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THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR RELIVES HER PREVIOUS INCARNATIONS IN TITAN’S NEW COMIC BOOK!

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 16:46

WITNESS THE MANY LIVES OF THE DOCTOR IN THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR #0.

London, June 29, 2018 – Titan Comics and BBC Studios are proud to announce Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #0 – The Many Lives Of Doctor Who – a special primer edition, which celebrates the Doctor’s many lives, and leads directly into Titan’s brand-new Thirteenth Doctor comic series – launching this fall in the U.S. and UK.

It’s said that your life flashes before your eyes when you die, and the Doctor’s had many of them! As the Doctor regenerates from his twelfth incarnation to her thirteenth (as played by Jodie Whittaker), she relives unseen adventures from all her past selves from Classic through to New Who.

Hitting stores in September 2018, The Thirteenth Doctor #0 features a stellar cast of Doctor Who comic creators including writer Richard Dinnick and artists Mariano Laclaustra, Giorgia Sposito, Arianna Florean, Iolanda Zanfardino, Brian Williamson, Claudia Ianniciello and Rachael Stott, the artist of Titan’s new Thirteenth Doctor series!

This special 64-page edition – the first Thirteenth Doctor comic – comes with two covers to collect: an art cover by Claudia Ianniciello and a photo variant by designer Will Brooks – only available in comic shops.

The Thirteenth Doctor #0 is part of Titan Comics’ larger plans for the Thirteenth Doctor, which includes the launch of issue #1 in October and Doctor Who Comics Day on November 24.

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #0 – The Many Lives Of Doctor Who is available at bookstores and comic shops from September, and is available to read on digital devices.

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THE INFINITY WARPS!!

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 21:22

Rocketing out of the Infinity Wars this September…

 

#WhoGetsWarped

 

 

 

 

INFINITY WARS: IRON HAMMER #1 (of 2)

Written by AL EWING

Art by RAMON ROSANAS

Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

 

INFINITY WARS: SOLDIER SUPREME #1 (of 2)

Written by GERRY DUGGAN

Art by ADAM KUBERT

Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

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Los Angeles Comic Con 2018 3-Day Badge Pre-Sale Now Open

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 21:05

The Best Deal on The 3-Day Multipass is Now Available For A Limited Time 
Join us for our #Octoversary!  Our 8th year will be bigger and better than ever!

Mark your calendars for L.A.’s biggest Comic Con and pop culture event of the year, the 8th annual Los Angeles Comic Con!  Over 100,000 fans, cosplayers, artists and celebrities are expected for this year’s mega comic book, sci-fi, horror, gaming, fantasy and Beyond extravaganza taking place at the L.A. Convention Center October 26-28.

Faithful fans know that the Early Bird pre-sale tickets go fast, and that this price — $60 for a 3-Day Pass, a $15 Savings – will never be seen again.  It is our best price – and that’s guaranteed!

The coveted 3-Day Pass is available now at www.comicconla.com.

The Octopus has been our faithful mascot from the beginning, so 2018 marks our 8th show — our #Octoversary! October 26, 27 and 28 will be days filled with the greatest and most beloved stars and creative talent in comic books, publishing, gaming, film, broadcast, cable and streaming entertainment, plus amazing, unique and exclusive product from over 700 artists and vendors.

By getting a 3-Day Pass you’ll be sure not to miss any of the exciting events and happenings, including:

  • The 4th Annual Cosplay National Championship
  • The revamped Tabletop Gaming Hall, featuring Magic tournaments, miniature painting, open gaming, demos, and more.
  • L.A.’s Ultimate Trick-or-Treat, the best, safest, FREE indoor trick-or-treat in L.A.
  • Geek Fest and the Geek Fest Awards, showcasing the best fan films and shorts from across the country
  • The Best Collection of Cosplayers in the known Universe
  • Shopping, Celebrity Autographs and Photographs, over 200 panels and so much more!

So, don’t wait, get your 3-Day Pass at this amazing Early Bird rate before they sell out.  Head over to L.A. Comic Con’s official website www.comicconla.com and lock down your advance badges now!

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Kelly Thompson and Oscar Bazaldua Introduce MR. AND MRS. X! 

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:55

Marvel’s biggest comic twist in years revealed in X-MEN GOLD #30!

 

New York, NY—June 20, 2018—It was the wedding of the century, but not the wedding anyone expected – and it all culminated in Marvel’s most shocking twist in comics in years! For months, fans waited, ready to read about the fateful day that Kitty Pryde would finally wed Colossus…only to find out that the much-hyped-about wedding simply wasn’t meant to be!

 

But for another longtime couple, it was…

 

We won’t spoil X-MEN GOLD #30 and tell you the couple who said “I do” – go to your local comic shop today to pick up a copy of the issue everyone will be talking about, and see the surprise for yourself! Then, this July, join Kelly Thompson (Hawkeye, Rogue and Gambit) and Oscar Bazaldua (Spider-Man, Star Wars: Rogue One) for MR. AND MRS. X, a new ongoing series that takes the X-team on some of the greatest superhero exploits known to husband and wife!

 

Don’t miss the fan-favorite mutants as they embark on new adventures – MR. AND MRS. X starts this July!

 

 

Please note: This title was previously listed as X-Classified in Marvel Previews. Retailers, please check the Marvel Mailer or Diamond for more details on how to increase any orders and to find updated listings.

 

MR. AND MRS. X #1 (MAY180898)

Written by KELLY THOMPSON

Art by OSCAR BAZALDUA

Cover by TERRY DODSON

On Sale 7/25/18

 

 

MR. AND MRS. X #2 (JUN180928)

Written by KELLY THOMPSON

Art by OSCAR BAZALDUA

Cover by TERRY DODSON

On Sale 8/22/18

 

 

MR. AND MRS. X #3 (JUL181125)

Written by KELLY THOMPSON

Art by OSCAR BAZALDUA

Cover by TERRY DODSON

On Sale 9/19/18

 

 

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VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT SEPTEMBER 2018 SOLICITATIONS

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:46

FAITH: DREAMSIDE #1 (of 4)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by MJ KIM
Cover A by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover B by SIBYLLINE MEYNET
Variant Cover by ADAM POLLINA
Blank Cover Also Available

ALL-NEW SERIES! Faith enters a realm previously unseen!

