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Exclusive Preview: Scooby Apocalypse #22

Scooby Apocalypse #22

Written by: J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen
Art by: Colleen Doran, Andy Owens, Ron Wagner
Cover by: Carlos D’Anda
Variant cover by: Howard Chaykin
U.S. Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: February 14, 2018

The world as we know it is gone! The gang is left with two options: Save whoever they can or watch as the human race fades into extinction! Plus, the daring adventures of Secret Squirrel continue!

Preview: Gotham City Garage #8

Gotham City Garage #8

(W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A) Ming Doyle, Colleen Doran, Eryk Donovan (CA) Tula Lotay
RATED T+
In Shops: Jan 24, 2018
SRP: $2.99

Diana takes Kara on a trip. Literally and figuratively.

It’s Alive! to publish Tanith Lee’s The Silver Metal Lover by Trina Robbins

It’s Alive! has passed its initial goal of $10,000 to bring Tanith Lee’s The Silver Metal Lover back to print! However, there’s still time left in the Kickstarter campaign for more fans to pledge to this exciting collection which already blew through its two stretch goals. That includes a Silver Metal Lover sticker featuring Trina Robbins‘ artwork from the book after the pledges passed 200 backers. Plus, now that the campaign has hit $11,000, all backers will also receive a mini print which showcases Trina Robbins’ art.

Originally published in 1985, this work has never been reprinted in any form. This new edition will feature a new variant cover by Colleen Doran, who will also provide the afterword, a new foreword by Gail Simone, and a new intro by Trina Robbins herself. Bonus content will include a special essay about the late Tanith Lee’s life and work by her husband, artist/writer John Kaiine,

All of this will be printed at 8.5″ x 11, full color, on glossy paper, all tucked inside a beautiful, deluxe hardcover.

Many exciting rewards are being offered, including signed copies of the book, exclusive prints from Colleen Doran, sketches by legendary comic book pros, including Bill SienkiewiczRon Frenz, and Larry Hama, and even original pages of comic book art by Trina Robbins!

The Kickstarter is active from now until the evening of Friday, January 5, 2018. Get pledging!

It’s Alive! launches Kickstarter to publish The Silver Metal Lover

Drew Ford, known for putting together dozens of archival reprint collections, such as the Eisner Award nominated The Puma Blues by Stephen Murphy & Michael Zulli, and U.S.S. Stevens: The Collected Stories by Sam Glanzman, now runs his own imprint at IDW called It’S Alive!, where he continues his mission of bringing lost and forgotten graphic novels and uncollected comic book runs back into print!  Saving the history of comics one book at a time!

Ford is Kickstarting to publish Tanith Lee’s The Silver Metal Lover graphic novel adaptation by Trina Robbins. Originally published in 1985, it has never been reprinted in any form. This new edition will have a new cover and afterword by Colleen Doran, a new foreword by Gail Simone, and a new intro by Trina Robbins herself. All of this will be printed at 8.5″ x 11, full color, on glossy paper, all tucked inside a beautiful hard cover.

The graphic novel tells an intimate story of a young girl’s first love…who just happens to be a robot!

Many exciting rewards are being offered, including signed copies of the book, exclusive prints from Colleen Doran, sketches by comic book pros, and even original pages of comic book art by Trina Robbins!

Thanks to Those Speaking Out. We Support You.

Many within the comics industry are taking a stand and speaking out against harassment and the continued protection of those who engage in it. One reason individuals don’t speak out is over fear that they will be blacklisted and not supported by publishers (and fans). So, along with our vocally supporting these creators we as a community need to also show we also have their back financially.

This isn’t a complete list so please add individuals missed in the comments below.


Sophie Campbell is quoted in the recent Buzzfeed article as have turned down Supergirl due to editor Eddie Berganza. That’s beyond stand-up and shows true conviction. Check out her work on Jem and the Holograms, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Wet Moon, and more.

Joshua Hale Fialkov is a writer who worked with DC on the series I, Vampire (among others). He reportedly left the company over a disagreement about killing Green Lantern John Stewart. He’s written awesome series like The Bunker, Tumor, The Life After, and most recently Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth.

