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Fat Goblin Games "One Dollar Sale - Some OSR and GM Tools are Included

Tenkar's Tavern - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 02:17

Fat Goblin Games is running a "One Dollar Sale" on many of their lines of releases (not all). Much of it is Pathfinder, so if that strikes your fancy, have at it. There is, however, some OSR goodness and some GM tools included in the sale.

The OSR releases include the following at a buck a piece:

Bride of the Darkened Rider, an adventure for the DCC RPG

Basilisk Goggles and Wishing Wells, a magic item resource for LL and other OSR games

Sinister Serpents: New forms of Dragonkind - I reviewed this a while back. Its a very nice way to keep your players on their toes.

GM Resources include the following at a buck a piece:

The GM's Cartographer Companion

The GM's World Building Journal

The GM's Adventure Planner

The GM's Monster Memoir

The GM's Allies and Adversaries Journal

The Master Player's Adventures Journal

The GM's Star Log

Don't forget the OSR Extravaganza Sale :)

5% of all sales made through The Tavern's Affiliate Links goes to support The Tavern. I appreciate all of the support.

Categories: Tabletop Gaming Blogs

The Meta Frame

The Rational Man - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 01:06

In last week’s comment thread Not Born This Morning shared an interesting quote that got me to thinking about Frame in a larger, meta perspective. I’m going to riff on it a bit here as I go, but I think it’s important to understand that the concept of Frame applies in many different circumstances in a man’s life. I’ve covered this idea in Frame as the first Iron Rule of Tomassi, as well as in Blue Pill Frame and in an interview of Mark Baxter and Carl from Black Label Logic.

The concept of Frame is one of the most often discussed Red Pill ideas – especially with guys newly unplugging from their old Blue Pill conditioned lives. Most men tend to think that controlling or owning their own Frame is the key to changing  their lot in life, and to an extent this is true. What they most often overlook is how to establish that ownership and developing their personalities around a confidence that comes from it. It doesn’t happen overnight in some magical process of simply changing one’s mind about themselves. Proponents (and marketeers) of the power of a Positive Mindset tend to oversimplify what I believe should be a developmental process of coming into a strong sense of a man’s Frame.

I say that because Frame in a larger perspective isn’t something a man can compartmentalize and make specific from one arena in his life and not in another. My last three essays State Control, Submission, and Family Integrity are really explorations in this Meta Frame ownership. A lot of quick-hit Game proponents, as well as ‘Life Coaches’ like to repeat the mantra of how women are attracted to confidence in a man, but what they’re really selling is the idea of a man owning the Frame of his life. Confidence with his career, family life, friends, his status and confidence in understanding the base nature of women from a Red Pill aware, and how to use it to his advantage, are really all aspects of a strong Frame control.

Confidence is the result of having real, actionable options, and/or the self-understanding that a man’s past, provable, successes mean he can regenerate new options for himself. Confidence is certainly an aspect of solid Frame, but it is not Frame itself. Neither is confidence the result of one simply convincing himself he ought to feel more confident by thinking positively. Confidence is the result of having developed a mastery to successfully generate realizable options, and from that understanding comes solid Frame control.

The comment thread began here if you want to read it in full context, but the salient point I’ve quoted here:

The following excerpt is well worth sharing with everyone here at Rational Male as it pertains to the questions we debate, and ask ourselves, considering men, women and the inevitable sexual social dynamics. At first consideration you will likely think I am even more full of crap than I am, but it is wise to be patient and think about the following seriously. What I am about to tell you dovetails with my most recent comments, there is wisdom herein on the most fundamental level concerning all this.

“Fooled?” is an excerpt (verbatim) from the book entitled “What is the name of this book?” written by Raymond M. Smullyan.

Chapter 1 – “Fooled?”

My introduction to logic was at the age of six. It happened this way: On April 1, 1925, I was sick with grippe, of flu, or something. In the morning my brother Emile (ten years my senior) came into my bedroom and said: “Well Raymond, today is April Fool’s Day, and I will fool you as you have never been fooled before!” I waited all day long for him to fool me, but he didn’t. Late that night, my mother asked me, “Why don’t you go to sleep?” I replied, “I’m waiting for Emile to fool me.” My mother turned to Emile and said, “Emile will you please fool the child!” Emile then turned to me and the following dialog ensued:

Emile “So, you expected me to fool you didn’t you?”

Raymond “Yes”

Emile “But I didn’t, did I?”

Raymond “No”

Emile “But you expected me to, didn’t you?”

Raymond “Yes”

Emile “So, I fooled you, didn’t I ?!”

Well, I recall lying in bed long after the lights were turned out wondering whether or not I had really been fooled. On the one hand, if I wasn’t fooled, then I did not get what I expected, hence I WAS fooled. (this is Emile’s argument.) But with equal reason it can be said that if I was fooled, then I DID get what I expected, so then, in what sense was I fooled? So, was I fooled or wasn’t I?

End of excerpt.

So, how does the forgoing excerpt pertain to sexual gender dynamics? And how does it dovetail into the subject of my previous comment?

When we model our sexuality with women in the fashion of a “game” being aware of red pill “truths” and applying strategy accordingly, we do so at an invitation to operate within the dynamic of the feminine MO. It is imperative to comprehend that Red Pill “truths” are actually nothing more than stratagems which only effectively become “truth” when they are respected as such.

I’ll note here that I disagree that Red Pill truths are stratagems in and of themselves. What may be considered stratagems (depending on how applied) are Game techniques and contingencies. I would argue that Red Pill awareness and truths are fundaments and concepts that exist apart from, but inform, Game stratagems.

They are only manifested into reality when they are effective. They are each like terms of a contract, each of which is a term offer of how the relationship will be defined. Their real manifestation is only possible when both parties accept them to be “true”. Accepting them and respecting them can only be done by submitting to the frame within which they are cast. You make their truth become your truth only by subverting yourself to the idea that they are in fact universally true. You make them false by not subverting yourself to them. Ignore them.

Again, I disagree. Red Pill truths exist in spite of a belief in them or whose Frame, male or female, a man or woman is operating in. Blue Pill idealism, replete with all of the hope-filled delusions of what behaviors and thinking should produce mutual genuine desire, is unproductive because it conflicts with the evolved, base nature of human beings. Red Pill awareness is hard to accept for most men because it is counterintuitive to what Blue Pill conditioning has hammered into their heads, but it is enlightening once a man understands the latent purpose of Red Pill truths. Those truths exist no matter whose Frame a man plays into.

A woman can experience her full attraction to a man only when she respects him (this does not mean she must be frightened of him). To gain respect, you must remain outside their frame entirely. As a consequence, you will gain control of those who cannot lure you into this morass, their relentless test is to see if you can be baited or if you are already conscripted. Understand this and you will gain great power over all women, feminists included. Psychological dominance is established primarily by the explication of not taking the bait, rather than only an implication of not taking the bait. And actions speak louder than words. The test results cannot be faked for long because you may be able to fool some people all the time and all people some of the time but you cannot fool all people all the time.

As I’ve mention countless times, Hypergamy is based on a fundamental doubt for women – is this guy really the best she can do? That doubt exists outside of whoever’s Frame is the dominant one. It is a mistake to think that a woman’s testing a man is always intrinsically malicious. Shit testing a man is only “bating” him when a woman is self-aware enough to realize that she is consciously doing so. In this case I might be inclined to agree that it is her Frame that is defining a man’s reality, assuming he’s unaware (or refuses to believe) he’s honestly doing so.

For the most part, women’s insistence on their Frame being the dominant one is largely something they’re unaware of. The Hypergamous doubt, the subconscious decision making, the influence of ovulatory shift in their libidos, the reason they shit test, and many other behaviors and rationales for them are aspects of women’s natures they have no reason to have any insight about.

When Raymond accepted Emile’s invitation to Emile’s contest of being fooled or not, Raymond entered a frame that was predefined, created and controlled exclusively by Emile. Emile was the absolute omniscient emperor of this frame and all its tenants including Raymond. There is a profound lesson offered here. Those who learn from it, know that Raymond’s only proper response would have been to simply state: “Emile, you cannot fool me.” A lack of response (MGTOW) is as cowardly as an agreement, no matter the terms of the agreement (Alpha-Beta or Macho-Musho). The most desirable masculine men are the ones who cannot be fooled. You are either free or you are tamed, wild or domesticated, master or slave.

Whether or not Emile predefined a truth for Raymond doesn’t erase the fact that there is an objective truth that exists apart from both of them. That is the root of Red Pill awareness and the reason why learning and acknowledging it is so productive for men – with women and in life. I agree that rejecting someone else’s subjective truth is a primary element in unplugging, but so is acknowledging the objective truth surrounding you and using it to one’s benefit.


Not Born This Morning has a tendency to return to the question, ‘whose meta-frame are men really operating within?’ If women control the larger social dynamic as to how men will define every term of engagement, up to and including men’s own existences (to say nothing of sexual strategies) then they are not acting or thinking ‘genuinely’ as Real Men® should.

This is a MGTOW classic now, and it’s a tough hurdle for most of them to get past. The more militant will say that any engagement at all with women is acquiescing to the female meta-frame. I think some distinction needs to be made between an individual woman insisting on her own dominant Frame and the larger, meta-social narrative that women in general should always expect to have men relinquish Frame because it is women’s correct and entitled position.

I don’t believe Not Born This Morning falls into that MGTOW category since he is directly engaging women in direct Game. I discussed this in my first interview with Allen Roger Currie and had some very insightful comments about direct vs. indirect Game. You can look them up, but essentially the MGTOW approach distills to Direct = Genuine, Indirect = Disingenuous or ‘unauthentic’ if you prefer. The idea is that if you feel like you need to be indirect or communicate on women’s terms, or women’s preferred form of communication, you are surrendering to women’s meta-frame.

In such a case you may be able to ‘fool’ a woman of your authenticity as a “man” but it wont be a permanent impression on her in the long term. In this line of thinking you literally can’t “fake it till you make it” you must first “make it” and then act in an authentic way that reflects you operating from an uncompromisable position of your own male meta-frame.

I half agree with Not Born This Morning in the sense that men ought to own their own worlds and be ‘made’ to the point that a directness about it becomes a man’s default approach. It would be nice if men could understand objective Red Pill truths (in all aspects of intersexual dynamics), internalize it, cast off their old Blue Pill misgivings and then make that a part of his own authenticity. It would be great if guys could go from Red Pill school to Game practice as a matter of course, but that’s not always practical for guys. Owen from RSD has made a very lucrative business on the idea that Game practice and action should come first, Red Pill understanding of why it works second. As you might guess I disagree with that because most guys who’ve been deprived of women’s sexuality and intimacy for most of their lives only care about driving the car and care nothing about how it was built or how to repair it. They get trapped in the process and are discovered to be inauthentic in the long term if they don’t make the Red Pill connection and understand the larger meta-Game going on around them.

