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Breaking News: Tom King Lends His Talents to the New Gods Movie

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 06:40

After writing the Eisner-winning Mister Miracle miniseries, it’s fair to say Tom King knows his way around New Genesis. But we’re not sure even Metron saw this one coming.

Revealed today on The Wrap, and confirmed by a fun tweet by director Ava DuVernay, Tom King will be co-writing the script to DuVernay’s New Gods movie, which is currently in development at Warner Bros.



Hey ⁦@TomKingTK⁩. Ready to write NEW GODS, buddy? A. ✨✨✨

— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 29, 2019

Not much is known about DuVernay’s big-screen take on the classic Jack Kirby characters, including when or if the film will make it to theaters (it’s not yet in production), but this is nevertheless good news for anyone who enjoyed King and artist Mitch Gerads’ satiric, emotional take on Scott Free and his life and marriage to Big Barda.

Created by Kirby in 1971, the New Gods is both a comic series and a collection of characters—literal new gods living on the planets of New Genesis and Apokolips who are almost perpetually at war with each other. In their most famous story, the leaders of both worlds—Highfather and Darkseid, respectively—exchanged sons in an attempt to end their ongoing dispute. Darkseid’s son, Orion, was raised in the peaceful realm of New Genesis, while Highfather’s boy, Scott, would struggle to survive among the fire pits of the cruel Apokolips. Ultimately, Scott escaped from Apokolips with the aid of Barda and the war was reignited, something that was secretly planned for by Darkseid.

New Gods characters were featured in 2017’s Justice League movie, but DuVernay’s film is the first attempt to bring Kirby’s richly imagined world fully to theaters.

Expect more news on the New Gods movie, along with all of DC’s upcoming films, as it breaks here on But for now, let us know what you think! Are you ready to see Tom King work some more New Gods Miracles?

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Legion | Season 3: Xavier Preview | FX

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 20:24

He watched. He found. He possessed. Experience Legion’s final reality 6/24 on FX.

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Your First Look at ADVENTURE TIME: MARCY & SIMON #6 by Olivia Olson and Slimm Fabert

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 20:00

Discover The Future of Your Favorite Vampire Queen & Former Ice King in June 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 29, 2019) – BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network today revealed a first look at ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON #6 (of 6). Writer Olivia Olson (voice of Marceline, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time™) and artist Slimm Fabert (Adventure Time™ comic series) bring fans the final issue of the exciting official comic book continuation by revealing what’s next for the once immortal Simon and the still immortal Vampire Queen Marceline in comic book form.

Marcy and Simon’s friendship has endured over 900 years and through bouts of insanity and amnesia so there’s no way that friendship ends now, right? Everything comes to a head as Marcy, Simon, Jake, Finn, and BMO venture forth to confront the Golb version of Betty in order to save Simon’s memories and his life, while Marcy’s dad Hunson continues to interfere from the Nightosphere. No matter how tough the going gets, though, Marcy gets tougher and she lays everything on the line for her closest friend in this shocking conclusion to this epic story about the centuries-old connection between Simon Petrikov and Marceline the Vampire Queen.

A modern-day fable, the critically-acclaimed Adventure Time became a global success, attracting adult and kid viewers alike over the course of 10 seasons. It follows unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants. The best of friends, our heroes always find themselves in the middle of heart-pounding escapades. Finn, a silly kid with an awesome hat and Jake, a brassy dog with a big kind heart, depend on each other through thick and thin. Adventure Time™ was created by Pendleton Ward and produced at Cartoon Network Studios.

BOOM! Studios has been publishing the New York Times bestselling Adventure Time comic books and graphic novels through their KaBOOM! imprint for middle grade readers since 2012 and been honored with Eisner, Harvey, and Diamond Gem Awards for the series.

ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON is Olson’s third writing contribution to the expanded literary world of the eponymous franchise, previously collaborating with her father Martin Olson (the voice of “Hunson Abadeer”) on The Adventure Time™ Encyclopedia. The two also co-authored Adventure Time™: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook, written from a first-person perspective through Marceline’s diary entries about when she and Simon first met. Both Adventure Time books, published in partnership between Abrams and Cartoon Network, are available now everywhere books are sold.

ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON #6 features a main cover by Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance), along with variant covers by artists Jamie Loughran and Amelia Vidal.

ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Regular Show, Ben 10, and Over The Garden Wall, along with original series like Just Beyond: The Scare School by R.L. Stine and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Hex Vet by Sam Davies, RuinWorld by Derek Laufman,  Hotel Dare by Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre, and Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard, Kelly & Nichole Matthews.

Print copies of ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON #6 will be available on June 19, 2019 at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one), or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

For continuing news on ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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Wed, 05/29/2019 - 19:58


After years of fan requests, Titan Merchandise is delighted to announce the October 2019 launch of our ALL-NEW 3″ window-boxed My Hero Academia Kawaii TITANS vinyl figures! The set will be available from a wide variety of retailers, including Hot Topic and Entertainment Earth in the USA and Forbidden Planet in the UK.