Kwanza Osajyefo is one of the creators behind the recently released in trade paperback Black. Not only is he outspoken but also a target for degenerate comic “fans” who only want to take us backwards. That hasn’t stopped him down from speaking out.

Christopher Sebela is the writer behind the upcoming Cold War from AfterShock Comics, Heartthrob, We(l)come Back, High Crimes, and more.

Tony Isabella is one of the co-creators of Black Lightning for DC Comics. Maybe grab one of his classic trades to prepare for the new CW television show or the recent Black Lighting: Cold Dead Hands #1.

Jennifer de Guzman has been one of the most outspoken individuals when it comes to harassment in the comics industry. She’s written for numerous comics (like Womanthology: Space) and prose as well as a journalist. Buy her stuff and hire her!

Lilah Sturges is a writer of comics and fantasy novels having written Jack of Fables for Vertigo. You can also check out her work on Everafter.

Jonathan H. Gray is an artist who has done work on Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, Mega Man, as well as numerous work for Disney Comics.

Matthew Rosenberg is a comic writer who has published indie comics and also worked for Marvel and Archie. He was also part of the DC Writers Workshop Class of 2016. Go check out his 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank which was recently released as a trade paperback.

Kate Leth is a creator who has worked for Marvel, Dark Horse, BOOM!, Dynamite, IDW, and Image. Whatever you buy to support her, it’s going to be good.

Tamra Bonvillain is a colorist who has worked for DC, Marvel, Image and more on such titles as Doom Patrol, Wayward, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Uncanny Avengers, and more.

Colleen Doran spoke out, blew the whistle and was thrown under the bus. Lots of fantastic work including Sandman from DC Comics’ Vertigo written by…

Neil Gaiman who clearly has Doran’s back…

Tea Terry Blue is a digital project manager at King Features Syndicate, a co-editor of RAW Fanthology, and overall comic nerd. Go follow them since there’s tons of other folks speaking out too that Tea is spotlighting.

Ryan Ferrier has written comics such as D4ve, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and more.


That’s a lot of folks to support and I’m sure I’ve missed tons. So, please add on in the comments below and go support those wonderful folks.

Dark Horse Will Publish American Gods Comics in the UK

Dark Horse Comics will be publishing the highly anticipated adaptation of American Gods as periodical comic books in England. The adaptation of the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning novel by Neil Gaiman will be adapted and co-written by P. Craig Russell—who previously adapted Gaiman’s bestselling novels Coraline and The Graveyard Book—and illustrated by acclaimed artist Scott Hampton. Dark Horse will adapt American Gods into twenty-seven single issues with three story arcs: Shadows, My Ainsel, and The Moment of the Storm. The first issue of American Gods: Shadows goes on sale March 15, 2017, ahead of Starz’ premiere of an American Gods TV show, adapted by Bryan Fuller.

The American Gods comic books will feature guest interior art by Walt Simonson, Mark Buckingham, Colleen Doran, P. Craig Russell, and more. The series features covers by some of the industry’s most acclaimed artists: Glenn Fabry and Adam Brown, and variant covers by David Mack. Acclaimed artist Dave McKean, who provided covers on Gaiman’s seminal Sandman for DC Comics, has also created a variant cover for the first issue.

Originally published in 2001 by William Morrow and Headline, American Gods is a Hugo and Nebula Award–winning novel. American Gods is the latest Gaiman adaptation from Dark Horse, preceded by graphic novel adaptations of How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Troll Bridge, Forbidden Brides, and many more.

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Preview: Faith #6

FAITH #6

Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by PHILIP TAN (OCT161979)
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (OCT161980)
Character Design Variant by MEGHAN HETRICK (OCT161982)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN DORAN (OCT161983)
Valiant Cat Cosplay Cover Also Available (OCT161981)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 7 (FOC – 11/14/16)

Fight and flight!

