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IDW Publishing Announces New York Comic Con 2018 Exclusives

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 00:39
Red-Hot Comics & Collectibles Available to Purchase Only at Booth #1844!

SAN DIEGO, CA (September 27, 2018) – New York Comic Con is fast approaching, and IDW is rolling out their hottest exclusives and debuts for the big event! See below for a full list of your convention must-haves.

Please note that, by visiting IDW’s page dedicated to these NYCC exclusives, you can peruse through the comprehensive list that includes cover graphics! Don’t miss out on your chance to see just how awesome IDW’s exclusives are!


Convention Exclusives Only Available to Purchase at the Show

Enjoy this glimpse at IDW’s complete selection of NYCC 2018 convention exclusives. These red-hot, limited items are only available to purchase at the show — no pre-order reservations are available. Stop by Booth #1844 for the best pop culture exclusives that the Big Apple has to offer!

Batman / The Maxx #1 Convention Variant A
Cover by Sam Kieth
$10.00, Limited to 750

Batman / The Maxx #1 Convention Variant B
Cover by Jim Lee (B&W)
$10.00, Limited to 750

Dick Tracy #1 Convention Variant
Cover by Mike Allred
$10.00, Limited to 500

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #255 Convention Variant
Cover by Natali Sanders
$10.00, Limited to 400

My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights #1 Convention Variant
Cover by Jay Fosgitt
$5.00, Limited to 250

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1 Blank Character Sheet
$10.00, Limited to 1000

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1 Convention Variant
Connects with Oni Exclusive Cover
$10.00, Limited to 1000

Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle #1 Convention Variant
Cover by Derek Charm
$10.00, Limited to 500

Transformers: Unicron #1 Convention Variant
Cover by Sara Pitre-Durocher
$10.00, Limited to 500

Femme Magnifique Convention Bookplate Edition
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bookplate by Jill Thompson
$30.00, Limited to 150

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #255 2-Pack
Includes Convention & Virgin Variants
$40.00, Limited to 100

Locke & Key Bundle
$40.00

My Little Pony: Art is Magic Volume 2 Convention Variant
Blank Cover
$25.00, Limited to 250

Sword of Ages #1-5 Bundle
$20.00

Ghostbusters Trading Card Set
$10.00, Limited to 250

My Little Pony Enamel Pin 3-Packs
Two (2) Available Set Types
$30, Limited to 100 Each

TMNT: Shredder in Hell Lithograph
Art by Mateus Santolouco
$10.00, Limited to 100

TMNT: Rise of the TMNT #0 Convention Variant
Cover by Andy Suriano
$10.00, Limited to 200

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Inkwell Awards Adds New Special Ambassadors

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 21:50

 

 

(New Bedford, MA/USA–9/27/2018): The 501(c)(3) non-profit advocacy group, the Inkwell Awards, elected artists Rags Morales and Dan Parsons as new Special Ambassadors to help further the group’s mission of public promotion, education and recognition of the art form of inking and ink artists in the US comic book industry.

 

RAGS MORALES

Both ambassador artists are award-winning industry veterans. Rags Morales has worked for 29 years as an artist for Marvel, DC, Valiant, TSR and others. In addition to drawing popular characters such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America and The Avengers, he was an instructor at The Kubert School. Dan Parsons, who began his career in the 1990s, is an artist known for his work in comics (“Star Wars,” “Nightwing,” “Harpy”), film (“Game Of Thrones,” “Avatar: The Last Airbender”) and related fields (Ayn Rand’s “Anthem,” Edgar Rice Burroughs properties cover artist).

 

Morales issued the following statement: “I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the greatest inkers this industry had to offer–Bob Almond among them–and every one of them had hidden strengths that aren’t readily apparent when seeing them gloss over other talents…Inkers are the final word; and it’s my pleasure to be working with Bob as an ambassador for the Inkwell Awards, shedding light on an often misunderstood and completely necessary, great and unique craft that is comic-book art.”

