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Rob Liefeld’s Snake Eyes: Deadgame Rules December with Declassified One-Shot and Trade Paperback

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 23:56
IDW Collects the Deadpool Creator’s Unique Vision for G.I. JOE’s Iconic Ninja Commando, and Releases a Special Behind-The-Scenes Look for Fans

SAN DIEGO, CA (December 1, 2021) – Rob Liefeld, the fan-favorite writer/artist and creator of Deadpool, fulfilled a lifelong dream in 2020-2021 with Snake Eyes: Deadgame, a five-issue G.I. JOEminiseries. IDW will revisit Liefeld’s unique vision with tomorrow’s release of Snake Eyes: Deadgame Declassified and next week’s release of the Snake Eyes: Deadgame trade paperback.

“Working on Snake Eyes, and G.I. JOEspecifically, was a highlight of my 35 years in comics. I hadn’t been inspired like this in a long while,” says Liefeld. “These are legendary characters and it was a privilege to work with them, and with IDW and Hasbro to create this body of work.”

With tomorrow’s debut of the 48-page Deadgame Declassified, fans are invited to peer behind the mask of G.I. JOE’s iconic ninja commando… and behind what made Rob Liefeld’s Snake Eyes: Deadgame into a phenomenon! Never-before-seen material from throughout the limited series fill this one-of-a-kind edition, from sketches, layouts, and designs to an unbelievable look at the phenomenal inks over Liefeld’s dynamic pencils from artists including Neal Adams, Ryan Ottley, Whilce Portacio, Ed Piskor, Tom Scioli, Marat Mychaels, Jerry Ordway, Dan Fraga, Kevin Eastman, and more!

Liefeld says, “Working on Deadgame Declassified was bittersweet as I was reflecting on the outstanding process of working with the most legendary collection of talent that has come together on a single comic in decades. I want to thank my editor John Barber for the best experience I’ve ever had.”

Next week, the long-awaited collection of the Snake Eyes: Deadgame series will be available for sale, just in time for the holiday season. Action-packed from front to back in Rob Liefeld’s signature style, this trade paperback sees Snake Eyes in a deadly race against time and face-to-face with Storm Shadow

“I’m so excited for the entire saga to be collected in trade form, and even more excited to promote it and get it into consumers’ hands!” says Liefeld.

Snake Eyes: Deadgame
by Rob Liefeld
ISBN 978-1-68405-795-5
$19.99 US / $25.99 CAN
144-page, full color softcover, 7” x 10.5”
On-Sale: December 7, 2021

For information on how to acquire G.I. JOEcomics and graphic novels from IDW, please contact your

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A New Look at Bestselling Author Sabaa Tahir’s AN EMBER IN THE ASHES Graphic Novel From BOOM! Studios

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 23:54

Discover the Origin Story of Laia & Darin from the New York Times
Bestselling YA Series in February 2022

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 1, 2021) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a new look at A SPARK WITHIN THE FORGE: AN EMBER IN THE ASHES GRAPHIC NOVEL, an official prequel to the New York Times bestselling series of novels from creator Sabaa Tahir, writer Nicole Andelfinger (Power Rangers Universe), artist Sonia Liao  (The Curie Society), colorist Kieran Quigley, and letterer Mike Fiorentino. A SPARK WITHIN THE FORGE will be the second graphic novel in a three volume prequel series that will explore the pasts of beloved An Ember in the Ashes series characters.

Before they were torn asunder, Laia lived happily and quietly with her Nan, Pop, and brother Darin within the Scholar district of Martial-ruled Serra. Although Laia is afraid to venture outside her home due to the heavy Martial presence, Darin loves to explore all parts of their home city . . . even those that are forbidden.

As a dangerous illness spreads throughout Serra, Laia must confront her deepest fears in order to save a community besieged by disease. Meanwhile, Darin has a chance encounter with famed swordsmith Spiro Teluman that leads him down a precarious path away from his family . . . but towards hope for his people.

A SPARK WITHIN THE FORGE: AN EMBER IN THE ASHES GRAPHIC NOVEL is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning Archaia imprint, home to inspiring graphic novels such as Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, and Albert Monteys; The Sacrifice of Darkness by Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne-Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby; Big Black: Stand at Attica by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Améziane, We Served the People by Emei Burell, New World by David Jesus Vignolli, About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau, and the Eighty Days by A.C. Esguerra, the upcoming Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure by Jeff Jensen and George Schall, the upcoming The Short While by Jeremy Sorese, as well as licensed series including Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation.

Print copies of A SPARK WITHIN THE FORGE: AN EMBER IN THE ASHES GRAPHIC NOVEL will be available at local comic shops on February 2, 2022 (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) and bookstores everywhere on February 8, 2022. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle. 

For continuing news on AN EMBER IN THE ASHES GRAPHIC NOVEL and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.


Sabaa Tahir


Nicole Andelfinger


Sonia Liao

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SWORD MASTER NO MORE!

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 23:53

Sword Master’s future is shattered! Learn more in DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE: WHITE FOX #1, on sale now!

DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE: WHITE FOX #1

Written by ALYSSA WONG

Art by ANDIE TONG and LUCIANO VECCHIO
Colors by ARIF PRIANTO

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DARK HORSE COMICS PROMOTES CARA O’NEIL TO DIRECTOR OF MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 20:17

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (December 1, 2021)—Dark Horse is pleased to announce the promotion of Cara O’Neil to Director of Marketing Communications.

 

O’Neil joined Dark Horse in 2017, focusing on social media management for the company. Since that time, she has grown Dark Horse’s social media presence, developed and implemented social strategies and campaigns, and expanded Dark Horse’s live streaming channels and programming. Additionally, she has successfully managed digital advertising and promotional efforts for some of Dark Horse’s most popular titles including Berserk, The Witcher, Critical Role, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Umbrella Academy, Stranger Things, and many more. In her new role, O’Neil will be supervising the day to day efforts of Dark Horse’s social media and public relations teams as well maintaining regular communications between staff, creative teams and licensing partners.

 

“Cara has truly elevated the marketing department due to her deep skillset and strong understanding of the industry,” says VP of Marketing, Matt Parkinson. “Her creative approach, critical thinking, and continual drive for excellence positions us for even greater success in the years ahead!”

 

A graduate of Portland State University’s Masters in Publishing program, Cara brings a breadth and depth of experience to her role. She combines many years of book retail and library experience with management of marketing, publicity, and communications in the fields of publishing, non-profits, creative agencies, and higher education.

 

“At Dark Horse, I get to help create and spread the word about some of the things I love the most: beautiful books! It’s my privilege to work with fantastic colleagues, creators, and partners to bring stories and art into the world,” Cara O’Neil, the newly named Director of Marketing Communications adds. “I am excited to continue working with our team to shape and grow our communications and outreach efforts all around.”

 

Cara especially loves horror, fantasy, and sci-fi (movies, books, tabletop RPGs, video games, you name it), is an avid soccer fan, and currently shares her home with several adopted cats.

 

Please join us in congratulating Cara O’Neil as she begins her new role at Dark Horse.

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Horror Artist Alan Robert Pays Twisted Tribute to the World’s Most Famous Works of Art in The Beauty of Horror 6

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 17:25
The Upcoming Sixth Volume of the Bestselling Coloring Book Series is an Homage to World Renowned Art Masterpieces

 

New York, NY (December 1, 2021) – Great works of art have survived the test of time, but will they survive Ghouliana’s wrath? The latest edition of IDW’s hit coloring book series The Beauty of Horror aims to answer that very question. Bestselling creator Alan Robert of the popular rock band Life of Agony returns to let his undead superstar loose upon the halls of the art museum. The result is a GORE-geous reimagining of the world’s most famous masterpieces. The Beauty of Horror 6: Famous Monsterpieces is filled with over 80 pages of intricate hand-drawn designs, striking a perfect balance of horror and comedy to light that creative spark. However, before you pick your palette, be on the hunt for all the lost, historic items Ghouliana has dropped along the way, such as Van Gogh’s Ear, Venus Di Milo’s arms, Renoir’s Pipe, Warhol’s wig, Salvador Dali’s mustache, and more!

“This book is my way of making up for all of the art history classes I slept through at The School of Visual Arts,” laughs Beauty of Horror creator Alan Robert. “But seriously, it’s an absolute blast for me to interpret the iconic work of the masters by adding my horrific spin to them. Although, I’m sure they’re rolling in their graves. I tackle every illustration with a mischievous, tongue-in-cheek sensibility, and I make sure that the humor is just as important as the horror.”

The Beauty of Horror 6: Famous Monsterpieces Coloring Book
by Alan Robert
ISBN 978-1-68405-922-5
$16.99 US / $22.99 CAN
88-pages, black-and-white square-bound softcover, 10” x 10″
On-Sale: August 2022

With the exciting new Beauty of Horror developments outlined above, now’s the perfect time to experience what GQ calls “an extraordinary collection of deeply unsettling images,” and The Wall Street Journal calls “scary fun!”

“The continued success of The Beauty of Horror coloring books shows that this is bigger than a trend,” says IDW editor Alonzo Simon. “Alan has connected with like-minded horror buffs who appreciate the amazing art, humor, and overall fun of the series.”

Be sure to follow IDW on social media for the latest information regarding IDW’s complete line of The Beauty of Horror products!

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‘CLERKS’ DIRECTOR KEVIN SMITH, STAR JASON MEWES OPEN FOR BUSINESS AT FAN EXPO NEW ORLEANS, JANUARY 7-9, 2022

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 17:21
Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Trevor Fehrman from 1994 Cult Classic, Sequels Also to Appear at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

NEW ORLEANS, December 1, 2021 – Kevin Smith, who wrote and directed the 1994 independent cult hit Clerks, its 2006 sequel Clerks II and the upcoming next installment Clerks III, will join franchise stars Jason Mewes (“Jay”), Brian O’Halloran (“Dante Hicks”), Jeff Anderson (“Randal Graves”) and Trevor Fehrman (“Elias”) at the first FAN EXPO New Orleans, scheduled for January 7-9, 2022, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. They will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct Q&A panels and a live performance of the “Jay and Silent Bob Show” on Saturday, January 8.

