BETTY VS. VERONICA: SABOTAGE!
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 4/17
250-page, full color comic
Oh my gosh, it’s a barrage of the best battles of the BFFs! Betty and Veronica are squaring off once again in a mêlée for Archie’s heart! This time, though, the gloves are off and they’re doing anything it takes to win! Get a front row seat as we look at some of the girls’ finest attempts at sabotaging each other. Who will win the war and get the boy? Find out in this mega-sized digital exclusive!
ClickOnComics has been making some moves, bringing on more publishers to their digital comics service. The company has announced that releases from Digital Manga Publishing are now available on their service. Titles currently include:
- Aria, by Chugaku Akamatsu and Kobuichi
- Brave 10, by Kairi Shimotsuki
- Taimashin, by Hideyuki Kikuchi and Shin Yong-Gwan
- Vampire Hunter D, by Saiko Takaki and Hideyuki Kikuchi
In the release there’s mention of bringing “hundreds of manga comics” to the service. The service was founded in 2012 as a subscription-based digital comics reader for just $4.99 a month.
Marvel Unlimited is welcoming the Star Wars Legends universe of digital comic books and to celebrate this, for a limited time, Marvel Unlimited is offering new and returning subscribers their first month free. For the first month of a Marvel Unlimited monthly subscription, new and returning subscribers will be able to enjoy free access to over 500 Star Wars Legends digital comic books along with over 15,000 digital Marvel comics!*
Unlock a galaxy far, far away by using the Promo Code STAR WARS at Marvel Unlimited Checkout and prepare for some of the greatest Star Wars comics featuring Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Rogue Squadron, and many more! Marvel Unlimited is accessible on the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
New to the Star Wars and Marvel Universe and don’t know where to start? No need to worry! Marvel Unlimited subscribers have access to the DISCOVER section of Marvel Unlimited. Subscribers are now able to discover easy to follow avenues into the Star Wars and Marvel Universes by being able to search by their favorite storylines, characters or creators.
With Star Wars Legends joining Marvel Unlimited, the DISCOVER section will be regularly updated to guide you through the vast history of the Star Wars Legends universe beginning with the following Star Wars DISCOVERS:
- Character Spotlight: Boba Fett
- Rise of the Rebels
- Character Spotlight: Darth Vader
- Rogue Squadron
- The Dark Force Rises
Additional Star Wars Legends digital comics will be added to Marvel Unlimited on a regular basis and beginning this summer, the next generation of Star Wars comics comes to Marvel Unlimited beginning with the critically acclaimed and record breaking Star Wars #1 by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday. With a Death Star-sized catalogue of Star Wars content now available in Marvel Unlimited, there is no doubt that the Force is strong with this deal!
Writer: Chris Kipiniak
Artist: J.K. Woodward
Letterer: Jesse Post
Theresa woke up to find herself changing into a monster. She’s taken from her family and put into an internment camp with other kids going through the same thing. She is given a choice: she can surrender to becoming a mindless beast, or join Behemoth, a pack of creatures trained to kill for the U.S. government. But which choice will make her more of a monster?
Today, Dynamite Entertainment has teamed up with BitTorrent Bundle to release The Dynamite Mega Bundle – an exclusive digital collection featuring over 200 issues from 30 different titles.
Now for just $6 fans can unlock a collection of issues from much-loved Dynamite titles like Vampirella, Wild Cards, Bob’s Burgers, Alice Cooper and more.
This news follows last week’s 10th anniversary Doctor Who Bundle with the BBC and the Ricky Rouse preview Bundle in late March as other recent releases for the comic/sci-fi audience.
Full content list below!
DYNAMITE MEGA BUNDLE:
01 Vampirella Masters Series – Volumes 2 and 4 [Graphic Novel]
02 Amanda Hawking’s The Hollows [Graphic Novel]
03 George RR Martin’s Wild Cards [Graphic Novel]
04 Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson: Moon Called – Volumes 1 and 2 [Graphic Novel]
05 Project Superpowers – Volume 1 [Graphic Novel]
06 Green Hornet – Volumes 1 and 2 [Graphic Novel]
07 Cryptozoic Man [Graphic Novel]
08 Red Sonja – Volume 2 [Graphic Novel]
09 Pathfinder [Graphic Novel]
10 Dean Koontz: Frankenstein Prodigal Son – Volume 1 [Graphic Novel]
11 Kirby Genesis [Graphic Novel]
12 Django/Zorro [Graphic Novel]
13 Twilight Zone [Graphic Novel]
14 Doodle Jump [Graphic Novel]
15 Bob’s Burgers [[Graphic Novel]
16 Jim Butcher: Dresden War Cry [Graphic Novel]
17 Jungle Girl – Season 1 and 2 [Graphic Novel]
18 Robert Jordan: The Wheel of Time [Graphic Novel]
19 Mocking Dead [Graphic Novel]
20 Chaos [Graphic Novel]
21 Legendary [Graphic Novel]
22 Sherlock Holmes Trial – Volume 1 [Graphic Novel]
23 Monster War [Graphic Novel]
24 Alice Cooper [Graphic Novel]
25 Uncanny [Graphic Novel]
26 Mark Waid’s Green Hornet [Graphic Novel]
27 The Warriors: Jailbreak [Graphic Novel]
28 Ex-Con [Graphic Novel]
29 Shaft [Graphic Novel]
30 Vampirella Masters Series Vol. 1: Grant Morrison and Mark MIllar [Graphic Novel]
ARCHIE’S MUSICAL MESS
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 4/10
100-page, full color comic
As the frontman of The Archies, Riverdale’s favorite redhead is definitely a talented singer and guitarist. But when it comes to other instruments, well… In this digital-only book, Archie and his friends try out some new sounds—and don’t always like what they hear! Check out this value-sized collection—but you might wanna wear earplugs when you do it!
