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DC Celebrates 80 Years of Batman with Two Tentpole Anniversary Books

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 06:47

DC CELEBRATES 80 YEARS OF THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR SUPER HERO WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF TWO TENTPOLE BATMAN ANNIVERSARY BOOKS IN 2019

DETECTIVE COMICS: 80 YEARS OF BATMAN THE DELUXE EDITION

This Oversized Hardcover Will Feature the Best of the Best from the Dark Knight’s 80-Year Publishing History

DETECTIVE COMICS #1000

The Landmark Comic Book to Introduce New Version of the “Arkham Knight”;

Original Story by New York Times Best-Selling Writer Peter J. Tomasi and Acclaimed Artist Doug Mahnke; Bonus Stories from All-Star DC Lineup, Including Geoff Johns, Brian Michael Bendis, Paul Dini and More

Leading into Batman’s big 80th celebration next year, DC announced today the World’s Greatest Detective will be honored with two milestone book releases in March 2019. DETECTIVE COMICS: 80 YEARS OF BATMAN THE DELUXE EDITION will be a spectacular oversize hardcover book, and DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 will be a collector’s edition of the 1,000th issue of the periodical comic that launched the high-flying adventures of the world’s most popular Super Hero. Retail orders for these books will be available soon.

Since his debut in DETECTIVE COMICS #27 in March 1939, Batman has been the most popular DC Super Hero in the world, resulting in repeated waves of pop culture “Bat-mania” for many generations of fans. Whether known as the Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader or simply Batman, his appeal is global, and he has headlined comic books consistently since 1940, representing thousands of comics titles that have regularly been industry best-sellers no matter the comic book era.

“The enduring popularity of Batman over the past 80 years speaks to the character’s multi-generational appeal,” said DC Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio. “We’re proud to celebrate Batman’s cultural impact with these special releases and look forward to a year of commemorating this milestone anniversary with fans across the globe.”

DETECTIVE COMICS: 80 YEARS OF BATMAN THE DELUXE EDITION will feature an all-new cover by Jim Lee and several unpublished treasures, including a story about a traumatic early moment in Bruce Wayne’s life by Paul Levitz and acclaimed artist Denys Cowan and an extraordinary look at a work in progress—Bob Kane “ghost” Lew Sayre Schwartz’s original layouts for the Batman tale from DETECTIVE COMICS #200. In addition, the celebratory book will include essays looking at Batman from extraordinary perspectives including Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Glen David Gold, Denny O’Neil, former San Diego police chief Shelley Zimmerman and pulp historian Anthony Tollin.

The collectible hardcover book follows the best-selling ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN and again features guest editor Paul Levitz. Classic reprints of the Dark Knight’s most memorable adventures will also be highlighted, from his first appearance to peak moments and the debuts of Robin, Batwoman, Bat-Mite, Batgirl and Super-Villains such as Two-Face, the Riddler, Clayface and Man-Bat. Plus, the must-have book will include the first tales of Slam Bradley, Air Wave, the Boy Commandos and the Martian Manhunter.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 periodical commemorates the anniversary of Batman’s first appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS, the title from which the DC brand itself was born. The 96-page landmark issue will feature an original story written by New York Times best-selling author Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN AND ROBIN, DETECTIVE COMICS, BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT) with stunning artwork by Doug Mahnke (BATMAN: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS, BLACKEST NIGHT). Paying tribute to the Caped Crusader’s 80-year legacy, the book will also include a series of supporting stories by top DC talent, including Geoff Johns, Brian Michael Bendis, Paul Dini, Christopher Priest, Denny O’Neil, Neal Adams, Kelley Jones, Dustin Nguyen, Alex Maleev and more.

Marking eight decades of crime-fighting, the oversize 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS will reveal a never-before-seen iteration of the Arkham Knight, as well as original stories by some of the biggest names in comics. To further celebrate the cultural legacy of the iconic Super Hero, DC will present a special hardcover release, DETECTIVE COMICS: 80 YEARS OF BATMAN THE DELUXE EDITION, including new artwork, all-star contributors and thrilling untold stories.

These two special publishing exclusives, available in March 2019, are certain to become collector’s items as part of DC’s yearlong plans to honor 80 years of Batman storytelling.

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RICH REVIEWS: Northstars Volume Two: Yeti Wedding

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 06:34

Title: Northstars Volume Two: Yeti Wedding
Publisher: Action Lab Comics
Art, Colors & Letters: Anna Liisa Jones
Story and Flatting: Jim and Haigen Shelley
Inside Cover Art: Kata Kane
Price: $ 5.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.actionlabcomics.com
Comments: Santa and Mrs. Claus and Holly Claus their daughter are going to Yetisburg. Holly meets up with her yeti friend Princess Frostina. Frostina’s Aunt Brrronica is getting married. Holly is quite the detective as we see. Her deductive skills would impress Sherlock Holmes.
The Gryla is mentioned yet not shown at first. It does pique your interest getting you wanting to see her. To know what she looks like. When you do see her she is not what you might expect.
Holly and Frostina do get into some adventurous fun. They also attend a wedding. A yeti wedding is like any ordinary wedding just with lots of yetis there.
Holly and Frostina do know how to enjoy themselves and how to solve problems. These girls are cute and fun. You will enjoy spending time with them.

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RICH REVIEWS: Princeless: Raven The Pirate Princess: Year Two # 13

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 05:49

Title: Princeless: Raven The Pirate Princess: Year Two # 13
Publisher: Action Lab Comics
Written by: Jeremy Whitley
Pencils & Colors by: Xenia Pamfil
Inks by: Christine Hipp
Lettered by: Justin Birch
Cover by: Elsa Charretier
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.actionlabcomics.com
Comments: Sunshine is practicing with her trident. Her and Quinn are in a battle against two ninja-like opponents. Why? Raven is fighting some Dracula lookalike called Magpie. Why? How did he and Raven get together?
Raven and members of her crew are talking about things that happened in the last issue or two so if you did not read them you will not be able to totally follow what is going on.
How did Raven set up for her to become Captain of the Fleet? It is a nice direction for the comic.
The female pirates are all cementing their relationships. Some are going great and others are strained and there is stuff going on that is a mystery.
Now when it is all said and done Raven and Ximena are the perfect couple. They are both so in love with the other. No matter what is going on around them this is a stable part of their lives. Love is grand and for these pirate girls, it gives this comic a nice warm fuzzy feeling as you watch the cute couple just enjoying each others company.