For the first time in over a decade, you can get an in-person autograph and/or a Photo Op with the Real Jay and Silent Bob in character. Priority and general admission seating for the Jay and Silent Bob Show as well as the Ultimate Jay and Silent Bob show package (VIP seating, photo op, autographs) are on sale beginning today.

In addition to Clerks, Smith has made popular movies like Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back and Red State. Through his podcasting company Smodcast.com, Smith hosts numerous shows including “Hollywood Babble-On,” “Smodcast” and “Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.”

The “Jay” in that tandem is Mewes, who has also appeared in several of Smith’s films among 100+ film and TV credits. The New Jersey native has also appeared in a variety of films, television roles and video game voiceovers, including Pauly Shore is Dead, Bitten, Breath of Hate, Silent But Deadly and “Hawaii Five-0.”

O’Halloran made his film debut in Clerks and, like Mewes, appeared in numerous Smith productions, including Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma. He has reprised the “Dante” role in several iterations of the franchise, and last year had a regular turn in the series “On Our Own” and co-starred in the film Wit’s End.

Anderson appeared as “Randal” in Clerks, Clerks II and the TV series based on the film. He also had roles in Smith’s Dogma and was seen in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” series and directed, wrote and starred in the 2002 film Now You Know.

Fehrman joined the Clerks family in Clerks II and will reprise “Elias” in the now-filming Clerks III. That came after a recurring role in the series “Encore, Encore” and a regular spot in “Odd Man Out.”

The Clerks fivesome joins a growing FAN EXPO New Orleans guest roster that already includes “Arrow” star Stephen AmellThe Suicide Squad headliner Michael Rooker, “Sons of Anarchy” stars Ron Perlman, Theo Rossi and Ryan Hurst and “My Hero Academia” voice actors Justin Briner (“Izuku Midoriya”) and Christopher Sabat (“All Might”) at the major comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming convention kicking off the 17-show FAN EXPO slate in 2022. Additional FAN EXPO New Orleans celebrities, voice actors, creators, cosplayer and more will be announced soon. 

Executed with the highest level of health and safety measures in place, FAN EXPO New Orleans, previously produced as Wizard World New Orleans, will welcome fans to reunite for a weekend of non-stop programming and special guests. Tickets for FAN EXPO New Orleans are available now at www.fanexponeworleans.com.

FAN EXPO New Orleans brings its unique brand of excitement to an event that will feature top celebrities, hundreds of exhibitors, creators and cosplayers as well as compelling programming, meet and greets, special events, kids zones and more. FAN EXPO New Orleans will feature everything fans have loved about Wizard World New Orleans with even more all weekend. Details on guests and schedules will be announced soon.

New Orleans is the first event on the 2022 FAN EXPO calendar; the full schedule is available at fanexpohq.com/home/events/.

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REVIEW CORNER: Hawkeye # 1

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 17:16

Hawkeye # 1
Writer/Penciller: Mark Gruenwald
Inker: Brett Breeding
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: Bob Sharen
Cover Date: September 1983
Rating:
Now that the Disney+ series is three episodes in, I’ll kick off my series of Hawkeye reviews starting with the first issue of his limited series from 1983.

During this time, Clint Barton was working as head of security at Cross Technological Enterprises and found a glimpse of happiness in the form of Shelia Danning, the company’s head of public relations so for the most part, Clint has found comfort in his life even though he was not in the Avengers at this time; It doesn’t take long before Clint finds out something sinister at Cross Tech and goes to investigate. Clint soon comes face-to-face with Mockingbird who’s also wondering what illegal activities is Cross Tech into and right away…Clint’s perfect set-up begins to crumble before his eyes as he finds out Shelia Danning is behind the activities that are ruining the environment.

This opening issue is a great read and a wonderful way to display Clint’s solo adventures, but the first meeting between him and Mockingbird, as well as their chemistry that is put on view, is splendid and it also helps set the foundation for their relationship which many Avengers fans find endearing to this day. Mark Gruenwald’s writing is solid and he does a terrific job of finding Clint’s voice within this series and fleshes it out; From the heroic to the dramatic factors put into play, Clint truly comes alive under Gruenwald’s direction. I’m also surprised that he did the artwork for this series since he’s known for his writing, but with the aid of Brett Breeding’s inks, it’s completely stunning. Clint Barton’s first-ever limited series gave him quite the big impact and made him more of a supporting player but showed the readers that he can hold his own, with or without the Avengers.

Well, that’s it for me this week. I’ll be back with a new review so thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.

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VAULT ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF A DARK INTERLUDE WITH NEW SERIES ARTIST PIOTR KOWALSKI

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 17:12

Missoula, MT (12/1/2021): Vault is thrilled to announce the long-awaited return of A DARK INTERLUDE with new series artist, Piotr Kowalski. Beginning with Issue #3, which hits shelves in January 2022, A DARK INTERLUDE will return to its monthly release schedule.

“Usually when doing anything PR-related I’ll just LARP as the book’s protagonist, Henry Henry.(For example, the diamond solicits for A Dark Interlude #1-5 tell their own little story of Henry Henry spewing invective at Vault Comics’ PR guy for forcing him to write the solicits.) However, this time I’ve elected to break kayfabe,” said series co-creator Ryan O’Sullivan.

