Thursday, June 30, 2016

Review - Life With Kevin #1 (@ArchieComics)


"I know! I know! It needs some work."

Making a move to the big city is never easy, but it's a rite of passage for many. Kevin from Riverdale is one such individual and his jump is chronicled in Life With Kevin #1 from Archie Comics. The issue is written, penciled and colored by Dan Parent, inked by J. Bone and lettered by Jack Morelli.

UDON Entertainment Caps Off Summer With Street Fighter Swimsuit Special


UDON Entertainment is big on the Street Fighter universe and its fighters. Those fighters are also big on taking a break every now and then and UDON Entertainment is on the scene as well in following the characters to some very familiar beaches in Street Fighter Swuimsuit Special #1. Top UDON artists such as Genzoman, Edwin Huang, Rob Porter, Jeffrey Cruz, Steven Cummings and Long Vo will be joined by artists such as Gisèle Lagacé, Xa, Vincenzo Cucca and more.

This issue features two standard covers by artists Ecchi-Star and Aki Lee, as well as a special Blank Sketch Cover. Artist Nei Ruffino provides a retailer incentive homage variant which calls back to the 90s origins of comic book pin-up specials. Ask your local retailer about obtaining this rare incentive cover.

Full press release below.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Review - Jade Street Protection Services #1 (@blackmaskstudio)


"So what did I miss?"

High school is not looked on fondly by many former students. There are likely good times had by many, but the sheer pressure that comes along socially makes things that much worse. Throwing magic into the mix similar to that of Jade Street Protection Services #1 from Black Mask Studio makes things even tougher. The issue is written by Katy Rex, illustrated by Fabian Lelay, colored by Mara Jayne Carpenter and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Review - Super Human Resources #1 (@ActionLab)


"We had spreadsheets and everything."

Office politics and bureaucracy are two of the less entertaining aspects of any office job. They can be demoralizing in ways that really make the employee hate their work. That feeling can be amplified when the employees are superheroes and Super Human Resources #1 from Action Lab Entertainment recounts those feelings. The issue is written by Ken Marcus, illustrated by Armando Zaniker (color assists by Christian Leaf) and lettered by Brant Fowler.

BOOM! Studios to Publish Spanish-Language Version of Sombra


BOOM! Studios is focused on worldwide domination. And if they can't accomplish that, they'll settle for the next best thing in reaching a wider audience for its upcoming limited series Sombra. BOOM! Studios announced it will publish a Spanish-language version day and date alongside the English-language version. Additionally, BOOM! has partnered with publisher Editorial Kamite to publish Spanish-language editions of the Sombra limited series in Mexico day and date.

In Sombra, writer Justin Jordan tackles a provocative topic—the violent drug cartels of Mexico—partnering with artist Raúl Treviño, who lives in Mexico and is drawing on his first-hand experiences to inform the story. A DEA agent who disappeared in Mexico years ago and presumed dead has resurfaced and is now out-brutalizing some of the cartels he was sent to investigate. His daughter—also a DEA agent—has been tasked with stopping him…by any means necessary.

Sombra #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on July 20th with a main cover by internationally renowned illustrator Jilipollo for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAY161222. The Spanish-language version features a cover illustrated by series artist Treviño and bears Diamond code MAY168415. Also available is an Final Order Cutoff (FOC) incentive cover by Chris Brunner (Diamond code MAY168414) that can be ordered in any quantity. Readers interested in reserving a copy of issue #1 should contact their nearest comic retailer. The FOC deadline for retailers is June 27th.

Full press release below.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Review - Black Hammer #1 (@DarkHorseComics)


"Ten years today since we arrived. Ten years!"

What does a superhero do when they're all done saving the day? Sometimes they'll have a replacement waiting in the wings. Other times they go out in a blaze of glory. Rarely though are they banished to another world and forced to live out their days as "normal" as they do in Black Hammer #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Jeff Lemire, illustrated by Dean Ormston, colored by Dave Stewart and lettered by Todd Klein.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Review - She Wolf #1 (@ImageComics)


"This is all your fault, y'know that?"

