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Preview: Tribute: Lucille Ball

Tribute: Lucille Ball

Writer: J. Reed
Artist: Patricio Carbajal

In this Tribute edition to the legend of comedy.  Bluewater Productions takes a look at her amazing life, from her humble beginnings in Jamestown, NY, to her reign as the undisputed Queen of Comedy.


Preview: Mis-Adventures of Adam West #12

Mis-Adventures of Adam West #12

Writer: Leon McKenzie and Edward Gross
Artist: Tsubasa Yozora

The powerful fictional vampire named T’damas-U stands revealed. Adam has an army with him. Will it be enough as the entire multiverse hangs in the balance!


Preview: Spaced Out #3

Spaced Out #3

Writer: Brent Sprecher
Artist: Ramon Salas

Bops’ trust in his newfound ally Sha’A La is shattered when she turns him over to Governor Marko, but everything is not as it appears. A secret war is waging on Centroa against Overlord Jardu Krush’s reign of terror and Bops and Max have landed right in the thick of it. Meanwhile, Krush prepares to unleash his ultimate weapon, a terrifying creature that traveled to Centroa from the same wormhole that snatched up Bops and his spaceship.


Aspen Heads to Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo

Aspen Comics’ 2014 con tour season continues at this weekend’s Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo from April 24-27th. The publisher’s booth #904 will feature creators Siya Oum, Peter Steigerwald, Frank Mastromauro and Paolo Pantalena, as well as a host of con-exclusive items.

Lola XOXO debuted on April 9th, and Aspen will be offering a special Lola XOXO #1 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2014 exclusive cover by series creator and illustrator Siya Oum, limited to 500 copies. Fans are encouraged to get their copies signed by Oum in person, as she will be appearing exclusively at the Aspen Booth #904 throughout the weekend.

Aspen will also be releasing a new series of their industry-leading art prints featuring new and popular cover images from Lola XOXO and Fathom: Kiani by Oum and Pantalena. Limited quantities of all con exclusives will also be available starting this weekend on the AspenStore.com.


Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience breaks 100,000 Attendees

LA17439LOGOSalt Lake Comic Con FanXperience (FanX) had more than 100,000 attendees and is claiming the mantel as the third largest Comic Con in the United States, the largest convention in the state of Utah and the largest Comic Con in the North America per capita. Salt Lake Comic Con’s Facebook page reached 2.5 million people in one week surrounding the convention.

Dan Farr, Show Producer and Founder of Salt Lake Comic Con said in a release:

I’ve said all along that we have the best fans in the world right here in the Western United States and they proved it again with their support and attendance at Salt Lake Comic Con FanX,. We set our sights high with a goal of 100,000 attendees and because of the tremendous backing and encouragement from the fans we knew that we could achieve this lofty achievement. We’re excited for the Comic Con this September and have some very exciting announcements coming soon. We plan on taking our next event to a whole new level.

Salt Lake Comic Con FanX was created to satisfy the intense demand of fans and to provide a wider range of entertainment options for attendees. The convention included double the floor space, stellar guests such as Sir Patrick Stewart, Karl Urban, Chandler Riggs and Nathan Fillion, expanded hours, a new world record for the largest balloon sculpture by one man and Kid Con that focused on entertainment and activities specifically designed for families and children.

Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con Co-founder and VP of Marketing added in the release:

The fact that we exceeded attendance expectations proves that Salt Lake City is a focal point for Comic Con and pop culture and is further proof to the Comic Con world that Salt Lake is a major player in the industry. The increased success will serve as evidence moving forward that will attract celebrities, vendors and production companies, which in turn will help increase the overall fan experience as well as the visibility of Salt Lake Comic Con and Utah in general. Our aim is to offer a complementary convention to the annual San Diego Comic-Con International.

FanX included a last minute coup in securing Sir Patrick Stewart to the convention’s already star studded lineup that also included cast members from Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Firefly, X-Men, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica and Power Rangers, as well as comic book artists and authors from both Marvel and DC Comics.

The second annual Salt Lake Comic Con will be held September 4-6, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Similar to FanX, the September Comic Con will encompass the entire Salt Palace show floor but will expand to neighboring convention space. Tickets for the September Comic Con go on sale May 2014.

Wondercon 2014: Harbinger #25 and Harbinger: Omegas #1 this Summer!

Spinning out of the deadly consequences of “Death of a Renegade” in next week’s Harbinger #22, Valiant has announced two major milestones coming this summer for the wildly acclaimed ongoing series Harbinger by writer Joshua Dysart!

As detailed at WonderCon 2014, the title will reach its long-planned finale with July’s Harbinger #25 – an oversized, anniversary milestone issue featuring the final chapter of Dysart’s long-running confrontation between Harbinger’s super-powered team of teenage Renegades and their omega-powered ex-mentor, telekinetic zealot Toyo Harada.

Clocking in at a massive 48 pages, Harbinger #25 will also feature the return of original series artist Khari Evans – plus all-new stories and artwork from an incredible cast of talents, including Barry Kitson, Justin Jordan, Lucy Knisley, Riley Rossmo, Ron Wimberly, and many, many more.

