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Get a look at Vampire Macabre #1 from Asylum Press

Asylum Press brings you a horrific blood thirsty collection of all-new vampire tales featuring an international cast of artistic talent in Vampire Macabre. Frank Forte and Edu Menna deliver “Blood Wine” where a con artist dealing in bootlegged vintage wine gets his comeuppance from an elder statesman of the sanguine. In “Red Moon” a young woman tests her desires against a hipster rock star who has a dark secret, illustrated by MoraMike. In “Marked by the Beast” we delve into the life of a vampire servant who desperately wants to be a creature of the night by Frank Forte. And lastly, we introduce “NOSFEROTIKA” – a vampire queen who’s lust for blood and the sins of the flesh knows no bounds. A must for all vampire fans! Pin-ups by Timothy E. Bacon and Frank Forte. The comic also features the art of Jethro Morales and covers by Aly Fell and Alex Chow.

Bachalo, Janson, Morales, & Townsend Join Baltimore Comic-Con 2021

Baltimore Comic Con 2021

Head to the 22nd annual Baltimore Comic-Con this October 22nd-24th at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center! The Baltimore Comic-Con is bringing comics greats Chris Bachalo, Klaus Janson, Mark Morales, and Tim Townsend to this year’s show. Purchase your tickets now online.

Chris Bachalo is internationally recognized as one of the most popular artists in the comic industry. His body of work covers a wide spectrum of genres ranging from the critically-acclaimed SandmanShade: The Changing ManDeath: The High Cost of Living, and Batman series for DC to Marvel’s Doctor StrangeUncanny X-MenThe Amazing Spider-Man, and Generation X — the first title from Marvel that was adapted into a live action film for Fox. The short story “The Wheel” written by Sandman and American Gods writer Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris featured the Death character and was inducted into the Library of Congress in 2003. It was created as part of a tribute to 9/11. His cover work for the title Hunter, The Age of Magic for DC was included as part of a New York gallery show for the Society of Illustrators. He also teamed with Stan Lee on DC’s Just Imagine… by Stan Lee, a re-imagining the DC Universe featuring Catwoman. Chris also illustrated the cover for the Hollywood Reporter celebrating Stan’s 75th birthday. He is currently working on Marvels’ flagship title, The Amazing Spider-Man. Chris also co-created two creator-owned properties. He collaborated with previous Executive Vice President of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb on the Vertigo/DC title The Witching Hour, and co-created with Ben 10’s Joe Kelly the retro-futuristic sci-fi epic, Steampunk, published by Cliffhanger/DC. In addition to his work in comics, Chris’ artwork has graced the covers of The Hollywood Reporter and PSM (PlayStation Magazine). Other clients have included Activision, Oakley, Taco Bell, Stuff magazine, Mad Magazine, Upper Deck, Disney, Neiman Marcus, EA, and Def Jam Records. He was also commissioned to do artwork that was transformed into a 50’ X 80’ mural at the Marvel/Universal theme park in Orlando, Florida.

Klaus Janson was born in 1952 in Coburg, Germany, and came to America in 1957. As a child growing up in Connecticut, he learned how to read and write the English language almost exclusively from Lois Lane and Superman comics. Even at that early age, delusions of competence overtook him and he would cut apart the comics and paste them onto paper to construct new stories. This eventually led to the notion that drawing the stories outright and preserving the comics might be a more efficient way of approaching this medium. A valuable and life saving apprenticeship with his mentor Dick Giordano encouraged him to continue. After many summers of portfolio reviews and rejections, Marvel Comics offered a part time office job applying grey tones to the black and white horror comic reprints that were glutting the market. Two things happened that would change that: Daredevil and teaching at The School of Visual Arts. Daredevil with Frank Miller in the mid-1980s was a rare opportunity for two artists to work unconstrained by the typical expectations or oversight of corporate thinking. An anomaly for mainstream publishing, Daredevil was a struggle between artistic instinct and intellect that, at its best, resulted in that perfect balance. The other step forward was teaching at The School of Visual Arts. Klaus believes that communication is the most powerful tool human beings possess. That ability to communicate can come in many forms but at its root is called storytelling. Klaus lives in New York, where he writes, draws, inks, and colors, and teaches comics.

Please note: Klaus will be appearing Saturday only at the 2021 Baltimore Comic-Con.

