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AEW DARK EPISODE 34 | 05/19/20

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 00:37

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CGC In-House Private Signing with Comic Industry Super-duo Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 20:13

CGC is excited to host comic industry super-duo Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner for an In-House Private Signing! Co-founders of PAPERFILMS, Palmiotti and Conner are currently working on the extremely well-received Harley Quinn relaunch and other Harley Quinn-related titles for DC Comics. Some of Palmiotti and Conner’s other popular titles include Daredevil and Punisher from Marvel KnightsX-O ZeroJohah HexNinjakPowergirlSilk SpectreCaptain Marvel and Wonder Woman.

“I have been working with CGC for years, and I’m very excited to spend a day at their headquarters, signing books and interacting with all of the people who support us,” said Palmiotti. “I can’t wait to see what’s submitted, from our newer works to the classics that got us where we are today.”

Conner added, “While it looks like the conventions are going to be a bust this year, this CGC In-House Private Signing means you can still get signed comics! It won’t be the same as seeing all of your beautiful faces in person, but you can still fill out some of your collection.”

For Palmiotti and Conner’s CGC In-House Private Signing, both free and paid CGC members can submit collectibles directly to CGC headquarters in Florida. CGC will coordinate with Palmiotti and Conner for the collectibles to be signed in mid-July.

If the CGC In-House Private Signing needs to be rescheduled due to travel restrictions or other reasons, CGC will securely store all submissions in its vault until the event can be rescheduled.

Books can be submitted for only Jimmy Palmiotti’s signature or for only Amanda Conner’s signature, or books can be submitted for both signatures! After Palmiotti and Conner sign the submitted books, CGC will grade and encapsulate them with an expedited turnaround time of only three weeks. If CCS pressing is also requested, the expedited turnaround time will be six weeks. After grading and encapsulation, the collectibles will be shipped back to their owners.

Check CGC social media channels for any signing and scheduling updates.

The fee for this CGC In-House Private Signing is $60 per item for Jimmy Palmiotti’s signature OR Amanda Conner’s signature, or $70 for both signatures per collectible. The applicable fee includes:

  • The signature(s) of the creator(s)
  • Expedited turnaround time of three weeks for CGC grading
  • Expedited turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with CGC’s iconic yellow Signature Series label

CGC must receive all submissions for this event at its Florida headquarters by Friday, June 26, 2020.

Submission Instructions

For this CGC In-House Private Signing event, you can ship submissions directly to CGC with a FREE membership. Paid memberships are also available and include additional benefits. For more information and to join, visit

To submit books for the signing:

  • Log into your account or sign up for an account HERE.
  • Click Submit in the CGC website navigation and select Submission Forms.
  • Next to Comics / Magazines, select Online Form.
  • Select Comic or Magazine from the drop-down menu, then select Private Signing and IN-HOUSE SIGNING – JIMMY PALMIOTTI, IN-HOUSE SIGNING AMANDA CONNER, OR IN-HOUSE SIGNING – JIMMY AND AMANDA from the dropdown menu in that section.
  • Under Services, select Grading and, if you would like it, Pressing. Then hit Next in the top right section of the form.
  • Enter the information requested for your comic, and make sure to check the box next to JIMMY PALMIOTTI, AMANDA CONNER OR BOTH under Private Signing Details.
  • On the next screen, you can add one of CGC’s custom Marvel labels to your submission for qualifying books.
  • Select Add to Cart, and then repeat if there are additional books in your submission. If there are no additional books in your submission, click on the cart icon and proceed to checkout.
  • Note: If you want to submit magazines, please group them together on their own private signing form separate from comic submissions. The same rule applies for any custom labels. Please group them together on their own private signing form separate from non-custom labels. To see the available labels, click HERE.
  • Put ALL ungraded books in window bags or they will not be accepted.
  • Books that are already certified by CGC, including CGC Signature Series books, can be submitted for this event. CGC will remove a CGC-certified book from its holder an additional $5 fee.
  • Carefully package books in a box for shipment. If you need a CGC shipping kit, they can be purchased HERE.
  • Please write JA on all sides of the box.
  • Books will be received into CGC’s system when they arrive and will be safely stored by CGC until the event. (Please note: Payments are processed as they normally are: at the time of the collectibles’ arrival at CGC.)
  • Once books are signed, they will start an expedited CGC grading process.


