibility for creators and creative works is determined by publication in the preceding calendar year – print publication date takes precedence over electronic publication date. For electronic works, the date of publication is time-stamped with most publications and at least 3 episodes/installments of continuing works must have appeared during the eligibility period. New Categories New in 2018, we have added two categories based on juror feedback from our inaugural year: Open to Fans and Pros, we are now including “Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel”. This category recognizes publications that are tailored to the evolving generation of comic readers, and one that Mike Wieringo would have been behind 100%. In Fan-Only Favorites, we have added “Favorite Publisher” to the list, allowing readers to nominate the publisher they thought created the best works in the previous year. Will it be one of the big comics houses? An online company? Perhaps a book publisher? Did an indie publisher knock it out of the park? Your vote counts! Fan and Pro Nomination Categories * Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)
* Best Writer
* Best Artist or Penciller
* Best Inker
* Best Letterer
* Best Colorist
* Best Cover Artist
* Best Series
* Best Single Issue or Story
* Best Original Graphic Novel
* Best Anthology
* Best Humor Comic
* Best Comic Strip or Panel
* Best Webcomic
* Best Non-fiction Comic Work * Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel * Best Presentation in Design Jury-Only Nomination (with three bonus jurors) * The Mike Wieringo Spirit Award Fan-Only Favorite Categories * Favorite Hero
* Favorite Villain
* Favorite New Series
* Favorite New Talent * Favorite Publisher Hero Initiative Award (selected by the Hero Initiative) * The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award * The Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award “While we had low expectations for our inaugural year, the 2017 results completely caught us off-guard,” said Marc Nathan, Baltimore Comic-Con promoter. “The nomination process participation was through the roof, the voting on the final ballot was healthier than we’d expected to see, and publisher donations for our Hollywood-style swag bags were fantastic! We hope you will return to vote in 2018, and tell your friends, family, and co-workers to participate as well.” Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors The Ringo Awards Committee would like to thank our 2017 inaugural year sponsors: Presenting Sponsors: Gold Sponsors: Silver Sponsors: Gift Bag Sponsors: If you would like to sponsor the Ringo Awards in 2018, please email us at contact@ringoawards.com for more information.

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The Femme Fatale Has Arrived: Your First Look at DOMINO#1!

First Comics News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 08:20

Gail Simone and David Baldeon bring you an epic adventure in this new ongoing series!

 

New York, NY—March 13, 2018—Marvel’s femme fatale returns to comic books this spring with the superstar team of Gail Simone and David Baldeon! DOMINO will unleash her risqué, hard-core action on the Marvel Universe in an all-new story — and Marvel has your first look at the issue that will kick it all off.

 

“It’s just a huge pleasure having DOMINO be my comeback to Marvel,” said Simone. “She’s everything I love about comics: a kickass female adventurer who lives life at maximum volume. I just adore her. I love writing mercs and mutants again, I love digging deep into what being those things means in a world where nobody trusts them, not even other mercs and mutants.”

 

“The tale of Domino, as we’re telling it, feels very much like what people will think of when they think of Neena in the future. And the voice! Ever since page one of the first script, Gail nails Neena’s voice,” said Baldeon. “It’s sexy, it has some of the best action I’ve been lucky enough to draw, it has drama and humor, and it takes you on one of the most exciting rides out there today.”

 

DOMINO brings you action, adventure, and antics like you’ve never seen before – don’t miss your chance to jump on board when DOMINO #1 arrives in comic shops this April!

DOMINO #1

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Art by DAVID BALDEON

Cover by GREG LAND & FRANK D’ARMATA

FOC – 3/19/18, On-Sale 4/11/18

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Wilson Cruz, Sherilyn Fenn & More Coming To Big Apple Comic Con April 14-15!

First Comics News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 08:13

 

For Calendar Listings:

BIG APPLE COMIC CON

April 14th & 15th 2018

Saturday 14th, 10am-7pm/Sunday 15th, 10am-6pm

Penn Plaza Pavilion/Hotel Pennsylvania

401 7th Ave @ 33rd St. NY 10001 (opposite Madison Square Garden) 

MIKE CARBONARO’s BIG APPLE COMIC CON, New York’s longest-running Comic Book Convention, is thrilled to announce the appearance of popular media legends WILSON CRUZ (Star Trek: Discovery) and SHERILYN FENN (Twin Peaks)! Aside from these two incredible talents, BACC will have two incredible days of dozens of media celebrities, top comic book creators, writers, exhibitors, retailers, and cosplayers. All will peaceably but riotously occupy the building to entertain and edify thousands of NYC’s coolest fans!

MEDIA GUESTS

Our media guest list this year is our finest ever, bringing you a unique, star-studded­ experience! Meet:

WILSON CRUZ (Star Trek: Discovery, My So-Called Life)

SHERILYN FENN (Twin Peaks, Shameless)

JENNIFER CIHI (Sailor Moon, Princess Mononoke)

MICHAEL COPON (Power Rangers Time Force, One Tree Hill)

JOHN O’HURLEY (SeinfeldArcher)

C.J. RAMONE (The Ramones)

JOHNATHON SCHAECH (DC’s Legends of TomorrowRay Donovan)

LUA STARDUST (Professional Cosplayer, Model)

JÉNEL STEVENS (Black Panther, Luke Cage)

LARRY STORCH (The Batman/Superman Hour, F Troop – Saturday only)

TAIMAK (The Last Dragon)

ARTIST GUESTS

Comic lovers can rejoice as we have a great assortment of writers and artists from Marvel, DC, and every independent in between:

SY BARRY (The Phantom)
REILLY BROWN (Deadpool)
BOB CAMP (Ren & Stimpy)
JOHN CASSADAY (Astonishing X-Men)

SEAN CHEN (Iron Man, X-O Manowar)
PETER DAVID (The Incredible Hulk, Babylon 5)

GLENN FABRY (Preacher, The Authority)

RAMONA FRADON (Metamorpho)

JOE GIELLA (Batman)

MICHAEL GOLDEN (G.I. Joe, The Walking Dead)

BRIAN KONG (Cryptozoic Entertainment)

ELAINE LEE (Starstruck)

TOSHIO MAEDA (Urotsukidōji)

ALEX MALEEV (Daredevil, Batman)

JOHN ORLANDO (Cybergen, Gene Roddenberry’s The Universe)

ESAD RIBIC (Thor: God of Thunder)

SCOTT ROBERTS (SpongeBob Comics)

MIKE ROYER (The Demon)

MARK SCHULTZ (Xenozoic Tales, Prince Valiant)

JIM SHERMAN (Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes)

  1. DAVID SPURLOCK (The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage)

JIM STERANKO (Captain America)

ARTHUR SUYDAM (Heavy Metal, National Lampoon)
TIMOTHY TRUMAN (Grimjack, Jonah Hex)
BILLY TUCCI (Shi, Sgt. Rock)
RENEE WITTERSTAETTER (Guardians of the Galaxy)DAN FOGEL (Underground Price & Grading Guide)

PROGRAMMING & COSPLAY

Big Apple Comic Con will host an entire Saturday of exclusive programming, including an exclusive panel discussion with WILSON CRUZ (Dr. Hugh Culber, Star Trek: Discovery). Cruz is famous for being part of the Star Trek franchise’s first gay male kiss.

Also on Saturday, Big Apple Comic Con will once again present “Captain Zorikh’s Costume Contest.” For the past ten years, Captain Zorikh has brought what is known to be the most fun costume contest on the East Coast, bringing together the most amazing cosplayers and costumers for a fast-paced day of creative excellence. Come as any media character or make up your own! Also present will be professional Cosplayer LUA STARDUST.

SHOPPING

Lovers of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and cosplay of all persuasions will find something for everyone while shopping for comic books, toys, posters, videos, original art, clothing & other collectibles, from the rarest as well as the newest and coolest goodies!

 

 

TICKETS

Big Apple Con, Penn Plaza Pavilion April 14th & 15th 

Adults: $25 Saturday – $25 Sunday – $40 Weekend

Children 6-13: $14 per day

Children under 5: FREE

Check our website for info on our special Early Admission Package!

