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CBS TELEVISION NETWORK 2022-2023 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

First Comics News - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 14:23

(N=New, NTP=New Time Period)

All Times ET/PT

MONDAY
8:00-8:30 PM THE NEIGHBORHOOD
8:30-9:00 PM BOB ♥ ABISHOLA
9:00-10:00 PM NCIS
10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: HAWAI`I

TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM FBI
9:00-10:00 PM FBI: INTERNATIONAL
10:00-11:00 PM FBI: MOST WANTED

WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR
9:00-10:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE
10:00-11:00 PM THE REAL LOVE BOAT (N)

THURSDAY
8:00-8:30 PM YOUNG SHELDON
8:30-9:00 PM GHOSTS (NTP)
9:00-10:00 PM SO HELP ME TODD (N)
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: VEGAS (NTP)

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM S.W.A.T. (NTP)
9:00-10:00 PM FIRE COUNTRY (N)
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS

SATURDAY
8:00-9:00 PM SATURDAY ENCORES
9:00-10:00 PM SATURDAY ENCORES
10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS

SUNDAY
7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES
8:00-9:00 PM THE EQUALIZER
9:00-10:00 PM EAST NEW YORK (N)
10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (NTP)

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XFL TV Deal With ABC, ESPN & FX

First Comics News - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 05:31

This is a definitive moment for the XFL and the beginning of an incredible, long-term partnership for the league, building on my longstanding, very successful legacy relationship I’ve had with Disney throughout my career,” Johnson said. “We’re excited to be working with global visionaries that are aligned with the XFL’s values, are true team players and share our ambitious goals to grow the XFL as a global sports and entertainment business. Through the combined power of Disney, ESPN and the XFL, together we will create a new powerhouse on the sports calendar and bring a dynamic game of football to fans everywhere. Time to ball out.

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DC ANNOUNCES ‘BATMAN – ONE BAD DAY’ SERIES OF ONE-SHOT COMICS

First Comics News - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 05:27
The Dark Knight’s Worst Enemies Star in Definitive, Ultimate Tales!

Revealed today, DC will be publishing a series of standalone, 64-page, one-shot comics featuring Batman’s world-famous enemies! The series of releases, under the header Batman – One Bad Day, will tell definitive tales featuring The Riddler, Two-Face, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Bane, Clayface and Ra’s al Ghul! Scroll down for a look at what each team is working on!

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Batman – One Bad Day: The Riddler by Tom King & Mitch Gerads:

Tom King and Mitch Gerads reunite in a new 64-page one-shot comic this August! Edward Nygma’s meticulous rules and systems go out the window when he kills seemingly at random, but Batman isn’t buying it! This tense intellectual thriller sees Batman unravel as he tries to decode the Riddler’s motivation!

 

Batman – One Bad Day: Two-Face by Mariko Tamaki, Javier Fernandez & Jordie Bellaire:

Heads or Tails, when it comes to Two-Face, Batman always loses! Is Harvey Dent back to save Gotham City? In a new 64-page one-shot comic this September, Mariko Tamaki and Javier Fernandez’s tragic noir Two-Face epic will flip that iconic coin…on its head?!

 

Batman – One Bad Day: The Penguin by John Ridley, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith & Arif Prianto:

When the Penguin’s criminal empire is stolen by a former associate, Batman faces both Cobblepot and THE UMBRELLA MAN on the burning streets of Gotham! John Ridley and Giuseppe Camuncoli’s ONE BAD DAY one-shot arrives this October!

 

Batman – One Bad Day: Mr. Freeze by Gerry Duggan, Matteo Scalera & Dave Stewart:

Save your sympathies, Batman and Robin! Years ago, Gotham City experienced a winter so icy that Mr. Freeze could live without his containment suit! Gerry Duggan and Matteo Scalera deliver a cold new take on Mr. Freeze this November!

 

Batman – One Bad Day: Catwoman by G. Willow Wilson, Jamie McKelvie & Tamra Bonvillain:

A brooch Selina Kyle’s mother once pawned for pennies is now part of a high-bid auction! The stakes are personal, and Catwoman will steal it back at any cost this December in G. Willow Wilson and Jamie McKelvie’s ONE BAD DAY one-shot!

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Batman – One Bad Day: Bane by Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter & Tomeu Morey:

The man who broke the Bat returns for the last vengeance of Bane! See Bane’s mind, body and spirit get ravaged in a ONE BAD DAY one-shot by Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter in January 2023!

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Batman – One Bad Day: Clayface by Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing, Xermanico & Romulo Fajardo Jr.:

Clayface’s dream was to be famous, but Gotham’s stars don’t always shine bright! Batman chases Basil Karlo to L.A. where Clayface is killing his way to fame in Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing and Xermanico’s ONE BAD DAY February one-shot!