A longtime comics pro, Mark Morales has worked for many companies, including Image, Dark Horse, Chaos, DC Comics, and Marvel Comics, mostly as an inker. Past projects from Mark include ThorDaredevilBatmanX-MenAvengers vs. X-MenSpider-Man/Deadpool, and Astonishing X-Men. Currently, he is working on Heroes Reborn and The High Republic from Marvel Comics.

Tim Townsend has been a regular inker at Marvel Comics for the last 28 years. Having worked on most of Marvels major titles at one time or another, he’s best known for his work with pencilers such as Joe Madureira (Uncanny X-Men), Adam Kubert (Uncanny X-Men), Frank Quitely (New X-Men), Olivier Coipel (House of M), and, most notedly, Chris Bachalo with whom he has partnered for the last 22 years on most of the X-Men and Spider-Man titles. Tim is currently working with Chris on Non-Stop Spider-Man.

Tickets that are now on sale include:

  • Weekend
  • Friday only
  • Saturday only
  • Sunday only
  • VIP
  • Creator Fan Packages

As always, children 10 and under are free with a paid adult admission!


This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Chris Bachalo (Non-Stop Spider-Man), Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Brett Breeding (Superman), Reilly Brown (Deadpool), Chris Campana (The Adventures of Parker Reef), Castillo Studios, Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Becky Cloonan (Dark Agnes), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), Vito Delsante (Stray), Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), Trish Forstner (My Little Pony), Monica Gallagher (Assassin Roommate), Kami Garcia (Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Joe Giella (Green Lantern), Gene Ha (Mae), Scott Hanna (Icon and Rocket), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Klaus Janson (Daredevil, Saturday only), Dave Johnson (The Good Asian), Chris Kemple (Artist Alley Comics), Tom King (Batman), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider: Return of Vengeance), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Pop Mhan (Aquaman Annual), Frank Miller (Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Saturday only), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Mark Morales (The Next Batman: Second Son), Jerry Ordway (The Power of Shazam), Richard Pace (Second Coming), Tom Palmer (Hawkman), James Pascoe (Azrael), Andrew Pepoy (Simone & Ajax), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Sinestro: Year of the Villain), Joe Quesada (Daredevil), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Tom Raney (Guardians of the Galaxy), Amy Reeder (Wonder Woman: Black and Gold), Afua Richardson (Omni), Andrew Robinson (Halo), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man), Stuart Sayger (Army of Darkness: 1979), Doc Shaner (Strange Adventures), Louise Simonson (Power Pack), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok: The Breaking of Helheim), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Paul D. Storrie (Storm Kids: Stanley’s Ghost), Tim Townsend (Non-Stop Spider-Man), Timothy Truman (Grimjack), Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Friday and Saturday only), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Mark Waid (Dr. Strange), Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot), Matt Wieringo (Stargate Atlantis: Gateways), Keith Williams (Thor the Worthy), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

Get a First Look at Power Rangers #10

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Power Rangers #10 from writers Ryan Parrott and Rachel Wagner, artist Moisés Hidalgo, colorist Raúl Angulo with color assistance by Jose Enrique Fernández, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, in conjunction with the Mighty Morphin series. Two New Series. Two New Teams. The Era of UNLIMITED POWER continues HERE—and only Lord Drakkon, their greatest enemy, can save the Power Rangers on August 18, 2021!

Yale, the Omega Rangers’ alien companion, embarks on a solo mission to protect a group of kids from the terrors of Safehaven. Guided by the voice of the Blue Emissary, Yale will travel closer to his destiny… but what does this mean for the Omega Rangers?

Power Rangers #10 features main cover art by acclaimed illustrator Matteo Scalera with Moreno Dinisio, and variant covers by Daniele Di Nicuolo, Goñi Montes, and illustrator Yejin Park.

Power Rangers #10

Kurt Busiek’s Backlist Catalog to be released by Image Digitally in August

A bevy of bestselling backlist titles from the legendary, award-winning writer Kurt Busiek will be made available digitally from Image Comics this August. The titles will include Astro City with art by Brent Anderson and others, Arrowsmith with art by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino, The Wizard’s Tale with art by David Thorn WenzelShockrockets with art by Stuart Immonen and Wade von Grawbadger, and Superstar: As Seen on TV with art by Stuart Immonen and Wade von Grawbadger.

