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ANTARCTIC PRESS JULY 2019 SOLICITATIONS

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 15:37

 

Cookie and the Kid #1 (of 5) (miniseries, black & white, 32 pgs., $3.99 U.S.)
Story/Art: Alex Kosakowski
Presenting the first issue of a delightful (and delicious) all-ages adventure!
In a hidden faerie kingdom, Cookie, a young misfit elf, is facing big worries for a wee folk: He just wants to eat his favorite food—cookies from the human world—in peace, but other critters are stealing them, after HE stole them fair and square!  And now this lost human child and her dog have stumbled into his life, sparking an unexpected journey for them both!

 

Exciting Comics Extravaganza #1 (one-shot, full color, 100 pgs., $5.99 U.S.)
Story: David Furr
Art: Dell Barras
Antarctic Press’s Superverse has given new life to classic heroes from the public domain, but where did it all begin?  In this 100-page extravaganza, we go back decades before the events of Exciting Comics #1, to a time when super heroes were nothing more than characters played by talentless actors.  But was it really just an act?  Writer David Furr (Exciting Comics and Mobster Graveyard) and veteran artist Dell Barras (Turnbuckle Titans and Rochelle) bring you the murder mystery that opened the doors to the Superverse!

 

Gold Digger #268 (monthly series, full color, 32 pgs., $3.99 U.S.)
Story/Art: Fred Perry
Penny and Ace have just finished sending invitations for their baby shower, even to all their interdimensional and outer-realm friends, but then Ace notices some unfamiliar names on the guest list, all sharing his wife’s maiden surname.  Yes, Ace is about to meet…the IN-LAWS, the ones Penny’s somehow never mentioned.  There’s her super-secret agent-director mother, her Doctor Moreau-esque scientist father, her rhyming army chef brother, and her weather-controlling sister.  Put them all together, and they might spell “trouble”, and they’re ON THEIR WAY!

 

Horror Comics #2 (monthly series, b&w, 32 pgs. $3.99)
Story: Bradley Golden
Art: Andrey Lunatik & Mickey Clausen
“Cold Blooded, Part 2”
This issue, as we learn the chilling origins of homicidal ice cream man Thomas Wright, Wright is in pursuit of his own stepson, with detective Benjamin Dunne hot on his murderous trail!

 

Planet 9 #2 (of 4) (miniseries, full color, 24 pgs., $3.99)
Story: Matt Spradlin
Art: Tariq Hassan
The four alien ambassadors from Planet Nine offer answers to some far-reaching questions, ones we have asked since humans walked the Earth. However, the team of scientists may not like what is revealed to them.

 

 

Punchline #9 (monthly, full color, 32 pages, $3.99 U.S.)
Story: Bill Williams
Art: Matthew Weldon
Jessie’s parents come to her after seeing Versema on television, wanting to know if she and the costumed hero are one and the same.  Will she lie to them for their own good?  And Mel goes on a secret mission, only to run into the villain named GRIDLOCK!

 

Strong Box: The Big Bad Book of Boon #2 (of 8) (miniseries, full color, 32 pgs., $3.99)
Story: H. Thomas Altman
Art: Sebastian Sala
Trouble is his business.  On the heels of the mysterious bug creature, Frank encounters a mentally disabled man who may provide him clues needed to find his next series of answers in eclectic sci-fi author Rosemarie Palewood.  Meanwhile, the elusive killer targets his second victim, a woman fallen madly in love with Frank!

 

Team MOBILE Vol. 2 #2 (of 3) (miniseries, full color, 24 pgs., $3.99 U.S.)
Story: Matthew Spradlin & Jonathan Kendrick
Art: Larry “Spike” Jarrell
“The Rise and Fall of Team MOBILE, Part 2”
Maisy goes rogue looking for revenge on McCready, which puts her on the opposite side of the new recruits in Team Beta.  Team MOBILE also gets an updated MindMerge tech to contend with a lethal new version of Cybok!

 

William the Last: Shadow of the Crown #1 (miniseries, full color, 24 pgs., $3.99 U.S.)
Story/Art: Brian Shearer
UPC: 61072123043500911
ALL AGES!
As William and company make their way out of the city, he is troubled by imagery in a dream that pushes him down a dangerous path.

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THESE SAVAGE SHORES #4 is in stores on May 1st

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 14:15


The hit series is back with Issue #4 out on May 1st. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all again for choosing to write about and review this book. This book has seen a lot of love and success and that is in no small measure thanks to reviewers and press who have been vocal about it. Much love.

“The shadow of war is cast over the land, where people and promises are broken alike. The smell of blood calls to beasts. Now is the time of monsters. Along these savage shores, where hope is folly, and fortune is the lie of a cruel whim.”

