G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Vol. 25 Untold Tales
(W) Larry Hama (A) Netho Diaz, Brian Shearer, Dan Schoening, Alex Sanchez, Ron Joseph, Andrew Griffith (CA) Kieran McKeown In Shops: Jan 19, 2022 SRP: $29.99
You think you’ve seen it all, but these stories reveal never-before-told adventures of your favorite heroes and villains. Plus, join the JOEs on a different type of adventure, a murder-mystery!
In “Untold Tales,” take an extended look behind some of the most important moments in G.I. JOE history through the eyes of some of your favorite characters. Join Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Stalker, and Torpedo in a desperate mission to Crucial Abysmia; experience the counter-assault in The Pit with MP Law and his sidekick, Order; feel the frigid temperatures of Fusenland with Snow Job, Blizzard, Iceberg, Cover Girl, Frostbite, and Lowlight; fly with Ace and Slip Stream on a mission against the Terror Drome; and be wary of the bespectacled, beautiful, brilliant, and bombastic Baroness!
Then, in the aftermath of the chaotic events of “Snake Hunt” (Volume 24), the JOEs are in a tough spot with the brass in Washington, D.C. Called to testify before a confidential sub-committee intent on investigating the off-the-books mission, a small group of JOEs find themselves embroiled in an entirely different kind of investigation… the murder/mystery kind, featuring brand-new JOEs Sherlock, Multo, and Black Hat in “Murder by Assassination!” Collects G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero issues #276-285.
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PROJECT WILDFIRE #1
(W) Hannibal Tabu (A/CA) Quinn McGowan SEP211760 In Shops: Nov 24, 2021 SRP: $3.99
“Enter Project Torrent,” Part One. Will Watson 3rd’s life turned upside down when a campus experiment gave him super powers just in time to confront monsters plaguing his southern hometown. He’s just getting the cape game down pat when Sergeant Michael Marsden comes to town to change everything.
THE EDGE #4
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Revenant vs Tartabull. Plus, how Will Mystic, Blain, Interim, and Randa douse the fiery flames of Saleos?
FORSAKEN #2 (OF 6) (MR)
(W) Sebastian Suarez (A) Francisco Paronzini (CA) Richard Ortiz SEP211758 In Shops: Nov 24, 2021 SRP: $3.99
For Vida Gedmintas , what began as yet another murder mystery in Victorian London might be her last case, as dark forces coalesce around her.
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Tasked with bringing back a missing agent and friend, C.H.E.S.S. operative and team badass “Pinpoint” travels to the mysterious Eden Island where he must attempt to blend in with the criminals that control it. Will his first solo mission prove to dangerous to take on alone?
BLOWTORCH #4 (OF 5)
(W) Alfred Paige, Alex De Gruchy (A) J. C. Grande (CA) Ray Racho SEP211753 In Shops: Nov 24, 2021 SRP: $3.99
On a road trip back home from a funeral Richard Kinkaid. A.K.A Blowtorch Falls into a life-threatening conflict situation with the bad guys of a local town.
CHESS #4 (OF 5)
(W) Alfred Paige, Alex De Gruchy (A/CA) William Allan Reyes SEP211754 In Shops: Nov 24, 2021 SRP: $3.99
The action continues as Footpath breaks loose Schaefer’s plans are finally revealed. All leading into the final conflict between the C.H.E.S.S. team and Nakadis hit squad.
DUPLICANT #4 (OF 5)
(W) Karla Nappi (A) Marianna Strychowska (CA) Leila Del Duca (A), Marian Terry (B) SEP211755 In Shops: Nov 24, 2021 SRP: $3.99
Matt finds an unexpected ally, and a bombshell revelation could upend everything he once knew to be true. Meanwhile Robert has a crisis of faith; Sean tries to connect with his family; and Ava continues the hunt for the mole.
SILENCE #2 (OF 3)
(W) Evan K. Pozios (A/CA) Alex Sanchez (A), Bryan Silverbax (B) SEP211761 In Shops: Nov 24, 2021 SRP: $3.99
Comic book artist Stanley Kane seems to have regained his creative touch… but at the deadly expense of the residents of the small town of Silence. Meanwhile, the town Sheriff knows something sinister is afoot, and has Stanley in his crosshairs!