Based upon the epic, wildly-popular anime series, this debut wave spotlights Kawaii versions of Deku (Izuku Midoriya), Katsuki Bakugo, All Might (Toshinori Yagi), Ochaco Uraraka, Tomura Shigaraki, Shoto Todoroki, Himiko Toga and Dabi!

Each My Hero Academia Kawaii TITANS vinyl figure is 3” window-boxed and some come with a character-specific accessory!

Available in the US from Diamond, EE, Hot Topic and many more and in the UK/Europe from Forbidden Planet.

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Wed, 05/29/2019 - 18:15

John Allison brings us into the morally grey world of “Steeple”

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (May 29, 2019)—Artist and writer John Allison (Giant Days, Bad Machinery) colorist Sarah Stern (Star Wars Adventures, Zodiac Starforce), and letterer Jim Campbell (Giant Days, LadyCastle) welcome you to Steeple, a land where the world isn’t as black and white as it may appear.

Tredregyn Parish – in a sleepy Cornish coastal town fabled for its cursed origins, a newly arrived vicar quickly befriends another local priest, before realizing that they serve very different masters. Beset on all sides by witchcraft, the Church of Satan, battling Reverends, officious housekeepers and the ever-present sons of the sea, Billie Baker and Maggie Warren must balance the war between good and evil with the needs of their parishioners. After all, this town has supernatural problems that a nice cup of tea won’t fix.

“At a time where we align ourselves along ever more partisan lines and refuse to believe that the other side might have anything useful to say, Steeple is my attempt to show just how wide and deep the grey area actually is. I’m uniquely placed to tell this story, as personally, my carefully-held beliefs fold like a card table in the face of anyone who sounds like they know what they’re talking about.”—John Allison

Steeple #1 (of 5) arrives in comic shops on September 18, 2019 and is available for pre-order now at your local comic shop.

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Bradley Golden talks about the GHOST

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 17:49

Our friend Bradley Golden has another new character debuting in Exciting Comics, the Ghost. Bradley was nice enough to stop by First Comics News to chat with our own Phil Latter about all things Ghost related.

First Comics News: Bradley, may I ask, where were you born, where did you grow up, and are you a writer, an artist, or both?

Bradley Golden: I was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. I was raised in a small, but growing town of Pontotoc, Mississippi. I’m a writer.

1st: How old were you when you first became interested in comics, and how long ago was that? Also, how did that interest come about?

Bradley: I was 12 years old when I first started reading comics. The reason I got into comics was due to me having a speech impediment. With it, I had no friends, so my brother, who was working at the local grocery store, brought me comics every night, to entertain me.

1st: Your brother sounds great! What is his name? So, he is indirectly responsible for you eventually getting into the comics industry, I take it?

Collin Golden

Bradley: His name is Collin Golden, and yes he is. Without him bringing those comics home, I would not have been interested in comics the way I am now.

1st: That’s interesting, to me. I have an older brother, James, eight years older. He was into comics before me. That’s what got ME started! Myself, I’ve been a comics fan/buyer/reader/collector for over forty-five years. However, while I am familiar with both the names Lev Gleason, Charles Biro, and Gleason’s company and comics characters of the 1940s, (which employed Charlie Biro), and which published the golden age Daredevil, Crime Buster, Iron Jaw, and so on, I’m not familiar with this golden age/1940’s THE GHOST character.

Bradley: Yeah, I’m a fan of the old Daredevil comics.

1st: admit I’m not familiar with this golden age/1940’s character THE GHOST. I take it this character is in The Public Domain?

Bradley: Yes, he is. The Ghost was a character who fought The Klaw in a few issues in Daredevil Comics.

1st: How did you become familiar with, or discover this World War Two era character THE GHOST, and what intrigues you about this character?

Bradley: I became familiar with this character when I was doing research on The Revenge Syndicate from the 1940s Bulletman comics. I saw that he really represented the United States. Kind of like a Captain American type figure.

1st: Are you the writer or artist of this THE GHOST comics story, commencing in the third issue of the NEW Exciting Comics? Also, what company will be publishing it? Have issues # 1 and # 2 of this title already been published, and how does one order copies of this title?

Bradley: I am the co-writer of this story, with Peter Breau. This character will debut in Exciting Comics #3. Issue #1 is already out, and issue #2 comes out on May 29th. You can go to your local comic store on May 29th and get original cover copies. If you want rare and hard to find variant covers, go through me.

1st: How did you meet the co-writer of this THE GHOST series, Peter Breau? Does he live in your area, or do you communicate comics story conferences regarding THE GHOST, online?

Bradley: I actually meet Peter a while ago, I asked him to write a short story in my upcoming Horror anthology Mississippi Zombie. I loved his work. So I instantly jumped on the chance to work with him again. We communicate online and over the phone.

1st: What can you tell us about the artist of this series? Also, have you met the artist of this series, in person?

