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Barbarella Propels Back Into Action With Sarah Hoyt and Riccardo Bogani!

Award-winning author Sarah A. Hoyt continues her run on Barbarella this coming February with a thrilling new storyline “The Center Cannot Hold.”

Known for writing everything from science fiction and fantasy to mystery and historical fiction, Hoyt quickly took to the character that she read as a child and pitted Barbarella against the brutal dictator know as The Lady. The new series doesn’t miss a beat, picking up with a new mission and taking us into more scintillating science fiction madness. Hoyt is joined on this new title by the talented artist Riccardo Bogani.

Barbarella and her pal Vix are off to the curious creature’s home world to try and stop a war between the Architects and their ancient nemesis, the fearsome Unnamable. The sheer volume of lives that will be lost in a war between two such massive galactic powers is nearly impossible to calculate. To complicate matters, her companion Taln mysteriously vanishes, leaving Barbarella to make her way through this adventure mostly alone, while Vix has to come to terms with the old adage that you can’t go home again. And at least one familiar face will return in this series as secrets are revealed and sins laid bare.

Alongside interior artist Riccardo Bogani, a crew of top cover artists has convened to portray the siren of the spaceways. Superstar Derrick Chew leads the pack, with legendary John Cassaday, Celina, Geebo Vigonte, Jimmy Broxton, cosplayer Rachel Hollon, and previous Barbarella artist Madibek Musabekov also on the team.

BOOM! celebrates 10 Years of Evil with The Complete Irredeemable Deluxe Edition Library Kickstarter

Ten years ago, master storyteller Mark Waid – aided across more than 60 issues by founding artist and Eisner Award nominee Peter Krause alongside other artistic collaborators including Diego Barreto, Marcio Takara, Paul Azaceta, and more – delivered the long-awaited final chapter to the Eisner Award-winning saga that brought the once-sterling world of superheroes to new depths of darkness: Irredeemable.

Now, BOOM! brings the three interlocking narratives of the Irredeemable mythos – the original Irredeemable run, plus its hit companion series, Incorruptible, and the spiritual successor co-created by Waid and Krause, Insufferable – together for the first time in The Complete Irredeemable Deluxe Edition Library.

It is available now on Kickstarter collecting each series in deluxe hardcovers along with limited edition printings of the first issues with all-new artwork by InHyuk Lee. The campaign also features upgrades and extras featuring new contributions from John Cassaday, Howard Chaykin, Barry Kitson, Waid, and Krause.

Over the course of the pre-order campaign, BOOM! Studios will be unveiling even more surprises with Stretch Goals that include brand-new covers for all three hardcover volumes by original series cover artist and Eisner Award winner John Cassaday and the promise of  “a major announcement for the future of the Irredeemable franchise” with more to be revealed over the next 30 days.

Miracleman joins Marvel’s heroes in Variant Covers

This year, Marvel will honor the 40th anniversary of Miracleman’s modern era with a transformative year for the iconic super hero. In addition to announcements for upcoming new collections of his groundbreaking stories, fans witnessed a monumental development in last year’s Timeless #1: the herald of Miracleman’s grand return! In anticipation of his upcoming era, a new collection of variant covers will show Miracleman fighting alongside some of Marvel’s greatest heroes for the very first time. Crafted by some of the industry’s finest artists including Peach Momoko, Pepe Larraz, John Cassaday, Mark Bagley, Terry Dodson, Jim Cheung, Mark Buckingham, and Salvador Larocca, this breathtaking artwork serves as an exciting tease of Miracleman’s eagerly anticipated upcoming new adventures!

The Miracleman Variant Covers will be showcased on Marvel’s hottest ongoing series starting in September and continuing throughout the rest of the year. Check out the first batch of covers below and stay tuned for more exciting announcements about Miracleman in the coming months!

  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY #4 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by MARK BAGLEY
  • MOON KNIGHT #15 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by DECLAN SHALVEY
  • WOLVERINE #25 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by JOHN CASSADAY
  • X-FORCE #32 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by PEACH MOMOKO
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH #5 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by SALVADOR LARROCA
  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #42 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by BRIAN STELFREEZE
  • SHANG-CHI AND THE TEN RINGS #3 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by PEPE LARRAZ
  • X-MEN #15 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by TERRY DODSON & RACHEL DODSON
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by PATRICK GLEASON
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
  • AVENGERS #61 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by HUMBERTO RAMOS
  • BLACK PANTHER #10 TBD
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #42 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by JAMIE McKELVIE
  • CARNAGE #7 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
  • DAREDEVIL #4 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by MARCO CHECCHETTO
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #48 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by MARK BUCKINGHAM
  • GENIS-VELL: CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by JIM CHEUNG
  • HULK #11 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by MAHMUD ASRAR
  • IMMORTAL X-MEN #7 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by SARA PICHELLI
  • IRON MAN #24 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by KUBERT
  • SHE-HULK #7 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by JEN BARTEL
  • STRANGE #7 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by ALAN DAVIS
  • THOR #29 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by KAARE ANDREWS
  • VENOM #12 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by RYAN STEGMAN
  • GHOST RIDER #8 MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER by BRYAN HITCH

Check out every cover for Amazing Spider-Man #900!

