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Preview: Harley Quinn 30th Anniversary Special #1

Harley Quinn 30th Anniversary Special #1

(W) Paul Dini, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Stephanie Nicole Phillips (A) Riley Rossmo, Stjepan Sejic, Guillem March, Chad Hardin (CA) Amanda Conner
In Shops: Sep 20, 2022
SRP: $9.99

You are cordially invited to an oversize extravaganza celebrating the Clown Princess of Crime’s 30th birthday in this fantabulous special! That’s right-Harley Quinn turns 30 in absolute style and has invited a squad of her old creative pals to join her with a killer lineup of amazing stories! And the reviews are in-it’s guaranteed AWESOME:

“Last chance, Quinn.
Don’t make me do this.”
-Amanda Waller

“Wait…you’re not
going back to…”
-Red Tool

“Sigh.”
-Poison Ivy

Harley Quinn 30th Anniversary Special #1

The Gargoyles’ Next Epic Saga by Creator Greg Weisman!

Disney’s beloved Gargoyles are returning to comics once more this December as the perfect holiday season gift to fans all over, and to kick right into the new year. Creator and preeminent driver of the characters Greg Weisman returns to chronicle the latest adventures of everyone’s favorite nocturnal New York City protectors.

Debuting with its first issue December 7, fans new and old can tune into Gargoyles stories on the comic book page that are fully in continuity with the acclaimed classic television series. One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled in the old world and the “Age of Gargoyles.” By day, these beings were solid stone, but came alive at night as powerful warriors. At least until they were betrayed by the humans they had sworn to protect – frozen in stone by a spell for a thousand years. Until today in modern Manhattan, they have risen again to become Defenders of the Night!

Greg Weisman is joined by Greek maestro illustrator George Kambadais in reintroducing the Manhattan Clan to today’s fans. Whether one has binged the entire show multiple times, read all the comics, or has never even heard of Gargoyles, this series will be the perfect jumping on point to hang out with these beloved characters. The whole crew including Goliath, Demona, Angela, Elisa, Brooklym, Broadway, Lexington, Bronx, and a couple fresh faces, have begun to go their own ways when the series starts. Several new characters will be making their first ever appearances in this series! But their bonds will be tested when nefarious factions from across Manhattan attempt to disrupt the peace and harmony of the city, calling the Clan back together once more!

Weisman and Kambadais – who is also coloring his art – are joined by letterer Jeff Eckleberry. The squad is rounded out with jaw dropping covers from some of the biggest names in comics and a returning Gargoyles favorite too! Superstars David Nakayama, Lucio Parrillo, Lesley “Leirix” Li, Jae Lee, Tony Fleecs, and Gargoyles alumnus Amanda Conner all contribute variants for this epic launch event!

Preview: Invincible Red Sonja #10

Invincible Red Sonja #10

Writers: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Moritat
Covers: Amanda Conner (A), Joseph Michael Linsner (B), Celina (C), Frank Cho (D), Cosplay (E)
32 pages | Sword and Sorcery | $3.99 | Teen+

The final chapter of this epic first saga! The heroes return after their long journey at sea, but all is not well as Sonja has a new enemy to defeat in ultimate battle for the fate of Princess Zaria’s kingdom.

Invincible Red Sonja #10

Preview: Invincible Red Sonja #9

Invincible Red Sonja #9

Writers: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Moritat
Covers: Amanda Conner (A), Joseph Michael Linsner (B), Celina (C), Frank Cho “Outrage” (D), Cosplay (E)
32 pages | Sword and Sorcery | $3.99 | Teen+

Sonja, Zaria, and Edward make the final run for the coast to return the Princess back to her homeland, but can they escape an army of killers, a stampede of monsters, and a bounty hunter bent on delivering Sonja’s head for a promise of wealth?

Invincible Red Sonja #9

Tom King and Elsa Charretier’s Love Everlasting comes to Image in August

From superstar, award-winning creators Tom King and Elsa Charretier, cast popular Romance genre tropes in an unsettling Horror light in their new series Love Everlasting. This ongoing series will launch in August from Image Comics.

