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SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Academy Award Nominee Eric Heisserer & Artist Adam Pollina Reveal the Year’s Most Poignant Superhero Origin in January!

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:52

Valiant is proud to announce SECRET WEAPONS #0 – an all-new, standalone prelude to the year’s best-selling independent limited series from Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and legendary artist Adam Pollina (X-Force)! Before the fall of the Harbinger Foundation… Before the opening pages of SECRET WEAPONS #1…  An essential new chapter in the Harbinger mythos will soon be revealed as Nikki Finch – a future founding member of Livewire’s squadron of misfit telekinetics – relives the never-before-told saga of her recruitment and activation at the hands of Toyo Harada’s Harbinger Foundation in a must-read standalone special from two of Valiant’s most accomplished storytellers!

Meet high school senior Nikki Finch… She’s a gifted athlete with an unusual set of medical ailments and high-aptitude test scores that have drawn the attention of an obscure and little-known NGO calling itself the Harbinger Foundation. With seemingly limitless resources at its disposal, the Harbinger Foundation has just offered Nikki a place in their newest class of recruits for a prestigious, but secretive, mission: to unlock her hidden potential via the invasive, dangerous and often deadly process known as “psiot activation.” If they succeed, Nikki could become an extraordinary example of Toyo Harada’s vision for the future of post-human biological superiority. If they fail, she’ll likely die on the operating table…or be locked away for future study in the mysterious research facility only known as The Willows…

Told in an poetic storytelling style chronicling the most formative year of Nikki’s life one week – and one panel – at a time, the New Year’s most surprising and poignant superhero origin starts here on January 3rd with an all-new introduction to the world of SECRET WEAPONS.

On January 3rd, superstar artist Adam Pollina makes makes his long-awaited return to full-length interiors to join Oscar-Nominated sci-fi visionary Eric Heisserer to kick off 2018 with a star-studded, page-turning special torn from the world of comics’ most captivating new series, only in SECRET WEAPONS #0 – featuring covers by Raul Allen (SECRET WEAPONS), Veronica Fish (Archie), rising star Sibylline Meynet, Sija Jong (NINJAK), and Adam Pollina (X-Men: Rise of Apocalypse)!

PLUS: In advance of HARBINGER WARS 2 – the seismic crossover event of 2018 – discover​​ Livewire and her new trainees’ epic impact on the landscape of Valiant Universe with the SECRET WEAPONS TPB collection, in stores December 13th! Collecting all four issues of the sold-out series from all-star creators Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR), one of 2017’s most pivotal and widely acclaimed debuts returns in an intro-priced, $9.99 trade paperback that is the ultimate introduction to the Valiant Universe’s newest band of heroes! A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and ValiantEntertainment.com

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

SECRET WEAPONS #0
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by ADAM POLLINA
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN
Cover B by VERONICA FISH
Cover C by SIBYLLINE MEYNET
Variant Cover by SIJA HONG
Variant Cover by ADAM POLLINA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 3rd

SECRET WEAPONS TPB
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLEN
Cover by RAÚL ALLEN (SEP172047)
$9.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale DECEMBER 13th
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-229-4
SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Cover A by Raul Allen
SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Cover B by Veronica Fish


SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Cover C by Sibylline Meynet


SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Variant Cover by Adam Pollina


SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Interior Art by Adam Pollina


SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Interior Art by Adam Pollina

SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Interior Art by Adam Pollina

SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Interior Art by Adam Pollina

SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Interior Art by Adam Pollina

SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Interior Art by Adam Pollina

SECRET WEAPONS #0 – Interior Art by Adam Pollina

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Unfamiliar Skies

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:48
The series follows Claris Muston, a 19 year old who was born on a space colony bound for an Earth-like planet. Claris doesn’t want to be confined to the colony ship and resents having had her future decided for her. She steals a scout ship and sets off to take control of her own fate! Unfortunately for Claris, she’s still young, rash, and impulsive, quickly finding herself getting into trouble and easily being led and manipulated by others. Over the course of the series, Claris will grow, mature, and become stronger, but right now she’s a whirlwind of rebellion. The series was inspired by Carl Sagan’s “The Pale Blue Dot”, the idea that, in the grand scheme of the universe, our planet, our struggles, our advances, our very lives, are fleeting. Our self-importance is somewhat arrogant. That said, you do have more of an impact on the world around you than you realise, people do care for you, and you and your life are more important than you realise. When my children were born, I saw the infinite potential and sense of hope held in them. It’s about finding that self-worth despite the overwhelming sense of insignificance the sheer scale of existence can impose on you. Issue 2 launches at Nottingham Comic Con on October 14th 2017. Physical copies are available via http://sjwebster.bigcartel.com/ while digital copies will be available through https://www.comixology.co.uk/Webster-Creative/comics-publisher/2616-0.

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FOX NEWS CHANNEL’S OBJECTIFIED TO FEATURE HULK HOGAN ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:31

Wrestling Icon to Open Up About His Victory in the Courtroom Against Gawker Media

This weekend on FOX News Channel’s (FNC) brand new series OBJECTified host Harvey Levin will feature an intimate interview with wrestling icon Hulk Hogan on Sunday, September 24th at 8PM/ET. Throughout the hour, Hogan will open up about his legendary career in the ring, the possibility of running for mayor, the death of his brother, the moment he almost ended his own life, and his legal victory against Gawker Media. In the episode, Hogan will also reveal the notepad he used during the infamous trial. Preview clips and transcribed bites below.

***All must be attributed to: FOX News Channel’s (FNC) OBJECTified, airing Sunday, September 24th at 8PM/ET

Watch the latest video at <a href=”//video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>

Harvey Levin: Why did you sue in the first place?

Hulk Hogan: It was much bigger than me or much bigger than my career. This was something that and you know, I’ve said it before and I’m not joking around. You know as a wrestler, that was a great part of my life but now that I understand why I’m here – wrestling was just a setup. It was just a setup, a stepping stone for who I am and what I’m meant to do and be. No matter what happened in my career, this was so much bigger.

Watch the latest video at <a href=”//video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>

Harvey Levin: There was a low point in all of this where you literally had a gun in your mouth. How did you get out of that?

Hulk Hogan: Well, I got to a point where everything kind of hit me at the same time. The divorce, my whole world falling apart, both of the kids with Linda and that’s how I ended up playing with the gun.

Watch the latest video at <a href=”//video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>

Harvey Levin: It’s hard to believe when you see somebody this big that steroids is not kind of the common drug in the ring.

Hulk Hogan: Okay.

Harvey Levin: You ever do it?

 

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RICH REVIEWS: Damned: Ill-Gotten # 4

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:45


Publisher: Oni Press
Written by: Cullen Bunn
Illustrated by: Brian Hurtt
Colored by: Bill Crabtree
Lettered by: Crank!
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Website: www.onipress.com
Comments: Deidra is tempted by a demon and she does sign over her soul but what does she get in exchange? Deidra has become desirable.
Demons are known to the general populace and all they want are souls.
Pauly and Eddie are both involved with a demon. What is that involvement well it does involve a key. Other than that we are told very little.
What about Deidra why was she singled out by the demon?
The story and who the characters are needs to be explained better, maybe a recap from previous issues would help.
The art does give the comic an old style noir feel to it. It does look good and the demons while not overly scary are drawn to let you know they are definitely not human.
The mixing of humans and demons on Earth is a good concept.

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RICH REVIEWS: Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It # 3

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:44


Publisher: Oni Press
Written by: Tini Howard
Illustrated by: Marc Ellerby
Colored by: Katy Farina
Lettered by: Crank!
Cover A: Marc Ellerby with Katy Farina
Cover B: Josceline Fenton
Pick and Morty Created by: Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.onipress.com
Comments: Rick and Morty do make a strange pair. Morty goes off on his own and what he encounters is more strangeness.
What is up with all the different versions of Jerry’s? Swimmer Jerry vs Wizard Jerry is one fight you will not believe.
The art is all cartoon style. It does have a funny look to it.
This comic is totally confusing. You will find yourself wondering why am I reading this and than think oh ya it is kind of fun in a weird way.
Morty our star here has the strangest parents ever. His mother is hard to describe.
Why though are there so many of the same characters? What is the purpose of this comic? Is it just random fun and silliness?

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TCM EXPANDS LAUNCHES NEW ‘BATMAN IN NOIR ALLEY’ COMIC BOOK, 360 EXPERIENCE AND DIGITAL EPISODES

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:24

TCM EXPANDS POPULAR FRANCHISE NOIR ALLEY WITH LAUNCH OF

NEW COMIC BOOK, 360 EXPERIENCE AND DIGITAL EPISODES

Network Partners with DC for Batman in Noir Alley Comic Book; Available in Stores Sept. 20

TCM to Launch New 360-Degree Noir Alley Experience for Desktop and Virtual Reality Devices

in October with Seven Digital Episodes

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is expanding the shadowy world of its popular franchise Noir Alley with new immersive brand extensions including a comic book and a 360-degree experience featuring original digital episodes. TCM has partnered with DC Entertainment for a free comic book entitled Batman in Noir Alley starring DC’s iconic Super Hero, Batman, and TCM’s Noir Alley host Eddie Muller. Additionally, TCM will offer fans the opportunity to dive deeper into to mysterious world of film noir with a new 360-degree experience for desktop and virtual reality devices with an accompanying seven episode digital feature launching in October.

The free comic book follows Batman and Muller on the trail to solve a case after the famed Moroccan Raptor goes missing from the Gotham City Museum. Written by Stuart Moore and cover art by Dan Panosian, the comic is available in select comic-book stores nationwide starting today and will also be available in DC’s booth at NY Comic-Con in October.

Utilizing 360 technology available on desktop and VR devices, TCM will bring fans a new virtual experience and digital exclusive entitled Noir Alley: 360° of Noir. The seven episode online feature will give fans the opportunity to immerse themselves even further into the dark and gritty world of film noir with a new, original story of kidnap and murder. Fans can search for clues, meet new characters and try to figure out who the culprit is in this new branded digital experience. Launching in October and available on tcm.com/noiralley, fans can follow Noir Alley on Facebook and Twitter to learn more. The 360 experience and digital episodes were created, written and designed by Sprocket Creative.

“At TCM, it’s our goal to continuously create fan-first experiences and provide opportunities to engage and interact with our brand both on and off the TV screen,” said Pola Changnon, senior vice president of marketing, brand creative and talent for TCM. “We’re always looking for new and exciting immersive experiences that provide the perfect opportunity to offer a deeper level of engagement for our devoted Noir Alley fans.”

For more information and a list of stores to pick-up Batman in Noir Alley, please visit TCM.com/noiralley and http://myt.cm/BatmanStoreList

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STARTING IN OCTOBER FOX8 IS THE OFFICIAL HOME OF DC SERIES 5 NIGHTS A WEEK AD-FREE

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:12

(September 19, 2017 – Australia) – Starting in October, all your favourite FOX8 DC Super Heroes are back, express from the U.S., with the newest edition of “Gotham” now making Foxtel the exclusive home of the of the DC television franchise.“Supergirl,” “The Flash,” “Gotham,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “Arrow” will air five nights a week, completely ad free, when the new season of “Gotham” commences Monday, October 9, 8:30pm.

Premiering for the first time in Australia, season three of “Gotham” continues to follow the evolving stories of the city’s most malevolent villains including The Penguin, The Riddler, the future Catwoman, and the future Poison Ivy. In addition, the new season will also dive into the worlds of the Court of Owls and Jervis Tetch aka Mad Hatter, a talented hypnotist, teetering on the edge of madness.

