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RICH REVIEWS: Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Katy Keene # 1

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 15:49

Title: Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Katy Keene # 1
Publisher: Archie Comics
Writer/Artist: Bill Woggon
Price: $ .99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: archiecomics.com 
Comments: Katy does have more than one guy after her. She does nothing to encourage them. Everyone seems to love Katy. She does have some interesting days.
When going to a costume ball Katy has to pick out just the right costume for her date.  She also decides she hates men and this leads to her getting into trouble. With or without men in her life they still cause her problems.
The old-style art in these pages is lovely to see.
Kate’s friend Skipper shows up and he is a cool character who tells big stories. He is a funny man and his stories are whoppers. The truth though is interesting to see.
Katy gets to enjoy a wrestling match. The wrestlers are big hairy guys. Katy is looking gorgeous as always.
Katy is visited by a painter and the painter turns out not to be who she thought. The mix up leads to a funny situation. Katy also is illustrated as a very lovely girl in a bikini.
Seeing all the notes of the reader’s ideas for clothing throughout the stories is a nice way to involve the fans.
Katy is such a beautiful and likable character. You will love her too.

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 14:38

The staff of First Comics News wishes our readers a Happy Mother’s Day!

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

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RICH REVIEW: Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Young Salem # 1

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:40

Title: Archie Comics 80th Anniversary Presents: Young Salem # 1
Publisher: Archie Comics
Writers: Ian Flynn, Mike Gallagher, Bill Golliher
Pencilers: Chad Thomas, Dan DeCarlo, Holly G!
Inkers: Chad Thomas, Jon D’Agostino, Al Nickerson
Colors: Glenn Whitmore, Barry Grossman
Letters: Jack Morelli, Bill Yoshida, Vickie Williams
Cover: Chad Thomas
Price: $ .99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.archiecomics.com
Comments: “Scardey Cat” A young Salem now human and his Uncle Mort are out treasure hunting. They do find something but it is not a treasure. The two witches do get a scare.
“The Perfect Cast” Salem and two of his friends are practicing their magic. Salem does get carried away and he may get carried away. Even at this young age, Salem is out causing trouble. The colors look nice and bright here. They do stand out.
“Cop Collars Collarless Cat” Salem does get into trouble with the help of Bruiser the dog. Salem may be a cat but he still has some magic. He is still a clever thing and causing trouble for others too.
“Don’t Fret My Pet!” Salem gets to play the Knight in Shining armor to a fair maiden. Salem for a cat does have some wild adventures.
Salem whether a young man or a cat is always finding himself getting into trouble.

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SUNDAY SUPER CINEMA: Let Old Wrinkles Come | A Star Trek Fan Film

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:20

Having broken the prime directive by accidentally leaving a communicator on the planet Neural, Captain James T. Kirk and Lt Almeida battle a deadly Mugato to recover the missing technology. However, the beast is just the beginning of their troubles, as an unlikely stow-away takes control of the Enterprise and heads deep into the Gamma Quadrant!

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COSPLAY GIRL OF THE WEEK!

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:20

This week’s Cosplay Girl of the Week Danielle Vedovelli

If you would like to be the Cosplay Girl of the Week! Please send your photo to Giovanni.Aria@firstcomicsnews.com and you will be considered for inclusion in a future edition of Superhero Girls!

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COSPLAY DUDE OF THE WEEK!

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:10

This week’s Cosplay Dude of the Week

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COSPLAY TEAM OF THE WEEK!

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 10:09

This week’s Cosplay Team of the Week

Cosplay Team of the Week!
Please send your photo to Alex.Wright@firstcomicsnews.com and you will be considered for inclusion in a future edition of Superhero Team!

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DISNEY+ GREENLIGHTS ‘JUST BEYOND’ SERIES FROM SETH GRAHAME-SMITH BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING GRAPHIC NOVELS BY R.L. STINE

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 03:27

Supernatural Series Hails from 20th Century Fox Television

Burbank, Calif (May 7, 2020) – Disney+ has ordered the 8-episode series Just Beyond from writer Seth Grahame-Smith and produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The horror/comedy anthology, based on the best-selling BOOM! Studios graphic novel series from iconic children’s writer R.L. Stine (Goosebumps) and artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews, was created by Grahame-Smith, who has a history of moving between horror and comedy as author of the bestselling novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and screenwriter of Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, The Lego Batman Movie and The Saint for director Dexter Fletcher and star Chris Pine.

