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NYCC 2019: Z2 Comics to Announce a Project with Jason Aaron, a Skillet Signing, and more!

Z2 Comics continues to ramp up its publishing lineup, with huge names from music in comics in attendance to announce future projects throughout the weekend!

On Friday afternoon, Forbidden Planet will host the members of Skillet, who will sign their first-ever graphic novel, EDEN: A Skillet Graphic Novel from 4-6pm. This rare opportunity to meet the band is open to all Skillet fans, with or without a New York Comic Con badge. The band will not be making an appearance on the show floors, so don’t miss your chance to get your Skillet graphic novel signed! RSVP to the event here.

EDEN; A Skillet Graphic Novel Signing
Forbidden Planet NYC
832 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Friday October 4
4 p.m.–6 p.m.

EDEN: A Skillet Graphic Novel

Next up, on Saturday morning, Eisner nominated comics writer Jason Aaron will announce his upcoming Z2 debut!

That evening, Jason Aaron will join an all-star cast of creators for the official Z2 panel, alongside Z2’s Josh Frankel and Sridhar Reddy, writer Ryan Cady, Chris Miskiwiecz, and Noah Van Sciver. Full details can be found below:

Z2 Comics Presents: Making Music in Graphic Novels

Saturday, October 5 
7:45 pm-8:45 pm Room 1A24

What is a graphic album? Z2 Comics, in working with the likes of Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Japanese kawaii-metal phenomenons BABYMETAL, Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Beirsack and pop-internet enigma Poppy have pioneered the marriage of comics with music. The pairing of some of the finest talents in comics with groundbreaking and legendary musicians has led to a rich, immersive experience that pushes the possibilities of what both comics and music can do. 

Preview: The Avengers #24

The Avengers #24

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Stefano Caselli
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 25, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE CHALLENGE OF THE GHOST RIDERS!

If the Avengers thought one Ghost Rider was tough to deal with, wait’ll they see how many Spirits of Vengeance have just been unleashed by the King of Hell, Johnny Blaze! Including the craziest, most powerful Rider of them all…That’s right, it’s the Avengers vs. Cosmic Ghost Rider!

The Avengers #24

Preview: Valkyrie: Jane Foster #3

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #3

(W) Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (A) CAFU, Cian Tormey, Frazer Irving, Ramon K. Perez (CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 18, 2019
SRP: $3.99

VALKYRIE TAKES A BELOVED FRIEND ON THE JOURNEY OF THEIR AFTERLIFE!

When a longstanding Marvel character dies at the hands of Bullseye, Jane Foster must accept her new role and carry them to the world beyond. But she is not the Valkyrie of the past – nor is Bullseye’s victim any ordinary hero. Valhalla is only one hall of the dead. The multiversal afterlife awaits.

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #3

Sea of Stars #2 Heads Back to Print

Jason Aaron, Dennis HallumStephen Green, and Rico Renzi’s Sea of Stars #2 will be rushed back to print in order to keep up with increasing demand for the bestselling science fiction series.

When recently widowed Gil gets a long-haul gig across the universe, he figures it’s safe enough to bring his young son Kadyn along for the ride—that is, until their “big rig” gets bitten in half by a gigantic Space Leviathan! Sea of Stars follows Gil, now separated from his son—with a breached suit that’s venting oxygen at an alarming rate—as he struggles to defy the odds and stay alive long enough to rescue Kadyn. But meanwhile, Kadyn seems to be getting all the help he needs from a talking Space Monkey riding a Space Dolphin… or maybe it’s the strange powers he’s suddenly manifesting…?

Sea of Stars #2, second printing (Diamond Code JUL199181) will be available in local comic shops on Wednesday, October 9. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is this Monday, September 16.

Sea of Stars #2, second printing

Review: King Thor #1

King Thor #1 is the beginning of the end to a story seven years in the making.

Story: Jason Aaron
Art: Esad Ribić
Color: Ive Svorcina
Letterer: Joe Sabino

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Review: King Thor #1

King Thor #1

Jason Aaron and Esad Ribić again team up to wrap up their tale of Thor that began seven years ago. King Thor #1 wraps the epic tale that began in Thor: God of Thunder. The results are both good and bad due to that.