On Tuesdays, starting October 10 at 8:30pm, “Supergirl,” played by Melissa Benoist, is back. In the season three premiere, express from the U.S., Kara Danvers aka Supergirl, is grappling with giving up her human identity altogether, and only being the “Girl of Steel.” As she struggles with her path forward, she continues to work with the DEO to battle all threats to National City, including new villains, Morgan Edge and the “Worldkiller,” known as Reign.

“The Flash” season four will kick off Wednesday October 11 at 8:30pm, with Team Flash doing their best to keep moving forward without the Scarlet Speedster, and defeat all the threats that come their way. However, when a new villain too powerful for them arrives in Central City, the team realizes that there is only one person that can help – The Flash (played by Grant Gustin). Now, the team must devise a plan to free their friend from the Speed Force before the city is destroyed – knowing that The Flash that comes out of the Speed Force may not be the same hero as the one who went in it.

Thursday, October 12, brings the return of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” at 8:30pm. In the new third season, the Legends face an existential threat, created by revisiting a moment in time at the end of last season. Having fractured the timeline, the team must find a way to return all the time anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart.

Fan favourite series, “Arrow,” will conclude the weekly run of DC superstars starting with season six on October 13, at 8:30pm. Oliver Queen, aka the Green Arrow, played by Stephen Amell, confronts a challenge unlike any he’s ever faced: fatherhood. With support from his team, Oliver is determined to embrace his new role as father to William while still serving and protecting his city as both the Mayor and the Green Arrow. But when unexpected enemies from his pst return to Star City and threaten his role as protector on three fronts, Oliver is forced to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family.”

Following their 8:30pm premiere timeslots on FOX8, catch up with your favourite Warner Bros Television DC series on Foxtel Anytime, or stream it on Foxtel Now.

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AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY TO APPEAR AT 2017’S BALTIMORE COMIC-CON!

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:59

September 19, 2017, Bel Air, MD:  American Mythology is pleased to announce their attendance at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con (Booth #2107), where they will be joined by some of the industry’s best creators for signings, panels, and more! The 18th annual Baltimore Comic-Con will be held in the city’s scenic Inner Harbor September 22nd – 24th at the Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the official website here.
Be certain to stop by booth #2107 to pick up American Mythology’s two newest limited-edition Eternal Thirst of Dracula trading cards! Receive one card with any purchase made with American Mythology, and the other by simply mentioning Dracula at the booth! And while you’re there, you’ll have the chance to meet some of your favorite American Mythology creators, including:

  • Mike Wolfer
  • Natalie Jane
  • Todd Livingston (Fri – Saturday)
  • Nick Capetanakis
  • S.A. Check
  • James Kuhoric

In addition, American Mythology will host an exciting panel full of nostalgia and happy childhood memories on Sunday, September 24th! Entitled, “The Return of Classic Cartoon Comics: Underdog, Casper, Rocky & Bullwinkle, and Pink Panther, the panel will take place between 12:15 and 1:15 pm in room 345-345, and include guests S.A. Check, Pat Shand, John Gallagher, S.L. Gallant, and Mike Wolfer as they share their memories of these cereal and milk classics and discuss new all-ages fun coming your way from American Mythology next year!
“Baltimore Comic Con is one of the best comic book shows in the country,” says Michael Bornstein, Publisher of American Mythology.  “We are thrilled to be meeting fans and sharing all the great comics we are working on with everyone in attendance.”

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ALL NEW FATHOM #8 preview

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:57
ALL NEW FATHOM #8 (vol 6)

Blake Northcott – Story / Marco Renna – Art / John Starr – Colors

The pulse-pounding volume six finale is here!

With the aid of Tyler and Chance, Aspen Matthews must depose the brutal dictator invading the capitol city of The Blue, her old ally and mentor, Cannon Hawke! However, saving her people won’t come without sacrifice!

Aspen makes a shocking discovery about Cannon Hawke that could forever change the landscape of The Blue civilization—as well as their ties with humanity!

 

FATHOM #8 is in stores September 20th, 2017!

FC                               32 pages                                 $3.99

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Baltimore Comic-Con 2017 Exclusives!

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:52

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – September 20, 2017 – The Baltimore Comic-Con takes place this September 22-24, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center! Online ticket sales end Thursday, so make sure you have yours to avoid extra lines! This year, the Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to bring both show exclusive cover variants and Baltimore Comic-Con merchandise to the attending public. Here are a few examples of what you’ll find:

First up is our exclusive Baltimore Comic-Con variant for the Star Wars Adventures from our friends at IDW Publishing.

From Dynamite Entertainment is the exclusive Baltimore Comic-Con variant for The Librarians. Stop by their booth to get an autograph from actor John Harlan Kim.

Next are our exclusive Baltimore Comic-Con variants for Dark Ark and Fu-Jitsu from AfterShock.

BOOM! Studios brings us the Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack variant written by Baltimore Comic-Con guest Anthony Burch.

The exclusive Baltimore Comic-Con Bloodshot: Salvation variant from Valiant Entertainment features a cover by Baltimore Comic-Con guest Barry Kitson.

Graphitti Designs brings us a number of exclusive DC convention exclusives, including: Dark Nights: Metal #1 Variant Jim Lee cover with silver foil cover treatment, bagged and boarded; Dark Nights: Metal #2 Variant Jim Lee cover with silver foil cover treatment, bagged and boarded; Dark Days: Forge #1 Variant Andy Kubert cover with silver foil cover treatment, bagged and boarded; Dark Days: Casting #1 Variant John Romita Jr. cover with silver foil cover treatment, bagged and boarded; Batman #27 Variant Mikel Janin cover with silver foil cover treatment, bagged and boarded; Harley Quinn #24 Variant with 2017 guest Amanda Conner cover with silver foil cover treatment, bagged and boarded; and Dark Knight III #9 Variant with 2017 Guest of Honor Frank Miller cover, bagged and boarded. Artists Alley guest Markisan Naso (booth A237) brings us an exclusive Voracious cover from Action Lab Entertainment.

And, of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention our 2017 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook featuring the characters of Tellos, with art from over 70 guests of the show, an exclusive VIP cover for VIP ticket holders, and available exclusively at the Baltimore Comic-Con!

Plus, we have a ton of Baltimore Comic-Con swag this year, including:

 

And decals: And perhaps the most exclusive show exclusive anywhere: Baltimore Comic-Con Crab Mallets! Can you really leave the Baltimore Comic-Con without yours?   And last but certainly not least, we have a small run (300) of Baltimore Comic-Con Harley Quinn Exclusive tumblers — get them while you can!

SAVE THE DATE! BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2018! That’s right! Mark your calendars now for the Baltimore Comic-Con’s 19th Anniversary Show, which will take place the weekend of September 28-30, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. You definitely won’t want to miss it! We’ll see YOU in Baltimore!

TICKETS

General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the Ringo wards, are now on sale! Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

While they are available, be sure to take advantage of discount rate arrangements we have made with hotels near the Baltimore Convention Center. For all the details, see:

http://baltimorecomiccon.com/about/hotels/

 

GUARANTEED PARKING

To make parking easy and stress-free, we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow attendees driving to the show to purchase guaranteed parking near the Baltimore Comic-Con. Click here to book your guaranteed parking spot, or if you need help or have questions, call 800-232-6415.

 

In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Joel Adams (Bucky O’Hare Graphic Novel Coloring Book), Neal Adams (Harley’s Little Black Book), Zeea Adams (Neal Adams Monsters), Scott Ethan Ambruson (Azteca: Ciudad Paradiso), John Anderson (The Infinites), Kaare Andrews (Renato Jones: The One%), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Marty Baumann (Toybox Time Machine: A Catalog of the Coolest Toys Never Made), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Lee Bermejo (Batman: Noel), Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood), Reilly Brown (Slapstick), Harold Buckholz (Wild Lion), Mark Buckingham (Everafter: From the Pages of Fables), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Buzz (Superman: The Coming of the Supermen), Jim Calafiore (Surviving Megalopolis), Chris Campana (The Rhode Warrior), Nick Capetanakis (Starring Sonya Devereaux), Joe Carabeo (District Comics), Richard Case (King: Jungle Jim), Christa Cassano (Ghetto Clown), Elias Chatzoudis (Peepland), S.A. Check (Casper the Friendly Ghost), Frank Cho (Skybourne), Amy Chu (KISS), Matthew Clark (Wonder Woman), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Paris Cullins (Blue Devil), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Dawn/Vampirella), J. Robert and Elinda Deans (Crass Fed), Jose Delbo (Spongebob Comics), Todd Dezago (The Perhapanauts), Dan DiDio (DC Comics), Mark dos Santos (Imperial), Charles C. Dowd (A to Z Guide to Jobs for Girls), Emily Drouin (Eplis), Joshua Dysart (Imperium, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Joe Eisma (Morning Glories), Tod Emko and Piggy (A Piggy’s Tale), Mark Evanier (Groo: Play of the Gods), G. D. Falksen (The Ouroboros Cycle), Tim Fielder (Matty’s Rocket), Gary Fields (The Ren & Stimpy Show), David Finch (Batman), Meredith Finch (Catwoman: Election Night), Chris Flick (Capes & Babes), Ramona Fradon (Convergence: Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters), Franco (Tiny Titans), John Gallagher (Underdog), Shannon Gallant (GI Joe), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman), Mike Gold (The Pilgrim), Michael Golden (Doctor Strange), Jason Gounger (Legio Ex Mortis), Daniel Govar (A Year of Marvels: The Uncanny), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), John Green (Hippopotamister), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Brian Haberlin (Faster Than Light), Scott Hanna (Wonder Woman), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Glenn Hauman (The Whisper Campaign), Marc Hempel (Sandman), Phil Hester (Mother Panic), Greg Horn (Grimm Fairy Tales), Ken Hunt (Talon), Laura Innes (The Dreamer), Chris Ivy (The Wonder Woman 100 Project), Klaus Janson (Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Friday only), Brian Joines (Bill & Ted Go to Hell), Arvell M. Jones (Marvel Premiere), JG Jones (Batwoman), Justin Jordan (Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern), Kata Kane (Altar Girls), Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance), Kazu Kibuishi (Harry Potter covers), Matt Kindt (Ninjak), Sharlene Kindt (Dept. H), Tom King (Batman), Barry Kitson (Avengers), Todd Klein (Starstruck), Tony Kordos (Batman and Robin Eternal), Chris Kotsakis (Sir Arthur), Evelyn Kriete (Weird Tales), James Kuhoric (Underdog), Alisa Kwitney (Convergence Batgirl), David Landis (Papercuttables), Greg LaRocque (Stargate Atlantis: Hearts and Minds), Hope Larson (Batgirl), Ken Lashley (X-Men Gold), Jay Leisten (Secret Empire), Mike Lilly (Red Agent), Joe Linsner (Harley Quinn), Todd Livingston (Starring Sonya Devereaux), Mike Lopez (Life’s a Beach), Nate Lovett (Actionverse featuring Midnight Tiger), Barry Lyga (The Flash: Hocus Pocus), Andrew MacLean (Headlopper), Elliot S! Maggin (Superman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space), Mike Manley (Judge Parker), Chris Mariano (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair), Mark Mariano (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair), Billy Martin (X-Men Gold), Laura Martin (Wonder Woman), Alitha Martinez (Black Panther: World of Wakanda), Mauricet (Dastardly & Muttley), Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (DMC), Ed McGuinness (Spider-Man/Deadpool), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Steve McNiven (Secret Empire), Pop Mhan (Injustice: Ground Zero), Frank Miller (Sin City, Friday only), Chris Miskiewicz (Love is Love), Terry Moore (Motor Girl), Mark Morales (Deathstroke), Tony Moy (The X-Files: Season 10), Dustin Nguyen (Descender, Saturday and Sunday only), Jamar Nicholas (Leon, Protector of the Playground), Melody Often (Amazing Forest), Denny O’Neil (Green Lantern/Green Arrow, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Ryan Onorato (Pizza Tree), Jerry Ordway (Superman), Steve Orlando (Justice League of America), Greg Pak (The Totally Awesome Hulk), Tom Palmer (DC/Looney Tunes 100-Page Super Spectacular), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn), Dan Parent (Your Pal Archie), Jeff Parker (Future Quest), Paul Pelletier (Cyborg), Andrew Pepoy (Archie), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Revolution), Khoi Pham (Teen Titans, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Keith Pollard (Fantastic Four, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Lyle Pollard (Scarlet Huntress), Carl Potts (The Punisher War Journal, Saturday and Sunday only), Mark Poulton (A Cat Named Haiku), Kyle Puttkammer (Hero Cats), Mark Redfield (Hunted), Afua Richardson (Black Panther), Rafer Roberts (Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe), Don Rosa (Donald Duck), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Stephane Roux (Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack), Andy Runton (Owly), Julie Fujii Sakai (Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Stuart Sayger (Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas), Greg Schigiel (Pix), Bart Sears (Dread Gods), Brian Shearer (GI Joe), Jeff Shultz (Archie), Mimi Simon (Judge Parker), Louise Simonson (Faith), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), Andy Smith (Earth 2), Brian Smith (Spongebob Comics), Snailords (Snailogy), John K. Snyder III (Suicide Squad), Charles Soule (Astonishing X-Men), Mark Sparacio (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle), Val Staples (Tellos), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Karl Story (Black Panther), Rob Stull (Executive Assistant: Orchid), Jay Taylor (Cold Harvest: Operation Brainwave), John Timms (Harley Quinn), Peter Tomasi (Superman), John Totleben (Convergence: Swamp Thing), Tim Truman (Convergence: Hawkman), David Trustman (Godslap), Sarah Trustman (Memory Arts), Billy Tucci (Shi), Ted Tucker (caricatures), James Tynion IV (Detective Comics), Gus Vazquez (Big Hero 6, Saturday & Sunday only), Emilio Velez Jr. (Dodgeball Teens), Magdalene Visaggio (Quantum Teens Are Go), Doug Wagner (Plastic), Mark Waid (Avengers), Michael Watkins (Pantha), Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics), Mark Wheatley (Doctor Who), Freddie E. Williams II (Batman/TMNT), Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs), Ron Wilson (The Thing), Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom), Mike Wolfer (Casper the Friendly Ghost), Marv Wolfman (Raven, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Rich Woodall (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl), John Workman (Riverdale), David Yardin (Jean Grey), Kelly Yates (Torchwood), Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland, Saturday & Sunday only), and Thom Zahler (Time & Vine).