“Piotr Kowalski is an incredible artist, and I’m extremely excited to have him join Vlad, Deron, Vault, and myself on the last three issues of A Dark Interlude. Seeing the Fearscape and its cast of characters through the eyes of Piotr’s incredibly detailed pen has been breathtaking. Readers of the series are going to be blown away. 100% worth the wait.

“Admittedly, I usually hate it when art changes mid-way through a book, but given the metafictional nature of A Dark Interlude, we’ve gone ahead and made it part of the story. This was all part of my master plan, you see. The big delay between Issues 2 and 3? Why, I suppose you could say it was a…Dark Interlude. An obviously intentional piece of comic-distribution-as-performance-art that allowed us to comment on the–” [Editor’s note: the delay was due to covid lock down complications and had nothing to do with Ryan’s “creative vision”. Do not trust the creator of Henry Henry when he says he has “broken kayfabe”. He is pathologically incapable of doing so. Please buy this book so we can finally be rid of him for good.]

A DARK INTERLUDE, the not-quite-a-sequel to FEARSCAPE, is written by Ryan O’Sullivan, drawn by Piotr Kowalski, colored by Vladimir Popov, lettered by Andworld Design, and designed by Tim Daniel.

A DARK INTERLUDE #3 hits store shelves on January 26, 2022, with a stunning A cover by Ariela Kristantina and a gorgeous B cover variant by Rebekah Isaacs. The full synopsis can be found below:

What sort of gibbering reprobate requires solicit information for the third chapter of a story? Why must I continue to write these? And don’t you dare respond citing “contractual obligations”. If we’re going to go down that route, then may I remind you that if it wasn’t for me, nobody would have heard of… [Message truncated once again, with apologies, at the request of Vault Comics].

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DARK HORSE COMICS TO CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP WITH EVE ONLINE

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 16:57

Four-issue Digital Arc Launches December 1

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (December 1, 2021)—In 2014, Dark Horse Comics and CCP Games brought to life new stories from the world of EVE Online for fans across the globe to enjoy. Now, Dark Horse is pleased to continue that partnership with EVE Online: Capsuleer Chronicles new four-issue miniseries from the universe of EVE, launching digitally on December 1, 2021.

 

Creators Melissa Grey, Sam Maggs, Dexter Vines, Kieran McKeown, Sebastian Cheng, and Nate Piekos explore never-before-seen stories from EVE Online featuring explosions, space battles, dying, and being reborn—again and again and again!

 

A new threat has come to their star cluster, an ancient and inhuman civilization demanding New Eden’s empires either submit to conversion or die.. Despite their differences in loyalties, these four capsuleers battle tooth and nail to save each other and all of New Eden, hoping to buy just enough time for reinforcements to arrive.

 

“Beyond any of the technological pinnacles achieved among its stars, the world of EVE is unwaveringly human. There are no aliens; from the vast Empires, to the ruthless Drifters, to the enigmatic Triglavian Collective, each of EVE’s factions is a different branching descendant of humanity. Every ounce of the drive and tenaciousness of our modern mankind survives and thrives in the people of New Eden, forming a web of ideals, politics, and conflicts that will always be at their core familiar to us – laying the foundation for a universe like no other.” – Uriel Anteovnuecci

 

EVE Online: Capsuleer Chronicles #1 of 4 arrives December 1, 2021, and is available through Dark Horse Digital and wherever you get your digital comics.

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Tripwire Comic Con comes to Bristol for 2022

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 16:55

Tripwire Magazine is delighted to announce a new Bristol Comic Con for Autumn 2022.

Bringing together tech, comics and movies, Tripwire Presents Bristol Comic Con will be a family- driven weekend with activities and events designed to entertain everyone. The show’s remit is to provide a total fan and collector experience with panels, exhibitions, dealers, cosplayers, and a new addition to the mix: exclusive workshops featuring top international comic names with decades of expertise. The event will be a hub for social gatherings where fans and industry leaders can mingle, with the intention that this convention should become a regular fixture in the comics events calendar.

Tripwire originally launched as a magazine by Joel Meadows back in 1992, after publishing over fifty issues, Tripwire moved online in 2013. Since then, it has continued to grow in prominence, becoming the go-to resource for insight into British and international genre media. This Comic Con is timed to celebrate Tripwire’s 30th anniversary.

Running across the weekend of September 3-4, 2022 and situated in the central location of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel near Temple Meads, this Comic Con will be a great opportunity for local businesses to spotlight their work and attract new audiences.

The first wave of announced guests is: Howard Chaykin (legendary creator of American Flagg!, The Shadow, Hey Kids, Comics and Divided States of Hysteria); Brian Stelfreeze (currently art director for 12-Gauge Comics, artist on DC’s Wednesday Comics, Marvel’s 2016 Black Panther); Lysa Hawkins (senior editor at Valiant, previously editor at DC and Marvel); Elena Casagrande (artist and Eisner winner for Marvel’s current Black Widow series); Jorge Fornes (artist on DC’s acclaimed Rorschach book, Batman,Wolverine, attending his first UK Comic Con since 2018); Jock (artist and illustrator for 2000AD, Batman, Detective Comics, Shawn Of The Dead and 2012’s Judge Dredd movie) and leading comics artist and illustrator Sean Phillips (Marvel Zombies, Criminal, Reckless and DVD cover artist for Criterion).

