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Valiant’s Book of Shadows #1 gets a trailer

Face down an ancient threat with his hands on the Book of Shadows in this exclusive trailer reveal!

The epic Valiant blockbuster series Book of Shadows featuring the first-ever team-up of the supernatural protectors of the Valiant Universe debuts on July 27th. SHADOWMAN. PUNK MAMBO. ETERNAL WARRIOR. DOCTOR MIRAGE. PERSEPHONE. But will they be enough to stand against the fearsome foe, Exarch Fane?

Tillie Walden’s Clementine Book One Book Tour Adds a Star-Studded Lineup of Special Guests

Clementine

Skybound Comet has announced an impressive lineup of special guests joining award-winning writer/artist Tillie Walden on the Clementine Book One Book Tour at stops across America this summerThe tour will support the release of Walden’s new Young Adult graphic novel that begins a trilogy set in the world of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead and will be available everywhere books are sold June 28, 2022. Clementine Book One also marks the official launch of Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult (Ages 12+) and Middle Grade (Ages 8-12) audiences.  

In celebration of the release of Walden’s highly anticipated graphic novel, the Clementine Book One Book Tour kicks off June 25 with special appearances at ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C. and will continue with tour stops in major cities across America through July.

Tillie Walden’s in-person appearances will include book signings and at many stops, insightful conversations with Walden and a diverse roster of special guests that includes some of the most accomplished talent working in the worlds of books and comics today.  

These guests include G. Willow Wilson (writer, co-creator of Ms. Marvel), Jeremy Holt (writer, Made in Korea), George Gustines (The New York Times), Robin Brenner (President, ALA GNCRT), Shannon Watters (writer, co-creator of Lumberjanes), Terry Blas (writer, Lifetime Passes and Who Was the Voice of the People) and Andréa Gilroy (owner, Books with Pictures – Eugene). 

Full details of each appearance are listed below. 

East Coast Book Tour 

Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26 – Washington, D.C.  
ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition 
Walter E. Washington Convention Center  
Appearing at Image Comics booth (#1332) and other activations including: 

  • #OwnVoice Adventures in YA/Middle Grade Comics with Skybound Comet  
  • Saturday, June 25 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. ET  
  • Featuring Tillie Walden, Mairghread Scott (writer, Sea Serpent’s Heir Book One), and Tri Vuong (co-writer & co-artist, Everyday Hero Machine Boy; writer & artist, LEGO Ninjago Vol. 1: Garmadon). Moderated by Candice Wing-yee Mack (Manager, Young Adult Services, LA Public Library).  
  • Skybound Comet: Explore New YA & Middle Grade Graphic Novel Worlds 
  • Sunday, June 26 1:30 – 2:20 p.m. ET  
  • Featuring Tillie Walden, Mairghread Scott, Tri Vuong, and Alex Antone (Senior Editor, Skybound Entertainment). Moderated by Moni Barrette (President-Elect ALA GNCRT; co-founder, Creators! Assemble Inc). 
  • Clementine Book One ALA Signing 
  • Sunday, June 26 3:00 – 3:50 p.m. ET 
  • Please visit the Image Comics booth (#1332) where Tillie Walden will be signing copies of Clementine Book One

Sunday, June 26 – Washington, D.C.  
East City Bookshop 
6:30 p.m. ET start time 
Jeremy Holt in Conversation with Tillie Walden + Book Signing 
More Event Information 

Monday, June 27 – New York, NY 
Strand Book Store  
7:00 p.m. ET start time in the Rare Book Room 
George Gustines in Conversation with Tillie Walden + Book Signing 
More Event Information  

Wednesday, June 29 – New York, NY 
Midtown Comics (Downtown) 
5:00 p.m. ET start time 
Book Signing  
More Event Information 

Thursday, June 30 – Boston, MA  
Brookline Booksmith  
7:00 p.m. ET start time in the Used Book Cellar 
Robin Brenner in Conversation with Tillie Walden + Book Signing 
More Event Information  

