Category Archives: Spotlight

CANCELED: Comic Creators Come Together to Raise Money for Biden for President on Thursday, October 22

Unfortunately, the event has been canceled. You can still donate to Biden for President and, with less than two weeks to go, there’s still time to volunteer and help get out the vote.


Avengers Assemble!!! Wait, that’s another fundraiser. This Thursday, October 22, comic creators are coming together for a “Virtual Comic Panel” to raise money to benefit Joe Biden for President’s Victory Fund.

The panel will be moderated by Bob Harrison and features Mark Waid, Ron Marz, Greg Pak, Peter Krause, Heather Antos, Chris Sotomayor, Jamal Igle, David Gallaher, Andrew Dalhouse, Bekah Caden, Rich Douek, Richard Clark, Pete Pantazis, Steve Orlando, Cullen Bunn, and Alex Sanchez.

It features panelists from across the comic creation process.

The event takes place October 22 at 6pm EDT/3pm PDT.

The event has five donation tiers ranging from $50 general admission tickets to a $5,600 VIP level that includes a one-on-one video chat with a panel guest, writing critique or portfolio review.

Video conferencing details will be sent to all confirmed participants 24-48 hours prior to the event. Reasonable accommodations, such as closed captioning, will be available at request after RSVP.

The Avengers Assemble to Raise Money for Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaign

Avengers Assemble

Virtual get-togethers of casts are one of the hottest fundraising tickets right now, and the Avengers are assembling to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Voters Assemble!” will feature Avengers cast members Don Cheadle, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, and Zoe Saldana.

Joining the cast is vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris and directors The Russo Brothers for a Q&A and trivia.

The fundraiser takes place on October 20 at 6:45 pm ET. To attend, you can donate any amount of money to the Joe Biden Victory Fund.

Instructions for accessing the virtual event will be in the emailed donation receipt or in the page you will be redirected to after donating.

Wake Up to the Smell of Heavy Metal… Coffee

Heavy Metal Coffee

Heavy Metal​’s dedicated, longtime fans will now have a new way to help stay awake, alert, and focused on reading more comics, now that the magazine and Dark Matter Coffee have collaborated to produce Heavy Metal Coffee.

The Chicago, IL-based Dark Matter adheres to a philosophy where quality coffees are sourced based upon traceability, innovation, and social responsibility, enforcing a level of quality control not unlike the magazine, which is dedicated to delivering premium genre content from legendary creators and emerging talent. Heavy Metal​ fans will be able to purchase the coffee by itself, or as part of a premium subscription model through the publisher that offers a combination of coffee, magazines, comics, and merchandise in a monthly shipment at an efficient price.

Each subscription release will feature high concept coffee and art!

The artwork in question is a collage of Heavy Metal​ iconography past and present, featuring the long-running TAARNA and NELSON characters, along with images from more contemporary offerings from the publisher like Dylan Sprouse’s Sun Eater, Matthew Medney’s Dark Wing, ​Brendan Columbus’ Savage Circus, ​and Bart & Michelle Sears’ Maiden​. Each quarter for the first year, Heavy Metal​ and Dark Matter will update the art, appealing to collectors and completists who have supported the magazine for years.

Heavy Metal Coffee ​ is available at the publisher’s online shop now for preordering, and starting to ship for the holidays. The monthly subscription is $22 dollars a bag, including shipping or you can buy it ala carte for $25 plus shipping. The product will be available on HeavyMetal.com and DarkMatterCoffee.com

Arcade1Up Launches the Infinity Game Table… with Digital Comics!?

Arcade1Up has launched a Kickstarter for the Infinity Game Table, the latest digital board game table.

Partnering with Hasbro, the digital board game table features over 50 games with more to come to start. You’ll also be able to download more. There’s no monthly subscription or hourly fee.

Games mentioned include Monopoly, Pandemic, Battleship, Trivial Pursuit, Ticket to Ride, Scrabble, and so much more. Having partnered with Hasbro, it’s many of their classics.

Beyond digital tabletop board games, Arcade1Up has also said the game table features thousands of comics, puzzles, and coloring books. It’s also mentioned a focus on partnering with indie creators as well.

Of course the mention of comics has interested us. In the promotional video, you can see a Comics Plus icon front and center indicating this is the initial platform you’ll be able to read digital comics on. It’s unknown if more digital services will come and we have reached out for more details.

The table can be used by 1 to 6 players and features wifi for ease of connection.

The Infinity Game Table has two main models, a 24″ and a 32″ screen. The 24″ version costs $499 at its basic level with the 32″ being $699. The project has crossed its goal of $50,000 and well on its way to $500,000. It ends on November 30 with a projected delivery of April 2021.