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RICH REVIEWS: Rainbow Bright # 2

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 05:44

Title: Rainbow Bright # 2
Publisher: Dynamite
Writer: Jeremy Whitney
Artist: Brittney Williams
Colorist: Valentina Pinto
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Paulina Ganucheau
Variant Cover: Classic Art
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.dynamite.com
Comments: Wisp and Twink are in danger of losing their colors to a Shadow Hound. This issue just starts off into the story with no explanation as to how Wisp is where she is or how this Shadow Hound found her.
The Shadow King is out to steal all the color from different words.
Now in the land of Rainbow Bright Wisp who may or may not be Rainbow Bright along with Twink are on an adventure to save color.
The Rainbow Bright wand is a beautifully drawn item. Overall the art is done for a younger reader audience in this all-ages book. The characters are cute even the bad ones. As Wisp faces a frightened monster yes frightened not frightening. He is cuddly looking. She faces him and then grabs the wand and is transformed. The colors are brightly done and they do make her pop out at you.
This comic is written as well as drawn for a young female audience but readers of any age and gender can and should still enjoy it.
Wisp is showing that she is a fighter and just maybe a hero.

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RICH REVIEWS: RetroFan # 2 Fall 2018

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 05:40

Title: RetroFan # 2 Fall 2018
Publisher: John Morrow
Contributors: Terry Collins, Robert V. Conte, Michael Eury, Dan Johnson, Andy Mangels, Elizabeth Millsted, Ian Millsted, Scott Saavedra, Scott Shaw!, Michael Soloff, Mark Voger
Price: $ 8.95 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.RetroFan.org
Comments: “Monsters in the House: Bewitching, Munsterific Sitcoms of the Sixties” by Scott Saavedra. In the sixties there were lots of monsters on TV shows such as Bewitched, I Dream of Jeanie, The Munsters, and the Addams Family. These shows brought lots of enjoyment to many fans.
“Halloween Costumes” an interview with Ira J. Cooper by Ben Cooper. Ben Cooper and Nat Cooper ran an affordable costuming business supplying masks and costumes for Halloween.  The company made tons of Halloween costumes that provided so much fun for children. They could dress up as whoever they wanted to be.
“Haunting the Airwaves” by Dan Johnson. There have been so many horror hosts for TV. Vampira was one of them as well as Elvira. They provided so much and often times they were more entertaining to watch than the movie they hosted.
“Elvira Mistress of the Dark” by Mark Voger. Elvira just saying her name makes you think of her and her sexy black look and her obviously huge assets. She is and always will be the Hostess with the Mostest. Her personality really brings the character of Elvira to life.
“Groovie” by Andy Mangels. The Groovie Ghoolies was a cartoon show. This series was a cool funny monster cartoon. It had great voice overs and a wonderful collection of characters.
“Fun For The Entire Family” by Scott Shaw! Dinosaurs are very cool even if it is only statues of them. They roamed the world in the past and now we can only imagine what they were like. They were magnificent beasts. Scott Shaw brings across the wonder on them.
“Sindy” by Elizabeth & Ian Millsted. Sindy was the UK’s version of Barbie. She was the fad in the UK in the 60’s and 70’s.
“Moody Rings” by Michael Eury. Mood Rings were a passing fad that did not last long. People had fun with them which was the most important part.
“Super-Duper View-Master” by Robert V. Conte. The View-Master has gone through some changes in its history. Here the facts are presented in a fun entertaining manner for this toy that has stood the test of time.
“Geppi’s Entertainment Museum: The Final Tour” by Michael Solof. Steve Geppi did provide a wonderful place to enjoy pop culture in its various forms. This was a great collection before some of it was donated and it closed down.
“A Hunger for Yesterday: Collecting Metal Lunch Boxes” by Terry Collins. Collecting lunch boxes is a fun hobby and there are so many different ones.
This magazine is a wonderful collection of stories and facts that are sure to delight any true collector or hobbyist of fun fades and retro items.

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WAR OF THE REALMS IS COMING…

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 01:16

Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, & Matthew Wilson usher in Marvel’s epic event!

 

 

New York, NY—November 16, 2018—This April, the war that has exploded across the Ten Realms finally blasts into the last realm standing…ours.

 

WAR OF THE REALMS IS COMING!

 

Starting in April, the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson will usher in an event of unparalleled scale! And like the mega-event Secret Wars, no corner of the Marvel Universe will be untouched!

 

Spanning six issues over three months War of The Realms will feature ALL of Marvel’s biggest heroes, including Iron Man, Thor, The Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Captain Marvel, Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, Black Panther, Venom, and many more!

 

“I have been building towards WAR OF THE REALMS for the entire duration of my Thor run. So we’re talking six years and 80-something issues and counting,” teased Jason Aaron. “This is a war that covers the entire globe and involves the biggest heroes of the Marvel Universe, as you can see in this amazing promo piece by my MIGHTY THOR collaborators, Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson, who I’m so thrilled to be working with again on WAR OF THE REALMS.”

 

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ENTER THE AGE OF X-MAN!

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 01:14

The Age of X-Man dawns…and the X-Men cannot stop it.

 

After the apocalyptic dissolution of the X-Men comes…AGE OF X-MAN!

