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Doctor Who S10 E09 ‘Empress of Mars’ – Spoiler Free Preview

Blogtor Who - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 09:00

The British Empire is expanding upwards! Tea and crumpets for every planet that bends the knee to Her Majesty. But when space-faring soldiers uncover an Ice Warrior hive, they’ll learn that Victoria isn’t the only Queen in this solar system. With a premise this bonkers, it could only have come from the mind of Mark Gatiss. […]

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RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 preview

First Comics News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 07:25
RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR172125)
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY (APR172126)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (APR172128)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (APR172129)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available (APR172127)

It is the year 4002 A.D…

Rai, the spirit guardian of Earth, has uncovered an ancient tome filled with history’s greatest tales and civilization’s darkest moments. Charting the dawning days of ancient Mesopotamia, all the way to the rise of New Japan, the history of the Valiant Universe is laid bare in shocking and revelatory detail. From X-O Manowar to Bloodshot to Faith to Divinity…history will reveal untold revelations for Valiant’s greatest heroes and antagonists!

In the tradition of the original RAI #0, Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADE) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (FAITH) unleash a celebration of Rai’s 25th anniversary with the third of four standalone specials honoring the most famed Valiant stories ever told!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale JUNE 14th (FOC – 5/22/17)

         

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RICH INTERVIEWS: Sukanya Basu Mallik Writer/Author “Shards of Ink”

First Comics News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 07:16

Sukanya Basu Mallik, is an alumnus of Auxilium Convent school, that loves to write poems and short-stories. She was a creative writer for many popular journals and magazines in India like The Telegraph in Schools, Indian Sahitya Academy bimonthly, Reader’s Digest & The Teenager Today. She is a co-author of 7 anthologies till date including an anthology of “30 best stories” by Future publishers and distributors, Kolkata & ‘divérsé-city youth anthology (Austin International Poetry Festival ). She’s also looking forward to publishing her debut by the end of this year

First Comics News: Why do you love to write?

Sukanya Basu Mallik: Well… it’s like asking, “Why do you live?”. Writing is natural to me. People often ask me how I write, or what I exactly try to convey through my poems, but the truth is, there is something … that makes me write, that makes those words flow through my fingertips. I don’t really put in any extra effort. It just happens

1st: What genre stories do you write for The Pen Man’s Diary Publishers?

Sukanya: It was a sort of moral fiction. It revolves around the themes of promise, faith & parental love.

1st: In “Shards of Ink” who is the main character and what are they like?

Sukanya: The father, he is separated from his child & leaves no stone unturned to keep up the promise he made unto his khokon

1st: Why will people enjoy reading “Shards of Ink”?

Sukanya: It is a collection of stories from different writers and that makes if diverse. Eclecticism is much admired by the modern generation.

1st: Will you do more writing for The Pen Man’s Diary Publishers?

Sukanya: That depends upon their future projects & mine too.

1st: Which piece that you have written is the most emotional for you?

Sukanya: I wrote a poem named “Turning of the fortune wheel” while I was suffering from some ambiguous disease last year. It was already 3 months of pain & the byproduct of disgust. “Taws the final year, of my high school and I was kind of devastated. I just wanted things to get better. That’s it!

1st: What did you contribute to “Dream Catchers: New Beginnings Vol. 1”?

Sukanya: It was a poem named “I dream to touch the sky one day”. I simply wrote down my thoughts based on the theme & it got selected.

1st: What was the most important thing you learned at Auxilium Convent School?

Sukanya: English! Creative writing in English is probably the only thing I do that I am proud about & that wouldn’t be possible without Auxilium. Also, A.C.B. owes the credits for all the hidden messages that I incorporate within my moral fiction pieces. The moral science classes at the lovely missionary school greatly influenced my personality.

1st: You are skilled in computer animation will you pursue this as a career at all?

Sukanya: You never know what life has in store. I could totally shift over from a creative writer to an animation or content writer. And if I don’t, I can still use my limited web designing skills for blogging and maintaining my own website.