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Royden Lepp’s Rust Concludes in February 2018

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:56

from BOOM! Studios

“…the beautiful sepia-toned art gives a strong sense of both windswept wheat fields
and clanking robot battle.” – Publishers Weekly

“…heartfelt and fun…” – IGN

“…a solid work…” – MTV

“…gorgeous…” – GeekDad

  

 

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (September 18, 2017) – BOOM! Studios is proud to announce Royden Lepp’s RUST VOL. 4: SOUL IN THE MACHINE, the final chapter to his critically acclaimed graphic novel series about a mysterious boy who suddenly appears on a farm struggling to survive after a long apocalyptic war and changes the fate of the family who runs it. Debuting in February 2018, this original graphic novel marks the first time the publisher has released both hardcover and softcover editions simultaneously in comic shops and bookstores.

At the center of the Rust saga is Jet Jones, a boy with a jetpack who crashes into the Taylor family farm. As Jet deals with his uncertain future, members of the Taylor family each view his arrival—and subsequent stay—in different ways.

Rust is about loss, loyalty, love, and courage,” says Lepp. “This final volume takes place entirely in the course of one final night on the farm as each member of the family must fight for their lives and choose what they truly believe.”

Developed over the last seven years, Rust is a deeply personal story that echoes Lepp’s own history—in particular, the eldest son, Roman, who grapples with the loss of his father, who went missing during the war.

“As I was drawing and writing the final pages of this last book I realized that not only is it likely my greatest creative achievement thus far, but probably the one that will be the most personal to me,” says Lepp, also known for his successful career as an Art Director in the video game industry. “For some reason, this book happened in a time in my life when I dealt with the repercussions of loss. Each time I sat down to write one of Roman’s letters to his missing Dad, I was really of course writing a letter to my own Dad who died a few months before volume one was released. This story is unique to a time in my life in a way that no other story will be.”

The previous volumes of this acclaimed graphic novel series—Rust Vol 1: Visitor in the Field, Rust Vol. 2: Secrets of the Cell, and Rust Vol. 3: Death of the Rocket Boy—are all available in hardcover, softcover, and digital format. An additional release, the Rust Vol. 0: The Boy Soldier softcover, collects the prologues of all four hardcover volumes.

RUST VOL. 4: SOUL IN THE MACHINE is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed Archaia imprint, home to graphic novels such as Mouse Guard by David Petersen; Cursed Pirate Girl by Jeremy Bastian; Bolivar by Sean Rubin; Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón Pérez; and licensed series like Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth.

RUST VOL. 4: SOUL IN THE MACHINE features a cover by Royden Lepp. Print copies will be available for sale at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one); booksellers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million; or through the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

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Hero Initiative Heads to Baltimore Comic-Con

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:47

With Exclusive Creators Joshua Dysart, Dennis O’Neil, Khoi Pham

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – September 19, 2017 – Hero Initiative, the non-profit that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, is heading to Baltimore Comic Con September 22-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Dennis O’Neil

And Hero’s booth, #1501, is the ONLY place to find creators Joshua Dysart (Living Level-3: Iraq), Dennis O’Neil (Green Lantern/Green Arrow), and Khoi Pham (Mighty Avengers). This amazing group will be signing and sketching all weekend to support out cause! Don’t miss out!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors will be collecting for Hero on the con floor. Please swing by and say “hi” to: Reilly Brown, Mark Buckingham, Jim Calafiore, Richard Case, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Brian Haberlin, Phil Hester, JG Jones, Matt Kindt, Barry Kitson, Jay Leisten, Laura Martin, Dustin Nguyen, Jerry Ordway, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jeff Parker, Andrew Pepoy, Brandon Peterson, Keith Pollard, Craig Rousseau, Stan Sakai, Bart Sears, Louise Simonson, Walt Simonson, Andy Smith, Joe Staton, Mark Waid, Marv Wolfman, and Rich Woodall. Stop on by and do the right thing!

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Dynamite at Baltimore Comic-Con 2017

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:45

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – September 19, 2017 – Headed to Baltimore Comic-Con this year? Team Dynamite will be there in full force to celebrate the 18th annual event, which hosts a variety of comic creator guests, retailers, exhibitors, panels, and special events!

This year, the Baltimore Comic-Con will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on September 22-24, 2017. Tickets are available online — avoid ticket lines by purchasing now.

While there, be sure to visit the Dynamite team at Booth #2010, and pick up their exclusive Baltimore Comic-Con foil covers of Sheena, Killer Instinct, and The Librarians!

Dynamite Creators & Staff that will be attending Baltimore Comic-Con 2017 include*:

  • Amy Chu (KISS, Red Sonja)
  • Greg Pak (John Wick)
  • Steve Orlando (The Shadow/Batman)
  • Mark Evanier (Grumpy Cat/Garfield)
  • Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn, Bettie Page)
  • James Kuhoric (Army of Darkness, Dead Irons)
  • Walter Simonson (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Louise Simonson (Red Sonja)
  • Frank Cho (Jungle Girl, Red Sonja)
  • Phil Hester (Black Terror, Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet)
  • Nick Barrucci (Dynamite Publisher and CEO)
  • Alan Payne (Dynamite VP, Sales & Marketing)
  • Joseph Rybandt (Dynamite Senior Editor)
  • Pat O’Connell (Dynamite Sales Manager)
  • Janie Mackenzie (Dynamite PR & Marketing Coordinator, Social Media Manager)

+ more!

 

*Note: Guests are subject to change

In addition, Dynamite will be hosting two exciting panels at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con!

 

Dates, times, locations, and focus of Dynamite’s two panels are summarized below:

 

DARE TO BE HEROIC WITH DYNAMITE *

 

Friday, 9/22/17, 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

 

Location: Room 345-346

 

Villains don’t stand a chance this fall as Dynamite unleashes our team of all-star creators and unites some of comics’ most iconic heroes in what’s certain to be some of the hottest releases of the season. Join Steve Orlando (The Shadow/Batman), Greg Pak (John Wick), Amy Chu (Red Sonja), and more as they join forces to discuss the anatomy of crafting a true hero!

 

Panel guests include:

 

Amy Chu (Writer of Red Sonja)

 

Steve Orlando (Writer of The Shadow/Batman)

 

Greg Pak (Writer of John Wick)

 

*Note: Guests are subject to change

 

DYNAMITE: IGNITING IMAGINATIONS *

 

Saturday, 9/22/17, 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

 

Location: Room 343-344

 

Discover where some of comics’ most acclaimed writers find the inspiration behind their creations, and how they translate the first creative spark to the final printed page. Greg Pak (John Wick, Battlestar Galactica), Steve Orlando (Shadow/Batman), Sean Von Gorman (KISS, Toe Tag Riot), and more offer a behind-the- scenes look at the real-life origin stories of some of your most beloved comic creations!

 

Panel guests include:

 

Steve Orlando (Writer of The Shadow/Batman)

 

Greg Pak (Writer of John Wick and Battlestar Galactica)

 

Sean Von Gorman (KISS)

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DARK HORSE COMICS DECEMBER 2017 SOLICITATIONS

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:42

Neil Gaiman!

American Gods Volume 1: Shadows HC

Neil Gaiman (W), P. Craig Russell (W/A), Scott Hampton (A/C), Walter Simonson (A), Colleen Doran (A), Glenn Fabry (A/Cover), Lovern Kindzierski (C), Laura Martin (C), Colleen Doran (C), and Adam Brown (C)

On sale Feb 28
FC, 208 pages
$29.99
HC, 7” x 10”

This supernatural American road trip fantasy tells the story of a war between the ancient and modern gods.

Shadow Moon gets out of jail only to discover his wife is dead. Defeated, broke, and uncertain where to go from here, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, who employs him to serve as his bodyguard—thrusting Shadow into a deadly world where ghosts of the past come back from the dead, and a god war is imminent.

Collecting the first nine issues of the American Gods comic book series, along with art process features, high res scans of original art, layouts, character designs, and variant covers by Becky Cloonan, Skottie Young, Fábio Moon, Dave MCKean, and more!

 

An angel and a goddess: can they save the world?

Angel Season 11 #12

Corinna Bechko (W), Geraldo Borges (A), Michelle Madsen (C), Scott Fischer (Cover), and Stephanie Hans (Variant Cover)

On sale Dec 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

Angel, Fred, and Illyria, back in the present, find they’ve changed history . . . for the worse. There’s a crack in time, and something monstrous, growing beyond control, has become the fount of an insect plague—a harbinger of the end of days! As Dublin is overrun, the trio must figure out how to destroy it, before it destroys . . . everything.