“I grew up watching Twilight Zone reruns and the original Amazing Stories with my parents,” said Seth Grahame-Smith. “I’ve always wanted to make a genre anthology series that families could enjoy together, and do it in a way that delivered for kids and adults alike.  R.L. Stine has been a part of millions of childhoods, and Disney+ has already proven itself as a place that knows how to make high-quality shows for the whole family. I couldn’t be more excited to be working with both of them.”

“Back in the day, we had a Goosebumps HorrorLand attraction at Walt Disney World,” said author R.L. Stine.  “It was one of the thrills of my life. Now I’m thrilled to be back with Disney for the TV series based on my graphic novels. Writing Just Beyond for BOOM! Studios has been a joy from the beginning, and I’m so happy to have the wonderful screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith bring the series to life on Disney+. How lucky can I be?”

A writers room is being assembled and the series is expected to come to Disney+ in the fall of 2021.

Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg’s KatzSmith will produce through their KatzSmith Productions and are represented by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.

BOOM! Studios is represented by UTA and Matt Saver.

Just Beyond is produced by 20TH Century Fox Television, a part of Disney Television Studios. Seth Grahame-Smith will serve as writer and executive producer alongside David Katzenberg, Stephen Christy and Ross Richie.  R.L. Stine is attached as co-executive producer.

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JEREMY ATKINS QUITS ONI

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 03:20

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MARC GUGGENHEIM AGREES TO WRITE PROPHET MOVIE

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 03:13

Former Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim has signed on to write Studio 8’s planned Prophet film, based on the character created by Rob Liefeld.

First reported by Deadline, Guggenheim’s involvement comes as the studio aims to “build a franchise” arround Liefeld’s Rip Van Winkle-meets-Captain America character who debuted in Image Comics’ Youngblood #2 back in 1992.

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A STATEMENT FROM REEDPOP – ORGANIZERS OF FLORIDA SUPERCON

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 02:38

To our Super community,

As we’ve always said—you, our fans, and everyone who helps us build this incredible event from exhibitors to creators, are what makes Florida Supercon so special. The safety of everyone at our shows is our absolute priority and comes first before all else.

Supercon had previously postponed from our original May 2020 dates to the July 4th weekend, but as we continue working closely with our colleagues at the Miami Beach Convention Center and local officials regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 in Florida and around the country, it’s clear that July is no longer a viable option for our event. The next edition of Florida Supercon in Miami will take place in 2021.

While we can’t move forward with Supercon 2020 in the way it would normally look, we’re finding new and exciting ways to connect you with your favorite celebrities, creators, and content, as well as providing ways you can still support small businesses and individual creators. Stay tuned to our social media channels in the coming weeks as we’ll be announcing more online events and activities.

All fan tickets for Florida Supercon 2020 will be automatically refunded; no action is required on your part, though please allow our team up to thirty business days for processing. If you have any questions, please reach out to our customer service team.

Thank you,
Supercon Team

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RICH REVIEWS: Dusk Vol. 1 

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 00:46

Title: Dusk Vol. 1
Publisher: Dusk Comics
Written and Created by: David Doub
Pencils by: Maki Naro, Jerry Gonzales, Franc Czuba
Inks by: Chris Scott, Jerry Gonzales
Letters by: Jaymes Reed
Price: $ 10.00 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: http://www.duskcomics.com
Comments: Eve and Ash do make a cute “couple.” Eve adores Ash and he has an attitude of indifference. One is a Vampire Lord the other a mortal girl. Yet these two do go together well. Eve though is used more in this story while Ash sits in the background.
The art style is minimalistic black and white. The facial expressions while simple brings across the emotions and thoughts extremely well. The action scenes are drawn intensely.
Eve is a tough girl and a ruthless fighter. She also cares about others. Eve really does know how to kick major butt.
Eve and Ash do have a unique relationship. Their relationship is based on love and Eve’s dependence on his blood. Ash is a stoic individual yet we do see that he cares about Eve.
Eve is like an unstoppable force when she gets moving. She does not only battle vampires but all manner of evil. Supernatural menaces should beware when Eve is around they are going down.
Eve is about a human in a vampire’s world. At times you will forget she is only human.