Even before Faith Herbert, AKA Zephyr, gained the power of flight, joined the Harbinger Renegades, and soared through the skies of the Valiant Universe, deep down she was always a hero at heart. But what’s a hero to do in the face of a foe that exists only in nightmares? Face them head-on, of course! To protect the dreams of her teammate, Animalia, Faith must venture into a fantastical new realm the likes of which we’ve never seen…and she’ll need some help from the world’s premiere parapsychologist, Dr. Mirage, to make it back with her subconscious mind still intact!

This fall, uncover the secrets of the Dreamside as writer extraordinaire Jody Houser (FAITH, Star Wars: Thrawn) and rising star MJ Kim (FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1) continue the adventures of the high-flying icon that Uproxx calls “A joy to read!”

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 26

 

FAITH: DREAMSIDE #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by MJ KIM
Covers by JENNY FRISON, DAVID LAFUENTE, MEGHAN HETRICK, and STÉPHANE ROUX

Available only as a pre-order set!

The FAITH: DREAMSIDE #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – four 40-page, massively expanded editions of the next fantastic adventure of L.A.’s highest-flying hero – can only be ordered as a set and must be reserved with your local comic shop by the final order cut-off date of September 3rd, 2018! Released monthly from September 2018 through December 2018, 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 Jenny Frison (Revival), David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), Meghan Hetrick (FAITH), and Stéphane Roux (Zatanna), that can’t be found anywhere else!

The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all four issues with your local comic shop by the final order cut-off date of September 3rd, 2018! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!

$3.99 Each [4 Issues] | 40 pgs. Each | T+ | Issue 1 On Sale SEPTEMBER 26

BRITANNIA: LOST EAGLES OF ROME #3 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by DAVID MACK
Cover B by MJ KIM
Cover C by ANDRES GUINALDO

Where have the eagles landed?

Antonius Axia has survived the wilds of Britain and witnessed the horrors of his own homeland…and now, the trail of Emperor Nero’s stolen eagles relics has led him and gladiatrix Achillia to the newly annexed province of Egypt! But, those who once held power in the Fertile Crescent might not be so quick to welcome them…or any other nosy Romans, for that matter!

Renowned writer Peter Milligan (Detective Comics) and fan-favorite artist Robert Gill (X-O MANOWAR) follow the LOST EAGLES OF ROME into dangerous territory – and unleash a terrible new threat on the ancient world!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 19

HARBINGER WARS 2: AFTERMATH #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by ADAM POLLINA
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover B by LEWIS LAROSA
HW2 Icon Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA

The Valiant Universe will never be the same!

The power’s back online and the fighting is over…but who are the real victors of HARBINGER WARS 2, and what was truly lost in the carnage? For those who survived the terrible onslaught – and who must now witness the devastating aftereffects of their actions – will there ever be peace again?

As the seismic summer event of 2018 comes to a close, Eisner Award-nominated writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, ETERNITY) and legendary artist Adam Pollina (X-Force, SECRET WEAPONS #0) sort through the rubble of the most brutal confrontation ever felt in the Valiant Universe – and discover what lies beyond the bloodshed!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 26

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #19
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Cover B by ALAN QUAH
Cover C by MICO SUAYAN
Interlocking Variant by RENATO GUEDES
X-O Manowar 75th Issue Variant by MICO SUAYAN

NEW ARC! NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “AGENT” – PART 1! Celebrating the 75th issue overall of X-O MANOWAR since 2012!

Beyond time, space, and reality, there lies the Unknown…and now it’s coming here! When soldiers from a mysterious foreign realm arrive on Earth, it’s up to the armored Visigoth known as X-O Manowar – newly returned to the planet and now the leader of his own elite G.A.T.E. unit – to deal with the intrusion. But are these otherworldly emissaries truly the threat they appear to be, or does a larger danger loom over the Valiant Universe still?

Worlds collide as Eisner Award-nominated writer Matt Kindt (ETERNITY, Grass Kings) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) bring a new plane of existence crashing down upon our own in a brand-new jumping-on point for 2017’s best-selling series!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 26

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #19-22 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Covers by WHILCE PORTACIO

Available only as a pre-order set!

The X-O MANOWAR (2017) #19-22 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE –  four 40-page, massively expanded editions of X-O Manowar next action-packed arc, “AGENT” – can only be ordered as a set and must be reserved with your local comic shop by the final order cut-off date of September 3rd, 2018! Released monthly from September 2018 through December 2018, 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 Whilce Portacio (Uncanny X-Men) that can’t be found anywhere else!

The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all four issues with your local comic shop by the final order cut-off date of September 3rd, 2018! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!

$3.99 each [4 issues] | 40 pgs. Each | T+ | Issue 19 On Sale SEPTEMBER 26th

NINJA-K #11
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by LEO COLAPIETRO
Ninja Programme Variant by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

NEW ARC! NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “FALLOUT” – PART 1!

The Coalition may have been defeated…but the mission’s not over yet! Now, Ninjak must use all the super-spy skills at his disposal to save Gilad from the clutches of his friend’s erstwhile nemesis, the Dying One. But stopping an immortal genius – especially one armed with the full might of the Eternal Warrior – is a fight that not even MI6’s best and brightest secret agent can prepare for!

It’s a face-off between fist and steel as acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and spectacular artist Roberto de la Torre (THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE) bring “FALLOUT” to Colin King’s doorstep!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 12th

SHADOWMAN (2018) #7
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by TONCI ZONJIC
Cover B by DAVID MACK
Cover C by PAULINA GANUCHEAU
Interlocking Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE

Who is Shadowman? It’s a question Jack Boniface has asked himself ever since he was called to protect our world from the demonic forces that lie beyond… Now, as he rides backseat in the body of a Paleolithic hunter, eons before his own birth, he will finally learn the shocking true identity of the loa spirit bound to his soul! And, as a shadow begins to spread across West Africa, Jack must defend his fellow tribesmen…or else be trapped in 40,000 B.C. forever!

“DEAD AND GONE” reaches a monumental climax as renowned writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One) and superstar artist Renato Guedes (BLOODSHOT SALVATION) lay the building blocks that will define the Shadowman mythos for years to come!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 19th

QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #10
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by JOE EISMA
Cover A by KYLE SMART
Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW
Interlocking Variant by JOE EISMA

When most people go on a journey, they bring back a souvenir…but most people usually stick to t-shirts and keychains, not unearthly creatures like the ones Quantum and Woody brought back from the “Otherverse”! Now, a giant monster is wreaking havoc on Washington D.C., and another anomaly – known only as “The Screaming Man” – is slowly getting acquainted with our reality. Is the world’s worst superhero team going to do anything about it? Hopefully, or this would be a really weird comic!