“This is another straight-up winning choice by the increasingly impressive Vault Comics team.  It would have been right at home in mid-period Vertigo, with its classical pacing and fresh tone, and a cliffhanger last panel right out of Brian Vaughan.” _ Warren Ellis

“A startlingly beautiful, strikingly confident Vampire story, completely devoid of post-modern whimsy yet with a deep red vein of novelty.” _ Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + the DIvine)

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THE ART OF WRESTLING ROAD DIARIES 53. Wrestlecon – The Shows

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 14:14

Guests: Santino, Blue Meanie, Shigehiro Irie, Joey Ryan, Ethan Page, Matt Taven, Paul Turner, Cary Silkin & Joe Koff. It’s ‘Mania weekend and Colt is on 5 shows along with Wrestlecon. Go from show to show with Colt and the other wrestlers on this huge wrestling weekend.

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

Image Photo:
www.portraitofawrestler.com/

Image Design:
Jimmy Lee

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The Gardens Between, Monster Prom Among MomoCon Indie Award Finalists

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 13:54
The Gardens Between, City of Brass, Monster Prom Among MomoCon 2019 Indie Game Awards Finalists ATLANTA – April 11, 2019 – The top 20 finalists of the fifth annual MomoCon Indie Game Awards Showcase will exhibit their games at MomoCon 2019, taking place Thursday – Sunday, May 23 – 26, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Developers will compete on the largest gaming exhibition floor in the southeast United States, hosting more than 38,000 unique attendees. The finalists are: Five winning entries will be announced at an awards ceremony on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Developers of those titles will receive:
  • $1000 Prize
  • 10 x 20 Exhibit Space at MomoCon 2020
  • Dedicated Panel at MomoCon 2020
  • Highlighted placement in a MomoCon newsletter going to tens of thousands of gamers
  • Glass Trophy
Three Georgia-made games, which are also general finalists, are eligible for the fourth annual MomoCon Georgia Award with its own $1000 prize: “This year’s submissions join the pantheon of exceptional, creative games that we’re lucky enough to see at the show every year,” says Chris Stuckey, CEO, MomoCon. “Our distinguished judges, including industry luminary Rami Ismail and editors from publications like Destructoid and Kotaku, will have to select five winners among truly special finalists brought to life by their creators’ incredible talent and dedication.” The event will be broadcast live from MomoCon on Saturday, May 25th, at 10PM EST on Twitch. Passes for MomoCon 2019 are on sale now, with four-day and single-day options available.

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AMAZING LAS VEGAS COMIC CON! RETURNS JUNE 2019 WITH A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ELECTRIC TALENT

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 00:42

Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con! returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 14th to 16th 2019 with SHAZAM’s Asher Angel, Disney’s Aladdin and Star Wars: Rogue One’s Alan Tudyk, Deadpool Creator Rob Liefeld and the creators of the Infinity War Saga

 

Wednesday April 10th, 2019 – Las Vegas’s premiere Pop Culture convention, Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con! is returning to the Las Vegas Convention Center June 14th to 16th 2019 with some of the biggest, brightest and most current Architects of Pop Culture, some for the first time and some for the last time. Asher Angel, Billy Batson in DC/WB’s SHAZAM! (currently the number 1 movie in the world!) and Jonah in Disney’s smash hit Andi Mack makes his debut Las Vegas appearance alongside Alan Tudyk (Star Wars: Rogue One, Firefly) who is fresh off Disney’s Aladdin (out May 24th) where he plays Iago; Rob Liefeld (Creator Deadpool, Domino, Cable) who launched his new Marvel collaboration Major X on April 3rd 2019, which sold out its first print run before it was even released; and in their first ever West Coast Appearance together in 29 years, the original writers/creators and artists of The Infinity War Saga Jim Starlin, Ron Lim, George Perez and Joe Rubinstein come together to celebrate Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the Marvel Cinematic Universe films based on their creations that have shattered all box office records over the past year and changed the MCU forever.

 

Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con! will also feature returns from Power Rangers star Jason David Frank, who will be joined (for the first time in Las Vegas!) by original Power Rangers star Amy Jo Johnson (Felicity, Flashpoint, The Space Between), Star Wars Cast members  Daniel Logan (Boba Fett), Matthew Wood (General Grievous) and in their Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con! debuts – cast members from the smash hit Anime, My Hero Academia,  Josh Grelle (“Tokoyami”) and Justin Cook (Kirishima). These exciting guests will feature on not to be missed panels hosted by Collider personalities Steven “Frosty” Weintraub, Perri Nemiroff, Coy Jandreau and More.

