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DC Delivers Your Guide to DC Future State

This January, DC Future State is ready to blow the doors off of 2021! This two-month line-wide takeover will give fans a glimpse of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, reimagined and reinvented for tales in possible futures from across the DC universe! These can’t-miss stories will be delivered by some of the most talented writers and artists from comics, movies and television.

Today, fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at this blockbuster event in DC Nation Presents DC Future State, a free magazine available at open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers, DC Comics, and comiXology.

DC Nation Presents DC Future State contains everything the DC fan wants to know about two-month event, including behind-the-scenes interviews with some of the fan favorite and new storytellers that are part of this incredible event, sneak peeks at some of the new characters and designs in store, a gallery of covers and a checklist of all the must-have titles that could become new favorites in 2021 and beyond!

Visit your local comic book retailer today, or check out DC Nation Presents DC Future State today, and don’t miss all of the excitement when DC Future State debuts at comic book retailers and digital stores on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

Celebrate Conan the Barbarian’s Legacy in the King-Size Conan #1 Trailer

Revelations, surprises and savage action prevail in the all-new King-Size Conan! Marking 50 years of Conan the Barbarian in comics, this oversized one-shot will be a mighty celebration of Robert E. Howard creation’s conquest of pop-culture. A dazzling array of creative talent have assembled for a collection of all-new stories that span the entire breadth of Conan’s history. Get a sneak peek at these epic quests that have shaped Conan’s destiny in the King-Size Conan #1 trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

Legendary Conan writer Roy Thomas, known for his groundbreaking run on the title that began in 1970’s Conan the Barbarian #1, returns to take the character back to the very beginning.

In addition to Thomas, King-Size Conan #1 will feature stories written by Chris Claremont and Kurt Busiek as well as the Marvel Comics debut of Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Steven S. DeKnight, director and showrunner of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix. These thrilling tales will be brought to life by an all-star cast of artists including Steve McNiven, Pete Woods, Roberto de la Torre, Kevin Eastman, and Jesus Saiz. It comes wrapped in a cover by Andrew Robinson.

Since making his return to Marvel Comics last year, Conan’s new Hyborian Age adventures have delighted die-hard fans and introduced the iconic character to a whole new audience of comic readers. Honor the tremendous impact of this global phenomenon when King-Size Conan #1 arrives on December 23rd!

Home Sick Pilots Drops a Trailer Before its December Release

Image Comics has revealed an electric new video trailer to get fans excited about the upcoming new series launch Home Sick Pilots by Dan Watters and Caspar Wijngaard.

This highly anticipated upcoming horror series is best described as The Haunting of Hill House meets Paper Girls and promises a fresh, day-glo drenched story of terror for readers this December.

In the summer of 1994, a haunted house walks across California. Inside is Ami, lead singer of a high school punk band—who’s been missing for weeks. How did she get there, and what do these ghosts want? Expect three-chord songs and big bloody action in the forthcoming Home Sick Pilots

Home Sick Pilots #1 (Diamond Code OCT200017) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, December 9.

Christopher Priest Talks about the Complexity and Relevance of U.S.Agent

U.S.Agent, the Super-Soldier you love to hate is back in an all-new series by writer Christopher Priest and artist George Jeanty! When John Walker is stripped of his official status as U.S.Agent, the former Super Patriot goes independent and gets caught up in a conflict between a small town and the corporate giant trying to destroy it. With a brand-new partner and a dangerous new enemy, Walker’s mission will force the unconventional “superhero” to confront hard-hitting questions about himself and the nation he serves. This journey of self-discovery will dive into the character’s past and set U.S.Agent on course for an exciting new place in the Marvel Universe.

Marvel Host Ryan Penagos recently sat down with Christopher Priest to discuss the acclaimed writer’s views on the former Captain America. Find out what makes U.S.Agent tick and check out never-before-seen art from the series in the below video interview!

John Walker’s high-stakes adventure is now underway! Pick up the debut issue, on sale now, and don’t miss U.S.Agent #2 when it hits stands on December 23rd.

Get Ready for the King in Black with this Trailer. Knull Arrives December 2nd

Brace yourself for a Homeric Marvel Universe event with neck-whipping twists and turns when Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman kick off King in Black on December 2nd!