Red-hot writer Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and Eisner-nominated artist Joe Eisma (Archie) attach themselves to the underdogs of the Valiant Universe as “SEPARATION ANXIETY” reaches new heights!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 19th

X-O MANOWAR VOL. 5: BARBARIANS TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

A battle-scarred mission from Aric of Dacia’s youth…

Before space… Before the armor… Return to the apex of the Visigoth conquest as a younger, brasher Aric and a sword-wielding grifter set off on a continent-spanning quest for fortune, glory, and power! From the bloodstained sands of the gladiatorial arena to the dunes of the Arabian Desert, meet the man who would become the warrior-king of an alien civilization – and our own world’s most powerful hero – as he sets out to seize his destiny once upon a time in a land of faraway kings and unrepentant conquerors!

Jump on board one of the most acclaimed series in comics here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (HARBINGER WARS 2, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (ETERNITY) – the best-selling team behind the DIVINITY trilogy – reunite for a thrilling, melee of blood and steely-eyed daring at the height of  the barbarian age with a brutal new chapter in the epic saga of X-O Manowar!

Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #15–18.

$9.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 26th
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-283-6

VALIANT HIGH TPB
Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by DEREK CHARM
Cover by DEREK CHARM

Valiant proudly presents its first ALL-AGES escapade with a pitch-perfect entry point for new fans and longtime readers alike!

Before they became legends, the world’s most formidable heroes were roaming the halls at Valiant High – a super-powered preparatory academy where Aric “X-O Manowar” Dacia is a record-setting running back, Colin “Ninjak” King is a debonair foreign exchange student, and Coach Bloodshot is way, way too into dodgeball. Now, Amanda “Livewire” McKee and her best friend, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, are taking it all in for the first time at the one high school where power trumps popularity!

From rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and Eisner Award-winning artist Derek Charm (Jughead), get ready for your first day of school inside a hilarious reimagining of Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe – one where the next world-ending cataclysm will have to wait until after prom night!

In the tradition of Archie and DC Super Hero Girls, this side-splitting adventure takes place outside of Valiant’s standard continuity and comes packed with all-new incarnations of virtually every Valiant hero and villain! You’ve never seen the heroes of the Valiant Universe quite like this before!

Collecting VALIANT HIGH #1–4.

$9.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 5th
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-279-9

NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE TPB
Written by AARON SCHOENKE and ELIOT RAHAL
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover by KEVIN WADA

A blistering battle royale!

Watch the live-action digital series, then jump headlong into the fight-fueled showdown of the century as acclaimed writer Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and red-hot artist Joe Bennett (Teen Titans, Deathstroke) reveal the full scope and adrenaline-drenched intensity of NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE!

Colin King is Ninjak, MI6’s deadliest intelligence operative and weapons expert. When the ruthless assassin Roku exploits his greatest weakness, Ninjak will be forced to betray his closest allies. Now, on the run, he must face off against the most powerful heroes known to man for a high-octane, take no prisoners, trial by fire more perilous and more unpredictable than any he’s faced before. In 2018, the world’s most dangerous super-spy goes to war with the Valiant Universe…

Guest-starring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Livewire, Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman, and more, don’t miss the ULTIMATE JUMPING-ON POINT for the most acclaimed and hotly followed publisher anywhere in comics today as Ninjak leads an all-star introduction to the most brutal fighters the Valiant Universe has to offer!

Collecting NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1-4.

$9.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 19th
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-273-7

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RICH REVIEWS: Lucia Fasano Writer for All We Ever Wanted Published by: A Wave Blue World 

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:53

First Comics News: How did you get involved with the anthology of “All We Ever Wanted”?

Lucia Fasano:
 I was working on a story with Tess Fowler for the Image Comics anthology “Where We Live”, and, while working on it, she thought of me for All We Ever Wanted. She called me and I was worried she was going to say, “I’m sorry but I can’t make this”. Instead, she was asking if I’d want to work on a sci-fi story (a dream come true!).

1st: In “All We Ever Wanted” what is the title of your story and what is it all about?

Lucia: My story is called “The Inventor’s Daughter” and it’s about a young woman whose famous inventor mom has passed away and become put on display in a traveling museum. She has to take charge of her grief and break out her mom’s body.

1st: How does your story inspire thoughts of a better tomorrow?

Lucia: A better tomorrow is the backdrop of my story– we see a future where my character’s mother has reversed effects of global warming and helped spur on peace in the world. It’s a world with visionary heroes, where the people feel ownership over those heroes and put them on a pedestal, literally.

1st: Who is the main character and supporting characters in your story in “All We Ever Wanted”?

Lucia: We follow Ariada, the inventor’s daughter. She’s in her twenties and an inventor herself– inventing a neck collar that helps her communicate with her cat, Más. Más is an overly confident cat and her bestie. Ariada’s mother, who passed, was Vera, an iconic inventor superstar.

1st: Why should people read your story in “All We Ever Wanted”?

Lucia: I think my story is exciting and otherworldly while also relatable, personifying the way grief and loss can feel, especially when the person you lose is a beloved public figure or has a relationship with others that is outside of your control.

1st: You have worked with Tess Fowler before what do you think of her art style?

Lucia: Having worked with Tess on Image Comics’ Where We Live anthology, I got to see Tess’ skills at bringing an autobiographical story to life, drawing real people (my family), bringing them to life, and using her intuition to fill in the gaps. She handled flashbacks so well, and each panel is filled with emotion. I knew she would bring incredible style and feeling to this future story.

1st: How does writing songs compare to writing a comic?

Lucia: They both write very differently for me. I don’t outline my songs the way I have to outline a comic script. A song for me doesn’t have to follow any specific structure or chronology– it’s more about the poetry combined with the sound. But a comic script still has to have a story structure to me.

Both of them are storytelling– my songs often tell a story but are laced with metaphor and a punk ethos, while my comic writing is more literal and has a clear narrative. In order to not get too fixated on structure with my comics writing, I try to step back and think of it like a song and bring the vulnerability and interpretive-ness to it, so it doesn’t come out too literal.

The fact that a panel can show one thing and say something completely different lends itself to some real experimentation.

1st: Why were you behind helping to make “Where We Live”?

Lucia: I grew up in Hollywood gun culture (doesn’t seem like a thing, I know), but my dad (who was like my best friend and passed away a few years ago) was in the film industry (he wrote Tombstone, Universal Soldier: The Return, and other films that feature guns), and he hung out with folks in Hollywood that love to shoot, too. It was pretty normal for me. As I grew older I saw guns from different political POVs and that contributed to a divide between my dad and I. He raised me to fear and respect guns, and I came out pretty paranoid about the dangers of the world. When approached to write something about guns and America, my story with my dad was what I was compelled to write about, as I felt it unlocked how I respond to all of these tragedies.