TICKET PURCHASE & INFORMATION: www.bigapplecc.com

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WONDERCON: How To Get Press Coverage panel

First Comics News - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 20:27

How To Get Press Coverage

Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and what won’t? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, or why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comics journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include Tim Chizmar (First Comics News, Fangoria), Ed Catto (Captain Action, Bonfire Agency), Josh Henaman (Big Foot), Glenn Hauman (ComicMix), Jez Ibelle (First Comics News, Geek-a-pedia), Mike Kingston (Headlocked Comics, BOOM! Studios), Alex Raymond (Monstar, Hollywood Gone Geek), Francis Sky (First Comics News), and Josh Waldrop (Red Gorilla Comics). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comic. Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 209

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WONDERCON ANAHEIM 2018: PROGRAMS FOR SUNDAY MARCH 25

First Comics News - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 20:24
WonderCon Anaheim 2018 MARCH 25 • SUNDAY  10:00am – 11:00am 1 Destination: Happily Ever After

Room 300B  10:00am – 11:00am 1 The Gospel According to Chick Tracts

Room 209  10:00am – 11:00am 1 The Ultimate Guide to Constructing Your Favorite Sci-Fi Universe

Room 207  10:00am – 11:00am 1 We’re Still Here: The First All Transgender Comics Anthology

Room 211  10:30am – 10:55am 2 The Squid Girl

205AB  10:30am – 11:15am 1 Lucifer Episode Screening

Arena  10:30am – 11:30am 1 Craft & Comics: Teresa Huang and Nidhi Chanani

Room 208  10:30am – 11:30am 1 DC Art Academy

Room 210  10:30am – 11:30am 1 Dispatches from Middle-earth: What’s New with All Things Tolkien

North 200B  10:30am – 11:30am 1 Going Crypto: How Digital Coin Technology Is Changing How We Live Our Lives

Room 300D  10:30am – 11:30am 1 Kids Books for the Comics Fan

Room 213AB  10:45am – 12:00pm 1 World Premiere: LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super Villain High

North 200A  10:55am – 11:20am 2 Cardcaptor Sakura

205AB  11:00am – 12:00pm 1 Disneybounders Unite!

Room 213CD  11:00am – 12:00pm 1 GeekED: Caring for the Nerd Mind

Room 209  11:00am – 12:00pm 1 Make Ours Marvel: Eight Decades of Iconic Creators and Characters

Room 207  11:00am – 12:00pm 1 Pop Culture is LGBTQ

Room 211  11:00am – 12:00pm 1 The Science of Westworld

Room 300B  11:00am – 1:00pm 1 The Writers Coffeehouse at WonderCon

Room 204C  11:20am – 11:25am 2 The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya

205AB  11:25am – 11:50am 2 Aria

205AB  11:30am – 12:30pm 1 Arena of Valor

Room 300D  11:30am – 12:30pm 1 Behind Hollywood’s Hottest Heroes with TV and Film’s Top Creatives

North 200B  11:30am – 12:30pm 1 IDW’s Hey, Kids! (of All Ages) Comics Panel

Room 213AB  11:30am – 12:30pm 1 Spotlight on Mitch Gerads

Room 208  11:30am – 12:30pm 1 Talks Machina with the cast of Critical Role

Arena  11:30am – 12:30pm 3 Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival – Program 9

Room 303AB  11:30am – 1:00pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #7: Countercultures

Room 210  11:45am – 12:45pm 4 Aspen Portfolio Review – Vince Hernandez

Room 206B  11:50am – 12:15pm 2 Lucky Star

205AB  12:00pm – 1:00pm 1 CBLDF: Social Consciousness in EC Comics

Room 211  12:00pm – 1:00pm 1 Cosplaying with your Kid

Room 213CD  12:00pm – 1:00pm 1 Ed Piskor, from Hip Hop to X-Men, and everything else

Room 300B  12:00pm – 1:00pm 1 Spotlight on Kevin Grevioux

Room 209  12:00pm – 1:00pm 1 The Iron Giant – the making of an animation masterpiece

North 200A  12:00pm – 1:00pm 1 Women Writers of YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Room 207  12:15pm – 12:40pm 2 Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless

205AB  12:30pm – 1:30pm 1 Beyond Goggles and Bustles: Teapot Racing and Tea Dueling are the Steampunk Interactive Events You Need To Know About

Room 300D  12:30pm – 1:30pm 1 Breathing Life into the Undead

Room 208  12:30pm – 1:30pm 1 Kyle Higgins’ The Shadow Hours

North 200B  12:30pm – 1:30pm 1 Spotlight on Kevin Hearne

Room 213AB  12:40pm – 1:05pm 2 HYOUKA

205AB  12:45pm – 1:45pm 1 Black Lightning All-New Episode and Q&A

Arena  12:45pm – 3:30pm 3 Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival – Program 10

Room 303AB   1:00pm – 2:00pm 1 Career Paths into Game Development

Room 207   1:00pm – 2:00pm 1 Causeplay: A Hobby in Service to Others

Room 213CD   1:00pm – 2:00pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #8: Race, Horror, and Comics with John Jennings

Room 210   1:00pm – 2:00pm 1 Cover Story: The Art of the Cover

Room 300B   1:00pm – 2:00pm 1 Spotlight on David Petersen

Room 211   1:00pm – 2:00pm 1 X-Men: The Animated Series 25th Anniversary

North 200A   1:00pm – 2:00pm 1 Reimagined for TV: Writing shows based on popular IP

Room 209   1:00pm – 2:00pm 4 IDW Portfolio Review

Room 206B   1:05pm – 1:30pm 2 Hayate The Combat Butler

205AB   1:30pm – 1:55pm 2 Toradora!

205AB   1:30pm – 2:30pm 1 Back to Back to the Future: The Unanswered Questions

North 200B   1:30pm – 2:30pm 1 MAD

Room 213AB   1:30pm – 2:30pm 1 thatgamecompany On Emotional Games & Sky: Light Awaits

Room 208   1:30pm – 2:30pm 1 Total Immersion: AR, VR & Comics

Room 300D   1:55pm – 2:20pm 2 Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakumoto

205AB   2:00pm – 3:00pm 1 Comic Tag Teams: Writing and Drawing Action

Room 211   2:00pm – 3:00pm 1 Halo Costuming and Props with Anvil Station

Room 213CD   2:00pm – 3:00pm 1 How To Create Your Own Novel: From the First Idea to Publishing and What You Need To Sell Your Work to TV and Film

Room 300B   2:00pm – 3:00pm 1 Independent Creators’ Summit

Room 207   2:00pm – 3:00pm 1 Knowledge: Handle with Care

Room 209   2:00pm – 3:00pm 1 Music in Animation

North 200A   2:00pm – 3:15pm 1 Encore Presentation of Batman Ninja

Arena   2:00pm – 3:30pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #9: Comics and History

Room 210   2:15pm – 3:15pm 4 Illustrators of the Art Directors Guild Portfolio Review

Room 206B   2:20pm – 2:45pm 2 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

205AB   2:30pm – 3:30pm 1 Hollywood Science Fiction and Horror Museums

Room 208   2:30pm – 3:30pm 1 The Art and Science of Film Pyrotechnics and Firearms

Room 300D   2:30pm – 3:30pm 1 Warner Archive’s Toonstock 7: Special Guest Edition

North 200B   2:30pm – 3:30pm 1 Superheroes for Girls and Princesses for Boys?

Room 213AB   2:45pm – 3:10pm 2 Flying Witch

205AB   3:00pm – 4:00pm 1 Making a Living off Your Art

Room 207   3:00pm – 4:00pm 1 Over30Cosplay Costume Advice and Cosplay Support for the Mature Cosplayer

Room 213CD   3:00pm – 4:00pm 1 The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute

Room 211   3:00pm – 4:00pm 1 The Official Sonic the Hedgehog/IDW Town Hall!

Room 300B   3:00pm – 4:00pm 1 Where Do Ideas Come From?

