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Preview: Comic Book History of Animation

Comic Book History of Animation

(W) Fred Van Lente (A/CA) Ryan Dunlavey
In Shops: Jul 21, 2021
SRP: $17.99

From the team behind The Comic Book History of Comics comes the perfect companion piece telling the story of the triumphs and tragedies of the filmmakers and beloved animated characters of the past century and a half – essential for hardcore fans of the medium and noobies alike! It’s all here, from Aardman to Zoetrope, Disney to Miyazaki, Hanna-Barbera to Pixar, and everything in-between!

Begin in the early 1900s with J. Stuart Blackton and the first American cartoon, Winsor McCay’s Gertie the Dinosaur, and Felix the Cat! Find out about Margaret Winkler, the most powerful person in early animation, and Walt Disney, who revolutionizes cartoons with sound and color! Discover how Fleischer Studios teaches us to sing “Boop-boop-a-doop” and eat our spinach, and how Warner Bros’ Looney Toons rivaled Disney’s Silly Symphonies! Plus, icons of animation including Hanna-Barbera, Huckleberry Hound, The Flintstones, and Ruby-Spears; the Plastic Age of toy-based TV shows including G.I. Joe, Transformers, and He-Man; and the new Golden Age of TV animation launched by The Simpsons!

And go abroad to France with Emile Cohl’s dynamic doodles in Fantasmagorie; to Japan, where Momotaro debuts the first full-length anime, Divine Sea Warriors, and Osauma Tezuka conquers TV as he conquered manga; and to Argentina, which beat out Snow White for the first feature length animated movie by two decades! And finally, Jurassic Park and the computer animation revolution! Post-Little Mermaid Disney, Pixar, and Studio Ghibli conquer the world!

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the history of animation but were afraid to ask, this book is especially for you!

Comic Book History of Animation

Jennifer Blood Takes on a Whole Town of Mobsters!

Don’t live the rest of your life like a schnook! Jennifer Blood is back in her own series full of booze, bullets and big action!

Once upon a time, Jennifer Blood was just like any other suburban housewife – except that she took vengeance to the streets, cleaning up the criminals connected to her past. Now she’s dead, or so it seems. That nail in the coffin doesn’t seem so conclusive when suddenly people start dropping like flies in the quiet cul-de-sacs of the town of Bountiful, Utah. When Bountiful just so happens to be an undercover town completely full of mobsters, Blood’s possible return could start a whole war! Who will end up as the apex predator in this concentrated pond of criminality?

Writer Fred Van Lente tackles this new tale, following Jennifer’s guest appearance in the smash hit DIE!namite Lives. He’s joined by Italian artistic maestro Vincenzo Federici. The creative team has had fun researching and comparing notes to make sure the Italian slang of the mobsters strives for authenticity.

The neatly trimmed lawns and white picket fences of Bountiful are no less a facade than Jennifer Blood’s old secret identity. Behind each window is a grizzled, semi-retired mafioso, but when neighbors start dying, they turn to new character and legendary assassin Giulietta Romeo to hunt down the suspected killer. In this showdown of femme fatales, with wiseguys in the middle, will Jennifer Blood live to tell the tale?

Fellow Italian Lucio Parrillo delivers a stunning lead cover for the first issue. Rising star creators Lesley “Leirix” Li and Junggeun Yoon turn in gorgeous variants, showcasing Jennifer’s expansive arsenal. Dynamite fan-favorite Joseph Michael Linsner and cosplayer Rachel Hollon round out the treats for fans.

Jennifer Blood #1 will be out in October 2021.

Preview: DIE!namite Lives #2

DIE!namite Lives #2

writer: Fred Van Lente
artist: Vincenzo Carratu
covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Arthur Suydam (B), Joseph Michael Linsner (C) Dave Acosta (D), Gracie the Cosplay Lass Cosplay Variant (E), Dave Acosta (RI/Pencil Art), Jesph Michael Linsner (RI/Pencil Art), Arthur Suydam Non-Zombie Variant (RI), Gracie the Cosplay Lass Cosplay Variant (RI/BW), Gracie the Cosplay Lass Cosplay Variant (RI/Virgin), Lucio Parillo (RI/Line Art)
FC | 32 pages | Superhero, Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

The hit series returns, cuz you can’t kill a never-ending army of zombies… you can only hope to beat the $%&# out of them!

After tragically losing their first Chosen One against the zombie plague, Vampirella, Miss Fury, and what remains of the Project Superpowers look for a new savior — but Ash Williams is an even more reluctant Deadite hunter mthan usual!

This time, the Army of Darkness has ray guns, super powers and a brilliant new general: Evil Sonja, who takes her role of Queen of Hel quite seriously!

DIE!namite Lives #2

Preview: Everything’s Archie #1

EVERYTHING’S ARCHIE #1 (ONE-SHOT)

Script: Fred Van Lente
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Covers: Ben Caldwell, Rian Gonzales, Aaron Lopresti
On Sale Date: 6/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Finally, Archie declares his TRUE LOVE . . . and it’s a very expensive guitar! So, Archie picks up a few extra jobs to make some cash, what could go wrong?! Spies, TV execs, tech warfare, nothing in Riverdale will be the same! No place is safe when Everything’s Archie!