 

The Art of Ratchet & Clank HC

Insomniac Games (W/A) and Sony Interactive Entertainment (W/A)

On sale Feb 21
FC, 184 pages
$39.99
HC, 9” x 12”

Dark Horse Books and Insomniac Games proudly offer a look back at the history of the Ratchet & Clank saga in a Qwark-tastic collection of never-before-seen concept art and behind-the-scenes commentary chronicling eleven amazing games and the brilliant studio that created them!

• The 15-year anniversary retrospective of one of the most influential PlayStation games!

 

Bankshot TP

Alex de Campi (W), ChrisCross (A/Cover), and Snakebite Cortez (C)

On sale Feb 28
FC, 136 pages
$14.99
TP, 7” x 10”

A past betrayal has primed Marcus King for revenge—and now that he has been given enhanced abilities, the fuse is lit! From the mountains of Ukraine to a lush tropical island, no place is safe from his vengeance. God help his enemies! Collects the five issue miniseries.

 

 

B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #5

Mike Mignola (W), Scott Allie (W), Laurence Campbell (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)

On sale Dec 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

A return to the demolished headquarters, the site of Kate’s death, reunites old team members as Abe pursues a demon and Varvara reveals her terrifying plans.

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 Volume 2: One Girl in All the World TP

Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A), Georges Jeanty (P), Megan Levens (A), Dexter Vines (I), and Steve Morris (Cover)

On sale Feb 7
FC, 160 pages
$19.99
TP, 7” x 10”

Joss Whedon’s Buffy and the Scooby team conclude Season 11 as they stand up for all witches and demons to thwart a conspiracy against magic and the supernatural. Their mission is less than simple: manufacture a great escape from the Safe Zone camp and follow the obscure trail of the Big Bad to its end. Extraordinarily, the trail seems to lead higher and higher in the ranks of the US government . . . Collects issues #7–#12.

 

Dept. H #21

Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover) and Sharlene Kindt (C)

On sale Dec 13
FC, 28 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

The final will and testament of Roger, Hari’s oldest friend. Roger is willing to die, but will his secret knowledge die with him?

 

The EC Archives: The Vault of Horror Volume 1 HC

Al Feldstein (W), Johnny Craig (W/A/Cover), Gardner Fox (W), William Gaines (W), Richard Connell (W), Harry Harrison (A), Wally Wood (A), Harvey Kurtzman (A), Graham Ingels (A), and Jack Kamen (A)

On sale Feb 14
FC, 216 pages
$49.99
HC, 8 3/16” x 11”

The terrifying opening of the Vault of Horror! This ghastly grimoire collects issues #12–#17 of the classic horror series, including unforgettable stories from the all-star artistic lineup of Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, Bill Gaines, Johnny Craig, Harry Harrison, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, Graham Ingels, and Jack Kamen.

• Featuring a foreword by legendary horror writer R.L. Stine.

“The (EC) material was ahead of it’s time and just too sophisticated for the market as it existed.” —Mark Evanier

Art by Carla Speed McNeil!

 

Empowered & Sistah Spooky’s High School Hell #1 (of 6)

Adam Warren (W), Carla Speed McNeil (A/Cover), and Jenn Manley Lee (C)

On sale Dec 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Empowered’s “frenemy” Sistah Spooky was once a schoolgirl who sold her soul for hotness, but was granted even more magic than beauty. Now, both superheroines find themselves trapped in a high-school hellscape by Spooky’s Infernal Service Provider—with her blonde ex-classmates plotting ritual murder to claim her magic for themselves!

• First Empowered comic-book series in standard comics format.

• Over 250,000 Empowered volumes in print.

• Artist Carla Speed McNeil is the acclaimed creator of Finder and artist of No Mercy, Queen and Country, and many more. Finder won an Eisner Award, Two Ignatz Awards, and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

 

Giants #1 (of 5)

Carlos Valderrama (W) and Miguel Valderrama (A/Cover)

On sale Dec 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

A cataclysm of unknown origins unleashed a race of gigantic monsters whose presence has driven humanity underground.

There, two orphans discover that the most dangerous monster is ambition, which unchecked, will grow until it devours you!

• An original vision from two powerful new talents!

• The Valderrama Bros. first American work!

 

Groo: Play of the Gods TP

Sergio Aragonés (W/A/Cover), Mark Evanier (W), John Ercek (C), and Tom Luth (C)

On sale Feb 7
FC, 116 pages
$17.99
TP, 7” x 10”

We had the Fray of the Gods. Now we have the Play of the Gods—a tale of lust for gold, lust for power, and lust for cheese dip. As with all things Groo, it’s brought to you by the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés, ably assisted by the lettering of Stan Sakai and the coloring of Tom Luth. The Gods themselves watch this story from the above so it must be good enough for you. This handsome paperback volume collects the four issues of the original series so in one package, you get a lot of Groo doing real stupid things and causing mass destruction. Just what you wanted!

• Eisner and Harvey Award-winning creators, and an Eisner Award-winning title!

• An all-ages adventure!

 

Halo: Rise of Atriox #5 (of 5)

John Jackson Miller (W), Jonathan Wayshak (A), Jeremy Colwell (C), and Aleksi Briclot (Cover)

On sale Dec 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Brute chief, Jovus, believes himself the most dangerous brute in the galaxy. But Atriox’s fearsome legend has reached even the most distant UNSC outpost. When the two brutes come face to face, their clash shapes the future of the Banished.

 

Harrow County #28

Cullen Bunn (W) and Tyler Crook (A/Cover)

On sale Dec 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

Emmy finally comes face-to-face with her evil counterpart. With everything that she’s learned from the Family, and the power of her friends’ support, Emmy knows that she’s strong enough to defeat this threat to her home. But is she willing to sacrifice her own integrity for victory in this fight?

 

Mike Mignola! Adam Hughes!

Hellboy: Krampusnacht

Mike Mignola (W/Variant cover) and Adam Hughes (A/Cover/Pencil variant)

On sale Dec 20
FC, 36 pages
$3.99
One-shot

The only thing more exciting than pitting Hellboy against this Satanic spin on Santa is the team-up of Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes.

From legendary editor Karen Berger!

 

Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery HC

Mat Johnson (W) and Warren Pleece (A/Cover)

On sale Feb 6
b&w, 144 pages
$19.99
HC, 6 3/4” x 9”

A tenth anniversary edition of the acclaimed graphic novel!

In the early 20th Century, Zane Pinchback, a reporter for the New Holland Herald, is sent to investigate the arrest of his own brother, charged with the brutal murder of a white woman in Mississippi. With a lynch mob already swarming, Zane, whose skin color is light enough that he can pass for white, must stay “incognegro” long enough to uncover the truth behind the murder to save his brother—and himself.

Suspenseful, unsettling and relevant, Incognegro is a tense graphic novel of shifting identities, forbidden passions, and secrets that run far deeper than skin color.

• Features a new afterword by Mat Johnson, enhanced toned art and other additional material.

“A talented writer of both fiction and creative non-fiction, Johnson’s publications have established him as an important new voice in the African-American tradition.”—Walter Mosley

 

Jenny Finn #2 (of 4)

Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Troy Nixey (W/A), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Dec 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

London’s murderer has been executed . . . but they caught the wrong man. Desperate for answers, a group of Londoners holds a séance to contact the supposed killer, but his story of a young girl born of the sea who has arrived in London with a terrible curse only brings them more questions.

Mike Mignola and Troy Nixey’s acclaimed series, in color for the first time by Eisner Award-winner Dave Stewart!

 

Joe Golem: Occult Detective—Flesh and Blood #1 (of 2)

Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Patric Reynolds (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)

On sale Dec 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Occult detective Joe Golem continues to protect New York City from supernatural danger when he investigates a home that has become a hotbed of paranormal activity, but the real danger may be from the person he least suspects.

• First issue in a new arc!

 

Moebius!

Moebius Library: Inside Moebius Part 1 HC

Moebius (W/A)

On sale Feb 7
FC, 216 pages
$49.99
HC, 8” x 10”

Working closely with Moebius Production in France, Dark Horse presents Inside Moebius Part 1, the next volume in the Moebius Library. As he explores a beautiful, expansive desert that represents his mind, Moebius draws himself encountering his favorite characters—creations like Blueberry, Arzak, and Major Grubert—and also meets a younger version of himself! A six-part study, Inside Moebius Part 1 collects the first two chapters in this fantastic exploration of a creator meeting his own creations to discuss his artistic process and the real world issues that encroach into his thoughts.

• Moebius’s final long-form work—now available in English!

• The next volume in Dark Horse’s Moebius Library series!

“Moebius excelled as much in fluidity of his storytelling as he did in the brilliance of his linework.” —Frank Quietly

 

Plants vs. Zombies: The Greatest Show Unearthed HC

Paul Tobin (W), Jacob Chabot (A/Cover), and Matt J. Rainwater (C)

On sale Feb 14
FC, 80 pages
$9.99
HC, 6” x 9”

Dr. Zomboss erroneously believes that all humans hold a secret desire to run away and join the circus, so he aims to use his newly created “Big Z’s Adequately Amazing Flytrap Circus” to lure Neighborville’s citizens to their doom! Once plant-friendly neighborhood defenders Nate and Patrice infiltrate his show, though, Ringmaster Zomboss and his hapless zombies are in for a garden-ful of trouble!

 

Psycho Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami Volume 4 TP

Midori Gotou (W) and Natsuo Sai (A/Cover)

On sale Feb 28
FC, 186 pages
$11.99
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/4″

The manga prequel to the acclaimed anime series! How did rice, once sacred to Japan, become its forbidden food? Division 3 descends into the deepest levels of the Special Sector in search of a lost field under a hidden sun . . . and the woman at the heart of their case, Kirika Nouzen.

• The prequel to the hit anime series Psycho-Pass!

 

Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon #2 (of 5)

Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Dave Stewart (C), Mike Huddleston (Cover), and Greg Manchess (Variant cover)

On sale Dec 6
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

A séance reveals that Bruttenholm’s mission may be more than he bargained for when the stakes become more dangerous but the enemy only more mysterious.

 

Rebels: These Free and Independent States TP

Brian Wood (W), Andrea Mutti (A), Luca Casalanguida (A), Joan Urgell (A), Lauren Affe (C), Matthew Taylor (Cover), and others

On sale Feb 21
FC, 200 pages
$24.99
TP, 7” x 10”

The War of 1812 and America’s first navy come to life in the second volume of Rebels, from DMZ writer Brian Wood.

In 1775, Seth Abbott fought to win his fellow Americans their independence. In 1794, his son, John Abbott, comes of age as their new nation faces multiple new threats: high seas terrorism, fresh aggression from Britain, and intense political division at home. When Congress authorizes building America’s first navy—the famous “six frigates” that include the USS Constitution—John Abbott signs up.
Collects issues #1-#8.

 

Robotic Existentialism: The Art of Eric Joyner HC

Eric Joyner (W/A/Cover)

On sale Feb 7
FC, 184 pages
$29.99
HC, 8 1/2″ x 11”

In this follow-up to the 2008 Robots and Donuts, San Francisco-based artist Eric Joyner showcases his newest and most impressive pieces. By juxtaposing familiar items with everyday foods, he creates whimsical masterpieces that both comfort and inspire. Robotic Existentialism: The Art of Eric Joyner is a beautiful volume that entices the reader to stop, ponder the meaning of life, and perhaps savor a donut or two.

• Features dozens of new pieces, all of which juxtapose vintage toys and sweet confections.

Gerard Way, Becky Cloonan, and more!

