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LINE Webtoon Announces Deals with Marc Silvestri and Stan Lee

LINE WebtoonStan Lee Headshot, the digital comic service, has unveiled some interesting new partnerships including one with Stan Lee and POW! Entertainment and Top Cow founder Marc Silverstri.

Along with Lee and POW!, the company has unveiled an initiative to discover new talent through the company’s Superhero Comics Contest. The contest will give aspiring creators the opportunity to submit their Superhero-themed comics for the chance to win $30,000 and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to receive Stan Lee’s guidance and feedback.

The Superhero Comics Contest is the third contest in LINE Webtoon’s Challenge League system, which is proven to be a new and innovative way to find new comic talent. To enter, artists over the age of fourteen can upload at least three chapters of an original superhero comic directly to the contest’s entry page. Finalists will be chosen by Stan Lee and his team at POW! Entertainment along with LINE Webtoon’s editorial team. The grand prize winner will receive $30,000 and the opportunity to receive guidance and feedback from Stan and have their comic published by LINE Webtoon.

A second place winner will receive $10,000 and, along with the third and fourth place winners, will have the opportunity to become paid, featured LINE Webtoon artists.

Marc Silvestri HeadshotThe company has also announced that renowned creator Marc Silvestri will be launching the next chapter of his hit comic series, Cyber Force, created by Silvestri and written by famed comics scribe Matt Hawkins, exclusively on LINE Webtoon beginning in Fall 2015. The latest two trades of Cyber Force will be reformatted and available on LINE Webtoon for new readers to catch up before the new chapters begin.

Additionally, LINE Webtoon and Top Cow are developing the series as a multi-platform experience for fans who keep up with the rest of the Top Cow universe. The title Aphrodite IX, written by Top Cow president Matt Hawkins, will be deeply tied to the events of Cyber Force on LINE Webtoon, driving fans from the print editions of Aphrodite IX to the weekly chapters on LINE Webtoon and back.

With more than 10 years of experience in Korea, LINE Webtoon launched in the U.S. in 2014, and its partnership with POW! continues the company’s major expansion in the U.S., which includes new artists, partners, ways to interact with the content, and much more.

Preview: Witchblade #183

Witchblade #183

Story By: Ron Marz
Art By: Laura Braga
Cover By: Laura Braga
Variant Cover By: Stjepan Sejic
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: DEC140773
Published: July 8, 2015

Revelations abound as Sara Pezzini confronts her mysterious assailants, learning not only their true nature, but also the shocking truth of the power they serve. Have Sara and the Witchblade merely been pawns all this time? And will the fallout push her back to New York City, the one place she swore she’d never return?

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Preview: Athena IX One-Shot

Athena IX One-Shot

Story By: Ryan Cady
Art By: Phillip Sevy
Cover By: Phillip Sevy
Variant Cover By: Stjepan Sejic
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: MAY150461
Published: July 1, 2015

FROM THE PAGES OF IXth GENERATION COMES A ONE-SHOT SPECIAL EVENT! Ever the didact, Athena IX specializes in cruel, calculating instruction, manipulating her siblings and supplicants with the intellectual upper hand. But this is the Chairwoman’s future, not hers, and some lessons must be taught more harshly than others.

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Preview: The Tithe #3

The Tithe #3

Story By: Matt Hawkins
Art By: Rahsan Ekedal
Cover By: Rahsan Ekedal
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: APR150680
Published: June 24, 2015

The penultimate issue of the first arc turns up the tension as the media and public celebrate the outlaw while legal issues and angry politicians interfere with the FBI’s attempts to stop the last two mega-churches on “the list” from getting robbed.

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Preview: Death Vigil #7

Death Vigil #7

Story By: Stjepan Sejic
Art By: Stjepan Sejic
Cover By: Stjepan Sejic
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: NOV140648
Published: June 3, 2015

Defeated and hopeless, Bernardette is sealed away in an unknown location while Sam is on death’s bed… again. This has not been a good day for the Vigil. Can Clara, Mia, Anubis, Chiyoko, and Vlado find the enemy stronghold in time? Who would even know where it is?

