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The Walking Dead Season Two Finale: No Going Back

The Walking Dead Season Two Finale: No Going Back — @TellTaleGames @Skybound

Well TellTale’s The Walking Deadhas reached it’s second season finale. Check out the trailer below, but read this blurb from TellTale first:

This trailer includes a special all-new scene just for the trailer and some MAJOR spoilers for previous episodes in the past two seasons, but contains no spoilers for the upcoming season finale. 

As this season comes to a close and you reflect on…

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King Bone Press Releases Fall Line Up For Pre-Order

King Bone Press Releases Fall Line Up For Pre-Order @KingBonePress @slurmo @Anti_Drummer

You know we’re big supporters of King Bone Press so it should come as no surprise to you that we’re bringing you their fall release schedule. They’ve produced a lot of comics this year which is great to see any indie publisher grow. With that said check out the release schedule and click the link below to pre-order the books.

Pre-Order Link!

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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O MANOWAR #0 – a colossal comics milestone and an all-new jumping-on point arriving in October from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERSGreen Lantern) and superstar artist Clay Mann (X-Men: LegacyGambit)! In the wake of the sold-out success of ARMOR HUNTERS, start reading here as the world’s most wanted hero returns to his roots for a never-before-revealed look into X-O Manowar’s past!

Also joining this landmark exploration of Valiant’s hardest-hitting hero is Eisner Award-winning artist Dave Johnson (100 BulletsSuperman: Red Son), who will contribute FIVE interlocking shelf covers forX-O MANOWAR #0!

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In addition to the centuries-spanning origin tale by Venditti and Mann, each component of Johnson’s epic, five-piece interlocking image revisits a different chapter in the life of Aric of Dacia, the man behind the armor – his abduction and enslavement by the maleficent alien race known as The Vine in the fifth century A.D.; his escape and arrival in the modern day with The Vine’s ultra-powerful X-O Manowar armor; his pursuit by the cunning intelligence agent called Ninjak; his ascent into the ranks of the unbreakable all-star superteam codenamed: Unity; and, finally, his battle against the onslaught of the alien Armor Hunters!

After narrowly surviving the events of ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O Manowar – or what is left of him – must look to the future, but, to do so, he must first learn the startling secret of his past. Be here on October 8th to learn the violent, never-before-told origin of Visigoth life under the brutality of the Roman Empire, and how the modern day’s most feared armored hero began his journey to the stars nearly two millennia ago. 

Don’t miss the most demanded Valiant story of the year as Robert Venditti and Clay Mann usher in a brand new beginning for one of the most acclaimed series in comics today, only in X-O MANOWAR #0– now featuring five, must-see interlocking variant covers by the incomparable Dave Johnson!

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X-O MANOWAR #0 
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAY MANN
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (AUG141713)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (AUG141714)
Interlocking Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover D by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover E by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover F by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover G by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (AUG141715)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (AUG141716)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC – 9/15/14)

First Look: Robert Venditti, Clay Mann, and Dave Johnson Enlist for X-O Manowar #0 — @ValiantComics Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O MANOWAR #0 – a colossal comics milestone and an all-new jumping-on point arriving in October from New York Times best-selling writer 

BOOM! Studios Heads to Baltimore Comic-Con

BOOM! Studios Heads to Baltimore Comic-Con — @BoomStudios @baltimorecomics

Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce it will return to the city of Orioles, crab cakes, and The Wire this year to once again exhibit at Baltimore Comic-Con, which will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland, during the weekend of September 5-7.

BOOM! can be found at booth number 2001 and will host the following creators all weekend:

  • Collin…

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Phoenix Online Publishing is excited to announce the release of new fast-paced strategy role-playing game Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar for PC, Mac and Linux. Features include a full-fledged armor and weapon crafting system, both story-driven and random encounters, over 130 monsters to battle and dozens of unlockable powers and abilities to wield against foes as you fight save Kolhar from an evil prophecy’s unfolding. Players are invited to lead a party of wizards, warriors and assassins into battle now, with the game currently available via Steam, the Phoenix Online Store (www.POStudios.com), and other major online retailers – a mobile release is also planned for later this year.