West Coast Book Tour 

Monday, July 25 – Los Angeles, CA  
Skylight Books  
7:00 p.m. PT start time 
Shannon Watters in Conversation with Tillie Walden + Book Signing  
More Event Information 

Tuesday, July 26 – Los Angeles, CA  
Collector’s Paradise (North Hollywood)  
5:00-7:00 p.m. PT 
Book Signing 
More Event Information 

Thursday, July 28 – Portland, OR  
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing  
7:00 p.m. PT start time  
Terry Blas in Conversation with Tillie Walden + Book Signing 
More Event Information 

Friday, July 29 – Eugene, OR  
Books with Pictures (Eugene)  
5:30 p.m. PT start time   
Andréa Gilroy in Conversation with Tillie Walden + Book Signing 
More Event Information 

Saturday, July 30 – Virtual Event 
Dallas Public Library’s FanCentral  
8:00 a.m. PT start time  
Author Chat with Special Guest Tillie Walden and Rudolph Rihner (Manager – Public Service, Dallas Public Library) 
More Event Information  

Saturday, July 30 – Seattle, WA  
Kinokuniya Seattle 
2 p.m. PT start time 
G. Willow Wilson in Conversation with Tillie Walden + Book Signing 
More Event Information 

The Avengers, X-Men, and Eternals Make their Opening Moves in the A.X.E.: Judgement Day Trailer!

Years of tension and secrets between the heroes of the Marvel Universe will erupt into an emotional and apocalyptic war in A.X.E.: Judgement Day, the latest Marvel crossover event coming this summer. Written by mastermind talent Kieron Gillen and featuring the grand-scale artwork of Valerio Schiti and color artist Marte Gracia, A.X.E.: Judgement Day will be a six-issue series that will spin out into multiple limited series, one-shots, and tie-in issues of your favorite ongoing series. The extraordinary odyssey will tie together radical plot developments that have been brewing in the pages of Avengers, Eternals, and X-Men titles and leave a monumental impact on these three factions and their relationships with each other moving forward.

The Avengers have become a more powerful global force than ever from their base inside a long-dead Celestial. The X-Men have achieved a form of immortality on their utopian island nation of Krakoa. And the Eternals have begun a new cycle of life as they continue their sworn mission to eliminate the Deviants. But when the Eternals learn that mutantkind itself is a form of excess deviation, a vicious assault on Krakoa ensues – with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes trapped in the middle. Get your glimpse at the opening battles in the all-new A.X.E.: Judgement Day #1 trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork.

A.X.E.: Judgement Day #1 arrives on July 20.

See what awaits for Marvel’s greatest Asian heroes in the Marvel’s Voices: Identity Trailer

In honor of AANHPI Heritage Month, Marvel’s Voices: Identity returns to stands tomorrow with an all-new collection of stories starring some of Marvel’s most iconic Asian heroes! Crafted by an incredible lineup of AANHPI writers and artists from throughout the comics industry, this year’s issue will spotlight Shang-Chi, Ms. Marvel, Mantis, Wong, and Jimmy Woo in four action-packed and heartfelt adventures! Fans can get a first look at the action to come in the all-new Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1 trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

  • Writer Pornsak Pichetshote and artist Creees Lee take Shang-Chi and Jimmy Woo on a vital mission with some unexpected surprises
  • Writer Sabir Pirzada and artist Eric Koda teams up Ms. Marvel with Shang-Chi in a story that explore these two heroes’ differences and similarities
  • Writer Jeremy Holt and artist Kei Zama spotlight the Guardians of the Galaxy’s Mantis, diving into the iconic character’s fascinating past and gearing her up for a bright future
  • Writer Emily Kim and artist Rickie Yagawa showcase the power and expertise of master of the mystic arts, Wong, in an exciting solo adventure

Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1 2022 continues the tradition of inspiring and uplifting storytelling that truly reflects “the world outside your window.” These stories celebrate Marvel’s ongoing, ever-expanding pantheon of heroes and the vastness of all Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Island cultures and identities. Celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month with Marvel Comics by picking up Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1 tomorrow, digitally or at your local comic shop!

