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Enter the House of Slay from Einhorn’s Epic Productions, Jeremy Holt, Soo Lee, Kimi Lee, and Kevin Wada

Injustice, greed, and prejudice are running rampant, the vulnerable are in danger, and we need help from someone with the power to make an impact; a hero, or even better, a whole team of heroes. This is the foundation of the entire superhero genre, so it’s great to see a new take that goes all the way back to those roots in social justice. And that’s what you’re about to read in House of Slay, the brand new superhero comic from Einhorn’s Epic Productions (EEP), now available to read on Tapas!

The origins of House of Slay date back to the tumultuous events of last year, with the ongoing struggle for racial justice gaining momentum and anti-Asian hate crimes on the rise. Fashion designers Prabal Gurung and Phillip Lim,Laura Kim of Oscar De La Renta, and their friends Tina Leung and Ezra J William had banded together for support and solidarity as members of the AAPI community in fashion, making their voices heard on social media and at Black Lives Matter demonstrations. But with AAPI voices so often sidelined in the Eurocentric fashion world, they wanted a stronger, more visible presence.  

Turned into superheroes by the EEP creative team of writer Jeremy Holt, cover artist Kevin Wada, artist Soo Lee, colorist Kimi Lee, letterer AndWorld Design, and editor Alex Lu, House of Slay follows these real life friends on a fantastic adventure as they use their newfound abilities to face off against a villain powered by the hatred of everyday people. It’s a story told with real heart, steeped in comics history with an “othered” group of people protecting the innocent and trying to make the world a better place. And of course, our heroes are dressed to slay!

Preview: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Hellmouth Deluxe Edition

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Hellmouth Deluxe Edition

(W) Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert, Bryan Edward Hill (A) Eleonora Carlini, David Lopez, Gleb Melnikov (CA) Kevin Wada
In Shops: Sep 15, 2021
SRP: $75.00

WELCOME TO THE HELLMOUTH.

Buffy and her Scooby Gang muster all their strength against a now open Hellmouth.

Meanwhile, Angel, the vampire cursed with a soul, arrives in Sunnydale and will do whatever it takes to close it…and no human, demon or Slayer will stand in his way.

Join Jordie Bellaire (Redlands), Jeremy Lambert (Doom Patrol), Bryan Hill (Batman & The Outsiders), Eleonora Carlini (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), David Lopez (Captain Marvel), Gleb Melnikov (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), and more as everything you THINK you know about Sunnydale, Slayers and Scoobies changes forever!

The historic first ever Buffy & Angel comic book event is collected in its entirety in this deluxe edition hardcover. Collects Hellmouth #1-5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8-12 and Angel #5-8.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Hellmouth Deluxe Edition

Preview: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 6

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 6

(W) Jodie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert (A) Andres Genolet, Ramon Bachs, Eleonora Carlini (CA) Kevin Wada
In Shops: Jul 28, 2021
SRP: $14.99

Anya has a secret connection to the Watcher’s Council and it leads to… the first full appearance of the Slayer who came before Buffy??? And the truth behind Anya’s mysterious past connects Buffy(s) – yes, plural – in ways no one ever saw coming…

Plus, discover the shocking truth behind the Slayer known as Faith!

Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer #21-22, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith #1.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 6

Preview: DC Pride #1

DC Pride #1

Written by: Steve Orlando, Mariko Tamaki, Marc Andreyko, Danny Lore
Art by: Trung Le Nguyen, Stephen Byrne, Amy Reeder, Lisa Sterle

DC celebrates Pride Month with nine all-new stories starring fan-favorite LGBTQIA+ characters Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Midnighter, Extraño, Batwoman, Aqualad, Alan Scott, Obsidian, Future State Flash, Renee Montoya, Pied Piper, and many more! This anthology will also feature:

-The thrilling introduction of new hero DREAMER in the DCU (as seen on The CW’s Supergirl)!

-A pinup gallery with art by Travis Moore, Kris Anka, Kevin Wada, Sophie Campbell, Nick Robles, and more!

-Six exciting new profiles of DCTV’s LGBTQIA+ characters and the actors who play them!

DC Pride #1

Save Yourself With this Look at the First Issue

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Save Yourself! #1, the first issue in a truly magical new four-issue original series from the team behind Pandora’s Legacy, writer Bones Leopard, artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews, and letterer Jim Campbell, that’s perfect for fans who grew up loving magical girls and are ready to step up and save the world, no matter who they have to face, available on June 16, 2021.