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Batman – One Bad Day: Ra’s al Ghul by Tom Taylor & Ivan Reis

Finally, capping off the run of one-shot issues is Tom Taylor and Ivan Reis on Ra’s al Ghul’s ONE BAD DAY story in March! You know his name, the Bat will know his wrath!

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NBC Fall 2022-2023 Season

First Comics News - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 04:05

Mondays

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.: The Voice

10 p.m – 11 p.m.: Quantum Leap (new)

Tuesdays

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.: The Voice

9 p.m. – 10 p.m.: La Brea

10 p.m. – 11 p.m.: New Amsterdam

Wednesdays

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Chicago Med

9 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Chicago Fire

10 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Chicago P.D.

Thursdays

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Law & Order

9 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Law & Order: SVU

10 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Law & Order: Organized Crime

Fridays

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.: College Bowl

8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Lopez vs. Lopez (new, November)

8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Young Rock (November)

9 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Dateline NBC

Saturdays

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Drama Encores

9 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Dateline Weekend Mystery

10 p.m. – 11 p.m.: SNL Vintage

Sundays

7 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.: Football Night in America

8:20 p.m.- 11 p.m.: NBC Sunday Night Football

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ABC Fall 2022-2023 Season

First Comics News - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 03:59

Monday

8 p.m. Bachelor in Paradise (Season 8)

10 p.m. The Good Doctor (Season 6)

Tuesday

8 p.m. Bachelor in Paradise (Season 8)

10 p.m. The Rookie: Feds (Season 1)

The Rookie: Feds stars Niecy Nash-Betts as Simone Clark, the oldest FBI Academy rookie. Her character was introduced during a two-part The Rookie episode, where Officer John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) needed Simone’s help when a former student was suspected of terrorism. The show will also star Frankie Faison and Felix Solis.

Wednesday

8 p.m. The Conners (Season 5)

8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (Season 10)

9 p.m. Abbott Elementary (Season 2, new night)

9:30 p.m. Home Economics (Season 3)

10 p.m. Big Sky (Season 2, new night)

Thursday

8 p.m. Station 19 (Season 6)

9 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy (Season 19)

10 p.m. Alaska (Season 1)

Alaska could not ask for a better pair of shows to debut behind. The series stars Hilary Swank as Eileen Fitzgerald, a disgraced New York City journalist who tries to find redemption at an Anchorage newspaper. Jeff Perry, Matt Malloy, Meredith Holsman, Grace Dobe, Pablo Castelblanco, Ami Park, and Craig Frank also star in the drama. Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) created the series and directed the pilot.

Friday

8 p.m. Shark Tank (Season 14)

9 p.m. 20/20

Saturday

College Football

Sunday

7 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos (Season 33)

8 p.m. Celebrity Jeopardy! (Season 1)

9 p.m. Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (Season 3)

10 p.m. The Rookie (Season 5)

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Award-Winning Author Brian Lambert and Wingless Comics Blur The Lines Between Heaven and Hell

First Comics News - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 01:48

Burbank, California, 5/11/2022 – Wingless Comics returns to Kickstarter with its latest offering, Justice #1-3. Described as the continuing saga of the angel named Justice as he learns that the line between Heaven and Hell isn’t as black and white as was told, Justice is an action/adventure/fantasy comic reminiscent of the dark and gritty period of 90’s comics. With influences ranging from Frank Miller to Todd MacFarlane, Justice is a gothic storytelling journey.

 

As Justice tries to unravel his memories, Issue 3 sees him travel to the depths of the underworld. Will he survive a place where angels fear to tread? Previously unknown players reveal themselves and Justice comes face to face with his life prior to descending, but he finds strength in the most unlikely of places.

 

Featuring the talents of award-winning author Brian J. Lambert, along with the illustrations of Fabio Simao, colors by Nestor Redulla Jr., and letters by RuneMakerz, Justice #3 from Wingless comics is a story unlike any other. Wingless Comics’ award-winning group of diverse creators is excited to bring the new slate of stories to life.

 

Justice #1-3 will be live on KICKSTARTER from Tuesday 5/17/2022-Wednesday 6/15/2022.  That campaign allows you to catch up on ALL Wingless Comics offerings at affordable prices, and even the chance to cameo within the pages of our books! The live link is below:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/winglesscomics/justice-1-3

 

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RICH REVIEWS: The Tiger’s Tongue # 1