Tripwire Editor in Chief, Joel Meadows said: We are very proud of our line-up for our debut comic con under the Tripwire banner and are very excited to welcome visitors to it next year.

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New Graphic Novel to Become Major Motion Picture with Rising Star Debbie Berman (Captain Marvel, Black Panther) to Direct

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 16:44

It will be a major motion picture and makes for a great Holiday Gift for tweens and teens. UNIKORN creators Don Handfield and Joshua Malkin are directors, producers, and screenwriters who were inspired to write this book while dealing with the loss of a parent. They wanted to create a story that could address their own pain and help their children process the subject in a manner that was full of hope and wonder. Considering the amount of loss this country has experienced lately, we need this now more than ever.

UNIKORN (Scout Comics/S&S; On-sale December 7, 2021) is a coming-of-age graphic novel that is soon to be a major motion picture starring Chloe Coleman (My Spy), produced by Armory Films with Debbie Berman at the helm.  The film will be Berman’s directorial debut but her meteoric career rise over the last couple of years can be attributed to her work editing big budget features including Spider-man: HomecomingCaptain Marvel, and Black Panther.

According to a recent article published in Deadline, Berman was drawn to UNIKORN because it is “full of heart and humor, has wonderful complex characters, and is quite simply a great story.” UNIKORN follows 12-year-old Mae Everhart, who inherits an old horse with a strange nub in the center of his forehead that makes her believe he’s a ‘unikorn’ – a unicorn with a broken horn. She soon discovers the horn was removed for a reason – to keep the animal safe from those who would exploit or harm him. She must find the unicorn’s broken horn and prove to her skeptical father that her horse really is magical before everything she cares about is lost forever.

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MARVEL’S HOTTEST LAUNCHES RETURN TO COMIC SHOPS WITH NEW PRINTINGS!

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 16:42

Pick up Second Printings of BLACK PANTHER #1, HULK #1, and VENOM #1 on January 19

 

New York, NY— December 1, 2021 — Three of Marvel’s hottest new #1s will be getting new printings in January! Readers will get a chance to dive into the latest eras of some of comics’ most iconic heroes by picking up these sold-out debut issues of BLACK PANTHER, HULK, and VENOM! Complete with two new covers each, these exciting new printing covers will showcase new art, sketches, and more!

Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and Stormbreaker artist Juann Cabal take the world of Wakanda into a new age in BLACK PANTHER #1. The new run kicks off with an action-packed espionage story that will upend everything in T’Challa’s life and have ramifications for the entire Marvel Universe! Secrets from T’Challa’s past have come back to haunt him! Fresh from his travels in space, Black Panther receives an unexpected and urgent message from a Wakandan secret agent! Now, T’Challa must race the clock not only to save his agent, but also to keep his true agenda under wraps. Because if the truth comes out, it could cost T’Challa everything… BLACK PANTHER #1’s second printing covers will feature the sketch art of Alex Ross’ mesmerizing cover as well as a second printing cover featuring Juann Cabal’s new Black Panther design.

Superstar creative team Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley look to the stars for Bruce Banner’s colossal-sized next era in HULK #1! Immortal no longer, the Hulk’s uncontrollable rage has reached an all-new level, and nobody – including the Avengers – is prepared to handle it. But is it really the Hulk that people should be afraid of, or is there something missing to this puzzle? HULK #1’s second printing covers will showcase Hulk and Iron Man’s explosive fight in a wraparound cover as well as a character sketch by Ryan Ottley.

And a new symbiote saga begins in Ram V, Al Ewing, and Bryan Hitch’s VENOM #1. This trio is set to take the symbiote mythos to the next level with thrilling new developments for father-son pair Eddie and Dylan Brock. Each writer will lend their talents to a different character, with Ewing taking us beyond the stars with Eddie in his new role as the “King in Black,” and Ram V bringing us back to earth penning Dylan’s beginnings as a Super Hero. Together, the two journeys will intertwine and impact one another to create a singular and epic new vision. VENOM #1’s second printing covers will feature all-new artwork from Bryan Hitch as well as a sketch artwork of his main cover.

See all the covers now and be sure to check with your local comic shop for availability!

Retailers, don’t forget to order these new printings by Monday, December 13!

BLACK PANTHER #1

Written by JOHN RIDLEY

Art by JUANN CABAL

Second Printing Sketch Cover by ALEX ROSS – 75960620042900112 

1:25 Second Printing Design Cover by JUANN CABAL – 75960620042900127

HULK #1

Written by DONNY CATES
Art by RYAN OTTLEY

Second Printing Wraparound Cover by RYAN OTTLEY – 75960620003000112

1:25 Second Printing Character Sketch Cover by RYAN OTTLEY – 75960620003000152

VENOM #1

Written by RAM V and AL EWING

Art by BRYAN HITCH

Second Printing Cover by BRYAN HITCH – 75960620191400112  
1:25 Second Printing Sketch Cover BRYAN HITCH – 75960620191400159

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THE LIFE OF TINA TURNER TAKES COMIC BOOK FORM

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 16:33

TidalWave Comics is proud to announce the addition of a comic book focusing on Tina Turner to its popular “Female Force” series focused on women who make an impact worldwide. “Female Force: Tina Turner” will be released this week in honor of her 82nd birthday.