All submissions must be received by CGC no later than Friday, June 26, 2020, to qualify for this private signing event. No change requests will be accepted after Friday, June 26, 2020.

Membership credits cannot be applied to CGC In-House Private Signings.

*No Multi-Sigs included with other signings. Learn More

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Your First Look at James Tynion IV & Michael Dialynas’ WYND #1

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 20:06

Discover the Star-Studded “Must Read” Limited Series from BOOM! Studios in June 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 19, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at the surprise release of WYND #1, kicking off an all new original limited series by the award-winning superstars James Tynion IV (Something is Killing the Children, Batman) and artist Michael Dialynas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), with letterer Aditya Bidikar (Isola). Tynion IV and Dialynas previously collaborated for three years on the GLAAD Award winning series The Woods.

WYND #1 introduces readers to a world where magical heritage is punishable by death, so a young boy named Wynd must keep his true identity – and pointy ears – a secret from everyone in Pipetown, even if it means he’ll never have the normal life he wants. But when his secret is threatened, Wynd is forced to leave his home behind to embark on a dangerous quest that will put him at the heart of a royal conspiracy beyond his imagination.

This is the first original series from BOOM! Studios to be announced and solicited outside of the traditional solicitation cycle, which normally involves soliciting product three months in advance to retailers and fans. Though WYND was originally announced as an original graphic novel from the BOOM! Box imprint for a November 2020 release, the company saw a unique opportunity to deliver fans and retailers a new Must Read series at a crucial time in the comics industry.

WYND #1 features a main cover illustrated by series artist Michael Dialynas and variant cover art by acclaimed artists Dan Mora (Once & Future) and Peach Momoko (Batman: The Adventures Continue).

WYND is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith; The Red Mother by Jeremy Haun and Danny Luckert; King of Nowhere by W. Maxwell Prince and Tyler Jenkins; and Alienated by Simon Spurrier and Chris Wildoose. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.

Print copies of WYND #1 will be available for sale on June 17, 2020 at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

For continuing news on WYND and more from BOOM!, stay tuned to boom-studios.comand follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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Dylan Sprouse Unveils His New Comic Book Series, Sun Eater

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 20:03

Sprouse, in partnership with Heavy Metal Magazine & DIGA Studios, presents new

action-packed series, now available for preorder


NEW YORK, NY (May 19, 2020)— Actor and entrepreneur Dylan Sprouse today announced details of his upcoming comic book series, Sun Eater. The series, which he wrote and is drawn from his enthusiasm for his Scandinavian roots and all things Pagan, will be brought to life through Sprouse’s recently formed partnership with Heavy Metal, the world’s foremost illustrated sci-fi, fantasy and horror magazine, and DIGA Studios, the next-gen content studio.


Sun Eater is a nine-issue saga that takes place in ninth century Norway, where a drug-addled warrior sacrifices his leg to the Gods.  In return he is fused with a parasitic beast, giving him the power to rescue his son from his sworn enemies—history’s first Norwegian king and his five personal guards. The result is a grim and bloody adventure—a dark metaphor for drug addiction, selfishness, and the children it affects.


“I love fantasy-action and I wanted to create something that would appeal to newer fans of the genre while tackling an elevated story,” said Sprouse. “The characters I wrote are from actual tales and bardic songs, and the story is about the adult, dark, grotesque, and somber world of Sun Eater and its desperate, faulty protagonist. While I have been actively writing Sun Eater for years, the culmination of the content rings especially true for me now, at this stage of my life.”