First Comics News - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 01:33

Title: The Tiger’s Tongue # 1
Publisher: Mad Cave Studios
Writer: Olivia Stephens
Artist: Diansakhu Banton-Perry
Inker & Colorist: Bex Glendining
Covers: Odera Igbokwe
Letterer: Jamette Gil
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.madcavestudios.com
Comments: A village becomes under the protection and guidence of the tigers. The Tiger People find the River People and they live together in peace. That peace though may be broken.
The art looks lovely it has a nice soft style that brings out the characters personalities. The tigers are illustrated as majestic creatures. They appear so peaceful.
The tigers here have many gifts and they pass them onto the Tiger People.
The Court here here does have drama going on. The people are unsure of its leadership. Two daughter will compete against each other in three trials to become the new Queen of the Claw. These sisters are totally different and it seems a foregone conclusion which one will win. Will they remain friends still and will their love for each other stay strong as they fight each other? When the trials start the action will to.
The story flows smoothly enough and this issue does set up for what is to come. The tigers are shown and used a small amount. Using them more would help to show how important they are to the people.
The two sisters are the best of friends the one sister though wants to be Queen and from her reaction to the competition she wants to win in the worst way. Will becoming Queen tear these two loving sisters apart?

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First Look At “She Hulk: Attorney At Law”

First Comics News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 22:08

Directed by Kat Coiro (Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9) and Anu Valia (Episodes 5, 6, 7) with Jessica Gao as head writer, “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” follows Jennifer Walters as she navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk. The nine-episode series welcomes a host of MCU vets, including Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/the Abomination, and Benedict Wong as Wong. The cast also includes Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass and Renée Elise Goldsberry. Executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Kat Coiro and Jessica Gao. Co-executive producers are Wendy Jacobson and Jennifer Booth.

 

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game Explodes in Eight-Issue Miniseries from IDW

First Comics News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 21:13

Tom Waltz, the Grandmaster of TMNT Comic Book Storytelling,
Orchestrates the Ultimate Battle Between Good and Evil

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 17, 2022) – All the pawns have taken their place for the biggest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book event of 2022!

Debuting from IDW in August, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game shakes the foundation of TMNT’s comic book continuity as years of intricate planning—whether it be in-universe by the manipulative Rat King or behind the scenes by longtime scribe Tom Waltz—come to fruition monthly in eight explosive issues, exquisitely illustrated by Vincenzo Federici (Red Sonja)!

“It’s an absolute honor and privilege to return to IDW’s main TMNT continuity, and to have the opportunity to do it as the creative lead on a huge multilayered event like The Armageddon Game(which has been bouncing around in my brain ever since I stepped away after issue #100) is the veritable icing on the cake,” says Waltz. “I can’t wait for fans to see what we’ve been cooking up. We’ve got a big story to tell and some amazing collaborators joining us in the telling. Let the games begin!”

In The Armageddon Game, the Turtles—under the leadership of the Shredder—begin a dangerous quest to seek out allies against Rat King’s trio of terror: LeatherKrang, Baxter Stockman, and Madame Null. It’s a mission that will see our heroes spread out across New York City…and across multiple dimensions! But they’d better hurry because their enemies are already on the march, and with the Turtles absent, Mutant Town is ripe for false flag attacks, mysterious new villains, and unexpected alliances. The time has come at last to find out who is playing the game…and who is being played!

The groundwork for The Armageddon Game has been over a decade in the making, beginning with the epic world-building collaboration between Waltz and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastmanover the series’ initial 100-issue run, continuing under the skillful direction of Sophie Campbell in the ongoing series since 2020, and boiling over most recently with the two-issue lead-in storyline, The Armageddon Game: Opening Moves.

“When I was seven, I decided that I would become a comic book artist when I grew up…and the credit for that decision goes to TMNT. I was obsessed with them and still am,” says Federici. “My personal vision of TMNT is forged in the television series and films of the ’80s and ’90s, but I also take inspiration from those who have worked on the IDW series from the beginning, such as Mateus Santolouco or Sophie Campbell. In the tradition of those great artists, I’ll be giving my very best effort for this series. Readers will be delighted!”

“This story is going to be huge! There are a ton of players (and more than a few surprises), and honestly, this is just the start. When we reach the end of this saga, it will mark the beginning of a whole new era for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Whether you’re a lifelong fan of TMNT or brand-new to the party, The Armageddon Game is not to be missed,” says senior editor Charles Beacham.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game #1 will be available in stores with three cover variants, one featuring art by series artist Vincenzo Federici, a second featuring art by legendary TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, and a third retailer incentive edition featuring artwork by Pasquale Qualano.

For information on how to acquire TMNT comics and graphic novels from IDW, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

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A NEW CHAPTER IN THE HELLBOY UNIVERSE BEGINS WITH FRANKENSTEIN: NEW WORLD

First Comics News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 20:22

An All New Four-Part Mini-Series from Legendary Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola, Bestselling Novelist and Comics Writer Christopher Golden, Acclaimed Comics Writer Thomas Sniegoski, Featuring Art by Peter Bergting and Michelle Madsen

On sale from Dark Horse Comics This August

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (May 17, 2022)— Legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, bestselling novelist and comics writer Christopher Golden, comics writer Thomas Sniegoski, artist Peter Bergting, colorist Michelle Madsen, and longtime Hellboy letterer Clem Robins are returning to the Hellboy universe for Frankenstein: New World, an all-new four-part miniseries from Dark Horse Comics. Frankenstein: New World features the return of Mignola’s take on the Frankenstein monster with the first story to be set chronologically after the conclusion of B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know, which had concluded the epic story of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. Mignola will illustrate a variant cover for issue #1, colored by award-winning colorist Dave Stewart.