Werewolves are fierce fighters every full-moon. Coming to terms with those newfound abilities isn't exactly the easiest thing to do considering you're not completely in control at the time. That's something worth reading in She Wolf #1 from Image Comics. The issue is written and illustrated by Rich Tommaso.

Valiant Reveals Faith #1 Coloring Book Edition


Adult coloring books are all the rage with the ki---adults. That's not something that's lost on Valiant as they're gearing up to offer Faith #1 Coloring Book Edition to the rabid colorers out there. The specially produced black-and-white edition of Faith's stratospheric first issue printed on deluxe matte paper stock for the color-it-yourself comics sensation of the summer. In stores on July 20th alongside the all-new Faith #1 – the lead title from "THE FUTURE OF VALIANT" initiative continuing throughout 2016 – Faith #1 Coloring Book Edition comes complete with the issue's finished lettering and an exclusive bonus cover gallery, so you can enjoy the full storytelling experience of Valiant's spotlight-stealing hero…even as you unleash your inner artist.

In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and even worse...celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-fighter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence - like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe...and could they just be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless?

Full press release below.

Dark Horse Reveals First Look at Angel Catbird


Dark Horse Books is slated to get weird this fall with the release of Angel Catbird, the first graphic novel by Margaret Atwood. For her first graphic novel, Atwood is collaborating with artist Johnnie Christmas and colorist Tamra Bonvillain for a weird and wonderful tale about a part-cat, part-bird superhero. Timed to Atwood’s appearance at the American Library Association Conference in Orlando, FL this week and ahead of her appearance at San Diego Comic Con next month, Dark Horse Books has revealed the first look inside Angel Catbird. Angel CatbirdANGEL CATBIRD is being published by Dark Horse Books in tandem with Keep Cats Safe and Save Bird Lives, www.catsandbirds.ca, an initiative led by Nature Canada, the oldest conservation charity in the country.

"I grew up in the 1940s drawing comics, and I've continued: I even drew a strip in the 1970s. So what better way to explore cat/bird interactions and the welfare of both than through a flying catbird superhero? I'm thrilled to be working with Johnnie Christmas, who can draw way better than I can!" said Atwood.

“This project has been a fun mix of advocacy, humor, and adventure,” said Johnnie Christmas. “Margaret Atwood is a fountain of ideas, it’s been an absolute blast working with her. And our tale of ‘half-cats’ gets a fine boost from the wonderful Tamra Bonvillain. Her vibrant colors help bring the world of ANGEL CATBIRD to life.”

ANGEL CATBIRD (978-1-50670-063-2) will be a 3 volume series of 6'' x 9'' full color hardcovers, priced at $14.99 each. More information about the Angel Catbird graphic novels and Nature Canada’s campaign will be released throughout 2016. Full press release below.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Review - Lucas Stand #1 (@boomstudios)


"We're all just animals at the mercy of our impulses."

The inevitability of death is right up there with the sun rising--it's going to happen. For most everyone who encounters it there's no more. Some people like Lucas Stand get a second chance and that's on display in Lucas Stand #1 from BOOM! Studios. The issue is written by Kurt Sutter and Caitlin Kittredge, illustrated by Jesús Hervás, colored by Adam Metcalfe and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Humble Bundle Teams with Archie Comics to Celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's 25th Anniversary


Sonic the Hedgehog is turning 25 this year and the blue blur has yet to lose a step. Learning more about the character is always a good time which is why Humble Bundle and Archie Comics are offering up a big digital collection of Sonic the Hedgehog comics. The Humble Comics Bundle: Sonic the Hedgehog features hundreds of pages of action-packed excitement from the longest-running video game comic book in history.

