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NEW BECKY CLOONAN COVER FOR BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE REVEALED

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 05:46

“Beautiful, haunting, and refreshingly mysterious.” —Mike Mignola

PORTLAND, Ore. 08/29/2019 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal the new Becky Cloonan cover, featuring original artwork, for the upcoming By Chance Or Providence trade paperback reprint.

By Chance Or Providence collects Becky Cloonan’s award-winning trilogy: “Wolves,” “The Mire,” and “Demeter,” with lush colors by Lee Loughridge and a sketchbook/illustration section. These stories cast a spell of hypnotic melancholy, weaving their way through medieval landscapes of ancient curses and terrible truths.

Perfect for fans of Emily Carrol’s characteristically dark and atmospheric storytelling—like When I Arrived at the Castle and Through the WoodsBy Chance Or Providence will haunt readers long after they flip the final page.

By Chance Or Providence (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0186-3) can by found at your local comic shop or on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.

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Discover the Shocking Origins of the HELLMOUTH Event in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 18:13

Your First Look at the Beginning of the Historic Buffy and Angel Event HELLMOUTH in September 2019


LOS ANGELES, CA (August 29, 2019) – BOOM! Studios, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, revealed today a first look at BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8, the official prelude to Hellmouth, the historic Buffy & Angel comic book event, from Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and acclaimed artist David López (Captain Marvel).

The road to Hellmouth begins in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8, where the Slayer meets Angel for the very first time! Buffy’s on patrol at her school’s Halloween dance, but instead of demons and monsters, she finds a stranger in a mask who seems to be watching her every move. Meanwhile, across town, someone close to the Scooby Gang makes a fateful decision that has dire consequences for Sunnydale, and leads directly to the event that will change Buffy and Angel’s lives forever in…the HELLMOUTH.

“It’s the moment every fan has been waiting for since Angel first appeared in our all-new Buffyverse. While we may know them as meant-to-be, this Buffy and Angel are a pair of strangers who have been leading very different lives on separate paths,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “But now all roads lead to the Hellmouth, meaning these two heroes will finally meet face to face, altering the fates of everyone in the Buffyverse forever!”

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8 features a main cover  by Mondo illustrator Marc Aspinall, and acclaimed artists Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), Becca Carey (Redlands), Daniele Di Nicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and more; as well as a Hellmouth Connecting Cover by artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews (Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered on the WB Network on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated series, which ran for seven seasons from 1997–2003, starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers. Chosen to battle vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness, Buffy was aided by her Watcher, Rupert Giles, and a circle of friends known as the Scooby Gang.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; and Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.

Print copies of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8 will be available for sale on September 4, 2019 exclusively 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 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. And follow Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #302 preview

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 17:53

 

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #302
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES:
“Name Fame” What’s in a name? If your name is Archie and the new Royal Baby’s name is Archie, how would you feel? Special? Happy? Excited? Well, the thought of royalty turns Archie Andrews into the most popular student at Riverdale High. How’s that going to work out?
PLUS: “Fake ‘N Bake” The Riverdale Fall Festival Bake-Off Contest is here and a competition quickly heats up between Betty and Veronica over who can bake the perfect pie to not only win the contest, but Archie’s heart as well!
Story: Victor Gorelick, Angelo DeCesare, Francis Bonnet
Art: Jeff Shultz, Rich Koslowski, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/4
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

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Dynamite & Joseph Michael Linsner Announce Upcoming Dawn 30th Anniversary Celebration!

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:28

August 29, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite announces a strengthened licensing deal with creator Joseph Michael Linsner to help celebrate his iconic indie creation Dawn’s 30th anniversary!

This bolsters the already strong relationship that Dynamite and Linsner have shared for years. Including the existing Dawn statue, which Linsner’s dedicated fans showed out in droves to support. Additionally available this fall in time for the holidays are collections of Linsner’s Dynamite published series, collectible promo trading cards and a premium quality giclée print.

Linsner continues to be one of Dynamite’s most treasured and fan-favorite cover artists, with ongoing contributions to the Red Sonja flagship series as well as other recent covers for Elvira: Mistress of the Dark and Bettie Page. 2014 saw the release of the smash-hit crossover series Dawn/Vampirella, written and drawn by Linsner. The paperback edition of that collection will hit store shelves this November. Together with his writing partner and Vampirella super fan, Kristina Deak-Linsner, he created the critically acclaimed Vampirella: Roses for the Dead limited series which brought the Daughter of Drakulon’s cousin Evily the witch back to prominence. The Roses for the Dead hardcover collection released this August.

  

“I am thrilled to be working with Nick Barrucci and the great folks at Dynamite to help celebrate Dawn’s 30th anniversary,” said creator Joseph Michael Linsner. “I’ve known Nick for at least 30 years, so it feels like a friendly reunion getting to put our heads together and come up with new and exciting items. The Dawn statue Dynamite released is my very favorite that I’ve ever done, so let that be a symbol for the good things to follow. I’m excited — the best is yet to come!”

