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Zenescope’s 2014 Age of Darkness Tour

zenescopeZenescope Entertainment has announced its tour dates for the 2014 Age of Darkness TourAge of Darkness encompasses their Grimm Fairy Tales series which features classic characters and locales (Wonderland, Neverland, Oz, Robyn Hood, Red Riding Hood, Van Helsing, Captain Hook, the Dark Queen, etc) that have all been operating in their own titles. Age of Darkness books bring these characters together in a modern setting for a story that will have an impact the Zenescope titles across the board. The culmination will be in Grimm Fairy Tales #100. Let the countdown begin!

Wizard World Portland – Portland, OR – January 24th-26th
Amazing Arizona Comic Con – Phoenix, AZ – January 24th-26th
Wizard World New Orleans – New Orleans, LA – February 7th-9th
Wizard World Sacramento – Sacramento, CA – March 7th-9th
London Super Comic Con – London, England – March 15th-16th
Mega Con – Orlando, FL -March 21st-23rd
Emerald City Comic Con – Seattle, WA – March 28th -30th
Wizard World Louisville – Louisville, KY – March 28th-30th
Wizard World St. Louis- ST, Louis, MO – April 4th-6th
Marble City Comic Con – Knoxville, TN – April 11th-13th
Salt Lake Comic Con – Salt Lake City, UT – April 17th-19th
WonderCon – Anaheim, CA – April 18th-20th
C2E2 – Chicago, IL – April 25th-27th
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo – Calgary, AB – April 24th-27th
Wizard World Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN – May 2nd-4th
Motor City Comic Con – Farmington Hills, MI – May 16th-18th
Indiana Pop Con – Indianapolis, IN – May 30th-June 1st
Wizard World Atlanta – Atlanta, GA – May 30th- June 1st
Phoenix Comic Con – Phoenix, AZ – June 5th-8th
Denver Comic Con – Denver, CO – June 13th-15th
Wizard World Philly – Philadelphia, PA – June 19th-22nd
Florida Super Con – Miami, FL – July 3rd-6th
San Diego Comic Con – San Diego, CA – July 23rd-27th
Boston Comic Con – Boston, MA – August 8th-10th
Wizard World Chicago – Chicago, IL – August 21st-24th
Fan Expo – Toronto, ON – August 28th-31st
Dragon Con – Atlanta, GA – August 29th-Sept. 1st
Wizard World Richmond – Richmond, VA – September 12th-14th
Cincy Comic Expo – Cincinnati, OH – September 19th-21st
Pittsburgh Comic Con – Pittsburg, PA – September 26th-28th
Wizard World Nashville – Nashville, TN – September 26th-28th
Alamo City Comic Con – San Antonio, TX – September 26th-28th
Wizard World Austin – Austin, TX – October 2nd – 4th
New York Comic Con – New York, NY – October 9th-12th
Wizard World Ohio – Cincinnati, OH – October 31st-November 2nd
Comikaze – Los Angeles, CA – October 31st- November 2nd
Wizard World Tulsa – Tulsa, OK – November 7th-9th
Wizard World Reno – Reno, NV – November 21st -23rd

The company will be exhibiting several exclusives, many artist signings and plenty of giveaways and coupons. The company also screens the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot and holds a panel at many of these conventions.

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Valiant Reveals Five Unity #1 Golden Tickets

With copies of Unity #1 – the sold-out debut issue of Valiant‘s smash-hit new series by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite – on sale now at retailers nationwide, Valiant is proud to announce a one-of-a-kind promotion – the Unity #1 Golden Ticket Contest, giving fans the chance to win one of ten exclusive prize packages, including tickets to New York Comic-Con 2014, courtesy of ReedPOP!

For the first time, Valiant is revealing that it has hidden five #UNITYGOLDENTICKET hashtags on the covers of the Pullbox Exclusive Variants offered with Unity #1 at five local comic shops across the continental United States. So if you have a copy of Unity #1 featuring cover art by Bryan Hitch, J.G. Jones, Travel Foreman, Paolo Rivera, or Clayton Crain, you could be a winner! Simply examine the UPC box and look for the #UNITYGOLDENTICKET hashtag printed in gold ink.

No purchase necessary. For an alternate method of entry, send a standard-size postcard (one per household) with your name, address, email address, and day and evening telephone numbers to: Unity #1 Golden Ticket Promotion, 424 W. 33rd St, Suite 420, New York, New York 10001. Winners will be drawn at random on February 10th, 2014.

