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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:

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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 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 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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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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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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Tue, 11/30/2021 - 16:59

IRON MAIDEN- 2021 Photo copyright by JOHN McMURTRIE

Los Angeles, CA – November 30, 2021 – Iconic British rock band Iron Maiden and entertainment powerhouse Marvel have collaborated to create a unique collection of merchandise. Fans of both will be dealt a wide assortment of apparel and accessories that highlight iconic Marvel characters and the notorious other worldly character Eddie.

This collaboration interweaves the universes of both brands, with designs that pay tribute to Wolverine, Venom, Thanos and Deadpool in unique variations of iconic album and single artwork such as Fear of the Dark, The Trooper and Killers.

Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood comments, “Eddie has long stood shoulder to shoulder with the greatest super heroes and we’re also pretty proud of the Worlds we created for his many incarnations – from battlefields to Egyptian tombs to frozen icescapes or futuristic cities. Juxtaposing some of the most recognizable characters in pop art & comic book culture into planet Maiden has been an ambition of ours for years and working with Marvel and their unparalleled character-based IP is the perfect fit in this day & age.

To see such iconic characters alongside Eddie is something our fans have discussed for years and we think that the twist of placing Venom, Thanos, Thor or Deadpool in our Maiden worlds will excite fans of both cultures.”

Iron Maiden is recognized as having one of the most iconic figures in music, in the shape of Eddie whose image appeared on the band’s debut single, “Running Free,” and has evolved to adorn every piece of artwork, including albums, tour posters, beer labels, graphic novels and merchandise, even featuring in computer games and award-winning mobile RPG game, Legacy of the Beast.

“Marvel is cool and aspirational, and has inspired the greatest artists, musicians and creators for more than 80 years,” said Paul Gitter, SVP, Marvel Licensing. “This collaboration offers another exciting example of how the Marvel brand continues to push into lifestyle areas, with music being a top priority, and the collection allows fans to pay tribute to our iconic characters, while celebrating the legendary, Iron Maiden.”

Launching in time for the holidays, with exclusive collections through Iron Maiden’s online store, speciality retailer Hot Topic and German e-tailer, EMP.

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Tue, 11/30/2021 - 16:46

Faithfully Adapted, Scripted, and Laid Out by P. Craig. Russell

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (November 29, 2021)—Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner Award–winning comics legend P. Craig Russell finish their comics adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel, Norse Mythology, with a stunning third and final series! This final arc will see artists Colleen Doran (Snow, Glass, Apples, Chivalry), the artist and co-creator behind the Eisner Award and Bram Stoker Award-winning graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Snow, Glass, Apples, P. Craig Russell (American Gods, The Sandman), and Galen Showman (Hellboy: Weird Tales, The Graveyard Book) tackle some of the most iconic stories in Norse Mythology.     

First up is a story illustrated by the incomparable David Rubín (Ether, Cosmic Detective), the first issue in this third series sees the sea giant Aegir as he avoids having to throw a banquet for the gods by setting Thor and Tyr off on a wild quest to find a cauldron and pitting our heroes against a multiheaded giantess, fire-breathing sea serpents, and more bizarre mythological creatures.

Norse Mythology III #1 will be in comic shops February 9, 2022. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

Cover B by David Mack

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The Symposium on Comic Arts

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 16:46


Join Us February 26, 2022, Online

We will be holding the first ever Symposium on Comic Arts. A collection of curated 15-20 minute presentations on high level ideas, topics and issues pertaining to the comic book and graphic novel industry.

Speakers include Tom Hart (Sequential Arts Workshop), Gina Gagliano (Random House Graphic), Oriana Leckert (Kickstarter), Mauricio Cordero (M.I.T.), Regine Sawyer (Women in Comics NYC Collective International), Nick Sousanis and more!

Get more info and your EARLY BIRD TICKETS now on Kickstarter!

­­More Details and Tickets ­ ­ ­

NYC Holiday Party – Thursday, Dec 9

Members of the Comic Arts Workshop will be having a potluck Holiday Party at 7pm, Thursday, December 9 in the East Village!