 

DAN PARSONS

Parsons added, “Since I am an overworked and underpaid artist these days, I don’t get down to the comic-book store as much as I used to. But when I do, it’s the inking I am going there for! No offense to painters, writers, pencillers, colorists or letterers, but it has always been the inking that has inspired me. I am truly grateful that there is an institution like the Inkwells that shares my inspiration!”

 

Since the organization was formed in 2008, the roster of Inkwell Ambassadors has included Adam Hughes, Mark Brooks, Sal Velluto, Cully Hamner, Eric Basuldua, Phil Jimenez, Jim Shooter, Brian Pulido, Jim Starlin and Laura Martin along with the late Joe Kubert and Rich Buckler. The more-involved Special Ambassadors include Joe Sinnott, J. David Spurlock, Mike McKone, Clifford Meth, Pat Broderick and Aldrin Aw, aka “Buzz.”

 

For more statements from the two artists and Bob please visit their website.

 

The Inkwell Awards is the only official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to publicly educate and promote the art form of comic-book inking, as well as annually recognize the best ink artists and their work. Now beginning its 11th year, the Inkwells are overseen by a volunteer committee of industry professionals and assisted by various professional ambassadors and contributors. They sponsor the Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Kubert School and host the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award.

 

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#NYCC: LION FORGE ANNOUNCES FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS!

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 21:14

The St. Louis Publisher of “Comics for Everyone” Reveals Diverse Slate of Programming and Signings

ST. LOUIS—One week ahead of the opening of the exhibit hall at New York Comic Con 2018, Lion Forge reveals a full slate of  signings, giveaways, and exclusive variants available at booth #1936.

Days and times are outlined below:

Thursday, October 4

Signings:
Michael Uslan, Andrew Pepoy (Dinosaucers)
Time:11:00–11:30 a.m.
Paige Braddock (Jane’s World)
Time:1:00–2:00 p.m.
Brenna Thummler (Sheets)
Time:3:00–4:00 p.m.
Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul)
Time:5:00–6:00 p.m.

Health and the Challenges That Inspire Authors
Many graphic memoirs share a common theme of mental health issues that the subject has encountered as a spouse, child, or family member, or that they have overcome or continue to deal with. This session will explore the ideas that inspired these creators to share this experience. How can educators and librarians use these stories as a way to either instill compassion and empathy or to help that reader find a way to resolve their own challenges?
Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: New York Public Library, 476 5thAve. – Trustees Room
Speakers: Lys Galati, Andi Green, Katie Green, Tracy White, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Chris Hunt

Better Together: Forging a Future for Libraries and Comic Shops
With the growth in popularity of graphic novels in libraries, curating books that are on trend with what the market desires can be challenging. Lion Forge, the St. Louis publisher dedicated to the mission of “Comics for Everyone, offers an informative discussion to help librarians with ideas on how to partner with local comic book shops and vice versa. Join Lion Forge editor Christina “Steenz” Stewart, Eisner award-winning store owner Jenn Haines, and others for ideas on how both can help strengthen their graphic novel section, as well as produce events to serve their collective.
Time: 3:30–4:15 p.m.
Location: New York Public Library, 476 5thAve. – Berger Forum
Speakers: Christina “Steenz” Stewart, Jenn Haines

Friday, October 5 

Signings:
Katie Green (Lighter Than My Shadow)
Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Mitch Iverson (Voltron)
Time:1:00–2:00 p.m.
Brenna Thummler (Sheets)
Time:3:00–4:00 p.m.
Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul)
Time:5:00–6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 6

Signings:
David F. Walker (Superb)
Time:11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Mitch Iverson (Voltron)
Time:1:00–2:00 p.m.
Katie Green (Lighter Than My Shadow)
Time:3:00–4:00 p.m.
Paige Braddock (Jane’s World)
Time:5:00–6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 7

Signings: 
Amy Chu (Summit)
Time:1:00–2:00 p.m.
Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul)
Time:2:00–3:00 p.m.