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Preview: Postal #4

Postal #4

Story By: Bryan Hill
Story By: Matt Hawkins
Art By: Isaac Goodhart
Cover By: Linda Sejic
Variant Cover By: Isaac Goodhart
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: MAR150586
Published: May 27, 2015

Mark, having barely survived capture, suffers emotional and physical scars. With the mayor and the sheriff afraid to confront the threats to the town, Mark chooses to confront the town’s enemies on his own, but the price of vengeance may change him and the town forever.

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Preview: The Tithe #2

The Tithe #2

Story By: Matt Hawkins
Art By: Rahsan Ekedal
Cover By: Rahsan Ekedal
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: MAR150609
Published: May 20, 2015

Another mega-church is robbed despite the FBI’s surveillance. Tension ratchets up as a member of Samaritan’s “heist” team is killed and the “Robin Hood” act isn’t quite as fun as they thought.

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Preview: Artifacts: Lost Tales #1

Artifacts: Lost Tales #1

Story By: Ross Hardy
Story By: Jonny Hinkle
Story By: Andrew Knighton
Art By: Brian Rogers
Art By: Demetres Panayides
Art By: Alvaro Sarreseca
Cover By: Brian Rogers
Cover By: Demetres Panayides
Cover By: Alvaro Sarreseca
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: MAR150514
Published: May 6, 2015

WITCHBLADE! HEARTSTONE! BLOODSWORD! Three short stories featuring three artifacts by three Talent Hunt-winning creative teams in this special one-shot!

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Enjoy Image Comics on Free Comic Book Day

Savage Dragon LegacyThis Saturday, May 2, in celebration of Free Comic Book Day, comics fans new and old will enjoy a free issue of Savage Dragon Legacy #1 by Erik Larsen and a free issue of Top Cow/Image ComicsTales of Honor by Matt Hawkins and Linda Sejic when they visit any participating local comic book shop, while supplies last. In addition, retailers will have an opportunity to compete for an all-expenses-paid Mark Millar signing for their store.

Bestselling writer Mark Millar is challenging comic book retailers to get their staff in the Millarworld spirit with a very special FCBD competition. Comic book stores who send photos of their staff dressed as Millarworld characters to millarworldpreviews@markmillarltd.com by midday GMT on Friday, May 8 will be entered for a chance to win a Mark Millar appearance at your store! The winner will be announced by Monday, May 11th and Millar will appear by plane, train, or automobile—at his expense—to sign at the winning store later this year.

FCBD appearances Image Comics creators:

Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA)
ACME 4 at Samurai Comics
1120 S. Country Club Drive #107
Mesa, AZ 85210
www.samuraicomics.com

 

Tales of Honor FCBDJacob Semahn (GONERS)
Comic Factory
1298 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
https://thecomicsfactory.com

 

Ryan Cady (WITCHBLADE CASE FILES), Ken Kristensen (TODD THE UGLIEST KID), Richard Starkings (ELEPHANTMEN), Brian Haberlin (SPAWN)
The Comic Bug
Culver City Teen Center
4153 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230
www.thecomicbug.com

 

Erik Larsen (SAVAGE DRAGON), Matt Hawkins (TALES OF HONOR)
Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff
Oak Grove Plaza Shopping Center
2980 Treat Blvd
Concord, CA 94518
http://www.flyingcolorscomics.com

 

Matt Hawkins (TALES OF HONOR)
Treasure Island Comics
5018 Mowry Ave.
Fremont, CA 94538
http://treasureislandcomics.com

 

Nick Dragotta (HOWTOONS)
Alameda Public Library Main Branch
1550 Oak St
Alameda, CA 94501
http://alamedaca.gov/library/events/3275

 

Sina Grace & Michael Stock (PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX)
The Pasadena Public Library
285 E Walnut St
Pasadena, CA
http://cityofpasadena.net/library/news_events/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=date%3D20150502

 

Megan Levans (MADAME FRANKENSTEIN)
Blastoff Comics
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blastoff-Comics/225861877482304

 

Jimmie Robinson (THE EMPTY)
Blue Moon Comics
1560B 4th St
San Rafael, CA
http://bluemooncomics.com/

 

Michael Moreci
Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60077
http://awyeahcomics.com

 

Kyle Starks (SEXCASTLE)
The Book Broker
2717 Covert Ave
Evansville, IN 47714
http://www.bookbrokercollectibles.com

 