(W) Stefano Cardoselli (A/CA) Stefano Cardoselli (Cover B) Stefano Cardoselli In Shops: Sep 29, 2021 SRP: $4.99 JUL211930 JUL211931
In a huge battle that stretches for miles and miles, a fierce and terrible massacres of enemy soldiers by the Duke Higher, who seems to know no fear. In fact, he takes pleasure in killing does not spare anyone, even those who surrender. Higer has a face full of scars (a sign of countless battles and killings) but can not be killed.
FREAKSHOW KINGDOM ONE SHOT
(W) Jonathan Hedrick, David Galiano (A) Ben Worrell, Stefano Cardoselli, Gino Kasmyanto (Cover A) Carlos Villas (Cover B) Stefano Cardoselli In Shops: Sep 29, 2021 SRP: $4.99 JUL211926 JUL211927
Welcome to the Freakshow Kingdom! Jonathan Hedrick’s zombie universe is collected for the first time ever. Step inside a horrific realm full of the undead and those unfortunate to live among them and their own tragic deformities. Featuring the one-shot stories Freakshow Princess, Freakshow Knight, and Freakshow Jester.
HORN ISLAND TRILOGY ONE SHOT
(W) Marcus Roberts (A) Daniel Gorman (Cover A) Stefano Cardoselli (Cover B) Daniel Gorman In Shops: Sep 29, 2021 SRP: $4.99 JUL211928 JUL211929
The Zombie Apocalypse has hit Mississippi and no place is safe! But is this the first time it has happened? Find out about the very first Zombie sightings in the state of Mississippi and how Horn Island’s past plays a role in the state’s present.
ATHENA ONE SHOT
(W) Larry Jarrell (A) Larry Jarrell (Cover A) Rod Espinosa (Cover B) Rod Espinosa In Shops: Sep 29, 2021 SRP: $3.99 JUL211922 JUL211923 Athena is a woman that has endured her immortal existence of a blood curse for the past 3,000 years. A curse placed upon her by her own family. She has been banished to an island of monsters and magic that is hidden from the world to live out her existence. That is until the outside world comes crashing in and she discovers there’s more beyond the veil that holds her captive
ORISION #1 (OF 3)
(W) Bradley Golden (A/CA) Gleidson Ribeiro (Cover B) Gleidson Ribeiro In Shops: Sep 29, 2021 SRP: $3.99 JUL211932 JUL211933
Head of a medical technology company, Steven Gedian is dying from brain cancer. He sends an research team up the Shishapangma Mountain looking for a cure only to be met by a mythical demon.
THESE DAMN KIDS #1 (OF 3)
(W) Bradley Golden, Peter Breau (A/CA) Helmut Racho (Cover B) Jonathan Lau In Shops: Sep 29, 2021 SRP: $3.99 JUL211936 JUL211937
In a small town in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the children have been acting strange. There have been reports of parents being attacked by the very children they raised. Some have even gone to school to try and kill the teachers and faculty. The town sheriff has brought in a young rookie cop.
SILENCE #1 (OF 3)
(W) Evan K. Pozios (A/CA) Alex Sanchez (Cover B) Michael Golden In Shops: Sep 29, 2021 SRP: $3.99 JUL211934 JUL211935
After suffering a life threatening medical event, former comic book superstar Stanley Kane seeks to regain his health in the remote town of Silence, Michigan. Will the accidental discovery of a mystical amulet galvanize his return to comic book glory, or will it lead him down a dark path from which he can never escape.
FORSAKEN #1 (OF 6)
(W) Sebastian Suarez (A) Francisco Paronzini (CA) Max Fiumara (Cover B) Paulina Ganucheau In Shops: Sep 29, 2021 SRP: $3.99 JUL211924
London, 1883. For Vida Gedmintas and the Order of the Golden Lance, what begins as another magically fuelled murder investigation soon turns into a race against time to prevent a dark wizard from summoning Abaddon, the Angel of Death, to our realm.