That said, I disagree with the idea that authentic masculinity can’t be learned. In terms of attraction that may eventually be the case, but in terms of arousal and triggering it in women, it can very much be learned, and indirect approaches can prove just as effective as direct ones. Lets not lose sight that arousal (short term sexual) and attraction (long term provisional) are two sides of Hypergamy and either can set the prioritization of the criteria a woman has for a man – and modified by her physical and maturation states. Women’s attraction/arousal triggers can most definitely be fooled, the real question is how long can you hold up the impression of being an “authentic” (as defined by MGTOWs or whoever) man while you sort out whatever that ought to mean in terms of a controlled meta-frame?

One Tomassi maxim has always been that women should only ever be a complement to a man’s life and never the focus of it. That idea is only profound, only controversial, to men because it conflicts with the feminine-dominant social meta-frame men are taught to accept as part of their Blue Pill conditioning. Blue Pill men are raised to believe in female social dominance – a default female frame – but are comforted by a belief that it’s all about equalism. When you suggest that it is in fact men’s meta-frame that women ought to respect and acknowledge; that is men’s meta-frame that comes closest to objective Red Pill truth, that is when the fighting starts.

I’m of the opinion that guys ought to have a more balanced approach – Red Pill theory and Game practice with the end result being a man coming into a solid meta-frame for himself and understanding where women’s proper place should fit into it. We often repeat that women require masculine dominance from men; I would offer that this dominance should be the result of a man owning his Frame and genuinely being in control of the ‘world’ he expects a woman to voluntarily enter. That makes sense.

 If you’re a fraud in the long term (meta-male Red Pill aware authenticity), all of the short term attraction, arousal and dynamism you offered her at the outset only exacerbates a woman’s disappointment in a man. Game is great; it gets you the ‘Dream Girl’ you couldn’t fuck before you learned it, but once you’re “found out” in the long term and it’s clear that – despite all your Game skills – you’re really Blue Pill and subscribe to all the failings it conditions into men, this only serves to anger a woman for having invested her Hypergamous trust in you.

Now, of course, the refrain will be, “But Rollo, who gives a fuck what women want in the long term? It’s my world, take it or leave it.” If your long term goal is simply a lot of short term lays I can completely concur. When men begin to get concrete results with women they’d never had before it’s easy to understand this sentiment, but it doesn’t change the objective fact that even in spinning plates women eventually want to presume that a man is implying a more long term monogamy at some point. So, while it may be that a man’s only immediate plan for ‘his reality’ is to include short-term, non-exclusive sexual relationships, Hypergamy still has two sides to it and your plans will not alter women’s innate reality.

In the next post I will discuss this and the latent purposes of both men and women’s competing sexual strategies and the social conventions that facilitate or limit those strategies.

Filed under: Game, Hypergamy, The Red Pill, Unplugging
Categories: Miscellaneous Blogs

AQUAMAN #25 preview

First Comics News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:16

Written by DAN ABNETT • Art and cover by STJEPAN SEJIC • Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETONd
“UNDERWORLD” part one! In this extra-sized anniversary issue, former terrorists have replaced the Atlantean police. Crime lords control huge swaths of the kingdom. And a deadly undersea arsenal is trained on the surface-dwellers. All is as King Rath commands—and yet whispers persist of a rebel in the slums of Atlantis: A hero with the potential to change the world. A whole new era of AQUAMAN begins as master storyteller dfor Arthur’s boldest and most harrowing adventure yet!
On sale JUNE 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Categories: Comic Book Blogs

No Testing of the Facebook Live Feed Tonight - Its Snot Right

Tenkar's Tavern - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:08
Well, the cold that Rach was nice enough to share with me has come full swing. I really doubt anyone wants to view and listen to a Facebook Live feed with me blowing my nose (its also why I told Rach that although Indian food might clear the sinuses for dinner tonight, we will not be doing any other patrons a favor ;)

Might attempt it this weekend. We'll see. Hasn't helped that its been raining all damn day. Sigh.

Still, gives me time to make some picks for the OSR Extravaganza Sale :)
Categories: Tabletop Gaming Blogs