“Likewise, Joe and I go way back. He has a singular, distinct style and creative drive that is matched by very few in this industry. I have always admired and been impressed with how he has nurtured Dawn, one of the most iconic female characters in comics history. We at Dynamite cannot wait to celebrate this monumental anniversary!”

Linsner created Dawn, the sensual goddess of birth and rebirth, in 1989 for the indie sensation anthology Cry for Dawn. Her indelible design instantly captivated fans thanks to Linsner’s talents. As of today, Dawn has starred in half a dozen series and other appearances, helped by one of the most passionate fanbases in independent comics.

Dynamite and Linsner are teaming up for a set of collectible promo trading cards celebrating the legacy of Dawn through these three decades. This limited edition set is also available signed by Linsner himself. And there may be more Dawn trading card news down the line…

    

Two variations on the hit Dawn statue are out soon! A special black and white artist proof edition of the Dawn statue is slated for release in October. While an artist proof edition of the costume variant statue is out in November. Only around 50 units are being produced of these rare collector’s items.

  


For the Joseph Michael Linsner super fans, Dynamite is proud to produce a giclée of his iconic Dawn/Vampirella #1 cover. Giclée prints are highest-end art reproductions that capture every detail of the original work as humanly, mechanically or technically possible. The resulting print has no perceptible dot pattern, an endless array of richly-saturated color, and every nuance of the original image. Dynamite is now excited to be offering these ultra-premium prints optionally with beautiful frames as well. There are less than a handful of these being made, so they will be among the most exclusive Dawn and Linsner collectibles out there!

Dawn’s 30th anniversary coincides with so many other exciting anniversaries in the Dynamite extended family. Including the 15th anniversary of Dynamite’s publishing efforts, Vampirella’s 50th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of Chaos! Comics (Evil Ernie, Chastity, Purgatori). Stay tuned to Dynamite for more news on Dawn.

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Mark Russell’s Red Sonja Collected for the First Time!

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:24

Dynamite Releasing First Volume in November


August 29, Mt. Laurel, NJ: 
Dynamite announces the first collection of Mark Russell’s acclaimed run on Red Sonja for release in November.

The volume, titled Scorched Earth, reprints issues 1 through 6 of the currently ongoing series and the Lord of Fools one-shot special. This tale of metal and blood chronicles the She-Devil of the Hyrkanian Steppes through becoming queen of her homeland, political and physical bouts with Dragan the Magnificent of Zamora, the introduction of her nephew Kryon, past and present tangles with supernatural forces and much more!

 

At nearly 180 meaty pages of storytelling, Scorched Earth is a great value at only $19.99. The creative, editorial and marketing teams all agreed that of course the first entire arc needs to be kept together. Fans are getting a sweet deal on this book to start their collection of these volumes off right!

 

This story is delivered as only the Eisner-nominated writer Mark Russell (Second Coming, The Flintstones) and artist Mirko Colak (Conan) could deliver. Not to be discounted for their similarly acclaimed contributions are colorist Dearbhla Kelly (The Wild Storm: Michael Cray) and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt, Lone Ranger) – also an Eisner-nominated critic by night! Artists Bob Q and Katie O’Meara make additional contributions in the special and in critical flashbacks. The tome is all wrapped up in Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts’s breathtaking cover from the second issue.

Writer Mark Russell shared, “What I wanted to do with the first six issues of this story is to show Sonja, not only as somebody who’s good with a sword, but a warrior of the mind as well. Somebody who’s capable of leading people through the darkest danger they’ve ever faced. ”

“This first volume (of many!) is designed for the reader that’s familiar with Sonja The Red, or has never even heard of her,” said editor Nate Cosby. “Mark Russell’s reinterpretation of Sonja is a stunning tale that focuses on the reasons for war, of trying to go home again, of finding one’s place in a cruel existence. It’s a masterclass in world-building, that Mark and the entire creative team are putting on. Jump aboard now, it’s going to be an incredible journey!”

Red Sonja Volume 1 TP: Scorched Earth will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ September 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in November 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!

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The Boys Collectibles Unleashed for the Holidays!

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:21

New Omnibus Volume, Trading Cards, Enamel Pins & Money!


August 29, Mt. Laurel, NJ:
Diabolical! Everyone and their mother has watched The Boys on Prime Video by now! If they haven’t, they need to get on that ASAP! Dynamite is treating new The Boys fans and those going back over a decade to an avalanche of awesome collectibles and merchandise – just in time for the holiday season!

As the new paperback omnibus editions of The Boys sell like crazy, Dynamite is reprinting them as well as making sure retailers have everything they need to satisfy today’s supes-hating Boys. Including trading cards, enamel pins and even some limited edition collectible currency!