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Tue, 11/30/2021 - 00:44

FORT MYERS, FL (November 29th, 2021) – Peter Landesman (Concussion, Parkland, Felt) has come on board to adapt and direct Scout Comics best-selling comic series THE RECOUNT into a feature film for Don Handfield’s Motor Content (The Founder, Knightfall) and Jonathan Kadin’s KadinCreative (Cinderella). Nick Jones Jr. will co-write with Landesman.

The fictional political thriller penned by Jonathan Hedrick was published by Scout Comics in November of 2020 on the eve of the most contested election in modern history.  Blending the political intrigue of House of Cards and the horror of The Purge, The Recount is a realistic action-thriller set in an unsettlingly recognizable American political climate.

When the US President is assassinated by one of his own security detail, a female Secret Service agent must protect the Vice President at all costs from a conspiracy group calling themselves ‘The Masses’. With nowhere to turn and no one to trust, these two women with completely opposing political views and beliefs must work together to preserve what’s left of American democracy.

Landesman and Kadin worked together not too long ago on Sony’s CONCUSSION starring Will Smith, which Landesman wrote and directed and Kadin oversaw as the studio’s Executive Vice President. Prior to that, Landesman and Handfield worked together on political thriller KILL THE MESSENGER starring two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner for Focus Features which Landesman wrote and Handfield Executive Produced. Landesman went on to write and direct PARKLAND, about the aftermath of the assassination of JFK, the aforementioned CONCUSSION and FELT starring Liam Neeson.

“As storytellers, we’re struggling to capture not just this fraught political moment, but what it means, and will mean, for our immediate futures. When I read this graphic piece, it made me yearn for the days when character and integrity had value, and what would happen when you pack that into an imperative to survive, not just to live, but to lead. I want this movie to look like what many of us are feeling” said Peter Landesman. Handfield added, “THE RECOUNT struck me because it really hammers home both the incredible divisiveness of our times, as well as the fragility of our democracy – all without taking a political ‘side’.  On one level it’s an engaging political thriller, on another, a hellbent action ride, but ultimately, it’s a cautionary tale about two women with opposing political viewpoints coming together to save America. I can think of no better filmmaker to adapt this book than Peter Landesman, who has written & directed some of the best political thrillers of our time.”

“Given the current sociopolitical climate, this story couldn’t be more relevant. Sure it’s fiction, an exciting action thriller with a big idea, but it’s quite grounded and authentic. Peter Landesman is the perfect director to not only deliver on this suspenseful tale, but do so while appealing to everyone – no matter what side of the aisle they’re on,” said Kadin in a statement.

One of Scout Comics best-selling titles, THE RECOUNT was written by army veteran Jonathan Hedrick and received critical acclaim for both the jaw-dropping action and how it explored timely political themes in the vein of V for Vendetta or The Purge. The book was released in November of 2020, on the eve of the most contested election in modern history – and despite its fictional and apolitical stance — seemed oddly clairvoyant in its dark portrayal of a nation on the brink.

Handfield, Kadin, Landesman and Scout Comics will produce through their respective banners, with Motor Content’s Jordan Moore serving as an Executive Producer.

James Haick III, President of Scout Comics said, “We were so blown away by this comic when we read it. It has all the action of 24 or White House Down, with the true-to-life political horror of The Joker. We are excited about what Peter and Nick will do with this material.

Handfield is also a partner and board member of Scout Comics, and was instrumental in bringing the series to Scout for publication and got involved early in its development.  Scout Comics is at San Diego Comic-Con booth 1518 and has a few limited edition first printing and variant covers of The Recount on sale.

THE RECOUNT features art by Gabriel Elias Ibarra Nunez (Graveland), Colors by Sunil Ghagre (Wunderwaffen) and Letters by Cristian Docolomansky (Zinnober).

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Mon, 11/29/2021 - 20:57

Don’t miss the epic conclusion to the current DEMON DAYS arc, coming this March!


