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First Comics News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 03:18

(W) Patrick Shand (A) Nahuel Lopez (CA) Jonatas
The redhead raider and her shield maidens are back! This Annual sets the stage for the new series starting this Fall with two all-new stories. Belladonna and her warriors are lured into a trap by the Bone Queen while Gypsy has to escape a hostile pack of werewolves! Available with all-star covers including a Regular Cover by series artist Nahuel Lopez, Wraparound by Raulo Caceres, Shield Maiden by Matt Martin, Sultry Slayer and Killer Body by Renato Camilo and a painted Viking Vixen from Jonatas! A special subset of Raiders covers are available by Christian Zanier, each limited to just 350 copies! Including the Raiders, Nightfall, Topless, Nude, Adult and Adult Extreme covers on this special run series of images.
For the erotic art collectors, there is a special Gypsy Wraparound Nude by Paulo Siquiera that has no clothed edition. We also offer a Century Nude (limited to 100 copies) featuring original pencils by Renato Camilo, as well as the Nude by Lopez, Wraparound Nude by Caceres, Shield Maiden Nude and Adult by Matt Martin, Sultry Slayer Nude and Killer Body Nude by Renato Camilo and a painted Viking Vixen from Jonatas (which is a totally different image from the clothed edition).
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $5.99 – $9.99

(W) Ed Silva (A) Ed Silva, Emiliano Urdinola, Emiliano Urdinola
All your Jungle Fantasy favorites in one title! This massive series features more sexy jungle action than ever before as natural disasters strike and all the women are forced from their homes and on a collision course! With a huge migration of dinosaurs as well, it is a challenge just to be survivors! This series features Tundra, Ivory, Fauna and the Vixens by an all-star gathering of talent! Available with a load of lovely covers including a Regular & Sultry Cover by Renato Camilo, Wraparound by Raulo Caceres, a fully-painted Natural Beauty by Jonatas, Luscious by Matt Martin, and Bikini Babes by Ron Adrian. A special subset of Head Hunters covers are available by Christian Zanier, each limited to just 350 copies! Including the Head Hunter, Moonlight, Topless, Nude, Adult and Adult Extreme covers on this special run series of images.
For the erotic art collectors, we have a Century Nude (limited to 100 copies) featuring original pencils by Renato Camilo, as well as the Nude and Sultry Nude by Camilo, Wraparound Nude by Caceres, Natural Beauty Nude by Jonatas, Luscious Nude by Martin, and Bikini Babes Nude by Adrian. We top it off with Adult covers – Luscious Adult Cover by Martin, and the final two covers to the Tundra Icy Adult Cover Set by Zanier (this will be a set of six, two offered each month).
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $5.99 – $9.99

(W) Mike Costa (A) Nahuel Lopez (CA) Renato Camilo
Limited to just 100 sets, these covers feature the original nude pencil art of Renato Camilo!
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $99.99


(W) Ron Adrian, Ed Silva, Marcelo Mueller (A) Emiliano Urdinola, Emiliano Urdinola, Ron Adrian, Ed Silva, Marcelo Mueller (CA) Renato Camilo
You won’t want to miss this sultry Vixens cover by Renato Camilo.
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $9.99



(W) Patrick Shand (A) Gabriel Andrade (CA) Ignacio Calero
Hellina is in a sticky situation on this sexy cover by Ignacio Calero.
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $9.99




(W) Patrick Shand (A) Gabriel Andrade (CA) Ignacio Calero
Hellina is in a sticky situation on this sexy cover by Ignacio Calero.
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $9.99

For fans who missed the first series of Jungle Fantasy: Ivory, this set has copies of all eight issues, one random cover for each issue (example covers pictured), all at a special price!
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $33.99

(W) Christian Zanier (A) Raulo Caceres (A/CA) Christian Zanier
Limited to just 100 sets, Argent in her bikini glory has never before been offered in Previews!
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $149.99

For fans who missed the first series of Ravening, this set has copies of all four issues, one random cover for each issue (example covers pictured), all at a special price!
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $17.99

For fans who missed the first series of Belladonna, this set has copies of all five issues, one random cover for each issue (example covers pictured), all at a special price!
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $22.99

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Kickstarter - Dark Naga - The City of Talos for 5th Edition

Tenkar's Tavern - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 02:15

Dark Naga Adventures has had some pretty decent Kickstarter releases in the past and The City of Talos looks like it will maintain the same high quality. My main issue is that its for 9th level characters. Regardless of edition, my campaigns never rise to that level ;)

What do you get for your pledge?
  • Saddle-Stitched 32+ page adventure book 
  • Saddle-Stitched 32+ page gazetteer 
  • Detached Color cover with color maps on the interior. These maps are far too elaborate and gorgeous to produce in monochrome. 
  • 12 full-color maps 
  • 8 pages of black and white art, more when we unlock stretch goals. 
"Detachable color cover with color maps on the interior?" Le sigh ;)

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WWE Appoints New General Manager in India

First Comics News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 01:09

MUMBAI, India & STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the appointment of Sheetesh Srivastava as Vice President and General Manager, WWE India.

Sheetesh Srivastava

Srivastava will lead WWE’s strategic business initiatives and day-to-day operations in India and work with partners across all of WWE’s lines of business, including television, live events, marketing, sponsorship, new media, licensing and merchandising. Srivastava is a seasoned executive with more than 18 years of experience in driving strategic business growth in domestic and international markets. He will report to Ed Wells, WWE Executive Vice President, International.