Courtesy of ReedPOP, the ten lucky Unity #1 Golden Ticket winners will each receive one four-day pass to New York Comic Con 2014 – the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting pop culture convention – plus a one-of-a-kind Valiant prize package, complete with a tour of Valiant’s New York City offices, dinner with Valiant editorial staff, and a comprehensive collection of Valiant trade paperbacks and hardcovers.

If you purchased one of the #UNITYGOLDENTICKET editions, contact Valiant by email at inquiries@valiantentertainment.com to claim your prize! See here for full terms and conditions.


Listen to Part 2 of Graphic Policy Radio: New York Comic Con

This past Monday night was the latest episode of Graphic Policy Radio! The episode continued our New York Comic Con round-up where we discussed a lot of what excited us coming out of the convention and Elana told us her experiences at the show.

This week we chatted about:

  • Lets get mathematical with Adventure Time! We talk about the hot show and it’s TimeTalk at NYCC
  • DC made news by announcing the return of Stephanie Brown


NYCC 2013: Dynamite Kicks Off 2014 with First Ever 5 Week Event

Dynamite at New York Comic Con announced the January five-week release of Li’l Dynamites, a playful romp of one-shot comic books appropriate for every age that features a wide range of characters from their publishing line, including Red Sonja, Evil Ernie, Battlestar Galactica, Vampirella, and Bionic Man.  Eisner award-winning all-ages writers Roger Langridge, Art Baltazar, and Franco join veteran Dynamite authors Jim Zub, Brandon Jerwa, and Eric Trautmann on the five-week event.  In addition to stories with adorable artwork and fun concepts, every issue includes a two-page activity sheet for all fans to enjoy.  Each one-shot issue will feature two cute covers: Regular Interlocking editions featuring artwork by Art Baltazar and Subscription-Only editions by Agnes Garbowska.


The five-week Li’l Dynamites event includes:

Li’l Battlestar Galactica, written by Eisner Award Winners Art Baltazar and Franco, featuring interior artwork by Art Baltazar

The search for Earth continues in this awesome epic event of tiny proportions!  Who are the Cylons?  Are they friends or foes?  Does complaining to daddy Adama help or make things worse?  Fear not, Apollo and Starbuck are here to save the day!  Find out the answers to questions you’ve always wanted answered: How old do you have to be to ride a Colonial Viper? Is there a height requirement?  What does Baltar have to say in all of this?  And where do Baby Cylons come from?  Come join the new and smaller adventures aboard the Battlestar Galactica!  In-stores January 1, 2014.

Writer Franco says, “Dynamite – it’s explosive!  Being able to work on a property like Battlestar Galactica is so awesome.  It’s so much fun to be able to introduce a whole new generation of fans to characters we know so well… and Cylons!  Who doesn’t love them? Well, everyone, but yes… we’ve got Cylons!”


Li’l Vampi, written by Eric Trautmann, featuring interior artwork by Agnes Garbowska

Welcome to Stoker, Maine, the most normal, boring town in the world… or is it?  There are sea serpents roaming the docks, a mummy in the town hall, and a gaggle of ghouls and goblins just devoured the breakfast cereal aisle at the local Shop-O-Mart!  What is behind this monstrous rampage, and can it be stopped?  When there are spooks afoot and arcane mysteries to be solved, it’s time for Vampirella, teen scourge of the supernatural, to crack the case!  In-stores January 8, 2014.

Writer Eric Trautmann says, “There’s a real shortage of genuinely all-ages comics, something fun for adults as well as kids.  So, when I was asked to cook up an all-ages Vampirella story, I jumped at the chance.  I tend to work in darker territory in a lot of my work, so the opportunity to just cut loose and do some character-driven, humorous material is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.”


Li’l Bionic Kids, written by Brandon Jerwa, featuring interior artwork by Ian McGinty

Better!  Stronger!  Faster!  …and smaller?  Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers are the newest students at A.S.I. – the Academy of Science Intelligence, a school for the unique and gifted.  They’re also both cyborgs, human kids with a variety of high-tech body parts and modifications.  Can these two outsiders put aside their shyness and growing rivalry in time to take a stand against alien invaders who are determined to ruin the A.S.I. Track and Field Day?  In-stores January 15, 2014.

Writer Brandon Jerwa says, “I’ve been writing comics for eleven years, and doing something for an all-ages audience has been a goal of mine since Day One.  As soon as I saw Li’l Bionic Kids on the list of potential projects, I knew exactly what my pitch would be.  I would love to see this ‘little’ experiment win over a whole new audience of young readers.”


