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Preview: DC Universe Holiday Special 2017

DC Universe Holiday Special 2017

(W) Greg Rucka, Tom King, Dennis O’Neil, Jeff Lemire, Mike Friedrich, Christopher Priest, Shea Fontana, Joshua Williamson, Mairghread Scott, Dan DiDio, Scott Bryan Wilson (A) Steve Epting, Neal Adams, Bilquis Evely, Otto Schimdt, Neil Googe, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, Phil Hester, Ande Parks, Francesco Francavilla, Tom Grummett, Scott Hanna, Matthew Clark, Sean Parsons, Nic Klein, Dick Giordano (CA) Andy Kubert
In Shops: Dec 06, 2017
SRP: $9.99

DC Comics’ finest talents have assembled to bring you a holiday special like you’ve never seen before! Join Superman, Wonder Woman and the Flash as they deliver powerful messages of hope like only The Worlds Greatest Super-Heroes can! Plus: Sgt. Rock fights the Nazis on Hanukah, the Teen Titans take on the literal ghost of Christmas past, and Swamp Thing battles that creeping feeling of existential dread! And don’t miss the legendary Denny O’Neil’s return to comics with an all-new Batman story!

Preview: Weird Love #17

Weird Love #17

Various (w & a) • Dick Giordano and Vince Colleta (c)

Shocking, scintillating and WEIRD stories like “Too Young For Love”, “High School Affair,” “Teacher’s Pet,” and the weirdest of all, “Miss Atwood and the Fountain of Youth.” PLUS THREE MORE NOT-TO-MISS SCANDALS!  Don’t miss this issue or I’ll have to see you after class!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Vampirella Archives Vol. 9 HC


Bruce Jones, Roger McKenzie, Gerry Boudreau, Budd Lewis, Bill DuBay (w)
Jose Gonzalez, Carmine Infantino, Dick Giordano,
Esteban Maroto, Gonzalo Mayo (a)
Enrich (c)
FC • 424 pages • $49.99 • Mature

The supernatural sensation Vampirella welcomes you to the latest spine-chilling volume in the Vampirella Archives! Join the iconic horror hostess in over thirty terrifying tales from issues #57 through #64 of the celebrated 1970s Vampirella Magazine. The finest macabre masters of an era (Jose Gonzalez, Carmine Infantino, Dick Gordano, Gonzalo Mayo, and more) deliver vicious vignettes and featured fright-fests like “City of Ghosts”, “Little Monsters”, and “The Sultana’s Revenge”, each a vintage classic guaranteed to curdle the blood!


Dick Giordano Artwork in League of Champions #14

The League of Champions returns in September with issue #14, cover-dated October, featuring an all-new, book-length adventure that includes 8 pages of previously unpublished artwork by comic book legend Dick Giordano.

This all-new issue of Heroic Publishing‘s superhero team comic book picks up precisely where issue #13 left off. With Earth under threat of invasion by six powerful Lords of Chaos, twelve different Champions have split into six teams of two in order to face down the menace. And in the tradition of the classic superhero team comics of the 1940s, each chapter of this new League of Championa Adventure is drawn by an artist associated with one of the featured characters.

First, comics’ shining goddess of light, FLARE, teams up with the all-new GIANT to deal with the malevolent MOUNTAIN MASTER. This chapter is draw by Giant’s regular artist, Chris Marrinan, who in various issues of Heroic’s flagship Champions title was also one of the first artists ever to draw Flare.

Next, Heroic’s master of magic, DOCTOR ARCANE, teams up with the TIGRESS to take on the formidable FOREST FIEND. This chapter was drawn by the late, great, Dick Giordano, who before his untimely death was slated to be the Tigress’s regular artist. Sadly, Dick was able to draw only five Tigress adventures. This was Dick’s fourth Tigress tale. The first three appeared in Champions #37, Flare #35, and Champions #40. The fifth and final Giordano Tigress adventure is tentatively scheduled to appear in print sometime in 2013.

