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the-forevers-1-11Tomorrow Small Press Expo kicks off. Who else is going? If you’re in the DC area, you absolutely should! If you see our team, come say “hi”!

While you wait for the weekend to start, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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CBLDF – THIS WEEKEND: CBLDF Has Signings, Debuts, and More in Store for SPX! – Take advantage folks!

Tabeltop Gaming News – USAopoloy Posts A Look Inside the Marvel Munchkin 2 Set – Anyone playing this?

CBR – Syfy Orders Pilot Based On Morrison & Robertson’s Happy! – Interesting.

Comics Alliance – ‘Supergirl’ Spins the Wheel on Dichen Lachman as DC’s Roulette – Interesting casting.

ICv2 – First Announced Game Shipment Delay Due to Hanjin Bankruptcy – How much else will be impacted?

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Doom Patrol #1

The Beat – Family Man

Talking Comics – The Forevers #1

The Beat – Hadrian’s Wall #1

Talking Comics – Red Hood and the Outlaws #2

Talking Comics – Wonder Woman #6

Bloodshot U.S.A. #2 ­– Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite Bring Madness to Manhattan in November!

There are eight million people in New York City…and every one of them just became a killing machine!

Valiant has released a first look inside Bloodshot U.S.A. #2 (of 4) – the next borough-burning chapter of the fall’s blockbuster standalone event from “The Future of Valiant“! On November 23rd, New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite infect every city dweller from the Bronx to Broadway with the same nanite-enhanced technology that transformed Bloodshot into America’s most dangerous soldier! Now, as the population of New York City turns on itself, Bloodshot must race against the clock to infiltrate the quarantine zone and deactivate the virus before the entire nation starts seeing red!

With the flip of a switch, Project Rising Spirit has just infected every man, woman, and child in New York City with a designer “nanite virus,” instantly transforming them into hard-coded killing machines. Now, block by block, the citizens of America’s greatest metropolis are falling prey to their own destructive urges…and Bloodshot is the only soldier tough enough to go head-to-head with the entire Big Apple gone bad! With the humanity of an entire city on the line, Bloodshot is waging a one-man assault on Manhattan to root out the source of this machine-made infection before it hits the heartland… but will bullets and brute force be enough to stop the spread of a pandemic deadlier than anything in human history?

Featuring covers from Doug Braithwaite, Stephen Segovia, Dave Johnson, Darick Robertson, and Clayton Crain!

BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #2 (of 4) (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (SEP162055)
Cover B by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (SEP162056)
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (SEP162057)
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON (SEP162058)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (SEP162059)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale NOVEMBER 23rd (FOC 10/31/16)

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Preview: A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #7

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #7 (“NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN” – PART 2)

Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON with DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by KANO (JUL162080)
Cover B by DARICK ROBERTSON (JUL162081)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (JUL162082)
Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE (JUL162083)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 7 (FOC – 8/15/16)

No more clowning around!

The hunt for Armstrong’s estranged wife is taking a strange turn through America’s most bizarre traveling circus…and it’s no laughing matter! Besieged by a deranged troupe of malformed Armstrong clones, the world’s hardest-traveling adventurers may have finally met a match more dysfunctional than they are! And if that wasn’t enough absurdity for one day, a Russian science bear is about to come barreling through the big top with grave news for Archer & Armstrong!

NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN continues its precarious trip trough the fetid underbelly of Americana here…and rising star Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES) and Eisner Award winner Mike Norton (Revival) are coming along for the ride!

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Valiant Joins Local Comic Shop Day 2016 with Harbinger Renegades and Bloodshot U.S.A.

Valiant Entertainment is supporting Local Comic Shop Day 2016 on November 19th, 2016 by offering special editions of Bloodshot U.S.A. #1 (of 4) and Harbinger Renegades #1 to participating retailers! The movie spotlights two major releases from “The Future of Valiant” initiative – an all-new wave of ongoing series and prestige projects from the largest independent superhero universe in comics.

Limited to just 1,000 copies, the Bloodshot U.S.A. #1 LCSD VARIANT will feature an all-new, never-before-seen cover by renowned artist Antonio Fuso, created especially for Local Comic Shop Day 2016! From the Bronx to Broadway, an unstoppable, nanite-enhanced pathogen is about to turn New York City’s populace against itself…and Bloodshot is the only soldier tough enough to lead a one-man invasion of the city that never sleeps! Join the firefight here as superstar creators Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite unleash a perfect entry point into Valiant’s award-winning publishing line with the self-contained action event of the fall!

