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RED 5 COMICS MARCH 2022 SOLICITATIONS

Sat, 12/25/2021 - 09:52

CARRIERS #5
JAN221611
The Giant Sized finale! An alien race enters New York City ready to assimilate with Earth’s technology. Only the Carriers have the ability to discover the truth behind these technological marvels and stop them before it’s too late.
In Shops: Mar 02, 2022
SRP: $4.95

 

DOWNLOAD #4
JAN221613
In the grand finale of the series, Eric and his friends finally discover the origin and purpose of the Download. However, it may be too late for the kids as they must face off against the original threat the devices were designed to do battle against.
In Shops: Mar 09, 2022
SRP: $3.95

 

FICTIONAUTS #2
JAN221615
Recently, a rash of unexplained disturbances across the fictional universe has started to tear it apart, and the heroes of Hypercity face the ultimate challenge when the mysterious Agent X threatens to bring down the barriers between our world and the world of stories! Dive headlong into the madcap, mind-bending world of the Fictionauts!
In Shops: Mar 16, 2022
SRP: $3.95

 

LEAD CITY #1
JAN221614
It’s 1873 when a blizzard strands Homesteader Colman Cooper and his family in a small town. He soon learns the town plays host to an annual contest that attracts thieves and killers from far and wide. With no way out Colman finds himself pitted against seven deadly fighters in the anything goes, tooth-and-nail battle for survival known as Lead City. Before Deadwood. Before Tombstone. Before Durango. There was Lead City.
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $3.95

 

MEGA TP (MR)
JAN221616
A gigantic creature has been awaken from its eternal sleep in Antarctica. The destructive monster, only known as “The Salamander”, has started a journey of chaos and destruction. The only thing that could stop this menace is another sleeping giant; a creature from under the ocean known as “Mega”.
In Shops: Mar 23, 2022
SRP: $19.95

 

RAISE UP THE DEAD ZOMBIE COMICS ANTHOLOGY GN (MR)
JAN221617
In the world of the living dead you have two options… become food or become a zombie!? A group of talented comic authors come together in this volume to tell the scariest stories of the impending Apocaly?pse. We hope it will be useful as a guide for what is to come…
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $17.95

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Happy Holidays from BOOM! Studios

Sat, 12/25/2021 - 08:58

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Happy Holidays from Marvel!

Sat, 12/25/2021 - 08:13

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM BIG BANG

Sat, 12/25/2021 - 08:08

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM BROADSWORD COMICS

Sat, 12/25/2021 - 08:06

Bright Wishes for the New Year emerging!!
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Holly!

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MOONSTONE MARCH 2022 SOLICITATIONS

Sat, 12/25/2021 - 07:44

MOONSTONE DOUBLE SHOT PROSE SC
JAN221545
A HORNET/KOLCHAK crossover by multiple STOKER AWARD winner Nancy Holder! Buried treasure! Curvy mermaids! Kolckak, The Hornet, and Kato trail the Rabasa brothers to balmy Florida to smash their move into the drug trade. But a ghostly pirate captain has other plans for Kolchak…and they don’t include any trips to theme parks! Plus a second feature: Zero and The Veil team up for the first time. Two very different people trying to solve a crime together? Opposites attract or do they just repel?
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $5.99

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MAD CAVE STUDIOS MARCH 2022 SOLICITATIONS

Sat, 12/25/2021 - 07:42

BOUNTIFUL GARDEN TP
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JAN221530
In the year 2200, a team of teenage scientists are sent on a terraforming mission to a distant planet. Selected as the best and brightest of their generation, architect Jonas, botanist Marnie, biologist Jane, engineers Anya and Kamari, and security detail Kurt are all put into cryostasis expected to wake up when it is time to prepare to land on their assigned planet.
When they are awakened abruptly, ten years early, halted above a strange planet, the teens are tasked with trying to figure out why they’re stalled – or what stalled them. As they break into two teams, one tasked with fixing the ship, the other with exploring the unknown planet below, they’re faced with an increasingly nightmarish scenario as they encounter a cosmic horror that seems to not only have attacked their ship, but also their minds.
Collects issues #1 – 5.
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $17.99

