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DEAD BODY ROAD

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 18:26

SKYBOUND’S DEAD BODY ROAD FLOORS IT DOWN THE FAST LANE TOWARD A HIGH-OCTANE, PULSE-POUNDING NEW STORY ARC—BAD BLOOD—OUT THIS MAY

PORTLAND, Ore. 02/13/2020 — Image/Skybound Entertainment kicks the action into gear with the return of fan favorite miniseries Dead Body Road by Justin Jordan, featuring new series artist Benjamin Tiesma, colorist Mat Lopes, and letterer Pat Brosseau. The action-packed, six-issue series—Bad Blood—will hit comic shops this May and feature covers by Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio.

In Dead Body Road: Bad Blood, Bree Hale has left a lot behind in her life. Crime. The military. But she can’t leave behind her own family, and when the local crime boss puts a hit out on her brother, there’s nothing she won’t do to save him. Absolutely nothing.

“Well, it’s been a couple years, but I am back to crime….writing,” said Jordan. “Crime writing. This is another story about revenge, but this time from the point of view of the person trying to stop someone else from getting it. But should she? Dead Body Road is back.”

John Wick meets Southern Bastards in this pulse-pounding action series—set to deliver an explosive tale of revenge like you’ve never seen before!

Dead Body Road: Bad Blood #1(Diamond Code MAR200042) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 20.

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

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Dark Horse International Line Expands

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 18:24
DARK HORSE INTERNATIONAL LINE EXPANDS Middle-Grade Graphic Novel “Gert and the Sacred Stones” and Multi-Cultural War Story ‘Papaya Salad’ Arrive Summer 2020 MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 13, 2020)—From Italian publisher Tunué, creators Marco Rocchi and Francesca Carità, and translator Jamie Richards comes middle-grade graphic novel Gert and the Sacred Stones, available in English for the first time!

Gert and the Sacred Stones is a story of heart, bravery, and conflict. Meet Gert, a young orphan whose land is shrouded in a thick fog that hides ferocious, fantastical animals that endlessly constantly besiege her village. Tired of the endless war between humans and nature, Gert sets out to make sure no one else suffers what she has as a result of the war. But to achieve this she’ll have to do what is forbidden to young women like her: become a warrior.

If Gert is to succeed in her quest, she must learn the hard truths of war and violence, and discover that being a hero may not mean what it seems.

“We wanted to create a multi-faceted and well-rounded female character who could mirror the strengths and weakness of both girls and boys. Although it’s a fantasy setting, there are many references to real life and to our way of seeing the world. Many will recognize themselves in the protagonist’s will to forge and affirm her own unique identity despite the adversities she faces, and in her awareness that she must learn more, experience more, and grow by taking responsibility for her choices before she can change the world.”—Marco Rocchi and Francesa Carità

Gert and the Sacred Stones TPB arrives in comic shops August 26, 2020 and in bookstores September 8, 2020. The 160-page graphic novel is available for pre-order now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop  for $14.99.

A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON WORLD WAR II What happens when you find yourself in a war that’s not your own? That’s the question Sompong must answer for himself, and the one creator Elisa Macellari explores as she looks back on the life of her Great Uncle in Papaya Salad with translator Carla Roncalli Di Montorio.

On the eve of World War II, Sompong leaves his native Thailand to study abroad in Italy on a military scholarship. A gentle and resolute man with a love of books and language, Sompong chronicles his life during the war all while finding humor, joy, and love even as the world changes irrevocably around him.

Originally published by Italian publisher BAO, Papaya Salad gives voice to an often-overlooked perspective on World War II. As Macellari describes “[Papaya Salad is] a historical and emotional journey through my family and my roots, grown in both Europe and Asia. A personal narrative that needs to be shared and hopefully finds a home in the empathy of readers”.