Right off the bat, the hotly anticipated fifth omnibus is out right on time for the gift-giving season! The longrunning plot comes to a head in this volume, as the main story reveals backstory on The Boys as an organization and teases the upcoming conflicts. Also included in this book is the essential origin story of Billy Butcher in his spinoff miniseries Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker. Featuring writing front to back by master Garth Ennis and art by co-creator Darick Robertson and co-conspirators John McCrea, Russ Braun and Keith Burns. This penultimate volume is available with a cover by Robertson spotlighting Frenchie or a photo from the show with his crush The Female. Additionally, the first three volumes of The Boys omnibuses art covers are available signed and remarked by artist Darick Robertson, while the photo editions will be available signed by writer Garth Ennis.

  

On the collectibles front, first are two 7-card sets of trading cards. One features the eponymous Boys squad of Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother’s Milk, Frenchie, the Female, The Legend, and Billy’s trusty bulldog Terror. In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, some have to be watched, controlled, and sometimes even taken out of the picture… That’s when you call in The Boys! Every Butcher card will feature a signature by creator and writer Garth Ennis.

    

 

Joining this set is one featuring The Seven, with cards spotlighting the love-to-hate sensation Homelander, fan-favorite Starlite, body pulverizer A-Train and two connecting cards depicting the entire team. These superheroes are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, but often abuse their powers. Except Starlite, she’s pretty cool. Artist co-creator Darick Robertson will be signing all of the primary Homelander cards. Each set comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity.

    

Fans can wear their love for their new favorite antiheroes on their sleeves! Dynamite is producing the first-ever collectible enamel pins for this iconic “meta” superhero epic. In addition to a standalone pin reproducing the iconic logo, a five-piece set of pins featuring the core members of The Boys. Affix them to your bag and radiate that “F**k Supes!” energy!

   For those Vought bootlickers out there, they can stock up on the new two-dollar bill of the Boys with Homelander’s smug face plastered over it. Dynamite is bringing a piece of that thankfully fictional world into ours with this limited edition collectible bill. Created using a revolutionary, high-definition coloring process and Darick Robertson’s legendary artwork, this $2 bill is authentic U.S. legal tender. Each bill comes with a full-color certificate of authenticity and is handsomely showcased in a two-sided display folio in fresh, crisp, uncirculated condition. Yes, you can buy a soda with it, as long as that soda is less than two bucks!

If your snack run requires more than two dollars, Dynamite has your back with some change as well! Dynamite is continuing their line of collectible coins with four genuine John F. Kennedy Half-Dollars sporting Robertson’s hallmark character designs. These colorized pieces are additionally plated in 24-karat gold to further enhance the artwork. The four coins feature the most beloved characters from the series, including Butcher, Hughie, Homelander and Starlite.

      

The Boys has far exceeded the expectations we had back in 2006 when we picked up this daring, controversial title as a young publisher,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “Garth and Darick went on to a colossal achievement of a 90-issue run, practically unheard of in independent comics. The Prime Video show has allowed this inventive take on the superhero genre to reach a whole new audience, and these fun collectibles are the perfect way to engage with all the new fans!”

The Boys Trading Cards, Enamel Pins, Two-Dollar Bill and Collectibles Coins will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ August and September 2019 Previews catalogs, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October and November 2019.
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NEW ARTWORK FOR LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: MILLENNIUM!

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:09

Art by Lee, Williams and Sinclair Shines Spotlight on a Future Version of Supergirl

In case you missed it, EW.com  got the first look at new artwork for the upcoming LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES:MILLENNIUM miniseries from the fan-favorite art team of Jim Lee, inker Scott Williams and colorist Alex Sinclair, plus an exclusive interview with series writer Brian Michael Bendis.

Bendis chatted about working with Lee, as well as Supergirl’s role in this two-issue miniseries that ties together multiple threads from the future of the DC Universe, paving the way for his LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ongoing series in November with artist Ryan Sook.

But DC saved some newness for you too; here’s the art from the EW piece, the final cover to issue #1 by Sook, plus some never-before-seen pages by Lee, Williams and Sinclair, featuring our mystery protagonist taking on DC heroes and villains, for reasons that Bendis is still keeping secret…

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES:MILLENNIUM #1 hits comic book stores and participating digital retailers on September 4, with the 2nd issue arriving October 2. LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1, debuts November 6.

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Trailer for ‘Batman: Damned’ Debuts Ahead of Book Release on September 10, 2019

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:03

Who Killed The Joker?

The Dark Knight investigates an unimaginable murder mystery in the chilling supernatural horror thriller BATMAN: DAMNED, masterfully penned by New York Times best-selling author Brian Azzarello (DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE, 100 BULLETS), with visually striking illustrations by award-winning artist Lee Bermejo (HELLBLAZER, JOKER). Check out the trailer for the new hardcover, and get ready for BATMAN: DAMNED to hit bookshelves everywhere on September 10, 2019!