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ComiXology Originals Announces the First Season of YOUTH, a Weekly Comic Book Event by Curt Pires and Alex Diotto

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 00:44

Media Alert: ComiXology Originals Announces the First Season of YOUTH, a Weekly Comic Book Event by Curt Pires and Alex Diotto, Beginning May 12. YOUTH is in development as an original series with Amazon Studios.

Sex. Drugs. Music. Violence.

It’s time to forget everything you think you know about teenage superheroes. Visionary writer Curt Pires and acclaimed artist Alex Diotto are creating an epic superhuman saga unlike any other with the debut season of YOUTH, their all-new 4-issue mini-series releasing weekly beginning Tuesday, May 12.

In YOUTH, Franklin and River struggle to navigate family, friends, high school, work, drugs, and all the pressures of growing up. As a queer couple, they yearn to escape their lives in a small, bigoted Midwest town. They steal River’s stepfather’s Mustang and hit the road. Their destination? California. But along the way, the car breaks down. They meet some kids who are travelling the country, partying, and attempting to find themselves. They party some more. . . . And soon everything changes.

“I wanted to make a teen superhero comic that actually felt authentic to the uncertainty and beautiful confusion that encompasses the coming-of-age experience,” says writer Curt Pires. “There are lots of teen superhero comics, but most of them are written by writers closer to 47 than 17 and feel remarkably out of touch. I wanted to make something that captured the beauty and pain of the youth culture zeitgeist.”

YOUTH reunites Pires and Diotto, the co-creators of the acclaimed comic Olympia, and features colors by Dee Cunniffe, and lettering by Micah Myers. The latest creator-owned release from the comiXology Originals program, YOUTH will be released on a weekly schedule throughout the month of May and will be available upon release at no additional cost, for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and for purchase on Kindle and comiXology. YOUTH is also in development as an original series with Amazon Studios, to be adapted by Pires, with executive producer Patrick Moran.

YOUTH is the first of four comiXology Originals series coming from Pires. A second season of YOUTH is already greenlit and in the works and the other two titles will be revealed in the coming months.

“YOUTH is deeply personal storytelling for me, as it pulls from some of the real-life beauty and insanity I went through coming of age in my late teens /early twenties,” said Pires. “There’s chaos, violence, beauty, love, and everything in between.”

YOUTH is their story. YOUTH is what happened to them. YOUTH debuts Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content, YOUTH will be available upon release, at no additional cost, for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and for purchase on Kindle and comiXology. Prime Reading offers all Amazon Prime members a rotating selection of over a thousand top Kindle books, magazines, short works, comic books, children’s books, and more – all at no additional cost. Kindle Unlimited offers over 1 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and select current issues of popular magazines for just $9.99 a month with a 60-day free trial at amazon.com/kindleunlimited. ComiXology Unlimited now offers over 25,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 60-day free trial at comixology.com/unlimited.

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#356: Jimmy Palmiotti

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 18:48

This week the goes sit down with comic writer Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, Painkiller Jane, Marvel Knights). Together they discuss his career and his love of the Birds of Prey movie, enjoy!

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REVIEW CORNER: Super Duck # 1

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 14:11

“Super Duck # 1” (2020)

Writers: Frank Tieri & Ian Flynn
Artist: Ryan Jampole
Colorist: Matt Herms
Letterer: Jack Morelli

Rating: 

I guess that I can’t leave those darn anthropomorphic characters alone, can’t it?! Well, it looks like this week I’ll take a look at Super Duck # 1 from the good folks at Archie Comics. When I read this, I have to say that this was very entertaining; Think “Ducktales” mixed in with the spirit of Superman along with a good dose of Deadpool thrown in for good measure. Really love how the book kicks off with the standard yet classic opening of the hero fighting his number one arch-nemesis in this case, Super Duck’s main villain is Dapper Duck (Who’s a perfect parody of The pre-Crisis Lex Luthor) and you’ll enjoy the action sequences the incorporate the comedic elements that really brings the story alive. For his part, Frank Tieri brings the humor that he showcased on his “Harley Quinn” run as well as his “Old Lady Harley” miniseries and it works very perfectly with a character such a Super Duck, plus I also have to add that I love that his powers come from taking “Super Vitamins” (That plot device will be played out in his miniseries); But this series is just so fun and silly when it comes to poking fun at the whole superhero genre that you’ll find yourself rooting for Super Duck or wondering if he’ll get his act together (He can be a little egotistical), But this is a comic that should be on anyone’s radar and it wouldn’t surprise me if Super Duck comes back for an ongoing series due to the enthusiasm that’s on display thanks to this series’ first issue.

