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Baltimore Comic Con Live Reveals More Spotlights, Panels, and Todd McFarlane!

Join the 1st annual Baltimore Comic-Con Live, a FREE ONLINE EVENT streaming the weekend of October 23-25, 2020! Come check out retailers, exhibitors, artists alley, programming, and the Ringo Awards live! The virtual convention has continued to add amazing panels to the 2020 programming that you won’t want to miss!

KING IN BLACK

Panelists: Donny Cates & Ryan Stegman
Host: TBD
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 1pm ET / 10am PT

The countdown to the biggest Marvel event of the year, King in Black, starts at Baltimore Comic-Con LIVE with creators Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman!!!

PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON: Creator Spotlight

Panelists: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Host: John Siuntres
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 1pm ET / 10am PT

Join us for an exclusive interview with writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson on DC Comics’ Future StateHouse of ElSuperman: Worlds of War, and more!!!

Phillip Kennedy Johnson

TERRY MOORE: Creator Spotlight

Panelists: Terry Moore
Host: Amy Dallen
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 2pm ET / 11pm PT

Join legendary comic creator Terry Moore for a one-on-one Q&A with host Amy Dallen. Terry will be taking your LIVE chat questions at the end of the panel, so get in that live chat!!!

Terry Moore

BAD IDEA: BEGINS IN 2021

Panelists: Matt Kindt & David Lapham
Host: Aaron Haaland
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 3pm ET / 12pm PT

Only single issue comics at local comic shops? No trades? No variant covers? These are the insane marketing ploys of the newest comic publisher on the block: BAD IDEA. Join Matt Kindt (Sweet Tooth) and David Lapham (Stray Bullets) the creators behind BI’s first release Hero Trade as they talk to retailer/podcaster Aaron Haaland (A Comics Store) about this bold new way of telling comic book stories.

Bad Idea

DENNIS HALLUM: Creator Spotlight

Panelists: Dennis Hallum, Matthew Klein, John Petrie
Host: Matthew Klein
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 5pm ET / 2pm PT

X-O ManowarSpider-ManDarth Vader, and so many more. In this entertaining and insightful panel, New York Times bestselling author and Harvey Award-winning writer Dennis Hallum discusses his impressive career in comics, offers advice to aspiring writers, and explains what it’s like crafting all-new adventures for iconic comic book characters! This live panel is presented by Valiant Entertainment and will also feature Valiant’s VP of Sales & Marketing Matthew Klein and Senior Manager Sales & Merchandise John Petrie.

Dennis Hallum

50 YEARS OF OVERSTREET: w/ Todd McFarlane, Kevin Nowlan, & John K. Snyder III

Panelists: Todd McFarlane, Kevin Nowlan, John K. Snyder III, Mark Huesman
Host: JC Vaughn
Sunday, October 25, 2020 – 4pm ET / 1pm PT

The Overstreet Price Guide has been the bible of comic book collecting and pricing for 50 years. To celebrate the milestone, Overstreet’s JC Vaughn talks to artists Todd McFarlaneKevin Nowlan, and others about iconic covers that have made the publication as collectable as the comic book price info within.

50 YEARS OF OVERSTREET

Matt Kindt, David Lapham, and Bad Idea Drop Surprise Comic The Hero Trade #1

Bad Idea has surprised everyone with a brand new comic from Matt Kindt and David Lapham that’s at comic shops now. The Hero Trade #1 has “materialized overnight” in comic shops around the world, a comic no one knew was coming. See, secrets can be kept.

The Hero Trade #1 is a special, limited-release available at participating comic shops so check with yours as far as availability. We expect these to go quickly.

The release of the comic is timed as “The Button” the secret force currently controlling Bad Idea crosses 800 million clicks. With a goal of 1 billion clicks, what happens then?

Preview: Lodger

Lodger

David Lapham & Maria Lapham (w) • David Lapham (a & c)

Lust, guns and revenge. As American as the wicked west. Ricky Toledo is going to find the man who killed her mother, and revenge is going to be sweet. Ricky was 15 when she fell hard for a handsome drifter who rented a room in her family home. Then he killed her mother and got her father sent to prison for it. It’s three years later, and Ricky will stop at nothing to get revenge. A broken young woman and her trusty companion—a Smith and Wesson 45 named Golddigger—track a serial killer hiding in plain sight as a travel blogger. It’s a dark, grimy game of cat and mouse through a tangled American landscape. And, like all the best crime noir, it’s a twisted love story.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-476-3

Lodger

Preview: Lodger #5

Lodger #5

David Lapham & Maria Lapham (w) • David Lapham (a & c)

After his dalliance with Rhonda doesn’t go exactly to plan, a lovesick Lodger goes full tilt. Ricky and Golddigger deal with damage control and the carnage in a breathless ending you’ll never see coming!

B&W • 32 pages • $3.99

Lodger #5

Preview: Lodger #4

Lodger #4

David Lapham & Maria Lapham (w) • David Lapham (a & c)

The line between hunter and hunted gets blurred when the Lodger gives into temptation. And out on the open road, Ricky and Golddigger close in for the kill.