Marvel’s Greatest Heroines Shine in the Women of Marvel Trailer

Hitting stands this week, Women of Marvel #1 continues the tradition of highlighting Marvel heroes in an all-new collection of tales crafted by a lineup of incredible women creators! From seasoned veterans to up-and-coming talent, Women of Marvel #1 gives writers and artists the chance to put their own spin on beloved heroines, showing the fire, mystery, grace and joy that makes them phenomenal women. Get your first look at the adventures below in the all-new Women of Marvel #1 trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

  • A Squirrel Girl and Black Widow team-up against a maniacal villain in a story that explores the complexities of super hero identities by Hugo award winning writer Charlie Jane Anders and artist Emma Kubert
  • An action-packed Shanna the She-Devil and Silver Sable short sees the jungle ladies battle against wild animal poachers by award winning video game script writer Rhianna Pratchett and artist Alina Erofeeva
  • A dark Jessica Jones tale of compulsion and redemption from celebrated creator Jordie Bellaire and drawn by rising star Zoe Thorogood
  • A fun-filled page-flipper of Black Cat’s greatest failures and latest triumphs by novelist Preeti Chhibber and superstar artists Jen Bartel, Marguerite Sauvage, Eleonora Carlini, Ann Maulina, and Claire Roe
  • A story of magic and hope starring Scarlet Witch by the wildly popular creator Mirka Andolfo, making her Marvel Comics writing debut alongside artist Sumeyye Kesgin

Marvel’s Latin and Latinx Heroes Takes Center Stage in the Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades #1 Trailer

Hitting stands tomorrow, Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades, the latest one-shot in the groundbreaking Marvel’s Voices series, will turn the spotlight to Latin and Latinx heroes and creators from all corners of the Marvel Universe! Continuing the Marvel’s Voices tradition, these all-new stories will star some of Marvel’s most popular heroes while celebrating the range of their cultural heritage as told by fan-favorite writers and artists and those making their Marvel Comics debut.

Check out the all-new Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades #1 trailer for a sneak peek at each adventure that awaits including tales featuring Miles Morales, America Chavez, Reptil, White Tiger, and more. Join us in celebrating by picking up Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades #1 tomorrow digitally or at your local comic shop!

Discover Wolverines’ Dangerous Mission Across the Timestream in the X Lives of Wolverine/X Deaths of Wolverine Trailer

The Second Krakoan Age of X-Men is almost upon us! Releasing on a weekly schedule starting on January 19, X Lives of Wolverine and X Deaths of Wolverine will transform the mutant mythos in the same exciting fashion as 2019’s revolutionary House of X and Powers of X. In the aftermath of Inferno, the fate of mutantkind is under threat and Wolverine must travel to various points in time to prevent the death of a key figure in mutant history. Along the way, key eras of Wolverine’s storied past will be explored and revelations that will impact mutantkind’s future will be brought to light. Written by X-Force and Wolverine scribe Benjamin Percy with art by Joshua Cassara and Federico Vicentini and covers by legendary Wolverine artist Adam Kubert, X LIVES OF WOLVERINE and X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE promises to be the most epic Wolverine story in Marvel Comics history. Get your first glimpse at this time-shredding adventure in the all-new  X Lives of Wolverine/X Deaths of Wolverine trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

Don’t miss this latest mutant milestone when X Lives of Wolverine #1 hits stands on January 19. 

The Multiverse’s Mightiest Heroes Assemble in the Avengers Forever #1 Trailer!

Next month, prepare for a journey through the ever-fascinating and unpredictable Marvel Comics Multiverse in Avengers Forever. The all-new ongoing Avengers series brought to you by two of today’s most outstanding Super Hero masterminds: writer Jason Aaron and artist Aaron Kuder with colorist Jason Keith, will introduce readers to a host of new Avengers from across the multiverse! Alongside current Avenger Robbie Reyes AKA Ghost Rider, these reimagined takes on your favorite characters will assemble for one of the greatest battles Marvel Universe has ever witnessed. Spinning out of the cataclysmic events of Avengers #750 and operating in lockstep with the prime AVENGERS series, the next great Avengers saga begins here! Now, get your first look at some of the new heroes you’ll meet, including Tony Stark AKA the Invincible Iron Man, in the Avengers Forever #1 trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

Be there for the next chapter in Jason Aaron’s legendary Avengers saga when Avengers Forever #1 hits stands on December 22!