The most remarkable comeback of all time is explored in this new comic book biography of the iconic and indomitable Tina Turner! Born Anna Mae Bullock, Tina started as a singer in her local church and elementary schools. Her ill-fated relationship with Ike Turner coincided with her meteoric rise-up the Billboard charts and led to her eventual fall. However, after retooling her image, Tina once again exploded on the scene in the 80s. Tina’s life story is rags to riches to rags and back again a tale of love, loss, and rebirth.

“Female Force: Tina Turner,” written by Michael Frizell, art by Ramon Salas, is a 22-page comic book and will be available digitally on multiple platforms and in print. The book will be available in hardback with a cover by famed comic book artist Joe Phillips and a paperback cover by interior artist Ramon Salas.

“Turner’s life has been seen in documentaries, films, music, Broadway, so why not a comic book. We believe that it is important for readers to have inspiring role models and learn about extraordinary individuals who have overcome challenges to make a difference in the world,” said Darren G. Davis, publisher, when asked about the thought process the company went through before creating the comic book series “Female Force.”

Writer Michael Frizell, an educator at Missouri State University in Springfield, said, “When writing about real people, we have to tell the true stories of our subjects, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun with them. I hope readers will see the comic as an introduction to Tina Turner and want to know more about her. The Broadway show about her showcases amazing singers and tells a tight story about her life. Angela Bassett’s portrayal of Tina is equally amazing. But the best way to understand Tina? Listen to her music.”

The “Female Force” imprint features prominent and influential authors, business executives, entertainers, journalists, politicians, and activists. The latest biography comic book joins TidalWave’s ever-growing library of more than 200 comic book biographies. — Previous titles have profiled Dolly Parton, Kamala Harris, Tina Fey, Betty White, Michelle Obama, Barbra Streisand to Cher and Gloria Steinem.

Also available this week is a bonus holiday edition of the “Female Force: Dolly Parton” comic book featuring a winter themed cover by Marvel Comics artist Yonami.

The biographical comic series has drawn a firestorm of media attention, including features on “The Today Show” CNN, MSNBC and FOX News, and Time and People magazines.

TidalWave Comics’ vast catalog of titles can also be downloaded digitally from Kindle, iTunes, EPIC!, Madefire, Izneo, ComiXology, Global Comics, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, Overdrive, Library Pass, Biblioboard, Nook, Kobo, and wherever eBooks are sold.

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RICH REVIEWS: Evil Ernie # 1

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 00:23

Title: Evil Ernie # 1
Publisher: Dynamite
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: Ariel Medel
Color: Candice Han
Letters by: Dave Sharpe
Cover: Brett Booth
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Website: www.dynamite.com
Comments: Well lots of killing and murdering going on here and tons of blood. Yet this Evil Ernie is definitely way different then any other versions. This is the new Evil Ernie.
Ernest Gleckman is the main character here. It is great to see Smiley on his coat. Smiley now he still seems his old self.
Now before all the killing started Ernest was a student and his life was fairly normal. A night performing singing for Ernest leads to us seeing a beautifully presented scene of frightening horror as he leaves the bar.
Things go from bad to worse as Ernest heads home. He meets a group of bikers along his way. Now what happens next we know just not how. This issue leaves a lot of unanswered questions.
This is a watered down version of Evil Ernie. Almost everything about him has been changed. This is a totally new character. Will Ernest become Evil Ernie probably just not the one from other comic book series of the same name.
The art is done very well. It delivers a story with hints at the evil yet to come. Smiley the button is here and he adds a nice mysteriously weird touch to the comic.

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The Horrible Truth is Revealed in Your First Look at EAT THE RICH #5

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 22:57

Discover a Proposal Too Terrible to Refuse in the Final Issue this December 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 30, 2021) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at EAT THE RICH #5, the final issue issue in a chilling new original five-issue comic book series from Hugo Award-winning author Sarah Gailey (The Echo Wife, Magic For Liars) with artist Pius Bak (Firefly, The Magicians), colorist Roman Titov, and letterer Cardinal Rae, about the unspeakable horrors lying in wait behind the idyllic lives of the one percent, available in December 2021.

‘TIL DEATH DO US PART! Astor finally proposes but the cost of marrying into the 1% is too terrible for Joey to even contemplate. Too bad saying no isn’t an option if she wants to get out of Crestfall Bluffs in one piece! With the horrible truth fully revealed, can Joey escape a proposal much too rich for her blood, or will she get eaten alive by the secrets of the rich and powerful?

EAT THE RICH #5 features main and variant cover art by famed illustrator Kevin Tong, and variant covers by acclaimed artists Becca Carey (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Jenn Woodall (Sleeping Beauties).

EAT THE RICH is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; and Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.