Li’l Ernie, written by and featuring interior artwork by Eisner Award Winner Roger Langridge

Ernest Fairchild is the most evil kid on the block.  Why, he never eats his vegetables, his library books are sometimes three weeks late, and he once xeroxed his own butt!  Can Mister Smiley, his annoying yet strangely ineffectual conscience, make him change his ways?  And are Daddy Fairchild’s blank eyes somehow related to his peculiar odor, rotting flesh, and appetite for human brains?  Get a copy for yourself and one for the kids… it’s wall-to-wall zombie fun for all the family!  In-stores January 22, 2014.

Writer Roger Langridge says, “It’s great to see Dynamite making an effort to expand its audience with a roster of kids’ comics.  I’m delighted to be involved with any effort to reach younger readers – and, of course, I’m using my command of the craft and my sense of humor to try to appeal to older readers at the same time. Like all my kids’ comics, Li’l Ernie is written with one big kid in mind as its ideal audience: myself.”


Li’l Sonja, written by Jim Zub, featuring interior artwork by Joel Carroll

Li’l Sonja is a warrior girl who travels the lands testing her mettle against monsters big and small, a younger and pluckier version of the famous She-Devil with a Sword.  When Li’l Sonja encounters a town plagued by eccentric bandits, she needs to figure out the pattern behind the thefts and bring the baddies to justice.  No task is too tough for our crimson-haired tyke!    In-stores January 29, 2014.

Writer Jim Zub says, “Sword-and-sorcery storytelling is in my blood, and I’m excited to create a younger incarnation of fantasy’s best-known warrior woman.  Over the past eight years, Dynamite has done a wonderful job at broadening the reach and scope of Red SonjaLi’l Sonja is set to inspire younger readers just as much as the original has bonded with an adult audience.”


All five of the Li’l Dynamites one-shot comics will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ November 2013 Previews catalog and slated for release beginning in January 2014.  The Li’l Dynamites titles will also be available through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.


Hasbro Reveals Captain America: Winter Soldier Toys

Marvel‘s Captain America returns to theaters on April 4, 2014 in his second film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Hasbro will celebrate the world of Captain America with a new toy line featuring the beloved Super Soldier, revealed at New York Comic Con.

Action Figures


(Ages: 4 & up /Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2014)

In 2014, fans can recreate the excitement of the CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER with 3.75-inch action figures inspired by the characters in the film. Each figure features great articulation and deco, as well as unique weapons which fire projectiles or have a feature motion. Accessories are compatible with the SUPER SOLDIER GEAR BATTLE HELMET AND STEALTHFIRE SHIELD (each sold separately). Revealed at NEW YORK COMIC CON is the WINTER SOLDIER action figure, modeled after the character in the upcoming film. Six figures to collect in the line. Each figure sold separately.

WINTER SOLDIER 3.75-Inch Figure A6816


(Ages: 4 & up /Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2014)

Kids and fans can collect their favorite CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER characters and comic-based CAPTAIN AMERICA characters in this INFINITE SERIES LEGENDS assortment. These impressive six-inch scale figures have extensive articulation and deco. Six figures in the line include Build-A-Figure pieces to collect and build the MANDROID Build-A-Figure. Figures revealed at NEW YORK COMIC CON from this line are: HYDRA SOLDIER and MANDROID Build-A-Figure, both inspired by CAPTAIN AMERICA comics. Seven figures in total to collect, with two additional swap figures. Each figure sold separately.

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(Ages: 4 & up /Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2014)

Get ready to fight for freedom with CAPTAIN AMERICA! The electronic STORM SHIELD CAPTAIN AMERICA figure features deco inspired by CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER film, as well as cool sound effects, heroic phrases and big shield-throwing movement! Requires two AAA batteries. Demo batteries included.

Role Play


(Ages: 4 & up /Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2014)

Kids can pretend to be a heroic super hero with the SUPER SOLDIER GEAR RECON RANGEFINDER or DUALSHOT GAUNTLET.  Inspired by the film, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, each piece of gear can be used in two different modes and can be attached to the SUPER SOLDIER GEAR BATTLE HELMET or STEALTHFIRE SHIELD (each sold separately) via the innovative rail system feature. Each piece of gear sold separately. DUALSHOT GAUNTLET Requires two AAA batteries. Batteries not included.

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(Ages:  5 & up /Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2014)

Bring some extra firepower to the battle with CAPTAIN AMERICA’S STEALTHFIRE SHIELD! Pull handle to reveal and deploy four hidden dart launchers that fire four NERF N-STRIKE ELITE darts! Each dart fires up to 20 feet!  Once you’ve fired all four darts, the launchers automatically retract! This shield also features a rail system attachment for other SUPER SOLDIER GEAR items (each sold separately) to customize your shield for battle. Try-me packaging lets you see the amazing reveal action on-shelf.  Includes four NERF N-STRIKE ELITE darts.