First Comics News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:01
First Strike #1—Cover A: Freddie E. Williams II—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Freddie E. Williams II (c)
  • A Hasbro comic book event! A new era of peace is dawning as Earth formally joins the Cybertronian Council of Worlds. That is… until Baron Ironblood joins Destro, Storm Shadow and other nefarious villains in a terrorist attack on Iacon! As chaos takes hold on Cybertron, it will be left to Scarlett and the rest of G.I. Joe on Earth to discover the true purpose behind the attack before both worlds descend into all-out-war!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
First Strike #1—Cover B: Max Dunbar
  • Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
First Strike #1—Cover C: Alex Ronald
  • Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Alex Ronald (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
First Strike #1—Cover D: Rob Duenas
  • Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Rob Duenas (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • The Hasbro comic book event of 2017 is here!
  • A perfect jumping on point for readers new and old!
  • An all-new explosive chapter in the Hasbro comic book line! Literally ! There are explosions!
  • Variant covers by Jay Fosgitt, Davide Fabbri, Leonardo Manco, and Whilce Portacio!
First Strike #2—Cover A: Freddie E. Williams II—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Freddie E. Williams II
  • The crossover of the year continues! Scarlett learns the truth behind Baron Ironblood’s plan to destroy all life on Cybertron, but with her team stranded on Earth, she must turn to an unlikely ally to help her reach the besieged planet. Enter: Soundwave!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
First Strike #2—Cover B: Max Dunbar
  • Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
First Strike #2—Cover C: Alex Ronald
  • Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Alex Ronald (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
First Strike #2—Cover D: Rob Duenas
  • Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Rob Duenas (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • The Hasbro Universe crossover event of 2017 is here!
  • As Cybertron is attacked, G.I. Joe looks to answer one of the biggest questions: Why?
  • Variant cover by Jay Fosgitt, Davide Fabbri, and Leonardo Manco!
Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #5— Cover A: Alex Ronald—SPOTLIGHT
  • Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Alex Ronald (c)
  • The final chapter! Baron Karza has conquered Earth! Only the Micronauts and the Transformers stand against him! Little do they know that a new enemy—a much more dangerous enemy—will rise to challenge friend and foe alike! And one hero makes the ultimate sacrifice!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #5— Cover B: Bart Sears
  • Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Bart Sears (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
  • The death-defying finale before the epic crossover First Strike!
  • Variant cover by Ray Dillon!
Rom #14—Cover A: Nathan Greno—SPOTLIGHT
  • Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Nathan Greno (c)
  • “Long Roads to Ruin” finale! Is this the last issue of Rom? Yes… and no! First Strike is upon us and out of that momentous event, a new Rom will arise! But before that, the fate of the Knights of the Solstar Order!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Rom #14—Cover B: Guy Dorian; Sal Buscema
  • Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Rom #14—Cover C: Andrew Griffith
  • Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Rom #14—Cover D: Leonardo Manco
  • Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Leonardo Manco (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • On the road to First Strike!
  • Final issue. Wait… what?! The portentous answers lay within!
  • Variant cover by Ray Dillon!
Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Alex Milne
  • John Barber & Christos Gage (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
  • Starscream forges an unholy pact with the Dire Wraiths—and Bumblebee and Ultra Magnus are hot on his trail. Unfortunately for them, Rom and the Solstar Knights don’t know the difference between Autobots and Decepticons—and they’re ready to fight all comers!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #2 (of 5) —Cover B: Nick Roche
  • John Barber & Christos Gage (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Nick Roche(c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #2 (of 5)—Cover C: Bart Sears
  • John Barber & Christos Gage (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Bart Sears (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • An all-star lineup of Christos Gage (Rom), John Barber (Optimus Prime), and Alex Milne (More Than Meets the Eye) tell the never-before-revealed secret history of Rom and the Transformers!
  • Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
Optimus Prime #10—Cover A: Kei Zama
  • John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli & Kei Zama (a) • Kei Zama (c)
  • THE RETURN OF GALVATRON THE BARBARIAN! Optimus Prime meets with Alpha Trion, the ancient sage, who reveals a tale of Cybertron’s earliest days, when the original Thirteen Primes united the world. But even then, the warrior known as Galvatron was a wild card… shaping the future in unexpected ways.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Optimus Prime #10—Cover B: Casey W. Coller
  • John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli & Kei Zama (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Optimus Prime #10—Cover C: Andrew Griffith
  • John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli & Kei Zama (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Leads directly into this month’s First Strike event!
  • Variant cove by Andrew MacLean!
Transformers: Lost Light #9—Cover A: Jack Lawrence
  • James Roberts (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Jack Lawrence (c)
  • All sides converge on Troja Major as the race to unlock the secrets of a unique Cybertronian reaches its desperate, violent conclusion. As old secrets are revealed, Nautica must pay the ultimate price—by resorting to the ultimate currency.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Transformers: Lost Light #9—Cover B: Nick Roche
  • James Roberts (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Nick Roche (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Transformers: Lost Light #9—Cover C: Alex Milne
  • James Roberts (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Alex Milne (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Variant cove by Andrew MacLean!
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 18
  • Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)
  • The classic series continues from writer Larry Hama! As Cobra Commander continues his scheme to start the Cobra World Order, Destro and Baroness begin to bring their own contingency into play. Collects issues #236–240.
  • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-959-2
  • Expected in-store date: 9/6/17
  • Larry Hama’s legendary run of Real American Hero steams on!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
G.I. JOE #9—Cover A: Aaron Conley—SPOTLIGHT
  • Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Aaron Conley (c)
  • It all comes to a head for G.I. Joe! Can Roadblock and his team escape the underground in time? And is Scarlett prepared for all hell to break loose?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
G.I. JOE #9—Cover B: Giannis Milonogiannis
  • Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
G.I. JOE #9—Cover C: Bart Sears
  • Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Bart Sears (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
  • The pulse-pounding final issue before this month’s First Strike crossover!
  • Variant cover by Dylan Burnett!
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #243— Cover A: S L Gallant
  • Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)
  • When the opposing forces of good and evil clash, the stakes are at their highest and danger is at its greatest! It’s winner take all—but when the smoke clears, who will rise victorious?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #243— Cover B: John Royle
  • Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • John Royle (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #10— Cover A: Abel Ciccero—SPOTLIGHT
  • Brandon Easton (w) • Drew Moss (a) • Abel Ciccero (c)
  • In the final issue of M.A.S.K., Matt Trakker loses the trust of his friends and teammates, causing the group to disband. With mounting threats on the horizon, Mobile Armored Strike Kommand is no longer on the front lines, plunging them all into an uncertain future.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #10— Cover B: Bart Sears
  • Brandon Easton (w) • Drew Moss (a) • Bart Sears (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #10— Cover C: Nicoletta Baldari
  • Brandon Easton (w) • Drew Moss (a) • Nicoletta Baldari (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
  • The jaw-dropping finale before the epic crossover First Strike!
  • Variant cover by Santipérez!
Clue #3 (of 6)— Cover A: Brent Schoonover
  • Paul Allor (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Brent Schoonover (c)
  • As suspicions continue to mount, we learn more and more about our guests’ strange connections to a mysterious flower with curative properties. Plus, our faithful butler reveals a shocking truth that will change everything!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Clue #3 (of 6)— Cover B: Nelson Daniel
  • Paul Allor (w) • Nelson Daniel (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Clue #3 (of 6)— Cover C: Agnes Garbowska
  • Paul Allor (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Agnes Garbowska (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • A new take on the timeless detective game—with new designs by artist Nelson Daniel, updating all the classic characters!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #1—Cover A: Nick Pitarra—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Paul Allor (w) • Pablo Tunica (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)
  • The Turtles journey to find a reclusive and indestructible empath— only to find that the assassin Hakk-R has found him first… and convinced him that the Turtles are the enemy!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #1—Cover B: Pablo Tunica
  • Paul Allor (w) • Pablo Tunica (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Directly ties in to the exciting events of the main series, “The Trial of Krang!”
  • Continuing the events from Free Comic Book Day!
  • Variant cover by Kevin Eastman!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #2—Cover A: Nick Pitarra—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Ulises Farinas & Erick Freitas (w) • Michael Dialynas (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)
  • In a world of giant flying fish monsters, only one creature is strong enough to survive—Anemon! Will the Turtles be able to defeat him and bring him to testify at the Trial of Krang?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #2—Cover B: Michael Dialynas
  • Ulises Farinas & Erick Freitas (w) • Michael Dialynas (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Variant cover by Kevin Eastman!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #3—Cover A: Nick Pitarra—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Khary Randolf (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)
  • Journey to Stump Asteroid, where the biggest no-hold barred brawls in Dimension X can be found! The newest warriors to enter the ring? The TMNT!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #3—Cover B: Khary Randolf
  • Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Khary Randolf (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Variant cover by Kevin Eastman!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #4—Cover A: Nick Pitarra—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Ryan Ferrier (w) • Chris Johnson (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)
  • The TMNT land on a planet of criminals and lowlifes. In these surroundings, one heroic pilot is on the lam from the most powerful crime boss on the planet: a pilot named Ace Duck!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #4—Cover B: Chris Johnson
  • Ryan Ferrier (w) • Chris Johnson (a & c)
  • C • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Variant cover by Kevin Eastman!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #5—Cover A: Nick Pitarra—GEM OF THE MONTH
  • Devin Grayson (w) • Craig Rousseau (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)
  • The Turtles travel to the strangest planet of them all… one where all organisms function in perfect harmony… except for a group of new mutants who could destabilize the ecosystem of the whole planet—mutants who aren’t the TMNT!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #5—Cover B: Craig Rousseau
  • Devin Grayson (w) • Craig Rousseau (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Variant cover by Kevin Eastman!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73—Cover A: Cory Smith—SPOTLIGHT
  • Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Cory Smith (a & c)
  • “Trial of Krang,” Part 1 of 3. Infamous warlord Krang is set to go to trial in Dimension X. The Turtles are on hand to make sure everything goes smoothly. Of course it goes anything but! New villains, new worlds, and new intrigue await in the biggest interstellar adventure the TMNT have ever been on!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73—Cover B: Kevin Eastman
  • Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Cory Smith (a) • Kevin Eastman (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • The start of an epic space adventure that will have reverberations for many issues to come
  • Powerhouse artist Cory Smith (Nova, X-Men) returns!
  • The IDW TMNT ongoing is now the longest-running TMNT series of ALL TIME!
  • Variant cover by Julio Das Pastoras!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #13—Cover A: Freddie Williams II
  • Erik Burnham (w) • Sophie Campbell (a) • Freddie Williams II (c)
  • “Karai’s Path,” part 2 of 4. As Karai becomes embroiled in the Tokyo underworld, an ancient sword may show her the true path forward… if she can overcome the obstacles guarding it!