Alex di Campi (NO MERCY)
Aw Yeah Comics
107 North High Street
Muncie, IN 47305
http://awyeahcomics.com

 

Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel (C.O.W.L.)
Daydreams Comics
21 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
www.daydreamscomics.com

 

Kyle Strahm (SPREAD)
Elite Comics
11842 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66210
www.elite-comics.com

 

Kurtis J. Wiebe (PETER PANZERFAUST, RAT QUEENS, PISCES) & Johnnie Christmas (PISCES)
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West St
Annapolis, MD
http://www.thirdeyecomics.com/sat-5215-free-comic-book-day-the-7-year-anniversary-of-third-eye-comics/

 

Joe Eisma (MORNING GLORIES), Rob Guillory (CHEW), Kody Chamberlain (PUNKS THE COMIC), Robert Wilson IV (BITCH PLANET)
Bombshell Comics and Stuff
2103 Hardy St
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
https://m.facebook.com/events/1037192826308177?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A98%7D&aref=98

 

Otis Frampton (ODDLY NORMAL)
The Source Comics & Games
2057 Snelling Ave N.
Roseville, MN 55113
www.sourcecomicsandgames.com

 

Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS)
HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND
1957 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
https://www.facebook.com/events/1580439275531068

 

Ryan Browne (GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS), Jason Howard (TREES)
Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Dr,
Greensboro, NC 27408
www.acmecomics.com

 

Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS)
Zapp Comics
Valley Ridge Shopping Center
574 Valley Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470
zappcomics.com

 

Adam McGovern (NIGHTWORLD)
Dewey’s Comic City,
13 Park Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940
https://www.facebook.com/events/1568059173474541/

Joe Kelley (BANG!TANGO)
Comic Book Depot
2847 Jerusalem Ave
Wantagh, NY 11793
https://www.facebook.com/TheComicDepot

 

Jim Zub (WAYWARD, SKULLKICKERS) **NOTE: This is a SUNDAY event**
Escape Pod Comics
302 Main Street,
Huntington Village, NY, 11743
http://escapepodcomics.com

 

Steve Orlando (UNDERTOW)
Comic Depot
514 Broadway,
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
www.comicdepotllc.com

Excellent Adventures
110 Milton Ave
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
www.excellentadventurescomics.com

Hollywood for Homeless Pets: A Salute to the Hollywood Superhero
Canfield Casino, E Congress St
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
https://www.facebook.com/events/358148364378935/

 

Kurt Busiek (THE AUTUMNLANDS: TOOTH & CLAW)
Dragonvine Comics and Gifts
1859 Pioneer Pkwy East
Springfield, OR 97477
http://www.dragonvinetoys.com

 

Shaun S. Struble (THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY)
Comic Asylum
905 N. Jupiter Road #170
Richardson, TX 75081
www.comicasylum.com

 

Ryan Burton (DARK ENGINE)
Lyon’s Den
20 W Bolivar S
Vidor, TX 77662
https://www.facebook.com/lyonsdencomicsandgames

 

Greg Rucka (LAZARUS)
Gabi’s Olympic Cards and Comics
4230 Pacific Ave SE
Lacey, WA
www.olympiccardsandcomics.com

 

Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Jenny Frison (REVIVAL)
Johnny Cee’s Cards
536 Grand Ave
Schofield, WI 54476
www.johnnyceecards.com

 

ENGLAND:
Christian Ward (ODYC), Duncan Fegredo (MPH), Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE)
Gosh! London
1 Berwick Street, London
www.goshlondon.com

 

CANADA:
Jeff Lemire (DESCENDER)
Gotham Central Comics
Missassauga, ON
https://www.facebook.com/gothamcentral

 

Valentine de Landro (BITCH PLANET)
Dr. Comics
44 Kensington Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2J9
https://www.facebook.com/1drcomics

Ed Brisson (SHELTERED)
BIG PETE’S COLLECTIBLES
128 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC
https://www.facebook.com/events/1417551841893785/

Preview: Witchblade #182

Witchblade #182

Story By: Ron Marz
Art By: Laura Braga
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: NOV140698
Published: April 29, 2015

Mysterious agents have appeared in the small town Sara Pezzini calls home. Their agenda, and the secret power behind them, will change Sara’s life forever. The next evolution of the Witchblade saga begins here!

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