Room 209   3:00pm – 4:30pm 1 Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: An Interactive Whedon Musical

North 200A   3:10pm – 3:35pm 2 Dagashi Kashi

205AB   3:30pm – 4:30pm 1 Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule

Room 213AB   3:30pm – 4:30pm 1 Mold/Resin Making 3D Printing and FX Techniques

Room 210   3:30pm – 4:30pm 1 Pop Culture Exchange in the Pacific Rim

Room 208   3:30pm – 4:30pm 1 You Do What?! Women in Film Production

Room 300D   3:30pm – 5:00pm 1 Starship Smackdown Ultimate: Star Wars Vs. Star Trek

North 200B   3:35pm – 4:00pm 2 Galaxy Angel

205AB   3:45pm – 5:00pm 3 Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival – Program 11

Room 303AB   4:00pm – 4:25pm 2 FLIP FLAPPERS!

205AB   4:00pm – 5:00pm 1 “Crazy” Together: Uniting Toward Shaping the Future of Mental Health and Pop Culture

Room 207   4:00pm – 5:00pm 1 Event and Cosplay Photography: Beyond The Camera

Room 209   4:00pm – 5:00pm 1 WonderCon Anaheim Talk Back

Room 211   4:25pm – 5:00pm 2 The Disastrous Life of Saiki K

205AB

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WONDERCON ANAHEIM 2018: PROGRAMS FOR SATURDAY MARCH 24

First Comics News - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 20:24
WonderCon Anaheim 2018 MARCH 24 • SATURDAY  10:00am – 11:00am 1 Constantine World Premiere Screening

North 200A  10:00am – 11:00am 1 How To Get Press Coverage

Room 209  10:00am – 11:00am 1 IDW Publishing and Star Trek Comics: Keep on Trekkin’

Room 211  10:00am – 11:00am 1 Into the Badlands

Room 300B  10:00am – 11:00am 1 The Avatar’s Narrative: Writing for Video Games

Room 207  10:00am – 11:30am 1 DC Publishers

North 156  10:00am – 1:00pm 1 The Her Universe Fashion Show: Junior Design Camp

Room 204C  10:15am – 12:15pm 1 World Premiere of Batman Ninja

Arena  10:30am – 10:55am 2 The Squid Girl

205AB  10:30am – 11:30am 1 A Story is a Story: Multimedia Entertainment

Room 300D  10:30am – 11:30am 1 Comics Rules for Young Readers

Room 208  10:30am – 11:30am 1 Golden Apple Books Creator Showcase

North 200B  10:30am – 11:30am 1 Spotlight on Matthew Rosenberg

Room 213AB  10:30am – 12:00pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #4: Comic Monsters

Room 210  10:30am – 12:00pm 3 Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival – Program 4

Room 303AB  10:55am – 11:20am 2 Cardcaptor Sakura

205AB  11:00am – 12:00pm 1 Destination Nerd

Room 213CD  11:00am – 12:00pm 1 Everyone’s a Critic: Being a Journalist in a Online Age

Room 209  11:00am – 12:00pm 1 Freeform’s Siren

North 200A  11:00am – 12:00pm 1 Geek & Sundry: The Wednesday Club: The Art of the Third Act

Room 300B  11:00am – 12:00pm 1 Making and Publishing Queer Comics: A Workshop

Room 211  11:00am – 12:00pm 1 SuperheroIRL! Join the Real-Life Justice League

Room 207  11:20am – 11:25am 2 The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya

205AB  11:25am – 11:50am 2 Bakuon!!

205AB  11:30am – 12:30pm 1 An Afternoon with Pat Rothfuss

North 200B  11:30am – 12:30pm 1 Forgotten Trio: Colorists, Inkers, and Letterers

Room 213AB  11:30am – 12:30pm 1 IDW: Transforming and Rolling Out

Room 208  11:30am – 12:30pm 1 Sights & Sounds of Animation, CG & VFX

Room 300D  11:50am – 12:15pm 2 Lucky Star

205AB  12:00pm – 1:00pm 1 #SPARK Your Creativity: A Call To Action

Room 213CD  12:00pm – 1:00pm 1 Crackle, a Sony Network: SuperMansion

North 200A  12:00pm – 1:00pm 1 Game Pitch Review

Room 206B  12:00pm – 1:00pm 1 Nerdist News Live

Room 300B  12:00pm – 1:00pm 1 Spotlight on Dan Jurgens

Room 207  12:00pm – 1:00pm 1 Spotlight on Faith Erin Hicks

Room 209  12:00pm – 1:00pm 1 Valiant 101: Jump on Board Here

Room 211  12:00pm – 1:00pm 4 Game Pitch Review

Room 206B  12:00pm – 1:30pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #5: Borders and Liminal Spaces

Room 210  12:15pm – 12:40pm 2 Girlish Number

205AB  12:15pm – 1:45pm 3 Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival – Program 5

Room 303AB  12:25pm – 1:10pm 1 Warner Bros. Pictures

Arena  12:30pm – 1:30pm 1 Essential Deserted Island Comics

Room 208  12:30pm – 1:30pm 1 Hollywood & Emerging Tech: The Evolution of Entertainment

North 200B  12:30pm – 1:30pm 1 Marvel Animation: From Pencil To Screen

Room 300D  12:30pm – 1:30pm 1 Mythology in Final Fantasy

Room 213AB  12:40pm – 1:05pm 2 HYOUKA

205AB   1:00pm – 2:00pm 1 All Shapes and Sizes Welcome: Body Image & Women’s Issues in Entertainment

Room 213CD   1:00pm – 2:00pm 1 Aspen Comics Celebrates 15 Years of Publishing

Room 211   1:00pm – 2:00pm 1 Geek & Sundry: Sagas of Sundry

Room 300B   1:00pm – 2:00pm 1 NBC’S Fan-Favorite Drama Timeless Returns!

North 200A   1:00pm – 2:00pm 1 Spotlight on V.E. Schwab

Room 207   1:00pm – 2:00pm 1 The Graphic Novel Revolution

Room 209   1:05pm – 1:30pm 2 Hayate The Combat Butler

205AB   1:15pm – 2:15pm 4 Illustrators of the Art Directors Guild Portfolio Review

Room 206B   1:20pm – 1:40pm 1 Trailer Park

Arena   1:30pm – 1:55pm 2 Nichijou

205AB   1:30pm – 2:30pm 1 Hogwarts Academia: 20 Years of Fantastic Harry Potter Fandom

North 200B   1:30pm – 2:30pm 1 Kotobukiya Spring Update 2018

Room 213AB   1:30pm – 2:30pm 1 Spotlight on Scott Snyder

Room 300D   1:30pm – 2:30pm 1 Romance in Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

Room 208   1:30pm – 3:00pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Comics and Women

Room 210   1:50pm – 3:20pm 1 A First Look at Netflix’s Lost In Space

Arena   1:55pm – 2:20pm 2 Toradora!

205AB   2:00pm – 3:00pm 1 Blacks in Entertainment: Designing for the Culture/Spotlight on Ryan Benjamin

Room 209   2:00pm – 3:00pm 1 How to Get That Second Writing Assignment

Room 207   2:00pm – 3:00pm 1 Publishing Your First Comic Book

Room 211   2:00pm – 3:00pm 1 Steampunk for Beginners

Room 213CD   2:00pm – 3:00pm 1 SYFY: Krypton

North 200A   2:00pm – 3:00pm 1 WonderCon Women of Pop Culture

Room 300B   2:00pm – 3:30pm 3 Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival – Program 6

Room 303AB   2:00pm – 4:00pm 1 Gaming Creator Connection

Room 204C   2:20pm – 2:45pm 2 Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakumoto

205AB   2:30pm – 3:30pm 1 Celebrate Ultraverse 25th Anniversary

Room 300D   2:30pm – 3:30pm 1 Do You Read Me? Comic Adaptations

Room 213AB   2:30pm – 3:30pm 1 Fantastical & Magical Creations

Room 208   2:30pm – 3:30pm 1 Power Rangers: Shattered Grid

North 200B   2:30pm – 3:30pm 4 Aspen Portfolio Review – Vince Hernandez

Room 206B   2:45pm – 3:10pm 2 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

