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DOLLFACE VOLUME 4 preview

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 19:40


DOLLFACE VOLUME 4:
The search for the power crystals begins!

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Bryan Seaton & Nicole D’Andria
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza
128 pgs./ T+ / FC
$14.99

The witch hunter of the DANGER DOLL universe, Lila becomes a ball-jointed girl thanks to the genius of two M.I.T. students, Ivan and Emily. The three are on the hunt for the secret crystals of power hidden within each witch of Melora’s Covenant, the group that murdered Lila’s family centuries ago. Will they get the crystals first and set the souls of Lila’s family free or will disaster brew instead?

DOLLFACE is the series that broke records for Action Lab, with over 20,000 copies pre-ordered and the regular covers for issue 1 selling out and going to a second print. The series is rated for 15 years old and older (teen plus) and with plenty of witchy hijinks, fans of co-creator Dan Mendoza’s ZOMBIE TRAMP or the larger Danger Doll universe as well as newcomers can enjoy DOLLFACE.

DOLLFACE VOLUME 4, which collects issues 13-16, will be available in comic book stores on January 2nd, 2019. See preview pages from issue 13 of DOLLFACE:

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Conspiracy: Doppelganger preview

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 19:22

Conspiracy: Doppelganger
Writer: Hans Rodionoff
Artwork: J. G. Miranda

Synopsis:

Have your favorite celebrities been swapped and replaced with clones to help shepherd the masses? Does your government replace those who don’t cooperate with their agenda? Are you next? Find out as this “theory” is explored.

Release Date: 01/09/19

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Van Helsing: Sword of Heaven #3 preview

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 19:22

Van Helsing: Sword of Heaven #3
Writer: Chuck Dixon
Artist: Julius Abrera

Synopsis:

Stranded in the lifeless barrens fo the Thar Desert, Liesel’s quest for the ultimate scourge of vampirism is interrupted by a race against the sun. She must cross the burning lands of India by nightfall before the hordes of an undead raja awaken.

Release Date: 01/09/19

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Grimm Fairy Tales: Vol. 2 #25 preview

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 19:22

Grimm Fairy Tales: Vol. 2 #25
Writer: Joe Brusha
Artist: Deivis Goetten

Synopsis:
The War of The Grail:

While Merlin and Mordred fight an all-out war that will determine the fate of Camelot and possibly the world itself, Skye and Shang try to find a way to stop them and destroy the all-powered Grail. Don’t miss this special anniversary issue of Grimm Fairy Tales.
Release Date: 01/09/19

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The World at War!

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 19:01

Jason Aaron reveals the first issue cover to The War of the Realms in new teaser trailer!

 

New York, NY—December 28, 2018— The War of the Realms has made Earth its battlefield! This April, one of the largest conflicts to engulf the Marvel Universe erupts in The War of the Realms – a new, epic crossover event from the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson, with covers by the legendary Arthur Adams! Marvel’s 2019 war-to-end-all wars must enlist every great Marvel Hero to save Earth…and beyond!

 

Today, Marvel is proud to present THE WAR OF THE REALMS TEASER TRAILER, featuring Jason Aaron and editor Wil Moss, complete with the first look at issue #1’s cover from Arthur Adams!

“The story really begins when that war that’s been brewing for years in the pages of Thor explodes here in Midgard,” teases Aaron. “And at that point, it’s bigger than a Thor battle – everyone becomes a part of that battle.”

 

“Even though this story involves a lot of moving pieces and elements from the Thor comics and the Avengers comics, it’s something that everyone can just dive into,” adds Moss.

 

Not since Secret Wars has a comic event had such far-reaching consequences for the Marvel Universe – be there when THE WAR OF THE REALMS starts this April

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UFC DEBUTS FIRST-EVER COMIC BOOK: TALES OF UFC

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 18:57

‘Return to the Octagon’ Arrives in Inglewood on Saturday, December 29

 

Las Vegas – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced the debut of its first-ever comic book, Tales of UFC: ‘Return to the Octagon®’ to commemorate the brand’s historic 25th anniversary. Copies of this limited print edition will be available at The Forum during UFC® 232: JONES vs. GUSTAFFSON 2, which takes place on Saturday, December 29.

 

Tales of UFC: ‘Return to the Octagon’ is written by Dave Dwonch, best known for penning titles such as Infinite Seven, Vamplets (with Gayle “My Little Pony” Middleton), Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab and the NFL Rush Zone comic series. The short story also features art by Jason Federhenn (The Harcourt Legacy) and colors by Brad Simpson (Marvel’s Vengeance, Dynamite’s Captain Victory and Galactic Rangers, as well as Dark Horse’s Catalyst Comics).

 

“I’m honored to collaborate with UFC on their first comic, and thrilled that this might be some of their fans first comic as well,” Dwonch said. “We’ve really created something special here, and I can’t wait for readers to find their newest hero in the pages of Tales of UFC!”

 

This first issue begins in 2008, as Mike “The Takedown” Mercury is drafted into a war against an intergalactic crime syndicate known as “THE RING.” Outfitted with hi-tech alien armor, Mike leaves his world behind, including his eight-year old daughter Maxine, to save the universe. A decade later, THE RING has now set its sights on Earth, with Mike returning home to continue the fight.

Limited quantities will be available at all UFC merchandise kiosks throughout The Forum.

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Premieres of REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN in Los Angeles & New York

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 18:53

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Announces Bi-Coastal Premieres of

REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN

in Los Angeles & New York

 

Latest DC Universe Movie to Debut in LA (1/10/19) and NYC (1/28/19);

Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis

 

 

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment proudly presents the bi-coastal premieres of Reign of the Supermen, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Movies, at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on January 10, 2019 and at the Directors Guild of America in New York on January 28, 2019. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the events for red carpet media interviews and a post-screening panel discussion.