Customers can pay $1 or more for Sonic Universe Vol. 6: Treaure Team Tango, Sonic the Hedgehog #264-272 & #276-279, Sonic Universe #45 & #55-58 and Sonic Boom #1-4. Those who pay more than the average price also receive Sonic the Hedgehog #260-263, Sonic Universe #59-74 & #83-86, Sonic Boom #5-7 and a bonus title revealed on Wednesday, June 29. Customers can pay $15 or more to receive all of the above, plus Sonic the Hedgehog #226-229, #252-259, #280-283, Sonic Universe #18-20, #75, #79-82 and Sonic Super Digest #13-16.

A free sampler of Sonic comics is also available, and includes Sonic the Hedgehog Vol. 1: Countdown to Chaos, Sonic Select Vol. 9: The Games and Sonic the Hedgehog Vol. 2: The Chase. These comics usually cost as much as $291. At Humble Bundle, though, customers choose their price! To see the full bundle, head to bit.ly/HBSoniccomics. The Humble Comics Bundle: Sonic the Hedgehog runs from Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11 AM Pacific time until Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 11 AM Pacific time.

Full press release below.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Review - Action Man #1 (@IDWPublishing)


"Now move. The world's not going to save itself."

The concept of a real American hero is one that has made G.I. Joe one of the most popular franchises in toy history. America shouldn't have all the fun though and that's why England offered their own hero in the form of Action Man. Action Man #1 from IDW Publishing gives him plenty of time to introduce himself to new readers. The issue is written by John Barber, illustrated by Paolo Villanelli (prologue art by Chris Evenhuis), colored by John-Paul Bove and letters by Neil Uyetake (prologue letters by Shawn Lee).

Women of Dynamite Statue Line Expands


Dynamite Entertainment has some of the most powerful and assertive female characters in all of comics and the publisher knows that. And to pay homage to them, Dynamite introduced the Women of Dynamite statue line--a line of statues that's about to get bigger. Two new, Limited Edition variant statues are on their way in the Purgatori "Black and White" Statue and the Jungle Girl "Diamond Eye" Statue. Only 49 of the Purgatori and 99 of the Jungle Girl statues will be made available.

"When we were planning our Women of Dynamite line of statues, we knew we had to do something really special with Purgatori and Jungle Girl," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "Horror lovers and collectible enthusiasts have expressed such anticipation for the new line in light of our debut, Vampirella. Dynamite and the skillful team at The Brewing Factory want to reward their excitement with special variations, giving them several options for how to best display their favorite femme fatales."

The extremely Limited Edition Purgatori statue, based on the work of Michael Turner and sculpted by Jason Smith, features the stark contrast of light and darkness, with just a touch of deep red to highlight our villainess's classic look. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain, the Purgatori statue stands approximately 12" in height (14" to the tip of her wings) with a 6" base. This rare variant edition of the Women of Dynamite: Purgatori statue comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The extremely Limited Edition Jungle Girl statue, based on the work of Frank Cho and sculpted by Smith, features comic book sensation Jana in all her primal glory...with a twinkle in her eye, courtesy of jewel placement on her perfectly sculpted face. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain, the Jungle Girl statue stands approximately 12" in height with a 6" base. This rare variant edition of the Women of Dynamite: Jungle Girl statue comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Dynamite's Limited Edition statues retail for $249.99 apiece. The Women of Dynamite: Purgatori Limited Edition "Black & White" Statue and Women of Dynamite: Jungle Girl Limited Edition "Diamond Eye" Statue can be found solicited in the July-dated edition of Diamond's Previews catalog, corresponding to a release date in September 2016. Full press release below.

Meet ATF Special Agents Andrea Nolan and Daniel Zigler


ATF Special Agents Andrea Nolan and Daniel Zigler are after the head of the family in Briggs Land from Brian Wood, Mack Chater, Lee Loughridge, Nate Piekos and Tula Lotay. It hits stores on August 17.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Review - Past the Last Moutain #1 (@ComicExperience)


"After all, if you don't eat your oatmeal the goblins will get you!"