Bradley: No I have not met the artist in person but I saw his artwork on Facebook and was blown away by it. I had to have him.

1st: I’m curious, how did you break into working in comics? This must be exciting and a lot of fun, right? And, by the way, congratulations!

Bradley: I got my break with Insane Comics, then I sent Ben Dunn my Kickstarter project, VICTORIA BLACK. He liked it and put it into their Mangazine series for a few issues.

Arden Belfry

1st: Is this a brand-new comics publishing company, or have they been around for a little while? And, if the latter, how long have they been established, and what other titles have they published?

Bradley: Antarctic Press is the publisher. They have been around for over 30 years in the comic industry. Ben Dunn founded it in 1984. They have produced hit titles like Gold Digger, Ninja High School, and Warrior Nun Areala.

1st: Now that you’ve mentioned that the company publishing the new Exciting Comics title is Antarctic Press, yes, I am very familiar with this company, and I’ve bought many of their comics, over the decades. Just in case you happen to know, what are the print runs going to be like, in terms of numbers, for Exciting Comics # 3 featuring The Ghost, and will there be any other golden age/-World War Two-era characters in this issue, as well, or is it the new adventures of Charlie Biro’s The Ghost, by himself? Will this issue have black and white interiors, or will it be in color? And, in terms of the title’s print run, is the title ‘print-on-demand’-?

Bradley: Well, I’m not exactly sure what the print runs are, but I suspect 4,000-5,000. This indeed will be in full color throughout, and it can be ordered through the Diamond Previews catalog. The Ghost is not the only Golden age character in this title. We have a Madam Mask story in it, also. The Ghost will be related to Charlie Biro’s Ghost.

1st: How far along are you, on the production of this issue, and is it a one-shot issue of this character THE GHOST, in this third (presumably anthology) type of comics series, entitled Exciting Comics, or will it instead be an ongoing feature, in this title? Also, when will it be coming out? Will it be available in comics specialty stores, or orderable through the mail, or online?

Bradley: As of right now, this Ghost storyline is planned to be a 6 part story in upcoming Exciting Comics issues. This will then be extended into its own mini-series. Hopefully, if AP approves it, it will be orderable, like all Antarctic Press titles, through the Diamond Previews catalog.

1st: The (original) Exciting Comics title, of course, was published during World War Two, and it featured such famous presumably-now Public Domain characters as The Black Terror, Miss Mask, Pyroman, and many other characters. Will we be seeing any of these Public Domain characters as well, that, in recent years, Dynamite Entertainment revived?

Bradley: Yes, you will. Black Terror will definitely make a return soon, in the pages of Exciting Comics. Madam Mask is already on her own adventures in Exciting Comics, since issue #1.

1st: What, if anything, can you tell our interested readers about your upcoming THE GHOST new comics story or stories, which will run, commencing with the NEW Exciting Comics # 3 title?

Bradley: All I can say is, it’s going to be awesome. Just you wait and see.

1st: Bradley, where did you go to school to learn the craft of creative writing?

Bradley: I went to Pontotoc High school and Itawamba Community College.

1st: have you been published previously, in either comics titles or fanzines? And, if so, where?

Bradley: My first published work was actually with Antarctic Press last year in their Mangazine title.

1st: Can you tell us which issue # or issue numbers you were published in, in the Mangazine comics title, and what characters were in those? What were they about?

Bradley: I was featured in Mangazine #3-#4. My story Victoria Black and Orision. Victoria Black is about a single mother of three, who is trying to protect her family from the organization she works for. They pretty much screwed her in every way. Orision is about a demon being unleashed on one of the tallest mountains in the world and a rescue team is in a fight for their lives to get off of it.

1st: Is your version of Charlie Biro’s THE GHOST (updated) in any way from his 1940’s adventures, either in the type of character, motivations, costume or in any other way?

Bradley: All of the above. His costume is more modern, and his powers are more awesome.

1st: What can you tell us about THE GHOST’S back story/origin? Is he or she a hero, a villain, or something in between?

Bradley: He is a bit of both to the fact he tends to overdo things. He is a hero with flaws.

1st: Excellent; those are the best, most interesting types of heroes! I am very interested to buy, read and enjoy THE GHOST in upcoming issues of Antarctic Press’s new Exciting Comics # 3 and up! What other characters will be in these THE GHOST comics stories, in Exciting Comics?

Bradley: In Exciting Comics #3 we will have him teaming up with Blackjaq to take down the new Klaw.

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ETERNAL CON: The Long Island Comic Con Comes to NYCB Live at Nassau Coliseum June 22nd – 23rd

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 16:39

The LARGEST Pop Culture Event on Long Island is BACK with the 50th Anniversary Tour of Sesame Street Along with Stars from The WWE, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, The Walking Dead, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Power Rangers, and So Many More!

May, 2019 (Uniondale, NY) — Now in its 7TH YEAR, ETERNAL CON: The Long Island Comic Con is once again bringing Comic and Sci-Fi lovers of ALL AGES together again on Saturday, June 22nd (10:30AM-7PM) and Sunday, June 23rd (10:30AM-5PM) at NYCB Live at Nassau Coliseum (1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553)!

