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Baltimore Comic Con Live Reveals More Spotlights, Panels, and Todd McFarlane!

Join the 1st annual Baltimore Comic-Con Live, a FREE ONLINE EVENT streaming the weekend of October 23-25, 2020! Come check out retailers, exhibitors, artists alley, programming, and the Ringo Awards live! The virtual convention has continued to add amazing panels to the 2020 programming that you won’t want to miss!

KING IN BLACK

Panelists: Donny Cates & Ryan Stegman
Host: TBD
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 1pm ET / 10am PT

The countdown to the biggest Marvel event of the year, King in Black, starts at Baltimore Comic-Con LIVE with creators Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman!!!

PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON: Creator Spotlight

Panelists: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Host: John Siuntres
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 1pm ET / 10am PT

Join us for an exclusive interview with writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson on DC Comics’ Future StateHouse of ElSuperman: Worlds of War, and more!!!

Phillip Kennedy Johnson

TERRY MOORE: Creator Spotlight

Panelists: Terry Moore
Host: Amy Dallen
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 2pm ET / 11pm PT

Join legendary comic creator Terry Moore for a one-on-one Q&A with host Amy Dallen. Terry will be taking your LIVE chat questions at the end of the panel, so get in that live chat!!!

Terry Moore

BAD IDEA: BEGINS IN 2021

Panelists: Matt Kindt & David Lapham
Host: Aaron Haaland
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 3pm ET / 12pm PT

Only single issue comics at local comic shops? No trades? No variant covers? These are the insane marketing ploys of the newest comic publisher on the block: BAD IDEA. Join Matt Kindt (Sweet Tooth) and David Lapham (Stray Bullets) the creators behind BI’s first release Hero Trade as they talk to retailer/podcaster Aaron Haaland (A Comics Store) about this bold new way of telling comic book stories.

Bad Idea

DENNIS HALLUM: Creator Spotlight

Panelists: Dennis Hallum, Matthew Klein, John Petrie
Host: Matthew Klein
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 5pm ET / 2pm PT

X-O ManowarSpider-ManDarth Vader, and so many more. In this entertaining and insightful panel, New York Times bestselling author and Harvey Award-winning writer Dennis Hallum discusses his impressive career in comics, offers advice to aspiring writers, and explains what it’s like crafting all-new adventures for iconic comic book characters! This live panel is presented by Valiant Entertainment and will also feature Valiant’s VP of Sales & Marketing Matthew Klein and Senior Manager Sales & Merchandise John Petrie.

Dennis Hallum

50 YEARS OF OVERSTREET: w/ Todd McFarlane, Kevin Nowlan, & John K. Snyder III

Panelists: Todd McFarlane, Kevin Nowlan, John K. Snyder III, Mark Huesman
Host: JC Vaughn
Sunday, October 25, 2020 – 4pm ET / 1pm PT

The Overstreet Price Guide has been the bible of comic book collecting and pricing for 50 years. To celebrate the milestone, Overstreet’s JC Vaughn talks to artists Todd McFarlaneKevin Nowlan, and others about iconic covers that have made the publication as collectable as the comic book price info within.

50 YEARS OF OVERSTREET

Preview: Giant-Size X-Men: Tribute to Wein & Cockrum

Giant-Size X-Men: Tribute to Wein & Cockrum

(W) Len Wein (A) Alex Ross, Kevin Nowlan, Chris Samnee, Marcus To, Siya Oum, Stephen Segovia, Marguerite Sauvage, Carmen Nunez Carnero, Bernard Chang, Aaron Kuder, Takeshi Miyagawa, Juan Cabal, Gurihiru, Mark Brooks, Kris Anka, Phil Noto, Valerio Schiti, Leinil Francis Yu, Matteo Lolli, Emanuela Lupacchino, Carlos E. Gomez, R. B. Silva, Ramon Rosanas, Joshua Cassara, David Baldeon, Marcelo Ferreira, Javi Garron, Rod Reis, Javier Rodriguez, Marco Checchetto, Jen Bartel, Michael Del Mundo, Rahzzah, Pepe Larraz, Mike Hawthorne (CA) Adi Granov
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 30, 2020
SRP: $5.99