1st: What did you write to win the Youth Anthology contest?

Sukanya: “Turning of the fortune wheel”

1st: What is Fame Compendium?

Sukanya: It’s an online global community for creative people. The community promotes writing, art & photography as of now.

1st: What is life like in India?

Sukanya: Interesting, but I definitely want to become a resident of the UK or US sometime soon.

1st: What are your career goals for your future?

Sukanya: I surely want to become a full-time writer, with a major influence in the industry. Seems too much aye? But then that’s my dream & I’m dreaming the hardest (with my eyes open!)

1st: What would you like to say to those who have read your work and enjoyed it?

Sukanya: I love reading your feedback, it might take some time if you text me on social media, filling up the contact form through my website can expedite this process though. I also receive a good number of emails from my dear juniors & followers asking me to critic their work, I actually do that! I know how it feels during the initial stages, always ready to help, just fill in the contact form or drop me an email at sukanyabasumallik@gmail.com.And do not forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to remain updated.

Happy Scribbling…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who Memorabilia by Paul Berry

Blogtor Who - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 07:11

Doctor Who Memorabilia: An Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who Collectables Available now from Amberley Publishing is a new book which provides a nostalgic look back on some of the myriads of Doctor Who Merchandise that has been released over the years. It is an enjoyably nostalgic look back on some of the much-loved merchandise of […]

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What's in the Swords & Wizardry Light "Pipe" from The Tavern Master?

Tenkar's Tavern - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 01:48
Time to just "Let Go!"I've almost caught up from last week. I've sent contact info of publishers onto those that will be doing fulfillment on the Tenkar's Tavern Crate. I now need to reach out to all that expressed interest in being part of the Crate and let them know where we are at.

Phew. Tomorrow will be busy too I see. Who said retirement was easy? Shit! That was me at this time last year ;)

Today was an "Uncle Day" which was good. It forced me to step away from all things gaming related for most of the afternoon and a good chunk of the evening. Clearing the mind worked wonders.

So, Torchlight is about two months out, give or take. In the meantime I need to create content so I can:

A- Continue in the habit of making content

B - Learn and hone my InDesign skills

C - make millions from this hobby of ours!

Last one is a joke - obviously :)

Anyhow, here are some of the ideas I've currently outlined. Feedback is certainly appreciated.

1 - Continue with more Pocket Creatures releases. I enjoy them and they practically write themselves.

2 - Revisit Demi-Options - Classes specific tailored for the race in question. Have it in both Swords & Wizardry Light and Swords & Wizardry Complete flavors, preferably in the same package.

3 - Some unique magic items, compatible with both SWL and SWC. Another topic I've addressed in the past and enjoyed doing.

4 - Pocket Settings / Pocket Genres - Maybe a Western / Eastern mashup or some SciFi or Swords & Dinosaurs, etc. Two pages of classes and spells or powers, two pages of monsters and items and four pages of maps and settings. This is where I find out if SWL / SWCL is as easy to hack as I think it is. I've seen some hacking for Supers already and it has be all fired up.

5 - One Sheet Adventures, meant to be slipped into your SWL folder. Come on! How sweet is that!

Just think, if I write too much, just more content for Torchlight. For those asking, I'm thinking "Magic" for the first issue of Torchlight's main theme. New spells, new casting classes, new magic items and maybe even some magical traps - and of course all the other goodness that gets submitted.








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Weekend Bucket Bag

Moogly - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 00:09

Everybody loves weekends!  Picture it now… your comfiest jeans, favorite top, and heading out with a brand new bag you crocheted yourself – the Weekend Bucket Bag! Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links; Lion Brand provided the yarn for this pattern. The Weekend Bucket Bag was inspired by Lion Brand’s Jeans yarn – check out that [...]