Dedicated to bringing fans a more intimate convention experience, Eternal Con is the place where fans can get up close and personal with their favorite stars and comic book celebrities. Offering a weekend full of educational seminars, the convention not only has so much too look at, but fans can learn from accomplished professionals working in their respected fields as well. Eternal Con is a family friendly and safe place for children of all ages (Kids 8 and under FREE all weekend)!

This year’s celebrity guests include a wide range actors/actresses, voiceover personalities, and WWE stars including – The 50th Anniversary of Sesame Street with Caroll Spinney (Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch), Bob McGrath (Bob), Emilio Delgado (Luis), and Roscoe Orman (Gordon); “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2” and “Avengers: Endgame” Star Pom Klementieff; “Happy Days” Star Anson Williams; “The Walking Dead” and “Avengers: Endgame” Star Ross Marquand; “Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Voice of Obi Wan Kenobi)” James Arnold Taylor; “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” Stars Johnny Yong Bosch and Austin St. John; “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” Richard Oldfield along with WWE Legends Devon Dudley, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and Manager Jimmy “Mouth of the South” Hart!

Following the recent untimely death of former WWE Legend Ashley Massaro, Eternal Con will pay tribute to her career and lasting legacy with a tribute including those who knew her well, a collection of merch, and an area for fans to leave their own messages on the impact she’s had on their lives throughout her time as a beloved wrestling star.

Ashley Massaro. (Courtesy of WWE)

Eternal Con is home to some of the biggest names in Comics and Anime, and attendees will be able to meet many of their favorite Artists, Writers, and publishers with the opportunity to purchase some great artwork as well. Some of these artists include Billy Tucci (“Shi”); “Kiss” Cover Artist Ken Kelly; Sean Chen (“Iron Man”, “X-Men”, “Nova”); James O’Barr (“The Crow”); Mike Zeck (“Captain America”, Secret Wars”) and many more.

Home to some of the best cosplay in the world, Eternal Con is where guests will find all the best Cosplayers showing off their unique creations. The Official Eternal Con Cosplay Contest returns this year, with a pre-judging session and a walk-through display with judges looking at the costume itself, the workmanship, design, and inspiration. This will be open to groups and individuals, experts and novices, and costumes from mainstream or self-creative. All genres are welcome, including film, television, theater, comics, video games, sci-fi, anime, horror and original creations! The contest draws hundreds of fans every year with individuals groups including The 501st Legion, Rebel Alliance, Droid Builders, Ani-Mia, and Casterly Fox along with plenty of other events, seminars, activities, and meet-ups to keep fans busy all weekend long!

Throughout the weekend attendees will have the opportunity for Portfolio Reviews, Gaming Tournaments, informative Panels, a Car Show, and a vendor room that includes everything from toys to jewelry, clothing, and collectibles!

For the Kids – there will be different activities all weekend long for all the little superheroes looking to have some fun. Many participating libraries, museums, and cultural attractions will present free craft projects for kids, costume parades and contests, and other “SUPER” surprises. Activities include the Eternal Con Kids Costume Parade, the Costume Contest, the Jedi Academy where a group of Jedi will teach Lightsaber techniques to kids-12 and under, Balloon Artist Mr. Poppintwist, and the cast of the North Bergen High School theater whose production of “Alien” became a viral sensation earlier this year will be doing a Q&A with costumes from the show! This and tons more activities!

With all this and so much more on its way, the LARGEST Pop Culture Event on Long Island – Eternal Con comes to NYCB Live at Nassau Coliseum Saturday, June 22nd (10:30AM-7PM) and Sunday, June 23rd (10:30AM-5PM)!


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Free Comic Book Day 2019 Event a Record-Breaking Success

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 16:37

Event generates an estimated $4 million in free publicity

  • Over 92% of retailers surveyed rated the event as “Extremely Positive” or “Positive”


(BALTIMORE, MD) — (May 24, 2019) — Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) was once again a media favorite in 2019, with comic shop retailers, publishers, and Diamond all doing their part to drive media coverage on a local and national level, which resulted in an estimated $4 million in free publicity and an estimated 1.35 million people attending the event.

This year, over 5.2 million comics were distributed at over 2,200 participating comic book shops worldwide on Saturday, May 4th. The FCBD festivities were covered by over 700 TV broadcast stations and several thousand news outlets including CNN, NPR, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, and Entertainment Weekly. It also received exposure on the Reuter’s Board in Times Square.  The total coverage created an uptick in press mentions, generating $4 million in free publicity for the event, comic shops, and the comics industry overall.

Word of this year’s event also spread through social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and others. Several thousand tweets referenced Free Comic Book Day on Twitter, resulting in the event trending nationally at the #2 spot on Twitter. FCBD also received support and promotion on social media from celebrities such as Krypton actor, Cameron Cuffe, and soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Free Comic Book Day website recorded over 118,000 unique visitors on the day of the event, exceeding the previous years’ unique visitor count by over 20%.

