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Star Wars: Jon Favreau Adds Key Entires Creative Team For New Live-Action Series

On the heels of the release of the latest Star Wars film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, we are now getting some news on the TV side of things for the franchise. If you’ll recall, Disney is hard at work at bringing their own streaming service to fruition, and one of the key components of making that happen is utilizing the Star Wars brand.

As we reported on months ago, filmmaker Jon Favreau is set to create a live-action series that will premiere on said streaming service. Now, That Hashtag Show is reporting that the series has begun to fill in the roles of the production and creative design team, starting with the likes of Doug Chiang and Andrew L. Jones…but what else have these guys done?

RELATED – Star Wars: Jon Favreau To Write & Executive Produce Star Wars Live-Action Series

For starters, Jones has collaborated with Favreau in the past on his Jungle Book film — which is quite the project in and of itself. Additionally, he’s served as art director on projects like Avatar, Green Lantern, and Oz the Great and Powerful. Chiang is a Disney vet, who served as production designer on Rogue One, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and The Force Awakens.

Each person brings key aspects. For starters, having someone like Jones, who he’s worked with in the past, will be key to making sure things go smoothly, but Chiang will also work to ensure that the look fo the series will be in keeping with what the franchise has established in its films, which is incredibly important.

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SOURCE: That Hashtag Show

Deadpool 2 Thanks You — Golden Girls Style! [VIDEO]

Deadpool 2 has a lot to be thankful for. While it may not be quite matching the surprising numbers of the first Deadpool, it’s still pulling in solid numbers — more than enough to justify its overall existence. As of this writing, it’s taken in around $364 million worldwide, and when all said and done, it seems on track for perhaps a $650 million haul when all said and done.

However, perhaps most importantly, Deadpool 2 has also been very well received by both fans and critics, cementing its place in pop culture as a high-quality film franchise. And in celebration of the film’s success, and the enthusiasm from fans, the film has released a brand-new video thanking said fans. Since it is Deadpool, don’t expect just a video of Ryan Reynolds talking into a camera. No, they do things a little differently over there, and that trend continues with this latest nod to (you guessed it) Golden Girls.

RELATED – Terry Crews Talks X-Force In Deadpool 2 *SPOILERS*

Utilizing the font (or at least similar font) from the iconic sitcom, the video shows off the cast in some of their funnier moments from the movie, along with the obligatory name cards. No huge surprise here. It’s fun, it’s hilarious, it’s inventive, and it’s something you’d almost expect the internet to do on its own without the help from Fox — so it’s pretty much fair game for the Deadpool 2 marketing team.

What did you think of this latest video for Deadpool 2? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: 20th Century Fox

DC UNIVERSE: 10 TV Shows Perfect For The Ambitious Streaming Platform

Can WB Entertainment's DC Universe streaming platform carve out its own niche while maneuvering around the DC Films Universe, Arrowverse and the other film and televisions shows that already exist?

Zack Snyder Had Nothing To Do With This Aspect Of Justice League

Justice League is a film that keeps on giving in terms of news, and for that, you can thank director Zack Snyder, who has made a habit of sharing his thoughts on Vero regarding the development and production of the film. Without a doubt, while I enjoyed the movie for what it was, there were many different aspects that had fans scratching their heads — not necessarily in confusion, but simply wondering…why have this?

In the months since the film has come out, one such aspect of the film that has been increasingly scrutinized had to do with the inclusion of a random Russian family in the midst of the action of the film in the final act. To many, the inclusion of the family seems random, out of place, and all-around boring. But who is responsible for them?

RELATED – Zack Snyder Provides Details Of Alternative Motherbox Backstory In Justice League

As we know, Snyder stepped down as director of the film in early 2017, and Joss Whedon stepped in to take his place…so who was it? Speaking on the social media account Vero (as captured by Twitter user Andy Warth), Snyder expressed his overall familiarity with the family with one comment:

“What Russian family?”

On the whole, the inclusion of the family makes sense from a story standpoint. The end of the movie takes place in a desolate wasteland, and while the fate of the world is at stake, there is virtually no physical embodiment of those stakes. The family was likely meant to fill that role so that the stakes were easier to feel.

Unfortunately, they were so far removed from the actual events of the story, it seems to have only highlighted the very problem it was trying to solve. It all seems to be part of the problem with creating a film with competition visions.

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According To THE WITCHER Director, We Will Learn Who Plays Geralt Relatively Soon

The Witcher's pre-production phase is coming to an end, as one of the directors of the adaptation has confirmed that we will learn the name of an actor who plays the main hero, Geralt within three months!

Costume for ‘Robin Beyond’ Revealed in Batman Beyond #20

Batman Beyond finally has a Robin. Check out his futuristic new look.

BOOM! Studios and Natalie Nourigat Want to Teach You How to Break Into Animation

BOOM! Studios announced plans to publish I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation, an autobiographical comic by Natalie Nourigat which also serves as a how-to guide for anyone who wants to follow in her footsteps. It’s like two graphic novels for the price of one! How can you beat that?!

A press release provides more details:

When she left her life in Portland to move to Los Angeles and pursue a job in animation, Natalie Nourigat realized that despite her research, nothing truly prepared her for the wild world that awaited her in the studios of Southern California. This autobiographical how-to graphic novel explores the highest highs and lowest lows of pursuing a dream in animation with a dose of humor and advice not found anywhere else!

An entertaining, informative and inspiring journey through one of America’s most iconic cities, I MOVED TO LOS ANGELES TO WORK IN ANIMATION is a unique guide perfect for anyone looking to break into animation…or make their dreams come true.

Nourigat said of the comic:

I MOVED TO LOS ANGELES TO WORK IN ANIMATION is a first-person account of how I landed my first animation storyboarding job and survived my first year in Los Angeles, along with all the things I wish I had known while I was trying to break in. I set out to make a friendly, practical guidebook relaying what I have learned thus-far so that other people can be empowered with more concrete information about salaries, career paths, studio cultures, how to meet other artists, what to put in a storyboard portfolio, and much more. I’m thrilled to release this story as a graphic novel with the potential to reach readers considering big career moves of their own, and hope it’ll help make those decisions easier.

The graphic novel will hit stores in December. Check out the cover (not final) and some pages below:

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Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Opening Weekend Projects Are A Bit On The Low Side

Solo: A Star War Story is one of those films that, by all accounts, shouldn’t even actually exist. Based on the immense pressure surrounding the lead character, as well as the very troubled (and very public) production, this is a film that could have imploded in spectacular fashion in the middle of last year. But here it is, it’s out, and while reviews haven’t been glowing, it seems like it’s been a bit of a fun ride for most folks.

But what are the numbers looking like? According to an updated report from Deadline, it’s on course to have an $80-$90 million three-day opening, and around $105-$115M over the four-day Memorial Day holiday. It’s worth noting that this could very well change as the Friday figures make themselves known, but as of right now, things are looking a bit low.

RELATED – Thursday Night Box Office Numbers Hit For Solo: A Star Wars Story

I do feel the need to mention a couple things. On one hand, it’s worth noting that were this not a Star Wars film, those numbers would be pretty stellar. Pretty much any film would be happy to have those numbers under normal circumstances. On the other hand, however, this IS a Star Wars film, and given that it’s the most expensive one to date (due to reshoots), it will need a lot more money to make up its budget.

Between all that, the fan backlash against Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Deadpool 2‘s positive response, it does make sense that it may not be setting the box office on fire. But as long as the movie is good, and it makes back its budget, I think Lucasfilm can check this one off as a victory. We’ll just have to wait and see if that pans out.

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The Invincible Iron Man #600 Review: Bendis’s Final Farewell and an Identity Crisis Reference

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Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Artists: Stefano Caselli, Alex Maleev, David Marquez, Daniel Acuna, Leinil Francis Yu and Gerry Alanguilan, Jim Cheung, Mike Deodato Jr.; Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy, and Scott Hanna; Andrea Sorrentino, Color Artists: Marte Gracia, Alex Maleev, Daniel Acuna, Guru-eFX, Romulo Fajardo, Marcelo Maiolo, and Rachelle Rosenberg, Letters: VC's Clayton Cowles, Cover by: Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, and Edgar Delgado, Variant Covers: Alex Ross; Olivier Coipel; John Romita Jr., Bob Layton, Matt Yackey with Michael Kelleher, Associate Editor: Alanna Smith, Editor: Tom Brevoort, Iron Man created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck, and Jack Kirby, Publisher: Marvel Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $3.99

We learn what Iron Man has been doing in his self-imposed exile and the great risks he has been taking. Elsewhere, Tony’s mother copes with the discovery that Tony’s biological father is still alive. Riri Williams and Toni Ho discover the extent of Da Vinci’s new organization and why he has built it. The Hood threatens a Stark executive to get back at both Tony Stark and Victor von Doom, both of whom have gone by the name Iron Man. All of this is told to us by the Tony Stark AI.

Iron Man #600 cover by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, and Edgar Delgado
The Invincible Iron Man #600 cover by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, and Edgar Delgado

So, this is it. Brian Michael Bendis’s final Marvel comic (at least for the foreseeable future). It’s a bombastic farewell too, pulling together many, many plot threads together for a finale to his Invincible Iron Man saga.

This comic provides a lot to digest, but most of it is lighthearted and easy to come to grasp. The Leonardo da Vinci plot line is ridiculous but does a little housekeeping for Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D-related future. The return of Tony’s biological father from the dead is shrugged off for the most part, but its ending is handled well.

Tony’s “project” that is revealed in this issue — well, it raises more questions than answers and pulls a resurrection on you. That said, I’m happy with it. A character I’ve been missing comes back, and he will hopefully be a regular in Dan Slott’s upcoming Iron Man series. Not everyone will be satisfied with it, but death is mostly a stopgap in Marvel and DC. I’ve come to terms with that.

Doom and Riri’s endings are both solid. Doom brings an implied return to form which is to be expected. Riri’s is optimistic and will hopefully be represented in further issues of Champions and maybe even Slott’s Iron Man.

The Invincible Iron Man #600 art by Alex Maleev
The Invincible Iron Man #600 art by Alex Maleev

The assortment of artists in this comic is a bit jarring, especially considering the frequency with which they change. I get why it’s happening, but it’s still a stylistic explosion. Each artist does solid work though, and I can’t complain about any single page.

Also, I think there is a mixed reference to Identity Crisis paired with an anime.

Invincible Iron Man #600 isn’t mind-blowing, but it’s heart-warming. It ties most of its plot lines together well in the end. It leaves everything open-ended enough so that Slott has wiggle room on his book to come. The art is all over the place, which is to be expected considering the brigade of pencillers brought on. However, the final product was fun enough so that I can easily recommend it. Pick it up.

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Black Panther Director Ryan Coogler Did Not Like Killing Off This Character

 

Having a thriving universe like the Marvel Cinematic Universe is quite the double-edged sword, as you can imagine. Of course, on the plus side, you have countless characters you can delve into, but the negative side of that is that you have more characters than you can ever give decent portrayals of. Along the way, you’re bound to shortchange a lot of fan favorites, all in service of the larger narrative and the actual main characters.

As such, the MCU has a tendency to let certain characters survive in earlier films, leaving us hoping to see them get fully taken advantage of in full films, only to kill them off unceremoniously in service of the plot. One such character was Frank Grillo’s Crossbones, who survived Captain America: The Winter Soldier, only to be killed in Captain America: Civil War‘s opening scene.

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Black Panther had such a character — and it’s a character that director Ryan Coogler didn’t enjoy killing off, as he revealed to the Toronto Sun. The character in question is Ulysses Klaw, who pas portrayed by Andy Serkis.

“I like Klaw. I was bugged by having to do that. It’s tough when you have to kill characters off and I really did love that character. I love Andy, he’s a lovely person. But again, it’s one of those things where when you’ve got so many people in a movie, some of them have to go. Klaw in this movie, he’s just having a good time. Every scene he’s in, he’s walking in like it’s the best day of his life. He’s got a swagger to him that’s interesting and for me it was cool to see Andy act like that. It was a real pleasure.”

Ulysses Klaw was a character who played a bit role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and at the time, it was assumed that he would likely play the lead villain role in Black Panther, but that role eventually went to the now fan favorite Killmonger.

But was it all worth it? I think so. But what do you think? Were you also sad to see the unexpected death of Klaw? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Toronto Sun

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review – Above All Else, a Ton of Fun

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Solo: A Star Wars Story is the most fun we have had in a galaxy far, far away in this new era.

Solo comes into a different fandom than the one that existed before it was announced — and that works to its benefit. Never has the fandom been more divided than it currently is, no way around that. The Last Jedi has its fans and its detractors, and coming off easily the most polarizing of the Star Wars series comes this goofy film with really nothing to do with the greater story of the galaxy. And it is all the better for it.

han and chewie solo: a star wars story

This film that “nobody asked for” should go a long way to quieting those that were not interested in the young adventures of Han Solo. The plot is known by now. Han (Alden Ehrenreich) leaves his home world and ends up joining a group of of galactic smugglers. In the process he meets his future best friend Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo, claiming Chewie for his own). They embark on adventure that sees them meet the criminal underworld, meet another smuggler named Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), board the Millennium Falcon for the first time, and all sorts of other things. That is as in detail as we will go, since the film hasn’t been out long enough for you all to see it.

Do see it, though. Because this is the kind of fun you not only want to experience in the theater, but this is the fun you should expect from Star Wars. Ehrenreich is great as Solo. He never makes you forget about Harrison Ford, but that is because he perfectly mimics his mannerisms and even adds a little flavor to them. Donald Glover is superb as Lando, just like everyone else has been saying for months. Suotamo rules as Chewbacca, Paul Bettany does great work as the villain Dryden Vos. Emilia Clake is okay as Qi’ra; her performance is great the first half but falters a bit in the second. Special shout-out to Woody Harrelson for bringing it hard as Beckett and stealing the film, as he usually does. Enfys Nest is already a fan favorite for… reasons. The design of the character was great, but there is not much given to us to grasp on to. A book about that character would be a welcome one.

While the action is fun to look at, the train robbery drags on a little too long. The new droid there has been so much talk about was the worst part of the whole film. Without spoiling anything, L3-37 makes you long for more C-3PO screen time (and that is not a good thing). Just a complete miss with that one. There is quite a few nods to the EU as well that should have fans raising their eyebrows. And if you are a fan of Star Wars animated shows, you are in for a few treats — maybe turn to the person to your right or left and explain to them what they are seeing.

Other than some nitpick type things, this is a wholly great time at the cinema. No matter what side of the Star Wars fandom fence you sit on right now, there should be enough here for anyone to grab on to and enjoy themselves. Remember: that is what we go to these things for. To have fun.

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New Trailer for Christopher Robin Shows Off the Characters

We have a new trailer for the upcoming Disney film Christopher Robin, and it gives us a chance to see all of the various animal characters in action. They look rather stunning on screen and you settle in to seeing them move within the space of the trailer, so it likely won’t be a problem for the movie itself.

By August Disney will have released a movie every month since February, and this is one that people aren’t really talking about yet. This new trailer looks like it’s setting out to fix that and, if nothing else, all of the characters looks adorable. Needs more Kanga and Roo though.

Summary: Working-class family man Christopher Robin encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Christopher Robin, directed by Marc Foster, stars Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Jim Cummings, Chris O’Dowd, Toby Jones, Peter Capaldi, and Brad Garrett. It will be released on August 3rd.

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Ocean’s 8 Trailer Name Drops Danny Ocean And Introduces The Cast

Yes, Hollywood is a lazy, lazy beast. In an effort to reduce as much friction as possible to get audiences into the cinemas, they tend to rely heavily on pre-existing franchises they know will sell. Add into that the rise of feminism, and you have a perfect storm that paves the way for genderswapping premises.

Perhaps the biggest example of this in recent memory is the live-action Ghostbusters film, which faced a ridiculous amount of fan backlash for that very reason. But, just because glomming onto existing franchises and swapping out the sexes is an easy way to guarantee bucks, doesn’t necessarily mean the end product itself is going to be bad.

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The marketing for the upcoming Ocean’s 8 seems to be a testament of that. In the trailers we’ve seen so far, it looks like it retains the spirit of the 2000s Oceans 11 franchise, and let’s a band of talented actresses go nuts on set. In this latest trailer for the film, they name drop Danny Ocean and then go on to introduce the A-List cast that includes Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, and Helena Bonham Carter, among many others.

I, for one, who has only been a passing fan of this franchise, am sold on this. I’ll definitely be making the effort to check this out when it hits theaters this coming June. Admittedly, it doesn’t necessarily seem to add that’s different to the established franchise, but it’s been so long since we had one of these films that I’m okay with.

But what do you think? Do you agree that this looks solid? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Robots Vs. Princesses Finds a Home at Dynamite

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Dynamite has picked up the greatest crossover you didn’t see coming, Robots vs. Princesses #1. Heading up this grand mash-up of fantasy and sci-fi is the creative team of writer Todd Matthy (Saga of the Stormriders: The Lost Prince) and artist Nicolas Chapuis (World of Fiction). An all-ages story for the whole family that combines the fairy tale world of princesses and dragons with the action-packed science fiction epic of giant robots. But the princesses are no damsels in distress here, as it’s up to Zara and her robot friend Wheeler to save the Kingdom.

“’All-ages fun that does not talk down to children. The book that bridges the gap between brother and sister while at the same time delighting parents.’ That would be my quote,” says writer Todd Matthy. “I wanted to create a comic for kids that not only respected their intelligence and curiosity, but their desire to become ‘grownups.’ I also wanted to create a comic that parents could read over and over again to their kids and not be bored by. A book they’d enjoy, too. If parents and children want to know what happens next, it’ll foster a love of reading and a mutually shared experience. Also, I wanted to create a book that adults without children could enjoy because it transports them back to their childhood.”

“Todd and Nic have done an amazing job of creating this world that any kid would immediately fall in love with. Even adults. Legally, I’m an adult and I think this is awesome,” said Editor Kevin Ketner. “I’m excited for kids and parents to read about this tough, cool princess and her friends joining up with robots to destroy evil. If that doesn’t appeal to you, you don’t know how to have fun.”

Robots vs. Princesses #1 has a cover by Nicolas Chapuis and will be solicited in the June Previews catalog and scheduled to ship in August of 2018.

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Why Marvel Has Us Excited for the Future of SHIELD

As a longtime Marvel Comics reader, this week was one of mixed emotions. On the one hand, it's great seeing one of my favorite characters, Black Panther, getting such a bold overhaul in his new series. On the other, the release of Invincible Iron Man #600 (check out my review here) officially brought an end to writer Brian Michael Bendis' Marvel career. Bendis has been a hugely influential force at Marvel for most of the past two decades, and it's still strange to think of the company moving forward without him. The silver lining, though, is that he left Marvel with one final parting gift before making the jump to DC. Even as Bendis closes the door on Tony Stark's current journey, he's leaving Marvel with the opportunity to revitalize the SHIELD franchise.

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Black Panther #1 Review: Panthers in Space Makes for Good Reading

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Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Artist: Daniel Acuña, Letters: VC's Joe Sabino, Cover by: Daniel Acuña after Brian Stelfreeze, Variant Covers by: Artgerm; Tom Beland and Jordie Bellaire; Jamal Campbell; Olivier Coipel; Jack Kirby, Michael Kelleher, and Paul Mounts; Pepe Larraz and Marte Gracia; In-Hyuk Lee; Yasmine Putri, Special Thanks: David Navarro, Logo: Carlos Lao, Production Design: Anthony Gambino, Associate Editor: Sarah Brunstad, Editor: Wil Moss, Executive Editor: Tom Brevoort, Black Panther created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Publisher: Marvel Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $4.99

We learn of an off-shoot of the Wakandan nation that left split off and left for space millennia ago. They have spread across the stars and become one of the most powerful forces in the universe.

T’Challa awakens on an alien spaceship with the voice of Ororo Munroe in his ears. The Black Panther finds himself a slave of the Shi’ar Empire, but he doesn’t intend to be so for long. He makes an escape attempt which becomes quickly botched, but another party soon attacks the Shi’ar outpost. Their garb and names are familiar to T’Challa.

Black Panther #1 cover by Daniel Acuna
Black Panther #1 cover by Daniel Acuña

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuña lead Black Panther in a surprising new direction with this new #1. Space hasn’t been a well-explored place by the Black Panther outside of the Avengers.