CELEBRATING THE CLASSIC’S 45TH ANNIVERSARY!
Forty-five years ago, a comic book came out that would change the face of Marvel Comics forever. Writer Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum revamped the X-Men completely, replacing the bulk of the teen heroes with a completely new international cast! The legendary one-shot took comic fans by storm and set the series off in a new direction, setting the stage for the legendary X-scribe Chris Claremont to make them the most popular heroes in the Marvel Universe! Now, 37 of Marvel’s top artists come together to re-create this epic story, each re-drawing one pulse-pounding page in tribute to this Marvel masterpiece!

Giant-Size X-Men: Tribute to Wein & Cockrum

ComiXology Delivers Seven New Digital Comics Including Classic Wolverine

Snikt! Today sees seven new digital releases on comiXology including classic collections of Wolverine comics from Marvel. Check out the full list of releases here or the individual releases below.

Return Of The Secret Heir

Written by Rachel Bailey
Art by Esu Chihara
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Fourteen years ago, Pia fell in love with JT and found out she was pregnant. They were filled with joy about their future until she tragically lost the baby. The two separated, never to see each other again. Until now… JT has appeared in front of Pia, objecting to the case she’s working on as an attorney. Spending time with JT again brings back a flood of memories. Can they get past their heartache and pick right back up where they left off?

Return Of The Secret Heir

The Prince’s Pregnant Mistress Vol. 2: Heirs Before Vows

Written by Maisey Yates
Art by Kazuna Uchida
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Bailey is a waitress, working her way through college. She has dreams of marrying her lover, Raphael, until he suddenly breaks up with her. Telling herself that such a perfect man could never love her anyway, Bailey resolves to live independently…until she discovers that she’s pregnant. Facing an uncertain future, Bailey is shocked by a tabloid cover that catches her eye: Raphael is actually the prince of a small Italian nation! Then Raphael appears before her again. What will happen when she tells him she’s pregnant?

The Prince's Pregnant Mistress Vol. 2: Heirs Before Vows

The Zombie: Simon Garth

Written by Kyle Hotz, Eric Powell
Art by Kyle Hotz
Cover by Kyle Hotz
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Collects The Zombie: Simon Garth #1-4.

The last time we saw Simon Garth, the bank teller single-handedly stopped a gang of murderous robbers and got shot, bitten by zombies and med-evac-ed straight into Army custody for scientific experimentation as death and the necrotic infection overtook him fast. No problem, right? Find out how Simon got out of THAT one – assuming he did – and check out his further adventures battling the undead – unless, that is, he’s one of them now – in a brutal, gory, disgusting…awesome re-imagining of one of Marvel’s strangest horror heroes, that could only be dreamed up by artist/co-writer Kyle Hotz (ZOMBIE) and Eric Powell (The Goon)!

The Zombie: Simon Garth

Wisdom: Rudiments Of Wisdom

Written by Paul Cornell
Art by Manuel Garcia, Trevor Hairsine
Cover by Trevor Hairsine
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Collects Wisdom #1-6.

Pete Wisdom has a lot of fairies to kill. Yes, fairies are supposed to be nice and magical and charming, but they are currently attacking England. Hugo Award nominee Paul Cornell (BBC’s Dr. Who and Robin Hood) brings you a sci-fi mini-series unlike anything you’ve seen before

Wisdom: Rudiments Of Wisdom

Wolverine Classic Vol. 1

Written by Chris Claremont
Art by John Buscema
Cover by John Buscema
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Collects Wolverine (1988) #1-5.

He’s known by many names: Logan. Weapon X. Wolverine. On fact is certain: He’s the best there is at what he does…and what he does isn’t pretty! Here — in stories collected for the first time in color — the feral X-Man adopts his now-infamous “Patch” identity in Madripoor as he tries to track down the mystical Black Sword of legend. Featuring Jessica Drew, a.k.a. Spider-Woman, and Silver Samurai! Plus: General Coy moves into Madripoor, sending his new goons after rival crimelord Tyger Tiger. Can Wolverine and his allies keep the peace?

