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Dark Circle Comics Unveils First Wave of Superhero Titles

the shieldToday, Dark Circle Comics – the superhero imprint of Archie Comics – revealed that the label’s first wave of titles will include The Black Hood from writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Michael Gaydos, The Shield from writers Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig and artist Wilfredo Torres, and The Fox from writer/artist Dean Haspiel and scripter Mark Waid. All three series will be ongoing and launch early next year.

The new titles – overseen by Dark Circle Editor Alex Segura – will serve as ideal jumping on points for new readers – providing unique, literary and cinematic takes on the classic properties in the Dark Circle Comics library that can appeal to new and long-time fans of the characters.

A dark crime saga in the vein of Boardwalk Empire and True Detective. A stunning and revisionist new take on the first patriotic hero. An off-the-wall adventure that meshes a DIY indie comix aesthetic with the best of superhero craftsmanship. Dark Circle Comics will present fans with a novelistic and thoughtful approach to superhero comics more akin to cable television shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Justified and Fargo.

The Black Hood will be presented in a gritty, noir crime thriller, as a true urban vigilante. The Shield gets a make over, and debuts as a woman who’s not to be messed with. The Fox returns, in what I’m sure will be another fun run.

Check out some more art below (along with the new Shield at the left) as to what you can expect!

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Preview: Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #2

DOCTOR SPEKTOR: MASTER OF THE OCCULT #2

Mark Waid (w)
Neil Edwards (a)
Christian Ward (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE:
Phil Hester Exclusive Art retailer incentive cover
Jae Lee Exclusive Art retailer incentive cover
Ken Haeser “Li’l Magnus” Exclusive Art retailer incentive cover
Mark Waid Signed Ken Haeser “Li’l Magnus” retailer incentive cover

Nothing makes sense…everything that Doctor Spektor has ever known is called into question, and he’ll stop at nothing to uncover the secrets and lies that hide beneath the surface of reality. Can the Master Of The Occult overcome his fears, and learn the unfathomable secrets of the universe? Only the legendary MARK WAID (Daredevil) and NEIL EDWARDS (X-Factor) can tell you…

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Preview: The Fox: Freak Magnet

THE FOX: FREAK MAGNET

Script: Mark Waid, J.M. DeMatteis
Plot/Art: Dean Haspiel, Allen Passalaqua, Mike Cavallaro, Terry Austin, John Workman
Cover: Dean Haspiel
978-1-936975-93-8
$14.99/$16.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-sale: 7/2

It’s the critically acclaimed debut of the high-flying FOX! Emmy Award-winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (BILLY DOGMA, HBO’S BORED TO DEATH) and Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL, THRILLBENT) bring the legendary, pulp-style hero The Fox to life in FREAK MAGNET! When photojournalist Paul Patton, Jr. donned a superhero costume, he thought it would be a quick way to make some news–now the strange and unusual just can’t help but be drawn to the freak-magnetism of the fabulous fighting Fox! Then, go back in time for an all-new story featuring the world’s first patriotic superhero, THE SHIELD from acclaimed writer J.M. DeMatteis (ABADAZAD, JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Mike Cavallaro (PARADE WITH FIREWORKS, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28). What connection does the Shield’s top-secret mission in the Arctic have to do with the Fox’s diamond-studded adventure? And what ultra-powerful villains have arrived to wreak havoc?? Read on, dear reader–The Fox and the Shield have their work cut out for them! The Fox: Freak Magnet collects the five-part comic book series of the same name.

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Mark Waid Returns to BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios is rolling out announcements leading up to San Diego Comic-Con, the first hits today! Mark Waid is returning to BOOM! in a new creator owned series… with someone he’s always wanted to work with, though he doesn’t mention who.

From August 2007 to December 2010, Waid served as Editor-in-Chief, and later, Chief Creative Officer of Boom! Studios, where he wrote titles such as Irredeemable, Incorruptible, and The Traveler.

Preview: The Battle Rages On In Hulk Vs. Iron Man #2 – an Original Sin Tie-In!

This July, the fight of the century continues in Hulk Vs. Iron Man #2 – the next senses shattering issue spinning out of Original Sin! Superstar writers Mark Waid and Kieron Gillen join artist Luke Ross for a showdown that pits the Flashiest Avenger against the Smashiest Avenger. After the explosive events of last issue, ask yourself: was Tony Stark responsible for creating the Hulk? The truth behind the fateful day the Gamma Bomb exploded will at last be revealed. And the truth is going to make Hulk angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. But what secret is Hulk keeping? A secret that could give him the edge in his fight against the Invincible Iron Man? Not everyone is coming out the other side. Find out who when these two titanic Avengers clash in Hulk Vs. Iron Man #2!

ORIGINAL SIN #3.2 (APR140642)
Written by KIERON GILLEN & MARK WAID
Art by LUKE ROSS
Cover by J.G. JONES
FOC – 06/23/14, On-Sale 07/16/14

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Preview: Mark Waid’s The Green Hornet #13

MARK WAID’S THE GREEN HORNET #13

Mark Waid (w)
Ronilson Freire (a)
Paolo Rivera (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

FINAL ISSUE!!! The grand finale–and the ultimate victor stands bloodied but unbowed! Will it be Britt Reid–or the Green Hornet?