And to wrap up this issue, ICESTAR teams up with Flare’s electric little sister SPARKPLUG against the deadly DESERT DESPOT. This chapter is drawn by TERRY PALLOT, who was Sparkplug’s principal artist during her several-issue run as a regular back-up feature in issues of Flare.

The story will continue in League of Champions #15, and conclude is the super-sized Champion Annual #3, currently scheduled for a summer 2013 release.

Fans can order copies of League of Champions #14 direct from the Heroic Publishing website at www.heroicmultiverse.com/heroicpub

Unpublished Dick Giordano Artwork Set for League of Champions #14


Did you know that before his untimely passing, comic book great Dick Giordano was on tap to be the regular artist for Heroic Publishing’s Tigress character? In addition to the stories that appeared in Tales of the Champions #4, Flare #35, and Champions #40, there exist two more Giordano-drawn Tigress tales. The first of these, an eight-page team-up between the Tigress and Heroic’s mystic hero, Doctor Arcane, has been scheduled for League of Champions #14, with a tentative release date of June, 2012.

The remaining Giordano Tigress tale has not yet been scheduled, but will most likely appear either in an upcoming issue of Heroic’s flagship Champions title, or in an issue of a revived Tigress solo magazine.

A preview of the Tigress/Doctor Arcane adventure can be seen on the Heroic Publishing website at www.heroicpub.com/heroicpub/previews/lc14.php

Heroic Publishing’s line of comic book titles, including Flare, Champions, Liberty Girl, Murcielaga She-Bat, and Roy Thomas’s Alter Ego, are not distributed through normal comic book distribution channels. Retailers interested in carrying this and other Heroic Publishing titles should visit the Heroic Distribution website and register for a retail account at www.heroicpub.com/heroicdist

For more information on Heroic Publishing comic book titles, visit the Heroic Publishing website at www.heroicpub.com

Chrissie Claus Returns for the Holidays

Official Press Release


CHRISSIE CLAUS returns for her annual Christmas visit in the pages of Adventures of Chrissie Claus #4.

This holiday special from Heroic Publishing features Santa’s li’l elfin granddaughter on a mission to rescue her friend Missy Mistletoe from the clutches of the evil Anti-Claus. It’s the thrilling conclusion to her epic confrontation with her arch-enemy Cernunnos, in a story by Wilson Hill, with artwork by Rob Jones and comic book legend Dick Giordano. This adventure of Chrissie Claus was one of Dick Giordano’s last works before his untimely passing.

This issue of the Adventures of Chrissie Claus also features a cover by Frank Brunner, and a special bonus feature by Dennis Mallonee and Tim Burgard, in which comics’ shining goddess of light, FLARE, tells the story of Christmas.

Adventures of Chrissie Claus #4 is available exclusively by single copy order from Heroic Publishing’s website at www.heroicpub.com, and by bulk order from Heroic Publishing’s Heroic Distribution service at www.heroicpub.com/heroicdist

For more information, please visit the Heroic Publishing website at www.heroicpub.com

Dick Giordano Passes

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Bob Layton passed on the news.

Dear Friends & Colleagues,
It is my sorrowful duty to announce that legendary artist/editor/entrepreneur Dick Giordano passed away today.
Few could ever hope to match what he accomplished in his chosen profession, or to excel while maintaining great humor, compassion for his peers and an unwavering love for the art form.
His unique vision changed the comic industry forever and all of those who work in the business continue to share in the benefits of his sizable contributions.
I have been honored to call him a business partner, mentor and dear friend throughout the majority of my lifetime.
We will not see his like again.

Bob Layton

Giordano had many roles including editor-in-chief for Charlton oversaw the creation of the Charlton heroes, which he helped bring over to DC Comics when he joined the company.  He also was an inker lending his talents to Crisis On Infinite Earths and working with Neal Adams. He was 77.

Dick Giordano

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