Then, acclaimed creators Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson activate the most-demanded, most dangerous superteam in comics in the Harbinger Renegades #1 LCSD VARIANT – featuring an explosive new cover by action-packed artist Stephen Segovia! They’re in your towns. In your schools. And inside your mind…Now, with a revolutionary upheaval in motion all across America, Kris Hathaway, John “Torque” Torkelson, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, and Peter Stanchek are about to discover their calling. Together, the HARBINGER RENEGADES are moving from town to town, building their ranks, and subverting authority one mind at a time…and setting out to prove once and for all that behind their power, there has always been a purpose.

Local Comic Shop Day shines a spotlight on locally owned independent comic book specialty stores and their role in shaping the pop culture market. This year, Local Comic Shop Day will be Saturday, November 19th, the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

On Local Comic Shop Day, participating retailers will have exclusive, and in some cases, limited items debuting from supporting publishers. The goal of Local Comic Shop Day is to jump start the holiday buying season for storefront comics specialty retailers by giving comics fans more of what they most desire.

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Preview: Bloodshot Reborn #16

BLOODSHOT REBORN #16 (“BLOODSHOT ISLAND” – PART 3)

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by TOMÁS GIORELLO (JUN161930)
Cover B by BEN OLIVER (JUN161931)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (JUN161932)
Interlocking Variant Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUN161933)
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON (JUN161934)
Variant Cover by SEAN CHEN (JUN161935)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 31 (FOC – 8/8/16)

Die and die again on…BLOODSHOT ISLAND!

As the endless process of life, death, and rebirth plagues Bloodshot and his fellow prisoners of Bloodshot Island, the being that hunts them – the ruthlessly efficient killer called Deathmate – grows stronger with each agonizing day. But as Bloodshot momentarily gains the upper hand on the shadowy organization that created him and its enigmatic instrument of destruction, he may stumble upon the greatest secrets of the island…and his own haunted past!

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Old Man Logan) and superstar artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) open fire on the most controversial chapter of BLOODSHOT ISLAND yet, sending shockwaves through the Valiant Universe that will be felt for years to come!

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Preview: A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #6

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 (NEW ARC! “NEXT STOP: CLOWNTOWN” – PART 1)

Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JUN161890)
Cover B by KANO (JUN161891)
Cover C by DARICK ROBERTSON (JUN161892)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PÉREZ (JUN161893)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JUN161894)
Variant Cover by DIEGO LATORRE (JUN161895)
$3.99| 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 10 (FOC – 7/18/16)

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! Archer and Armstrong and Davey the Mackerel are joining the circus for “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN”!

Archer and Armstrong are on the hunt for Armstrong’s long-lost wife, and the clues have put them on the trail of America’s craziest traveling circus! But it’s not just clowns, carnies, and strongmen lurking under the big top… When the world’s premier adventure duo discover dozens of mutated Armstrong doppelgängers secretly running the show, all heck is bound to break loose! And it’s only going to get worse when Davey the Mackerel returns with a shocking new set of secrets about Armstrong’s bottomless satchel…and what else might be soon plotting its escape!

Mad science meets the midway when red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Mike Norton (Revival) toss Archer & Armstrong into the wildest show on Earth with a perfect new jumping-on point in “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN”!

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Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson Activate Harbinger Renegades #1 – Coming this November!

This November, the most-demanded, most dangerous superteam in comics strikes again in an all-new ongoing series!

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside Harbinger Renegades #1 – the FIRST ISSUE to the ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES and JUMPING-ON POINT exploding out of the “FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative! On November 16th, Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts and superstar artist Darick Robertson unleash Valiant’s untamed team of teenage runaways, rogues and malcontents onto a world that’s more distressed – and more distrusting – than ever before. As neighborhoods across the country threaten to overflow with hostility, terror and paranoia in the midst of a growing psiot panic, the time is now for this band of renegades to use their explosive abilities to reveal the truth about the secret power that now threatens to divide and conquer a nation!Anyone you know could become a psionically powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. Your neighbor. Your boss. Your best friend. Your kids.

Anyone you know could become a psionically powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. Your neighbor. Your boss. Your best friend. Your kids.Six months ago, a secret team of renegade whistleblowers leaked the existence of these extraordinarily dangerous individuals to a stunned world. Today, all across the country, crude, DIY psiot activation attempts have left hundreds brain damaged…or worse. The emergence of a new psiot in a community often leads to riots and mass violence. Gun sales are through the roof. America is terrified of what could happen next.

Six months ago, a secret team of renegade whistleblowers leaked the existence of these extraordinarily dangerous individuals to a stunned world. Today, all across the country, crude, DIY psiot activation attempts have left hundreds brain damaged…or worse. The emergence of a new psiot in a community often leads to riots and mass violence. Gun sales are through the roof. America is terrified of what could happen next.With this revolutionary upheaval now in motion, Kris Hathaway, John “Torque” Torkelson, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, and Peter Stanchek are about to discover their calling. Together, the HARBINGER RENEGADES are moving from town to town, building their ranks, and subverting authority one mind at a time…and setting out to prove once and for all that behind their power, there has always been a purpose.