Knull is here and nothing can prepare the Marvel Universe for the chaos and destruction he’s set to unleash. A saga years in the making, King in Black will be an event spanning all corners of the Marvel Universe as the Avengers, the X-Men, and more are forced to join Eddie Brock in his hopeless fight against Knull’s unrelenting darkness. Will the heroes prevail or will fans pay witness to the beginning of Knull’s reign? Behold the breathtaking upcoming battle with the Lord of the Abyss in this pulse-pounding trailer, featuring never before seen artwork from the upcoming event!

Don’t miss the start of the war against the god of symbiotes when King in Black #1 hits stands on December 2nd.

Taboo and Ben Jackendoff Talk about Werewolf By Night

The hour of the wolf is almost at hand! A new Werewolf by Night is on the prowl in an all-new series written by Taboo and Ben Jackendoff with art by Scot Eaton.

Set in a small town in Arizona, Werewolf By Night will tell the incredible tale of a young man named Jake dealing with the effects of a family curse while trying to protect his people from a mysterious corporation. As this wild adventure unfolds, Jake will learn the startling truth behind his abilities and go up against fan-favorite super hero, Red Wolf.

Don’t miss the epic introduction of the new Werewolf by Night and the surprising mythology behind his history when the series kicks off next month! In the meantime, check out never before seen artwork from the captivating first issue in this exclusive video interview with Taboo and Ben Jackendoff!

Prepare to welcome a ferocious new hero to the Marvel Universe when Werewolf By Night #1 hits stands on October 21st!

The X-Men Confront the Swordbearers of Arakko in the X of Swords: Stasis Trailer

X of Swords, the epic X-Men crossover that represents the next chapter in Jonathan Hickman’s bold new vision for mutantkind, is now underway! In the action-packed beginning of the biggest X-Men story since House of X, fans everywhere finally learned about the deadly conflict that lies at the center of this mutant milestone.

The new mutant nation of Krakoa is under threat of invasion by the inhabitants of the lost land known as Arakko, and Saturnyne, the Omniversal Majestrix, has devised a delightful way to settle this ancient dispute— a thrilling tournament! Ten champions from each nation will gather mythical swords to wield in duels that will determine the very future of mutankind. Ten X-Men will rise up to defend their home. But who are the mysterious new characters that will be called to battle on behalf of Arakko? Meet the swordbearers of Arakko, a host of exciting new characters that will go on to play major roles in the X-Men saga moving forward. Get your first glimpse at Solem, Pogg Ur-Pogg, Isca the Unbeaten, and more in the exciting new trailer for X of Swords: Stasis #1!

Prepare yourself for more unbelievable revelations about these new characters when X of Swords: Stasis #1 arrives on October 28th!

The Sacrifice of Darkness Gets a Virtual Book Tour

The Sacrifice of Darkness

BOOM! Studios has announced The Sacrifice of Darkness Virtual Book Tour, in support of the original graphic novel from New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay, co-writer Tracy Lynne Oliver, artist Rebecca Kirby, and colorist James Fenner, adapting Gay’s New York Times bestselling short story “We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness” into a full-length graphic novel and expanding the short story about a tragic event that forever bathes the world in darkness, available in October 2020.

Follow a couple’s powerful journey through this new landscape as they discover love, family, and the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any. As they challenge the world’s notions of identity, guilt, and survival, they find that no matter the darkness, there remain sources of hope that can pierce the veil.

The Sacrifice of Darkness Virtual Book Tour includes multiple virtual events from October 27th through December 15th to celebrate the release of the graphic novel with Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6pm PST: Hosted by Powell’s Books (Portland, OR), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby. 
Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/SacrificeTour_Powells

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 5:30pm PST: Hosted by Literati Bookstore (Ann Arbor, MI), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby. 
Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/SacrificeTour_Literati

Monday, November 2, 2020, 5:30pm PST: Hosted by Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby. 
Click here for more info: https://www.portersquarebooks.com/

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:30pm PST: Hosted by Solid State (Washington, DC), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby. 
Click here for more info: https://www.solidstatebooksdc.com/

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6pm PST: Hosted by Bookbar (Denver, CO), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby. 
Click here for more info: https://www.bookbardenver.com/

Saturday, November 14, 2020, 7pm PST: Hosted by Auntie’s Bookstore (Spokane, WA), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby. 
Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/SacrificeTour_Aunties

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 5pm PST: Hosted by Harvard Book Store (Boston, MA), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby. 
Click here for more info: https://www.harvard.com/

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 6pm PST: Hosted by Vroman’s Bookstore (Pasadena, CA), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby. 
Click here for more info: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 6pm PST: Hosted by Bookworks (Albuquerque, NM), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby. 
Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/SacrificeTour_Bookworks