AGE OF X-MAN: THE MARVELOUS X-MEN #1 (of 5)

Written by LONNIE NADLER & ZAC THOMPSON

Art by MARCO FAILLA

Cover by PHIL NOTO

On Sale 2/6/19

AGE OF X-MAN: NEXTGEN #1 (of 5)

Written by ED BRISSON

Art by MARCUS TO

Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

On Sale 2/13/19

AGE OF X-MAN: THE AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #1 (of 5)

Written by SEANAN MCGUIRE

Art by JUAN FRIGERI

Cover by SHANE DAVIS, MICHELLE DELECKI & FEDERICO BLEE

On Sale 2/20/19

AGE OF X-MAN: THE X-TREMISTS #1 (of 5)

Written by LEAH WILLIAMS

Art by GEORGES JEANTY

Cover by RAHZZAH

On Sale 2/27/19

AGE OF X-MAN: PRISONER X #1 (of 5)

Written by VITA AYALA

Art by GERMAN PERALTA

Cover by PATCH ZIRCHER

On Sale 3/6/19

 

AGE OF X-MAN: APOCALYPSE AND THE X-TRACTS #1 (of 5)

Written by TIM SEELEY

Art by SALVA ESPIN

Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL

On Sale 3/13/19

 

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Your First Look at PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 01:08

Discover Another Side of The War in Both The Original & New Film Franchises  in December 2019


LOS ANGELES, CA (November 16, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1, an all-new special on sale in December. Celebrating the franchise’s historic 50th Anniversary in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, this over-sized comic is packed with new stories highlighting the beginnings of the dominant simian civilization in Planet of the Apes!

PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1 assembles acclaimed creators including writers Jeff Jensen (Green River Killer: A True Detective Story), Matt Kindt (Grass Kings, Black Badge), and Ryan Ferrier (TMNT, D4VE); artists Jared Cullum (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants), Matt Smith (Lake of Fire), and artist Lalit Kumar Sharma (Planet of the Apes: Ursus). This celebration of one of cinema’s most important franchises features a main cover by Fay Dalton (Normandy Gold) and John Keaveney (Kong on the Planet of the Apes), and a variant cover by Michael and Laura Allred (Silver Surfer).

“Taking place in both the original series and new, the stories in PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1 span from the birth of simian morality to ape’s peak as the dominant species of Earth,” said Cameron Chittock, editor, BOOM! Studios. “For fifty years, the Planet of the Apes franchise has held a mirror up to humanity, and THE SIMIAN AGE shows us what happens when a burgeoning civilization is given the choice to kill or to show mercy, and the fallout of that decision.”

PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1 is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, WWE, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.

Print copies of PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1 will be available for sale on December 12th at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

For continuing news on PLANET OF THE APES comics and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.


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BOOM! Studios Unveils A First Look at FIREFLY #2

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 01:06

The Next Chapter of Joss Whedon’s Sci-Fi Epic Arrives In Stores December 2018


LOS ANGELES, CA (November 16, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at FIREFLY #2, arriving in comic book shops on December 19th. New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Star Wars, Mech Cadet Yu) and artist Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd), along with series creator & story consultant Joss Whedon (the visionary writer/director behind Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers, and more) continue the iconic worldwide pop culture phenomenon’s return to comic books in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.

The untold story of the Unification War continues as the crew of the Serenity is stranded on an outer moon, with a price on their heads from the Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals …and that’s the good news. As the darkest secret of Mal and Zoe’s past is revealed, the crew must choose sides as an important new character makes their historic first appearance. War can make villains of even the best men, and Mal’s quest for redemption will force him to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future.

FIREFLY #2 features a main cover by Lee Garbett (Skyward), along with variant covers by Garbett, Joe Quinones (America) and Marguerite Sauvage (Archie).

“We’ve only seen hints of what Mal and Zoe did during the Unification War in the past. This the issue where we learn the secret Mal has been carrying with him all these years, the decision he made that set them on the path to being war criminals,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “As they strip away illusions about the past, The Unificators will also have a huge impact on the future of the crew – starting with the first appearance of their leader, who’ll play a key role in this series.”

Created by Whedon and set 500 years in the future in the wake of a universal civil war, FIREFLY centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn’t have a planet to call home. Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job — legal or not — to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Thrust together by necessity but staying together out of loyalty, these disparate men and women are seeking adventure and the good life, but face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as avoiding capture by the Alliance, and evading the dangers you find on the fringes of the universe.

FIREFLY #2 is available December 19, 2019 exclusively in comic shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

Available now, Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One collects previously released Serenity comics for the first time under one cover in a new value-priced format as Mal & the crew ride again in these official sequels to the critically acclaimed Firefly television series and Serenity film.

And no fan can miss the limited edition FIREFLY BIG DAMN HEROES BOX, on sale November 28th and including:

  • All 8 of the original, unsigned Firefly #1 covers
  • A BOX SET EXCLUSIVE variant from Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose)
  • Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One, with a BOX SET EXCLUSIVE variant cover from Rahzzah (Luke Cage)
  • A BOX SET EXCLUSIVE Firefly print from Dylan Todd
  • And some boxes will contain a randomly inserted Golden Ticket that’s redeemable for a print signed by Joss Whedon himself!

FIREFLY is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.

For continuing news on FIREFLY and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to  www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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Martian Lit Releases Martian Comics #12

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:35

Martian Lit is proud to release Martian Comics #12, our giant anniversary issue featuring three exciting stories of Martian interaction with Earth! The 65-page issue, also featuring a bunch of extras, is priced at $4.99.

The first story, with art by Sergio Tarquini, Sara Nietto, and R.L. Campos, continues our ongoing serial “The Girl from Mars,” exploring the secret history of the 20th century. This installment concludes the tumultuous 1968 portion of the story.

The second story, “Dinosaurs of Mars!”, explores the Martian fascination with dinosaurs and what it says about Martian evolution. It’s got art by Mansyur Daman, Jason Muhr, Steven Legge, Fahriza Kamaputra, and Andrei Tabacaru,

The third story, with art by Cloves Rodrigues and Fahriza Kamaputra, tells a story set in Medieval Europe, exploring how the Martian enlightenment program affected one of its subjects.

This anniversary issue also features two beautiful pin-ups by Marlena Mozgawa Lenamo and a preview of the Martian Comics spin-off, The Synthetics!

The comic is written by Julian Darius and lettered by Darius and Steven Legge. It’s available on ComiXology now! If you prefer a DRM-free PDF of the comic, it’s available here.