Lion Forge Presents: Representation in Graphic Storytelling—From the Comic Shop to the Tabletop 
Lion Forge Comics strives to publish comics and more that everyone—regardless of background, ethnicity, or gender identification—can connect with. With multiple imprints, including an entire line of books for younger readers and one of the most diverse superhero universes in comics history, the St. Louis publisher makes good on that promise every Wednesday. Join Lion Forge’s Senior Publicist Jeremy Atkins, Rolled & Told editor Christina “Steenz” Stewart, Katie Green (Lighter Than My Shadow), writer and artist Joel Christian Gill (Strange Fruit), writer David F. Walker (Superb), and McDuffie Award winner Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul) for a discussion on what inclusivity and representation truly means for the worlds of comics, gaming, and pop culture at large.
Time: 3:45–4:45 p.m.
Location: 1A02
Speakers: Jeremy Atkins, Christina “Steenz” Stewart, David F. Walker, Katie Green, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Joel Christian Gill

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 New York Comic Con!

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Award-Winning Artist John Cassaday Named Chief Creative Officer of Humanoids, the Legendary Graphic Novel Publisher

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 21:09

(September 27, 2018) Humanoids, the publisher of some of the world’s most iconic and groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy graphic novels, has named Eisner award-winning artist John Cassaday as the company’s first ever Chief Creative Officer. Internationally renowned for publishing seminal genre works by creators from all around the world, including The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Mœbius, Humanoids has been aggressively ramping up its publishing slate. Earlier this year, Humanoids debuted Life Drawn, a new imprint of literary graphic novels that spotlights slice of life stories, biographies and stories with social political themes. In naming Cassaday its Chief Creative Officer, the Los Angeles-based publisher continues its expansion while maintaining their high quality standards.

“John Cassaday is one of the seminal artists of the comic book industry,” said Humanoids CEO and Publisher, Fabrice Giger. “John co-created I AM LEGION for Humanoids in 2004 and became part of the Humanoids family. From now on, he will play a major role in Humanoids’ original content development that will have the industry talking.”

The announcement of Cassaday as Humanoids’ Chief Creative Officer comes in the lead up to New York Comic Con, where the publisher will announce a major publishing initiative during the Humanoids 20th Anniversary In America panel on Friday, October 5 from 1:30-2:30 PM in room 1A02 of the Javits Center.

Humanoids 20th Anniversary In America

Join Chief Creative Officer John Cassaday, Senior Editor Fabrice Sapolsky and Director of Sales and Marketing Jud Meyers for the panel that will change the way you see Humanoids forever!

Almost a dozen A-List comic creators will be in the room answering questions and celebrating 20 years in the U.S. Humanoids is about to make history again as it did in the past with legendary creators such as Moebius, Jodorowsky, Ladronn and Manara. It’s THE panel you don’t want to miss. New Projects! New Heroes! Hot creators! A bold new direction ushering in a new era in comics. Panel followed by Q&A session. Surprise collector give away for the audience!

“This is the first time I’ve taken on an executive role at a company,” said Cassaday. “And that speaks to just how excited I am to be a part of a bold new chapter in their history. Fans who attend the New York Comic Con panel will be a part of it on day one.”

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ASPEN COMICS BRINGS BACK ACTION-ADVENTURE SERIES NO WORLD

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 20:18

 

09-27-2018

 

Aspen Comics is bringing back one of their super-natural action-adventure series, No World, for a second volume as part of their returning line-up of titles for their 15-year anniversary campaign.

 

No World is written by Blake Northcott (Fathom, Executive Assistant: Iris) and Scott Lobdell (Red Hood and the Outlaws) with art by Giuseppe Cafaro (Soulfire, Santaria: The Goddess Kiss), colors by Enrica Eren Angiolini (Doctor Who) and lettering by Taylor Esposito (Dissension: War Eternal). Solicitation copy for No World Volume 2 #1 reads:

NO WORLD VOL 2 #1

Blake Northcott ; Scott Lobdell – Story  / Giuseppe Cafaro – Art

 

The team that answered to no one is back…but altogether different!