Papaya Salad arrives August 26, 2020 for $24.99

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ARCHIE FREELANCERS REMEMBER VICTOR GORELICK

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 17:31

RIK OFFENBERGER
I really enjoyed working with Victor when I was at Archie. I was with Archie for 10 years. When I went to the New York ComicCon I was with Victor constantly, When he would come to the San Diego ComicCon we would hang out at the booth together for most of the show. In between, we would talk on the phone about ways to promote Archie Comics, new stories coming out and life in general. He was always warm and friendly to me and my wife. He had a wonderful, wry sense of humor. My condolences to Kathie.

 

PAUL CASTIGLIA:
In both my life and career, I’ve had many mentors. In my career, Victor Gorelick, long-time Archie Comics editor, was certainly a major one. Having worked for the publisher since he was 17, he knew the business inside and out, particularly as it related to the creation of comics (he could not only edit but was also a skilled writer, artist, letterer, and colorist). He taught me what makes a good funny strip for young readers, including where to insert the most outlandish visual gag or quip, and he shared my love for puns. As an editor of stories I wrote, he encouraged me to always remember it’s how each character individually reacts to a situation based on their unique personalities that creates the comedy. That also helped me when I edited stories by others. In my role as company historian and researcher-editor of the Archie Americana Series of classic reprints, Victor was an invaluable source of information to me, with a tremendous, encyclopedic memory of who did what and when. In later years, when I was a freelance writer-editor-researcher working on a book about the pre-Archie days of the publisher churning out superhero comics in the late 1930s and early ‘40s as MLJ Comics, Victor graciously stepped in and offered assistance there as well. His insights were always invaluable, and always tinged with a knowing wit… Victor having gone through the process so many times himself. Beyond all that, Victor encouraged and nurtured a love in me for film noir movies and classic radio shows. In those few but nice breaks from work, he’d excitedly share with me all about some ‘40s noir drama he watched, and how well-written, directed and acted it was. And he’d lend me audiocassettes of some of his favorite old radio broadcasts, especially those narrated and performed by a personal favorite of mine, Vincent Price. I am very grateful for all I learned from Victor, both professionally, and in our shared love for the arts.

 

FERNANDO RUIZ:
For many years, Victor Gorelick proudly represented Archie Comics as a member of the Kubert School’s advisory board, an assemblage of highly placed comic book industry professionals who met regularly at the School to advise on the curriculum, offer counsel and suggestions and whenever time allowed, review the students’ portfolios. It was during one of his visits to the School, that I met Victor. I was a third year student and a life long Archie fan so it was a thrill to have Victor review my work. It was then that he hired me offering me my first professionally published job. In doing so, he launched my career. I would work for Victor for twenty-two years and over that time, Victor, one of the most unquestionably knowledgeable and experienced editors I’d ever work with, would teach me a lot. For most of my time at Archie, I’d deliver my work in person at the Archie offices. Victor and I would have long talks in his office and we’d cover a lot of ground. Aside from comics, Victor and I also shared a mutual love for old time radio shows especially the crime anthology, The Whistler, a show we both enjoyed. I’ve been teaching at the Kubert School for twenty five years. Even after Victor stopped making his visits to the School, he never lost his interest in my old alma mater. He’d regularly ask about how the place was doing and for the people there that we both knew. It will forever be impossible for me to talk about my career as an artist, a writer, and a teacher, without thinking of Victor. I’ll forever appreciate having known him. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to listen to The Whistler again without remembering him.

 

TOM DEFALCO
Victor Gorelick was my first boss in the comic book biz, the kind of editor I always wanted to be. Vic was always generous with ideas, supportive of his creative teams and he was always encouraging his people to take that next creative leap. He set a high bar for professionalism, demanding that the work be turned in on time and done to the best of your ability (and he never, ever stopped trying to improve that ability). He taught me that my first idea is rarely my best and that comics demanded clarity and brevity. He was a good friend for more than 40 years and his influence shows in every work I write.

 

BARABRA SLATE:
Victor edited over 100 of my Betty and Veronica stories. “Victor, I have a great story but I will need all 24 pages of the comic to write it” I would say and then I’d give him my pitch. “Do it in 6 pages” he’d respond. It was impossible to argue with Victor because he’d already hung up. I will be forever grateful to Victor for making me do a 6 pager. I learned how to condense a story and make each panel count. RIP, Victor.