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(Ages:  5 & up /Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2014)

Gear up like your favorite patriotic AVENGER with the SUPER SOLDIER GEAR BATTLE HELMET! This high-tech helmet includes a button-activated light-up visor and a missile-firing projectile rocket launcher that can also be connected to three different points on the helmet via the innovative rail system feature. Customize your Battle Helmet by connecting additional SUPER SOLDIER GEAR such as the RECON RANGEFINDER and DUALSHOT GAUNTLET (each sold separately) via the rail system, making sure you’re prepared for battle. Two AAA batteries required. Demo batteries included.

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Listen to Part 1 of our New York Comic Con Wrap Up

Airing last Tuesday, Graphic Policy Radio took on New York Comic Con and going over the news that stood out to us. There was so much to talk about, we had to split it into two episodes. So, get prepared for the next one, by diving in and listening to the archived show right here, or you can download it and take it on the go!

In the first part we talk about the convention in general and the announcements to come out of it. Discussed is Marvel‘s numerous series as part of their All-New Marvel NOW!, the women in comics panels and also Adventure Time and Steven Universe!

All-New Marvel NOW! Brings New Series, New Creators, and More!

New York Comic Con may be behind us, but All-New Marvel NOW! is just getting started! This Winter, the Marvel Universe heads in an exciting, all-new direction to deliver the best comics on the market with all-new ongoing series from blockbuster creators AND must read .NOW entry #1 issues for all readers!

Titles announced at New York Comic-Con 2013:

All-New Ghost Rider #1

By Felipe Smith (Writer) & Tradd Moore (Artist)

March 2014

All-New X-Factor #1

By Peter David (Writer) & Carmine DiGiandomenico (Artist)

January 2014

All-New X-Men #22.NOW (=All-New X-Men #1 in All-New Marvel NOW!)

By Brian Michael Bendis (Writer) & Stuart Immonen (Artist)

January 2014

Avengers A.I. #8.NOW (=Avengers A.I. #1 in All-New Marvel NOW!)

By Sam Humphries (Writer) & Andre Araujo (Artist)

January 2014

Avengers Undercover #1

By Dennis Hopeless (Writer) & Kev Walker (Artist)

March 2014

Avengers World #1

By Jonathan Hickman (Writer), Nick Spencer (Writer) & Stefano Caselli (Artist)

January 2014

Black Widow #1

By Nathan Edmondson (Writer) & Phil Noto (Artist)

January 2014

Captain America #16.NOW (=Captain America #1 in All-New Marvel NOW!)

By Rick Remender (Writer), Pascal Alixie (Artist) & Nic Klein (Artist)

February 2014

Captain Marvel #1

By Kelly-Sue DeConnick (Writer) & David Lopez (Artist)

March 2014

Elektra #1

By Zeb Wells (Writer) & Mike Del Mundo (Artist)

March 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #11.NOW (=Guardians of the Galaxy #1 in All-New Marvel NOW!)

By Brian Michael Bendis (Writer) & Sara Pichelli (Artist)

January 2014

Iron Patriot #1

By Ales Kot (Writer) & Garry Brown (Artist)

April 2013

Loki: Agent of Asgard #1

By Al Ewing (Writer) & Lee Garbett (Artist)

New Warriors #1

By Christopher Yost (Writer) and Marcus To (Artist)

February 2014

Punisher #1

By Nathan Edmondson (Writer) & Mitch Gerads (Artist)

February 2014

Savage Wolverine 14.NOW (=Savage Wolverine #1 in All-New Marvel NOW!)

By Richard Isanove (Writer & Artist)

January 2014

Secret Avengers #1

By Ales Kot (Writer) & Michael Walsh (Artist)

March 2014

Silver Surfer #1

By Dan Slott (Writer) & Mike Allred (Artist)

March 2014

Superior Spider-Man 27.NOW (=Superior Spider-Man #1 in All-New Marvel NOW!)

By Dan Slott (Writer) & Giuseppe Camunicoli (Artist)

February 2014

Thunderbolts 20.NOW (=Thunderbolts #1 in All-New Marvel NOW!)

By Charles Soule (Writer) & Carlo Barberi (Artist)

February 2014

These titles join already announced Avengers 24.NOW, All-New Invaders #1, Inhuman #1 and She-Hulk #1 as the Marvel Universe charges into a bold-new direction this December with All-New Marvel NOW! – featuring unique new series, new mission statements, epic scales, and bigger conflicts than ever before.

Check out the covers revealed below!

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