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Preview: Vampirella/Red Sonja #3

Vampirella/Red Sonja #3

writer: Jordie Bellaire
artist: Drew Moss
covers: Frank Cho & Sabine Rich (A), Babs Tarr (B), Daniel Warren Johnson & Mike Spicer (C), Leonardo Romero & Jordie Bellaire (D), Drew Moss “Then and Now” Variant (E)
Drew Moss “Then and Now” Variant (RI-B/W), Leonardo Romero & Jordie Bellaire (RI-Virgin), Drew Moss “Then and Now” Variant (RI-Virgin), Leonardo Romero & Jordie Bellaire (RI-B/W), Daniel Warren Johnson (RI-B/W)
Frank Cho & Sabine Rich CGC-Graded Cover
FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

Hi! Here’s what’s going on: VAMPIRELLA found out some dudes’re doing experiments on vampires and she is piiiiiiiiiiised. RED SONJA is using this as an excuse to beat the holy hell outta a buncha soldier types. Many punches, many explosions, and somehow, at some point, Sonja punches through a wall. Find out how someone can punch through a wall, courtesy of JORDIE BELLAIRE (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and DREW MOSS (Star Wars)!

Vampirella/Red Sonja #3

Review: Upshot Now #0

Upshot Now #0 kicks off AWA’s upcoming titles with black and white first issues of three series along with previews of five other comics!

Story: J. Michael Straczynski, Michael Moreci, Jason Starr, Frank Cho, John Lees, Benjamin Percy, Ollie Masters, Rob Williams
Art: Mike Deodato, Jr., C.P. Smith, Will Conrad, Dalibor Talajić, Ramon Rosanas, Laurence Campbell, Bretn Schoonover
Color: Sabine Rich
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Covers: Rahzzah, Jeff Dekal, Tim Bradstreet, Kaare Andrews

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Midtown Comics

AWA provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Vengeance of Vampirella #1

Vengeance of Vampirella #1

writer: Tom Sniegoski
artist: Michael Sta. Maria
covers: Joshua Middleton (A), Frank Cho (B), Ben Oliver (C), Lucio Parrillo (D), Cosplay Variant (E)
Buzz (RI), Ben Oliver (RI-B/W), Cosplay (RI-Virgin), Buzz “Blood Moon” Cover (RI-Virgin), Frank Cho (RI-B/W), Jae Lee Icon Edition (RI), Joe Quesada Icon Edition (RI)
Frank Cho CGC-Graded Edition
FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

Originally debuting in 1994, Vengeance of Vampirella portrayed a more savage and feral look at the Daughter of Drakulon. Now, for the 50th Anniversary of Vampirella, original series writer Tom Sniegoski (joined by the incredible art of Michael Sta. Maria) is back and issue #1 features a host of incredible cover artists. Set 25 years after the initial series, Vampirella is Dead!? Long Live Vampirella! Humanity holds on, but barely, the playthings and slaves of a multitude of supernatural monstrosities that have made the earth their own. Mistress Nyx continues to rule the planet, her Chaos Lords reigning over the various regions of the world, but she is getting bored – there’s no one to challenge her! That is, until a small, but determined rebellion finds what could be their savior or seal their doom!

This new series – and anniversary event – is not to be missed!

Vengeance of Vampirella #1

And the Baltimore Comic-Con Mascot’s Name is…

Baltimore Comic-Con Buster Crab

Come to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to celebrate the 20th annual Baltimore Comic-Con October 18-20, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased now at the Baltimore Comic-Con website.

In August of 2019, the Baltimore Comic-Con introduced you to the newest member of their family, the Baltimore Comic-Con mascot!

Created and drawn by artist extraordinaire, perennial guest, and friend of the show Frank Cho, the convention decided to open it up to the fans to come up with a name for this caped crustacean. The survey closed on August 27th.

After much consideration, the winning submission, by Maurice Hopkins (as the first to submit this entry, as he was not alone in coming up with this suggestion), is Buster!