Just in time for Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary, Amazing Spider-Man will reach its 900th issue this July with Amazing Spider-Man #6. Current series writer Zeb Wells will team up with superstar artist Ed McGuiness to celebrate this incredible milestone with a giant-sized spectacular that promises to be one of the biggest showdowns in Spidey history. Bringing his iconic artwork to the series for the first time, McGuinness will depict a battle between Spider-Man and the all-new SINISTER ADAPTOID, a being equipped with the abilities of Spidey’s greatest foes. The landmark issue will come complete with variant covers by some of the industry’s most acclaimed artists and fans can see all 13 right now!

Covers by John Romita, Jr., McGuinness, Peach Momoko, Bengal, Ben Su, Mark Bagley, Humberto Ramos, Julian Totino Tedesco, Jim Chueng, Skottie Young, John Cassaday, Maria Wolf, and Taurin Clarke.

Be there when Wells and McGuinness pull out all the stops for Amazing Spider-Man’s 900th issue on July 27!

John Cassaday, Sedat Oezgen, Liam Sharp, and Charles P. Wilson III head to Baltimore Comic Con

Baltimore Comic-Con is October 28-30, 2022 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Comic-Con has announced that artists John Cassaday, Sedat Oezgen, Liam SharpCharles P. Wilson III are coming to the 2022 event. Tickets are available online now.

John Cassaday is the Eisner Award-winning artist best known for co-creating the acclaimed DC/Wildstorm series Planetary, Marvel’s best-selling Astonishing X-Men, and the launch of the Star Wars on-going series from Marvel. Cassaday’s work has been exhibited in Hong Kong, Paris, New York City, and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.

Sedat Oezgen is a German comic book artist who was born in Batman, Turkey. In 1985, Sedat migrated to Germany where he discovered his love for comic books and art. He graduated from the University of Applied Science in Munster, Germany in 2008. Sedat’s first professional work was published in 2009 for Moonstone Books USA. Sedat’s work has been published by IDW, Valiant, Image, Zenescope Entertainment, Moonstone Boos, PKMM Entertainment, Planet Me Productions, Devil’s Due Publishing, and others. His portfolio of work includes covers, sequential, and pin-up art. Currently, he is working on the 2nd arc of Quandary for American indy publisher PKMM Entertainment. Sedat works as an illustrator and commercial artist in the medical field, where he creates medical illustrations, illustrated presentation, and helps to visualize solutions for new ideas in the medical field.

Liam Sharp is an award-winning British writer and artist living in California with his family and the cat that adopted them. Liam has worked for all the major comic companies, but is primarily known for his work at DC, where he drew the best-selling Wonder Woman: Rebirth series arcs, “The Lies” and “The Truth” written by Greg Rucka, an issue of Justice League – a Dark Knights Metal tie-in written by Rob Venditti, and the acclaimed Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman series, which he also wrote. He recently finished an epic 24-issue run drawing Green Lantern, scripted by the legendary Grant Morrison, and Batman: Reptilian for DC’s Black Label imprint, scripted by the great Garth “The Boys” Ennis. He is currently working on his own creator-owned series for Image Comics, Starhenge, an epic sci-fantasy saga based on the legend of Merlin.

Charles P. Wilson III is the illustrator and co-creator of the New York Times Best-Selling Graphic Novel The Stuff of Legend (published by Th3rd World Studios), and illustrator for Wraith (with Joe Hill, IDW Publishing). His drawings can also be found in the pages and on the covers for X-FilesTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTales from the Darkside, Goosebumps, SupermanCaptain AmericaThe Shadow, and others.


