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THINKFACTORY MEDIA AND WWE STUDIOS PARTNER ON NEW TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SERIES, STARRING WWE SUPERSTAR BIG SHOW

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 20:23

Los Angeles, CA and Stamford, Conn. (Oct. 8, 2019) – Thinkfactory Media, an ITV America company, and WWE Studios today announced a partnership to produce a new reality series, Big Show vs. The World: A Giant Abroad (wt), starring WWE Superstar Big Show.

Through his extensive world travels with WWE, Big Show has collected a lifetime of unusual stories filled with unexplained natural occurrences, local enigmas and fascinating people. Big Show vs. The World: A Giant Abroad will follow the larger-than-life WWE Superstar as he travels back to these locations and indulges his lifelong passion for exploring the strange and unknown.

Each self-contained episode will feature Big Show venturing to a new exotic area, where he’ll team up with a local guide and dive head first into a native mystery or legend. Navigating the difficulty of travel (at seven feet tall) and the extreme, sometimes awkward situations he encounters with his signature self-deprecating sense of humor, Big Show will do whatever it takes to unearth every quirky and shocking detail during his adventures into the bizarre.

“Big Show brings so many different layers to a project like this; it’s a dream scenario for us as producers,” said Thinkfactory CEO Adam Reed. “He blends his fierce intelligence and curiosity with an unexpected, one-of-a-kind wit, and his intimidating physical stature is offset by his surprisingly disarming personality. We’re ecstatic to be working with him and the WWE Studios team and can’t wait for the journeys ahead.”

“For more than two decades, Big Show’s magnetic personality has inspired fans around the world, and in this new series, he will be able to meet the people and explore the places that have played a pivotal role in his journey as a WWE Superstar,” said Susan Levison, SVP and Head of WWE Studios. “We are thrilled to be bringing this show to life with our partners at Thinkfactory who are proven winners in the unscripted television genre.”

“I won’t guarantee we’ll solve every mystery, but we’ll explore every strange detail, chase every bizarre lead, and meet the incredible characters involved in pursuit of the truth,” said Big Show.

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Jay Fosgitt’s BODIE TROLL Returns in All New Original Graphic Novel at BOOM! Studios

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 20:15

Discover a Brand New Adventure with Everyone’s Favorite Troll Around in August 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 8, 2019) –  BOOM! Studios is proud to announce BODIE TROLL: HUNGRY FOR ADVENTURE, a brand new original graphic novel set in the world created by cartoonist Jay Fogsitt that brings the entire family a fantasy adventure that celebrates growing and evolving friendships, and the power in embracing what makes people unique.

Return to Hagadorn with an all-new original graphic novel featuring the friendliest (and, in his eyes, the fearsomest) troll around, Bodie! Get ready to join Bodie, his Fairy Godmother, and his best pal Cholly, as their adventures lead them to learn about Cholly’s past, uncover the mystery of the new bridge in town, and meet a group of creatures looking to destroy the world – through hugs.

Jay P. Fosgitt has created comics for many familiar properties, such as Sesame Street and Dreamworks Animation Magazine (Ape Entertainment), My Little Pony, G.I. Joe, Micronauts, and Transformers (IDW), Popeye (King Features), Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, and Fraggle Rock (BOOM! Studios),  Betty and Veronica and Little Sabrina (Archie Comics), and Rocket Raccoon and Groot, Avengers, Gwenpool, Web Warriors, Champions, Deadpool, Jessica Jones, Not Brand Echh. Lockjaw, and Spider-Geddon (Marvel Entertainment), and Jay has illustrated books for Disney.  Jay has also written and drawn his creator-owned titles Dead Duck and Zombie Chick (Source Point Press), Necronomicomics (Rue Morgue) and Bodie Troll (BOOM! Studios). He resides in Michigan with his cat, Goonie.