Key Features:

  • Epic blend of fantasy role-playing and strategy
  • Fight for glory in story-driven quests and random adventures
  • Craft your own custom weapons and armor
  • More than 100 bloodthirsty monsters to battle
  • Dozens of powers and special abilities to pick from

In Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar, a trio of adventurers set out to save the kingdom of Kolhar, along the way encountering hordes of enemies and finding new allies. Fighting with swords, sorcery, and elemental powers, players can craft their equipment as they gain experience and collect artifacts on their quest. The adaptable gameplay is easily accessible for beginners while offering plenty of variety and depth for experienced adventurers.

Heroes & Legends is also packaged with a gorgeous printable Bestiary featuring over 50 monsters, and a set of 10 collectible cards, which are also available for free at Phoenix’s website.

For more information, see www.POStudios.com.

Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar Strategy Role-Playing Game Available Now — @POStudios Phoenix Online Publishing is excited to announce the release of new fast-paced strategy role-playing game Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar…

You know what time it is! Previews Magazine is nearly upon us so that means new solicits. Here’s what’s coming from Valiant in November.

ETERNAL WARRIOR DAYS OF STEEL #1 (of 3)
Written PETER MILLIGAN
Art by CARY NORD
Cover A by BRYAN HITCH
Cover B by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by CARY NORD
B&W Sketch Variant by CARY NORD
 
Swords! Savagery! Steel! Valiant’s immortal champion returns with an all-new adventure from master storytellers Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and Cary Nord (Conan)!
 
The Eternal Warrior…Gilad Anni-Padda, the Earth’s Fist and Steel…is forever charged with guarding the Geomancer and securing the Earth’s safety. After completing another brutal
mission, the Earth’s undying guardian is approached with a cryptic task: fi nd and save a baby — in whose hands might rest the fate of an entire people. But the Eternal Warrior is no
nursemaid…and, to complicate matters, a thousand Magyar invaders want the baby dead. At the edge of civilization, can history’s most expert killer keep one precious life alive?
 
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 5

X-O MANOWAR #30 (NEW ARC!)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Interlocking A & B Covers by CLAYTON HENRY
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
 
ALL-NEW ARC! Enter: ARMORINES!
 
Armor Hunters was only the beginning! Now, still reeling from his harrowing encounter with the Armor Hunters, Aric of Dacia might face a new threat – the calculating paramilitary
force known as the ARMORINES! Armed with an array of astounding abilities far beyond the capabilities of the X-O Manowar armor, has this bleeding-edge commando unit come to save Aric’s kingdom…or grind it into dust? Find out as Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard unleash a pivotal new chapter in the saga of X-O Manowar!
 
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 19

UNITY #12 (NEW ARC!)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by BRIAN LEVEL
Handbook Variant  by CAFU
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN
 
ALL-NEW ARC! WHO ARE…THE UNITED?
 
A new day has dawned for the elite assemblage of heroes called UNITY, and, in the wake of the Armor Hunters’ invasion, the time has come to grow their ranks. Who will be the next fearless hero to join the roster of the world’s most elite superteam? And just what is the international strike force called THE UNITED – and why have they marked UNITY’s own X-O Manowar, Ninjak, Livewire, and Eternal Warrior for elimination? Red-hot creators Matt Kindt and CAFU detonate the planet’s first superteam vs. superteam war right here with a bold new beginning for UNITY!
 
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 12

Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #2 (of 5)
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover M.D. BRIGHT
Variant Cover by TOM RANEY
Throwback Variant by BART SEARS
 
The legendary QUANTUM AND WOODY team of Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright
reunite with a KLANG!
 
Quantum and Woody are all over the news – but Eric Henderson and Woody Van Chelton are retired…and officially getting too old for this ish. There’s a NEW Quantum and Woody in town…they’re STILL not a couple…and the mystery behind their existence threatens to destroy what little is left of Eric and Woody’s one-time partnership. As a sinister secret organization besieges our heroes, will Woody unlock the secret of the new Quantum and Woody in time to save them—and will Eric let him?
 