 

Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con! prides itself on celebrating the people who created and brought to life the characters that we love and 2019 is no different. Gerry Conway, the creator of MS Marvel/Captain Marvel (which is the highest grossing female led superhero movie in history!) Punisher and many more, makes his Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con! debut. He will be joined by HBO’s Game Of Thrones artist Mog Park, who celebrate Game Of Thrones Epic final season, TMNT creator Kevin Eastman who is bringing his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles together with Batman this summer for an epic Animated movie Batman Vs TMNTChad Hardin (Harley Quinn) Gerry Duggan (Conan and the Avengers mash up Savage Avengers due in 2019), Ryan Ottley (Amazing Spiderman) J. Sullivan (Robotech and G.I Joe), Las Vegas local Steven Grant (The Punisher), Andy Kuhn (Batman VS TMNT), Angel Medina(Venom, Spider-Man), Long Vo (Street Fighter and Robotech),  Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz (Street Fighter and Overwatch). Joe Ng (Street Fighter), Marat Mychaels (Do You Pooh?, Deadpool) David Nakayama (Spiderman), Livio Ramondelli (Transformers) and many more.

 

Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con! will also celebrate the illustrious career of George Perez, as he makes his final ever West Coast convention appearance. Fans will be able to get up close and personal with George, whose legacy of work includes the creation of the Infinity Gauntlet Series at Marvel, the creation of DC’s Teen Titans/Deathstroke and whose work on Crisis on Infinite Earths and Wonder Woman made him a fan favorite. A special tribute Panel featuring guest speakers and surprises will be held on Sunday June 16th.

 

Tickets and VIP packages beginning at just $25 are available now at https://www.amazingcomiccon.com/ with children 12 and under FRE

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The Definitive History of the Marvel Universe Arrives This July!

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 20:13

From Mark Waid, Javier Rodriguez, and Alvaro Lopez with covers by Steve McNiven!

 

New York, NY—April 10, 2019—The Marvel Universe is a sprawling, interconnected web of rich history, dating back to its very beginnings…and now, it’s all coming together in a huge new story!

 

This July, Marvel invites readers to join legendary writer Mark Waid (Avengers No Road Home) and Exiles artists Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez for a brand-new tale in what is destined to become the DEFINITIVE history of the Marvel Universe!

 

HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE will reveal previously unknown secrets and shocking revelations, connecting all threads of the past and present from the Marvel Universe! From the Big Bang to the twilight of existence, this sweeping story covers every significant event and provides fresh looks at the origins of every fan’s favorite Marvel stories!

 

“We’ve seen Marvel histories and Marvel encyclopedias and Marvel handbooks, and I love that stuff. I absorb them like Galactus absorbs planets,” Waid told Marvel. “This is not that. There’s information here, but there’s also a story. The Marvel Universe is a living thing, it is its own story, and we’re trying to approach it with some degree of heart to find the heart in that story so it doesn’t read like 120 pages of Wikipedia.”

 

It’s a story you’ve never seen before…and it all starts this July with HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!

 

HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1 (of 6)

Written by MARK WAID

Art by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ

Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

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“Star Trek” Feature Documentary “What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” Comes to Theaters One Night Only May 13th, 2019 from Fathom Events and Shout! Studios

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 20:07
‘What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Lands in Movie Theaters Nationwide For One Night Only
on May 13
Documentary Feature by Directors Ira Steven Behr and David Zappone Features Behind-the-Scenes Footage of the Making of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Interviews with Cast and Creators, and More DENVER – April 9, 2019 – Fans will get a special look into Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the new documentary – “What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” – arrives in movie theaters across the country for one night only on May 13, 2019. The film presents a fascinating in-depth look at the past, present and future of a series whose dark, edgy take on Gene Roddenberry’s vision was often misunderstood when it premiered but has grown into a beloved mainstay in the Star Trek franchise. Featuring extensive new interviews with the cast and crew of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as well as newly remastered HD footage from the television series, “What We Left Behind” also focuses on the original writers of the series as they craft a brand-new episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, developing what would be the eighth-season premiere if the show were to return to the air today.


Following the feature presentation, a taped roundtable discussion with directors Ira Steven Behr, David Zappone, and the film’s producers will provide audiences with a comprehensive look at the making of the film, the show’s fans and the series’ ongoing appeal to Trekkers of all ages. Fathom attendees will also receive an exclusive double-sided poster with the theatrical poster art for “What We Left Behind” on one side, and an original illustration from the film on the other. (Quantities limited, while supplies last.)

