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The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts Review and Preview

The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts contains over four hundred pages of fully realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda including artwork from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! Every masterwork is printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each piece. This book includes rare promotional pieces, game box art, instruction booklet illustrations, official character illustrations, sprite art, interviews with the artists, and much, much more! The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts collects many of your favorite masterpieces from the storied franchise, as well as rare and never before seen content, presented in one handsome hardcover.

Out Tuesday, February 21 you can get The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts at stories worldwide.

You can order your own copy on Amazon, for Kindle, or through TFAW

 

 

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Marvel Future Fight Welcomes New Inhuman Characters and Missions

Netmarble Games Corp. has released a new update bringing Marvel’s Inhumans to Marvel Future Fight. The Inhumans are a super-powered derivative of humanity who possess unique and extraordinary abilities, and are at the forefront of some of Marvel’s most compelling stories –from their first comic book appearance in 1965, to “Marvel’s Inhumans” television show coming to ABC with an exclusive debut of the first two episodes in IMAX theaters this September.

Marvel Future Fight will be featuring Moon Girl and members of the Inhuman Royal Family – Karnak, Gorgon, Inferno, Crystal, and Maximus. Additionally, the lord of the Dark Dimension and eternal rival of Doctor Strange, Dormammu, will make his Marvel Future Fight debut. The update also includes three new uniforms: Black Bolt’s “Inhumans: Attilan Rising” Uniform, Ms. Marvel’s Karachi Uniform, and Elsa Bloodstone’s “Monsters Unleashed” Uniform, designed specifically and exclusively for Marvel Future Fight.

In the update, players will embark on a new special Inhumans-themed adventure consisting of five stages where they fight against powerful bosses in order to stop Maximus and his followers from destroying humankind. Within these missions, players can find a hidden route that unleashes a secret boss they can battle to earn bonus rewards.

A new “reward pack” system is also being introduced – players can obtain reward packs through various challenges in the special mission. Players can select rewards and challenges that suit them best, and acquire gifts when their missions are completed.

The full list of characters joining Marvel Future Fight today includes:

  • Moon Girl – An Inhuman genius. She races into battle with her trusty friend, the giant red T-Rex Devil Dinosaur, and her arsenal of homemade inventions.
  • Karnak – An Inhuman philosopher adept at hand-to-hand combat, with the uncanny ability to find the flaws and weak points of any enemy.
  • Gorgon – An Inhuman warrior who has served the Inhuman Royal Family for years. With his beastly legs, he stomps the ground causing massive shockwaves to defeat his enemies.
  • Inferno – An Inhuman and member of Gorgon’s team dedicated to protecting the Inhuman race. His Inhuman ability allows him to produce and manipulate fire from his body to defeat his enemies.
  • Crystal – An Inhuman princess and sister of Medusa, the Queen of the Inhumans. She is able to control the elements of fire, water, earth, and air.
  • Maximus – The younger brother of Black Bolt, King of the Inhumans. He is a brilliant scientist who uses his inventions, including the Chorus Sentry, in battle. He is greedy, short-tempered, and conniving, constantly seeking to usurp his brother’s throne.
  • Dormammu – Lord of the Dark Dimension. He is the eternal rival of Doctor Strange, and is unbeatable within his own dimension. He is a god-like character equipped with powerful physical and magical abilities.

Marvel Future Fight is available is available to download for free on the App Store and Google Play.

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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Transformers: Forged to Fight Game Trailer

Transformers: Forged to Fight will give players access to nearly every phase of the Transformers franchise history, challenging fans and players to assemble the ultimate team of Transformers. Players will be able to collect iconic characters from every Transformers generation, including Autobots and Decepticons from the animated series and Paramount’s blockbuster films, as well as fan-favorites from the Transformers comic book series and Hasbro’s massive catalog of figures.

In Transformers: Forged to Fightexplore an epic new universe where multiple realities collide to form a massive planetary battlefield. Players will assemble a team of Autobots and Decepticons from across time and space to fight against a world of corrupted Transformers and their villainous overlords. The game features amazing visuals, intense one-on-one battles, meaningful robot to vehicle converting action and deep RPG elements. Transformers such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, Starscream and Grimlock will level up over time, unleashing powerful new abilities and devastating robot-vehicle attacks.

The game is being developed by Kabam Vancouver, the masterminds behind longtime chart-topper MARVEL: Contest of Champions and will roll out in the App Store and Google Play in Spring 2017.

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!

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