In Love Everlasting, Joan Peterson discovers that she is trapped in an endless, terrifying cycle of “romance”—a problem to be solved, a man to marry—and every time she falls in love she’s torn from her world and thrust into another teary saga. Her bloody journey to freedom and revelation starts in this breathtaking, groundbreaking first issue.

The series will feature a number of eye-popping variant covers showcasing the talents of such artists as: Cliff Chiang, Alison Sampson, Sean Phillips, Amanda Conner, Terry Dodson, Tula Lotay, Stjepan Šejić, Jenny Frison, Clay Mann, Leslie Hung, Matias Bergara, Mitch Gerads, and more!

Love Everlasting #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 10:

  • Cover A by Charretier – Diamond Code JUN220024
  • Cover B by Clay Mann – Diamond Code JUN220025
  • Cover C by Charretier – Diamond Code JUN220026
  • Cover D by Tula Lotay – Diamond Code JUN220027
  • Cover E by Jenny Frison – Diamond Code JUN220028
  • Cover F (1:10 copy incentive) by Leslie Hung – Diamond Code JUN220029
  • Cover G (1:25 copy incentive) by Matias Bergara – Diamond Code JUN220030
  • Cover H (1:50 copy incentive) by Mitch Gerads – Diamond Code JUN220031
  • Cover I (1:100 copy incentive) by Mann – Diamond Code JUN220032

Creator-Owned Comics Publishing Platform Zestworld Raises $9.37 Million in Series A Funding

Zestworld

Zestworld, a creator-first digital publishing platform focused solely on comic creators, has announced it has raised $9.37 million in growth capital to “fracture the Marvel and DC duopoly” by providing top-tier comic creators a centralized platform that combines business, community management, digital publishing, NFTs, metaverse events and IP rights management. Zestworld’s goal is to provide a platform that provides a fully stacked product tailored to the comics format and industry.

The round was led by General Catalyst, with participation from Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six, Polygon Technology, former TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown Philpot, Shari Redstone’s Advancit Capital and Twitch founder Kevin Lin. The Series A funding will allow Zestworld to provide the best toolkit for comic creators to build a successful independent business.

This funding round allows Zestworld to launch the ultimate platform for comic creators to build their business and manage their community. Looking forward, Zestworld plans to continue building its platform and explore additional ways creators can express themselves and engage with fans.

Zestworld’s launch lineup includes comic veterans such as Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Peter J. Tomasi, Eric Canete, Phil Jimenez, and Alex Segura. Creators on the platform are able to directly reach their audience through comic-optimized digital newsletters on their own schedule, without having to work against everchanging algorithms or potential shadowbanning that creators often face on other platforms. Additionally, creators will keep full IP rights to their content with Zestworld’s IP management tool.

Readers can look forward to a variety of comics from Zestworld’s initial roster of top-tier talent. Upcoming titles include:

  • Arc Athena by Eric Canete – “Neon Gods” to their adoring public, ARC ATHENA is the super powered team that the world is desperate for. Curated by the global tech and entertainment giant known as ARC, each member represents the most aspirational hero that public polling data can provide. Athena’s roster consists of characters whose powers are bombastically perfect for their obsessed audience but yield very low stopping force- everything is for “The Show.”
  • The Awakened by Alex Segura, Michael Moreci, Dean Kotz, Jason Wordie – A dark, noir-ish superhero murder mystery that explores what the true definition of power is, and who should wield it. 
The Awakened
  • Blood Tree by Peter J. Tomasi, Maxim Šimić, John Kalisz, Rob Leigh – Follows two obsessed NYPD detectives on the hunt for a vicious butcher called the Angel Killer, a sociopath who preys on the innocent family members of known murderers in order to “purify” the rest of society.
  • Boom Pow! by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti – An immortal is awakened from her eons-long slumber by the doughnut-slinging daughter of a nuclear physicist. Together, BOOTY POW POW and KAY BOOM take on the modern world in their own unique and special way.
Found
  • Found by Jimmy Palmiotti, Juan Santacruz, Alex Sinclair – On a deserted island in the middle of the pacific, a volcano erupts and expels an alien object that has potential to change the world. When this event is shared live by the family of scientists already on the scene, global governments see the potential of owning the technology and scramble to see who can get to the object first.
  • Otherworlds by Phil Jimenez – A reimagining of the Eisner-nominated Otherworld series, a sci-fi/fantasy epic about a war in another dimension, OTHERWORLDS tackles themes of family, identity, faith, and purpose, exploring whose voices will rise to shape the future and create the Earth anew, and how we all navigate a world where being “great” so rarely means being “good.”