B&W • 32 pages • $3.99

Lodger #4

Review: Marvel Comics Presents #2

Marvel Comics Presents #2

Three fantastic fables in one mighty magazine! First, a tale of Logan in the fabulous fifties! Then, a new swinging story of the jungle’s cursed crusader, Gorilla-Man! Finally, Reed Richards and Victor Von Doom enter the space race as Sputnik takes orbit!

I don’t have a long history with Marvel Comics Presents, although I have read stories reprinted from the original series, I’ve never read one of the original issues. The first one I had picked up was the first issue of the 2019 series, and I was immediately taken with the format. Probably because I’m a big Wolverine fan.

Thus far, each comic features two standalone stories, with the series being linked by a multi-part story featuring Wolverine (though even that can be read starting here is you missed MCP#1). It’s a format that immediately brings me back to a time when I didn’t care about continuity as much as I did a good story (now I’m a little more concerned with continuity whilst also wanting a good story). This issue has three stories that decline gradually in quality from the first to the final, though I’d happily read the issue for two of the three, so one average tale in an anthology style comic isn’t bad (especially when it takes up the least amount of page space).

Charles Soule‘s Wolverine tale kicks us off, and was the highlight for me. It follows on from the previous issue, though one can read this without having read the first part. The story is set in the fifties, and finds Logan teaming up with a young mystic to combat an unkillable demon named The Truth from corrupting the world; one can argue the allegories and symbolism in this till the day is long, but even on face value this is still a very entertaining tale.

Mark Waid‘s revisionist take on the Fantastic Four before their powers is interesting, and a neat twist on Marvel’s First Family focused more on Reed and Ben’s relationship against a Cold War setting. It’s an interesting What If? style story that I’d love to get more of in the future.

Lastly, we have the Gorilla-Man feature by David and Maria Lapham. It isn’t bad by any means, but certainly isn’t the highlight of the issue. In fairness, this may be more down to my lack of knowledge of – and desire to read about – Gorilla Man than any indication of the ability of the writers. It wasn’t my cup of tea, and I found it a touch jumbled as it seemed to bounce the story between present and flashback. Still, this is far from unreadable, and suffers more because of the stories it’s paired with than anything else.

All in all, Marvel Comics Presents #2 is a win. Easily one of the more fun comics for Marvel right now., unencumbered by continuity and story constraints as it is.

Wolverine: The Vigil
Story: Charles Soule Penciler: Paulo Siqueira
Colour Artist: Frank D’Armata Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.6 Art: 8.9 Overall: 8.7

Liftoff featuring Mister Fantastic
Story: Mark Waid Artist Djibril Morissette-Phan
Colour Artist: Dan Brown Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Story: 7.5 Art: 8.1 Overall: 7.8
This Man, This Gorilla featuring Gorilla-Man
Story: David & Maria Lapham Artist: David Lapham Colour Artist: Lee Loughridge Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Story: 6.3 Art: 7.2 Overall: 6.7

Marvel Comics Presents #2 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel Provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Marvel Comics Presents #2

Marvel Comics Presents #2

(W) Charles Soule, Maria Lapham, David Lapham, Mark Waid (A) Paulo Siqueira, David Lapham, More (CA) Arthur Adams
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Three fantastic fables in one mighty magazine! First, a tale of Logan in the fabulous fifties! Then, a new swinging story of the jungle’s cursed crusader, Gorilla-Man! Finally, Reed Richards and Victor Von Doom enter the space race as Sputnik takes orbit!

Marvel Comics Presents #2

Preview: Gunhawks #1

Gunhawks #1

(W) Maria Lapham, David Lapham (A) Luca Pizzari (CA) Gerardo Zaffino
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 06, 2019
SRP: $3.99

For Marvel’s 80th anniversary we’ve set our sights on bringing some old titles back into the herd, and we’ve brought in Stray Bullets” David & Maria Lapham for a bullet-riddled saga of violence, vengeance and Western justice. In the days of the Old West there were plenty of fearsome folk… cowboys, rustlers, lawmen and outlaws…but few were as fearsome as THE GUNHAWKS!

Gunhawks #1

Preview: Lodger #3

Lodger #3

David & Maria Lapham (w) • David Lapham (a & c)

As a mysterious grifter continues to corrupt and kill damaged souls on the open road, he accepts a request on the Lodger travel blog that might put his own heart in danger. Meanwhile, Ricky Toledo and Golddigger get one step closer to their prey.

B&W • 32 pages • $3.99

Lodger #3

Preview: Lodger #3

Lodger #3

David & Maria Lapham (w) • David Lapham (a & c)

As a mysterious grifter continues to corrupt and kill damaged souls on the open road, he accepts a request on the Lodger travel blog that might put his own heart in danger. Meanwhile, Ricky Toledo and Golddigger get one step closer to their prey.

B&W • 32 pages • $3.99

Lodger #3
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