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Jordie Bellaire Writes Vampirella and Red Sonja a New Ongoing Series!

Dynamite‘s two flagship heroines are teaming up in a new ongoing series starting in September in Vampirella/Red Sonja, written by the multitalented and Eisner-winning Jordie Bellaire with art by Drew Moss.

The story starts in 1969, the genesis of Vampirella – timed perfectly with her 50th Anniversary now being celebrated in 2019. Vampi’s new to Earth and still adapting to our world. She finds herself attracted to the supernatural and paranormal mysteries of the world. When suddenly she runs across a young Red Sonja, plucked out of time and clueless. The two women set forth on an adventure, collaborating as both detectives and warriors to find out what has happened… only for more space-time shenanigans to befall them! Do not expect any cliché misunderstanding fights, these two Women of Dynamite are working together, no holds barred.

Joining Bellaire and Moss are Rebecca Nalty on colors and Becca Carey on letters. The first issue will feature a range of talented cover artists. Terry and Rachel Dodson lead the pack. Julian Totino Tedesco contributes a fun cover. Babs Tarr joins the crew. Jordie herself will color fan-favorite artist Leonardo Romero‘s piece. While interior artist Drew Moss will be doing “Then and Now” covers, depicting his modern style superimposed alongside classic art of the characters such as by Frank Frazetta. Watch out for covers from other huge names on future issues, as creators jump at the opportunity to draw these two characters side by side. 

Vampirella/Red Sonja #1 is slated for release in September 2019.

Vampirella/Red Sonja #1

A New Era of Ms. Marvel as Saladin Ahme Takes Over for G. Willow Wilson

Marvel has announced that this spring, Eisner Award–winner Saladin Ahmed and rising star Minkyu Jung will take the reins of one of Marvel’s most beloved new characters in The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1!

Ahmed’s taking over means long time writer G. Willow Wilson will move on from the character ending her tenure as writer. Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, was introduced in 2014 and went on to star in her own series as well as others like Champions and Marvel Rising. She was created by Wilson, Adrian Alphon, Stephen Wacker, and Sana Amanat.

The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1 features a main cover by Eduard Petrovich and variants by Elsa Charretier and Babs Tarr. You can find it on shelves March 13, 2019.

Titan Reveals Their Plans for the Thirteenth Doctor

Heralding a new era for Titan’s Doctor Who line, Titan Comics and BBC Studios have revealed the launch details for Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #1, featuring variants from leading artists including Babs Tarr, Sarah Graley, Katie Cook, Ariela Kristantina, and Paulina Ganucheau.

This Fall, join the Thirteenth Doctor in a fresh new series of comic adventures, featuring an array of new faces – including the Doctor herself!  Taking control of the TARDIS for this regeneration is an amazing new team: Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser, illustrator Rachael Stott, and colorist Enrica Angiolini.

The new comic series sees the Doctor return in her most thrilling incarnation yet – played by Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch) – and travels the cosmos with three brand new friends: Graham (played by Bradley Walsh), Yasmin (Mandip Gill), and Ryan (Tosin Cole). Readers can look forward to experiencing mind-blowing challenges and dynamic stories through space and time in the pages of the upcoming new comic series.

To commemorate this exciting and hotly-anticipated series, Titan’s is celebrating this debut issue by launching thirteen stunning variant covers, including art covers by Doctor Who fan-favorite artist Alice X. Zhang, series artist Rachael Stott, Babs Tarr (Batgirl, Motor Crush), Sanya Anwar (Assassin’s Creed), Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce), Sarah Graley (Rick and Morty), Ariela Kristantina (Mata Hari) and Katie Cook (Adventure Time). Plus, a photo cover, a cosplay variant and a fantastic Doctor Puppet variant by Alisa Stern – creator of the beloved Doctor Puppet Youtube series. Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #2 will feature covers by Paulina Ganucheau and Rachael Stott, as well as a stunning photo cover.

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #1 is part of Titan Comics’ larger plans for the Thirteenth Doctor in 2018, including; Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor Vol. 0 – which sees the Doctor relive memories from her many incarnations, showcasing unseen adventures from EVERY version of the Doctor!; and Doctor Who Comics Day on November 24 – where fans and stores unite to celebrate everything Doctor Who!

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #1 hits stores and digital devices in the Fall.