 

The Secret Loves of Geeks TP

Margaret Atwood (W), Patrick Rothfuss (W), Gerard Way (W), Dana Simpson (W), Gabby Rivera (W/A), Hope Larson (W), Cecil Castellucci (W), Marley Zarcone (W/A), Valentine del Landro (A), Becky Cloonan (Cover), and more

On sale Feb 14
FC, 184 pages
$14.99
TP, 6” x 9”

The follow-up to the smash-hit The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, this brand new anthology features comic and prose stories from cartoonists and professional geeks about their most intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring tales of love, sex, and dating. This volume includes creators of diverse genders, orientations, and cultural backgrounds.

Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale), Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy), Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn), Gabby Rivera (America), Hope Larson, (Batgirl), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), Valentine De Landro (Bitch Planet), Marley Zarcone (Shade), Sfé
R. Monster (Beyond: A queer comics anthology), Amy Chu (Wonder Woman), cover art by Becky Cloonan (Demo), and more!

Eisner winner Jeff Lemire!

 

Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil #3 (of 4)

Jeff Lemire (W), David Rubín (A/Cover), and Duncan Fegredo (Variant cover)

On sale Dec 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

After discovering that Sherlock Frankenstein held a secret super-villain meeting right before Black Hammer disappeared, the trail of clues leads Lucy Weber to one of her father’s greatest archenemies—the Metal Minotaur.

• Variant cover by Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy)!

 

Tomb Raider: Survivor’s Crusade #2 (of 4)

Jackson Lanzing (W), Collin Kelly (W), Ashley A. Woods (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Hannah Fisher (Cover)

On sale Dec 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Jonah Maiava has one question for Lara Croft: where the hell have you been? She ran off to Thailand alone, leaving her most loyal ally in the dark . . . And he’s worried about her. As she focuses on tracking down Trinity and discovering the truth about her father’s death, Lara has been isolating herself. If everyone she loves gets hurt, is it even worth having friends?

• A new creative team puts a new twist on Lara Croft’s adventures!

 

 

Tomb Raider Archives Volume 4 HC

Fiona Avery (W), Dan Jurgens (W), James Bonny (W), Brian Ching (A), Michael Lopez (A), Eric Basaldura (A), Drew Johnson (A), Jay Leisten (A), Gerardo Sandoval (A), Joe Jusko (A/Cover), and more

On sale Feb 14
FC, 496 pages
$39.99
HC, 8” x 12”

This volume collects issues #0 and #1/2 of the 1999 Top Cow Tomb Raider series, issues #1–#12 of the 2001 Tomb Raider: Journeys series, and five one-shot stories: Origins, Epiphany, Takeover, Arabian Nights, and The Greatest Treasure of All. Inside this oversized hardcover, find the art of superstars Adam Hughes, Billy Tan, Tony Daniel, Andy Park, Keu Cha, David Finch, Joe Jusko, Scott Benefiel, Brian Ching, and more!

 

Tomb Raider Library Edition Volume 1 HC

Gail Simone (W), Rhianna Pratchett (W), Nicolás Daniel Selma (P), Derlis Santacruz (P), Andrea Mutti (P), Juan Gedeon (I), Andy Owens (I), Pierluigi Baldassini (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Dan Scott (Cover)

On sale Feb 28
FC, 496 pages
$49.99
HC, 8” x 12”

Lara Croft is trying to piece her ordinary life back together after her ordeal in the Lost Kingdom of Yamatai. The other survivors of the Endurance are experiencing horrific visions as they try to put what happened behind them. Follow Lara’s story after the 2013 Tomb Raider game as she embarks on a new globetrotting adventure, discovering a dangerous organization that’s threatening her friends. Can she figure out what’s going on in time to save a life?

This deluxe hardcover collects issues #1–#18 of the 2014 Dark Horse Tomb Raider series, and the never-before-collected prequel story Tomb Raider: the Beginning.

From Guillermo del Toro!

 

Trollhunters: The Secret History of Trollkind TP

Richard Hamilton (W), Marc Guggenheim (W), Timothy Green II (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Bill Sienkiewicz (Cover)

On sale Feb 14
FC, 72 pages
$10.99
TP, 6” x 9”

From Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation comes a graphic novel with further adventures for teenage Jim Lake, Jr., and the trolls from Netflix’s Emmy Award–winning original series, Trollhunters!

The secrets of the trolls and great troll warriors of the past are crucial tools for the new Trollhunter, and the time has come for Jim to appreciate the battles of Kanjigar the Courageous, who through his own struggles, triumphs, and failures lead the trolls after the Battle of Killahead Bridge through unknown territory, across oceans and continents, and past fearsome foes! With his friends by his side, Jim continues the fight against the Gumm-Gumms and their allies!

• Co-written by Netflix Trollhunters series writer and Executive Producer, Mark Guggenheim and How to Train Your Dragon comics writer, Richard Hamilton!

• Based on Guillermo del Toro’s Emmy Award-winning series!

 

Usagi Yojimbo #164

Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover)

On sale Dec 6
b&w, 28 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

Kidnapping! Embezzlement! Murder!

Usagi is captured by the Black Goblin Gang as an investigation into corruption at the silver mint begins. As if things couldn’t get messier, the head of the mint is also discovered—dead! With Nezumi the thief barely staying one step ahead of the law, will he be able to outlast them and their false accusations?

 

Zodiac Starforce Volume 2: Cries of the Fire Prince TP

Kevin Panetta (W), Paulina Ganucheau (A/Cover), and Sarah Stern (C)

On sale Feb 14
FC, 144 pages
$17.99
TP, 7” x 10”

After defeating a former ZS member and her mean-girl minions the girls thought they’d get a break, but a new big-bad has come out to play and demons are overrunning the town! The UK team’s secrets are causing a rift in the Zodiac alliance and divided they may fall! The series Comics Alliance calls “your favorite new magical girl team” returns with even more laughs, crushes, and monsters in their latest adventure! Collects Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince #1–#4.

Categories: Comic Book Blogs

Marvel Celebrates The Return of Jean Grey With PHOENIX VARIANTS

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:07

Featuring art by Jen Bartel, Kris Anka, RB Silva and more!

 

New York, NY—September 19, 2017—Following on the heels of the recently announced PHOENIX RESURRECTION, Marvel’s new epic featuring the return of adult Jean Grey, Marvel is excited to officially announce it will continue the celebration of Jean Grey’s reappearance in the Marvel Universe with a variant cover program. Featuring acclaimed artists such as Jen Bartel, Kris Anka, David Nakayama, RB Silva and Elizabeth Torque, Marvel welcomes Jean Grey back with the help of some of the most exciting artists in the comic industry.

 

Look for Marvel’s Phoenix variant covers on these select titles this December:

  1. ALL NEW WOLVERINE #28 by Jen Bartel
  2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #792 by Ryan Stegman
  3. ASTONISHING X-MEN #6 by Kris Anka
  4. AVENGERS 674 by Brent Shoonover
  5. BLACK PANTHER #168 by Ken Lashley
  6. CAPTAIN AMERICA #695 by Ron Lim
  7. CHAMPIONS #15 by Elizabeth Torque
  8. DAREDEVIL #596 by David Lopez
  9. DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #290 by RB Silva
  10. FALCON #3 by David Nakayama
  11. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #148 by Erica Henderson
  12. INCREDIBLE HULK #711 by Dan Mora
  13. IRON FIST #74 by TBD
  14. MIGHTY THOR #702 by Kris Anka
  15. OLD MAN LOGAN #32 by Chris Burnham
  16. SHE-HULK #160 by Ben Caldwell
  17. SPIDER-GWEN #27 by Yasmine Putri
  18. SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #3 by Francesco Mattina
  19. THANOS #14 by Rahzzah
  20. THE PUNISHER #219 by Sanford Greene
  21. VENOM #159 by Tyler Crook

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All-Star Storyteller Marguerite Sauvage Brings Holiday Cheer to FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1 – Sleighing into December!

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:02

Valiant is proud to announce FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1 – a lavishly illustrated season’s greeting featuring one of the beloved superheroes in comics today! On December 6th, bundle up as Eisner Award and Russ Manning Award-nominated artistic sensation Marguerite Sauvage (FAITH, DC Comics Bombshells) – one of the comic industry’s fastest rising stars – takes the helm to write and illustrate the fanciful tale of Faith’s very first holiday extravaganza!

As cheer fills the air, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert is about to take a trip down the rabbit hole…and into a mind-bending winter wonderland where every day is something special! But hiding behind the tinsel, all is not what it seems… White rabbit meets red-nosed reindeer as Faith squares off against a realm of make-believe and merriment for a whimsical flight of superhero fancy, featuring the electrifyingly beautiful artwork of Marguerite Sauvage!

“Marguerite’s one of the most talented artists in the industry,” Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons said. “Her work on FAITH has been incredible, and she’s come up with an amazing story that perfectly illuminates why Faith is one of the most beloved characters in the medium.”

On December 6th, ring in the season with a standalone adventure featuring one of the most unique and celebrated heroes in comics today – as featured by The Atlantic, The Guardian, MTV, The New York Times, People Magazine, and hundreds more worldwide! In the aftermath of FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE’s century-spanning conclusion this fall, celebrate the coming of a brand New Year for Los Angeles’ high-flying hero in FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1 – featuring covers by Marguerite Sauvage (Shade the Changing Girl), Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce), rising star Sibylline Meynet, and David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man)!

FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1
Written by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Art by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover B by PAULINA GANUCHEAU
Variant Cover by SIBYLLINE MEYNET
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale DECEMBER 6th


FAITH ‘S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1 – Cover A by Marguerite Sauvage


FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1 – Cover B by Paulina Ganucheau


FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1 – Variant Cover by Sybelline Meynet


FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1 – Variant Cover by David Lafuente

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IDW DEBUTS WRIGHTSON ARTIFACT EDITION AND OFFERS KIRBY ARTIST’S EDITIONS FOR PRE-ORDER BEFORE NYCC

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 23:58

Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition launches at NYCC –
Limited Convention Variant Cover Available for Pre-order Now

San Diego, CA (September 19, 2017) — The highly anticipated Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition will premiere on October 5th at the 2017 New York Comic-Con, exclusively at IDW Booth #1844. The Special Convention Variant of this essential Artifact Edition features Wrightson’s classic House of Secrets #92 cover. The issue itself contained the very first appearance of Swamp Thing!

This Artifact Edition measures 12 x 17 inches, limited to only 100 copies, will be available for $125. Pre-orders are available now for pick up at the IDW booth during New York Comic Con at: http://www.idwpublishing.com/product/bernie-wrightson-artifact-edition-nycc-variant/

IDW will be hosting signings of the book at NYCC with Louise Simonson, who modeled for this iconic image. IDW will bring a limited amount of copies beyond our pre-orders to have for sale at the convention.

Additionally, in celebration of Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday, three very limited Jack Kirby Artist’s Edition variants will be available:

1) Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Variant Artist’s Edition—Featuring Fantastic Four issues #71, 82, 83, 84, and Annual #6 (one of the greatest Kirby FF stories ever, and double-sized to boot), a variant Jack Kirby cover, and an extra bound-in plate unique to this version that is SIGNED and NUMBERED by legendary inker JOE SINNOTT. This Artist’s Edition measures 12 x 17 inches, and is $200.

2) Jack Kirby Forever People Variant Artist’s Edition—Featuring Forever People issues #1, 4, 5, 6, and 7, and a Jack Kirby self-portrait for a variant cover. This Artist’s Edition measures 12 x 17 inches, and is $150.

3) Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four World’s Greatest Variant Artist’s Edition—Featuring Fantastic Four issues #33, 45, 47, and 60, plus more than 20 Kirby FF covers, four fold-outs, and a variant Jack Kirby cover of Fantastic Four #72—arguably the greatest Silver Surfer image of them all! This Artist’s Edition measures a whopping 15 x 22 inches, and is $200.