Martian Lit’s comic line began in 2014 and this is our 18th comic overall. We’re building an elaborate mythos, with four series sharing a single sci-fi universe, along with a separate series set in Hell. You can see all of our comics on ComiXology here.

Thanks for your support! We couldn’t do it without you!

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BARRIER: LIMITED EDITION SLIPCASE SETIN STORES THIS MARCH

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:12

PORTLAND, OR, 10/16/2018 — Image Comics is proud to release a special limited edition slipcase for BARRIER, Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s acclaimed science fiction miniseries, this March.

To celebrate serialized comic books (and the awesome stores that sell them!), Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin have no plans to ever release a collected edition of their Eisner-nominated miniseries BARRIER. But for everyone looking for a way to store or display all five original issues, look no further than this gorgeous new slipcase—the perfect home for the unconventional sci-fi drama about violence, language, and illegal immigration.

“I am so proud of this series, especially after hearing from readers who happen to be immigrants from around the world,” said Vaughan. “If you’ve already read BARRIER, this classy-ass slipcase from our friends at Image Comics is the perfect way to keep our story on the shelf next to your hard copy of THE PRIVATE EYE. And if you haven’t read it yet, you can pick up a slipcase that includes all five oversized issues in their original first printings. As always, you can still download BARRIER (and more great comics!) at PanelSyndicate.com for any price you think is fair.”

BARRIER LIMITED EDITION SLIPCASE SET (Diamond code: NOV180090) and BARRIER LIMITED EDITION SLIPCASE (EMPTY) (Diamond code: NOV180091) will be available on Wednesday, March 27th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, December 3rd.

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EXTENDED PREVIEW: LIVEWIRE #1 Takes Center Stage in Her First Solo Series on December 19th!

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:10

Valiant is proud to present an extended look into LIVEWIRE #1, the stunning new ongoing series by rising star writer Vita Ayala (Supergirl) and superstar artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín (SECRET WEAPONS)!

Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable super-powered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her technopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. After choosing the few over the many, she must now outrun the government she served – and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be…or will she be one at all?

On December 14th, one of Valiant’s most significant superstars climbs to the forefront of her first-ever solo series in LIVEWIRE #1 – featuring covers by Adam Pollina (X-Force), Harvey Tolibao (Green Arrow), and Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR)!

Plus: There’s still plenty of time to pre-order the LIVEWIRE #1-8 PRE-ORDER EDITION from your local comic shop retailer before the final order cut-off (FOC) date of November 26th, 2018! Released monthly from December 2018 through July 2019, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras, bonus content, and exclusive covers by a host of amazing artists – beginning with Paulina Ganucheau (The Unbelievable Gwenpool) – all for no extra cost!

And: Don’t miss your chance to snag the ultra-limited LIVEWIRE #1 Glass Variant Cover, printed via a special multi-colored process on a pane of glass with art by Doug Braithwaite (Justice)! Ask your local comic store to contact Valiant’s dedicated sales team at sales@valiantentertainment.com to learn more!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantEntertainment.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

LIVEWIRE #1
Written by VITA AYALA
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN & PATRICIA MARTÍN
Letters by SAIDA TEMOFONTE
Cover A by ADAM POLLINA
Cover B by HARVEY TOLIBAO
B/W Variant Cover by ADAM POLLINA
Glass Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale DECEMBER 19th (FOC – 11/26/18)

LIVEWIRE #1-8 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by VITA AYALA
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN & PATRICIA MARTÍN
Letters by SAIDA TEMOFONTE
Covers by PAULINA GANUCHEAU & MORE
$3.99 Each US [8 issues] | 40 pgs. Each | T+ | On Sale DECEMBER 19th  (FOC – 11/26/18)


LIVEWIRE #1 – Cover A by Adam Pollina


LIVEWIRE #1 – Cover B by Harvey Tolibao


LIVEWIRE #1 – Interior Art by Raúl Allén & Patricia Martín


LIVEWIRE #1 – Interior Art by Raúl Allén & Patricia Martín


LIVEWIRE #1 – Interior Art by Raúl Allén & Patricia Martín


LIVEWIRE #1 – Interior Art by Raúl Allén & Patricia Martín


LIVEWIRE #1 – Interior Art by Raúl Allén & Patricia Martín


LIVEWIRE #1 – Interior Art by Raúl Allén & Patricia Martín


LIVEWIRE #1 – Black and White Variant by Adam Pollina


LIVEWIRE #1 – Glass Variant Cover by Doug Braithwaite


LIVEWIRE #1 – Pre-Order Edition by Paulina Ganucheau


LIVEWIRE #1-8 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE Coupon

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GARY WHITTA AND DARICK ROBERTSON’S OLIVER ARTFULLY DODGES ITS WAY INTO STORES THIS JANUARY

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:01

PORTLAND, OR, 10/16/2018 — Award-winning screenwriter Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryThe Book Of Eli) teams with celebrated artist Darick Robertson (HAPPY!, TransmetropolitanThe Boys) for the highly anticipated new dystopian series OLIVER—coming this January from Image Comics.

“OLIVER has been more than 15 years in the making, so it’s a particular thrill to finally see it on its way to a comics store near you, and at a time when it feels more relevant than ever,” said Whitta. “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with my long-time friend Darick Robertson, whose artwork I’ve admired ever since his groundbreaking work on Transmetropolitan.”

In this totally new take on a literary classic, Charles Dickens’ most famous orphan is reimagined as a post-apocalyptic superhero fighting to liberate a war-ravaged England while searching for the truth about his own mysterious origins.

“This project has been a long labor of love for me,” said Robertson. “Co-creating OLIVER has been an opportunity to bring my level best work, with support from Eric Stephenson and Image. It is the essence of what brings me passion for comics and visual storytelling. With OLIVER, I have been able to co-create a rich, emotionally engaging story by my (very patient) friend Gary Whitta, whose career has just surged in the time we have been creating this book. For me, this is what indie comics are all about. I am thrilled to have it scheduled for its January launch at long last.”

OLIVER #1 (Diamond code: NOV180029) will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, January 23rd. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, December 31st.