 

KATHLEEN WEBB
I’m sorry to hear the news of Victor’s passing; along with Dan DeCarlo, he was instrumental in getting me started (and keeping me going!) as a writer at Archie comics. I will miss hearing his “say hi to Bill” sendoff greeting for my husband at the end of our conversations on the phone—he always ended a call that way, in a friendly manner, no matter how we chewed over a story I’d sent in or was working on. He may have been a tough editor to work for at times, but he was also a good friend.

 

DAN PARENT
I am very saddened by the death of my good friend, colleague, editor, and inspiration Victor Gorelick of Archie Comics. To say this is the end of an era is an understatement.
Victor WAS Archie Comics. He was there over 60 years !!! And his love for Archie never waned. He was so proud of the Archie legacy, which he was a big part of.
I’ve known Victor for 35 years, meeting him my second year at the Joe Kubert School. He plucked me out of the school and gave me my start at Archie. It’s safe to say he gave me my career!! Of which I’m eternally grateful!
I have so many fond memories of Victor, I don’t know where to begin. But the main things that pop into my head are all the great conversations we’d have sitting in his office. We covered a wide variety of topics, and Victor’s dry wit was always the best! I’ll really miss those talks.
My deepest condolences to his family and especially his wife Kathie, who he always claimed he won the jackpot when he met her!
Thank you, Victor, for everything you’ve done for me. And for everything you’ve given to the Archie family and fans out there. Your life lives on in every page!

 

BILL GALVAN
Sad to hear of the passing of Archie Editor-in-Chief Victor Gorelick. I owe much of my career in comics to Victor, who gave me my first assignment back in 2006, and also approved my son Ben’s work a couple of years ago. He was great to work with and nobody knew the characters better than he did. He was truly a legend in the comics world, having worked at Archie for over 60 years. My condolences to his family.

 

JIM AMASH
Victor Gorelick was my Archie editor for over twenty years. He made working for the company easy and fun. He trusted me with tight deadlines many, many times, saying “I can always depend on you”. When I needed extra work, he was there to help me. When I came to him for professional advice, Victor never hesitated to offer practical solutions. We shared lots of laughs and personal stories about our lives.
I was the first person to do an extended interview with him about his comic book career for Alter Ego magazine # 23. Victor was a walking encyclopedia about the history of Archie Comics. He worked there for sixty-two years. I knew he had been ill in recent times, but somehow, it seemed like he’d always pull through and stay strong. And he did, until now. RIP, Victor. You’ll be greatly missed by all who knew you. Thank you for everything you did for me.
This photo was taken at a New York Comics Convention in 2009. On the left is Jon D’Agostino, whose comics career lasted from the 1940s to the 2000s. On the right is Victor.

 