Tickets for “What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” can be purchased beginning Friday, April 12 at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices. Fathom Events, Shout! Studios, 455 Films and Tuxedo Productions bring this event to more than 800 movie theaters nationwide on Monday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m. local time, through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations will be available April 12 on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). Ira Steven Behr said, “When Dave Zappone asked me if I wanted to make a documentary about Deep Space Nine, my first reaction was, ‘What is there left to say about Deep Space Nine?’ Well, William Faulkner once wrote, ‘The past is never dead. It’s not even past.’ The cast, crew and fans have a lot to say about Deep Space Nine. What We Left Behind is their story; it’s my story, too. Turns out William Faulkner was a very wise man.” “A point of pride for Fathom Events is our ability to give fans cinema experiences that enhance their understanding and enjoyment of the original programming they love,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “’What We Left Behind’ will take Trekkers’ passion for the series one step further.”

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Lose Your Inhibitions in FAITHLESS #2 from BOOM! Studios

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 20:00

Shocking Events Turn to Sex, Danger, and Supernatural Delight In May 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 10, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at FAITHLESS #2, from New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and artist Maria Llovet (Loud), the next chapter in an unforgettable story about a young woman whose exploration of magic and sex takes her into forbidden territory. In short—Faith is bored as hell. And Hell has noticed.

Faith just had the best night of her life but it isn’t over yet. The mysterious and sensuous Poppy is more than Faith could have ever dreamt of, bringing excitement, passion, and that elusive spark of magic into her previously mundane daily life. But not everything is as it seems. While Poppy hands Faith the keys to the underground art scene, drawing her deeper into a world of wild parties and crazy nights, other mysterious figures begin to enter her life, bringing with them more than a hint of danger and the supernatural.

FAITHLESS #2 features an erotic variant cover by acclaimed artist Vanesa R. Del Rey (Redlands), that will be polybagged and not publicly previewed due to sexually explicit material. This issue also features a main cover by artist Paul Pope (Heavy Liquid) and a variant cover by artist Fábio Moon (Casanova: Acedia).

“This issue finds Faith diving straight into Poppy’s world without reservation and little consideration as to the consequences. Her world has rapidly become anything but boring,” said Sierra Hahn, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Brian and Maria continue to impress with each new page of Faith’s journey. When you think you know where the story is headed, the bottom drops out and everything takes a sideways step into the unknown.”

FAITHLESS is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Abbott from Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bone Parish from Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf; Grass Kings from Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins; and Klaus from Grant Morrison and Dan Mora. The imprint is also home to popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid and Buffy The Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and Dan Mora.

Print copies of FAITHLESS #2 will be available for sale on May 22, 2019 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 FAITHLESS and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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DC’S YOUNG ANIMAL RETURNS THIS JULY WITH MORE DOOM PATROL…

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 18:23

Gerard Way’s pop-up imprint returns with DOOM PATROL: WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS

Author N.K. Jemisin makes her comic book debut with FAR SECTOR

Mikey Way and Shaun Simon introduce new series COLLAPSER

DC’s Young Animal is returning this July with the next chapter of its flagship title, plus two new, innovative stories. The pop-up imprint curated by My Chemical Romance front man Gerard Way will kick things off on July 3 with DOOM PATROL: WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS, followed by COLLAPSER on July 17 and FAR SECTOR in late 2019.

With these new series come new creative teams, with Mikey Way (MCR), Shaun Simon (Neverboy,Killjoys) and acclaimed artist Ilias Kyriazis (G.I. Joe: First Strike) introducing COLLAPSER, and author N.K. Jemisin (The Broken EarthInheritance trilogies) making her comic book writing debut with FAR SECTOR, a new and original Green Lantern story, alongside Jamal Campbell, artist of the breakout hit series, NAOMI. The next phase of Gerard Way’s DOOM PATROL will team him up once again with Nick Derington for covers, with interior stories illustrated by a series of amazing artists beginning with James Harvey, followed by Doc Shaner, Nick Pitarra, Becky Cloonan and more.

“We are thrilled to revitalize DOOM PATROL, and to present both COLLAPSER and FAR SECTOR, two books that push the medium of comics and their respective genres through uncharted territory,” says Gerard Way. “Readers can expect everything from high doses of cosmic weirdness and positivity, to deep examinations of anxiety and emotions while wielding immense power, to sci-fi explorations of authority and control and what it means to be a guardian while a world hangs in delicate balance. More fantastic comics outside the norm, as only DC’s Young Animal can do.”