Path Of Exile – Origins #4: The Black Heart
Erik Olofsson, Edwin McRae, Royal McGraw (w)
Carlos Rodriguez (a)
Carlos Rodriguez, Tamra Bonvillain (c)
24 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
Cut off the head and the serpent will die. A murder is planned while Sarn is aflame with festivity. But how does one kill a man who is Eternal? Victario places his last hope in the darkest of places, Maligaro’s most baleful invention. If he can bring down an emperor then he can prevent the twisted future that threatens all of Wraeclast. Will Victario succeed in his plan to rid the empire of corruption or is the corruption buried far deeper than he could have ever imagined? Grinding Gear Games and Dynamite Entertainment present the conclusion of the never-before-told story behind the destruction of Wraeclast in Path of Exile: Origins #4 – The Black Heart!
Dynamite Entertainment has announced that StoryBundle, a unique literature bundling site known for its support of indie authors, will host – for the first time ever – a comic book bundle promotion that allows readers to purchase almost 100 digital Dynamite comics and graphic novels with “Pay What You Want” purchasing power beginning at $5.00. A portion of proceeds will be contributed to two very important charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Girls Write Now. The bundle promotion will begin Wednesday, April 8th, on the website StoryBundle.com.
StoryBundle will offer a fixed set of Dynamite comic books, graphic novel collections, and art books in a bundle, available only for a limited time. Fans and newcomers will decide their own value for each bundle. Bonus books are unlocked when the purchaser achieves certain bonus thresholds. StoryBundle has already sold hundreds of thousands of books through its popular horror, fantasy, video game and sci-fi book bundles, and for the first time ever, welcomes its huge audience to experience the four-color adventures of Dynamite digital comics.
The Dynamite Bundle includes the following collections, comprising over 2,800 pages of comic book storytelling:
- Amanda Hocking’s The Hollows: A Hollowland Graphic Novel
- The Art of Ramona Fradon
- The Complete Alice in Wonderland
- Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: War Cry
- Gail Simone’s Red Sonja Vol. 1: The Queen of Plagues
- Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure (by Bill Willingham)
- Legends of Red Sonja
- Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson: Moon Called Vol. 1
- Project Superpowers Vol. 1
- Red Sonja Unchained
- Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword Omnibus Vol. 1
- The Essential Painkiller Jane
- Vampirella Vol. 1: Our Lady of Shadows by Nancy A. Collins
In addition to the graphic novel collections and art book, Dynamite will give readers a taste of several new releases with single comic book issues, including:
- A Game of Thrones #1
- Bob’s Burgers #1
- The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood #1 – #5
- Jungle Girl: Season Three #1
- Lady Rawhide/Lady Zorro #1
- Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1
- Reanimator #1
Part of the proceeds from the first-ever Dynamite StoryBundle promotion will contribute to the charitable organizations Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Girls Write Now. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is 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. Girls Write Now is the first organization in the country with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls, dedicated to providing the guidance, support, and opportunities for underserved high school girls to develop their creative, independent voices, and write their way to a better future.
Writer: Ryan K. Lindsay
Artists: Eric Zawadzki, Sebastián Piriz
Colorists: Eric Zawadzki, Dee Cunniffe
Letterer: Eric Zawadzki
The end of the whole mess. Shane V the Id in a blood red Carpenter Cove. Max and the kids under a slow dull sky. Surely, in our final moments, we all wonder if there are other worlds than these.
The comic book prequel to the award-winning animated short film! In the Dream World, power and adventure belong to the Lucid Dreamers, while Night Terrors haunt the troubled and the helpless. A lucky few are watched over by mysterious guardians. The protectors of our shared unconscious lives are known as… …Dream Walkers. Latchkey brothers Jonas and Alan Anderson have discovered a Universe beyond our own, one that can only be reached through dreams. A tangible world filled with fantastic and frightening things, accessible only to those lucky few with the ability to lucid dream. There, they will find not only mind-blowing adventure, but the key to a vast secret history and their role in the protection of The Waking World. Usually when I hear about a well-known musician crossing over into comics, I cringe a bit. The results have been mixed with only two or three exceptions. Tom DeLonge (of Blink182 and Angels and Airwaves) enters the comic world with this new series that’s also an animated film. The result? Really good. Backed up by writer Ben Kill and artist Djet, the result is a beautiful debut that blew me away with its visuals. The story is very fun taking two brothers into a dream world, something the visuals are perfect for. What’s fun is one knows the world well, and explains it to his brother, so as he learns the rules, we learn the rule. The subtle differences is some of the most entertaining things, and the world just feels like an amazing dreamscape. The story is solid, but Djet’s art is absolutely stunning. It perfectly matches the animated film, with a seamless transition from one to the other. Just visually amazing, completely beautiful. This original comic series reveals an epic, ageless race for Immortality, Power, and Purpose. I went in not knowing what the expect, and honestly having some trepidation as well. I came away wanting more right away. The series’ first issue sets up an amazing world, and I can’t wait to see where the series goes from here.
Story: Tom DeLonge, Ben Kill Art: Djet Story: 8 Art: 9 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy
Magnetic Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review