Fantasy realms are thought to exist in scores of literature, movies, games, etc. As of now, that's the only place where you can explore those themes and be exposed to beings of non-human ilk. Past the Last Mountain #1 from Comics Experience looks to change that notion. The issue is written and lettered by Paul Allor and illustrated by Louie Joyce (layouts by Gannon Beck).

Meet Grace Briggs


Grace Briggs is a wife, mother and boss. And she's one the lead characters in Briggs Land from Brian Wood, Mack Chater, Lee Loughridge, Nate Piekos and Tula Lotay. It hits stores on August 17.

Seven to Eternity a Perfect Ten


This September will see the release of Seven to Eternity by Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña and colorist Matt Hollingsworth (TOKYO GHOST, WYTCHES). In it, The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperate bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires.

“Before our time at Marvel, Jerome and I began working together at Image ten years ago on titles such as Strange Girl and Fear Agent so it’s very fitting we return now to tell the tale of the Seven to Eternity,” said Remender. “All those years ago we began discussing doing an epic fantasy tale at some point, should the planets ever align. A unique take on the familiar genre full of action, unexpected twists, totally unique characters and a villain who might end up stealing the show. It’s taken us a decade to get it together, but the wait was worth it. During the past decade we’ve collaborated on numerous projects and fine-tuned our mighty nerd skills to a point where what we produce here will eclipse our past collaborations and consume all evil in the universe and give a new pony to every child. This is without question Jerome’s best work to date and when you add super champion of color jive Matt Hollingsworth, once their powers are mixed into the art cauldron, something new and terrifying is born, a new level of sequential science.”

Opeña added: "It's been a long time coming, so it's amazing that Rick and I are seeing a project we've been developing for years finally become a reality. Having Matt Hollingsworth join up with us makes it even more exciting and I hope readers will enjoy what we've all been tirelessly working on."

Seven to Eternity #1 Cover A by Opeña and Hollingsworth (Diamond Code JUL160664), Cover B by Tony Moore (Diamond Code JUL160665) and Cover C by Andrew Robinson (Diamond Code JUL160666) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, September 21st. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, August 29th. Full press release below.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Review - Conan the Slayer #1 (@DarkHorseComics)


"...hither came Conan...marching, ever forward."

Conan the Barbarian earned his name through plenty of violent actions. Many of those actions involved the slaying of countless foes which could prompt people to refer to him as Conan the Slayer. That's what Dark Horse Comics is going with in Conan the Slayer #1. The issue is written by Cullen Bunn, illustrated by Sergio Dávila, colored by Michael Atiyeh and lettered by Richard Starkings and Comicraft.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Review - Tales from the Dark Side #1 (@IDWPublishing)


"Ever have that feeling that you're sleepwalking through your life? Floating from one moment to the next without any real consequences or purpose?"

Our decisions define us. Whether we're generous or stingy, naughty or nice, it all plays a part in how we act and people react to us. Sometimes it takes something otherworldly to change us and that something happens in Tales from the Dark Side #1 from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Joe Hill (adaptation by Michael Benedetto), illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez, colored by Ryan Hill and lettered by Robbie Robbins.

Plutona Fans Enjoy Limited Edition Hardcover


Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox are very proficient in their respective crafts. Their coming-of-age tale Plutona is a prime example of that talent and Image Comics is pleased to announce that the work will be available as a limited edition hardcover as well as in trade paperback this July.

In Plutona five suburban kids make a shocking discovery while exploring the woods one day after school... the body of the world's greatest superhero, Plutona, laying dead among the mud and grass. This discovery sends them on a dark journey that will threaten to tear apart their friendship and their lives.

Plutona limited edition hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0013-2) will be available on July 20th for $39.99 while supplies last and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAY168004. The final order cutoff deadline is Monday, June 20th. Plutona trade paperback (ISBN 978-1632156013) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, July 20th and bookstores on Tuesday, July 26th, and will be available for $16.99. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond code MAR160642.