Print copies of EAT THE RICH #5 will be available for sale on December 22, 2021exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle. Fans and readers can purchase copies of EAT THE RICH SC, collecting the entire five-issue series, in local comic shops on May 18, 2022 and in bookstores everywhere on May 24, 2022.

For continuing news on EAT THE RICH and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.


Sarah Gailey / Photo by Allan Amato


Pius Bak

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Evil Ernie Makes His Terrifying NFT Debut!

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 20:52

November 30, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Many of Dynamite’s top titles and most popular characters have made their way into the NFT comics world through their partnership with Terra Virtua. Today, one of the most infamous of all, Evil Ernie, tears his way into the format.

Evil Ernie’s latest debut issue is now available as a limited edition NFT comic book. Written by Scott Lobdell (Uncanny X-Men, Teen Titans) and drawn by Ariel Medel, the series has been a hit so far with over 30,000 copies sold on the kickoff. A thrilling cover by legendary artist Brett Booth is a perfect match for the character and truly comes alive in the animated director’s cut edition, more limited and often selling out on Terra Virtua.

The character debuted 30 years ago in 1991, as the front for a quickly expanding entire line of Chaos! characters. Created by Brian Pulido and Steven Hughes, Ernie’s penchant for mayhem and death attracted a generation of readers thrilled by this unique brand of comics. Chaos! made waves as a “connected universe” akin to Marvel and DC, but stuffed with demons, vampires, and serial killers instead of bright blue and red spandex. Now this boundary-breaking franchise makes its way to the innovative world of NFTs for fans new and old.



These limited-edition digital collectibles are available to purchase on Terra Virtua here:
https://terravirtua.io/marketplace?page=1&nft_type_code=COMICS&brand_code=DYNAMITE

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MAW #4 Reveals the Monster Within

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 20:43

Discover the Rage and Revenge Against the Monsters that Patriarchy Makes in December 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 30, 2021) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at MAW #4, the fourth issue of a provocative five-issue horror series by award-winning journalist and opinion writer Jude Ellison S. Doyle (Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power), artist A.L. Kaplan (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters), colorist Fabiana Mascolo, and letterer Cardinal Rae, that explores the anger of those trapped by society’s expectations and the monsters born from that collective rage, available in December 2021.

Marion, recalling her trauma and the promise of the fight for justice, realizes that abusive men will never face true justice for their crimes in a patriarchal world. As Marion’s monstrous transformation nears its completion, she decides to take matters into her own hands and sets her sights on those who wronged her and her sister. The hunt is on as Marion’s rage transforms into bloody revenge—sometimes it takes a MONSTER to stop other monsters…

MAW #4 features main cover art by artist Ariela Kristantina (The Many Deaths of Laila Starr) with Sarah Stern, an homage variant by Corin M. Howell (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and incentive covers by DANI (The Dreaming) with Tamra Bonvillain, and Ariela Kristantina with Sarah Stern.

MAW is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Eat the Rich by Sarah Gailey and Pius Bak; and Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.

Print copies of MAW #4 will be available for sale on December 22, 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.

For continuing news on MAW and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.


Jude Ellison S. Doyle / Photo by Michael B. Payne

A. L. Kaplan / Photo by Dylan Evanston

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS AND WWE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP EXTENSION

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 17:14

Special Olympics and WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced a multi-year extension of their global partnership to help create inclusion through sports. WWE will continue to support Special Olympics Unified Sports®, which brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

WWE Superstars will continue to engage with Special Olympics athletes all around the globe through Unified Sports®. Over the past few years, WWE Superstars have participated in Unified soccer in Italy, Unified flag football in Arizona, Unified bocce in Las Vegas, Unified soccer in UAE along with several other events, panels, and leadership conferences. Superstars have also reached out to Special Olympics athletes to encourage them in training and to congratulate them for achievements.

“WWE has been an incredible Global partner to our movement over the past 5 years and we are so excited to announce that we will continue our collective impact for years to come both domestically and around the world,” said Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis. Davis added “When we think of how our partners have stepped up during this difficult time, WWE comes to mind. Not only are they supporting us financially, but they continue to help us find innovative ways to reach our athletes for example, through the launch of our online fitness series School of Strength, and talent engagement for our first-ever Gaming for Inclusion event. WWE also supported countless virtual engagements with Superstars that lifted up our athletes’ spirts while in-person activities were cancelled.”

“WWE’s bond with Special Olympics has become one of the most fulfilling partnerships in our company’s history,” said WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon. “The determination of Special Olympics athletes to consistently persevere in life is truly an inspiration, and we look forward to supporting their mission for years to come.”

The multi-year extension also includes support as a Gold Partner for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, FL where the state-of-the-art WWE Performance Center is located and where many of the Superstars call home. The sport of Powerlifting will also be presented by WWE at the 2022 USA Games.

WWE’s partnership with Special Olympics dates back to the 1995 World Games in New Haven, and more recently has included partnerships with the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi and an on-going corporate partnership with Special Olympics Connecticut. Special Olympics was named 2018 Business Partner of the Year at the annual WWE Business Partner Summit.