1st: How did you feel when you completed “Radio Silence”?

Lucia: When I completed Radio Silence I felt a sense of catharsis and accomplishment, to finally get down many of the songs I had been writing since moving out on my own. Many of the songs were about the fear of losing my dad and my obsession with mortality. I think the album captured that point in my life really well, and has helped me with my trauma and to move on to new songs and feelings.

1st: Do you prefer webcomics or printed ones and why?

Lucia: I love webcomics but I prefer a sleek, light-weight comic that I can fit in my bag and take out to lunch with me! I used to read a lot more webcomics but the scrolling and clicking can be tedious and leave me on my computer for hours. I love seeing people’s webcomics on Instagram and Twitter now, inaccessible small doses.

1st: Will you be writing more comic books in the near future or would you like to?

Lucia: I would definitely like to and am planning on it! It’s a dream come true. I’ll always draw cartoons and some autobiographical stuff, too.

1st: What has been the most rewarding experience in your career from either writing, music or comedy?

Lucia: It’s still early on in my career, but kickstarting and touring with my first album, Radio Silence, was an experience like no other. And it helped me move on to keep recording in the studio with The Thermals’ Hutch Harris and Summer Cannibals’ Jessica Boudreaux, and brought people into my life that are touched by my songs. That and the publication of Where We Live have been tremendous. They’ve all connected me to people that have been impacted or helped by my art, which is what I want most.

1st: Are you a dog or a cat person?

Lucia: I’m primarily a dog person but I love a good cat, too (as long as they’re cuddly). I’m currently living with one dog and two cats so I can say that I like ’em both.

1st: What would you like to say to all the fans of your work?

Lucia: I’d like to thank them so much– support on Patreon, Twitter, Kickstarter, etc, has really helped me do what I love, even when I’ve had self-doubt. I’d want anyone reading to know that they too can accomplish what they want to, if they believe what they’re doing is worth it, if you just set out to finish something, to do something, then you never know where you’ll end up. I’d also like to say that I have lots more songs and projects to come, so keep an eye out for them!

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Square-Jawed Justice Returns to Comics in Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:19

Fan-Favorite Creators Michael and Lee Allred and an All-Star Creative Team
“Take the Case” with the Pop-Art Event of 2018!

 

SAN DIEGO, CA (June 20, 2018) – One of the most iconic comic-strip heroes of all time is back in action, courtesy of IDW Publishing’s new series, Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive! Reimagined for the 21st century through a retro lens by the superstar team of Michael Allred, Lee Allred, Rich Tommaso, and Laura Allred, the four-issue miniseries launches in September… so criminals had best beware!

In Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive, the All-American detective just made the biggest collar of his career… and it only cost him his job. Now, the honest cop has packed his bags for “the city by the lake,” and its criminal community is firmly in his sights! Featuring cover art and co-written by Eisner Award-winning superstar Michael Allred (Madman, iZombie, Silver Surfer), the new series features strange villains, crooked cops, and gunfights galore.

“Dick Tracy is an instantly recognizable old-school icon, like Mickey Mouse and Superman, but he’s been out of the spotlight awhile and due for a curtain call. We want to shake it up and show the glow in the 21st Century,” says Michael Allred. “I always get a big kick working with my first-ever collaborator and big brother, Lee Allred, as well as my favorite colorist and favorite wife, Laura. But I’m crazy excited about working with Rich Tommaso! He is one of the most innovative and thrilling cartoonists working in comics. I’m lit up with giddy shock that he’s letting me slop ink on his beautifully rendered pencils, keeping me on my toes to do the work justice on this thrilling series!”

Co-writer Lee Allred says, “Dead or Alive pits Dick Tracy, champion of Law and Order, against not only brutal crime bosses but the corrupted forces of the Law itself. Every hand, cop, and crook will be against Tracy as he battles the enemies of true justice. With Rich, Mike, and Laura as the art team, classic crime drama has never looked so good.”

“I am thrilled to try my hand at drawing this legendary, pulpy, hardboiled crime classic,” says penciller Rich Tommaso (Spy Seal, Dry County). “Along with Roy Crane, Milton Caniff, Noel Sickles, Jack Cole, and Alex Toth, Chester Gould is a cartoonist that I am perpetually inspired by when I’m working on my own crime stories. So, this is a project that I feel is well within my wheelhouse. The Dick Tracy cast of characters makes this comic so much fun to draw on a daily basis. I only hope we can all bring something great to the comic ourselves while, simultaneously keeping true to its origins. Not an easy feat to be sure, but I feel it’s damn worth a try.”

Since 1931, Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy has thrilled millions with tales of good guys versus bad guys, while showcasing the latest criminology techniques and old-fashioned values. Throughout the years, the quintessential detective had numerous partners and sent thousands of rogues either to the slammer or their graves, but there were always more bizarre, out-of-this-world villains (with funny names and hideous faces) to pursue.

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TPUB COMICS SEPTEMBER 2018 SOLICITATIONS

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:13

TRAVELLER
JUL182226
(W) Neil Gibson, Tasos Anastasiades (CA) Tasos Anastasiades
The Traveller is a steampunk adventure story set at the turn of the 19th century. Made using cutting-edge 3D modelling combined with traditional hand inking, the story focuses on the greater good and the price we are prepared to pay for it.
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

 

TRANSDIMENSIONAL
JUL182225
The story focusses on Deacon Price, an emotionally broken underwater archaeologist who charters an expedition, under false pretences, to a downed Soviet submarine that’s been missing for decades. What he and his crew find there will not only put their lives at risk, but also the lives of everyone they’ve ever known!
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

LUCKY MAN BRACELET CHRONICLES #3
JUL182224
(W) Neil Gibson, Michael Gordon (A) Asoka Abeywardena (A/CA) Atula Siriwardane
Stan Lee’s Lucky Man follows the story of detective Harry Clayton after he is unwillingly granted the power to control luck – for good and bad!
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

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STORM KING PRODUCTIONS SEPTEMBER 2018 SOLICITATIONS

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:03

JOHN CARPENTER TALES OF SCI FI STANDOFF #4 (OF 5)
JUL182152
(W) David Schow (A) Andres Esparza (CA) Tim Bradstreet
The death clock is ticking at Tattersall Prison. Trapped guards. Prisoners with hostages. And alien invaders who want to possess them all. Visitors who like the darkness and use human beings as a chrysalis for their new, Earth-friendly, forms. Tattersall must be contained, and time is running out.
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