Bad Idea Goes from Comics to Pins to… Rocks!?

Bad Idea likes to go all-in with their promotions even if they’re, well, a bad idea. Their latest allows individuals who obtaining a “first customer pin” to redeem it for a rock. This is the second offering for the pins, the first involved two yet to be released comics.

Individuals who send their pin in gets, a rock. One per customer. There’s no comic, just a rock. Nothing special, unique, or particularly appealing about it.

Is this a bad idea? I have no idea and not to judge, I bought dried poop from Cards Against Humanity.

Get the details below for those with a pin to spare.

So how do you obtain one of these incredibly ordinary and quite common rocks? You send us a First Customer Pin.

To recap, BAD IDEA sends every BAD IDEA Destination Store a First Customer Pin tied to select releases. The first customer to purchase the issue the pin is tied to on the day of release is awarded a First Customer Pin. Every so often, we’ll announce an opportunity – could be an item, an experience, a live event or some such accoutrement – that is avaliable exclusively via the expenditure of First Customer Pins. These opportunities will be limited, avaliable for very short periods of time and exclusively for those BAD IDEA-sters who possess a First Customer Pin. (aren’t you glad you camped outside your store all night now?)

If you choose to procure one of the incredible opportunities you must forfeit your First Customer Pin. The first redemption opportunity was two brand-new BAD IDEA comics – WEREWOLF and RETIREMENT PLAN. At that time, we warned you that we would do everything in our power to make you regret spending your pins on those comics and not waiting for a future even more incredible-er opportunity! But…we never said the very next redemption opportunity would be that incredible thing that would make you regret trading for comics. I suppose, if you didn’t redeem the exclusive comics and held onto your pins you might even kinda regret THAT having done that right about now. Well, enough about tomorrow’s First Customer Pin opportunities, let’s focus on what’s avaliable today.

Today, we’re announcing that the second BAD IDEA First Customer Pin opportunity is:

ONE ALL-NATURAL, PIN-EXCLUSIVE, POSSIBLY BAD IDEA BRANDED ROCK.
Redemption Instructions:
If you have a First Customer Pin, you may redeem one rock (also probably mucho ridicule) from BAD IDEA. To redeem your rock, simply send us your First Customer Pin, a check or money order (made out to Cincinnati Kid LLC) for $9.99 to cover shipping and handling ($29.99 each if you are international) and the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Full Address (this is where we will send your rock)
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number

to this address:

Bad Idea
5455 S Fort Apache Rd
Suite 108-154
Las Vegas, NV 89148-6416

All redemptions must be postmarked by or before November 30th. That’s one month.

Please allow up to 6-12 weeks to receive your rock.

Again, checks and money orders need be made payable to “Cincinnati Kid LLC”. Any made in error will be rejected. Sender may or may not be notified of the error prior to the redemption deadline.

Be vigilant when providing your contact details. We will not be chasing redemptees if there are errors or omissions. Make sure to provide your full address including your street address, your apartment, suite, unit, building, floor etc., your city, state, zip and country.

Remember that obtaining your First Customer Pin exclusive rock with your First Customer Pin will mean forfeiting the pin and potentially missing out on all the upcoming First Customer Pin opportunities. Unless, of course, you manage secure new ones!

If you have yet to secure a First Customer Pin, both REFUSE x LAST RESORTS and ODINN’S EYE #1 will release First Customer Pins in conjunction with the comics. Both are in stores December 1st. Good luck.

Lastly, you may be thinking, why? Why are you doing this BAD IDEA? Simple. We’re training you. Training the BAD IDEA faithful to ignore what’s at the end of the rainbow. To enjoy the journey. Don’t worry about what you’re pre-ordering or what you’re redeeming for. Just pre-order. Just redeem. Blindly. Always.

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