Full press release below.

Dark Horse Publishing The Art of Recore


Dark Horse is no stranger to publishing art books based on video games and The Art of Recore continues that tradition. Inspired by the newly announced Xbox game ReCore, Dark Horse Books presents this comprehensive volume examining the art and inspiration behind the game’s mysterious and dynamic world. From legendary video game creator Keiji Inafune and Armature Studio, the team behind the Metroid Prime series, comes ReCore, an action-adventure game masterfully crafted for the modern generation.

Gamers can play as Joule, one of the last remaining humans, and forge friendships with courageous robot companions to lead them on an epic adventure through a mysterious, dynamic world. Available as an Xbox Play Anywhere title starting September 13, 2016. The Art of Recore will feature commentary from the game’s creators in a beautiful 112-page hardcover collects hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen art.

Full press release below.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Review - The F1rst Hero: Wednesday's Child #1 (@ActionLab)


"And now, little one, if you wouldn't mind reciting their final instructions, please."

Discovering powers in oneself is always a trial of sorts. Learning how to use them, what to use them for and what it all means are just some of the mini-crises that a superpowered individual may experience. Jake Roth asks those questions and more in The F1rst Hero: Wednesday's Child #1 from Action Lab Entertainment. The issue is written by Anthony Ruttgaizer, illustrated by Marco Renna and lettered/colored by Fred C. Stresing.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Review - The Joyners #1 (@boomstudios)


"One big family...one big family of killing machines."

Divorce is never an easy topic to discuss, but it affects a rather large number of families throughout the world. The reasons for a divorce can be many and it's all too common for one partner to devote themselves entirely to something else at the expense of the marriage. The Joyners #1 from BOOM! Studios is about one such family. The issue is written by R.J. Ryan, illustrated by David Marquez, colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick and lettered by Jon Adams.

The Black Hood Launches Season 2 in September


The Black Hood finished its first season in a pretty crazy way with former police officer Gregory Hettinger giving up the mantle of The Black Hood for good. With his absence comes the arrival of a deadly assassin known as The Nobody, who's willing to slaughter dozens in his quest to draw out The Black Hood. How far is Hettinger willing to go before he finally steps forward to face an unbeatable opponent? All that and more goes down in The Black Hood #1: Season 2 on September 21, featuring the talents of writer Duane Swierczynski, artist Greg Scott, colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick and letterer Rachel Deering.

"The exciting thing about this next season is that we’ll be taking the Hood on the road. The one thing he’s always had in his corner is his knowledge of the City of Philadelphia. But that won’t do him much good this time around," says series writer Duane Swierczynski. "I’m seriously excited about the Hood’s new antagonist, who is smart, focused, aggressive and relentless — pretty much the worst kind of person to have on your ass.”

"When we reached the end of the latest storyline, "The Lost Crusade," says Dark Circle Comics Editor Alex Segura, "it made sense to take a break and return with a new #1. It also gives fans a great opportunity to step into the series. We'd love for them to go back and read the first 11 issues, but this new #1 comes in with zero baggage. If you've heard about this book and were curious to try it out, now's the time. Duane and Greg are at the top of their game and this book is just a pleasure to watch come together. I have to give a hat tip to the killer colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick and letterer Rachel Deering, too, who are an essential part of what makes this book hum. Dark, gritty, unflinchingly hardboiled storytelling in the same vein as CRIMINAL or 100 BULLETS."

Full press release below.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Review - Ruthven: Citizen Investigator #1


"The City-State - population two billion. In this vast jungle, a destroyer is making his move..."

The suffering need defenders. People who they can count on for protection when they can't protect themselves. People like Ruthven: Citizen Investigator in the comic Ruthven: Citizen Investigator #1. The issue is written and illustrated by C. & Q. Bowman.

