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RICH REVIEWS: The List # 1

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 12:35

Title: The List # 1
Publisher: James Stimpson
Created by: James Stimpson
Written by: James Stimpson
Drawn by: Liana Recchione
Price: $ 2.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.comixcentral.com/products/the-list-1/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_list_comic.com
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Comments: Here we see Santa not being so nice. Actually he is shown as a killing and causing much bloodshed. This Santa is hard-edged and his main job is saving children while other Santas delivers the gifts. This version of Santa Claus is unlike any you have seen before. Sal here is uncouth yet he does do great work. He works for Jesus Christ literally. This Jesus also is not what you would expect.
Not even Jesus can keep the peace among the Santa’s. Cedrick hates Sal and the feeling is mutual. One delivers toys and the other justice.
The art is presented well in showcasing the characters here. This is a unique take on the Santa Claus legend. The elves do have a cute side to their appearance. Jesus is drawn to look to match his job here of running the show so he is a businessman and son of God.
Jesus Christ may promote peace on Earth for the most part but it is great to see him here having Sal take care of those who would hurt children. Those people do need to be punished and feel the wrath of God.

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First look at Disney’s “The Lion King”

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 23:04

Walt Disney Studios has given something to be thankful for today.  The studio has released the first teaser and poster for the live action adaptation of “The Lion King.”

“From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock.

Disney’s The Lion King opens in theatres July 19, 2019.”

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ART OF WRESTLING ROAD DIARIES 35. Comedy + Wrestling

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 16:31

Guest: Marty DeRosa joins Colt as together, they do a Midwest tour of both comedy and wrestling shows.

Sponsors:
www.OnYourOwn.org/wrestling
www.ActionHeat.com/COLT

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

Image Photo:
www.portraitofawrestler.com/

Image Design:
Jimmy Lee

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 08:01

The staff of First Comics News wishes our servicemen past and present a Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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RICH REVIEWS: Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion # 1

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 22:42

Title: Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion # 1
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Gerard Way
Artist: Gabriel Ba
Letters: Nate Piekos for Blambot
Colorist: Nick Filardi
Covers Artist: Gabriel Ba
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.darkhorse.com
Comments: Sir Reginald Hargreeves takes a man to a hotel the Hotel Oblivion. The settings are weird in a old style gothic sci-fi horror appeal. This hotel is in a place you do not want to be. The TV reception is awful.
In the city, we are treated to a super looking car in a firefight and chase that is pure adrenaline.  What is Number 5’s mission?
Then we see a few super-heroes on the street they will grab your attention as they do not look or operate as normal super-heroes.
At the Umbrella Academy is a strange place with strange people.
The story does move around a lot and therefore does not tell you enough about each situation. Characters pop up with little information given about them. So you are left wondering who this is and why should you care?
The average body mass of the common cockroach is 925 kg. The comic is educational as well as one of the strangest ones you will read.

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Dynamite Delivers The Boys Omnibus Publishing Schedule!

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 21:51

Volume One of Ennis & Robertson’s Critically-Acclaimed Series Releasing March 2019

November 21, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is releasing Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s Eisner-nominated series, The Boys, in a brand new format for fans and readers looking to jump on board with the critically-acclaimed series before the television adaptation debuts with Amazon Prime Video in 2019.

At a massive 344 pages, the fan-favorite series draped in controversy is now presented in an omnibus edition as Dynamite releases the first 14 issues of the acclaimed series in one oversized trade collection! Join the most brutal government operatives ever assembled in tales of mayhem and dark humor, as chronicled by Garth Ennis, Dennis Robertson, and Peter Snejbjerg. Meticulously restored, The Boys Omnibus Edition Volume 1 also features bonus art materials, the script to issue #1 by Garth Ennis, a complete cover gallery with iconic artwork by Darick Robertson, and much more.

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Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them — sometimes — need to be taken out of the picture. That’s when you call in The Boys! In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone’s got to make sure the “supes” don’t get out of line. Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother’s Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female are The Boys: A CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most dangerous force on Earth – superpower!

“The Boys has long been one of our proudest achievements in our 14 years of publishing,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “Garth and Darick poured blood, sweat, and tears into the project for six years and 72 issues and we’re excited to see new, affordable, collected editions for fans on stands in time for the much awaited Amazon Prime Video adaptation. There’s never been a better time to read this series.”