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David Tennant Joins Disney XD’s Revival of DuckTales

Blogtor Who - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 21:37

David Tennant has joined the voice cast of Disney XD’s new DuckTales in the role of Scrooge McDuck. Tennant is joined by Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as the voices of mischief-making Huey, Dewey and Louie, respectively. The series will follow Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews — Huey, Dewey and Louie — as […]

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BABYTEETH #1 giveaway contest for FANS and RETAILERS!

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:24

FOR FANS:

A) DAILY WINNER: One of the BABYTEETH #1 retailer variants:

B) GRAND PRIZE WINNER: A copy of each BABYTEETH #1 retailer variant, 30 comics total (announced at the end of contest)

Any member of our AfterShock Army newsletter list are eligible to win! Not a member? Sign-up for FREE between June 8th and July 5th 2017 here: http://bit.ly/ASarmy

Fan Contest Rules:

  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
  2. One daily winner will be selected from the existing and new newsletter members, starting June 8th ending July 5th 2017.
  3. One grand prize winner will be drawn on July 6th 2017.
  4. Only one email per person. Daily winning email address will be verified to owner’s name. Multiple entries with variable accounts will be disqualified, and a new daily winner will be selected.
  5. All non-duplicate entries, including daily winners, are eligible for the grand prize.
  6. As a winner of an AfterShock Comics contest, your voice, name and/or picture may be used for promotional, broadcast, or internet purposes without compensation.
  7. Prizes awarded are not redeemable for cash. No prize is transferable. No substitution for a prize will be made at the request of the winner.
  8. All winners are responsible for shipping cost. All comics are bagged and board, and will be shipped flat rate USPS priority (Domestic) and FedEx International (International).
  9. Winners will be expected to claim prize by contacting CustomerService@aftershock.ninja within 15 days notified that they are winners. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited and returned to AfterShock Comics to do with as they see fit.
  10. The following are specifically related to E-contests and E-Mail promotions for AfterShock Comics:
    1. All appropriate information in required fields must be entered correctly and completely or you will be disqualified.
    2. Duplicate entries or use of multiple emails for same contact will be disqualified.
    3. Any problems with the internet or email are not AfterShock Comics’ responsibility.

FOR RETAILERS:

A) TWO GRAND PRIZE WINNERS: Each retailer winner receives an original sketch cover by Garry Brown and an original sketch cover by Mike Rooth

Any member of our Retailer newsletter list are eligible to win. Are you an official Diamond Retailer but not a member of our AfterShock mailing list? Signup for FREE between June 8th and July 5th 2017 by emailing your Store Name, Diamond Store Number, and physical address to: Retailers@aftershock.ninja

Retailer Contest Rules:

  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
  2. One daily winner will be selected from the existing and new newsletter members, starting June 8th ending July 5th 2017.
  3. One grand prize winner will be drawn on July 6th 2017.
  4. Only one email per person. Daily winning email address will be verified to owner’s name. Multiple entries with variable accounts will be disqualified, and a new daily winner will be selected.
  5. All non-duplicate entries, including daily winners, are eligible for grand prize.
  6. As a winner of an AfterShock Comics contest your voice, name and/or picture may be used for promotional, broadcast, or internet purposes without any compensation to you.
  7. Prizes awarded are not redeemable for cash. No prize is transferable. No substitution for a prize will be made at the request of the winner.
  8. All winners are responsible for shipping cost. All comics are bagged and board, and will be shipped flat rate USPS priority (Domestic) and FedEx International (International).
  9. Winners will be expected to claim prize by contacting Retailers@aftershock.ninja within 15 days notified that they are winners. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited and returned to AfterShock Comics to do with as they see fit.
  10. The following are specifically related to E-contests and E-Mail promotions for AfterShock Comics:
    1. All appropriate information in required fields must be entered correctly and completely or you will be disqualified.
    2. Duplicate entries or use of multiple emails for same contact will be disqualified.
    3. Any problems with the internet or email are not AfterShock Comics’ responsibility.