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ARCHIE COMICS JANUARY 2019 SOLICITATIONS

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:15

ARCHIE HORROR

BLOSSOMS 666 #1 (of 5)
BRAND NEW SERIES! Cheryl and Jason Blossom are a pair of seemingly normal kids in Riverdale. They’re wealthy, popular and likeable—but they also harbor a deep, dark secret—one of the Blossom Twins is the Anti-Christ. Both want the title, and no one in Riverdale is safe.
Script: Cullen Bunn
Art: Laura Braga, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
BLOSSOMS 666 #1 CVR A Reg: Laura Braga
BLOSSOMS 666 #1 CVR B Var: Joe Eisma
BLOSSOMS 666 #1 CVR C Var: Francesco Francavilla
BLOSSOMS 666 #1 CVR D Var: Robert Hack
BLOSSOMS 666 #1 CVR E Var: Vic Malhotra
Ship Date: 1/9
On Sale Date: 1/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

 

JUGHEAD THE HUNGER VOL. 2 (TR)
After months of being on the run as a fugitive, something brings our favorite hamburger eating wolfman back to Riverdale—and that something is an out-for-blood Reggie! Will good ol’ Jug survive this battle of the werewolves? Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artists Pat & Tim Kennedy (Death of Archie) and Joe Eisma (Archie) for this horrifying graphic novel that collects issues 4-8 of the ongoing Jughead the Hunger series.
Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Joe Eisma, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, Matt Herms, Ryan Jampole, Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Gorham
978-1-68255-843-0
$17.99 US/$19.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 1/23

NEW RIVERDALE

ARCHIE #702
“How I Wasted My Summer Vacation!” Pt. 3 – Old secrets and new loves threaten to tear Riverdale apart! The whole town is on edge, and that’s before a bombshell hits that will have everyone talking!
Script: Nick Spencer
Art: Marguerite Sauvage, Thomas Pitilli, Jack Morelli
ARCHIE #702 CVR A Reg: Marguerite Sauvage
ARCHIE #702 CVR B Var: Joe Quinones
ARCHIE #702 CVR C Var: Michael Walsh
Ship Date: 1/16
On Sale Date: 1/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE 1941 #4 (of 5)
Archie is headed into action while the world watches and waits. Meanwhile, times are tough at home in Riverdale, while shortages are leading to impending rations, tensions are mounting. However, despite an uncertain future, unexpected relationships begin to form.
Script: Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
Art: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
ARCHIE 1941 #4 CVR A Reg: Peter Krause, Kelly Fitzpatrick
ARCHIE 1941 #4 CVR B Var: Jon Lam
ARCHIE 1941 #4 CVR C Var: Cory Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 12/19
On Sale Date: 1/2
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66 #6 (of 6)
The United Underworld has all of Riverdale under their control and it’s up to Batman, along with Archie and the Gang, to save their beloved hometown! It’s going to come down to some ingenuity, a few high tech devices, and the showdown of the century right in the center of town!
Script: Jeff Parker and Michael Moreci
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
ARCHIE/ BATMAN #6 CVR A Reg: Michael Allred, Laura Allred
ARCHIE/ BATMAN #6 CVR B Var: Joe Giella, Vincent Lovallo
ARCHIE/ BATMAN #6 CVR C Var: Jerry Ordway, Glenn Whitmore
ARCHIE/ BATMAN #6 CVR D Var: Dan Parent
ARCHIE/ BATMAN #6 CVR E Var: Ruben Procopio
ARCHIE/ BATMAN #6 CVR F Var: Greg Smallwood
Ship Date: 12/26
On Sale Date: 1/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

 

BETTY AND VERONICA #2 (of 5)
BRAND NEW SERIES! “Senior Year, Pt. 2: Fall” – The girls are under stress from their parents and peers—Veronica’s parents want her to attend their alma mater; Betty’s parents are stressing out over the cost of college. Betty and Veronica start to grow apart because of their new hobbies and interests, but they know that one thing will bring them together: Riverdale’s Halloween party.
Script: Jamie L. Rotante
Art: Sandra Lanz, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
BETTY AND VERONICA #2 CVR A Reg: Sandra Lanz
BETTY AND VERONICA #2 CVR B Var: Veronica Fish
BETTY AND VERONICA #2 CVR C Var: Ryan Sook
Ship Date: 1/16
On Sale Date: 1/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE CLASSIC

ARCHIE AND ME COMICS DIGEST #14
BRAND NEW LEAD STORY: “Gone in a Flashdrive” Archie has been up all night working on a school report—unfortunately his dog, Vegas, mistakes the flashdrive he saved the work on for a toy! Will Archie be able to save his work or has it gone to the dogs?
Script: Francis Bonnet
Art: Bill Golliher, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 1/2
On Sale Date: 1/16
128-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

 

ARCHIE: MODERN CLASSICS VOL. 1 (TR)
After 75+ years of humorous tales, the Riverdale gang are still going strong! Archie is proud to present the best stories from 2018 – collected for the first time ever. Don’t miss these modern classics!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Bill Golliher
978-1-68255-831-7
$9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2”
TR
256 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 1/16

 

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #295
BRAND NEW LEAD STORY: “Lord of the Games” Archie has been spending all his time lately playing the new video game “Forknite” and NOT with Veronica. Upset, Veronica decides to see what the big fuss is all about and quickly catches Forknite Fever!
Script: Francis Bonnet
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Jim Amash, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 12/19
On Sale Date: 1/2

 

BETTY AND ME VOL. 1 (TR)
For 200 issues, Riverdale’s favorite girl-next-door had her own spotlight series. In the first volume of this collection, check out Betty’s adventures alongside the whole gang!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
978-1-68255-889-8
$10.99 US/$11.99 CAN
5 1/4 x 8”
TR
224 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 1/2

 

BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS FOREVER: GO TO WORK #1
Classic Betty and Veronica-style stories are back with this collection of entertaining stories that see the two iconic BFFs get into some (friendly) career competitions and occupational hazards!
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
BFF: GO TO WORK #1 CVR A Reg: Dan Parent
Ship Date: 1/2
On Sale Date: 1/16
24-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