 

“At the end of B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know when we burned down the world and then started it again with frog people, I really did think that would be all we’d see of it,” said Mignola. “And in that same issue, that little glimpse of the Frankenstein monster in the center of the earth, that’s the last I thought we’d see of him. But…when Chris and Tom came to me with the idea of having Frankenstein’s adventures in Frog World, I think it took me about ten seconds to say YES. And then two minutes later I think we were on the phone talking about all the possibilities. I just don’t seem to be able to put a lid on this thing—which I guess is a good thing.”

 

Safely tucked away inside the hollow earth where humanity survived after Ragna Rok, precocious young Lilja receives visions of a new darkness taking root on the surface. Defying her elders, Lilja awakens the timeless oracle––once known as Frankenstein––to investigate the warnings and, perhaps, even explore the new world above.

 

“I’ve always had a thing for Frankenstein’s monster,” said Thomas Sniegoski. “I loved the idea of using him as a recurring character in his own adventures, so when Mike added him to the Hellboy universe, I was ecstatic. The stories that we got with the character were cool, but I most definitely wanted more. The last we saw of him was at the end of B.P.R.D. when he was leading some survivors of the apocalypse to the center of the earth. I always wondered if we would see him again—and now, I guess we are! Working with Chris, Mike, and the amazing Peter Bergting has been an absolute blast. This is the kind of weird-ass Frankenstein story that I’ve always wanted to read, and now I get to help write it!”

 

Frankenstein: New World actually started with artist Ben Stenbeck, though he doesn’t know it,” said Golden. “Ben had drawn a group shot of a number of Hellboy universe characters (plus Lord Baltimore) together and included Frankenstein holding a staff that had the sword of Hyperborea atop it. Thomas Sniegoski and I were on the phone the next day talking about it, and Tom said something about what a shame it was that the Frankenstein character was lying fallow. As so often happens, a casual comment turned into something more. I said, off-hand, that since the last time we’d seen him he was leading the last of humanity down beneath the surface of the world, we should do a series about Frankenstein returning to the surface world after two thousand years in the hollow earth (after the events of B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know) and wandering a New World that has no memory of humanity. The second it came out of my mouth, I knew we had to do it. One of Tom’s favorite comics of all time is DC’s Kamandi, and I knew his imagination was already firing like crazy. About five minutes later, we told the idea to Mike Mignola, and he said yes faster than he’s said yes to anything we’ve ever suggested to him. Frankenstein: New World is the weirdest comic either of us has ever done, quiet and creepy and—we hope—a nice balance of dread and wonder. Peter Bergting is doing maybe the most beautiful work of his career thus far, unburdened by pesky things like architecture. This is Peter’s natural element, right here.”

 

Frankenstein: New World issue #1 will be published by Dark Horse Comics on August 3, 2022. For more information about the Hellboy Universe, follow Dark Horse Comics on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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SWEEPING FAMILY SAGA AND STRANGE REVOLUTION IN I.N.J. CULBARD’S “SALAMANDRE”

First Comics News - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 21:29

The Latest from the Acclaimed Imprint Curated by Karen Berger

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (May 13, 2022)— Berger Books and Dark Horse Comics are proud to present Salamandre: a uniquely evocative graphic novel about family, loss, and the freedom of art from award-winning writer and artist I.N.J. Culbard (EverythingTales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death).

 

Kaspar Salamandre is a bereaved young artist who is sent to stay with his enigmatic grandfather who lives behind the Iron Veil—a land lorded over by an oppressive emperor. In this foreign place where flowers are contraband, music is illegal, and art is created in hiding, Kaspar seeks to heal his grief—discovering a world of art revolutionaries, espionage, and the Secret Police—who are not what they seem.

 

Ultimately his search for answers brings him face to face with the meaning of sacrifice. But will anything bring him closer to overcoming his loss?

 

“Writing what you know is really about writing what you think you know,” said I.N.J. Culbard. “Instead of what really happened, a confabulation grows with each retelling—a story, transforming a factual truth into a universal one. I took an event from one hot summer afternoon in my own life, made it the finale and then worked backwards through my story, using the jigsaw puzzle of my own memories growing up on both sides of the Iron Curtain during the Cold War as a foundation for this world—that is a little off-kilter to our own.”