Convention organizer Marc Nathan said in the announcement:

Buster Crabbe was an actor who starred in numerous comic-related features in the 1930s and 1940s. He played Tarzan, Flash Gordon, and Buck Rogers, all of whom were hit syndicated comic strips at the time. He was Billy the Kid, numerous ‘jungle men’ characters, and even returned as a guest on the 1970s Buck Rogers TV series. And not to mention two comic book series named after him — Buster Crabbe Comics from Eastern Color in the 1950s and The Amazing Adventures of Buster Crabbe from Lev Gleason in 1954. With all of these ties to comics, the character name was too good to pass up. Congratulations, Maurice!

Baltimore Comic-Con Gets a Mascot — And You Name Him!

The 20th annual Baltimore Comic-Con will be held October 18-20, 2019 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets are now available for purchase.

The Baltimore Comic-Con has brought you amazing guests, retailers, and exhibitors. They’ve brought a yearbook, a scavenger hunt, and an original art auction. They’ve brought costume contests, industry award ceremonies, and after-parties. But they’ve never brought this:

Baltimore Comic-Con Crab

This gap-toothed creation is none other than the latest addition to the show, the Baltimore Comic-Con mascot, created by master draftsman, friend of the show, and Maryland resident Frank Cho! In addition to creating amazing art for comics, comic book covers, art books, and more using any number of art mediums and styles, Frank is also a renowned cartoonist for his Liberty Meadows comic strip and comic book.

But it’s not determined what its name will be, and Baltimore Comic-Con wants your help! They’ve created a poll to name the Mascot, and a contest to go along with it. If your vote is selected, you win 2 VIP Tickets to the Baltimore Comic-Con! Already got your tickets for 2019 (and really, why wouldn’t you?!), NO PROBLEM! You will win 2 VIP tickets to the 2020 Baltimore Comic-Con! (If multiple persons enter the winning name, date and time stamp will be used to decide who submitted name first.)

Voting is now open and closes on August 27th. The winner will be announced after the convention has had a chance to review all of the suggestions.