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 12

BLOODSHOT #25
Written by PETER MILLIGAN with HOWARD CHAYKIN, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, DUFFY BOUDREAU, JUSTIN JORDAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH and MANY MORE!
Art by LEWIS LAROSA with HOWARD CHAYKIN, BARRY KITSON, MANUEL GARCIA, AL BARRIONUEVO, RAFER ROBERTS and MANY MORE!
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by AL BARRIONUEVO
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Throwback Variant by DON PERLIN
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH
 
A murderer’s row of all-star talents is going all-in for an oversized, 48-page milestone anniversary blowout chronicling the classified history of Valiant’s most dangerous, most brutal, most relentless hero –BLOODSHOT!
 
Meet the man behind Bloodshot – or is he? – when one soldier’s untapped killer instinct takes over in a feature-sized lead tale of blood, guts, and heart by Peter Milligan and Lewis LaRosa! PLUS…an all-new story by comics master Howard Chaykin! The original BLOODSHOT launch team of Duane Swierczynski and Manuel García join forces again for an all-new adventure! AND…Duffy Boudreau and Al Barrionuevo take you on Bloodshot’s journey from the end of the line with H.A.R.D. Corps to the Colombian jungle where Unity found him! Along with many more bonus stories and artwork, a complete cover gallery, and more!
 
$4.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 5

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE ONE PERCENT #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by JOE EISMA
Cover by JUAN DOE
Bull Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES
Bear Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES
Way Too Gold Variant by JUAN DOE
 
Remember Occupy Wall Street? We don’t, but we know you lost and the villainous One Percent won!
 
Now, in the wake of their greatest victory a new vicious brand of One Percent rises to the top of the class, and this time there will be no one to BAIL OUT their enemies. Don’t miss this wealth of elitist entertainment introducing a brand new villain into the Archer and Armstrong universe! (That will be $3.99, please.)
 
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 12

PUNK MAMBO #0
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
Cover B by RIAN HUGHES
Variant Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
 
Oi! Comics icon Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and upstart artist Robert Gill (Armor Hunters: Harbinger) are about to introduce a different kind of magic into the back alleys of the Valiant Universe…
 
From a posh girls’ boarding school, to the slimy gutter of the London punk scene, to sniffing voodoo glue in a Louisiana swamp…how did the Punk Mambo haul herself from the upper crust to the backwater? Now, Punk Mambo is about to head back home to spread some much-needed anarchy in the UK! The punks and the voodoo priests she used to know have cleaned themselves up, and she’s a loud, belching ghost from their past, come to break in the new furniture…and break some faces!
 
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 19

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE #3 (OF 5)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
 
Down in the darkness!
 
Below the veil of the living world, deep in the lands of the dead, Dr. Mirage fights her way through the evils and monstrosities that besiege the spirits. But the real monsters live in the world above, where a sinister hit squad tries to put an end to Mirage’s mission — permanently.
 
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 5

THE DELINQUENTS #4 (OF 4)
Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Board Game Cover by JUAN DOE
Variant Cover by CULLY HAMNER
 
Bros before hobos!
 
After battling, befriending, breaking-up, and making-up, our suckers supreme – Quantum, Woody, Archer, and Armstrong – have finally arrived at their destination…Big Rock Candy
Mountain! With their enemies rapidly gaining on them can our dreamed-up-team-up find
the lost treasure of the hobos before it is too late? You’ve read the other three issues, you’ve
played the board game, WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU NOT SEE HOW IT ENDS?! See you at the finish line, hobolievers!
 
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 26

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ARMOR HUNTERS TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE and CAFU
Cover by JORGE MOLINA
 
Earth will be the greatest hunt of all…
 
When Aric of Dacia returned to Earth with the stolen X-O Manowar armor of an alien race, he thought he’d finally found a weapon to guard the peace and kingdom he’d struggled so long to secure. But now, a relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space  – sworn to exterminate the armor and all like it – have found their fi nal target. The ARMOR HUNTERS are coming. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar armor’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.
 
