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Preview: The Fox: Family Values #1 (One-Shot)

The Fox: Family Values #1 (One-Shot)

Script: Dean Haspiel, Vito Delsante, Alex Toth
Art: Dean Haspiel, Richard Ortiz, Alex Toth, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dean Haspiel
Variant Cover: George Caltsoudas
On Sale Date: 5/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The Fox: Family Values follows the life of the super heroic Patton family, all considered “freak magnets” who can’t help but do what they can to save the day… whether they like it or not! First, Dean Haspiel returns to writing and art duties in “Mid-Life Pisces.” Can a family of antiheroes with three different philosophical points of view break bread at the end of the day? The patriarch, investigative journalist Paul Patton, Jr. (aka THE FOX) is desperate to find another story. He tries to get his son, Shinji (aka GHOST FOX) to come along with him, but his teenage son is more interested in dating than finding exclusive stories! Meanwhile, his wife, Mae (SHE FOX) must confront some sins of her past in the form of two super-villains! Then, in “Back to Back,” written by Vito Delsante with line art by Richard Ortiz, we venture to the past, before Paul and Mae were married! The two are hours away from their wedding ceremony and are presently missing their final wedding rehearsal while they’re detained by a mad supervillain. How will they make it to their nuptials? All that PLUS a special reprint of a classic Fox story by the legendary Alex Toth!

The Fox: Family Values #1 (One-Shot)

Preview: The Fox: Family Values #1 (One-Shot)

The Fox: Family Values #1 (One-Shot)

Script: Dean Haspiel, Vito Delsante, Alex Toth
Art: Dean Haspiel, Richard Ortiz, Alex Toth, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dean Haspiel
Variant Cover: George Caltsoudas
On Sale Date: 5/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The Fox: Family Values follows the life of the super heroic Patton family, all considered “freak magnets” who can’t help but do what they can to save the day… whether they like it or not! First, Dean Haspiel returns to writing and art duties in “Mid-Life Pisces.” Can a family of antiheroes with three different philosophical points of view break bread at the end of the day? The patriarch, investigative journalist Paul Patton, Jr. (aka THE FOX) is desperate to find another story. He tries to get his son, Shinji (aka GHOST FOX) to come along with him, but his teenage son is more interested in dating than finding exclusive stories! Meanwhile, his wife, Mae (SHE FOX) must confront some sins of her past in the form of two super-villains! Then, in “Back to Back,” written by Vito Delsante with line art by Richard Ortiz, we venture to the past, before Paul and Mae were married! The two are hours away from their wedding ceremony and are presently missing their final wedding rehearsal while they’re detained by a mad supervillain. How will they make it to their nuptials? All that PLUS a special reprint of a classic Fox story by the legendary Alex Toth!

The Fox: Family Values #1 (One-Shot)

Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation – Mirror Universe Collection

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Mirror Universe Collection

As far back as I can remember Star Trek has been one of those franchises that always been part of the public imagination. Permeating throughout popular culture, leading to even George Lucas admitting the franchise’s influence on his Star Wars saga.  Even though I watched and enjoyed the original series, the movies including the original cast, and the cartoon series, it was definitely before my time. What really got me pulled into this universe was The Next Generation series.

I remembered the first episode where we met the crew, and of course, Data is who stood out. The other aspect of Star Trek, I have enjoyed are the ever-interesting Mirror Universe episodes, which every show that came after the original series got to has enjoyed, except for ST: TNG. As it would have been an interesting endeavor by the show, giving us a different view of our favorite characters. In David and Scott Tipton’s Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Mirror Universe Collection, we get some wish-fulfillment in a trio of comic stories which shows just how menacing our heroes are in the Mirror Universe.

In “Mirror Broken,”, we’re introduced to the crew of the ISS Stargazer and their insidious captain, Jean Luc Picard and belongs to the once-powerful Terran Empire, and where Vulcans are slaves to the powerful Klingon-Cardassian alliance, which gives Picard the perfect opportunity to assemble the crew we know, but more ominous, to take over the Enterprise and give the Empire an advantage over their enemies with a long-dormant weapon. In “Origin of Data”, we get an interesting side story of how Picard recruited Data to his ranks in this alternate dimension. In “Through the Mirror”, the ISS Enterprise crosses over to the Prime Star Trek universe where they meet the heroes we know and looks to conquer worlds in their dimension, while the mirror universe Picard hatches a plan to infiltrate the Enterprise which leads to a tense standoff between both crews. In “Ripe for Plunder”, Data goes on a solo mission to find Emperor Spock, who was thought to be long dead and reveals long-hidden keys to Picard’s plans. In the last story, “Terra Incognita”, one of the show’s long-endeared characters takes a baleful turn as his evil doppelganger infiltrates the Prime Universe Enterprise crew.