New York, NY— November 29, 2021 — Throughout the past year, Marvel’s Stormbreaker Peach Momoko has treated readers to a stunning vision of the Marvel Universe in her acclaimed DEMON DAYS series. Known for her best-selling cover artwork, Momoko made her writing and interior art debut on the title and created a world that blended Japanese folklore with Marvel Comics mythos in a dazzling new way. Filled with reimagined versions of classic Marvel heroes including Storm, Thor, and Wolverine and brought to life in Momoko’s iconic art style, DEMON DAYS was a huge success, and Marvel Comics is proud to present the final chapter of the current saga this March: DEMON DAYS: BLOOD FEUD. The next installment in the quarterly series, DEMON DAYS: BLOOD FEUD will tie up the current arc in the “Momoko-verse” as Mariko Yashida’s mesmerizing adventure comes to an end.


At the end of the road, Mariko will finally meet the one who’s been hunting her: a silver-clad swordswoman named Ogin, who’s also

Mariko’s sister! Will Mariko have to cross blades with her own flesh and blood, or will Ogin’s giant, green bodyguard smash Mariko to pieces first? Starring a brand-new take on the Silver Samurai, the stakes are high and the emotions are higher as the Yashida saga reaches its dramatic conclusion!


“This was my first time writing and painting a long-term story and honestly I was a bit scared! But in the end I feel very proud to be able to create five issues in the span of a year and a few months,” Momoko said. “I hope everyone reading DEMON DAYS sees my growth and experience leveling up in every issue. And I will continue to grow and hope one day to leave an important mark for everyone to see!”


And coming in April will be the DEMON DAYS TREASURY EDITION TPB! Containing all five DEMON DAYS one-shots—X-MEN, MARIKO, CURSED WEB, RISING STORM and BLOOD FEUD—this must-have collection will feature a brand-new cover by Peach Momoko.


Check out both covers now as well as new character designs, and don’t miss the epic finale of the DEMON DAYS SAGA this March!









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Friendship Can Overcome Anything in GETTING DIZZY #2 First Look

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 20:35

Dizzy joins Chipper and The Rollers to Battle Challenges on the Inside and Out This December 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 29, 2021) – BOOM! Studios today revealed the first look of the  original four-issue limited series, GETTING DIZZY #2, from New York Times bestselling author Shea Fontana (DC Super Hero Girls, Wonder Woman Rebirth), acclaimed artist Celia Moscote (Juliet Takes A Breath), colorist Gloria Martinelli (Specter Inspectors), and letterer Jim Campbell (Power Rangers), with a superhero story that reveals a true hero is nothing without her friends, available in December 2021.

Dizzy joins with Chipper and The Rollers to master her new powers as the ‘Burb Defender—or rather, learn not to crash every time she puts on her skates. Even in a negative funk the next day after seeing footage of her sub-par skating skills, Dizzy notices Scarlett, a sweet, talented member of the Rollers, acting incredibly mean. It turns out that Scarlett has been infected by a Negatrix! Dizzy and her friends devise a plan to free Scarlett from the Negatrix influence, but are the Negatrixes only scared off…and still out there somewhere?

GETTING DIZZY #2 features main cover art by series artist Moscote, and variant cover art by Cara McGee (Star Wars) and Jorge Corona (Nightwing) with colors by Sarah Stern.

GETTING DIZZY is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera and Celia Moscote; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; Mamo by Sas Milledge; Save Yourself! by Bones Leopard and Kelly and Nichole Matthews; Specter Inspectors by Bowen McCurdy and Kaitlyn Musto; The Last Witch by Conor McCreery and V.V. Glass; Ghosted in LA by Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan; The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad; Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams; and educational series Seen: True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazers.

Print copies of GETTING DIZZY #2 will be available for sale on December 15, 2021exclusively at local comic book shops (use 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 GETTING DIZZY and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

Shea Fontana / Photo by Katie Be Photography

Celia Moscote

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Mon, 11/29/2021 - 20:12

We’re celebrating the holidays all month long, and that continues with this special holiday collector’s item!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 12/1
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

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Mon, 11/29/2021 - 20:09

NEW CLASSIC-STYLE STORY: “Jingles Jangled!” It wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit from Jingles! Jingles wants to be part of the Riverdale High Christmas Ball, so he “disguises” himself in human form. He makes quite a splash at the dance, but really hits it off with Veronica’s cousin’s Harper. What happens when he has to reveal his true self to her? Only time will tell!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli, Various
Main Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 12/1
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