  • FC • 32 pages • $4.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #13—Cover B: Sophie Campbell
  • Erik Burnham (w) • Sophie Campbell (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $4.99
  • A vision from the past will reveal the future of the Foot Clan!
  • Variant cover by Becky Cloonan!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 17: Desperate Measures—SPOTLIGHT
  • Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Sophie Campbell, Mateus Santolouco (a) • Mateus Santolouco (c)
  • Alopex is alone, her psyche reeling from Kitsune’s mind control. With Raphael and Nobody searching for her, will she be able to find her way back to the side of good? Plus, the government’s hunt for mutants begins in earnest and their unconventional tactics will see the TMNT hounded like never before! No mutant is safe!
  • Collects issues #66–70.
  • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-968-4
  • “An absolute masterclass in character development, and features some truly jaw-dropping artwork.” — Big Comic Page
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Funko Universe—SPOTLIGHT
  • John Layman, Derek Fridolfs, Caleb Goellner & Various (w) • Troy Little, Charles Paul Wilson III, Nico Peña & Various (a) • Nicoletta Baldari (c)
  • Stories focusing on The Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The X-Files, Strawberry Shortcake, and Judge Dredd in the fun and magical Funko Universe!
  • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-092-5
  • Your favorite Funko branded characters come to life in brand-new comic book adventures!
  • The most collectable figures get comic book companions!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Michael Recycle’s Environmental Adventures
  • Ellie Wharton (w) • Alexandra Colombo & Thomas Zahler (a) • Alexandra Colombo (c)
  • Join environmentally conscious kid crusader Michael Recycle as he makes the eco-friendly leap into his first comic! Michael’s green adventures are about to get a whole lot messier when he faces threats to Earth’s environment from all over the globe. These clever stories will delight readers of all ages with their charming art and green messages and tips.
  • HC • FC • $12.99 • 88 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-985-1
  • Advance solicited for October release!
Angry Birds Comics: Game Play—CERTIFIED COOL
  • Paul Tobin, Tito Faraci, Francois Corteggiani, Janne Toriseva (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano, Antonello Dalena, David Baldeón (a) • Ciro Cangialosi (c)
  • Featuring art and stories from some of today’s finest storytellers, this new volume is guaranteed to please readers of all ages who love the Angry Birds app!
  • Collects issues #1–3.
  • HC • FC • $12.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-973-8
  • Advance solicited for October release!
  • Angry Birds 2 movie is now officially in development!
Angry Birds Comics: Furious Fowl!—Cover A: Philip Murphy—CERTIFIED COOL
  • Paul Tobin & Various (w) • David Baldeon & Various (a) • Philip Murphy (c)
  • The colorful adventures of everybody’s favorite Angry Birds continue in this new quarterly comic! Jam-packed with silly misunderstandings, bungled plans, and high-flying fun, this collection of stories will have both longtime readers and new fans laughing until they fall down harder than a wooden tower filled with green pigs.
  • FC • 48 pages • $5.99
Angry Birds Comics: Furious Fowl!—Cover B: Paco Rodriques
  • Paul Tobin & Various (w) • David Baldeon & Various (a) • Paco Rodriques (c)
  • FC • 48 pages • $5.99
  • Eric Esquivel (w) • Tina Franscisco (a) • Rob Duenas (c)
  • Snartle, a mean Yo-Kai with a chip on his shoulder, doesn’t like it when children are naughty—and his definition of naughty is everything fun! Fortunately, the heroic Jibanyan is there to stop him! It’s a rivalry for the ages as Jibanyan’s ancestor Shogunyan defends the past, Jibanyan preserves the present, and Robonyan saves the future!
  • TPB • FC • $9.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-993-6
  • The Japanese smash hit comes to America! Yo-Kai Watch is one of the hottest video game and collectible toy brands in the world, and now you can capture the fun with this collection.
  • Advance solicited for October release!
  • Art Baltazar (w & a & c)
  • The go-to guy for seriously fun takes on not-too-serious comics now brings his signature style to Hasbro’s Revolution! In Microspace, the evil Baron Karza searches for a magical ancient relic that is rumored to be the ultimate power of all existence. His search leads him to the Transformers Universe! Baron Karza’s plan is to attack the Transformers’ leader…OPTIMUS PRIME! How can he do this? He’s so tiny and the Autobots are so huge! Never underestimate his micro power of evil.
  • HC • FC • $12.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-987-5
  • Advance Solicited for October release!
  • By Eisner award-winning artist Art Baltazar!
Hanazuki: Full of Treasures #3—Cover A: Nico Peña
  • David Mariotte (w) • Nico Peña (a & c)
  • “What’s a Chicken-Plant?” Hanazuki is all about helping her friends, but her patience is put to the test when Yellow Hemka just wants to goof around. Plus, Hanazuki’s new friend, the Chicken-Plant, just won’t stop complaining! Can Hanazuki find a solution to both problems—or just cause more trouble?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Hanazuki: Full of Treasures #3—Cover B: Yasmin Sheikh
  • David Mariotte (w) • Nico Peña (a) • Yasmin Sheikh (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • But seriously: What is a chicken-plant? And why does it sound so… unfriendly?
  • Don’t miss the RI cover by the animated series artist: Nicoletta Baldari!
My Little Pony: Movie Prequel—SPOTLIGHT
  • Ted Anderson (w) • Andy Price (a & c)
  • All-new original tie-in to the movie! This fall My Little Pony: The Movie hits theaters, and this prequel mini-series is your first look at the fantastic adventure to come!
  • Danger looms over Equestria as a new villain debuts! Learn about the threats that await as Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Applejack, and Rarity prepare to face their greatest challenge yet!
  • TPB • FC • $9.99 • 96 pages • 6”x9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-107-6
  • My Little Pony: The Movie comes to theaters October 6, 2017!
  • Featuring new characters who will make their screen debut in the film!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #57—Cover A: Tony Fleecs
  • Thom Zahler (w) • Tony Fleecs (a & c)
  • What happens when Pinkie Pie gets trapped in Discord’s dimension? And will she ever want to leave?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #57—Cover B: Sara Richard
  • Thom Zahler (w) • Tony Fleecs (a) • Sara Richard (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • MLP zaniness at its finest!
  • Ties into MLP Season 7!
  • Variant cover by Thom Zahler!
My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #5—Cover A: Brenda Hickey
  • Jeremy Whitley (w) • Brenda Hickey (a & c)
  • Can the legendary Somnambula find a way to remove a curse on a giant snake before it eats an entire village? To do so, Somnambula will have to travel to the last place she will want to look— the belly of the beast!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
My Little Pony: Legends of Magic #5—Cover B: Zachery Sterling
  • Jeremy Whitley (w) • Brenda Hickey (a) • Zachery Sterling (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • An epic tale of heroism that reveals hidden secrets of Equestria!
  • Variant cover by Mike Vasquez!
My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel #3—Cover A: Andy Price
  • Ted Anderson (w) • Andy Price (a & c)
  • A mischievous new character is an expert at getting into trouble—and making daring get-aways! Learn more about the enigmatic rouge who the Ponies’ fate will depend on!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel #3—Cover B: Tony Fleecs
  • Ted Anderson (w) • Andy Price (a) • Tony Fleecs (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • If you’re a MLP fan, you can’t miss the upcoming movie and you can’t miss this Prequel!
  • Don’t get left behind when My Little Pony: The Movie comes to theatres this October! Get a head start by reading the prequel comic that leads directly into the film!
  • PLUS—NEW CHARACTERS! Here for the first time!
  • Variant cover by Kaori Matsuo!
Jem and the Holograms: Infinite #3 (of 3)—Cover A: Jen Hickman
  • Kelly Thompson (w) • Jen Hickman (a & c)
  • The FIRST EVER Jem/Misfits Crossover Event continues here with the penultimate issue – “INFINITE JEMS: PART FIVE!” In order to defeat the evil JEMCORP and wrest away control of Synergy, The Holograms are going to need all the help they can get, which means teaming up with frequent archenemies THE MISFITS. Can a common enemy join them together to save the day?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Jem and the Holograms: Infinite #3 (of 3)—Cover B: Veronica Fish
  • Kelly Thompson (w) • Jen Hickman (a) • Veronica Fish (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Emmett Benton gets the best surprise a father could hope for.
  • And what will Jerrica become in order to help open people’s eyes to the truth?!
  • Interconnecting subscription covers on both Jem: Infinite and Jem: The Misfits: Infinite by Veronica Fish!
  • Variant cover by Yoshi Yoshitani!
Jem and the Holograms: The Misfits: Infinite #3 (of 3)— Cover A: Jenn St-Onge
  • Kelly Thompson (w) • Jenn St-Onge (a & c)
  • The FIRST EVER Jem/Misfits Crossover Event concludes here in “INFINITE JEMS: PART SIX!” Teaming up with Jem and The Holograms has never had higher stakes. Can they set aside their differences long enough to make a difference in this world? And if they can succeed, then what’s next now that The Misfits know The Holograms greatest secret?
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Jem and the Holograms: The Misfits: Infinite #3 (of 3)— Cover B: Veronica Fish
  • Kelly Thompson (w) • Jenn St-Onge (a) • Veronica Fish (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Can the Holograms really trust The Misfits with their secret once everything is over?
  • After everything they’ve seen…what on earth could be next for these bands?!?
  • Interconnecting subscription covers on both Jem: Infinite and Jem: The Misfits: Infinite by Veronica Fish!
  • Variant cover by Meredith McClaren!
Donald and Mickey: Quest for the Faceplant
  • William Van Horn, Mau Heymans, Daniel Branca, Pat McGreal (w & a) • Daan Jippes & Ulrich Schroeder (c)
  • When Donald and hyper-lucky Gladstone race to find a monstrous man-eating plant, Uncle Scrooge is out to get there first! But will ruthless pirates beat the whole bunch?
  • Collects Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #636–638.
  • TPB • FC • $12.99 • 124 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-956-1
  • Gold standard Disney all-ages animated action the whole family can enjoy!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Donald and Mickey #1—Cover A: Andrea Freccero—SPOTLIGHT
  • Andrea “Casty” Castellan, Kari Korhonen, Jonathan Gray (w) • Daniel Branca, Lorenzo Pastrovicchio (a) • Andrea Freccero (c)
  • Quackaroonie! In “Hot Sauce,” Chef Donald gets a spicy shakedown from Duckburg’s most wanted… Then it’s Mickey Mouse vs. “The Big Fat Flat Blot Plot” in a brand-new chiller by Andrea “Casty” Castellan!
  • FC • 48 pages • $5.99
Donald and Mickey #1—Cover B: Fabrizio Petrossi & Morgan Prost
  • Andrea “Casty” Castellan, Kari Korhonen, Jonathan Gray (w) • Daniel Branca, Lorenzo Pastrovicchio, Bas Heymans (a) • Fabrizio Petrossi & Morgan Prost (c)
  • FC • 48 pages • $5.99
  • It’s a brand new prestige-format Disney quarterly—with more of the fan favorite creators you want!
  • Andrea “Casty” Castellan brings back the Phantom Blot for a pulse-pounding new adventure!
  • Variant cover by Marco Mazzarello!
Uncle Scrooge #29—Cover A: Andrea Freccero
  • Marco Rota, Joe Torcivia, Lars Jensen (w) • Marco Rota (a) • Andrea Freccero (c)
  • “The Great Cackle Caper!” When golden eggs show up at the McDuck Chicken Farm, the terrible Beagle Boys hatch a plot to rule the roost! Then Gyro Gearloose invents his way into “The Terrible Thinking-Cap Tussle!”
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Uncle Scrooge #29—Cover B: Corrado Mastantuono
  • Marco Rota, Joe Torcivia, Lars Jensen (w) • Marco Rota (a) • Corrado Mastantuono (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Continues this beloved series’ legacy numbering at #433!
  • Beloved Marco Rota is back with a wild, new-to-USA Beagle Boy battle!
  • Variant cover by Massimo Fecchi!
Silly Symphonies, Vol. 3: The Complete Disney Classics 1939–1942
  • Bob Karp; Merrill De Maris (w) • Bob Grant; Al Taliaferro; Hank Porter (a) • Bob Grant (c)
  • After more than 80 years—the complete Silly Symphony newspaper strips are collected for the first time! Presenting the spectacular Sunday pages from 1939 to 1942, featuring adaptations of Pinocchio and The Ugly Duckling, plus original stories starring Pluto, Goofy, Minnie, Clarabelle, and Little Hiawatha! The artwork for these rare strips has come straight from the Disney vaults, each page meticulously colored using as a guide the original color proofs! It’s a symphony of fun and adventure from Disney’s classic period.
  • HC • FC • $49.99 • 200 pages • 12” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-988-2
  • “With the IDW/The Library of American Comics label readers can be sure of a high quality presentation that carefully restores, compiles, and designs to give all these seldom seen Disney treasures a permanent collection.” –Rich Clabaugh, Christian Science Monitor
  • Advance solicited for October release!
Bloom County: Real, Classy, & Compleat: 1980-1989—SPOTLIGHT
  • Berkeley Breathed (w & a & c)
  • Presenting every Bloom County daily and Sunday strip in chronological order from the first to the last! Bloom County debuted in late 1980 and ran until August 1989. Featuring an exceedingly quirky cast of characters, including the sweetly naive Opus the penguin, the flea-bitten Bill the cat, womanizing attorney Steve Dallas, Milo Bloom, Cutter John, and many others, Bloom County soon became one of the most popular comic strips in history, appearing in over 1200 newspapers. Then, at the peak of its popularity, Berkeley Breathed did something unprecedented… he walked away. Now, more than 25 years later, the complete collection of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip is collected into a deluxe, two-volume box set.
  • TPB • PC • $99.99 • 832 pages • 10” x 12” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-976-9