 

Aspen’s popular mash-up of supernatural characters returns for a thrilling second volume! The stakes remain high for Thicke and Doc Blue, as they attempt to navigate a landscape that continues to shift following the threat of Pardner Bob. Now, however, an even more unlikely union is in store for the No World cast, as a new team of powerful beings has entered the fray—and these ladies are experienced in the art of war… The Four Points return!

 

Written by legendary Uncanny X-Men scribe Scott Lobdell (The Four Points), along with acclaimed Arena Mode Saga writer Blake Northcott (Michael Turner’s Fathom), with art by Giuseppe Cafaro (Michael Turner’s Soulfire), this is THE NEW Aspen title you won’t want to miss!

 

NO WORLD VOL 2 #1 is in stores November 28th, 2018!

FC                               32 pages                               $3.99

 

 

To help support the release of No World Volume 2, the publisher is releasing a special No World Primer 25-cent comic book to catch up new and returning readers, as well as the No World Volume One trade paperback, with all three new releases out on November 28th.

 

Aspen has provided the item codes for No World Volume 2 #1, the No World Primer and the No World Volume One trade paperback:

 

No World V2 #1 Cover A – SEP181510

No World V2 #1 Cover B – SEP181511

No World Primer – SEP181508

No World Volume 1 TPB – SEP181509

The Four Points Volume 1 TPB – MAR161113

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NYCC 2018: DARK HORSE RETURNS TO PANDORA!

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 20:01

Dark Horse Comics and Award-Winning Author Sherri L. Smith Bring Fans an Epic Retelling of James Cameron’s Masterpiece From a New Perspective

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (September 27, 2018)—For the past thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has worked to bring filmmaker James Cameron’s epic sci-fi blockbThe Terminator and Aliens to comic shops everywhere. In 2019 that partnership continues with the release of Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path, a comics companion to the highest grossing film of all times!

Adapted by Sherri L. Smith, the award-winning author of Lucy the Giant, Flygirl, and Orleans among many others, Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path follows the story of a proud Na’vi warrior whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of Jake Sully of the Sky People. What unfolds is a sweeping tale of sacrifice and heroism set during the original Avatar film revealing events only hinted at in the 2009 blockbuster! Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path features pencils by Jan Duursema (Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, Wolverine: Knight of Terra), inks by Dan Parsons (Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, Game of Thrones), colors by Wes Dzioba (Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, Mystery Science Theater 3000), and covers by Doug Wheatley (Star Wars: Dark Times).

Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path #1 (of six) goes on sale January 16, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

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Shazam! Zachary Levy Appears Friday, More Guests at BCC!

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 19:56

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – September 27, 2018 – The Baltimore Comic-Con starts tomorrow afternoon, Friday, September 28, 2018 at 1pm (VIPs get in at 12:30pm)! The Baltimore Convention Center box offices will be open as early as 8:00 am. We have a couple of last-minute announcements to make!

Zachary Levi is now appearing at the show on Friday. He will be signing at 3pm, for those who have purchased or would like to purchase autograph tickets. Online sales end Thursday afternoon, so don’t delay (or be prepared to purchase them on-site).

New Jersey native Reilly Brown is a fan-favorite superhero artist known for his work on comics such as Deadpool and Spider-Man. He brings a sense of character and personality to his projects, balancing a combination of light-hearted humor, with fast paced superhero action. He is also a pioneer in digital storytelling, utilizing new ways of making comics for tablets and smart phones with his creator-owned series Power Play, as well as several stories for Marvel, including Deadpool: The Gauntlet, Slapstick, and, most recently, Outrage for Webtoon. He will be appearing in Booth #108.

Keith Champagne is a veteran writer/artist/inker best known in the comics industry for his decades of work with DC Comics on titles such as JSA, Green Lantern, Superman, and many more. His creator-owned titles include The Mighty (with Peter J. Tomasi) and The Switch: Electricia. Current projects include Stranger Things, Neon Future, and Frank N. Stein: Private Eye. He enjoys Swedish Fish.