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Mon, 11/29/2021 - 19:36
‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows’ Standout Adds to Star Power at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

NEW ORLEANS, November 29, 2021 – Stephen Amell, known to millions as the crime-fighting vigilante lead in the hit TV series “Arrow,” is the latest big addition to the first FAN EXPO New Orleans, scheduled for January 7-9, 2022, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The Toronto-born Amell who also starred in DC Universe vehicles such as “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “Batwoman” and “Supergirl” in the “Oliver Queen” role, will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct a Q&A panel and potentially other special events on Saturday, January 8 only.

Amell has also appeared as a series regular in numerous shows, prominently “Hung,” “Private Practice” and “Heartland.” He also had recurring roles in “New Girl” opposite Zooey Deschanel and “Private Practice” as the love interest to Amy Brenneman, and a supporting slot in the 2016 action film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows.

Amell joins The 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

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

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Evil Ernie #1 preview

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 19:24

Evil Ernie (Vol. 3) #1

writer: Scott Lobdell

artist: Ariel Medel

covers: Brett Booth (A), Arthur Suydam (B), Blank Authentix (C), Brett Booth (D-RI/BW), Arthur Suydam (E-RI/BW), Brett Booth (F-RI/Virgin)

FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+ 

Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents an all-new Evil Ernie #1, written by Scott Lobdell and illustrated by Ariel Medel! Featuring two amazing covers: The King of the Undead — Arthur Suydam and amazing superhero artist Brett (Titans) Booth!

After EARNEST GLECKMAN is mortally wounded, he discovers he must “pay down his new lease on life” by serving as a part time fixer for a death cult. Each time he manifests his dark side as EVIL ERNIE it becomes harder to maintain his tenuous grip on his inherently good humanity

EARNEST GLECKMAN is a good kid with exceptional grades in his senior year at college…his only quirk is the rock band he sings in every Saturday night. He enjoys the rock esthetic and “dressing the role” if not acting like a nihilistic punk.

All that is changed when he assumes the role of…

EVIL ERNIE who is the polar opposite of EARNEST. ERNIE is vicious and cruel and sadistic as he employs all manner of torture or murder (or oft-times both!) against his targets.

EARNEST is stable, good, focused. ERNIE is a chaotic, evil, anarchist.

Evil Ernie first appeared in December 1991! Celebrate 30 years of CHAOS!

Scott Lobdell rose to the top of the 1990s on Marvel’s X-Men related titles, specifically Uncanny X-Men, the main title itself, and the spin-off series that he conceived with artist Chris Bachalo, Generation X. He also had writing stints on Marvel’s Fantastic Four, Alpha Flight, and The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix miniseries with artist Gene Ha. One of the premiere comic book writers of the nineties, Lobdell won 2 consecutive Wizard Awards for his ongoing work on Marvel Comics’ Uncanny X-Men. He is also a prolific creator of other self-published titles such as “Ball & Chain”, “Hellhole”, and “The Stray”. In 2017, he wrote the smash horror film Happy Death Day

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Jennifer Blood #3 cover preview

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 19:23

Jennifer Blood (Vol. 2) #3

writer: Fred Van Lente

artist: Vincenzo Federici

covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Joseph Michael Linsner (B), Lesley ‘Leirix’ Li (C), Junggeun Yoon (D), Rachel Hollon Cosplay (E), Lucio Parrillo (F-RI/Tint), Joseph Michael Linsner (G-RI/BW), Junggeun Yoon (H-RI/Virgin), Lesley ‘Leirix’ Li (I-RI/Virgin)

FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Mature 

The Mafia dons of the criminal-run town of Bountiful have gathered together for their annual Hunt, pitting East Coast mob against West Coast mob to see who can track down the most innocents in an abandoned army base. Except a third player has entered this year’s competition: Jennifer Blood, and she plays for keeps! Assassin Giulietta Romeo at last comes face to face with her elusive prey!

By FRED VAN LENTE (Wolverine) and VINCENZO FEDERICI (Red Sonja)!