There is the potential for difficulty in suspending disbelief with the sudden existence of a wide-spread Wakandan Empire deep in outer space. I’m not going to call anyone wrong for being bothered by that, but these books do get more enjoyable if you separate the continuity that truly matters in storytelling and the continuity that doesn’t. An intergalactic Wakandan Empire? Sure, why not? It could make for an interesting story.

This issue of Panther is refreshingly light on text, as T’Challa himself speaks very little. This allows for the art to tell the story, and that’s always a good thing. This allows the pacing to quicken too.

Admittedly, the Wakandan Empire is the only new idea the book has. Press-gang slavers and space-faring freedom fighters aren’t new to Marvel, but there is something to say about the skill with which the tale is told — namely the aforementioned economical use of text and swift pacing.

Black Panther #1 art by Daniel Acuña
Black Panther #1 art by Daniel Acuña

Daniel Acuña’s artwork impresses, as his already-gorgeous style only seems to improve as time moves forward. His oil painting-esque work perfectly captures the Panther and the literal otherworldly environment. Expressions are subtly captured well. The color art is a shaded and smart balance of darker purples and black.

Black Panther #1 is a tight and fast-moving introductory issue for this new era of T’Challa. The story is fresh to the character and series, the narrative is interesting, and the art is great. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

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Stranger Things 2: Sean Astin & Mews The Cat Face Their Demons In New Video [SPOILERS]

Disclaimer: This post (and the above video) contain spoilers for Stranger Things 2.

I don’t know about you, but every so often, I find that I’m really hungry to scour the web that makes me think, “Huh…I wonder why they made that.” With it already being Friday, I was worried that this week would pass without my quota being met. Thank goodness for Netflix, because on Thursday of this week, they released a new video that scratches that very itch for me.

Before you go on, it’s worth noting that the entire premise of the video is one of a spoilery nature. If you’re somehow dead-set on watching Stranger Things 2 seven months later without getting spoiled, then you should probably stop reading, because yeah, spoilers are coming your way. In the season of the show, we saw two tragic deaths — one in the form of Mews the cat, who was eaten by Dart the demogorgon, and Bob, who was…eaten by a band of demogorgons.

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Clearly, demogorgons continued to be bad news this time around — even if they weren’t in their full form that we saw in the first season. However, if these characters’ departures left you a bit sour on the season, Netflix is here to make sure you know things are all right with them. In a new video, we see both actor Sean Astin, and the cat who plays Mews sitting on the couch.

The two are alive an dwell, and in the video, they sit with each other as they re-experience their own deaths on screen. Why did Netflix put this out? Beats me! Maybe they were hoping to fill the Stranger Things void by reminding people to revisit the last season? Why do you think they put it out? Sound off down below!

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #4 begins with the end of Earth

"If you don't get here fast, they're going to eat us all alive!"

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Leaked Image Features [SPOILER]

A leaked image from Solo: A Star Wars Story has found its way online, and it features that character everyone is talking about. Be warned, if you haven't seen the film yet this will spoil an awesome cameo.

9 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About the Millennium Falcon

Let's explore the lesser known history of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy -- Han Solo's beloved Millennium Falcon!

DAREDEVIL Season 3 Logo May Confirm That The Villainous Bullseye Will Be Making His Debut

The third season of Marvel & Netflix's Daredevil recently wrapped production, and an Instagram post from one of the show's costume designers may have confirmed that Bullseye will indeed be the new baddie.

Image Offers Unsold C2E2 Analog #1 Variants Now That It’s Being Adapted for Film

In the wake of news that Gerry Duggan and David O’Sullivan‘s Analog has been picked up by Lionsgate for a movie adaptation with John Wick director Chad Stahelski and Colony creator Ryan Condal attached, Image Comics is offering unsold C2E2 variants of the comic’s first issue. Presumably, the variants would otherwise have been shipped overseas to people in need, like the t-shirts and hats for the losing team in the Super Bowl, but now you can buy them instead and pretend to be all cool like you went to C2E2 this year when you really didn’t. Your friends will never know!

Image says that releasing the variant will “keep up with fan enthusiasm and building interest in the hot new series.” Analog #1 C2E2 Variant is set to hit stores on June 20th, and final order cutoff is Monday, May 28th, so let your retailer know if you want to order one.

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The Gargoyles are back from Funko

The Defenders of the Night return!

Dynamite Collects Red Sonja Stories from The Savage Sword of Conan

Dynamite Entertainment has announced The Further Adventures of Red Sonja Vol 1 as part of the 45th Anniversary of ‘She Devil with a Sword’. The 200+ page collection features issues from the original Marvel Comics series The Savage Sword of Conan, an introduction by Red Sonja writer and former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Roy Thomas, and a cover by legendary Red Sonja artist Frank Thorne.

The collection features the work of writers Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, Doug Moench, Clair Noto, Frank Thorne, Christie Marx, Charles Dixon, James Owsley, Bruce Jones, Peter B. Gillis, Jim Valentino, Sue Flaxman, Marie Javins, Steve Buccellato and artists: Frank Thorne, E.R. Cruz, Estaban Maroto, Howard Chaykin, Dick Giordano, Terry Austin, John Buscema, Pablo Marcos, Tony DeZuniga, Barry Smith, Ernie Chan, Neal Adams, Geof Isherwood, Luke McDonnell, Armando Gil, Bruce Jones, Steven Carr, Gary Kwapisz, Josef Rubinstein, Gavin Curtis, Keith Williams, Alfredo Alcala, Del Barras, Reggie Jones, Kirk Etienne, Howard Simpson, and Robert Quijano.

Red Sonja, the “She-Devil with a Sword”, is a high fantasy sword and sorcery heroine created by Robert E. Howard and adapted for comics by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith. She first appeared in Conan the Barbarian #23 (Marvel Comics) in 1973. Red Sonja has become the archetypical example of the fantasy figure of a fierce and stunningly beautiful female barbarian. The character now appears monthly in her own series, as well as a series of mini-series and one-shots, all published by Dynamite Entertainment.

The Further Adventures of Red Sonja Vol. 1 will be solicited in the June Previews catalog and scheduled to ship in October of 2018.

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SUPERMAN #4 Cover Pencils by IVAN REIS

Here are IVAN REIS' cover pencils for SUPERMAN #3.

Deadpool 2 Actor Tan Lewis (Shatterstar) Talks About Auditioning For The Role

****THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR DEADPOOL 2****

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Actor Tan Lewis was part of one of cinema’s best gags in recent memory. He was part of the X-Force in Deadpool 2, that wasn’t really in the film for very long. As any of you that have seen the film know all too well, most of the X-Force was hilariously killed shortly after they parachuted out of the plane seen in the trailers, with Shatterstar being among them. Lewis recently spoke with LRM‘s own Gig Patta, and talked about his experience auditioning for Shatterstar.

“I knew about the film. I knew that I was auditioning for a Deadpool film, Deadpool 2. I didn’t know what character. David Leitch, the director, didn’t put out a casting for all those roles. It was very, very secretive. I didn’t know the name. They use fake names, so I was reading for a character named Asteroid. But, David Leitch basically reached out to me. He knows about me and my work. He’s friends with my family. He reached out to me and said, ‘Hey, I think I have something for you. It’s really special.” And of course, I was in. I didn’t even need to really know what it was.'”

RELATED: Terry Crews Talks X-Force In Deadpool 2 *SPOILERS*

I know a few people who were very excited knowing Shatterstar was going to be part of the film, even so, most of them still enjoyed the joke. It really was a great bit that was executed very well. It was also nice to see that the actors were really good sports about the whole situation.

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The Wrestling Connoisseur: The Cons Up; Faces Are Faces, Stupid

The state of pro wrestling today is two-fold. On one hand it’s the greatest time to be a wrestling fan. There are so many wrestling promotions in the world today that there’s a little bit of something for everyone. At the same time, some of the most accessible wrestling out there is putting on the worst product possible. There’s many factors that go into this, but it all boils down to what brought wrestling to success to begin with.

Pro wrestling started in the carnivals. The wrestling business still uses carny talk, too. Yeah, that’s right you dirty mark. As Al Snow explains it, a mark is not good or bad, it’s just a term used. It’s how someone was marked at the carnival to let the other workers know who had money. Why would that be important? Wrestling itself is a con. That’s not a bad thing. Everyone knows wrestling is fake, but the idea is to get the audience to suspend disbelief.

To do that requires a lot of work. It’s all about storytelling. Every good story has protagonists and antagonists. As we all know those are the faces and heels in wrestling. Most recently there’s been some confusion over what all this means. Especially when it comes to entertainers like Roman Reigns. In his most recent interview with UK Daily Express he asks “…aren’t I already a heel? If I garnered that reaction, what’s the point?” So what is the point?

The point is making money. A novel or movie can tell a story and be philosophical and experimental in regard to protagonists and antagonists. Wrestling can’t, or at least it shouldn’t. There are certain formulas in wrestling that work and are followed. They’re followed the same way other forms of storytelling are followed; they work. Disney follows the Hero’s Journey style of storytelling because it works. Movies have plot points and midpoints at certain time frames because it works. Matches follow a formula; baby face shine, heel heat, baby face comeback, because it works.

So why does there need to be a good guy and a bad guy? As Raven says, a wrestler has to be “loved or hated” and they have to “tug on heart strings.” There has to be an emotional response. Roman definitely gets an emotional response and he recognizes that. He is booed out of every building. So if Roman is a heel then why does he wrestle a face’s match?

When a face is wrestling a match their number one priority is to get sympathy. If we look at the most recent Samoa Joe versus Reigns match at Backlash, Joe is attempting to get Reigns sympathy by beating the dog piss out of him. The problem is that the fans despise Roman Reigns. Roman can’t get sympathy in any arena in the world. If Reigns can’t get sympathy then there’s no fiery comeback. Instead, he’s just going through the stages without any fan emotional attachment.

Part of this issue is that Roman exhibits qualities that aren’t becoming of a face. As Jim Cornette says, “What characteristics in a human being would be disliked? Be that.” Roman Reigns comes out and he’s cocky. He says the ring is “his yard”, but the fans feels he hasn’t proved it. He beat the Undertaker, one of the biggest face legends possible today, and rubs it in the fans faces. He’s even guilty of not following through on his promises, as Samoa Joe reminded fans.

Demolition’s Ax, Bill Eadie,  has said, “I got some advice from not only Boris Malenko, but early in my career, Wahoo MacDaniel, who was a big baby face at the time, said Be careful what you say, because people are listening. If you’re a baby face you can’t make outlandish statements and not them up. You’ll lose face.”

In writing this would be called an unreliable narrator. It’s used to mislead the audience intentionally and can be a great tool, but it’s hard to apply it to wrestling in this manner. A face needs to be trusted by the audience. There needs to be an emotional attachment so the audience is sympathetic towards them. Faces do not need heel heat. So if, from a match perspective, you’re despised, you can’t get sympathy from the audience. It’s sad that WWE is pushing this mentality with Roman. Maybe it’s being used as an excuse because they don’t want to change plans. But, from my perspective, it’s not a vocal minority booing when every Monday and every Sunday the fans erupt at the mere mention of his name.

Heels are hated. There’s a massive emotional attachment to hating heels. In the territory days, promoters either wanted a beloved baby face or a heel so hated that people would pay to see them beat up. This is beyond lacking in WWE today. Especially when the fans hate most is booked as a top baby face, but believes himself heel. And it’s not just Roman Reigns WWE is doing this with. They want Rusev to be heel very, very bad, despite Rusev Day being so over. The rumored plans to break up Rusev Day may blow up in their face and we’ll have just the opposite of the Reigns problem, a cheered heel no matter what.

The biggest issue with the modern product, of WWE at least, is that the audience isn’t seen as part of the product. They are fundamentally still seen as marks. Vince believes he can con a modern, smarter audience. And sure, some of the audience will buy the snake oil. There are many people that will always go the route for the miracle fix. This All Natural Herb Heals Cancer! Eventually, every snake oil selling con man is exposed. As Kevin Sullivan said, ” Now everybody is a connoisseur of wrestling and they’re not going to take you shoving people down their throat.”

At the end of the day it shouldn’t matter if someone is face or heel as long as they sell tickets. I would pay more to see a heel Reigns get his ass beat than what’s currently dished out. And today’s real marks are the “hardcore fans”, that vocal minority, that pays $9.99 a month to watch every pay per view, NXT, 205 Live, and the vast library of wrestling shows. You know, the fans WWE says doesn’t matter. After all, would a carny go after the Wal-Mart average shopper with $30 bucks in their wallet or the guy that can afford to pay ten dollars for a subscription, sixty dollars for two shirts, ten dollars for a toy, fifteen dollars for a AJ Styles cup, and another five bucks for Superstar Ice Cream? I know I’d mark the guy with one-hundred plus dollars in his wallet.

But maybe that’s the biggest con, making the marks think their opinions don’t matter.

ADVANCE REVIEW: The Blood Runs Thick in KONUNGAR: WAR OF CROWNS

Swordplay? Check! Norse Cities in the Sky? Check! Centaurs? Check! Bitter Feuding Brothers Unite to Fight a Bigger Threat? Check!

Comixology Bestseller List – Justice, No Justice

Matthew Snyder writes,

Welcome to the Comixology Bestseller list, your guide to see how well your favorite titles are selling digitally. Every week I’ll post the ranking of every new title, plus a ranking of the best selling volumes & graphic novels. As always, I hope you find it interesting and informative.

Justice League: No Justice #3 cover by Francis Manapul

DC wins the Top 10 this week even without Supes, beating Marvel 7-3. No Justice and Detective Comics take the top two spots. The Flash has its best ranking yet at No. 3, The Terrifics remains a Top 10 book in its fourth week, and Super Sons goes out strong.

Breaking news: Star Wars sells. 3 titles in the Top 15 this week. While Darth Vader is the heavy hitter of the line, the main series and Doctor Aphra remain consistently high digital sellers with no signs of slowing down.

Brian Michael Bendis has his highest spot on the New Title Rankings so far, as his last Marvel issue, Invincible Iron Man #600, hits No. 6. But he’ll probably beat that with next week’s Man of Steel #1.

So what did a new #1 for Black Panther? Nothing. While Avengers and Venom had noticeable improvements with new #1s, Black Panther is still in the same solid mid-teens spot that we’ve come to expect. So I pose the question to Marvel: why renumber a series when the same author is on board? That’s twice now in the Ta-Nehisi Coates run.

Deadly Class is up 7 spots from last month, thanks in part to a huge sale a few weeks ago, giving some new readers a chance to catch up. Deadly Class now has serious traction, and will only continue to rise once next year’s television series debuts.

Top 25 Overall:

1. Justice League: No Justice #3
2. Detective Comics #981
3. The Flash #47
4. Injustice 2 #59 (99 cent digital first)
5. Star Wars #48
6. Invincible Iron Man #600
7. Star Wars Annual #4
8. The Terrifics #4
9. Super Sons #16
10. Wonder Woman #47
11. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #45
12. Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #20
13. Justice League: No Justice #2
14. X-Men Gold #28
15. Black Panther #1
16. Doctor Strange #390
17. Avengers #2
18. Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #1
19. Champions #20
20. Old Man Logan #40
21. Batman #47
22. Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1
23. Batgirl #23
24. Deadly Class #34
25. Suicide Squad #42

New Title Rankings:

1. Justice League: No Justice #3
2. Detective Comics #981
3. The Flash #47
4. Injustice 2 #59 (99 cent digital first)
5. Star Wars #48
6. Invincible Iron Man #600
7. Star Wars Annual #4
8. The Terrifics #4
9. Super Sons #16
10. Wonder Woman #47
11. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #45
12. Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #20
13. X-Men Gold #28
14. Black Panther #1
15. Doctor Strange #390
16. Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #1
17. Champions #20
18. Old Man Logan #40
19. Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1
20. Batgirl #23
21. Batman Beyond #20
22. Deadly Class #34
23. Suicide Squad #42
24. Black Hammer: Age of Doom #2
25. Mera: Queen of Atlantis #4
26. Incredible Hulk #717
27. Old Man Hawkeye #5
28. The Silencer #5
29. Weapon X #18
30. S.H.I.E.L.D. by Hickman & Weaver #5
31. Moon Knight #195
32. Hit-Girl #4
33. The Hellblazer #22
34. Spider-Man/Deadpool #33
35. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through the Mirror #4
36. Lumberjanes #50
37. Skyward #2
38. X-O Manowar #15
39. Legion #5
40. Manifest Destiny #35
41. Animosity #14
42. Star Trek: Discovery #2
43. Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation #2
44. The Prisoner #2
45. Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #3
46. Falcon #8
47. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay #10 (99 cent digital first)
48. You Are Deadpool #4
49. Raven: Year 2- Love and Revenge #8
50. Shadowman #3
51. Love and Rockets #5
52. Buffy Season 11: Giles #4
53. Days of Hate #5
54. Zombie Tramp #47
55. Witchfinder: The Gates of Heaven #1
56. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #1
57. Gold Digger #252
58. Dark Souls: The Age of Fire #1 (Digital delay)
59. Crossed + 100: Mimic #1
60. Elsewhere #7
61. Regression #10
62. The Hero Position (No #)
63. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vs. The Six Million Dollar Man #4
64. The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson #5
65. Captain Canuck #3
66. Black Butler #140 (Same day as Japan)
67. Vampblade Season 3 #3
68. Motherlands #5
69. Goblin Slayer: Side Story #11 (Same day as Japan)
70. Delta 13 #1
71. The X-Files: Case Files- Florida Man… #2
72. Her Infernal Descent #2
73. The Forever War: Forever Free #2
74. Achilles, Inc. #1
75. Executive Assistant: Iris #1
76. Legenderry: Red Sonja #4
77. Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #9
78. Incognegro: Renaissance #4
79. PunchLine #6
80. The Beef #4
81. Gasolina #8
82. The Musketeers #4

Best Selling Collections and Graphic Novels:

1. Venomverse
2. Green Lantern: Earth One Vol. 1 (65% off)
3. Edge of Venomverse
4. Venom: Lethal Protector
5. Superman (2016) Vol. 5: Hopes and Fears (54% off)
6. Hellboy Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction
7. Hellboy Vol. 2: Wake the Devil
8. Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage
9. Batman- Detective Comics (2016) Vol. 4: Deus Ex Machina (54% off)
10. Hellboy in Hell Vol. 2: The Death Card
11. Hellboy in Hell Vol. 1: The Descent
12. Hellboy Vol. 3: The Chained Coffin and Others
13. 52 Vol. 1: New Edition (24% off)
14. Venom (2016) Vol. 1: Homecoming
15. Hellboy Vol. 5: Conqueror Worm
16. Earth X
17. Hellboy Vol. 4: The Right Hand of Doom
18. Hellboy Vol. 9: The Wild Hunt
19. Hellboy Vol. 6: Strange Places
20. Action Comics: Superman- The Oz Effect Deluxe Edition (65% off)
21. Hellboy Vol. 12: The Storm and the Fury
22. Hellboy Vol. 10: The Crooked Man and Others
23. Batman (2016) Vol. 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles
24. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again (67% off)
25. Cable & Deadpool Vol. 1: If Looks Could Kill (64% off)
26. Hellboy Vol. 11: The Bride of Hell and Others
27. Spider-Man: Birth of Venom
28. Hellboy Vol. 8: Darkness Calls
29. Hellboy Vol. 7: The Troll Witch and Others
30. Witchfinder Vol. 1: In the Service of Angels
31. Venom (2016) Vol. 3: Lethal Protector
32. Zatanna by Paul Dini (83% off)
33. Venom (2016) Vol. 2: Land Before Crime
34. Super Powers by Jack Kirby (80% off)
35. Venom: Dark Origin
36. X-Men: Kitty Pryde- Shadow & Flame (67% off)
37. The Flash (2016) Vol. 5: Negative (54% off)
38. Despicable Deadpool Vol. 1: Deadpool Kills Cable (67% off)
39. Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954
40. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe (57% off)
41. All-Star Superman (75% off)
42. Flash by Mark Waid Book Four (76% off)
43. Batman: Ego and Other Tales Deluxe Edition (80% off)
44. Batman (2016) Vol. 3: I am Bane (54% off)
45. Teen Titans by Geoff Johns Book Two (70% off)
46. Super Sons (2017) Vol. 2: Planet of the Capes (50% off)
47. Checkmate by Greg Rucka: Book 2 (65% off)
48. Batman in the Brave & The Bold: The Bronze Age Vol. 1 (76% off)
49. Batman: The Dark Knight: The Master Race (70% off)
50. Injustice 2 Vol. 2 (65% off)

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 Launch Party Variant Cover & Other Details

Marvel is offering exclusive variant covers to retailers who hold launch parties for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.