In the tradition of the universe-shaking HARBINGER WARS, be here when New York Times bestselling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Unity, Justice) launch Valiant’s biggest heroes into the year’s blockbuster crossover event – ARMOR HUNTERS! Collecting ARMOR HUNTERS #1-4 and ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1.
 
$14.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 5
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346452

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UNITY VOL. 3: ARMOR HUNTERS TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
 
In battle with the Armor Hunters!
 
When an ultra-powerful threat from deep space begins brutalizing Earth, humanity’s fi rst
response is – who else? – the fearless team of heroes, soldiers, and short fuses called Unity!
Now it’s down to X-O Manowar, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, and Livewire – plus some special surprise recruits – to lead the assault on the ARMOR HUNTERS’ frontline…even if they die trying! Valiant’s unbreakable all-star superteam leads the resistance against the Earth’s fi rst all-out extraterrestrial incursion right here in an all-new, standalone story arc from New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and red-hot artist Stephen Segovia (Superior Carnage)! Collecting UNITY #8-11.
 
$14.99 | 112 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 19
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 9781939346445

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X-O MANOWAR CLASSIC OMNIBUS VOL.1 HC
Written by BOB LAYTON, JORGE GONZALEZ, JIM SHOOTER, STEVE ENGLEHART, JOHN HARTZ and ROB JOHNSON
Art by JOE QUESADA, BOB LAYTON, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, SAL VELLUTO, MIKE MANLEY, STEVE DITKO, MARK MORETTI, MICHAEL LEEKE, HOWARD SIMPSON, BART SEARS, JOSE DELBO, JIM CALAFIORE, PARIS KAROUNOS, and RIK LEVINS
Cover by JOE QUESADA
 
Relive the complete adventures of Valiant’s original armored hero with Valiant’s next essential omnibus collection – clocking in at a massive 800+ pages!
 
Aric of Dacia, a fifth century Visigoth warrior abducted and enslaved by the brutal Spider Aliens, fights his way free of his captors and steals their ultimate weapon, the X-O Manowar armor. But 1,600 years have passed while the Spider Aliens held Aric captive and the time hereturns to is not his own. Trapped in the modern day, Aric is now the last of his people, a savage warrior out of time in a world of corporate treachery and casual deceit. But, armed with the power of the X-O Manowar armor, Aric will rule… and he will make the Spider Aliens pay. Featuring work from comic book legends Bob Layton (Iron Man), Barry Windsor-Smith (Wolverine: Weapon X), Joe Quesada (Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man), and many more, get the complete epic of Valiant’s flagship hero starting here with this massive oversized volume collecting X-O MANOWAR (1992) #0–30, ARMORINES #0, X-O DATABASE #1, as well as material from SECRETS OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1.
 
$99.99 | 800 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 26
HARDCOVER OMNIBUS | ISBN: 9781939346308

New Releases: Valiant Comics - November 2014 — @ValiantComics You know what time it is! Previews Magazine is nearly upon us so that means new solicits.

Jack Kirby Mister Miracle: Artist’s Edition Coming Soon

Jack Kirby Mister Miracle: Artist’s Edition Coming Soon — @IDWPublishing

I know there are a lot of fans out there of IDW’s Artist Editions and while combing through their November solicits I noticed a new one for Jack Kirby’s work.

Kirby Mister Miracle cover 2Jack Kirby Mister Miracle: Artist’s Edition HC

Jack Kirby (w & a & c)

Following in the huge footsteps of the Jack Kirby New Gods Artist’s Edition comes another classic collection of Kirby Fourth Word beauty—Mister Miracle! This latest…

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Wizard World Chicago - Day 1 Recap

Wizard World Chicago - Day 1 Recap with @HisHighnessness @WizardWorld

Whether you’re a collector or a vendor, Wizard World Chicago is definitely the best place to be this weekend. As I was observing all of the vendors today, the first day of setup, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and how much of it that I was seeing. Not to mention the actual size of the convention center here at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center here in Chicago, Illinois. I got the…

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Review: Witchfinder – The Mysteries of Unland #3

Review: Witchfinder – The Mysteries of Unland #3 via reviewer @EnterTheHero — @AnnoDracula @splinister @MrTylerCrook @DarkHorseComics

Compared to the last issue of this mini-series, this third issue is quite a bit different. After watching a man be eaten alive before his eyes in the last issue Sir Grey looked like a man on a mission, a man who was about to hand the world its ass. Instead Grey comes back to this issue with a sharper tongue and more of defiant attitude more than anything else.