  • Two-book set collecting the entire Pulitzer Prize-winning Bloom County!
  • Advance solicited for October release!
Bloom County: Brand Spanking New Day—SPOTLIGHT
  • Berkeley Breathed (w & a & c)
  • The latest collection of Berkeley Breathed’s recently revived Bloom County comic strip features ALL-NEW strips from 2016 and 2017, that have NEVER appeared in print before (never ever!!). These newly-minted masterpieces present the continuing adventures of Opus, Bill the Cat, Steve Dallas, and the rest of the delightful denizens of Bloom County—and heaven knows how we survived all those years without you!
  • TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • 9.6” x 11.5” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-097-0
  • All-new strips collected for the first time!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Complete Little Orphan Annie, Vol. 14
  • Harold Gray (w & a & c)
  • A chronological reprinting of one of the most important comic strips of the 20th Century. Annie is a cultural icon–in both her red-headed, blank-eyed appearance, and as the embodiment of American individuality, spunk, and self-reliance. Even those who’ve never read the comic strip are keenly aware of the plucky orphan, her loveable mutt Sandy, and her adoptive benefactor, Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, through the Broadway play, the hit movie, and the song “Tomorrow,” made famous by both. Volume 14 reprints all daily and color Sunday strips from August 19, 1948 through March 12, 1950.
  • HC • B&W • $49.99 • 272 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-977-6
  • “One of the most impressive comic-strip collections ever produced.” –The Washington Times
  • Advance solicited for October release!
For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 1—SPOTLIGHT
  • Lynn Johnston (w & a & c)
  • Collecting one of the most beloved comic strips of all time, with a devoted audience of more than 220 million. This new series, produced with Lynn Johnston’s cooperation, is the definitive edition, collecting each decade of the strip in three volumes. Since For Better or For Worse debuted in 1979, the world has watched the Patterson family grow up in real time–and to many readers, they feel like family! This book starts at the very beginning and reprints more than three years of the daily and Sunday comics. All Sunday comics are printed in color!
  • HC • PC • $39.99 • 544 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-982-0
  • Lynn Johnston’s work on the comic strip earned her a Reuben Award in 1985 and made her a nominated finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning in 1994.
  • The strip led the Friends of Lulu to add Johnston to the Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • Advance solicited for October release!
The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium: Another GOREgeous Coloring Book—SPOTLIGHT
  • Alan Robert (a & c)
  • Get that red crayon ready! Rock-star turned comics creator Alan Robert has created a follow-up to his smash-hit, horror-themed adult coloring book! Follow everyone’s favorite undead girl, Ghouliana, as she mischievously attempts to trick budding colorists into unleashing a deadly spell. Try and find the ingredients she’s sprinkled throughout the intricate pen and ink illustrations before it’s too late!
  • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 88 pages • 9.8” x 9.8” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-070-3
  • Vol. 1 Made Buzzfeed’s “21 Awesome Products To Put On Your Wish List.”
  • “The World’s Creepiest Adult Coloring Book.”—Nerdist
  • Advance solicited for September release!
The Princess Bride: As You Wish: Memorable Quotes to Color—CERTIFIED COOL
  • N/A (w) • Rachel Curtis (a & c)
  • Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the beloved film, this adult coloring book features brand-new artwork in the sequel you’ve always wished for! Enjoy the most memorable lines and moments from this celebrated classic.
  • TPB • B&W • $16.99 • 80 pages • 9.843” x 9.843” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-071-0
  • Follow up to last year’s hugely successful hit!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Popeye Classics #61—Cover A: Bud Sagendorf
  • Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)
  • Hot Dorg! This issue hilariously introduces Popeye’s two-fisted Granny, Miss Butterfly Poopdeck via a thrill-packed tale where she takes over King Bozo’s land of Spinachovia. Plus, ya swabs, read a special Wimpy comic, a tale called “Chained Lightning,” a comic called “Cow Thief” with “desert demings,” which Popeye calls “The worst kind of peoples there is!” AND a laugh-packed Prof. O. G. Wotasnozzle comic! There’s no comic more entertaining than this!
  • FC • 32 pages • $4.99
  • Variant cover by Sander Ettema!
Haunted Horror: Nightmare of Doom! And Much, Much More
  • Edited by Craig Yoe (e) • Lee Elias, George Evans, Lou Cameron, A.C. Hollingsworth (a) • George Roussos (c)
  • Screaming good vintage horror comics to chill your spine. A face-melting anthology of 25 terror-filled horror comic stories from the Pre-Code 1950s. The most depraved artists of that era make the unholy dead walk, spine-tingling ghosts talk, and horrifying ghouls stalk. Read these contraband comics under your blanket at night and make sure your mom doesn’t catch you or she’ll cremate them in a roaring bonfire!
  • HC • FC • $24.99 • 152 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-983-7
  • “These are the things we were scared of as kids but have grown to embrace. This is what we had nightmares about that turned into a horror-enthusiast’s dream.”—Horror Talk
  • Advance solicited for October release!
Haunted Horror #29
  • Various (w) • Various (a) • Art Saaf (c)
  • Social guest horror host Dr. Odd (a.k.a. David O’Dell) foists his great bug gobs of greasy grimy horror tales on the rancid readers. This face-melting issue includes: “Dead Rite!”, “Death of a Doll”, “Mother’s Advice”, “Tag…You’re It”, “The Body Maker”, and the bloody “Vein of Irony!”
  • FC • 32 pages • $4.99
  • “Gloriously grotesque heinous horror!”—Dan Greenfield, 13th Dimension
Gumballs #3—Cover A: Erin Nations
  • Erin Nations (w & a & c)
  • Don’t miss the newest issue of the series critics are calling “funny, sincere, and just generally brilliant”—GUMBALLS! Erin Nations reflects on the transformative effects of his hormone injections: the good, the bad, and the awkward. After decades of being perceived as a woman and not taken seriously, now the “male privilege” shoe’s on the other foot. Plus: skateboarding, more childhood antics from Erin’s triplet siblings, and Tobias finally makes a friend—or at least a voodoo-doll buddy!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Gumballs #3—Cover B: Erin Nations
  • Erin Nations (w & a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Chris Gooch (w & a & c)
  • Jane is sick of her dead-end life in the suburbs, and desperate for a change. Her old friend Natalie made it out, living in Japan as a fashion model. Now, as Natalie comes back to town on business, Jane sees a way for her friend to do her a favor… whether she likes it or not.
  • TPB • PC • $19.99 • 288 pages • 5.8”x8.3” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-420-7
  • Tara O’Connor (w & a & c)
  • On a journey to the old world—she discovered a whole new world. After a messy year of heartbreak and setbacks, Tara sets off to Ireland in search of clues to her family’s ancestry, but what she found wasn’t at all what she expected. Some of it has to do with the lack of records, but a lot has to do with John, the charming cartoonist she met on Twitter. Wrapped in real family history and set amongst the natural beauty of the Irish countryside, Roots is a classic romantic-comedy adventure and a page-turning account of a young woman finding herself.
  • TPB • BW • $19.99 • 176 pages • 5”x8” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-417-7
Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition—Cover A: Bernie Wrightson—SPOTLIGHT
  • Bernie Wrightson (a &c)
  • Bernie Wrightson began his career in the late 1960s, just barely out of his teens, and within a decade rose to prominence as the preeminent horror artist of his generation. This loving tribute to comics’ Master of the Macabre will showcase Wrightson’s ground breaking work in the DC Comics Mystery books and his legendary artistic turn on Swamp Thing. Additionally, we have assemble a number of rarely seen and completely (until now) unseen treasures.
  • HC • BW • $125.00 • 144 pages • 12”x17” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-207-3
Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition—Cover B: Bernie Wrightson
  • Bernie Wrightson (a &c)
  • HC • BW • $125.00 • 144 pages • 12”x17” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-211-0
  • Featuring art from the preeminent horror artist of the last 50 years!
  • Fabulous Swamp Thing art from the character’s co-creator!
The Little Book of Knowledge: Heavy Metal
  • Jacques de Pierpont (w) • Hervé Bourhis (a & c)
  • Learn to identify the many tribes of the international heavy metal community, from Thrash to Black Metal. Master the codes, from the sign of the horns to the Diabolus In Musica. Understand how Satanic Metal coexists with Christian Metal. Discover genres that have spread outside the Western world, like Japanese and Iranian Metal. With so much more to uncover, your journey into Heavy Metal has just begun.
  • HC • FC • $14.99 • 72 pages • 5.5” x 7.7” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-069-7
  • The perfect impulse purchase for the friend that knows it all—or needs to know more!
  • Catch up to the Heavy Metal fan in your life with this collection of facts and info!
  • Advance solicited for October release!
The Little Book of Knowledge: Tattoos
  • Jerome Pierrat (w) • Alfred (a & c)
  • Never before has the tattoo been spread across the various strata of society with such enthusiasm. In just a few decades this practice dating from the Neolithic period has become a globalized phenomenon. Now retrace the history of the tattoo in this look at its role in fashion, societal standing, and aesthetics.
  • HC • FC • $14.99 • 72 pages • 5.5” x 7.7” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-067-3
  • The perfect impulse purchase for the friend that knows it all—or needs to know more!
  • Learn about this cultural touchstone that’s become a bonafide global fashion trend!
  • Advance solicited for October release!
Zero Girl
  • Sam Kieth (w & a & c)
  • Sam Kieth’s special brand of comic book art has influenced the industry from Sandman to MTV’s Liquid Television. Zero Girl is the story of Amy Smootster, a 15-year-old high school student whose feelings of alienation and loneliness occasionally manifest in the form of odd abilities. She deals as best she can with the help of her high school guidance counselor Tim, whom she is secretly in love with.
  • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-971-4
  • Teen angst is always timely in this re-presentation of Sam Kieth’s 2001 comic book series.
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Fallen Angel: Master Edition, Vol. 1
  • Peter David (w) • David Lopez, Fernando Blanco, Nathan Eyring (a) • J.K. Woodward (c)
  • Not your typical superhero comic, Fallen Angel mixes crime-drama with a kick-ass super-heroine, Liandra, the Fallen Angel. Fans have been clamoring for the collected Fallen Angel so they can experience the first chapters of this tale chronicling the sordid, shadowy world of Bete Noire and its most recent inhabitant and apparent protector.
  • Collects the first twelve issues.
  • TPB • FC • $29.99 • 264 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-958-5
  • By New York Times Best-Selling author Peter David and David Lopez (Captain Marvel).
  • “Beautiful art. A story that is not dumbed down for anyone. That makes for a great read!”—Comics Bulletin
  • “The Fallen Angel is a badass, in a way that only Peter David can write.”—Amazon
  • The long-running series that launched at DC Comics comes back to shelves in this handsome, deluxe collection with new cover art by JK Woodward.
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Ragnarok, Vol. 1: Last God Standing—SPOTLIGHT
  • Walter Simonson (w & a & c)
  • Legendary creator Walter Simonson returns to Norse mythology with this epic tale. Ragnarök… the Twilight of the God… the destruction of the Nine Worlds. And now, three hundred years later, the birth of vengeance.
  • Collects issues #1–6.
  • TPB • FC • $19.99 • 160 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-963-9
  • Walter Simonson’s Ragnarok now available in trade paperback!
  • “As a fantasy adventure, it triumphs in the scope of its storytelling.”—Big Comic Page
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Dread Gods #2—Cover A: Tom Raney
  • Ron Marz (w) • Tom Raney (a & c)
  • The Ominous Press launch continues in DREAD GODS, as a pristine fantasy landscape collides with post-apocalyptic reality! The Promethean gods begin to realize they are mere pawns, trapped in dream. Their only hope for escape rests in the hands of a disabled outcast who can’t even reach them. Writer Ron Marz and artist Tom Raney are unleashed in an epic world!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Dread Gods #2—Cover B: Bart Sears
  • Ron Marz (w) • Tom Raney (a) • Bart Sears (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Fan-favorites, Ron Marz and Tom Raney, are at the top of their game!
  • Variant cover by Cully Hamner!
  • Izar Lunacek & Nejc Juren (w) • Izar Lunacek (a) • Troy Little (c)
  • Anthropomorphic animals like you’ve never seen them before. It’s Chinatown meets Animal Farm. Giraffe detectives, hippo mob members, prey-obsessed lions, street fighting elephants, and oppressed zebras are just part of this wild animal kingdom.
  • TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-952-3
  • “Although there is a lot of Zootopia here, there is even more Blacksad. This is noir. It is dark and cynical. World-weary PIs with connections on both sides of the law handle matters too delicate for the official constabulary.”—ComicWow.tv
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Time & Vine #2—Cover A: Thom Zahler
  • Thom Zahler (w & a & c)
  • Jack starts teaching Megan the rules of time travel, while Darren teaches her all about the winery. And Megan takes her first solo trip back in time to the ‘80s, where she discovers a startling family secret!
  • FC • 48 pages • $4.99
Time & Vine #2—Cover B: Thom Zahler
  • Thom Zahler (w & a & c)