Image Firsts Spark Reader Imaginations


Image Comics is pleased to announce the release of three new Image Firsts editions—printings of the first issues of popular series that only cost $1. Perfect for readers interested in trying out a variety of new series without feeling the effects on their wallet, these new releases will be available in stores on July 13th, just in time San Diego Comic-Con.

The three new titles are Paper Girls #1, Monstress #1 and I Hate Fairyland #1. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers on all three is Monday, June 20th.

Full press release below.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Review - Bounty #1 (@DarkHorseComics)


"I am very aware that unlocking the full mystery of the Gadflies will take some effort."

Being a bounty hunter has its excitement, but that excitement is amplified if you're a bounty hunter in space. It's not all glitz and glamour though, as there's a grind that has to be endured in order to make a living in space. Bounty #1 from Dark Horse Comics attempts to lighten the load of that grind. The issue is written by Kurtis Wiebe, illustrated by Mindy Lee, colored by Leonardo Olea (backup colors by Andy Cotnam) and lettered by Nate Piekos.

Zenescope Goes Down Under with Kings Comics


Kings Comics of Sydney, Australia, is a comic book shop looking to get more comics in the hands of more fans. Those comics will likely include Zenescope books which is why the publisher is teaming up with Kings Comics to increase the number of titles and exclusive covers available beginning with expanded exposure for the Philadelphia-based publisher at the Oz Comic Con – Melbourne Show on June 11th-12th followed by Sydney Supanova Expo on June 17-19. Zenescope has produced an exclusive cover with Kings Comics on #47 of Zenescope’s Wonderland series. The exclusive cover is only available through Kings Comics.

“Kings is really excited to have Zenescope as a partner to feature their books in Australia. We look forward to serving their dedicated fans,” said George Vlastras, owner of Kings Comics in Sydney.

“It is absolutely no surprise to me that Kings is a Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Award Winner. Kings saw the loyal following we have in Australia and were immediately receptive to helping us get more titles in the hands of fans at an affordable price. We couldn’t be happier,” added John Lyons, Zenescope’s Director of Sales & Marketing.

Full press release below.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Review - Midnight of the Soul #1 (@ImageComics)


"That faith would sustain him amongst the mud men."

Fighting in a war is not something soldiers typically seek out. No matter how old or young one is, you can never be fully prepared for what you'll encounter during war--or after. Sometimes it's the post-war life that proves to be more difficult than life during the war, as in Midnight of the Soul #1 from Image Comics. The issue is written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin, colored by Jesus Aburtov and lettered by Ken Bruzenak.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Review - The Sweetness #1 (@z2comics)


"You hang on Earth or die in space. Not our problem."

Bounty hunters make their living by hunting, well, bounties. Tracking down a target and bringing them in is their livelihood and many will go to great lengths to ensure they complete the job as intended. Sometimes--as in The Sweetness #1--that means taking a few more risks than expected. The issue is written by Miss Lasko-Gross, illustrated by Kevin Colden and colored by Frank Reynoso.

The Fix Getting Second Printings


The Fix is a great series launched with a solid first issue. The Nick Spencer/Steve Lieber collaboration is such a big hit that Image Comics is sending The Fix #1, The Fix #2 and The Fix #3 back for additional printings. Retailer PSA! It is time to increase your orders in favor of keeping pace with the growing customer interest in the series.

If you’re still not convinced, The Fix is a story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run things—and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels. Bad people do bad things to each other in this frenetic, outrageous, sometimes off-putting new caper. In The Fix #2, Mac is injured in the line of duty and Roy seeks the help of another detective with a tough case. In The Fix #3, Roy moonlights as private security for a superstar actress. Who is Roy? Who is this superstar actress? These are questions that you wouldn’t have if you were just reading this series consistently. Get on the bandwagon and add THE FIX to your pull-list already!