“This year’s Free Comic Book Day received top-notch press coverage from a variety of media platforms, allowing the event to grow and reach a larger audience than ever before,” said Free Comic Book Day spokesperson, Ashton Greenwood. “We appreciate the support from the press, but this event wouldn’t be what it is without the support of the local retailers and fans who help spread the word about Free Comic Book Day and come out to celebrate and make the day a huge success!“

The total publicity generated helped send an estimated 1.4 million people to comic book shops all across the world, leaving retailers extremely pleased with the outcome of their events. According to a survey of participating Free Comic Book Day retailers by Diamond, 92% of retailers felt “extremely positive” or “positive” with the outcome of their events, and 58% said FCBD was their highest sales receipt of the year.

“Free Comic Book Day is more than an event; it’s the collaboration of an entire industry putting forth its best effort to welcome new and returning readers to the world of comic books,” said Greenwood. “The industry will use this year’s success as a springboard for what’s to come for next year’s FCBD on May 2, 2020.”

For more FCBD news, photos, and updates go to the FCBD website; become a fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

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Aggretsuko Season 2 Premier Announced

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 01:16

Sanrio has announced the premier for the second season of Aggretsuko. The new season will premier on Netflix June 14.

Aggretsuko tells the tail of Retsuko, a hard working red panda stuck in her office job overseen by her overbearing supervisors. She is not only conflicted by her job, but also by her attempts to balance a social life.  However Retsuko channels her inner rage through singing/screaming Metal karaoke.

The following preview images were released along with the premier announcement:

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Marvel Reveals Epic ABSOLUTE CARNAGE Tie-Ins

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:21

Plus, see the cover to Absolute Carnage: Scream #2!


New York, NY—May 20, 2019—This summer, everyone is a target in ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, Marvel’s epic summer event!


At the Diamond Retailer Summit in Las Vegas this past weekend, Marvel announced upcoming ABSOLUTE CARNAGE tie-in titles debuting this August, including the new limited series SCREAM, featuring the return of a classic symbiote…the daughter of Venom! Check out all the covers for the tie-ins announced below, along with a handy checklist to make sure you don’t miss any of these exciting stories!


Don’t miss these thrilling tie-in adventures to the deadliest story in the Marvel Universe, available at your local comic shops this August!



Written by DONNY CATES


Cover by KYLE HOTZ



Written by FRANK TIERI





Written by FRANK TIERI


Cover by BENGAL








Written by CULLEN BUNN







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Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:16

Nick Spencer (Amazing Spider-Man), Marguerite Sauvage and Sandy Jarrell (DC Bombshells) begin a brand new era of our flagship series as they take a trip to Riverdale and bring the town along for a wild ride complete with new mysteries, new relationships, and much more! Collects Archie issues #700 – #704 of the ongoing series.
Script: Nick Spencer
Art: Marguerite Sauvage, Sandy Jarrell, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Marguerite Sauvage
$17.99 US/$19.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/21


10 years later, a landmark moment in Archie Comics history is being revisited! ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE 10th ANNIVERSARY, is a sequel to the headline-making 2009 “Archie Wedding” storyline. The original storyline written by Michael Uslan answered Riverdale’s longest-running question: will Archie marry Betty or Veronica? Fans were treated to two alternate worlds that explored each possibility and Uslan’s sequel picks up both stories ten years later. See how much life has changed for Archie, his family, and the rest of Riverdale in this new and exciting mini-series.
Script: Michael Uslan
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
ARCHIE: TML – 10th #1 CVR A Reg: Dan Parent
ARCHIE: TML – 10th #1 CVR B Var: J. Bone
ARCHIE: TML – 10th #1 CVR C Var: Francesco Francavilla
ARCHIE: TML – 10th #1 CVR D Var: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick
ARCHIE: TML – 10th #1 CVR E Var: Aaron Lopresti
Ship Date: 7/24
On Sale Date: 8/7
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


BRAND NEW STORY: “Summer Bucket List” Archie, Betty and Veronica are determined to cross off all the items on their summer bucket list before school starts—no matter how daring and adventurous the tasks may be!
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Bill Golliher, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 7/31
On Sale Date: 8/14
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


Archie Comics has been around for over 75 years, and we’ve had our finger on the pulse of pop culture the entire time! This fourth issue of the brand new digest series takes Archie and his friends back to school, as well as a look at some of the best pals vs. gals stories and Riverdale’s unending commitment to staying on top of the newest fads and trends!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Bob Montana
Ship Date: 8/7
On Sale Date: 8/21
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


Get ready for a fun-filled JUBILEE with over 100 of Archie’s most hilarious and entertaining stories!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent
$14.99 US/$16.99 CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
1000 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/14


