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Colleen Doran, Greg Hildebrandt and Joe Jusko Join Comics for Ukraine

Last week, more than three dozen comic-book writers, artists, colorists, letterers, designers, and editors announced a collection of all-new comic-book stories to raise money to aid refugees in Ukraine. Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds, the benefit anthology edited by Scott Dunbier, with all proceeds going to Operation USA, surpassed an initial $35,000 funding goal just twelve hours after the campaign launched, with over $113,000 from over 900 contributors raised to date. The book will be full-color, 96 pages, 8 x 12 inches, and available in both hardcover and softcover editions, with hundreds of supporters on day one. As the campaign enters a second week of funding, it is announced that Eisner Award-winner Colleen Doran, legendary illustrator Greg Hildebrandt, and celebrated cover artist Joe Jusko have joined the project.

These three creators join the incredible roster of comics talent assembled for Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seedsunited under the mission of providing relief to a war-torn Ukraine, which has suffered attacks from neighboring Russia since late February. There will be multiple versions available: a hardcover with a painted cover by Alex Ross, and softcover versions by Arthur Adams, Dave Johnson, and Bill Sienkiewicz. At press time, stories will be created by a virtual who’s who of writers and artists, including Brent Anderson, Sergio Aragones, June Brigman, Kurt Busiek, Howard Chaykin, Joshua Dysart, Mark Evanier, Emil Ferris, Dave Gibbons, Rob Guillory, John Layman, Gabriel Rodriguez, Stan Sakai, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Chris Sprouse, Jill Thompson, Matt Wagner, Mark Waid, and more.

Apart from hard costs (printing, credit-card fees, marketing, etc.) all of the funds raised by Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds will benefit the relief efforts in Ukraine in partnership with Operation USA, so while the initial funding goal has been met, continued support will maximize the impact on the lives of those deeply affected by the ongoing war—improving conditions for Ukrainian refugees in neighboring countries via the provision of emergency grants and in-kind material aid. 

Operation USA supports health and education programs to help children and families at home and abroad recover and thrive in the wake of disasters, disease, violence and endemic poverty.  Every day, they strive to meet the needs of under-served and overlooked populations so that future generations may have the tools they need to create meaningful change in their own communities and lives. Working with partners around the world, they empower communities to recover, build resiliency and thrive in the face of pervasive obstacles during a time of unprecedented global need. Since 1979, OpUSA has delivered $450 million in aid to 101 countries.

Comics for Ukraine

Disclosure: The site founder is a part of this project handling some of the marketing for Zoop

Comics for Ukraine Brings Comic Creators Together for a Cause

More than three dozen comic-book writers, artists, colorists, letterers, designers, and editors have announced a collection of all-new comic-book stories to raise money to aid refugees in Ukraine. Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds is a benefit anthology edited by Scott Dunbier, with all proceeds going to Operation USA. The 96 page graphic anthology will available in both hardcover and softcover editions with multiple cover choices.

The Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds anthology features an incredible roster of comics talent united under the mission of providing relief to the war-torn Ukraine, which has suffered attacks from neighboring Russia since late February. There will be multiple versions available.

Covers:

  • Alex Ross
  • Arthur Adams
  • Dave Johnson
  • Bill Sienkiewicz

Stories:

  • Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, Wade Von Grawbadger, Alex Sinclair, Richard Starkings – New Astro City
  • John Layman, Rob Guillory – New Chew
  • Walter Simonson, Laura Martin, John Workman – New and Exclusive Star Slammers
  • Howard Chaykin, Nitro Yen, Ken Bruzenak – New and Exclusive American Flagg
  • Stan Sakai, Hi-Fi – New and Exclusive Usagi Yojimbo
  • Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner – New and Exclusive Grendel
  • Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragones, Stan Sakai – New and Exclusive Groo
  • Jill Thompson – New and Exclusive Scary Godmother
  • Louise Simonson, June Brigman, Roy Richardson, Dave Stewart, John Workman – New and Exclusive short story “The Cost of War
  • Dave Gibbons, Chris Sprouse, Kevin Nowlan, Laura Martin, Todd Klein – New and Exclusive short story “Hardrada
  • Mark Waid, Gabriel Rodriguez, Dave Stewart, Todd Klein – A new and exclusive short story
  • Emil Ferris – New and Exclusive short story “Bombings

Additional material by:

  • Joshua Dysart
  • Pia Guerra
  • Peter Kuper

With the exception of hard costs (printing, credit-card fees, marketing, etc.) all of the funds raised by Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds will benefit the relief efforts in Ukraine in partnership with Operation USA.

Operation USA supports health and education programs to help children and families at home and abroad recover and thrive in the wake of disasters, disease, violence and endemic poverty.  Every day, we strive to meet the needs of under-served and overlooked populations so that future generations may have the tools they need to create meaningful change in their own communities and lives. Working with partners around the world, we empower communities to recover, build resiliency and thrive in the face of pervasive obstacles during a time of unprecedented global need. Since 1979, OpUSA has delivered $450 million in aid to 101 countries.

Check out the cover by Alex Ross below.

Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds

Disclosure: I am a part of this project and act as the marketing director for Zoop.