 

“I was blown away when I first heard I.N.J.’s thrilling graphic novel idea inspired by his unusual travels as a child,” said Karen Berger. “It has a real European comics feel—kind of like an off-beat Tintin, panoramic vistas mired by underlying political danger, sparked with dashes of wonder and the fantastic. Ultimately, it’s about perseverance of love, and the power that memory and stories have over us. It’s I.N.J. Culbard’s immense storytelling talent as never seen before and I’m so excited to be sharing it with the world.”

 

Salamandre deluxe softcover will be in comic shops November 2, 2022 and in bookstores November 15, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstoreSalamandre will retail for $24.99.

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THE SLEEPER SYMBIOTE CLAIMS A NEW HOST IN VENOM #11!

First Comics News - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 21:08


Check out SLEEPER AGENT, a new symbiote character debuting in the pages of Al Ewing, Ram V, and Bryan Hitch’s VENOM this August

 

New York, NY— May 13, 2022 — Writers Al Ewing and Ram V and artist Bryan Hitch’s acclaimed run on VENOM continues to reshape the symbiote mythos in each explosive issue! And luckily for VENOM fans, the trio of superstar creators have no plans to slow down as the ongoing series enters its’ third terrifying arc this August in VENOM #11. Kicking off a three-part story called “VENOMWORLD”, readers will see Eddie and Dylan Brock’s journey take a sharp turn as they deal with the shocking revelations of VENOM #10. Dylan is still at the mercy of Bedlam while Eddie battles his way across the cosmos, discovering more about the symbiotes than ever before. And the hits keep coming as the SLEEPER symbiote joins the fray with a deadly new look…

“Working on Venom has been a surprise, honestly. I wasn’t really familiar with the symbiote world before I drew the first pages of issue 1 but it’s been a hugely entertaining world to explore,” Hitch explained. “Al and Ram’s story (and it is a massive long-form epic) has given me so many different threads to play with from personal drama and urban action to all of space and time. I had to learn to draw cats for this book, not just symbiotes and Sleeper has become a favorite one to play with. We haven’t seen him too much but that’s about to change as he’s getting serious and upping his game. He’s bringing a new element and a new player into the symbiote world with Sleeper Agent. Chemical and biological warfare. This cover reveal is really only the first phase of Sleeper Agent’s look. They are symbiotes, after all…”

Get your first glimpse at SLEEPER AGENT below and pick up his debut issue when VENOM #11 arrives in August!

VENOM #11
Written by RAM V.

Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH

On Sale 8/

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‘TALES FROM HARROW COUNTY’ VOLUMES 1 AND 2 TO BE COLLECTED IN AN OVERSIZED LIBRARY EDITION

First Comics News - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 19:05

The Eisner Nominated Series Collected in Deluxe, Hardcover Editions

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (May 13, 2022)— Dark Horse Books presents Tales from Harrow County Library Edition, an oversized hardcover that collects the two complete volumes of the southern gothic horror story. This Eisner Award-nominated series is written by Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook, with art by Naomi Franquiz and Emily Schnall.

 

In Death’s Choir, ten years have passed since Emmy exited Harrow County, leaving her close friend Bernice as steward of the supernatural home. World War II is in full swing, taking Harrow’s young men and leaving the community more vulnerable than ever—and when a ghostly choir heralds the resurrection of the dead, Bernice must find a solution before the town is overrun.

 

In Fair Folk, fresh off the loss of her goblin friend to a strange portal, Bernice must weigh her responsibilities as protector of Harrow County with her desire to get her companion back safe and sound. But the past weighs heavily and the fair folk use Bernice’s memories against her.

 

Tales from Harrow County Library Edition will be available at comic stores October 5, 2022 and in bookstores October 18, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Tales from Harrow County will retail for $39.99.

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LEGENDS FROM THROUGHOUT THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY CELEBRATE SPIDER-MAN’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY IN AMAZING FANTASTY #1000!

First Comics News - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 18:15

Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Hickman, Dan Slott, Jim Cheung, Olivier Coipel and more tell all-new SPIDER-MAN stories in a giant-sized one-shot this August!

New York, NY— May 13, 2022 — This year marks 60 years of one of comic books’ greatest icons—SPIDER-MAN! In addition to an exciting relaunch of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, a stunning variant cover program, and more, Marvel Comics will also celebrate this milestone anniversary with a special issue honoring the comic that started it all, AMAZING FANTASY. Arriving in August, AMAZING FANTASY #1000 will be a giant-sized one-shot brought together by some of the industry’s most acclaimed creators. The collection of stories will explores the past and future of Amazing Spider-Man storytelling in tales that leave a profound impact on the Spider-Man mythos and showcase why Spidey is one of the most beloved heroes in history!