 

JOHN CARPENTER TALES OF SCI FI STANDOFF AR CVR #1 (OF 5)
JUL182153
(W) David Schow (A) Andres Esparza (CA) Tim Bradstreet
The Standoff #1 Alternate Reality (AR) Cover debuts at San Diego Comic Con 2018 and hits comic shops this September. Download the Storm King Comics App for your smartphone and watch Tim Bradstreet’s new cover literally come alive! Storm King Comics is proud to present the world’s first AR comic book in the reissue of The Standoff #1.
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

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ROTHIC COMICS SEPTEMBER 2018 SOLICITATIONS

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:58

DIVINICA #1 FALL COLLECTION
JUL182111
(W) J.P. Roth (A) Eric Basaldua (A/CA) Dawn McTeigue
Divinica: legends of the women who embodied beauty, wisdom, and power. We tell of their passions and rages, by which kingdoms rose and fell; of their powers to seduce god and man alike; of the magic worth killing for and loves worth dying for. The tales that made their names immortal. Divinica honors the goddesses of past and present. This issue depicts the battle of Caelus and Cronus and the birth of Aphrodite as set in classical Greek Mythology.
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

ANCIENT DREAMS #7 FALL COLLECTION
JUL182110
(W) J.P. Roth (A) Mike Krome (CA) Dawn McTeigue
Cara is drawn deeper into the life of Arias and comes to learn about Hades.
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

 

 

SOUTHERN NIGHTGOWN #6 FALL COLLECTION
JUL182112
(W) J.P. Roth (A) Collette Turner (CA) Dawn McTeigue
The four girls discover the chest of nightgowns and meet the Guardian.
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

 

 

THEORY OF MAGIC #5 FALL COLLECTION
JUL182113
(W) J.P. Roth (A) Sabine Rich (CA) Tanya C
Selyara offers her life to save Gen, while Lore thinks of betraying Vana.
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

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RED 5 COMICS SEPTEMBER 2018 SOLICITATIONS

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:53

RIPTIDE #2
JUL182106
(W) Scott Chitwood (A) Danny Luckert
After the sea rolls back in an unprecedented low tide, a cruise ship is destroyed in the aftermath. Now Hannah and a small group of survivors find themselves stranded on the dry seabed a hundred miles from shore. But in order to find rescue, they must run a gauntlet of undersea dangers that have been brought to the light of day.
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.95

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Diamond Announces Top Products for May 2018

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:00

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (June 15, 2018) —Peter Parker and his allies battle Norman Osborn and the Carnage symbiote in Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen, and an all-star roster of artists’ Amazing Spider-Man #800, an oversized landmark issue from Marvel Comics and the best-selling comic book of May 2018 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was May’s top publisher with a 42.64% dollar share and a 38.35% unit share. DC Entertainment was second for the month with a 25.71% dollar share and a 37.87% unit share. Image Comics was third with a 10.83% dollar share and a 9.67% unit share. In fourth was IDW Publishing with a 3.65% dollar share and a 3.07% unit share, followed by Dark Horse Comics with a 2.54% dollar share and a 1.63% unit share, BOOM! Studios with a 1.96% dollar share and a 1.58% unit share, and Dynamite Entertainment with a 1.64% dollar share and a 1.30% unit share.

Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten. In addition to Amazing Spider-Man #800, Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s Venom #1 ranked #2, Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness’ Avengers #1 ranked #4, and Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuña’s Black Panther #1 ranked #5. DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten: Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s Doomsday Clock #5 ranked #3; Tom King and Tony S. Daniel’s Batman #47 ranked 6; King and Daniel’s Batman #46 ranked #7; Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, and Francis Manapul’s Justice League: No Justice #1 ranked #8; and Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis, and Jason Fabok’s The Man of Steel #1 ranked #9. Also in the top ten, Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #179 ranked #10. Among the premier publishers, BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27 was their top book at #133, Frank Miller’s Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #2 was Dark Horse’s top book at #129, Dynamite Entertainment’s Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 ranked #142, and IDW Publishing’s TMNT: Urban Legends #1 ranked #159.

The misadventures of two rebels during the Galactic Civil War are recounted in Kevin Rubio and Lucas Marangon’s Star Wars: Tag & Bink Were Here from Marvel Comics, the best-selling graphic novel of May. Marvel had five titles in the top ten including Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim’s The Infinity Gauntlet at #2, Amazing Spider-Man/Venom: Venom, Inc. at #7; and, tied at #10, Black Panther: Long Live the King and Infinity War. Image Comics had three titles in the top ten: Where We Live: A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas ranked #3, Snotgirl Volume 2: California Screaming ranked #3, and Black Magick Volume 2: Awakening II ranked #9. DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten: Dark Days: The Road to Metal ranked #5 and Wonder Woman Volume 5: Heart of the Amazon ranked #6. Also in the top ten, Dark Horse Comics’ Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction ranked #8.

Zenescope Entertainment’s Grimm Fairy Tales Adult Coloring Book Volume 2 was May’s best-selling book. Also in the top ten, Dark Horse Comics’ Overwatch Anthology Volume 1, a collection of stories and background details on the popular video game from Blizzard Entertainment, returned to the top ten at #7.

A PREVIEWS Exclusive variant of the first figure in Mezco’s trio of One:12 Collective figures that interpret different eras of Batman’s career, the One:12 Collective: DC Comics: Ascending Knight “Blue” Action Figure, was May’s best-selling toy product. DC Collectibles had three products in the top ten: the DC Designer Series: Metal Batman by Greg Capullo Statue at #2, the Batman vs. The Joker: Laff-Co Battle Statue at #8, and the DC Rebirth: Justice League Action Figure 7-Pack at #9. Funko had two PREVIEWS exclusive POP! vinyl figures in the top ten: the POP! Rick and Morty: Pickle Rick “No Limbs” Vinyl Figure ranked #3, and the POP! Heroes: DC Death Vinyl Figure, based on Neil Gaiman’s character from The Sandman, ranked #4. Diamond Select Toys’ Marvel Gallery: X-23 PVC Statue ranked #6. Also in the top ten, McFarlane Toys’ Stranger Things: Demogorgon Deluxe Action Figure ranked #10.

Taking the HeroClix game to the depths of space, WizKids/NECA’s Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Infinity Colossal Booster Brick was May’s best-selling game product. Paizo Publishing also had a strong month in May, with eight products from the Starfinder and Pathfinder role-playing game lines among the month’s top ten products.