When The Joker’s body washes up on the shores of Gotham River, Batman searches for the killer of his archnemesis. But the World’s Greatest Detective can’t remember what happened the previous night, so he turns to John Constantine, the Hellblazer, for help. The problem is that as much as Constantine loves a good mystery, he loves messing with people’s heads even more. But what other choice does Batman have? The duo dive deep into the sordid underbelly of Gotham in a race to uncover the truth.

As Batman continues to dig into this mystery, his psyche begins to unravel, sending him into an existential crisis. Is it possible that he himself committed this brutal crime? Bruce Wayne’s traumatic past comes to light, revealing his horrifying supernatural connection to the demonic Enchantress, who continues to terrorize Batman to this day. Will Batman be able to crack this enigmatic case, or will he lose his mind and soul along the way?

This new hardcover volume from DC’s Black Label imprint collects BATMAN: DAMNED #1-3 and features a behind-the-scenes extras gallery with an afterword by Brian Azzarello. Pre-order yours today!

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THE ART OF WRESTLING ROAD DIARIES: 71. Edinburgh Fringe 2019 (Week Four)

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:00

Guests: Seann Walsh, Chris Betts, Emmy Blotnick, Ed Night, Thom Tuck, John Darnelle & John Hastings.
It’s week four at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019. Colt and John welcome different comedians to talk about pro wrestling and more. Learn to love your new favorite comedians!

www.Patreon.com/ColtCabana

Sponsors:
www.WRESTLETALK.com

Music:
www.youtube.com/TheUkuleleTeacher
www.superfunyeahyeahrocketship.com

Image Photo:
www.portraitofawrestler.com/

Image Design:
Jimmy Lee

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SNEAK PEAK OF OVER THE ROPES IS HERE!

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 15:34

Mad Cave Studios is excited to present an early sneak peak of our exciting new title, Over the Ropes!

Writer Jay Sandlin and artist Antonello Cosentino collaborate to explore the world of indie wrestling in the golden age of the sport, the 90’s. Over the Ropes is an underdog story of staying true to oneself in a world where ring personas often time bleed into reality. Sandlin and Cosentino craft a tale in which finding one’s true self may mean crafting a larger than life image inside of the ring.

Set in a fictional world, Over the Ropes dives into sports entertainment’s biggest era. A young high-flyer named Jason Lynn goes off-script in a match to win the world title and sets the southern territory on fire as the face-painted wrestler, Phoenix.

Meet the cast and enjoy your preview!

Over the Ropes, Jason’s battles in the ring are only outperformed by his struggles outside of it. First dates. Crooked promoters. Cage matches. Factions and families. No matter what problems smack him with a steel chair, Jason lives by his catchphrase: “I. Will. Rise.”

“On the surface, Over the Ropes may seem like another Saturday morning wrestling show, but in reality, it’s about the underdog in all of us fighting and clawing for one moment in the spotlight. The characters grew out of my desire to write the kind of wrestling story I gravitated to the most; where the predetermined nature of in-ring action and backstage drama blends with shades of reality until the two are indistinguishable.”

– Jay Sandlin


If you’d like to checkout our other bookshead to your local comic shop or order through Amazon or our online Mad Cave store. Also available digitally on Comixology!

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CCL #501 – Top 100 Runs of All Time – Part 1

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 02:59

On today’s show Chris and Andy discuss the passing of Ernie Colón, Andy gets a ton of cool gifts and Chris laments of Amazon shipping.
Chris and Andy also start looking at the 100 Greatest Comic Books – Comic Book Runs – Single Issues & Graphic Novels of All Time from When It Was Cool, which was compiled from several different sources in late 2017. In this first installment, the guys go over #100-81, give their thoughts and, of course, the collected editions these runs are in.
Listed below are the run in order, links to more info on their ComicBookDB page and select collected editions on that particular run or a first volume that serves a starting point.

81) Wicked + Divine (Image Comics, 2014)
by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Jamie McKelvie,
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=44262
Reprinted/Collected in:
The Wicked + The Divine (2014) HC vol. 01 (Deluxe HC)
The Wicked + The Divine (2014) TPB vol. 01
The Wicked + The Divine (2016) HC vol. 01

82) A Contract With God (Baronet Books, 1978)
by Will Eisner
http://www.comicbookdb.com/search.php?form_search=A%20Contract%20With%20God&form_searchtype=FullSite
Reprinted/Collected in:
A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories (1978) (Baronet Books) HC and Scalped
A Contract With God (2006) (W.W. Norton & Company)
The Contract with God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue (2006) (W.W. Norton & Company)
Reprints/Collects:
A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories (1978) OGN SC
A Life Force from Will Eisner’s Quarterly (1983) #1-5
Dropsie Avenue, The Neighborhood (1995) OGN SC