 

SPEED REPUBLIC #2
JAN221534
Seb’s run in with his estranged sister, Shane, was a wake up call that family means nothing in the Grand Race. Now, he must tackle the drag races, booby traps, and sore losers in Zurich to move on to the next city. But when an old friend pops up to give him an opportunity to rebel against the Autocrat, will Seb be able to pull the trigger?
In Shops: Mar 23, 2022
SRP: $3.99

 

THE LAST SESSION #4
JAN221532
Lana, Drew, Walter, and Shen have done the unthinkable and backed themselves into a corner against DM Jay’s plans in their last Dice & Deathtraps game. After everything they’ve been through, it seems a tragic end is closing in…unless they finally begin taking Cassandra’s theories seriously, which may be the only thing that can save them all!
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $3.99

 

WOLVENHEART #12
JAN221536
Wolvenheart make there way to the Vatican in order to steal the portrait of Dorian Gray. Once they arrive, the are greeted by an ungodly sight. The future may be uncertain, but the past is always clear.
In Shops: Mar 16, 2022
SRP: $3.99

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COFFIN COMICS MARCH 2022 SOLICITATIONS

Sat, 12/25/2021 - 07:03

HELLWITCH FORSAKEN PREMIERE ED #1 (MR)
JAN221342
To avenge her murdered lover, Hellwitch slaughtered a queen and burnt her whole hive to the ground. Now, she has become Hell’s most notorious rebel, with a price on her head to match. Forced to wander the wastelands, Hellwitch finds herself hunted by old enemies. They will stop at nothing to finish her and butcher the last survivors of her hive – a bevy of beautiful Forsaken too innocent for the perils of the underworld. Can Hellwitch defeat her ruthless adversaries? Or will a twisted rival from her past annihilate Hellwitch’s very soul? This premium square bound graphic novel contains all 48 pages of The Forsaken!
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $20.00

 

LADY DEATH CATACLYSMIC MAJESTY #2 (OF 2) (MR)
JAN221343
“Deathocalypse,” an official, year-long company-wide event unfolds here! Caprice’s mental manipulations unleashed Lady Death’s evil side and New Orleans paid the price in wanton death and destruction. Recovered, Lady Death is now seen worldwide as a villain to be feared and eliminated. Meanwhile, the extinction-level villain Insurrectus and his new mate Atrocity plan to usher in a new horrific age of terror. Can the diva of death overcome this catastrophic crusade she struggles against her own wicked appetites, or are we all doomed once and for all?
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $4.99

 

LADY DEATH MALEVOLENT DECIMATION RAW ED (MR)
JAN221348
Lady Death has always been the bad girl. But once upon a time, she was absolutely evil. This “raw” edition of Lady Death: Malevolent Decimation #1 features the raw pencils and inks of Diego Bernard and Alisson Rodrigues, and is limited to just 400 copies!
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $25.00

 

LADY DEATH MERCILESS ONSLAUGHT PREMIERE ED #1 (MR)
JAN221349
Lady Death, the diva of death, plans to dismantle everything the Third Reich holds dear! But is it even possible? Lady Death: Merciless Onslaught #1 Premiere Edition is a premium square bound graphic novel containing all 48 pages of story!
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $20.00

 

LADY DEATH NIGHTMARE SYMPHONY #2 (OF 2)
JAN221350
(W) Brian Pulido, Mike MacLean (A) Anthony Spay (CA) Mike Deodato
The one-the-top conclusion! Lady Death and the Hellraiders are headed to Earth tof end off the extinction level villainy of The Sect and The Trinity, and certainly we will get to that crucial story, but first let’s delve back into the past, before Lady Death’s “Cursed Sleep” began two decades ago and discover what diabolical treachery occurred during a rare, peaceful moment in the Lady’s undead life!
In Shops: Feb 23, 2022
SRP: $25.00

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BLACKBOX COMICS MARCH 2022 SOLICITATIONS