Morgan Freeman Accused Of Inappropriate Behavior

Some depressing news as actor Morgan Freeman now finds himself being accused of inappropriate sexual behavior, according to an article from CNN.  The article focuses on a production assistant who worked on the 2017 film Going in Style, in which Freeman starred. The production assistant recalls one incident where she alleges Freeman “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear. Alan made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say.”

RELATED: Asia Argento Speaks Out Against Weinstein At Cannes

Not long after the article was published, Freeman issued an apology.

“Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent.”

Another woman who was a senior production staffer has said that Morgan exhibited the same kind of behavior on the set of the film Now You See Me.

“We knew that if he was coming by … not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that would show our bottoms — meaning not wearing clothes that [were] fitted,” she said.

So far, eight women have accused Freeman of inappropriate behavior, 16 people total speaking with CNN.

I assume you folks have some thoughts on this, so let your opinion be heard in the comments below!

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Source: CNN (via Variety)

DEADLY CLASS Replaces Showrunner – Report

SyFy's adaptation of DEADLY CLASS has reportedly replaced its showrunner.

Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz Send Kitty to La La Land in Die Kitty Die: Hollywood or Bust!

Have you been reading Die Kitty Die by Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz? The charming Kitty Ravencraft is just dying to welcome you into her world of sleazy comic book CEOs, jealous relatives, and a slew of exes that want to put hexes on Kitty. In her third installment, Die Kitty Die: Hollywood or Bust!, Parent and Ruiz are sending Kitty to ole La La Land, where surely she’ll become a smash hit… right?

Die Kitty Die: Hollywood or Bust!

Her new comic book series is a huge success and she’s once again the talk of the comic shops! Naturally, Kitty’s publisher wants to capitalize on her new-found popularity with a big budget blockbuster Kitty movie! To make this happen, Kitty goes off to Hollywood, but once again she finds herself in danger!

Obviously Kitty is going places. According to Parent:

“We’re excited to continue Kitty’s adventures, in what is by far the craziest, silliest story yet! She’s dead, but more fun than ever!”

You can back their Kickstarter here, and I highly suggest you do. I’ve enjoyed every Kitty book I’ve received, and I’m excited to read her latest escapades!

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From Fairy Tale to Graphic Novel: The Black Bull of Norroway

The first installment in a series of original graphic novels.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Writers Spill The Beans On THAT Cameo And What It Means – MASSIVE SPOILERS

Solo: A Star Wars Story features a lot of big surprises and now screenwriters Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan have shed some light on THAT cameo and what it could mean for the franchise moving forward...

UPDATE: Netflix Worth More Than Comcast, Closes In On Disney

UPDATED: Variety updated their initial story to state that, for a hot minute, Netflix’s stock prices were such that it was briefly valued more than Disney, but that by the end of Thursday, Disney had taken the lead again.

ORIGINAL STORY: 

It has been quite a year of good news and new ventures for the leading streaming service in the nation, and it’s only May.

In the first five months of the year, Netflix has debuted the second season of one of its Marvel heroes (Jessica Jones), it’s Chief Content Officer has stated that the service plans to house up to 1,000 original titles by the end of the year, 13 Reasons Why takes the top spot in the streaming of digital original programs, and just a few days ago, the Obamas signed a multi-year deal to produce content for the streaming service. All that seems to have contributed to the company’s latest success.

Variety is reporting that Netflix’s market value has surpassed that of cable giant Comcast and is now quickly approaching the market cap of Disney. Netflix’s stock price hit $344.42 at the end of trading on Wednesday. It’s total market cap hit $152.8 billion, surpassing Comcast’s cap of $147.15 billion. With Disney sitting at $153.36 billion, Netflix is less than $500 million from passing up the Mouse House.

Related – From Oval Office To Producers Chairs: The Obamas Sign Deal With Netflix

Fresh off the news of President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama signing on with the company, Netflix’s stock rose nearly 4% Wednesday, while Comcast’s fell 2%. For the year, Netflix’s stock has shot up 70% and surpassed expectations at its Q1 2018 market report, where the company presented that it had made a net profit of $290 million and surpassed 125 million subscribers worldwide.

Netflix is rolling on, pedal to the metal, with no plans of hitting the brakes anytime soon.

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Source: Variety.

Champions, Black Panther, and Mystery of Madripoor Go to Second Prints for Marvel Comics

Four more comic books from Marvel are going back to the printing mill today.

Hunt for Wolverine: The Mystery of Madripoor #1 has gone to second printing.

Champions #19 and Champions #20 have both gone to second printing.

And Black Panther #1 has also gone to second printing.

Look for them all on the 27th of June.

BLACK PANTHER #1
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A/CA) Daniel Acuna
A NEW DIRECTION FROM TA-NEHISI COATES & DANIEL ACUñA!
A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T’Challa has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed…
Across the vast Multiverse lies an empire founded in T’Challa’s name. Readers caught a glimpse of it in MARVEL LEGACY #1. Now find out the truth behind the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda!
Ta-Nehisi Coates welcomes aboard fan-favorite artist Daniel Acuña for a Black Panther story unlike any other!
Rated T

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE MYSTERY MADRIPOOR #1
(W) Jim Zub (A) Thony Silas (CA) Greg Land
WHAT MAYHEM HAS THE RETURN OF THE MUTANT WITH METAL CLAWS CAUSED IN MADRIPOOR?
When Wolverine’s former alter-ego Patch is sighted on the streets of Madripoor, the infamous island of ill-repute, Kitty Pryde pulls together a group of Logan’s closest friends to try and find him: Storm, Rogue, Psylocke, Domino, and Jubilee. What they discover is a twisted cabal of crime and dark mysteries that will take these X-Men from the depths of Lowtown to the stars circling overhead in the Hunt For Wolverine.
Parental Advisory

CHAMPIONS #19
(W) Jim Zub (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Stefano Caselli
A WIDER WORLD Part 1
•  IRONHEART and THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP join the Champions at last! The team has grown but the mission stays the same – the Champions fight to make the world a better place for all!
•  Writer Jim Zub (AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER) and artist Sean Izaakse (UNCANNY AVENGERS) reunite to push the Champions beyond their limits with any icy Antarctic adventure that will challenge everything they believe in!
•  Don’t miss this first chapter of a new era of Champions – and the birth of a brand new hero!
Rated T+

CHAMPIONS #20
(W) Jim Zub (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Stefano Caselli
• What good is conquering a world if it’s already destroyed by the time you take over? The Master is determined to save Earth from itself and the Champions are going to help him do it…
•  Plus, a new hero from an unexpected source – Who is Snowguard?
Rated T+

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Spider-Man Homecoming 2’s Mysterio

Here's everything you need to know about Mysterio, who Jake Gyllenhaal is reportedly up for the role of as the main villain of Spider-Man Homecoming 2.

Netflix Passes Disney And Comcast To Become The Most Valuable Media Company In The World

Despite the company's cinematic domination, Disney has been overthrown as the most valuable media company in the world by Reed Hastings NETFLIX. Make the jump for a more detailed breakdown of the numbers.

Power Rings Vs. Public Speaking in GREEN LANTERNS ANNUAL #1

Check out a preview of interior pages from DC's GREEN LANTERNS ANNUAL #1.

Doug Chiang And Andrew L. Jones Will Both Work On Jon Favreau’s Upcoming Live-Action STAR WARS Series

The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series has added the first two members of its creative team; Doug Chiang and Andrew L Jones. Find out more about the pair after the jump.

Howard Chaykin’s Acidic Love Letter to Comics

One suspects some dark humor is around the corner...

Antarctic Press Seeks Superhero Submissions for the Superverse

There have been some big changes going on at suddenly-in-the-news Antarctic Press, one of the older comic book publishers operating in the direct market these days.

Publisher John Dunn has stepped down and has been replaced by founder of Antarctic Press, Ben Dunn, as head of all publishing and editor-in-chief. David Furr has been named Associate Editor.

After potential legal challenges, they are renaming their new shared superhero continuity the Superverse. Previously called the Heroverse, it will include the already announced Public Domain and Jungle Comics, as well as a new anthology series, Exciting Comics, to launch in February or March 2019 — and they are taking solicitations.

They are currently looking for 8-12-page short stories or serialized stories, for both writers and artists and are accepting samples and pitches to antarcticpressdallas@aol.com (put Exciting Comics in the headline).

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WONDER WOMAN 2 Set Video May Reveal The Return Of A Major Character – SPOILERS

It was recently revealed that Wonder Woman 2 will be jumping forward in time to the 1980s and now a set video from the sequel has surfaced which may confirm the return of a fan-favourite character...

BAYMAX Bonds With MOCHI the Cat in BIG HERO 6 Animated Series Trailer

Here's a new trailer for Disney's BIG HERO 6 animated series.

New PPV Start Times For WWE Special Events

Starting with next month’s Money In The Bank event, “regular special events” will be moving to a four-hour window (not including the Kickoff) while the “big four” (WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam and Survivor Series) will have a five-hour window. All of the pay-per-views will start at 7pm ET while the big four will likely go past four hours with a Kickoff show lasting two hours and the other shows will be in the 3-4 hour range with a one-hour Kickoff.

 

{Author’s Note: I love wrestling. It’s been in my life since birth and it’s not going away anytime soon but there is a trap in the entertainment business that I believe WWE is falling in to… over-saturation. Just my opinion but this gives me even more reason to keep watching the shows the following day so I can skim through the excess. – MJH}

There’s a Speedo-Wearing Hogtaur in the Curse Words Summer Swimsuit Special #1

And an invisible wizard with sunburn, too!

JUSTICE LEAGUE’s Ray Fisher And Ezra Miller On The Marvel Characters They’d Like To Play

Don't worry, The Flash and Cyborg aren't actively trying to jump ship. The DCEU actors were guests at Wizard World Philadelphia this past weekend and fielded the question from the audience.

Next Generation Of The Flintstones Coming To TV! Yabba Dabba Do!

Next Generation Of The Flintstones Coming To TV. Yabba Dabba Do!

THR reports:

    Boomerang, Turner’s all-animation streaming service targeted at kids and families, is ramping up its original content offerings with two new series featuring some familiar characters.

    The service… has greenlighted…

    …Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! follows Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble, along with Dino, as they leave their quiet home of Bedrock to explore The Crags, a vast land that is as dangerous and wild as the dinosaurs that inhabit it. There in the wildnerness, they help new friends, fight new enemies and learn about life through their endless crazy adventures…

    …series hail from Warner Bros. Animation and will premiere next year…

DEADPOOL Thanks You For Being A Friend With A New GOLDEN GIRLS-Inspired Tribute To His Fans

The Merc with a Mouth has put out a new video to thank his legions of devotees for making Deadpool 2 such a massive success, & the theme-tune will be very familiar to fans of '80s sitcom, The Golden Girls.

Extended Preview: What Secrets Have Been Hidden Away in Human DNA – Stairway, Vol. 1

Is something waiting to be unleashed?

September’s “Agent” Arc is an X-O Manowar / Eternity Crossover

Aric is now working for the Global Agency for Threat Excision.

Valiant Comics & August 2018 Solicitations Spoilers: Ninja-K Faces The Iron Lady’s Ninja-H?!

Valiant Comics and August 2018 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Ninja-K Faces The Iron Lady’s, Margaret Thatcher’s, Ninja-H?! Solicitation and covers follow.

NINJA-K #10
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by LARRY STROMAN
Cover A by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover B by LARRY STROMAN
Ninja Programme Variant by DARICK ROBERTSON

A BLOCKBUSTER NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! In Margaret Thatcher’s Britain, meet the future of espionage: the hard-hitting, brutalizing super-spy codenamed NINJA-H!

From the encrypted files of The Ninja Programme, another secret chapter revealed! The Cold War is in full swing and the United Kingdom’s top-secret intelligence unit has come to a crossroads. As their once-elite collection of secret agents finds itself outmatched by the escalation of the United States’ H.A.R.D. Corps division, the spymasters of MI6 are about to develop a new kind of soldier for their never-ending war of global gamesmanship and international intrigue. Part man, part machine, and bound together with the most extreme technological enhancements that the 1980s have to offer, NINJA-H is faster, stronger, and deadlier than any who have come before…

Now, for the first time, the metal-crunching saga of MI6’s one-man, super-powered strike force – and his tragic fall from grace – can finally be told as renowned writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) teams with comics legend Larry Stroman (X-Factor) to declassify the next standalone shadow-laden chapter in the history of Ninjak’s fellow Ninja Programme agents!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 15th

Big Names & 1st Round Matches Announced for the 2nd Annual WWE United Kingdom Tournament

 

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels and Triple H have been announced to appear at the WWE UK Title Tournament event on June 18th in London at Royal Albert Hall. You can read the full announcement below.

Night one of the event will feature the tournament to crown a new #1 contender to WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne. That night will also feature Dunne, Trent Seven and Tyler Bate vs. The Undisputed Era – NXT North American Champion Adam Cole and NXT Tag Team Champions Roderick Strong & Kyle O’Reilly. Night two will feature a NXT North American Title match, a NXT Tag Team Title match, a NXT Women’s Title match and a tag team match with EC3 & The Velveteen Dream vs. Ricochet & NXT Champion Aleister Black.

The first round matches for the tournament have been announced to begin at the UK Download festival in on June 8th, June 9th and June 10th. Brackets will be revealed next Wednesday but the following matches have been announced – Drew Gulak vs. Jack Gallagher, Ashton Smith vs. Joseph Conners, Flash Morgan Webster vs. James Drake, Kenny Williams vs. Dave Mastiff, Ligero vs. Travis Banks, Zack Gibson vs. Amir Jordan, Tucker vs. Joe Coffey, Jordan Devlin vs. Tyson T-Bone.

 

 

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels will return to the iconic venue where he fought in the first-ever WWE match to take place at the Royal Albert Hall in 1991, appearing at the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament at the historic arena on Monday, June 18, alongside Triple H.

Michaels and his Rockers tag team partner Marty Jannetty took on The Nasty Boys in the opening match of the Battle Royal at the Royal Albert Hall event, which was screened live in the U.K. on Sky Movies and is available on-demand in its entirety on the award-winning WWE Network. The 1991 event is symbolic for WWE fans in the U.K., as it marked the start of 27 consecutive years of live events there, a streak that continues to this day. Now, members of the WWE Universe attending the WWE U.K. Championship Tournament event on June 18 can celebrate this historic occasion alongside HBK himself.

Currently a coach at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla., Michaels will be sure to share his experience with competitors from Great Britain, Ireland and beyond, having appeared at three of the five WWE live events held at the landmark arena to date.

As if HBK’s return to the Royal Albert Hall wasn’t enough, WWE fans can look forward to an appearance from Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE’s Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative and the driving force behind the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament.

Triple H also appeared at the 147-year-old venue in October 1995 on the Full Metal Tour, the most recent WWE event to be held in the building opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria.

The WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament at the Royal Albert Hall on June 18 will feature competitors vying to earn an opportunity to challenge WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne the following night inside London’s most famous venue.

The BruiserWeight will also be in action on June 18, teaming with Moustache Mountain (Tyler Bate & Trent Seven) to face NXT’s Undisputed ERA.

In addition to Dunne’s title defense against the tournament winner, the event on Tuesday, June 19, will feature three NXT championship matches, including an NXT North American Championship Match, an NXT Women’s Championship Match and an NXT Tag Team Championship Match, as well as a tag team match pitting NXT Champion Aleister Black & Ricochet against Velveteen Dream & EC3.

 

It’s a Struggle to Survive in BETROTHED #4 Preview

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Marian Churchland’s Hchom Blog Gets the Book Treatment

The Hchom Book will arrive in September.

It’s War of Mythic Proportions in SWORD OF AGES #4 Preview

Check out a preview of interior pages from IDW's SWORD OF AGES #4.

Marvel Comics Universe & Black Panther #1 Spoilers: What Is The Intergalactic Empire Of Wakanda?

Marvel Comics Universe and Black Panther #1 Spoilers follow.

What Is The Intergalactic Empire Of Wakanda?

Well the book explains what the empire is.

The book then…

…introduces us to…

…our protagonists in a…

…a book that is beautiful to look at, but confusing to understand.

FanX co-founder Bryan Brandenburg takes leave of absence after mishandling harassment complaints

  A fairly huge story has been brewing on the convention scene all month regarding FanX – the huge pop culture event held twice yearly  in Salt Lake City – its co-founder Bryan Brandenburg and how he handled complaints about a guest harassing other guests from a well-known children’s author. And it’s ended with Brandenburg […]

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Fox Says ‘Thank You’ with a DEADPOOL 2 – GOLDEN GIRLS Mash-Up

Thank you for being a friend.

Ryan Reynolds + Deadpool 2 Cast Thank You for Being a Friend

Thank YOU Deadpool 2 marketing team for being the gift that keeps on giving. What you thought they’d stop putting out material for Deadpool 2 just because the film is already out in theaters?

Come on now.

Deadpool 2 Thank You
Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Colossus in Twentieth Century Fox’s DEADPOOL 2. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

Ryan Reynolds just released this delightful little video in the style of one of the greatest television shows of all time… The Golden Girls.

I’m pretty sure that Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia would have a wonderful sense of humor about it. I mean hell, he even got a glowing endorsement on the first Deadpool from Rose herself (Betty White).

Reynolds’s YouTube, which apparently is purely dedicated to Deadpool promos, is a dangerous vortex of videos that once you start watching, it’s hard to stop. Enjoy!

His Instagram is also a source constant amusement. Sometimes it’s hard to tell where Ryan Reynolds ends and Deadpool begins.

Buckle up. The Deadpool Universe is expanding. #deadpool2

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Deadpool 2 is in theaters now. It stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, Brianna Hildebrand, Eddie Marsan, Stefan Kapicic, Rob Delaney, Lewis Tan, Bill Skarsgard, and Terry Crews.

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CHRISTOPHER ROBIN: Meet The Entire Gang In This Lovely New Trailer And Poster For The Disney Movie

Disney has released a new trailer for Christopher Robin and we finally get to meet the rest of the gang as Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, and company join Winnie the Pooh and Ewan McGregor's titular character.

ASTONISHING X-MEN and CABLE/DEADPOOL Annuals Up Prices, Add Pages

Following three others earlier this month.

MARVEL Cancels Some X CLASSIFIED #1 Variants

A little less J. Scott Campbell on the shelves in July.

JAMES BOND 25 Officially Announced; Daniel Craig Confirmed To Return With Danny Boyle Directing

Late last night, news broke that Universal had secured the rights to distribute James Bond 25 internationally and now, MGM has officially announced the sequel, confirming both Daniel Craig & Danny Boyle.

Valiant Comics & August 2018 Solicitations Spoilers: Bloodshot Salvation Comes To End?

Valiant Comics and August 2018 Solicitations Spoilers follow.

Bloodshot Salvation Comes To End? Solicitation and covers below.

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #12
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Cover B by RENATO GUEDES
Bloodshot Icon Variant by MD BRIGHT

The long road to salvation ends here!

Bloodshot has traveled from the depths of the Deadside to the far-flung future of 4002 A.D. to save his daughter’s life…and spare her the murderous inheritance of the nanites that flow through both their veins. Now, stranded at the crossroads of the 41st century with one last mission between them and freedom, the question will finally be answered: Was it all for naught? At long last, Eisner Award nominee Jeff Lemire’s staggering Bloodshot saga reaches a monumental climax as superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR) helps close “THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS” once and for all!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 8th

As Solo: A Star Wars Story Film Hits Silver Screen Lucasfilm Announces Boba Fett: A Star Wars Story Movie & It’s Director

As Solo: A Star Wars Story Film Hits Silver Screen Lucasfilm Announces Boba Fett: A Star Wars Story Movie and It’s Director.