Writers: Steve Foxe & Steve Orlando Artist: Alex Sanchez Colorist: Juancho! Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou Cover: Alex Sanchez w/ Jose Villarrubia $17.99 / 112 Pages / Color / 10.06.2021
Alan is used to being ignored by younger guys, so he hardly believes his luck when lithe, handsome Scott makes a move on him in the crowded gay club. But there’s a wolf on the dance floor tonight, and he’s hungry for fresh prey…
A taboo-breaking queer thriller from co-writers Steve Orlando (KILL A MAN) and Steve Foxe (Razorblades) and artist Alex Sanchez (The Evil Within), packed with twists sharp enough to draw blood.
(W) Larry Hama (A/CA) Alex Sanchez In Shops: Apr 14, 2021 SRP: $3.99
“Untold Tales” Part 4! Cobra has plans to unleash hellacious herhavoc from the Terror Drome, so it’s up to Ace, Slip Stream, and other brave JOE air warriors to unleash justice from the skies and stop the imminent destruction from the ‘drome before it’s too late! Your pilot for this flight will be Living Legend Larry Hama, assisted by his intrepid co-pilot, artist Alex Sanchez (G.I. Joe: ARAH, Panedmica)!
DC has announced new releases coming to store shelves in June.DC Pride is an 80-page anthology comic featuring LGBTQIA+ characters from across the DC Universe. Crush & Lobo is a new eight-issue miniseries written by Mariko Tamaki with art by Amancay Nahuelpan. Crush & Lobo will launch on June 1 and DC Pride will publish on June 8. DC will also publish a series of nine Pride-themed variant covers in June, showcasing DC’s top characters as realized by the comic book industry’s leading artists.
DC Pride #1 will feature LGBTQIA+ characters from all corners of DC’s ever-expanding Universe, including cameos by fan favorites Batwoman, Renee Montoya, Alan Scott, Midnighter, Apollo, Extraño, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Constantine, and more. The DCPride creative teams, and the characters they’re developing stories for, are:
Batwoman (Kate Kane) by James Tynion IV & Trung Le Nguyen
Flash of Earth-11 (Jess Chambers) by Danny Lore & Lisa Sterle
Green Lantern (Alan Scott) & Obsidian by Sam Johns & Klaus Janson
Aqualad (Jackson Hyde) by Andrew Wheeler & Luciano Vecchio
Dreamer by Nicole Maines & Rachel Stott
Renee Montoya by Vita Ayala and Skylar Patridge
Pied Piper by Sina Grace, Ro Stein & Ted Brandt
Additionally, DC Pride #1 will include full-page profiles of DCTV’s LGBTQIA+ characters and the actors who play them, and fans of The CW’s Supergirl will be thrilled to see the first comic book appearance of Dreamer, a trans woman superhero, in a story written by actor Nicole Maines, who plays Nia Nal/Dreamer on Supergirl.
Rounding out the DC Pride anthology is a forward by Marc Andreyko (Love is Love), single-page pin-ups by artists Kris Anka, Sophie Campbell, Mildred Louis, Travis Moore, Nick Robles, and Kevin Wada, with more surprises to come! The DC Pride #1 cover is by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Tamra Bonvillain.
DC will also release a series of Pride themed variant covers showcasing DC’s leading characters through the month of June, giving fans the opportunity to purchase comics featuring covers with Batman, Harley, Ivy, Superman, Wonder Woman, and more, all by cutting-edge comic book artists!
Batman #109 Pride variant cover by Jen Bartel
Crush & Lobo #1 Pride variant cover by Yoshi Yoshitani
DC Pride #1 Pride variant cover by Jen Bartel
Harley Quinn #4 Pride variant cover by Kris Anka
Nightwing #81 Pride variant cover by Travis G. Moore
Superman #32 Pride variant cover by David Talaski
Teen Titans Academy #4 Pride variant cover by Stephen Byrne
Wonder Girl #2 Pride variant cover by Kevin Wada
Wonder Woman #774 Pride variant cover by Paulina Ganucheau
Crush & Lobo spins out of the pages of Teen Titans Academy, and will debut with a cover by Kris Anka, a Pride variant cover by Yoshi Yoshitani, a 1:25 ratio variant by Christian Ward, plus an exclusive Dan Hipp team variant for participating retailers. In this new eight-issue miniseries publishing between June 2021 and January 2022, Crush, daughter of the Czarnian bounty hunter Lobo, is in full-on self-destruct mode! After rage-quitting the Teen Titans and blowing up her relationship with her girlfriend Katie, Crush decides it’s time to finally confront her father in space jail and get her baggage sorted before she wrecks everything. Like father, like daughter?