205AB   3:00pm – 4:00pm 1 Beyond the Page: Augmented Reality

Room 211   3:00pm – 4:00pm 1 Figure Drawing for Popular Media

Room 210   3:00pm – 4:00pm 1 How to be a GEEK in the Work Force

Room 213CD   3:00pm – 4:00pm 1 Learning Through Role-Playing Games

Room 209   3:00pm – 4:00pm 1 Making of Star Trek: Discovery

North 200A   3:00pm – 4:00pm 1 The Science of Pacific Rim

Room 300B   3:00pm – 4:00pm 1 Her Universe Fashion Show Update

Room 207   3:10pm – 3:35pm 2 If Her Flag Breaks

205AB   3:30pm – 4:30pm 1 Art Directors Guild: Star Wars Then and Now

Room 300D   3:30pm – 4:30pm 1 CBLDF: How To Fight Censorship

Room 208   3:30pm – 4:30pm 1 DC Universe

North 200B   3:30pm – 4:30pm 1 Fear the Walking Dead

Arena   3:30pm – 4:30pm 1 IDW Bookshelf: New and Upcoming Titles

Room 213AB   3:35pm – 4:00pm 2 Flying Witch

205AB   3:45pm – 4:45pm 1 Valiant Entertainment Portfolio Review

Room 206B   3:45pm – 4:45pm 4 Valiant Entertainment Portfolio Review – Warren Simons

Room 206B   3:45pm – 5:15pm 3 Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival – Program 7

Room 303AB   4:00pm – 4:25pm 2 One Punch Man

205AB   4:00pm – 5:00pm 1 Bad Samaritan Sneak Peek

North 200A   4:00pm – 5:00pm 1 Bizarre States: LA

Room 300B   4:00pm – 5:00pm 1 Level Up! Composing for Video Games

Room 207   4:00pm – 5:00pm 1 More Than Just High Tech: Science Fiction

Room 209   4:00pm – 5:00pm 1 Spotlight on Mariko Tamaki

Room 211   4:00pm – 5:00pm 1 The Fans’ Perspective: The Best Of DreamWorks

Room 213CD   4:00pm – 5:00pm 1 Writing Great Dialogue

Room 210   4:25pm – 4:50pm 2 Galaxy Angel

205AB   4:30pm – 5:30pm 1 Mr. X’s Guide to CGI Creature and Monster Creation

Room 300D   4:30pm – 5:30pm 1 Quick Draw

North 200B   4:30pm – 5:30pm 1 Spotlight on Liam Sharp

Room 213AB   4:30pm – 5:30pm 1 Tarzan and the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs

Room 208   4:45pm – 6:00pm 1 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Arena   4:50pm – 5:15pm 2 Sailor Moon Crystal

205AB   5:00pm – 6:00pm 1 Comic Pitch Review

Room 204C   5:00pm – 6:00pm 1 DC Super Hero Girls

Room 210   5:00pm – 6:00pm 1 Inside Impulse: YouTube Red’s Thrilling New Series

North 200A   5:00pm – 6:00pm 1 Prototyping and Manufacturing Collectables

Room 213CD   5:00pm – 6:00pm 1 Spotlight on Cat Staggs

Room 211   5:00pm – 6:00pm 1 Trekland: Discovery Made Me Do It

Room 209   5:00pm – 6:00pm 1 Writing and Illustrating Books for Kids

Room 207   5:00pm – 6:00pm 1 The All Female Show Runners’ Panel

Room 300B   5:15pm – 5:40pm 2 El Hazard: The Wanderers

205AB   5:30pm – 6:30pm 1 Cartoon Voices

North 200B   5:30pm – 6:30pm 1 Cinematic Storytelling for Comics

Room 213AB   5:30pm – 6:30pm 1 IDW’s World Famous Artist’s Edition and Artist’s Select Panel – New and Improved

Room 208   5:30pm – 6:30pm 1 Psychology of Cult TV Shows Episode 5

Room 300D   5:30pm – 7:00pm 3 Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival – Program 8

Room 303AB   5:40pm – 6:05pm 2 Gate

205AB   6:00pm – 7:00pm 1 Coloring with Alex Sinclair

Room 210   6:00pm – 7:00pm 1 Fanbase Press: Latinx Comics Creators & Readers

Room 209   6:00pm – 7:00pm 1 Final Space: Q&A with Cast & Creators of the TBS Animated Series

Room 300B   6:00pm – 7:00pm 1 Henshin: The Tokusatsu Panel

Room 211   6:00pm – 7:00pm 1 Inside the Writers Room: From Script to Screen

Room 207   6:00pm – 7:00pm 1 ScreenJunkies: The Truth Behind Honest Trailers PLUS Movie Fights!

North 200A   6:00pm – 7:00pm 1 Silicone vs Foam vs Gelatin: What should I use?

Room 213CD   6:05pm – 6:30pm 2 Tales of Zestiria the X

205AB   6:30pm – 7:15pm 2 Ushio and Tora

205AB   6:30pm – 7:30pm 1 Comics on Comics

Room 300D   6:30pm – 7:30pm 1 Nerd Rage (with Mark Waid)

Room 213AB   6:30pm – 7:30pm 1 The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson: Behind the Scenes Look at the Making of an Image Comics Series

Room 208   6:30pm – 7:30pm 1 The Science of Cool

North 200B   7:00pm – 8:00pm 1 A Series of Unfortunate Events Screening hosted by Nathan Fillion

North 200A   7:00pm – 8:00pm 1 Intro to TV Writing: From First Draft to Getting Staffed

Room 207   7:00pm – 8:00pm 1 Mark McDonnell: How to Draw in the Different Studio Styles

Room 210   7:00pm – 8:00pm 1 No Tow Trucks Beyond Mars

Room 211   7:00pm – 8:00pm 1 Selling the Hit: What you Always Wanted to Know About the Stunt Industry (In Memory of Eric Cajiuat)

Room 213CD   7:00pm – 8:00pm 1 Warner Archive Meets Trailers from Hell

Room 300B   7:00pm – 8:00pm 1 Women On The Dark Side

Room 209   7:00pm – 9:00pm 1 Saturday Comic Creator Connection

Room 204C   7:15pm – 7:40pm 2 Trickster

Hilton Hotel El Capitan AB   7:30pm – 8:30pm 1 Bat in the Sun Presents

North 200B   7:30pm – 8:30pm 1 Geek Offensive: Uncomfortable Questions from a Terrible Hat

Room 208   7:30pm – 8:30pm 1 The Writer’s Journey: Developing Material for the New Marketplace

Room 213AB   7:30pm – 8:30pm 1 Bond Vs. Bond

Room 300D   7:40pm – 8:05pm 2 Food Wars

Hilton Hotel El Capitan AB   8:00pm – 9:00pm 1 Celebrating 20 Years of Cowboy Bebop

North 200A   8:00pm – 9:00pm 1 Dex Checks, Dungeon Crawls, and Dryads: A Super-Fun Guide to Dungeons & Dragons and Tabletop RPGs

Room 211   8:00pm – 9:00pm 1 Future Indies You Must See

Room 207   8:00pm – 9:00pm 1 Shooting Clerks

Room 300B   8:00pm – 9:00pm 1 The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman the Animated Series

Room 209   8:00pm – 9:00pm 1 Words Create Worlds: Lessons from a Storyteller

Room 210   8:05pm – 8:30pm 2 Please Teacher

Hilton Hotel El Capitan AB   8:30pm – 8:55pm 2 Shomin Sample

Hilton Hotel El Capitan AB   8:30pm – 11:00pm 1 14th Annual WonderCon Masquerade

Arena   8:55pm – 9:20pm 2 Dirty Pair Flash*

Hilton Hotel El Capitan AB   9:20pm – 9:45pm 2 MM!