EVERYTHING’S ARCHIE #1

Preview: Comic Book History of Animation #5 (of 5)

Comic Book History of Animation #5 (of 5)

(W) Fred Van Lente (A/CA) Ryan Dunlavey
In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $3.99

In this issue: ANIME! ANIME! ANIME! How Japan conquered the world with a multipronged assault of giant robots, psychic bikers, and sailor moons! But Japan’s greatest animator, Hayao Miyazaki rejects fantasies of power-and teaches everyone how to appreciate the power of fantasy! Also: Everyone remembers the smash-hit Pixar Image Computer that was in every household throughout the 1980s, right? No? Oh, right. It was a huge failure. But maybe you heard of the ground-breaking animation studio it spawned instead?

Comic Book History of Animation #5 (of 5)

It’s Archie vs. The Gig Economy in this FOC preview of Everything’s Archie #1!

EVERYTHING’S ARCHIE #1

Script: Fred Van Lente
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Covers: Ben Caldwell, Rian Gonzales, Aaron Lopresti
On Sale Date: 6/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Finally, Archie declares his TRUE LOVE . . . and it’s a very expensive guitar! So, Archie picks up a few extra jobs to make some cash, what could go wrong?! Spies, TV execs, tech warfare, nothing in Riverdale will be the same! No place is safe when Everything’s Archie!

EVERYTHING'S ARCHIE #1

Preview: Comic Book History of Animation #5 (of 5)

Comic Book History of Animation #5 (of 5)

(W) Fred Van Lente (A/CA) Ryan Dunlavey
In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $3.99

In this issue: ANIME! ANIME! ANIME! How Japan conquered the world with a multipronged assault of giant robots, psychic bikers, and sailor moons! But Japan’s greatest animator, Hayao Miyazaki rejects fantasies of power-and teaches everyone how to appreciate the power of fantasy! Also: Everyone remembers the smash-hit Pixar Image Computer that was in every household throughout the 1980s, right? No? Oh, right. It was a huge failure. But maybe you heard of the ground-breaking animation studio it spawned instead?

Comic Book History of Animation #5 (of 5)

Preview: Comic Book History of Animation #5 (of 5)

Comic Book History of Animation #5 (of 5)

(W) Fred Van Lente (A/CA) Ryan Dunlavey
In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $3.99

In this issue: ANIME! ANIME! ANIME! How Japan conquered the world with a multipronged assault of giant robots, psychic bikers, and sailor moons! But Japan’s greatest animator, Hayao Miyazaki rejects fantasies of power-and teaches everyone how to appreciate the power of fantasy! Also: Everyone remembers the smash-hit Pixar Image Computer that was in every household throughout the 1980s, right? No? Oh, right. It was a huge failure. But maybe you heard of the ground-breaking animation studio it spawned instead?

Comic Book History of Animation #5 (of 5)

Preview: The Comic Book History of Animation #4 (of 5)

The Comic Book History of Animation #4 (of 5)

(W) Fred Van Lente (A/CA) Ryan Dunlavey
In Shops: Mar 03, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Don’t touch that dial! It’s SATURDAY MORNING FUNHOUSE! We roll into the 1960s, during which a CBS executive named Fred Silverman had the brilliant idea to turn Saturday mornings into all kids programming, transforming the toon landscape forever! Hanna and Barbera are fired from MGM, but become the biggest animators in the country-but what happens to all the jobs sent overseas? In Japan, the animation industry begins taking its first few steps toward dominance, where Hayao Miyazaki begins learning his trade-and yearning for more!

The Comic Book History of Animation #4 (of 5)

Archie celebrates the past, present, and future for Free Comic Book Day 2021

Archie Comics is looking to the past, present, and future as it celebrates Archie Andrews’ 80th Anniversary and the return of Free Comic Book Day on August 14th, 2021 with the release of a special one-shot comic in the traditional Archie art style!

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is an annual tradition at comic shops throughout North America where fans can pick up a wide array of comic books for free, and Archie Comics is proud to be a GOLD sponsor of the event once again with the appropriately titled Archie: Past, Present, and Future Fun! one-shot featuring an all-new cover by legendary artist Dan Parent.

The special FCBD issue will feature stories celebrating the various incarnations of Archie and friends from the past 80 years of comics, television, animation and more, along with a preview of the new Everything’s Archie One-Shot by Fred Van Lente and Dan Parent, hitting shops in June as part of the company’s 80th anniversary publishing plans..

It’s the crisis of infinite Archies! Celebrate 80 years of the Riverdale Gang with this tale featuring a dimension-hopping Archie Andrews in his quest to save the multiverse. Then, witness Archie go toe-to-toe with… himself?! May the best Archie win! Plus, get a preview of the newest Archie One-Shot in shops! This title includes several versions of Archie (from classic to TV to horror) and showcases his evolution as a character over eight decades, all while being a tie-in to the company’s 80th Anniversary plans.

Archie: Past, Present, and Future Fun! features a script by Bill Golliher, Angelo DeCesare, and Fred Van Lente. It features art by Pat and Tim Kennedy, Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, and Jack Morelli.

Archie: Past, Present, and Future Fun!
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