 

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

42.64%

38.35%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

25.71%

37.87%

IMAGE COMICS

10.83%

9.67%

IDW PUBLISHING

3.65%

3.07%

DARK HORSE COMICS

2.54%

1.63%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.96%

1.58%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

1.64%

1.30%

VIZ MEDIA

1.12%

0.40%

ONI PRESS

1.03%

0.48%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

0.84%

0.90%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

8.03%

4.75%

 COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

MAY 2018 VS. APRIL 2018

COMICS

7.00%

2.99%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

6.94%

4.85%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

6.98%

3.13%

TOYS

4.95%

23.84%

MAY 2018 VS. MAY 2017

COMICS

6.23%

-8.63%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-8.04%

-13.85%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

1.84%

-9.06%

TOYS

-28.63%

-30.85%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2018 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2017

COMICS

0.22%

-9.80%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-9.31%

-10.56%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-2.67%

-9.85%

TOYS

-12.06%

-17.25%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS

92

42

0

134

DC ENTERTAINMENT

74

30

0

104

IMAGE COMICS

65

22

0

87

IDW PUBLISHING

39

24

0

63

BOOM! STUDIOS

23

12

0

35

DARK HORSE COMICS

17

16

0

33

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

20

5

0

25

VIZ MEDIA

0

22

0

22

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

8

3

0

11

ONI PRESS

3

2

0

5

OTHER NON-TOP 10

131

208

32

371

TOTAL

472

386

32

890

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800

$9.99

MAR180826-M MAR

2

VENOM #1

$4.99

MAR180796-M MAR

3

DOOMSDAY CLOCK #5

$4.99

MAR180233-M DC

4

AVENGERS #1

$4.99

MAR180776-M MAR

5

BLACK PANTHER #1

$4.99

MAR180786-M MAR

6

BATMAN #47

$2.99

MAR180256-M DC

7

BATMAN #46

$2.99

MAR180254-M DC

8

JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #1

$3.99

MAR180228-M DC

9

THE MAN OF STEEL #1 [*]

$3.99

APR180145 DC

10

THE WALKING DEAD #179 (MR)

$3.99

MAR180767-M IMA

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800

$9.99

MAR180826-M MAR

2

VENOM #1

$4.99

MAR180796-M MAR

3

DOOMSDAY CLOCK #5

$4.99

MAR180233-M DC

4

AVENGERS #1

$4.99

MAR180776-M MAR

5

BLACK PANTHER #1

$4.99

MAR180786-M MAR

6

ACTION COMICS #1000

$7.99

FEB180142-M DC

7

DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #300

$5.99

MAR180832-M MAR

8

BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #8

$4.99

MAR180260-M DC

9

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #600

$5.99

MAR180837-M MAR

10

JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #1

$3.99

MAR180228-M DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

STAR WARS: TAG & BINK WERE HERE #1

$7.99

MAR180947 MAR

2

THE INFINITY GAUNTLET TP

$24.99

JUL110745 MAR

3

WHERE WE LIVE: LAS VEGAS SHOOTING BENEFIT ANTHOLOGY TP

$19.99

MAR180600 IMA

4

SNOTGIRL VOL. 2: CALIFORNIA SCREAMING TP

$15.99

MAR180757 IMA

5

DARK DAYS: THE ROAD TO METAL HC

$29.99

DEC170376 DC

6

WONDER WOMAN VOL. 5: HEART OF THE AMAZON TP

$16.99

FEB180292 DC

7

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN/VENOM: VENOM, INC TP

$19.99

FEB180936 MAR

8

HELLBOY OMNIBUS VOL. 1: SEED OF DESTRUCTION TP

$24.99

JAN180104 DAR

9

BLACK MAGICK VOL. 2: AWAKENING II TP (MR)

$16.99

MAR180642 IMA

10

BLACK PANTHER: LONG LIVE THE KING TP

$14.99

FEB180931 MAR

10

INFINITY WAR TP

$29.99

JAN062102 MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE INFINITY GAUNTLET TP

$24.99

JUL110745 MAR

2

PUNISHER MAX BY GARTH ENNIS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC (MR)

$100.00

NOV171043 MAR

3

STAR WARS: TAG & BINK WERE HERE #1

$7.99

MAR180947 MAR

4

DARK DAYS: THE ROAD TO METAL HC

$29.99

DEC170376 DC

5

WHERE WE LIVE: LAS VEGAS SHOOTING BENEFIT ANTHOLOGY TP

$19.99

MAR180600 IMA

6

WOLVERINE GOES TO HELL OMNIBUS HC

$100.00

NOV171044 MAR

7

INFINITY WAR TP

$29.99

JAN062102 MAR

8

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: MARVEL TEAM-UP VOL. 3 HC

$75.00

NOV171039-M MAR

9

HELLBOY OMNIBUS VOL. 1: SEED OF DESTRUCTION TP

$24.99

JAN180104 DAR

10

WEAPON X: THE RETURN OMNIBUS HC

$125.00

NOV171045 MAR

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

GRIMM FAIRY TALES ADULT COLORING BOOK VOL. 2

$12.99

APR181912 ZEN

2

OVERLORD VOL. 7 LIGHT NOVEL HC

$20.00

MAR188458 YEN

3

THE ART OF JIM STARLIN: LIFE IN WORDS & PICTURES HC

$49.99

MAR181077 AFT

4

BLOODBORNE OFFICIAL ARTWORKS SC

$44.99

MAR172148 UDO

5

DOCTOR WHO TARGET COLLECTION: CITY OF DEATH MMPB

$9.99

APR181367 PEN

6

THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 129 SC

$14.95

FEB182112 SAN

7

OVERWATCH ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 1 HC

$19.99

JUN170080 DAR

8

WOLF & PARCHMENT VOL. 2 LIGHT NOVEL SC

$14.00

FEB181982 YEN

9

DEATH MARCH TO THE PARALLEL WORLD RHAPSODY VOL. 5 NOVEL SC

$14.00

MAR182083 YEN

10

NEIL GAIMAN: NORSE MYTHOLOGY SC

$15.95

DEC178273 WW

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: DC: ASCENDING KNIGHT BATMAN “BLUE” FIGURE JUL178556 MEZ

2

DC DESIGNER SERIES: METAL BATMAN STATUE BY CAPULLO NOV170394 DC

3

POP! RICK & MORTY: PICKLE RICK “NO LIMBS” VINYL FIGURE DEC178162 FUN

4

POP! HEROES: DC: DEATH VINYL FIGURE DEC178161 FUN

5

OVERWATCH: GENJI 12-INCH STATUE DEC178061 BLI

6

MARVEL GALLERY: X-23 PVC STATUE NOV172443 DST

7

OVERWATCH: D.VA 20-INCH STATUE AUG178473 BLI

8

BATMAN VS. THE JOKER: LAFF-CO BATTLE STATUE OCT170396 DC

9

DC REBIRTH: JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION FIGURE 7-PACK AUG160372 DC