THR reports:

    James Mangold is writing and will direct a Star Wars stand-alone movie centered on Boba Fett, the feared bounty hunter and fan-favorite character, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

    The reveal comes as Disney and Disney-owned Lucasfilm prepare for the release of the latest Star Wars stand-alone film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Solo, which opens Friday, is the second movie to be spun from the main Star Wars line — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the first — but it is the first to focus on a particular character…

    …It was rumored that Simon Kinberg, the writer-producer behind the X-Men franchise and films such as The Martian, was working on a Boba Fett movie. While Lucasfilm and Disney won’t make any official confirmation, sources say that Mangold will co-write the script with Kinberg, who will also produce the Boba Fett project. Kinberg and Mangold are close, having worked on Logan, the X-Men spinoff that earned high praise last year.

    Boba Fett was introduced in 1980’s Empire Strikes Back and then appeared in 1983’s Return of the Jedi as the mercenary who brings Han Solo to the slug-like crime lord Jabba the Hutt. Despite having a helmet over his face and very limited time onscreen (not to mention a slapstick death), the character, with his jet pack and battle-scarred armor, grew to cult status.

    The George Lucas prequels showed Boba Fett’s origin as a subplot but more importantly, his escapades were featured in various books, comics, animated series, video games and merchandizing. Jeremy Bulloch inhabited the role in the initial movies.

    Details for the Boba Fett storyline are being kept deep in the Sarlacc Pit.

    Mangold brought prestige to the superhero genre with Logan, which he co-wrote and directed, and was produced by Kinberg. The X-Men stand-alone featuring Wolverine earned the filmmaker plaudits as well as an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay.

    The writer-director, who also counts the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, the Tom Cruise action movie Knight and Day and the Western 3:10 to Yuma among his credits, is prepping to step behind the camera this summer for a Ford vs. Ferrari drama for Fox. Mangold is repped by WME, Management 360 and Sloane Offer.

Drunk on Comics Podcast 317: Interviews from Motor City Comic Con 2018

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Web Arted #310

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly these last few days: a complete Creepy story by Severin and Wood!

The post Web Arted #310 appeared first on Comic Book Daily.

DEADPOOL 2 Writers Originally Wanted The FANTASTIC FOUR For The Sequel’s After-Credits Scene

In a new interview, Deadpool 2 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick reveal yet another scrapped idea for an after-credits scene which would have featured Chris Evans and the cast of 2015's Fantastic Four!

Marvel Comics Universe & Invincible Iron Man #600 Spoilers: Where Does Brian Michael Bendis Leave Tony Stark’s Parents?

Marvel Comics Universe and Invincible Iron Man #600 Spoilers follow.

Where Does Brian Michael Bendis Leave Tony Stark’s Parents?

Tony Stark’s biological mom is Amanda Armstrong…

…and his biological dad Jude was a Hydra agent.

Amanda thought Jude was dead, having killed him to protect her unborn son Tony, to protect her son from his Hydra dad.

Hydra breaks up their heated discussion…

…the heroes come to rescue…

…and stop Jude from killing Amanda!

In Invincible Iron Man #600 the heroes go on to defeat a surprise villain (full spoilers here) with the help of SHIELD founder Leonardo Da Vinci (full spoilers here)! Plus, the book includes writer Brian Michael Bendis personal message to Marvel fans (spoilers here) as he departs to DC Comics.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY SPOILERS – A Rundown Of All Of The Biggest Reveals And Most Shocking Moments

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CLOAK & DAGGER Brings ‘Honest & Powerful’ Comic Book Adaptation to TV

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DC Comics Universe & Batman Beyond #20 Spoilers: Here Comes Robin Beyond! Is This The Beginning Or A Quick End?

DC Comics Universe and Batman Beyond #20 Spoilers follows.

Here Comes Robin Beyond! Is This The Beginning Or A Quick End?

Terry McGuinness is Batman Beyond, mentored by retired Batman Bruce Wayne, gets a new Robin Beyond…

…by the prodding of Bruce Wayne!

The new Batman and Robin debut…

…to save Police Commissioner Barbara Gordon, formerly Batgirl, from a Joker…

…and despite Batman and Robin persevering…

…the Batman and Robin Beyond dynamic duo team-up may be over before it began

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Early in the 21st Century, THE IGN CORPORATION advanced podcasters into the nexus phase – a podcaster virtually identical to an idiot – known as a Benny.

The Nexus 6 Bennies were inferior in strength and agility, and considerably less intelligent, to the genetic engineers who created them.

Bennies were used Off-world as slave labor, in the hazardous exploration and colonisation of other planets.

After a bloody mutiny by a Nexus 6 combat team in North London, Bennies were declared illegal on earth – under penalty of death.

Special police squads – Blade Runner Units – had orders to shoot to kill, upon detection, any trespassing Benny.

Continue reading…

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Early estimates are in for how Solo: A Star Wars Story performed during Thursday night screenings but just how much will the spinoff earn during Memorial Day weekend? Right now, predictions are all over!

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NOMINATIONS: For Moment of the Week 5/23/18 *Spoilers*

NOMINATIONS: For Moment of the Week 5/23/18 *Spoilers*

Which moment from a comic this week caught your interest?


 

 

 

 

   

 

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 Moment and Indie Moment of the Month for April have begun! Vote now or forever hold your peace!!! 

 

 Your WINNER for MOMENT OF THE WEEK 5/16/18:

 

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In the bowels of a Coluan prison, the League find ... Vril Dox! - Justice League: No Justice #2

 

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This thread will contain SPOILERS!!! And lots of them. If you haven't read this week's comics yet, go read them before continuing into this thread, or risk being spoiled!

 

PLEASE NOTE!!!!!! ]Remember to include the title and issue number of the comic you are nominating. Otherwise I will be forced to disqualify your nomination, and nobody wants that!

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The Rules:

1. Each nomination must be a moment in a comic released the week of the thread. This does not include weekly previews, trade paperbacks, or back issue digests. For new comics check out Midtown Comics release dates.

 

2. Everyone can make ONE nomination. You can either nominate a moment yourself or second/third/fourth/fifth an already existing nomination. However, second/third/fourth/fifth will not count per nominating and thus earn entry above in Top Nominations. You want in that list you must nominate something.

 

3. It must be an actual moment involving the actions or statements of a comic character in an issue. No "This writer returns to the series", "this artist draws this character", "the book is better", etc.

 

4. If you want to change your nomination, there are a few factors involved:

---> A) No one can have seconded your nom.

---> B) If it is clear for you to change your nom, you must edit your original post or the new post will be disqualified as being a double nomination.

---> C) You can change your second, third, etc. by editing your original post before the nomination period ends.

 

Moments on the poll do not have to be seconded. If there is room in the poll, moments that were nominated but not seconded will be added based on the order they were nominated.

 

6.  Again, please be specific on the comic title, issue number and moment. Also be clear that you are actually nominating or seconding something ... statements such as "Yeah, that was a cool moment" aren't clear. You must nominate a single moment in the comic and can't nominate the whole issue. Once more, if you don’t include the issue and number the moment will not be included.

 

7. The thread for nominations will go up on Wednesday (new comic day) at 11:00 PM (Central) or when Zechs arrives later that night and posts in the previous week thread announcing voting is closed. The nominations will go until 2:00 PM (Central Time) Sunday Afternoon, or whenever Zechs arrives and will post in the thread stating, “It’s over.” and will start the poll. If a new comic day falls on a holiday week in American, then the thread will be made for that day (be it Tuesday or Thursday). Regardless, nominations will STILL conclude on Saturday deadline.

 

8. Please be civil when commenting on other people's nominations. But feel free to discuss them in this thread.

 

9. In case there is debate on WHEN exactly a title came out, http://www.midtowncomics.com  or the official websites of said publishers (be it Marvel, DC, Darkhorse, etc.) will be the final word on the quarrel.

 

10. Any nominations not following the above rules will be disqualified. Unless of course if Zechs, who is feeling sad for the person who missed the rule and might give them time to provide the correction. Then he will pester bk into putting the nomination in the poll. Of course this wouldn’t be a problem if Zechs wasn’t granted the glorious powers of a moderator, which one day such power will be Zechs, oh yes they will his.

 

11. If at five nominations are not made, Zechs will choose some, but they will all count as one nomination, not multiple thus making sure balance is preserved.

 

12. AKA the Rulk rule. If several moments are tied past the deadline of 11:00 PM (Central Time) Wednesday (or holiday date when new comics arrive in the US) or when Zechs arrives that night, then voting will continue on in sudden death for eight more hours, until one is decided. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE.

If one isn’t still decided, then Zechs will provide the deciding vote, regardless if he has voted already. So if that isn't enough reason to get a ton of votes on that additional day than you're just dooming yourself to give Zechs another vote.

 

13. AKA the Hobgoblin rule. Roderick Kingsley Hobgoblin moments when winning for three days straight automatically win the poll. No last day or second voting changes it to troll the ruler of this thread.

 

Only ONE can rule as the Moment of the Week!

 

 

Top Ten Nominators of All Time...

 

1.) GLX- (456 Nominations)

 

2.) Zechs- (450 Nominations)

 

3.) e_galston- (202 Nominations)

 

4.) IvCNuB4 - (179 Nominations) 

5.) Johnny Smith (174 Nominations)

6.)  Kravis (145 Nominations)

7.) Stephen Day- (126 Nominations)

8.) blcdude (111 Nominations)

9.) rdrsfn82- (102 Nominations)

10.) fieldy RICHARDS- (93 Nominations)

 

 

Honorable Mentions

 

HNutz (85 Nominations)

Porcelain38- (92 Nominations)

Starlord- (81 Nominations)

Nicola Marshall (69 Nominations)

God-Man (63 Nominations)

DudeistMonk (61 Nominations)

BubbaKanoosh- (57 Nominations)

Greg- (52 Nominations)

Knuckles McSmasher- (44 Nominations)

doombug - (43 Nominations)

48THRiLLS- (40 Nominations)

Demarcoa (39 Nominations)

SilverPhoenix (34 Nominations)

guitarsmashley (34 Nominations)

TimDrake'sDumbWings- (30 Nominations)

Amoebas (30 Nominations)

jephd (30 Nominations)

Chap22- (28 Nominations)

karmakaze (28 Nominations)

Mr. Batman- (27 Nominations)

Dragavon- (27 Nominations)

locuas (26 Nominations)

VinnyPic- (25 Nominations)

Flynn the Pirate (21 Nominations)

habitual- (19 Nominations)

Grayson (19 Nominations)

Agent Panic (18 Nominations)

nietoperz (18 Nominations)

PaulSebert (18 Nominations)

Glacier16 (18 Nominations)

Punchy- (16 Nominations)

MrBlack (16 Nominations)

OneWhoIsAll (15 Nominations)

capjr (12 Nominations)

ThatRomanGuy (12 Nominations)

MistaT- (12 Nominations)

ChurchHatesTucker (12 Nominations)

Belle-Tain Summer (13 Nominations)

senwolf (12 Nominations)

PatricioUPMA (11 Nominations)

GOFM - (10 Nominations)

Duck Punch (10 Nominations)

Peter Parker (10 Nominations)

SuperSoldier Washout (9 Nominations)

The Great Ghostman (9 Nominations)

Octacon (8 Nominations)

alaska1125 (8 Nominations)

HED (8 Nominations)

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MarcianTobay (8 Nominations)

eypcrew2- (7 Nominations)

CammyKnoxville (7 Nominations)

Skyrider (7 Nominations)

Eli Katz (7 Nominations)

Flamebird (7 Nominations)

pat (6 Nominations)

TheSecondLex (6 Nominations)

Juan Cena (6 Nominations)

Kid Impulse- (5 Nominations)

XtremeX- (5 Nominations)

Mammon, Fool Breaker (5 Nominations)

Stalzer2002 (5 Nominations)

Sully85 (5 Nominations)

C-Matty- (4 Nominations)

Dum Dum Dugan- (4 Nominations)

AMS (4 Nominations)

Dalarsco- (4 Nominations)

GHERU (4 Nominations)

jethawk (4 Nominations)

Chessack (4 Nominations)

MarvelFan88 (4 Nominations)

Earth-2 NoctourneM (4 Nominations)

Ben- (3 Nominations)

McKeagan- (3 Nominations)

carl999- (3 Nominations)

Alex Delarge- (3 Nominations)

MrWadeWilsonHimself (3 Nominations)

pat (3 Nominations)

blastmaster (3 Nominations)

thefourthman (3 Nominations)

BlueKitKat (3 Nominations)

americanslime (3 Nominations)

SolRey34 (3 Nominations)

GOSD- (3 Nominations)

MysticKnightJoe (3 Nominations)

GratefulFred- (2 Nominations)

statnut- (2 Nominations)

Dooz - (2 Nominations)

Jack Burton- (2 Nominations)

Zenguru- (2 Nominations)

God Impulse2k1 (2 Nominations)

skywatcher (2 Nominations)

avengingtitan (2 Nominations)

Rebis (2 Nominations)

Justin M. Campbell (2 Nominations)

PhoenixEquinox (2 Nominations)

Timbales (2 Nominations)

dairydead (2 Nominations)

Lord Solaris (2 Nominations)

Aeon Flux (2 Nominations)

PinkDaddy (2 Nomination)

Ntikrst (2 Nominations)

Jude Terror (2 Nominations)

Major Tool (2 Nominations)

LoatheMe (2 Nominations)

Richie Heap (2 Nominations)

Chicanery (2 Nominations)

syxxpakk (2 Nominations)

batarang614 (2 Nominations)

Arkanian (2 Nominations)

Fifthletter (2 Nominations)

ObsceneBinary (2 Nominations)

Josh Hartung (2 Nominations)

TurboSmurf (2 Nominations)

Randy Robertson (2 Nominations)

Peter-J-DeadPoole (2 Nominations)

GiveWaraChance (2 Nominations)

Guderian- (1 Nomination)

Black Kryptonite- (1 Nomination)

Colonel Angus- (1 Nomination)

barrylincoln - (1 Nomination)

Dooz Ex Machina- (1 Nomination)

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

This piece of junk may not look pretty, but it's kind of the best complete Star Wars movie we got yet.


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My expectations for Solo: A Star Wars Story were very very low. It doesn't help that this movie comes six months after the disaster of experiencing the Last Jedi. Like literally, I felt empty and dismayed of how much a failure that movie was after so much hype. Barely an expectation was had, save the need of wanting a damn fried Porg Disney! Or roast Porg. Or a double cheese Porg Burger. You'd think given how much money Disney has they could do that?! Just slap some chicken on a grill and call it a Porg! I'd eat it! Wait, that's what I actually did. *ahem* Anyway, yeah low expectations. 

So when I heard of all the troubles Solo: a Star Wars Story had. Like literally anytime I paid any mind to it. It just felt like another negative story coming out of it. What expectation can one have with this one? Low very low. Like literally I felt like I was a masochist and going into this thinking this would be a mess like Fan4stic or a Michael Bay Transformer movie. It didn't help matters like I literally couldn't remember the last time I actually enjoyed a movie by the movie's director Ron Howard. I'm trying to think and honestly, the last thing of his I enjoyed?

It was Arrested Development. No wait, that's the easy answer.

Okay, it was Apollo 13 (1995). Yeah... That's a long time ago. Far far away than I imagined. So yeah my expectations were low. So much so I considered a video review. But I had to judge this film fair. I had to. So I went in with an open mind. To my amazement.. the "mess" this movie was is basically actually like the Millenium Falcon itself. It may have been a piece of junk, but it's got it where it counts kids. 

The biggest problem I can say about this movie is there are two things made me roll my eyes. The first ten minutes (they had to put those damn dice in there didn't they? I'm expecting the dice to die a horrible horrible death in the final Star Wars movie of this new trilogy. That clinches it. The dice have become their own character and is the final kicker), and when Han first meets Chewie. I did not expect freaking subtitles. Subtitles suck out the fun when these two talk to each other. Course there's one other corny as fuck scene, but eh. That's the only point I'll actually strike from this movie. 

Then.. slowly but surely I began to grin. Wait? I was digging the fuck out of this movie? No. No way! This movie was a mess. There were reshoots. There was problems. How could this movie be.. GOOD?! 

And that's a pleasant surprise, this movie is good. Probably the best complete Star Wars movie we've gotten from Disney so far. Yes, I went there. How? How does one leave the theater enjoying the hell out of it? 

Well, Alden Ehrenreich is freaking amazing as Han Solo. There are little parts he channels the character perfectly. Then again, I shouldn't be surprised. I freaking loved him in Hail, Ceasar! (2016) and he was just as amazing here. Like literally he carries this damn movie and does a damn good job carrying that swagger, smugness, and charismatic. 

Of course, he's not the scene stealer of the movie. That's Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, who also nails his role to perfection. Like literally these two were perfect and you totally buy that these two will age and become Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams. Like literally, I kind of want another Solo (it sure as hell tried to bait us with one, but given the place Han is at the end of the movie. I just don't see it) or a Lando movie spinning off from this. Then again, I wanted a lot more Lando in the new trilogy (not so much now cause well.. yeah. He'll probably get killed cause that's where nostalgia dies brutally and coldly in that trilogy. I couldn't bear seeing that done to freaking Lando being played by Billy Dee again). 

But yeah, all the cast just have amazing chemistry and just bounce off each other just perfectly. Each actor nails their role at the least, you get that yearning you want to see more of these characters (well same like Rogue One, but you had to know going in that one wasn't going to be a happy ending). 

This is also a dark movie. There are so many elements that I'm glad are in here. There are aspects of this film were Howard channels his time when he did Willow (1988). Like literally one character just feels like a direct homage to two characters from that (and I won't spoil whom). Then there are characters of this dark world like Woody Harrelson's and damn Paul Bettany. Bettany and Josh Brolin got two damn good movies out this month alone.  Emilia Clarke did a better job here than say being miscast horribly in Terminator Genisys (dammit I remember I saw that movie twice now). It's just that Thandie Newton did a damn better job and was kind of better. Harrelson is a good mentor character to introduce Han into this world. Kind of makes me want to learn more this damn character Harrelson plays given he's that good in the role.

This movie also rewards viewers of the "Expanded Universe" both Legends and current. You have references and appearances with payoffs you only see coming if you've been watching those. That said, those who haven't I can assume you'd be, "DA FUCK?!" And I get that. But given the era, Han Solo takes place in. It makes perfect sense as appearances that are had in this movie if you go with the established timeline. So it doesn't bother me at all. It just means it makes those entries more watchable because and answers those lingering questions one who haven't seen them (which if you haven't. Then you're missing things so much better than the Prequel Trilogy and Last Jedi combined). 

Solo: A Star Wars Story is basically an actual complete Star Wars movie. The most complete of all the Disney films. You will leave the movie happy and gitty again. It's shocking how much fun I had with this movie. Not like this movie restored my faith in the franchise. That was the series finale of Star Wars: Rebels. This just added to that experience. It just goes to show anyone who watches this film. Maybe.. the stories themselves are the place to be. Cause they are so much better than the actual trilogy we've been getting. There are better characters here. Better villains. Better story arcs with better payoffs. Better moments. 

Just that whomever they're getting for these stories? Get these people on the damn trilogies. Not for the love of Darth Sidious Rian Johnson! The fact he's getting a freaking trilogy still chills me to my Sith bones. Cause that's twisted and evil man. So yeah Solo: A Star Wars Story will surprise you. It surprised the hell out of me.

Just give it a chance. Cause it is so opposite of the Last Jedi. Save the damn dice, who are so going to die in the next movie. I'm calling it. The dice are going to sacrifice themselves to kill Kylo Ren. Like literally they're going to get smashed on his forehead. Just calling it as I see it. The dice will avenge Han. That has to be the goddamn payoff right? 

 

4 out of 5*

 

*Yes, I know I ranked Rogue One higher, but when you have that Vader scene in it and it still is of my favorite scene of recent Star Wars lore. That's just not fair. Like literally that scene was made for me. They'd know I'd rate the movie higher cause of that damn scene. That scene alone just makes the movie worth it. 

This? This was just a better experience altogether.  The junky mess flies circles around the new trilogy. Now if you excuse me. I'm just posting this damn scene again. Cause goddamit. 

 

 

 

Yeah, that's the good stuff. Gimme that glorious Sith action. 

 



Written or Contributed by Zechs


Bidding War Ends- Bond 25 Lands at Universal Pictures

Looks like at long last the hotly contested international distribution rights for the 25th film in the Bond, James Bond franchise have landed at Universal Pictures. Annapurna will be distributing stateside along with MGM.