Dave Bullock has worked as a story artist on Beware the Batman, Transformers: Prime, The Superman/Batman Adventures, Batman Beyond, The Avengers, and more. He directed Justice League: The New Frontier DVD movie and episodes of the CGI Star Wars: Clone Wars and The Spectacular Spider-Man series. Dave has provided comic cover and story art for Teen Titans Go!, Iron Man, The Ultimates, BloodShot, X-O Manowar, UNITY, and Eternal Warrior, and co-authored a Wednesday Comics Deadman story and a Batman Black & White short story. He’s recently worked with DC Comics on a Batman ’66 digital comic and developed a creator-owned graphic novel, The Savage Blade of King Ronok! Nen is a concept artist, illustrator, and low brow artist who occasionally dabbles in comics. Specializing in integrating violence, gore, and horror with the beautiful and the surreal, Nen pulls an unspoken vision of the human condition from the fluidity of water, the subtlety of second glances, and her ability to pair painstaking attention to detail with the freedom of frenzied motion. Nen has worked on Legend of the Five Rings by AEG. Her work can be seen in Shinobi Clans by Posthuman Studios as well as in volumes published by Aspen Comics, IDW, HBO, and several independent art and illustration publications. TICKETS General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the Ringo Awards, are now on sale! Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!

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THE GREEN LANTERN #1 preview

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 02:57

THE GREEN LANTERN #1
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp
Superstar writer Grant Morrison (Batman, All-Star Superman) returns to DC alongside red-hot artist Liam Sharp (The Brave AND the Bold, Wonder Woman) to launch a new, ongoing series: THE GREEN LANTERN!
In this debut issue, when Earth’s space cop, Hal Jordan, encounters an alien hiding in plain sight, it sets off a chain of events that rocks the Green Lantern Corps-and quite possibly the Multiverse at large-to its very core. There’s an inter-galactic conspiracy afoot, as well as a traitor in the GL Corps’ ranks, so strap in for more mind-bending adventures in this masterpiece in the making.
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $4.99

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Kidrobot Releases New Futurama Items

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 00:27

For the first time in 1.5 inches of high quality 3D vinyl, this new collectible Futurama Universe X2Blind Box Keychain Series includes Universe X versions of Fry, Leela, Bender and Zoidberg as well as one very dapper Lord Nibbler. Each of the 14 keychains comes in a sealed foil bag and blind boxed to preserve the rarity, collectibility and surprise of each keychain unboxing. Even we don’t know what is in each blind box. Collect all 14 of these keychains today. Woop Woop Woop!

FUTURAMA UNIVERSE X2 KEYCHAINS RATIOS – Collect all 14 now!

  • Fry Futurama Keychain – 3/24
  • Fry (Universe X) Keychain – 2/24
  • Leela Futurama Keychain – 5/40
  • Lrrr Futurama Keychain – 2/24
  • ?? – ?/?? (Super Rare Mystery Chase Piece)
  • Zoidberg Futurama Keychain – 2/24
  • ?? – ?/?? (Super Rare Mystery Chase Piece)
  • Metallic Bender Futurama Keychain – 2/24
  • Zoidberg (Universe X) Futurama Keychain – 2/24
  • Nibbler Futurama Keychain – 1/24
  • Leela (Universe X) Futurama Keychain – 3/48
  • Morbo Futurama Keychain – 3/48
  • Fry (Old) Futurama Keychain – 2/24
  • Leela (Old) Futurama Keychain – 2/24

 

Futurama Robot Santa “Naughty” Art Figure

There is a chance that if he catches you after dark he’ll chop off your head and stuff your neck full of toys from his sack of horrors; but you’ll probably be fine… Kidrobot teams up with Futurama to ring in your holiday fears a little early this year, with this 6 inch tall high quality vinyl art figure of Futurama Robot Santa Claus. This nice version of Robot Santa checking his naughty list (at over 50 mega checks per second) and is about to get jolly on all our asses! This year, you too, can be dreaming of a red Xmas with either the Robot Santa Claus “Naughty”  Art Figure or ensure you are on the nice list with the Kidrobot.com exclusive Robot Santa Claus “Nice” Art Figure,  limited to 500 units world-wide.