As Los Angeles’ high-flying protector, Faith has inspired the dreams of an entire metropolis… Now get ready to meet its worst nightmare! When an escaped psiot prisoner starts tearing through the streets, Faith must stop her fiery rampage before all hell break loose! But this isn’t just any ordinary threat… Not only can this empowered escapee drain the energy of everything in sight, she’s one of L.A.’s most controversial pop stars to boot!

Valiant’s chart-topping superhero is about to add a major new player to her frenemies list, courtesy of breakout writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and acclaimed artists Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells)!

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Faith #5 Election Special Soars into an Advance Sell-Out!

With just one week to go until the historic presidential election of 2016, Valiant has announced that Faith #5 – a 48-page election special teaming Faith “Zephyr” Herbert with the first female presidential nominee from a major political party – has sold out at the distributor level in advance of its November 2nd street date and will soon return to store shelves with the Faith #5 Second Printing!

The first printing arrives on shelves November 2nd and retailers will receive bonus copies of the Faith #5s sold-out first printing in 50% proportion to their orders of Faith #5’s Cover A by Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera

Packed with 48 pages of all-new content for just $3.99, a major Valiant milestone takes flight right here in an all-star election special for the ages! First, discover the critically acclaimed adventures of Valiant’s most-beloved heroine with AN ALL-NEW JUMPING ON POINT from acclaimed writer Jody Houser and rising star Meghan Hetrick! Then, history is made as Faith and Hillary Clinton rock the vote in a timeless election special tale that only comics legend Louise Simonson and acclaimed artist Pere Perez could tell! And last, but not least, don’t miss a special prelude to Harbinger Renegade #1 – the biggest, most important Valiant debut of 2016 – in a special story from multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts and Eisner Award winning artist Colleen Doran that won’t be found anywhere else!

Faith Herbert, star of the highest-selling independent superhero debut of 2016, is a shining beacon of optimism in a challenging world. Her day job as a blogger and journalist is about to bring Faith face to face with Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton…but its her daring alter ego as Los Angeles’ leading superhero that will have to save the day when a new threat emerges to imperil a pivotal moment that has all of America watching!

Faith #5 returns to stores on November 23rd in the Faith #5 Second Printing!

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Review: Faith #5

faith_005_cover-b_hetrickTake a look at the cover to this comic; it’s an image that seems to indicate pretty clearly which candidate Valiant would like to see in the Oval Office next year. While it’s not unheard of for comic book characters to openly follow a specific political ideology, I’m reasonably sure that a publisher hasn’t featured a political figure on the cover before an election.

Now, I haven’t read the comic yet so I don’t know if the cover is indicative of the story within, or not, so I’ll let you read the preview text while I go read the comic.

On November 2nd, just days before Election Day 2016, legendary writer Louise Simonson and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Pérez present history in the making with a presidential milestone like no other! Faith Herbert, star of the highest selling independent superhero debut of 2016, is a shining beacon of optimism in a challenging world. Her day job as a blogger and journalist is about to bring Faith face to face with Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton…but its her daring alter ego as Los Angeles’ leading superhero that will have to save the day when a new threat emerges to imperil a pivotal moment that has all of America watching!

Faith #5 is a 48 page issue (still priced at $3.99, so you’ll get your money’s worth) with three stories within its pages; Dark Star (23ish pages), Faith in Politics (10 pages) No Days Off (7 pages) making up the total story content at around 40 pages, give or take. It’s a little harder to tell with the review copy pdf I’m reading, but either way that’s a lot of bang for your buck.

faith-5-coverBased on the main cover (to the right), you’d think that the main raw of the comic would be the Faith In Politics, and that’s certainly going to grab the most attention, but  it’s actually Dark Star that’s the lead title here, and the first part in the new story arc – so let’s talk about that first, shall we?

Dark Star, written by Jody Houser and featuring art by new series artist Meghan Hetrick and Marguerite Sauvage kicks things off with a story that has hints of a darker undertones beneath the warmer tones of Faith’s inherent goodness and warmth. Although her life doesn’t reach the Peter Parker level of downtrodden misery, Faith still has her real world challenges, as well as those only a superhero could have – especially a superhero who has a boss that knows her secret identity. Getting glimpses of these facets of Faith’s life, and her struggle to balance her secret identity with her desire to help people has been a recurring theme throughout the series so far, but with Faith #5 we also get some insight into how the character inspires other people.