“India is key to the global growth of WWE, and we are confident Sheetesh will successfully help develop our brand and business in this critically important country,” said Wells. “WWE is committed to expanding its presence in India, and we are pleased to welcome Sheetesh to further our efforts in the market.”

India represents WWE’s single largest regional contribution to the brand’s massive social media community of 750 million followers globally. To increase engagement with fans in India, WWE recently launched WWEShop.in, the company’s first-ever local, e-commerce experience in India.

Srivastava joins WWE from The Walt Disney Company in India, where he most recently led business development for Disney Media Networks, overseeing branded content creation, distribution, marketing, and syndication. Earlier in his career, he held senior management roles at Reliance Broadcast Network, The Times of India Group, and Frito Lay India.

Srivastava is an Economics graduate from Lucknow University, and he received a Master’s degree in Business Management from the Institute for Integrated Learning in Management.

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Pro Wrestling Guerrilla has announced their next show “Head Like A Cole”

First Comics News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 01:00

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla has announced their next show Head Like A Cole takes place on May 19th.

The following matches have been announced:

♦ PWG World Champion Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Trent?
♦ PWG Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks vs. Rey Fenix & Penta El Zoro M
♦ Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish vs. Jeff Cobb & Matt Riddle
♦ Sami Callihan vs. Adam Cole
♦ Shane Strickland vs. Michael Elgin
♦ Lio Rush vs. Mark Haskins
♦ Keith Lee vs. Trevor Lee

Tickets for Head Like a Cole go on sale next week.

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First Comics News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:57
New Characters, New Stories Debut When Legendary Artists Collaborate with Writers

Retailers had a front-row seat at Chicago’s C2E2 today when DC Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee unveiled six new DC Universe titles under the banner Dark Matter, partnering the most acclaimed artists in the industry with award-winning writers. Beginning this August, under the guidance of iconic artists Greg Capullo, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr., DC will launch new titles THE SILENCER, SIDEWAYS, IMMORTAL MEN, DAMAGE, NEW CHALLENGERS, with characters from each of these series first appearing in the previously announced DARK NIGHTS: METAL.

The Dark Matter comics will focus on epic graphic storytelling. Joining Capullo, Kubert, Lee and Romita Jr. to round out the all-star cast of creators are Dan Abnett, Tony S. Daniel, Dan DiDio, Justin Jordan, Kenneth Rocafort, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and Robert Venditti.

“What excites me most is that this series of books takes full advantage of the talent and vision of the creative team,” says DC Publisher Dan DiDio. “Comics are a visual medium and with these titles, the artists are working hand in hand with the writers in shaping the look and direction of their characters. In reaffirming the craft of making comics, we’ve brought together a master class of talent, led by Greg Capullo, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr., to help set the style, tone and visual direction for these books. With these four industry giants taking the lead, I feel we can bring the power and energy expected from superhero storytelling back to the page.”

Dark Matter is a return to bringing both the writer and artist to the fore to unlock their full potential,” explains Publisher Jim Lee. “At the talent summit we discussed what was missing in comics and how we could create something that’s new for this generation of fans. The result was Dark Matter. You’ll see bombastic action scenes and a visual narrative driven by the artist. This approach has energized the creators involved, myself included, and we’re going to have a lot of fun with these books.”

To get fans excited about this upcoming launch, DC is releasing a series of interviews with these masters in their homes. Capullo, Kubert, Lee and Romita Jr. highlight their legacy and process and discuss working with their collaborators on new stories in the DC Universe.

The first wave of DC Universe Dark Matter titles includes:

Debuting in September
Written by Dan Abnett with art by John Romita Jr.
Honor Guest was the world’s deadliest assassin, until she traded it all for a chance at a “normal” life in the suburbs, free from the constant death and destruction. But as her former life comes back to haunt her, Honor must strip away her suburban persona and protect her family as THE SILENCER.

Debuting in September
Written by Dan DiDio and Justin Jordan with art by Kenneth Rocafort
Forever changed by the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, a teenager struggles to live through high school as he comes in contact with Dark Matter and gains the power to teleport through the Dark Dimension. But each leap brings the new hero one step closer to succumbing to the allure of his new power and its dark origins.

Debuting in October
Written by James Tynion IV with art by Jim Lee
Born at the dawn of time, five siblings find that with eternal life comes eternal war. As the forces of destruction march into the modern world, they operate from the shadows, recruiting the elite against the foes who seek to bring about Armageddon. They are humankind’s hope sprung eternal….they are the IMMORTAL MEN.

Debuting in October
Written by Robert Venditti with art by Tony S. Daniel
Ethan Avery only wanted to serve his country, but promises of becoming the ultimate weapon leave the new recruit living a nightmare. Cursed with the ability to unleash an unstoppable monster for one hour at a time, Ethan only wants to live out his life in peace. But if he can tame the monster inside, it might just be able to do more good for the country than Ethan ever expected.

Debuting in December
Written by Scott Snyder with art by Andy Kubert
Characters live on borrowed time, running from death toward the greatest mysteries, wonders and terrors of the universe! It’s a new cast, new mission, but in conversation with the history and greatness of the original Challengers of the Unknown. The story starts with Challengers Mountain returning after having been missing for years, and only gets wilder from there…

Debuting in August
Written by Scott Snyder with art by Greg Capullo
It all begins with DARK NIGHTS: METAL, a story that will examine every choice a hero doesn’t take and every path they don’t walk, opening up worlds that are forged by nightmares. Characters and stories from each of the Dark Matter books will be plotted throughout this series.