“I am thrilled to continue my grumpy little troll’s exploits in BODIE TROLL: HUNGRY FOR ADVENTURE! I crammed so much character, adventure, drama and silliness into the first book that so many continuing adventures (along with brand new ones) have spilled over and filled this new graphic novel.” said cartoonist, Jay Fosgitt. “I still hold fond memories of being read to as a little kid, and so many parents have told me how Bodie Troll has become required bedtime reading so I created HUNGRY FOR ADVENTURE with the intent of inspiring the sweetest and goofiest dreams a kid, or their parents, could have. Bodie Troll takes classic fairy tale tropes and manages to milk humor and heart out of them while still paying respect to such classic stories, so it’s fun for the storybook fan in all of us, be they long time readers, or open young minds with a heart for adventure.”

BODIE TROLL: HUNGRY FOR ADVENTURE 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 and Kelly & Nichole Matthews.

“Bodie is back—with even more fun, humor, and hijinx than ever! Fans of the grumpy but hilarious little troll’s misadventures are in for a treat as Jay brings a brand new story that’ll have readers young and old laughing at all of the trouble Bodie manages to get into, ”said Chris Rosa, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Also, we’ll get to see even more of the world in which Bodie, Cholly, and their friends have their daily adventures, discovering never-before-seen lands and a whole new part of Bodie’s past.”

Print copies of BODIE TROLL: HUNGRY FOR ADVENTURE will be available for sale in August 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores, or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app. BODIE TROLL Vol 1 is available now everywhere books are sold. 

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

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SECURITY ALERT ON KRAKOA!

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 20:14

X-FORCE

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Legendary Comics Announces New Graphic Novel ‘The Witches of Silverlake’ from Singer-Songwriter Simon Curtis, Set for 2021

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 17:58

Creator Simon Curtis to Join Upcoming ‘Legendary Comics 2019 and Beyond’ Panel at L.A. Comic Con on Saturday, October 12

 

 

LOS ANGELES, October 8, 2019 Legendary Comics announced today a new graphic novel, THE WITCHES OF SILVERLAKE, from singer-songwriter and actor Simon Curtis, with art by Stephanie Son, set for release in early 2021. The original story follows Elliot Green, who, after his dad dies, moves across country to Los Angeles where his mother has accepted the position of Vice Principal at one of the most prestigious private schools and where he is currently enrolled. He is quickly taken in by the school’s outcasts—the scholarship kids, the queer kids, and the ones who just don’t fit in with the glossy trust fund babies—and they let him in on their little secret: they’re witches. He ventures out into the world of crystal stores and occult shops in Silverlake, until one fateful day, he encounters an elderly shop owner who delivers a prophecy, warning him not to tap too deeply into real magic. The next morning, as Elliot and his coven use a stolen initiation candle to cast a spell to activate their abilities, they unknowing open a gate, unleashing a magic that is powerful, real, and might be even more dangerous than they could have possibly imagined. Follow Facebook.com/LegendaryComics for the latest news and updates about The Witches of Silverlake and more.

 

“Simon has created a fun and unique story for this graphic novel that is filled with magical high-school adventures set right here in Los Angeles’ neighborhood of Silverlake,” said Nikita Kannekanti, Editor of Legendary Comics. “I am thrilled to be working with Simon and Stephanie to tell this engaging story featuring a witchy and endearing cast of misfits.”

 

“I am beyond thrilled to be working with Legendary to bring these characters to life,” said Curtis. “Elliot and his coven of queer, teen witches are everything I’ve always dreamed of seeing in pop culture, and I’m so excited to have a company with such incredible vision as eager as I am to tell a story of the magic of otherness.”

 

Fans attending Los Angeles Comic Con are invited to join the Legendary Comics team and creator Simon Curtis as they share secrets about The Witches of Silverlake and upcoming comic releases at the “Legendary Comics 2019 and Beyond” panel on Saturday, October 12 at 11:00am in Room 404AB. Attendees will also get updates on previously announced YA releases: Championess and Lupina; get sneak peeks of The Heart Hunter, Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger, Acursian, and Firebrand; and will receive an exclusive Legendary Comics giveaway.

