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ComiXology Delivers 6 New Digital Comics from Marvel and Harlequin

It’s a new day and there’s new digital comics for you on comiXology. Pick from six new releases from Marvel and Harlequin. Check out the full list here or the individual issues below.

Fury/Black Widow: Death Duty

Written by Cefn Ridout
Art by Charlie Adlard
Cover by Charlie Adlard
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The murder of a US diplomat kicks off an international crisis that pulls in the likes of Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. as well as the Russian Mafioso. And caught in the middle of it all is Black Widow…but what part will she play in this conflict?

Fury/Black Widow: Death Duty

The Magnates Tempestuous Marriage

Written by Miranda Lee
Art by Yoshiko Hanatsu
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When mining magnate Scott walks into his lawyers’ office, he immediately falls for Sarah and vows to put a ring on her finger as soon as possible. They get married just three months later. However, the confident businessman finds himself stumbling when it comes to his new bride.

On their first wedding anniversary, he receives a photograph of Sarah with another man… Hurt by the sudden change she notices in her husband and with suspicions of her own, she runs away from home.

Sarah stays away to be alone with her thoughts, but her body still longs for her husband…

The Magnates Tempestuous Marriage

Marvel Graphic Novel #61: Black Widow: The Coldest War

Written by Gerry Conway
Art by George Freeman
Cover by George Freeman
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The Black Widow discovers that her husband, the Red Guardian, may be alive! But before she can see him, the Russians demand that she betray America by stealing one of its most precious secrets!

Marvel Graphic Novel #61: Black Widow: The Coldest War

Marvel Graphic Novel #75: Daredevil/Black Widow: Abattoir

Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Joe Chiodo
Cover by Joe Chiodo
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When Black Widow disappears following the trail of a psychic and sadastic killer, Daredevil will have to find his partner before the killer strikes again.

Marvel Graphic Novel #75: Daredevil/Black Widow: Abattoir

Spider-Man Family: Itsy-Bitsy Battles

Written by Todd DeZago, Kevin Grevioux, Nate Piekos, Paul Tobin, Mark Waid
Art by Derec Aucoin, Ray-Anthony Height, Zach Howard, Karl Kesel
Cover by Salvador Espin
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Collects Spider-Man Family (2007) #7-9.

A heaping helping of timeless tales of Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man! First up, the Looter! This guy found a meteorite that gave him enhanced speed and strength, and the misconception that he’s a genius. (He’s actually dumber than dirt). So WHY is he such a pain to Spidey and the FF? Well, obviously it…oh, wait. I can’t tell you why. Read and find out! Also featuring Iron Man, Iceman, Nick Fury, Marvel Girl, Dr. Octopus and the Hulk!

Spider-Man Family: Itsy-Bitsy Battles

The Sheikh’s Forbidden Virgin Vol. 4: The Royal House of Karedes

Written by Kate Hewitt
Art by Nanao Hidaka
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Kalila is the princess of Zaraq, a small country in the Middle East. She’s been destined to marry the king of their allied country since she was a child. When she turns of age, it isn’t her groom who picks her up, but his younger brother, Prince Aarif. How could her future husband leave such an important task to someone else? Devasted by the thought of a life without love, Kalila runs away the first chance she gets and ends up lost in a sandstorm. Aarif chases after her, and the sight of him makes Kalila’s body tremble with passion. Sharing a tent, they must weather the sandstorm together…with Kalila’s heart dangerously shaken up!

The Sheikh's Forbidden Virgin Vol. 4: The Royal House of Karedes

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Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar Returns to take on Trump… we mean Plunddo Tram

Dreadstar Returns

Legendary creator Jim Starlin has found inspiration for his next villain in the current one in the White House. King Plunddo Tram will appear in Starlin’s Dreadstar Returns. Plunddo Tram is an anagram of Donald Trump. The crowdfunded Dreadstar Returns is Starlin’s return to world of Dreadstar for the first time in 30 years.

The further failure of Trump to do anything about COVID-19 had Starlin revisting and rewriting the script to his new series. Plunddo Tram wasn’t as despicable as he wanted him to be so he made him worse.

The comic series is sure to piss some off as it includes a drawing of King Plunddo Tram’s head on a pike, similar to Kathy Griffin’s 2017 photoshoot that caused controversy. But, 2020 is a different moment than 2017.