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MANIAC OF NEW YORK: BRONX IS BURNING – Horror Fanatic Variant Covers

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 17:13

MANIAC OF NEW YORK: THE BRONX IS BURNING #1/ $4.99 / 32 Pages / Color / On Sale 12.01.21  

Writer: Elliott Kalan

Artist: Andrea Mutti

Letterer: Taylor Esposito

Cover: Andrea Mutti

Maniac Harry Mask Variant: Andrea Mutti

Incentive Cover: Jonathan Luna

The bloody saga of Maniac Harry continues!

After the tragedy of The Death Train, Detective Zelda Pettibone and mayoral aide Gina Greene have lost the trail of the Maniac — and the support of the city. Copycats are springing up, tensions are high and traffic is a nightmare. So, what happens when your favorite unstoppable, mindless killer resurfaces in a Bronx high school? Can Zelda and Gina get there before Maniac Harry adds to his body count? Will the students tear their attention away from their phones long enough to notice there’s a monster in the halls?

Writer Elliott Kalan and artist Andrea Mutti return for the next chapter of the hit horror-satire that’s somehow even scarier than the world we actually live in!

MANIAC OF NEW YORK: THE BRONX IS BURNING #2 / $4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 01.12.22 

Writer: Elliott Kalan

Artist: Andrea Mutti

Letterer: Taylor Esposito

Cover: Andrea Mutti

Horror Fanatic Cover: David Lopez

Maniac Harry is loose in a Bronx high school, and it’s not so he can finish his GED!

With video of Harry’s bloody rampage going viral, seemingly everyone is converging on Bright Future Academy: protestors, police, media and our heroes, Mayoral Aide Gina Greene and NYPD Detective Zelda Pettibone. Can the so-called grown-ups get out of each other’s way in time? And what happens when an ordinary student risks his life to save his classmates, only to be chased by the worst bully of them all: The Maniac?

Each issue of MANIAC OF NEW YORK: THE BRONX IS BURNING features 24 pages of story and art with a cardstock cover!

MANIAC OF NEW YORK: THE BRONX IS BURNING #3 / $4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 02.16.22 

Writer: Elliott Kalan

Artist: Andrea Mutti

Letterer: Taylor Esposito

Cover: Andrea Mutti

Horror Fanatic Variant Cover: Robert Hack

Gina Greene and Zelda Pettibone are face-to-face with Maniac Harry once more, and they’re armed with enough Molotov cocktails to burn down the borough! But the Mayor of New York seems determined to get in their way. Can Gina and Zelda stop Harry before his body count rises?

SPOILER ALERT: They can’t! There’s only one issue left after this one, and it just might be the biggest bloodbath yet!

Each issue of MANIAC OF NEW YORK: THE BRONX IS BURNING features 24 pages of story and art with a cardstock cover!

MANIAC OF NEW YORK: THE BRONX IS BURNING #4 / $4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 03.23.22

Writer: Elliott Kalan

Artist: Andrea Mutti

Letterer: Taylor Esposito

Cover: Andrea Mutti

Horror Fanatic Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Maniac Harry plus Opening Day at Yankee Stadium. YOU DO THE MATH! Civil servant-turned-angel-of-vengeance Gina Greene is determined to make this her final showdown with the Maniac. Can she finally destroy the monster that’s haunted her all these years? And how much of New York will she have to burn to make it happen?

Each issue of MANIAC OF NEW YORK: THE BRONX IS BURNING features 24 pages of story and art with a cardstock cover!

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VAULT ANNOUNCES HEATHEN: VAULT RESERVE EDITION SINGLE ISSUE SERIES

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 17:01

Missoula, MT (11/30/2021): Vault Comics is thrilled to announce that Natasha Alterici’s HEATHEN returns to the single issue format for Vault’s 5th anniversary. HEATHEN’s return marks the launch VAULT RESERVE, a line of definitive collector’s edition reprint publications featuring new and rare covers, exclusive back matter, and a deluxe, top-of-the-line presentation.

Created by Natasha Alterici, this international best-seller was selected as an American Library Association YALSA 2018 Great Graphic Novel For Teens, has seen more than 30 printings and is available in 36 countries around the world.

HEATHEN centers on the warrior Aydis, an outcast gay woman born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women. She is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin.

HEATHEN is currently in development for a feature film by Constantin Film and Prime Universe Films, with“Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke attached to direct.

HEATHEN creator Natasha Alterici is a writer and artist living in Tulsa, Oklahoma who has been working as a freelance artist for pver ten years. Works include HEATHEN, Dinosaur Project, Gotham Academy: Yearbook, Grayson Annual, The Lez Film Review, Mixed Signals, Lovers and Other Strangers, Transcience and a number of others.

HEATHEN: VAULT RESERVE EDITION #1 hits store shelves on February 16th, 2022. The full synopsis can be read below:

The book that started it all…

Natasha Alterici’s HEATHEN returns to single issue format for our 5th anniversary to launch Vault Reserve, the definitive collector’s edition – featuring new and rare covers, as well as exclusive backmatter.

Aydis is a viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Aydis is friend to the talking horse Saga, rescuer of the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild, and battler of fantastic monsters. Aydis is a woman. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin.

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