  • FC • 48 pages • $4.99
Real Science Adventures: The Flying She-Devils #5 (of 6)—Cover A: Scott Wegener
  • Brian Clevinger (w) • Lo Baker (a) • Scott Wegener (c)
  • SHUCKS! THE FLYING SHE-DEVILS ARE IN IT NOW! THERE’S SO MUCH ACTION AND ADVENTURE. LIKE WOW. PLUS THE SPARROW IS A SPY? THATS MYSTERIOUS AND THRILLING, RIGHT?! Printed on a tree that once stood tall for centuries. Oh god, we murdered trees for this. OH GOD.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Real Science Adventures: The Flying She-Devils #5 (of 6)—Cover B: Niki Foley
  • Brian Clevinger (w) • Lo Baker (a) • Niki Foley (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • From the pages of Atomic Robo, the Flying She-Devils embark on a new daring adventure!
  • The spinoff story to the online sensation—in print for the first time!
Saucer State #4 (of 6)—Cover A: Ryan Kelly
  • Paul Cornell (w) • Ryan Kelly (a & c)
  • How do you use cake to summon something in the desert? Should you? Space Warfare Task Group reports back, and now Arcadia might have a gun in time. There’s a grave for someone who’s meant to be heading back to Earth. No more damned data. The Russians say something terrible. And Fausto plays the trumpet. It’s the White House vs. ufology vs. incoming actual real damn aliens. With a flying bedstead.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Saucer State #4 (of 6)—Cover B: Jeffrey Veregge
  • Paul Cornell (w) • Ryan Kelly (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Picks up where Saucer Country left off!
  • One of the very few mainstream comics to be nominated for SF’s prestigious Hugo Award!
  • Tackles real world US politics from the point of view of a female President!
Mystery Society: The Definitive Edition
    • Steve Niles (w) • Fiona Staples (a & c)
    • Nick Hammond and Anastasia Collins are the Mystery Society — and bring new meaning to “underground cult” status! Stealthily avoiding the authorities, this skulduggery duo spend their time and money righting wrongs committed in the world’s underbellies with their team of misfit sleuths, crime solvers, and geniuses! This all-new edition by the powerhouse team of horror legend Steve Niles and one of the best artists working in the industry today, Fiona Staples, features a brand-new cover by Staples.
    • TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-962-2
    • All-new cover by Fiona Staples (Saga, Archie)
    • Advance solicited for September release!
The X-Files, Vol. 3: Contrarians
  • Joe Harris (w) • Greg Scott, Andrew Currie (a) • Menton3 (c)
  • Ongoing mystery and intrigue continues in The X-Files! Mulder chances upon evidence that suggests the now-defunct Syndicate’s involvement in the Iran-Contra affair. Guest-starring the Cigarette Smoking Man and President Reagan!
  • Collects issues #10–13.
  • TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-970-7
  • An 11th TV season was just announced!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
The X-Files #17—Cover A: menton3—SPOTLIGHT
  • Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • menton3 (c)
  • “Resistance,” Part 4 (of 4): The final piece of the puzzle falls into place, threatening to send Mulder over the line, just as shadowy forces are revealed to have compromised the upper echelons of government.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
The X-Files #17—Cover B: Photo
  • Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Photo (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Executive produced by The X-Files creator Chris Carter!
  • Things come to a head in the final issue of this season!
The X-Files: Origins—Dog Days of Summer #3 (of 4)—Cover A: Chris Fenoglio & Corin Howell
  • Jody Houser & Matthew Dow Smith (w) • Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell (a & c)
  • Before the FBI, before the X-Files, they were just two teenagers in search of the truth. On Martha’s Vineyard, a strange encounter with a deaf girl sends 13-year-old Fox Mulder on the hunt for a mysterious signal. While in San Diego, young Dana Scully looks into a plane crash somehow tied to the man she helped put in jail. Two kids, two mysteries, one conspiracy that threatens the future of humanity.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
The X-Files: Origins—Dog Days of Summer #3 (of 4)—Cover B: Cat Staggs
  • Jody Houser & Matthew Dow Smith (w) • Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell • Cat Staggs (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • The hit miniseries of last summer returns!
  • Mulder and Scully star in separate tales depicting their teen years!
  • See what made them into the characters we’ve come to love!
  • Especially crafted for young adult readers!
  • Mystery novel variant covers by Cat Staggs (Orphan Black)!
Deviations: Beta
  • John McCrea, Katie Cook, Donny Cates, Amy Chu (w) • John McCrea, Agnes Garbowska, Josh Hood, Elena Casagrande (a) • Nelson Dániel (c)
  • What if your favorite stories and characters had entirely different experiences? Find out in Deviations, a special comic book event series featuring alternate takes on some of your favorite books, including Judge Dredd, My Little Pony, Star Trek, and The X-Files.
  • TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-955-4
  • *Spoiler Alert!* Your favorite comics get reimagined with new twists!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
Star Trek: Boldly Go #11—Cover A: George Caltsoudas
  • Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a) • George Caltsoudas (c)
  • The feathered and fearless space pirate EURYDICE returns to tempt Captain Kirk and the crew of the Endeavour with a daring plan to uncover secrets that could change the fate of the galaxy! Don’t miss the latest chapter of the hit series set after the events of STAR TREK BEYOND!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek: Boldly Go #11—Cover B: Tony Shasteen
  • Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a & c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Variant cover by Cryssy Cheung!
Star Trek: New Visions: All the Ages Frozen—CERTIFIED COOL
  • John Byrne (w & photo-manipulation)
  • On a world locked deep into an ice age, Kirk and the crew investigate the disappearance of a team of Federation scientists, and discover a long-lost civilization whose only survivor is intent on saving them… even if it kills them!
  • FC • 48 pages • $7.99
Ghostbusters 101 #6 (of 6)— Cover A: Dan Schoening
  • Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)
  • Thanks to a timely intervention, the Ghostbusters have saved the day! But you knew that would happen—you’re an old hand at this kind of thing! But after all the goodbyes are said and the players are all back to where they belong, one question remains: did the Ghostbusters’ ultimate solution have any consequences for the multiverse?! Find out in the finale to GHOSTBUSTERS 101!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Ghostbusters 101 #6 (of 6)— Cover B: Tim Lattie
  • Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Tim Lattie (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Ghostbusters 101 #6 (of 6)— Cover C: Bart Sears
  • Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Bart Sears (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
Back to the Future #23— Cover A: Marcelo Ferreira
  • Bob Gale & John Barber (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a & c)
  • “TIME SERVED, PART 2!” The crime of the century! Marty, Biff, and Jailbird Joey are out to rob Doc Brown’s mom—in 1972! But with the DeLorean missing, how’s Marty going to get back to the… aw, I didn’t even mean to do that this time. Ahh! I didn’t mean to make a “time” joke. (Well, you know what I mean.)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Back to the Future #23— Cover B: Bart Sears
  • Bob Gale & John Barber (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a) • Bart Sears (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
Judge Dredd: The Blessed Earth #5— Cover A: Ulises Fariñas
  • Ulises Fariñas & Erick Freitas (w) • Daniel Irizarri (a) • Ulises Fariñas (c)
  • Judge Dredd continues his mission to restore order to a lawless land! When Dredd seeks treatment for his strange and deadly ailment, his Mega-Train is attacked by the robot-hating Neon Knights! Behold the mystery and grandeur of The Blessed Earth!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Judge Dredd: The Blessed Earth #5— Cover B: Sedat Oezgen
  • Ulises Fariñas & Erick Freitas (w) • Daniel Irizarri (a) • Sedat Oezgen (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • The sequel to the critically acclaimed Mega-City Zero storyline continues!
Kull Eternal #3— Cover A: Luca Pizzari
  • Tom Waltz (w) • Luca Pizzari (a) • Luca Pizzari (c)
  • Robert E. Howard’s legendary warrior king returns! Kull’s quest through time continues as he moves from bloody revolution to even bloodier civil war, only to find a hideous evil lurks in the night, threatening to forever change the New Atlantis’ future. Can Kull stop the flesh-eating monsters that hunt in the dark before it’s too late?!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Kull Eternal #3— Cover B: Bart Sears
  • Tom Waltz (w) • Luca Pizzari (a) • Bart Sears (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Robert E. Howard’s legendary warrior king as you’ve never seen him before!
  • Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
  • Written by Tom Waltz (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and illustrated by Luca Pizzari (Marvel’s Black Knight).
  • Action, adventure, romance, and political intrigue spanning the ages!
  • Variant cover by Julio Das Pastoras!
24: Legacy—Rules of Engagement #5 (of 5)— Cover A: Georges Jeanty
  • Christopher Farnsworth (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Georges Jeanty (c)
  • The clock has been reset with 24: Legacy, and this limited series explores the past of its new leading character, Eric Carter, who led the elite squad responsible for killing an infamous terrorist leader and, consequently, was forced into hiding. But before he was a national hero and a wanted man, Carter learned the Rules of Engagement on the streets of Iraq and Washington, D.C.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
24: Legacy—Rules of Engagement #5 (of 5)— Cover B: Photo
    • Christopher Farnsworth (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Photo (c)
    • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
    • Based on the new hit iteration of the 24 franchise!
    • Executive produced by Manny Coto and Evan Katz, writers of the show!
    • Covers by Georges Jeanty (Serenity)!
    • Each issue will have a photo cover featuring the cast of the show
    • Written by Christopher Farnsworth, journalist, screenwriter and the author of The President’s Vampire series.
Orphan Black: Deviations #6 (of 6)—Cover A: Cat Staggs
  • Heli Kennedy (w) • Wayne Nichols (a) • Cat Staggs (c)
  • In a world where Sarah managed to save Beth from taking her own life! With this single twist of fate, the Clone Club comes together in a completely different manner and the mystery of Project LEDA unfolds in new, exiting ways! See all your favorite characters return in an all-new light!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Orphan Black: Deviations #6 (of 6)—Cover B: Fico Ossio
  • Heli Kennedy (w) • Wayne Nichols (a) • Fico Ossio (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Find out what happens in a world… where Sarah saved Beth!
  • Ask your retailer about the papercraft covers!
  • Papercraft variant cover by Kelly Blake!
Wynonna Earp: Season Zero #3 (of 5) —Cover A: Chris Evenhuis
  • Beau Smith (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Chris Evenhuis (c)
  • Wynonna Earp brings the fight to the enemy—but she’s not going in alone. And with the surviving Banditos behind her, all hell’s gonna break loose!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Wynonna Earp: Season Zero #3 (of 5)—Cover B: Photo
  • Beau Smith (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Photo (c)
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Never-before-told story that ties into Syfy’s Wynonna Earp TV series!
  • Wynonna Earp returns to Syfy in June!
  • Secrets of Wynonna Earp’s past revealed!
Rayguns and Rocketships
  • Scott Rogers (d) Ron Salas, A. Jorgensen, and Jay Fotos (a)
  • Blast off on an adventure that’s out of this world! Strap on your jetpack, and man your raygun, because it’s going to take all of your wits and courage to pilot your rocketship to victory! There’s a galaxy’s worth of action in store for you in Rayguns and Rocketships!
  • Rayguns and Rocketships is a dual-scale miniatures board game that takes 2-4 players on a competitive adventure to fight for the fate of the galaxy! Pilot your bulky but powerful rocketships with preprogrammed cards, and then spring into fast, dice-driven combat with your jetpack-wearing planeteers. Man your rocketship’s rayguns, control panels, and engines to earn unique combat bonuses, or fly them off into space to board and sabotage your foes! There’s a galaxy of strategic opportunities at your disposal, and a crew ready for your command in Rayguns and Rocketships!
  • 2-4 players  Ages 14+  90 minutes  MSRP $74.99  UPC: 8-27714-01080-0
  • Art from Ron Salas, A. Jorgensen, and Jay Fotos!
  • Game design from Scott Rogers!
  • A galactic battle for supremacy featuring 30+ plastic miniatures!
  • Advance solicited for September release!
  • Wolfgang Kramer & Michael Kiesling (d) Michael Menzel (a & c)
  • Disaster has come to the land as the king’s reign nears its end. The kingdom has fallen into disrepair. To ensure continued peace, the king must choose a successor among his sons. With a single hopeful decree, the king announces that his sons have 3 years to rebuild the once majestic kingdom. The prince who builds the most impressive castle may yet have a chance to repair the prestige of the shattered kingdom.
  • Using precious Action Point resources, strategically move your loyal Knights to stand atop the tallest tower. Not only must you build as high to the sky as you can, but you must also build across as much broken ground as possible to maximize the glory of your castle.As your towers rise, so too will the peoples’ hope in a new era of prosperity. May you be the prince to become king.
  • 2-4 players  Ages 10+  60 minutes  MSRP $49.99  UPC: 8-27714-01311-5
  • Art from Michael Menzel!
  • Game design from Wolfgang Kramer & Michael Kiesling!
  • In 2000, Torres was awarded the Game of the Year prize from the prestigious Spiel des Jahres: the highest honor a boardgame can receive.

