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The Damned, Volume 1: Three Days Dead by Bunn, Hurtt, and Crabtree is Out this March

Oni Press will release digital chapters of The Damned, Volume 1: Three Days Dead, a demonic noir by the creators of the critically-acclaimed The Sixth Gun—writer Cullen Bunn, artist Brian Hurtt, and colorist Bill Crabtree. The five digital chapters of The Damned Volume 1 will be released on ComiXology March 8, 2017, for $1.99 each.

The new trade-sized and color edition of The Damned Volume 1 (ISBN 978-1-62010-385-2) will be available at local comic book shops on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 for $9.99. It is also available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million, on sale March 21.The re-release of The Damned kicks-off it’s glorious return as a new ongoing series in The Damned #1, a specially-priced $1 issue available in comic book shops and at ComiXology on May 3, 2017The Damned #1 will solicit in the May PREVIEWS catalog, in comic shops March 1.

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Valiant Previews First Year of Matt Kindt’s X-O Manowar with Tomas Giorello, Doug Braithwaite, and Clayton Crain

Valiant has unveiled a massive trove of artwork from X-O Manowar – Valiant’s cosmos-shaking ongoing series epic from writer Matt Kindt, alongside blockbuster artists Tomas Giorello, Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, and more.

Representing the culmination of months of behind-the-scenes planning and preparation from some of the top creative talents in comics today, the all-new X-O Manowar #1 – in stores March 22nd – will launch one of the definitive Valiant epics ever told…and bring Aric of Dacia to a landmark turning point that will be felt for years to come. Exotic alien planets, powerful new characters, and relentless adversaries will stand revealed as Aric of Dacia rises from “SOLDIER” to “GENERAL” to “EMPEROR” to “VISIGOTH” in a star-shattering adventure like no other in comics today!

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

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Based on the Legendary Game, a First Look at Freeway Fighter #1

Spinning out of the legendary Fighting Fantasy series of gamebooks created by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson in 1982, the post-apocalyptic Freeway Fighter distinguished itself by deviating from the usual mix of orcs, goblins and cave-trolls. Celebrating 35 years in 2017, Fighting Fantasy brought together choice driven storytelling with a dice-based role-playing system to create a world in which “YOU are the hero!” The series sold over 18 million copies worldwide and is translated in over 30 languages.

In the new comics series, written by critically acclaimed writer Andi Ewington with original creator Ian Livingstone and artist Simon Coleby with Len O’Grady, an unknown virus has wiped out over 85% of the world’s human population. Former I-400 Driver Bella De La Rosa is one of the 15% – living every day as if it were her last. Now, eighteen months after the collapse of civilization, faced with a new world order where violence and chaos rule the Freeway, she must hone her racing skills and survive any way she can!

Titan ComicsFreeway Fighter Issue #1 comes with fantastic covers to collect by artists like Ben Oliver, Simon Coleby & Len O’Grady and also Orlando Arocena.

Freeway Fighter #1 thunders into comic stores and digital devices on May 17, 2017, just in time for the 35th Anniversary of Fighting Fantasy and is available to order from the upcoming March edition of Diamond PREVIEWS.

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Vampirella #1969 Rare Robert Hack “Black & White” Edition

Vampirella #1969 Rare Robert Hack “Black & White” Edition

Writer: Nancy Collins, Eric Trautmann, Phil Hester, Mark Rahner, David Walker
Art: Fritz Casas, Brett Weldele, Jethro Morales, Colton Worley, Aneke
Cover: Robert Hack “Black & White”
$69.99 • Teen +

With a timeless art style perfectly suited to this special celebration of Vampirella’s long career, Robert Hack (of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina fame) presents his exceptional ink wash art for this super-rare “Black & White” variant edition. Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents a special, oversized issue celebrating those heady days with a who’s who from their roister of all-star writers and artists! Just look at this line-up: Nancy Collins joined by artist Fritz Casas, Eric Trautmann joined by painter Brett Weldele, Phil Hester joined by artist Jethro Morales, Mark Rahner joined by artist Colton Worley and David Walker joined by artist Aneke! Each presents a special tale showcasing the best of the former horror hostess from Drakulon!

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Preview: Kiss #5

Kiss #5

writer: Amy Chu
artist: Kewber Baal
covers: Lucio Parrillo (a), Shouri “Emoji” (b), Photo Variant (c)
incentive cover: Lucio Parrillo (“virgin art”), Shouri “Emoji” (“virgin art”)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Things are heating up fast, and when we say heat, we mean HOT—the ventilation system is broken and the city is running out of air! Meanwhile, Noa and Eran are still reeling from the revelations about their past. The four friends must reconcile their differences to save everyone, and with the help of MORPHEUS, solve the big mystery of Blackwell before it’s too late.