Dark Star is a great opening, and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next in the arc. I’m also looking forward to seeing Meghan Hetrick’s take on the character, as her art in this story is fantastic, complementing Marguerite Sauvage’s flashback sequence just as well as previous series artist Pere Perez has done for the last eight issues.

But as good as the lead story is, that’s not the one that’s featured on the cover.

faith_005_003Faith In Politics, the reason for the big Election Special header across the front is. To acknowledge the elephant in the corner, yes it is a pro-Clinton story, and depending on your political ideology, that may be an issue for you, but it doesn’t bother me at all. What does bother me is how the story starts strongly before losing steam significantly, and it’s almost entirely because of the dialogue on the final page or so – not the narration boxes (which actually seem very apolitical) and are simply encouraging readers to go vote on November 8th. The encouragement to vote is a good thing, but it’s marred a little by the dialogue that would feel at home in a cheesy movie as Louise Simonson doesn’t quite deliver the quality of dialogue that we’ve seen previously in the series, but Pere Perez delivers a visual treat.

The final story, No Days Off, continues the Faith Is Inspiring theme, and is a solid backup story. Rafer Roberts hasn’t set the world on fire here but provides a nice bonus for those buying the comic for other reasons – one of which is Colleen Doran‘s artwork, which is always a treat.

While I’m sure that Valiant hope that the inclusion of Hillary Clinton will boost sales and bring in new readers, I’m not unconvinced that the publisher is also just stating where they stand when it comes to the two candidates. It’s just somewhat disappointing that the bold move was done with the weakest story within the comic.

Whether you agree with them or not, make sure you do exercise your right to vote on November 8th. You can find your local polling place through Rock the Vote.

Dark Star
Story: Jody Houser Art: Meghan Hetrick
Colour Art: Andrew Dalhouse Flashback Sequence: Marguerite Sauvage
Story: 8.75 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9 

Faith In Politics
Story: Louise Simonson Art: Pere Perez Colour Art: Andrew Dalhouse
Story: 7 Art: 9 Overal: 7.5
No Days Off
Story: Rafer Roberts Art: Colleen Doran Colour Art: David Baron
Story: 8 Art: 9.25 Overall: 8.5
Overall Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review, however, I will also be picking this up Wednesday

Preview: Faith #5

FAITH #5 (ELECTION SPECIAL!)

Written by JODY HOUSER with LOUISE SIMONSON and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK with PERE PÉREZ and COLLEEN DORAN
Cover A by PAOLO RIVERA (SEP162033)
Cover B by MEGHAN HETRICK (SEP162034)
Cover C by CARMEN CARNERO (SEP162035)
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH (SEP162037)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (SEP162038)
Coloring Book Variant Also Available (SEP162036)
$3.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 26 (FOC – 10/3/16)

A VALIANT ELECTION 2016 SPECIAL! A MAJOR COMICS MILESTONE!

On November 2nd, just days before Election Day 2016, legendary writer Louise Simonson and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Pérez present history in the making with a presidential milestone like no other! Faith Herbert, star of the highest selling independent superhero debut of 2016, is a shining beacon of optimism in a challenging world. Her day job as a blogger and journalist is about to bring Faith face to face with Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton…but its her daring alter ego as Los Angeles’ leading superhero that will have to save the day when a new threat emerges to imperil a pivotal moment that has all of America watching!

Also coming in the oversized, 48-page FAITH #5 election special: rising star Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn) joins the Faith creative team of Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and Marguerite Sauvage (Thor) as a brand new chapter of Faith’s life begins – and a threat that hits too close to home makes itself known! Plus: an exclusive prelude to HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – featuring the long-awaited return of Faith’s beloved superteam – by writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and artist Colleen Doran (Amazing Spider-Man)!

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