Kveldulf, a character written for and dedicated to Sprouse’s mother, is a fantastical rendering of what he wished she could’ve been when he was growing up.  The Norwegian setting and its mysterious clans and violent sagas are based on stories told to Sprouse by his Scandinavian-American grandparents.


The comic book series is available for pre-order now via, with the first issue starting to ship on July 17th. The series will also be available in select comic retail stores starting August 7th.  Packaged pre-order options with issues shipping monthly include:



  • Issue 1 only: $4.99 + shipping & tax
  • Issues 1-9: $39.99 + shipping & tax
  • Issues 1-9, each autographed by Sprouse: $179.99 + shipping & tax
  • Issues 1-9, each autographed by Sprouse with a four–pack of mead with every issue from Sprouse’s All–Wise Meadery: $379.99 + shipping & tax
  • Issues 1-9, each autographed by Sprouse with a four–pack of mead with every issue from All–Wise Meadery, and special reads and behind the scenes videos from Sprouse about Sun Eater: $449.99 + shipping & tax


Additionally, five Sun Eater Gold Cards are hidden in issues for a few lucky recipients to find and win one free glass of mead upon every visit to Dylan’s meadery in Brooklyn, All–Wise Meadery, for life.


Sun Eater is co-written by Joe Harris, edited by Joseph Illidge and illustrated by Diego Yapur, with cover art by Brian Steelfreeze.  The comic book series is part of multi-genre project under DIGA Studios and Heavy Metal’s recently announced partnership, with plans to adapt the content off the page and onto the screen and beyond.

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Overwatch 2020 Anniversary Event Now Underway

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 19:53

This week marks the fourth year of Blizzard Entertainment’s hero shooter Overwatch, which brings with it their yearly anniversary event. It is also most likey the last anniversary event before the release of the shooter’s sequel Overwatch 2, due out later this year.

With the anniversary event comes new skins, dances, emotes, sprays, and icons for the heroes. All previous items that were exclusive to specific events will be available as well. Also, all brawl events during the year are unlocked to play. Different brawl events will be playable each week.

As with previous events, there will be 3 new weekly challenges. These will involved Sigma, Widowmaker, and McCree. Players will have a chance to unlock a new spray, icon, and skin for the three heroes. A new item is won after winning 3, 6, and 9 games with the new skin being the last to be won.

The Overwatch 2020 Anniversary Event runs May 19-June 9. Check out more below:


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Meet the All New MEGA MAN in a FULLY CHARGED Comic Book Series From BOOM! Studios

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 18:16

 Discover the Robot Hero of Silicon City Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before in August 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 19, 2020) – BOOM! Studios, in partnership with WildBrain Ltd. and Dentsu Entertainment USA, today announced MEGA MAN: FULLY CHARGED, a brand new six-issue comic book series from Mega Man: Fully Charged television series writers A.J. Marchisello and Marcus Rinehart, along with artist Stefano Simeone (Read Only Memories) and acclaimed comics creators and TV/film executive producers, creators, and writers, Man of Action Entertainment.

Based on the television series of the same name, MEGA MAN: FULLY CHARGED features heroes like Mega Man, Rush, and Dr. Light in fully charged adventures battling the wickedest of Robot Masters led by Dr. Wily.

After Mega Man’s father Dr. Light is kidnapped, a shocking truth rocks Mega Man’s world as it seems the Robot Masters know more about his secret history than he does. But as Dr. Wily’s machinations trigger Mega Man’s forgotten memories of the brutal human/robot war, our hero is left to question just who he is and if he can trust anything or anyone – including the man he calls father.

“We are excited to see the expansion of the Mega Man: Fully Charged television series into comics, a medium we love so dearly. AJ and Marcus have been with the show from the beginning, and along with Stefano are delivering a fantastic, slick looking and modern Mega Man tale.” said Man of Action Entertainment

A.J. Marchisello is a storyteller and meditation guide based out of Silicon Beach, CA. After graduating with an MFA in Film and Television from UCLA, Marchisello went on to be a screenwriter or story editor on multiple Cartoon Network shows. Most recently, his two passions have collided through co-writing on a to-be-announced series about mindfulness with his brother, Tanner.