Kidrobot.com Exclusive Futurama Robot Santa “Nice” Art Figure (Limited edition of 500 pieces worldwide)

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Marvel Reveals New UNCANNY X-MEN #1 Cover from Rob Liefeld!

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 21:54

New York, NY—September 25, 2018— This November, UNCANNY X-MEN returns with a new ongoing series, bringing together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them. It’s an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission!

 

In celebration of the much-anticipated launch of UNCANNY X-MEN #1, Marvel is excited to reveal a new variant cover from legendary artist Rob Liefeld!

 

Don’t miss UNCANNY X-MEN #1, coming this November to local comic shops – X-MEN DISASSEMBLED will have fans talking for years to come!

 

 

UNCANNY X-MEN #1 (SEP180791)

Written by KELLY THOMPSON, ED BRISSON and MATTHEW ROSENBERG

Art by MAHMUD ASRAR, MARK BAGLEY and MIRKO COLAK

Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

 

UNCANNY X-MEN LIEFELD VAR (SEP180801)

 

On Sale 11/14/18

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Eaglemoss Hero Collector Brings the Best of Battlestar Galactica to NYCC ’18

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 21:50

Die-Cast Vipers, Cruisers and the Galactica Herself Pull into Port at Booth #1520

(September 25, 2018 – New York, NY) Fleeing the Cylon tyranny, Eaglemoss Hero Collector escapes to Booth #1520 at the New York Comic Con with new ships from both the classic 1978 and renowned 2004 Battlestar Galactica TV series. Developed in collaboration with members of the modern  Galactica VFX team, each ship in the Battlestar Galactica: The Official Ships Collection measures between 8 and 11 inches long, is crafted from die-cast metal and high-quality ABS materials, and comes with a 16-page magazine that profiles the ship and features interviews with the show’s creators including Ronald D. Moore.

Officially authorized by Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, all four ships in the series released to date will be on display and available at special convention pricing, including:

• Viper Mark II – measuring 10.6 inches in length, this versatile fighter appeared in almost every episode of the critically acclaimed 2004 Battlestar Galactica television series and features the Starbuck callsign and tail number, along with authentic wear-and-tear effects

• Cylon Raider – at 9.8 inches in length, this is the primary attack fighter used by the Cylons as seen in the 2004 series

• Galactica – the modern version of the Colonial super battleship that survived the Cylon assault on the twelve colonies, becoming protector and provider for humanity’s only survivors. Realized at 10.5 inches in length, no other ship has more heart and soul than this battle-worn behemoth

• Viper Mark I (convention debut) – this is it! – the original Colonial fighter jet introduced in the original Battlestar Galactica series from 1978!

Hero Collector also invites all attendees to stop by Booth #1520 every day for the chance to win one of more than ## daily “Bundles of Joy.” Day 1 will award the Star Trek Discovery Bundle, featuring 5 ships from the Star Trek: Discovery Official Starships Collection. Day 2 will award the Battlestar Galactica Bundle, featuring all 4 ships in the collection released to date. Day 3 spotlights the Batman Universe Busts Bundle, including 12 busts from the collection. And on Day 4, the Star Trek Starships XL Bundle, with 5 ships from the collection, will be awarded.

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Zenescope Entertainment Announces Plans for New York Comic Con

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 21:43

Horsham, PA-  Comic book and graphic novel publishing house, Zenescope Entertainment, has announced its plans for the 2018 New York Comic Con. The convention will run October 4th-7th and will be located at the Jacob K. Javits Center in midtown Manhattan.

Zenescope returns to booth number 1906 for the duration of the convention weekend. It’s there the publisher will be celebrating recent partnerships with the beloved and long-standing brand, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! as well as with popular collectible pin company, FanSets.