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First Comics News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:21

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (April 20, 2017)—Today we celebrate marijuana with smoke rings puffing and pluming across the nation. Now that eight states have legalized it for recreational use and twenty-eight for medical use, it is especially fun to relive the hysteria surrounding marijuana as a perceived gateway drug from the 1930s to the 1950s and beyond. And now you can do so in the comfort of your home with Reefer Madness from Dark Horse Books.

Like the antidrug propaganda films of that era, these stories range from comically misinformed to soberly concerned about the influence of Mary Jane on the youth of America. Titles like “Teenage Dope Slaves,” “Satan’s Cigarettes,” and “Hopped-Up Killer” make it clear that the gulf in attitudes between today and the days of Reefer Madness could not be wider.

Includes an in-depth introduction discussing the campaigns against pot by the first drug czar, Harry Anslinger, and newspaperman William Randolph Hearst, with lurid covers from many of the comics and magazines of the day. The comics collected in Reefer Madness come from comic book legends like Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (Adventure Comics), Frank Frazetta, Jerry Robinson, and Jack Kirby. Eisner and Harvey Award–winning hippie Craig Yoe brings a new collection of wacky, wild, and culturally relevant comics to the mix.

“This is one of the most fun books I’ve ever put together. Some of the writers and artists that created these comics must have been smoking something to concoct these ludicrous and loony tales of youth gone bad!” said Yoe. “The comics will serve up lots of lusty laughs for those who partake of contraband ‘giggle-smoke.’ Others attempting to snuff out the wicked marijuana cigarettes that they are sure unleash unbridled passions will see these comics as moral tales of dire warning!”

Reefer Madness hits shelves summer 2017.

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First Comics News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:17


MILWAUKIE, Ore., (April 20, 2017)—Following the out-of-this-world success of 2016’s Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book and Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book, Dark Horse is excited to announce two more volumes for Star Trek fans to enjoy: Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book—Where No Man Has Gone Before and Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book—Continuing Missions.

Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book—Where No Man Has Gone Before contains forty-five brand-new black-and-white images from the second two seasons of the classic science-fiction series. Printed on high-quality stock, each illustration offers an array of diverse detail to color as faithfully or as wildly as fans choose, and is single sided to avoid unsightly bleed-through. Juann Cabal (Elektra), Will Conrad (Angel & Faith), Gabriel Guzmán (Kull, Mass Effect: Discovery), and Derlis Santacruz (Tomb Raider) create the gorgeous artwork, and Gabriel Guzmán’s art is featured on the cover.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book—Continuing Missions features forty-five brand-new colorable images from seasons 4 through 7 of the fan-favorite science-fiction series. The illustrations include unique, highly detailed black-and-white illustrations inspired by unforgettable episodes, like “Darmok,” “The Inner Light,” and “Chain of Command.” Juann Cabal, Gabriel Guzmán, Bill Mudron (Calla Cthulhu), and Shea Standefer bring the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D to life. Gabriel Guzmán’s art is also featured on the cover.

Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book—Where No Man Has Gone Before goes on sale September 13, 2017, and is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Things From Another World, and at your local comic shop. Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book—Continuing Missions goes on sale October 4, 2017, and is also available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Things From Another World, and at your local comic shop.

Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book – Where No Man Has Gone Before and Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book—Continuing Missions are under license by CBS Consumer Products.

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Marvel Returns to C2E2 with Signings, Panels, Giveaways and More!

First Comics News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:09

New York, NY—April 20, 2017 —This weekend, the House of Ideas takes the Windy City by storm as we prepare for C2E2 and non-stop excitement! We’re bringing the hottest creators, breaking news plus signings, giveaways and more! Your central hub for all the excitement is the Marvel Booth (Booth #327) so be sure to stop by for your chance to get in on all the fun!

Want to know more about the blockbuster Secret Empire event? Or about what ResurrXion has in store for your favorite mutants? What about top secret announcements for some upcoming Marvel comics? Then you won’t want to miss this year’s panel lineup chock full of breaking news! And that’s not all because this year’s show features an all-star lineup of your favorite Marvel creators and stars who will be appearing throughout the show. Swing by for scheduled appearances by Jason Aaron, Nick Spencer, Jordie Bellaire, Declan Shalvey, Margaret Stohl and many more! See the official signing schedule for more info.

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Some Ideas for The Tavern's Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Post - Elementals and Elementalists

Tenkar's Tavern - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 22:14
Art by Brett Neufeld
I'm sitting here thinking about what I'm going to add to the Swords & Wizardry Community this weekend, and while I'd like to say "Swords & Wizardry Continual Light" will be ready for download this Saturday, its not back yet from being proofread. Best laid plans and all that shit.

So, what is your bartender ever going to do?

Well, Dennis Sustare suggested ecological themed adventure for Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day intersecting with Earth Day, but I'm going to take that a bit further or at least in another direction.

I'll be introducing minor and lesser elementals to the SWL bestiary as well as a new class, plotted through level 7 - an Elementalist. We'll even include the optional advancement for when a SWCL class hits their cap of level 7. I suspect it will appear later in Torchlight and at that point I'll do a Swords & Wizardry Complete conversion through level 10.