Sat, 12/25/2021 - 06:54

WILDER #2 (OF 5)
JAN221259
Macy and Vergel attempt a daring rescue to free their boss Dr. Deja Wilder from henchmen working for the Big Game Poachers. After Deja’s return, the animal crisis manager and “fixer” sets her sights on taking down the animal predators once and for all!
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $3.99

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ANTARCTIC PRESS MARCH 2022 SOLICITATIONS

Sat, 12/25/2021 - 06:46

ALIAS BLACK & WHITE #7 (OF 7)
JAN221209
(W) Chuck Dixon (A) Todd Fox, Enrique Villagran (CA) Brian Denham
In a standalone story that serves as an epilogue to the cult crime comic epic, the nameless killer shares a target with an off-the-hook bounty hunter. Their quarry’s only chance is that these two wolves hunting him will turn on each other. It’s the bullet-scarred, action-wracked, blood-spattered final act of the long-awaited conclusion of ALIAS that loyal readers have waited a generation to see! Don’t miss on page of this final battle of stone killers as the saga of a serial killer turned hitman draws to its shocking close.
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $3.99

 

BLACK HOPS USA GI BOUND FOR BATTLE TP
JAN221203
(W) Timonthy Lim, Mark Pellegrini (A) Various (CA) Dave Dorman
For your eyes only, Antarctic Press delivers the collected records of America’s daring, highly trained special mission rabbit, U.S.A.-*-G.I.! “Buns of the Patriots”: The recondo rabbit must infilitrate a North Korean stronghold and fend off both man and beast to defuse the threat of a nuclear warhead aimed at Hawai’i. “Hare Trigger”: Accompanied by new operatives Patriot-R and Rigor-Tortoise, U.S.A.-*-G.I. invades a secret Hart Island, NY facility to stop the terrorist cell Ningen and their leader, Apex Moth, from releasing a deadly thrat. “Hopocalypse Now”: U.S.A.-*-G.I., Patriot-R, Rigor-Tortoise, and their human handler, Penelope Freling, fight their way to a rematch with mercenary Hare Trigger, insidious mastermind Apex Moth, and more chimeric nightmares.
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $19.99

 

CAT GIRL #1
JAN221200
(W) Ben Dunn, David Furr (A) Jane Wen
The feline fatale claws her way out of the pages of Exciting Comics into her own title! There’s a new villain in town named Scalphunter, and he’s cunning for Gatman, but he hasn’t counted on the hero’s daughter coming to the rescue as Cat Girl!
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $4.99

 

EXCITING COMICS #22
JAN221205
(W) Various (A) VARIOUS (CA) Matthew Weldon
“Big House Blues” by Dan Sehn and Ron Williams. “Sumo Boy” by Dan Sehn and Alexandre Coelho. “Nothing-Man” by John Rhodes, Laurie Foster, and Marcus Odoms. “Fallen Justice” by Cary Kelley, Steven Forbes, and Harold Edge.
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $4.99

 

GOLD DIGGER TP GOLD BRICK VI REMINTED ED
JAN221204
(W) Fred Perry (A/CA) Fred Perry
After ten years, our stock of Gold Brick VI is deplected. It was a good investment (as Gold Bricks are), so we’re reprinting it on our new format! Over 660 pages of glorious, full-color action-adventure in one massive volume! Including rare and sold-out issues, Brick VI contains some of the most dramatic of Fred Perry’s story arcs, from the double rescue raid on the prison of the Retreat by the teams of Brod and Array to Gina’s own time in prison on Earth, from the epic journey through the living Labyrinth to Gina and Brittany’s mutual rescue reunion in Quasi-space. Gold Digger fans will need this for their shelves/vaults!
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $54.99

 

HORROR COMICS #12
JAN221207
(W) Gianluca Piredda (A) Luca Lamberti
Vampire Swimsuit Special! In preparation for Dracula’s 125th-anniversary, the creatures of the night are holding a March Masquerade, carousing in their most senational swimwear. In the history of vampire lore, swimsuits are perhaps not the norm, but these noble night-beings are known for their powerful allure, just like the swimsuits! Besides, as long as it’s not running water, they’ll be fine.
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $3.99

 