83) Superman For All Seasons (DC Comics, 1998)
by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=3033
Reprinted/Collected in:
Superman For All Seasons (1998) Deluxe HC
Superman For All Seasons (1998) HC
Superman For All Seasons (1998) TPB

84) Justice League International (DC Comics, 1987)
by writer J. M. DeMatteis was paired with writer Keith Giffen and artist Kevin Maguire
Title Continuity:
Justice League International (1987) #7 continues from Justice League (1987) #6
Justice League International (1987) #25 continues to Justice League America (1989) #26
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=1159
Reprinted/Collected in:
Justice League (1987) TPB
Justice League International (2008) HC vol. 01
Justice League International (2008) TPB vol. 01
Justice League International Omnibus (2017) HC vol. 01

85) Superior Spider-Man (Marvel Comics, 2013)
by Writer(s): Dan Slott, Penciller(s): Ryan David Stegman
Title Continuity:
Superior Spider-Man (2013) #1 continues from The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #700
Superior Spider-Man (2013) #31 continues to The Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #1
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=39035
Reprinted/Collected in:
Superior Spider-Man (2013) HC vol. 01
Superior Spider-Man (2013) TPB vol. 01

86) Alias (Marvel Comics, 2001)
by Writer(s): Brian Michael Bendis, Penciller(s): Michael Gaydos
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=229
Reprinted/Collected in:
Alias (2001) HC vol. 01
Alias (2001) Omnibus
Alias (2001) TPB vol. 01 (2015 Edition)
Alias (2001) Ultimate Collection TPB vol. 01

87) New Mutants (Marvel Comics, 1983)
by Writer(s): Chris Claremont, Penciller(s): Bob McLeod
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=574
Reprinted/Collected in:
New Mutants Classic (2006) TPB vol. 01
New Mutants Epic Collection (2017) TPB vol. 01

88) Immortal Iron Fist (Marvel Comics, 2007)
by Writer(s): Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Penciller(s): David Aja, Travel Foreman
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=10865
Reprinted/Collected in:
The Immortal Iron Fist (2007) HC vol. 01
The Immortal Iron Fist (2007) Omnibus HC
The Immortal Iron Fist (2007) TPB

89) Green Lantern (Geoff Johns era) (DC Comics, 2004, 2005)
http://www.comicbookdb.com/creator_title.php?ID=32&cID=102&pID=1
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=327004
GL Rebirth – Reprinted/Collected in:
Green Lantern by Geoff Johns (2019) Book 1
Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus (2015) HC vol. 01
Green Lantern: Rebirth (2004) Absolute
Green Lantern: Rebirth (2004) HC
Green Lantern: Rebirth (2004) TPB

90) Strangers in Paradise (Self Published, Abstract Studios, 1993)
by Terry Moore
Reprinted/Collected in:
The Complete Strangers in Paradise (1998) HC vol. 01
Strangers in Paradise (1993) TPB vol. 01
Strangers in Paradise (1994) Pocket Book vol. 01
Strangers in Paradise (1994) Slipcase TPB vol. 01
Strangers in Paradise Omnibus (2009) Omnibus HC
Strangers in Paradise Omnibus (2009) Omnibus TPB

91) Deadpool (Joe Kelly era) (Marvel Comics, 1997)
by Joe Kelly
http://www.comicbookdb.com/creator_title.php?ID=1302&cID=1826&pID=1
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=292235
Reprinted/Collected in:
Deadpool (1997) TPB
Deadpool By Joe Kelly Omnibus (2013) HC vol. 01
Deadpool Classic (2008) TPB vol. 01

92) Annihilation (Marvel Comics, 2006)
by Various
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=56814
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=302840
Reprinted/Collected in:
Annihilation (2006) HC
Annihilation (2006) TPB
Annihilation Omnibus (2014) Omnibus HC
Annihilation: The Complete Collection (2018) TPB vol. 02

93) Hawkeye – My Life as a Weapon (Marvel Comics, 2012)
by Writer(s): Matt Fraction, Penciller(s): David Aja
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=254628
Reprinted/Collected in:
Hawkeye (2012) HC vol. 01
Hawkeye (2012) Omnibus HC
Hawkeye (2012) TPB vol. 01

94) Star Wars – Darth Vader (First Series) (Marvel Comics, 2015)
by Writer(s): Kieron Gillen, Penciller(s): Salvador Larroca
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=46899
Reprinted/Collected in:
Darth Vader (2015) HC vol. 01
Darth Vader (2015) Omnibus HC
Darth Vader (2015) TPB vol. 01

95) The Vision (Marvel Comics, 2016)
by Tom King
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=347653
Reprinted/Collected in:
Vision (2016) HC
Vision (2016) TPB vol. 01

96) 300 (Dark Horse Comics, 1998)
by Frank Miller
Reprinted/Collected in:
300 (1998) HC
300 (1999) HC
300 (2007) HC