More details about these new series can be found here:

 

DOOM PATROL: WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS
Written by:
 Gerard Way and Jeremy Lambert
Art by: James Harvey followed by Doc Shaner, Nick Pitarra, Becky Cloonan and more
Series debut: July 3, 2019

Gerard Way and the World’s Strangest Super Heroes return in an all-new series that takes them beyond the borders of time and space! The Doom Patrol will go on an epic road trip around the solar system, facing off against the unusual and bizarre including the fanatical fitness fiends of planet Orbius and the Marathon Eternal. Big changes are coming for these unusual heroes, including Robotman coming to terms with his new life as a human.

 

COLLAPSER
Written by:
 Mikey Way and Shaun Simon
Art by: Ilias Kyriazis
Series debut: July 17, 2019

Liam James is a wannabe DJ whose life goals are almost completely dashed by his crippling anxiety—until a package arrives in the mail containing a black hole that gives him amazing powers and draws him into a cosmic conflict far beyond anything he’d ever imagined. But Liam will discover that when it comes to life, love, mental health and superhero responsibilities, there’s no such thing as a quick fix, and that power comes with a cost.

 

FAR SECTOR
Written by:
 N.K. Jemisin
Art by: Jamal Campbell
Series debut: 2019

Newly chosen Green Lantern Sojourner “Jo” Mullein has been protecting the City Enduring, a massive metropolis of 20 billion people, for the past six months. The City has maintained peace for over 500 years by stripping its citizens of their ability to feel. As a result, violent crime is virtually unheard of, and murder is nonexistent.

But that’s all about to change.

This new series introduces a dizzying game of politics and philosophies as Jo discovers a brewing revolution in the City, aided and abetted by some of its most powerful citizens.

DC’s Young Animal continues to stretch the boundaries of creativity with experimental and genre-pushing stories. This next phase of the pop-up imprint solidifies its place as comics for dangerous humans.

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FIRST COVERS AND DETAILS TO ‘BLADE RUNNER 2019’ REVEALED!

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 18:05

Today (April 10, 2019) is a special date for Blade Runner fans — it’s the exact date of rogue Replicant Leon “Let Me Tell You About My Mother” Kowalski’s inception. (Even casual fans remember Leon as the Nexus-6 synthetic human who shoots the Blade Runner giving him a Voight-Kompff empathy test during the film’s opening sequence inside the imposing Tyrell Corporation double pyramid).

To mark the occasion, Titan Comics and Alcon Entertainment are excited to unveil the first covers and further details for Blade Runner 2019 — a brand-new, in canon series set during the exact timeframe of the original Blade Runner film.

In the polluted and rain-drenched neo-noir nightmare that is Los Angeles, 2019, the veteran Blade Runner known as Ash has a new case: a billionaire’s wife and child, both apparently kidnapped by violent Replicants.

The 12-issue series is being written by acclaimed Blade Runner 2049 screenwriter Michael Green (Logan) and veteran collaborator Mike Johnson (Star Trek, Superman/Batman), with interior art by noted artist Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America).

Blade Runner 2019 will debut July 17, 2019. The first issue—featuring variant covers by Artgerm, Syd Mead, Andres Guinaldo, and John Royle, among others—is available to pre-order through the upcoming May edition (for July shipping) of Diamond PREVIEWS.

The new Blade Runner 2019 comic series is part of a line of original comics and graphic novels by Titan and Alcon, expanding the canon of this celebrated science-fiction world.

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Aspen Comics Introduces Retailer Variants With Zero Order Restrictions and New Starter Edition Trade Paperbacks

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 15:54

03-26-19 Aspen Comics has taken careful consideration of their retailer partner’s feedback and is pleased to introduce zero restriction Retailer Special Edition Variants for their new spring and summer releases, beginning with Michael Turner’s Fathom Volume 8 #1 on May 15th. Retailers can order as many of these Retailer Special Edition variants as they choose, as opposed to incentive ordering. Aspen Co-Owner and President Frank Mastromauro discuss the reason for the new retailer variant ordering format:

“We’ve tried to be as receptive as possible to our retailer partners and the struggles they have for ordering comic books in today’s crowded market. We’re a boutique publisher and we want fans and retailers to be able to order our special edition variants with fewer restrictions across the board. By streamlining our line of books and a renewed focus on higher quality comics over quantity, we feel this will be helpful to not only comic shops in selling our products but the industry as a whole.”

In addition to the new changes to their variants, Aspen Comics is also introducing new starter edition trade paperbacks of their most popular flagship titles, including Michael Turners Fathom and Soulfire, and Executive Assistant: Iris. These new affordably priced editions are the perfect jumping-on point for new readers at a lower price point for retailers to order. The Executive Assistant: Iris Volume One starter edition trade paperback is already in stores, and follows by Fathom Volume One on May 1st and Soulfire Volume One on June 26th.

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BEFORE ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, MARVEL GETS CARNAGE-IZED!

