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Black Mask Studios’ Rogue State gets a variant cover by Chuck D of Public Enemy

What if a contested Presidential election plunged America into turmoil? What if political violence consumed the streets? And what if a raging Supreme Court, in a strict interpretation of the Second Amendment, legitimized and deputized all militias—transforming the entire country into a paramilitary police state? What if a freedom fighter emerged from the chaos, raised a civilian army, and carved out a territory across the United States–pushing out police, militias, and National Guard… enforcing its own laws… sovereign. What if Americans refused to be governed?

This is the world of Rogue State, the new ongoing graphic novel series that marks writer Matteo Pizzolo’s return to comics for his first new series since 2017’s acclaimed CalEXIT, reuniting with artist C. Granda and CalEXIT cover artists Soo Lee and Ashley A Woods. Rogue State will launch with a special variant cover drawn by hip hop legend and higher thought leader Chuck D of Public Enemy. Together, Pizzolo and Granda have created a timely title about rebelling against tyranny, reconquering stolen land, punching fascists in the face, and building a better nation.

In addition to appearing as a cover, Chuck D’s illustration will also be inside the book itself as a street-art mural, in an homage to the Mission District’s history of socially-engaged public art.

In Rogue State, a crew of young vigilantes will rise against a paramilitary police state robbing Americans of their rights. The ongoing series tells the story of Vya of Brightstars, a mysterious figure rising from the unrest, and Clara Cruz (aka Dust Girl), who becomes activated in Vya’s movement when her fiancée Taylor Sanchez is disappeared as militias take over their Mission District neighborhood. But are Vya and Dust Girl freedom fighters or terrorists? Either way, their rogue state will not just blaze a path across America, it will also inspire others to raise their own armies… some in solidarity, others in opposition. 

The first issue of Rogue State will be available from Black Mask Studios on November 9, with a special variant pulled directly out of the pages of the comic and drawn by Chuck D himself exclusively from your favorite comic book shop in extremely limited quantities. Retailers, consult your Diamond rep to find out how to order ahead of the book’s Final Order Cutoff on October 17.

Rogue State Chuck D

CEX Reveals its April 2022 Comic Releases

HONCHO #1

(W) Jeff McClelland, Jeff McComsey (A/CA) Jeff McComsey
Diamond: JAN221329/JAN221330
Lunar: 1221CX201/1221CX202
On sale: April 27th, 2022

Fifteen years after World War III, Captain Donald Stanley returns to America on a mission to reunite a fractured nation… and play baseball? This two-volume giant-sized miniseries written by a pair of Jeffs, Jeff McClelland and Jeff McComsey, Honcho combines some good old fashion adventuring in a post collapse America with its still-thriving greatest pastime. A lot has changed since last time Captain Stanley stepped foot on his native soil, but one thing that hasn’t changed is it’s still three strikes and you’re out at the old ballgame.

Past the Last Mountain #3

(W) Paul Allor (A) Gannon Beck (A/CA) Louie Joyce, Gannon Beck
Diamond: JAN221332/JAN221333/JAN221334/JAN221335
Lunar: 1221CX197/1221CX198/1221CX199/1221CX200

A pack of goblins work to track down the creatures, leading to a violent confrontation with tragic consequences. Plus, short stories illustrated by Jeffrey Verrege, Eric Zawadzki, Ashley A. Woods, JD Faith, Silvio dB, and Brittany Peer!

Preview: Wonder Woman: Black & Gold #2

Wonder Woman: Black & Gold #2

Written by: Rachel Smythe, Stephanie Williams, Tillie Walden, Che Grayson, Mariko Tamaki
Art by: Rachel Smythe, Ashley A. Woods, Tillie Walden, Corin Howell, Jamie McKelvie

This new, visually stunning, and all-star-packed celebration of Wonder Woman continues! Some of comics’ greatest storytellers present five beautifully bombastic tales that take Diana all over the DC Universe. First stop…the very depths of hell! Both friend and foe come along for the ride of a lifetime with guest appearances by Steve Trevor, Nubia, and the First Born. The issue concludes with a journey to a place never seen before-Wonder Woman’s dreams-as the celebration of her 80th anniversary continues!

Wonder Woman: Black & Gold #2

DC Reveals Details for Wonder Women of History which spotlights Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elizabeth Warren, Rashida Tlaib, and more!

Wonder Women of History

DC has revealed new details for Wonder Women of History, the publisher’s highly anticipated young adult graphic novel anthology curated by New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson.

The anthology will present tales of real-world heroes who take up Wonder Woman’s iconic mantle and work in the fields of science, social justice activism, politics, and more. Today, DC announced the public figures that will be profiled as well as the talented writers and artists that will contribute to the project.

The graphic novel will hit stores everywhere books are sold on December 1, 2020 and is now available to pre-order. See below for the official details!

Wonder Women of History

Edited by Laurie Halse Anderson
On sale December 1, 2020
MSRP: $16.99
Available to Pre-Order Now

Women change the world—they’ve been doing it for centuries. Now, New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson has gathered women and non-binary writers and artists to reveal the women making our world better day by day. Real-world heroes from the fields of politics, business, activism, science, and pop culture are making tough decisions every day and we celebrate them here!

Wonder Women of History spotlights these notable public figures, written and drawn by some of the most talented writers and artists in publishing:

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – written by Lilliam Rivera and drawn by Anastasia Longoria
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg – written by Lilah Sturges and drawn by Devaki Neogi
  • Elizabeth Warren – written and drawn by Renae De Liz 
  • Rashida Tlaib – written and drawn by Marguerite Dabaie 
  • Teara Fraser – written by Traci Sorell and drawn by Natasha Donovan
  • Beyoncé – written by Mikki Kendall and drawn A. D’Amico
  • Edith Windsor – written by Amanda Deibert and drawn by Cat Staggs
  • Marsha P. Johnson – written by Jadzia Axelrod and drawn by Michaela Washington
  • Emma Gonzalez – written by Kami Garcia and drawn by Igzell
  • Judith Heumann – written by Marieke Nijkamp and drawn by Ashanti Fortson
  • Ellen Ochoa – written by Cecil Castellucci and drawn by Carina Guevara
  • Shi Zhengli – written by Emily X.R. Pan and drawn by Wendy Xu
  • Serena Williams – written by Danielle Paige and drawn by Brittney Williams
  • Tig Notaro – written by Sara Farizan and drawn by Nicole Goux
  • Keiko Agena – written by Sarah Kuhn and drawn by Lynn Yoshii
  • Dominique Dawes – written by Danny Lore and drawn by Robyn Smith
  • Janelle Monae – written by Vita Ayala and drawn by O’Neill Jones

Wonder Women of History also includes portraits by Weshoyot Alvitre, Colleen Doran, Agnes Garbowska, Bex Glendining, Ashley A. Woods, and Safiya Zerrougui.