Dreadstar Returns was funded on Kickstarter raising over $135,000 from 1,696 backers. Orders are still open through Backerkit.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Jim Starlin Returns to Dreadstar

Dreadstar Returns

Ominous Press has launched Dreadstar Returns, with the return of Jim Starlin to the character!

Dreadstar Returns, an all-new 100-page hardcover graphic novel by legendary writer/artist Jim Starlin, creator of Thanos. After suffering an accident that injured his drawing hand a few years ago, Jim Starlin though his drawing days were over. But through hard work, Jim Starlin is back at the drawing board.

In addition to the Dreadstar Returns graphic novel, the Kickstarter campaign is offering the Dreadstar Guidebook, a 100-page hardcover companion volume chronicling the history and characters from the saga. The Who’s Who-style volume is written by Robert Greenberger.

The Kickstarter campaign, which runs until May 10, has a funding goal of $28,000. Reward tiers in addition to the graphic novel and guidebook, include Dreadstar Omnibus volumes, as well as the three-volume slipcase version; Legacy reprint issues of Dreadstar #1, featuring images by an array of superstar artists; sketch covers featuring original art by artists including Ron Lim, Dan Panosian, Rick Leonardi, Darick Robertson, Marc Laming, and Tom Nguyen; a logo T-shirt; the Jim Starlin collection of books from Ominous Press; and more.

Jim Starlin Responds to Trump’s Campaign Use of Thanos

Jim Starlin, the creator of Thanos, has responded to the Trump campaign’s use of the character in an ad:

Seeing that pompous fool using my creation to stroke his infantile ego, it finally struck me that the leader of my country and the free world actually enjoys comparing himself to a mass murderer.

The scene, used from Avengers: Endgame, has President Trump as Thanos “snapping out” Democrats declaring himself inevitable. In the movie, he does this before being defeated by the good guys.

Starlin, who created the character in 1973 was not happy with the use of the character.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Starlin said:

After my initial feeling of being violated, seeing that pompous fool using my creation to stroke his infantile ego, it finally struck me that the leader of my country and the free world actually enjoys comparing himself to a mass murderer. How sick is that? These are sad and strange times we are going through. Fortunately, all things, even national nightmares, eventually come to an end.

Last month, Marvel sent a cease and desist letter to NYC Council Member Ben Kallos for his use of Marvel characters in a fundraising email. The company’s Deputy Chief Counsel asked that Marvel’s “character not be used for political purposes or to support political campaigns.” It’s unknown if the company will send a similar letter to the Trump reelection campaign. Marvel’s head Isaac Perlmutter is one of Trump’s largest donors and is a shadow advisor for the administration. We’ve asked the company for comment and will follow up with any updates.

Thanos

Review: Thanos: The Infinity Ending

Jim Starlin wraps up his latest Thanos epic, his final work with Marvel.

Story: Jim Starlin
Art: Alan Davis
Color: Jim Campbell
Ink: Mark Farmer
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores now! 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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SDCC 2019: Jim Starlin Returns for a Panel Celebrating Thanos’ “Best Years Ever”

Comic Book Legend Jim Starlin, the creator of Marvel’s Thanos, The Infinity Gauntlet Saga, Drax The Destroyer, Gamora, and more, returns to San Diego Comic-Con with a panel and signings celebrating Thanos’s “Best Years Ever”. The panel titled Jim Starlin and the Infinity Gauntlet Saga will take place on Thursday July 18th 2019 from 10AM to 11AM in Room 7AB.

The panel will be moderated by Comicbook.com’s Editor, Jim Viscardi, and will showcase the mind of the man who began it all as he discusses how his creations, Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet Saga, have become some of the biggest pop culture references of the 21st Century thanks to the 10 year, 22 movie Marvel Cinematic Universe and their conclusion, 2019’s Avengers : Endgame.

Attendees can look forward to hearing what’s coming next including a look at the highly anticipated Dreadstar novels and the conclusion to the Thanos Graphic Novels.

There will also be signing opportunities to be announced soon.

Jim Starlin and the Infinity Gauntlet Saga

Thursday, 7/18/19, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 7AB

Join Legendary Comic Book creator and author Jim Starlin, the mind behind the Infinity Gauntlet Saga and its main protagonist Thanos, as he discusses how his creations have become one of the biggest pop culture references of the 21st Century thanks to the 10 year, 22 Movie Marvel Cinematic Universe and their conclusion, 2019’s Avengers : Endgame.  Moderated by ComicBook.com’s Jim Viscardi, go into the mind of the man who began it all and hear where he is headed next. ROOM 7AB

AfterShock Announces Shock Vol. 2 featuring R.L. Stine, Garth Ennis, Cullen Bunn, Marguerite Benett, Jamal Igle and more!