We knew already that Danny Boyle was already in the hot seat to direct the picture, and that Daniel Craig will be returning to the MI6 agent role with a license to kill for the film.  This will be his 5th time Craig has played Bond, putting him into third place for the most times in the role. Sean Connery and Roger Moore are both tied with 7.

It seems like a fairly short lead-up into production, cameras are going to start rolling on December 3rd of 2018, with opening day in the UK set for October 25th, 2019. It won’t hit US theaters until November 9th. That short amount of time to film and edit is still mind boggling to me, even though I know that’s sort of part and parcel now.

The previous Bond distributor Sony ended their hold on the franchise back in 2015 with Spectre, which was Craig’s fourth time as the British secret agent. The film saw a return of one of the most notorious crime syndicates in film franchise history.

Boyle, who’s work on Transpotting 2 in 2016 lauded hefty critical acclaim was on the short list of possible directors for Bond 25 which also included names like Christopher NolanYann DemangeDenis Villenueve, and David Mackenzie. There was also a rumor for a time that Susanne Bier (The Night Manager) might be the first female director in the 25-film history of the franchise.

John Hodge, Boyle’s screenwriting partner on Trainspotting, will be co-writing the script.

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Inexpensive Variant Alert (UK Edition): The Magic Order #1 A Place in Space Exclusive

We have been spotlighting inexpensive variants for a while now. Sadly, our friends in the UK usually get the short stick on it due to shipping costs. Here is one for you guys. A Place in Space is doing an exclusive for Mark Millar’s upcoming comic and Netflix show, The Magic Order. Check out the details below:

The Magic Order #1 A Place in Space Exclusive is £6.99 plus shipping. A little over £10 total. Not bad. And the details:

DUE TO BE RELEASED ON 13th JUNE 2018

We are thrilled to announce our first exclusive Store Variant. This is only available from us. Limited to 250 copies online.

The cover is by a new artist chosen by Mark Miller and showcased in Millerworld Annual – Ozgur Yildirim.

We live in a world where we’ve never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the mob in THE MAGIC ORDER, as five families of magicians-sworn to protect our world for generations-must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-workers, but by night, they are the sorcerers, magicians, and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness…unless the darkness gets them first. MARK MILLAR’s first NETFLIX comic book, drawn by the incredible OLIVIER COIPEL

HEY KIDS! COMICS! PULLS BACK THE CURTAIN ON COMICS INDUSTRY

Howard Chaykin’s HEY KIDS! COMICS! takes its cue from nearly a century of turbulence and triumph, despair and drama in the comic book racket and will launch from Image Comics this August.

“Like every man and woman who works in comics, I stand on the shoulders of giants. HEY KIDS! COMICS! is my love letter to those giants—a love letter with a touch of acid in the ink, certainly, but a love letter and a labor of love nonetheless,” said Chaykin.

Artists and writers, con men and clowns, ganefs and gangsters, they all created the foundations of today’s biggest entertainment business—or at least the tail that wags the dog.

Some of it really happened, and the names have been changed to protect the innocent and guilty…

…although in the end, everyone was guilty of something.

HEY KIDS! COMICS! #1 (Diamond Code JUN180055) hits stores on Wednesday, August 8th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, July 16th.

Video Released in Morgan Freeman Sexual Harassment Investigation

The CNN reporters who broke the news of the sexual harassment allegations against Morgan Freeman have now released video evidence to support their claims.

Chloe Melas, CNN’s Entertainment Reporter and co-author of the report, said the inspiration for the investigation was sparked by a firsthand experience.

07/18/2012: Morgan Freeman at the European premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises".
07/18/2012: Morgan Freeman at the European premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises”. Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

In the video released (which was recorded at a press event for Going in Style), Freeman can be heard saying “Boy, do I wish I was there,” to a six-months-pregnant Melas. He can also be seen looking her up and down.

Melas says other comments were made before and after that comment but were not caught on tape.

In the same video, WGN Chicago producer Tyra Martin is also seen speaking to Freeman at a junket for Now You See Me. According to Melas, Martin has spoken to Freeman multiple times over the last decade, and that:

“He always made sexually charged comments. But there was one time she felt truly crossed the line. That was when he asked her not to pull down her skirt as she stood up to leave the interview. Now it’s unclear if that incident was ever caught on tape.”

“But we do, Carol,  have an example of some of his behavior with her from another interview.”

In the same video as the exchange with Melas, you can see and hear Freeman telling Martin, “You’ve got magic written all over you, child,” and that “I’m enjoying bachelor life immensely, and I get to look at you (Martin) and drool.”

You can read more on the allegations of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment by Freeman here.

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SOLO Continues the Fireflying of the Star Wars Universe – A Review

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Star Wars was a Western. Most space operas movies coming out of the US are. But Solo is the most Westerny it has ever been. It reeks of frontier pulp fiction, post Civil War – pre Civil War in some places – but this is a cowboy movie where you can’t see the wheels or hooves.

It says right at the beginning, a long time ago… and it is, a hundred and fifty years or so.

It’s this territory that the TV series Firefly and spinoff movie Serenity exploited, with trademark Whedon snark and bite, creating a more literal Western in space, with the subtext squeezing through porous holes and becoming text. There was much that they stole lock stock from Star Wars, well if Solo is a heist movie, much of that is stealing back the Western moxie for the Star Wars Universe from the people who stole it from them in the first place.

There are army recruitment drives for the Empire, there are mines, there are mountains, there are pistols.  They even have a train job, with carriages to be uncoupled, bridges to be blown and both the guards and the natives to take account of. Their vehicles may fly, but I swear you can hear the hooves. It’s a Western with a sci-fi skin laid over it.

But what a skin, all the familiars from cantinas to exotic singers and dancers, blasters, Empire robots, ships and walkers, and lots of people in helmets. And by rejecting light sabres, it loses the influence of the samurai tales and the knights of the round table that also informed Star Wars, and double down on the frontier values instead. And, for this film at least, it’s all the better for it.

Solo is a tale of filling in the gaps. It’s a movie of historical fiction in that we know what’s coming, this does the job of excavating the details. Single lines from the first Star Wars movie now become entire plotlines. This is where established relationships are… established. Where things are said for the first time. And are held in the air, the audience filling in the gap to the character’s future, but the audience’s distant past.

What Solo does give the Star Wars franchise, however, is a change of pace. This isn’t about the fate of the galaxy. This isn’t about a hero trying to topple the overarching authority. It’s about surviving to the next day, maybe slightly up on where you were before. And that’s the film as a whole too. It rarely goes for melodrama, it keeps the stakes low, no one tries to blow anyone up with a planet and instead, we get a really fun film

So who stands out? Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s L3-37 brings a rabble-rousing appeal and tackles one of the major issues I’ve always had with the way Star Wars portrays droids. Donald Glover‘s Lando, a man with a room full of capes in the Millenium Falcon, one for every scene, swings them around with panache, swagger and loving being here more than anyone. Paul Bettany does the British baddie beautifully, far more fun on screen than he ever was as Vision, Emilia Clarke gives us two very different lifestyles that make you question which she is pretending to be, Woody Harrelson shows us why he should have been cast as Yondu, Thandie Newton, I almost ran over on my bicycle on Tuesday (sorry Thandie) but she plays a remarkably dedicated copy with conviction, and I even warmed to Jon Favreau‘s monkey-like Rio Durant. But Alden Ehrenreich really carries the film through as Han, he is exuberant, annoying, lucky and frankly, sparkles. The grifter with a limit, and it’s that limit that brings him back and keeps us on his side. Even as we know where he’s going…

You know what? The only thing that let’s Solo down is a little too much worthiness. Suddenly saving the innocents is a shift that’s harder to completely hold in your head. But you know what? That always happened with the anti-hero in those Western films and dime novels too. Apparently, you can’t take the sky from him.

And I know this is a Star Wars Story, the second film to get that tag, but while Rogue One had no sequel possible, Solo does. There are still stories to excavate.

So SOLO TOO, please. SOLOO.

And no, because people always ask, no post credit scene. This is a Star Wars movie, they don’t do that…

This movie was watched in general performance at Putney Odeon, London, woth a paid ticket.

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Disney Wins Right To Rename Etihad Stadium To Marvel Stadium

Disney Wins Right To Rename Etihad Stadium To Marvel Stadium

10 points to Griffindor if you know where Etihad Stadium is.

Source: The Age

Clearly concerned about the Australian football demographic, Disney has bought the naming rights to Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia and will rename it Marvel Stadium. The agreement will last eight years. 

Melbourne Stadiums Limited CEO Michael Green said the stadium will not "shove things down people's throats," allaying fears that the focus will move from the punters to Marvel branding.

Contrasting his point, the stadium will open a Marvel retail store and see more street art and interactive, technological installations when they walk in. Green went on to say, "People will notice immediately from the first of September it is very much branded Marvel."

If you find yourself in Melbourne starting in September, be sure to catch a game of footy and see Iron Man.



Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


Logan’s James Mangold In Talks For Boba Fett Film

Logan's James Mangold In Talks For Boba Fett Film

Rumor has it the film will cover his time in the Sarlaac Pit.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Hot on the heels of the release of Solo: A Star Wars StoryLucasfilm revealed that director James Mangold will write and direct another standalone Star Wars film this time centered around Boba Fett

It was previously rumored that Simon Kinberg was working on a Boba Fett movie and it's unknown if the two projects are connected. Kinberg and Mangold worked together on Logan

Don't expect any post-credits scenes in what we can assume will be titled Boba.



Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


Sony’s Circle Chest Movie Grabs Three Stars

Sony's Circle Chest Movie Grabs Three Stars

They're in talks to join Vin Diesel in the Valiant film.

Source: Variety

Sony is continuing to go forward with a Circle Chest film in partnership with the Chinese-owned Valiant Entertainment, despite no one asking for one. The studio has nabbed three new stars for the film: Eiza Gonzalez, Michael Sheen, and Sam Heughan.

Vin Diesel is already set to star as the titular character. The film is about a mortally wounded soldier resurrected with cutting-edge nanotechnology and tasked with rounding up superpowered outcasts. Sony will produce two Circle Chest films and two Harbinger films before bringing the two properties together in a fifth titled Harbinger Wars.

Dave Wilson is set to direct based on a script from Eric Heisserer.



Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


Vault Comics August 2018 Solicitations

Vault Comics August 2018 Solicitations

Highlights include Wasted Space #5, Friendo #1, and Songs For The Dead.

Source: Vault Comics

FRIENDO #1
JUN182100
(W) Alex Paknadel (A/CA) Martin Simmonds
Leo wasn't allowed toys as a kid, but now that he's all grown up he's going to take yours. He used to play by the rules, but then governments and corporations set fire to the rules and still expected him to behave. He probably would have if it hadn't been for his new friend Jerry. See, Jerry isn't human; he's a personalised marketing VR... and he's malfunctioning. Unhinged ultraviolence from Alex Paknadel (Arcadia) and Martin Simmonds (Punks Not Dead).
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $3.99

SONGS FOR THE DEAD TP
JUN182102
(W) Michael Christopher Heron, Andrea Fort (A) Sam Beck (CA) Tess Fowler
Bethany is a minstrel with a heart full of adventure, a would-be hero determined to find a missing boy from the town of Llyne, and a friend to all woodland critters. But mostly the dead ones, because Bethany is also a necromancer. She's out to prove her magic isn't evil, and she'll need the help of a hot-headed, sword-swinging mercenary named Elissar-that is, she'll need the help of a friend.
In Shops: Jul 18, 2018
SRP: $19.99

SUBMERGED #2 (OF 4)
JUN182103
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Lisa Sterle (CA) Jen Bartel
As the worst storm in New York City's history crashes over its streets, Ellie Puente's desperate search for her brother, Angel, takes her into the terrifying depths of the subway system. There she finds a lost, helpless child, and is confronted with the stuff of her nightmares.
In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WASTED SPACE #5
JUN182105
(W) Michael Moreci (A) Hayden Sherman (CA) Marguerite Sauvage
Things hit the fan in the finale to Wasted Space's first arc. And then there's a major twist that's going to screw things up for Billy even more than they already are. Which means we're coming back for more, baby!
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $3.99



Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


Lion Forge Comics August 2018 Solicitations

Lion Forge Comics August 2018 Solicitations

Highlights include Dinosaucers #1,Catalyst Prime Accell #13, and Infinity 8 #5.

Source: Lion Forge Comics

DINOSAUCERS #1
(W) Michael Uslan (A/CA) Andrew Pepoy
Reptilon has just found its sister planet-Earth-complete with water, fauna, and a billion pieces of MEAT.
The Voyager has been peacefully traveling through space for years when, unexpectedly, it's attacked by an alien, laser-shooting space shuttle. The attackers?
Fully evolved, advanced humanoid dinosaurs who've destroyed their home planet and are now on the hunt to commandeer a new one to expand their empire.In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $3.99

SHEETS GN

JUN181858
(W) Brenna Thummler (A/CA) Brenna Thummler
Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost.
A practical thirteen-year-old girl who is left in charge of the family laundry business after her mother's unexpected death. Her daily routine features unforgiving customers, her grieving father, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she's worked for.
Wendell IS a ghost.
A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective death therapy, a sheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbidden human world.
Sheets illustrates the determination of a young girl to fight, even when all parts of her world seem to be conspiring against her. It proves that second chances are possible whether life feels over or life is over. But above all, it is a story of the forgiveness and unlikely friendship that can only transpire inside a haunted laundromat.

In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $12.99

LOVE LETTERS JANES WORLD GN

JUN181859
(W) Paige Braddock (A/CA) Paige Braddock
This essential Jane's World collection debuts twenty years after Jane Wyatt first appeared in Paige Braddock's trailblazing comics strip about a young lesbian woman making her clumsy way in the world and the friends who help (or hinder) her along the journey. The Eisner-nominated Jane's World was the first syndicated comic strip with a lesbian main character to appear in many major newspaper markets
This new volume collects the most quintessentially "Jane" storylines from the strip's early, middle, and later years, and pairs them with "love letters" and notes of appreciation from notable fans.

In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $22.99

JAZZ MAYNARD HC VOL 02

JUN181860
(W) Raule (A/CA) Roger
The second volume in the internationally-renowned series, this "second season" takes our intrepid titular character from his home in the seedy ghettos of Barcelona to the icy climate of Iceland in pursuit of an artifact worth a fortune to collectors. But he finds much more than treasure-nationalist groups threaten the area with racial cleansing, threatening the lives of his friends, while also drumming up ghosts from his past. This multilayered noir thriller delves into Jazz's mysterious history, and the time spent in New York, where he honed his skills into the razor-sharp tool set they are today.

In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $19.99

JAZZ MAYNARD HC VOL 01

OCT171691
(W) Raule (A/CA) Roger
Jazz Maynard is a jazz trumpeter by night, hiding a variety of skills that come in handy when rescuing his long-lost sister from sex traffickers.  Sweeping her home to Barcelona, he falls into a labyrinth of trouble that most men would not survive. But Jazz Maynard is not most men.

In Shops: Dec 13, 2017
SRP: $19.99

GOLDILOCKS AND THE INFINITE BEARS GN

JUN181862
(W) John McNamee (A/CA) John McNamee
Goldilocks and the Infinite Bears is a print collection of carefully curated strips from popular webcomic, John McNamee's Pie Comics. John McNamee is a cartoonist, writer, and contributor The Onion, so, yeah, he's funny. His absurdist humor is on full display in this first print collection of his deceptively simple, stealthily clever Pie Comics.
This collection takes a stab at answering some important questions about life, science, God, the creation of the world, love, and happiness. It also answers the REALLY important questions about stuff like zombie apocalypses, dinosaurs, fairytales, swag, Godzilla in existential crisis mode, Goldilocks with all that freaking porridge, and whatever else creator John McNamee might think up on any random day.

In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $14.99

VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER VOL 3 #2 CVR A YAMASHIN

JUN181863
(W) Mitch Iverson (A) Rubine (CA) Mariko Yamashin
The second phase of the mission to infiltrate the Galra's SPRAWL is underway, and this time the team must figure out a way past the impenetrable shield that protects the planets. Luckily, Hunk and his engineering know-how are on the case! But to create a device to break through the barrier, Hunk needs to get his hands on the ore of a neuron star, and just a tablespoon of that can weigh ten million tons. And the closest neuron star is surrounded by giant star-eating birds and a gravity pull that not even Voltron can withstand.

In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $3.99

INFINITY 8 #5

JUN181865
(W) Lewis Trondheim (A/CA) Olivier Vatine
Hitler's Head has taken over Bobbie the Robot's body and set out to rebuild an army from a following of confused, deluded, and easily manipulable passengers. Not even Agent Moonkicker can argue with the jingoistic rhetoric and promises of Utopia, but flowery language can hide the darkest agenda . . .

In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $3.99

CATALYST PRIME ACCELL #13

JUN181866
(W) Joe Casey (A/CA) Damion Scott
Recovering from his run?in with the mysterious Gun Reaver from last issue, Daniel continues to struggle in figuring out his place as a would?be superhero. Meanwhile, new developments are brewing from his former flame, her father, Glazz, and worse still, the reappearance of an old enemy.

In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $3.99

CATALYST PRIME SUPERB #12
JUN181867
(W) David Walker (A) Alitha Martinez (CA) Anthony Piper
After hearing that Jonah is still alive, Kayla scrambles to embark on a rescue mission. But their reunion is bittersweet when she realizes she might be in over her head going against Foresight.

In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $3.99

CATALYST PRIME SUMMIT #8

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(W) Amy Chu (A) Federico Dallocchio (CA) Valentine DeLandro
Val thinks back on all the strange happenings that have been disrupting what she hoped would be a return to the quiet life. Instead, she's had mecha spiders knocking on her door, her best friend ended up in the hospital, and two of her team are missing in action. Not good. Val, feeling cornered, has to seek out help from the one person she lacks all trust in to save herself and those close to her. Â

In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $3.99

CATALYST PRIME INCIDENTALS #11

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(W) Ramon Govea, Brandon Easton (A) Jose Jaro (CA) Ryan Brown
On the outside, Hollywood life is caked in a layer of glitz and glam, but the Incidentals are learning about the grime that exists underneath the shiny exterior. After last issue's explosive finish the team must take some time to gather their bearings and figure out their next move when faced with their greatest fears come to life. Â

In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $3.99

CATALYST PRIME KINO #9
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(W) Joe Casey (A/CA) ChrisCross
The final showdown is here! Everything comes to a head in the final issue of season two of KINO. Agent Gilmour has infiltrated Aturo's base and confronted the devious scientist. While Coal has located the missing Alister Meath, he's not prepared for a rampaging KINO in all his powerful glory.

In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $3.99

CATALYST PRIME NOBLE #10

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(W) Brandon Thomas (A/CA) Manuel Garcia
David Powell has regained all his missing memories and reunited with his wife, Astrid, and their young son, Elijah. With the family back together, a new journey starts for David as he embarks on fully embracing his "Noble" persona. Think being a superhero is hard? Try being Noble.

In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $3.99

NOBLE TP VOL 01 GOD SHOTS

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(W) Brandon Thomas (A) Jamal Igle, Robin Riggs (A/CA) Roger Robinson
David Powell has regained all his missing memories and reunited with his wife, Astrid, and their young son, Elijah. With the family back together, a new journey starts for David as he embarks on fully embracing his "Noble" persona. Think being a superhero is hard? Try being Noble.

In Shops: Oct 11, 2017
SRP: $14.99

NOBLE TP VOL 02 NEVER EVENTS

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(W) Brandon Thomas (A) Roger Robinson, Jamal Igle, Will Rosado, Robin Riggs (CA) Khary Randolph
After months of hiding in South America and running from the ever-watchful eye of the Foresight Corporation, David has begun to fill in the gaps to his missing memories. Armed with a new suit, David continues his search for answers to regain his lost identity. Meanwhile, Astrid continues her mission to bring David back home. Their reunion and David's missing memories of her leave her emotionally raw but more determined to bring him back to their family. With aid from an unlikely ally in Lorena Payan, the two combine forces to bring David back while fighting off Doctor DeMarcus Mayes's newly formed group of enhanced humans. The second arc of Catalyst Prime's Noble series, with art by series regular Roger Robinson and Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Black), is collected in this action-packed second volume!