Overall, Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Mirror Universe Collection is an exciting set of stories that play with alternate universes and realities masterfully. The stories by the Tiptons are engrossing and exciting. The art by the creative teams is beautiful. Altogether, a collection that gives more than fan service, as it stretches the imagination and the possibilities, infinite.

Story: Scott Tipton and David Tipton
Art: J.K. Woodward, Charlie Kirchoff, Josh Hood, Marcus To, Chris Johnson, Carlos Nieto, Debora Carita, Tony Shasteen, Angel Hernandez
Color: Jason Lewis, Brittany Peer, Jason Lewis, David Garcia Cruz, Fran Gamboa, Jay Fotos, Jo Mettler, Mark Roberts
Letterer: Andworld Design, Neil Uyetake
Story: 9.8 Art: 9.6 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Star Trek: The Next Generation – Mirror Universe Collection

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Mirror Universe Collection

(W) Scott Tipton, David Tipton (A) J. K. Woodward, Lea Hernandez, Carlos Nieto (CA) George Caltsoudas
In Shops: Jun 09, 2021
SRP: $39.99

Go into the alternate “Mirror, Mirror” universe to meet the cold-blooded crew of the I.S.S. Enterprise, and their captain, the ruthless Jean-Luc Picard, in this collection of three graphic novels!

Space… The final frontier. These are the voyages of the I.S.S. Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to conquer strange new worlds, to enslave new life and new civilizations… To boldly go where no one has gone before! In the other-dimensional Mirror Universe there is no United Federation of Planets, only a cruel Terran Empire, where advancement comes through assassination, brutality is commonplace, and kindness is a weakness. Collects Mirror Broken, Through the Mirror, and Terra Incognita into one compendium!

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Mirror Universe Collection

Preview: Blade Runner 2019 #9

Blade Runner 2019 #9

Author(s): Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artist(s): Andres Guinaldo
Cover Artist(s): Tommy Lee Edwards (CVR A), Syd Mead (CVR B), Andres Guinaldo (CVR C), George Caltsoudas (CVR D), Tommy Lee Edwards B&W Variant (CVR E)

Return to the original world of Blade Runner 2019 in this perfect jumping on point for new fans! Ex-Blade Runner Ash and her charge Cleo return to the rain-soaked dystopic future of Los Angeles but now the hunter has become the hunted. New story by Academy award-nominated screenwriter MICHAEL GREEN (Blade Runner 2049, Logan) and co-writer MIKE JOHNSON (Supergirl)!

Blade Runner 2019 #9

BOOM! Studios Announces COMICSPRO 2020 Exclusives and Special Guests

BOOM! Studios has announced their presence at the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting from February 20-22, 2020 at the Hilton Portland Downtown, in Portland, OR. The publisher, home to award-winning imprints BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia, is proud to return to the 14th ComicsPRO Annual Meeting as a Premier sponsor with special guest, Ryan Parrott, writer of hit series including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and co-writer of Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers.

Retailers who attend the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting will receive exclusive Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, #2 and Alienated #1 variant covers for free that will only be available at this conference. The retailer-exclusive merchandise available from BOOM! Studios’ includes:

  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by George Caltsoudas
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by George Caltsoudas
  • Alienated #1 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by Özgür Yildirim

ComicsPRO retailers will have the chance to hear BOOM! Studios President, Publishing & Marketing, Filip Sablik speak on Thursday, February 20th, at the Graphic Novels, Perennials, and Curation panel, full details below.  

Thursday, February 20
Graphic Novels, Perennials, and Curation
(2:45 PM – 3:25 PM, Grand Ballroom II)  
What makes a graphic novel a perennial seller? What do publishers look for in choosing projects? Can comics be perennial sellers? What type of graphic novels sell differently in the book market … in the Direct Market …. online? These and other questions will be answered.