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The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show – Episode 138

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 16:58
Episode 138 – Slacker

So yeah … ahhh … Dan, Chris and Chris talked about something. Maybe even a few somethings. I suspect they gave an opinion or two. Maybe even a counterpoint. Possibly? Your guess is as good as mine at this point. But Comics! Not just for Kids!

If you are interested in older episodes please head to …
http://heykidscomics.ca !

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TRUMPY by Dærick Gröss Sr. 10-07-19

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:41

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Red Card, a new sci-fi title from Neymar Jr. Comics

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:10

Developed by New York Times-bestselling author and comic and graphic novel creator Jason M. Burns, Red Card’s sci-fi plot begins after a mission into space leads to alien spores – known as Shuttle Dust – being released into the atmosphere. As a result, the majority of the population transforms into mindless, insect-like creatures. The world falls into disarray and those who remain turn to a man named The Zoltan who hosts dangerous, gladiator-style soccer games where players must face off with the Shuttle Dusters. Junior, his star player and the story’s protagonist, attempts to master the games and liberate the camp of survivors.

“The creative forces at Fan The Flame have done another amazing job of bringing my passions to life,” said Neymar Jr. “Red Card combines my love of science fiction, superheroes, comic books, and of course, soccer. I believe the new platform will make the readers’ experience even more enjoyable.”

Aiming to expand on its already impressive audience—more than 2.6 million followers in just a year since its launch—Red Card is the first title of several planned to take advantage of an entirely new model for comics, tailored to its digital-native audience’s mobile-driven habits and preferences. Short episodes of content will be available five days or more per week, in a free, ad-supported user interface that publishes in six languages and utilizes multiple reading capabilities, including the Digitoons vertical scrolling format, which is similar to other popular reading systems such as Webtoons.

Featuring art by Ramon Espinoza and colors by Dustin Evans, Red Card can be accessed online at https://www.neymarjrcomics.com or through the dynamic, immersive experience of the Neymar Jr. Comics app. This breakthrough app for comic book fans is available in either iOS format through the App Store or Android format in the Google Play Store.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fan The Flame Concepts LLC, an independent comic and graphic novel producer, today announced the first issues of Neymar Jr. Comics’ latest science fiction title Red Card, the first new comic series to debut on their enhanced digital comics platform and available to read for free.

Neymar Jr. Comics also offers options for the traditional comic book reader: print editions will be available in the coming months to buy, and the purchase option in the digital platform allows a reader to view and download the entire book at once, without any advertising present or having to wait for the full series to be released weekly over a two month period.

Like all Neymar Jr. Comics titles, Red Card donates a portion of its proceeds to the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr., Neymar’s non-profit social organization. INJR aims to expand opportunities for children, adolescents and their families living in situations of social vulnerability through education, culture, sports and health.

Neymar Jr. Comics is also available for partnerships with entertainment ventures looking to license new, original stories, and the new platform is designed to be a new, high-engagement avenue for advertisers and brands looking to reach new audiences in an intuitive new way.

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Battlestar Galactica: Counterstrike preview

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:01

Battlestar Galactica: (Classic) Counterstrike TP

writer: John Jackson Miller

artists: Daniel HDR, Edu Menna, Marcio Fiorito

cover: Sean Chen

FC  |  120 Pages  |  Science Fiction  |  $19.99  |   Teen+

Commander Adama and the remnants of humanity discover a second fugitive fleet, fleeing a different mortal enemy. Can the two armadas join forces, making common cause against the dreaded Cylons? And what would success mean for the quest for Earth? New York Times bestselling author and comics writer JOHN JACKSON MILLER (Star Wars, Star Trek, Halo) joins Dynamite for a miniseries timed for Battlestar Galactica’s 40th anniversary year!