97) Planet Hulk (Marvel Comics, 2015)
by Writer(s): Greg Pak
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=7295
Omnibus http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=414659
Reprinted/Collected in:
Hulk: Planet Hulk Omnibus (2017) HC
The Incredible Hulk (2006) HC
The Incredible Hulk (2000) TPB vol. 14
The Incredible Hulk, The: Complete Collection (2007) DVD-ROM

98) Avengers Disassembled (Marvel Comics, 2005)
by Writer(s): Brian Michael Bendis, Penciller(s): Howard V. Chaykin
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=47429
Reprinted/Collected in:
Civil War: Avengers (2010) HC
Civil War: The Complete Collection (2007) DVD-ROM
New Avengers (2005) Deluxe HC vol. 03
New Avengers (2005) HC vol. 05
New Avengers (2005) Omnibus HC vol. 01
New Avengers (2005) TPB vol. 05
New Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis: The Complete Collection (2017) TPB vol. 02

99) Scalped (Vertigo, 2007)
by Jason Aaron
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=11463
Reprinted/Collected in:
Scalped (2007) 2017 Edition TPB vol. 01
Scalped (2007) HC vol. 01
Scalped (2007) TPB vol. 01

100) Supreme – Story of the Year (Maximum – Awesome Comics)
by Alan Moore
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=36974
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=69978
Reprinted/Collected in:
Supreme: The New Adventures (1996) TPB
Alan Moore’s: Supreme: The Story of the Year Paperback (2003)

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Star Wars Adventures 2019 Annual Review

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:57

Of all the most unlikely of comebacks, could any be more surprising then Jaxxon returning to the Star Wars universe? Way back in 1978 I read the Marvel Comics series Star Wars and when the original movie adaptation ended they continued on with all new adventures and that is where the world was introduced to the rabbit named Jax. Although widely scoffed at and quickly abandoned, to my young mind a walking talking rabbit was no different than a Tuskin Raider or Jawa and he was always a distant part of my Star Wars fandom.

When Marvel Comics regained the license a few years back and released a million and a half variant covers, the one cover I wanted above all else was the one with Jax on the cover trying to get in through a door while the rest of the core cast held it shut. It was only a joke cover but it was great to see my old friend Jax again and soon enough he was officially made cannon in last years Star Wars Adventures, starred in the “lost” issue #108 of the original series and he returns again to this years annual in the lead story.

“Hare-Brained Heist” is a fun little adventure co-starring Lando and features cameos from Luke, Han and the others. You know, the B-team. Anyways, Jax and Lando work to stop an imperial shipyard from developing automated Tie-Fighters and liberate an enslaved planet. Writer Cavan Scott keeps the story moving and nails the various characters voices with artist Mauricet complimenting it perfectly with his cartoon style.

Can I take a minute to talk about the cover by Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai? He rarely does work outside of his core character so to see him taking on Jax and Lando is a pure delight for this longtime fan. Star Wars fans by the core Marvel series but I hope they don’t sleep on the IDW series as it is a really great series in its own right.

Star Wars Adventures 2019
IDW – $7.99

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The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show – Episode 135

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 21:01
Episode 135 – WAR!

War, what’s it good for? Welp, there sure were a tonne of comics released in this seemingly dead genre. Dan, Marty and Chris talk war comics as well as Dollarrama deals. We read Berserker Unbound and DCeased. Marty and Chris gush over the Amazon Prime series based on the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic series, The Boys. Finally, we wrap with a bit of hopefull enthusiasm for The CW’s upcoming Arrowverse crossover, Crisis on Infinite Earths.

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

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MARVEL’S 80th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONTINUES THIS SUMMER!

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 20:41

New York, NY—August 12, 2019— With just weeks until Marvel kicks off its official birthday festivities, Marvel is excited to announce even more 80th anniversary celebrations with limited-time content with your favorite Marvel games; limited-time merchandise; and retailer events in honor of Marvel’s legacy!

 Marvel announced plans to celebrate its birthday on August 31: the day Marvel Comics #1 gave the world its first look at the Marvel Universe. To celebrate the worldwide impact that followed, there will be activations and retailer events around the globe. Events include:

  • D23 Expo (August 23-25) – Taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center, attendees can shop, snap Marvel-themed photos with friends, and discover hidden surprises around every corner in the Marvel section of the “Uptown Disney” booth on the show floor. Don’t miss Marvel’s exciting lineup of film, television, animation, and comic book guest appearances, panels, stage events, and more!
  • Marvel Comics #1000 Releases (August 28) – Soon to be available at your local comic shop, don’t miss the historic debut of this massive, oversized special-edition book featuring luminaries from both classic and current comic books (and beyond!), revealing a long-kept secret of the Marvel Universe and some startling discoveries along the way.
  • Marvel Birthday Celebration at Dragon Con (August 31) – Dragon Con and Marvel will be celebrating Marvel’s 80th anniversary this year on August 31, Marvel’s official birthday! Attendees can join the party during the annual Dragon Con Parade, on Dragon Con’s social media channels, and a cosplay meet-up complete with birthday cake provided by DecoPac and Kroger, candles, and photo opportunities!
  • Commemorative Merchandise (August – December) – Fans will be able to get their hands on limited-time Marvel 80th anniversary apparel, accessories, collectibles, books and more from Hasbro, Funko, LootCrate, Diamond Select, Mattel, DecoPac, Mad Engine, Bioworld, C-Life, Citizen, Disney store|shopDisney and many more!
  • Retail Activations for Marvel’s Birthday (August – December) – Visit retailers around the country including Amazon, Walmart, Target, Party City, Box Lunch, Hot Topic, Uniqlo, GameStop, FYE and more for in-store activations, new merchandise, special offers, and celebratory fanfare. On August 31, be sure to stop by your local participating FYE for an in-store Marvel birthday party celebration; Amazon for special items celebrating Marvel’s anniversary; participating comic shops for exclusive Marvel birthday party events and a free Marvel Universe Magazine (while supplies last); and Disney stores for in-store activities throughout the day. Disney stores will also launch a new product line this fall in stores and online at com.
  • Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes! (ongoing) – Take a tour of the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes! The exhibition, currently extending its run through September 11 at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA, showcases more than 300 artifacts from Marvel’s past and present. The exhibition will reopen on October 19 at the Telus World of Science Edmonton in Canada.
  • Global Experiences (ongoing) – Look for Marvel 80th anniversary merchandise at pop-up shops throughout China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Also, keep an eye out for special events at Disney Parks & Resorts, Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. locations and exciting displays and exhibits in Australia, Mexico and Brazil. And don’t miss the exhilarating Marvel Universe Live! show with Feld Entertainment, now touring internationally!

Throughout the month of August, Marvel fans will also be able to celebrate Marvel’s 80th anniversary through their favorite Marvel Games! Marvel will be collaborating with its partners to bring limited-time in-game activations to celebrate key characters, stories, costumes, and other extras from Marvel history in MARVEL Strike Force, MARVEL Future Fight, MARVEL Puzzle Quest, and MARVEL Contest of Champions.

Commemorative art – drawn exclusively by legendary comic book artist Adam Kubert to celebrate Marvel’s birthday – will be available as featured on select merchandise and t-shirts through the Marvel Design Vault on Amazon, shopDisney, and other retailers. Symbolizing decades of the Marvel Universe, Kubert’s art is the perfect way to celebrate the expansive roster of classic and iconic Marvel Super Heroes such as Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Thor, Shuri, Wolverine, and many more.

For fans of Marvel’s animated series and family content, visit Marvel HQ to dive into decades of Marvel content! Find your favorite episodes of Marvel Mash-Ups including redubbed moments from Marvel Super Heroes, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and more, along with more recent series like The Super Hero Squad Show, Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel Rising, and Marvel Super Hero Adventures.

To learn more about Marvel’s Super Heroes and keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe, pick up the new edition of DK’s best-selling Marvel Encyclopedia! And be sure to scoop up three brand new flavors from Ample Hills Creamery inspired by Black Panther, Captain America and Spider-Man – the perfect treat to celebrate this Marvel milestone and cool off this summer.

For 80 years, Marvel has reflected the world outside your window – inspiring millions of fans with iconic characters and timeless stories that brought the Marvel Universe to the forefront of pop culture today. Celebrate Marvel’s historic 80th Anniversary all year long with your favorite Marvel comics, games, shows, collectibles, fashion, and more!

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Art of Dejah Thoris Vol. 2 HC preview

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:51

Art of Dejah Thoris Vol. 2 HC

artist: Various

cover: Joe Jusko

FC  |  280 pages  |  $39.99  |   Mature

Since the first serialized adventures in 1912 of the Martian Princess Dejah Thoris and her beloved hero, John Carter, science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts have dreamed of the faraway Red Planet, its wondrous sights and monstrous perils. In this second volume of The Art of Dejah Thoris and the Worlds of Mars, the finest artists of modern fantasy have brought the dying world of Mars to life, depicting scenes of brutal conflict with alien beasts, quiet moments overlooking Martian wastes, and enticing visions of an exotic princess at her most intimate. This magnificent hardcover collection features the talents of J. Scott Campbell, Joe Jusko, Frank Cho, Lucio Parillo, Tula Lotay, Mike McKone and many more!