The Fix #1, #2 and #3 remain available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology, iOS, Android and Google Play. The Fix #1 fourth printing (Diamond Code APR168861), The Fix #2 third printing (Diamond Code APR168862), and The Fix #3 second printing (Diamond Code APR168863) will arrive in stores on Wednesday, July 6th. Final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, June 13th. Full press release below.

Josie and the Pussycats Join Riverdale


Josie, Valerie and Melody are collectively known as Josie and the Pussycats. Their adventures are always a good time and fans will get a glimpse at those adventures in new, ongoing series launching September 29th. Josie and the Pussycats #1 will be written by Marguerite Bennett and Cameron DeOrdio and illustrated by Audrey Mok. The series has been in demand for years and Archie Comics is happy to oblige.

“I am incredibly grateful and outrageously stoked to be working on JOSIE,” says co-writer Marguerite Bennett. “JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS is zany, high-energy, hilarious, and utterly sincere. The book can't launch soon enough.”

Friends, countrymen, lend me your long tails and ears for hats—the Pussycats are back! In this series kick-off, Josie’s getting the band together to help achieve her dreams of musical stardom. But for the group to last, it needs a strong foundation of friendship and trust. Can the girls get going, or will Alexandra’s plotting put a stop to the whole thing? Don’t miss comics’ supreme songstresses’ return to the limelight in this exciting first issue!

Full press release below.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Review - Lumberjanes Gotham Academy #1 (@boomstudios @DCComics)


"Oh, my. Aren't you...fascinating."

Crossovers happen in comics all the time, but very rarely do they happen across publishers. BOOM! Box and DC Comics are dipping their toes in the publisher crossover universe with Lumberjanes Gotham Academy #1. The issue is written by Chynna Clugston Flores, penciled by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, inked by Maddi Gonzalez, colored by Whitney Cogar and lettered by Warren Montgomery.

Paper Girls Goes Back to Print


Brian K. Vaughan is one the busiest (and most celebrated) writers in the industry, but he still finds time for new projects here and there. One of those is a collaboration with Cliff Chiang on Power Girls and in order to keep up with demand, Paper Girls #6 is going back for a second printing. Paper Girls is set in the early hours after Halloween of 1988 when four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.

Paper Girls #6 marks the beginning of the second arc for the series and returns to the story with a bold new direction, as Erin, Mac, and Tiffany find themselves launched from 1988 to a distant and terrifying future. In Paper Girls #7, Erin and her fellow deliverers uncover shocking truths about their own fates. Paper Girls #6, second printing (Diamond Code APR168860) will arrive in stores on Wednesday, July 6th. Final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, June 13th. Paper Girls #7 (Diamond Code MAY160649) will arrive in stores on Wednesday, July 6th as well. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is also Monday, June 13th. Paper Girls Vol. 1 (ISBN 978-1632156747) is available now. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond code JAN160645.

Full press release below.

Betty and Veronica Launches July 20th


Betty and Veronica is going to be a new series from Archie Comics and the first new issue by Adam Hughes will launch July 20. Hughes will be both writing AND drawing the new bi-monthly series so we went all out to celebrate the launch of this new series by gathering some of the best, brightest, and most exciting talent in the comics world to draw their very own Betty and Veronica #1 variant covers. In order to make sure you don't miss the boat, there are a few things to do.

Find a local comic book store near you. Print & fill out this special pre-order form. Get your BETTY & VERONICA #1 covers on July 20th. Pretty simple right? Full press release below.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Review - Rok of the Reds #1 (@BHP_Comics)


"But appearances can be deceptive."

The arrival of aliens on Earth will bring either peace or war. If they come solo though, it could be a little bit of both. That's the case in Rok of the Reds #1 from BHP Comics. The issue is written by John Wagner and Alan Grant, illustrated by Dan Cornwell, colored by Abby Bulmer and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Review - Cryptocracy #1 (@DarkHorseComics)


"...we might have somewhat underestimated the scope of the detonation."