2022 GUESTS

Confirmed guests for this year’s show include: Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Marty Baumann (Pixar artist), John Beatty (Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Brett Breeding (Superman), Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Jeffrey Burandt (Killer Bad), Jim Calafiore (NED, Lord of the Pit), Richard Case (Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror), John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men), Howard Chaykin (Time Squared), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Kevin Cuffe (Metalshark Bro), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Roses for the Dead), Todd Dezago (The Perhapanauts), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), Bob Frantz (Metalshark Bro), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Steven Grant (X), Gene Ha (Mae, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers), Dean Haspiel (The Fox), Mike Hawthorne (Happiness Will Follow), Greg Hildebrandt (Star Wars), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger), Klaus Janson (Daredevil, Friday and Saturday only), Chris Kemple (Artist Alley Comics), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Alien), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider), Whitney Matheson (Pandemix: Quarantine Comics in the Age of ‘Rona), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Mike McKone (Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Adriana Melo (Action Comics), Pop Mhan (Gears of War 3), Frank Miller (Sin City, Saturday only), Mark Morales (Thor), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons), Trevor Mueller (Albert the Alien), Sedat Oezgen (Judge Dredd), Jerry Ordway (Superman), Rachel Ordway (Chainmail Bikini), Richard Pace (Second Coming, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Andrew Pepoy (Simone & Ajax), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Khoi Pham (Teen Titans), Ed Piskor (Red Room: Trigger Warnings), Afua Richardson (Omni), John Romita, Jr. (Amazing Spider-Man), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Jim Rugg (Hulk Grand Design), Stuart Sayger (The Joker), Pat Shand (Destiny, NY), Liam Sharp (Green Lantern), Louise Simonson (X-Men Legends), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Don Simpson (Megaton Man), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), John K. Snyder III (Suicide Squad), Jim Starlin (Infinity Gauntlet), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), Billy Tucci (Shi), Dexter Vines (Civil War, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Sean Von Gorman (Return of Toe Tag Riot), Mark Waid (Superman: Red and Blue), Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot), Matt Wieringo (Stargate Atlantis: Gateways), Keith Williams (Thor the Worthy), Charles P. Wilson III (Wraith), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

Get a look at Marvel and Fortnite’s Heroes Joining Forces in Fortnite x Marvel: Zero War Preview

Right now, fans can get their first look at one of the most highly anticipated comics of the year – Fortnite x Marvel: Zero War #1! The preview shows the exact moment where the Fortnite and Marvel universes collide and Spider-Man realizing that it’ll take the greatest heroes from both to save all of reality… 

Written by veteran Marvel writer Christos Gage and Epic Games’ Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard and drawn by acclaimed artist Sergio Dávila, the comic’s story follows the inhabitants on the Island who are locked in what seems to be a never-ending war, and only one thing has the potential to turn the tide—a crystallized fragment of the Zero Point that was cast into the Marvel Universe! Spider-Man and Wolverine team up with Shuri and several fan-favorites from Fortnite to hunt down the elusive Zero Shard. Will these allies be able to find it in time and avert catastrophe? And can the heroes of Marvel and Fortnite’s realities hold off the Imagined Order long enough to give them a fighting chance? Don’t miss this momentous saga packed with incredible ramifications for both universes!

Fortnite x Marvel: Zero War #1 is out on June 8 featuring inks by Sean Parsons, colors by Edgar Delgado, and lettering by Joe Caramanga. Covers include a main cover by Leinil Francis Yu and variant covers by Donald Mustard, Jim Cheung, Bill Sienkiewicz, Ron Lim, and John Cassaday!

FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR #1

Wolverine Escapes Doctor Slone in this Fortnite x Marvel: Zero War #1 John Cassaday cover!

This June, Marvel and Fortnite fans are in for another unforgettable interdimensional battle with Fortnite x Marvel: Zero War #1! The five-issue limited comic series will see veteran Marvel writer Christos Gage, Epic Games’ Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard, and incredible artist Sergio Dávila team up for a saga packed with enormous ramifications for both universes! Today fans can check out the final variant cover for the debut issue, an extraordinary piece by legendary artist John Cassaday. The Eisner-award winning creator depicts Wolverine on the brink of a berserker rage as he fights off the forces of Fortnite’s Doctor Slone!

The upcoming comic mini-series collaboration with Fortnite will feature some of Marvel’s greatest heroes including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man and Shuri. The comic’s story follows the inhabitants on the Island who are locked in what seems to be a never-ending war, and only one thing has the potential to turn the tide—a crystallized fragment of the Zero Point that was cast into the Marvel Universe. Spider-Man and Wolverine team up with Shuri and several fan-favorites from Fortnite to hunt down the elusive Zero Shard. Will these allies be able to find it in time and avert catastrophe? And can the heroes of Marvel and Fortnite’s realities hold off the Imagined Order long enough to give them a fighting chance?

Check out the new variant cover now and stay tuned for more news about Marvel’s latest comic collaboration with Fortnite! Coming in June!