Hilton Hotel El Capitan AB   9:45pm – 10:10pm 2 Dagashi Kashi

Hilton Hotel El Capitan AB  10:10pm – 10:35pm 2 Ah My Buddha*

Hilton Hotel El Capitan AB  10:35pm – 11:00pm 2 He Is My Master*

Hilton Hotel El Capitan AB  11:00pm – 11:25pm 2 Cat Planet Cuties*

Hilton Hotel El Capitan AB  11:25pm – 11:55pm 2 Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls*

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Weird Revisited: We Have All Become God's Madmen

Sorcerer's Skull - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:00
This post first appeared in 2012.


[This view of clerics follows from my post "Apocalypse Underground"]

The clerics aren't priests. Before the underground was discovered, Man had priests--and gods whose intercession they sought. Their prayers had been in vain. The old gods had abandoned Man to the monsters.

Then the clerics came. Their gods were unyielding of personifications of law. They marked their chosen with fits, visions, and miracles of faith. Their precepts were few: Destroy chaos and evil, protect the innocent.

The monsters are (in the view of the clerics) chaos and evil manifest. The clerics wage a savage holy war against the denizens of the underground and are willing to martyr themselves in the service of their gods.
The clerics sometimes use titles of the old priestly hierarchy, but all clerical groups are cults founded around a charismatic leader who is considered strong in the faith due to the spiritual power he or she wields.

DC at Marvel: High-Flyin' Hawkman

Sorcerer's Skull - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 15:13
This is a follow-up to this post.
HAWKMAN

STATISTICS
F                 EX   (20)
A                 RM  (30)
S                 GD  (10)
E                 EX   (20)
R                 RM (30)
I                   EX   (20)
P                  EX   (20)
Health: 80
Karma: 70
Resources: GD (10)
Popularity: 20

BACKGROUND
Real Name: Henry Carter Hall
Occupation: Inventor, adventurer
Identity: Secret
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Marital Status: Married.
Known Relatives: Susan Sanders Hall (wife)
Base of Operations: New York City
Group Affiliation: Partner of Hawkwoman, Avengers

KNOWN POWERS
Winged Flight: His artificial wings and nth metal belt (Unearthly material) allow Hawkman to fly at Remarkable speed.
Avian Communication: Cybernetic circuitry incoporated into his cowl allow him to command birds at Remarkable ability.

TALENTS
Hawkman has Remarkable knowledge of aerial combat. He is a brillaint scientist skilled in Electronics, Physics, Biophysics. Orinthology, and Engineering. He also has the Repair/Tinkering talent, and is an armchair Egyptologist.

History: Henry "Hank" Hall, scientist and inventor, was experimenting with a metal of extraterrestrial origin that could be used to produced antigravity effects. He dubbed "nth metal" which had been recovered from a meteorite in Africa. He attended an exhibition of newly discovered artifacts at a local museum to investigate his theory that the  Ancient Egyptians had utilized nth metal in tools.

At the exhibition, Hall surreptitiously exposed a ceremonial dagger he suspected of being nth metal to high frequency sound waves. Energy emitted by the dagger caused Hall to experience a vision of the distant past that felt like he had lived it. He was an ancient Egyptian prince who was slain along with his betrothed by a treacherous and power-hungry high priest. Unknown to Hall, two others present experienced that same vision. Susan Sanders saw it through the eyes of the Prince's wife to be, and Anton Hastor, a Soviet agent who had been monitoring Hall's research, felt he had been the high priest.

The three left somewhat disoriented, but Hastor kidnapped Sanders on her way home, planning to use her to coerce Hall into turning over his nth metal research, then kill the both of them as he believed he had done in his previous life.

Hall agreed to meet Hastor and turn over his notes, but instead donned his experimental wings and nth metal lift belt, a cybernetic helmet he had been working on to communicate with birds, and a makeshift costume. He rescued Sanders in the guise of Hawkman.

Hall and Sanders instantly fell in love. She suggested he continued fighting crime as Hawkman and had him build fight gear for her so that she could assist him as Hawkgirl.

The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show – Episode 88

First Comics News - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 03:31
The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show – Episode 88

Chris and Marty clarify Diamond’s Pull-List service, sorta. Dan arrives a bit late but as soon as he could to emergency fill in for an absent Sam. Dan gets the ultra-sensitive “sniffle” microphone tan this week so blame him for the snorts, not Marty, at least not this time around. Chris and Marty admit to being Liefeld fans.  Movies, TV, Shazam, Mark Millar and Extreme on Netflix. As some of the current TV shows drop off in popularity it seems like a slew of new shows is coming. Marty brings in The Spider King, Rough Riders: Ride or die, Oblivion Song, and Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows new issue #1s in fancy, resealable bags. And speculators? Cut it out … really.

If you are interested in older episodes please head to http://heykidscomics.ca !

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COMICS PORTAL: That Bendis Thing That Never Ends!

First Comics News - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 23:58

It almost seems like eons ago, but I thought I should weigh in on the news that Brian Michael Bendis has signed an exclusive contract with DC, leaving Marvel behind for now.

I’ve been watching the reaction from fans and fellow creators alike, and it’s been really intriguing!

Let me share my thoughts on all this!

IN COMICS, NOTHING LASTS FOREVER!

When it comes to comic books, nothing lasts forever, not even death! So when DC recently released word of Mr. Bendis’ changing companies, a lot of people – particularly Marvel fans – were astonished and surprised.

I mean, he’s been writing with Marvel for what, 18 years or so? That’s a VERY long time, in comics years (as opposed to dog years)!

He’s been one of those trademark names with the House of Ideas. You say Brian Michael Bendis, you think Marvel.

For a while, anyway, people will associate him with DC since he’s signed that exclusive contract.

Now, does this mean he can never again work at Marvel? Nahhhh, when this contract expires, he could very easily go back to writing any of the Marvel heroes. In fact, his time away from Marvel may give him some new concepts to try out should such a thing happen.

And you have to consider the fact that writing the Marvel heroes for this long might mean he’s actually running out of stories to tell with them for now. It could happen!

IS HE A TRAITOR?

One of the reactions I’ve read online quite a bit is that Mr. Bendis is now a traitor for leaving Marvel.

“How could he jump ship and go to DC when we all know his writing there won’t be half as good as his work at Marvel?” I’ve come across that a lot!

There continues to be this notion that a creator, regardless of which one it is, simply cannot produce storytelling anywhere as powerful for another company, particularly the hated DC. You know, “the worst Marvel book is better than the best DC comic.” That old chestnut.

Some folks have actually used that word traitor when referring to Bendis. I don’t think that’s appropriate, frankly.

I mean, I’m not sure of all the reasons Bendis had for signing with DC, but I know many storytellers look around the comics universes and think of stories they’d like to tell for characters they currently don’t have access to. They can’t help that – it just happens!

And I don’t think Bendis looks on Marvel and that company’s fans with any less reverence than he did before.

Personally, I think he just was ready for a change.

Now, some folks call DC “Marvel Lite” because there are several former Marvel stars working there now, such as John Romita, Jr. And again, “they’re not as good as they were when they worked for Marvel,” I hear people say.

See, creators need to create! It’s in their blood! If they start to realize they’ve written just about the very last Spider-Man story they can think of, well, that doesn’t make them a traitor. They just want to play in someone else’s sandbox for now.

WHO WILL BENDIS WORK ON?

The other topic of discussion online that intrigues me is just which hero or heroes Mr. Bendis will take on. And that’s all over the place!

Based on those double-page ads in recent DC comics, we do know he’s taking on Superman! But is that all he’s doing?

Personally, I agree with the folks who think he’ll go with Harley Quinn. The team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner are apparently moving on to other projects after a high-octane run with Joker’s former “puddin’,” so Harley could be high on the radar with Mr. Bendis.

But we’ll see. I’m sure it won’t be long before word comes out about what DC and Bendis have in mind beyond the Man of Steel.

MAYBE NEW FANS WILL FIND BENDIS

I’m going to confess something here. I’ve never been much of a Bendis fan. Yes, I’ve read some of his stories now and again, but they didn’t grab me all that much. So my reaction to this announcement was a pronounced meh.

Still, I know a LOT of Bendis fans, some who remain heartbroken, and others who are glad he’s making a change.