Marcus Rinehart is a screenwriter and story editor with an affinity for all-ages action/adventure. His credits include Ben 10, Power Players, and Mega Man: Fully Charged, both the TV series and now the comic. Born and raised in South Carolina, he currently resides in Los Angeles.

“Having worked on the Mega Man: Fully Charged television series, we’re honored to help usher this story from screen to page. Man of Action’s unique take is a Mega-fan’s dream, and thanks to BOOM! Studios, that dream has come true,” said Marchisello and Rinehart

Stefano Simeone is a comic book artist from Rome, Italy, best known for his four award-winning graphic novels for Tunué and Bao Publishing and also his work for Sergio Bonelli Editore. Simeone has also done work for the Disney Pixar’s Cars 3 graphic novel, Shoplifters Will Be Liquidated for Aftershock Comics, and Read Only Memories, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi for IDW.

“I can’t believe I’m working on something that I grew up with and enjoyed so much when I was a kid,” said Simeone. “I’m very happy to be working on a new Mega Man comic book, and I can’t wait to share my enthusiasm and excitement on the pages of this series with readers and fans everywhere!”

The animated television series Mega Man: Fully Charged is based on the Mega Man video game franchise from Capcom. Developed and produced by Man of Action Studios, Dentsu Entertainment USA, and WildBrain, the series originally aired on Cartoon Network in the United States. In the series, regular robo-kid, Aki Light, discovers secret programming and transforms into Mega Man to battle the wickedest of Robot Masters in Fully Charged adventures!

“You’ve never seen Mega Man like this before,” said Matthew Levine, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Joe, A.J., Marcus, and Stefano have created a high-octane adventure that explodes off every page. Longtime fans and new readers alike are sure to find everything they love and expect from the character, but packaged in the rich and provoking world of the Mega Man: Fully Charged television series.”

Print copies of MEGA MAN: FULLY CHARGED #1, featuring main cover art by Toni Infante (Champions), as well as variant cover art by artist Miguel Mercado (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), are scheduled to be available in August 2020 exclusively at local comic book shops (use to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire. Due to the ongoing impact of the current global health crisis, the final release schedule of this series is subject to change.

For continuing news on the MEGA MAN:FULLY CHARGED comic book series and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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First Official Owen Hart T-Shirt in 20 Years – All Proceeds Go To The OHF!

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 16:15

First Official Owen Hart T-Shirt in 20 Years – All Proceeds Go To The OHF!

To commemorate Vice Media’s Dark Side of the Ring Episode ‘Owen Hart’s Final Days’ the OHF has produced Owen Hart T-shirts with One Hour Tees. Includes a Authenticity Certificate.

— The Owen Hart Foundation (@owen_foundation) May 19, 2020

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Tue, 05/19/2020 - 15:55

New release dates include the official start of EMPYRE, Marvel’s earth-shattering comics event of 2020!


Find and support your local comic book shop at


New York, NY— May 19, 2020 — As fans everywhere prepare for the return of new Marvel comics at their local comic shops next week, Marvel is thrilled to reveal its release schedule for comics and collections through the rest of July! Upcoming releases include new installments for fan-favorite series like X-MEN, FANTASTIC FOUR, and AVENGERS, and the highly anticipated start of Marvel’s earth-shattering comics event, EMPYRE!


Now releasing weekly starting July 15, Marvel’s sprawling space epic will leave the Marvel Universe changed forever. As EMPYRE begins, the Kree and the Skrulls have united under a new emperor – and their war fleet is on a collision course for our world. The Avengers are ready to strike with the full power of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, while the Fantastic Four are seeking a diplomatic solution…but will they be able to stop this unstoppable new Alliance?