Fear not! Swords & Wizardry Continual Light is nearly here ;)
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Commentary On N1 Against the Cult of the Reptile God For Advanced Dungeons & Dragons First Edition

Swords & Stitchery - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:57
I was talking with my systems guy about Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea & C1's blog entry yesterday. He was a bit put out because we're playing a lower level tier campaign at the moment involving Venger Satanis's Islands of Purple Haunted Putrescence. He was saying its not like there is a low level adventure that can really exploit the Hyperborean countryside? Well, Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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First Comics News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:07

(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Daniel Gete
America finally has a new weapon to use against the German Battleships, and this issue is the grand unveiling! But nothing goes to plan – for either side of this epic conflict! Available with Regular, Wraparound, War Crimes, Propaganda and Blitzkrieg covers by series artist Daniel Gete and a limited VIP Premium cover by Gabriel Andrade that is limited to 500 copies!
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99-$9.99

(A/CA) Jacen Burrows
The amazing work of Jacen Burrows is celebrated in this special art book! Over 15 years of amazing works are featured here, all showcasing Burrows’ original pencils and inks. Included is a complete cover gallery, from The Courtyard to Neonomicon to Providence, as well as choice pages, designs and lots of unused, ultra-rare, and unseen art! For fans of the series, this is a wonderful companion volume showcasing the haunting artwork and painstaking labor that went into bringing it to life.
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $19.99


(W) David Lapham (A) German Nobile (CA) Jacen Burrows
In an age of depravity, one man’s appetites horrified the entire Roman Empire… the mad emperor, Caligula. When his family was brutally slaughtered by Caligula and his court, Junius travels to Rome to avenge their deaths, but discovers that the emperor cannot be killed, no matter how horrific the wound! Renamed “Felix” and admitted into Caligula’s court as a pet, confidante, lover, and biographer, the young man witnesses the worst depravity and brutality that the ancient world has to offer: virgin blood ceremonies, rigged gladiator fights, and dinner parties where guests are randomly slaughtered. Can Felix maintain his sanity in the face of so much horror and discover the secret behind Caligula’s mysterious supernatural power over life and death? All six issues of the first series are collected here. The modern master of horror, David Lapham (Crossed Vol. 2: Family Values, Stray Bullets), joins talented painter German Nobile in a descent into the darkest corners of Rome’s history. Available in three editions: as a TPB or Hardcover with covers by artist Jacen Burrows and also a Signed Hardcover signed by writer David Lapham and limited to just 1000 copies!
In Shops: May 23, 2012
SRP: $19.99


(W) David Lapham (A/CA) German Nobile
They thought the mad emperor, Caligula was destroyed. But his evil lives on, hiding in plain sight. Now good Laurentius must track down the demon to stop the slaughter in the streets and to avenge his wife’s death. But the demon is not alone this time. It seems that others with hellish powers have risen up and are shaping the world of the new ruling class. Even young Nero, his son, has a demonic influence changing the boy and directing him to take up the grievous excesses of his father. The modern master of horror, DAVID LAPHAM (Crossed Vol. 2 & 3, Stray Bullets), joins talented painter GERMAN NOBILE in a descent into the darkest corners of Rome’s history. Collects issues #1 – 6 of the Caligula Heart of Rome series.
In Shops: Nov 06, 2013
SRP: $19.99


(W) Max Brooks (A/CA) Raulo Caceres
The best-selling Zombie writer in history finally unleashes an all-new horror epic! Be ready for the summer’s biggest graphic novel event as millions of zombie fans come looking for with the collected first chapter of MAX BROOKS’ EXTINCTION PARADE! One of the founders of the zombie renaissance, Max Brooks has sold millions of books in dozens of languages. His first book The Zombie Survival Guide not only singlehandedly jump-started the zombie prep subculture, its graphic novel companion Recorded Attacks debuted as #1 on the New Times Bestseller list. His second book World War Z (already a multi-million copy NYT bestseller in its own right) was adapted by Brad Pitt into one of the biggest blockbuster movies of 2013. Now Brooks takes the zombie genre to a whole new level with his new illustrated series Extinction Parade featuring stunningly rendered art by super-star RAULO (Crossed, Captain Swing) CACERES. Building on the seed of his hit 2010 short story, Brooks has crafted a truly epic series. Not only does Extinction Parade’s multilayered depth and meticulously researched detail raise it to the standard of his previous work, it also introduces fans to an entirely new, fresh and terrifying subgenre: Vampires Vs Zombies. As humans wage their loosing fight versus the hoards of the subdead, a frightening realization sets in with the secretive Vampire race: our food is dying off. This is the story of Vampires decent into all-out war with the mindless hungry hordes of the zombie outbreak as humanity tries to survive them all. Three species in mortal conflict. This is how a species dies. The collected edition contains the entire first chapter of this epic tale including Extinction Parade issues #1-5, and a blood-soaked cover gallery!
In Shops: Jun 25, 2014
SRP: $19.99


(W) Max Brooks (A/CA) Raulo Caceres
New York Times bestselling Author, Max Brooks returns to the frightening world of zombies versus vampires in his groundbreaking follow up series: Extinction Parade: War! Well known for his breathtakingly original fiction, Brooks pushes the limits of the horror genre with his trademark meticulous research and vision for the next evolution in zombie storytelling. The subdead were always a joke to the aristocratic vampire race. Just a spec on the radar of their immortal lives, nothing worth even a moment’s notice in their quest for self-gratification through the veins of their host, the human race. But at last they have been pulled from their ignorance into the reality of the new world order. The human race is facing extinction and should they succumb, so too shall the vampires disappear beneath the waves of rotting walking dead. Now the vampire race has mobilized and formed a grand Army of the Bloodline to combat the growing threat of extinction. But after centuries of ambivalence will they be able to learn how to wage war before it is too late? This volume collects the Extinction Parade: War #1 – 5 comic book series.
In Shops: Mar 25, 2015
SRP: $19.99