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 15:49

New York, NY—March 26, 2019—Everyone is a target as ABSOLUTE CARNAGE takes over the Marvel Universe, hooking its symbiote into every hero! To celebrate the release of the epic summer event, Marvel is releasing a series of “Carnage-ized” variant covers that reimagine some of Marvel’s iconic heroes as victims of the deadly symbiote!

First revealed at the C2E2 retailer panel this weekend, Marvel is excited to share additional cover art for this variant program, which will consist of 25 covers. Look for the following “Carnage-ized” variant covers on these select books this July, and look for a full list of the remaining variants in the July Previews catalog!

  1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 by TODD NAUCK
  2. AVENGERS #22 by JUNGGEUN YOON
  3. BLACK CAT #2 by MARK BROOKS
  4. BLACK PANTHER #14 by RYAN BROWN
  5. CAPTAIN AMERICA #13 by BUTCH GUICE
  6. CAPTAIN MARVEL #8 by INHYUK LEE
  7. DAREDEVIL #8 by LEE GARBETT
  8. DEADPOOL #15 SKOTTIE YOUNG
  9. DOCTOR STRANGE #17 by EMA LUPACCHINO
  10. FANTASTIC FOUR #12 PATCH ZIRCHER
  11. FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #9 by WOO DAE SHIM
  12. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7 by GUISEPPE CAMUNCOLI
  13. IMMORTAL HULK #20 by NICK BRADSHAW
  14. SAVAGE AVENGERS #3 by LEINIL YU
  15. SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #10 IBAN COELLO
  16. THOR #15 by MIKE MCKONE
  17. TONY STARK: IRON MAN #14 PASQUAL FERRY
  18. UNCANNY X-MEN #21 by DECLAN SHALVEY
  19. VENOM #16 by RON LIM

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Doubleday Books To Publish Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale Graphic NovelArt & Adaptation by Renée Nault

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 14:46

Originally published in 1985, Margaret Atwood’s novel THE HANDMAID’S TALE is a seminal work of fiction: influential and inspirational, provocative and prophetic. The book’s taut prose and unforgettable characters have been adapted into a major motion picture starring Natasha Richardson and Faye Dunaway, a radio play, a stage play, an opera, and, most recently, Hulu’s Emmy Award-winning show starring Elisabeth Moss. Now, on March 26, 2019, Doubleday Books will publish the first-ever graphic novel adaptation of THE HANDMAID’S TALE.

THE HANDMAID’S TALE Graphic Novel features the art of Renée Nault — a Canadian artist and frequent illustrator for the Los Angeles Times — who was hand-selected by Atwood to adapt her seminal novel. Nault tells the iconic story of Offred and the Republic of Gilead over the course of 240 full-color pages. Her watercolor illustrations, which took her over two years to complete from initial sketches to final pages, are gorgeous and haunting.

And Atwood herself is no stranger to the world of comics and graphic novels. ANGEL CATBIRD, written by Atwood and illustrated by Johnnie Christmas and Tamra Bonvillain, was the author’s first ever New York Times # 1 bestseller in 2016.

THE HANDMAID’S TALE has long been a global phenomenon. With this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renée Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before. Like the Booker Award-winning novel it adapts, THE HANDMAID’S TALE Graphic Novel is worthy of widespread attention and discussion.

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East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention Promoting Literacy and Creativity!

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 14:46

The 18th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC 2019)

Relive the excitement at the 18th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention!  Bring your costume, your artwork, your story ideas, or your passion to the Temple University Student Faculty Center at 3340 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA on May 18, 2019, 11 am to 7 pm, to get your yearly fix of positive vibes!

The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention is an annual gathering of comic book artists, writers, and their fans who are interested in discussing, buying and selling comic books, sci-fi, action figures, and related material by and/or about Black superheroes/super-powered characters/adventures. In addition, the event features panel discussions, a costume contest, self-publishing and graphic arts workshops for aspiring creators, and film screenings of works of veterans and amateurs alike.

FREE ADMISSION!

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Batman Creators Come to Baltimore in 2019

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 14:40

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – March 26, 2019 – The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Baltimore Convention Center on October 18-20, 2019. The Baltimore Comic-Con will feature some of Batman’s most prolific creators in 2019, including Neal Adams, David Finch, Tom King, and Lee Weeks.