Our trios (new and old) are getting to know each other better—like Classic Betty and Veronica discovering that the newer versions of themselves actually AREN’T both trying to win over Archie’s affections. There’s a lot to take in in this brave, new world, but they’ve got a more pressing issue to deal with: Predator-Archie is quickly turning back into a Predator, and time is running out. Fortunately, the Riverdale Halloween Dance may be just the cover the gang(s) need.
Script: Alex de Campi
Art: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
AVP 2 #2 CVR A Reg: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick
AVP 2 #2 CVR B Var: Howard Chaykin, Wil Quintana
AVP 2 #2 CVR C Var: Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan, J.J. Harrison
AVP 2 #2 CVR D Var: Rebekah Isaacs, Matt Herms
AVP 2 #2 CVR E Var: Greg Smallwood
AVP 2 #2 CVR F Var: Michael Walsh
Ship Date: 8/14
On Sale Date: 8/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


BRAND NEW STORY: “What if Betty was the Rich One?” This “What If?” scenario features a classic role reversal for the girls—with Betty being a rich socialite, and Veronica as the girl-next-door!
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 8/14
On Sale Date: 8/28
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


BRAND NEW STORY: “What if Betty and Veronica Had Magical Powers?” This “What If?” scenario sees B&V casting magical spells and making mystical mayhem!
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 8/7
On Sale Date: 8/21
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.


Jughead and Vampironica now know how to set their respective realities right thanks to a most unexpected guest star—and the solution involves the very haunted history of Riverdale itself! The question is, have they bitten off more than they can chew (pun intended) as the newly arrived hordes of vampires try to end them both?
Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Joe Eisma, Bob Smith, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
JTH VS. VAMP #4 CVR A Reg: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Matt Herms
JTH VS. VAMP #4 CVR B Var: Dan Panosian
JTH VS. VAMP #4 CVR C Var: Matthew Taylor
Ship Date: 8/14
On Sale Date: 8/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Jughead meets Jughead! What does this other, older Jughead want with our crowned hero, and what does January McAndrews know that she’s not telling him? It’s up to present-day Jughead to change courses and journey in the opposite direction—to the past, the distant past!
Script: Sina Grace
Art: Derek Charm, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
JUGHEAD’S TIME POLICE #3 CVR C Reg: Darick Robertson, Matt Herms
Ship Date: 8/7
On Sale Date: 8/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Katy Keene, model/actress/singer extraordinaire, has been an inspiration for the fashion-conscious for years! Now, Archie Comics is pleased to bring you a collection of some of Katy’s most wonderful stories! Katy certainly has her hands full with the Hollywood lifestyle she has. Glitz and glamour, famous boyfriends and runway rivals make for quite a balancing act! Can she keep it together and keep her fans wowed?
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Bill Woggon
$10.99 US/$11.99 CAN
5 ¼ x 8”
224 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/28


BRAND NEW STORY: “Rainy Day Beach Blues!” It has been raining for two weeks straight, and Betty is upset that she hasn’t been able to go to the beach. Archie gets a great idea – he would create an indoor fake beach for her to enjoy during the rainy day! Will this be a fun day away from the sun, or will Archie end up all wet?
Script: Francis Bonnet
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 7/24
On Sale Date: 8/7
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

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Best Review Ever! PUNCHLINE #4

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 20:07

PUBLISHER: Antarctic Press
WRITER: Bill Williams
ILLUSTRATOR: Matthew Weldon
COLORS: Tiagp Barsa
LETTERS: Bill Williams
EDITOR: Megan Sloane
COVER: Matthew Weldon
PRICE: $3.99
SUMMARY: Unwanted Help
Mel and her friends gather to hold a wake for her career as a costumed crime-fighter. The next day, sporting an epic hangover, Mel dives right into Jessie’s personal life in a misguided attempt to bond with her new partner.
COMMENTS: As always we get to see a little more of Mel and not enough to get a full picture of who she is. Jessie is also beginning to question if Mel is one of the good guys. We get to see a little more of what Jessie’s family drama is all about. The strength of this comic is the panel work and facial expressions. It’s a very decompressed story about training a superhero. So far the trainer is flawed, and the student is coming around slowly. However, I get the feeling we are missing a large part of the puzzle that will become a big revelation as the story goes on.

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Napoleon Dynamite Comes to Flippin’ Sweet Comics from IDW Publishing

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 19:47

What Will Napoleon Do to Save Pedro from Being Impeached?
“Whatever He Feels Like He Wants to Do… GOSH!”

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 20, 2019) – Get ready for something more delicious than a pocketful of tots: the breaking news that IDW Publishing will be bringing Napoleon Dynamite, the beloved cult classic, to comic books in September!

Written by the sibling team of Carlos Guzman-Verdugo and Alejandro Verdugo (of the outrageous indie sensation Time Cheetah), with art by Jorge Monlongo (Adventure Time), the new four-issue Napoleon Dynamite series takes us back to Idaho, where Napoleon’s best friend Pedro is student body president. But the good times might not last when a fellow student accuses Pedro of cheating in the election. Can Napoleon and Deb use their special skills to clear their friend before the principal can “Impeach Pedro”?