Taking place in the future, King Thor #1 focuses on Thor, the All-Father of a broken realm and dying universe. The Necrosword has returned and is now in the hands of his brother Loki who’s intent on killing him and the rest of existence. Thor’s daughters are on a mission to stop all of this and prevent the end of existence.

It’s a story that feels like years in the making and the first issue’s ending brings the circle around in so many ways. That’s a big payoff for those who have been reading but also a difficult hurdle for those who haven’t. King Thor #1 is a great read but the comic’s also not new reader friendly. But, it’s a tale that’s worth going back and catching up on what you’ve missed.

Aaron infuses the first issue with a melancholy feel about it all. There’s a morose and depressing feel about it all as if it’s the finality of one who knows their time is up. And that’s part of the point. This is the tale told by those who celebrate a final stand while drinking but also in remembrance.

The art by Ribić is beautiful as expected. Joined by Ive Svorcina on color and Joe Sabino on lettering, the art captures the mood of the comic and allows us to linger on the experience. There aren’t close of panels of shock moments. Instead, we take in all of what we witness as if the audience in a play whose final act we’re witnessing.

King Thor #1 is a comic I can recommend for those who’ve been following this story from the beginning. For new readers, the issue might be a bit over your head, especially the end. If you want to take part, you’ll need to do some research along the way. The issue feels like the beginning of the end. One last chapter to add to the book that began seven years ago.

Story: Jason Aaron Art: Esad Ribić
Color: Ive Svorcina Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 8.65 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.65 Recommendation: Buy

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Marvel Reveals a new Dr. Strange, Incoming, Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider, Spider-Ham, and More for December

On a special edition of The Pull List, Marvel revealed information about some of their upcoming releases in December.

Info was revealed about Incoming #1 that will shape the Marvel Universe in 2020, Guardians of the Galaxy #12 which concludes Donny Cates’ run, a new Dr. Strange series, and more.

Check out the full solicitations below.

DR. STRANGE  #1

Written by MARK WAID
Art by KEV WALKER
Cover by PHIL NOTO

The impossible has happened! Doctor Strange’s hands have been healed, restoring his surgical skills – but now he’s being torn between his obligations as the Sorcerer Supreme and as a neurosurgeon. And when he’s forced to choose which vows to uphold, who suffers most for it? After all, magic always has a cost…Be here for a brand new era of magic…and horror from Mark Waid (HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE) and Kev Walker (BLACK PANTHER)!

DR. STRANGE  #1

INCOMING #1

Written by AL EWING, DAN SLOTT, CHIP ZDARSKY, KELLY THOMPSON, GREG PAK, EVE L. EWING, MATT ROSENBERG, ED BRISSON, SALADIN AHMED, TINI HOWARD, JONATHAN HICKMAN, DONNY CATES, & JASON AARON
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS, JIM CHEUNG AND MORE
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON

ONE WILL UNITE THEM!

A mysterious murder brings together the heroes of the Marvel Universe in the search for a killer – but no one can imagine where the trail will lead, or how it will affect everything in 2020 and beyond! Who is the victim and who is the assailant?

The closing chapter to MARVEL’s 80th year, which will connect the dots of everything that happened in 2019 and propel the narrative into the year that is to come! Featuring the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, Spider-Man, the Champions, the Agents of Atlas, Valkyrie, the Immortal Hulk, Jessica Jones, Venom, Ghost Rider, the Masked Raider and more!

INCOMING #1

REVENGE OF THE COSMIC GHOST RIDER #1 (OF 5)

Written by DENNIS “HOPELESS” HALLUM & DONNY CATES
Art by SCOTT HEPBURN & GEOFF SHAW
Cover by SCOTT HEPBURN

Cosmic Ghost Rider is back, baby! But with a reputation like his, it’s only a matter of time before the law catches up to the future Frank Castle and tries to put him in chains – too bad for the law, chains are Castle’s weapons of choice these days. Now in an intergalactic prison, the Rider is going to turn his cage into an all-out cage match! Who’s going to be the last alien standing?! Find out in this all new miniseries from Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum (MARVEL’S SPIDERMAN: CITY AT WAR) and Scott Hepburn (DEADPOOL)! Plus – Don’t miss out on a brand new short story from the guys who started it all, Donny Cates (ABSOLUTE CARNAGE) and Geoff Shaw (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)!