(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Tomas Aria
The war rumbles on in this fifth collection of Garth Ennis’ masterpiece. Included are: the three part “Send A Gunboat”, the men of the Royal Navy’s gunboat squadrons defend England’s coast against Nazi raiders. The little boats are fast, heavily-armed and deadly- and terribly vulnerable. And the enemy is never far away, as the commander of one vessel finds when his German opposite number takes a dangerous interest in him and his crew. Also the four-part “Vampire Squadron. ” In the dark days of winter, 1940, a handful of pilots show up at a remote Royal Air Force base in rural England. Some are British, some are Poles, Czechs, French, Australians, Canadians- the orphans of Nazi-occupied Europe and the children of the Empire. No other squadron wants them; they don’t even like each other much. Which is unfortunate, because they’re about to take to the deadly night skies at the height of the Blitz- Hitler’s dreadful aerial onslaught on the cities of Britain. This volume collects War Stories #16 – 22 of the ongoing comic book series.
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $19.99

(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Jacen Burrows
The gentlemen monsters of Providence are featured on the lovely faux-leather cover, printed in stark Blood Red Foil over White leather and limited to just 350 copies!
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $24.99



(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Jacen Burrows
Due to overwhelming demand, we offer one final printing of the Providence Act 1 Hardcover! 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 1 hardcover edition that contains Providence issues #1-4, and all the back matter, in this one-time printing of the edition. There will be Act 2 and Act 3 Hardcovers in the coming months, also limited to single production runs. This will not be kept in print any further and this is the final opportunity to get a hardcover edition of the first chapter of Alan Moore’s horror masterpiece.
In Shops: Mar 15, 2017


(W) Garth Ennis, Mike Wolfer (A/CA) Mike Wolfer
Critically acclaimed graphic novelist Garth Ennis and Mike Wolfer unleash an all-new kind of horror as they rip the horrors of war right from today’s headlines and thrust it beyond the boundaries of sanity. Three American soldiers, the survivors of a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, struggle across the Taliban-controlled mountains. Injured and lacking food, water, and medicine, they discover something far worse than enemy fighters among the sun-bleached rocks: an ancient supernatural power, murderous and unstoppable. Despite a timely rescue by a handful of British S.A.S. commandos, they’re still hopelessly outnumbered by the shambling, ragged undead and the evil human intelligence that controls them. Available with a Trade Paperback, Hard Cover, and a special Signed Hard Cover Edition (limited to 500 copies and signed by Garth Ennis and Mike Wolfer) all featuring covers by Mike Wolfer!
In Shops: Nov 21, 2012
SRP: $19.99


(W) Mike Wolfer (A/CA) Fernando Heinz Furukawa
Expanding the world of GARTH ENNIS’ Stitched, horror mainstay MIKE WOLFER tells the next chapter in a gripping world of terror. When a smuggler delivers the secret of the Stitched to a wealthy collector, the unsuspecting world learns that true horror doesn’t stay buried in the sands of time…it transcends them. A team of Navy Seals must attempt to secure the threat and find a way to destroy the Stitched and their secrets before they are loosed among an unsuspecting population. But the true horror of the Stitched isn’t only felt at their crushing granite fingertips, but in the terrifying turning process where the unwary become legions of the dead. The trade collects issues #8-13 of the ongoing horror series, Stitched.
In Shops: Sep 11, 2013
SRP: $19.99


(W) Mike Wolfer (A/CA) Fernando Heinz
Approached by the mysterious Nameless Ones, Nakamura discovers the secret of the Stitched and uses their soulless drive for destruction to rein misery upon his targets within the criminal organization. Violence and terror drive the Kuroko-Kai to bloody revenge and one slip up by Nakamura will put his family and friends in their vicious sights. But the secret of the Stitched comes with a steep price and his family may ultimately be the ones to pay in blood for his ambition and vengeance! MIKE WOLFER and FERNANDO HEINZ weave a story of ancient evil and terrifying horror, Stitched is a modern masterpiece of darkest nightmare.This volume collects Stitched #14-19.
In Shops: Jun 11, 2014
SRP: $19.99

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Get Craft Supply Savings (and Earn Money!) with Dealspotr!

Moogly - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:00

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Have you seen the meme? The one that says something along the lines of, “Why would I buy that hat for $10 when I can spend $30 on craft supplies to make it myself?” Yeah, we all know crafting doesn’t always save money. [...]

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Binary Options malvertising campaign drops ISFB banking Trojan

Malwarebytes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:00

We have been witnessing a series of malvertising attacks that keep a low profile with decoy websites and strong IP address filtering. We are calling it the ‘Binary Options’ campaign because the threat actor is using the front of a trading company to hide the real nature of his business.

There have been similar uses of fake façades as a gateway to exploit kits. For instance, Magnitude EK is known to use gates that have to do with Bitcoin, investment websites and such, as detailed in this Proofpoint blog entry.

