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Preview: The Long Con #4

The Long Con #4

(W) Dylan Meconis and Ben Coleman
(A) EA Denich
(C) M. Victoria Robado
(CA) EA Denich with M. Victoria Robado
Age Rating: Young Adult Audiences
Genre: Humor, Action/Adventure
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

A bloodbath at the hands of a murderous cosplay squad is interrupted by… another murderous cosplay squad? Dez and Victor flee into a network of secret tunnels once used to whisk celebrity guests to their appearances without pressing the flesh of normal mortals. Now the tunnels echo with mysterious screams, and those who enter are never seen again. What semi-famous horrors will Dez and Victor discover in the darkness? And more importantly, when was the last time those horrors ate?

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 100 Project

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 100 Project

Various (a & c)

The Turtles take center stage in Hero Initiative’s famous “100 Project” format! IDW created a limited number of blank variant covers for the landmark Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #50, and Hero Initiative sent them to 100+ top artists to create original covers! The results are here for you to see, with great art from Dan Brereton, Dale Keown, Whilce Portacio, Stan Sakai, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walt Simonson and of course, Kevin Eastman!

Proceeds benefit Hero Initiative, the only charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in medical or financial need!

TPB • FC • $14.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-945-5

Preview: Assassin’s Creed: Reflections #1


Writer: Ian Edginton
Artist: Valeria Favoccia
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: March 8

In the debut issue of this celebratory series, Templar agent Otso Berg’s Animus research leads him to 15th Century Florence, and the memories of the legendary figure Ezio Auditore da Firenze. In a final meeting with his good friend, Leonardo da Vinci, the Assassin shares a treasured moment from his past involving one of the Italian artist’s most famous subjects…


Preview: Army of Darkness / Xena #1

Army of Darkness / Xena #1

writer: Scott Lobdell
artist: Elliot Fernandez
covers: Reilly Brown (a), Elliot Fernandez (b), David Robinson “Action Figure” (c), Michael Adams “Halloween Costume” (d)
incentive cover: Elliot Fernandez (B/W art), Reilly Brown (“virgin art”)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

You’re Xena the Warrior Princess and your thousand strong army has fallen to an implacable and ancient evil. What do you do? You suck it up and summon the only ally who stands any hope at all of helping you prevent the end of the world. Unfortunately, that lone man is the wise ass, ass kicking, time traveling, woman kissing, boom sticker known as Ash!


Black Mask Studios Updates as to Where Their Comics Are

Black Mask LogoBlack Mask Studios was one of the hottest studios of 2015. Their releases made numerous best of lists as well as seeing multiple sell-outs. Hits like Space Riders, We Can Never Go Home, Young Terrorists, and a whole lot more, were buzzed about and received praise from readers and critics. But, over the last few months they’ve been absent from shelves with no new releases.

The publisher has released an update on their Facebook page as to their status and when we can expect new comics to line shelves.

To the Black Mask Family- I know a lot of you have been wondering the same thing the past couple months: “where the heck are the new Black Mask books??” And I realize it’s been super frustrating that we’ve been vaguely repeating “we’re workin’ on it.”

The truth is we weren’t able to talk in detail about the delays, and we didn’t have any firm new dates anyhow, because we got dragged into some super annoying legal nonsense.

It was, to coin a phrase, a fucking nightmare.

BUT NO MORE! We’ve fixed the problems, shaken off the hassle-makers, and everything’s back on the rails and rolling again.

We understand January and February have been super lame without new Black Mask books, but we promise we’re gonna make it up to you.

After all, that’s why we fight like hell to put out these books even when the law gets in our way. We do it because we love these crazy comics and all our crazy readers.

FINALLY! we have some new dates for you:

Clandestino #2 drops March 16th.

X’ed #2 drops March 23rd.

And we’re way ahead on both of them, issues 3, 4, & 5 of both series are totally complete already, so these things are gonna roll smooth as astroglide.