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CW Fall 2017 Premiere Dates

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:22

The CW set fall premiere dates for its new and returning series…
Monday, October 9
8/7c: Supergirl (Season 3 Premiere)
9/8c: Valor (Series Premiere)

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 10
8/7c: The Flash (Season 4 Premiere)
9/8c: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 3 Premiere)

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 11
8/7c: Riverdale (Season 2 Premiere)
9/8c: Dynasty (Series Premiere)

 

 

 

Thursday, October 12
8/7c: Supernatural (Season 13 Premiere)
9/8c: Arrow (Season 6 Premiere)

 

 

 

Friday, October 13
8/7c: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Season 3 Premiere)
9/8c: Jane the Virgin (Season 4 Premiere)

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BATMAN’s Shocking Proposal & More News From the DCU

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:10


Thirty years, three series and it all comes down to this. In this DC All Access news roundup, we take a look at the final issue of Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Plus, we dive into the LEGO Batman Movie Blu-ray, preview this week’s new issues of Batman, Cyborg and Everafter, and say goodbye to The Flintstones, which ends its acclaimed run today with issue #12.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE: Watchtower on Lockdown

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:10


The Justice League has fought alien invaders, rogue armies and evil gods, but what good are super strength, heat vision and power rings against a virus? In this DC All Access comics clip, we talk to Justice League guest writer Shea Fontana about her debut this week on the bestselling title, which finds the League struggling to rid the Watchtower of a mysterious alien contaminant the Green Lanterns accidentally brought on board. We’re guessing it’ll take more than a dose of antibiotics…

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GOTHAM: Scarecrow Coming in Season 4?

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:09


Is this the end of Gotham? Well, hopefully not, but it IS the end of Gotham’s third season. In this #DCTV clip, we talk to the cast of the Fox series about what we can expect from tonight’s two-hour season finale and as well as next year’s highly anticipated new season. Gotham fans may have nothing to fear when it comes to their favorite show, but the same can’t be said for Gotham’s residents.

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IMAGE COMICS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY BY LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE WITH IMAGES OF TOMORROW VARIANT COVERS

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 19:27

PORTLAND, OR, 06/08/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal the first six of 18 variants planned for July’s 25th anniversary theme—“Images of Tomorrow.” After 25 years of ushering in waves of bestselling, award-winning, and groundbreaking comics, these variants will celebrate the longevity of Image Comics’ series with covers speculating possible future events in their storylines.

Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants.

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 5th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 12th):

  • RAT QUEENS #4 by Kurtis Wiebe & Owen Gieni, cover by Jim Valentino & Chance Wolf (Diamond Code APR178255)
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY #7 by Rick Remender & James Harren, cover by Farel Dalrymple (Diamond Code APR178975)
  • THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #29 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie, cover by McKelvie (Diamond Code APR178260)

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 12th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 19th):

  • CURSE WORDS #6 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, cover by Browne (Diamond Code APR178258)
  • THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #2 by Howard Chaykin, cover by Chaykin (Diamond Code APR178246)
  • REGRESSION #3 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, cover by Luckert (Diamond Code APR178254)
  • ROSE #4 by Meredith Finch & Ig Guara, cover by Guara (Diamond Code APR178259)

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 19th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 26th):

  • DESCENDER #22 by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen, cover by Nguyen (Diamond Code APR178248)
  • GENERATION GONE #1 by Ales Kot & André Lima Araújo, cover by Araújo (Diamond Code APR178245)
  • I HATE FAIRYLAND #14 by Skottie Young, cover by Young (Diamond Code APR178244)
  • ROYAL CITY #5 by Jeff Lemire, cover by Lemire (Diamond Code APR178249)

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 26th (final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 3rd):

  • CROSSWIND #2 by Gail Simone & Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs (Diamond Code APR178257)
  • POSTAL #21 by Bryan Hill & Isaac Goodhart, cover by Linda Sejic (Diamond Code APR178252)
  • SHUTTER #30 by Joseph Keatinge & Leila Del Duca, cover by Del Duca (Diamond Code APR178256)
  • SPAWN #276 by Todd McFarlane, cover by McFarlane (Diamond Code APR178250)
  • UNDERWINTER #5 by Ray Fawkes, cover by Fawkes (Diamond Code APR178247)
  • WAYWARD #22 by Jim Zub & Steven Cummings, cover by Cummings (Diamond Code APR178253)

