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Superman Takes Off in 2021 with a New Anthology, Superman: Red & Blue

In the spirit of DC’s iconic Eisner Award-winning Batman: Black & White anthology series, DC has announced Superman: Red & Blue, a new six-issue DC comic book mini-series presenting fresh new visions of the Man of Steel, featuring an incredible slate of comics’ most exciting and innovative storytellers creating comics pared back to Superman’s two signature colors of red and blue (magenta and cyan for the color nerds)!

Around the world, everyone knows that when they see a red and blue streak in the sky, it’s not a bird…it’s not a plane…it’s Superman!

To start things off in March’s Superman: Red & Blue #1, Academy Award-winning writer of DC Future State: The Next Batman John Ridley joins artist Clayton Henry to tell a story of Clark Kent as he confronts a villain who still haunts him, in a story that shows what Superman can mean to a whole country. Then, Brandon Easton and Steve Lieber take readers to the streets of Metropolis to show how one hero can mean so much to an individual in pain.

Plus, writer/artist Wes Craig tells a tale of Superman’s early days and the man who inspired him to become the hero he is today! And Marguerite Bennett and artist Jill Thompson give us a tale of teenage Clark Kent, while Dan Watters and Dani, the team behind Coffin Bound, bring an outlandish fable about what happens when all colors are stolen!

Superman: Red & Blue #1 (of 6), featuring 40 pages of stories by Marguerite Bennett, Wes Craig, Dani, Brandon Easton, Clayton Henry, Steve Lieber, John Ridley, Jill Thompson and Dan Watters, retails at $5.99 with a cover by Gary Frank and variant covers by Lee Bermejo and Yoshitaka AmanoSuperman: Red & Blue will ship monthly beginning on March 9 in DC’s Prestige Format binding.

The Kids Love Comics Pavilion Comes to Baltimore Comic Con Live

Kids Love Comics Pavilion

Baltimore Comic-Con is going virtual October 23-25 at BaltimoreComicConLive.Com, and once again offering the best in comics creators, panels, art, and cosplay. But BCC will once again host the biggest and best kids area at any comic convention-the Kids Love Comics Pavilion, featuring comics how-to’s, crafts, and other fun activities.

Both the main BCC channel and KLC channel will run simultaneously, so while the adults enjoy their programming, kids and aspiring artists can see and learn from a variety of graphic novel creators, all Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th.

Here’s the schedule for Kids Love Comics LIVE:


10:00am The Cardboardasaurus Cartoon Puppet Party Kids Love Comics kicks off with a Puppet-Palooza, as Cardboardasaurus and his puppet pals watch a variety of cool retro cartoons!

10:30amCereal And Doodles Mark Mariano and Comic guests draw, doodle and discuss their favorite things while devouring bowls of fun-fortified cereal.

11:00amPacey Packer Unicorn Tracker John Gallagher interviews J.C. Phillipps for some Unicorn fun! It will be magical!

11:30am Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet) interviewed by Jamar Nicholas (Leon the Mighty) The artist/writer behind the best-selling Amulet graphic novels discusses his art, and world creation.

12:00pm Making Manga with Misako Rocks! Rising manga star Misako Rocks!, author of the Bounce Back graphic novel, shares a drawing lesson as only she can!

12:30pm How-to-Draw with J. Robert Deans JR Deans, author of the hilarious Bear from AUNT chapter books and Shakes the Cow stories, shows how to draw his fun and furry characters

KIDS LOVE COMICS – SUNDAY SCHEDULE (All times EST) Hosted by the Kids Love Comics creators

11:00am Magnetic Press Presentation Comics overview from Magnetic Press Creators

(12:00pm hour hosted by Mark Mariano)

12:00pm InvestiGators Invent-A-Vest Drawing Challenge with John Patrick Green Best-selling author John Patrick Green takes a bite out of Baltimore, as he shows kids how to come up with their own cool inventive vests, just like Mango and Brash from InvestiGators!

12:20pm Jill Thompson reads Scary Godmother Jill Thompson, the graphic novel QUEEN of Halloween, reads from the frighteningly fantastic Scary Godmother GNs!

12:40pm Creative Crafts Challenges with Carolyn Belefski Curls artist and podcaster Carolyn Belefski offers up a look into creative crafts for kids with BIG imaginations!

(1:00pm hour hosted by John Gallagher)

1:00pm Max Meow Drawing Demonstration and Craft John shows you how to draw Max Meow (and anything!) using simple shapes. Plus – a special downloadable Max Meow papercraft!