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Are We Really Learning to Fight?

Aikido Blogs - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 22:36
I've heard it said many times, "the enemy is not of the flesh." Something so hard to understand. We train ourselves in Aikido to protect ourselves from someone, an enemy, attacking us.

But that person isn't really our enemy, "the enemy is not of the flesh," so in Aikido not only are we taught to protect ourselves, but also the person attacking. He or she is our brother or sister.

Yea, sometimes we really want to hurt someone, but isn't that because we're hurting on the inside. Something to think about...
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Art Of Wrestling #352: Orlando LIVE (Day 2): Crime Time, EC3, Jannetty, Mr Anderson, Pete Gas, Mr Hughes, DeRosa

First Comics News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:49

Day 2 of Wrestlecon in Orlando, Florida
Guests include: Pete Gas, Mr Hughes, Marty Jannetty, Mr Anderson, EC3, Cryme Tyme & Marty DeRosa
Sponsors: SmileDirectClub.com (Code: COLT) & ZipRecruiter.com/first

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REVIEW: Doctor Who ‘The Pyramid At The End Of The World’

Blogtor Who - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:02

This Post Contains Spoilers Still reeling from reliving the report he received from his recreation, the real doctor must resist the red-cloaked Monks. ‘The Pyramid at the End of the World’ is the third story written by Peter Harness and his second in collaboration with Steven Moffat. Harness previously gave us excellent ‘The Zygon Invasion’ two-parter […]

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First Comics News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:59


AUGUST 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

LEGENDARY WRITER / ARTIST MATT WAGNER RETURNS FOR THE THIRD AND FINAL VOLUME OF HIS EPIC FANTASY TRILOGY—MAGE: THE HERO DENIED!    This first full-sized issue begins 10 years after the climax of THE HERO DEFINED and finds the everyman hero Kevin Matchstick at an unexpected point in his life. It’s been some time since he’s utilized his powers as the reincarnated Pendragon, wielder of the mystical weapon Excalibur. Despite his reluctance to fulfill what two different Mages have declared as his destiny, dark forces have gathered to once again force Kevin into action.  Throughout these events, Kevin keeps hoping for the same mystical guidance that has mentored him in the past. “Who is the third Mage?!”

MAGE: THE HERO DENIED will be a 15-issue limited series climaxing in a double-sized finale. Newly repackaged editions of the previous books from the trilogy—THE HERO DISCOVERED andTHE HERO DEFINED—will be released over the course of the new series. MAGE has been a perennial favorite with old and new readers alike for nearly three decades.

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CABLE #1 preview

First Comics News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:49
CABLE #1 JAMES ROBINSON (W) • CARLOS PACHECO (A) COVER BY DALE KEOWN VARIANT COVER BY ADAM KUBERT VARIANT COVER BY BILLY MARTIN VARIANT COVER BY WHILCE PORTACIO CORNER BOX VARIANT BY LEONARD KIRK ACTION FIGURE VARIANT BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER HIP-HOP VARIANT COVER BY MIKE CHOI WALK SOFTLY…AND CARRY A BIG GUN! CABLE sees the mighty mutant return on a brand-new mission…with all of time in the balance! When Cable picks up the trail of a threat in the timestream, he sets off on a high-speed, history-spanning chase to save reality as we know it. From prehistory to modern day, whether it’s a six-gun duel at high noon or a high-tech sword fight in an ancient land, Cable is the only man who can keep history from unraveling! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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First Comics News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:44

A small-time gangster gets in big-time trouble in this original graphic novel

Declan Shalvey (INJECTION, All Star Batman) takes the helm as a writer, with artist Philip Barrett (Matter, Where’s Larry?) and Eisner Award-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire (INJECTION, PRETTY DEADLY), for SAVAGE TOWN, an original graphic novel coming this September from Image Comics.

Loosely based on real events at the turn of the millennium, SAVAGE TOWN follows Jimmy “Hardy” Savage, the head of a small gang in Limerick City, Ireland. His presence has been tolerated, up until now, by the two large gangs that hold Limerick in their grasp. With these rival gangs, the local cops, his best mate, and his mammy all out to stick a knife in him, will he live long enough to get to the top? More importantly, will he pay me back for that fiver I gave him last week?

“SAVAGE TOWN is a gritty crime story with Irish charm,” said Shalvey. “Inspired by the troubled past of Limerick City, this story tells the tale of Jimmy Savage, a small-time crook who manages to fail his way up the criminal ladder. I’m excited for the world to discover Philip Barrett on this book, an artist who is without a doubt one of the best storytellers in Ireland right now. Pick SAVAGE TOWN up in September; it’s the best hangover cure Image can offer.”

“SAVAGE TOWN manages at once to be dark, funny, and an original and honest take on the mangy underbelly of shiny, happy, Celtic Tiger Ireland—and watch out, these fleas are hungry!” said Barrett. “I’m really thrilled and proud to be part of the team.”

SAVAGE TOWN (Diamond code: JUN170700, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0246-4) will arrive in comic book stores Wednesday, September 6th and bookstores Tuesday, September 12th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, August 14th.

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First Comics News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:29

(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Jacen Burrows
The soul-crushed final arc of Providence is unveiled in this special hardcover-only edition! Everything Robert Black thought he knew is called into question as the tapestry of history and the stories of H.P. Lovecraft get wound ever tighter. All the secrets are revealed and nothing will ever be the same by the end of Providence! Alan Moore’s quintessential horror series has set the standard for a terrifying reinvention of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. It is being universally hailed as one of Moore’s most realized works in which the master scribe has controlled every iota of the story, art, and presentation. The result has been a masterpiece like no other and a true must-have addition to his essential works in the field. We present a collected Providence Act 3 Hard Cover edition that contains Providence issues #9-12, and all the back matter, in this one-time printing of this edition.
In Shops: Aug 30, 2017
SRP: $21.99


(W) Alan Moore, Malcolm McLaren, Antony Johnston (A/CA) Facundo Percio
ALAN MOORE has redefined the graphic novel with his seminal works – Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell, and Neonomicon are essential to any readers discovering the comic book medium. At long last, Moore’s time lost masterpiece is presented in deluxe trade paperback and hardcover collections of the complete ten issue Fashion Beast series. Doll was unfulfilled in her life as a coat checker of a trendy club. But when she is fired from the job and auditions to become a “mannequin” for a reclusive designer, the life of glamour she always imagined is opened before her. She soon discovers that the house of Celestine is as dysfunctional as the clothing that define the classes of this dystopian world. This unique reimagining of Beauty and the Beast was written in 1985 alongside Alan Moore’s comics masterpiece Watchmen. Beautifully illustrated by Facundo Percio (Anna Mercury) and meticulously adapted by Antony Johnston (Yuggoth Cultures), this is another must have entry in the graphic novel masterworks library by Alan Moore.
In Shops: Aug 07, 2013
SRP: $24.99


(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Jacen Burrows
The path to Providence begins here! Collecting THE COURTYARD and NEONOMICON, the epic tome has all of the stories that lead into PROVIDENCE! Comic book legend Alan Moore and brilliant artist Jacen Burrows deliver a chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror! Brears and Lamper, two young and cocky FBI agents, investigate a fresh series of ritual murders somehow tied to the final undercover assignment of Aldo Sax -the once golden boy of the Bureau, now a convicted killer and inmate of a maximum security prison. From their interrogation of Sax (where he spoke exclusively in inhuman tongues) to a related drug raid on a seedy rock club rife with arcane symbols and otherworldly lyrics, they suspect that they are on the trail of something awful… but nothing can prepare them for the creeping insanity and unspeakable terrors they will face in the small harbor town of Innsmouth. Limited to just 1000 copies available!
In Shops: Aug 30, 2017
SRP: $27.99

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First Comics News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:20

(W) Mike Costa (A) Nahuel Lopez (CA) Christian Zanier
Limited to just 100 sets, Belladonna in her bikini glory has never before been offered in Previews!
In Shops: Aug 30, 2017
SRP: $149.99


(W) Christian Zanier (A) Christian Zanier
Ember is making her triumphant return, joining up with the Lookers, in a new series starting this month! But we wanted to do something special to give everyone a chance to be caught up with the Ember story. Christian Zanier, the creative mastermind behind Ember, is re-mastering all the pages from #0 for a Beautified edition, and even adding a couple red hot NEW pages! “Beautified” is our name for variant INTERIOR ARTWORK, with less clothes and more erotic! So the story just got more nude. Every page is different than the standard edition, not just variant covers! Christian Zanier has created an amazing four-part connecting cover set for this issue reflecting all the key parts of Ember’s story – Fashion, Fame, Ignition and Inferno! There are clothed and nude covers for each, all that connect to form one giant image! Limited to just 500 copies for each cover! To see the uncensored nude covers, please visit www.boundlesscomics.com.
In Shops: Aug 30, 2017
SRP: $9.99

(W) Ed Silva, Ron Adrian (A) Ed Silva, Ron Adrian
This cover is so hot the paper might catch fire! Renato Camilo delivers a super-sexy cover which is also available with a nude edition.
In Shops: Aug 30, 2017
SRP: $5.99 – $39.99

