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Blacking Out Takes You on a Dark Noir Ride

Blacking Out

Comics industry veteran Chip Mosher and legendary artist Peter Krause have launched the Kickstarter for Blacking Out, a 56-page graphic novel presented in the hardcover European album format. Colorist Giulia Brusco, letterer Ed Dukeshire, and designer Tom Muller join the pair in this sucker-punch tale of a disgraced ex-cop, Conrad, unraveling an unsolved murder during Southern California’s fire season. 

In Blacking Out, Conrad follows a lone clue—a discarded crucifix—to unravel the death of Karen Littleton, whose body was found amid a blaze that scorched 10,000 acres. Conrad’s search leads him to clash with the victim’s father and prime suspect, Robert Littleton, as well as hostile former colleagues on the local police force. All the while, Conrad combats his alcoholism and fading faculties. 

Though known most in the comics industry for his work in marketing, publishing, and editorial, Mosher has been developing Blacking Out for years. In late 2016, Mosher recruited Krause to bring these self-immolating characters to life in a tight one-and-done graphic novel. The finished book will include gorgeous endpapers and spot gloss on the case wrap, making Muller’s weathered logo pop against the inferno consuming the SoCal horizon, as illustrated by Peter Krause. 

A print set of 11 cinematic lobby cards featuring characters from Blacking Out will be offered as rewards. These lobby cards are illustrated by acclaimed artists Francesco Francavilla, Eduardo Risso, Mirka Andolfo, Dan Panosian, Emma Ríos, Jacob Phillips, Patric Reynolds, Ryan Kelly, Jamal Igle, and Elise McCall.

Other rewards include an original drawing from Peter Krause, with the top-tier reward being a tour of L.A.’s most notorious crime sites with Mosher. The Kickstarter campaign lasts until June 24, 2020

Dark Nights: Death Metal Expands with More Issues and One-Shots

DC has revealed some big Dark Nights: Death Metal news today! The anticipated series begins on June 16 and is now seven issues! But, it’s expanding further! The series is getting two one-shots, Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 and Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1!

Ahead of September’s skip month for Dark Nights: Death Metal, DC turns up the volume and calls in reinforcements to give fans more than they ever bargained for! A week after Dark Nights: Death Metal #3 publishes on August 11, the world of Dark Nights: Metal expands with Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook to include stories by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Becky Cloonan, Vita Ayala, Chip Zdarsky, Christopher Priest, Doug Mahnke, Dan Panosian, Eduardo Risso, and Khary Randolph! Collected in Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 on August 18 with a cover by Yasmine Putri, the stories in this one-shot showcase the new factions of Earth and explore the mystery of what happened to the Justice League after their battle with Perpetua.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Guideboo

As Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and other heroes fight to survive in the strange new landscape of an Earth turned upside down and shrouded in a realm of darkness, one cloaked figure has been observing from the sidelines, creating a guidebook to this new world and its evil leaders. Find out how Wonder Woman became the queen of Hell! Discover how Batman finds the Black Lantern ring! And see what happens when Harley Quinn takes charge of the Wasteland, finding love in the process! All this and more in this jam-packed issue exploring the new world order.

And then, because every legendary performance needs a bigger, bolder second act, Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1 drops on August 25 with a cover by Tony S. Daniel! This one-shot features stories from DC’s Dark Multiverse by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Peter J. Tomasi, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Daniel Warren Johnson, Frank Tieri, Tony S. Daniel, Jim Cheung, Joëlle Jones, Riley Rossmo, and Francesco Francavilla.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1

In this collection of short tales where demons dwell and reality is overrun by monstrous versions of the Dark Knight, learn the terrifying secrets of the new Bats Out of Hell and other creatures of the night like Robin King, whose origin is unimaginable! Plus, read about the secret buried beneath Castle Bat, the sentient Batmobile, and…how did Batman turn into a killer robot dinosaur?

August is metal as hell with Dark Nights: Death Metal #3 on 8/11, Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 on 8/18, and Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1 on 8/25!

Exclusive Preview: Dead Day #1 from Ryan Parrott and Evgeniy Bornyakov

Dead Day #1

Writer: Ryan Parrott 
Artists: Evgeniy Bornyakov 
Colorist: JUANCHO! 
Letterer: Charles Pritchett 
Cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia 
Incentive Cover: Francesco Francavilla
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 05.27.20

If the dead could come back for just one night, would we want them to?

Meet the Haskins, a seemingly normal suburban family, as they prepare for the annual macabre holiday known as “Dead Day” – when the deceased rise from the grave from sunset to sunrise. Some come back to reunite with family and friends, others for one last night of debauchery, still others with only one thing on their decomposing mind: revenge. 

From writer Ryan Parrott (OBERON, VOLITION, Power Rangers) and artist Evgeniy Bornyakov (DESCENDENT, YOU ARE OBSOLETE) comes an unnerving tale of existential horror with grave consequences.

Dead Day #1

B. Clay Moore Has Miles to Go with Stephen Molnar, Thomas Mauer, and AfterShock

AfterShock has announced a brand new series from writer B. Clay Moore, artist Stephen Molnar, and letterer Thomas Mauer. Miles to Go #1 is scheduled to debut September 9, 2020.