1:20pm Halloween Graphic Novels Spotlight No tricks – just treats! John shares some of the BEST comics and graphic novels for the Halloween season!

1:30pm The World of Hilo with Judd Winick NYT-Bestselling author Judd Winick offers up his unique take on art, heroes, graphic novels, and more! From creating comics for publishers DC to Random House, Judd has a lot to say!

(2:00pm hour hosted by Chris Mariano)

2:00pm Alien Art with Dawn Griffin Zorphbert and Fred cartoonist Dawn Griffin offers up some otherworldly art lessons on drawing your own extra-terrestrials!

2:20pm Drawing Werewolves with Chris Flick Awooooo! It’s time to turn your friends (or yourself) into a werewolf, courtesy of furr-iffic comics artist Chris Flick!

2:40pm Let’s Make Paper Bag Puppets Create a puppet from your own imagination (and maybe a paper bag) with Chris Mariano, co-author of Claire Lost her Bear at the World’s Fair!

(3:00pm hour hosted by Jamar Nicholas)

3:00pm An Interview with Jerry Craft Jamar talks with Jerry Craft, Newberry-award winning creator of New Kid and the just-released Class Act graphic novels

3:30pm Imagination Aquarium: A Character Creation Exercise Jamar takes kids on a magical mystery tour of cartooning and ideas

Preview: Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Blood #1


(W) Paul Cornell, Dean Motter
(A) Russ Braun, Dean Motter
(C) Jill Thompson
October 21, 2020

The SNIFTER OF TERROR returns with an all-star snark-fest under a bloody new title! Paul Cornell (Doctor Who) and Russell Braun (The Boys) reimagine Poe’s “Black Cat”––as a dog! In “Atlas Shrugged” (no relation), Mr. X creator Dean Motter settles the science vs. religion debate once and for all! Plus: prose, pix, and a jaunty cover by Scary Godmother’s Jill Thompson!


The 2020 Harvey Award Winners Have Been Announced

The Harvey Awards

Ahead of the official ceremony later this week, the winners for the 2020 Harvey Awards have been announced. The award ceremony has gone virtual this year with the initial group of nominees announced in August and then the winners chosen by vote.

The 2020 winners are:

Book of the Year: Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
Digital Book of the Year: The Nib edited by Matt Bors (thenib.com)
Best Children or Young Adult Book: Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC Comics)
Best Manga: Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama (Kodansha Comics)
Best International Book: Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, translated by Janet Hong (Drawn and Quarterly)
Best Adaptation from a Comic Book/Graphic Novel: Watchmen by HBO, based on Watchmen (DC Comics)

The Harveys will also be inducting Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), and the founding members of Milestone Media which includes Denys Cowan, Derek T. Dingle, Michael Davis, and the late Dwayne McDuffie into this year’s Harvey Awards Hall of Fame.

The virtual ceremony will be broadcast on October 9 at 4:50 pm as part of New York Comic Con’s Metaverse. The ceremony will be hosted by Vivek Tiwary and will feature Gene Luen Yang, Neil Gaiman, Jill Thompson, and Damon Lindelof.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Preview: Ash & Thorn #5


(W) Mariah McCourt
(A) Soo Lee
Cover: Jill Thompson
September 9, 2020

Season finale! Things are looking bleak for Lottie, the old woman chosen as champion against the dark forces… and for the rest of the world, too. But when the going gets tough, the tough get baking. Never underestimate the power of the perfect pie to save the planet! Plus a selection of extra prose stories and illustrations.


Preview: Ash & Thorn #4


(W) Mariah McCourt
(A) Soo Lee
Cover: Jill Thompson
August 19, 2020

Lottie and Peruvia have battled together to save the world—but now fate is drawing them apart. Will they fight the darkness together, or is the lure of evil just too…sexy?

Every AHOY comic also features extra prose stories and illustrations.


Preview: Ash & Thorn #3


(W) Mariah McCourt
(A) Soo Lee
Cover: Jill Thompson
July 29, 2020

Things are getting weird for our old-lady Champions as they embark on a journey to the dreamworld to get a glimpse of their destinies. Will they like what they see? Or will their fates reveal more than they want to know?

Every AHOY comic also features extra prose stories and illustrations.