Every ending is a jumping on point. It’s also a jumping off point, so it’ll be interesting to see how many Marvel readers, if any, will follow Bendis’ work on DC.  I think some will, but the hardcore Marvelites Maximi already have pronounced that the end of his career happened on the day he signed with DC.

From my perspective, this could be a renaissance for Bendis, giving him a chance to tackle new heroes and villains, taking them where no one has thought of taking them before. We’ll see. And Superman, no less! He’s got big trunks to fill!

What do you think? If you’re already a Bendis fan, will you follow him to DC? Who would you like to see him write there? Or have you bought and read your last Bendis story? Whatever your opinion, please share your thoughts in the space below!

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RICH REVIEWS: The Other One

First Comics News - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 18:34

Title: The Other One
Publisher: Pop Comics
Created by: Em Em Chan
Writer/Artist: Javier Sama
Cover: Em Em Chan
Price: free online
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.popcomics.com
Comments: “Chapter 01: Spider Webs”
Jamie Seraspe is the new student at school and he is fifteen. There is something off about his new school. Jamie ends up in the library working. While there Margie the cute girl from his class comes in. Now in the library, weird supernatural things start to happen. Jamie is in danger.
Jamie is attacked by something in the form of a girl. She and others are possessed by a Hantu. The Hantu we see changes into one huge monstrous creature of nightmares. A guy in a girl’s body dressed as a sexy student in one really short skirt attacks this monster Hantu. She does know how to use her sword.
Yes, we do get a panty peak while she fights the giant spider creature. The action is intense. Her name is Al.
Some information about who Al is would be nice. Also why Jamie is so used to supernatural stuff around him. Plus showing off Al better would be nice to see.
Although is one wonderful character who is drawn so cute. This book is fun and exciting.

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RICH REVIEWS: Power Company # 1

First Comics News - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 18:04

Title: Power Company # 1
Publisher: Coalition Comics/Iron Gate Comics
Created by: Rodney Lockett of Iron Gate Comics, Jermaine Christmas of Kringlistic Comix, Joe Davis, Chris Thomasma, Carlos Raphael of Champion Comics, Tony Klapper of Nevaland/Crazy Monkey Ink Comics, Roy Johnson of Standard Comics, and John Jones of heroestcg, Dorphise Jean of Gente/ShortFuse Comics
Written by: Carlos Rapael, Dorphise Jean, Jermaine Christmas, John Jones, Rodney Lockett, Roy Johnson and Tony Klapper
Artist: Luis Rivera
Colors: Es Comic!
Letters: Warren Montgomery
Cover A Wraparound Cover: Pencils by Luis Rivera, inks by Robot Doan with colors by Hedwin Zaldivar
Variant Covers: Jason Metcalf with colors by Ivan Nunes, Joe Correa with colors by Ivan Nunes, Gilbert Monsanto
Price: $ 5.00 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: coalitioncomics.com
Comments: Cyborilla is a big tough intelligent gorilla in prison but the way the story starts and flows you know that is not going to last.
Professor Bizarre is a super-hero and a magic user. He is presented in a way to peak your interest and have you focused on him. You will be following along just waiting for what comes next.
Cyberilla collects a team of villains including Necromage, Poison Arrow, Brimcoal, Sebek the Medjai, Abominus,  Priestess Danielle, Overcast this is one evil team, Damage Inc.
Professor Bizarre knows of this gathering of evil and he gathers a force for good; Metalmorph, Victory, Five Star, Forecast, Killer Wail, Crimson Streak, and Spirit. The pin-up page drawing shows a team to be proud of. The art is amazing as these super-heroes stand together as The Power Company.
As these two powerful teams meet an epic battle follows. The next battle Midnight Owl, Steel Wolf, and Thunder Woman lead the change against part of the team of villains.
There are so many different heroes and villains in this comic and each is wonderfully illustrated.
These super-heroes are the ones you crave as they are real heroes out only to save and protect.

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John Byrne’s Iconic X-Men Run To Receive Artifact Edition Treatment

First Comics News - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 01:04

Byrne’s Seminal Work on Marvel’s Mutants Coming This July From IDW in Oversized Deluxe Format!San Diego, CA (March 9, 2018) – One of the most requested Artist’s Edition-style books is finally on its way – John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition. John Byrne, thought by many to be the quintessential X-Men artist, began his legendary run on the title with issue #108 in 1977. Already a major hit in the Marvel Universe, Byrne, along with his co-creators Chris Claremont and Terry Austin, brought the    X-Men to the highest levels of popularity. To this day their run on the X-Men is one of the most fondly remembered series’ ever published by Marvel Comics. “Even after all these years, it’s the X-Men work I did with Chris and Terry that still resonates the most with fans.” said Byrne, “Hopefully when you all see the pages in this format you’ll still feel the same way!”

Now IDW Publishing is proud to present John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition, a gorgeous 12” x 17” Artist’s Edition style book featuring more than 100 pages of Byrne’s X-Men work, each and every one scanned from the rare and valuable original art. The only way you could have a better look at these originals would be if you were sitting next to Byrne as he was drawing them!“It doesn’t get much bigger and better than John Byrne’s X-Men.” said award-winning Artist’s Edition Editor Scott Dunbier, “This truly will be an event, one absolutely not to be missed!”

IDW’s Artist’s Editions have been praised for their beauty and meticulous attention to detail, they have won five prestigious Eisner Awards to date. John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition will arrive in July.

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LINE Webtoon and Legendary Comics Join Forces for New Digital Comic Prequel to Pacific Rim Uprising – PACIFIC RIM: AMARA

First Comics News - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 00:59

Set in the Same World as the Blockbuster Film Franchise,

PACIFIC RIM: AMARA Launches Today Exclusively on LINE Webtoon

 

 

LOS ANGELES, March 9, 2018 – LINE Webtoon (http://www.webtoons.com), the popular digital comics publisher pioneering the development and distribution of comics worldwide, and Legendary Comics today launched Pacific Rim: Amara, an exclusive prequel comic to the highly anticipated blockbuster film Pacific Rim Uprising. Pacific Rim: Amara is an origin story that hurls readers straight into the action-packed dystopia, post-Kaiju Santa Monica, as they follow a courageous young girl named Amara Namani as she attempts to rebuild her life in the wake of tragedy and loss. This supercharged series was created by co-writers Cavan Scott (Doctor Who) and Zhang Ran (Ether), hailing from the United Kingdom and China respectively, and illustrated by Chinese artist BigN (Night Owl Bookstore; Special Repair of the Village).

 

As the Kaiju Wars rage on, Pacific Rim: Amara follows the young heroine whose life shattered when she is orphaned during a devastating monster attack. Fighting to survive as her city is destroyed, she finds shelter with a grumpy mech-inventor named Kai and his closest companion, Hannah. The trio forms an unlikely family in the aftermath of the invasion, looking out for one another and scavenging old mech parts to build their very own Jaeger, a pilotable giant robot with the power to protect Amara from the monsters that took everything from her. On a wild adventure through the destroyed landscape of Los Angeles to find the parts she needs to complete her Jaeger Scrapper, Amara becomes caught up in a dangerous and explosive mech-racing league and finds herself in a race against time to be ready for the day the monsters return. This epic prequel to the blockbuster movie Pacific Rim Uprising exclusively reveals the origins of new Pacific Rim heroes Amara and Scrapper, as well as reveals the courage that rises when the world falls.

 

“The process itself was a truly international collaboration,” said Cavan Scott, co-writer of the series. “Working with the production team, Zhang Ran and I brought the story together alongside BigN’s amazing art. It was a real team effort. I’m excited that Pacific Rim: Amara is being distributed by Webtoon, home of some of the most innovative serial comics of recent years. It’s the perfect fit for Amara and Pacific Rim.”

 

“We are excited to introduce LINE Webtoon readers all over the world to Amara’s journey in Pacific Rim: Amara,” said Junkoo Kim, Founder and Head of LINE Webtoon, “It’s a fresh new perspective on the incredible world introduced in the original Pacific Rim film and continued in the upcoming sequel.”