These books are extremely limited and are ONLY available by PRE-ORDERING (at www.idwpublishing.com/shop/) for pickup at New York Comic-Con.

IMPORTANT: Pre-ordering for these 4 books is only available from now until September 24th

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IMAGE COMICS DECEMBER 2017 SOLICITATIONS

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 23:51
RUMBLE (2017) #1

STORY: JOHN ARCUDI
ART: DAVID RUBIN
COVER: DAVE STEWART, DAVID RUBIN
COVER B: DAVE STEWART, MIKE MIGNOLA

DECEMBER 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“SOUL WITHOUT PITY,” Part One Rathraq is back! But who is he, exactly? Once an ancient warrior god, he was resurrected as a sword-wielding scarecrow. And now, Rathraq has transformed yet again—or has he? JOHN ARCUDI and new artist, superstar DAVID RUBÍN, give you the new face of Rathraq and a new direction for the series when the critically acclaimed RUMBLE returns!

WITCHBLADE (2017) #1

STORY: CAITLIN KITTREDGE
ART / COVER: BRYAN VALENZA, ROBERTA INGRANATA

DECEMBER 06 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“LIFE AFTER,” Part One

Gunned down and left for dead on a New York rooftop, Alex Underwood’s life should have ended there—but instead, at the moment of death, she became host to the Witchblade, a mystical artifact that grants the woman wielding it extraordinary powers. But the power comes with a heavy cost, and Alex finds herself thrust into the center of an unseen battle raging on the snowy streets of NYC. Demons are real and walking among humans, and every one of them is intent on taking out the Witchblade’s newest host before she becomes too strong to kill. But the artifact chose Alex for a reason, and she’s not going down without a fight.

BONEHEAD #1

STORY: BRYAN HILL
ART / COVER: RHOALD MARCELLIUS

DECEMBER 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

“THE MASK IS WHO YOU ARE”

In a near future, a sprawling megalopolis sees the rise of “Boneheads” parkour-gangs that use neuro-linked helmets to augment their abilities and live for the thrill of physical risk. As a gang war threatens to tear the city apart, a mysterious Bonehead rises, a man with no past that might be the key to saving the city’s future. From writer BRYAN HILL (POSTAL) and artist RHOALD MARCELLIUS ( Marvel’s Contest of Champions ) comes a story about technological and human revolution.

CURSE WORDS HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1

STORY: CHARLES SOULE
ART / VARIANT COVER: MIKE NORTON
COVER: RYAN BROWNE

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Tis the season…but not just on Earth! The Hole World has holidays too, and in this special CURSE WORDS event, you’ll see how Wizord, Margaret, and their pals celebrate the season. With looks into the cast’s pasts and visits from dearly departed wizard-y friends (hey there, Cornwall…), this one’s not to be missed.

ELEPHANTMEN #80

STORY: RICHARD STARKINGS
ART: AXEL MEDELLIN
COVER: BOO COOK

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

SERIES FINALE

“LAST RITES”

A Death in the Family. The last issue.

PARADISO #1

STORY: RAM V
ART / COVER: DEARBHLA KELLY, DEV PRAMANIK
VARIANT COVER: CHRISTIAN WARD

DECEMBER 06 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The Midnight Event forever changed the world. Now, centuries later, Jack Kryznan arrives on the outskirts of Paradiso City, haunted by fragments of childhood memories and in possession of a mysterious device—one with the power to change the destiny of this living breathing metropolis, the people who dwell within, and the guardians who strive for and against it.

SLEEPLESS #1

STORY: SARAH VAUGHN
ART / COVER: ALISSA SALLAH, LEILA DEL DUCA
VARIANT COVER: JEN BARTEL

DECEMBER 06 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99

Lady “Poppy” Pyppenia is guarded by the Sleepless Knight Cyrenic, but danger is around every corner once the new king is coronated. Writer SARAH VAUGHN (ALEX + ADA, ETERNAL EMPIRE) and artist LEILA DEL DUCA (SHUTTER, AFAR) team up with editor / colorist ALISSA SALLAH and letterer DERON BENNETT for this new fantasy romance.

SPAWN: A HOLIDAY KRAMPUS TALE #1 (ONE-SHOT)

STORY: BEN TIMMRECK, JORDAN BUTLER, TODD MCFARLANE
ART / COVER / VARIANT COVER: JORDAN BUTLER, TODD MCFARLANE

DECEMBER 06 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99

Celebrate the holiday season…SPAWN STYLE with a SPAWN tale that you’ve NEVER heard before. Visit the old world and witness the entanglements of Spawn and holiday demon Krampus.

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE CHRISTMAS ANNUAL #1

STORY: KIERON GILLEN
ART: CARLA SPEED MCNEIL, CHYNNA CLUGSTON FLORES, EMMA VIECELI, KRIS ANKA, MATT WILSON, RACHAEL STOTT
COVER: JAMIE MCKELVIE, MATT WILSON
VARIANT COVER: KRIS ANKA

DECEMBER 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

JAMIE said “It’s a shame we never saw any of the gods’ early funtimes,” and KIERON said “Yeah,” and then they looked at each other, and then called all their talented friends to do a Christmas album of (mostly) fan service! Inanna and Baal getting it on! Lucifer and Sakhmet getting it on! Dionysus giving Baphomet a lift in a crappy car! And more! This one has it all.

BITCH PLANET: TRIPLE FEATURE, VOL. 1 TP

STORY: ALISSA SALLAH, ANDREW AYDIN, BASSEY NYAMBI, CHE GRAYSON, CHERYL LYNN EATON, CONLEY LYONS, DANIELLE HENDERSON, DYLAN MECONIS, EYANG NYAMBI, JON TSUEI, JORDAN CLARK, KIT COX, MARC DESCHAMPS, MATT FRACTION, NYAMBI NYAMBI, SARA WOOLLEY, VITA AYALA
ART: ALEC VALERIUS, CHRIS VISIONS, CRAIG YEUNG, DYLAN MECONIS, ELSA CHARRETIER, JOANNA ESTEP, MARIA FRÖHLICH, MINDY LEE, NAOMI FRANQUIZ, RO STEIN, ROSSI GIFFORD, SARA WOOLLEY, SASKIA GUTEKUNST, SHARON LEE DE LA CRUZ, TED BRANDT, VANESA R. DEL REY
COVER: VALENTINE DE LANDRO

DECEMBER 13 / 144 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

DeCONNICK & DE LANDRO PRESENT: THE TRIPLE FEATURE!

Ripped directly from the world of BITCH PLANET, a crack team of creators spin 15 teeth-clenching tales of rage, revolution, and ridicule. Patriarchy beware…this sci-fi kidney punch can’t be stopped…! 100% Grade-A satire. Accept no substitutes. Collects BITCH PLANET: TRIPLE FEATURE #1-5

THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA TP

STORY / ART / COVER: HOWARD CHAYKIN

JANUARY 10 / 160 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

An America sundered.

An America enraged.

An America terrified.

An America shattered by greed and racism, violence and fear, nihilism and tragedy…

…and that’s when everything really goes to hell.

Collects THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #1-6

ELSEWHERE, VOL. 1 TP

STORY: JAY FAERBER
ART / COVER: RON RILEY, SUMEYYE KESGIN

JANUARY 03 / 112 PAGES / FC / T / $9.99

COPPERHEAD writer JAY FAERBER teams with rising star SUMEYYE KESGIN to unveil ELSEWHERE: the fantastic story of what really happened to Amelia Earhart. Mysteriously transported to a strange new world filled with flying beasts and alien civilizations, Amelia desperately struggles to return home. Along the way, she forges alliances and makes enemies as she goes from aviator to freedom fighter in a rebellion against a merciless warlord! Collects ELSEWHERE #1-4

GENERATION GONE, VOL. 1 TP

STORY: ALES KOT, ANDRÉ LIMA ARAÚJO
ART / COVER: ANDRÉ LIMA ARAÚJO, CHRIS O’HALLORAN

JANUARY 03 / 176 PAGES / FC / M / $17.99

America, 2020. Three young hackers with nothing to lose. A secretive scientist with a plan. One final job. What happens when you’re young, poor, angry, and get superpowers you never asked for? Multiple trips to the sun, weird black goo, a breakup fight inside a nuclear factory, love, hate, anger, loss—and a struggle for survival. The first chapter of the sci-fi action epic by ALEŠ KOT & ANDRÉ LIMA ARAÚJO.

Collects GENERATION GONE #1-5

GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS TP

STORY / ART / COVER: JIM MAHFOOD

DECEMBER 20 / 176 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

The GRRL SCOUTS (Gwen, Daphne, and Rita) are back in action and involved in their most bizarre adventure yet! Their mission is to figure out the mystery of the Magic Socks, a powerful new weapon that everyone is trying to get their greedy little hands on. Problem is, Daphne’s crazy cousin, Josie, is also after the Socks, and she won’t stop at anything until she is able to harness its deadly power! Action-packed, psychedelic, hilarious, destructive insanity ensues….

GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS collects the entire pulse-pounding six-issue comic book series from superstar artist JIM MAHFOOD. The book is packed with extra goodies, including a sketchbook section, unreleased art, behind-the-scenes comics, and bonus art from some of today’s top creators, including SKOTTIE YOUNG, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, LAUREN YS, ERIC CANETE, ELIZA IVANOVA, and MIKE HUDDLESTON.

Collects GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS #1-6

KILL THE MINOTAUR TP

STORY: CHRIS PASETTO, CHRISTIAN CANTAMESSA
ART / COVER: JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU, LUKAS KETNER

JANUARY 31 / 184 PAGES / FC / M / $19.99

Athens lost the war to Crete. Now, they pay tribute to King Minos by sacrificing their best citizens to his unearthly labyrinth. Conspirators believe Theseus can be the hero they need, who can end the mad king’s bloody reign…but no one on this world has ever encountered anything like the savage minotaur.

CHRIS PASETTO, CHRISTIAN CANTAMESSA (Red Dead Redemption) and LUKAS KETNER (WITCH DOCTOR) reinvent the most fearsome beast in all of mythology with this horrific tale of heroism. Collects KILL THE MINOTAUR #1-6

MOONSTRUCK, VOL. 1 TP

STORY: GRACE ELLIS
ART: KATE LETH, SHAE BEAGLE
COLORS: CAITLIN QUIRK
LETTERING: CLAYTON COWLES
COVER: SHAE BEAGLE

JANUARY 17 / 120 PAGES / FC / E / $9.99

Werewolf barista Julie and her new girlfriend go on a date to a close-up magic show, but all heck breaks loose when the magician casts a horrible spell on their friend Chet. Now it’s up to the team of mythical pals to stop the illicit illusionist before it’s too late. The first chapter of the brand-new, all-ages, magical, coffee-laden adventure from Lumberjanes creator GRACE ELLIS and talented newcomer SHAE BEAGLE.

Collects MOONSTRUCK #1-5

ANGELIC #4

STORY / COVER D: SIMON SPURRIER
ART / COVER: CASPAR WIJNGAARD

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99

“HEIRS AND GRACES,” Part Four

Secrets in the underworld, war in the heavens…and one brave little Nobedient stuck in the middle.

THE BEAUTY #18

STORY: JASON A. HURLEY, JEREMY HAUN
ART: THOMAS NACHLIK
COVER: JEREMY HAUN, NICK FILARDI
VARIANT COVER: ANDY MACDONALD, JOHN RAUCH

DECEMBER 06 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Corporate greed, classic conspiracy, and podcasting collide in the new issue of THE BEAUTY.

