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Get Overrun by Zombies and Monsters with the Latest Dynamite Groupees Bundle

Dynamite Entertainment has announced the all-new, all-fearsome “Zombies and Monsters” limited bundle, available from Groupees! This bundle is only available for a limited time and is available through Tuesday, May 2nd at 11am EST! This value-priced digital bundle allows zombie fans to experience over 600 pages’ worth of brain-munching horror for over 80% off the regular price — that’s right, 24 creepy digital comics, regularly a $55.00 value, for only $9.99!

Celebrating Dynamite’s April release of Z Nation #1, the limited time-only “Dynamite Zombies and Monsters” bundle includes a spine-chilling selection of titles that all focus on the horror — and sometimes humor — of brain-chewing, flesh-eating corpses and fanged and clawed monsters of all shapes and sizes! These walking, running, talking, and sometimes super powered creatures may have been created by different means but they all have one purpose – to slaughter the living!

The “Dynamite Zombies and Monsters” bundle includes the following digital comic books, and has a recommended age rating of 15+.

  • Army of Darkness Vol. 1 #8-13 (the “Ash Vs. The Classic Monsters” storyline) by James Kuhoric, Kevin Sharpe, and Fernando Blanco
  • Evil Ernie Vol. 2 #1-6 by Tim Seeley, Steve Seeley, and Rafael Lanhellas
  • Raise the Dead #1-4 by Leah Moore, John Reppion, and Hugo Petrus
  • Raise the Dead II #1-4 by Leah Moore, John Reppion, Mike Raicht, and Guiu Vilanova
  • Reanimator #1-4 by Keith Davidsen and Randy Valiente
  • Vampirella / Army of Darkness #1-4 by Mark Rahner and Jett Morales

For the first fifty (50) Groupees customers who surpass the $19.99 threshold, they will unlock a physical copy of Z Nation #1, a super-rare Photo Variant originally offered as a 1-in-30 incentive exclusively for retailers, and featuring the actor Tom Everett Scott as his fan-favorite character, Sgt. Charles Garnett. As an added bonus, this Photo Variant will be signed by series co-writer Fred Van Lente.

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Zomben #1 Goes Back for a Second Printing

Titan1Studios has announced that Zomben #1 has sold out and going back to print. The comic was released this past week and written by Mike Heneghan, artist Abel Cicero, colorist Manoli Martinez, and letterer Aditya Bidikar.

Ben has many problems.  Being undead is just one of them. After surviving the ‘Multipocalypse’, Ben tries to live a normal life, hiding the fact that he is infected with a zombie plague. His new friends have just found out … and they think it’s kind of cool. Together, they’ll face killer robots, missing moms and the threat of new apocalypses. Plural.

Titan1Studios is a leading Canadian graphic publishing, branded content, and new media production house based in Toronto. Projects include digital, print, TV, radio and emerging new media such as virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

War for the Planet of the Apes Gets a Comic Series from BOOM!, David Walker, and Jonas Scharf

BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are teaming up for a War for the Planet of the Apes comic book series that serves as a prequel story to the upcoming blockbuster film. Written by David F. Walker and illustrated by Jonas Scharf, War for the Planet of the Apes comic series debuts July 12, 2017 as a four-issue monthly limited series. The highly anticipated 20th Century Fox film opens two days later on July 14.

Picking up where the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes film left off, the War for the Planet of the Apes comic series will serve as a bridge to the upcoming new movie. Spanning the course of a year, this limited series focuses on various groups of characters throughout the United States, giving readers a look into this mysterious world.

War for the Planet of the Apes #1 features covers by Mikhail Borulko and Jay Shaw.

Alterna Increases Print Runs for June’s Comic Releases

With a few days to go before the May 3rd debut of Alterna‘s affordably priced newsprint comics, early order numbers for June’s releases are currently blowing away expectations. Currently, at double the amount of May’s initial order numbers, Alterna will be increasing print runs for all of June’s titles by 50%. Alterna had increased May’s print runs by 25% but an ordering surge still created sellouts across the board.

Publisher Peter Simeti shared his excitement about the early success of the newsprint titles:

We’re less than a week away from debuting our newsprint comics at shops across the world — needless to say everyone at Alterna is very excited.  Readers and retailers have been super supportive of this initiative and it means so much to the creators here.  It was a pleasant surprise to find out that the initial orders for June were so high, so we’ll be increasing print runs to hopefully accommodate all the readers and retailers (and any reorders) without having to go back to press on second printings.  It’s been great, receiving messages from customers that they’re opening up pull boxes for the first time in years, and that they’re buying a reader copy AND a copy to keep safe… for a creator-owned company like us, it’s very surreal to hear things like this.  Personally, I hope that readers love the stories and that they’ll use the savings on our books to even try other creator-owned books at their local shop.  I’d like to give a big thanks to all the comic shops and readers that are helping us bring back newsprint to new comic book day!

Three of the four books being released on May 3rd are great for kids. Adam Wreck #1, Amazing Age #1, and Lilith Dark #1 are fantastic reads for kids — so pick ’em up on Free Comic Book Day if you don’t get a chance to scoop ’em up on the 3rd!

Due to a small overrun on comic shop/direct sales editions on each book, Alterna will be able to fill reorders via Diamond on May releases.

Seven to Eternity #5, the Start of a New Arc Gets New Printing

Image Comics has announced that Seven to Eternity #5 of the bestselling series written by Rick Remender, drawn by Jerome Opeña, and colored by Matt Hollingsworth has gone back to print again in order to keep up with ongoing growth in customer demand.

Seven to Eternity #5 marks the beginning of an all-new story arc for the hot sci-fi western series. Here, Adam Osidis and the Mosak come to a crossroads. The choices they make here will echo throughout the lands of Zhal for all eternity.

