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Marvel announces the 2023 Class of Stormbreakers

Marvel Comics has announced the 2023 class of Marvel’s Stormbreakers, the premier talent distinction program that spotlights the next generation of elite artists in the industry.

The creators in the new class, selected for their style, achievements, and groundbreaking work, include Elena Casagrande (Black Widow), Nic Klein (Thor)Jan Bazaldúa (Legion of X), Chris Allen (Miles Morales), Martin Coccolo (Deadpool), Lucas Werneck (Immortal X-Men), C.F. Villa (X-Men), and Federico Vicentini (X Deaths of Wolverine).

MARVEL’S STORMBREAKERS CLASS OF 2023

  • Elena Casagrande (Black Widow):At a young age, Elena followed her passion for drawing and enrolled at the International School of Comics in Rome. While in school, she worked with IDW Publishing on comics like Star Trek and X-Files. Now, her work for Marvel includes drawing Spider-Man (Marvel Heartbreakers – A Chemical Romance, Ultimate Spider-Man #157), Magik (variant cover New Mutant #4), Spitfire (Women of Marvel), and Red Hulk (Hulk). Most recently, she was also the artist of the new Black Widow series, which won the 2021 Eisner Award for Best New Series.
  • Nic Klein (Thor)Nic is a German comic book artist who has worked on such titles as Captain America, Winter Soldier, and Deadpool. For Image Comics he co-created Viking, Dancer, and Drifter. He is currently working on the new Thor run.
  • Jan Bazaldúa (Legion of X): Jan started her career as assistant of Sixto Valencia, one of the most prominent comic book artists in Mexico. For over two decades, she worked in almost every genre in Mexican comic books including action, comedy, horror, western, detective, romance, and wrestling stories, pencilling over 3,000 covers. Jan brought her hyperkinetic art style to Spider-Man for a star-marking run as the young Miles Morales took on the all-new Sinister Six in Spider-Man #234-239. She burnished her reputation with titles including Mr. and Mrs. X and Loki, and her fast-growing list of Marvel credits now includes X-Force, Winter Guard, and a trip to the far-off galaxy of Star Wars.
  • Chris Allen (Miles Morales): Chris made his Marvel Comics debut illustrating the movie tie-in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Prelude, followed by Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp Prelude. The Texas-based artist has been steadily building reputation by taking on one-shots including Heroes Reborn: American Knights and Spider-Man: Reptilian Rage, as well as contribute to Marvel’s Voices: Legacy. He later graduated to his first Marvel ongoing series, Miles Morales: Spider-Man. Elsewhere, Chris has demonstrated his artistic range, illustrating dark titles including Tomb of Horror, as well as the colorful adventures of such iconic characters as Sonic the Hedgehog and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • Martin Coccolo (Deadpool): Born in Colonia, Uruguay, Martin developed an interest in art and comics very early on in life. After years of being an art assistant, he decided to pursue a career in the comics Industry. Starting with small, independent publishers, he forged a path that would eventually lead him to work for APE Entertainment’s “Helldorado,” a work which landed him a nomination for the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award. He then went on to work on IDW’s Magic: The Gathering series for many issues before being recruited by DC Entertainment. After many projects for a variety of publishers, he started working for Marvel in 2021, and continues to do so to this day.
  • Lucas Werneck (Immortal X-Men): Lucas is a Brazilian comic book artist and illustrator. He began working in the comics industry in 2019 and has since worked for major publishers such as Marvel Comics, Boom Studios, and DC Comics. He has already worked on several titles such as Captain America, Trial of Magneto, and Fantastic Four, andis currently working on Immortal X-Men.
  • C.F. Villa (X-Men): C.F. is a concept artist and illustrator born in Hermosillo, Sonora, México with 12 years of experience working in film, animation, and more recently the comic book industry. Being a 90’s comics consumer, he grew up being influenced by artists such as Humberto Ramos, Joe Madureira, Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, as well as many manga artists and European masters of illustration.  In 2018, his work at Marvel began with his first two miniseries, Lockjaw and Shatterstar. He has also been featured in various X-Men titles, and in 2021, wrapped his run on the Black Cat series.
  • Federico Vicentini (X Deaths of Wolverine): Italian artist Federico is a fast-rising star, having proved his flair for drawing web-slinging action with a pair of wall-crawlers on Amazing Spider-Man and Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales. Federico illustrated the Falcon & Winter Soldier team-up comic book series before turning his attention to another high-profile Marvel character in X Deaths of Wolverine, and then the ongoing Wolverine title. Increasingly in demand, Federico contributed to Marvel’s Heroes Reborn event and made his mark on another Marvel epic, tackling the A.X.E. Avengers one-shot.