Then, in August – out of the ashes of Harbinger #25‘s devastating climax – find out what happens next to the most powerful players in the Harbinger universe as Joshua Dysart and heat-seeking artist Rafa Sandoval pick up of the pieces with an all-new, three-issue mini-series – Harbinger: Omegas #1 (of 3) – that closes the door on one generation of Harbinger Renegades…and prepares the foundation for another.

This is an all-new starting point that reveals what happens when the full extent of Harada’s secret superhuman empire is exposed to the public, and just the how the surviving members of the Renegades recover from a catastrophic loss that will change their lives… their team… and their destinies forever.

Look more major Harbinger news to follow during summer 2014.

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Mulder & Scully Uncover the Past in the X-Files: Year Zero

In its first year at IDW, The X-Files Season 10 has pitted FBI special agents Mulder and Scully against monsters, cults, conspiracies, and more, and now the duo will unravel a mystery that dates back to the very beginning of “the X-Files.” The brand-new five-issue miniseries, The X-Files: Year Zero, debuts this July with an original tale suited for both X-Files diehards and mystery fans alike!

In the 1940s, a shadowy informant known as “Mr. Xero” directed the FBI to a number of paranormal cases that would soon be classified as “X-Files,” which were reserved for the improbable and unexplainable. When faced with an eerily similar “Mr. Zero” in the present, Agent Mulder resolves to uncover the truth about who this mystery person is and their connection to these cases.

The multi-talented veteran Karl Kesel makes his debut at IDW as the writer on the series. Vic Malhotra and Greg Scott will be splitting art duties with Malhotra providing the art for the 1940s sequences and Scott drawing the present day storyline. Covers will be provided by Season 10’s Carlos Valenzuela, with pulp-novel-inspired subscription variants by Robert Hack and a retailer incentive cover by Eisner Award-winner Francesco Francavilla for the first installment.

With an upcoming board game from IDW Games, the ongoing Season 10 series, and now this new adventure into the past, IDW is the essential stop for fans of The X-Files!


Dynamite’s Justice, Inc.!

An event 75 years in the making!  Stretched across time, The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Avenger meet for the first time in Justice, Inc. #1! With the stakes this high, it will take three heroes to fight together as the Justice, Inc.! In time for Dynamite‘s 10th Anniversary celebration, Justice, Inc. #1 will be released in August 2014 and is written by Michael Uslan with interiors by Giovanni Timpano.  The Original Avenger has been the star of his own Justice, Inc. series and previously drawn by some of the greatest artists in comics: Jack Kirby! Joe Kubert! Kyle Baker! And now joining those illustrious ranks of illustrators, come covers by Alex Ross, Francesco Francavilla, Stephen Segovia, Ardian Syaf and Gabriel Hardman!

In Justice, Inc. #1, an airliner vanishes without a trace! It’s the crisis that brings together, in a historic team-up for the first time ever, Street & Smith’s super-star trinity: The Shadow! Doc Savage! The Avenger! 75 years in the making, JUSTICE, INC. begins here, spawned by a horrific tragedy of death and destruction secretly orchestrated by some of the most powerful and unexpected villains in the history of the pulps! Chapter 1 (of 6): “The Time Machine!”

Justice, Inc. #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ June Previews catalog and slated for release in August 2014.

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Darby Pop’s New Comedy Series, Doberman Coming This July

From the minds of Rob Rosell and Scott Marder, known from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Unsupervised, with writer Jack Lambert and artist Brandon McKinney, Darby Pop’s newest comic, Doberman,will make its debut this July.

In a release Jack Lambert said:

Doberman is the tale of a roundhouse-kicking, beer-shotgunning, Dodge Stealth-driving badass with a badge, shamed into years of personal exile. But, now he’s back, with only one thing on his mind — revenge! Simply put, if Sylvester Stallone, Steven Seagal, and Jean-Claude Van Damme had a child, Frank Doberano (aka Doberman) would be that bastard’s name.

Frank Doberman was the greatest detective of his era with the fastest car, biggest gun, and longest… um… arrest record. But after a drug bust went horribly wrong, Doberman disappeared, seeking solace in the comforting bosom of Mother Nature. Lured back to the Force by the promise of vengeance, and an ice-cold six-pack, Doberman has to deal with a new age of social media, regulations, and an uber-villain whom the world wants to believe has changed his ways.


Wondercon 2014: Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander’s Concrete Park Returns!

With overwhelming fan support and critical success in Dark Horse Presents, Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander’s Concrete Park is slated for a new miniseries this fall!

When young Earth outcasts are exiled to “Scare City,” a vast outpost on a distant desert planet, they must find a path to redemption or be destroyed by their own violence. Concrete Park, a dark, sexy sci-fi saga by Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander, is filled with unforgettable protagonists, a colorful supporting cast, redemption, romance, and nonstop action presented in an exceptional, vibrant style.

Concrete Park Volume 1: You Send Me collects the critically acclaimed graphic novel from the pages of Dark Horse Presents into a “director’s cut” hardcover featuring new pages and bonus materials!

The new miniseries, Concrete Park: R-E-S-P-E-C-T will debut September 3 as the first of five single-issue comics, sure to mix stylish noir with sci-fi twists!

Concrete Park Volume 1 is on sale October 1Preorder your copy today!



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