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Battlestar Galactica: Twilight Command preview

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:00

Battlestar Galactica: Twilight Command TP

writer: Michael Moreci

artist: Breno Tamura

cover: Brent Schoonover

FC  |  120 pages  |  $19.99  |   Science-Fiction  |  Teen+

It’s a dangerous time for the last remaining humans. Captured by the Cylons on New Caprica, the colonists live in fear of what every new day will bring. As the Cylons press their oppressive — and life-threatening agenda — the survivors grow more desperate to reclaim their freedom. But there’s hope. Out in the wilds of New Caprica, beyond the Cylon boundaries, is a band of human freedom fighters. They answer to no one. They fear no Cylons. They are Twilight Command — and they have a plan. From writer Michael Moreci (Wasted Space, Archie Meets Batman ’66) and artist Breno Tamura (Batgirl, The Birds of Prey) comes the untold tale of Twilight Command!

 

 

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Dejah Thoris and The Green Men of Mars Omnibus preview

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:00

Dejah Thoris and The Green Men of Mars Omnibus TP

writer: Mark Rahner

artists: Lui Antonio, Jethro Morales

cover:   Jay Anacleto

FC  |  320 Pages |  $29.99  |   Sci-Fi/Fantasy  |  Teen+

The peace John Carter brought to Helium and Thark is new and fragile. On the eve of a Red & Green festival to balm age-old hatreds, Dejah Thoris is kidnapped. The ordeal triggers her lingering nightmares of abuse and helplessness at the hands of brutal Tharks. And the kidnapper is nightmare personified: Voro. He caters to a taste some green men never lost: the red meat of Helium women. From writer Mark Rahner (Twilight Zone, Vampirella/Army of Darkness) and artists Lui Antonio (Warlord of Mars) and Jethro Morales (Vampirella/Army of Darkness, Green Hornet).

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NEW BECKY CLOONAN COVER FOR BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE REVEALED

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 05:46

“Beautiful, haunting, and refreshingly mysterious.” —Mike Mignola

PORTLAND, Ore. 08/29/2019 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal the new Becky Cloonan cover, featuring original artwork, for the upcoming By Chance Or Providence trade paperback reprint.

By Chance Or Providence collects Becky Cloonan’s award-winning trilogy: “Wolves,” “The Mire,” and “Demeter,” with lush colors by Lee Loughridge and a sketchbook/illustration section. These stories cast a spell of hypnotic melancholy, weaving their way through medieval landscapes of ancient curses and terrible truths.

Perfect for fans of Emily Carrol’s characteristically dark and atmospheric storytelling—like When I Arrived at the Castle and Through the WoodsBy Chance Or Providence will haunt readers long after they flip the final page.

By Chance Or Providence (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0186-3) can by found at your local comic shop or on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.

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Discover the Shocking Origins of the HELLMOUTH Event in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 18:13

Your First Look at the Beginning of the Historic Buffy and Angel Event HELLMOUTH in September 2019


LOS ANGELES, CA (August 29, 2019) – BOOM! Studios, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, revealed today a first look at BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8, the official prelude to Hellmouth, the historic Buffy & Angel comic book event, from Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and acclaimed artist David López (Captain Marvel).

The road to Hellmouth begins in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8, where the Slayer meets Angel for the very first time! Buffy’s on patrol at her school’s Halloween dance, but instead of demons and monsters, she finds a stranger in a mask who seems to be watching her every move. Meanwhile, across town, someone close to the Scooby Gang makes a fateful decision that has dire consequences for Sunnydale, and leads directly to the event that will change Buffy and Angel’s lives forever in…the HELLMOUTH.

“It’s the moment every fan has been waiting for since Angel first appeared in our all-new Buffyverse. While we may know them as meant-to-be, this Buffy and Angel are a pair of strangers who have been leading very different lives on separate paths,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “But now all roads lead to the Hellmouth, meaning these two heroes will finally meet face to face, altering the fates of everyone in the Buffyverse forever!”