About Astro City
Originally published by Image, Astro City is a multiple Eisner and Harvey award winning superhero anthology written by Busiek with art by Brent Anderson and covers and character designs by Alex Ross. Set in a city that’s home to superheroes, villains, monsters, mad scientists and more, it tells stories from a variety of perspectives, illuminating what it’s like to live amid such marvels.

Astro City

About Arrowsmith
A high fantasy series written by Busiek with art by Pacheco, set in an alternate history where wizardry and the creatures of myth have been part of the world since the time of Charlemagne. The beloved series tells the story of a young man caught up in World War One, dealing with dragons, trolls and more.

Arrowsmith

About The Wizard’s Tale
Master storytellers Busiek and Wenzel channel a Terry Pratchett sense of whimsy with the supposed-to-be-evil wizard Bafflerog and his companions in this delightful fantasy series. Readers join Gumpwort, an enchanted toad who was once a wizard himself, and Muddle, the third son of a woodcutter who’s convinced he’ll one day be king—as they make a journey that may mean the end of everything.

The Wizard’s Tale

About Shockrockets
Busiek and Immonen take readers 60 years in the future. Here, Earth is protected by an unbeatable squadron of hi-tech aircraft—built from a fusion of modern and alien technology—called Shockrockets. Controlled by elite pilots, the Shockrockets protect Earth after a devastating invasion from space. In a freak moment of chance, a tech-obsessed youth named Alejandro Cruz becomes the newest Shockrockets pilot. But could he be in over his head?

Shockrockets

About Superstar: As Seen on TV
With the public behind him, he can work miracles—without them, he’s nothing! Busiek and Immonen introduce Superstar, a superhero whose power is tied to his fame: The more popular he is, the more powerful he becomes. He’s made a deal with his father, an international media tycoon, to help boost his profile as an influencer and keep powerful enough to save the world. But is the price of fame worth becoming just another “property” in his father’s portfolio?

Superstar: As Seen on TV

These titles will be available at ComiXology on Wednesday, August 4 and then on Apple Books and Google Play shortly thereafter.

One:12 Collective The Joker: Gotham by Gaslight – Deluxe Edition is Available For Order Now

One:12 Collective The Joker: Gotham by Gaslight

The Joker: Gotham by Gaslight joins the One:12 Collective!

The One:12 Collective The Joker: Gotham by Gaslight is outfitted in a Victorian era-inspired outfit. He wears a dress shirt, necktie, suspenders, and slacks, and an optional leather-like butcher’s apron. A double-breasted overcoat, a scarf, top hat, and tinted glasses are also included to assist The Joker in concealing his identity.

The Joker features two head portraits inspired by his vintage comic book appearances – a maniacal smile and an unnerving stare. The tools of his trade are no laughing matter and all can be stored neatly in the included valise.

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE JOKER FIGURE FEATURES:

  • One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Two (2) head portraits
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Approximately 17cm tall
  • Eleven (11) interchangeable hands including 
    • One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of gesture hands (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of holding hands (L & R)
    • One (1) tool holding hand (R)
    • One (1) tool holding hand (L)
    • One (1) card holding hand (L)
    • One (1) grabbing hand (L)
    • One (1) pointing hand (L)

COSTUME:

  • Double-breasted coat (removable)
  • Scarf (removable)
  • Necktie
  • Long sleeved dress shirt
  • Apron (removable)
  • Suspenders
  • Slacks
  • Dress shoes

ACCESSORIES:

  • One (1) top hat
  • One (1) pair of glasses
  • One (1) tool storage valise  
  • Nine (9) assorted tools
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display bases with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display posts

Each One:12 Collective The Joker: Gotham by Gaslight – Deluxe Edition figure is packaged in a collector-friendly box, designed with collectors in mind.

The One:12 Collective The Joker: Gotham by Gaslight – Deluxe Edition is available now.

The Killadelphia Universe Expands with Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog

Critically acclaimed writer Rodney Barnes and fan-favorite Spawn artist Jason Shawn Alexander will expand their Eisner-nominated Killadelphia series’ universe with the terrifying new tie-in Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog. The spin-off series will launch this October from Image Comics.

Jimmy Sangster might have left Maryland for the vampire-infested city of “Killadelphia,” but there is still untold evil lurking the streets of Baltimore. The demon Corson has surfaced from the underworld to possess a once-wronged man, and his vengeance will come at the cost of humanity’s despair! But Jimmy’s former lover Nita Hawes—a woman with demons of her own—has begun a quest to root the evil out of her city. Guided by the ghost of her dead brother, she must come to terms with her own past, lest she join her brother in a state worse than death!