There are those who think people behind the scenes are pulling the strings of the world. Some people think they're a little off their game, whereas others think they know exactly what they're talking about. In Cryptocracy #1 from Dark Horse Comics the strings are clearly being pulled by people behind the scenes. The issue is written by Van Jensen and illustrated by Pete Woods.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Review - Bolts #1 (@ActionLabDanger)


"Go, traveler! Before this place falls apart."

A world rife with chaos is one that breeds even more chaos. How people navigate that chaos is what determines who will survive. In Bolts #1 from Action Lab Danger Zone, Frank navigates the world with a chip on his shoulder that everyone is seeking to kill him. The issue is written and illustrated by James Whynot.

Zenescope Offers Destruction from E.V.I.L. Heroes


Zenescope wants readers to know that there's a lot more to their catalogue than just modern takes of classic fairy tales. Their latest attempt at that is the unveiling of a new book in E.V.I.L. Heroes. The E.V.I.L. Heroes creative team features Zenescope co-founder and writer Joe Brusha, artist Eric J and colorist Marco Lesko. E.V.I.L. Heroes is the recounting of humankind being enslaved by Superheroes. Will mankind survive and remain strong enough to challenge their self-appointed masters? Or will we be pushed closer to extinction?

Full press release below.

Valiant Storms into Phoenix Comicon and Awesome Con


June 2nd to June 5th is a pretty big weekend for convention-goers as two shows will be happening simultaneously on opposite sides of the country: Phoenix Comicon and Awesome Con. Fans can visit the Phoenix Convention Center in booth #760 for a complete journey through Valiant’s critically acclaimed universe with a complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for award-winning titles. Additionally, fans can get their hands on 4001 A.D. #1 Phoenix Comicon Exclusive Variant by Jeff Piña. Fans can also hit Washington, D.C.’s Washington Convention Center in booth #508 for the weekend’s second helping of Valiant and its trend-setting titles with another complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks, deluxe hardcovers, can’t-miss merchandise.

Get the inside scoop on the most celebrated superheroes in comics for VALIANT 101: NEW FANS START HERE—hitting Phoenix Comicon on June 4th in room North 121 C at 1:30 PM MST and Awesome Con on June 4th in room 154 at 1:15 PM EST. From X-O Manowar to Ninjak to The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage and Archer & Armstrong, jump on board here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant's biggest, most memorable characters…and find out for yourself why Buzzfeed calls Valiant "a universe full of your new favorite superheroes." Then, Valiant’s biggest weekend meets its most titanic event yet with Valiant: The Summer of 4001 A.D.—coming to Phoenix Comicon on June 5th in room North 121 C at 12:00 PM MST and Awesome Con on June 5th in room 145 B at 12:15 PM EST.

Full press release below.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Review - Control #1 (@DynamiteComics)


"Only thing you control is how you get there. Quick or slow."

A detective's life is one rife with paperwork and self-doubt. There are times when you think you made the right call and other times when the situation tends to get away from you. For Detective-Sergeant Kate Burnham though, there's plenty of opportunity for the latter as in Control #1 from Dynamite Comics. The issue is written by Andy Diggle and Angela Cruickshank, illustrated by Andrea Mutti, colored by Vladimir Popov and lettered by Simon Bowland.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Review - TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1 (@IDWPublishing)


"I'm going to tell you the story of his two most unlikely, and totally unwitting, saviors. Two people who will very nearly destroy all of reality...well, maybe I shouldn't be throwing the word "people" around."

One of the best things to come out of the 80s was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Their unconventional origin story was cleverly leveraged throughout their universe, lading to the creation of plenty of other notable characters. Two of the most notable were Bebop and Rocksteady, both of whom get the star treatment in TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1 from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Dustin Weaver, illustrated by Sophie Campbell, Weaver, Ben Bates, Giannis Milogiannis, colored by Bill Crabtree and Campbell and lettered by Shawn Lee.