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It’s a new week and we’re getting a slight break to catch up on convention coverage before the next round of them! While you wait for things to get rolling, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Newsarama – Ernie Colón Dies at Age 88 – Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

The Comichron – X-Men reboot, Walking Dead finale, extra ship week help comics sales in July; first 1-2 finish for X-comics since 2001 – For those that enjoy the horse race.

CBC – 15 Canadian comics to watch for this fall – A different list of comics to check out.

NBC – After El Paso shooting, Latino comic book hero creator vows to keep telling stories – We need diverse voices.

Boing Boing – King of King Court: a graphic novel memoir about intergenerational trauma in Western Mass – This sounds interesting.


Superman Home Page – Dear Justice League
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LA Times –
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Preview: Vampirella #1 1969 Replica Edition

Vampirella #1 1969 Replica Edition

writer: Forrest J. Ackerman, Don Glut, Nicola Cuti
artists: Frank Frazetta, Tom Sutton, Billy Graham, Reed Crandall, Neal Adams, Mike Royer, Tony Tallarico, Ernie Colon
cover: Frank Frazetta
FC | 66 pages | Horror | $6.99 | Teen +

This special reprint includes every story and even advertisements exactly as they looked half a century ago! An essential part of a Vampirella collection, and far cheaper than an original!

Warren’s sharp-eyed editors assembled the best talents across the world to write and draw timeless stories. This first issue features a diverse range of masters including Neal Adams (Batman, Green Lantern), Reed Crandall (Blackhawk, EC Comics), longtime Jack Kirby inker Mike Royer and other greats Tom Sutton, Ernie Colon & Tony Tallarico. All under an unforgettable cover by Frank Frazetta.

Check out the Vampirella Archive HC series for more Warren Era Vampirella!

Vampirella #1 1969 Replica Edition

Preview: Airboy Archives, Vol. 5

Airboy Archives, Vol. 5 

Chuck Dixon (w) • Stan Woch, Ernie Colón, Alberto Maldonado, Brent Anderson, Enrique Villagran, Jim Longstreth, Mark Johnson, Andy Kubert (a) • Timothy Truman (c)

Volume 5 concludes the complete run of the Eclipse Comics Airboy series! Collects issues #41–50, the second three-issue mini-series featuring Valkyrie, the one-shot Airboy vs the Air Maidens, and a never-before-printed 8-page Skywolf backup story.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 336 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-810-6

Starwarp Concepts in May 2013


Cover art by HENAR TORINOS

“Song of the Siren” is written by Saga of Pandora Zwieback novelist Steven A. Roman (bestselling author of X-Men: The Chaos Engine Trilogy), with full-color art by Eliseu Gouveia (Lorelei: Sects and the City). Following the terrifying events of Blood Feud and Blood Reign—the first two novels in the series—Pan tries to get her chaotic life back in order. But that becomes hard to do when one of her boyfriend Javier’s ex-girlfriends butts in on Pan’s first official date with him and tries to ruin their budding relationship. Stupid mythological siren…

This 56-page special also includes “After Hours,” a short tale by writer Sholly Fisch (Action Comics) and comics-art legend Ernie Colón (Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld), and “Shopping Maul,” a Pan short story by Roman about (blood) red-tag sales and Elegant Gothic Lolita vampires, with title page art by indie comics creator Elizabeth Watasin (Charm School).

Both print and digital versions go on sale May 22, 2013. The print edition will be available at finer comic shops; the digital edition will be available for download from StarWarpConcepts.com and DriveThruComicscom.

$7.99 U.S. (print comic) • $3.99 U.S. (digital edition) • 56 pages
Ages: Teen +
ISBN: 978-0-9884429-0-0 (print comic)
ISBN: 978-0-9884429-1-7 (digital)
Spotlight listing on page 343 of the March 2013 Diamond Previews
Diamond Comic Distributors Item Code: MAR131285
Diamond Comic Distributors Stock #: STK527896


Lorelei Makes Her Graphic Novel Debut

Author Steven A. Roman, who you might know from X-Men: The Chaos Engine Trilogy, has debuted his mature readers graphic novel Lorelei: Sects and the City. The graphic novel features art by Eliseu Gouveia, Steve Geiger and Neil Vokes.