 

“This was an exciting adventure from beginning to end with a global creative team,” said Robert Napton, Editorial Director of Legendary Comics. “We are delighted with the results of producing our first comic with this international team from China and the U.K., and we have found the perfect distribution partner in Webtoon. Our story deepens the understanding and appreciation of not only the character of Amara, but also her homemade Jaeger Scrapper. It’s an origin story that adds yet another layer to Pacific Rim and dives into the world of Mech Racing. I hope fans enjoy it!”

 

Cavan Scott is the writer of Pacific Rim Aftermath, the official prequel comic to Pacific Rim Uprising. Away from Jaegers and Kaiju, Cavan has written for such popular franchises as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Vikings, Star Trek, Judge Dredd and more.

 

Born in 1981, Zhang Ran graduated from Beijing Jiaotong University in 2004 with a degree in Computer Science. After a stint in the IT industry, Mr. Zhang became a reporter and news analyst with Economic Daily and China Economic Net, during which time his news commentary won a China News Award. In 2011, Zhang quit his job and moved to southern China to become an independent writer. He began publishing science fiction in 2012, with his debut story, “Ether,” winning the Yinhe (Galaxy) Award, as well as the Gold Xingyun (Nebula) Award. His novella “Rising Wind City” won the Yinhe Award and a Silver Xingyun Award. The Windy City, a collection of his short stories, was published in December 2015.

 

Artist BigN specializes in science fiction and suspense comics. He prefers creating artwork by hand and telling thought-provoking and atmospheric stories. He broke on the scene two years ago and has published a several comics in Man You Magazine, including “Night Owl Bookstore,” “Special Repair of the Village,” “Invisible Stars of the City,” “Forest Deep” and “Monster,” to wide acclaim. His comic “Deep in the Forest” won the thirteenth Chinese animation Dragon Award Best comic silver medal. In addition to Pacific Rim, he is working on the graphic novel Clearsky City.

 

Readers can jump into Amara’s adventure in Pacific Rim: Amara on LINE Webtoon today and every Friday. To download the official LINE Webtoon app, visit the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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Diamond Announces Top Products for February 2018

First Comics News - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 00:55

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (March 9, 2018) — The Dark Knights of the Dark Multiverse scour the cosmos, seeking the unlikely heroes who threaten their power in DC Entertainment’s Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1, a Dark Nights: Metal tie-in from a Scott Snyder, Grant Morrison, and an all-star line-up of creators that was February 2018’s best-selling comic book according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was February’s top publisher with a 34.86% retailer dollar share and a 36.94% unit share. DC Entertainment was second for the month with a 31.79% dollar share and a 36.61% unit share. Image Comics was third with a 10.49% dollar share and an 10.82% unit share. In fourth was IDW Publishing with a 3.58% dollar share and a 2.63% unit share, followed by Dark Horse Comics with a 2.85% dollar share and a 1.68% unit share, Dynamite Entertainment with a 2.40% dollar share and a 2.29% unit share, and BOOM! Studios with a 2.37% dollar share and a 2.12% unit share.

DC Entertainment had four comics in the top ten. In addition to Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1, Batman #40 ranked #3, Batman #41 ranked #4, and Batman: White Knight #5 ranked #6. Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten, led by Tom Taylor and Mahmud A. Asrar’s X-Men Red #1 at #2, followed by Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #300 at #7, Star Wars #43 at #8, Infinity Countdown Prime #1 at #9, and Amazing Spider-Man #796 at #10. Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #176 from Image Comics ranked #5 for the month. Also among the premier publishers, Dynamite Entertainment’s Dejah Thoris #1 ranked #118 for the month; BOOM! Studios’ Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #1, based on the cult favorite film, was the publisher’s top book at #119; IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #162 was their selling-book for February at #162; and Dark Horse Comics’ Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1955: The Burning Season One-Shot ranked #164.

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga Volume 8 from Image Comics was February’s best-selling graphic novel. Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 2 at #2, followed by Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic: Mace Windu at #5, The Despicable Deadpool Volume 1: Deadpool Kills Cable at #7, and Astonishing X-Men Volume 1: The Life of X at #9. DC Entertainment also had four titles in the top ten: DC Meets Looney Tunes at #3, Teen Titans Volume 2: The Rise of Aqualad at #4, Justice League Volume 5: Legacy at #6, and Titans Volume 3: A Judas Among Us at #8. Rounding out the top ten, Dark Horse Comics’ Neil Gaiman’s American Gods Volume 1: Shadows ranked #10.

VIZ Media’s Pokémon Seek and Find: Pikachu, an all-ages activity book based on the popular franchise, was February’s best-selling book. Also in the top ten, Dark Horse Comics’ Overwatch Anthology Volume 1, a collection of online comics and behind-the-scenes materials from the video game, ranked #6.

Based on Blizzard Entertainment’s immensely popular team shooter video game, Good Smile’s Overwatch: Mercy “Classic Skin” Nendoroid was February’s best-selling toy product. DC Collectibles had two products in the top ten: the Harley Quinn: Red White & Black by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau Statue ranked #2 and the DC Designer Series: Aquaman & Mera by Pat Gleason Statue ranked #4. Diamond Select Toys also had two products in the top ten: the Marvel Premier Collection: Venom Statue ranked #3 and the Marvel Gallery: Spider-Man Homecoming: Spider-Man PVC Figure, based on the blockbuster film, ranked #8. Also of note, two PREVIEWS exclusive Funko items placed in the month’s top ten: the POP! Hellboy: Hellboy with Excalibur Vinyl Figure ranked #5 and the POP! Rides: Marvel Comics: Classic Ghost Rider with Bike Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl Figure ranked #7.

Adventure awaits tabletop gamers at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters in the WizKids/NECA’s Marvel HeroClix: X-Men: Xavier’s School Booster Brick, the best-selling game product of February. Also among the top ten was IDW Games with Roar: King of the Pride at #10 for the month.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

34.86%

36.94%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

31.79%

36.61%

IMAGE COMICS

10.49%

10.82%

IDW PUBLISHING

3.58%

2.63%

DARK HORSE COMICS

2.85%

1.68%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.40%

2.29%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.37%

2.12%

VIZ MEDIA

1.19%

0.46%

TITAN COMICS

1.01%

0.67%

ONI PRESS INC.

0.94%

0.53%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

8.54%

5.24%

 COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

FEBRUARY 2018 VS. JANUARY 2018

COMICS

-3.40%

-6.02%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-14.54%

-16.60%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-6.72%

-6.83%

TOYS

-10.48%

-13.65%

FEBRUARY 2018 VS. FEBRUARY 2017

COMICS

-3.01%

-19.67%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-18.53%

-14.13%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-7.81%

-19.31%

TOYS

-10.28%

-1.44%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2018 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2017

COMICS

-3.67%

-15.61%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-7.77%

-4.17%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-4.88%

-14.86%

TOYS

5.11%

7.96%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

DC ENTERTAINMENT

88

33

1

122

MARVEL COMICS

81

31

0

112

IMAGE COMICS

70

12

0

82

IDW PUBLISHING

31

19

1

51

BOOM! STUDIOS

25

13

0

38

DARK HORSE COMICS

16

13

0

29

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

20

6

0

26

TITAN COMICS

12

11

1

24

VIZ MEDIA

0

20

0

20

ONI PRESS

3

5

0

8

OTHER NON-TOP 10

103

155

23

281

TOTAL

449

318

26

793

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DARK KNIGHTS RISING: THE WILD HUNT #1