Amara Bishop is a newly single mother with a long-buried past. Raised by an alcoholic father in a rundown trailer, Amara was a child when she learned to kill. And she hasn’t killed anyone since she was thirteen. When her aging mentor is murdered, and her daughter is threatened, that will soon change…

The debut issue features a cover by Stephen Molnar and incentive cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Miles to Go #1

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Cavan Scott (Author) Francesco Francavilla (Artist) Megan Levens (Artist) Nicoletta Baldari (Artist) Kelley Jones (Artist) Charles Paul Wilson III (Artist) Derek Charm (Cover Artist)

Return to Vader’s Castle for a spooky spin on your favorite villains from a galaxy far, far away….

This exciting graphic novel explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Jabba the Hutt, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asaji Ventress–all under the shadow of Darth Vader!

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Mondo Delivers 8 New 1000-piece Puzzles to Pass the Time

Mondo, producers of some of the most sought after collectible posters in the world, is thrilled to now offer fans a second chance at owning some of their favorites in the form of premium 1000-piece puzzles.

Mondo’s new “Puzzle Party” collection — 8 brand new puzzles featuring artist-created posters — are available for pre-order now at MondoShop.com along with Mondo’s previous selection of games and puzzles which are available for immediate shipping. Each of the 8 puzzles retail for $20.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER / art by Rory Kurtz

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER / art by Rory Kurtz

DIE HARD / art by 100% Soft

DIE HARD / art by 100% Soft

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS / featuring iconic art from the D&D archives

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS / featuring iconic art from the D&D archives

G.I. JOE: COBRA WANTS YOU! / art by Jason Edmiston

G.I. JOE: COBRA WANTS YOU! / art by Jason Edmiston

GREMLINS / art by Matt Ryan Tobin

GREMLINS / art by Matt Ryan Tobin

HOME ALONE / art by DKNG

HOME ALONE / art by DKNG

JURASSIC PARK / art by Francesco Francavilla

JURASSIC PARK / art by Francesco Francavilla

THE IRON GIANT / art by DKNG

THE IRON GIANT / art by DKNG

The legendary New Wave band comes to Riverdale in this advance preview of Archie Meets the B-52s #1!

ARCHIE MEETS THE B-52s (One-Shot)

Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent, Michael Allred, Tyler Boss, Joe Eisma, Francesco Francavilla
On Sale Date: 2/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

It’s a rock and roll adventure for the ages as Archie and his friends cross paths with a real rock lobster—the B-52s! Co-written by Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg (Archie Meets Ramones, The Archies), with art from the legendary Dan Parent (Archie Meets KISS), this epic crossover one-shot brings the B-52 gang into Riverdale in all their new wave glory—but can Archie get his band back together in time to jam with these legends, or will in-fighting and musical drama leave them in the dust? There’s only one way to find out!

ARCHIE MEETS THE B-52s (One-Shot)

It’s Dead Day When the Deceased Rise for Just One Night

Dead Day #1

Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artists: Evgeniy Bornyakov
Colorist: Juancho Velez
Letterer: Charles Pritchett
Cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia
Incentive Cover: Francesco Francavilla
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 04.15.20

If the dead could come back for just one night, would we want them to?

Meet the Haskins, a seemingly normal suburban family, as they prepare for the annual macabre holiday known as “Dead Day” – when the deceased rise from the grave from sunset to sunrise. Some come back to reunite with family and friends, others for one last night of debauchery, still others with only one thing on their decomposing mind: revenge.

From writer Ryan Parrott (OBERON, VOLITION, Power Rangers) and artist Evgeniy Bornyakov (DESCENDENT, YOU ARE OBSOLETE) comes an unnerving tale of existential horror with grave consequences.

Dead Day #1

Preview: Archie #710

ARCHIE #710 (ARCHIE & KATY KEENE PT. 1)

Script: Mariko Tamaki and Kevin Panetta
Art: Laura Braga, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Laura Braga
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Emanuela Lupacchino, Paul Renaud, Billy Tucci
On Sale Date: 1/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

There’s a new girl in Riverdale and she’s turning everyone’s heads—and NOT everyone is happy about that! Who is Katy Keene and why is she so Insta-famous and beloved in Riverdale? And, moreover, why is she quickly becoming Archie’s biggest competition? Find out in this brand-new story arc from the creative team of writers Mariko Tamaki and Kevin Panetta and artist Laura Braga—just in time for the brand-new CW series Katy Keene!

ARCHIE #710 (ARCHIE & KATY KEENE PT. 1)

Transformers Take on the Terminator in March 2020

IDW Publishing has announced the March 2020 launch of Transformers vs. The Terminator, a four-issue monthly series in partnership with Dark Horse Comics that pits the deadly race of futuristic cyborgs against the sentient, converting robots from Cybertron.

Transformers vs. The Terminator brings together three longtime Transformers contributors (writers David Mariotte and John Barber, and artist Alex Milne) with writer Tom Waltz (fresh off his celebrated 100-issue Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles run) for an epic crossover that revisits the concepts of alien invasion and time-traveling resistance fighters… but twists them in unexpected ways!

Transformers vs. The Terminator #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Gavin Fullerton, Cover B by series artist Alex Milne, and two Retailer Incentive editions by comic book sensations Freddie E. Williams II and Francesco Francavilla, respectively.

Transformers vs. The Terminator #1
Transformers vs. The Terminator #1
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