What if Magical Girls aren’t Earth’s champions after all? The world’s most beloved heroes Aoe, Thel, and Gen, better known as the Lovely Trio, first burst onto the scene five years ago when they saved Earth from a surprise space monster attack! Since then, everyone–including Gigi, whose brother died as a bystander in a Lovely Trio battle– has idolized them as superheroic pop icons. But when Gigi witnesses the Lovely Trio battling a monster firsthand, she sees something that causes her to question everything she thought she ever knew about her heroes!

Save Yourself! #1 features main cover art by series artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews, a Magical Girl variant cover by acclaimed director and artist Stephanie Gonzaga, and variant cover art by fan-favorite illustrator Kevin Wada.

Save Yourself! #1

Bones Leopard, Kelly & Nichole Matthews, and BOOM! Want you to Save Yourself! in June

BOOM! Studios has announced Save Yourself!, a truly magical new four-issue original series from the team behind Pandora’s Legacy, writer Bones Leopard and artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews, that’s perfect for fans who grew up loving magical girls and are ready to step up and save the world, no matter who they have to face, available in June 2021.

What if Magical Girls aren’t Earth’s champions after all? The world’s most beloved heroes Aoe, Thel, and Gen, better known as the Lovely Trio, first burst onto the scene five years ago when they saved Earth from a surprise space monster attack! Since then, everyone–including Gigi, whose brother died as a bystander in a Lovely Trio battle–idolizes them as superheroic pop icons. But when Gigi witnesses the Lovely Trio battling a monster firsthand, she sees something that causes her to question everything she thought she ever knew about her heroes!

Save Yourself! #1 features main cover art by series artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews and a Magical Girl variant cover by acclaimed director and artist Stephanie Gonzaga, and variant cover art by fan-favorite illustrator Kevin Wada.

Save Yourself #1

DC Announces DC Pride Anthology and Crush & Lobo

DC has announced new releases coming to store shelves in June. DC Pride is an 80-page anthology comic featuring LGBTQIA+ characters from across the DC Universe. Crush & Lobo is a new eight-issue miniseries written by Mariko Tamaki with art by Amancay NahuelpanCrush & Lobo will launch on June 1 and DC Pride will publish on June 8. DC will also publish a series of nine Pride-themed variant covers in June, showcasing DC’s top characters as realized by the comic book industry’s leading artists.

DC Pride #1 will feature LGBTQIA+ characters from all corners of DC’s ever-expanding Universe, including cameos by fan favorites Batwoman, Renee Montoya, Alan Scott, Midnighter, Apollo, Extraño, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Constantine, and more. The DCPride creative teams, and the characters they’re developing stories for, are:

  • Batwoman (Kate Kane) by James Tynion IV & Trung Le Nguyen
  • Poison Ivy & Harley Quinn by Mariko Tamaki & Amy Reeder
  • Midnighter by Steve Orlando & Stephen Byrne
  • Flash of Earth-11 (Jess Chambers) by Danny Lore & Lisa Sterle
  • Green Lantern (Alan Scott) & Obsidian by Sam Johns & Klaus Janson
  • Aqualad (Jackson Hyde) by Andrew Wheeler & Luciano Vecchio
  • Dreamer by Nicole Maines & Rachel Stott
  • Renee Montoya by Vita Ayala and Skylar Patridge
  • Pied Piper by Sina Grace, Ro Stein & Ted Brandt

Additionally, DC Pride #1 will include full-page profiles of DCTV’s LGBTQIA+ characters and the actors who play them, and fans of The CW’s Supergirl will be thrilled to see the first comic book appearance of Dreamer, a trans woman superhero, in a story written by actor Nicole Maines, who plays Nia Nal/Dreamer on Supergirl.

Rounding out the DC Pride anthology is a forward by Marc Andreyko (Love is Love), single-page pin-ups by artists Kris Anka, Sophie Campbell, Mildred Louis, Travis Moore, Nick Robles, and Kevin Wada, with more surprises to come! The DC Pride #1 cover is by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Tamra Bonvillain.

DC Pride #1

DC will also release a series of Pride themed variant covers showcasing DC’s leading characters through the month of June, giving fans the opportunity to purchase comics featuring covers with Batman, Harley, Ivy, Superman, Wonder Woman, and more, all by cutting-edge comic book artists!

  • Batman #109 Pride variant cover by Jen Bartel
  • Crush & Lobo #1 Pride variant cover by Yoshi Yoshitani
  • DC Pride #1 Pride variant cover by Jen Bartel
  • Harley Quinn #4 Pride variant cover by Kris Anka
  • Nightwing #81 Pride variant cover by Travis G. Moore
  • Superman #32 Pride variant cover by David Talaski
  • Teen Titans Academy #4 Pride variant cover by Stephen Byrne
  • Wonder Girl #2 Pride variant cover by Kevin Wada
  • Wonder Woman #774 Pride variant cover by Paulina Ganucheau

Crush & Lobo spins out of the pages of Teen Titans Academy, and will debut with a cover by Kris Anka, a Pride variant cover by Yoshi Yoshitani, a 1:25 ratio variant by Christian Ward, plus an exclusive Dan Hipp team variant for participating retailers. In this new eight-issue miniseries publishing between June 2021 and January 2022, Crush, daughter of the Czarnian bounty hunter Lobo, is in full-on self-destruct mode! After rage-quitting the Teen Titans and blowing up her relationship with her girlfriend Katie, Crush decides it’s time to finally confront her father in space jail and get her baggage sorted before she wrecks everything. Like father, like daughter?