PLANET COMICS #6
JAN221208
(W) Various (A) VARIOUS
“Forsaken by Gods” by hannu Kesola and Heidi Jonsson. “Lords of the Cosmos” by Jason Palmatier, Dennis Falloon, and D.F. Marin. “Haunted” by Alan Flores and Lucas Filappi. “Space Horder” by Jonathan Thompson and Jorge Luis Gabatto.
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $3.99

 

SPECTREMAN HEROES #2 (OF 5)
JAN221202
(W) Hiroshi Kanatani (A) Matt Frank (A/CA) Hiroshi Kanatani
Antarctic Press, in conjunction with P-Productions and Phase 6, is honored to announce Spectreman Heroes, a nostalgia-blast of retro Japanese live-action superbeings! Each issue will showcase a different character in their own full-length story, with art by luminaries such as Matt Frank (Godzilla Legends), Hiroshi Kanatani (Coaraptor), and Ben Dunn (Ninja High School). This issue, in feudal Japan, the warrior Shishimaru combats forces both human and inhuman, transforming into the leonine Lion-Maru in the name of honor, vengeance, and justice!
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $4.99

 

WORLD WAR 3 #5 (OF 5) BATTLE OVER HOKKAIDO
JAN221206
(W) Motofumi Kobayashi (A) Motofumi Kobayashi
War manga master Motofumi Kobayashi’s hit alternate history manga continues in this what-if tale of a Soviet invasion of Japan! In the 1990’s Japan’s Self-Defense Forces must battle a Soviet armored division intent on occupying Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, in conjunction with the USSR’s invasion of western Europe!
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $4.99

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Why There Needs to be More Disability Representation in Comic Books

Sat, 12/18/2021 - 07:21

Disability representation is something that needs to be considered for all types of media content, but how much recognition is it given within existing comic books? Find out, here…

2021 has been a promising year for the comic books market. This isn’t all that surprising, given the number of comic-based movies and franchises launching in recent years. However, many believe recent successes can, in part, be put down to the two largest comic companies making an effort to be inclusive and representative.

From Ms. Marvel to DC Comics’ Naomi, the conscious effort from major players in the industry to improve the representation of previously under-served groups is clear. That being said, when it comes to disability representation, there’s certainly room for improvement.

Not all heroes wear capes and not all heroes are able-bodied, something which we are often led to believe. We have seen a number of superheroes, villains, and other comic book characters living with various types of disabilities. Some characters are born with these disabilities and others develop them from various life experiences (could a medical negligence claim be on the cards for Wolverine?).

The question is, what are comic books doing right, and where could disability representation be improved in the industry?

What is Disability Representation and Why Does it Matter?

Disability representation refers to the active and accurate inclusion and portrayal of disabled individuals across media platforms. Those who campaign for proper disability representation in the media request that:

  • The correct number/ratio of disabled individuals to able-bodied individuals is portrayed. According to Scope, there are over 14 million disabled people in the UK. Around 1 billion people worldwide are living with some form of disability (from the World Health Organisation).
  • Various types of disabilities are represented – including both physical and mental disabilities.
  • A diverse range of actors and other presenters are seen to represent disabilities in the media.
  • Disabilities and their signs, symptoms, and limitations are thoroughly researched ahead of representation.
  • Characters with a disability are well-rounded and not solely developed with their disability in mind.

While a study from Nielson found that disability representation in the media has risen 175% in the last 10 years, other statistics show there’s still a way to go. Looking specifically at the world of comic books, disability representation is clear to see, but where can improvements be made?

Are There Superheroes with Disabilities?

When you hear the word ‘superhero’, you wouldn’t be the only person whose mind instantly jumps to the likes of Superman, Batman, or Spider-Man. This is partly down to the media and its exaggerated promotion of these superhero ideals.

For many years now, comic books have been telling the stories of various disabled superhumans and their heroic efforts in saving the world from villains. Here are just a select few of these heroic characters that we can certainly look up to.