With this revolutionary upheaval now in motion, Kris Hathaway, John “Torque” Torkelson, Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, and Peter Stanchek are about to discover their calling. Together, the HARBINGER RENEGADES are moving from town to town, building their ranks, and subverting authority one mind at a time…and setting out to prove once and for all that behind their power, there has always been a purpose.Featuring covers by

Featuring covers by Darick Robertson, Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Dave Johnson, Kano, Pere Perez, Clayton Henry, Bob Layton, and Jim Mahfood!

HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover A by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover D by KANO
Valiant x CGC Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON
Variant Cover by JIM MAHFOOD
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 16 (FOC – 10/23/16)

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Preview: A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #5

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5

Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover A by KANO (MAY161861)
Cover B by DAVID LAFUENTE (MAY161862)
Cover C by DARICK ROBERTSON (MAY161863)
Cover D by JOE EISMA (MAY161864)
Valiant Emoji Variant by SWYFT MEDIA (MAY161865)
FAITH #1 Interlocking Variant by PERE PÉREZ (MAY161867)
Variant Cover by DIEGO LATORRE (MAY161868)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (MAY161866)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 20 (FOC – 6/27/16)

ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! A VALIANT TALE FOR THE AGES! This ain’t no ordinary team-up…

It’s Archer & Faith’s first date!

A&A’s whirlwind ongoing series is hitting the town with the one and only FAITH! With Armstrong on the road, Archer is taking some much-needed personal time…and bringing his long-distance Romance with Los Angeles’s number-one superhero off of FaceTime and into the real world! As these friends take their relationship to the next level, will romance conquer all? Or will they still find the time to brawl with some loan sharks? When a teenaged martial arts expert and high-flying psiot get together, anything goes!

Come on board here with the swooning standalone adventure of the summer as paramour extraordinaire Rafer Roberts and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton bring you THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & FAITH! More crossbows than Sleepless in Seattle! More fistfights than The Notebook!

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Preview: Bloodshot Reborn #15

BLOODSHOT REBORN #15 (“BLOODSHOT ISLAND” – PART 2)

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MICO SUAYAN
Cover A by TOMAS GIORELLO (MAY161875)
Cover B by BEN OLIVER (MAY161876)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (MAY161877)
Interlocking Variant by RYAN BODENHEIM (MAY161878)
Variant Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON (MAY161879)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (MAY161880)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 13 (6/20/16)

Escape from BLOODSHOT ISLAND!

Live. Die. Rejuvenate. Each day, Bloodshot and his fellow castaways from Project Rising Spirit awake to find themselves hunted by the unstoppable engine of destruction called Deathmate. And each day, they die…only to begin their escape once more after the nano-technology inside them repairs their fatal injuries. As Bloodshot and his new teammates begin to understand the brutal logic behind their island prison, will the biggest threat to their survival be the horrors that await in the jungle around them…or each other?

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Old Man Logan) and superstar artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) lead the hunt for the secrets behind Bloodshot’s past and future here in the next unstoppable chapter of the summer’s electrifying Valiant blockbuster!

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Pull into “Next Stop Clowntown” for A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #6

This summer, Archer & Armstrong are bombarding the Big Top to reveal the stomach-churning secrets at the heart of America’s most tasteless traveling circus…and it’s no laughing matter!

Valiant has released a first look inside A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #6 – the FIRST ISSUE of “Next Stop Clowntown,” an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT from rising star Rafer Roberts and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton! They’ve got lions. They’ve got bears. Oh, and malformed mutant clones too! Oh my! Valiant’s mismatched pair of conspiracy-smashing heroes thought they’d stumbled into an ordinary roadside funfair…but now Archer & Armstrong are about to become the star attractions of a midway where mad science and illicit experimentation rule the day!

Archer & Armstrong are on the hunt for Armstrong’s long-lost wife, and the clues have put them on the trail of America’s craziest traveling circus! But it’s not just clowns, carnies, and strongmen lurking under the Big Top… When the world’s premier adventure duo discover dozens of mutated Armstrong doppelgängers secretly running the show, all heck is bound to break loose! And it’s only going to get worse when Davey the Mackerel returns with a shocking new set of secrets about Armstrong’s bottomless satchel…and what else might be soon plotting its escape!

Featuring covers from David Lafuente, Darick Robertson, Pere Perez, Rafer Roberts, and Diego Latorre!

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 (NEW ARC! “NEXT STOP: CLOWNTOWN” – PART 1)
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JUN161890)
Cover B by KANO (JUN161891)
Cover C by DARICK ROBERTSON (JUN161892)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PÉREZ (JUN161893)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JUN161894)
Variant Cover by DIEGO LATORRE (JUN161895)
$3.99| 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 10 (FOC – 7/18/16)

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