Sir Grey approaches the bumbling…

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Septembers PREVIEWS Magazine Is Out Next Week

Septembers PREVIEWS Magazine Is Out Next Week

The September edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on August 27th. September’s PREVIEWS offers over 2,000 new items and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning November 2014.

ON OUR FRONT COVER:The Transformers take the spotlight with…

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Review: Protectors Inc. #8

Review: Protectors Inc. #8 via reviewer @jamesrandersii — @JoesComics @straczynski @gordonpurcell @ImageComics

One of those great hidden gem finds that I have encountered while scouring for comics has been this little Joe’s Comics title that is published by Image. Protectors Inc.has taken the best elements of classic superhero tales and old school film noir crime dramas with a tying of it all together with good old fashion corporate greed and the modern elements of the cult of personality. Written…

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Dynamite Entertainment is excited to announce the debut of its brand new digital comic program featuring DRM-free comics. Launching initially with comics available in PDF file format, the initiative makes a selection of its most popular and celebrated titles ready for download today directly by consumers.  The sale of DRM-free digital comics coincides with the comic book and graphic novel publisher’s 10th anniversary celebration, and can be found at their company website’s dedicated digital sales page: http://dynamite.com/digital/.
The program launches today with an available selection of over 80 individual comic books, which includes creator-owned and licensed titles from Dynamite’s massive library.  The debut selection represents a wide variety of titles, spanning numerous genres, featuring name brand creators (including Kevin Smith, Bill Willingham, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Alex Ross, Gail Simone, Robert Jordan, Jim Butcher, Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson, Frank Cho, Art and Franco, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, and more), and highlighting some of the industry’s most beloved characters (Red SonjaVampirella, and The Boys, just to name a few).
Cryptozoic Man by Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson
Blood Queen by Troy Brownfield and Fritz Casas
The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robinson
Captain Action Cat by Art Baltazar, Franco, and Chris Smits
Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers by Joe Casey, Nathan Fox, and more
Chaos! by Tim Seely and Mirka Andolfo
Chastity by Marc Andreyko and Dave Acosta
American Flagg by Howard Chaykin
The Devilers by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Matt Triano
Evil Ernie: Origin of Evil by Jesse Snider and Jason Craig
Garth Ennis’ Red Team by Garth Ennis and Craig Cermak
Jennifer Blood: Born Again by Steven Grant and Kewber Baal
Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: War Cry by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, and Carlos Gomez
Jungle Girl by Frank Cho, Doug Murray, and Adriano Batista
Justice, Inc. by Michael Uslan and Giovanni Timpano
Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet by Kevin Smith and Jonathan Lau
Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure  by Bill Willingham and Sergio Fernandez Davila
Miss Fury by Rob Williams and Jack Herbert
The Mocking Dead by Fred Van Lente and Max Dunbar
The Ninjettes by Al Ewing and Eman Casallos
Pathfinder: Dark Waters Rising by Jim Zub and Andrew Huerta
Project Superpowers by Jim Krueger, Alex Ross, and Carlos Paul
Red Sonja by Gail Simone and Walter Geovani
Red Sonja: Blue by Peter Brett and Walter Geovani
Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, Chuck Dixon, and Chase Conley
The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow by Howard Chaykin
Terminal Hero by Peter Milligan and Piotr Kowalski
The Trial of Sherlock Holmes by Leah Moore, John Reppion, and Aaron Campbell
Vampirella by Nancy A. Collins and Patrick Berkenkotter
Vampirella Master Series by Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, and more
Vampirella vs. Fluffy by Mark Rahner and Cezar Razek
In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Dynamite will offer ten of its comic books at 10 cents apiece, introducing new readers to Dynamite’s most accessible and successful titles at a great value.  The introductory-priced comic books include:
Blood Queen #1
The Boys #1
Evil Ernie: Origin of Evil #1
Jungle Girl #0
• Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #1
Miss Fury #1
The Mocking Dead #1
• Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time #1
The Trial of Sherlock Holmes #1
Vampirella #1