  1. Daredevil: visually impaired, with superhuman reflexes and endurance.
  2. Oracle: formerly Batgirl, until shot in the spine by the Joker and paralyzed from the waist down.
  3. Doctor Strange: a car accident and extensive nerve damage led to Doctor Strange finding their magical abilities.
  4. Deadpool: lives with cancer and chronic pain, with an accelerated healing ability.
  5. Professor X: the most well-known disabled superhero with a whole host of mental superpowers (including telepathy and mental manipulation).
  6. Echo: one of the very few deaf superheroes, possessing photography reflexes.
  7. Iron Man: uses technology to cope with physical and mental disabilities.
How Can Disability Representation in Comic Books be Improved?

While it’s clear to see that comic books have been representing disabilities to a certain extent, there are many open debates and discussions on where improvements can be made. Some ideas include:

1. Avoid utilizing disability as a motive for villainous behavior

Many argue that comic books often place blame on a character’s disability being the reason for them turning into a villain.

Let’s take Harvey Dent, for example. When half of his face is burned by acid and he becomes known as Two-Face, that’s when his villainous behavior begins.

Then there’s Ava Starr, AKA Ghost, who suffers from lifelong chronic pain as a result of an accident when she was a child. S.H.I.E.L.D. promises to help her find a cure in exchange for utilizing her powers. Her character development as a villain begins when she realizes the organization was never going to honor its promise.

There are many examples in comic books where both mental and physical disabilities are considered the cause of a character’s turning into a villain. With many young individuals easily influenced by their love of comic books, this is certainly an issue that needs to be addressed.

2. Fully exploring disabilities

Those campaigning for improved disability representation within comic books call out for a more in-depth portrayal and exploration of disabilities.

All too often, we are presented with a character whose certain disability is the root cause of their superpower (or their villainous behavior). From there, the story continues with much more emphasis on the superpower as opposed to the disability. What would improve disability representation is further exploration of the disability itself.

This could involve delving into the more complex details of the disability. It could be observing the frustrations the character faces as a result of their disability. It could be the moment of acceptance or the moment where they realize their disability doesn’t necessarily have to be a hindrance.

Through further exploration of the disability itself, readers could develop more of an understanding of these differences that they can then apply to everyday life. This theory applies to both those living with their disabilities and those looking to learn more about a disability’s complexities.

3. Cover varying degrees of disabilities

While multiple individuals may have the same disability, they may not experience the same level of symptoms. In comic books, we are typically led to believe that disabled characters suffer from one degree of disability: blind characters cannot see; deaf characters cannot hear. In real life, disabilities are much more complex than the stereotypes we often place on them.

With that in mind, future disability representation in comic books would greatly benefit from the inclusion of a spectrum of specific disabilities.

4. Consultation with disabled individuals

When it comes to developing a storyline involving a disability, it makes complete sense to seek the knowledge and expertise of those living with them. Consider reaching out to various individuals, including everyday people, or even expert writers, actors, producers, and directors.

No one has a better understanding of what it is like to live with a disability than those actively living with one. Using real-life words and experiences, character and story development can be turned into something that is not only meant for entertainment, but for awareness and understanding too.

Do Comic Books Need More Disability Representation?

It goes without saying that disability representation is certainly considered in the world of comic books, perhaps more so than in some other forms of media. That being said, nothing is perfect and there is always room to grow.

Perhaps discussions like this here will help the world of comic books to advance the recognition and representation it gives to those living with disabilities.

 

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THE HARBINGER #3 preview

Sat, 12/18/2021 - 06:48

Cover by Adam Pollina

December 17th, 2021 — Peter Stanchek suits up for his mission to “BE BETTER” in THE HARBINGER #3.

As he comes to terms with losing all of his memories, Peter Stanchek chooses to fight back, not just for himself but all of Psiot City who has been oppressed by a legal force known as The Warning. Wearing a brand-new mask and wielding a revelatory new understanding of his own powerful potentials, Peter takes on the mantle of The Harbinger to pave the way for the future of all psiots. But will he start something so dangerous even he can’t stop?

THE HARBINGER #3 is co-written by COLLIN KELLY and JACKSON LANZING (Kang The Conqueror, Batman Beyond: Neo Year), features art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ (Spider-GwenBatgirl), colors by RICO RENZI (Mister Miracle: The Source of FreedomThe Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU (X-O MANOWAR, The Blue Flame), and covers by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ, ADAM POLLINA and DAMION SCOTT.