The story focuses on a female former photographer who, through supernatural means, has been transformed into a succubus: a sexual demon who steals the souls of evildoers. In this adventure, Lori must prevent an ancient cult from opening a gateway that will allow the monstrous Old Gods they worship to return—and possibly destroy the Earth. Roman describes it:

At its heart, Lorelei is a tribute to 1970s and ’80s horror comics and movies. Her stories have supernatural elements, sure, and there’s some nudity and adult themes—Lori is a succubus, after all—but her adventures are character-driven, with a heavy dose of sarcasm and humor. And receiving encouragement over the years from people like original Vampirella publisher James Warren and comic artists like Esteban Maroto and Tom Sutton, as well as from Vampirella’s creator, Forrest J Ackerman, has meant a lot to me. I think horror fans will enjoy Lori’s inaugural graphic-novel adventure as much as those creators did.

Lorelei: Sects and the City also features cover art by Esteban Maroto, a one-page history of succubi by Ernie Colon and pinups by Louis Small Jr. and the late Tom Sutton. Its currently available for order from online and brick-and-mortar bookstores, comic shops, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and the StarWarp Concepts Web site. Retailers can obtain the graphic novel through StarWarp Concept’s distributor, Ingram Book Company.

Small Press Expo announces debut works from Takashi Murakami, Matt Thurber, Mike Dawson, and others at SPX 2011

Official Press Release

Small Press Expo announces debut works from Takashi Murakami, Matt Thurber, Mike Dawson, and others at SPX 2011

Bethesda, Maryland; August 16, 2011 – The Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons, announces new graphic novels and comics being debuted at the festival.. For summaries, cover images, and details of all the debuting work, please visit http://www.spxpo.com/debuts

SPX has always been a showcase for new talent and a great place to debut new works. This year’s debuts — 38 at the time of this release! — represent a diverse range of cartooning styles, narrative approaches and topics, audiences, and cartoonists.

Takashi Murakami’s Stargazing Dog, the latest bestseller by the internationally renowned designer, will be available in an English-language version from NBM Publishing. The Japanese version has sold over a half a million copies and is slated to become a feature film.

Mike Dawson debuts the graphic novel compilation of last year’s Ignatz-award winner for Outstanding Online Comic, Troop 142.

Matt Thurber introduces 1-800-Mice, an imaginative and ambitious narrative set in the imaginary city of Volcano Park, where flying mouse couriers have replaced Federal Express.

Jennifer Hayden releases the print compilation of her popular and acclaimed autobiographic online comic Underwire. The comics previously appeared on ACT-I-VATE.com..

The festival features additional debuts from: 1RODHWY, Troy-Jeffrey Allen and Jay Payne, Americans UK, Pat Barrett, Jonathan Baylis, Carolyn Belefski, Jeffrey Brown, Marjee Chmiel and Sandra Lanz, Ernie Colon, the Draw Sucka! artists, Mario A. Gonzales, Seamus Heffernan, Jeph Jacques, James Jarvis, Jim8ball, Josh Kramer, Molly Lawless, Eric Leland, Joel Lolar, Renee Lott, Kyle Magnan, Jeremy Massie, Tom McHenry, Shawn Padraic Murphy, Jamie Noguchi, Melody Often, Katie Omberg, Desiree Pittman, Peter Quach, Ashley Quigg, Ethan Rilly, Justin Rivers and Courtney Zell, Jon Reed, Matthew D. Smith, The Sequential Artist Workshop, Andrea Tsurumi, Sara Turner, Joey Weiser, Jeremy Whitley and Jason Strutz, K. Sekelsky, Robert Ullman, Yuichi Yokoyama, and Chris Yura.

Interviews and review copies may be available. Please contact the SPX press office at the number above.

About SPX

SPX is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit that brings together more than 300 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers and distributors each year. Graphic novels, mini comics, and alternative comics will all be on display and for sale by their authors and illustrators, as well as a series of panel discussions and interviews with this year’s guests.

As in previous years, profits from the SPX will go to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), protecting the First Amendment rights of comic book readers and professionals. For more information on the CBLDF, go to their website at http://www.cbldf.org.

The hours for SPX 2011 are 11am–7pm Saturday, September 10, and 12–6pm Sunday, September 11. Admission is $10 for a single day or $15 for the weekend.