Here’s just some of what fans can expect from this landmark issue:

  • Visionary writer Neil Gaiman’s grand return to the Marvel Universe
  • Emmy Award winning creator behind “Veep” and “Avenue 5” Armando Ianucci’s Marvel Comics debut
  • Spider-Man mastermind Dan Slott and superstar artist Jim Cheung team up to explore the enduring love between Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson in a story set in the far future
  • Acclaimed artist Michael Cho and novelist Anthony Falcone introduce a new Spider-Man villain
  • Ho Che Anderson crafts a horror-fueled Spidey adventure that cuts to Peter Parker’s core
  • Plus stories by Rainbow Rowell, Jonathan Hickman, and many more!

“It’s Spider-Man’s 60th and we wanted to celebrate in style by inviting some of the greatest creative minds in the world to celebrate it!” Editor Nick Lowe said.

Join the industry’s top talent in celebrating Spider-Man’s birthday when AMAZING FANTASY #1000 arrives in August. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for variant cover reveals, creator announcements, and more!

AMAZING FANTASY #1000

Written by NEIL GAIMAN, ARMANDO IANNUCCI, JONATHAN HICKMAN, DAN SLOTT,

HO CHE ANDERSON, KURT BUSIEK, ANTHONY FALCONE, RAINBOW ROWELL AND MORE!

Art by JIM CHEUNG, OLIVIER COIPEL, MICHAEL CHO, TERRY DODSON AND MORE!

Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

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Wayne’s Worlds: Comics That Actually End!

First Comics News - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 16:09

Robert Kirkman’s Oblivion Song officially reached it’s end not that long ago. A comic that actually came to a conclusion—how unusual is that!

HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED

The final issue of Oblivion Song recently hit the stands! Sadly, I wasn’t buying that book, but my friends tell me it was an event something similar to The Walking Dead’s sudden wrap-up. This ending was confirmed in issue #30’s letter column.

Interestingly enough, the cover for issue 31 had been released. Again, Kirkman had done something similar with his other famous comic.

The good news is that Oblivion Song has been optioned for a movie, so fans of the story will likely see a live-action version on the big screen at some point. With Hollywood starting to move into making new product, we’ll likely hear more about that in the days ahead.

TWD is back on the air with new episodes with the most recent one airing just last night. I understand that the series will come to an end very soon. I did stop watching it after the comic ended, though.

A COMIC ENDS

I was particularly intrigued when this comic ended because it’s an odd occurrence these days when that happens. Granted, some are cancelled and we don’t hear about it, unfortunately, something that still bugs me.

However, a lot of comics have gone on for decades. Those are easy to name. From DC, we get Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the like each month. Marvel releases new issues of Spider-Man, Avengers, Iron Man, and many others each 30 days or so.

The perception is that MOST comics come out on a very regular basis. This is because that’s how the whole industry functions. Yes, the companies want their characters and stories to arrive on the big or small screen because that makes a lot of money for them so they can develop new issues or characters. But most comics come out each month so the storytelling (and the income) can continue.

My favorite in this category is the X-Men group of comics. They have literally been released on a very regular basis for decades, and in order to understand what’s going on this month, you need to have read and remember all the previous issues. Every so often, something happens that harkens back to two or three decades ago. The fans who keep up with these books nod their heads in understanding while the rest of us often have to ask, “What’s THAT all about?”

This is how franchises are built.

‘A COMPLETE STORY’

I know several collectors who have “a complete collection” of a title. They’ve scoured conventions and online lists of what other collectors have and are offering for sale so they can buy it and have that sought-after accomplishment—“I have them all!”

This is where the mini-series comes in. Let’s say you have a story, but it really isn’t one that should go on for years and years. The obvious thing to do is the print a limited run of issues, and that’s what we call a mini-series.

Sometimes, though, we get a mini-series that happens outside of a regular ongoing comic. Batman is famous for this. He often has tales about a specific incident in his adventures, and those can be pulled out of the regular comic run to actually make “a complete story.”

For those who may not know exactly what that is, it’s a tale that has a beginning, a middle, and an end. That last part—“an end”—is something not every comics reader is familiar with since many comics don’t come to a conclusion or any sort. This keeps the cycle going—you buy the book every month to keep up with it.

Every so often, a company or a creator decides to bring a story to an end. There are good and bad aspects of this practice. Every ending is a good “jumping on” point. But it’s also a good “jumping off” point, as some companies have discovered.

There used to be a company called Kickstart Comics. They released, in each volume nearly all the time, a complete story. I applauded their efforts! I loved actually reading a story that ended! It threw everything up into the air because, if the story wrapped up by the end of the book, literally everyone and everything was in jeopardy! You didn’t need the characters to come back, so everyone could die! I loved that, honestly! I didn’t know what was going to happen!