AHOY Comics Announces New Comics and more Second Coming and Wrong Earth

AHOY Comics has announced its fifth wave of new titles to be published this fall and winter. The jam-packed line-up builds on AHOY’s tendency to tackle serious topics with their signature off-kilter humor. Readers will recoil from the brutal “Joy Police” in the brand new dystopian work Happy Hour from Peter Milligan and Michael Montenat; return to the world of Second Coming as Jesus and his roomie Sunstar deal with science denial and mass extinction; and pity Penultiman, the highly anticipated superhero title by Tom Peyer and Alan Robinson that questions what exactly humanity is evolving towards. Rounding out the list is a second season of smash hit The Wrong Earth, where sunny Dragonflyman and his dark reflection Dragonfly finally meet face to face, and a fresh season of boozy literary parodies under an all-new name—Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Blood—which will now feature a different cover artist each month, starting with the legendary Jill Thompson.

AHOY’s Wave 5 includes:


Ship date: 7 October 2020
Author(s): Tom Peyer  
Artist(s): Alan Robinson
Cover Artist(s): Alan Robinson, Jamal Igle

Back from the future—again! Penultiman, The Next-To-Last-Stage In Human Evolution, is the greatest, best-looking, and most admired super-hero in the world! So how can he stop hating himself? His android understudy, Antepenultiman, thinks he knows the answer! Created by Tom Peyer (THE WRONG EARTH) and Alan Robinson (PLANET OF THE NERDS). Featuring a variant cover by Jamal Igle (THE WRONG EARTH, Black). Resolicited from the Plague Times – all previous orders have been cancelled.


Ship Date: 21 October 2020
Authors: Paul Cornell, Dean Motter
Artists: Russ Braun, Dean Motter
Cover Artist: Jill Thompson

The SNIFTER OF TERROR returns with an all-star snark-fest under a bloody new title! Paul Cornell (Doctor Who) and Russell Braun (The Boys) reimagine Poe’s “Black Cat”––as a dog! In “Atlas Shrugged” (no relation), Mr. X creator Dean Motter settles science vs. religion once and for all! Plus: prose, pix, and a cover by Scary Godmother’s Jill Thompson!



Ship date: 4 November 2020
Author: Peter Milligan 
Artist: Michael Montenat
Cover Artist: Michael Montenat

In future America, being happy isn’t just a right—it’s the law. While the Joy Police brutally enforce the cheery code, two young people go on the run, searching for a haven of melancholy where they can safely bask in the blues.



Ship date: 16 December 2020
Author: Mark Russell
Artists: Richard Pace, Leonard Kirk
Cover artist: Richard Pace

The savior and the superhero return for a new round of shared adventures­­––but first we turn back time to witness the interplanetary origin of Sunstar! Warning: portrays science denial, mass extinction, and real estate sales!



Ship date: 6 January 2021
Author(s): Tom Peyer  
Artist(s): Jamal Igle, Juan Castro
Cover Artist(s): Jamal Igle

The stars of THE WRONG EARTH and DRAGONFLY & DRAGONFLYMAN return! Racing to prevent identical catastrophes that threaten the separate earths they inhabit, gritty Dragonfly and his campy doppelganger Dragonflyman follow the clues to a third earth, where they at last come face-to-face!


Preview: Ash & Thorn #1

Ash & Thorn #1

(W) Mariah McCourt (A) Soo Lee (CA) Jill Thompson
In Shops: Jun 24, 2020
SRP: $3.99

The apocalypse is nigh! The world needs a Champion, and the only heir to a sacred mystical lineage is…a little old lady? Meet Lottie Thorn, reluctant savior of the world, and her also-elderly trainer Lady Peruvia Ashlington-Voss. They might not look it, but these women are prepared to take on any Big Bad that comes along. But first, perhaps a nice cup of tea? Every AHOY comic also features extra prose stories and illustrations.

Ash & Thorn #1

Jill Thompson Comes to Baltimore Comic-Con 2020

Jill Thompson

Come to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on October 23-25, 2020 for the 21st annual Baltimore Comic-Con. We are proud to announce the addition of Jill Thompson, making her Baltimore Comic-Con debut! Tickets for the show are now available.

Jill Thompson is a ten-time Eisner Award-winning comic book creator. She is best known for her creations The Scary Godmother and Magic Trixie, her award-winning graphic novel Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, as well as her collaborations with Neil Gaiman on The Sandman, Grant Morrison on The Invisibles, Will Pfeifer on Finals, Evan Dorkin on Beasts of Burden, Mick Foley on Tales From Wrescal Lane, and many more.

Jill’s comic work has been translated into many languages and she loves to travel around the world to appear at comic conventions and festivals to meet her wonderful fans! The Scary Godmother has been adapted to the stage as a play, and then to television for Cartoon Network!

Jill is actively working to create more Scary Godmother in every form for everyone to enjoy!

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