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The Kingpin’s Rule Begins and Hell Breaks Loose in the Devil’s Reign #1 Trailer

Devil’s Reign, the upcoming Marvel event spinning out of writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Marco Checchetto’s Eisner-nominated run on Daredevil, begins on December 1! The exhilarating climax to years of buildup and developments such as Kingpin’s ascent as Mayor and Elektra taking over the mantle of Daredevil, this far-reaching saga will impact every corner of the Marvel Universe as Kingpin targets the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and more in his greatest scheme yet. Using his position to outlaw super heroes, willing to expose long-hidden dark secrets about your favorite characters, and equipped with a deadly new team of Thunderbolts, Kingpin has everything he needs to come out on top! Get your first look at what’s to come in the all-new Devil’s Reign #1 trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

Be there for the start of Kingpin’s crusade when Devil’s Reign #1 arrives on December 1!

Kate Bishop Takes Aim in the Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #1 Trailer

Kate Bishop’s long-awaited return is almost here! Launching next month, Hawkeye: Kate Bishop will be a thrilling five-issue limited series by New York Times bestselling writer Marieke Nijkamp and rising star artist Enid Balám. The series will pick up as the young hero moves back to New York and gets caught up in a dangerous mission at a mysterious local resort. The saga promises to be a must-have for fans of Kate Bishop and an ideal entry point for newcomers to the exciting adventures of this breakout star. Get your first glimpse at the action to come in the all-new Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #1 trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

Be there for Kate Bishop’s next chapter when Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #1 hits stands on November 17.

Secrets of Wakanda Emerge in the New Black Panther #1 Trailer

This November, Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and artist Juann Cabal launch T’Challa’s next revolutionary chapter in Black Panther #1! The new era will see secrets from T’Challa’s past coming back to haunt him and threaten the nation of Wakanda. Fresh from returning from his adventures in space, Black Panther receives an unexpected and urgent message from a Wakandan secret agent. T’Challa must race the clock not only to save his agent, but also to keep his true agenda under wraps. Because if the truth comes out, it could cost T’Challa everything… Fans can get their first glimpse at this historic new launch in the new Black Panther #1 trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork.

Don’t miss the start of a new Marvel epic when Black Panther #1 hits stands on November 10!

Symbiote Terror is Unleashed in the Venom #1 Trailer

The next era of Venom is here. Following Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s character-redefining run, Marvel’s resident master of horror, Al Ewing, and titan of terror Ram V will be team up with superstar artist Bryan Hitch for an all-new saga in Venom #1. This mastermind team will bring readers a mind-bending and gut-wrenching tale of symbiosis that chronicles two journeys: Eddie Brock’s into space to fulfill his new duties as King in Black, and his son Dylan Brock’s while he tackles his new role as a Marvel super hero.

These two adventures will intertwine and impact one another to create a singular and epic new vision, and fans can get their first taste at what’s to come in the all-new Venom #1 trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork.

Twice the terrifying symbiotes. Twice the terrific writers. One amazing artist. Be there when Venom #1 hits stands on October 27.

Mutantkind Faces a Fiery Destiny in the Inferno Trailer

On September 29, the X-Men’s world will go up in flames in Inferno #1! Crafted by writer Jonathan Hickman, this four-issue limited series will serve as the climactic finale of Hickman’s bold X-Men era that began with 2019’s transformative House of X and Powers of X. Hickman will team up with a different superstar artist on each giant-sized issue, starting with Valerio Schiti, known for his acclaimed work on titles such as S.W.O.R.D. and Empyre.

A high-stakes mutant drama, Inferno will provide the startling payoff to long-running plotlines including Mystique’s quest to be reunited with Destiny, startling shakeups to the Quiet Council, and the looming threat of Nimrod. Alliances will be broken, secrets will be revealed, and the once-bright future of mutantkind will be endangered like never before. Fans can get their first look at this revelatory saga in the all-new Inferno trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork.

A day of reckoning is upon mutantkind. Be there for this game-changing story when Inferno #1 hits stands on September 29 with colors by David Curiel and a cover by Jerome Opeña!

Get a Sneak Peek and Celebrate with the Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 Trailer

Marvel honors Pride Month with Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1, a celebratory showcase of LGBTQ+ characters and creators. This queer-centered one-shot will spotlight some of Marvel’s brightest LGBTQ+ stars and talent in a collection of thrilling tales from across the Marvel Universe. These stories of inspiration and empowerment will be brought to life by an assembly of writers and artists from all walks of life including Kieron Gillen, Olivier Coipel, Steve Orlando, Anthony Oliveira, Tini Howard, Vita Ayala, Kris Anka, and Javier Garrón. Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 will also explore the history of LGBTQ+ inclusion and storytelling at Marvel Comics, including reprints of historic LGBTQ+ moments and more. Get your first look at the all-new adventures that await in the Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 trailer featuring never-before-seen artwork showcasing Mystique, Wiccan, Hulkling, Black Cat, and more!