“We couldn’t be more excited to start rolling out new Marvel comics again on a weekly basis, including our long-anticipated cosmic summer event, Empyre!” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski. “We know Marvel fans are eager to dive back into the Marvel Universe, and we can’t wait to bring you spectacular new stories with stunning art every Wednesday. As anticipation and excitement builds, we’ll continue to keep a balanced release schedule for our comics and trade collections, and starting in mid-July, fans can look forward to even more releases for Marvel’s latest comics!”


Check out the current release schedule for your favorite Marvel comics below, and be sure to ask your local comic book shop about their current business policies to observe social distancing or other services they may offer, including holding or creating pull lists, curbside pick-ups, special deliveries and other options to accommodate. Find and support your local comic book shop at or by visiting


Marvel Comics Additional Release Schedule (available in print and digital):

For Marvel’s full release schedule starting May 27, visit


Wednesday, July 15:


  • 2020 iWOLVERINE #1 (MAR200973)
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #44 (FEB200926)
  • AVENGERS #34 (MAR201019)
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #17 (FEB200964)
  • EMPYRE #1 (FEB200753)
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #21 (FEB200793)
  • IMMORTAL HULK #35 (MAR201021)
  • SPIDER-WOMAN #2 (FEB200916)
  • VENOM #26 (MAR200999)




Wednesday, July 22


  • DAREDEVIL #21 (MAR201052)
  • EMPYRE #2 (FEB200766)
  • EMPYRE: AVENGERS #1 (FEB200782)
  • EMPYRE: X-MEN #1 (MAR200834)
  • HELLIONS #2 (FEB200872)
  • NEW MUTANTS #11 (MAR200909)
  • WOLVERINE #3 (FEB200881)




Wednesday, July 29:


  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #45 (MAR200987)
  • CABLE #2 (FEB200874)
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #18 (MAR200875)
  • EMPYRE #3 (MAR200838)
  • EMPYRE HANDBOOK #1 (FEB200788)
  • IRON MAN 2020 #5 (MAR200977)
  • X-FACTOR #1 (FEB200865)
  • X-MEN #10 (FEB200789)




More information about other Marvel comic book releases will continue to be shared over the coming days and weeks.

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DC Announces ‘DCeased: Hope at World’s End’

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 14:50

DC Announces DCeased: Hope at World’s End
Tom Taylor’s Epic Becomes the Newest Addition to DC’s DIGITAL FIRST Catalog!

In the Earth’s darkest hour, heroes will bring hope!

DCeased, 2019’s blockbuster series, makes its DC DIGITAL FIRST debut with new original stories set before the fall of Earth! Fan-favorite Injustice: Gods Among Us writer Tom Taylor’s epic DCeased story line continues on May 19 with DCeased: Hope at World’s End with art by Dustin Nguyen, Renato Guedes, Carmine Di Giandomenico and Marco Failla! Set in the span of DCeased #5’s time jump, DCeased: Hope at World’s End will expand the story of the Anti-Life War, featuring Superman and Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Stephanie Brown, Wally West, Jimmy Olsen, and more.

“There was a point in DCeased where we had to make the decision to skip weeks of losses and triumphs and heroism or our first miniseries wouldn’t exactly be a miniseries,” said Taylor. “But we knew we had a larger story to tell, so we seeded plots we could expand on and deliberately left huge characters off the table for the future. That future is here.”

This new DC DIGITAL FIRST series, in addition to DCeased and DCeased: Unkillables, will pave the way to the launch of DCeased’s sequel, DCeased: Dead Planet, in June 2020. By adding DCeased: Hope at World’s End to DC’s robust digital publishing program, comic book readers will have even more variety of content and immediate access to stories that have never been available on digital platforms.

In DCeased: Hope at World’s End, the Anti-Life Equation has infected over a billion people on Earth. Heroes and villains have fallen. In the immediate aftermath of the destruction of Metropolis, Superman and Wonder Woman spearhead an effort to stem the tide of infection, preserve and protect survivors, and plan for what’s next. In the Earth’s darkest hour heroes will bring hope! The war for Earth has only just begun!