In this particular case, the threat actor stole the web template from “Capital World Option“, a company that provides a platform for trading binary options. Participants must predict whether the price of an asset will rise or fall within a given time frame, which defines whether or not they will make money. Binary options have earned a bad reputation though and some countries have even banned them.

Fraudulent infrastructure

Below is a screenshot of the legitimate website that is being impersonated. There are some differences between the real one and the fakes; the former is using SSL and was registered a while ago. Also, some of the website functionality is not working properly with the decoy versions.

Legitimate site:

Decoy site that ripped all the branding:

Those fake sites are only meant to be viewed if you are not a target of this particular malware campaign. In other words, if you load the infection chain from the malvertising call and see the site, you will not be infected. Infections happen when the fraudulent server forwards victims directly to a second gate, without showing them any of the site’s content.

The same threat actor has registered many different domains all purporting to be lookalikes using a similar naming convention. The recent creation dates for these decoy sites is a hint that they are not likely to be legitimate:

Domain Name: CAPITALWORLDOPTION.COM Creation Date: 2017-04-04T09:15:14Z Registrar: PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com Registrant Email: detes55@mail.ru

Malvertising chain

The attack starts off with an ad call from one of a few ad networks (Popads, PlugRush were detected in our telemetry) and redirects users to the decoy website where a quick IP check is performed.

Only legitimate users will be redirected to the second stage server, which also performs its own check. Once again, unwanted traffic will be dumped (and a message – perhaps from the threat actor? – “No time for rent” passed in the URL):

Otherwise, users that have made it past those two gates will be presented with the RIG exploit kit.

Banking Trojan

The final payload consistently distributed via this campaign (across different geolocations) appears to be an ISFB variant (AKA Dreambot, Gozi, Usrnif), based off an old but resilient banking Trojan. Some of its features include web injects for the victims’ browsers, screenshoting, video recording, transparent redirections, etc.

The artifacts left on the system were very similar to those described in a Proofpoint blog about Dreambot and the samples we collected also download a Tor client. The registry entry for the Tor client can be seen below:

Modular structure

The sample retrieves several modules once it sets hold onto a victim machine and below is an overview:

Original Dropper

-> loader.dll injected into svchost.exe

-> client.dll and tordll.dll downloaded and injected into explorer.exe and into browsers

The main executable injects a file (loader.dll) into svchost.exe in order to download other modules which are encrypted during transport (tor.dll and client.dll) both available in 32 and 64 bits:

We can notice the “ISFB” signature within the malware code:

This piece of malware has some anti-VM features, for example, it checks on the mouse cursor:

Modules are injected into explorer.exe and try to establish a connection to an .onion address. Browsers are also injected, via client.dll as depicted below with Mozilla Firefox:

There are scores of hosts that are contacted post infection, as well as the Tor connections that trigger many ET rules as ET TOR Known Tor Relay/Router (Not Exit) Node Traffic group.


This particular campaign focused on a very specific malvertising chain leading to the RIG exploit kit and – as far as we could tell – dropping the same payload each time, no matter the geolocation of the victim.

Banking Trojans have been a little bit forgotten about these days as they are overshadowed by ransomware. However, they still represent a significant threat and actually do operate safely in the shadows, manipulating banking portals to perform wire transfers unbeknownst to their victims or even the banks they are targeting.

Malwarebytes users are protected against this threat at various levels: domain and IP blocks, exploit mitigation for RIG EK, and detection of the malware payloads.

Related material IOCs

‘Binary Options’ domains:

all-binarys-option.com all-binarys-options.com binaryoptionleader.com binaryoptionleaders.com binarysfinanceoptions.com binarysoption.com binarys-option.com binarysoptionleader.com binarysoptionleaders.com binarysoptions.com binarys-options.com binarysoptionsfinance.com binarysoptionsleader.com binarysoptionsleaders.com capitalworldoption.com financebinarysoptions.com financeoptionbinarys.com financeoptionsbinarys.com financesoptionbinary.com financesoptionbinarys.com financesoptionsbinary.com financesoptionsbinarys.com opteckoption.com

‘Binary options’ IP addresses:


basefont.ul-8.moskvi.ru/user5.php p.figcaption-7.nfl.si/user5.php command.bdo-3.mirifictour.ro/user5.php menu.command-2.moskvi.ru/user5.php code.a-10.moskvi.ru/user5.php header.h5-2.mirifictour.ro/user5.php input.noframes-8.narovlya.ru/user5.php col.output-9.nfl.si/user5.php meter.em-8.narovlya.ru/user5.php applet.x-3.nomundodapaula.com.br/user5.php

Payloads from different geos (ISFB):

f2f8843673000b082ad08bd555c8cd023918a3c11af9d74e9fa98f3b1304b6be f12bc471f040146318a6fbd2879a95d947d494bd0b869dc95c01cfc22af0ab13 61dd7aa2ca44371b7c8cd4dc9e5f3bd05a8c6213d8e6357dfdb9034b1c0fd590 aed39345668d24dced4b83c36321e98ec9f09af3044b94ceecf01662de0189ab

