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Fashion Spotlight: The Verminator, I am, and Baymon

Ript Apparel has three designs today for fans of Guardians of the Galaxy and Big Hero 6. The Verminator, I am, and Baymon from PrimePremne, KindaCreative, and Six Eyed Monster will be for sale on November 22, 2014 only!

The Verminator by PrimePremne


I am by KindaCreative


Baymon by Six Eyed Monster



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Pirate Eye returns in January!

Pirate Eye, the genre mash up that took many by surprise is back!  Pirate Eye: Exiled from Exile, written by Josiah Grahn with art by Carl Yonder, is now a four issue monthly mini-series.  For the first issue of the series, there is a special variant cover painted by series artist Carl Yonder, limited to 1500 copies!

Combining elements of pirates and noir, Pirate Eye is the story of Smitty, an ex-pirate turned detective.  Banished from the sea, he is forced to take up residence in a port, relying on his brigand-honed skills as a ‘finder’ to make a living-until an old enemy exposes a secret that forces Smitty to flee for his life.  With a price on his head on land and at sea, Smitty will have to survive long enough to find out what went wrong, how to make it right, and who is responsible.

Pirate Eye returns to stores as a four issue monthly tale starting in January, building upon everything from the first four one-shot Pirate Eye stories. Pirate Eye continues the tradition of using “the best of both genres without ever resorting to the clichés of either.”

Whether you are a new Pirate Eye fan or have been following the book all along, this is the perfect jumping on point for pirate, detective or comic fans.

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Roger Langridge’s Abigail and the Snowman to Debut New Year’s Eve from KaBOOM!

KaBOOM!, the imprint from publisher BOOM! Studios, has announced the New Year’s Eve release of Abigail and the Snowman, a new, original miniseries from Eisner Award-winning creator Roger Langridge. This heartwarming story follows young Abigail, the new girl at school with a habit of talking to imaginary friends. When her newest friend turns out to be a real yeti named Claude who escaped from a top-secret government facility, it’s up to Abigail to keep him safe from the “Shadow Men” chasing him.

Abigail and the Snowman #1 arrives in comic shops on December 31st with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code OCT141174. The main cover is illustrated by series creator Roger Langridge, with an incentive cover by Sonny Liew.

Abigail and the Snowman #1 Main Cover by Roger Langridge Abigail and the Snowman #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1 15) by Sonny Liew

Shutter variants by Cho, Fawkes & Workman revealed

Writer Joe Keatinge and artist Leila del Duca send the beloved Kate Kristopher on all new adventures beginning in Shutter #7. To celebrate kicking off Kate’s next globetrotting escapade, this issue will feature variant covers by Frank Cho, Ray Fawkes, and John Workman.

World traveler Kate Kristopher has faced monsters, ninjas, ghosts, and all manner of perils in her previous explorations, but in Shutter #7 Kate finally comes face-to-face with another sibling she never knew about, and one who’s dead set on destroying what little Kate has left.

In addition to his variant cover, this new story arc will welcome legendary letterer John Workman to the team with a comprehensive career retrospective written by Shea Hennum.

Shutter #7 (Cover A, Del Duca, Diamond Code OCT140604) arrives in stores this 12/10 and will be available for $3.50.

Cover B by Frank Cho (Diamond Code OCT140605)
Cover C by Ray Fawkes (Diamond Code OCT140606)
Cover D by John Workman (Diamond Code OCT140607)

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Preview: Divinity #1 Returns to Earth with Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in February!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside Divinity #1 (of 4) – the new, prestige format Valiant Next limited series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine! On February 11th, don’t miss the first appearance of Valiant’s first major new character as DIVINITY descends on planet Earth!

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity – one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist.

How long can it be before the first confrontation between mankind and DIVINITY begins? Find out here as Valiant superstars Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine deliver a shocking vision of 21st century science fiction in Divinity #1 (of 4) – the next epic series from the Valiant Next initiative in stores February 11th!

Written by MATT KINDT
Valiant Next Variant by BUTCH GUICE & TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Artist Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | PRESTIGE FORMAT | On sale FEBRUARY 11 (FOC – 1/19/15)


Deadpool Gets Wordy For His Own Original Prose Novel in 2015!

Sure, he’s got his own comic series. Sure, he’s one of the world’s most popular super heroes. But you know what he’s not? Fine literature. Well, let’s fix that! That’s right: In 2015, the Merc With a Mouth is conquering the world of prose fiction with Deadpool: Paws, an all-new original story penned by novelist and comic-book writer Stefan Petrucha.

Something is turning the city’s dogs into giant, bloodthirsty killing machines. And Deadpool is charged with taking care of business. Only thing is – Deadpool likes dogs. He doesn’t want to kill them. Now, people – that’s a different story. He can kill loads of people. At least the ones who deserve it. So what we’ve got here is a genuine character dilemma.

In 2015, be there when the Merc With a Mouth conquers the brave new world of prose. Deadpool: Paws brings you a disturbing tale of mutated canines…and the regenerating, loudmouthed mercenaries who love them.

On Sale 08/05/2015!



TV Review: Constantine S1E5 Danse Vaudou

CONSTANTINE-First-Official-Image1In New Orleans, Constantine’s unusual knowledge of a string of crimes gets him into trouble with Detective Jim Corrigan. He must form an unholy alliance with Papa Midnite when a voodoo ritual to help people communicate with their dead loved ones takes a deadly turn.

Its taken about five episodes, but Constantine I think has finally found its groove. This episode has a really solid mix of paranormal ghost busters, but wrapped in that is a bigger story, and direction for the series. That comes at the end of the episode where Constantine asks Papa Midnite for some help to figure out about a “rising darkness.” All of that sets some tension, as Constantine gets a hint at some of the adversity he’ll face. But bigger about the episode, is the sense of world building.

The first four episodes can all really stand on their own, but with the introduction of Papa Midnite, and now Jim Corrigan, we’ve got characters we can expect to see multiple times, and an ongoing narrative, other than the mystery that is Zed.

The series is getting much stronger, and that’s actually pretty impressive since it stumbled so much from the start. I’m crossing my fingers that the series gets the chance to show us what its fully capable of.

Overall rating: 8


Funko’s Pop! Television: The X-Files in April

The truth is out there!

We believed in X-Files Pop!’s and now they are here! From the classic science fiction television series… Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, The Cigarette Smoking Man, and Alien are bringing the paranormal to Pop!.

We believe!

Pop! Television: The X-Files hits shelves in April 2015.

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Preview: Zero #12

Zero #12

Story By: Ales Kot
Art By: Adam Gorham
Art By: Jordie Bellaire
Cover By: Adam Gorham
Cover By: Tom Muller
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: ICSEP140769
Published: November 19, 2014

The Agency is back in play. The weaponized fungus spreads. An old incident brings repercussions.


Preview: World of Archie Comics Digest #45


Script: Fernando Ruiz
Art: Fernando Ruiz
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale: 11/19
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

Dilton invents a handy Christmas app that’s supposed to help Archie pick out the perfect gift for Veronica—but even modern technology can’t help find something for the girl who has everything! Archie and Jughead decide the only way they can find something for her that she doesn’t own is by shopping somewhere completely different—and so they recruit their pals to find her the perfect gift. But has the answer been at the tip of their fingers all along? Find out in “The Christmas App,” the festively fun lead story to this comics digest!


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