Wolverine Classic Vol. 1

Wolverine Classic Vol. 2

Written by Chris Claremont
Art by John Buscema, Gene Colan
Cover by John Buscema
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Collects Wolverine (1988) #6-10.

He’s known by many names: Logan. Weapon X. Wolverine. One fact is certain: He’s the best there is at what he does…and what he does isn’t pretty! Here — in stories collected for the first time in color – the feral X-Man goes toe-to-toe with the gamma-spawned, gray-skinned Goliath known as the Incredible Hulk! Plus: Wolverine recalls a promise from his past, and remembers the death of Silver Fox and his first fight with Sabretooth

Wolverine Classic Vol. 2

Wolverine Classic Vol. 3

Written by Peter David
Art by John Buscema
Cover by Kevin Nowlan
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Collects Wolverine (1988) #11-16.

“I’m the best there is at what I do… Nobody’s better at gettin’ into trouble than me.” The first of Peter David’s occasionally seen and always entertaining Wolverine arcs, “The Gehenna Affair” sets Logan, Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman) and their friends up in adventure against a horde of vampires commanded by a biblical demon-god who goes way back with Wolverine – if only the mutant marvel could remember him!

Wolverine Classic Vol. 3

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Detective Comics #1027 Features a “Fractured” Future for Batman and the DC Universe and What is the “Black Casebook?”

When DC announced that Detective Comics #1027 would feature some of comics’ greatest storytellers, there was also mention that this must-have comic book would contain …”a few early hints at what’s in store for the future of the Caped Crusader!”

DC also said that fans would have to wait until September 15 to find out, but that’s not fair, so here’s a first look at two stories revealing more about what’s to come, not just the Dark Knight, but all of the DC Universe!

Written by Dan Jurgens with layouts and finished art by Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan, “Generations: Fractured” pits Batman against a would-be gang of museum vandals, led by Calendar Man. As the Dark Knight tries to stop him from torching priceless artifacts, a mysterious flash of light appears to break reality, and Batman finds that everything is different in Gotham, as he’s transported back to 1939!

Eisner award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Dan Mora team up to tell a tie-in story to “The Joker War.” In “A Gift,” The Joker’s attack on Batman and Gotham City leaves a GCPD officer dead. His partner identifies the perpetrator as the Caped Crusader, swearing that he’ll bring him to justice. This tragedy forces Batman to reluctantly open the pages of a mysterious “black casebook,” the contents of which are yet to be known.

Hardcore Batman fans can look forward to some of their favorite writers and artists taking part in this landmark issue, including Greg Rucka/Eduardo Risso, Grant Morrison/Chris Burnham, James Tynion IV/Riley Rossmo, Tom King/Walter Simonson, and Scott Snyder/Ivan Reis. They’re also joined by Kelly Sue DeConnick with John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson, Marv Wolfman/Emanuela Lupacchino/Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Michael Bendis/David Marquez and more top creators!

Detective Comics #1027 arrives at open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers on Tuesday, September 15 with a retail price of $9.99.

Marvel Celebrates 45 Years of Giant-Size X-Men #1

In 1975, writer Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum changed the comics landscape forever with Giant-Size X-Men #1. This special issue marked a new genesis for the team, introduced iconic Marvel characters like Storm and Nightcrawler, and set the X-Men on the path to becoming the cultural powerhouses they are today. Now, 45 years later, Marvel Comics is honoring this landmark issue in an extraordinary way with the help of 37 of the industry’s top artists. Each pulse-pounding page of this unforgettable issue will be re-envisioned by artists such as Alex Ross, Carmen Carnero, and Mark Brooks. This diverse group of talent have joined together to pay homage to this comic book masterpiece by redrawing Cockrum’s original art in their own unique styles.