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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Vol. 1 TP preview

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:49

Writer: David Avallone  |  Artist: Dave Acosta

Cover: Joseph Michael Linsner

104 pages | $17.99  | Teen+

The Mistress of the Dark has become unstuck in time! Elvira crashes Mary Shelley’s monster weekend, beginning an epic journey through horror history, stalked by the most terrifying nightmare to ever walk the Earth. (No spoilers!) Writer David Avallone (Bettie Page, Doc Savage, Twilight Zone) and Dave Acosta (Doc Savage) bring you the thrills, chills and double-entendres in the first chapter of this four-issue miniseries!

Played by actress-writer Cassandra Peterson, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark has carved out a niche in popular American culture that is sure to endure for decades to come. Elvira’s reign as ‘Queen of Halloween’ has now spanned thirty-five years and includes two nationally syndicated television series, two feature films (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Elvira’s Haunted Hills), an IMAX movie and two motion control rides. She has appeared in National ad campaigns for Pepsi and Coors, recorded five music CDs, written four books and licensed over Four Hundred products including pinball machines, action figures, guitars, three comic book series, a beer, wine, soda pop, perfume, slot machines and the best-selling female costume of all time.

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James Bond: Origin #12 preview

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:49

James Bond: Origin #12

writer: Jeff Parker  |  artist: Ibrahim Moustafa

covers: Dan Panosian (A), Dean Kotz (B)

              Vasco Georgiev (C), Ibrahim Moustafa (D)

              Bob Q (E), Dan Panosian (RI-Virg)

FC  |  32 pages  |  Action/Adventure |  $3.99  | Teen+

“The Debt: Finale”

In 1941, Lietuenant Bond finally learns the truth of his deceased mentor, Commander Weldon. But truth comes at a cost. The conclusion of Bond’s adventures in 1941, by JEFF PARKER (Aquaman, Fantastic Four) and IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA (James Bond: Solstice, Mother Panic).

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KISS: Blood & Stardust TP preview

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:44

KISS: Blood & Stardust TP

writer: Bryan Hill

artist: Rodney Buchemi

cover: Stuart Sayger

FC  |  144 Pages |  Rock ‘n’ Roll  |  $19.99  |   Teen+ 

KISS returns to rock’n’roll and save the world!

An immortal cabal is taking the lives of innocents and the only ones who can stop them are KISS! The only problem…they are dead. And now they have to make a deal with a demon to save their souls and return to Earth to fight evil!

Join Bryan Edward Hill (The Wildstorm: Michael Cray, Postal) and Rodney Buchemi (Death of Hawkman, The Librarians) as they bring you the KISS series we have all been waiting for!

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Pathfinder Seoni Battle Ready Statue

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:41

Pathfinder Seoni Battle Ready Diamond Eye Statue

artist: Steve Kiwus (sculptor)

12”h x 3.75w” (base)  |  $399.99  |  Teen+ 

The world of Pathfinder comes to life in this stunning, hand-painted, collectible statue of the renown sorcerer, Seoni. Highly-detailed from head-to-toe, and standing just over 12’ tall, this quality, resin figure features intricate tattoo and clothing reproduction, dual-wielded weapons, and simulated “scars and dirt” earned in battle. The extremely limited “Diamond Eye” edition features the same great detail of the original statue, but with real diamonds added to Seoni’s pupils to make her really sparkle on the shelf!

 

Pathfinder Seoni Battle Ready Statue

artist: Steve Kiwus (sculptor)

12”h x 3.75w” (base)  |  $249.99  |  Teen+ 

The world of Pathfinder comes to life in this stunning, hand-painted, collectible statue of the renown sorcerer, Seoni. Highly-detailed from head-to-toe, and standing just over 12’ tall, this quality, resin figure features intricate tattoo and clothing reproduction, dual-wielded weapons, and simulated “scars and dirt” earned in battle. Fans have never been offered a Seoni like this before, and this extremely limited run means it may never be offered again!

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Pathfinder Seoni Spellcasting Statue

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:37

Pathfinder Seoni Spellcasting Statue

artist: Steve Kiwus (sculptor)

12”h x 3.75w” (base)  |  $199.99  |  Teen+ 

The world of Pathfinder comes to life in this stunning, hand-painted, collectible statue of the renown sorcerer, Seoni. Highly-detailed from head-to-toe, and

standing just over 12’ tall, this quality, resin figure features removable spell effect, and intricate tattoo and clothing reproduction. Fans have never been

offered a Seoni like this before, and this extremely limited run means it may never be offered again!

 

Pathfinder Seoni Spellcasting Diamond Eye Statue

artist: Steve Kiwus (sculptor)

12”h x 3.75w” (base)  |  $349.99  |  Teen+ 

The world of Pathfinder comes to life in this stunning, hand-painted, collectible statue of the renown sorcerer, Seoni. Highly-detailed from head-to-toe, and

standing just over 12’ tall, this quality, resin figure features removable spell effect, and intricate tattoo and clothing reproduction. The extremely limited “Diamond Eye” edition features the same great detail of the original statue, but with real diamonds added to Seoni’s pupils to make her really sparkle on the shelf!

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