REVENGE OF THE COSMIC GHOST RIDER #1 (OF 5)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #12

Written by DONNY CATES
Art by CORY SMITH & MORE
Cover by GEOFF SHAW

THE “FAITHLESS” STORYLINE ENDS HERE!

Thanos Wins…Cosmic Ghost Rider…The Death of the Inhumans…Silver Surfer: Black…Guardians of the Galaxy…It’s all been leading to this.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #12

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: IRON MAN #1

Written by JIM ZUB
Art by PACO DIAZ
Cover by STONEHOUSE

THE FIRST PREQUEL TO THE UPCOMING VIDEO GAME, MARVEL’S AVENGERS!

Avengers Assemble!  The road to Marvel’s Avengers begins here, with an all-new story leading directly into the events of the highly anticipated video game! IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, BLACK WIDOW, THOR, and HULK are the mighty Avengers, but as the LETHAL LEGION strikes, it’s going to take more than their usual teamwork to save the day!  When TONY STARK discovers his enemies have co-opted Stark technology for nefarious purposes, it’s up to him to stop the leak.  But can his teammates be trusted, or is something more sinister at play? Featuring the debut of the game’s AVENGERS, as well as never before seen takes on some classic villains, you won’t want to miss this landmark moment in comics history!

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: IRON MAN #1

SPIDER-HAM #1 (of 5)

Written by ZEB WELLS
Art by WILL ROBSON
Cover by WENDELL DALIT

APORKALYPSE NOW!

Not a dream! Not a hoax! Not an imaginary tail! Spider-Ham finally has his own series! (Again!) Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham finds himself jumping through time, side-by-side with Peter PARKER, the Spectacular Spider-MAN! ZEB WELLS and WILL ROBSON bring you the Ham and Man story you’ve been waiting for!

SPIDER-HAM #1 (of 5)

Preview: King Thor #1 (of 4)

King Thor #1 (of 4)

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Esad Ribic
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

SUPERSTARS JASON AARON & ESAD RIBIC CONCLUDE THEIR EPIC THOR STORY!

The creators of the legendary THOR: GOD OF THUNDER series that kicked off one of the most epic runs in Marvel history are back together for one last ride with the almighty Lord of Asgard! Seven years ago, Jason and Esad introduced the Thor of the far future, All-Father of a broken realm and a dying universe, as he stood in battle against the Butcher of Gods, wielder of All-Black the Necrosword. Now that nefarious blade has returned, in the hands of Thor’s all-time greatest enemy – his brother, Loki – for one final, cataclysmic showdown. Behold the book no comics fan should miss – the celebration of the end of a truly Marvelous era.

King Thor #1 (of 4)

Preview: Conan the Barbarian #9

Conan the Barbarian #9

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Esad Ribic
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE BEASTS OF CONAN’S PAST REAR THEIR FEARSOME HEADS!

• Gigantic spiders, man-apes, human-faced serpents, godlike aliens…CONAN has faced them all and lived to tell the tale!
• But as these creatures from the past return, do they presage a doom yet to come – one Conan is powerless to stop?
• Don’t miss this surprising turn on the march to the climax of the epic “LIFE AND DEATH OF CONAN”!
• PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new novella “BLACK STARLIGHT”!

Conan the Barbarian #9

Preview: Thor #16

Thor #16

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Michael Del Mundo
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

ALL-NEW WORLD FOR THE GOD OF THUNDER!

Thor has disappeared! That’s all we can say without spoiling the epic, Midgard-shattering conclusion of WAR OF THE REALMS – but trust us, you won’t want to miss this issue, which is the kickoff of Jason Aaron’s final Thor story!

Thor #16
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