$4.99

NOV170209 DC

2

X-MEN RED #1

$4.99

DEC170785-M MAR

3

BATMAN #40

$2.99

DEC170255-M DC

4

BATMAN #41

$2.99

DEC170257-M DC

5

THE WALKING DEAD #176

$3.99

OCT178652-M IMA

6

BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #5

$3.99

DEC170262-M DC

7

PETER PARKER: SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300

$5.99

DEC170828-M MAR

8

STAR WARS #43

$3.99

DEC170930-M MAR

9

INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1

$4.99

DEC170883-M MAR

10

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #796

$3.99

DEC178082-M MAR

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300

$5.99

DEC170828-M MAR

2

DARK KNIGHTS RISING: THE WILD HUNT #1

$4.99

NOV170209 DC

3

X-MEN RED #1

$4.99

DEC170785-M MAR

4

THE WALKING DEAD #176

$3.99

OCT178652-M IMA

5

BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #5

$3.99

DEC170262-M DC

6

BATMAN #40

$2.99

DEC170255-M DC

7

BATMAN #41

$2.99

DEC170257-M DC

8

INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1

$4.99

DEC170883-M MAR

9

STAR WARS: THRAWN #1

$4.99

DEC170925-M MAR

10

SWAMP THING WINTER SPECIAL #1

$7.99

NOV170208 DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

SAGA VOLUME 8 TP (MR)

$14.99

OCT170715 IMA

2

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA VOLUME 2 TP

$17.99

NOV171074 MAR

3

DC MEETS LOONEY TUNES TP

$19.99

NOV170365 DC

4

TEEN TITANS VOLUME 2: THE RISE OF AQUALAD TP

$14.99

NOV170355 DC

5

STAR WARS: JEDI OF THE REPUBLIC: MACE WINDU TP

$15.99

NOV171075 MAR

6

JUSTICE LEAGUE VOLUME 5: LEGACY TP

$16.99

NOV170352 DC

7

DESPICABLE DEADPOOL VOL. 1: DEADPOOL KILLS CABLE TP

$17.99

NOV171066 MAR

8

TITANS VOL. 3: A JUDAS AMONG US TP

$16.99

NOV170356 DC

9

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOLUME 1: THE LIFE OF X TP

$17.99

NOV171063 MAR

10

NEIL GAIMAN’S AMERICAN GODS VOL. 1: SHADOWS TP

$29.99

OCT170049 DAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

HOUSE OF SECRETS: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS HC

$125.00

JUL170478 DC

2

DAREDEVIL: SHADOWLAND OMNIBUS HC

$125.00

AUG171005-M MAR

3

ABSOLUTE WONDER WOMAN BY AZZARELLO & CHIANG VOLUME 2 HC

$125.00

JUL170487 DC

4

DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 HC

$100.00

AUG171007 MAR

5

BATMAN: SECRETS: SAM KIETH GALLERY EDITION HC

$125.00

MAR170443 DC

6

MOEBIUS LIBRARY: INSIDE MOEBIUS VOLUME 1 HC

$39.99

OCT170050 DAR

7

NEIL GAIMAN’S AMERICAN GODS VOL. 1: SHADOWS HC

$29.99

OCT170049 DAR

8

NEW TEEN TITANS OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 HC

$75.00

AUG170339 DC

9

DC MEETS LOONEY TUNES TP

$19.99

NOV170365 DC

10

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA VOLUME 2 SC

$17.99

NOV171074 MAR

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

POKEMON SEEK & FIND: PIKACHU HC

$9.99

DEC171940 VIZ

2

POKEMON SEEK & FIND: KANTO HC

$9.99

DEC171939 VIZ

3

THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 126 SC

$14.95

NOV172218 SAN

4

THE LIFE & LEGEND OF WALLACE WOOD VOLUME 2 HC

$39.99

NOV171663 FAN

5

GOOD MORNING SUPERMAN BOARD BOOK

$7.99

OCT172073 CAP

6

OVERWATCH ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 1 HC

$19.99

JUN170080 DAR

7

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI: CHEWIE AND THE PORGS HC

$17.99

OCT172100 HAC

8

WORLD OF READING LEVEL 1: THIS IS BLACK PANTHER

$4.99

NOV172200 HAC

9

DR TENTH

$5.99

DEC172068 PUT

10

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL VOL. 1: SQUIRREL MEETS WORLD

$8.99

DEC172060 HAC

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

OVERWATCH: MERCY “CLASSIC SKIN” NENDOROID MAY178992 GOO

2

HARLEY QUINN: RED WHITE & BLACK BY STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU STATUE AUG170368 DC

3

MARVEL PREMIER COLLECTION: VENOM STATUE JUL172797 DST

4

DC DESIGNER SERIES: AQUAMAN & MERA BY PAT GLEASON STATUE AUG170364 DC

5

POP! HELLBOY: HELLBOY WITH EXCALIBUR PX VINYL FIGURE JUN178581 FUN

6

STITCH DS-004 D-SELECT SERIES 6-INCH STATUE APR178964 BEA

7

POP! RIDES: MARVEL: CLASSIC GHOST RIDER WITH BIKE GLOW-IN-THE-DARK VINYL FIGURE JUL178584 FUN

8

MARVEL GALLERY: SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING: SPIDER-MAN PVC FIGURE AUG172644 DST

9

FINAL FANTASY ADVENT CHILDREN PLAY ARTS KAI: SEPHIROTH FIGURE JUN178118 SQU

10

FINAL FANTASY XV PLAY ARTS KAI: ARANEA FIGURE MAY178535 SQU

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MARVEL HEROCLIX: X-MEN: XAVIER’S SCHOOL BOOSTER BRICK OCT172984 NEC

2

DARK SOULS BOARD GAME OCT178117 STE

3

STRANGER THINGS OUIJA GAME NOV178196 HAS

4

BEARS VS. BABIES CARD GAME JUN178872 EXP

5

HASBRO GRAB & GO GAMES NOV178561 HAS

6

MUNCHKIN CCG BOOSTER DISPLAY NOV173172 PSI

7

OPERATION STAR WARS: BB-8 EDITION AUG178537 HAS

8

CLUE: RICK AND MORTY “BACK IN BLACKOUT” BOARD GAME JUL173384 USA

9

YU-GI-OH! EXTREME FORCE NOV173144 KON

10

ROAR: KING OF THE PRIDE GAME NOV170575 IDW

 

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty retailers may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

The New Titles Count Chart includes all titles that were invoiced by Diamond to retailers for the first time during the month and is not the official solicited title count for the month. Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.

 

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NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #3 preview

First Comics News - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 00:54

NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #3 (of 4)
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover A by GREG SMALLWOOD (JAN182028)
Cover B by CAFU (JAN182029)
Interlocking Variant by FRANCIS PORTELA (JAN182031)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (JAN182032)
Photo Cover Also Available (JAN182030)

Rogue agent!

The pulse-pounding expansion of Valiant’s upcoming, live-action digital series wages its most dangerous gambit yet as Colin King – aka the international super-spy codenamed Ninjak – battles his way through his former friends and allies! Ninjak’s arch-nemesis – the deadly and cunning assassin Roku – has manipulated MI-6’s most dangerous asset into turning on his former masters and stealing an object of immeasurable power. So who can MI-6 send to stop him? EVERYONE! The bone-cracking showdown of a lifetime continues here as Ninjak battles X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Livewire, Archer & Armstrong, and all of Valiant’s most formidable heroes!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 14th

          

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SECRET WEAPONS: OWEN’S STORY #0 preview

First Comics News - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 00:51

SECRET WEAPONS: OWEN’S STORY #0
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTÍN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (JAN182016)
Cover B by SIBYLLINE MEYNET (JAN182017)
Variant Cover by SIJA HONG (JAN182018)
Variant Cover by LEIF JONES (JAN182019)

The complete SECRET WEAPONS creative team – Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Harvey Award-nominated artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín (HARBINGER WARS 2) – reunites for an all-new, standalone tale spotlighting the Harbinger Foundation’s most unique talent of all!

Owen Cho is a conjurer…which can be a great deal more frustrating than it sounds. You see, Owen’s “psiot” ability – unlocked at great expense and even greater danger – allows him to materialize objects out of thin air…but he can’t control what to summon or when it might arrive. But what do you do with a heap of undesirable objects conjured from parts unknown, anyway? Have a garage sale, of course!

Before the Secret Weapons take center stage in HARBINGER WARS 2 this summer, witness one of the year’s most unlikely and unorthodox origin stories as Heisserer, Allén, and Martín come together once again to recount a life lived one item at a time in “Owen’s Story”!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale MARCH 14th

         

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