Next Week I’ll keep “Review Corner’ going with another review so be on the lookout for that and I’ll see you all next time.

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DC UNIVERSE LAUNCHES NEW REWARDS PROGRAM FEATURING HIGH VALUE COLLECTIBLES AND EXCLUSIVE ITEMS

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 13:58

OPEN TO ALL FANS, DC UNIVERSE LAUNCHES NEW REWARDS PROGRAM FEATURING HIGH VALUE COLLECTIBLES AND EXCLUSIVE ITEMS

BURBANK, CA – May 7, 2020 – The ultimate destination for DC fans, DC UNIVERSE, unveiled a new program today, DC Universe Rewards. Running from May 7 through the fall, the program is designed to reward fans for doing what they already love – diving deep into their fandom. Giving all fans – not just service subscribers – the opportunity to participate in select options, the DC Universe Rewards program features can’t-miss items and exclusive releases, all at no cost.

An authentic celebration of fandom, DC Universe Rewards will enable users to earn special tokens for ongoing engagement and participation on DC UNIVERSE, including the free-to-all Community section, editorial features and “DC Daily.” These tokens are redeemable for an amazing set of rewards, from a 30-day premium subscription to DC UNIVERSE to ultra-exclusive collectibles such as a special, limited edition Harley Quinn Super-Villains pin set.  DC Universe Rewards will offer new earn opportunities and rewards each week.

Fans can earn tokens and “level up” simply by doing what they already love. Whether it’s subscribers finishing a DC digital comic, watching an entire DC movie or TV episode, or even non-subscribers and subscribers alike interacting with other fans on the DC UNIVERSE community boards, there are various opportunities for fans to accumulate tokens that can be redeemed for rewards.

All participants need to do is register for free on DC UNIVERSE and select a customized avatar. Then they can start earning tokens redeemable for rewards by navigating to the rewards program in the MyDC section of DC UNIVERSE or clicking/tapping on REWARDS in the menu.

Below are prizes currently available with the official launch of DC Universe Rewards, with more continuously rolling out throughout the program:

  • DC Universe 30-day Premium Subscription
  • DCU Exclusive HARLEY QUINN Super-Villains Pin Set
  • DC Universe Exclusive Harley Quinn Show Statue
  • DC Artists Alley Batgirl (White & Gold) by Sho Murase Designer Vinyl
  • Digital Movie Redemption via Movies Anywhere
  • DC Universe Exclusive Limited Edition TITANS Poster
  • DC Universe Exclusive Limited Edition DOOM PATROL Poster
  • DC Universe Meta Madhouse Lex Luthor Masterminds T-shirt
  • DC Universe Meta Madhouse Darkseid Invaders T-shirt
  • DC Universe Meta Madhouse The Cheetah Beasts T-shirt
  • DC Universe Exclusive Batcave Wallpapers
  • DC Universe Exclusive Fortress of Solitude Wallpapers
  • Shop DC $5 Off Purchase
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  • Shop DC $25 Off Purchase

Plus, DC Universe Exclusive rewards tied to the upcoming debut of STARGIRL, DOOM PATROL Season Two and much more – coming soon!

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The Sheldon Mayer Estate Featuring Sugar and Spike & Many of His Earliest Works Sell for $284,452 

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 07:37

LOS ANGELES,  May 6, 2020 – The Sheldon Mayer collections featuring “Sugar and Spike” comic strips was auctioned for $284,452 last Thursday by Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

The highest price realized was an Original “Scribbly” artwork from September 1939, which sold for $29,845. These iconic four pages of Scribbly appeared as four complete stories in the #6 issue, chronicling Scribbly Jibbet’s journey of getting hired as a 13 1/2 year old boy cartoonist, a storyline based on Mayer’s own experiences in the comic book industry during the early 1930s.

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