Post infection traffic: ip-addr.es/ aeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeva.onion/images/skmTPhNwp9NVU/_2F4G_2B/uO_2FVNwGzKHjF6XXm_2FwR/ozV3WtHKFN/qHCZk_2F3zfY5Tun4/1_2BY1OBwXA5/h78wUMDgWOn/Oa3902QJKJepaG/gUyn6OwepJp_2FOUDt5DR/ghzi_2F0if2w_2F_/2FdLkzlJyrJBEYQ/JpqpaM_2Fe9ZGGJ0sH/0PPW00gpm/fw759RTtukH4CWzHzdgY/YeqpElX.jpeg aeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeva.onion/images/mUKxVkxTd4/jVGmdXz5wgukSnoqn/dHI0tQ0GMoHy/t33eKJEj_2B/eJhlUIVkjtD0_2/FQQ_2BYinpCl5HhsfJrU4/yvNBC3qaWv_2FVe4/E_2Fx7bI21jWxgd/zVb0J5JvNu2Lw16DFS/54MHtYxkR/SAahGsIeNYj7btD7lEtU/WXJ_2FZExsnS_2FrMYl/_2FpoHgPSdiun20G8AgOLX/G1pu.gif

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So Cool it’s Hot: Tarot#41 Uncensored Cover Edition!

First Comics News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 14:29

Tarot#41 UNCENSORED REissue

This Tarot’s Sold Out Winter Farce is now being REissued in a high quality Edition! The Uncensored reIssue will have Uncensored/ Clean (no titled) Cover A ( on the Front) and Cover B ( on the back) signed High Quality Cover. $12.50

We are also offering a very Special Limited Edition, the “Rainbow Chrome” Snowflake Variant, Cover will have an iridescent High Quality Cover of a Jim Balent Pencil art piece & Limited to only 10 signed and numbered this Edition will be $45 .

Last but not least is the “Silver Winter” Metal Variant, Cover -printed on a sheet of shiny silverish metal the uncensored art will shimmer like an icicle! Limited to only 5- 3 Left signed and numbered this Edition will be $100 .
ships late May or earlier.

PreOrder NOW!

Uncensored #41 Cover

If you missed this Sold Out Fun Issue- Now’s your chance, while supplies last!

Rainbow Chrome Snowflake Edition! (artist’s representation of iridescence)

Categories: Comic Book Blogs

Become Part of the Story with Marvel Comics’ Chatbot

First Comics News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 14:23

Marvel Comics’ Chatbot Allows Fans to Converse with some of their Favorite Marvel Super Heroes and Become Part of the Story


Marvel’s chatbot offers quizzes, puzzles, first-looks, exclusive content,

and helps you find your local comic shop through Facebook Messenger and Twitter DM


New York, NY—April 20, 2017— Today, Marvel is excited to announce, an all-new way to interact directly with the Marvel Universe, with Marvel’s first chatbot. Timed with the release of Marvel Comics’ SECRET EMPIRE fans will have the ability to directly chat with some of their favorite Marvel Super Heroes and be a part of the Marvel Universe through Facebook Messenger and Twitter DM. Powered by Conversable, this new chatbot experience presents a bold and exciting new way for fans to interact with some of Marvel’s most popular heroes who are directly in the throes of Marvel Comics’ SECRET EMPIRE!

At launch, in support of Marvel Comics’ SECRET EMPIRE event, the Marvel chatbot will allow fans the ability to converse with everyone’s favorite neighborhood wall-crawler, Spider-Man!  Fans will also be able to engage in fun quizzes & puzzles, receive exclusive first-looks, and find their local comic shops.

“Marvel will always be on the forefront of exciting new ways for fans to experience the Marvel Universe,” said Julie Gerola, VP/GM Marketing & Digital Operations. “We are so excited to debut a brand new way for our fans to engage directly with some of the Marvel characters during the events of SECRET EMPIRE and have the added ability to have their local comic shop’s location sent directly to fans so that they can further explore the entire Marvel Universe.”

The chatbot, produced in partnership with Conversable Inc., leverages natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to engage users with an entirely unique adventure written by Eisner Award-winning author, Jim McCann.

“When it comes to loyalty and engagement, Marvel stands out as a leader. As consumers move to new platforms, it’s more important than ever for brands to meet their audience where they are,” said Ben Lamm, CEO of Conversable. “What Marvel is doing is a truly original way for such a creative organization to engage customers and tell stories through new mediums. Through the power of conversational intelligence, fans can go from bystander to fully immersed in the Marvel Universe and become part of the story.”

All of this, plus much more, will be delivered directly to fans’ mobile devices and desktops through Facebook Messenger and Twitter DM. What will you say to Spider-Man? What kind of Easter eggs will you be able to find? Find out this spring from Marvel Comics during the launch of SECRET EMPIRE in comic shops May 3rd.

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Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day is also Earth Day - Ecological Themed Adventures Anyone?

Tenkar's Tavern - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 14:02
Dennis Sustare, he of Bunnies & Burrows fame (and known as Bunny Burroughs on FB) suggested the following yesterday:Now, if you know anything about Dennis, he doesn't just talk - he does. Last night, as I was sleeping, Dennis sent me the two page Swords & Wizardry Light adventure: Preserve the Feedbank. Actually, he labeled it a "Mini-Ecoquest", which it certainly is. Its aimed at 4 to 6 2nd level adventures.

I'll be adding it to the Swords & Wizardry Light shared Dropbox Folder for release on April 22 - this Saturday - Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day as well as Earth Day.

Have an "ecological themed" adventure squirreled away for S&W? Email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing and I'll add it to the folder.
Categories: Tabletop Gaming Blogs

Marked 20-sided Die

Zenopus Archives - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 13:40
TSR's original dice set was included in Holmes Basic, Gamma World and sold separately
In the 1970s, rolling 1-20 wasn't as straightforward as today. The original dice set available from TSR included a white 20-sided dice, but it was numbered (and pre-inked) with 0-9 twice rather than 1-20. So these dice were actually d10s, and were most easily used to generate percentiles by rolling the same die twice in row or by rolling two different colored dice together. TSR even sold a separate white and pink set of Percentile Generators.