However, if you Google “Kickstart Comics,” you won’t find much today. Usually, your browser will go to Kickstarter, the crowdfunding site. The Kickstart Comics Facebook page these days reposts current events stories. Their website, kickstartcomics.com, is now available for purchase.

That is such a sad thing to me. But it’s an example of how comics stories today just can’t end. If they do, that’s often the end of the company as well as the story.

SOMEONE BUCKING THAT TREND

When I come across a comics company that actually tells complete stories a lot of the time, I like to draw your attention to them!

Recently, I discovered Magnetic Press (magnetic-press.com), an admittedly smaller company that mostly prints graphic novels and stories that provide stories that are different from your average comic book. I interviewed Mike Kennedy from Magnetic Press recently for my podcast, and I was smitten! The tales they are making available in the U.S. are often from Europe and other countries, but they are often complete stories. Sometimes just the concept grabs me. For instance, there is a book called Meka, and it’s described this way:

In a future where civilization is defended by giant, humanoid vehicles known as “Meka,” two pilots learn to deal with the consequences of their unquestioning dedication to military duty when their vehicle is incapacitated in the center of a once-thriving city they themselves turned into a war zone!

I mean, I’m fascinated to see how this story is told and where it goes!

Then there is a group of books called Love, and the stories deal with wild animals. Each book focuses on a day in the life of one of them. There is a book about a dinosaur, another about a fox, then one about a lion, and another about a tiger.

They recently ran a Kickstarter for Monolith, a “lushly illustrated survival tale.”

Granted, Magnetic does also sell several series’ of stories, including Gun Land, Infinity 8, Klaw, and Orphans, all tales that take more than one volume to get the whole story. But they are all fascinating concepts and are very different one from another.

I love their unique take on storytelling that makes them stand out in today’s industry. I will be supporting them a lot moving forward, and I hope you will at the very least check them out!

It’s great to see someone telling stories that actually end, and I hope they will be a big success! I hope the comics fandom will be supportive of tales with a beginning, middle, and an end, and that this variety in storytelling will help the industry move forward into a brighter future!

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Legendary Entertainment’s Monsterverse Comes to Call of Duty: Warzone

First Comics News - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 02:02

The monster of all battles begins May 11 and runs until May 25, when Call of Duty: Warzone Operators get to fight alongside the mighty Kong and Godzilla, recently featured in Legendary Entertainment’s blockbuster smash-hit Godzilla vs. Kong, in the Operation Monarch limited-time mode.

In order to succeed in Operation Monarch, Operators are advised to have a full Quad team; it will be a 60-player match with a Resurgence rule set. A smaller section of Caldera will be marked for the first safe area, and outside of one massive twist, the rules are simple:

Be the last team standing.

With the mysterious cryptozoological organization Monarch infiltrating the island, players will find Operation Monarch intel via Supply Boxes, special drops and fallen enemies. They’ll also have access to a special meter that unlocks items such as Killstreaks and Loadout Drops, along with a unique and powerful Titan Killstreak reward for filling it up completely. Warzone veterans will be familiar with this special meter through the classic Power Grab limited-time mode.

While collecting intel and eliminating enemies, Operators will need to watch out for Kong and Godzilla. Dealing damage to them will award additional Monarch Intel and if enraged, the monsters will become highly dangerous during a Titan Frenzy and unleash devastating attacks.

Head to the Call of Duty blog for more Operation Monarch intel and tips for success: https://www.callofduty.com/blog/2022/05/call-of-duty-warzone-operation-monarch-limited-time-mode-guide.

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Graphic Opinions goes Digi-Mag on the 25th!

First Comics News - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 00:45

Graphic Opinions in its brand new Digi-Mag format. For those familiar with indie comic, Killtopia, you’ve probably recognised the cover art of Killtopia Issue 4 – by Dave CookClark Bint and NL Ashworth.

Dropping on May 25th, Graphic Opinions – Issue 1 will focus on Science Fiction, Futuristic Storytelling and Trash Horror in addition to featuring a 2000+ worded exploration of the Killtopia world.

While I can’t go into too much detail, I can confirm the majority of interviews and features are booked in. So we are looking for Two Kickstarters (that fit the Sci-Fi/Trash Horror theme) to cover and which are launching in June.
Drop your interest below in a comment and I’ll get in touch.

Additionally, for the first time, we are accepting pitches of Fictional work. This can be a completed comic book scene you’ve never done anything with or a Sci-Fi/Horror prose story 3000+ words long which you’ve been sitting on. This initative is to give you a place for your other (perhaps discarded?) works of art to exist in the Pop Culture zeitgeist and more importantly – to be consumed. You will, of course, retain full rights of your work.

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BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS #1  preview

First Comics News - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 00:34

BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS #1 

Writer Nancy Collins

Artist Enid Balam

Publisher: Titan Comics

FC, 32pp, $3.99

On Sale June 15, 2022

SET AFTER THE EVENTS OF THE BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS ANIME SERIES!

