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Dear Becky, The Boys are Back in Town in April

The Boys are returning to comics, or at least what’s left of them, with their original writer and creator Garth Ennis for the sequel, Dear Becky.

Following the massive success of the comics and Prime adaptation, with over 150,000 omnibuses sold in 2019, Garth Ennis returns to Wee Hughie, Billy Butcher, Vought and more in this hotly anticipated new entry. Picking up in-story 12 years after the finale of the 90 issue epic run, the marriage of Hughie and Annie (Starlight) is derailed by a mysterious document that threatens to rip open the scars of the past and reveal nightmarish truths about The Boys.

Joining Ennis on this series are some returning greats. Russ Braun picks right back up on interiors years later, after drawing a large chunk of the original series following series co-creator Darick Robertson. Robertson returns to contribute covers. For his first, Robertson once more calls back to the very first cover with The Boys looking down on something, as was also seen with #7 and #50.

Using a flashback structure, Dear Becky will flesh out both the pre-history of The Boys, call back to classic moments, and move the story forward. It’s an indispensable chapter for all fans of The Boys, going back nearly 15 years or new to the story from the show.

Dynamite will also release a promotional poster of The Boys, perfect for both retailers and fans to advertise the series or show off their fandom. Additionally, all six volumes of The Boys Omnibus are available to catch up on the original comic, as well as art books and collectibles.

THE BOYS DEAR BECKY #1
THE BOYS DEAR BECKY #2

Preview: Punisher Soviet #3 (of 6)

Punisher Soviet #3 (of 6)

(W) Garth Ennis (A) Jacen Burrows (CA) Paolo Rivera
Explicit Content
In Shops: Jan 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• Valery Stefanovich has put himself on a collision course with The Punisher.
• The roots of this issue go back to Afghanistan in the 1980s where Valery spent time in the Russian Special Forces and some of the most horrific things you can imagine. Things that CHANGED him.
• Frank and Valery have so much in common, but that never bodes well, does it?

Punisher Soviet #3 (of 6)

Preview: Boys Omnibus Vol 6 TPB

Boys Omnibus Vol 6 TPBPhoto & Art Covers

writer: Garth Ennis
artists: Darick Robertson, Russ Braun, John McCrea
comic cover: Darick Robertson
FC | 320 pages | $29.99 | Superheroes | Mature

Includes:
Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men (#60-65)
The Bloody Doors Off (#66-71), You Found Me (#72)

It’s been a long time coming. When the Homelander finally sets an army of superheroes against the forces of the United States military, Billy Butcher and The Boys must finish the job they were recruited for: to take every superhero out of the picture. While the battle rages on the White House lawn, Frenchie and the Female are unleashed, Mother’s Milk uncovers a terrible secret at Vought-American, and Wee Hughie discovers the senses-shattering truth behind Butcher’s ultimate plan of vengeance.

Boys Omnibus Vol 6 TPB

Preview: Punisher Soviet #2 (of 6)

Punisher Soviet #2 (of 6)

(W) Garth Ennis (A) Jacen Burrows (CA) Paolo Rivera
Explicit Content
In Shops: Dec 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• Seeds planted decades ago in Moscow and Afghanistan bloom bloody in New York City.
• Who is Valery Stepanovich and why did he mow down a room full of Russian mobsters?
• These are questions Frank Castle is going to answer and then decide if Valery deserves his own punishment.

Punisher Soviet #2 (of 6)

Review: Punisher Soviet #1

Someone is killing off Russian mobsters but it’s not Frank Castle! The Punisher wants to know who and why and of course kill those mobsters himself. It’s the return of Garth Ennis writing the Punisher to the MAX!

Story: Garth Ennis
Art: Jacen Burrows
Ink: Guillermo Ortego
Color: Nolan Woodard
Letterer: Rob Steen

Get your copy in comic shops November 13! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: The Boys Omnibus Vol. 5

The Boys Omnibus Vol. 5
The Boys Omnibus Vol. 5 Photo Edition

writer: Garth Ennis
artists: Darick Robertson, John McCrea, Russ Braun
comic cover: Darick Robertson
FC | 420 pages | $29.99 | Superheroes | Mature

Includes:

Volume 9: The Big Ride
Volume 10: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker

In Volume 9, all the pieces are falling into place, for the Boys as well as their most mortal enemies. The long-dreaded superhuman conflict is on its way. But first there are secrets still to be uncovered: like the story of the team’s first encounter with supergroup The Seven, and the shockwaves from that disastrous meeting that still reverberate today. Hughie, meanwhile, discovers his comrades’ hidden history, as their original leader Colonel Greg Mallory takes him through sixty years of the filthiest black operations imaginable. And finally, with good and bad guys teetering on the brink, a shadowy force sets events in motion that will push even Butcher over the edge.