Preview: Trial of the Amazons #2

Trial of the Amazons #2

(W) Stephanie Williams, Vita Ayala, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Joëlle Jones (A) Joëlle Jones, Elena Casagrande, Skylar Patridge, and Laura Braga (CA) Jim Cheung
In Shops: Apr 26, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Written by Stephanie Williams, Vita Ayala, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Joelle Jones Art by Joelle Jones, Elena Casagrande, Skylar Patridge, and Laura Braga With the trial postponed and the greater evil revealed, the very existence of the Amazons is at stake! A foe from Diana’s past has come through Doom’s Doorway seeking revenge and anarchy to destroy Wonder Woman and her people once and for all. Only then can he escape Themyscira and bring Man’s World to its knees! Now the Amazons must unite to save their way of life and carry out the sacred mission of peace and justice passed down to them by the goddesses all those years ago. Led by Wonder Woman, these women are now ready for the battle they’ve spent all their lives preparing for. Can anything stop the combined strength of the Bana-Mighdall, Esquecida, and Themyscirans? Find out in the final chapter of our crossover that will change the world of the Amazons for good!

Trial of the Amazons #2

Exclusive Preview: Black Widow #15

Black Widow #15

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Elena Casagrande
(C) Jordie Bellaire (L) Clayton Cowles, Cory Petit
(CA) Adam Hughes (VCA) Kaare Andrews, Jorge Fornes, Peach Momoko
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 06, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THE BLOODY CONCLUSION TO “DIE BY THE BLADE”!
Guns. Explosives. Widow’s bites. Good old-fashioned hand-to-hand. Natasha Romanoff is an expert in just about every form of combat known to humankind…and it’s not enough. The Living Blade will not let his query escape this time. San Francisco’s golden gates slam shut for the superspy as Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande delivers another stunning visual feast in their Eisner-winning epic!

Black Widow #15

Preview: Trial of the Amazons #1

Trial of the Amazons #1

Written by: Stephanie Williams, Vita Ayala, Joëlle Jones, Michael Conrad, Becky Cloonan
Art by: Skylar Patridge, Laura Braga, Elena Casagrande, Joëlle Jones

After the events of Nubia & the Amazons, the dangers of Doom’s Doorway have found their way to Man’s World and garnered the attention of not one, but all three Amazonian tribes. The Bana-Mighdall consider it to be a weakness in the current regime and have decided to return to the shores of Themyscira to stake their claim over the island. Little do they know, the Esquecida are not far behind, but instead looking for help to combat the evil unleashed. Tempers rise and swords are brandished as the women argue about the best course of action.

Now, Queen Nubia must show them all the way to peace by calling for one of the most famous Amazon traditions…the Contest. Who among them is worthy of leading them into the future? Find out as the bravest, wisest, and fiercest warriors compete to be champion of all the Amazons!

DC Comics proudly presents the first Wonder Woman crossover of its kind, brought to you by the writers behind Wonder WomanNubia & the Amazons, and Wonder Girl and some of the best and brightest artists in the industry. You won’t want to miss this monumental story that brings all the Wonder Woman titles and characters together and changes them for good!

Trial of the Amazons #1

Preview: Trial of the Amazons #1

Trial of the Amazons #1

Written by: Stephanie Williams, Vita Ayala, Joëlle Jones, Michael Conrad, Becky Cloonan
Art by: Skylar Patridge, Laura Braga, Elena Casagrande, Joëlle Jones

After the events of Nubia & the Amazons, the dangers of Doom’s Doorway have found their way to Man’s World and garnered the attention of not one, but all three Amazonian tribes. The Bana-Mighdall consider it to be a weakness in the current regime and have decided to return to the shores of Themyscira to stake their claim over the island. Little do they know, the Esquecida are not far behind, but instead looking for help to combat the evil unleashed. Tempers rise and swords are brandished as the women argue about the best course of action.

Now, Queen Nubia must show them all the way to peace by calling for one of the most famous Amazon traditions…the Contest. Who among them is worthy of leading them into the future? Find out as the bravest, wisest, and fiercest warriors compete to be champion of all the Amazons!

DC Comics proudly presents the first Wonder Woman crossover of its kind, brought to you by the writers behind Wonder WomanNubia & the Amazons, and Wonder Girl and some of the best and brightest artists in the industry. You won’t want to miss this monumental story that brings all the Wonder Woman titles and characters together and changes them for good!