Thursday, December 3, 2020, 6pm PST: Hosted by Everett Public Library (Everett, WA), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby. 
Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/SacrificeTour_Everett

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 6pm PST: Hosted by Mysterious Galaxy (San Diego, CA), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby. 
Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/SacrificeTour_MystGalaxy

Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 5pm PST: Hosted by Astoria Bookshop (Astoria, NY), , with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby. 
Click here for more info: https://www.astoriabookshop.com/

Print copies of THE SACRIFICE OF DARKNESS will be available for sale on October 21, 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you), October 27, 2020 at bookstores, or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

See the Future for the X-Men in the X of Swords: Creation Trailer

This September ten X-Men will rise, swords in hand, to defend the new mutant nation of Krakoa from mysterious new enemies in X of Swords. The next chapter in Jonathan Hickman’s bold vision for mutantkind that began last year in House of X, X of Swords will be told in the tradition of classic fan-favorite X-Men crossovers such as X-Cutioner’s Song and Messiah Complex, tying into every current X-Men title. Packed with unbelievable revelations, memorable new characters, and breathtaking battles, this is the story that X-Men fans have been waiting for.

It all begins next month in X of Swords: Creation #1, and you can get your first taste of the action in a spellbinding new trailer, showcasing artwork by some of the industry’s top talents including Pepe Larraz, Mark Brooks, Leinil Francis Yu, Russell Dauterman, Adam Kubert, and more. Listen closely as Saturnyne, Majestrix of the Omniverse, foreshadows all the dramatic twists and turns that await in this grand saga.

Spinning directly out of current storylines in both Hickman’s X-Men and Tini Howard’s Excalibur, X of Swords was expertly crafted by every modern X-Men writer including Gerry Duggan, Benjamin Percy, Ed Brisson, Zeb Wells, Leah Williams, and Vita Ayala.

Check out the trailer and don’t miss the start of the latest X-Men milestone when X of Swords: Creation #1 hits stands next month!

Marvel is Celebrating its 81st Birthday on August 31

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #18 Ron Lim variant

Marvel turns another year older! This August 31, Marvel will celebrate its 81st birthday with fans everywhere and a cavalcade of new comics, collectibles, apparel, games, videos, and more. To kick off the celebration, Marvel revealed a stunning original commemorative piece of art by legendary comic book artist Ron Lim and colorist Israel Silva, which comic book retailers will receive as a surprise variant for Miles Morales: Spider-Man #18 on sale this coming week!

On August 31, 1939, Marvel Comics #1 opened the doors to the Marvel Universe for the first time ever, creating a tapestry of Super Heroes and stories that have gone on to shape pop culture for generations of fans around the world. Join your fellow True Believers online for special segments celebrating this momentous day on This Week in Marvel, Women of Marvel, Marvel’s Pull List, Marvel’s How to Draw LIVE, and Marvel’s Let’s Play, and tune in all week to hear from some of your favorite creators and editors celebrating 81 years of Marvel!

For those with a sweet tooth, tune in to Marvel’s social channels for Marvel’s top picks from our latest #MarvelMission, calling all True Believers to share their favorite Marvel-inspired birthday treat, from cake, cookies, pies – you name it! Follow along to see their creations using #HappyBirthdayMarvel.

Happy Birthday Marvel

Starting on August 31, fans of Lim’s commemorative birthday art will also be able to order limited-edition shirts and apparel featuring the stunning artwork of Power Man, Nova, Bombshell, Spider-Man, Ironheart, Ms. Marvel, and Brawn! These will be available in the Marvel Design Vault on Amazon and on key retailers’ e-commerce sites. Celebrate and showcase your own Marvel birthday spirit, or get it for the Marvel fan in your life as the ultimate birthday gift. Marvel will also be launching and highlighting exciting products all week, including Eat the Universe kitchen items from Box Lunch, birthday card and cake decorating accessories, and brand-new, must-have fashions and graphic tees by Junk Food!

At the end of the week, you won’t want to miss the highly anticipated launch of Marvel’s Avengers, on sale September 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC! Marvel’s Avengers combines an original story with single-player and co-operative gameplay in the definitive Avengers gaming experience. What better way to celebrate Marvel’s birthday than assembling a team with your three favorite friends and defending the Earth from ever-escalating threats? To learn more about what exciting things are in store for your favorite team of heroes, tune in to the next Marvel’s Avengers War Table on September 1.

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