He could have been a very different man. Billy Butcher, leader of The Boys, once had a chance at another life entirely — when the love of a good woman pulled him aside from his dreadful path of violence and despair. Volume 10 is the story of Billy and Becky, told by the man himself, from the heights of love to the depths of tragedy. And when he’s done, he’ll be ready… to finish things once and for all.

The Boys Omnibus Vol. 5

Preview: Punisher Soviet #1 (of 6)

Punisher Soviet #1 (of 6)

(W) Garth Ennis (A) Jacen Burrows (CA) Paolo Rivera
Rated MAX
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• Garth Ennis (Co-Creator of The Boys & Preacher) is back at Marvel and writing the Punisher again, this time with art phenom Jacen Burrows (MOON KNIGHT, 303, Crossed) at his side.
• A dozen Russian mobsters lie dead at the Punisher’s feet and he wasn’t the one who pulled the trigger.
• If you know Frank Castle, you know this doesn’t necessarily set his mind at ease.
• Who is in New York City decimating the Russian mob and can it be long before they come into conflict with Frank?

Punisher Soviet #1 (of 6)

Garth Ennis and PJ Holden Fly Into Legend with The Stringbags from Dead Reckoning

If you do the incredible often enough, they’ll want you to do the impossible.

Writer Garth Ennis and artist PJ Holden present The Stringbags, an original graphic novel based on the true story of the Royal Navy’s Swordfish crews in early World War II.

A biplane torpedo bomber in an age of monoplanes, the Fairey Swordfish was underpowered and under-gunned; an obsolete museum piece, an embarrassment. Its crews fully expected to be shot from the skies. Instead, they flew the ancient “Stringbag” into legend. From their triumphs against the Italian Fleet at Taranto and the mighty German battleship Bismarck in the Atlantic, to the deadly challenge of the Channel Dash in the bleak winter waters of their homeland.

The Stringbags is an epic tale of young men facing death in an aircraft almost out of time. They lived as they flew, without a second to lose—and the greatest tributes to their courage would come from the enemy who strove to kill them.

The Stringbags features colors from Kelly Fitzpatrick, lettering by Rob Steen, and will be published by Dead Reckoning on May 15, 2020. The hardcover graphic novel will retail for $29.95.

The Stringbags

Preview: Erf

Erf

Writer: Garth Ennis
Art: Rob Steen
Cover: Rob Steen
48 pages | $6.99 | Fantasy, Humor | All Ages

At the dawn of time, Erf and his three amphibious friends, Figwillop, KWAAAH, and the Booper, take their first nervous steps out of the ocean, the beginning of an adventure into the primordial world. As they explore the exciting new lands beyond the shore, they discover that the prehistoric jungle is home to the mighty and terrifying Colossux. What follows is an evolutionary fable of love and loyalty for readers of all ages!

Erf

AfterShock Announces Exclusives, Signings, and More for Baltimore Comic Con

AfterShock Comics has unveiled its lineup for the 2019 Baltimore Comic-Con, October 19-20, delivering fans and enthusiasts the opportunity for up-close-and-personal access to top creators and much more.

Located at Booth #2001 at the Baltimore Convention Center, AfterShock Comics team members in attendance include Publisher/Chief Creative Officer Joe Pruett; SVP Sales & Marketing Steve Rotterdam; Senior Sales Development Manager Marc Hammond; Publishing Assistant Sarah Pruett and some of the most exciting creative stars in the comics industry.

Exclusive variants only available at Booth #2001 include Dark Ark: After the Flood #1 with covers by Leila Diaz (created exclusively for the convention), Francesco Francavilla (available at the Baltimore Comic Con Exclusives booth) and lenticular cover by Mike Rooth; original graphic novel Horde in hardcover with cover by Leila Leiz; and A Walk Through Hell, Volume 2 with cover by Andy Clarke and signed by Garth Ennis.  

AfterShock will host exclusive signings at Booth #2001 with creators Cullen Bunn, Leila Leiz, and Battlestar Galactica’s Aaron Douglas. The three will also participate in a highly anticipated panel entitled AfterShock Original Graphic Novels: The Format for Storytellers on Saturday, October 19, from 12:15pm – 1:15pm in room 343-344. The discussion will provide an insightful sneak peek at the sensational, singular stories coming your way from the three stars.

Then on Sunday, October 20, from 1:00pm – 2:00pm in the 4th Floor Ballroom, AfterShock presents Spotlight on Aaron Douglas, a Q&A with AfterShock creator and actor best known for his portrayal of Chief Galen Tyrol on Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica. Douglas will be discussing working with AfterShock and his journey as a creative with over 100 projects in film, television and video game credits on his impressive resume.

Fans will also have a rare opportunity to take home a limited edition, one-of-a-kind BCC AfterShock Mystery Box, a value of close to $200, for only $75. Contents may include graded comics, signed comics, rare variants, complete series runs and surprise items every comic enthusiast will enjoy.

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