Fortnite x Marvel: Zero War #1 John Cassaday variant

All-star talent celebrate the Fantastic Four’s 60th Anniversary this November

This November, fans will get to experience two of the Fantastic Four’s greatest adventures in a brand new way in Fantastic Four Anniversary Tribute #1! This giant-sized issue will present classic stories with stunning new artwork by today’s leading artists.

Sixty years ago, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby made history and brought about the beginning of the Marvel Age of comics with the release of Fantastic Four #1. Now a bevy of Marvel’s finest creators will pay tribute to that monumental moment by reinterpreting, page by page, the story from that inaugural release as well as Fantastic Four Annual #3, the wedding of Reed Richards and Sue Storm!

Written by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, it features the art by Aco, Aaron Kuder, Adam Hughes, Albert Monteys, Alessandro Cappuccio, Bryan Hitch, Cafu, Carlos Pacheco, Chris Sprouse, Daniel Warren Johnson, David Lapham, Elsa Charretier, Erica D’Urso, Federico Vicentini, Greg Land, Javier Rodriguez, John Cassaday, John Romita Jr., Kate Niemczyk, Kei Zama, Leinil Francis Yu, Leonard Kirk, Lucas Werneck, Luciano Vecchio, Marco Checchetto, Mattia Del Mundo, Neal Adams, Nic Klein, Olivier Coipel, Paco Medina, Patch Zircher, Pepe Larraz, Ray-Anthony Height, Rod Reis, Ron Fenz, Simone Di Meo, Stefano Caselli, Steve Epting, Tom Reilly, Salvador Larroca, Jorge Fornes, Kim Jacinto, Walt Simonson, Leonardo Ortolai, Sanford Greene, Terry Dodson, and Mark Bagley. It features a main cover by Steve McNiven and variant cover by Jim Cheung.

See this modern take on two of the most pivotal moments in Marvel Comics history when Fantastic Four Anniversary Tribute #1 hits stands in November!

Marvel Celebrates 80 Years of Captain America with Variant Covers

This year, Marvel is honoring the 80th anniversary of Captain America with a new collection of extraordinary variant covers! Gracing the covers of your favorite ongoing series throughout July will be reimagined versions of iconic heroes including Black Widow, Miles Morales, and Spider-Man. These star-spangled homages have been designed and crafted by some of the industry’s greatest artistic talents: John Cassaday, Steve McNiven, Iban Coello, Pepe Larraz, Leinil Francis Yu, Mark Brooks, Nick Bradshaw, and Terry and Rachel Dodson.

See all eight Captain America 80th Anniversary Variant Covers now and collect them all starting on July 14th!

  • IRON MAN #10 CAPTAIN AMERICA 80TH VARIANT COVER by JOHN CASSADAY & DAVE STEWART
  • SPIDER-WOMAN #13 CAPTAIN AMERICA 80TH VARIANT COVER by STEVE MCNIVEN & FRANK D’ARMATA
  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #28 CAPTAIN AMERICA 80TH VARIANT COVER by IBAN COELLO & ALEJANDRO SÀNCHEZ
  • MOON KNIGHT #1 CAPTAIN AMERICA 80TH VARIANT COVER by PEPE LARRAZ & MARTE GRACIA
  • BLACK CAT #8 CAPTAIN AMERICA 80TH VARIANT COVER by LEINIL FRANCIS YU & SUNNY GHO
  • BLACK WIDOW #9 CAPTAIN AMERICA 80TH VARIANT COVER by MARK BROOKS
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #34 CAPTAIN AMERICA 80TH VARIANT COVER by NICK BRADSHAW & RACHELLE ROSENBERG
  • THE MIGHTY VALKYRIES #4 CAPTAIN AMERICA 80TH VARIANT COVER by TERRY DODSON & RACHEL DODSON

John Cassaday Jupiter Legacy: Requiem Variants Revealed

In celebration of the recent Netflix success of Jupiter’s Legacy, Mark Millar and Tommy Lee Edwards’ 12-issue series Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem will feature two rare foil covers—a silver variant and a gold variant—by artist John Cassaday.

The highly collectible silver foil cover will be a 1:10 copy incentive variant and available in limited quantities—exclusively at local comic shops—upon release Wednesday, June 16. Interested fans should inquire with their local comic shop for availability. 

The Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 gold foil variant will ship to retailers as a thank you for their ongoing support of the Jupiter’s Legacy series. 

Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 16:

  • Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 Cover A Edwards – APR210095
  • Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 Cover B Quitely – APR210096
  • Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 Cover C Quitely B&W – APR210097
  • Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 Cover D Jock – APR210098
  • Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 Cover E Netflix Season 1 variant – APR210099
  • Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 Cover F Yildirim – APR210100
  • Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 Cover G Blank cover – APR210101
  • Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 Cover H 1:10 copy incentive silver foil – APR210102
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