In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Joel Adams (Savage Eve), Neal Adams (Detective Comics), Zeea Adams (Neal Adams Monsters), Art Way Alliance, Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned), Jeremy Bastian (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Under The Spell), Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Ziggy Blumenthal (Operation Pajama Pants), Brett Breeding (Superman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Harold Buchholz (MST3K), Mark Buckingham (Justice League Dark), Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, courtesy of AfterShock Comics), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Buzz (Superman: Coming of the Supermen), Jim Calafiore (The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute), Chris Campana (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Joe Carabeo (The Legettes), Richard Case (Doom Patrol), Christa Cassano (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force), Castillo Studios, Jacob Chabot (Ziggy Pig – Silly Seal Comics), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Amy Chu (KISS: The End), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Steve Conte (Action Figure Kingdom), Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Jamie Cosley (Star Wars Insider), Clayton Crain (Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales, courtesy of Frankie’s Comics), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), The Deans Family (La Moo Du Chocolat: A Shakes Adventure), Vito Delsante (Midnight Tiger: Stronger), Steve Ellis (The Only Living Girl), Tod Emko and Piggy (A Piggy’s Tale), Steve Englehart (Doctor Strange, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), G.D. Falksen (Mine!), Rob Feldman (Cyko KO), Brenden Fletcher (Isola), Chris Flick (Capes & Babes), LJ and Kayla Fowlkes (The Adventures of CHIBIWONGTONG), Shea Fontana (DC SuperHero Girls), Francesco Francavilla (Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica), Franco (Superman of Smallville), Simon Fraser (Tales of the Night Watchman, courtesy of So What? Press), Julie Fujii Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden), John Gallagher (Max Meow), David Gallaher (The Only Living Girl), SL Gallant (Magic: The Gathering: Chandra – Tales of Alara), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Gerhard (Cerberus the Aardvark), Chris Giarrusso (Hashtag: Danger), Mike Gold (The Whisper Campaign), Jimmy Gownley (Disney Zootopia: School Days), Garth Graham (Star Power), John Patrick Green (Kim Possible Adventures), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Juanjo Guarnido (Blacksad),  Laura Lee Gulledge (Will & Whit), Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers), Cully Hamner (Batman Beyond), N. Steven Harris (Michael Cray), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Glenn Hauman (Mine!), Mark Hempel (Sandman), Greg Hildebrandt (Old Man Logan), Clinton Hobart (Disney fine artist), Javon and Tarik Holmes (The Adventuers of Waffle Boy), Adam Hughes (Superman), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Chris Ivy (Venom: Tooth and Claw, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Klaus Janson (New Challengers), Justin Jordan (Reaver), Kata Kane (G.F.F.s Ghost Friends Forever), Chris Kemple (The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute), Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar), Sharlene Kindt (Dept. H), Tom King (Batman), Evelyn Kriete (Hullabaloo), Greg Land (Hulkverines, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Jeehyung Lee (The Batman’s Grave, courtesy of Frankie’s Comics), Jim Lee (Batman: Hush, Saturday only), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider), Mike Manley (Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Comic), Chris Mariano (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair), Mark Mariano (Puddleton Farm: Ewing! What Are You Doing?), Ron Marz (Turok), Xavier McLaren (The Bubbler), John McCrea (Hitman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Twisted Romance), Pop Mhan (Raven, Daughter of Darkness), David Michelinie (Amazing Spider-Man, Saturday and Sunday only, courtesy of The Living Corpse), Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico), Mark Morales (Justice League), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Kevin Nowlan (Black Widow, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Jerry Ordway (Archie Meets Batman ’66), Rachel Ordway (FTL, Y’all!), Greg Pak (Star Wars), Dan Parent (Archie: The Married Life – 10th Anniversary), Paul Pelletier (Aquaman/Jabberjaw Special), Andrew Pepoy (Archie: The Married Life – 10th Anniversary), Mike Perkins (Swamp Thing), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Mark Poulton (Koni Waves), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Dave Proch (Mango Lizard), Livio Ramondelli (Transformers), Ron Randall (Trekker), Tom Raney (Dog Days of Summer), Mark Redfield (Vampire Hunters Incorporated), Afua Richardson (Run), Rafer Roberts (Grumble), Don Rosa (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck), Peter Rostovsky (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force), Jennifer Rouse (The Death of Poe), Craig Rousseau (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X), Mike Royer (New Gods), Arsia Rozegar (Man Plus), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Stuart Sayger (KISS: The End), Bob Schreck (Batman: Hush), Greg Schigiel (Pix: One Weirdest Weekend), Erica Schultz (Xena: Warrior Princess), Bart Sears (Turok), Jeff Shultz (Archie Jumbo Comics Digest), Louise Simonson (Death of Superman), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Andy Smith (Demi-God), Brian “Smitty” Smith (The Stuff of Legend), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Allison Sohn (The Art of Red Sonja, Volume 2), Charles Soule (Curse Words), Brian Stelfreeze (Rise of the Black Panther), Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Paul D. Storrie (The Viking Queen), Karl Story (Star Wars: Age of Rebellion – Han Solo), William Stout (Fantastic Worlds – The Art of William Stout), Nathan Szerdy (Vampirella), Ty Templeton (Marvel Super-Hero Adventures, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Michael Terracciano (Star Power), David and Sarah Trustman (The Memory Arts), Billy Tucci (Shi), Mike Vasquez (Rick & Morty, courtesy of Frankie’s Comics), Brian K. Vaughan (Paper Girls), Gus Vazquez (Big Hero 6), Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Doug Wagner (The Hard Place), Mark Waid (Avengers: No Road Home), Adam Wallenta (Punk Taco), Adam Warren (Empowered And Sistah Spooky’s High School Hell), Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics), Lee Weeks (Batman), Mark Wheatley (Songs of Giants: The Poetry of Pulp), Emily Whitten (The Underfoot), Bob Wiacek (Iron Man), Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs), Javier Cruz Winnik (Puerto Rico Strong), Marv Wolfman (Raven: Daughter of Darkness, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), John Workman (Riverdale), Kelly Yates (Torchwood), and Thom Zahler (Star Trek: Waypoint Special 2019).