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 2nd (final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 10th):

  • SAMARITAN: VERITAS #3 by Matt Hawkins & Atilio Rojo, by Stjepan Sejic (Diamond Code APR178251)

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products Launches ‘Join The League’ Global Initiative

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 19:23

WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS LAUNCHES IMMERSIVE PLATFORM TO PROVIDE FANS AROUND THE WORLD EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO HIGHLY ANTICIPATED JUSTICE LEAGUE FILM WITH

“JOIN THE LEAGUE” GLOBAL INITIATIVE

 

#JoinTheLeague to Debut Exclusive Content, Sneak Previews of Film-Inspired Products, Sweepstakes, Cast Interviews and More

 

Burbank, CA – June 8, 2017 – In a first-time global consumer initiative, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment are giving fans a chance to join forces with iconic DC Super Heroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg and stand alongside the Justice League via the #JoinTheLeague platform that kicks off  worldwide this week. Located at www.jointheleague.com, #JoinTheLeague will recruit fans to an exclusive, free membership experience delivering content, product sneak-peeks, digital and retail exclusives, sweepstakes, fan-engaging experiences and user-generated content, and so much more, inspired by the highly anticipated, epic action adventure Justice League, coming to cinemas worldwide beginning November 17, 2017, from Warner Bros. Pictures. This global initiative, which first kicked off in the U.S. in April as part of the film’s “Unite the League” campaign, will now expand to include 13 languages – and will include a special “#JoinTheLeague Saturday” on August 12 – and run into 2018.

The hub will host all things Justice League from exclusive product reveals and spotlights from brands like Funko, and New Era, as well as DC Collectibles, to film news, including exciting information on events and exclusive in-store opportunities. Among the hub’s array of activities are games and sweepstakes, which invites fans to enter for a chance to win never-before-seen film product culminating in an epic grand prize: their own personal invitation-only advanced screening of Justice League. The first sweepstakes contest announced – is in celebration of Wonder Woman – and timed to the DC Super Hero’s highly anticipated solo film opening as one lucky fan will win one of several Wonder Woman prizes.  Additional Justice League character-themed sweepstakes will follow in the months leading up to the release of the film. Fans can also experience brand new video content, images and much more, before public release, as well as get sneak previews of toys and collectibles before they hit store shelves. In addition to web-based touch points, weekly email updates will also be sent to League members.

Debuting this fall, exclusive Augmented Reality (AR) experiences will be available for fans that answer the call to #JoinTheLeague.

In addition to activations on the #JoinTheLeague global platform, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and its worldwide partners will be rolling out a number of Justice Leaguethemed products at top retailers around the world, including apparel and accessories, toys and collectibles, and home goods.  In support of this initiative, global retailers have developed tailored activations and exclusive elements to offer their customers, including Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR) experiences, digital activations, unique sweepstakes, exclusive product reveals, and custom retailer landing pages on the #JoinTheLeague hub.

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BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1-12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 19:21

This fall, Valiant is rewarding fans who pre-order the most bloody and brutal new series of the fall with specially expanded, limited editions spanning BLOODSHOT SALVATION’s furious first year!

Valiant is proud to announce the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1–12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – available only as a pre-order set to fans who reserve the first year of the blockbuster new ongoing series by New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Moon Knight) and explosive artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) with their local comic shop by the initial order date (IOD) of July 27th, 2017!

Released monthly, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with eight additional pages of specially expanded bonus content and extra features including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and more at no additional cost!

