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Preview: Big Trouble in Little China Novel Vol. 2: Big Trouble in Merrie Olde England HC

Big Trouble in Little China Novel Vol. 2: Big Trouble in Merrie Olde England HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matthew J. Elliott
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artist: Robert Sammelin
Price: $19.99

  • In this second Big Trouble in Little China illustrated prose novel, Jack Burton, Wang Chi, and Gracie Law are forced on an adventure to find the lost Excalibur sword, so they must traverse the mystical, topsy-turvy underbelly of England.
  • Hunted by the Wing Kong and the reanimated corpse of Lightning, the trio discovers that things are never as they seem.
  • Writer Matthew J. Elliott (RiffTrax, Big Trouble in Little China Illustrated Novel: Big Trouble in Mother Russia) and illustrator Jonas Scharf (War for the Planet of the Apes, Warlords of Appalachia) present a new chapter to the travails of cult hero Jack Burton!

Working-Class Comic Heroes & Populist Politics Get The Spotlight

In comics, superheroes are often also working-class individuals struggling to get by. Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics examines working-class superheroes and other protagonists who populate heroic narratives in serialized comic books.

The book, out in May 2018, features contributions from Phil Bevin, Blair Davis, Marc DiPaolo, Michele Fazio, James Gifford, Kelly Kanayama, Orion Ussner Kidder, Christina M. Knopf, Kevin Michael Scott, Andrew Alan Smith, and Terrence R. Wandtke.

The book dives into the people behind the page too examining their working-class writers and artists who contributed to the creation of these characters. History, marketing, and the fan community are all topics for discussion.

Edited by Marc DiPaolo, the book is being published by University Press of Mississippi. You can pre-order the book now.

Holiday Gift Guide: Supergirl: Age of Atlantis

Enjoy your superheroes on television? Enjoy your superheroes in comics? Now, you can enjoy the adventures of some of the your favorite comics and superheroes as prose books.

We show off one example with Supergirl: Age of Atlantis, a great gift this holiday season for your superhero fan.

Some of the great books you can get now!
Supergirl: Age of Atlantis
The Flash: Hocus Pocus
Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!

 

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Holiday Gift Guide: Awesome DC Comics Activity Books from Downtown Bookworks

Fans of comic books and superheroes have lots of options when it comes to fun gifts to get this holiday season.

Downtown Bookworks has lots to offer from books for young children to activity books, cook books, joke books and more.

We’re showing off two examples of what you can get for that special superhero in your life.

You can get yours now.
Color Me Powerful
Awesome Activities for Super Heroes

 

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BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands Announce Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Rangers and Zords Poster Book

BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands have announced the oversized Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Rangers and Zords Poster Book, featuring a curated collection of 20 iconic cover images from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book series, illustrated by fan-favorite artist Goñi Montes. The posters, which measure 11” x 16” and are suitable for framing, are perfect for display in the home or office and add a morphinominal touch to any wall.

Following the success of the first Power Rangers poster book that BOOM! Studios released with Saban Brands this past September, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Rangers and Zords Poster Book is an ideal follow up. For 25 years, Saban’s Power Rangers and their Zords have continued to be poster-worthy pop culture icons.

Dark Horse Delivers Double Yahtzee

Yahtzee Croshaw is a master of parody, satire, and dark humor, and now Dark Horse is thrilled to announce new editions of his first and second prose novels Mogworld and Jam, designed to accompany your copy of Will Save the Galaxy for Food on your bookshelf!

In Mogworld, a world full of video game heroes, Jim couldn’t be less interested in saving the day. Particularly since he’s been dead for sixty years. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly, bizarrely wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way to die properly, once and for all.

And in Jam, prepare for an apocalypse no one could have predicted! Fire, flood, or nuclear fallout may be on your typical end of times menu, but no one expected the end to be quite so sticky… or strawberry-scented.

Mogworld TPB and Jam TPB go on sale May 16, 2018.