 

Executive producer James Tucker, director/producer Sam Liu, character designer Phil Bourassa, writers Jim Krieg & Tim Sheridan and members of the all-star voice cast will attend the World Premiere festivities in Los Angeles and East Coast Premiere in New York. Additional talent participating at the two premieres will be announced as confirmed.

 

Both screenings will begin at 7:00 pm. The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles is located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. The Director’s Guild of America is located at 110 West 57th Street in New York City.

 

A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public.

 

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on Thursday, January 10 must RSVP via email to ReignSupermenLA@gmail.com.

 

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on Monday, January 28 must RSVP via email to ReignSupermenNY@gmail.com.

 

The subject of all fan email entries should include which location (LA or NY) they wish to attend. The body of all fan RSVP emails need ONLY include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) number of tickets requested (limit four per entry), and (3) valid email address (again, within the body of the email text). Fans should keep their entry simple – here’s an example of exactly how the body of the RSVP email should appear:

 

Bruce Wayne

2 tickets

Batman@gmail.com

 

Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email.

 

Reign of the Supermen finds Earth’s citizens – and the Man of Steel’s heroic contemporaries – dealing with a world without Superman. But the aftermath of Superman’s death, and the subsequent disappearance of his body, leads to a new mystery – is Superman still alive? The question is further complicated when four new super-powered individuals – Steel, Cyborg Superman, Superboy and the Eradicator – emerge to proclaim themselves as the ultimate hero. In the end, only one will be able to proclaim himself the world’s true Superman.

 

Reign of the Supermen is the second half of a two-part DC Universe Movies experience that began in August 2018 with The Death of Superman – the two films telling a more faithful animated version of “The Death of Superman,” DC’s landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon. Superman Doomsday, the inaugural film in the DC Universe Movies series, told an abridged version of that comics story, but with a runtime of 75 minutes, the film was only able to focus on a core, singular storyline. The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen restore many of the moments and characters that fans hold dear to their hearts.

 

The Reign of the Supermen all-star cast is led by Jerry O’Connell (Carter, Bravo’s Play by Play, Stand by Me), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) and Rainn Wilson (The Office, The Meg) as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively. The potent trio is joined by the DC Universe Movies’ returning voices of the Justice League: Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent, Daredevil) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle, The Rookie) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Insatiable, Ugly Betty) as The Flash, and Nyambi Nyambi (Mike & Molly, The Good Fight) as Martian Manhunter.

 

Newly featured cast members include Cress Williams (Black Lightning) as Steel, Cameron Monaghan (Gotham) as Superboy, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Hank Henshaw, and Tony Todd (Candyman) as Darkseid. In addition, the cast includes Charles Halford (Constantine) as Bibbo Bibbowski and The Eradicator, Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Perry White, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Cat Grant, Max Mittleman (Justice League Action) as Jimmy Olsen, Paul Eiding (Ben 10: Omniverse) as Jonathan Kent, Jennifer Hale (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) as Martha Kent, Trevor Devall (Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay) as Dabney Donovan and Erica Luttrell (Salvation) as Mercy.

 

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the feature-length animated Reign of the Supermen arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting January 15, 2019, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on January 29, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

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DARK HORSE GOES BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD WITH EXPANDED EDITION OF THE ART OF COMIC BOOK INKING

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 17:20

Tricks of the Trade from the Industry’s Top Artists!

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (December 27, 2018)—The Art of Comic-Book Inking is the industry-standard manual for aspiring comic book inkers and industry professionals alike. Now, Dark Horse is proud to present an expanded edition with new art and text by Gary Martin and a bonus chapter on digital inking by artist Leo Vitalis. Along with pen, brush, and stylus, no inking tool is more useful than The Art of Comic-Book Inking.

Gain insights into the techniques, tools, and approaches of some of the finest ink artists in comics, including Terry Austin, Mark Farmer, Scott Williams, Alex Garner, and many more. Also included are eight full-sized blue-lined art boards featuring pencil art by top comics illustrators Steve Rude, Terry Dodson, Jack Kirby, Adam Warren, and others to use for practice or as samples to show editors and publishers.

The Art of Comic-Book Inking TPB goes on sale May 29, 2019

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RICH REVIEWS: Amy’s Diary # 1

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 22:10

Title: Amy’s Diary # 1 “Space Alien…Almost?” (GN)
Publisher: Papercutz
Based on the novel by: India Desjardins
Adaption: Veronique Grisseaux
Illustration: Laetitia Aynie
Translation: Joe Johnson
Lettering: Bryan Senka
Price: $9.99 US (PB), $ 14.99 US (HC)
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.papercutz.com
Comments: Amy is just your average teenage girl. She has all the troubles of one to plus. The art throughout this comic is done in a cute style that fits the characters.
We get to follow along as Amy lives her life and her life is so interesting. The way the simple things are told make them such fun to read about and see. Amy and her BFF Kat get crushes on boys which leads to more fun.
When good things happen for Amy you will be cheering for her and it might just bring a tear of happiness to your eye. Amy like most teen girls is unsure of what she wants and as far as being in love it’s all new to her. Then it gets more complicated as things usually do. Amy is doing things she knows she should not. She should be honest and trusting.
Amy does grow up over the course of this book. She gets her first love, she accepts her mom’s new boyfriend and her friendship with Kat becomes stronger. Amy at times may wish she was an alien but she is all too human and flawed like all the rest of us. Which makes her a normal ordinary teenage girl.

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