Zestworld will empower fans to interact with creators directly in an array of ways, including private livestreams, exclusive discord communities, access to behind-the-scenes opportunities and the ability to commission art from their favorite artist directly.

Preview: The Invincible Red Sonja #8

The Invincible Red Sonja #8

Writers: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Moritat
Covers: Amanda Conner (A), Joseph Michael Linsner (B), Celina (C), Frank Cho “Outrage (D), Rachel Hollon Cosplay (E)

Sonja finds herself in the middle of a vast desert on the run with Princess Zaria and Prince Edward from an unstoppable enemy bent on destroying everything in its path.

The Invincible Red Sonja #8

Preview: Invincible Red Sonja #7

Invincible Red Sonja #7

writer: Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner
artist: Moritat
covers: Amanda Conner (A), Joseph Michael Linsner (B), Celina (C) Frank Cho “Outrage” (D), Dominica Cosplay Variant (E), Carla Cohen (RI-F), Amanda Conner (RI-G/BW), Dominica Cosplay Variant (RI-H/Virgin), Joseph Michael Linsner (RI-I/BW), Carla Cohen (RI-J/Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Sword and Sorcery | $3.99 | Teen+

Sonja looks like she will need all the help she can get as she tests her skills of survival in a Godless place where only the strongest survive.

Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Moritat continue their epic tale of love, betrayal and evil!

Invincible Red Sonja #7

Preview: Mother F. Goose

Mother F. Goose ONE SHOT

Writer: Frank Tieri 
Artist: Joe Eisma 
Colorist: Matt Herms 
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual 
Cover: Joe Eisma w/ Mike Herms  
Incentive Cover: Amanda Conner
PRESTIGE FORMAT ONE-SHOT
$6.99 / 48 pages / Color / On Sale 12.08.21

The Three Little Pigs are gluttonous casino owners. Little Miss Muffet is a hard-nosed cop with arachnophobia. The Three Blind Mice are ocularly impaired assassins. Puss in Boots is a feline-faced scumbag. 

Welcome to MOTHER F. GOOSE, where your favorite fairy tales are turned into twisted characters right out of a Tarantino movie. Picking up from “LITTLE RED HOOD” (SHOCK) and “ALONG CAME A SPIDER” (AFTERDARK), we will make you a promise: this is the book that will ruin your childhood. Sorry, kids!

Mother F. Goose ONE SHOT

Preview: The Invincible Red Sonja #6

The Invincible Red Sonja #6

writer: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
artist: Moritat
covers: Amanda Conner (A), Joseph Michael Linsner (B), Celina (C) Frank Cho “Outrage” (D), Dominica Cosplay Variant (E), Carla Cohen (RI-F), Amanda Conner (RI-G/BW), Dominica Cosplay Variant (RI-H/Virgin), Joseph Michael Linsner (RI-I/BW), Carla Cohen (RI-J/Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Sword and Sorcery | $3.99 | Teen+

Red Sonja is a woman possessed, and we DO mean possessed! Lucky for her, she’s also a one-woman army, which is good, as she’s about to face off against an army! The price on her head, the missing crown, the rage of a certain wizard—it all comes home to roost this issue!

Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Moritat dish out the ultimate punishment where it’s deserved, and there’s plenty of punishment to go around!

The Invincible Red Sonja #6
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