THE HARBINGER #3
Written by 
COLLIN KELLY, JACKSON LANZING
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Colors by RICO RENZI
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover A by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover B by ADAM POLLINA
Pre-order Connecting Cover by DAMION SCOTT

A daring rescue mission unravels the mystery of Peter Stanchek’s past… and paves the way for the powerful psiot’s future.

On sale DECEMBER 22nd | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

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DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION’S CANONCIAL CONTINUATION COLLECTED IN HARDCOVER FORMAT FROM DARK HORSE COMICS

Sat, 12/18/2021 - 06:40

Collects the Comic Series Dragon Age: Deception, Dragon Age: Blue Wraith, and Dragon Age: Dark Fortress

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (December 17, 2021)—BioWare and Dark Horse Comics present the Dragon Age trilogy that pits Fenris and the Inquisition against the Venatori for the fate of Thedas, now collected in a deluxe oversized hardcover in Dragon Age: Wraiths of Tevinter.      

 

When a red lyrium artifact of devastating power surfaces in the Tevinter Imperium, the Inquisition mobilizes knight Ser Aaron Hawthorne, elven thief Vaea, and magekillers Tessa Forsythia and Marius to retrieve it. Along the way, they will acquire a fledgling con artist and a troubled mage as allies, as well as Fenris, the legendary Blue Wraith. But the Venatori have mobilized forces of their own, and it will take cunning, bravery, and sacrifice to stop their dark intentions from being realized.

 

Dragon Age: Wraiths of Tevinter hardcover will be in comic shops August 23, 2022 and will retail for $39.99. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore.

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DARK HORSE DIRECT IS BRINGING THE ACTION OF THE WITCHER TO YOU WITH THE GERALT VS. KIKIMORA STATUE

Sat, 12/18/2021 - 06:37

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (December 17, 2021)—Dark Horse Direct and Netflix have teamed up and are proud to present The Witcher: Geralt vs. Kikimora Statue!

 

Relive the iconic moments of the opening scene from the Netflix Original Series The Witcher as Geralt and the kikimora burst from the bog in a tangle of swords and limbs. Reaching 8.5 inches tall and 14 inches long, sinew and viscera abound as you immerse yourself in the intricate details of this incredible collectible.

 

Expertly crafted by Gentle Giant Studios, the statue comes complete with a hand-numbered base, certificate of authenticity, and will be limited to just 750 units. This intricately designed statue is priced at $299.99 and set to ship to customers sometime between August to November 2022.

 

Pre-order to collect on this bounty today on Direct.Darkhorse.com before it’s too late!

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DARK HORSE COMICS ANNOUNCES FREE COMIC BOOK DAY GOLD ISSUE 2022

Sat, 12/18/2021 - 06:36

< Issue Includes New Stories From ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Resident Alien’

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (December 17, 2021)—In partnership with Diamond Distributors, Dark Horse Comics is pleased to announce the Free Comic Book Day Gold Issue: Stranger Things/Resident Alien, arriving May 7, 2022 at your local comic shop.

The Dark Horse Free Comic Book Day Gold issue will include two short stories from two otherworldly series: Stranger Things and Resident Alien!

 

In Stranger Things, Eleven, Will and Jonathan go to a Drive-In Theater for a Double Creature Feature, but the local festivities and scary costumes bring back haunting memories.

 

In Resident Alien, Dr. Harry and nurse Asta help an elderly patient in the sleepy, small town of Patience investigate a ghostly presence in her house!

The Stranger Things short story is penned by Michael Moreci, illustrated by Pius Bak, and colored by Dan Jackson. The Resident Alien short story is written by Peter Hogan, illustrated and lettered by Steve Parkhouse. The cover features Stranger Things artwork by Diego Galindo.

 

Be sure to pick up this Free Comic Book Day issue ahead of the 2022 premiere of Stranger Things season 4 and Resident Alien season 2.

Free Comic Book Day 2022 takes place May 7, 2022. Check with your local comic shop to see if they are participating!