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Preview: A Showdown For the Ages – Your First Look at Hulk Vs. Iron Man #1!

This June, Original Sin continues to send shockwaves through the Marvel Universe as two of Earth’s Mightiest clash in a battle for the ages – and neither will walk away the same, if at all! Marvel has released a first look at Hulk Vs. Iron Man #1, the first issue in a 4-part crossover that pits the Green Goliath against the Armored Avenger with personal stakes and gut-wrenching revelations.

Superstar writers Mark Waid and Kieron Gillen join blockbuster artists Mark Bagley and Luke Ross for a gamma-bomb sized collision. The events of Original Sin have released the greatest secrets of the Marvel Universe. And Bruce Banner is about to learn a secret that’s stayed buried for a long time. A secret that goes back to that fateful day that gamma radiation turned man into monster:

Was Tony Stark responsible for creating the Incredible Hulk?

Bruce Banner and Tony Stark are in for an emotional rollercoaster thanks to the events of Original Sin. The secret history of that fateful day stands revealed, and it’s about to set Hulk and Iron Man on a deadly collision course. When the dust settles – who will be left standing? Find out when the two Avengers go toe-to-toe this June in Hulk Vs. Iron Man #1 – an Original Sin tie-in!

ORIGINAL SIN #3.1 (APR140640)
Written by MARK WAID & KIERON GILLEN
Art by MARK BAGLEY
Cover by J.G. JONES
Variant Covers by GREG LAND (APR140641)

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FOC – 06/02/14, On-Sale 06/25/14

Preview: Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #1

DOCTOR SPEKTOR: MASTER OF THE OCCULT #1

Mark Waid (w)
Neil Edwards (a)
Christian Ward (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE:
Phil Hester Exclusive retailer incentive cover
Jae Lee Exclusive retailer incentive cover
Mark Waid Rare Signed Edition retailer incentive cover
Ken Haeser Exclusive “Li’l Doc Spektor” retailer incentive cover
Mark Waid Rare “Silver Signature Series” Signed Edition on Jae Lee Pure Line Art retailer incentive cover
Mark Waid Rare “Gold Signature Series” Signed Edition on Jae Lee Pure Line Art retailer incentive cover
Ken Haeser HAND-DRAWN “Li’l Solar” Super Rare retailer incentive cover
Jae Lee Rare Signed Edition On Jae Lee Pure Line Art retailer incentive cover

“TV legend. Wall Street wolf. Internet mogul. Tabloid bad boy. Master metaphysicist. Spiritualist. Monster hunter. Doctor Adam Spektor is all of these things…and less.” For fifteen years, Spektor has traveled the globe to smoke out and defeat werewolves, vampires, ghosts and everything else that goes bump in the night. Yet his success has brought him no peace…some part of him is missing, something he needs but can’t name. But he’s about to find what’s missing…in an unlikely place… UNLOCK ANOTHER PIECE OF THE GOLD KEY UNIVERSE, courtesy of MARK WAID (Daredevil, Indestructible Hulk) and NEIL EDWARDS (X-Factor)!

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Preview: Mark Waid’s The Green Hornet #12

MARK WAID’S THE GREEN HORNET #12

Mark Waid (w)
Ronilson Freire (a)
Paolo Rivera (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

It’s all down to this–the Green Hornet’s final chance at redemption, against a villain of his own creation! Trust us, you have no idea how to predict the outcome of this grand finale!

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The Truth About the Murdock Family Revealed in Daredevil #6 – an Original Sin tie-in!

This July, the truth about Matt Murdock’s parents comes to light in Daredevil #6 – an Original Sin Tie-In! After nearly 30 years, the untold story of Matt Murdock’s mother will finally be revealed, courtesy of Eisner award-winning writer Mark Waid and critically acclaimed artist Javier Rodriguez!

Matt Murdock was raised in a broken home by a loving father who fought a daily struggle against his personal demons. Matt made peace with is mother’s absence long ago, but never really knew the story of why she left him and Battlin’ Jack Murdock. He’s about to find out.

A dark secret from Matt Murdock’s past sets him on a journey to find answers. Answers that will take him right to the doorstep of his estranged mother. Only he’ll find her in more trouble than he could possibly imagine!

In an interview with Marvel.com, Waid said:

Matt learns something very startling about his mother in the Original Sin limited series that he’s compelled to investigate, but there’s a reason he can’t just ask her directly and end the story on page five. All I can say about her current situation is that Matt will never be more regretful that he’s no longer licensed to practice law in New York State…

How did Matt’s mother become Sister Maggie? The secret that tore apart the Murdock family finally revealed this July in Daredevil #6!

DAREDEVIL #6
Written by MARK WAID
Art by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
On-Sale This July!

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