“With Hope at World’s End, we finally get to tell the tale of what Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Black Adam, Wink, the Aerie, Martian Manhunter, Black Manta, Steph Brown, Robin, Superboy and more did to save as much of humanity as they could,” continued Taylor. “And Super Sons fans won’t want to miss the apocalyptic adventures of Damian and Jon as they stand up to the worst crisis the Earth has ever seen, and take their first steps on the road to becoming the next World’s Finest.”

DCeased: Hope at World’s End, written by Tom Taylor with art by Dustin Nguyen, Renato Guedes, Carmine Di Giandomenico and Marco Failla, will publish digitally twice a month through its fourteen-chapter run beginning Tuesday May 19, 2020. Cover art will be by Ben Oliver, Francesco Mattina and Yasmine Putri.

DC’s comics are available on participating digital platforms seven days a week, including, Comixology, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, DC UNIVERSE and more.

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Best Review Ever! NIGHT STALKER HC

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 07:01

PUBLISHER: 1First Comics
WRITER: Orlando Harding
ILLUSTRATOR: David R. Miller, Jr.
COLORS: Paul Little and Steve Cobb
LETTERS: Kel Nuttall
EDITOR: Ken F. Levin
COVER: John Gallagher
PRICE: $19.99
SUMMARY: The very worst that Hell has to offer have escaped the depths and are now in hiding and posing as human beings on Earth. Dyana, the most vicious and insidious bounty hunter known has been charged to served absconder warrants. She must stalk, capture, and drag each creature back to the depths while simultaneously batting the forces of light.
COMMENTS: Dyana is a kickass, supernatural bounty hunter charged with traveling through time to bring in escapees from Hell. It’s a fun story.  If you like Spawn, this is kind of a female version of Spawn. When you read the story you can tell this was a series of single stories put together for the hardcover. Each story is individual and they do not connect to one another. It is not a bad thing, but it is noticeable that it is not one complete story. The slave girl time travel section was too brief as was the future section. I also didn’t understand why Dyana had the laptop from Hell and then the denizens of Hell didn’t want to use it to communicate with her. Also, why are there rats at lunch all the time?  Having said all that, Dyana was a real badass bitch who fills the pages with some stunning action. She rides a giant spider, has a creepy demon sidekick, and sends creatures to Hell! It’s good for fans of Spawn, Lady Death, and Tarot. More PG-13 than Lady Death, and Tarot but still similar in style.

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Mon, 05/11/2020 - 01:48

Jeff Hardy def. Cesaro


Fatal 4-Way Match: SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match

The New Day (c) def. The Miz & John Morrison, The Forgotten Sons, and Lucha House Party

MVP Bobby Lashley def. R-Truth

SmackDown Women’s Championship Match

Bayley (c) def. Tamina

WWE Universal Championship Match

Braun Strowman (c) def. Bray Wyatt

WWE Championship Match

Drew McIntyre (c) def. Seth Rollins

Money in the Bank Ladder Match from WWE Headquarters

Asuka def. Lacey, Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, and Dana Brooke

Money in the Bank Ladder Match from WWE Headquarters

Otis def AJ Styles, Rey Mysterio, Daniel Bryan, Baron Corbin, and Aleister Black



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RICH INTERVIEWS: Karla Nappi Writer/Creator for Duplicant

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 01:21

First Comics News: What about your early childhood helped prepare you for writing “Duplicant”?

Karla Nappi: My Dad is a huge science fiction fan, and exposed me to this genre early on. I was watching Star Wars and Blade Runner and Back to the Future along with X-Files and Star Trek and Quantum Leap.

1st: What is “Duplicant’s” storyline?

Karla: In the future, humanity is afflicted with a pandemic of organ failure. A glimmer of hope comes in the form of Matt Travers, a scientist who creates duplicate organs that saves humanity – only their high cost forces people into indentured servitude. In answer to this, a dangerous black market arises which is run by a religious fanatic and Matt’s former mentor.

Following Matt’s deadly encounter with a “Duplicant,” a recipient of his technology, Matt’s life blows up. He comes to question everything he knows as he strives to learn the truth behind his encounter, and along the way uncovers an even bigger mystery about the fate of mankind.