Also I know there’s been a lot of demand for Young Terrorists #2 (and I appreciate it!). Issue 2 has been done for a long time, it was actually finished before we even solicited #1. But, since I’m not just the writer of YT but also chief cook and bottle washer at BMS, I had to focus on fighting this fight because it affects all our creators and readers and shops–and it’s hard to type with boxing gloves on! So I want to make sure we’re well ahead on Young Terrorists issues (like we are on Clandestino and X’ed) before I announce new street dates. But rest assured, we’re hard at work in the lab and new issues will be rolling out soon.

Plus, the We Can Never Go Home / Young Terrorists split FCBD book just went to print! So you’ll have that wild ride to sink your eyeballs into soon.

Our next #1 – 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK (by Matthew Rosenberg & Tyler Boss) – is on schedule for April release. And it’s awesome.

And we will be announcing our full slate of upcoming new releases shortly. You’re gonna take one look and start bleeding out of your eyes from all the awesome. It’s gonna be disgusting. Super good.

Everybody here at Black Mask deeply appreciates the support all the comic readers and bloggers and shops have shown us. We hope you’ll stick with us because there are so many more exciting stories we want to tell you and so many new and daring creators we want to introduce you to. Thank you so much for the opportunity to create all this madness!

Very sincerely,

Matt Pizzolo
Black Mask Studios

Whatever the reason, we here can’t wait!

Preview: Giant Days #9

Giant Days #9

Imprint: BOOM! Box
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin

Ed attempts to get over his crush on Esther by working at the student paper, but stumbles into even more embarrassing romantic difficulty.


Preview: Rivers of London #1


WRITER: Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel
ARTIST: Lee Sullivan
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Peter Grant has come a long way since first entering the special branch of London’s Metropolitan Police. With his hard-earned powers and a flair for the supernatural, it’s his job to investigate those shadowy crimes that involve urban vampires, weird folk in the Underground and, in this case, why cars are suddenly taking on lives of their own and killing innocent people!

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We Can Never Go Home 1, 2, & 3 Are Going Back To Print… Again.

Black Mask‘s breakout hit series We Can Never Go Home will have all 3 issues going back to print in advance of issue #4 hitting shelves this month. With each issue selling out at Diamond before it hits stands despite hefty overprints, demand has continued to grow.

On July 29th, We Can Never Go Home #1 third printing will hit shelves alongside second printings of #2 & #3. The new printings have all new, wraparound, connecting covers by the amazing Tyler Boss. If people want to make sure their local comic shops are getting them they have to place their orders this week.

A love letter to the type of stories nobody tells anymore, We Can Never Go Home is a coming of age tale for misfits, a crime / road story, and a comic about strange abilities from another point of view. It is the story of Duncan and Madison, 2 high school kids who get in some trouble and decide to go on the run together. Mixtapes, stolen cars, .45’s, superpowers, dead drug dealers, their money, and the backroads of America.

WE CAN NEVER GO HOME #1 (3rd Printing)- MAY158186
WE CAN NEVER GO HOME #2 (2nd Printing)- MAY158184
WE CAN NEVER GO HOME #3 (2nd Printing)- MAY158185

WE CAN NEVER GO HOME #4 (1st Printing)- APR151163
WE CAN NEVER GO HOME #5 (1st Printing)- MAY151065

WE CAN NEVER GO HOME #1 (3rd Printing)

artist: Josh Hood
writers: Matthew Rosenberg & Patrick Kindlon
colors: Amanda Scurti
letters: Jim Campbell
cover: Tyler Boss
Order Cutoff: 7/6
On Shelves: 7/29
Order Code: MAY158186

WE CAN NEVER GO HOME #1 (3rd Printing)

WE CAN NEVER GO HOME #2 (2nd Printing)

artist: Josh Hood
writers: Matthew Rosenberg & Patrick Kindlon
colors: Amanda Scurti
letters: Jim Campbell
cover: Tyler Boss
Order Cutoff: 7/6
On Shelves: 7/29

WE CAN NEVER GO HOME #2 (2nd Printing)

WE CAN NEVER GO HOME #3 (2nd Printing)

artist: Josh Hood
writers: Matthew Rosenberg & Patrick Kindlon
colors: Tyler Boss
letters: Jim Campbell
cover: Tyler Boss
Order Cutoff: 7/6
On Shelves: 7/29
Order Code: MAY158185

WE CAN NEVER GO HOME #3 (2nd Printing)

CBLDF News Last Weekend For Personalized GNs!