Ripley’s is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a two part graphic novel series being published through Zenescope. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Part 1 will be available at the Zenescope booth throughout Comic Con weekend. Meanwhile, FanSets will be releasing a special Zenescope New York Comic Con collectible pin available all weekend.

As always, Zenescope will unveil 15+ brand new NYCC limited edition comics and other hard to find exclusive content. The company will also unveil some brand new merchandise that includes Zenescope beer pong tables, glassware, bottle openers and magnets.

On Thursday October 4th, 2018, Zenescope will also be hosting a panel discussion titled Girl Fight: The Leading Ladies of Comics from @ 7:45pm in Room # 1A02. Host Amy Moyer and Panelists Lisa Wu (Aftershock), Victoria Rau (Peek-A-Boo), comic store owner, Jen King (Eisner finalist), and other industry insiders will discuss creating complex female heroes and villains.

Zenescope will have special booth guest appearances and signings by Zenescope founders and writers Joe Brusha & Ralph Tedesco (Grimm Fairy Tales; Tales of Terror) Also appearing will be Zenescope Lead Editor and Writer Dave Franchini (Belle: Beast Hunter), Zenescope Editor/Writer, Terry Kavanagh (The Musketeers), and Veteran Comic Book Writer Howard Mackie (Jasmine: Crown of Kings). Signing and Appearance times are TBA and can be found at www.zenescope.com or on Zenescope’s Facebook & Twitter closer to the convention date.

Finally, during the convention weekend Zenescope will also be raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation which hits close to home for the Zenescope family. A portion of select art print sales will be going towards the Cystic Fibrosis Walk taking place on October 20, 2018 in Philadelphia at Talen Energy Stadium. Donations are still open for those that would like to participate.

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TINIEBLAS JR #1 ONE-SHOT

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 21:13

Masked Republic Luchaverse: Tinieblas Jr #1 One-Shot
(W) Marco Lopez, Ivan Plaza
(A/CA) Diego Simone

Tinieblas Jr is the proud inheritor of a legacy that dates to the early 1970’s, when his father Tinieblas started his lucha libre career. However, unknown to anyone but a small select few, Tinieblas Jr is also the protector of both human and monster realms. A monster hunter, taking on the legions of the damned and all manner of creatures that go bump in the night! Today, out of his secret lair with his assistant Ramona, they decide to help a close friend solve an ages old mystery. A mystery so old, it will change both the human and monster worlds forever!

October 15, 2018

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NYCC 2018: DARK HORSE COMICS AND BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT EXPLORE THE STARCRAFT UNIVERSE

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 20:24

“StarCraft: Soldiers” Set for a January 2019 Release

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (September 25, 2018)—The exploration of the StarCraft universe continues to new frontiers! Following the success of StarCraft: Scavengers, Dark Horse and Blizzard Entertainment are excited to announce the next series in the StarCraft comics publishing line—StarCraft: Soldiers! Writer Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Star Wars) joins Blizzard Entertainment writer Andrew R. Robinson (Overwatch Anthology) on this latest addition to the StarCraft expanded universe. Artist Miguel Sepulveda (Lone Wolf 2100: Chase the Setting Sun, Red Lanterns), colorist Michael Atiyeh (StarCraft: Scavengers, World of Tanks: Citadel), and letterer Steve Dutro (The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, Plants vs. Zombies) round out this star-studded creative team.

In StarCraft: Soldiers, recently graduated Lieutenant Shivani Singh is eager to defend the Dominion on the front lines. But after she’s posted on the faraway planet of Cavir, she realizes that it will take more than good grades and confidence to survive on the edge of zerg space.

StarCraft: Soldiers #1 goes on sale January 23, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

The StarCraft: Scavengers TPB goes on sale February 19, 2019, and is available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.