Scarlet Witch, Magik, and Moore Get the Spotlight on Women of Marvel #1 Covers

This April, Women of Marvel #1 will spotlight iconic characters from the X-Men to the Avengers in a collection of tales by an all-female lineup of incredible talent from throughout the entertainment industry. And today on International Women’s Day, Marvel hasrevealed new variant covers and share more details about the incredible special.

Women of Marvel #1 will be packed with inspiring tales from new and established creators including Louise Simonson, Nadia Shammas, Elsa Sjunneson, Sophie Campbell, Anne Toole, Natasha Alterici, and Mariko Tamaki. In addition, acclaimed Brooklyn Brujas author Zoraida Córdova will be making her Marvel Comics debut with an action-packed story about the deadliest woman in the galaxy, Gamora! Joined by Swedish artist Maria Fröhlich – also making her Marvel debut – Zoraida puts Gamora in the crosshairs of her most lethal enemy yet: love. With astonishing art from Kei Zama, Eleonora Carlini, Skylar Patridge, Joanna Estep, Maria Fröhlich, Peach Momoko, Rachael Stott, Nina Vakueva, Marika Cresta, and June Brigman, this oversized issue will be a spectacular showcase of some of the most amazing talent in the graphic novel industry today.

Check out variant covers by Amanda Conner, Maria Wolf, and Peach Momoko. Stay tuned for more news about this highly-anticipated one-shot and don’t miss Women of Marvel #1 when it hits stands on April 21st!

Captain Universe, Daredevil, and Harlequin Manga are Today’s New Digital Releases

Today’s new digital releases sees five new comics from Marvel and Harlequin. Get shopping now or check out the individual releases below.

Captain Universe: Power Unimaginable

Written by Gerry Conway, Eric Fein, Tony Isabella, Bill Mantlo, Dan Slott
Art by June Brigman, Steve Ditko, Neil Errar, Rick Leonardi, Bill Wylie
Cover by Steve Ditko
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Collects Marvel Spotlight #9-11, Incredible Hulk Annual #10, Marvel Fanfare #25, Web Of Spider-Man Annual #5-6, Marvel Comics Presents #148 And Cosmic Power Unlimited #5.

He’s the hero who could be YOU…but in these stories, being a burglar, a college professor and an astronaut will have to do! Whether it’s half-sized as a child or doubled as twins, the Uni-Power transforms its lucky recipient into Captain Universe — countering crises that range from a masked marauder to the edge of apocalypse! Guest-starring the Hulk, doing the non-mutant cosmic super-hero thing years before Spider-Man made it popular!

Captain Universe: Power Unimaginable

Daredevil Vol. 12: Decalogue

Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Alex Maleev
Cover by Alex Maleev
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Collects Daredevil (1998) #71-75.

The wait is over! Exactly what happened during Daredevil’s year-long reign as the new Kingpin? His historic cleaning of Hell’s Kitchen will finally be revealed in bloody detail. Framed around the Ten Commandments, this epic story is like nothing you’ve seen before!

Daredevil Vol. 12: Decalogue

Daredevil Vol. 13: Murdock Papers

Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Alex Maleev
Cover by Alex Maleev
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Collects Daredevil (1998) #76-81.

The Eisner Award-winning run of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev comes to a blistering conclusion! First, they outed Daredevil in the press, then they married him and made him the Kingpin of Hell’s Kitchen. What could they possibly do to top that? Four words: WILSON FISK IS BACK!

Daredevil Vol. 13: Murdock Papers

A Royal Mission: Royally Wed

Written by Elizabeth August
Art by Nanami Akino
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Victoria, kidnapped and bound, is dazed when Lance, a royal bodyguard, comes to rescue her. She doesn’t know who Lance is or where he is taking her, but Victoria slowly becomes fascinated by this protective, caring man. But Lance must reveal a secret to Victoria that will change her life forever…

A Royal Mission: Royally Wed

Un Bébé Pour Jack

Written by Emma Darcy
Art by Eri Nakanuki
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Jack sombre dans le désespoir après que Nina, l’amour de sa vie, l’ait soudainement quitté. Huit mois plus tard, voilà qu’il retombe sur elle, mais cette fois, à la maternité ! Incapable de renoncer à Nina, Jack s’arme de détermination : avec ou sans bébé, il doit la reconquérir. Or, Nina ne parvient pas à lui faire confiance et le repousse fermement. En effet, elle connaît son tempérament impétueux et elle sait qu’il déteste les enfants. Malgré l’obstination de Nina, Jack veut lui prouver son amour, alors il se lance donc dans l’éducation de sa fille à peine arrivée dans ce monde… À présent, il doit leur prouver qu’il les aime toutes les deux!

Un Bébé Pour Jack

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Preview: Captain Ginger Season Two #6

Captain Ginger Season Two #6

(W) Stuart Moore
(A) June Brigman, Roy Richardson
(C) June Brigman, Roy Richardson
DIGITAL ONLY
September 2, 2020
$3.99

The grand finale! As the Lumen make their final assault on Dogworld, Captain Ginger faces an impossible choice! Can the cats and dogs make peace against a common enemy, or will they fight like…well, you know? Also featuring bonus prose stories and illustrations.