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8 features a main cover  by Mondo illustrator Marc Aspinall, and acclaimed artists Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), Becca Carey (Redlands), Daniele Di Nicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and more; as well as a Hellmouth Connecting Cover by artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews (Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance)

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, starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers. Chosen to battle vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness, Buffy was aided by her Watcher, Rupert Giles, and a circle of friends known as the Scooby Gang.

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; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; and Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith. 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 López; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.

Print copies of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8 will be available for sale on September 4, 2019 exclusively 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 the BOOM! Studios app.

For continuing news on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. And follow Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #302 preview

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 17:53

 

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #302
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES:
“Name Fame” What’s in a name? If your name is Archie and the new Royal Baby’s name is Archie, how would you feel? Special? Happy? Excited? Well, the thought of royalty turns Archie Andrews into the most popular student at Riverdale High. How’s that going to work out?
PLUS: “Fake ‘N Bake” The Riverdale Fall Festival Bake-Off Contest is here and a competition quickly heats up between Betty and Veronica over who can bake the perfect pie to not only win the contest, but Archie’s heart as well!
Story: Victor Gorelick, Angelo DeCesare, Francis Bonnet
Art: Jeff Shultz, Rich Koslowski, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/4
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

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Dynamite & Joseph Michael Linsner Announce Upcoming Dawn 30th Anniversary Celebration!

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:28

August 29, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite announces a strengthened licensing deal with creator Joseph Michael Linsner to help celebrate his iconic indie creation Dawn’s 30th anniversary!

This bolsters the already strong relationship that Dynamite and Linsner have shared for years. Including the existing Dawn statue, which Linsner’s dedicated fans showed out in droves to support. Additionally available this fall in time for the holidays are collections of Linsner’s Dynamite published series, collectible promo trading cards and a premium quality giclée print.

Linsner continues to be one of Dynamite’s most treasured and fan-favorite cover artists, with ongoing contributions to the Red Sonja flagship series as well as other recent covers for Elvira: Mistress of the Dark and Bettie Page. 2014 saw the release of the smash-hit crossover series Dawn/Vampirella, written and drawn by Linsner. The paperback edition of that collection will hit store shelves this November. Together with his writing partner and Vampirella super fan, Kristina Deak-Linsner, he created the critically acclaimed Vampirella: Roses for the Dead limited series which brought the Daughter of Drakulon’s cousin Evily the witch back to prominence. The Roses for the Dead hardcover collection released this August.

  

“I am thrilled to be working with Nick Barrucci and the great folks at Dynamite to help celebrate Dawn’s 30th anniversary,” said creator Joseph Michael Linsner. “I’ve known Nick for at least 30 years, so it feels like a friendly reunion getting to put our heads together and come up with new and exciting items. The Dawn statue Dynamite released is my very favorite that I’ve ever done, so let that be a symbol for the good things to follow. I’m excited — the best is yet to come!”

“Likewise, Joe and I go way back. He has a singular, distinct style and creative drive that is matched by very few in this industry. I have always admired and been impressed with how he has nurtured Dawn, one of the most iconic female characters in comics history. We at Dynamite cannot wait to celebrate this monumental anniversary!”

Linsner created Dawn, the sensual goddess of birth and rebirth, in 1989 for the indie sensation anthology Cry for Dawn. Her indelible design instantly captivated fans thanks to Linsner’s talents. As of today, Dawn has starred in half a dozen series and other appearances, helped by one of the most passionate fanbases in independent comics.

Dynamite and Linsner are teaming up for a set of collectible promo trading cards celebrating the legacy of Dawn through these three decades. This limited edition set is also available signed by Linsner himself. And there may be more Dawn trading card news down the line…

    

Two variations on the hit Dawn statue are out soon! A special black and white artist proof edition of the Dawn statue is slated for release in October. While an artist proof edition of the costume variant statue is out in November. Only around 50 units are being produced of these rare collector’s items.