SHOCK Vol 2

Writers: R.L. Stine, Garth Ennis, Cullen Bunn, Marguerite Bennett & others
Artists: Russ Braun, Francesco Francavilla, Juan Doe, Sam Kieth & others
Cover: Tim Bradstreet
$34.99 / 160 pages / FULL COLOR / On sale 06.26.19

The highly anticipated follow up to the widely successful first volume of the SHOCK anthology, this oversized second volume continues to push boundaries and mix genres, inviting today’s top creative talent of both comics and prose to craft tales of the fantastic, the horrific and the bizarre.

This handsome hardcover features the talents of Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine, Garth Ennis, Cullen Bunn, Russ Braun, Marguerite Bennett, Juan Doe, Jill Thompson, Sam Kieth, Aaron Douglas, Cliff Richards, Jim Starlin, Larry Stroman, Jamal Igle, Ray Fawkes, Joe Pruett, Kevin J. Anderson, Steve Rasnic Tem, Andrei Bressan, Tony Harris, Francesco Francavilla, Darko Macan, Don Handsfield, Phil Hester, Supernatural show runner Andrew Dabb and more – with outstanding Cover art by Timothy Bradstreet!

Conceived and edited by AfterShock Publisher and Chief Creative Officer, Joe Pruett, the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award nominated editor of the classic Negative Burn anthology series.

Review: The Infinity Gauntlet Deluxe Edition

The classic story gets a brand new collection that’s truly deluxe. Jim Starlin, George Perez, Ron Lim, Josef Rubinstein, Tom Christopher, Bruce B. Solotoff, Christie Scheele, Ian Lughlin, Evelyn Stein, and Jack Morelli get an edition that really feels worthy of such an epic tale.

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores on February 19! 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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Review: The Death of Captain Marvel

The classic story, The Death of Captain Marvel, is back in an all-new printing! This trade collects Marvel Super-heroes (1967) #12-13, Captain Marvel (1968) #1 and #34, Marvel Spotlight (1979) #1-2, and Marvel Graphic Novel #1: The Death of Captain Marvel by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Jim Starlin, Steve Englehart, Doug Moench, Gene Colan, and Pat Broderick.

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores January 15th! 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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Sleeping Giant Announces Infinity Editions

Sleeping Giant strides into the collectibles market with a new product line sure to take control of the cosmos like a Titan! Today Sleeping Giant debuts the first offering in the new Infinity Editions line, featuring autographs by acclaimed cosmic creators, as well as innovative, pristine packaging.

The Infinity Edition’s Reality (Red) offering is a copy of Thanos #13 (2017), featuring a lenticular Secret Wars homage variant cover by artist Jacen Burrows, based on the classic original image by acclaimed artist Mike Zeck. The edition is hand-signed by Thanos creator and cosmic legend Jim Starlin, Thanos writer and rising superstar Donny Cates, and original Secret Wars artist Mike Zeck. All signatures were witnessed by a Sleeping Giant representative.

The Infinity Edition  Reality (Red) is strictly limited to 100 copies, so once they’re gone, they’re gone! Housed in a handsome portfolio with a certificate of authenticity and a CGC-sized Vault System case that can be opened and then re-sealed, the Infinity Edition is priced at $149 MSRP.

The Infinity Edition will be offered by Sleeping Giant at a special price of $99.95 at the upcoming New York Comic Con on Oct. 4-7. Sleeping Giant will be located at booth #1804 for NYCC, with a wide array of products and signings by an all-star lineup of creators. The purchase of any Infinity Edition also includes a VIP membership to Sleeping Giant.

The Vault System represents a disruptor in the industry, for the first time enabling collectors to take their freshly-autographed comics, place them in a re-openable hard case with a customized label, and leave the convention that day with their collectibles completely protected. Sleeping Giant’s dedicated staff certifies every signature on the spot before placing each book in the secure, openable case. Fans can select from Sleeping Giant’s expansive line of autographed books, or utilize their own books with our cases and completely customizable certificates. Sleeping Giant is partnered with X-Ray Vision, which utilizes its patent-pending technology to deliver the Vault System, as well as innovative, attractive clear backing boards.

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