10

STRANGER THINGS: DEMOGORGON DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SEP178832 TMP

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MARVEL HEROCLIX: AVENGERS INFINITY COLOSSAL BOOSTER BRICK DEC172935 NEC

2

STARFINDER RPG: PACT WORLDS HC JAN182863 PAI

3

CRITICAL ROLE: TAL DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HC JUN173357 GRE

4

PATHFINDER RPG: ULTIMATE MAGIC POCKET EDITION FEB182807 PAI

5

PATHFINDER RPG: BESTIARY 4 POCKET EDITION FEB182806 PAI

6

STARFINDER ADVENTURE PATH: DEAD SUNS PART 5 SC FEB182808 PAI

7

PATHFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK JUN091729 PAI

8

PATHFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK POCKET EDITION APR168770 PAI

9

STARFINDER RPG ALIEN: ARCHIVE HC AUG173202 PAI

10

PATHFINDER RPG: BOOK OF THE DAMNED HC JUL173377 PAI

 

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty retailers may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

The New Titles Count Chart includes all titles that were invoiced by Diamond to retailers for the first time during the month and is not the official solicited title count for the month. Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.

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Your First Look at CODA #3 from Simon Spurrier & Matías Bergara

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:57

Coda #3 Variant Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 14, 2018) – BOOM! Studios is proud to present your first look at CODA #3, the newest chapter of the critically-acclaimed broken fantasy epic from Eisner-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (Sandman, The Spire) and Matías Bergara (Cannibal, Supergirl).

This all-new series, which sold out at a distributor level before the release of the first issue, reveals the aftermath of an apocalypse which wiped out nearly all magic from a once-wondrous fantasy world, in which an antisocial former bard named Hum seeks a way to save the soul of his wife with nothing but a foul-tempered mutant unicorn and his wits to protect him…but is unwillingly drawn into a brutal power struggle which will decide forever who rules the weird wasteland.

In CODA #3, featuring a main cover by Bergara, along with variant covers by Eisner Award nominated cover artist Julian Totino Tedesco (Hawkeye) and artist Toni Infante (Sons of The Devil), Hum returns to Ridgetown, only to find the city under siege by Thundervale, a bandit city that rests on the back of the last living giant. Hum manages to get back inside, but when an outerwall is breached by the enemy, all seems lost.

“Hum continues to find—or is it cause?—more trouble than he bargained for, and CODA #3 is our wildest issue yet,” said Eric Harburn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Si and Matías continue to pull out all the stops each and every month.”

CODA 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 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, WWE, Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Klaus and Grass Kings, which was recently nominated for two 2018 Eisner Awards.

Print copies of CODA #3 will available for sale on July 11, 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore, though quantities may be limited. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

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


Coda #3 Main Cover by Matías Bergara


Coda #3 Variant Cover by Toni Infante

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RICH REVIEWS: Demi-God # 2

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:56

Title: Demi-God # 2
Publisher: IDW/Ominous Press
Written by: Ron Marz
Art by: Andy Smith
Color Art by: Michael Atiyeh
Letter Art by: Steve Dutro
Cover Art: Andy Smith/Color Art by Michael Atiyeh
Variant Cover Art: Rick Leonardi/Color Art by Michael Atiyeh, Darryl Banks/Color Art by Michael Atiyeh
Demi-God Created by: Bart Sears
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.idwpublishing.com , www.ominouspress.com
Comments: Demi-God starts off by talking to you the reader. The fourth wall is broken here well shattered is a better word for it. It is fun to have the character talking to you as you read the comic.
Jason aka Demi-God is in a battle against a dog man with three heads Cerberus. Jason dishes it out and he takes it to. His new form has invulnerability. Then he jumps right into another battle as Hera and the legions of Lord Insidious attack him.
Jason is a bit full of himself. He knows he is strong and handsome and will be the first to brag about it. Well, he is naturally good in battle.
Insidious is show here he is an imposing figure.
Jason gets his hero name here Hercules which fits him so well since he has Hercules powers. Hercules is so humble, NOT! His character comes across as fun and you will have fun reading this. Jason acts how any ordinary guy might if given the powers of Hercules. He is a common man put in uncommon circumstances and he enjoys it. This is the best day of his life and this comic will definitely improve your attitude in a positive humorous way.

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Dine with Joe Jusko at San Diego Comic-Con

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:54

IDW Welcomes Fans to a Memorable Evening with a Comic Book Legend,
Featuring a Marvel Masterpieces Exclusive to Commemorate the Event

SAN DIEGO, CA (June 14, 2018) – IDW Publishing is hosting a very special evening with artist Joe Jusko during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Strictly limited to just 25 attendees, the event will take place in a private room at an upscale restaurant in the San Diego Gaslamp district, a short walk from the convention center on Friday, July 20th, from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM.

Each guest will receive an extremely rare Captain America variant cover edition of Joe Jusko’s Marvel Masterpieces, the highly-anticipated complete collection of painted trading card art from the 2016 Upper Deck set. Featuring a unique embossed gold foil stamp created especially for the dinner event, the 336-page hardcover collectible will be autographed by Joe Jusko, and expressly limited to the number of attendees.

Additionally, each attendee will receive an original 11” x 14” piece of original artwork featuring the character of their choice, drawn by Jusko in advance of the dinner event. The character must be selected by each confirmed guest within 24 hours of purchase to ensure readiness. Representative examples of Jusko’s original illustrations can be found at the official Eventbrite site.

“I’m very much looking forward to schmoozing with friends and fans at this event, away from the distracting madness of the con,” says Joe Jusko. “A collectible and rare version of my new book will only be available there, as well as great food and drink — what could make this any more special? Well, tigers. Tigers would do it.”

Featuring fine dining in an intimate atmosphere, this very special evening is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is extremely limited to 25 attendees. Tickets are $500 per person and can be purchased here.

Join one of the comic industry’s true luminaries for a memorable and insightful evening, and enjoy two keepsakes to commemorate the event. Don’t delay!