  


For the Joseph Michael Linsner super fans, Dynamite is proud to produce a giclée of his iconic Dawn/Vampirella #1 cover. Giclée prints are highest-end art reproductions that capture every detail of the original work as humanly, mechanically or technically possible. The resulting print has no perceptible dot pattern, an endless array of richly-saturated color, and every nuance of the original image. Dynamite is now excited to be offering these ultra-premium prints optionally with beautiful frames as well. There are less than a handful of these being made, so they will be among the most exclusive Dawn and Linsner collectibles out there!

Dawn’s 30th anniversary coincides with so many other exciting anniversaries in the Dynamite extended family. Including the 15th anniversary of Dynamite’s publishing efforts, Vampirella’s 50th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of Chaos! Comics (Evil Ernie, Chastity, Purgatori). Stay tuned to Dynamite for more news on Dawn.

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Mark Russell’s Red Sonja Collected for the First Time!

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:24

Dynamite Releasing First Volume in November


August 29, Mt. Laurel, NJ: 
Dynamite announces the first collection of Mark Russell’s acclaimed run on Red Sonja for release in November.

The volume, titled Scorched Earth, reprints issues 1 through 6 of the currently ongoing series and the Lord of Fools one-shot special. This tale of metal and blood chronicles the She-Devil of the Hyrkanian Steppes through becoming queen of her homeland, political and physical bouts with Dragan the Magnificent of Zamora, the introduction of her nephew Kryon, past and present tangles with supernatural forces and much more!

 

At nearly 180 meaty pages of storytelling, Scorched Earth is a great value at only $19.99. The creative, editorial and marketing teams all agreed that of course the first entire arc needs to be kept together. Fans are getting a sweet deal on this book to start their collection of these volumes off right!

 

This story is delivered as only the Eisner-nominated writer Mark Russell (Second Coming, The Flintstones) and artist Mirko Colak (Conan) could deliver. Not to be discounted for their similarly acclaimed contributions are colorist Dearbhla Kelly (The Wild Storm: Michael Cray) and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt, Lone Ranger) – also an Eisner-nominated critic by night! Artists Bob Q and Katie O’Meara make additional contributions in the special and in critical flashbacks. The tome is all wrapped up in Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts’s breathtaking cover from the second issue.

Writer Mark Russell shared, “What I wanted to do with the first six issues of this story is to show Sonja, not only as somebody who’s good with a sword, but a warrior of the mind as well. Somebody who’s capable of leading people through the darkest danger they’ve ever faced. ”

“This first volume (of many!) is designed for the reader that’s familiar with Sonja The Red, or has never even heard of her,” said editor Nate Cosby. “Mark Russell’s reinterpretation of Sonja is a stunning tale that focuses on the reasons for war, of trying to go home again, of finding one’s place in a cruel existence. It’s a masterclass in world-building, that Mark and the entire creative team are putting on. Jump aboard now, it’s going to be an incredible journey!”

Red Sonja Volume 1 TP: Scorched Earth will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ September 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in November 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!

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The Boys Collectibles Unleashed for the Holidays!

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:21

New Omnibus Volume, Trading Cards, Enamel Pins & Money!


August 29, Mt. Laurel, NJ:
Diabolical! Everyone and their mother has watched The Boys on Prime Video by now! If they haven’t, they need to get on that ASAP! Dynamite is treating new The Boys fans and those going back over a decade to an avalanche of awesome collectibles and merchandise – just in time for the holiday season!

As the new paperback omnibus editions of The Boys sell like crazy, Dynamite is reprinting them as well as making sure retailers have everything they need to satisfy today’s supes-hating Boys. Including trading cards, enamel pins and even some limited edition collectible currency!