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A HEARTFELT FANTASY ADVENTURE FROM CURTIS CLOW, JO MI-GYEONG, AND DARK HORSE COMICS

Sat, 12/18/2021 - 06:33

‘Beastlands: Keepers of the Kingdom’ to be Published in June 2022

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (December 17, 2021)—In a medieval fantasy world filled with powerful companion creatures known as “keepers,” one boy and his friends are on a quest to find his missing father. Beastlands: Keepers of the Kingdom, from Curtis Clow, writer of The Wild Cosmos, and Jo mi-Gyeong, powerhouse artist of Eve and The Dark Crystal, with letters from Toben Racicot (The Signal), is the heartfelt fantasy adventure you’ve been waiting for!      

 

Tensions rise as the angsty teens run out of clues and face unexpected peril at every turn. A grieving tyrant has outlawed keepers from the land and sent his murderous soldiers to exterminate every one of the beasts they can find. Mac, Ava, and Ping will have their friendship tested as they struggle, tooth and claw, to save each other and as many keepers as they can.

 

Beastlands: Keepers of the Kingdom trade paperback will be in available everywhere books are sold June 28, 2022. It is available for pre-order on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstoreBeastlands: Keepers of the Kingdom will retail for $19.99.

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2022: VALIANT REVEALS NEW BLOODSHOT, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, NINJAK STORIES WHILE TEASING THE FUTURE

Sat, 12/18/2021 - 06:31

December 16th, 2021 — Explore the Valiant Universe on Free Comic Book Day 2022.

Arriving on May 7th, THE YEAR OF VALIANT 2022 FCBD SPECIAL will present new content featuring exciting original stories, insightful behind-the-scenes looks at upcoming comics, in-depth interviews with Valiant creators, and exclusive teasers for fan-favorite characters. The compelling tales starring flagship characters will reward longtime Valiant fans while also serving as easily accessible jumping-on points for new readers.


Cover by Dexter Soy & Veronica Gandini

THE YEAR OF VALIANT 2022 FCBD SPECIAL includes…

  • An all-new BLOODSHOT story from Ringo Award-nominated writer Deniz Camp and acclaimed artist Jon Davis-Hunt. It’s a brutal brawl between living weapons as the nanite-infused supersoldier stands alone against a terrifying foe in a small town. Only Bloodshot can stop the twisted creation from unleashing more bloodshed and devastation on the neglected part of the country.
  • The fan-favorite duo of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG go on a brand-new adventure! Written by the Eisner-nominated Steve Foxe and featuring art by rising star Marcio Fiorito, the young and optimistic Archer drags the care-free, hard-drinking and immortal Armstrong on a quest that leads them right into the base of an eldritch cult.
  • The award-winning creative team of Jeff Parker and Mike Norton present an action-packed ride starring NINJAK. In this thrilling original tale, a pair of tech-savvy hitmen set their sights on the superspy in an effort to collect the enormous bounty that is on his head.
  • Plus: Exclusive first looks at the future of Valiant’s iconic characters, including SHADOWMAN and X-O MANOWAR!

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2022 at your local comic shop on Saturday, May 7th, 2022. For more information on FCBD 2022, visit https://www.freecomicbookday.com/ and to find a comic shop near you go to https://www.comicshoplocator.com/.

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Vampirella Lives as an NFT! Plus Fourth Issue of 50th Anniversary Series Drops

Sat, 12/18/2021 - 06:25

December 17, Mt. Laurel, NJ: A duo of Vampirella cold hard classics drop today as NFTs via Terra Virtua, in partnership with Dynamite Entertainment.

The 1990s was a wild time in comic books. Many characters reached spectacular highs and turbulent lows within the same decade. Some even died! Or got their backs broken. Or wore leather jackets. Vampirella’s own flirtation with leather jackets began in that time, through her celebrated original Vengeance of Vampirella run. Which culminated in the reveal of a new archnemesis – Nyx! Whose latest solo comics are also on Terra Virtua as NFTs, by the way. In 1996’s climactic Death & Destruction event, Nyx pierced through the heart of Vampirella and killed her. But death can’t keep a good alien vampire heroine down! Writer Warren Ellis and artist Amanda Conner charted the character’s revival in Vampirella Lives. That memorable miniseries serves as the centerpiece of Masters Series Vol. 3, available now in NFT format!