Infinity Game Table

Valiant and H3 Team for Sportgear featuring Bloodshot and Faith

Valiant Entertainment is partnering with H3 Sportgear to deliver an amazing collection of apparel that features fan-favorite characters Bloodshot and Faith!

Treat yourself to some fabulous fashion as H3 Sportgear, via its Pop Cult online store, is proud to offer an exclusive collection based on Valiant Entertainment’s breakout characters. There’s no better way to celebrate Valiant’s characters than wearing this comfy casualwear.

Available right now are two collections available through the Pop Cult online store: Faith Collection: Purchase and
Bloodshot Collection: Purchase

Unboxing: Loot Crate Presents Marvel Gear + Goods “Yellow”

Loot Crate has a box for Marvel fans with the Loot Crate Presents Marvel Gear + Goods! You get official Marvel apparel, collectible goods every 2 months starting at $39.99.

This latest box has the theme of “Yellow.” With an “X” heavy tease, was the wait worth it?

Is it a must for Marvel fans? Find out!

Supplies are limited order the next box now!

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Unboxing: The Comic Garage Ultimate Box

The Comic Garage Box is one of the numerous services out there that deliver a box of comics to your doorstep.

The “Ultimate Box” is $44.99 and features 24 comics each month. The “Super Box” features 10 comics for $24.99. You then choose the publisher you want and The Comic Garage sends you a random blind box each month!

Is this subscription service worth it?

We open up an “Ultimate Box” and see for ourselves. We’re still trying to figure out the “value” of the box but our thoughts are pretty clear about the service.

You can order yours now:
Super Box
Ultimate Box

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Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Kennedy Johnson talks comics, music, and storytelling!

Phillip Kennedy Johnson is a comic writer and also a soldier and musician. Johnson is currently writing The Last God for DC’s DC Black Label and Marvel Zombies: Ressurection for Marvel, and has written for BOOM!, Scout, IDW, and more! His MMA inspired graphic novel Kill a Man is out soon from AfterShock. The United States Army Field Band has released a video where Phillip discusses storytelling in art and music with some help from his colleagues.

What’s even cooler is Johnson has composed music, some specifically for the comics he’s created!

Featured in the video is music from Johnson and a little something you might recognize that’s not:

“Where Have You Gone, Joyful Valley of Old,” from Warlords of Appalachia
composer- Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Kennedy Johnson
vocals- Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Cady
mandolin and banjo- Master Sgt. John Lamirande
bass- Sgt. 1st Class Joel Ciaccio

“Hymn to Freyth, Son of Storms”
composed and performed by Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Kennedy Johnson

“The Last God- Overture”
composer- Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Kennedy Johnson
mandolin- Staff Sgt. Joey Bennett
violin- Staff Sgt. Reneé Bennett
bass- Sgt. 1st Class Joel Ciaccio

“Sleep,” from The Last God
composer- Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Kennedy Johnson
vocals- Sgt. 1st Class Charis Strange
violin- Staff Sgt. Renee Bennett
guitar- Staff Sgt. Joey Bennett
bass- Sgt. 1st Class Joel Ciaccio and Staff Sgt. Hamilton Price

“Can You Read My Mind,” from Superman: The Movie
composer- John Williams
flugelhorn- Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Kennedy Johnson
bass- Staff Sgt. Hamilton Price
drums- Staff Sgt. Andy Emerich

Batman Comes to Podcasts with Batman Unburied from David S. Goyer

Batman Unburied

Spotify, Warner Bros., and DC have announced that acclaimed film and television writer/producer/director David S. Goyer will return to Gotham City with the new audio drama Batman Unburied. Goyer originated the story for the series and will shepherd the project as executive producer. The series is the first project from the companies’ multi-year agreement to produce and distribute an original slate of narrative scripted podcasts. Spotify will be the exclusive platform for Batman Unburied, which will be developed and produced by Goyer’s Phantom Four production company in association with Warner Bros.’ Blue Ribbon Content. Phantom Four’s Keith Levine will also serve as an executive producer alongside Goyer.

Specific details are being kept under wraps, but the series will explore the darker aspects of Bruce Wayne’s psychology.

The series is expected to debut on Spotify in 2021. Fans interested in being the first to experience DC on Spotify should click here and follow.

Batman Unburied continues Goyer’s long and highly successful association with DC television series and feature films. He is currently executive producing the upcoming Netflix/Warner Bros. Television drama series based on Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. He previously was a writer on The Dark Knight trilogy, co-wrote Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and wrote Man of Steel, all from Warner Bros. Pictures. He also developed and executive produced Warner Horizon Scripted Television’s Krypton for SYFY and Warner Bros. Television’s Constantine for NBC, and executive produced Blue Ribbon Content/Warner Bros. Animation’s Constantine: City of Demons for CW Seed.

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