Right off the bat, the hotly anticipated fifth omnibus is out right on time for the gift-giving season! The longrunning plot comes to a head in this volume, as the main story reveals backstory on The Boys as an organization and teases the upcoming conflicts. Also included in this book is the essential origin story of Billy Butcher in his spinoff miniseries Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker. Featuring writing front to back by master Garth Ennis and art by co-creator Darick Robertson and co-conspirators John McCrea, Russ Braun and Keith Burns. This penultimate volume is available with a cover by Robertson spotlighting Frenchie or a photo from the show with his crush The Female. Additionally, the first three volumes of The Boys omnibuses art covers are available signed and remarked by artist Darick Robertson, while the photo editions will be available signed by writer Garth Ennis.

  

On the collectibles front, first are two 7-card sets of trading cards. One features the eponymous Boys squad of Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother’s Milk, Frenchie, the Female, The Legend, and Billy’s trusty bulldog Terror. In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, some have to be watched, controlled, and sometimes even taken out of the picture… That’s when you call in The Boys! Every Butcher card will feature a signature by creator and writer Garth Ennis.

    

 

Joining this set is one featuring The Seven, with cards spotlighting the love-to-hate sensation Homelander, fan-favorite Starlite, body pulverizer A-Train and two connecting cards depicting the entire team. These superheroes are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, but often abuse their powers. Except Starlite, she’s pretty cool. Artist co-creator Darick Robertson will be signing all of the primary Homelander cards. Each set comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity.

    

Fans can wear their love for their new favorite antiheroes on their sleeves! Dynamite is producing the first-ever collectible enamel pins for this iconic “meta” superhero epic. In addition to a standalone pin reproducing the iconic logo, a five-piece set of pins featuring the core members of The Boys. Affix them to your bag and radiate that “F**k Supes!” energy!

   For those Vought bootlickers out there, they can stock up on the new two-dollar bill of the Boys with Homelander’s smug face plastered over it. Dynamite is bringing a piece of that thankfully fictional world into ours with this limited edition collectible bill. Created using a revolutionary, high-definition coloring process and Darick Robertson’s legendary artwork, this $2 bill is authentic U.S. legal tender. Each bill comes with a full-color certificate of authenticity and is handsomely showcased in a two-sided display folio in fresh, crisp, uncirculated condition. Yes, you can buy a soda with it, as long as that soda is less than two bucks!

If your snack run requires more than two dollars, Dynamite has your back with some change as well! Dynamite is continuing their line of collectible coins with four genuine John F. Kennedy Half-Dollars sporting Robertson’s hallmark character designs. These colorized pieces are additionally plated in 24-karat gold to further enhance the artwork. The four coins feature the most beloved characters from the series, including Butcher, Hughie, Homelander and Starlite.

      

The Boys has far exceeded the expectations we had back in 2006 when we picked up this daring, controversial title as a young publisher,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “Garth and Darick went on to a colossal achievement of a 90-issue run, practically unheard of in independent comics. The Prime Video show has allowed this inventive take on the superhero genre to reach a whole new audience, and these fun collectibles are the perfect way to engage with all the new fans!”

The Boys Trading Cards, Enamel Pins, Two-Dollar Bill and Collectibles Coins will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ August and September 2019 Previews catalogs, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October and November 2019.
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NEW ARTWORK FOR LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: MILLENNIUM!

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:09

Art by Lee, Williams and Sinclair Shines Spotlight on a Future Version of Supergirl

In case you missed it, EW.com  got the first look at new artwork for the upcoming LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES:MILLENNIUM miniseries from the fan-favorite art team of Jim Lee, inker Scott Williams and colorist Alex Sinclair, plus an exclusive interview with series writer Brian Michael Bendis.

Bendis chatted about working with Lee, as well as Supergirl’s role in this two-issue miniseries that ties together multiple threads from the future of the DC Universe, paving the way for his LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ongoing series in November with artist Ryan Sook.