But since the beginning D&D has always needed d20s, for attacks and saving throws. The earliest D&D rulebooks don't explain how to use the 10-sided die to generate 1-20, but by the time of Holmes Basic, there was a recognized need to explain this, as the rulebook teaches two different ways to roll 1-20 with these dice. One is near the end of the book in the section "Using the Dice", which isn't in the Holmes manuscript, and so was added by TSR. This method uses a secondary "control" die to determine if the number is 1-10 or 11-20:

"For example: to generate 1-20, roll the 20-sided die and 6-sided die, and if the 6-sided die comes up 1-3 , the number shown on the 20-sider is 1-10 (1-0), and if the 6-sider comes up 4-6, add 10 to the 20-sided die and its numbers become 11-20 (1-0)".

The other method is described in the main part of the text in the section on Saving Throws (page 14). This was written by Holmes as it is found word-for-word in the manuscript:

"Numbers can be generated as follows: Mark one set of faces on a 20-sided die by coloring with a red permanent marker on one of each faces — 0, 1, 2, 3, etc. The marked faces will be considered to have a ten added to them — 1 = 11, 2 = 12, 3 = 13, etc. Unmarked
0 = 10, marked 0 = 20. This die will also be used to determine the results of combat from the combat table."

The picture at the top of this post (from an Ebay auction that indicated the dice were from a Basic set) shows an example of this: the owner has colored half of the faces of the 20-sider in a red color. The white faces represent 1-10, and the red faces represent 11-20. As I mentioned above these dice were pre-inked, so one couldn't just color the two sets of 0-9 with different colored crayons, the faces had to be marked to differentiate them.

This method is referenced again in the section "Combat Melee":

"The probability of a hit is converted into a random number of 1 to 20 (the specially marked die is recommended)" (page 18) and "A 20-sided die must be marked or colored so that
one set of sides 0-9 is different from the other set. Count 0 as a 10. The marked set is then read as if 10 had been added to the roll (11-20), treating 0 as 10 or 20. This die is used for all combat resolution" (page 19)

Holmes probably learned this marked die method from other gamers, as there are earlier examples of it. For example, below is an auction photo from last year, for an auction you may have heard about, an original woodgrain D&D set that sold for over $20,000. Included with the set in the auction was a 20-sided die and a note (with the date of ~1974 given by the auctioneer). In the note we see similar instructions, with the white half of the die being 1-10 and the orange half being 11-20.

In 1979, the 1st edition DMG still assumes use of these 20-sided d10s in the section "Dice", on page 10:

"If a d20 is used either 1-20 (assuming the use of a standard d20 which is numbered 0-9 twice without coloring one set of faces to indicate that those faces have 10 added to the number appearing) or 1-40 (assuming that one set of faces is colored) can be gotten by adding 0 if 1 or 2 is rolled on the d4 and 10 or 20 (depending on the die type) if a 3 or 4 is rolled"

The structure of this sentence is complicated, but Gygax is saying to use d4 control dice to turn 1-10 into 1-20 (for an unmarked die) or 1-20 into 1-40 (for a marked die).

This was a short-lived era as other manufacturers began cranking out dice. 

At some point (I don't have a date but will update this post if I find it), 20-sided dice that were not pre-inked appeared, which allowed for coloring the two sets of numbers with different colored crayons. You still had to remember which color was low (1-10) and which was high (11-20). I have a dice like this that I received in an auction a while back (I can't even remember what it came with):

I also don't know when the first 20-sided dice that was numbered 1-20 first appeared, but the standard d10 appeared around 1980, possibly debuting at Gen Con that year

In the last printing of the Holmes Basic rulebook, dated Dec 1979 but certainly from 1980 as it is the third version with that date, the section on "Using the Dice" was revised to refer to "the assortment of 4-, 6-, 8-, 10-, 12- and 20-sided dice" (page 46), and the portion about the control die no longer refers to 1-20. Holmes' instructions for making a marked d20 is still found in the section on Saving Throws, however.

The Acaeum reports that some sets of Holmes Basic include a set of six dice. I've never actually seen one of these sets. It does seem strange TSR would revise the rulebook to refer to the 10-sided die without actually including it. But I'd like to see it confirmed that a set shipped this way versus having dice added later. A complicating factor is that Holmes Basic set was sold up until at least 1986 (I have a catalog from then listing it), so some may have had 6-dice sets added to them at later date.

Certainly by the time of the Moldvay Basic set and Dragon Dice, both from 1981, we have the standard 1980s set of six dice, including both the 10-sided die and the 20-sided die numbered 1-20.

See also:
Veteran of the Dice Wars
TSR Ads in Boys Life 1977-1982

And Jon Peterson's articles on the history of dice in D&D: 
How Gaming Got Its Dice
The Origins of Dice Notation
Categories: Tabletop Gaming Blogs

Mortzengersturm Reviews

Sorcerer's Skull - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:00
A couple of reviews for Mortzengersturm, The Mad Manticore of the Prismatic Peak have come out, and they have not escaped the notice of the manticore wizard himself:

Jack Shear over at Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque
Gus L at Dungeon of Signs


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