1st: Why does organ duplication become a thing in the future of “Duplicant”?

Karla: Because of the organ failure pandemic, and because of the difficulty in finding a vaccine, Matt Travers perfected organ duplication as a way to stem the tide of death.

1st: What is the biggest selling point of “Duplicant”?

Karla: Marianna’s art is breathtaking and makes the story pop off the page. Her ability to convey the emotion I scripted is hands down the best part of the book. Also, the story has become incredibly timely with the current pandemic – I couldn’t have predicted how close to real-life my story would end up being.

1st: How did “Duplicant” come into being?

Karla: I saw Repo The Genetic Opera and came away inspired to find a way to combine my love of science fiction, medical science, and the idea of repo men for organs into a story. I researched what was going on with 3D printing at the time, and what was predicted for the future, and everything just sort of came together to create Duplicant. Writing for comics is such an awesome and challenging way of envisioning stories, and helped make Duplicant shine.

1st: Who is Matt Travers and how does Regenerist fit into his life?

Karla: Matt Travers is the protagonist of Duplicant. Regenerist is his employer, and where he does the work to develop organ duplication and his continued work to find a vaccine.

1st: How would you describe Marianna Strychowska’s art style?

Karla: Breathtaking- realistic – emotional – unique – I’ve incredibly fortunate to have her as part of the team.

1st: How would you describe the world in general in which “Duplicant” takes place?

Karla: The world, in general, is a place not much different from what we’re experiencing right now with the COVID pandemic. People not being able to afford care. Having to make life or death decisions or decisions that could impact their finances and their emotional health for the rest of their life. Corporations and government thinking they know best and yet are often misinformed or don’t take into consideration the true impact of their policies. People protesting for control of their lives and what happens to their bodies.

Rich: Do you have any ideas for other comic books?

Karla: I have a short comic story I’m working on with F(r)iction I’m excited about. I wrote a spinoff of Monster Matador featuring Angelina Jolie that Steven Prince will be illustrating in the future. I’m working on a short horror comic story for an upcoming anthology that David Schrader and Clay Adams are overseeing. I also have an idea about virtual reality that I’d like to explore as a comic book miniseries.

1st: How is “Petal the Timid Inventor” doing?

Karla: Petal is my first children’s picture book. Mariah Terry, an artist I met at Baltimore Comic-Con this past October, is diligently working on the interior art for Petal. She recently completed images of each character I’m hoping to debut on social media in the coming weeks. I’m considering doing a Kickstarter to fund the printing of Petal once it’s complete. Carlos Mangual, who does the lettering/production work on Duplicant, will also be doing the lettering/production work on Petal.

1st: What do you think of organ transplants in today’s world?

Karla: I just read a recent article by ProPublica that says organ transplants have fallen victim to being considered elective procedures b/c they’re scheduled – but organ transplants are critical procedures to keep someone who is often on the verge of death alive. Add in that anyone who has had an organ transplant is on anti-rejection medicine for life, and being in the middle of the COVID pandemic adds to their vulnerability b/c of their already compromised immune system. I hope the future holds the same promise of manufactured organs that don’t require anti-rejection medication – but without the high cost, I envisioned in my comic – and without the waitlists that happen in the current day.

1st: Who is Wyatt?

Karla: Wyatt is my son. He’s 2 1/2 and has an active imagination.

1st: How do you spend any free time you have?

Karla: Sleeping! Otherwise, I try to catch up on my favorite shows and the steady stack of comic books I have next to my bed. I’ve been backing some really awesome projects on Kickstarter like White Ash from Charlie Stickney, Deadskins from Clay Adams, and Steven Prince has an upcoming Kickstarter for Monster Matador. I can’t wait to dig into them all.

1st: What would you like to say to the fans of your work?

Karla: Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm about Duplicant. It was a thrill getting this out into the world, and having such a positive reaction to my work. I look forward to sharing Issue 3 and hope everyone’s equally excited about continuing the journey with Matt.