Napoleon Dynamite is a pop-culture staple, a coming-of-age cult classic that spoke to the weirdo in all of us,” says Alejandro Verdugo. “It’s an honor to have the chance to expand on the lives of Napoleon, Deb, and Pedro — characters that continue to resonate to this day. I still see people wearing ‘Vote for Pedro’ t-shirts!”

“With this new story, we’re focusing on matching the movie’s unique tone, finding that perfect blend of oddball comedy and charming slice-of-life drama. It’s certainly been a challenge but one we’re sure will pay off for long-time fans. And the best part: we get to rewatch a lot of Napoleon Dynamite!” says Carlos Guzman-Verdugo.

Editor Tom Waltz says, “Fifteen years ago, an unsuspecting world was introduced to the bizarre cinematic world of Napoleon Dynamite… and it was flippin’ sweet! And now we have the freakin’ awesome opportunity to show off our really good comic-book-making skills with a tale that picks up right where Napoleon and his friends left off. It’s almost like we borrowed Uncle Rico’s mail-order time machine… and it actually worked this time!”

Napoleon Dynamite #1 will debut with a cover by Sara Richard (My Little Pony), with special Photo Edition and Jorge Monlongo “Swords and Sorcery and Sci-Fi and Skills” variant covers available, as well.

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Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:24

three VAMPLETS one-shots leading up to

Writer(s): Gayle Middleton, Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Amanda Coronado, Dave Dwonch,
Anna Lencioni, Penny Gaylord
Cover Artist(s): Amanda Coronado
96 pgs./ E / FC

VAMPLETS: THE UNDEAD PET SOCIETY TPB collects three zany adventures of the Vamplets, vampire babies that love causing mischief! Each adventure reveals more about these beloved creatures in the nightmarishly fun world of Gloomvania. For fans of My Little Pony with a Nightmare Before Christmas flare to it, look no further than VAMPLETS! This is the perfect jumping on point for new readers and a great time for fans looking forward to the fourth hardcover to catch-up with our cuddly Vamplets!

The first story this trade paperback collects is “Legend of the Ghost Pony”. This tale unveils the mysteries of the Ghost Pony and their connection to a vampyre baby named Lily Rose Shadowlyn. In the second story, “Beware the Bitemares,” the Vamplets’ pet Bitemares are reeking havok across Gloomvania and their connection with Cinder the Vampyre Kitten is revealed! And in the final story, “Scary Rottens,” the Vamplets are being watched over by their new babysitter Scary Rottens. Meanwhile, someone is stealing the different Ghost Pony’s all over Gloomvania. Who could it be?!

Explore the mysterious connections across Gloomvania in VAMPLETS: THE UNDEAD PET SOCIETY TPB, available in comic book stores on July 3rd, 2019. Pre-order the trade with the Diamond order code MAY191283.

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Secrets from the Past Revealed in Joss Whedon’s ANGEL #3 From BOOM! Studios

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:17

The Vampire With A Soul Reimagined In Thrilling and Historic New Comic Book Series in July 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 20, 2019) – BOOM! Studios in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products today revealed the cover of the latest issue of the highly praised reimagining of the brooding vampire – ANGEL #3 by all-star creative team of  acclaimed writer Bryan Edward Hill (Batman, American Carnage) and Gleb Melnikov (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers), available July 31, 2019.

Meet Angel – a vampire cursed with a soul who has spent centuries protecting humanity from the monsters that lurk in the dark…including himself. Now, looking for redemption for the atrocities committed by the monster he was when he was first turned at the age of 18, Angel stumbles upon a new demon uprising and a shocking truth: The restoration of his humanity can only come if he takes one more life: a certain Slayer from Sunnydale who he’s never met…but may now be his greatest enemy.

Darkness has possessed another innocent…and Angel has no choice but to fight them. Trapped in an empty hospital with nowhere to go, Angel needs to find a way to save the host from this deadly and elusive demon, or have yet another life on his conscience. Will his new ally Fred be able to help him…or is she the reason he’s battling this monster in the first place?

ANGEL #3 features a main cover by artist Dan Panosian (Slots) and a variant cover by Scott Buoncristiano (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

Created by visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers film franchise), Angel premiered on the WB Network on October 5th, 1999 and was a spin-off from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The series ran for five seasons from 1999-2004, starring David Boreanaz as “Angel,” the tortured vampire destined to walk the earth with a soul who moved to LA to set up shop as a supernatural private investigator. Despite Angel’s best efforts to deal with the sins of his past all by himself, Angel Investigations soon became home to other lost souls searching for redemption and willing to fight by his side.

ANGEL is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott from Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede from Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Grass Kings from Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins; and Klaus from Grant Morrison and Dan Mora. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy The Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David Lopez; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Danielle Di Nicuolo.

Print copies of ANGEL #3 will be available for sale on July 31, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one). Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app. Print copies of the surprise drop ANGEL #0 are available now exclusively in comic book shops everywhere.