Stranger Things #1 Gets a TFAW Babs Tarr Exclusive Variant

The nostalgia-igniting hit Netflix original series Stranger Things comes to comic shelves this September. Follow Will Byers into a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down.

Things from Another World has an exclusive variant from Babs Tarr that you can order now. Their site is the only place you’ll get this cover.

Stranger Things #1 is out September 26th, 2018.

 

 

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Preview: Red Sonja Vol. 4 #20

Red Sonja Vol. 4 #20

writers: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
artist: Carlos Gomez, Vincenzo Federici
covers: Babs Tarr (A), Tula Lotay (B), John Royle (C), J. Bone (D), Cosplay Cover (E)
Babs Tarr (RI-B/W), Tula Lotay (RI-Virgin), John Royle (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

As the castle prepares for the Feast of the Deities, Sonja and her friends reluctantly take on the job of event security for the owner, the shifty Rusa Sandak, while Sonja attempts to solve the mystery of the missing Lord Skath… at the local tavern.

Preview: Nancy Drew #2

Nancy Drew #2

writer: Kelly Thompson
artist: Jenn St-Onge, Triona Farrell
covers: Tula Lotay (A), Babs Tarr (B), Jenn St-Onge (C-Sub)
Tula Lotay (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Nancy’s returned to her hometown of Bayport to sniff out the sender of an ominous letter that may have to do with her mother’s death seven years ago. Re-teaming with her childhood crime solving team — Bess, George, and The Hardy Boys — Nancy is determined to get to the bottom of things. But she hasn’t even been back in town a day, and someone’s already tried to kill them once. Can they follow the clues in time to stop it from happening again? This modern take on the classic mystery icon continues from KELLY THOMPSON (Hawkeye, Star Wars, Rogue & Gambit) and JENN ST-ONGE (Giant Days, The Misfits)!

Dragon Con 2017: The “Men In Comics” Panel

Good morning, Dragon Con,” said Kelly Sue Deconnick, bright and bubbly to start the panel. “We’ve asked you here today to join us in our destruction of the patriarchy.”

It certainly felt like the type of crowd to be devoted to destruction of the patriarchy in the room. It was 11 a.m. on a Monday at Dragon Con, where everything feels exhausting and hungover, so you certainly have to be committed to be here. Not to mention it’s a Women In Comics panel.

At least so we thought.

As the panel began with Deconnick, Babs Tarr, Megan Hutchinson, and moderator Jami Jones, they revealed to us that after several discussions over the double edged sword of Women In Comics panels and a few last minute decisions, this was not going to be the rote but necessary Women in Comics panel. Instead, it was going to be a panel of all women talking about Men in Comics.

What then ensued was 60 minutes of sarcastic brilliance on a Labor Day morning.

Presented in the way of all-white or all-men panels on diversity or women in comics, the panelists took it to the next level, briefly transporting to a world where all the dense questions and bad takes about diversity in comics were applied to white men.

“People are understandably guarded about fake male fans,” Deconnick said during the Q&A when asked how to reach male readers, followed by a suggestion about testing the cred of said fake male fans a little bit.

Another attendee asked for advice as a queer woman about how to mentor straight men getting into comics. Tips about critiquing their art at their table or meeting up at “BarCon” after the show abound at that point. So did the laughter.

It certainly helped that the audience was all in on the joke, especially the men in attendance who were great sports about the way the panelists talked to them condescendingly in the way some male professionals speak about women. Deconnick even asked one male attendee a twirl for the room. It really all did feel too familiar, which made it even more ridiculous.

There was even two new character tests created during the panel! The first being “The Bendis Test,” which is to see if two named male characters talk about anything besides a woman. The other is “The Sexy Hammer Test,” which is if a man in a story can be replaced by a sexy hammer and still tell the same story. Still, the representation of men in comics shouldn’t just boil down to that, as Deconnick said. “Try to make men that men like, but women… also sort of like.”

Between all the jokes and Tarr sarcastically going “Who?” the first time Bendis was mentioned, the most telling moment of the panel was when Jones asked if they were going to talk about favorite male creators in terms of looks or their books. Deconnick paused and told of a Bleeding Cool message board thread that was FMK over women creators. She advised not to go that route, but concluded with, “I’m not bitter, but I have a long memory.”