 

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #270
BRAND NEW LEAD STORY: “Walkin’ the Dogs!” Betty’s got a new gig walking dogs and Veronica tags along—which is fine until the two and their pack of dogs come across a cat show, and things get wild!
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 1/16
On Sale Date: 1/30
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

 

B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #267
BRAND NEW LEAD STORY: “Shelter Skelter!” Betty and Veronica decide to volunteer at the local animal shelter—but they soon learn there’s a lot more to the work than just snuggling with puppies and kitties all day!
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 1/9
On Sale Date: 1/23
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

 

REGGIE AND ME VOL. 1 (TR)
Archie’s rival, Reggie, got his own book at the tail end of the 1940s. For over 120 issues, he caused mischief for his fellow Riverdale High students in the most hilarious ways possible! We’ll take a look back at that series’ best stories and craziest pranks. Will this class clown have the last laugh?
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-68255-835-5
$10.99 US/$11.99 CAN
5 1/4 x 8”
TR
224 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 1/30

 

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #85
BRAND NEW LEAD STORY: “Food For Thought” Betty and Veronica are fed up with Archie’s noncommittal ways, so Archie decides to embrace the single life. To do it successfully he turns to the master—Jughead Jones.
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 12/26
On Sale Date: 1/9
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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AFTERSHOCK COMICS JANUARY 2019 SOLICITATIONS

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:13

A WALK THROUGH HELL #8 / 3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / On Sale 1.23.2019
Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Goran Sudžuka
Colorist: Ive Svorcina
Letterer: Rob Steen
Cover: Goran Sudžuka w/ Ive Svorcina
Shaw and McGregor conduct the most crucial interrogation of their FBI careers: on Paul Carnahan, or whatever it is that lurks inside him. He tells them a tale of unimaginable, unequaled depravity—but his horrifying life story may provide the clues the two agents need to make sense of their grim surroundings.
A new kind of horror story for modern America, written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys, Crossed) and drawn by Goran Sudžuka (Y: The Last Man, Hellblazer)

 

ANIMOSITY #19 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 1.23.2018
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Rafael De Latorre
Colorist: Rob Schwager
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
JUMPING ON POINT!
The Animals rest and consider their path. Where have they come from? Where can they go? When they were taken from the wild, how did their fates change humanity forever? What will they become?
From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman) with artwork by Rafael De Latorre (SUPERZERO).

 

THE LOLLIPOP KIDS #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / On Sale 1.16.2019
Writers: Adam and Aidan Glass
Artist: Diego Yapur
Colorist: DC Alonso
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Cover by Robert Hack
Nick discovers that his missing sister is not only NOT missing, but she’s also the LEADER of the Lollipop Kids. The last thing Mia wants is her little brother in the park tonight, and she orders him to go home immediately. Nick has survived a few monster clashes and wants in, but Mia has no time for this and has him locked him up in the brig until they can lock up all the monsters again…but does one of the most infamous monsters of all time await their emergence from the prison?
Brought to life by Adam Glass (ROUGH RIDERS, THE NORMALS, Teen Titans) and Aidan Glass, with art from Diego Yapur (The Night Projectionist, Priest: Purgatory), THE LOLLIPOP KIDS is an epic tale of the nightmares that haunt Central Park after dark…

 

BABYTEETH #15 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 1.23.2019
Writer: Donny Cates
Artist:Garry Brown
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover Artists:Garry Brown
Clark’s father has been revealed and he’s…great? Wait, that can’t be right. Right? Well, only one way to find out friends! “Cradle” ends here with one of the biggest moments in BABYTEETH history!
From Donny Cates, the writer of BuzzkillPaybacksRedneck and the breakout hit God Country, comes a pulse-pounding new series with art from THE REVISIONIST’s Garry Brown!

 

PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! #5 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 1.09.2019
Writer: Patrick Kindlon
Artist:Marco Ferrari
Colorist: Patrizia Comino
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:Marco Ferrari w/ Patrizia Comino
Old friends better run, because Operation PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! is underway. Everything goes wrong at once. The plan is falling apart. Renny’s nemesis has anticipated his every move. Any sane person would admit it’s over. But Renny didn’t spend years in the desert building murderbots to settle for“sane.”
Written by Patrick Kindlon (There’s Nothing There, We Can Never Go Home) and drawn by Marco Ferrari (Famous Monsters Presents), PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! continues Kindlon’s exploration of difficult characters and irreverent themes.

 

MOTH & WHISPER #5 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 1.09.2019
Writer: Ted Anderson
Artist:Jen Hickman
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover Artist: Jen Hickman
After a stunning revelation about their parents from their unexpected new ally, Niki is ready to take the fight to Ambrose Wolfe once and for all. Taking out the most powerful man in the city won’t be easy when he knows they’re coming — but then, the Moth and the Whisper are known for accomplishing the impossible…
A Young Adult cyberpunk thriller starring a genderqueer super-thief, MOTH & WHISPER is the brainchild of Ted Anderson (My Little PonyAdventure Time) and Jen Hickman (Jem and the HologramsThe Dead) — a socially significant and engaging story that AfterShock is proud to tell.

 

DARK ARK #13 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 1.16.2019
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Juan Doe
Letterer: Ryane Hill
Cover: Juan Doe
The Ark has landed.
Shrae struggles to maintain order among the beasts. Now that they do not rely on the sorcerer for survival, many of the monsters have designs on killing Shrae and his family. A shocking discovery may bond the monsters together once more. Somehow, they are not the first creatures to set foot on the island.
From writer Cullen Bunn (UNHOLY GRAIL, X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (ANIMOSITY: THE RISE, AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER) comes a sinister tale of biblical proportions!

