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Chicago Sky Hosts First Ever WNBA Marvel Super Hero Day

In collaboration with Marvel, the Chicago Sky will host the first ever Marvel Super Hero Day on September 3 against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena at 2 p.m. CT, presented by Magellan Corporation. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2.

The Sky will be the first professional women’s sports team and first ever WNBA team to celebrate a Marvel Super Hero Day. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a limited edition Shuri Black Panther bobblehead and up to 10,000 fans will receive a souvenir poster featuring star Sky players and Marvel characters. The bobblehead is Marvel’s first-ever Shuri Black Panther bobblehead to be created in collaboration with a professional sports team. Sunday will also feature Marvel activations and contests throughout the game. See attached for poster and bobblehead graphic. The deal was facilitated by AthLife, Inc, Marvel’s longtime sports representative.

The Guardians of the Galaxy blaze a new trail through a dark corner of the cosmos in a new trailer

Next month, the Guardians of the Galaxy enter uncharted depths of space in a new comic run by writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, the superstar duo behind Steve Rogers’ bold ongoing adventures in Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, and drawn by artist Kev Walker, known for his recent acclaimed otherworldly artwork on Predator. Fans can get their first look at this exciting new era in a thrilling comic book trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

Guardians of the Galaxy #1 introduces an overwhelming new cosmic threat to the Marvel Universe, one that emerged from the very heart of the team: GROOTFALL. This mysterious phenomenon will push Marvel’s beloved team of intergalactic super heroes to the Manifold Territories: an uncharted, lawless area of Marvel space filled with never-before-visited planets and undiscovered alien species. The Guardians have brought to their lowest depths and their found family is fractured like never before. Tying to outrun their tragedy, the Guardians rise as the Folds’ only chance at salvation. Can they rediscover their heroism and humanity on the bleakest frontier? Can they forgive the failures of their past? Or will they fade into the dark, eternally unforgiven? In the new trailer, fans can see the lineup of the new run in action including Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Nebula, and Mantis. They can also glimpse the devastating effects of Grootfall and witness the true, galaxy-bending might of what the Guardians are up against…

Check out the trailer and variant covers now and see the Guardians of the Galaxy’s bold venture into a new frontier when Guardians of the Galaxy #1 hits stands on April 12!

Start the year by paying to work for Bad Idea

Help Wanted

The offer is probably already over based on the enthusiasm of their fandom, but Bad Idea sent an email this morning with the offer to work for the company… by paying them $1,000.

The first five people who responded to the email with some information had the opportunity to purchase a job with the comic publisher which is known for their rather unique promotions.

While there’s some interesting legal questions concerning this promotion, the “gainful employment” at Bad Idea includes:

  • An official job title.
    Pick your own from a selection they provide!
  • Your name and title in the masthead of BAD IDEA comics.
    Qualifying credit for professional badges at San Diego Comic-Con & more!
  • Your own BAD IDEA business cards.
    The thick paper kind!
  • Actual work but the easy kind.
    Proof and do notes on a section of an actual upcoming comic!
  • One year employment guaranteed.
    Put it on your resume!
  • A recommendation letter.
    Leave armed with a vague but positive letter, just like the real thing!

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


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. 

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