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Jughead, Riverdale’s Werewolf! – Jughead: The Hunger Graphic Novel Trailer

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 20:07

Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite… but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family’s dark legacy comes to light in this horrifying collection for TEEN+ readers. Collects JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER ONE-SHOT and issues #1-3.

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER VOLUME ONE graphic novel is out now in comic shops, book stores, and on digital platforms.

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Marvel Reveals New UNCANNY X-MEN #1 Hidden Gem Cover from Dave Cockrum!

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 18:10

New York, NY—September 25, 2018— This November, UNCANNY X-MEN returns with a new ongoing series, bringing together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them. It’s an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission!

 

In celebration of the much-anticipated launch of UNCANNY X-MEN #1, Marvel is excited to reveal a new hidden gem variant cover from legendary artist Dave Cockrum!

 

Don’t miss UNCANNY X-MEN #1, coming this November to local comic shops – X-MEN DISASSEMBLED will have fans talking for years to come!

 

UNCANNY X-MEN #1 (SEP180791)

Written by KELLY THOMPSON, ED BRISSON and MATTHEW ROSENBERG

Art by MAHMUD ASRAR, MARK BAGLEY and MIRKO COLAK

Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

 

UNCANNY X-MEN COCKRUM VAR (SEP180797)

 

On Sale 11/14/18

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VirtTrade to Make “Valiant Heroes” Collectible Card Game App

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 17:53

London, September 25, 2018 – VirtTrade is partnering with Valiant Entertainment to create Valiant Heroes, a comprehensive digital collectible card game app based on the comic book publisher’s characters and titles.

Valiant’s comic universe offers immense depth and VirtTrade will create a series of collections that will focus on the company’s more than 2,000 individual characters, plus provide fans with a mix of original sketches, covers, panels, and recreated pages in a fun, social app that includes mini-games and VirtTrade’s proprietary trade and collect functions.

Initial pack releases will focus on Valiant’s established characters such as Bloodshot, Shadowman, X-O Manowar, Quantum and Woody, Doctor Mirage, Livewire, Faith, Ninjak and the Harbinger Renegades.

“When I first came into the VirtTrade business, I anticipated comic heroes and mixed universes being central to our success, so I’m delighted we are now working with Valiant,” said Ross Walker, Chief Commercial Officer of VirtTrade. “Their archive is rich and deep and will reimagine how comic fans consume and engage with content that has previously only been available on the page.”

“We see in VirtTrade the same enthusiasm we have for our own product and an opportunity to drive revenue and engagement in ways we’ve not been able to do before,” added Russell Brown, Valiant President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales. “Our team has been impressed by their innovative ideas and we will be jointly developing a few industry firsts specifically for our loyal Valiant fans.”

As it does for all IP, VirtTrade will tailor its apps for Valiant fans to ensure they meet the expectations of the Valiant brand. In addition, VirtTrade will drive community engagement around the core product.

Valiant Heroes is slated for release on both iOS and Android by the end of the year.

The partnership with Valiant Entertainment is the third of a number of high-profile announcements to be made by VirtTrade as it builds out its portfolio.

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About Valiant Entertainment

Valiant Entertainment, a subsidiary of DMG Entertainment, is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns and controls the third largest library of superheroes behind Marvel and DC. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year.  For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantEntertainment.com. For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

About VirtTrade

VirtTrade brings the joy of trading cards into the digital era, having championed innovations from real-time data and rapid content publishing, to head-to-head gameplay and fusion for duplicates. The VirtTrade platform allows fans around the world to pursue their passions by collecting cards, making trades, and competing in games.

To learn more, please visit www.virttrade.com.


VALIANT HEROES COLLECTIBLE TRADING CARD APP – BLOODSHOT


VALIANT HEROES COLLECTIBLE TRADING CARD APP – X-O MANOWAR


VALIANT HEROES COLLECTIBLE TRADING CARD APP – FAITH


VALIANT HEROES COLLECTIBLE TRADING CARD APP – HARBINGER


VALIANT HEROES COLLECTIBLE TRADING CARD APP – NINJAK

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