DC will also publish GLAAD Media Award-nominated Suicide Squad: Bad Blood by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondoon April 27, DC’s gothic LGBTQIA+ romance Poison Ivy: Thornsby Kody Keplinger and Sara Kipin on June 1, and Mariko Tamaki and Yoshi Yoshitani’s highly anticipated YA graphic novel,I Am Not Starfire, will publish on July 27 as part of the publisher’s overall Pride plans in 2021.Lois Lane by Greg Rucka and Mike Perkins, Far Sectorby N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell andYou Brought Me The Ocean by Alex Sánchez and Julie Maroh have also been nominated for GLAAD Media Awards in 2021!
GLAAD has announced the nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The awards honor media for “fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues”. The awards began in 1990 and this year features 198 nominees in 28 categories.
Award recipients will be announced during a virtual ceremony scheduled for April 2021.
Below are the nominees in the comic category. You can get the full list of nominees at the GLAAD website.
The Old Guard, based on the comic series by Greg Rucka, Leandro Fernández, Daniela Miwa, and Jodi Wynne was nominated for “Outstanding Film – Wide Release“.
Harley Quinn, the HBO MAX/DC Universe animated series based on the DC Comics character created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini was nominated in “Outstanding Comedy Series“.
Supergirl, based on the DC Comics character, Wynonna Earp based on the character created by Beau Smith, and The Umbrella Academy based on the comic by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá were nominated for “Outstanding Drama Series”.
Outstanding Comic Book
Empyre, Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling, Empyre: Aftermath Avengers, written by Al Ewing, Dan Slott, Chip Zdarsky, Anthony Oliveira, Valerio Schiti, Manuel Garcia, (Marvel Comics)
Far Sector, written by N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell, and Deron Bennett (DC Comics)
Guardians of the Galaxy, written by Al Ewing and Marcio Takara (Marvel Comics)
Juliet Takes a Breath, written by Gabby Rivera and Celia Moscote (BOOM! Studios)
Lois Lane, written by Greg Rucka, Juan Cabal, and Mike Perkins (DC Comics)
The Magic Fish, written by Trung Le Nguyen (Random House Graphic)
Suicide Squad, written by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo (DC Comics)
Wynd, written by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas (BOOM! Studios)
X-Factor, written by Leah Williams and David Baldeon (Marvel Comics)
You Brought Me the Ocean, written by Alex Sanchez and Julie Maroh (DC Comics)
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.
On Friday, the team behind Bone, Captain Underpants, and Smile from Scholastic Graphix will be talking about young adult and children’s books. Phil Falco (art director), Meagan Peace (editor), and Jonah Newman (editor/writer) will share their work and insights into this rapidly booming market and how a creator can target their work towards it.
On Saturday, a panel discussion called “Using Current Events as Inspiration” will include Kiku Hughes (First Second), LL McKinney (DC Comics), Alex Sanchez (DC Comics), and moderated by Andrea Colvin (Little Brown Books). Creators will talk about how the latest news like COVID and politics can influence comics and perhaps how comics can influence readers.
Another big draw will be the Friday panel on “Breaking into Hollywood” Featuring Alex Segura (Archie Comics), Shanty Hermayn (Trese – Netflix), Vivek Tiwary (Producer of The Fifth Beatle), Robert Scull (Nickelodeon) and moderated by Gamal Hennessy (Entertainment attorney formerly of Marvel Comics).
There will also be Q & As with Shawn Martinbrough (Batman/Black Panther), Mika Song (Donut Feed the Squirrels), and Christian Cooper and Alitha Martinez (Represent: It’s a Bird!) both from DC Comics, who will be talking about the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
This year’s theme is “Black Stories Matter” bringing to the forefront today’s social justice issues. as embodied in the panel discussion “On being Marginalized in Comics” with Amy Chu, Regine Sawyer, and Omar Mirza. Another timely topic will be the talk on “The Impact of COVID 19 on the Comics Industry” with Heidi Macdonald, Andy Schmidt, John Siuntres, Stanford Carpenter, and Gina Gagliano.