Preview: Art of Dejah Thoris Vol. 2 HC

Art of Dejah Thoris Vol. 2 HC

artist: Various
cover: Joe Jusko
FC | 280 pages | $39.99 | Mature

Since the first serialized adventures in 1912 of the Martian Princess Dejah Thoris and her beloved hero, John Carter, science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts have dreamed of the faraway Red Planet, its wondrous sights and monstrous perils. In this second volume of The Art of Dejah Thoris and the Worlds of Mars, the finest artists of modern fantasy have brought the dying world of Mars to life, depicting scenes of brutal conflict with alien beasts, quiet moments overlooking Martian wastes, and enticing visions of an exotic princess at her most intimate. This magnificent hardcover collection features the talents of J. Scott Campbell, Joe Jusko, Frank Cho, Lucio Parillo, Tula Lotay, Mike McKone and many more!

Art of Dejah Thoris Vol. 2 HC

Preview: Harley Quinn #64

Harley Quinn #64

(W) Sam Humphries (A) Otto Schmidt (CA) Frank Cho
In Shops: Aug 07, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Harley’s tried everything to avoid Lex Luthor and his stupid “Offer”-she’s destroyed half a dozen of Lex’s drones, she’s changed her name, her cell phone number-she even faked her own death! Why won’t this bald, pasty-faced weirdo take no for an answer? Harley Quinn takes on the crossover event of the summer in this comic-within-a-comic take on “DC’s Year of the Villain”!

Harley Quinn #64

Preview: Vampirella (Vol. 5) #1

Vampirella (Vol.5) #1

writer: Christopher Priest
artist: Ergün Gündüz
covers: Frank Cho (A), Alex Ross (B), Joe Jusko (C), Guillem March (D), Cosplay (E)
Adam Hughes (RI-Homage), Adam Hughes (RI-BW),
Cosplay (RI-Virgin), Guillem March (RI-Virgin), Alex Ross (RI-BW), J. Scott Campbell (RI-ICON), Frank Frazetta (RI-ICON)
FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

In July 1969, the world was first introduced to Vampirella. 50 years later, she doesn’t look a day older!!!! Now, to celebrate her gold anniversary, Dynamite is launching a brand-new, ongoing series featuring the talents of Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deathstroke, Quantum & Woody, Justice League) and European star/American star-in-the-making, Ergün Gündüz (Tales of the Great War, Taxi Tales)! You’ll experience the first, mysterious taste of things to come in Vampirella Free Comic Book Day #0, and the story continues here!!!

Vampirella #1

Preview: Harley Quinn #63

Harley Quinn #63

(W) Sam Humphries (A) Otto Schmidt (CA) Frank Cho
In Shops: Jul 03, 2019
SRP: $4.99

The final trials of Harley Quinn have begun…and the stakes have never been higher! Will Harley succeed in becoming the Angel of Retribution? Or will she fall short, only to suffer the same fate as all those before her? Plus, a mysterious new comic by M. Clatterbuck appears…in which Lex Luthor makes Harley an exciting offer!

Harley Quinn #63

Vampirella #1 Gets a Print Run of Over 130,000 Copies

Vampirella #1

Vampirella is flying high for her big 50th anniversary! Dynamite has announced that the upcoming Vampirella #1 has blasted through expectations and is a massive success with an initial print run of over 130,000 copies! The issue is by writer Christopher Priest, artist Ergün Gündüz and a range of top tier cover artists fronted by Frank Cho.

This historic number includes all orders through Diamond, specialty retailers, and creator exclusive covers. This incredible sales number is the highest for a full price comic in Dynamite’s storied 15-year history. Furthermore, 130 thousand copies is higher than all recorded paid circulation numbers for the original Vampirella magazine – making this possibly also the best selling Vampirella comic book of all time!

Dynamite is confident in this blockbuster new series and made the first issue returnable for retailers, which is also continuing for the second issue to allow retailers to order aggressively with minimal risk and maximum reward. Retailers can order without worry and be prepared to serve the needs of Vampirella diehards who go back 50 years themselves as well as the growing crowd of new fans!

Dynamite’s team is already working hard to continue this success through the year and moving forward. Vampirella #2 features an eye-popping main cover from Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, perhaps the biggest artist in the industry today. Then the next issue is spearheaded by the iconic J. Scott Campbell. Each issue features additional covers from talented artists as well as top cosplay models.

Initial orders for Vampirella #2 are due this Thursday June 27.

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