Alongside that release, fans can flash forward nearly to the present, as the fabulous fourth issue of her 50th anniversary title drops as well. With writing by legendary Christopher Priest and a drop dead gorgeous cover by superstar Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, this can’t be missed. The stunning piece of art that fronts the issue was originally produced as a limited edition print for Sideshow Collectibles, then made its way to comics. Find out more as the “Seduction of the Innocent” arc continues!


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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KURT BUSIEK, BRENT ANDERSON, ALEX SINCLAIR & ALEX ROSS TEAM UP FOR ASTRO CITY: THAT WAS THEN… ONE-SHOT THIS MARCH

Sat, 12/18/2021 - 06:23

PORTLAND, Ore. 12/17/2021 — Bestselling creative team Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, Alex Ross, Alex Sinclair, and Comicraft team up for the return of Astro City in an all-new special out from Image Comics this March—the Astro City: That Was Then… one-shot.

And a host of top Image creators welcome the series back to Image—where it all began—with a stunning lineup of variant covers by Erik Larsen, Marcelo Costa, Leandro Fernández, Jamie McKelvie, Chip Zdarsky, and Rob Guillory.

These highly collectable covers bring Astro City characters together with popular classic and current Image Comics series, including Savage Dragon and Samaritan, Radiant Black and the Confessor, The Old Guard and Cleopatra, Beautie in full The Wicked + The Divine style, Quarrel and Crackerjack in a Sex Criminals homage, and Tony Chu and the First Family’s Rex in a Chew-style trip to Beefy Bob’s.

Astro City: That Was Then… features new and existing heroes and launches a mystery that will drive the forthcoming Astro City series. Who were the Jayhawks? How did they inspire five teen sidekicks looking for answers to hit the road in a rickety crime mobile in 1969? And how will this affect Astro City in the present? It all begins here. And don’t miss the Astro City Metrobook, collecting the first three years of the acclaimed series!

The Astro City: That Was Then… one-shot will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 30.

Astro City: That Was Then… will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

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Omega Rangers Retreat to Safehaven in POWER RANGERS #14

Sat, 12/18/2021 - 06:20

Discover a Dangerous Rescue Mission in the Next Chapter of the ELTARIAN WAR This December 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 17, 2021) – BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), revealed a first look at POWER RANGERS #14, from writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty MorphinPower Rangers), artist Francesco Mortarino (Go Go Power Rangers), colorist Raúl Angulo (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and letterer Ed Dukeshire, in conjunction with the Mighty Morphin series for the epic crossover event, delivering the explosive fourth chapter of the ELTARIAN WAR, in December 2021!

The new Blue Omega Ranger, along with the rest of the Omega Rangers, retreat to Safehaven to plan their next steps. With information gathered from Zordon and the Blue Emissary, our motley crew of heroes and villains set their sights on defeating the minions of their former ally and conducting a rescue mission. But in a galaxy full of enemies, who… or what…  awaits their rescue?

POWER RANGERS #14 features main cover art by acclaimed illustrator Gerald Parel (Symbiote Spider-Man: King in Black), and variant covers by Daniele Di Nicuolo (Seven Secrets) with Walter Baiamonte, Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and Jorge Corona (Star Wars) with Sarah Stern.

Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 28 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest-running kids’ live-action series in television history, with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its 28th season, with “Power Rangers Dino Fury”, currently airing on Saturdays at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon and streaming on Netflix in the U.S., UK, NZ, AU & CA.

POWER RANGERS 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; 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; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz; 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; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.

Print copies of POWER RANGERS #14 will be available on December 29, 2021, exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.

Softcover and hardcover collections of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS and other Power Rangers releases from BOOM! Studios are available now, everywhere books are sold.

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

For more on Power Rangers, please visit www.powerrangers.com and follow Power Rangers on YouTubeFacebookTwitter, and Instagram.


Ryan Parrott

Francesco Mortarino

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