BOOM! Studios President, Publishing & Marketing, Filip Sablik will unveil the publisher’s vision for 2020 at a presentation on Thursday, February 20th at 10:30am. Throughout the weekend, attendees will also have an opportunity to speak directly with Sablik and Morgan Perry, Retail Sales Coordinator, about exciting new and upcoming titles from acclaimed imprints BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia at roundtable discussions on Friday, February 21st, and Saturday, February 22nd. The publisher will also bring along limited edition advance galleys of upcoming projects and other promotional items to share at the roundtables. 

BOOM! Studios will host a special event on Friday, February 21st and invites all attending ComicsPRO retailers to join them for free food and drinks. The BOOM! Studios Happy Hour will take place 7:00-9:00pm on Friday, 2/21, at Shift Drinks, located at 1200 SW Morrison St. in Portland, OR.

Alienated #1 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by Özgür Yildirim
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by George Caltsoudas

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by George Caltsoudas

Preview: Star Trek: Q Conflict

Star Trek: Q Conflict

(W) Scott Tipton, David Tipton (A) David Messina, Silvia Califano (CA) George Caltsoudas
In Shops: Oct 30, 2019
SRP: $19.99

The captains of the Original Series, The Next Generation, Voyager, and Deep Space Nine meet for the first time in a contest of unwilling champions!

When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet’s best captains to stop them. Join James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko as they go head-to-head in a competition that will determine the fate of the Earth and beyond. Will they be able to emerge victorious, or will they be torn apart by The Q Conflict?

Star Trek: Q Conflict

Star Trek: Voyager Returns to Comics

Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke

IDW Publishing has announced the first-ever comic book foray of the starship Voyager into the Mirror Universe under the license of CBS Consumer Products! This October, the Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke one-shot serves as the first of several excursions into the realm of dark doppelgängers, followed in time by one-shots focused on The Original Series and Deep Space Nine, respectively.

Written by Paul Allor with painted art by Star Trek fan-favorite J.K. WoodwardVoyager: Mirrors and Smoke introduces Captain Janeway of the Voyager, a rebel ship stranded in the Delta Quadrant, far from the ruins of the Terran Empire. When Janeway crowns herself Pirate Queen of the Quadrant, the locals – including scavengers Neelix and Kes – won’t give up without a fight. Amid this conflict, the crew of the Voyager has a second problem on their hands: just who is the Terran calling herself Annika Hansen, and can she be trusted?

Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke will be available with a cover by J.K. Woodward and a special retailer incentive variant by George Caltsoudas.

Transformers’ World Expands with Transformers: Galaxies this September

Transformers: Galaxies

Beginning in September, IDW Publishing builds upon the success of 2019’s bold new era of Transformers comic books with its first spin-off series: Transformers: Galaxies! Featuring story arcs that delve deeper into the origins, motivations, and world-shattering machinations of the extended Transformers cast, Galaxies launches with a story arc dedicated to the fan-favorite crew, the Constructicons!

Written by Vox Media co-founder and lifelong Transformers devotee Tyler Bleszinski, with luscious artwork by longtime Transformers artist, Livio RamondelliTransformers: Galaxies #1 uncovers the hidden secrets of Cybertron’s vast beauty and extraordinary cityscapes.

Transformers: Galaxies

Long ago, after the War Against the Threefold Spark ended, the Constructicons emerged to help rebuild the decimated planet in grand fashion. But what happened to them in the years since? Why had they been erased from Cybertron’s history… and what have they been planning for their devastating return?

To commemorate the debut of Transformers: Galaxies, IDW will offer multiple variant covers, including Cover A by Livio Ramondelli, Cover B by Nick Roche, and two Retailer Incentive covers by George Caltsoudas and Casey W. Coller, respectively.

Preview: Star Trek Discovery Annual 2018

Star Trek Discovery Annual 2018

Story: Kirsten Beyer & Mike Johnson
Art: Angel Hernandez
Color: Mark Roberts
Letterer: AndWorld Design
Cover A: Angel Hernandez, Esther Sanz
Cover B: George Caltsoudas
Production Design: Neil Uyetake
Editor: Sarah Gaydos
Editorial Assistant: Chase Marotz

The U.S.S. Discovery is a ship unlike any the galaxy’s ever seen, developing tech based on an unstable mycelial network… and it is all in the hands of Science Officer Lt. Stamets, tasked with perfecting it to win the war against the Klingons.

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

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