BIRTHRIGHT #29

STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
ART / COVER: ADRIANO LUCAS, ANDREI BRESSAN

DECEMBER 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

There is a temple buried within a mountain that has never been written about or even dreamed of. Nothing can prepare the Rhodes family for the magic within…but desperate measures must be taken to shift the balance of power against Lore.

BLACK CLOUD #6

STORY: IVAN BRANDON, JASON LATOUR
ART: MATT WILSON, PAUL REINWAND
COVER: GREG HINKLE

DECEMBER 06 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Frank is stuck in the middle as Zelda’s world deals with the aftermath of the disaster she caused…a world that finally has to address how profoundly dangerous Zelda is.

BLACK SCIENCE #34

STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER: MATTEO SCALERA, MORENO DINISIO
COVER B: MARCIO TAKARA

DECEMBER 06 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“EXTINCTION IS THE RULE,” Part Four

A love so strong that not even the end of all things can destroy it. A shattered family united in the face of infinite futility. A victory in one dimension, a loss in another. The chain is broken here and will never be fixed.

COPPERHEAD #17

STORY: JAY FAERBER
ART: DREW MOSS, RON RILEY
COVER: RON RILEY, SCOTT GODLEWSKI

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Clara’s darkest secret is revealed as Zeke comes face to face with his father.

COYOTES #2

STORY: SEAN LEWIS
ART / COVER: CAITLIN YARSKY

DECEMBER 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The Coyotes aren’t done with our girl Red, and neither is Officer Coffey! When Coffey tracks the teen assassin to her underground hideout with the other Lady Victorias, he comes face to face with these women’s real enemy: Coyotes. Like Southwestern werewolves, these beasts pile into the women’s sanctuary looking for retribution. In the end, Coffey and Red are left with more questions and a realization that they might need each other.

DARK FANG #2

STORY: MILES GUNTER
ART / COVER: KELSEY SHANNON

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“EARTH CALLING,” Part Two

Why is Valla’s fang turning black? She ventures back to her old stomping grounds in search of answers. What she finds will drive her towards a destiny she never could have imagined. Also: what does all this have to do with a swimming pool full of grape Jell-O?

THE DYING AND THE DEAD #9

STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN
ART / COVER: RYAN BODENHEIM

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

“ONE LAST FIGHT”

From the City to the City, the Colonel attempts to rescue Clair.

EXTREMITY #9

STORY: DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
ART / COVER: DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON, MIKE SPICER

DECEMBER 06 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

As Thea and Rollo risk life and limb to revive a fallen friend, Annora proves that the beasts below aren’t the only monsters prowling the Ancient Dark.

EVOLUTION #2

STORY: CHRISTOPHER SEBELA, JAMES ASMUS, JOSEPH KEATINGE, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
ART / COVER: JOE INFURNARI, JORDAN BOYD

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Something is happening to humanity across the world. What ties together a college dropout in Santa Monica, a rogue doctor in Philadelphia, and a nun in the Vatican? The answer already lies dormant within you.

THE FAMILY TRADE #3

STORY: JUSTIN JORDAN, NIKKI RYAN
ART / COVER: MORGAN BEEM

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99

“THE FAMILY,” Part Three

Betrayed, Jessa Wynn has lost the proof that the Family has a traitor in its midst, AND now she’s on the run from pretty much everyone on the Float. But Jessa has a plan that will either save them all or make things much, much worse….

THE FIX #12

STORY: NICK SPENCER
ART / COVER: STEVE LIEBER
COLORS: RYAN HILL

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Roy has a plan.

GASOLINA #4

STORY: SEAN MACKIEWICZ
ART / COVER: MAT LOPES, NIKO WALTER

DECEMBER 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“LISTO”

There’s a war going on outside that no one is safe from. Families are being taken by Los Queridos while monsters emerge from the soil. Amalia and Randy have lived on the run for too long. Now, they stand and fight…no matter the sacrifice.

GENIUS: CARTEL #5 (OF 5)

STORY: ADAM FREEMAN, MARC BERNARDIN
ART / COVER: ROSI KAMPE

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

MINISERIES FINALE

Having delivered cartel sex slaves to the extraction point, Destiny has now completed the renegade mission left to her by a dead classmate. But her work is far from done. No one—not the Madrasa Institute or her old “friend” Det. Reginald Grey—knows why she refuses to come in or what she has set her sights on next. Did they truly expect to unleash a finely tuned instrument of war on the world and have her play by their rules?

GLITTERBOMB: THE FAME GAME #4 (OF 4)

STORY: JIM ZUB
ART: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN, K. MICHAEL RUSSELL
COVER: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN
VARIANT COVER: MIGUEL MERCADO

DECEMBER 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Fame beckons, and the cost must be paid. Kaydon Klay’s life will never be the same.

GOD COMPLEX #3

STORY: BRYAN LIE, PAUL JENKINS
ART: HENDRY PRASETYA
COVER: SAMI BASRI

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Confronted on one side by revolutionaries and coerced into service by the Rulers on the other—Seneca walks the digital city of Delphi in search of clues. But when the leads dry up, he is forced into visiting the one place he had sworn he would never return to: the Church of the Trinity, the very place he is investigating. There is no one to trust. There is nowhere to escape. There is nothing for him but the upheaval of all he has ever known.

THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION #2

STORY / COVER: WES CRAIG
ART: NIKO GUARDIA, TOBY CYPRESS, WES CRAIG

DECEMBER 06 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Cole and the boys have to go ask the witch Morphea to help them find the mysterious cult behind the coming apocalypse. One problem: witches and gravediggers do NOT get along. And we’re introduced to Morgan: prophet of the apocalyptic Black Temple cult, and Cole’s estranged daughter!

HACK/SLASH RESURRECTION #3

STORY: TINI HOWARD
ART: CELOR, K. MICHAEL RUSSELL
COVER: TIM SEELEY
VARIANT COVER: ROSSI GIFFORD

DECEMBER 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

With the return of an old friend, Cassie barely has time to figure out who is sending proto-slasher prisoners after her campers or to get busy with a hot camp counselor. Barely.

HAPPY! DELUXE EDITION TP

STORY: GRANT MORRISON
ART: DARICK ROBERTSON
COVER: CHRIS MELONI

DECEMBER 06 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Meet Nick Sax: a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hitman, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema, and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas by a tiny blue horse called Happy…. This deluxe edition of HAPPY! includes 10 extra pages of story by creators GRANT MORRISON and DARICK ROBERTSON. Collects HAPPY! #1-4

THE HARD PLACE #5 (OF 5)

STORY: DOUG WAGNER
ART / VARIANT COVER: CHARLIE KIRCHOFF, NIC RUMMEL
COVER / COVER C: BRIAN STELFREEZE

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

MINISERIES FINALE

Five years ago, it was all about pride and glory for AJ. Tonight, it’s all about survival. Don’t miss the final chapter of THE HARD PLACE!

HEAD LOPPER #8

STORY: ANDREW MACLEAN
ART / COVER: ANDREW MACLEAN, JORDIE BELLAIRE
VARIANT COVER: ALEXIS ZIRITT, SKINNER

DECEMBER 20 / 48 PAGES / FC / T+ / $5.99

At long last, our beaten and battered fellowship draws steel against Ulrich the Twice Damned and his deadly Berserkr. IT’S A BATTLE ROYALE! Few enough will enter the arena. Only one shall emerge as MASTER OF THE CRIMSON TOWER. From the murky depths below, our heroes become GLADIATORS!

HORIZON #17

STORY: BRANDON THOMAS
ART: JUAN GEDEON, MIKE SPICER
COVER: JASON HOWARD

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Lincoln is here to teach the Valians an important lesson: you never know as much as you think you do—a lesson Zhia Malen must learn at a cost.

IMAGE+ #4

NOVEMBER 29 / 80 PAGES / FC / E / $1.99

Volume two of the Diamond Gem Award-winning comics magazine IMAGE+ continues with all the hard-hitting content you love. This issue features another 80 pages of interviews, previews, and in-depth features, plus exclusive comics content.

Things get really scary in the fourth chapter of SCOTT SNYDER & JOCK’s horror series WYTCHES: BAD EGG, we learn even more about ED PISKOR’s youth in his “IMAGE OF YOUTH” strip, and if you thought last month’s ATOMAHAWK was a concentrated blast of everything that makes comics great, DONNY CATES, IAN BEDERMAN & TAYLOR ESPOSITO have such sights to show you.

IMAGE+ remains your number-one source for news and information about Image Comics, and now’s the perfect time to get in on the ground floor. IMAGE+ is once again available for the low, low price of FREE for anyone already purchasing a copy of Diamond’s Previews.

INVINCIBLE #143

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART / COVER: NATHAN FAIRBAIRN, RYAN OTTLEY

DECEMBER 20 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“THE END OF ALL THINGS,” Part 11

This is the one where Mark Grayson learns he has a son he didn’t know about. But the good news is…that son is AWESOME! Holy crap! One more issue after this until the end. We’re as sad as you are.

KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND #4 (OF 6)

STORY: ROB WILLIAMS
ART: SIMON FRASER
COVER / VARIANT COVER: CULLY HAMNER

DECEMBER 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The world’s computers have been wiped out. Civilians are rioting in the streets, desperate for food and turning on their neighbors. Meanwhile, somewhere in China, superspy Eggsy’s fighting to stop the Red Diamond from crushing the global economy, and he’s trying to seduce the beautiful agent Kwaito in the process. His cocky British charm can only get him so far, though, and it doesn’t help with his sexual prowess. Issue number four of this action-packed miniseries contains chaos, sex, violence, and crisps.

LAZARUS: X+66 #6 (OF 6)

STORY: ERIC TRAUTMANN, GREG RUCKA
ART: TRISTAN JONES
COVER: MICHAEL LARK

DECEMBER 27 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

MINISERIES FINALE

“ONCE UPON A TIME…”

He is named “the Zmey,” called “the Dragon” and “the Beast.” He wears the bodies of his enemies into battle and has committed atrocities beyond description. Of all the Families, it is the Vassalovka Lazarus who has proven himself Forever Carlyle’s greatest foe. This is the story of the Dragon. Art by TRISTAN “T-Rex” JONES (Aliens: Defiance, Halo: Rise of Atriox, Mad Max: Fury Road), story by RUCKA & TRAUTMANN.

MAESTROS #3

STORY: STEVE SKROCE
ART / COVER: DAVE STEWART, STEVE SKROCE

DECEMBER 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The most powerful spell in creation has been stolen. “The Book of Remaking” allows its user to recreate reality in their image, and the new Maestro is the only one who can open it. Now the thieves are coming for him. Willy’s reign might be a short one.

MAGE, BOOK TWO: THE HERO DEFINED, VOL. 3

STORY / COVER: MATT WAGNER
ART: MATT WAGNER, SAM KEITH

DECEMBER 20 / 216 PAGES / FC / T+ / $19.99

The third of six volumes collecting MATT WAGNER’s epic fantasy trilogy. THE HERO DEFINED was the series that first saw WAGNER join the ranks of Image Comics creators and continues the saga of the reborn Pendragon, Kevin Matchstick. Several years after the events of THE HERO DISCOVERED, Kevin finds himself partnered with a posse of comrades who also embody the powers and personas of ancient heroes. Together they confront and battle a litany of supernatural challenges, all seemingly orchestrated by an unseen malevolence from Kevin’s past.

MATT WAGNER’s classic epic of comics fantasy has been beloved by both old fans and new readers for decades. MAGE was at the vanguard of the independent comics scene and continues to be an inspiration for many contemporary creators. With the release of the final part of the MAGE trilogy, THE HERO DENIED, this series will be an essential part of any comics library. MAGE: THE HERO DENIED resumes next month with issue number five.