Official Press Release

Don’t Miss Out!
It’s The Last Weekend For Personalized GNs In The Spirit of Giving!

It’s the last weekend to reserve your SIGNED & PERSONALIZED graphic novels from top creators in the CBLDF Spirit of Giving holiday drive. Don’t miss out! Just added to this extraordinary set of offerings are personalized books by Gail Simone! Don’t delay, get the best holiday gifts by supporting the CBLDF Spirit of Giving today!

Fight censorship by getting your holiday gifts from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! 25 of today’s most popular graphic novelists will personalize their books to the fans on your list in exchange for donations to the Fund! Best of all, every item supports the Fund’s First Amendment legal work, and a portion of each contribution is tax-deductible.

As part of the CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving holiday gift drive, donations you make on Cyber Monday will be acknowledged by The Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation who will make a contribution of $1 for every donation and gift order placed on the CBLDF’s website. In addition, they will contribute $5 for each new, renewing or gift membership made from now until December 31!

25 legendary graphic novelists are personalizing books for the CBLDF, including some of the season’s best new gift books. Make your holiday comics giving a cinch by choosing from books by bestselling masters including Neil Gaiman, art spiegelman, Frank Miller, Dave Gibbons, and Scott McCloud; Lit comics lions Chester Brown, Dan Clowes, Los Bros. Hernandez, Seth, and Adrian Tomine; Indy comics icons Jeff Smith, Evan Dorkin, Larry Marder, Carla Speed McNeil and Terry Moore; Superhero visionaries Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman, and Paul Levitz; or Hard boiled thrill makers Robert Kirkman, Jason Aaron, Brian Azzarello, Garth Ennis, Brian K. Vaughan, and Brian Wood!

Be a hero this holiday by giving the most unique gifts that make a real difference when you support the CBLDF with the Spirit of Giving!

CBLDF Joins Celebration of Comics at
The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

On Saturday, CBLDF heads across the bridge for The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, a one-day show celebrating comics and graphic design. This free festival takes place December 3, from noon to 9:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (275 North 8th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn), and features an electrifying assortment of creators, publishers, exhibitors, and programming.

CBLDF will be on hand, exhibiting with exclusive signed premiums, including a wide range of autographed graphic novels from Jaime Hernandez, Mike Mignola, Jim Woodring, Dan Clowes, and more. The money raised during the festival will support CBLDF’s defense of an American citizen who faces prosecution Canada because of the comics he carried on his laptop. Come out and support free speech and comics this weekend at The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival!

Alex Cox Named CBLDF Deputy Director

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is pleased to announce that Alex Cox has been named to the position of Deputy Director. In this new capacity, his responsibilities will expand to include full oversight of the CBLDF home office and fundraising program. Cox joined the CBLDF in the fall of 2010 as Development Manager.

Since joining the CBLDF last year Cox has improved the organization’s membership program and convention presences. Under Cox’s watch, membership in both the retailer and individual capacities has shown dramatic increases. Cox has also overseen the creation of a more robust volunteer program in the New York home office. Prior to CBLDF, Cox was a 15-year veteran of comics retail, including owning and managing the nationally recognized comic book store ROCKETSHIP.

Speaking about the promotion, Cox said, “I’m extremely grateful to be in a position to help the comics community fight back against anyone that would threaten free expression in this art form that we all love. As a comic fan and student of the art form for close to 30 years, I never thought that I would see anything like the panic caused by SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT in my lifetime. But with the current case in Canada, the creeping specter of censorship and persecution is rearing its head again, making the CBLDF even more important. I’m proud to be a part of it and I look forward to working with our members, retailers, and the creative community in the years to come.”

“Alex has been a great addition to the CBLDF, and we’re excited to be able to develop a space for him to grow even further within the organization” says Charles Brownstein, CBLDF’s Executive Director. “Alex has made great strides in developing our fundraising program in a very difficult time, and his leadership in the office has helped us bring in even more talented volunteers to help us fulfill our work. He’s an extremely valuable member of our team, and we’re glad to see him take on this new role.”