Neal Adams‘ work on such DC Comics characters as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and Green Arrow redefined an era of comics, bringing a photorealistic feel to the pages of their respective books. In the late-’60s, while freelancing for DC Comics, Adams also began working at Marvel Comics on X-Men with Roy Thomas. He continued to work for DC and Marvel throughout the late-’60s and ’70s, working on The Avengers, Detective Comics, and Green Lantern/Green Arrow. More recently, Adams did a Deadman limited series and the 7-issue second volume of Batman: Odyssey for DC Comics, and handled art duties on Marvel Comics’ First X-Men and DC’s Harley’s Little Black Book, parodying his famous Superman vs. Muhammad Ali comic from the 1970s.

Joining us from Canada, Eisner Award-winning  David Finch received recognition for his early work at Top Cow Productions on titles such as Cyberforce, Ascension, and Aphrodite IX. He then went on to spend a number of years at Marvel Comics, working on blockbuster titles including Ultimate X-Men, Avengers (and the relaunched New Avengers), and Moon Knight before jumping into an exclusive contract with DC Comics in 2010 where he flexed his writing muscles as well as his drawing skills on Batman: The Dark Knight. He also worked on DC’s Forever Evil, and provided art on Wonder Woman (with his wife Meredith on writing duties).

Ringo and Eisner Award-winning Tom King is currently the writer of Batman at DC Comics, where he has also written Mister Miracle, Grayson, The Omega Men, DC Nation, Swamp Thing Winter Special, Heroes in Crisis, and has a story in Action Comics #1000, not to mention his award-winning work at Marvel on The Vision. King’s first book, A Once Crowded Sky, a postmodern super hero novel, was recognized by USA Today as one of the best Graphic Novels of the year. He was named by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the five comic creators to watch in 2015. He was the 2018 Ringo Awards winner of Best Writer, and collected awards for Best Series (Mister Miracle, DC Comics), and Best Single Issue or Story and Best Humor Comic (Batman/Elmer Fudd Special, DC Comics).

Debuting professionally in the 1980s, artist and occasional writer Lee Weeks initially received publication in Eclipse Comics’ Tales of Terror horror anthology. He has contributed to much lauded work on titles such as Marvel’s Daredevil, Captain America, and Spider-Man’s Tangled Web, DC Comics’ bookshelf format Batman Chronicles: Gauntlet, and Dark Horse Comics’ Tarzan vs. Predator. He was also the featured artist in Volume 17 of TwoMorrow Publishing’s Modern Masters. In 2018, he was the recipient of numerous Ringo Awards, including Best Artist or Penciller, and Best Humor Comic and Best Single Issue or Story for his work on DC’s Batman/Elmer Fudd Special.

“Batman is, arguably, the most popular superhero comic book character there is,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “He is instantly recognizable even in profile, and fans love this character. We are honored to host such dignitaries of the industry who have had the privilege of working on this character’s storied history. Each one of these guests is an industry superstar, fans will be thrilled to see them return to Baltimore this October, and we are not done with the caped crusader yet — we are busy working on a few others that have left their mark on Mr. Wayne!”

Lee Weeks and Tom King at the Ringo Awards, photo by John Milewski TICKETS LAUNCH SOON We have been fielding a lot of questions regarding the availability of tickets. We are working now towards enabling ticket sales, and will announce availability first to our mailing list. If you are not currently subscribed, you can do so by going to www.baltimorecomiccon.com and finding the “Stay up to date!” section to sign up. NO SPRING FLING IN 2019 While we were looking to try to host another Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling this year, between schedules and hotel availability, we were unable to make the calendar work for us. We apologize to the many fans who have been asking via the website, social media, email, and in person at comic shows when we’ve bumped into you. We’ll see you in October for our regular show! In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Neal Adams (Detective Comics), Arantza (fantasy artist), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Matthew Clark (Green Arrow), David Finch (Batman), Ramona Fradon (The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Cully Hamner (Batman Beyond), Adam Hughes (Superman), Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar), Sharlene Kindt (Dept. H), Tom King (Batman), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), Carla Speed McNeil (Twisted Romance), Pop Mhan (Raven, Daughter of Darkness), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Afua Richardson (Run), Louise Simonson (Death of Superman), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Allison Sohn (The Art of Red Sonja, Volume 2), William Stout (Fantastic Worlds – The Art of William Stout), Mark Waid (Avengers: No Road Home), and Lee Weeks (Batman).

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My Hero Academia, Steven Universe, Family Guy Voice Actors Light Up MomoCon 2019

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 14:35

ATLANTA – March 26, 2019 – Creative talents behind animated legends will delight attendees of MomoCon 2019, the largest event in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games. With more than 38,000 unique attendees expected in its fifteenth year, MomoCon will take place Thursday, May 23 – Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

My Hero Academia voice actors Justin Briner (Izuku “Deku” Midoriya), Luci Christian (Ochaco), and Keith Silverstein (Wolfram) unite for a heroic presence at MomoCon. With individual credits including Dragon Ball Super, Full Metal Alchemist, and more, opportunities with these anime stars will be a hallmark of the weekend.