While the rest of the panel continued from there, with the panelists commenting on how Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher were handsome in different ways along with being good writers and Deconnick making jokes about how Bendis has a big imagination for writing Spider-Woman when he is neither a woman nor a spider, the “I’m not bitter, but I have a long memory” comment stuck with me the most. I feel like that is something that could have easily been said by any of the women on the panel or in attendance. For all the jokes cracked and sarcastic comments made, it was all rooted in the reality of a community that still treats women as a sideshow attraction instead of as serious creators and characters.

Still, for a Monday morning at the end of a five day long convention, it felt good to laugh at the absurdity of it all.

For more quotes from the panel, my livetweet thread can be read here as well as in the #MenInComics hashtag.

Preview: Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special #1

Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special #1

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Dini, Chip Zdarsky, Daniel Kibblesmith (A) Chad Hardin, Joe Quinones, David Lafuente (A/CA) Amanda Conner
In Shops: Sep 13, 2017
SRP: $4.99

In a story written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, with art by Conner, learn what really happened when Harley, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy hit Vegas!
Then, a tale written by Paul Dini with art by Chad Hardin takes us back to Harley’s days with the Joker to see the hell he unleashes when he makes the mistake of scheduling the biggest heist of their career on Harley’s birthday!

Plus, writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Joe Quinones pit Harley and the Joker against Batman and Robin — but while you might think the Joker knows how to play with Batman’s mind, it’s nothing compared to Harley’s ability to crack Robin’s psyche!
And that’s not all! Writer Dale Kibblesmith with art by David LaFuente put Coney Island right in the path of a hurricane — and put Harley on a collision course with Swamp Thing, of all people…monsters…things…?

This issue also includes Harley pin-up pages with art by Babs Tarr, Bengal, Dustin Nguyen and more!

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Adult Coloring Book

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Adult Coloring Book

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: N/A
Artists: Bachan, Daniel Bayliss, Ryan Browne, Jamal Campbell, Elsa Charretier, Jorge Corona, Benjamin Dewey, Sean “Cheeks” Galloway, Jason Ho, Corin Howell, Rebekah Isaacs, Joëlle Jones, Jonathan Lam, Denis Medri, Christopher Mitten, Takeshi Miyazawa, Robb Mommaerts, Goñi Montes, Tradd Moore, Philip Murphy, Dan Mora, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Jefte Palo, Walter Pax, Missy Peña, Paul Pope, Hendry Prasetya, Khary Randolph, Paul Reinwand, David Rubín, Thony Silas, Cory Smith, Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Babs Tarr
Cover Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Price: $16.99

Colors are an important part of how Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Trini, Billy, and Tommy identify themselves as Mighty Moprhin Power Rangers, and now the power to showcase those colors is in your hands.

Featuring over 90 black-and-white illustrations from an array of artists such as Goñi Montes, Paul Pope, David Rubin, Hendry Prasetya, Daniele Di Nicuolo, and many more, it’s color morphin time in the first-ever Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Adult Coloring Book.
Fans, colorists, and even Bulk and Skull now hold the power to bring a unique look to the Rangers, zords, villains, and city of Angels Grove. Stay inside the lines, and may the Power protect you.

Image Announces a Slew of Creators for the Rose City Comic Con Homecoming Dance

Fan-favorite Image Comics creators Chip Zdarsky, Babs Tarr, Matt Fraction, and Kelly Sue DeConnick have all RSVP’d to participate in the Image Comics’ Fall Homecoming dance! Don’t miss your chance to rub elbows with your favorite comics creators and celebrate Image Comics’ 25th anniversary with dancing, refreshments, and a photobooth.

Tickets to the Image Comics Fall Homecoming Dance are on sale now.

Back by popular demand, Image Comics is pleased to host a very special formal Fall Homecoming dance for the comics community during the Rose City Comic Con festivities. The dance will be held on Saturday, September 9th from 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. at The Evergreen. This event will be 21+ only. IDs will be checked at the door.

Image Comics’ Fall Homecoming will be in the style and spirit of a traditional high school dance and all comics fans and industry members are encouraged to come mix, mingle, and dance the night away.

Image Comics Fall Homecoming ticket tiers:

  • $20: Entry ticket
  • $45: Add-on pack, including an Image t-shirt, variant cover comic, commemorative pint glass, and enamel pin
  • $79: VIP pack—ticket to the party, add-on pack items, and access to special VIP area at the venue (limited quantity, only 100 VIP tickets available)
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