Trial of the Amazons #1

Preview: Black Widow #14

Black Widow #14

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Elena Casagrande (I) Elisabetta D’Amico (C) Jordie Bellaire (L) Cory Petit
(CA) Adam Hughes (VCA) Natacha Bustos
RATED T+
In Shops: Feb 23, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THE EISNER-WINNING SERIES BRINGS YOU A VILLAIN WORTH DYING FOR!
Natasha Romanoff is known for having skeletons in her closet, but THE LIVING BLADE is the one skeleton she hoped she’d never encounter again. He nearly killed her the first time they tangled, years ago in Madripoor – will he finish the job this time at the bidding of THE HOST?

Thompson and Casagrande reunite for Natasha’s fight to save the people of San Francisco from a ruthless predator in their midst.

Black Widow #14

Exclusive Preview: Black Widow #14

Black Widow #14

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Elena Casagrande (I) Elisabetta D’Amico (C) Jordie Bellaire (L) Cory Petit
(CA) Adam Hughes (VCA) Natacha Bustos
RATED T+
In Shops: Feb 23, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THE EISNER-WINNING SERIES BRINGS YOU A VILLAIN WORTH DYING FOR!
Natasha Romanoff is known for having skeletons in her closet, but THE LIVING BLADE is the one skeleton she hoped she’d never encounter again. He nearly killed her the first time they tangled, years ago in Madripoor – will he finish the job this time at the bidding of THE HOST?

Thompson and Casagrande reunite for Natasha’s fight to save the people of San Francisco from a ruthless predator in their midst.

Black Widow #14

Tripwire Magazine Presents Bristol Comic Con – A new Convention for 2022

Bringing together tech, comics and movies, Tripwire Presents Bristol Comic Con will be a family- driven weekend with activities and events designed to entertain everyone. The show’s remit is to provide a total fan and collector experience with panels, exhibitions, dealers, cosplayers, and a new addition to the mix: exclusive workshops featuring top international comic names with decades of expertise. The event will be a hub for social gatherings where fans and industry leaders can mingle, with the intention that this convention should become a regular fixture in the comics events calendar.

Tripwire originally launched as a magazine by Joel Meadows back in 1992, after publishing over fifty issues, Tripwire moved online in 2013. Since then, it has continued to grow in prominence, becoming the go-to resource for insight into British and international genre media. This Comic Con is timed to celebrate Tripwire’s 30thanniversary.

Running across the weekend of September 3-4, 2022 and situated in the central location of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel near Temple Meads, this Comic Con will be a great opportunity for local businesses to spotlight their work and attract new audiences.

The first wave of announced guests is: Howard Chaykin (legendary creator of American Flagg!, The Shadow, Hey Kids, Comics and Divided States of Hysteria); Brian Stelfreeze (currently art director for 12-Gauge Comics, artist on DC’s Wednesday Comics, Marvel’s 2016 Black Panther); Lysa Hawkins (senior editor at Valiant, previously editor at DC and Marvel); Elena Casagrande (artist and Eisner winner for Marvel’s current Black Widow series); Jorge Fornes (artist on DC’s acclaimed Rorschach book, Batman,Wolverine, attending his first UK Comic Con since 2018); Jock (artist and illustrator for 2000AD, Batman, Detective Comics, Shawn Of The Dead and 2012’s Judge Dredd movie) and leading comics artist and illustrator Sean Phillips (Marvel Zombies, Criminal, Reckless and DVD cover artist for Criterion).

Preview: Black Widow #12

Black Widow #12

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Elena Casagrande (CA) Adam Hughes (VCA) Joe Jusko
RATED T+
In Shops: Oct 27, 2021
SRP: $3.99

THE BLACK WIDOW FEARS NO MAN… BUT HIM!
Thanks to intel from an unexpected source, Black Widow and her team have stumbled into some high-society crime nonsense, which requires formal wear to investigate. Everyone will be looking their best as they deal with the worst. But when a haunting figure from Natasha’s past re-emerges… the game has officially been changed.

Black Widow #12

Exclusive Preview: Black Widow #12

Black Widow #12

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Elena Casagrande (CA) Adam Hughes (VCA) Joe Jusko
RATED T+
In Shops: Oct 27, 2021
SRP: $3.99

THE BLACK WIDOW FEARS NO MAN… BUT HIM!
Thanks to intel from an unexpected source, Black Widow and her team have stumbled into some high-society crime nonsense, which requires formal wear to investigate. Everyone will be looking their best as they deal with the worst. But when a haunting figure from Natasha’s past re-emerges… the game has officially been changed.

Black Widow #12
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