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Preview: Sword Master #12

Sword Master #12

(W) Shuizhu, Amy Chu (A/CA) Gunji
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 18, 2020
SRP: $3.99

SECRETS OF CHIYOU’S TOMB REVEALED!

With the help of SHUANGSHUANG and her grandmother, the chief of the NU WA CLAN, the SWORD MASTER confronts the past.

But he’ll also discover a big clue as to his missing father’s fate.

Is LIN LIE ready for the truth?

Preview: Aero #12

Aero #12

(W) Zhou Liefen, Amy Chu (A/CA) Keng
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 21, 2020
SRP: $3.99

FIGHT OR FLIGHT!
• The fate of SHANGHAI hangs in the balance as AERO and IRON MAN attempt to unlock the secret of the jade towers.
• How will they defeat the enemy that threatens Aero’s beloved city?
• And where does the mysterious MADAME HUANG fit into this whole puzzle?

Aero #12

Diversity Comic Con Focuses its Programming for Aspiring Comic Writers and Artists

Diversity Comic Con

What happens when you let educators run a comic con? It becomes as much about learning something new as much as it’s about celebrating comics. This year’s Diversity Comic Con at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is featuring a slew of programming for creators who want to get into the comics industry. The convention has gone virtual and is completely accessible from anywhere on Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17.

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.

Preview: Sword Master #11

Sword Master #11

(W) Shuizhu, Amy Chu (A/CA) Gunji
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 07, 2020
SRP: $3.99

WILL DESTINY LEAD TO DESTRUCTION?!
• SWORD MASTER LIN LIE meets the powerful chief of the Nü-Wa Clan…JI SHUANGSHUANG’S grandmother!
• And Granny reveals the TRUTH about CHIYOU’S TOMB and Lin Lie’s bloodline.
• Will Lin Lie be strong enough to defeat a vengeful GOD OF WAR?

Sword Master #11

Christian Cooper Joins the Diversity Comic-Con Panelists to Address Racial Injustice

With the recent deaths of African Americans at the hands of Police, the country has been forced to face its issues with racism like never before. This was the case when comics writer Christian Cooper was harassed in New York’s Central Park by a woman who threatened to call the police claiming “there’s an African American man threatening my life.” All Cooper had done was ask her to leash her dog as was the rules of the park. Luckily no one was injured in the confrontation but the incident was captured on video and has since gone viral.

October marks the beginning of Civility Week for the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York system. Over several days, the college offers up programming that addresses the issues of diversity and inclusion. This year’s theme is “Social Justice” to shed more light on current events in our community. For the past two years, the week has been capped off by Diversity Comic-Con. A celebration of multiculturalism in the sequential arts.

This year’s Diversity Comic-Con is even more significant as it hosts a special Q & A session sponsored by DC Comics. Cooper along with artist Alitha Martinez, through DC, have produced a comic anthology called “Represent: It’s a Bird” partly inspired by his experience in Central Park but focusing more on the broader subject of racism. “I hope young people read it, and that they’re inspired to keep the focus where it needs to be, which is on those we have lost and how we keep from losing more.” Said Cooper in an interview. “This moment is about the ones we’ve lost, and how we’re going to keep from losing any more.” The live Diversity Comic-Con interview will be conducted by Alitha’s son on Saturday, at 2:30 pm.

Also appearing will be Shawn Martinbrough, renowned artist of such characters as Batman and Black Panther. “As a New York native and artist, I have always been inspired to create by diverse populations and their environments. Variety and different voices are the lifeblood of creativity.” Martinbrough will be delivering the keynote address and answering questions as well. Other diverse creators appearing include Kiku Hughes, Alex Sanchez, LL McKinney, Mika Song, Vivek Tiwary, Alex Segura, Amy Chu, Regine Sawyer, Jonah Newman, and Robert Scull.

Aspiring artists and writers are also encouraged to submit their own comic stories and art to the anthologyBlack Stories Matter” which is the theme of the comic con itself. “The book will be released a few weeks after the event and creators can submit 1-5 pages of comic stories by October 30th,” says organizer Ramon Gil. “We wanted something tangible that remains after the event is over. All the details are on the website.”

Scholastic Graphix, Archie Comics, First Second, Random House Graphic, and Nickelodeon are also supporting the event by contributing prizes and having their creators at the various panels throughout the weekend. “I’m excited to return to Diversity Comic-Con this year – a year that has shown more than ever that discussion, education, and change in diversity is essential for everyone in the publishing industry.” offers Gina Gagliano, publishing director at Random House Graphic. 

Diversity Comic Con 2020 is completely online and accessible by anyone anywhere with internet access. It happens Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17. The event is free and live online where people can also find all the details on how to participate as a creator.

Preview: Sword Master #10

Sword Master #10

(W) Shuizhu, Amy Chu (A/CA) Gunji
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

ROAD TRIP!
• LIN LIE and JI SHUANGSHUANG journey northwest to the ancestral headquarters of the Nuwa clan with Lin Lie’s roommate CHENG at the wheel. But Shuang Shuang’s homecoming is anything but peaceful.
• Can Lin Lie master the SWORD OF FU XI in time to help save Shuangshuang’s home from Chiyou’s demon horde?

Sword Master #10

Preview: Aero #10

Aero #10

(W) Zhou Liefen, Amy Chu (A/CA) Keng
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 26, 2020
SRP: $3.99

WORLDS COLLIDE!
• LEI LING meets TONY STARK for the first time! What’s behind IRON MAN’s surprise visit to Shanghai? Does he know the truth behind Aero’s secret identity?
• Meanwhile, Aero’s nemesis MADAME HUANG is back! Her deadly plan threatens not only all of Shanghai…but the entire world!

Aero #10

Preview: Dejah Thoris Vol. 2: Dejah Rising!

Dejah Thoris Vol. 2: Dejah Rising!

writer: Amy Chu
artist: Pasquale Qualano
cover: Diego Galindo
FC | 120 pages | $19.99 | Fantasy/Sci-Fi | Teen+

Before John Carter there was still… A Princess of Mars.

Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium, sends Dejah Thoris on a scientific mission to chart air currents and atmospheric density tests. But Dekana Lor, Headmistress of the Royal Academy of Helium, hints at a second secret mission to the princess. And who is this handsome Red Martian prince and why is he suddenly part of the team?

From Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Red Sonja) & Pasquale Qualano (Guardians Of The Galaxy: Gamora’s Galactic Showdown!)

Dejah Thoris Vol. 2: Dejah Rising!

Preview: Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #10

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #10

writer: Amy Chu
artist: Maria Sanapo
covers: Fay Dalton (A), Robert Hack (B), Laura Braga (C), Dan Parent (D), Cat Staggs (E)
Juan Gedeon “Zombie” Variant (RI), Dan Parent (RI-B/W), Juan Gedeon “Zombie” Variant (RI-B/W), Laura Braga (RI-B/W), Laura Braga (RI-Virgin), Dan Parent (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Horror/Mystery | $3.99 | Teen+

Betty and Veronica in the worst vacation destination ever: Drakulon! Trapped on a hot planet full of thirsty vampiri. Where are Vampirella and Red Sonja when you need them?!

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #10

Preview: Aero #9

Aero #9

(W) Zhou Liefen, Amy Chu (A/CA) Keng
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 18, 2020
SRP: $3.99

AERO SUITS UP FOR HER BIGGEST BATTLE YET!

• AERO meets one of the Marvel Universe’s best and brightest when IRON MAN makes a surprise visit!
• But is he friend or foe?
• And the secret origin of the mysterious Madame Huang is finally revealed!

Aero #9
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