Creator Bio: Joe Jusko is one of the best-known fantasy, pin-up, and comic book artists in the world today. His career has spanned more than 40 years, starting with the sale of his very first cover to Heavy Metal Magazine in 1977 at the age of 17. Since graduating that year from New York City’s High School of Art & Design, Joe has worked for nearly every major comic book publisher, producing hundreds of covers and story pages. His work has appeared on paperback book covers, calendars, posters, T-shirts, toy packaging and innumerable trading cards, most memorably the multi-award-winning 1992 Marvel Masterpieces trading cards. His work has earned him myriad awards and honors, including two “Favorite Painter” Wizard Fan Awards, multiple trading card awards, a Golden Lion Award from the Burroughs Bibliophiles, and a Chesley Award nomination for best cover in 2001. He was awarded an Inkpot Award at the 2012 Comic-Con International for his contributions to the comic industry.

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RICH REVIEWS: Replicator # 1

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:47

Title: Replicator # 1
Publisher: Robert Arnold
Writer/Creator: Robert Arnold
Art: Armin Ozdic
Colourist: Ross A Campbell
Letterer: Jamie Me
Price: free online
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Website: www.facebook.com/replicatorcomic/
Comments: London, England a virus has decimated the people of England. The Red Death is lethal and relentless. We see how the world reacts and also the people of England.
There are some exciting action-packed scenes of fighting but why are these two fighting? It is skill vs power.
In England, there is a sanctuary for the disease-free. Things do start happening just that they are not explained. Who are these people, what are they doing and why?
The art is good and does show off at the start one person with the Red Death very well. The black assassin as she fights looks great. The guy whoever he is with the huge sword is great in battle.
The story needs focus and we need to know more about the characters. The idea is a good one and the art as well is good.

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RICH REVIEWS: Demi-God # 1

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:44

Title: Demi-God # 1
Publisher: IDW/Ominous Press
Written by: Ron Marz
Art by: Andy Smith
Color Art by: Michael Atiyeh
Letter Art by: Steve Dutro
Cover Art: Andy Smith/Color Art by Michael Atiyeh
Variant Cover Art: Bart Sears/Color Art by Nanjan Jamberi, Jeff Johnson/Color Art by Michael Atiyeh, Bob Layton/Color Art by Michael Atiyeh
Demi-God Created by: Bart Sears
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.idwpublishing.com , www.ominouspress.com
Comments: This Demi-God is a tall muscular being. Here we are given the origin story of Demi-God. It is wonderful the way Jason McAndros aka Demi-God talks to the reader.
Jason may be a bit of a nerd or geek but when push comes to shove he does the right thing. There is a lot of time spent on the scene with Daphne and her b/f. Her b/f Tommy is shown as a grade A jerk and loser it will have you wondering why she is even with him. Daphne is illustrated as a gorgeous blonde haired girl with a killer body.
Jason is acting like a hero when something truly amazing happens to him. He is transformed and has the strength of Hercules. So there is a Greek tie-in. The villains we see lined up for coming issues will have you wanting to see more.
This is a fun exciting introduction to a new super-hero. Demi-God is mythological and updated for the modern world. He comes across as a bit stuck up which fits perfectly with his character.
Jason has just traded up in his life. Demi-God is the new and improved version.

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RICH REVIEWS: Vengeance, Nevada # 1

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:43

Title: Vengeance, Nevada # 1
Publisher:  Earth’s Temporary Solution
Cover Art: Isidore Koliavras
Interior Art and Letters: Peter Czaplarski
Story and Characters: B.J. Mendelson
Price $ 2.99 US
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Website: bjmendelson.com/
Comments: A woman appears to be some kind of a cop. You see the word zombie mentioned a  few times but what it has to do with Jacobs or the story who knows? She is shown fighting some super-powered people. Why?
For some reason, the comic has parts in black and white and then ones in color.
The woman, maybe her name is Kristen, but it is hard to tell. Yes finally at the end of the issue yes her name is Kristen.
Who or what is a Cyntharian. An alien, so are there alien zombies here? What does Death have to do with them?
Who was that mysterious woman that shows up for a panel? There are way too many questions and no answers or hints at them. Some mysteries are good but not the whole issue.
Some interesting characters are here but who are they what is their purpose? What is the storyline of this comic? Who is the team shown on the last page? They certainly do look like a team you would want to know about.
The reader needs more information to enjoy this comic. By knowing a little about the characters the reader will be to care about them and care about what happens to them.
Great characters and the art shows them well enough. A nice variety of people and beings too. Kristen’s place with them and her place in this comic would be great to know.

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Halloween ComicFest 2018 to Feature Exclusive Star-Lord Funko POP!, Deadpool Mini Egg Attack Figures

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:21

(Baltimore, MD) — (June 14, 2018)— Halloween ComicFest is proud to announce the upcoming release of this year’s Halloween ComicFest PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) collectible figures, available only during the event on Saturday, October 27th.

The new Star-Lord PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Funko POP! Figure (APR188339; SPR $11.99) leads a team of intergalactic warriors! In the aftermath of the Phalanx invasion of the Kree, Star-Lord decides to form a team of interstellar heroes that will be proactive in protecting, rather than reacting to crises: The Guardians of the Galaxy! Based on his appearance in the Guardians of the Galaxy series by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, this exclusive POP! figure features Peter in his signature full-face mask with his laser guns drawn and ready.

Beast Kingdom has paired up with Marvel and Diamond to offer fans a line of mini Egg Attack figures inspired by the merc with a mouth, Deadpool! The PREVIEWS Exclusive Deadpool Servant X-Force Figure (MAY188578; SRP $16.99) features a sassy, subservient Deadpool figure finished with exclusive paint deco of Deadpool in his X-Force outfit with a pink maid uniform over top! The PREVIEWS Exclusive Deadpool Day Dream X-Force Figure (MAY188577; SRP $16.99) features a cheerful, daydreaming Deadpool figure, with both Deadpool and all his little Deadpools finished with exclusive paint deco of his X-Force outfit.

These PREVIEWS Exclusive figures will only be available in extremely limited quantities on Saturday, October 27th from participating Halloween ComicFest stores.

Fans are encouraged to visit their local comic shop to pre-order their own Star-Lord Funko POP! And Deadpool mini Egg Attack figures. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

Retailers interested in placing wholesale orders for these items are encouraged to contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at newaccounts@diamondcomics.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TRUMPY by Dærick Gröss Sr. 06-15-18

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:14

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