(W) Patrick Shand (A) Christian Zanier, Gabriel Andrade
The girls are back, and this time they brought Ember to turn up the heat! Our two most fan-requested titles return, now in one super-smoking series! As the Lookers, Tanya and Michelle, decide to turn their troll-busting hobby into a business, they land one heck of a client – the supermodel-turned-superhero Ember! From webcam girls to super spies, this will be a crazy ride from writer Pat Shand and artist Gabriel Andrade! But this ongoing series gets better – each issue has an Ember solo story as well, written and drawn by Christian Zanier! Available with these sexy covers: Regular, Red Hot, Webcam, Webcam Bikini, and Wraparound by Christian Zanier, Workout and GGA Homage by Renato Camilo, Sexy Spies by Raulo Caceres, and Luscious by Matt Martin.
For the erotic cover art collectors we offer: Nude, Adult, Red Hot Nude, Webcam Topless, Webcam Nude, Webcam Adult, Webcam Adult Extreme , Wraparound Nude, Threesome Adult, Threesome Adult Extreme by Christian Zanier, Workout Nude and GGA Homage Nude by Renato Camilo, Sexy Spies Nude by Raulo Caceres, and Luscious Nude, Luscious Adult by Matt Martin. To see the uncensored nude and adult covers, please visit www.boundlesscomics.com.
In Shops: Aug 30, 2017
SRP: $5.99 – $7.99

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RAPTURE #2 preview

First Comics News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:22

Valiant is proud to present your first inside RAPTURE #2 (of 4) – the next astounding chapter to the summer’s most astonishing standalone event from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and explosive artist CAFU (RAI)! On June 22nd, the malevolent biblical force known to the ages as Babel begins his barbarous assault on existence itself…and the only barrier between Earth and annihilation are two diametrically opposed heroes: Colin King, the cold, calculating and rational intelligence operative codenamed Ninjak; and Jack Boniface, the troubled magical guardian once called Shadowman!

As Babel’s dark forces in the Deadside rise, the afterlife’s last chance at survival rests in the living’s greatest champions. But to save heaven itself, MI-6 agent Colin King – aka Ninjak– must confront his greatest fears…and test his trusted steel against the fantastic and unknown powers of sorcery. With Punk Mambo, the Geomancer, and Shadowman at his side, Ninjak will lead the supernatural’s greatest champions into a suicide mission against beasts and barbarians…and the very gods themselves!

RAPTURE is a recipe for a great time. All event comics should be this fun and accessible.” – Nerdist

On June 22nd, Matt Kindt and CAFU lead Ninjak and Shadowman into their world-ending battle for the fate of Earth and the many realms beyond as the forces of the Deadside meet doom head on, only in RAPTURE #2 (of 4) – featuring an astonishing assortment of covers from Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT SALVATION), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Kano (Daredevil), and Clayton Crain (RAI)!

Plus: Don’t miss the rest of Valiant’s major “ICONS” launches throughout 2017 with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events spanning the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes and top talents! Out of the record-setting success of X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the year’s best-selling series debut from any independent publisher – “ICONS” will continue throughout the year with one major new series launch each month, featuring the publisher’s most enduring heroes:

  • X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 by Matt Kindt & Tomas Giorello in March
  • BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in April
  • RAPTURE #1 by Matt Kindt & CAFU in May
  • SECRET WEAPONS #1 by Eric Heisserer & Raul Allen with Patricia Martin in June
  • FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 by Jody Houser, Stephen Segovia, Barry Kitson & Special Guests in July
  • WAR MOTHER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Stephen Segovia in August
  • BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 by Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa & Mico Suayan in September
  • ETERNITY #1 by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in October
  • NINJA-K #1 by Christos Gage & Tomas Giorello in November
  • QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1 by Daniel Kibblesmith & Kano in December
RAPTURE #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (APR172119)
Cover B by J.G. JONES (APR172120)
Character Design Variant by KANO (APR172122)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR172123)
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN (APR172124)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available (APR172121)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 21st (FOC – 5/29/17)
RAPTURE #2 (of 4) – Cover A by Mico Suayan

RAPTURE #2 (of 4) – Cover B by J.G. Jones

RAPTURE #2 (of 4) – Variant Cover by Clayton Crain

RAPTURE #2 (of 4) – Interior Artwork by CAFU with Andrew Dalhouse

RAPTURE #2 (of 4) – Interior Artwork by CAFU with Andrew Dalhouse

RAPTURE #2 (of 4) – Interior Artwork by CAFU with Andrew Dalhouse

RAPTURE #2 (of 4) – Interior Artwork by CAFU with Andrew Dalhouse

RAPTURE #2 (of 4) – Interior Artwork by CAFU with Andrew Dalhouse

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First Comics News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:19

Rey Mysterio Jr., star of El Rey Network’s Lucha Underground, will serve as Grand Marshal of the upcoming 49th annual SCORE Baja 500 desert race along with SCORE’s off-road racing legend, Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart.


The two sports legends will preside over the festivities that are part of Round 2 of the 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship, to be held May 31-June 4 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.


El Rey Network will air the entire 2017 SCORE off road series, “Baja Desert Championship” as well as “Baja Desert Championship: Origins,” a one-hour special that introduces audiences to the breakneck speed and high-stakes drama that bond the multi-generational families who race in the SCORE off road series.



Origins  – May 31at 9:00pm ET

SCORE San Felipe 250  – June 18 at 5:30pm ET

SCORE Baja 500  – airdate TBA

Rosarito Beach SCORE Desert Challenge  – airdate TBA

SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying @SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience – airdate TBA

SCORE Baja 1000 (two-hour special)  – airdate TBA

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1d6 Random Ancient Minor Treasures of Clark Aston Smith's Tomb's & Necrotic Vaults Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Swords & Stitchery - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:53
Some treasures get passed from hand to hand along the path of adventurers going along the path of travelers. These items are too valuable to lose but sometimes move in odd ways from place to place. Hands hold them for a time and sometimes they acquire an aura of magick & mysticism. An aura that comes down from legend or made up on the spot by some fool.  These items are not the stuff of Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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OSR Extravaganza Sale - The Picks - The Barrel Rider went to The Majestic Wilderlands

Tenkar's Tavern - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:08

Some OSR publishers were left in the cold when the OSR Extravaganza Sale kicked off yesterday. Have no fear! They are back and with deeper discounts than the rest.

Barrel Rider Games+James Spahn ) best known for White Star and the series of White Box releases, has entered the fray:
A few of Barrel Rider Games' White Box and White Star products seem to have slipped past the OSR Extravaganza! But fear not! Not only are all of these following products on sale for the duration of the OSR Extravaganza, they're also 20% off instead of the current sale price of 15% Products discounted at 20% include: White Box Companion [Swords & Wizardry], White Box Treasures [Swords & Wizardry], White Box Bestiary [Swords & Wizardry], White Box Adventures: The Wererat's Well [Swords & Wizardry], White Box Adventures: The Wizard's Tower [Swords & Wizardry], White Box Adventures: The Dragon's Hoard [Swords & Wizardry], White Box Omnibus [Swords & Wizardry], White Box Demihumans [Swords & Wizardry], White Box Companion II [Swords & Wizardry], White Box Options: Psychic Talents [Swords & Wizardry], White Box Classics: Reluctant Heroes [Swords & Wizardry], Uttin [White Star], Combat Medic [White Star], Brimling [White Star], Rock Star [White Star], White Box Gothic [Swords & Wizardry] and White Box Compendium [Swords & Wizardry]! Other OSR products currently on sale as part of the OSR Extravaganza at 15% off include all of Barrel Rider Games' Labyrinth Lord and Starships & Spacemen products like Class Compendium, They're Only Kobolds and the 2012 Barrel Rider Bundle!Bat in the Attic Games ( +Rob Conley ) is also offering deep discounts:

The Majestic Wilderlands - From the City-State of the Invincible Overlord to the ancient city of Viridistan the wilderness is thick with dungeons and ruins. Contained in this book are the background and rules used in a campaign thirty years in the making. You will find over two dozen classes ranging from Soldiers to Mountebanks and races of Reptile Men to Half-Viridians. New races, magic variants, creatures, and magic items can be found within these pages. Also included is a complete overview of the Majestic Wilderlands. Begin your journey into the Majestic Wilderlands and become the next person to carve their mark in the hall of destiny. A 140 page rules supplement compatible with the Swords & Wizardry rules and a guide to the Majestic Wilderlands $7.00  $4.20

Scourge of the Demon Wolf - Three died. They were mauled beyond recognition. The Baron sent his huntsmen to kill the beasts and for a fortnight they tramped across the countryside. Between their whoring and drinking they killed twelve wolves, parading their skins through the village. They were hung on poles as trophies of victory. Then the huntsmen left, the beasts slain, the village saved… so we thought. As the fields turned golden under the summer sun the killings began again. Four more died. Then the Baron's man, the bailiff, was killed on the high meadow in sight of Mitra's Temple. His screams could be heard well into the village. He was only identified after we reassembled the pieces. With the priest's help I wrote a report to our liege, the Baron of Westtower. My report ended with, There will be no harvest until the beast is slain and the killings stopped.
A 72 page adventure compatible with the Swords & Wizardry  rules and a setting supplement to the Majestic Wilderlands. detailing a small barony, a complete fantasy village, a conclave of mages, a crossroads hamlet, and a camp of wandering beggars. $10.00  $6.00

I'd like to mention my two PWYW releases - Pocket Creatures Volumes 1 & 2. Grab them for free. Use them. Enjoy.

All posts for the OSR Extravaganza Sale can be found using this link.

Categories: Tabletop Gaming Blogs

AD&D 2e Core Books Plus Planescape Bundle - 8 Books - 15 Bucks

Tenkar's Tavern - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:06

Its strange that I don't see these bundles directly linked under the OSR Sale going on at RPGNow. In any case, in addition to the AD&D 1e bundle and the D&D Rules Cyclopedia and Gazetteer bundle there is the AD&D 2e plus Planescape Bundle.

Here's what you get for your 15 bucks:

Players Handbook, 2e

DMG, 2e

Monstrous Manual, 2e

Plansecape - Original Boxes Set

In the Cage: Guide to Sigi

Planes of Chaos

Planes of Conflict

Planes of Law

Eight PDFs, 15 bucks

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#MooglyCAL2017: Afghan Block #11

Moogly - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:00

How are we almost half way through the 2017 CAL already? Almost, but not quite yet… Today we’re enjoying the 11th block of the 2017 Moogly Crochet Along – courtesy of Amy Ramnarine of The Stitchin’ Mommy! Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. First some important links: Just getting started? Welcome! Now… CLICK HERE! There is a [...]

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