Bad Idea Announces a Final Five Pre-Order Day Event

Bad Idea Final Five

Bad Idea has announced that it’s wrapping up (we don’t believe them) but we’ll roll with the whole schtick. With that announcement, there’s still a question of what comics remain. The next wave has been teased and dubbed “the Final Five”.

The “final” wave from Bad Idea features five comics… but from who and what… who knows. But, Bad Idea always having some promotion is going out with a bang!

No details about the FINAL FIVE stories, titles or the creators will be revealed until Thursday, June 17th. However, one day prior to the unveiling will be the BAD IDEA’S FINAL FIVE PRE-ORDER DAY event — a chance to pre-order all five of the final BAD IDEA books and guarantee nothing BAD IDEA-y prevents collectors from completing their FINAL FIVE collection.

Here’s how BAD IDEA’S FINAL FIVE PRE-ORDER DAY event works:

  1. The FINAL FIVE is made up of five titles (15 issues) on-sale between August and December.
  2. Connect with any BAD IDEA Destination Store ONLY on Wednesday, June 16th (in-person or by any other means accepted by the store).
  3. Pre-order all five of the FINAL FIVE titles with your store. You are pre-ordering blind. No titles. No story details. No creative teams. Only the cover price and number of issues will be released by June 16th. Consult your store for their pre-order requirements.
  4. If you’re one of the first 10 people to pre-order all five titles at your store, you will be awarded a swanky FINAL FIVE redemption sticker.
  5. The sticker can be used to redeem, from BAD IDEA, one copy of the first book in the FINAL FIVE line-up. Why would you need to redeem another copy of a book you’ve just pre-ordered? Trust us, with what we’ve got planned, you’re gonna want the help.

Miss the BAD IDEA PRE-ORDER DAY and you’ll miss the FINAL FIVE redemption sticker, along with the second chance it grants. But, rest easy, you’ll still be able to pre-order any or all of the FINAL FIVE line-up until each books’ order deadline.

We’ll admit, it’s a hell of a way to measure what comic fans will buy sight and details unseen.

Bad Idea is Over… Or is It?

Today, Bad Idea sent out a message intimating that the publisher’s run would end at the end of the year. That “Bad Idea is over”. But, with a publisher that has launched with numerous stunts, double-speak, and out-there promotion, it’s hard to take it all seriously.

I myself have doubts the publisher is going to close as the announcement states “as we know it must end”. For those reading between the lines the “as we know it” is key. It means there’ll be a change for Bad Idea in the future. It could be their distribution plan. It could be the release of single issues and moving to trades. Or, maybe, they’re finally launching digital releases.

In fact, Dinesh Shamdasani, the CEO of Bad Idea hinted their plan was to “go away” and then relaunch the company in an Absolute Comics Podcast. You can find the segment at the 29:22 mark.

But, for a company that so far as been built on stunts, expect this to be another.

Read the full message below:

Bad Idea over

Get a First Look at the Hellfire Gala with the Hellfire Gala Guide

This June, Marvel fans everywhere are invited to the Hellfire Gala! Running through 12 issues of your favorite X-Men titles, the Hellfire Gala will be a first-of-its-kind X-Men crossover that will reveal the status quo-shaking plans the X-Men have for the Marvel Universe. And this Wednesday, fans can get a first look at this highly-anticipated event with the Hellfire Gala Guide.

Available digitally and at participating comic shops, the Hellfire Gala Guide provides exclusive first looks at some of the high fashion designs that the characters will be wearing on the green carpet, an interview with the hostess herself, Emma Frost, and more! Check with your local comic shop for availability and stay tuned for more exciting Hellfire Gala reveals in the weeks ahead!

Hellfire Gala Guide

Hank Howard, Pizza Detective in Caligula’s Safe… for 24 Hours Only

It was April Fools’ day yesterday so Bad Idea made an announcement that seemed like a joke but wasn’t. A new comic, Hank Howard, Pizza Detective in Caligula’s Safe will be released this May 12 for 24 hours only. The 16-page comic from Robert Venditti and David Lapham will be available for $1.

Every Bad Idea Destination Store will be set an amount of copies matching their full original allotment of ENIAC #1 (or Tankers #1 for the Wave 2 stores). The comic will have to be sold in 24 hours on Wednesday, May 12th.

They can sell in-store, off-the-shelf sales, and mail-order (which needs to be mailed the same day), phone order, and pre-orders. It just needs to be done in 24 hours.

Any unsold copies can not be sold once May 13th arrives and all unsold copies have to be returned to Bad Idea using materials they provide.

Hank Howard, Pizza Detective in Caligula's Safe
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