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Preview: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #3.2

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #3.2

Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artists: Giorgia Sposito, Arianna Florean
COVER A: Claudia Ianniciello
COVER B: PHOTO By Will Brooks
COVER C: Rachael Smith
COVER D: Iolanda Zanfardino
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: February 15

It’s a brand-new season for the Tenth Doctor and his loyal travelling companions, Gabby Gonzalez and Cindy Wu! Jump on board with a two-part opening story – ‘Breakfast at Tyrannies’ that introduces a whole new terror to test the Doctor and his friends! Plus: a new companion joins the TARDIS – the like of which you’ve never seen!

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Preview: Doctor Who: Eleventh Doctor #3.2

DOCTOR WHO: ELEVENTH DOCTOR #3.2

Writer: Rob Williams
Artists: Leandro Casci & Wellington Diaz
Colorist: Triona Farrell
COVER A: Claudia Caranfa
COVER B: Will Brooks Photo
COVER C: Matt Baxter
COVER D: Simone di Meo
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: February 8, 2017

The brand new day for the Eleventh Doctor and Alice continues as they head out into the galaxy in search of the amazing and the unknown! Who will join them aboard the TARDIS… and what will become of them? Plus – with all they’ve seen and done together, can the Doctor still surprise Alice? Oh, you bet!

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Preview: Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #9

DOCTOR WHO: THE NINTH DOCTOR #9

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist:  Adriana Melo
Cover A: Chris Bolson
Cover B: Will Brooks Photo
Cover C: Matt Baxter
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: January 18

The Ninth Doctor, Rose, and Jack head to Brazil on the next stop of their transtemporal mystery tour. The Iara have long been thought a Brazilian myth, but when these unearthly mercreatures prove to be aquatic aliens making an unscheduled stop on planet Earth, the TARDIS team must establish their intentions and broker peace across the water barrier…!

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Fashion Spotlight: Serenity sumi-e, The Snow Dalek, Manhunter

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Serenity sumi-e, The Snow Dalek, and Manhunter, by Dr.Monekers, alex.pawlicki, and JBaz are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

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The Snow Dalek

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Manhunter

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Entertainment Earth Spotlight: Funko Playmobil!

The Funko Playmobil figures are finally here! In February the company announced this historic partnership, and now the 6” figures are making their way onto shelves!

Collect these fun and nostalgic figures soon!

Ghostbusters

Parapsychologist research professors Raymond Stantz and Peter Venkman are here to save the day!

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Willy Wonka

Journey to the Wonka chocolate factory with Willy Wonka and his Oompa Loompa assistant!

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Doctor Who

Make your collection more wibbley-wobbly and timey-wimey with Doctor Who!

Collect the Eleventh Doctor and Fourth Doctor!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Cowabunga! These heroes in a half-shell are equipped with their weapon of choice, ready to fight the villainous Shredder!

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Back to the Future

Great Scott! It’s Marty and Doc Brown, the time-traveling duo!

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Kicking Off Euro Thursday

tintin-mainsupportingcharactersFor our first Euro Thursday, I’ve debated for a few weeks as to exactly what I’d like to do. I was thinking I’d keep it simple and just do a review or two… but why make things simple? Thinking through the long term I came to a realization that other than receiving review copies from publishers like Titan Comics or Humanoids (and a few others) I really have no idea about European comics, so I should probably learn to better inform me going forward.

So what defines a “European com” beyond where it’s been created?

First, as I’ve noticed in a few physical copies I get that the format of the comics is a bit different. The product itself is 8.4 inches x11.6 inches which differs from the standard “American” size of 6.63 inches x 10.25 inches. Ok, they’re bigger. They’re also bigger in length as they tend to be 40-60 pages and 100+ pages is common again compared to the “American” 22 page comic. So they’re longer too.

The roots of European comics go far back to the 18th century caricatures and illustrated pictured books. In Scout McCloud’s Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art he states that early 19th century Swiss artist Rodolphe Töpffer is regarded as the “father of modern comics” by many and Töpffer’s Histoire de M. Vieux Bois is sometimes called the first “comic book.”

But, there’s not really one “European comic.” In reality, the term as a whole is made up of various scenes and locations scattered across the continent. Primarily dominated by Franco-Belgian comics, Belgian comics, Spanish comics, and Italian comics, there’s also British comics (which I as an American probably have the most familiarity with), Czech comics, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, and Spanish! That’s a lot of different types of comics… did I bite off more than I can chew with this!?

The most famous Franco-Belgian comics are probably Asterix by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo and The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé, and The Smurfs by Peyo. Known as bandes dessinées or BDs in French and “strips” in Dutch, these are primarily for Belgian and French audiences. There’s also Flemish Belgian comics which have their own style.

Belgian comics took off in the 1920s and in 2000 40 million comics were printed in Belgium each year with 75% of those exported. That’s a lot of comics!

The influence of British comics and creators in America could fill a column on its own. 2000 AD, Action Man, Andy Capp, Doctor Who, Judge Dredd, are just a few off the top of my head I could name. The history goes back to the 19th century, so there’s a lot to cover in future columns.

The rest, I can honestly say I know little about and am looking forward to exploring more, the point of all of this!

Now, here’s a question to you all, where should I start? What would you like to see? What should I review? Sound off in the comments!

Fashion Spotlight: The Best Cosplay Party EVER!!!, LOTR, The Doctor’s Express

Ript Apparel has three new designs! The Best Cosplay Party EVER!!!, LOTR, and The Doctor’s Express, by wagnogueira and bomdesignz are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

The Best Cosplay Party EVER!!!

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LOTR

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The Doctor’s Express

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Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #1

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #1

Writer: Rob Williams
Artist: Simon Fraser
Colorist: Gary Caldwell
Letterer: Comicraft
COVER A – Josh Burns
COVER B – Photo
COVER C – Question No. 6
COVER D – Simon Fraser
COVER E – Simone Di Leo
COVER F – Blank Sketch Variant
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: Jan 4

Same great creators – whole new flavor! The Eleventh Doctor begins his blockbuster third year with writer Rob Williams (Suicide Squad) and series artists Simon Fraser and Leandro Casco in the hot seat!

Year Three unfolds in single issue stories, as the Doctor and Alice Obiefune, seeking a fresh start after the stresses of last year’s epic mystery, set off in search of strange new worlds and amazing new sights! Every issue is packed with story and wonder! Dive deep into the unseen reaches of time and space!

Super-accessible jumping on point for new readers – come see what the fuss is all about!

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Doctor Who 10th Season Gets a Trailer and Returns this Spring

See the universe anew this spring when Doctor Who returns to BBC America.

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #2.15

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #2.15

Writer: Si Spurrier / Rob Williams
Artist: Simon Fraser
Colorist: Gary Caldwell
Letterer: Comicraft
Cover A: Tom Humberstone
Cover B: Will Brooks Photo
Cover C: jaKE
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: December 21

It’s all come down to this, the epic conclusion to the Eleventh Doctor’s second year! With a trail of temporal devastation in his wake, and casualties mounting among his companions, can the Doctor find the truth at last about his Time War crime? And will that truth, once won, prove to have been worth the cost?!

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