STEVEN BUTLER
I had the disinct privilege of working with Victor Gorelick around fifteen years ago on a project called “Betty And Veronica: The New Look- Bad Boy Trouble”- a four part comic story spread out over four issues of the Betty and Veronica digest magazine. It was a new different type of presentation of these characters. as I was hired on to draw it in a similar style to my Marvel work. It marked a departure stylistically from the Dan Decarlo “house style” that Archie Comics was known for, and, despite a fair bit of pushback from fans who were against seeing their beloved characters drawn any other way than what they were used to seeing, the experiment did well enough that they continued with other storylines in the same “new look” style, and eventually, led to the modern Archie style, where new styles abound.
To me, Victor Gorelick foresaw that. He was one of the “old guard”, having been working in comics since at least the Bronze Age, but he was forward thinking in trying new and different things- at least in my own experience with the man.
I remember when he first called me up to offer me the job- I had been working for Archie Comics for around 7 or 8 years by then, but only on the Sonic the Hedgehog title, so when he offered me the Betty and Veronica story, I saw it as a challenge. I just remember him telling me they wanted it to look more akin to the types of romance comics that Marvel and DC used to do, rather than the classic Dan Decarlo look. Sounded simple enough, though I had never drawn a “romance” comic before- I just took the challenge, and we were off and running. Victor was really easy to work with, and called me on the phone fairly often while doing the job, just to make sure I was on schedule and what not. I remember one package of art that i sent them getting lost in the mail, and having to redraw the sequence, because i didn’t scan the pages before mailing them out(I’ve learned since then!!). The original pages finally showed up(after I had already drawn and turned in the redrawn pages), and Victor insisted on paying me for both sets- something he didn’t have to do, but did anyway, which spoke to his character and made him number one in my book!!
After the job was completed, I continued working for Archie, but was back on Sonic, and didn’t do any more Betty and Veronica work, so I wasn’t in contact with Victor anymore like i was while doing that particular work. Flash forward to 2014 at the San Diego Comic Con. I stop by the Archie Comics booth and introduce myself(it was my first time to meet a lot of the Archie guys, even though I had been freelancing for them for years by then). I asked them if Victor was there, and they introduced me to him. I finally got to meet the man face to face- A good bit older and a little more frail looking, but still up and about, greeting the fans, and just enjoying the interaction with the folks. I’m glad I got the chance to talk to him, however briefly it was.
To me, Victor seemed to be one of the last guardians of the “old ways” of comic book production and thought, but in a lot of ways, the things he helped set in motion were directly responsible for the “new ways” of doing things. I’m not sure if he would be comfortable with me saying this, but I believe his contributions to the comic book industry, and his faithful loyalty to the Archie Comics brand, are things well worth remembering. I know I, for one, will always remember them.
Godspeed, Victor. It was a pleasure and honor to have known and worked with you.

 

PAUL KUPPERBERG
I woke up to the heartbreaking news that my friend, longtime Archie Comics contributor and editor Victor Gorelick has died. I’ve known Victor for forty years, ever since I wrote some Radio Shack custom comics for him around 1980. I got to know him better when we spent close to 4 years in the trenches together on LIFE WITH ARCHIE starting in 2009 and, in the years since, on a couple of online series. Victor was the literal heart and soul of Archie Comics, a 60-plus year employee who truly embodied the Riverdale spirit (but by way of Brooklyn). My condolences to his family, both at home and at Archie. I’ll miss him. You will too, although you may not realize it.

 

RICH KOSLOWSKI
The great Editor-in-Chief of Archie Comics, and my good friend, Victor Gorelick has passed away. He is/was an institution at Archie and in comics. He kept Archie comics rolling over there for decades! He was tough, fair and funny to work with. I’m so very grateful for having had the opportunity to work with him. RIP, Victor!

 

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Here’s Your First Look at the New ‘X-Factor’ Costumes

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 14:59

The X-Men have conquered death, but the ability to bring back any fallen mutant comes with a host of questions and complications. And that’s where X-Factor comes in.

From writer Leah Williams and artist David Baldeón, April 22’s X-FACTOR #1 dives into the world of murder and missing persons in order to keep the rules of resurrection on track.

 

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DRAGONFLY AND DRAGONFLYMAN #4 preview

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 15:16
DRAGONFLY AND DRAGONFLYMAN #4

(W) Tom Peyer
(A) Peter Krause
(C) Jamal Igle

With Stinger grounded at the Bughouse, Dragonfly is left alone to face the brute force of Kaktus! Meanwhile, on EARTH ALPHA, Dragonflyman puts his life in the hands of his sidekick who controls his fate with the push of a button—literally! PLUS! An assortment of prose and illustrations to entertain and astonish.

February 12, 2020
$3.99

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VAMPIRONICA: NEW BLOOD #3 review

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 15:05

VAMPIRONICA: NEW BLOOD #3 (of 4)

Who is Sir Francis Lodge? And how did Vampironica’s ancestor play such a pivotal role in the emergence of vampirism in America? Join us for a journey through time as the one-time pirate leaves a trail of blood from the old world to the new— all the way up to the very creation of Riverdale itself!

Script: Frank Tieri, Michael Moreci
Art: Audrey Mok, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Adam Gorham, Greg Smallwood
On Sale Date: 3/4
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

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Comic creators Martin & Maccagni bring crazy/sexy/fun action with the first tale of the weaponized dynamo… SWISS ARMY WOMAN!!!