 

THE LAST SPACE RACE #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / On Sale 1.30.2019
Writer: Peter Calloway
Artist: Alex Shibao
Colorist: Natalia Marques
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Alex Shibao w/ Natalia Marques
Sasha knew sabotage was inevitable.  He expected it from the outside — from the other multi-national coalitions building ships — but when he discovers sabotage is coming from within, Sasha is on a mission. He and Roger must work together — something they’ve never been good at — to try to stop the mysterious saboteur before they destroy everything.
Written by Peter Calloway (TV’s Legion, Cloak & Dagger, American Gods) and drawn by Alex Shibao (Independence Day), THE LAST SPACE RACE is an imaginativeinvestigation into wonder, hope and humankind’s grandest purpose — a truly original story AfterShock couldn’t be more fired up to tell.

 

DEAD KINGS #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / On Sale 1.30.2019
Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith
Colorist: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Thomas Mauer
Cover: Matthew Dow Smith
THE POST-POST-APOCALYPSE REACHES ITS BOILING POINT!
In the forests of hypermodern folklore, a rusted-out warrior raises her fists and beckons to her enemy…is this the final fight for Maria Kamenaya?
Sasha Vasnetsov finally has the tools for his brother’s liberation: will, drive, and a stolen warsuit capable of decimating legions. The only problem is, he had to abandon the suit’s owner, Maria, to get it. After weeks on the road together, is that betrayal something his soul can handle? Or will he put a pin in his vengeance and turn his guns backward to help a friend…?
From Steve Orlando (Batman/Shadow, Crude, Midnighter, Virgil) and Matthew Dow Smith (October Girl, Suicide Squad, X-Files) comes a vision of humanity after a disastrous World War of Mechs and Magic.

 

THE LOST CITY EXPLORERS, vol 1: Odyssey TPB / $14.99 / Full Color/ 120 pages / ON SALE 1.16.2018
Writer: Zack Kaplan
Artist: Alvaro Sarraseca
Colorists: Dee Cunniffe & Chris Blythe
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Rafael De LaTorre & Marcelo Maiolo
Lost cities aren’t the stuff of myth! They exist right under our feet.
When her archaeologist father goes missing, teenager Hel Coates rallies her friends and brother to find him. They’ll have to dodge a shady corporation, mercenaries and speeding subway trains while they follow the trail deep into the tunnels under Manhattan—and what they find down there will change their lives forever.
Follow Hel and her friends on a coming-of-age journey through subterranean tunnels, and ultimately to the holy grail of lost cities: Atlantis!
Zack Kaplan (Eclipse, Port of Earth) and Alvaro Sarraseca (Magnus, Turok) bring you an adventure story unlike any other, collecting the whole series (issues 1-5).

 

RELAY, vol 1: Reality Denied TPB / $17.99 / Full Color / 120 pages / ON SALE 1.30.2018
Writer: Zac Thompson
Story: Zac Thompson & Donny Cates
Artists: Andy Clarke & Ryan Bodenheim
Colorist: Jose Villarrubia
Letterer: Charles Pritchett
Cover Artists: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia
A perfect future of intergalactic travel and community. Every newly discovered planet is unified culturally through a monolithic structure known as the Galactic Relay. Although the towering monument is meant to inspire conformity of ideas, technology, and progress – many resent the foreign structure. Jad Carter, a Relay employee, must keep the peace and act as an emissary to new civilizations. But when he finds the Relay’s mythological creator, Hank Donaldson, his idea of reality and the universe shatters.
RELAY is an exploration of monoculture, identity and the deceptive nature of legend, set in a thriving future where humanity forcibly assimilates new worlds.
Written by Zac Thompson (The Dregs) from a story by Zac Thompson and Donny Cates (BABYTEETH, God CountryRedneck) with art by Andy Clarke (REPLICA, Batman) and Ryan Bodenheim (CREDITS T/K). Volume one contains the entire first arc —issues 1 – 5, plus the #0 origin issue from Free Comic Book Day 2018.

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Blu-ray Review

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:00

With Ant-Man and the Wasp coming to home media this week, here is what viewers can expect as far as exclusive extras on Blu-ray:

  • Director’s Intro by Peyton Reed – The talented creator behind some of Marvel Studios’ funniest and most charming films will invite home audiences deeper into the world of “Ant-Man and The Wasp.”
  • Making-of Featurettes:
    • Back in the Ant Suit: Scott Lang – Hero and all-star dad Scott Lang keeps the laughs coming for the audience, cast and crew.
    • A Suit of Her Own: The Wasp – Highly trained Hope Van Dyne is now the Wasp. See how some of her craziest stunts and action-packed scenes were brought to life.
    • Subatomic Super Heroes: Hank & Janet – Hank Pym’s wife Janet was lost in the quantum realm. Trace the legacy of these characters and the iconic actors who portray them.
    • Quantum Perspective: The VFX and Production Design of “Ant-Man and The Wasp” – Explore the movie’s visual effects and production design from a whole new viewpoint, in which every micro and macro detail counts.
  • Gag Reel and Outtakes – Audiences are treated to the hilarious quips that did not make the film as well as exclusive outtakes from Stan Lee and Tim Heidecker.
    • Gag Reel – Join in the fun with these outtakes from the set.
    • Stan Lee Outtakes – Stan Lee tries out a series of hilarious one-liners for the scene in which his car shrinks.
    • Tim Heidecker Outtakes – Check out Whale Boat Captain Daniel Goobler and his improvised whale-watching riffs.
  • Deleted Scenes (with commentary by Director Peyton Reed)
    • Worlds Upon Worlds – As Janet leads Hank through the surreal landscape of the quantum realm, they encounter an intelligent life form.
    • Sonny’s on the Trail – On the hunt for Hank Pym and his lab, Sonny Burch and his henchmen check the security camera of a neighborhood bookstore.

The following is a review of the content:

Ant-Man and the Wasp film: The film was a needed chance of pace and levity following the heavy and emotional events of Avengers: Infinity War.  Paul Rudd keeps that identifiable feeling of the MCU’s “every man” thrown into extraordinary situations.  However, Michael Pena’s character of Luis continues to steal the comic spotlight with his quick dialog and frantic comic demeanor.  Hannah John-Kamen’s character of the antagonist “Ghost” is convincingly portrayed as both menacing and sympathetic.