For continuing news on ANGEL comic books, graphic novels and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. And follow Angel on Facebook.

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Battlestar Galactica: Twilight Command #4 preview

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:09

Battlestar Galactica: Twilight Command #4

writer: Michael Moreci

artist: Breno Tamura, Dijjo Lima

covers: Brent Schoonover (A)

Breno Tamura (B)

Brent Schoonover (RI-B/W)

Breno Tamura (RI-Virg)

Brent Schoonover (RI-Virg)

FC | 32 pages | Sci-Fi | $3.99 | Teen+

Things heat up in the penultimate issue of Twilight Command! One of Flores’s own puts his life on the line for his squad, and the Cylon plot proves to be much more of a threat than anyone imagined!

A desperate mission puts Twilight Command’s back against the wall, and with time running out they may not be able to stop Cavil’s

plan in time!

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Elvira Spring Special preview

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:09

Elvira Spring Special

writer: Fernando Ruiz, Dan Parent, Scott Bryan Wilson

artist: Fernando Ruiz, Dan Parent, Valentina Pinto, Brittany Pezzillo

cover: Reilly Brown


Everyone’s favorite Mistress of the Macabre, Elvira is spinning her wheels hostessing horror film festivals at the local drive-in when she discovers the opportunity to get in good with George Rottmero, producer of the greatest, grittiest, most realistic horror movies ever. The Dark Damsel uses all of her charms to impress the mysterious movie mogul and she is immediately cast in his latest scream-inducing spectacles, his masterpieces of murder and mayhem featuring the most realistic zombies anyone ever saw this side of an open casket! When she discovers the grave secret behind Rottmero’s success, her dreams of super stardom might become deader than her undead co-stars! Will all of her efforts just be one big bust… because Elvira knows all about big busts!

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James Bond: Blackbox TP preview

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:08

James Bond: Blackbox TP

writer: Benjamin Percy

artists: Rapha Lobosco

cover: Dominic Reardon

FC | 160 pages | Action/Adventure | $19.99 | Teen+


In the snowbound French Alps, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of an assassin who targets other assassins. This is the first puzzle piece in a larger adrenaline-fueled mystery that will send Bond across the globe to infiltrate the underworld, risk everything in high-stakes casino gambling, evade deadly pursuers, and root out a digital breach threatening global security.

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Homage to Doppelgangland on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5 Cover

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 19:52

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 15, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, unveiled the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5 cover by artist Becca Carey, featuring an homage to the popular third season episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dopppelgangland. This game-changing issue of the hotly anticipated series will debut in stores June 5, 2019, with a heart wrenching mission that Buffy must complete at all costs in order to save her friend.

The reimagining of Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking hit pop culture series kicks off a brand new story arc as Team Slayer deals with the devastating consequences of Xander becoming a vampire. Buffy and the Scooby Gang have lost one of their own to Team Vamp but what if there’s a way to get their friend back? The Slayer will walk the line between responsibility and rampage as she searches for anything that’ll bring back her friend, balancing her quest with her duties as the Slayer without losing anyone else in the process. What do you do when your entire purpose is killing vampires and your friend just turned into one?

Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and acclaimed artist David López (Captain Marvel), along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon (the visionary writer/director behind Firefly, Marvel’s The Avengers, and more), reimagine the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon for a new generation of comic book fans.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer premiered on the WB Network on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series, which ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Buffy Summers.” Chosen to battle vampires, demons and other forces of darkness, Buffy is aided by a Watcher who guides and teaches her as she surrounds herself with a circle of friends called the “Scooby Gang.”

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5 features cover art by Mondo illustrator Marc Aspinall and fan favorite artists Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), Morgan Beem (The Family Trade), and Yasmine Putri (Nightwing).

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott from Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede from Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Grass Kings from Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins; and Klaus from Grant Morrison and Dan Mora. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov, Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid, Buffy The Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López, and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Danielle Di Nicuolo.

Print copies of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5 will be available for sale on June 5, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

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Valiant Heads to Denver Pop Culture Con for a Must-see Panel!

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:45

New York, NY (May 15, 2019) – Valiant Entertainment is heading to Colorado for a teaser-filled panel at Denver Pop Culture Con!

On Saturday, June 1st, make sure you’re in Room 502 by 11:30 am at the Colorado Convention Center for the Valiant Uprising panel! Moderated by Marketing Coordinator Gregg Katzman, this can’t-miss panel features writer Fred Van Lente (PSI-LORDS, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Sales Operations Coordinator Connor Hill! Attendees will be treated to brand-new artwork from PSI-LORDS, DOCTOR MIRAGE, BLOODSHOT, PUNK MAMBO, KILLERS, and much more! Secrets will be declassified and new teasers will be revealed!

After the panel, fans should swing by I Want More Comics at Booth #173 for a chance to get a limited Valiant comic and chat with Valiant staff!

For Denver Pop Culture Con tickets and info, visit

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