Preview: 10 Frames Per Second: An Articulated Adventure HC

10 Frames Per Second: An Articulated Adventure HC

writer: Johnny Wu
art | cover: Johnny Wu
FC | 224 pages | $29.99 | Teen +

Instagram Sensation Johnny Wu has amassed a gargantuan following for his photographs depicting action figures starring in glorious, cinematic adventures. This first book collection of Wu’s work will take you on a hero’s journey through action figure eyes with appearances throughout from some of pop culture’s most beloved and recognized toys.

The Art of God of War and God of War Comics in 2018

Journey through the mythical Norse wilds and explore beyond as Dark Horse, Santa Monica Studio, and Sony Interactive Entertainment present the essential companions to the highly-anticipated video game God of War, allowing readers to witness the creation of this incredible new journey! In 2018, they will publish The Art of God of War, a limited edition of The Art of God of War, and God of War comics.

The Art of God of War is an intimate chronicle of the years-long odyssey to bring Kratos and Atreus’ beautiful and brutal world to life. Step into Midgard and explore beyond, as Dark Horse Books and Santa Monica Studios are pleased to offer the quintessential companion to the enormously anticipated God of War. This is a tome unlike any other, including an expanse of gorgeous art and in-depth interviews that set readers on an exhaustive behind-the-scenes journey to witness the creation of an epic of tremendous scale.

The Art of God of War Limited Edition is a gorgeous artifact that appears to have come straight from Kratos and Atreus’ adventures! The beautiful tome has a realistic leather-like cover with bright silver foil and red gilded pages. Enclosed in a clamshell case with a cloth-textured lining, The Art of God of War Limited Edition also includes a cloth-covered collector’s portfolio with two gallery-quality lithographs, and will be available for purchase through the PlayStation Gear store.

The partners will also work together to publish a God of War four-issue comic series in 2018. iZombie creator Chris Roberson is signed on to pen the adventures of Kratos as he battles to control his own rage and understand his role as a father when facing dangerous threats from mythical Norse creatures. Artist Tony Parker will lend his illustrative skills to the mythical Norse adventure series.

The Art of God of War goes on-sale in early 2018.

The Beauty of Horror Coloring Book Three Goes International

The Beauty of Horror goes international as Ghouliana shows us her favorite scary sites from around the world in Alan Robert’s The Beauty of Horror 3: Haunted Playgrounds, Another GOREgeous Coloring Book!

Life of Agony bassist Alan Robert reveals more of Ghouliana’s monochromatic world, and it’s just waiting for you to saturate it with red, black, or any other color you can imagine (even pastels).

You never know what’s lurking behind the next corner, so keep your eyes peeled for all the hidden pieces of the monster Ghouliana is trying to reanimate. Collect them all and find out why Alternative Press hails The Beauty of Horror as “the twisted coloring book you’ve been waiting for!” Sink your fangs into over 80 pages of intricate, hand-drawn, spooktacular designs presented in a high-quality, deluxe coloring format.

The Beauty of Horror 3: Haunted Playgrounds, Another GOREgeous Coloring Book by Alan Robert arrives in stores July 2018 from IDW Publishing.

Dark Horse and Rare Set Sail With “The Art of Sea of Thieves”

Dark Horse and Rare are excited to announce the perfect companion piece to Rare’s Sea of Thieves game, The Art of Sea of Thieves. Rare has produced some of the most beloved games of the last 30 years, and Sea of Thieves is a key title that will have gamers on the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs living the pirate life from early 2018 and beyond.

In Rare’s new shared-world adventure, Sea of Thieves, players will crew up in search of fortune on their quest to become pirate legends. Dark Horse is pleased to offer an unprecedented look at the ships, characters, and loot of this revolutionary online gaming experience with The Art of Sea of Thieves. This treasure trove of a book features hundreds of pieces of art with commentary from the game’s creators and explores the creation and development of a fantastical pirate world.

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