The Boys Omnibus Volume 1 will be released in stores everywhere March 2019. The Boys Omnibus Volume 2 and The Boys Omnibus Volume 3 are expected to see May and July release dates, respectively.

The Boys Omnibus Volume 1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ December 2018 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in February 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve a copy of The Boys Omnibus Volume 1 with their local comic book shop or pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or retailer of their choosing.

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Love Town #0 in stores NOW!

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 21:41

The very first issue of Matt and John Yuan’s (Serving SupesInspector OH) latest series Love Town #0  is now available at a fine comic retailer near you!

Love Town follows Detective Allie Saxon who is not only the first female on the Los Amores police force; she’s also the department’s only vampire. On her first case, Allie learns that on the mean streets of Love Town, money, power, and magic can make anything happen if you’re willing to pay the price. Magic in Love Town isn’t the usual witch or magician casting a spell that we’re all accustomed to. Magic consumes the user in profound ways. Once a fraction of your being is spent, there’s no getting your soul back.

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First Look: LIVEWIRE #1 Glass Variant to Feature UV Ink!

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 21:38

Under a black light, Livewire’s technological powers seemingly come to life!

Valiant Entertainment is thrilled to reveal a first look at the LIVEWIRE #1 Glass Variant, which features a captivating image illustrated by superb artist Doug Braithwaite and a design created by Valiant Director of Design and Production, Travis Escarfullery. The cover will include a special UV ink printing process that will allow the cover to virtually glow under black light!

Following in the footsteps of their ultra-successful run of Brushed Metal Variants, Valiant first broke new ground with November’s BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1 Glass Variant, becoming the first-ever publisher to print a comic book with a tempered glass cover. The initiative was a tremendous success, helping to make the issue the highest-selling Bloodshot issue in the modern era. Now, Valiant will prove once again why it leads the industry in unique innovations when the LIVEWIRE #1 Glass Variant makes its debut!

“I started to think how can we really take this next cover up a notch,” explained Escarfullery. “I started by breaking down Livewire’s technological powers and how I could translate that to the cover. I pictured the graphic of ‘The Matrix’ computer code raining down the screen and it hit me: Years ago my son had a toy drawing board that when you pressed a button, the drawing or text would glow in the dark. This was perfect.”

Livewire is finally getting her very first chance to shine in her own solo series after years as an integral supporting character within the Valiant Universe, featuring a brand new jumping-on point for longtime Valiant fanatics and new readers alike! On December 19th, 2018, rising star Vita Ayala (The Wilds) is joined by the fan-favorite art team behind WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR and SECRET WEAPONS – Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín – to go deeper into the complex psyche of Valiant’s technopathic titan, and explore exactly what it means to be a hero…especially in a world where your reputation is defined by your last big mistake!

Retailers should note that one copy of the LIVEWIRE #1 Glass Variant Cover can be obtained for every qualifying order of 250 copies of LIVEWIRE #1. There is no limit per store – 250 copies ordered will net one glass cover, 500 will net two glass covers, and so forth. Final orders are due to Diamond Comics on Monday, November 26th, but please note the Glass Variant Cover will ship directly from Valiant Entertainment. For any questions, please contact Valiant’s dedicated sales team at sales@valiantentertainment.com.

Plus: Don’t miss the LIVEWIRE #1-8 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – eight massively expanded editions of Valiant’s pulse-pounding ongoing series that can only be ordered as a set through your local comic shop by 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 and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues! Plus, exclusive covers by a host of amazing artists – beginning with Paulina Ganucheau (The Unbelievable Gwenpool) – that can’t be found anywhere else!

For more information about Valiant, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, 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 (OCT181980)
Cover B by HARVEY TOLIBAO (OCT181981)
B/W Variant Cover by ADAM POLLINA (OCT181983)
Glass Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (OCT181984)
Blank Cover Also Available (OCT181982)

All-new ongoing series! For the first time, Livewire takes center stage!

Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable superpowered 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? From rising star Vita Ayala (Supergirl) and astounding artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín (SECRET WEAPONS) comes an electrifying new series that will launch the Valiant Universe into a new age of champions!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale DECEMBER 19th (FOC – 11/26/18)

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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 (OCT181985)

$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 – B/W Variant Cover by Adam Pollina


LIVEWIRE #1 – Glass Variant Cover by Doug Braithwaite


LIVEWIRE #1 – Pre-Order Variant Cover by Paulina Ganucheau


LIVEWIRE #1 – Blank Cover

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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.

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