But DC saved some newness for you too; here’s the art from the EW piece, the final cover to issue #1 by Sook, plus some never-before-seen pages by Lee, Williams and Sinclair, featuring our mystery protagonist taking on DC heroes and villains, for reasons that Bendis is still keeping secret…

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES:MILLENNIUM #1 hits comic book stores and participating digital retailers on September 4, with the 2nd issue arriving October 2. LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1, debuts November 6.

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Trailer for ‘Batman: Damned’ Debuts Ahead of Book Release on September 10, 2019

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:03

Who Killed The Joker?

The Dark Knight investigates an unimaginable murder mystery in the chilling supernatural horror thriller BATMAN: DAMNED, masterfully penned by New York Times best-selling author Brian Azzarello (DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE, 100 BULLETS), with visually striking illustrations by award-winning artist Lee Bermejo (HELLBLAZER, JOKER). Check out the trailer for the new hardcover, and get ready for BATMAN: DAMNED to hit bookshelves everywhere on September 10, 2019!



When The Joker’s body washes up on the shores of Gotham River, Batman searches for the killer of his archnemesis. But the World’s Greatest Detective can’t remember what happened the previous night, so he turns to John Constantine, the Hellblazer, for help. The problem is that as much as Constantine loves a good mystery, he loves messing with people’s heads even more. But what other choice does Batman have? The duo dive deep into the sordid underbelly of Gotham in a race to uncover the truth.

As Batman continues to dig into this mystery, his psyche begins to unravel, sending him into an existential crisis. Is it possible that he himself committed this brutal crime? Bruce Wayne’s traumatic past comes to light, revealing his horrifying supernatural connection to the demonic Enchantress, who continues to terrorize Batman to this day. Will Batman be able to crack this enigmatic case, or will he lose his mind and soul along the way?

This new hardcover volume from DC’s Black Label imprint collects BATMAN: DAMNED #1-3 and features a behind-the-scenes extras gallery with an afterword by Brian Azzarello. Pre-order yours today!

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THE ART OF WRESTLING ROAD DIARIES: 71. Edinburgh Fringe 2019 (Week Four)

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:00

Guests: Seann Walsh, Chris Betts, Emmy Blotnick, Ed Night, Thom Tuck, John Darnelle & John Hastings.
It’s week four at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019. Colt and John welcome different comedians to talk about pro wrestling and more. Learn to love your new favorite comedians!

www.Patreon.com/ColtCabana

Sponsors:
www.WRESTLETALK.com

Music:
www.youtube.com/TheUkuleleTeacher
www.superfunyeahyeahrocketship.com

Image Photo:
www.portraitofawrestler.com/

Image Design:
Jimmy Lee

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SNEAK PEAK OF OVER THE ROPES IS HERE!

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 15:34

Mad Cave Studios is excited to present an early sneak peak of our exciting new title, Over the Ropes!

Writer Jay Sandlin and artist Antonello Cosentino collaborate to explore the world of indie wrestling in the golden age of the sport, the 90’s. Over the Ropes is an underdog story of staying true to oneself in a world where ring personas often time bleed into reality. Sandlin and Cosentino craft a tale in which finding one’s true self may mean crafting a larger than life image inside of the ring.

Set in a fictional world, Over the Ropes dives into sports entertainment’s biggest era. A young high-flyer named Jason Lynn goes off-script in a match to win the world title and sets the southern territory on fire as the face-painted wrestler, Phoenix.

Meet the cast and enjoy your preview!

Over the Ropes, Jason’s battles in the ring are only outperformed by his struggles outside of it. First dates. Crooked promoters. Cage matches. Factions and families. No matter what problems smack him with a steel chair, Jason lives by his catchphrase: “I. Will. Rise.”

“On the surface, Over the Ropes may seem like another Saturday morning wrestling show, but in reality, it’s about the underdog in all of us fighting and clawing for one moment in the spotlight. The characters grew out of my desire to write the kind of wrestling story I gravitated to the most; where the predetermined nature of in-ring action and backstage drama blends with shades of reality until the two are indistinguishable.”

– Jay Sandlin


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