The bestselling series Seven to Eternity introduced readers to the chilling villain known as, The God of Whispers—a dark tyrant who has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal. The God of Whispers’ spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperate bid to free their world of the evil God, or submitting to the evil God for the opportunity to gain everything Adam’s heart desires.

The following will all be available on Wednesday, May 24th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, May 1st:

  • Seven to Eternity #5, 2nd printing (Diamond Code MAR178501)
  • Seven to Eternity #6 Cover A Jerome Opeña & Matt Hollingsworth (Diamond Code MAR170780)
  • Seven to Eternity #6 Cover B James Harren (Diamond Code MAR170781)
  • Seven to Eternity #6 Cover C SPAWN (Diamond Code FEB178671)
  • Seven to Eternity #6 Cover D SPAWN B&W (Diamond Code MAR178017)

IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle Team Up for a Bloom County Bundle to Support Charity

IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle have teamed up with a brand new bundle to support Traveling Stories. The new comics bundle features Bloom County and runs through May 10. Humble Bundle allows customers to pay what they want and then split that towards the platform, publisher, and charity in any way they choose.

Customers can pay just $1 or more for:

  • Bloom County Digital Library Vol. 1
  • Bloom County Digital Library Vol. 2
  • Bloom County Digital Library Vol. 3
  • Bloom County Digital Library Vol. 4

Customers who pay $8 or more will also get:

  • Bloom County Digital Library Vol. 5
  • Bloom County Digital Library Vol. 6
  • Bloom County Digital Library Vol. 7
  • Bloom County Digital Library Vol. 8
  • Bloom County Digital Library Vol. 9
Those who pay $15 or more will receive all of that plus:
  • Bloom County Episode XI: A New Hope (Collected new strips from 2015 & 2016!)
  • Berkeley Breathed’s Academia Waltz & Other Transgressions (New release!)
  • OPUS by Berkeley Breathed: The Complete Digital Sunday Strips from 2003-2008
  • Berkeley Breathed’s Outland: The Complete Digital Collection

Traveling Stories helps provide underprivileged youth with reading material and help them become literate by falling in love with reading.

Click here to check out this bundle now.

X-O Manowar #1 Gets a Third Printing

With 90,000 copies sold and counting, the year’s top-selling comic from an independent publisher is returning to the front lines with another sold-out printing!

Valiant has announced that X-O Manowar (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Tomas Giorello, and one of the year’s most acclaimed new series debuts – has sold out at the distributor level for the second time and will return to store shelves everywhere with the X-O Manowar (2017) #1 Third Printing on May 24th alongside X-O Manowar (2017) #3!

You can read our review of X-O Manowar #1 and find out why you should be reading it!

The Once and Future Queen Switches from Singles to Trade Paperback

In what feels like it’s becoming a trend, Dark Horse has announced that The Once and Future Queen by Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride, Nick Brokenshire, and Frank Cvetkovic will no longer be released in single issues. The series will instead be collected as a trade paperback to be released in November. The series saw the first two issues released with the last three canceled. They’re not even being released digitally.

The series was well reviewed when it was released but as things go the sales weren’t there. Instead, this change allows Dark Horse and the creators to focus on the book market and its target audience.

Set in Portland, Oregon, and the UK, the story stars Rani Arturus, a chess prodigy with no plans to be a leader of any sort, let alone QUEEN. After she pulls the legendary sword Excalibur from the stone . . . well, no backsies. Now she must form a new Round Table made of friends and family to protect the Earth from an invasion of Fae, who’d like a new planet to call their own. It’s magic, romance, adventure, and excitement as old myths reveal themselves to be fake, and new ones cause trouble for everyone!

The Once and Future Queen is out November 1, 2017.

Valiant Validated Signature Series Returns for Secret Weapons #1

Valiant has announced that the publisher’s limited-edition line of Valiant Validated Signature Series (VVSS) editions will return on June 28th for Secret Weapons #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the MUST-READ new series from Academy Award-Nominated writer Eric Heisserer and artist Raul Allen with Patricia Martin!

In stores June 28th, the Secret Weapons #1 (of 4) Valiant Validated Signature Series edition will feature virgin cover art by artist Raul Allen and will come hand-signed in gold ink by writer Eric Heisserer. Additionally, each copy of the Secret Weapons #1 (of 4) Valiant Validated Signature Series edition will come complete with a Certificate of Authenticity witnessed and signed by Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani and Publisher Fred Pierce and will feature an official Valiant Validated Signature Series seal embossed on the front cover.

Established in 1993 with the release of Rai and the Future Force #9, the Valiant Validated Signature Series is a high-end, special treatment given to limited-edition copies of some of Valiant’s most prominent releases – issued and authenticated by Valiant itself and signed by members of each series’ respective creative team. The Valiant Validated Signature Series was a hallmark of the original Valiant Universe and would go on to adorn some of the publisher’s most renowned releases with signatures from legendary industry talents, including Sean Chen, Dick Giordano, Bob Layton, John Ostrander, Don Perlin, Bart Sears, and more.

The Secret Weapons #1 (of 4) Valiant Validated Signature Series edition will be strictly limited to the number of qualifying retailer orders. Contact your local retailer today to reserve your copy.

 

PanelSyndicate Debuts Blackhand Ironhead with “Name Your Price”

PanelSyndicate has launched a brand new series today, Blackhand Ironhead by David López and colors by Nayoung Kim.

Alexia wants to be the greatest hero of all time, but she’s got a problem, her father already IS the greatest hero of all time. And she’s about to discover she’s got an even BIGGER problem…

A comedy about family, with superheroes, not about superheroes available now with a “name your price system.” You have no excuse! Get it today!

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