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Red Sonja 2021 Holiday Special preview

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 19:22

Red Sonja 2021 Holiday Special

writer: Mirka Andolfo & Luca Blengino

artist: Zulema Scotto Lavina

covers: Joseph Michael Linsner (A), Will Robson (B), Cosplay (C), Cosplay (D-RI/Virgin), Will Robson (E-RI/Virgin)

FC | 40 pages | Action/Adventure | $4.99 | Teen+ 

An all-new She-Devil tale, from ongoing Red Sonja architect MIRKA ANDOLFO and a cavalcade of creators! The grim Sonja is not one for ebullient festivities. But her recent “adoption” of the mysterious child Sitha has (temporarily) melted her defenses, just in time for revelry. But will outside forces aiming to prod and pillage put a pause on the party? By MIRKA ANDOLFO (Sweet Paprika)!

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Sonjaversal #10 preview

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 19:22
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Sonjaversal #10

writer: Christopher Hastings 

artist: Pasquale Qualano

covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Joseph Michael Linsner (B), Jae Lee & June Chung (C), Junggeun Yoon (D), Gracie the Cosplay Lass Cosplay Variant (E), Joseph Michael Linsner (F-RI//BW), Jae Lee (G-RI/BW), Junggeun Yoon (H-RI/BW), Gracie the Cosplay Lass Cosplay Variant (I-RI/BW)

FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+ 

Final issue!

The worlds of Purple Sonja, Yellow Sonja, Sonja Noir begin collapsing on themselves. In order to save them, they must learn the humongous secret… what is HELL SONJA’s grand design!?


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OH, ME OF LITTLE FAITH A holiday observance by Howard Chaykin

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 08:12

The first five years of my relationship with my wife–a converso–conversa?–were spent with her constantly apologizing for the awful things I say to people, and annually trying to get me to attend High Holy Days services at a shul of her choice.

She finally stopped apologizing for me when she realized that although she knew I meant every word I said, unfiltered as I am, everyone else assumed I was just kidding. Nobody would say such a thing, right?

For the record, I never kid. Some have tourettes, I have fourettes.

And she finally quit trying to drag my ass into a synagogue when the futility of this mission became obvious with my insistence that “I’m so good at being Jewish, I don’t have to practice.”

I’m a devout atheist, who considers himself Jewish. Not Semitic–there’s nothing middle eastern about me–but Eastern European–from that part of the world just before Asia rears its head. This is what entitles the current spate of crypto-Nazis to question whether Jews are European at all. Some shit just never gets old, am I right?

I’m a Jew because, as anyone who pays attention to the history of the world since Jesus showed up, I’m a member of a club from which I am not permitted to resign. So in regard to faith, holidays, and other seasonal anomalies, I’m not your go-to guy.

And if the current thrust of realpolitik continues in the arc it seems to be embracing, my lack of faith seems utterly justified…unless you accept, as I do, that with all the anathema that exists among us, socially, ethnically and racially speaking, one thing remains universally constant–everyone hates the Jews.

Best of the holiday season,
Howard Chaykin

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Sun, 11/28/2021 - 08:11

The staff of First Comics News wishes our Jewish readers a Happy Hanukkah!

Alex Wright, Ben Herman, Bill Black, Bob Almond, Dærick Gröss Sr., Kallie Chris, Katie Salidas, Mat Kaufman, Michael Dunne, Miguel Ortiz, Paul Carberry, Tanya Tate, Tim Chizmar, Art Sippo, Chris Marshall, David Markowski, Colt Cabana, Harry Sully, Jamie Coville, Jeff Burton, Sammy Maynard, Chris Squires, Francis Sky, Grant Offenberger, Jez Ibelle, Joeseph Simon, Martin Boruta, Peter Breau, Phil Latter, Eric N Bennett, Calvin Daniels, Francis Garbut, Frank Zanca, Giovanni Aria, Joshua Pantalleresco, Paco X Gonzalez Munoz, Ric Croxton, Thomas Bottoms, Wayne Hall, Matthew Szewczyk, Richard Vasseur, and Rik Offenberger

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