The action is a fun thrill ride.  From tiny to super size, it keeps the audience on their toes and wanting more. Also, the special effects are a visual wonder.  Ranging from the micro-sized “Quantum Realm” to the 65 foot “Giant Man,” the effects really add the popcorn movie fun.  Ant-Man and the Wasp is a welcome addition to the MCU, and fits will both with it’s predecessor and in the comedic corner it has carved out in the vast Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Director’s Intro by Peyton Reed: The intro offers a brief but insightful look at Peyton Reed’s acting choices and why he has loved directing these films.

 Making of Featurettes: Three of the four featurettes each feature the main characters of the film (Ant-Man/Scott Lang, Wasp/Hope Van Dyne, and Hank & Janet Pym).  Each one is a fun look at the making of the film and great insight into how the actors bring the characters to life.  Viewers also get a fun look at how the cast and crew felt working with the actors.

The fourth featurette looks into the visual effects and production of the film.  It is a great look behind the curtain for the casual viewer.  The viewer is not overwhelmed with unfamiliar technical terms and techniques.  The featurette really helps answer the question of “how did they do that?”  The viewer also gets a look at some details they may have missed while watching the film.

Gag reel: The viewer gets a look at some funny outtakes from the film.  It shows how much fun the actors and crew are having while making a film that they hopefully have fun watching.

Outtakes: The outtakes of Stan Lee and Tim Heidecker are fun to watch.  It is interesting to see what one liners they came up with for their cameos.  However, some viewers may be left saying “aww…why didn’t they use that one.”

Deleted scenes (with optional director’s commentary): While only offering only two scenes, it is still great to have the director’s commentary.  That helps to see why the scene was deleted and why it was shot in the first place.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is rated PG-13.  It is now available in digital, DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD formats.

 

 

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the Dark Witch Saga continues!

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:51

Tarot #9 was first released in 2001, but if you missed this story arc -here’s your chance to know, Raven Hex, the Dark Witch’s past!

The Regular Edition will have Cover A ( on the Front) and Cover B ( on the back) signed Glossy Cover $15

We are also offering a very Special Limited Editions, the Medusa Chrome: Variant, Cover B will have a background all iridescent Rainbow chrome. A High-Quality Cover Limited to only 15 signed and numbered this Edition will be $ 45.

Pearl Blood Drip Shimmer Variant, Cover A -printed on pearl shimmer Heavy paper. Limited to only 15 signed and numbered this Edition will be $ 30.

Golden Medusa Shimmer Variant, Cover B -printed on golden shimmer Heavy paper. Limited to only 15 signed and numbered this Edition will be $ 30.

Save $10 the Variant Edition Bundle!!
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FANS JOIN IN ON THE ERRAND BOYS ADVENTURE

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:41

PORTLAND, OR, 10/16/2018 — D.J. Kirkbride and Nikos Koutsis’ new series ERRAND BOYS gained critical acclaim upon launch with customers snapping up ERRAND BOYS #1. The series is poised to become a critical darling for those looking to add a high-octane adventure story to their pull-list.

In the future, if you can’t find a decent job, you run errands—the dangerous, often illegal kind. In ERRAND BOYS, readers met 30-year-old Jace Lopaz, a hard-worn scoundrel and a lifelong solo act—until he’s saddled with his 13-year-old half-brother Tawnk full-time. Now Jace has two mouths to feed while evading the law, running from aliens, and jumping off skyscrapers. The only thing weirder than the vastness of space is family.

ERRAND BOYS #1 (Diamond Code AUG180023) is available now. ERRAND BOYS #2 (Diamond Code SEP180161) will hit stores on Wednesday, November 7th.

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VINDICATION ARRIVES THIS JANUARY

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:36

PORTLAND, OR, 10/16/2018 — Writer MD Marie and artists Carlos Miko and Dema Jr. team up for VINDICATION, an all-new miniseries coming this January from Image Comics/Top Cow.

In turbulent times, when cops are often portrayed as enemies of the people, Detective Chip Christopher walks the blurred blue line between racism and due diligence in order to do his job. And right now it’s his job to investigate Turn, a young black man with a sketchy past—who was previously exonerated of a similar murder.

VINDICATION #1 (Diamond code: NOV180041) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, January 16th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, December 17th.

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WIN A FREE COPY OF THE COMET!

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:02

Insight Comics is pleased to announce The Comet, Vol. 1: Combustion, and as part of the launch, Insight Comics is giving away a free copy to one of our lucky readers.

All you need to do is send an email to comet@firstcomicsnews.com with your name and mailing address, to enter the contest.

The contest runs for 2 weeks, from October 16th to October 30th, a name will be picked randomly.

After the contest, all entries will be destroyed, NO information will be saved, distributed or sold.

Winners are encouraged to post photos of themselves with their signed copy of Yellow Submarine to social media

The Comet, Vol. 1: Combustion

A soulless teenager battles demonic forces in this epic new comic, which mixes horror, urban fantasy, and coming-of-age drama to create an exciting superhero origin story.

Fifteen-year-old Kenzie Cook does not have the problems of a normal teenager. Tough classes, bad breakouts, getting a date for the prom? She wishes. Kenzie’s little sister is dying of cancer, and her family is barely holding it together under the weight of their grief and pain. Kenzie will do anything to save them all—even visit her estranged Aunt Emmy, a “healer” who claims to cure her patients by making deals with demonic forces. Aunt Emmy swears she can save Rae. All it will cost is Kenzie’s soul . . .

When Aunt Emmy’s ceremony goes terribly wrong, Kenzie is turned into something monstrous. Now she must battle her own guilt and anger as she attempts to rediscover her humanity—not to mention the vengeful demon unleashed by the ceremony whose only goal seems to be total chaos and destruction. As Kenzie learns to navigate her new powers and the responsibilities that come with them, she begins to wonder: What is the price of love? Does love make monsters of us all? Is this newfound power a gift or a burden? And, most unfathomable of all, what makes us human?

Written by Arianna Irwin

Illustrated by Francine Delgado | Colored by Alba Cardona

96 pages

$16.99

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