Dynamite will also offer ten (10) free wallpapers to consumers featuring The BoysCryptozoic Man, Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, Neil Gaiman and Alice Cooper’s The Last TemptationRed Sonja, and Vampirella.  These wallpapers can be downloaded from Dynamite’s digital DRM-free page for a limited time.

Following today’s launch, Dynamite plans to release its DRM-free comics on a weekly basis, every Wednesday, with new offerings announced via the company’s Facebook, Twitter, and website as they are made available for download.  There will be a slow, focused roll-out over time that will grow the available titles to reflect the vast majority of Dynamite’s library.

Throughout its first month of operation, Dynamite will donate ten percent of all sales to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers.

Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, says, “CBLDF is delighted to be named as the charitable partner for Dynamite Digital! As comics advance in so many new directions, the CBLDF remains vigilant in our efforts to protect the comics medium in each aspect.  Dynamite’s contribution underscores our commitment to protect comics in the digital environment as vociferously as we do in the comic store and education spaces.”

“The market has been growing for DRM-free content. Each and every day, fans want to choose how to buy and enjoy their comics, and we’re taking our titles to the next level for digital sales,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “Expanding into DRM-free content, made available directly to consumers from our website, is simply giving the consumers the option for what they want and how they want it, and continues to reach out to a non-traditional comic-reading audience.  Our hope is that the availability of comics in a digital fashion will continue to draw new readers to the medium, helping to complement the growth for physical sales through our retail comic store partners.  Following the trend we’ve seen over the past few years in our industry, the world’s continuing love affair with books in print will benefit from a surge in Dynamite interest.”

Barrucci adds, “As part of our launch, we’re donating a portion of all sales to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.  Charles, Alex, and their team work tirelessly to protect our First Amendment rights.  The Fund needs the help of the industry to support free speech.”

“DRM” (Digital Rights Management) refers to the technology used by publishers, copyright holders, and other individuals to control the use of digital content and devices after sale.  Dynamite’s goal is to offer their titles DRM-free, thereby growing the company and granting comic creators more opportunities to make great products.  Dynamite is eager to take this next step with fans as it continues to expand on its own digital offerings.
Dynamite’s current digital offerings include same-day-as-print releases through Comixology, iVerse, Dark Horse, iBooks, and Amazon Kindle.  Recently, Dynamite worked in conjunction with Humble Bundle, Inc. to offer a 10th Anniversary bundle for sale for a limited time, dedicating a portion of profits such worthwhile charity organizations as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Doctors Without Borders, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Dynamite Entertainment Launches New DRM-Free Digital Comics Program — @DynamiteComics Dynamite Entertainment is excited to announce the debut of its brand new digital comic program featuring DRM-free comics.

Review: Armor Hunters – Harbinger #2

Review: Armor Hunters – Harbinger #2 via reviewer @EnterTheHero — @JoshuaDysart @RobertGillArt @ValiantComics

This has been an interesting tie-in to Valiant’s Armor Hunters. It really is this perfect meshing of Harbinger and Armor Hunters, but it doesn’t feel as closely connected as some of the other Valiant titles.

The story this issue is centered on the blue glob left by Gin-Gr when Mexico City was destroyed. Faith and Torque end up saving the acting President of Mexico who has been attacked by the…

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Review: The X-Files – Year One #2

Review: The X-Files – Year One #2 via reviewer @TheAbominableDr — @IDWPublishing

The X-Files: Year One continues to soldier on in this issue, and it has started to attempt to bring in issues of the show to tie into it. Whether or not that’s a good idea remains to be seen.

In this issue, the comic ties into an episode from season one of the show called “Shapes” where Mulder and Scully investigate a man in Montana who can turn into a Manitou (sort of like a werewolf, in this…

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