Elle, aka Black Lotus, hoped she could leave behind her violent past and find a new life. but is that possible in a world where replicants are still hunted and feared.

Covers:

Cover A: Junggeun Yoon

Cover B: Creees Li

Cover C: Concept Art

Cover D: Mico Suayan

Blade Runner: Black Lotus #1 is available at comic shops and digital from June 15, 2022. Pre-order now from your local comic shop & Forbidden Planet (UK & Europe).

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ACCLAIMED CREATORS REVEALED FOR SKYBOUND PRESENTS AFTERSCHOOL #3  

First Comics News - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 00:28

Miniseries Tackles a New Afterschool Subject This August Taught by Jill Blotevogel & Marley Zarcone  

LOS ANGELES 05/12/2022 — Skybound today announced the all-star creative team and story behind Skybound Presents Afterschool #3, the latest issue of the new teen horror anthology miniseries that goes the extra mile to teach the cautionary tales your parents were too scared to talk about. Afterschool #3 will arrive in comic book shops August 17, 2022.

In this issue, writer Jill Blotevogel (Scream: The TV Series, Shining Vale) teams up with artist Marley Zarcone (Shade, the Changing Girl) to present a standalone horror story about a different kind of sibling bonding. Afterschool #3 will be colored by Giovanna Niro (Two Moons, Summoner’s War: Legacy) and lettered by Pat Brosseau (Birthright, Manifest Destiny), and features a stunning cover by Veronica Fish (Archie, Sabrina the Teenage Witch). An annoying younger sister doesn’t begin to explain Leda’s situation. Living with Izzy means perpetual chaos—meltdowns, pranks, and zero privacy. But when a killer breaks into their home, Izzy might just be their best defense. “Children are pretty much sociopaths until we teach them civility. I’ve always loved the idea of crafting a darker, bloodier HOME ALONE about a wild child-sociopath having to defend her home against a killer-psychopath,” said Blotevogel. “Afterschool’s mandate pushed me to create a sibling relationship between teen Leda and young Izzy that gives the primal battle real emotional stakes.” The team behind this Afterschool special joins the impressive roster of acclaimed writers and superstar artists from comics, television and beyond working on the miniseries, including Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead (Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight) and Greg Hinkle (Radio Spaceman); Kate Herron (Marvel Studios’ Loki, Sex Education) & Briony Redman (the BAFTA Rocliffe-winning Pont Brec) alongside Leila Leiz (M.O.M.: Mother of Madness, Horde); and Leon Hendrix III (Two Sentence Horror Stories, Mayor of Kingstown). Each standalone Afterschool special features a unique creative team to give each issue a distinct horrifying feel, with its own relatable characters and truly chilling lessons. The series debuts June 8 with a tale of an emotional support dog with a killer secret by Benson, Moorhead, Hinkle, Niro and Brosseau. Skybound Presents Afterschool #3 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.
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The All-Nighter is Back!

First Comics News - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 00:23

The Acclaimed Comic Book Series About Vampires Moonlighting as Superheroes

—by Chip Zdarsky, Jason Loo, Paris Alleyne and Aditya Bidikar—

 Continues from Comixology Originals on May 17, 2022

 

May 12, 2022New York, NYThe All-Nighter—by the Eisner award-winning creative team that brought you AFTERLIFT—writer Chip Zdarsky, artist Jason Loo, colorist Paris Alleyne, letterer Aditya Bidikar, and editor Allison O’Toole—is back! The acclaimed comic book series about vampires who moonlight as superheroes continues with issue #6, arriving on May 17, 2022 from Comixology Originals, the exclusive digital content line of Comixology, an Amazon company.

“I’m thrilled to be continuing this story with Jason!” says writer Chip Zdarsky. “He’s become quite popular these days and has more than once said, “who are you again” when I email him, so the fact that he’s delivering the best work of his career on volume two of The All-Nighter is fantastic! I think every comic book reader in the world should be reading this book, that’s just my humble opinion!”

Welcome to The All-Nighter, the only diner in town run by covert superheroes (who are also secretly vampires).

With Ian missing and Cynthia running the diner, tensions are running high. Alex and Joy are stuck covering shifts when they’d rather be out fighting bad guys. To make things worse, people start disappearing just as a new superhero team arrives in town—could the two be related?

“YEAH!!! Some of my best work IS in this volume!” says artist Jason Loo. “Chip and I are having a huge blast as we dive deeper into The All-Nighter series with our versions of the classic monsters and I think readers are going to love this series even more. Also, working with the ORIGINAL Bat-Man has been a dream come true!”

The All-Nighter is currently in development as an original series for Amazon Studios with executive producer Jordan Feiner. The All-NighterVolume 1 is available in paperback from Dark Horse Books.

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