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 14:57

Jason Martin — creator of current popular comics like the long running Vampblade ongoing series, and the recently debuted Amalgama: Space Zombie, as well as past works such as PRINCE-S STARthief, Night of the 80s Undead, and more — announces his latest Kickstarter, Swiss Army Woman. Which can be best described as Cherry Darling meets Batman: The Animated Series by way of Switzerland!!

This latest Kickstarter is another in Martin’s Pulp Girls series, a collection of pulp and genre inspired concepts with death-defying female protagonists and featuring different amazing and popular artists. Swiss Army Woman features the awesomely kinetic artwork of popular Italian artist, Marco Maccagni (Zombie Tramp, Vampblade, Road Trip to Hell, Monster M.D.) on interiors, along with several talented cover artists!

Upon losing her leg in a freak Olympic super-g ski accident in the Swiss Alps, a young woman is outfitted with top secret (yet all too familiar) technology, and becomes a one woman weapons program for a clandestine military from a supposedly neutral country! Now, instead of returning to her normal life, she proudly fights to defend Swiss interests at home and abroad. Chocolate Barons, Evil Bankers, and Giant Alien Clocks… all bent on world domination!! Good thing the Swiss Army have a special operative with every weapon, tool, or gadget their country requires… all attached to her right thigh! She is any tool the Swiss need, for any job her nation requires…

She is… THE SWISS ARMY WOMAN!

Martin says of the book, “Fans of beloved action cartoon franchises of the 80s and 90s will love what we’re doing here. Taking Switzerland and its rich iconography and mining that for our setting and characters. With a colorful rogue’s gallery like you’d find in Batman TAS’ Gotham, or the iconic foes from G.I. Joe A Real American Hero or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s all very rich to play with thematically, and really lets the character and concept shine. All-out fun in a book chock full of crazy cartoon action, that crafts something new from a myriad of popular touchstones!”

The Kickstarter is live now with base rewards such as digital and print versions of the book, as well as variant covers from popular artists, and other unique rewards. Having already surpassed its initial goal, the funding is now onto stretch rewards. Swiss Army Woman is ending soon, but available through February 12th on Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1489023868/pulp-girls-swiss-army-woman

Created and written by: Jason Martin

Artist: Marco Maccagni

Colors: Geraldo Filho

Letters: Justin Birch

Cover Artist(s): Marco Maccagni, Catman, Josh Howard, Bill McKay, Edward Punn, Boo Rudetoons

Available now on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1489023868/pulp-girls-swiss-army-woman

Closing: Wed, February 12 2020

Books published/delivered: March 2020

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Get Ready for Punchline!

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 14:33

Coming Your Way in Batman #89, Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3, and Beyond!

A brand-new DC villain set to play a major role in Batman’s life is already generating buzz and press interest…but who is Punchline? Writer James Tynion IV has teased her appearance in a few upcoming issues, but as of yet we don’t know much about the brand-new character! Here’s the breakdown of where you’ll be seeing her ahead of Batman #95’s “Joker War” storyline!

The mysterious new villain pops up on February 19 in a one-panel cameo in Batman #89; art by Guillem March and Tomeu Morey:

One week later, Punchline makes her full-on debut as the Joker’s latest—and deadliest—henchwoman in Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen#3; art by Steve Epting & Javier Fernandez with color by Nick Filardi:

For a closer look, check out character designs by Jorge Jiménez! You’ll find his artwork in Batman #90 on March 4 ahead of the launch of “Joker War” in May!

Finally, a sneak peek at Stanley “Artgerm” Lau’s variant cover for Batman #94, on shelves May 6!

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The Angel of Sadhill A superhero/spiritual thriller,An interview with creator Petterson Oliveira

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 09:05

First Comics News: Firstly, I wanna say thanks for doing this Petterson Oliveira If I may, can I ask you for some background information? Where were you born? Where did you grow up?

Petterson Oliveira: No problem. Thank you so much for having me. I was born in Brazil and lived there until my family came to Florida when I was nine. So, I kind of grew up in two places.