The series will also feature eye-popping variant covers by Well-Bee, Francesco Mattina, and Patric Reynolds.

Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 20:

  • Cover A by Well-Bee – Diamond Code AUG210034
  • Cover B by Alexander – Diamond Code AUG210035
  • Cover C by Francesco Mattina – Diamond Code AUG210036
  • Cover D by Patric Reynolds – Diamond Code AUG210037

It’s a trio of new releases from Magnetic Press and Harlequin on comiXology

There’s three new releases available now on comiXology. Get new releases from Magnetic Press and Harlequin now or check out the individual comics below.

Monolith #3

Written by Roberto Recchioni, Mauro Uzzeo
Art by LRNZ
Cover by LRNZ
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Desperate, Sandra sets out to find help, only to be bitten by a venomous snake. Now the heat, venom, and exhaustion play with her mind, turning her into a road warrior hellbent on freeing her child from that iron prison…

Monolith #3

Small World #1

Written by Jean-David Morvan
Art by Toru Terada
Cover by Peach Momoko
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Welcome to SMALL WORLD, a virtual reality tour of the seedy underworld that rich kids hack into their Dreamweaver ™ without their parents knowledge. Hosted by the charming Piedro, kids can live out their wildest adventures. But when the real-world Piedro shows up on Kumiko’s doorstep, the adventure is no longer virtual!

Small World #1

Mariée sous contrat

Written by Nina Milne
Art by Imeri Tsubakino
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Cora n’en croyait pas ses oreilles : Rafael l’avait demandée en mariage. Pourtant, elle l’a suivi jusqu’en Espagne uniquement parce qu’il voulait lui parler de son travail. Elle ne s’attendait certainement pas à ce que Rafael, un des gérants de l’hôtel où elle travaille, ne lui demande sa main… Mais cet homme, malgré sa demande, ne ressentait pas une once d’amour pour sa promise. Ce mariage n’était qu’une excuse pour faciliter l’acquisition d’un nouveau vignoble. Et lorsque Cora sut la vérité sur leur union, elle fut anéantie. « Quelle imbécile… », se disait-elle. « Comment un homme aussi beau et merveilleux pourrait-il aimer une femme aussi simple que moi… Alors, pourquoi moi… ? », ne cessait de penser la jeune femme.

Mariée sous contrat

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Discover Manga for FREE with the Kodansha Volume 1 Free Promotion Sale!

Kodansha wants you to discover the amazing manga it offers with the Kodansha Volume 1 Free Promotion Sale!

12 series are spotlighted with the first volume of each being offered for free. The second volume is just $0.99 and the third volume is just $1.99.

Free manga?! How can you not take advantage!

The sale includes Attack on Titan, Devil’s Line, Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, Fairy Tail, Parasyte, To Your Eternity, Tokyo Revengers, Space Brothers, Sweat and Soap, Those Snow White Notes, Chihayafuru, and DAYS.

The sale runs until Monday, August 2nd, so take advantage and don’t miss out!

Attack on Titan Vol. 1

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Around the Tubes

It’s a new week and we’ve got lots coming at you including going over Comic-Con@Home announcements and getting ready for the string of conventions to come! While the weekday begins, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web to start the day!

Book Riot – Manga Erotica: A Beginner’s Guide To Ecchi & Hentai – For those interested in learning.

Reviews

Atomic Junk Shop – Beatnik Buenos Aires
That Hashtag Show – Catwoman #33
Collected Editions – DCeased: Dead Planet
Atomic Junk Shop – Muhammad Ali: Kinshasa 1974
Atomic Junk Shop – Prison Earth

Muhammad Ali: Kinshasa 1974

Fashion Spotlight: MOTEL CALIFORNIA, Heavy Metal Bunghole, and Raph Turtle

Ript Apparel has three new designs! MOTEL CALIFORNIA, Heavy Metal Bunghole, and Raph Turtle by CappO, illproxy, and JcJows on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

MOTEL CALIFORNIA

MOTEL CALIFORNIA

Heavy Metal Bunghole

Heavy Metal Bunghole

Raph Turtle

Raph Turtle
Sweet Tooth

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