Among the most prolific industry talents is Patrick Warburton, who joins MomoCon 2019 for autograph and photo opportunities. From Family Guy’s Joe Swanson and The Venture Brothers’ Brock Samson to Lemony Snicket in A Series of Unfortunate Events, Warburton’s iconic voice and humor have endeared him to millions.

The compelling characters and worldbuilding of Steven Universe have made it a global phenomenon. Cast members at MomoCon include Zach Callison (Steven), Susan Egan (Rose Quartz), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Estelle (Garnet), and Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl). With a wealth of autograph and panel opportunities, MomoCon 2019 is a cannot-miss event for series fans.

Other notable guests include Kenji Kamiyama (Director of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Along Complex and upcoming Ghost in the Shell SAC 2045), Shinji Aramaki (Director of APPLESEED), Tony Anselmo (voice of Donald Duck), NateWantsToBattle (Damien in Monster Prom), AmaLee (Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card), and ProZD (Red vs Blue, Anime Crimes Divison).

“Voice actors make MomoCon an incredible experience for animation fans, who can interact with the personalities that bring their beloved worlds to vibrant life,” said Chris Stuckey, co-chair, MomoCon. “This year, we can’t wait to celebrate some of the most popular animated works with the talent that makes them unforgettable.”

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TRUMPY by Dærick Gröss Sr. 03-25-19

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 00:03

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AWARD WINNING PLAYWRIGHT SEAN LEWIS TEAMS WITH AWARD WINNING ARTIST HAYDEN SHERMAN FOR NEW TECH THRILLER COMIC SERIES THUMBS

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 23:51

PORTLAND, OR 03/25/2019 — Award winning playwright and comics writer Sean Lewis (Coyotes, Saints, The Few) teams up with award winning artist Hayden Sherman (The Few) for a new technology thriller series in Thumbs. The rapid-paced, science-fiction maxi-series will be five issues—each issue a total of 40 pages—and will launch from Image Comics this June.

Imagine someone like, say, Mark Zuckerberg created his own army of tech-obsessed teens and directed them to take on the government. What would the fall-out be? Thumbs explores a high-stakes world where that—and much worse—can unfold. Charley “Thumbs” Fellows is a member of just such an army. Poor and raised by the influential MOM™ app, he finds himself in the center of a war.

“I was watching a kid play with his phone and how anxious he was waiting for a message back from a friend and it made me think about how anxious all the people I know are,” said Lewis. “I started thinking about the internet and our obsession and reliance on it and the realities of who controls the flow and embedding of information. Was our anxiety planted? Has tech become such an obsession for us that we’d go to war to keep it? Just watching that kid and all the emotions that three dots on a screen were creating made me wonder—do we actually control the tech, even at its smallest levels?”

Best described as The Social Network meets Black MirrorThumbs is a must-read book from the team behind the hit series The Few and is perfect for readers of Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt’s Crowded.

Sherman added: “Thumbs is as much a story about technology as it is about loss, time, and learning your place in the world. With the great range of themes and locales that play into these five issues, I’ve taken the chance to expand and really push myself with how a story can be told. The hope is for it to be between storybook and comic book, where it could be either at any given moment.”

Thumbs #1 (Diamond Code APR190011) will be available on Wednesday, June 5. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, May 13.

Thumbs #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

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SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #1 preview

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 23:49

SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #1 (OF 5)
BRAND NEW SERIES! Sabrina is a teen witch who’s struggling with balancing the double life of high school and her burgeoning powers. Newly relocated to Greendale with her aunts Hilda and Zelda (also witches), Sabrina is trying to make the best of being the new girl in town which so far includes two intriguing love interests, an instant rivalry, a couple of misfits that could turn into BFFs, and trying to save the high school (and maybe the world) from crazy supernatural events. NBD!
Script: Kelly Thompson
Art: Veronica Fish, Andy Fish, Jack Morelli
Cover: Veronica Fish
Variant Covers: Stephanie Buscema, Adam Hughes, Victor Ibanez, Sandra Lanz
On Sale Date: 3/27
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #13 preview

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 23:48

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #13
Where did Bingo take Jughead when he was near death after he was shot by Archie? As the epic first season of JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER comes to a close, that mystery will be resolved—and the answer will only raise even more questions about Jughead and his werewolf legacy! It’s all part of our big finale, leading up into our mind blowing JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER VS VAMPIRONICA crossover!
Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Gorham
Variant Covers: Vic Malhotra, Greg Scott
On Sale Date: 3/27
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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