1st: Are you a writer, artist or both?

Petterson: I am both.

1st: Who are some of your creative influences?

Petterson: There are so many! Some come from comics like Todd McFarlane, Brian Stelfreeze, and Alan Moore and others from films like David Lynch, Melville, and the Wachoski siblings.

1st: If you could hang out with any creator who would it be and why?

Petterson: I would hang out with any creator famous or otherwise, but Brian Stelfreeze gives the best portfolio reviews, and he’s really generous with his time when it comes to young artists who need the right advice about their art. And he seems like a great mentor so I’d grab a cup of coffee with him… and Lee Weeks lol he knows magic.

1st: What are you reading, watching for entertainment?

Petterson: Whenever I have “free time” I read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon, for comics I buy the Walmart 100 page-DC books, The Shadow and I’m always looking for Mr. X comics from the 80s. On Netflix, I like shows like Sabrina, Saint Seya, Bojack Horseman, and I’ve been watching Dirty Dozen over and over as I work. audiobooksnow.com with your fans about that experience?

Petterson: The Kubert school was an intense three years of my life where I learned so much and I met wonderful artists, mentors, and fellow collaborators like Chris Puglise whose colors make my book come to life and Al Urrutia who is my editor and an insatiable cinephile like me. I say intense three years because it’s just that, they give you a ton of work so you have to learn how to manage your time. It’s two classes a day so ten classes a week. If you’re fresh out of High School with no job you can manage pretty well, but I was working at Starbucks, volunteering at church and doing the Kubert school at the same time. So, I had some mini panic attacks in my second year there lol

1st: You manage a site called The Art of Nosrettep. (I assume is Petterson spelled backward) Gotta say that your art is amazing. The fans can check it out here at this link Facebook.com/The-Art-of-Nosrettep

Petterson: Thank you very much. Yes, Nosrettep is my name backward and it means the dream builder.

1st: Tell me Petterson are there any works you are especially proud of?

Petterson: Yes, my first comic gig was a four-page comic about kids dealing with siblings that are in the spectrum of autism/special needs. It’s called The Adventures from my World. Its very mind-opening and a bit sad. Although my art has much evolved since then, that story still holds up to me and I’m proud to have worked on it.

1st: Do you mind telling the readers about The Angel of Sadhill comic you are currently writing and drawing. You call it a superhero/spiritual thriller, that’s a very interesting choice of words can you share with the readers a little about the story.

Petterson: The Angel of Sandhill takes place in Brazil where I was born. It combines Iron Man with the crime thriller City of God. The main character has to bring peace to the most dangerous neighborhood/favela in Brazil called Sadhill by fighting corrupt police, drug dealers and maintain his sobriety. It’s a superhero genre because there’s a guy wearing a weaponized suit, it’s a spiritual thriller because something called The Whisperer reveals itself to the main character through the suit.

1st: Who is on the creative team with you for The Angel of Sadhill?

Petterson: The creative team is made up of myself on story and art, Chris ‘PUG’ Puglise on colors, my wife Bercy ‘Noel’ Oliveira on letters, and Al ‘Hombre’ Urrutia as editor.

1st: You are currently raising funds for the project through Kickstarter. I have posted a link for anyone who wants to help.

Kickstarter.com/theangelofsadhill

Are there any projects you would like your fans to know that was not covered in this interview?

Petterson: I am working on several projects right now but all of them are shrouded by secrecy.

1st: Petterson are there any people or groups you would like to acknowledge and give a shout out to that we didn’t mention in this interview?

Petterson: Shout out to everyone who still read, makes and love comics.

1st: Thanks once again Petterson Oliveira for this amazing interview. It was my honor and pleasure to talk with such a talented creator.

Petterson: Thanks again for having and helping spread the word.