Giant-Size X-Men: Tribute to Wein & Cockrum #1 is written by Wein and features art by Alex Ross, Kevin Nowlan, Chris Samnee, Marcus To, Siya Oum, Stephen Segovia, Marguerite Sauvage, Carmen Carnero, Bernard Chang, Aaron Kuder, Takeshi Miyazawa, Juann Cabal, Gurihiru, Mark Brooks, Kris Anka, Phil Noto, Valerio Schiti, Leinil Francis Yu, Matteo Lolli, Ema Lupacchino, Carlos Gómez, Iban Coello, R.B. Silva, Ramon Rosanas, Joshua Cassara, David Baldeón, Marcelo Ferreira, Javier Garrón, Rod Reis, Javier Rodríguez, Marco Checchetto, Jen Bartel, Mike Del Mundo, Rahzzah, Pepe Larraz, and Mike Hawthorne, It features a cover by Adi Granov.

Giant-Size X-Men: Tribute to Wein & Cockrum #1 #1 goes on sale May 27th but you can get your first look at this milestone issue in this special announcement trailer featuring Editor Jordan D. White and Assistant Editor Annalise Bissa!

Hero Initiative Brings FIVE Top Guests to Baltimore Comic-Con

The Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in medical or financial need, is traveling to Baltimore Comic-Con October 18-20, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets are now available.

Hero will be the EXCLUSIVE home of a number of top creators at the con! Brett Breeding (Superman), John McCrea (Wolverine), Kevin Nowlan (Batman), Ty Templeton (Superman), and Adam Warren (Empowered) will all be found ONLY at the Hero Initiative booth! They’ll be sketching and signing all weekend, so don’t miss out!

And don’t miss the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement award and Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year award, both part of the Mike Wieringo Comic Industry Awards, Saturday October 19! The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill, and fun of comics.

And please check out Hero Initiative Ambassadors on the con floor! Mark BuckinghamJim CalafioreRichard CaseKatie CookSteve Englehart, GerhardSanford GreeneJamal IgleGreg LandJoseph Michael LinsnerStuart MooreAndrew PepoyTom PeyerBrandon Peterson, Joe PruettTom RaneyRon RandallWalter SimonsonAndy SmithJoe StatonGus VasquezRobert VendittiMark WaidMarv WolfmanThom Zahler, and more will have their Hero Initiative donation jars out collecting for the cause. Please visit them!

Review: The Batman’s Grave #1

The Batman's Grave #1

The Batman’s Grave #1 is a wonderfully minimalist, detective procedural story from Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch, Kevin Nowlan, and Alex Sinclair, but it’s also a saga of man who is obsessed with death, both his parents’, those of the cases he takes, and his own. So, it’s fitting that Ellis and Hitch open the comic on a panel of the Waynes’ graves as Alfred dutifully trims the area around Thomas and Martha Wayne’s final resting spots and Bruce’s future one before going into the action/murder mystery bits. It gives the comic a somber, thoughtful tone, but Hitch and Nowlan are always there with the big splash page, kick in the teeth, or superhero action scene while Ellis is quick with a quip like a Gotham family thinking that a copyright friendly version of It is family fare. (Maybe, it is in a city where the Joker tries to poison the water supply on a weekly basis.)

My personal favorite part of The Batman’s Grave other than Nowlan’s inking giving Hitch a more explosive, cartoon-y art style than, say, his work on Ultimates is how Warren Ellis writes Alfred. He is world weary, worldly, deeply caring, and also deeply concerned about how Batman is spending his life. Ellis gives him the voice of a million socially conscious Batman fans when he says that buying Gotham City would be better than him going around to poor neighborhoods and beating up criminals like he does in the first action scene of the comic.

But Bruce Wayne: Philanthropist would make a pretty boring comic, and Ellis knows this as he lets Hitch, Nowlan, and Sinclair loose with a cape trailing, Gotham skyline-featuring double page spread very early on and then treats us to some close-ups of Batman fighting goons, who threaten a police officer’s kid. It’s more unique than your usual superhero fight scene with Nowlan adding cool details like showing the grooves on Batman’s boot when he kicks. The extra detail doesn’t take anything away from the motion and the fact that the fight scene shows that Batman beats the shit out of people to get a small measure of catharsis in his life even if it won’t heal his neverending sadness.