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New Series Artist Pete Woods Joins Archie With Issue #18! Check Out this Early Preview.

ARCHIE #18

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Pete Woods, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pete Woods
Variant Covers: Elsa Charretier, Robert Hack with Kelly Fitzpatrick
On Sale Date: 3/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

NEW STORY ARC! The Blossom Twins have found out their father has been lying to them about why they moved to Riverdale. It’s up to Detective Jughead to learn the dark truth behind the Blossom Family! Join us as we welcome new Archie series artist Pete Woods (Deadpool, Robin).

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Free Comic Book Day Brings The Marvel Universe to Your Local Comic Shop

The biggest heroes, the biggest creators and the biggest stories are coming to Free Comic Book Day 2017! Featuring blockbuster lead-ins to some of Marvel’s biggest upcoming titles, it’s never been a better time to jump headfirst into the Marvel Universe! But you won’t have to wait till May 6th to get a taste of what’s in store, because Marvel is pleased to present the first interior pages from this year’s Free Comic Book Day titles – Secret Empire FCBD #1 and All-New Guardians of the Galaxy FCBD #1!

First up, the stage is set for a blockbuster comic event unlike any other as heroes must unite in Secret Empire FCBD #1. As Hydra puts their plans into action, Nick Spencer and Andrea Sorrentino bring you the opening salvo in a story that will rock the Marvel Universe and leave fans jaws on the floor! After your head stops spinning, get a sneak peek at the highly-anticipated Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, as writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Paulo Siqueira return the titular hero to his friendly neighborhood of NYC for a thrilling new ongoing series!

Then, blast off as Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder and Ive Svorcina bring you over-the-top action and out-of-this-world adventure in All-New Guardians of the Galaxy FCBD #1! Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon and Groot head back to the stars just in time for their new ongoing series! That is, if they survive a run in with the new Nova Corps! Finally, head back down to the mean streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez and Justin Ponsor bring you a look inside The Defenders! Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist unite as they go head-to-head with a new criminal element in the Marvel Universe!

The only place to get these highly-anticipated stories is at your local comic shop! Be there on May 6th for 40 pages of superhero thrills in the mighty Marvel manner! Run don’t, walk to your local comic shop on Free Comic Book Day! To find a comic shop near you, visit comicshoplocator.com!

“The Osborn Identity” Begins – Your New Look at Amazing Spider-Man #25!

Strap in, hold on and get ready, True Believers – because your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is rocketing out of The Clone Conspiracy and into a brand-new story arc! Marvel has released a look inside the mammoth 96-page Amazing Spider-Man #25! Writer Dan Slott kicks off the next thrilling story– “The Osborn Identity” – and he’s bringing superstar artist Stuart Immonen along for the ride! Norman Osborn is back and he’s deadlier than ever! But with the might of his multinational corporation at his back, Peter Parker is ready to take the fight to his old foe. Will it be enough to stop the former Green Goblin? Or has the power Norman has amassed in secret be enough to destroy the wallcrawler once and for all?

But that’s just the beginning! After a 40-page main story, fans will be treated to a cavalcade of can’t-miss creators! Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli bring you a top secret story that will have fans everywhere talking! Hannah Blumenreich makes her Marvel with her Spider-Debut! Cale Atkinson brings you another installment of the A-May-Zing Spider Aunt! The villainous Clash returns courtesy of Christos Gage and Todd Nauck! Jacob Chabot and Ray Anthony Height bring you an all-new Marvel Tsum Tsum tale. And finally, James Asmus and Tana Ford take the webslinging wonder back to Shanghai for a sneak peek at some cutting edge Spider-Tech!

Featuring covers by Alex Ross, Stuart Immonen, John Tyler Christopher, Dave Johnson, Ron Lim, Gil Kane, John Romita Sr., and Jason Keith, Amazing Spider-Man #25 is out March 15th!

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Preview: Superman #17

Superman #17

(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason (A/CA) Sebastian Fiumara
RATED T
In Shops: Feb 15, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“DARK HARVEST”! Jon and Cathy go deep into the woods of Hamilton to find a horror that hungers for the new Superboy!

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Preview: Ultimates 2 #4

Ultimates 2 #4

(W) Al Ewing (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Christian Ward
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 15, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Philip Vogt knows the truth. The Ultimates have reformed — and they’re working for Galactus. That means trouble. It’s time to send in the Troubleshooters! Meanwhile, on the fringes of possibility, Galactus confronts a terrifying new entity… LOGOS!

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