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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.

It’s the Rise of Ultraman in September at Marvel. Get a Look at the Debut Trailer

Ultraman’s incredible legacy expands next month when Marvel Comics and Tsuburaya Productions team up for The Rise of Ultraman #1, a comic series reimagining the fabled beginnings of this iconic hero. Crafted by an all-star cast of talent including writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom and artists Francesco Manna, Michael Cho, and Gurihiru, The Rise of Ultraman will retell the origins of the Earth’s mysterious defender against the terrifying Kaiku and promises to entertain both longtime enthusiasts and newcomers to the fascinating world of Ultraman. Get your first look at the action that awaits in a thrilling trailer for the debut issue before it lands next month!

Alex Ross Delivers a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of a Timeless Mural in Marvel’s Office

Over the last two months, the humble House of Ideas has revealed 28 “Timeless” variant covers created by Modern Marvel Master Alex Ross, which will begin to hit shelves at your local comic shop in September. Now, you can get a rare glimpse inside Ross’s amazing artistic process! Check out a special video and watch as Ross crafts his iconic painted covers and see how his timeless imagery was made into a magnificent mural in Marvel’s NYC offices!

Each terrific Timeless variant of Marvel’s greatest heroes brought to life by the iconic art of the relentlessly revolutionary Ross. Behold Spider-Man, Storm, Wolverine, Namor, and more in painted portraits, depicted in their most classic and beloved costumes. And don’t miss your chance to begin collecting all 28 of these stunning variant covers at your local comic shop starting in September!

See below for a complete list and gallery of the Timeless variant covers available in just over a month!

September 2020

  • X-FACTOR #4 ANGEL TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • IRON MAN #1 TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • EMPYRE FALLOUT: FANTASTIC FOUR #1 SUB-MARINER TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • IMMORTAL SHE-HULK #1 SHE-HULK TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • FANTASTIC FOUR: ANTITHESIS #2 SILVER SURFER TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • IMMORTAL HULK #37 HULK TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: STORM #1 STORM TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • STRANGE ACADEMY #3 DR. STRANGE TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #23 CAPTAIN AMERICA TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #24 HUMAN TORCH TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #24 INVISIBLE WOMAN TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #24 MISTER FANTASTIC TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • FANTASTIC FOUR THE THING TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • AVENGERS #36 GHOST RIDER TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

October 2020

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 SPIDER-MAN TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • DAREDEVIL #23 DAREDEVIL TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • EXCALIBUR #13 NIGHTCRAWLER TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #25 BLACK BOLT TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • FANTASTIC FOUR: ANTITHESIS #3 MEDUSA TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • HELLIONS# 5 PHOENIX TIMELESSS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • MARAUDERS #13 ICEMAN TIMESLESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • NEW MUTANTS #13 COLOSSUS TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • SHANG-CHI #2 SHANG-CHI TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • SPIDER-WOMAN #5 SPIDER-WOMAN TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • THOR #8 THOR TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • WOLVERINE #6 WOLVERINE TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • X-FORCE #13 BEAST TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • X-MEN #13 CYCLOPS TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

Discover the Hulk’s Dark Destiny the in Maestro Trailer!

Almost 30 years ago in the landmark story Future Imperfect, legendary Incredible Hulk scribe Peter David and superstar artist George Pérez introduced Marvel fans to a far-future version of the Hulk known as Maestro – the master of what remains of the world. Ever since, the mystery about how this villainous version of Bruce Banner came to be remained untold but next month, Peter David returns to reveal Maestro’s shocking origin in Maestro #1! With astounding art by Dale Keown and Germán Peralta, this series will answer questions that have haunted fans for decades about the fall of earth and the rise of Maestro! Get your first look at this highly anticipated launch in the Maestro trailer and discover the secrets of one of the Hulk’s greatest foes when Maestro #1 hits stands this August!

Explore the Metalverse with the Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook

Earth is turned upside down, shrouded in a realm of darkness after the Justice League’s defeat by the cosmic goddess Perpetua. Now the Batman Who Laughs and his army of Dark Knights rule the planet, wreaking havoc on humanity and raining destruction on the world.

DC has released an interactive map of the Metalverse. You can check it out below or go here for an interactive version with even more details. Have fun discovering something new in DC’s Metalverse ahead of Dark Nights: Death Metal #2 on July 14! There’s even more to discover in the Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook out in Augst.

Map illustration by Jared Blando

Witness the Start of the Cataclysmic Conflict… Empyre!

Empyre, the legendary epic that will shatter the Marvel Universe, will at last land in comic shops this July. Don’t miss your latest look at the cataclysmic conflict in this brand new trailer for this epic event, featuring some never-before-seen artwork!

After millennia of war, Emperor Hulkling has united the Kree and Skrull empires into one powerful Alliance – and only the Avengers and Fantastic Four stand in their path as their armada bears down upon the Earth.

What does it take to build an Empyre? Be sure to read Empyre #1, on sale July 15th in comic shops and on the Marvel Comics App, to find out!

Dark Nights: Death Metal Rocks a Music Video Trailer

Get ready for the earth-shattering encore! The legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth take center stage and reunite for one last tour. When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond recognition, while Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman have all been separated and fight to survive. Unleash the beast and let the head banging begin!

You can read Dark Nights: Death Metal#1 now.

Batman: The Three Jokers Get Souvenir Playing Cards with Each Issue

In celebration of the highly anticipated Batman: The Three Jokers prestige miniseries, DC, and participating comic book stores, are dealing fans the ultimate wild card by offering a free with purchase souvenir playing card for each of the three issues of the series, while supplies last.

Featuring breathtaking new artwork by series artist Jason Fabok, each issue of the Geoff Johns-penned series will feature a different card, spotlighting the Clown Prince of Crime and his three major adversaries – Batman, Batgirl and Jason Todd.

Batman: The Three Jokers reexamined the myth of who, or what The Joker is, and what’s at the heart of not just his eternal struggle with Batman, but how his horrific treatment of Barbara Gordon and Jason Todd has affected them. Arriving at open and operating comic book stores on Tuesday, August 25, the series will carry DC’s “Black Label” content descriptor, identifying the series is appropriate for readers 17+.

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