MOTOR CRUSH #9

STORY: BABS TARR, BRENDEN FLETCHER, CAMERON STEWART
ART: BABS TARR, JAKE WYATT
COVER: BABS TARR
VARIANT COVER: CAMERON STEWART

DECEMBER 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

As tension between Domino and Lola comes to a head, Decimus Wexler returns with a threat to expose Dom’s biggest secret to the world.

NO. 1 WITH A BULLET #2

STORY: JACOB SEMAHN
ART / COVER: JORGE CORONA

DECEMBER 06 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

From computer to car. From state to street. The No. 1 Fan draws near. Meanwhile, Nash learns what the other side of 140 characters feels like as she picks up the pieces to a life post-privacy.

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #32

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART / COVER: ELIZABETH BREITWEISER, PAUL AZACETA

DECEMBER 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“INVASION,” Part One The town of Rome, West Virginia has always been a hotbed of demonic activity…but with Kyle Barnes gathering allies to oppose them, the forces of darkness must also rally their forces for the coming WAR!

PAPER GIRLS #18

STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART: CLIFF CHIANG, MATT WILSON
COVER: CLIFF CHIANG

DECEMBER 06 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

The future invades.

PORT OF EARTH #2

STORY: ZACK KAPLAN
ART / COVER: ANDREA MUTTI

DECEMBER 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

Aliens have come to Earth with a business deal: a spaceport on our planet. Now Earth’s Security Agents are hunting down a dangerous rogue alien who’s broken loose on the California coast, but one agent’s personal feelings about Earth’s deal with the aliens may push him to defy protocols and threaten the mission.

POSTAL, VOL. 6 TP

STORY: BRYAN HILL
ART / COVER: ISAAC GOODHART

DECEMBER 27 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99

Isaac Shiffron has found his tool of revenge against Laura and the town that betrayed him: The FBI. Agent Bremble is Isaac’s willing tool, seeking to punish both Eden and the corrupt FBI agents that protect it. In order to protect their town, Laura, Mark, Maggie, and Molly have to work together…because Bremble’s strike team is headed their way, and the end of Eden is coming with it.

Collects POSTAL #21-24

THE REALM #4

STORY: SETH M. PECK
ART: JEREMY HAUN
COVER: JEREMY HAUN, NICK FILARDI
VARIANT COVER: MIKE HUDDLESTON

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

The weary adventurers may have found a safe haven hidden away in the savage wastelands of Kansas. Unfortunately, it looks like someone else has found it too….

REDLANDS #5

STORY / ART: JORDIE BELLAIRE, VANESA DEL REY
COVER: VANESA DEL REY

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

A new woman has entered the Redlands coven, but the catch is she’s dead. While Casper goes on an adventure to find the stranger’s killer, the witches of Redlands are left alone with their own problems: the dead never stay buried.

REDNECK #8

STORY: DONNY CATES
ART: DEE CUNNIFFE, LISANDRO ESTHERREN
COVER: NICK PITARRA

DECEMBER 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

You never see the thing that gets you in the end. At least, that’s how the saying goes, but with the Bowmans taking on new blood, is the thing that’s going to end up killing them right in front of their very faces? And what does a weird albino boy out in the woods have to do with all this?

RETCON #4 (OF 4)

STORY: MATT NIXON
ART / COVER: TOBY CYPRESS

DECEMBER 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

MINISERIES FINALE

“HERE WE GO AGAIN. AGAIN.”

This is where the beginning ends. In the conclusion to this miniseries, the real enemy is revealed, and the unstoppable force meets the immovable object. We’re going to lose, but what does that mean?

RINGSIDE #15

STORY: JOE KEATINGE
ART: NICK BARBER, SIMON GOUGH
COVER: IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA

DECEMBER 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

SERIES FINALE

“SHOOT,” Conclusion

The critically acclaimed ensemble drama comes to its inevitable, tragic end. Nobody wins. Everything goes wrong. Find out just how on point Comic Bastards was when they referred to the series as “like a Steinbeck novel, with frog splashes.”

ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #6

STORY / ART / COVER: KYLE STARKS

DECEMBER 06 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

CHAPTER 6: “WHERE THE RAIN DON’T FALL”

Jackson, the World’s Toughest Hobo, is on the back stretch of his long haul to find the mythical Rock Candy Mountain, and while he thought mayhaps he was home free, he’s now stuck on a train with a legion of G-Men, led by the vivacious and indomitable Babs Bardoux, who’s looking to put our hero in leg chains and toss him in the jug before he can ever achieve his destiny.

I hope you like train fights, dear readers, because we’re about to ride the blinds into Epic Hobo Action!

Also, Pomona runs into an old friend. Okay, not a friend. It’s the Literal Devil.

ROCKSTARS #10

STORY: JOE HARRIS
ART / COVER: MEGAN HUTCHISON

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“CHILDREN OF THE BEAST,” Part Five

She’s led him to Hell and back, shown him truths about his father’s legacy, and ripped the face off the great demonic Game for Jackie to finally see. Now, Dani Dangerous closes the set with a dark metal climax to wake the Devil himself.

ROYAL CITY #8

STORY / ART / COVER: JEFF LEMIRE
VARIANT COVER: NATE POWELL

DECEMBER 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“SONIC YOUTH,” Part Three

The second arc of bestselling JEFF LEMIRE’s critically acclaimed new series takes a major shift as the story jumps back to the year 1993 and we follow the last week in the life of Tommy Pike! Meet the Pike siblings when they were all just teenagers in the ’90s and the tragedy that will come to haunt their family is still in the future.

Each issue in this arc will feature a special variant cover paying homage to some of the best indie rock albums of the 1990s, featuring stellar artwork by JEFFREY BROWN (Jedi Academy), EMI LENOX (PLUTONA), NATE POWELL (March), RAY FAWKES (UNDERWINTER) and DUSTIN NGUYEN (DESCENDER).

SAGA, VOL. 8 TP

STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART / COVER: FIONA STAPLES

DECEMBER 27 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

After the traumatic events of the War for Phang, Hazel, her parents, and their surviving companions embark on a life-changing adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe.

Collects SAGA #43-48

SAVAGE DRAGON #230

STORY / ART / COVER: ERIK LARSEN

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“CHRISTMAS STALKING” American Nazis track Malcolm Dragon and his family to the Great White North.

SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #4

STORY: SEBASTIAN GIRNER
ART / COVER: GALAAD

DECEMBER 06 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $3.99

Dorma shines a light on what really motivates her journey into this darkness, and our adventurers decide to press on, down a forgotten river, to an ocean black as midnight.

SLOTS #3

STORY / ART / COVER: DAN PANOSIAN

DECEMBER 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

What’s more dangerous than a psychic at a poker table? An angry casino realizing the house doesn’t always win.

SPAWN #281

STORY: DARRAGH SAVAGE, JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER
ART / COVER / VARIANT COVER: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99

A NEW HERO PREMIERES!

Look for this exciting new character as she makes her heroic debut. Only ONE ISSUE left until the thrilling conclusion of “DARK HORROR!”

SPREAD #24

STORY: JUSTIN JORDAN
ART: FELIPE SOBREIRO, JOHN BIVENS
COVER: FELIPE SOBREIRO, KYLE STRAHM

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“DAMOCLES,” Part Three

Jack versus everybody. EVERYBODY.

STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES #31

STORY / ART / COVER: DAVID LAPHAM

DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99

Bumbling, bullets, and bottles bring old enemies back together…and together again.

THROWAWAYS #10

STORY: CAITLIN KITTREDGE
ART / COVER: STEVEN SANDERS

DECEMBER 06 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

NEW STORY ARC As ULTRA’s election machinations enter their final phase, Dean and Abby couldn’t be further from stopping them—Dean is in a psych ward, Abby is on the run, and Kimiko can’t help either of them. But after months of Ostrander and ULTRA being one step ahead, Dean finally gets an ace up his sleeve against Ostrander’s brainwashed Alpha subjects…but playing it will destroy Abby’s life as she knows it.

UNDERWINTER: A FIELD OF FEATHERS #3

STORY / ART / COVER: RAY FAWKES

DECEMBER 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

He stole his magic from the devil’s house, then he used it to steal his children from their mother. She’s hot on his heels and sworn to make him pay…Featuring lush, fully painted artwork by RAY FAWKES, named by Paste Magazine as one of the “Ten best comic artists of 2017.”

VOID TRIP #2 (OF 5)

STORY: RYAN O’SULLIVAN
ART / COVER: PLAID KLAUS

DECEMBER 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

With their ship’s AI now activated, our space hobos finally have the roadmap to the promised land of Euphoria. But what use is a roadmap to those who believe the point of a story is the journey, not the destination?

THE WALKING DEAD #174

STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: CHARLIE ADLARD, CLIFF RATHBURN, STEFANO GAUDIANO
COVER: CHARLIE ADLARD, DAVE STEWART

DECEMBER 06 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99

“A SOLITARY LIFE”

The sad, sorry, solitary life of Negan. Face it, true believers, he deserves this.

WARFRAME #3

STORY: MATT HAWKINS, RYAN CADY
ART / COVER: STUDIO HIVE

DECEMBER 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

The official comic continues! As the Tenno rescue mission evolves into an investigation of an ancient Orokin mystery, the twice-defeated Captain Vor prepares a desperate but deadly assault. Plus—the return of Excalibur?

YOUNGBLOOD #7

STORY: CHAD BOWERS
ART / COVER: JIM TOWE
VARIANT COVER: ROB LIEFELD

DECEMBER 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

“TEAM YOUNGBLOOD,” Part One

Mission accomplished. Now what? Following the events of “Reborn,” the team begins to reevaluate its purpose while lying low in Japan. Elsewhere, a new threat approaches in the form of a Youngblood-obsessed serial killer.

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RICH REVIEWS: Void Trip # 1

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 23:45

Title: Void Trip # 1
Publisher: Image Comics
Story by: Ryan O’Sullivan
Art/Cover by: Plaid Klaus
Lettered by: Aditya Bidikar
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.imagecomics.com
Comments: Two thieves are caught stealing fuel. Ana one of them is high on Froot. Gabe the other is a decent guy. These two have unique personalities that you think would clash and they do. A stoner and an old guy.
Ana and Gabe are wanted by someone for something. What it is and why they are wanted is a mystery.
The art on Ana shows us a stoner that does look cute and hot depending on how you look at her. Gabe and she are partners. They do get along great as old buddies.
This issue introduces the characters but keeps a sense of mystery to draw you back. It tells you just enough to peak your interest.
You might even get a craving to Froot.

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MARVEL LEGACY Unveils New Series: MAKE MINE MARVEL! Your first look at The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Ms. Marvel and Generation X

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:50

New York, NY—September 19, 2017—This fall, a new day will shine on the Marvel Universe with your favorite heroes, your favorite creators…where every story is an event!

Today, Marvel is excited to announce the following creative teams and Legacy titles:


THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #27: THE FORBIDDEN PLA-NUT PART 1
Written by RYAN NORTH
Art by ERICA HENDERSON

MS MARVEL #25: TEENAGE WASTELAND PART 1
Written by G. WILLOW WILSON
Art by NICO LEON

GENERATION X #85: OG GEN X PART 1
Written by CHRISTINA STRAIN
Art by AMILCAR PINNA


For an in-depth look at our return to original numbering, fans can consult Marvel’s renumbering chart – a handy and easy way to jump on board with our Legacy content! Featuring new adventures and dozens of exciting returns, look for more interviews and updates with artists, writers, and editors of these series.

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