PLUS: Fans that order this one-time bundle by July 27th, 2017 will also receive the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 RAMPAGE REDUX – a FREE, LIMITED EDITION, and FULL-LENGTH COMIC BOOK – polybagged alongside the series’ first pre-order edition! Featuring the raw, black-and-white interior artwork of powerhouse artists Lewis LaRosa and Mico Suayan, plus brand-new bonus features – including “Top-Secret Mission Reports,” “The Biology of Bloodshot,” “Bloodshot’s Body Count,” and “The Complete History of Bloodshot” – this expanded encore presentation of BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 is available ONLY as a pre-order bonus and will never be offered for individual sale!

“Jeff Lemire is a true master of his craft, and he’s built a spectacular first year for BLOODSHOT SALVATION,” said Hunter Gorinson, Valiant’s Vice President of Marketing & Communications. “It’s a truly gut-wrenching tale of vengeance that showcases a massive new cast of villains and the classic, violent Bloodshot action that fans love. Work is already underway across the series’ first 12 issues, and Bloodshot’s journey over the coming year has already broken the hearts of everyone at Valiant. That is why we’re raising the bar even higher and creating our biggest set of 40-page, Pre-order Edition exclusives to date. Plus, we’re adding the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 RAMPAGE REDUX – a specially manufactured, pre-order bonus that’s only available as a ‘thank you’ to fans who make it into stores to reserve this limited-run Bloodshot bundle by July 27th, 2017.”

From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) & Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), a bloody and vengeful new era for Valiant’s Eisner Award-nominated Bloodshot saga begins this September as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never thought he’d earn: a family. But when a hateful secret from his true love’s past threatens their fragile peace, Bloodshot will be forced to run headlong into a barrage of blood, bullets, and broken bones for a revenge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear…

His sacrifice will be her salvation.

Now: In the arms of his beloved girlfriend Magic, Bloodshot has finally found hope for the future…in the form of the couple’s unborn child. But when Magic’s estranged family – a cruel and sadistic clan of homegrown criminals – re-emerge to lay claim to their lost daughter, Bloodshot will be pushed back to the brink of madness, mayhem, and warfare…

Soon: Eight years from today, Bloodshot’s daughter has inherited her father’s incredible abilities. Hunted by a high-tech kill squad called Omen, Jessie must hone her powers…and learn how to survive before the world is swallowed whole by the darkness that now pervades America…

Get a double-barrel blast of Valiant’s most dangerous hero when Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa, and Mico Suayan unleash the full fury of the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1-12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE, available only in comic shops beginning this September!

Fans and retailers, take note: The only way to obtain the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1-12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE is to reserve this limited item with your local comic shop by the initial order date (IOD) of July 27th, 2017! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues – including the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 RAMPAGE REDUX bonus issue – will not be offered in later solicitations!

Jump on board with a punishing new introduction to Jeff Lemire’s Eisner Award-nominated epic…and get the fully loaded Bloodshot experience that no true fan can afford miss with 40 pages packed with exclusive content each and every month, only in the BLOODSHOT #1–12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – available only to fans who pre-order with their local comic shop by July 27th, 2017!

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1-12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA and MICO SUAYAN
Covers by RYAN BODENHEIM
$3.99 each [12 issues] | 40 pgs. each | T+  | Issue #1 on sale SEPTEMBER 20


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Pre-Order Edition Cover by Ryan Bodenheim


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #2  – Pre-Order Edition Cover by Ryan Bodenheim


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 RAMPAGE REDUX – Cover by Kenneth Rocafort


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1-#12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – Coupon


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Art by Mico Suayan


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Art by Mico Suayan


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Art by Mico Suayan


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Art by Mico Suayan


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Art by Lewis LaRosa


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Art by Lewis LaRosa


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Art by Lewis LaRosa


BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Art by Lewis LaRosa

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CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #7 preview

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 19:19


CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #7
THE HORROR ADVENTURES OF SABRINA RETURN! Learn the haunting back story of Sabrina’s father, Edward Spellman.
Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack
Variant Cover: Moritat
On Sale Date: 7/5
40-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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New social engineering scheme triggers on mouse movement

Malwarebytes - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 18:49

One of threat actors’ favorite malware delivery schemes is social engineering as it remains highly effective against a variety of targets. Malicious spam, in particular, is one of the biggest threats enterprises are facing today in the form of daily deliveries of fake invoices, contract, and other receipts.