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RICH REVIEWS: Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Katy Keene # 1

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 15:49

Title: Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Katy Keene # 1
Publisher: Archie Comics
Writer/Artist: Bill Woggon
Price: $ .99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: Katy does have more than one guy after her. She does nothing to encourage them. Everyone seems to love Katy. She does have some interesting days.
When going to a costume ball Katy has to pick out just the right costume for her date.  She also decides she hates men and this leads to her getting into trouble. With or without men in her life they still cause her problems.
The old-style art in these pages is lovely to see.
Kate’s friend Skipper shows up and he is a cool character who tells big stories. He is a funny man and his stories are whoppers. The truth though is interesting to see.
Katy gets to enjoy a wrestling match. The wrestlers are big hairy guys. Katy is looking gorgeous as always.
Katy is visited by a painter and the painter turns out not to be who she thought. The mix up leads to a funny situation. Katy also is illustrated as a very lovely girl in a bikini.
Seeing all the notes of the reader’s ideas for clothing throughout the stories is a nice way to involve the fans.
Katy is such a beautiful and likable character. You will love her too.

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Sun, 05/10/2020 - 14:38

The staff of First Comics News wishes our readers a Happy Mother’s Day!

Alex Wright, Bob Almond, Dærick Gröss Sr., Katie Salidas, Mat Kaufman, Michael Dunne, Miguel Ortiz, Tanya Tate, Tim Chizmar, Mike Bullock, Buzz Dixon, Holly Golightly, Howard Chaykin, J. C. Vaughn, Mark Haney, Marwan El Nashar, Naif Al-Mutawa, Scott McDaniel, Art Sippo, Chris Marshall, Jamie Coville, Chris Squires, Francis Sky, Grant Offenberger, Martin Boruta, Peter Breau, Phil Latter, Calvin Daniels, Francis Garbut, Giovanni Aria, Ric Croxton, Wayne Hall, Jez Ibelle, Matthew Szewczyk, Reinhardt Schäfer, Richard Vasseur, and Rik Offenberger

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RICH REVIEW: Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Young Salem # 1

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:40

Title: Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Young Salem # 1
Publisher: Archie Comics
Writers: Ian Flynn, Mike Gallagher, Bill Golliher
Pencilers: Chad Thomas, Dan DeCarlo, Holly G!
Inkers: Chad Thomas, Jon D’Agostino, Al Nickerson
Colors: Glenn Whitmore, Barry Grossman
Letters: Jack Morelli, Bill Yoshida, Vickie Williams
Cover: Chad Thomas
Price: $ .99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: “Scardey Cat” A young Salem now human and his Uncle Mort are out treasure hunting. They do find something but it is not a treasure. The two witches do get a scare.
“The Perfect Cast” Salem and two of his friends are practicing their magic. Salem does get carried away and he may get carried away. Even at this young age, Salem is out causing trouble. The colors look nice and bright here. They do stand out.
“Cop Collars Collarless Cat” Salem does get into trouble with the help of Bruiser the dog. Salem may be a cat but he still has some magic. He is still a clever thing and causing trouble for others too.
“Don’t Fret My Pet!” Salem gets to play the Knight in Shining armor to a fair maiden. Salem for a cat does have some wild adventures.
Salem whether a young man or a cat is always finding himself getting into trouble.

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SUNDAY SUPER CINEMA: Let Old Wrinkles Come | A Star Trek Fan Film

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:20

Having broken the prime directive by accidentally leaving a communicator on the planet Neural, Captain James T. Kirk and Lt Almeida battle a deadly Mugato to recover the missing technology. However, the beast is just the beginning of their troubles, as an unlikely stow-away takes control of the Enterprise and heads deep into the Gamma Quadrant!

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Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:20

This week’s Cosplay Girl of the Week Danielle Vedovelli

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Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:10

This week’s Cosplay Dude of the Week

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Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:09

This week’s Cosplay Team of the Week

Cosplay Team of the Week!
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