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POWERS IN ACTION #4 preview

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 08:29

POWERS IN ACTION #4
Writer(s): Art Baltazar
Artist Name(s): Art Baltazar
Cover Artist(s): Art Baltazar

SUPLEX and DOGPLEX must face the evil SUPLEXIANS when they come to retrieve their…dog? That’s right, fans! The Suplexians are here to take back the powers and the dog that belongs to the world of SUPLEXIA! SUPLEX is forced into a fight to the finish! The loser must give up the powers or leave Earth forever! Will our hero be banished? …or does SUPLEX have a chance to defeat the evil TRIO from space? How does the HERO SQAUADRON play into this? Join us for the epic conclusion to the first mini-series story arc!  Based on the vintage super hero creations of famous cartoonist Art Baltazar! AW YEAH!

32 pgs./ E / FC                   $3.99

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VAMPBLADE VOLUME 10: BACK IN BLACK preview

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 08:23

VAMPBLADE VOLUME 10: BACK IN BLACK
Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young, Marco Maccagni, Boo Rudetoons
Cover Artist(s): Brao

New season! New costume! New space-time continuum!!

Thrust into yet another alternate dimension, Katie Carva must not only navigate life in 1994, but also life inside the body of her alternate reality twin!! One thing remains constant for Vampblade… you never know what will happen next!

Collects issues 1-4 from season four (ongoing issues 38-41) of the hit Danger Zone series.

96 pgs./ M / FC                   $14.99

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ZOMBIE TRAMP #67 preview

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 08:19

ZOMBIE TRAMP #67
Writer(s): Vince Hernandez
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni
Cover A – Marco Maccagni Regular Cover
Cover B – Marco maccagni Risqué Cover (limited to 2500)
Cover C – Igor Chimisso Variant (limited to 2000)
Cover D – Igor Chimisso Risqué Variant (limited to 2500)
Cover E – Marcelo Trom Artist Variant (limited to 2000)
Cover F – Marcelo Trom Artist Risqué Variant (limited to 2500)

Angel Lynch and allies find themselves at a crossroads of power—do they continue to grow their army of supernatural undead Roman soldiers, or return to a life on the run from three opposing forces trying to kill them? And oh yeah—a mysterious new figure from Angel and Deborah’s past returns—but is he a friend or foe?!
Retailer exclusive covers are available, please contact bseaton@actionlabcomics.com.

 

24 pgs./ M / FC                   $4.99

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Your First Look at Lev Grossman’s THE MAGICIANS #5 From BOOM! Studios

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 21:38

Discover the Shocking Secrets Hidden within the Halls of Brakebills in March 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 7, 2020) – BOOM! Studios is proud to reveal a first look at THE MAGICIANS #5, the final issue of the brand new original series from New York Times bestselling series creator Lev Grossman with award-winning writer Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes), acclaimed artist Pius Bak (Firefly: The Sting), colorist Gabriel Cassata, and letterer Mike Fiorentino, an all-new story in the world of The Magicians, featuring the next generation of magic practitioners and rule breakers, available in March 2020.

As the true reason behind Brakebills welcoming Hedge Witches comes to light, the students realize that they are in even more danger than they realized. With their terrible secret bound in magic and blood, the students and adults are all heading blind into the coming storm.

THE MAGICIANS #5 features a main cover by artist Qistina Khalidah, along with a tarot card variant cover by artist Alexa Sharpe (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

THE MAGICIANS is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to graphic novels such as Bolivar by Sean Rubin; Mouse Guard by David Petersen; Girl in the Himalayas and New World by David Jesus Vignolli; Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón Pérez; Persephone by Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky; and licensed series including Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation.

Print copies of THE MAGICIANS #5 will be available for sale March 4, 2020exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

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

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NOTHING CAN STOP THE JUGGERNAUT IN NEW SERIES FROM FABIAN NICIEZA!

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 21:35

New York, NY— February 7, 2020 —Fabian Nicieza will be launching a new Juggernaut series this May with artist Ron Garney! Amidst all the smashing, Juggernaut will be trying to find his new place in the Marvel Universe and the series will explore his outlook towards mutantkind’s new status quo that Jonathan Hickman introduced last year in HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X.

 

“That basically instigates the entire story. Having been X and lost, what does Cain become now? After years of back and forth and