Those attachments can be scripts, PDFs, or Microsoft Office documents, the latter often containing macros designed to retrieve a malicious payload as soon as users activate them. Today we take a look at a sightly different delivery mechanism that does not rely on macros or exploits, but rather a built-in functionality in PowerPoint to run external programs.

This attack abuses the hyperlink feature to launch a Powershell command as soon as the user moves their mouse cursor over that link. The typical attack scenario is described in the diagram below.

Malwarebytes users were already protected against this threat thanks to our Application Behavior Protection:

Time will tell whether this new infection vector gains popularity among the criminal element. The fact that it does not need a macro is novel and triggers on mouse activity is a clever move. There is no doubt threat actors will keep on coming up with various twists to abuse the human element.

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PRE-ORDER LA BORINQUEÑA #2

First Comics News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 16:00

¡Hola mi gente! I hope you are are doing very well! It’s been a great 1st year for La Borinqueña and I want to thank you all for your support! You all are making history supporting this independent publication that shares our hero with the world!

Many of you have been asking about our second issue and I’ve got good news! We’re in production of the book and you can pre-order your copies now! Legendary artist George Peréz (Wonder Woman, The New Teen Titans) contributed art for our 2nd issue and I’m so excited! Add to that, Nik Virella (Deadpool, All-New Wolverine) has contributed art for the variant cover! The second issue will be available December 7, 2017, but you can pre-order today!

Preorder La Borinqueña #2 George Peréz cover

Preorder La Borinqueña #1 El Yunque variant cover

Categories: Comic Book Blogs

There is an Article on ENWorld About the Need for More Gaming Conventions (but that's not the part I'll be talking about)

Tenkar's Tavern - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 15:16
Aren't all conventions like this?
NTRPG Con 2016
Midnite Auction
I know. An ENWorld article being referenced at The Tavern. Before you bite my head off and stuff it in a NTRPG Con swag bag realize that the premise really isn't wrong. There IS a need for more RPG focused gaming conventions, especially ones that are actually focused on gaming (in other words, not Gen Con)
(you can read the article here)

Here is the part that sticks out to me:
However, that doesn't mean that a local or regional convention couldn't grow up into these facilities to be something equivalent to Origins Game Fair. According to their Wikipedia page, Origins had an attendance of 15,938 in 2015. Honestly, that isn't that high of a bar for attendance for a convention to reach, with a few years of hard work and good conventions. It surprises me that, for such a fun convention, Origins has such relatively low attendance numbers. This is why I think that strengthening the regional gaming convention scene is easier than people would think. Do I think that it is feasible for a gaming convention to have an attendance of 15K out of the gate? No, and I don't think that most people starting a convention can really handle those sorts of numbers right off the bat. I do think that a first year convention with an attendance of 500-1000 people is feasible to shoot for.Actually, it is a huge bar to hit, especially for a first year con because you would need an experienced convention staff to organize and run it.  And you know what? Many folks prefer the smaller, more intimate cons like NTRPG Con and Gary Con.

So, what do you do if you are in an area that doesn't have a regional con (the NYC area has a dearth of cons, not counting two in New Jersey and they aren't Old School in nature) Barring an experienced convention management team, you grow it organically. Much like NTRPG and Gary Con. And you build the con's reputation organically. Bite off more than you can handle the first year and you might have no second year.

Of course, there is no discussion of the number of days to run that first con, because if you do more than a single day, you need a hotel to host - or have one nearby. Then there's the logistics of special guests and the cost associated with such.

Can you tell such discussions have been on my mind recently? No, I'm not organizing a local con. Even retirement has its limits ;)
Categories: Tabletop Gaming Blogs

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