In Shops: Apr 04, 2018
SRP: $14.99

CELLIES #3

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(W) Joe Flood (A/CA) Joe Flood
As the newest employee at Jog Mobile, Elena has to prove she can push the product, but things go south when Parker throws a party in the breakroom. Â

In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $3.99

MAE VOL 2 #3

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(W) Mark Waid, Molly Jane Kremer (A/CA) Gene Ha
Back in Indiana, Dahlia, Mae's best friend, receives a special, unlikely visitor all the way from Cimrterén.

In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WRAPPED UP #10 CVR A MCMAHON

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(W) Dave Scheidt (A) Sean Dove, Shan Murphy (A/CA) Scoot McMahon
The whole Mummy clan is on family vacation! But they can't relax when Wiz crashes the party-and he's got every monster they've ever met coming after him! Can Milo and his family fend off crazed kaijus, an angry sentient pizza, a haunted doll, and every other creature imaginable, and still have time for tiki drinks?

In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $3.99


LITTLE PIERROT HC VOL 03

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(W) Alberto Varanda (A/CA) Alberto Varanda
Immerse yourself in the world of Little Pierrot and see it through his eyes. Mr. Snail helps Little Pierrot understand some of the harder things to grasp in life, while Little Pierrot himself begins to discover new feelings towards one of his classmates. In this poetic yet humorous take on young love, Little Pierrot's outlook shines through in every situation, like the moon in a clear night sky.

In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $14.99



Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


Daily Deals: The Best Gaming Monitor Deal of 2018, Dark Souls and Detroit Out Friday

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What Did You Think of This Week’s Comics?

It was another big week for the comic industry. Marvel ended an era for Iron Man as writer Brian Bendis wrapped up his run, while Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuna ushered Black Panther into Fresh Start with a bold new status quo.

Check out our new reviews and thinkpieces for the week, and let us know your favorite new comics in the comments below.

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Invincible Iron Man #600 Reuses Art From All-New X-Men Annual #1

Invincible Iron Man #600 Reuses Art From All-New X-Men Annual #1

It's a pretty Bendis way to end the run.

Source: Invincible Iron Man #600

In a very lackluster move, which summarizes his tenure at Marvel ComicsBrian Michael Bendis' last issue at the company, Invincible Iron Man #600, completely reuses three pages of art from All-New X-Men Annual #1.

The X-Men Annual featured a story about Eva Bell, a near Omega level mutant. Bendis previously teased that she'd make an appearance in Invincible Iron Man #600, but no one thought that pages were be reused with shifted dialogue. In Iron Man, Eva Bell isn't mentioned.

Here's to hoping Bendis doesn't accidentally reuse any of his Marvel pages at DC Comics. The pages from both comics are below.

 

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Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


HBO’s Watchmen Remix Pilot Gets First Cast Members

HBO's Watchmen Remix Pilot Gets First Cast Members

Your guess is as good as ours as to who everyone is playing.

Source: Variety

Earlier this week, Watchmen adapter Damon Lindelof took to Instagram to share a letter to fans of the source material. In the letter he touches on his father's love of Watchmen, his desire to disrupt, and the inevitable backlash he knows he will receive when he remixes Watchmen for the modern day. Remix being the key word.

The adaptation has cast a number of lead roles, leaving us no closer to figuring out which characters are actually going to appear in the show. Those cast in the pilot include Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard. These new and old characters will be set in the Watchmen universe but in a modern day setting.

Lindelof's Watchmen is still in the preparatory phase, with Nicole Kassell hired to direct the pilot. It will air on HBO.



Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


IDW Publishing August 2018 Solicitations

IDW Publishing August 2018 Solicitations

Highlights include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road. #1, Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1, and Star Wars Adventures #13.

Source: IDW Publishing

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road. #1 (of 5)—Cover A: Nick Pitarra—SPOTLIGHT

Ben Bates & Dustin Weaver (w) • Ben Bates (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)

Everyone's favorite mutated masters of mayhem, Bebop and Rocksteady, are road tripping back to NYC. But before they can get started on their journey across America, they run into a crazy old enemy who's bent on derailing their trip before it can begin.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road. #1 (of 5)—Cover B: Ben Bates—SPOTLIGHT

Ben Bates & Dustin Weaver (w) • Ben Bates (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

The sequel to the hit TMNT: Bebop and Rocksteady Destroy Everything.
The most insane TMNT tale of the year and possibly ever.
Weekly in August.
Variant covers Cory Smith, and Kevin Eastman.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road. #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Nick Pitarra—SPOTLIGHT

Ben Bates & Dustin Weaver (w) • Ben Bates (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)

When Bebop and Rocksteady run into a major roadblock, they're forced to do the unimaginable—get real jobs.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road. #2 (of 5)—Cover B: Dustin Weaver—SPOTLIGHT

Ben Bates & Dustin Weaver (w) • Ben Bates (a) • Dustin Weaver (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Variant cover by Ulises Farinas.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road. #3 (of 5)—Cover A: Nick Pitarra—SPOTLIGHT

Ben Bates & Dustin Weaver (w) • Dustin Weaver (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)

Time-travelling menace Savanti Romero returns to enlist Bebop and Rocksteady again... but he's brought a whole heap of trouble back with him from the 79th dimension.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road. #3 (of 5)—Cover B: Ryan Browne—SPOTLIGHT

Ben Bates & Dustin Weaver (w) • Dustin Weaver (a) Ryan Brown (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Variant cover by Giannis Milonogiannis.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road. #4 (of 5)—Cover A: Nick Pitarra—SPOTLIGHT

Ben Bates & Dustin Weaver (w) • Dustin Weaver (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)

Bebop and Rocksteady's trail of destruction has got them a lot of attention... including from the government who's sending an army to stop them.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road. #4 (of 5)—Cover B: Kyle Strahm—SPOTLIGHT

Ben Bates & Dustin Weaver (w) • Dustin Weaver (a) Kyle Strahm (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Variant cover by Buster Moody.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road. #5 (of 5)—Cover A: Nick Pitarra—SPOTLIGHT

Ben Bates & Dustin Weaver (w) • Ben Bates (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)

Bebop and Rocksteady's road trip reaches its crazed conclusion as old enemies from their trip catch up and a brand new unbeatable foe stands between them and their home.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road. #5 (of 5)—Cover B: Ben Bates—SPOTLIGHT

Ben Bates & Dustin Weaver (w) • Ben Bates (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Variant cover by Aaron Conley.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #85—Cover A: Brahm Revel

Tom Waltz & Kevin Eastman (w) • Brahm Revel (a & c)

Leatherhead returns to New York, and this time, he's got one goal in mind—the destruction of the Turtles.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #85—Cover B: Kevin Eastman

Tom Waltz & Kevin Eastman (w) • Brahm Revel (a) • Kevin Eastman (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Fan-favorite character Leatherhead in a battle with the TMNT like we've never seen before.
Variant cover by David O'Sullivan.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #25—Cover A: Freddie Williams II—SPOTLIGHT

Ian Flynn (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Freddie Williams II (c)

Leonardo tests his fledgling abilities on the astral plane only to find himself dangerously outmatched when he comes face to face with the villainous Kitsune.

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #25—Cover B: Nelson Daniel—SPOTLIGHT

Ian Flynn (w) • Nelson Daniel (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

Amazing painted art by Nelson Daniel.
Fantastic final issue.
Variant cover by Tom Velez.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #4—Cover A: Frank Fosco

Gary Carlson (w) • Frank Fosco (a & c)

This is it. Fans demanded it and IDW Publishing listened. The entire TMNT Volume 3, reproduced for the first time ever in full four-color glory. As all-out war wages between his brothers and the forces of Warlord Komodo, the most mechanically minded of the Turtles returns—as a living machine. And you'll never believe whose side he's on.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #4—Cover B: Frank Fosco & Erik Larsen

Gary Carlson (w) • Frank Fosco (a) • Frank Fosco & Erik Larsen (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Featuring new cover art by Frank Fosco and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman.
Variant cover by Kevin Eastman.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 3

Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (w) • Eric Talbot, Jim Lawson (a) • Kevin Eastman (c)

A thorough look back at the TMNT's comic book origins with their first stories plus insightful annotations from co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Rediscover the underground roots of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with this special collection of Mirage Studios' issues #12, 14, 15, 17, and 19–21 including the stories "Survivalists," "The Unmentionables," "Dome Doom," and the multi-part "Return to New York." This series is perfect for fans to relive the glorious days of the Turtles' origins as well as an excellent place for new readers to see where the TMNT phenomenon began.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 292 pages • 7-5/8" x 11" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-330-8

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for September release.
The best-selling hardcover series now presented in paperback.
Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur's Gate #5—Cover A: Max Dunbar

Jim Zub (w) • Francesco Mortarino (a) • Max Dunbar (c)

Brave Boo—Hamster Quest

Boo has traveled far and wide as companion to Minsc the Beloved Ranger, but there comes a time in every hamster's life when they must stand alone and face the darkness. If you read only one comic about a miniature giant space hamster this year, make sure it's this one.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur's Gate #5—Cover B: Francesco Mortarino

Jim Zub (w) • Francesco Mortarino (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Evil at Baldur's Gate acts as a perfect jumping on point for new readers and D&D fans. Each story is self-contained and introduces readers to the world of D&D.
Fan favorite writer Jim Zub (Samurai Jack, Avengers) continues his run on D&D paired with a top-notch group of artists for Evil at Baldur's Gate.
Variant covers by Adam Kosh of Code Name, and Max Dunbar.
Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1 (of 4)—Cover A: Troy Little—GEM OF THE MONTH

Patrick Rothfuss & Jim Zub (w) • Troy Little (a & c)

When Morty needs to learn how to play D&D to keep up with the cool kids, his hard-drinking, old school-gaming, mad science-making grandpa is happy to teach him how to roll the dice, but neither of them is prepared for the saving throws they're about to fail or the true quest yet to come. Strap on a +1 longsword and grab your 10-foot pole, because this is going to be a gaming gauntlet like no other.

The world's greatest role-playing game.

Reality's most dysfunctional family.

What could go wrong?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1 (of 4)—Cover B: Troy Little—GEM OF THE MONTH

Patrick Rothfuss & Jim Zub (w) • Troy Little (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Presented in conjunction with ONI PRESS.
Patrick Rothfuss, the multiple award-winning, bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle series, joins Dungeons & Dragons fan-favorite writer Jim Zub (Avengers, Wayward) on a tri-dimensional fantasy adventure.
Troy Little is the multi-Eisner nominated artist of Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Angora Napkin, and The Powerpuff Girls.
Rick and Morty is one of the most popular shows in Adult Swim history, with a steady fan following since it debuted in 2013. This is the first official Rick and Morty team-up story and should have deep traction in fan circles.
Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition sales continue to grow each year and the Baldur's Gate video games have sold millions of copies around the world. D&D has returned as a cultural force in bookstores and online.
Variant covers by Sara Richard and Tess Fowler.
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #255—Cover A: Harvey Tolibao—SPOTLIGHT

Larry Hama (w) • Harvey Tolibao (a & c)

"Special Missions," Part 5 (of 5). G.I. Joe. Cobra. Two opposing forces. Two powerful war machines, each made more lethal by the undeniable strength of their individual parts. But who and what are those parts? Living legend Larry Hama shares some of their amazing stories in "Special Missions"—one-shot stories featuring a variety of characters and different artists to draw them. This issue, Harvey Tolibao (Dungeons and Dragons) joins forces with Larry to present G.I. Joe's fiery field commander without equal: SCARLETT.

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #255—Cover B: SL Gallant—SPOTLIGHT

Larry Hama (w) • Harvey Tolibao (a) • SL Gallant (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

Special oversized issue celebrating 100 issues of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero at IDW Publishing.
Special trifold cover.
Variant covers by Larry Hama, and John Royle.
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero Omnibus, Vol. 1

Larry Hama (w) • Herb Trimpe, Don Perlin, Mike Vosburg (a) • J. Scott Campbell (c)

This omnibus edition collects the first 12 issues of the Marvel Comics run, introducing classic characters such as Hawk, Scarlett, Stalker, Rock 'n' Roll, Snake Eyes, Cobra Commander, Baroness, The Oktober Guard, and more. Follow along as Cobra wreaks havoc around the world and The JOEs thwart them at every turn.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 288 pages • 6" x 9" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-321-6

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for September release.
The comic book adventures of the 1980s phenomenon that stormed toy-store shelves begins here.
Rom: Cold Fire, Hot War

Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Ron Joseph, Paolo Villanelli (a) Loston Wallace (c)

The evil Dire Wraiths have escaped to Earth but are hounded by a Knight of the Solstar Order, the one feared more than all others. He is Rom, the Wraith-slayer. Rom, the Spaceknight.

Having followed the Dire Wraiths across the galaxy to Earth, Rom finds they have infiltrated all levels of society, hiding in plain sight. Replacing many humans in key leadership positions, the Wraiths' plan to dominate the planet—and everyone in it—is gaining momentum. But Rom finds resistance from the humans as well, who fear he is just another alien invader. He is joined in the battle by two other Solstar Knights... but are they here as friends or foes?

Collects all 14 issues of the series, the 2017 Annual, and the Rom: Revolution one-shot.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 312 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-278-3

Transformers: Unicron #3 (of 6)—Cover A: Alex Milne—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

Unicron approaches Cybertron, so Windblade enacts a desperate plan—one neither Optimus Prime nor Starscream agree with. Has Windblade outmaneuvered Shockwave's machinations—or played right into his deadly hand?

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Transformers: Unicron #3 (of 6)—Cover B: James Raiz—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • James Raiz (c)

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

Variant covers by Nick Roche, and Francesco Francavilla.
Transformers: Unicron #4 (of 6)—Cover A: Alex Milne—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

Unicron sets his sights on Earth... but is anyone left to defend it?

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Transformers: Unicron #4 (of 6)—Cover B: James Raiz—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • James Raiz (c)

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

The destruction continues. We're halfway to the end and Unicron is winning. Will Optimus and his allies be able to save anything?.
Connecting B covers by James Raiz featuring destruction at the hands of Unicron.
Covers by fan-favorite Transformers artists of the past decade.
Variant covers by Guido Guidi and Francisco Francavilla.
Optimus Prime #23—Cover A: Kei Zama—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Kei Zama (c)

The battle against Unicron forces Optimus Prime's colonist soldiers to contend with a brutal reality—they have no homes to return to. But when they make a move against Trypticon, the human-controlled home of the next generation of Cybertronians... can the end be far behind?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #23—Cover B: Priscilla Tramontano—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Tie-in to the Unicron event.
Part of the summer of Transformers—all building up to the end of the universe as we know it.
Variant cover by Kei Zama.
Transformers: Lost Light #23—Cover A: Jack Lawrence—SPOTLIGHT

James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)

The final battle is here. Bots will live, bots will die, and the craziness can only increase. We're halfway through a finale six years in the making. And if you've ever loved a bot, you won't want to miss this.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #23—Cover B: Geoff Senior—SPOTLIGHT

James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Geoff Senior (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Lost Light's grand finale kicks into high gear.
Bringing the story to a close at long last—and everyone's involved.
Don't miss the B cover by beloved Transformers artist Geoff Senior.

Variant cover by Geoff Senior.

Transformers: Bumblebee—Win If You Dare

James Asmus (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a) • Nicoletta Baldari (c)

Life can feel rough when you aren't the fastest, or the bravest, or the tallest Autobot, and Bumblebee's feeling the pressure. When he's hurt, Bumblebee takes it upon himself to prove his worth to his fellow Autobots. Things get tense as 'Bee and his new human companion race into action hunting down dangerous foes and a devastating device. It's ready, set, go in this new exciting '80s adventure packed filled with laughs and thrills.

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 72 pages • 6" x 9" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-227-1

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for September release.
The first Bumblebee original graphic novel.
Bumblebee: The Movie premieres in theaters December 21st, 2018.
Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #3 (of 4)—Cover A: Andrew Griffith

John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)

Energon is Forever. It's war in the streets of swinging 1960s London, baby—and it's freaking Bumblebee out. The Decepticon scheme to lure the world's top espionage organizations into war shifts into high gear—so Bee and his super-spy friends call in some international help.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #3 (of 4)—Cover B: Fico Ossio

John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a)• Fico Ossio (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

The prequel to the new Bumblebee film (coming this winter), geared toward a younger audience.
Sometimes serious, sometimes campy action spy adventure for fans of James Bond or Mission Impossible.
Black and white variant cover by Andrew Griffith.
Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 3

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne, Brendan Cahill, Jack Lawrence (a) • Jack Lawrence (c)

Crammed into a dead Decepticon astropod that's 10 sizes too small, the displaced crew of the Lost Light faces their most serious threat yet: each other. No worries though, Rodimus can save the day. Or maybe they'll all die... Plus, the Scavengers have never had it so good. The war is a receding memory, their patchy service records have been forgotten, and the five of them can roam the galaxy as they please. All's well that ends well? Not quite. Collects issues #13–18.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-331-5

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for September release.
Winner of the Comixology Award for Best Ongoing Comic Series of 2017 as well as Best Writer for James Roberts.
Offered Again.

Transformers Lost Light, Vol. 1 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-992-9

Transformers Lost Light, Vol. 2 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-148-9

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita #2—Cover A: Tony Shasteen

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • Carlos Nieto (a) • Tony Shasteen (c)

When a routine diplomatic mission takes a catastrophic turn, Counselor Deanna Troi is the only thing that stands between the Federation and the prospect of galactic war.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita #2—Cover B: Photo

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • Carlos Nieto (a) • Photo (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

From the creative forces behind Star Trek: The Next Generation—Mirror Broken and Star Trek Discovery—The Light of Kahless.
Variant covers by Elizabeth Beals, and J.K. Woodward.
Judge Dredd: Under Siege #4 (of 4)—Cover A: Max Dunbar

Mark Russell (w) • Max Dunbar (a & c)

Trapped in Patrick Swayze Block with no outside contact, Dredd and Judge Beeny have been forced into an uneasy alliance with a local gang to stop a threat to Mega-City One that must be contained at all costs...

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Judge Dredd: Under Siege #4 (of 4)—Cover B: Alan Quah

Mark Russell (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Alan Quah (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Cutting-edge humor and tense, gritty action from writer Mark Russell (The Flintstones, God is Disappointed in You) and artist Max Dunbar (Gears of War).
Black and white variant covers by Max Dunbar, and Alan Quah.
The X-Files: Case Files—Hoot Goes There? #2 (of 2)—Cover A: Catherine Nodet

Joe & Keith Lansdale (w) • Silvia Califano (a) • Catherine Nodet (c)

Witness the stunning conclusion to our second Case Files series. Scully and Mulder travel to a small East Texas town to investigate the disappearance of a woman said to have been carried away by a creature fitting the description of a harpy from Greek myth. But things only get stranger from there.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The X-Files: Case Files—Hoot Goes There? #2 (of 2)—Cover B: J.J. Lendl

Joe & Keith Lansdale (w) • Silvia Califano (a) • J.J. Lendl (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Part of a yearlong celebration of The X-Files 25th anniversary.
Creepy cryptids courtesy of Joe R. Lansdale (Bubba Ho-Tep, Hap and Leonard), winner of 10 Bram Stoker Awards.
Stunning painted covers by Christine Nodet.
Special variant covers by J.J. Lendl (The X-Files Poster Project) and Charles Paul Wilson III (The Stuff of Legend, Tales from the Darkside).
Orphan Black: Crazy Science #3—Cover A: Fico Ossio

Heli Kennedy (w) • Fico Ossio (a & c)

Cosima and Delphine's LEDA-clone-curing, globe-hopping adventure now takes them to Vegas and Portland, where they encounter something extra terrifying—meeting the in-laws. But there's much more sinister science afoot, and mysterious forces are conspiring against them.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Orphan Black: Crazy Science #3—Cover B: Elizabeth Beals

Heli Kennedy (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Elizabeth Beals (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Picks up where the smash hit show leaves off.
Don't miss the themed Vacation B covers on each issue by Elizabeth Beals.
Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #6—Cover A: Dan Schoening

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

The Ghostbusters need every missing ghost back to properly recalibrate their rapidly malfunctioning containment unit, and so far, they've recaptured them all. But this time, something stands in their way—and his name is Louis Tully.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #6—Cover B: Tim Lattie

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Tim Lattie (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

The Ghostbusters mega crossover event continues here.
Variant cover by Brian Shearer.

Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train

Bob Gale & John Barber (w) • Megan Levens (a & c)

What does the future hold for the Brown family? Find out what happens to Doc, Clara, Jules, and Verne after the end of BTTF Part III. It's 1893, and at last, Doc Brown fulfills his promise to Clara as he completes the project he's been working on: the Time Train. But where in time and space will the Brown family go on their inaugural trip? And what could possibly go wrong if and when they get there?

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-313-1

Bullet points:

Advance Solicited for September release.
Continues the storyline from the third and final film.
Offered Again.

Back to the Future, Vol. 1: Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-570-9

Back to the Future, Vol. 2: Continuum Conundrum • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-727-7

Back to the Future, Vol. 3: Who is Marty McFly? • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-876-2

Back to the Future, Vol. 4: Hard Time • FC • $15.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-003-1

Back to the Future, Vol. 5: Time Served • FC • $17.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-117-5

Back to the Future: Citizen Brown • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-793-2

Sonic the Hedgehog #8—Cover A: Gigi Dutreix—SPOTLIGHT

Ian Flynn (w) • Evan Stanley (a & c)

Hush. You hear that? It sounds like Sonic's racing off to another adventure and he's not alone. But who is this "Guardian Angel" and why does everybody talk about her in a Whisper?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #8—Cover B: Evan Stanley —SPOTLIGHT

Ian Flynn (w) • Evan Stanley (a) Gigi Dutreix(c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Introducing a brand-new character, Whisper.
Also featuring Silver the Hedgehog.
Variant cover by Nathalie Fourdraine.
Sonic the Hedgehog, Vol. 1: Fallout—SPOTLIGHT

Ian Flynn (w) • Tracy Yardley, Adam Bryce Thomas, Jen Hernandez, Evan Stanley (a) • Tyson Hesse (c)

The evil genius Dr. Eggman has been foiled—but the work of Sonic the Hedgehog isn't over yet. In the aftermath of the latest epic battle, rogue robots continue to attack small villages around the world. In order to succeed, Sonic will need the help of his friends Tails, Knuckles, and Amy, along with some new and surprising allies. This new collection from acclaimed writer Ian Flynn features the blue blur like you've never seen him before. Gotta go fast.

TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-327-8

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for September release.
Join the Blue Blur for brand-new adventures as he and his friends race around the world to defeat the evil Dr. Eggman's robotic forces.

Star Wars Adventures #13—Cover A: Elsa Charretier

Elsa Charretier & Pierrick Colinet (w) Elsa Charretier (a & c)

Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala embark on an action-packed adventure where not all is as it seems in a story by fan-favorites Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures #13—Cover B: Philip Murphy

Elsa Charretier & Pierrick Colinet (w) • Elsa Charretier (a) • Nick Brokenshire (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Fun for Star Wars fans of all ages.
Plus an exciting new Tales from Wild Space.
Variant cover by Arianna Florean.
Star Wars: A New Hope Graphic Novel Adaptation—SPOTLIGHT

Alessandro Ferrari (w) • Various (a) • Eric Jones (c)

Capturing the galaxy-spanning action of A New Hope, experience Episode IV as a beautiful graphic novel combining the epic wonder of Star Wars with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs. This all-ages graphic novel is a must-read for longtime fans and a great introduction for newcomers.

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 72 pages • 6-3/4" x 9" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-380-3

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for September release.
Go back to where it all began with this new take on the classic story.
With events faithfully brought from the film to the comics page, read along as Luke Skywalker embarks on his destiny, Princess Leia confronts Darth Vader, and the Rebellion fights for the fate of the galaxy. The saga that has mesmerized fans for more than 40 years begins again, right here.
Offered Again.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Graphic Novel Adaptation • FC • $9.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-210-3

Star Wars: Rogue One Graphic Novel Adaptation • FC • $9.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-220-2

DuckTales #12—Cover A: Giuseppe Fontana

Steve Behling (w) • Gianfranco Florio (a) • Giuseppe Fontana (c)

Gladstone Gander takes Donald's place on Scrooge's next adventure. Will he prove to be a good luck charm? Plus: Scrooge and the kids meet Huge McDuck, another billionaire who claims to be a long lost relative. But can he be trusted?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

DuckTales #12—Cover B: Marco Ghiglione

Steve Behling (w) • Gianfranco Florio (a) • Marco Ghiglione (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Character blueprint variant cover.
DuckTales, Vol. 3: Quests and Quacks

Joe Caramagna & Joey Cavalieri (w) • Gianfranco Florio & Marco Ghiglione & Luca Usai (a) • Marco Ghiglione (c)

Tales from the heart of Duckburg and beyond. This volume collects stories inspired by the critically acclaimed Disney Channel series, as Scrooge and company face off against brand new threats—and a few familiar ones too. Scrooge and company deal with magical relics, dastardly ghosts, and one of Scrooge's greatest threats: a risk assessor from an insurance company. Plus, see the return of classic villains The Beagle Boys. This volume features six new tales from issues #6-8 of the ongoing series.

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 80 pages • 6" x 9" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-319-3

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for September release.
DuckTales the TV series has reached over 22.5 million total viewers.
Offered Again.

DuckTales, Vol. 1: Treasure Trove • FC• $9.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-208-0

DuckTales, Vol. 2: Mysteries and Mallards • FC • $9.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-230-1

Big Hero 6 #2—Cover A: Gurihiru

Hannah Blumenreich (w) • Nicoletta Baldari (a) • Gurihiru (c)

Hiro, Fred, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Go Go continue the fight to keep their city safe—that is, when things aren't too hectic at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. Plus, a brand-new short story starring Baymax and Mochi.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Big Hero 6 #2—Cover B: Nicoletta Baldari

Hannah Blumenreich (w) • Nicoletta Baldari (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Based on the upcoming TV series.
Variant cover by Anna Lencioni.
Mickey and Donald's Christmas Parade

Abramo Barosso, Giampaolo Barosso, Giovan Battista Carpi, Byron Erickson, Massimo Fecchi (w & a) • Dave Alvarez (c)

It's a ho-ho-humongous collection of Disney Yuletide tales. Mickey and Uncle Scrooge battle Pegleg Pete and the Beagle Boys in "The Christmas Caper." Then Daisy, Donald, and Gladstone have a not-so-jolly holiday in "Christmas Clubbing"—and Donald and Mickey save Christmas from the Phantom Blot in "'Tis No Season."

TPB • FC • $14.99 • 136 pages • 6" x 9" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-324-7

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for September release.
Celebrate the holidays with Mickey, Donald... and Disney.
Descendants 2: Twisted Field Trip—SPOTLIGHT

Jen Vaughn (w) • Phil Murphy, Egle Bartolini (a) • Anna Cattish (c)

After their second film, the children of classic Disney characters like Maleficent, Belle and The Beast, and the Evil Queen take on an all-new adventure from Auradon. Evie, Mal, Ben and friends begin taking classes in Sherwood Forest with other Auradon Prep students. In the forest, they discover that some of the skills they learned on the Isle of the Lost will come in handy, but the other students have talents of their own to match. And when they're split into pairs, they'll be reminded that teamwork is the key to success... AND survival.

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 80 pages • 6" x 9" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-298-1

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for September release.
Descendants is one of the most watched Disney Channel original movies of all time.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #69—Cover A: Tonim Kuusisto

Paul Allor (w) • Toni Kuusisto (a & c)

Pinkie Pie finds a magical apple that gives her extraordinary abilities. Will she use her new power for good... or fun?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #69—Cover B: Sara Richard

Paul Allor (w) • Toni Kuusisto (a) • Sara Richard (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Pinkie Pie craziness cranked up to eleven.
Variant cover by Sophie Scruggs.
My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries #4—Cover A: Agnes Garbowska

Christina Rice (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a & c)

The Cutie Mark Crusaders are trying to solve the case of the missing spa water. But what happens when all signs point to a member of a Crusader's own family being the culprit?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries #4—Cover B: Philip Murphy

Christina Rice (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a) • Philip Murphy (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Detective dilemma meets family fracas.
Variant cover by Trish Forstner.
Real Science Adventures: The Nicodemus Job #2—Cover A: Meredith McClaren

Brian Clevinger (w) • Meredith McClaren (a & c)

The Imperial Library of Constantinople, home of the world's largest collection of knowledge, sits inside a maze locked in a fortress under constant guard. It's up to our crew of thieves and con artists drawn from across the Byzantine Empire to get in, steal four incredibly valuable texts, and escape without being caught or killed. Don't worry, it only sounds impossible. It's the crime of the century—the 11th century.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Real Science Adventures: The Nicodemus Job #2—Cover B: Hollie Mengert

Brian Clevinger (w) • Meredith McClaren (a) • Hollie Mengert (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

The deepest dive into the history of Atomic Robo's world yet.
Celebrating 10 years of Atomic Robo.

Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess

Serena Blasco & Nancy Springer (w) • Serena Blasco (a & c)

A graphic novel adaptation of Nancy Springer's bestselling mystery series about Sherlock Holmes' resourceful younger sister.

Raised by her mother on the family's country manor, Enola wakes on her 14th birthday to discover that her mother has disappeared, leaving only a collection of flowers and a coded message book. With Sherlock and Mycroft determined to ship her off to a boarding school, Enola escapes, displaying a cleverness that impresses even the elder Holmeses. But nothing prepares her for what lies ahead. This delightfully drawn graphic novel adaptation also includes a portfolio of pages from Enola's secret notebook.

HC • FC • $14.99 • 64 pages • 8 ½" x 11" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-336-0

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for October release.
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, is set to produce and star in an Enola Holmes feature film.

30 Days of Night

Steve Niles (w) • Piotr Kowalski (a) • Aurore Folny (c)

Bitter cold, endless night, and hungry shadows: the horror franchise that upended the classic vampire story is reimagined for the modern era. As the sun sets over an isolated Alaskan township—not to rise again for a month—a new evil emerges to terrorize the town. But after a series of strange events and horrific killings, everyone begins to wonder: what lurks in the shadows?

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-309-4

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for September release.
An all-new reimagining of the series.
"With a slow buildup, Niles, Kowalski, and Simpson continue to add tension to their story."—Multiversity Comics

Offered Again.

30 Days of Night Omnibus, Vol. 1 • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-040-5

30 Days of Night Omnibus, Vol. 2 • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-480-9

Delta 13 #4

Steve Niles (w) • Nat Jones (a & c)

Who knows what mysteries lie deep in the asteroid belt? When a mysterious, huge, and previously undiscovered asteroid looms over their ship, a small crew of blue-collar workers discovers a terrifying threat unlike anything they've ever seen. Now, the crew must escape the asteroid, but even if they do, will they be able to escape each other and anything they bring back with them?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Lowlifes #3 (of 4)—Cover A: Brian Buccellato

Brian Buccellato (w) • Alexis Sentenac (a) • Brian Buccellato (c)

In the seedy Los Angeles underworld, lives intersect like freeway overpasses. When a crime boss's poker game is robbed, three lowlifes—a bad cop, a drug addict, and a haunted criminal—attempt to stay one step ahead of each other, because redemption or destruction is their only ticket out...

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

From New York Times bestselling writer Brian Buccellato (Injustice: Gods Among Us, Sons of the Devil) comes this neo-noir thriller.
With sun-drenched streets and shadowy alleys skillfully illustrated by French artist Alexis Sentenac (Siberia 56).
Black and white variant cover by Brian Buccellato.

Antar #5—Cover A: Eric Battle

Nnedi Okorafor (w) • Eric Battle (a & c)

Though his heart is broken, Antar fights hard to prove himself to his father and keep his nation free, all in the hope that Abla will hear of his deeds and not forget him. But is this task too great? The answers lie in the world of the djinn itself.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Written by Hugo and Nebula award winning author, Nnedi Okorafor.
Lavishly illustrated by Eric Battle (The Scourge, Aquaman).
The story of the famed Arab warrior-poet comes to life in comics for the first time.
Pencil variant cover by Eric Battle.
Sword of Ages—CERTIFIED COOL

Gabriel Rodríguez (w & a & c)

Alien worlds, a sacred sword, brave knights, horrific demons, and a mythic origin story like no other, courtesy of the co-creator of Locke & Key.

Presenting an epic adventure from master illustrator Gabriel Rodríguez. Join Avalon as she becomes the first warrior to wield the most famous and sacred weapon of all time. Follow this young champion as she fights for her world's survival, inspiring a legion of heroes to join her struggle against a ruthless alien force. The line between science and magic might blur, but the line between heroes and villains will be drawn in blood.

HC • FC • $24.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-267-7

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for October release.
Rodríguez won the 2015 Eisner Award for Best Limited Series, with Eric Shanower, for his work on Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland.

"Gabriel Rodríguez creates a fantastic sci-fi retelling of the Arthurian Legend. With Avalon at the helm, SWORD OF AGES depicts a gender-bending new version of the medieval myth."—Comicsverse
A Glimpse of Ashes

Thomas Day (w) • Aurelien Police (a & c)

The world is in danger, but only a few can actually see it. 17-year-old Ashley Torrance has a secret. She can see things others cannot, something deep inside them, their true nature. Behind their human facades lie beings inhabited by a dark fire. Who are these monsters, and what do they want? Along with Bruce and Sunny, two others that share her ability, Ashley decides to seek out a man named Pilgrim, the only one who seems to know the truth in this original graphic novel.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-310-0

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for September release.
A Stephen King style road-trip movie combined with an apocalyptic doomsday tale, this story is both violent and melancholy, holding a mirror up to American consumerist society and human decadence.
Black Crown Quarterly #4: Summer 2018

Peter Milligan, Rob Davis, David Barnett, Tini Howard & various (w) • Rob Davis, Martin Simmonds, Philip Bond & various (a) • Philip Bond (c)

Shock and delight in spades as we stretch out the long, hot summer for all it's worth and bring grand conclusions to Tales from The Black Crown Pub and CUD: Rich and Strange. Plus: Hey, Amateur., Beat Surrender, previews and interviews with local street celebs in this compendium of comics, culture & cool.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Featuring a wraparound cover by Philip Bond.
"Bond and her team have something truly special in Black Crown, and these Quarterly specials prove that this is a truly brilliant, cohesive, curated line of creator-owned comics that will pick up the comics industry, shake it up, and spit it out."—Comicosity

Euthanauts #2—Cover A: Nick Robles

Tini Howard (w) • Nick Robles (a & c)

The dead speak. Grant them Mercy. We learn who is alive and who is dead (for now). And who is the boy who burns things so brightly? A look at the very first Euthanaut. Funeral home receptionist Thalia Rosewood's life has just changed forever in this provocative new series.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Euthanauts #2—Cover B: Caitlin Yarsky

Tini Howard (w) • Nick Robles (a) • Caitlin Yarsky (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

Don't miss a special enhanced RI variant cover from Caitlin Yarsky (Coyotes).
House Amok #1—Cover A: Shawn McManus—CERTIFIED COOL

Christopher Sebela (w) • Shawn McManus (a & c)

Ten-year-old fraternal twin Dylan Sandifer and her family have fallen down a rabbit hole full of secret implants, conspiracy theories, Mandela effects, extradimensional invaders, and organ thieves. As the attacks against them intensify, the Sandifers light out on a cross-country search for answers and salvation, blazing a bloody path of torture, arson and murder. Can young Dylan save her family from these delusions... or is this ornate conspiracy actually true?

"The Sandifers are experiencing a mental condition known as folie a deux, a shared madness that will drive them to kidnap and torture strangers, burn down secret safe houses, and do whatever it takes to stay alive."

—Christopher Sebela, Eisner-nominated writer

It's a summer vacation the Sandifers will never forget, evoking Natural Born Killers and The X-Files for fans of Paper Girls and Locke & Key.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

House Amok #1—Cover B: Tony Sandoval—CERTIFIED COOL

Christopher Sebela (w) • Shawn McManus (a) • Tony Sandoval (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

A new horror miniseries from Christopher Sebela (Hard Crimes, Hellraiser) and Shawn McManus (The Sandman, Fables).
Don't miss a special, enhanced RI cover from Tony Sandoval (Doom Boy).
Letter column, interviews, behind-the-panel process pages, and more.
Femme Magnifique—CERTIFIED COOL

Gail Simone, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Gerard Way, and more (w) • Bill Sienkiewicz, Jill Thompson, Gilbert Hernandez, and more (a) • Tess Fowler (c)

Fifty female trailblazers of yesterday and today get a four-color sequential tribute in Femme Magnifique. This collection features three-page short stories about women from the arenas of pop music, politics, art, and science. From astronauts and archaeologists to muckrakers and mathematicians, Femme Magnifique will stimulate and educate. Part mini biopic, part personal inspiration, this collection also features new material including a foreword by Cindy Whitehead, behind-the-scenes process pages, and more.

Creators from South Africa, India, England, Denmark, the U.S. and other locales converge to share stories of personal heroines Kate Bush, Octavia Butler, Rumiko Takahashi, Ada Lovelace, Misty Copeland, Margaret Sanger, Michelle Obama, Sally Ride, Harriet Tubman, and more.

Comic book luminaries Gail Simone, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Bill Sienkiewicz, Kieron Gillen, Sanford Greene, Jill Thompson, Gilbert Hernandez, Gerard Way, and Marguerite Bennett, to name a few, lend their talents to a celebration of kickass women who are truly magnifique.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 240 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-320-9

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for September release.
A comic book anthology salute to 50 magnificent women who take names, crack ceilings, and change the game in culture, politics, art, and science.
The Kickstarter sensation that united over 100 comic book writers and artists from around the globe is now available in paperback with new content, including a new cover by Tess Fowler.
Bloom County: Best Read on the Throne—GEM OF THE MONTH

Berkeley Breathed (w & a & c)

Collecting year three of the Bloom County relaunch begun in 2015. The stakes are higher, the punchlines are sharper, and the laughter is more desperate. When Brand Spanking New Day came out, we said we needed Opus, Bill the Cat, and all their friends more than ever before. Well, what was true then is even more true now, and Bloom County: Best Read On The Throne picks up right where the previous volume left off.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • 9-4/5" x 11-4/5" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-314-8

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for September release.
The residents of Bloom County are back to put their trademark tragi-comic spin on the horrors of the last year.
More new Bloom County.
Offered Again.

Bloom County: Episode XI: A New Hope • FC • $17.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-699-7

Bloom County: Brand Spanking New Day • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-097-0

Haunted Horror #35

Various (w & a) • Al Avison (c)

You can't run. You can't hide. 48 putrid pages of frightful, fiendish fun—in fact, put on your best red dress, HH fans, because your FUNeral is about to begin.

FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Superman: The Silver Age Sundays, Vol. 1

Jerry Siegel (w) • Wayne Boring (a) • Pete Poplaski (c)

A comprehensive series that remedies a gap in comics history, bringing back all the Superman Sunday strips—among the character's rarest collectibles—as co-creator Jerry Siegel returns to writing duties. In these 18 classic adventures from October 18, 1959, to January 20, 1963, the Man of Steel meets "The Kryptonite Girl" and his "Mermaid Sweetheart." Also featured are Superman's "Greatest Feats," "The Super Powers of Perry White," "The Invasion of the Super-Ants," and "The Creature of 1,000 Disguises," among other early '60s tales drawn by Wayne Boring.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 184 pages • 9-1/4" x 12" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-387-2

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for October release.
2018 marks the 80th anniversary of Superman's first appearance.
Offered Again.

Superman: The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies, Vol. 1: 1959-1961 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-666-7

Superman: The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies, Vol. 2: 1961-1963 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-923-1

Superman: The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies, Vol. 3: 1963-1966 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-179-4

James Brown: Black and Proud

Xavier Fauthoux (w & a & c)

Born in the South during the height of segregation, James Brown went on to become a global sensation, using his immeasurable talent to grasp what he believed was the American Dream. Join the charismatic, hard-working, and sometimes tyrannical bandleader on a journey

down the roads of America with a group of talented musicians spreading the sound of funk and soul throughout the country. Told against the backdrop of a changing America during the Civil Rights era of the 1960s, this is the story of a man and his band that would go on to revolutionize the world of pop music.

