BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Red Mother #2, the next issue of an all-new original comic book series from acclaimed writer Jeremy Haun and artist Danny Luckert about a young woman who survives a tragedy, only to be afflicted with sudden, unexplained visions of horror and forced to deal with the terrible consequences.
There are dark things just beyond this reality. Horrors that we cannot quite see. Things wanting to get in. After losing her eye and the man she loves during a brutal attack in an alley, Daisy McDonough is left trying to put the pieces of her life back together. As she struggles to find her boyfriend Luke after the attack, the visions from her prosthetic eye grow stronger, and she is drawn ever further into the mystery of the Red Mother.
The Red Mother #2features a main cover illustrated by series writer Jeremy Haun and variant cover art by Toni Infante. It comes to stores on January 15, 2020.
BOOM! Studios has announced Seen: True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazers, an all-new original graphic novel series debuting in September 2020 from a group of acclaimed comics creators, including Jasmine Walls, Bex Glendining, Birdie Willis, Rii Abrego, Anthony Oliveira, and Killian Ng. This brand new graphic novel series illuminates the triumphs and struggles of important historical figures who aren’t found in traditional textbooks, but deserve to be remembered for their contributions to humanity and their inarguable strength and courage in the face of impossible odds.
Seen: True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazerswill be published through the company’s award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, with each original graphic novel spotlighting a different trailblazer who changed the course of history. In this new series, you’ll find the stories of the real groundbreakers who impacted our world for the better. They’re the heroes— the inventors, the artists, the activists, and more—whose stories you won’t want to miss.
In the first graphic novel of the series, Seen: Edmonia Lewis, writer Jasmine Walls and artist Bex Glendining present the true story of Edmonia Lewis, the woman who changed America during the Civil War by becoming the first sculptor of African-American and Native American heritage to earn international acclaim.
From visionary cartoonist, Michael Allred, colorist Laura Allred, and letterer Nate Piekos comes the out-of-this-world road trip X-Ray Robot!
Max is a family man seeking a more interesting life. While conducting a new experiment at work the fabric of his reality is torn before his eyes, and a robotic figure appears claiming to be his 277-year-old self. The robot is able to “X-Ray” multiple dimensions and battles a nihilistic entity from another dimension who wants to take all life to its “Pre-Big Bang” status. Max and the robot embark on an interdimensional road trip through past and future to take down the “Nihilist” and save the universe!
Each issue ofX-Ray Robot contains bonus 3D pin-ups!X-Ray Robot #1 (of four) goes on sale March 25, 2020.
Diamond Comic Distributors has announced that its 2020 Retailer Summit for comic book specialty retailers will take place Tuesday, April 14 through Thursday, April 16 in Orlando, FL ahead of MegaCon Orlando, which is set to run from Thursday, April 16 through Sunday, April 19 at the Orange County Convention Center.
The 2020 Retailer Summit will offer a wealth of entertaining, educational and informative activities, bringing together the industry’s retailers, publishers, key vendors, and Diamond staff for the 3-day trade-only event. The Retailer Summit will feature key supplier presentations, a trade-only Exhibit Hall, retailer workshops, publisher forums, and more fun and informative events for comic book specialty retailers.
Diamond’s Retailer Summit is the leading annual event for comic book specialty retailers to meet with publishers and suppliers who come together to discuss the industry and their businesses. Top publishers sponsor the event and share exciting new projects, while retailers get to network and learn about new and proven business practices to help them succeed in today’s retailing environment.
Additional details and registration information to come.
Vault Comics has announced the hiring of Rebecca “Tay” Taylor as Managing Editor of Vault’s Myriad imprint. Beginning in Fall 2020, Myriad will publish fantasy and science fiction graphic novels for children and teens. Taylor will run editorial and acquisitions for the line, while marketing and sales roles will be shared with Vault’s core staff. Acclaimed designer and Vault EVP, Tim Daniel, will guide the look of the line along with Taylor.
A veteran editor recently of DC Comics, where she oversaw titles for readers of all ages and coordinated the line-wide Dark Nights: Metal publishing event, Taylor previously oversaw editorial for BOOM! Studios’ Archaia Imprint.
Taylor has opened submissions for the Myriad line, encouraging creators to submit fun and exciting science-fiction and fantasy stories geared toward young readers. Submissions can be made online.
Taylor will report to Vault’s CCO & Editor-in-Chief, Adrian Wassel.
Taylor will attend the American Library Association’s ALA Midwinter conference, from Jan. 25 to Jan. 27 in Philadelphia, as both Vault and Myriad expand their presence at book, indie, small press and pop culture events.
(W) Peter David (A/CA) Greg Land Rated T+ In Shops: Dec 11, 2019 SRP: $4.99
• Peter Parker find himself entrenched in a battle with Hobgoblin! • Where did HOBGOBLIN get these new powers? • The original creative team from Symbiote Spider-Man return for the next installment of classic tales from the Alien Costume Saga!
(W) Al Ewing (A) Tom Reilly, Matias Bergas (CA) Alex Ross Rated T+ In Shops: Dec 11, 2019 SRP: $3.99
• Are your children normal? Are they respectful of you and other approved authority figures? Do they have a poster of the Punisher on their wall? • Or are they angry and discourteous? Do they embrace difficult and/or dangerous concepts, such as protest and the environment? Do they stand with the Hulk? • Ask yourself: Are your children normal… or have they joined the TEEN BRIGADE?
(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Stefano Landini (CA) Nic Klein Rated T In Shops: Dec 11, 2019 SRP: $3.99
• Valance has escaped the clutches of the Empire, and finally has a lead on who’s REALLY behind the mysterious crime syndicate, the Hidden Hand. In the process, he’s uncovered a mystery about his own past. • Darth Vader… AND members of the Rebellion, desperate for one last arms deal with The Hidden Hand. • Will Valance be able to finish the job and kill Vader? Will Vader crush the Rebellion once and for all? Or will The Hidden Hand continue to walk between the raindrops and escape them all? Check out the thrilling finale to find out!
(W) Si Spurrier (A) Caspar Wijngaard (CA) Ashley Witter Rated T In Shops: Dec 11, 2019 SRP: $3.99
A ROGUE’S END, Part 4
• All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, so must all evil things. And probably also all things somewhere-in-the-middle-it’s-complicated. • Renegade archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA has been outrunning fate far longer than anyone dared hope. But her time is finally up. DARTH VADER stalks her through the shadows of an ancient temple, and this time? • Only one of them will be leaving in one piece.
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Flaviano (CA) Rod Reis Rated T+ In Shops: Dec 11, 2019 SRP: $3.99
THE FUTURE COMES KNOCKING!
While the original New Mutants are off in space, the rest of the youth of Krakoa begin to make the future they want to live in. First up – Armor’s outreach party, seeking young mutants who have chosen not to come to Krakoa.