However, The Batman‘s Grave is more of a psychological detective comic than an action book, and Alex Sinclair’s colors add a precision to Batman’s virtual lab where he gets into the mind of a murder victim. His investigation acts as a bit of a character study too, and Ellis, Hitch, and Nowlan give us a fairly detailed story of a man, who became overwhelmed with his job in the Gotham D.A’s office and turned to Batman as a metaphor of stability and justice. These extra character details kept me connected to the case instead of nodding like it was a Law and Order SVU rerun and also expertly set up the final page cliffhanger with Hitch and Nowlan indulging their horror side just a little bit.

The Batman’s Grave #1 is a fantastic Batman detective story and character study for both super fans and those who have only kept up with the Caped Crusader via other media or the occasional trade paperback. Bryan Hitch, Kevin Nowlan, and Alex Sinclair’s are the right blend of epic and psychologically searing while Warren Ellis’ script is sharp and momentum filled. I love the humanity that he brings to Alfred and the murder victim, Vince and kind of pity Batman after reading this one. His car is still cool though.

Story: Warren Ellis Pencils: Bryan Hitch 
Inks: Kevin Nowlan Colors: Alex Sinclair Letters: Richard Starkings
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.2 Overall: 8.9 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

DC Announces The Batman’s Grave from Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch

Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch reunite this fall for The Batman’s Grave, a twelve-issue monthly DC maxi-series about life, death and the questions most are too afraid to ask. The team that brought us The Authority now turn their talents towards The World’s Greatest Detective, whose current case forces him to inhabit the mind of a murder victim with a half-eaten face—without filling the empty grave next to those of his parents.

But first, Ellis and Hitch get into the mind of a butler. Once a week, rain or shine, Alfred Pennyworth walks to a little cemetery plot in the Wayne Manor grounds. He meticulously tends to Thomas and Martha’s headstones, plinths and slabs: weeding, cleaning, polishing. But how much longer before there’s another Wayne memorial to tend to? 

Within this dynamic duo’s new comic lives a Batman with an almost psychotic identification with murder victims. He immerses himself in their lives and obsesses over every detail of their deaths. Even as Batman would process the evidence and approach the perpetrator from one side, he would live inside the life of the victim as they approached their death.

The Batman’s Grave #1, written by Warren Ellis with art by Bryan Hitch and Kevin Nowlan, debuts in comic book stores and online retailers on Wednesday, October 9 with a cover by Hitch and a variant cover by JeeHyung Lee.

The Batman’s Grave #1

Preview: Green Arrow #50

Green Arrow #50

(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Kevin Nowlan
In Shops: Mar 06, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Spinning out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE and HEROES IN CRISIS! When a black ops organization discovers Green Arrow’s long-held secret-a mysterious weapon in the form of a box, given to him by the Justice League-they’ll deploy their top undercover agent: Black Canary! On opposite sides of this festering secret, Green Arrow and Black Canary will clash as only two lovers can-by aiming straight for the heart! A mystery six months in the making, the box that can destroy the Justice League will be opened…and the Emerald Archer’s world will be forever changed. This extra-sized anniversary issue of Green Arrow’s life isn’t just ending…it’s burning to the ground!

Green Arrow #50

Preview: Green Arrow #49

Green Arrow #49

(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Kevin Nowlan
RATED T+
In Shops: Feb 06, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The city of Seattle has been weaponized against Green Arrow in a mind-bending cataclysm! Trapped inside Count Vertigo’s psychotic maze, Green Arrow, Black Canary and Indigo Riot have no escape-and no way to appease the villain’s impossible demands! The key may come from Oliver Queen’s past-but can Green Arrow face his own grief and emerge unbowed? This issue features a shocking ending that will set the stage for the future of GREEN ARROW!

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