Captain Ginger Season Two #6

Preview: Captain Ginger Season Two #5

CAPTAIN GINGER Season Two #5

(W) Stuart Moore
(A) June Brigman, Roy Richardson
(C) June Brigman, Roy Richardson
August 5, 2020
$3.99
Digital Only

Threatened with doom from the sky, the cats and dogs band together in a desperate quest for survival. But can even Captain Ginger keep this fragile alliance together? And will his starship ever fly again? Featuring a selection of bonus prose stories and illustrations.

CAPTAIN GINGER Season Two #5

Preview: Captain Ginger Season 2 Dogworld #3

Captain Ginger Season 2 Dogworld #3

Written by Stuart Moore
Art by June Brigman
Inks Roy Richardson
Colored by Veronica Gandini
Lettered by Jimmy Betancourt
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NOW EXCLUSIVELY ON COMIXOLOGY! Scattered and trapped on a world of dogs, Captain Ginger and his crew must use all their feline skills to survive! “This is the comic to introduce your friend that hasn’t read comics for a while.” – Adventures in Poor Taste. Plus extra features, including prose stories and illustrations, and an AHOY Digital Bonus Book: The first issue of DRAGONFLY AND DRAGONFLYMAN (2019)-absolutely free!

Captain Ginger: Dogworld #3

AHOY Comics Returns with All New Releases and New Schedule

AHOY Comics will resume publishing new comic book magazines in June. The updated summer publishing schedule includes:

ASH & THORN

A 5-issue miniseries by bestselling writer Mariah McCourt (True Blood, Stitched), artist Soo Lee (Analog Sci-Fi Magazine, Charlie’s Angels vs. the Bionic Woman), and colorist Pippa Bowland (2000AD), with lettering by Rob Steen and covers by legendary artist Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, Wonder Woman: True Amazon). 

Originally scheduled to debut on April Fool’s Day, the highly-anticipated debut issue #1 of ASH & THORN will be published on June 24, 2020, followed by issue #2 on July 8, issue #3 on July 29, issue #4 on August 19, and issue #5 on September 9, 2020. 

ASH & THORN

BILLIONAIRE ISLAND

A 6-issue miniseries by acclaimed writer Mark Russell (Second Coming) and artist Steve Pugh (Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass), and colorist Chris Chuckry, with lettering by Rob Steen. Issue 1 features a cover by series artist and co-creator Steve Pugh and a variant cover by bestselling artist Pia Guerra (Y The Last Man). 

The critically acclaimed series returns on July 1, 2020 with an all new second issue, followed by issue #3 on July 22, issue #4 on August 12, and issue #5 on September 16.

BILLIONAIRE ISLAND

CAPTAIN GINGER SEASON 2: DOGWORLD

A 6 issue mini-series by acclaimed writer Stuart Moore (Bronze Age Boogie) and artists June Brigman (Power Pack) and Roy Richardson, and colorist Veronica Ghandini, with lettering by Rob Steen. 

CAPTAIN GINGER: DOGWORLD, which had two issues published at the time of lockdown, will complete its serialization in exclusive digital editions from Comixology. The first new issue of CAPTAIN GINGER SEASON 2: DOGWORLD, issue 3, will be released digitally on June 10, followed by issue 4 on July 8, issue 5 on August 5, and issue 6 on September 2.

Each upcoming issue of CAPTAIN GINGER: DOGWORLD will contain a special Digital Bonus Book at no additional cost: issue #3 features DRAGONFLY & DRAGONFLYMAN #1, issue #4 features BILLIONAIRE ISLAND # 1, issue #5 features BRONZE AGE BOOGIE #1, and issue #6 will feature will feature a selection from EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR, including Hunt Emerson’s Black Cat comics.

CAPTAIN GINGER SEASON 2: DOGWORLD

In June, AHOY will also be publishing the trade paperback of DRAGONFLY & DRAGONFLYMAN, the prequel to the dazzling series THE WRONG EARTH—by writer Tom Peyer, artist Peter Krause, colorist Andy Troy, and letterer Rob Steen. The trade paperback will be released in comic book stores on June 3rd and in bookstores on June 16th.

DRAGONFLY & DRAGONFLYMAN

Originally scheduled for release this summer, as part of the company’s fourth wave of releases, PENULTIMAN, the new super hero title by Tom Peyer and Alan Robinson, will be resolicited at a later date. 

Preview: Captain Ginger Season 2 #1

Captain Ginger Season 2 #1

(W) Stuart Moore (A/CA) June Brigman, Roy Richardson
In Shops: Feb 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99

The acclaimed saga of cats in space returns for a devastating second series! Captain Ginger and his feline crew embark on a vast, six-issue adventure when they follow a mysterious hyperspace signal to the home of their unknown canine “cousins.” But trouble aboard ship may doom them before they even meet the dogs! Created by writer Stuart Moore (Bronze Age Boogie, Batman: Nightwalker) and artist June Brigman (Power Pack, Star Wars novels), and featuring the usual AHOY selection of extra features!

Captain Ginger Season 2 #1
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