HC • FC • $24.99 • 144 pages • 7" x 9-1/2" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-338-4

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for October release.
Xavier Fauthoux was the winner of the James Brown Music Video Challenge in 2012.
The Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, The Hardest Working Man in Show Business—a legend of popular music whose influence and appeal reaches audiences to this day—gets the graphic novel treatment.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #2—CERTIFIED COOL

Alan Moore (w) • Kevin O'Neill (a & c)

Opening with a 1919 death match between two American superhumans in the ruins of Utopia, the second issue of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's final volume of the beloved comic series takes its readers on a breath-taking ride over a waterfall of storytelling styles, from a startling 21st century Lincoln Island and its current incarnation of the legendary Captain Nemo, through a New York coping with an ageing costume-hero population, to a London where a drastic escalation is commenced by the rejuvenated sociopath controlling MI5. All this, and a further reprinted adventure of 1960s super-team The Seven Stars, awaits in issue two of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume IV: The Tempest.

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

Co-Published by Top Shelf Productions (US) and Knockabout (UK).
The end of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
32 full pages of art and story.
Black and white variant cover by Kevin O'Neill.
Girl Town—CERTIFIED COOL

Carolyn Nowak (a & w & c)

Diana got hurt—a lot—and she's decided to deal with this fact by purchasing a life-sized robot boyfriend. Mary and La-La host a podcast about a movie no one's ever seen. Kelly has dragged her friend Beth out of her comfort zone—and into a day at the fantasy market that neither of them will forget.

Girl Town collects the Ignatz Award-winning stories "Radishes" and "Diana's Electric Tongue" together with several other tales of young adulthood and the search for connection. Here are her most acclaimed mini-comics and anthology contributions, enhanced with new colors and joined by brand-new work.

Bold, infatuated, wounded, or lost, Nowak's girls shine with life and longing. Their stories—depicted with remarkable charm and insight—capture the spirit of our time.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 160 pages • 6.5" x 9" • ISBN: 978-1-60309-438-2

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for September release.
Multi-award-winning cartoonist Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes) finds powerful truths in fantasy worlds. Her stunning solo debut collection celebrates the ascent of a rising star in comics.
"I raise my glass, tip my hat, and set off a million dollars' worth of fireworks to Carolyn Nowak's electric brain, electric fingers, and eclectic, electric storytelling smarts. What a wise, sad, funny, exhilarating book."—Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble and Magic for Beginners

Frankenstein Alive, Alive: The Complete Collection

Steve Niles (w) • Bernie Wrightson, additional art by Kelley Jones (a) • Bernie Wrightson (c)

Inspired by Mary Shelley's immortal gothic horror tale, Frankenstein Alive, Alive brings new life to the Promethean monster, courtesy of Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein, Swamp Thing). Victor Frankenstein's cobbled together creature continues his adventures, embarking on a journey to discover his own humanity. This collection includes the four-issue series along with an extended gallery section of never-before-seen layouts and pencils by Wrightson, all scanned from the original art. Additional art is supplied in the final chapter by Kelley Jones (at Wrightson's request), who stepped in to complete the series upon the comic book legend's untimely passing.

HC • PFC • $24.99 • 104 pages • 8" x 12" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-337-7

Bullet points:

Advance solicited for October release.
The monster lives. A stunning collaboration between the premier horror artist in comics history and the co-creator of the modern classic 30 Days of Night.
Batman: The Animated Series Gotham Under Siege
Richard Launius (d) • TableTaffy (a) • Matt Ferguson (c)
Batman: The Animated Series—Gotham Under Siege has you and up to four of your friends playing as Batman and his trusted allies. Each round you'll face off against a set of story cards all inspired by the first season of Batman: The Animated Series, and roll a pool of dice to complete actions. You'll need to balance between cleaning up the streets of Gotham and completing story missions in order to protect the city. Let too many civilians fall or buildings be destroyed, and there will be nothing left for Batman to protect.

Diamond Exclusive Pre-Order Incentive: Pre-order Batman: The Animated Series—Gotham Under Siege and you will receive an exclusive The Joker/Harley Quinn art print by TableTaffy with every copy.
1-5 players • Playable from ages 14+ • 45-60 minutes • MSRP $49.99 • UPC: 8-27714-01537-9

Bullet points:

Includes 5 highly detailed miniatures.
Game design from Richard Launius (Arkham Horror, Planet of the Apes).
Features all-new artwork from TableTaffy.
Midway's Joust

Luther Bell Hendricks V (d) • Martin Abel (a) • Denis Martynets (c)

Brave knights take up their lances, tighten their saddles, and mount their birds. Who can defeat the most foes, capture the most eggs, and truly gain the glory of being the world's best at Midway's Joust?

Midway's Joust brings the classic video arcade game to the tabletop in an action-packed, strategy board game. Requiring players to manage the speed and altitude of their knight, Midway's Joust features a unique momentum system that has players playing cards that immediately move their knight, but repeat effects for turns to come. Act quickly, but think ahead, because in the game of Midway's Joust, speed can be your greatest ally—or biggest foe.

2-4 players • Playable from ages 12+ • 30-45 minutes • MSRP $29.99 • UPC: 8-27714-01490-7

Bullet points:

Inspired by the hit classic arcade game.
Unique momentum-based gameplay.
Artwork from Martin Abel.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe Premium Puzzle (1000-pc)

Kevin Eastman (a)

Piece together this challenging 1000-piece collector's puzzle featuring your favorite Turtles along with their friends and foes, illustrated by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman. Made in the USA from 100% recycled materials, IDW Games puzzles are built to last and suitable for framing.

Ages 12+ • 1000 pieces • 19.25" x 26.625" Finished Size • MSRP $19.99 • UPC: 8-27714-01579-9

Bullet points:

Artwork from TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman.
1000 snug fit pieces.
Made in the USA from recycled materials.
Sonic The Hedgehog: Too Slow. Premium Puzzle (1000-pc)

Tyson Hesse (a)

Join Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends in assembling this challenging 1000-piece collector's puzzle featuring artwork by fan-favorite Tyson Hesse. Made in the USA from 100% recycled materials, IDW Games puzzles are built to last and suitable for framing.

Ages 12+ • 1000 pieces • 19.25" x 26.625" Finished Size • MSRP $19.99 • UPC: 8-27714-01581-2

Bullet points:

Artwork from Sonic the Hedgehog animator and comic illustrator Tyson Hesse.
1000 snug fit pieces.
Made in the USA from recycled materials.
Offered Again.

Torress • MSRP $49.99 • UPC: 8-27714-01311-5

Purrlock Holmes • 2-5 players • Playable from 10+ • 20-30 minutes • MSRP $24.99 • UPC 8-27714-01581-2



Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


Titan Comics August 2018 Solicitations

Titan Comics August 2018 Solicitations

Highlights include The Raid #1, Tank Girl All Stars #3, and Warhammer 40,000 Deathwatch #4.

Source: Titan Comics

RAID #1

(W) Ollie Masters (A) Budi Setiawan (CA) Ben Oliver
Taking place during the events of the second movie – the Raid movie's main character Rama is trapped in prison and he has to protect an undercover cop... as well as himself... Meanwhile, Jakarta crime boss Bejo is causing havoc in the outside world as he strives to gain more and more power – and he is ably assisted by two familiar faces: Hammer Girl and Baseball Bat Man...

In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

 

 

PRAGUE COUPE HC
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(W) Jean-Luc Fromental (A) Hyman Miles (CA) Miles Hyman
Author Graham Greene finds himself in the midst of an intricate plot to unseat the government of Czechoslovakia in an event that would be remembered as The Prague Coup. Winter 1948, the Austrian capital is under occupation by the allied powers. Debriefed by London Films, Graham Greene works on the writing of his next feature film, assisted by the enigmatic Elizabeth Montagu. A seemingly peaceful mission enters into a revolution that history will remember as the "coup de Prague".

In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $24.99

GIRL WHO DANCED WITH DEATH MILL SAGA #1
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(W) Sylvain Runberg (A) Belen Ortega (CA) Claudia SG Iannicello
Sequel to and based on the novel trilogy by Stieg Larsson, this brand-new series continues Titan's best-selling Millennium graphic novel saga. Lisbeth Salander returns in this gripping English translation of the French comics. This time around, we find Lisbeth preparing to hack a gigantic data centre and expose the Swedish secret service's secret files. Unfortunately, nothing is simple, and Lisbeth once again finds herself in need of Mikael Blomkvist's help when her friend Trinity is kidnapped. In a world of conspiracy and mistrust, their investigation soon leads them to the obscure group known only as 'Sparta'...

In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $5.99


DOCTOR WHO ROAD TO 13TH DR #2 11TH CVR A HACK
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(W) James Peaty, Jody Houser (A) Pasquale Qualano, Rachael Stott (CA) Robert Hack
 The eleventh Doctor and Alice visit 19th century San Francisco, but there's one problem – it's full of robots! Do they come in peace? Or does their displacement in time signal something sinister?

In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 


ASSASSINS CREED CONSPIRACIES #1
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JUN182010
(W) Guillaume Dorison (A/CA) Jean-Baptiste Hostache
Featuring a brand new Assassin set against the backdrop of World War II. As the atomic age dawns, fresh new assassin Eddie Gorm infiltrates the Templars to foil their plans to create a devastating new weapon. 1940s London is brought to vivid life by artist Jean-Baptiste Hostache in a tale set during the blitz!

In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $5.99

EMMA G WILDFORD HC
JUN182011
(W) Zidrou (A) Edith
  Journey back in time to the roaring twenties, and across England and Lapland, to experience the charming and thrilling adventure of Emma G. Wildford, a tale that mixes mystery, grand adventure, and love. It's been fourteen months since Emma G. Wildford's fiancé, Roald Hodges, a member of the National Geographic Society board the good ship Kinship and set sail for Norway... and she has had no news of him since. Every day, she questions the other members of the Society about his whereabouts, and his current situation, whether good or ill, but to no avail. Before he left, Roald gave Emma a mysterious envelope to open, but only in case something happened to him. Rejecting the very thought of Roald's death, Emma decides to leave behind everything – her life, her comfort, her England, to go to Lapland in pursuit.Along the way, Emma's certainties and beliefs will be challenged in every way, changing this quest for her fiancé into a quest for her true, essential self.Beautifully illustrated and rivetingly written, Emma G. Wildford is a character that will imprint herself on your mind and memory forever!

In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
SRP: $24.99

RE MIND #1 CVR A HOWARD
JUN182012
(W) Didier Alcante (A) Andrea Mutti (CA) Jason Howard
They say that when you die, your life flashes before your eyes... The FBI have discovered how to make this a reality! When new FBI technology puts his "slacker" son into a coma, Iraq Vet John Geb discovers a secret side to Ethan's life. The Re-Mind machine can retrieve the vital information locked away in his son's mind, but will only work on his deathbed; and while Agent McKee is willing to sacrifice Ethan to save millions from a terrorist plot, John has other plans... A perfect blend of Total Recall and Minority Report, filtered through the lens of a post-9/11 world!

In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $5.99

 

SALAMMBO HC

JUN182014
(W) Philippe Druillet, Gustave Flaubert (A) Philippe Druillet
A heady perfume of blood and rage across the stars featuring Philippe Druillet's legendary Lone Sloane. In the third century BC, mercenaries employed by Carthage during the first Punic War rose against their employers, who repeatedly postponed their pay. Two barbarian clan chiefs, Matho and Narr'Havas, fell in love with the beautiful and ethereal Salammbo, daughter of Hamilcar of Carthage. A bloody conflict arose. Based on the 19th century novel by Flaubert, Salammbo was reappropriated and recontextualised by Druillet in this masterwork. Transposing the ancient Punic Wars into his space fantasy universe, and splicing the identity of the novel's Mathô with his favorite character, Lone Sloane, Druillet works his intoxicatingly psychedelic magic on a literary classic, reinvigorating it from the inside out with his own transcendent storytelling.

In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
SRP: $39.99


KONUNGAR WAR OF CROWNS #3
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JUN182015
(W) Sylvain Runberg (A/CA) Juzhen
Gorgeously rendered epic fantasy with duelling brothers at its heart, Konungar is the ultimate fusion of Game of Thrones and Warcraft!

In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $5.99



DEADLIFE #2
JUN182016
(W) Jean-Charles Gaudin (A/CA) Joan Urgell Mamba
It's the Walking Dead meets Supernatural! Steven's reckless actions come back to haunt him as the worldwide zombie epidemic continues!

In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $5.99


PRISONER TP VOL 01 UNCERTAINTY MACHINE
JUN182017
(W) Peter Milligan (A) Colin Lorimer (CA) Mike Allred
Based on the TV show created by Patrick McGoohan, this all-new adventure written by Peter Milligan sees Breen, codenamed No. 6, trapped in a seemingly bizarre parallel world, unlike anything he has ever experienced before. There he must race to rescue his fellow spy before he loses his very grip on reality. But to save the day, Breen must also confront the arch controller of The Village, a person known only as Number One...

In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $16.99

DAN DARE COMPLETE COLLECTION HC VOL 01 VENUS CAMPAIGN
JUN182018
(W) Frank Hampson (A) Frank Hampson
  Introducing one of science fiction's most enduring heroes, Dan Dare. This Omnibus edition of Dan Dare contains his first three full adventures digitally remastered for the very first time. Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future was first published in classic British comic The Eagle in 1950. These are the original adventures of one of the best known and loved of British comic characters, presented in a new series of gorgeous library editions from .
Pilot of the Future: Voyage to Venus Pt 1 & 2
Dan and his crew set off to explore Venus, hoping to find new resources to feed a starving earth. But the planet is already the lair of the pint-sized megalomaniac The Mekon, who plans to conquer the Earth! Now it's up to Dare and his bat-man Digby to help the enslaved people of Venus to rise up and defeat the massive green headed evil genius.
THE Red Moon Mystery
Dan and his trusty crew must head once more into the dangerous, icy depths of space to uncover the secrets of a strange red moon that has entered the Solar System and threatens Earth with destruction!

In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $49.99

 

TANK GIRL ALL STARS #3
JUN182019
(W) Alan Martin (A) Jim Mahfood (A/CA) Brett Parson
Continuing the party-tastic birthday celebrations! Tank girl takes on a troupe of girl scouts, Sub Girl drops her bra in the punch, and Booga scares everyone away by eating his own hand!

In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

 

RIVERS OF LONDON BOX SET ED
JUN182022
(W) Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel (A) Lee Sullivan, Luis Guerrero
  Dive in at the beginning of the bestselling cops and wizards series from chart-topping author (and comics writer) Ben Aaronovitch, with this Box Set Edition of the first three graphic novels! A stunning box set edition of the bestselling first three graphic novels in the Rivers of London sequence, including a set of Rivers of London postcards! Starring Ben Aaronovitch's laconic trainee wizard and budding detective, Peter Grant, these all-new adventures are essential parts of the smash-hit novel continuity!
In the first volume, Body Work, Police Constable Peter Grant and his boss, Thomas Nightingale, tackle a car on a killing spree-without a driver. In Night Witch, Peter and Nightingale are caught up in a battle between Russian gunmen, a monstrous forest creature – and their nemesis: The Faceless Man. In the third volume, Black Mould, something dark and slimy is dripping through the walls of suburban London, so Peter is joined by a reluctant partner, Sahra Guleed!

In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $49.99


RIVERS OF LONDON WATER WEED #3
JUN182023
(W) Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel (A) Lee Sullivan (CA) Illeighstration
Spring Breakers meets Pulp Fiction on the banks of the Thames! When two of the less well behaved river goddesses, Chelsea and Olympia, decide to earn a few quid on the side, Peter Grant and Bev find themselves drawn into a sordid cannabis-smuggling operation, controlled by London's new queenpin of crime – the brutal and beautiful Hoodette!

In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $3.99

BROTHER NASH #3 CVR A NICOLLE
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(W) Bridgit Connell (A) Bridgit Connell (CA) Ethan Nicolle
American Gods meets Preacher and Hellboy on the midnight road to Sacramento! Nash is a trucker, he also sees ghosts, and when the moon is on the rise and violence threatens his friends... He roams as a wolf... As the Highway Beast! When Nash takes on a mysterious hitchhiker heading for Tuscon, he and his friends are dragged headfirst into his biggest and most dangerous adventure yet!

In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $5.99

MOORCOCK LIB HAWKMOON HC VOL 1
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JUN182026
(W) James Cawthorne, Michael Moorcock (A) James Cawthorne
These two out of print classics, adapted by James Cawthorn, are collected together at last as part of Titan's acclaimed Michael Moorcock library! Follow the adventures of Dorian Hawkmoon, Duke of Köln, as he fights against the Dark Empire of Granbretan and attempts to free himself from a malevolent Black Jewel that has been implanted in his brain.

In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $34.99

ROBOTECH ARCHIVE MACROSS SAGA VOL 03
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JUN182027
(W) Markalan Joplin, Diana Schutz (A) Michael Leeke, Howard Bender, Bill Anderson
Continuing the series of books collecting the classic Robotech comic material. The stunning finale to the adaptation of the Robotech Macross saga! It's the final battle between the humans and the Zentraedi, with the fate of Earth being sealed in the process. Who will escape alive? Collects issues 24 to 36 of the original Robotech Macross comics.

In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $24.99

ROBOTECH #12 CVR A TURINI
JUN182028
(W) Simon Furman (A/CA) Marco Turini
The radical reimagining continues!

In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

DOCTOR WHO 7TH #3
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JUN182031
(W) Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel (A/CA) Christopher Jones
Brand new comic adventure featuring the Seventh Doctor as played by Sylvester McCoy and Ace as played by Sophie Aldred!

In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

MIKE HAMMER #3 CVR A RONALD
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JUN182033
(W) Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins (A) Marcelo Salaza (CA) Alex Ronald
All New Mike Hammer story, from a plot by original creator, Mickey Spillane! From the writer of Quarry and Road to Perdition, Max Allan Collins!

In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

CHARLES VESS BOOK OF BALLADS & SAGAS HC
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JUN182035
(W) Neil Gaiman, Jeff Smith, Charles De Lint, Various (A) Charles Vess
A brand-new collection of the Eisner Award-winning series! This award-winning compendium of English and Scottish fairy tales and folklore returns to print in a sumptuous new collection! Beautifully illustrated by Charles Vess and featuring adaptations by Neil Gaiman – Vess' collaborator on the hugely successful Stardust – and a host of famous fantasy writers, this new edition also boasts never-before-seen art and an amazing gallery of sketches!

In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $29.99

DARK SOULS AGE OF FIRE #4 (OF 4) CVR A ANGULO
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JUN182036
(W) Ryan O'Sullivan (A) Anton Kokarev (CA) Pablo Fernandez Angulo
Direct tie-in to Dark Souls One, debuting on Nintendo Switch and being rereleased on PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2018! Return to the very beginning of the Dark Souls story with a dramatic retelling of the legends of Gwyn – Lord of Cinder and Knight Artorias!

In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

WARHAMMER 40000 DEATHWATCH #4
JUN182038
(W) Aaron Dembski Bowden (A) Wagner Reis (CA) David Sondered
The best of the best and the most dangerous space marines from every chapter are called to the Deathwatch! They alone have the strength of mind and body to wield alien weapons and battle the enemy across the universe, manning the wall to defend humanity from the Xenos that would destroy them. When a tide of savage Orks sweeps across the galaxy, a Deathwatch squad is dispatched to stem the flow... Whatever the cost!

In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $3.99


PREDATOR OFFICIAL MOVIE SPECIAL #1 NEWSTAND
JUN182040
Go behind the scenes of the hotly anticipated new movie The Predator with interviews with the cast and crew, a gallery of rare images and production art, and a detailed synopsis of the film!

In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $10.99

PREDATOR OFFICIAL MOVIE SPECIAL HC
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JUN182042
Go behind the scenes of the hotly anticipated new movie The Predator with interviews with the cast and crew, a gallery of rare images and production art, and a detailed synopsis of the film!

In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $19.99

STARK TREK EPIC EPISODES VOL 4
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JUN182043
A special collection of the best of Star Trek magazine on the villains of the ever-expanding universe! Featuring articles, interviews with cast and crew, and much more!

In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $24.99

STAR WARS INSIDER #183 NEWSSTAND ED
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JUN182044
Bringing you the latest official Star Wars news, and look forward to the latest merchandise, books and comics. All this and more in the magazine that celebrates every quadrant of that galaxy far, far away!

In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $7.99



Written or Contributed by Tim Midura


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