DC will also publish GLAAD Media Award-nominated Suicide Squad: Bad Blood by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo on April 27, DC’s gothic LGBTQIA+ romance Poison Ivy: Thorns by Kody Keplinger and Sara Kipin on June 1, and Mariko Tamaki and Yoshi Yoshitani’s highly anticipated YA graphic novel, I Am Not Starfirewill publish on July 27 as part of the publisher’s overall Pride plans in 2021. Lois Lane by Greg Rucka and Mike PerkinsFar Sector by N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell and You Brought Me The Ocean by Alex Sánchez and Julie Maroh have also been nominated for GLAAD Media Awards in 2021!

Preview: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith #1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith #1

(W) Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert (A) Eleonora Carlini (CA) Kevin Wada
In Shops: Feb 24, 2021
SRP: $7.99

THE FUTURE OF THE BUFFYVERSE BEGINS HERE!

The future of the Buffyverse begins in an all new one-shot revealing the secrets of Faith the Vampire Slayer.

With no Watcher, no idea how to harness the power in her and no idea where it came from, Faith has fallen back on old habits -and morals – to guide her.

But what happens when those morals don’t line up with the Council’s… or with Buffy’s?

The origin of Faith is revealed here for the first time, with a shocking ending to this issue!

A perfect jumping on point for new and longtime Buffy fans alike that sets the stage for shocking events to come.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith #1

DC Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration

This May, grab your favorite boba, pull a chair up to the dim sum table, and celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration, DC’s newest comic book anthology debuting May 11, 2021.

The 96-page one-shot issue will commemorate DC’s rich roster of Asian and Asian American characters, presenting new tales by some of the most lauded storytellers in comics. Ram V— the current Catwoman series writer—will at last unveil the long-seeded mystery behind Shoes in an action-packed tale that follows the character as she becomes Catwoman’s protégé, revealing her real name, secret origin, and who her mother is. Eisner Award-winning author Mariko Tamaki will continue her work on the Batman mythos and present an original Cassandra Cain story, marking the author’s first time taking on DC’s iconic Asian Batgirl. Joining these stories, Minh —the acclaimed writer behind the smash-hit middle-grade graphic novel Green Lantern: Legacy—will team with artist Trung Le Nguyen (author and artist of The Magic Fish) for an all-new story featuring Vietnamese American Tai Pham, DC’s newest Green Lantern co-created by Lê and Green Lantern: Legacy artist Andie Tong. This anthology marks Nguyen’s first work with DC.

For the main event, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan) and artist Bernard Chang will collaborate on a very special story fit for this celebratory month. Stay tuned for more details!

Additional stories and portraits will star iconic DC characters Katana, Lady Shiva, the Atom, and New Super-Man, among others, and will be written and drawn by fan-favorite writers and artists such as Francis Manapul, Greg Pak, Alyssa Wong, Marcio Takara, Sumit Kumar, Amy Chu, Dustin Nguyen, Cliff Chiang, Jen Bartel, Gurihiru and many more.

See below for the official description and full list of collaborators announced today and above for cover art by Jim Lee with Alex Sinclair. DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration hits stores and online retailers everywhere comics are sold on May 11, 2021.

DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration

Written by Gene Luen Yang, Mariko Tamaki, Minh Lê, Ram V, Greg Pak, Dustin Nguyen, Amy Chu, Alyssa Wong, and friends!
Drawn by Bernard Chang, Marcio Takara, Dustin Nguyen, Trung Le Nguyen, Francis Manapul, Marcus To, Sean Chen, Sumit Kumar, and others!
Portraits by Chiff Chiang, Jim Cheung, Jae Lee, Jen Bartel, Kevin Wada, Philip Tan, Gurihiru, and more!
Cover by Jim Lee with Alex Sinclair
Variant Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
On Sale 5/11/21
MSRP: $9.99

Grab your favorite boba and pull a chair up to the dim sum table as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with all your favorite Asian DC characters, old and new! Join Cassandra Cain, Katana, Green Lantern Tai Pham, the Atom, Dana Tan (a.k.a. Batman Beyond), Red Arrow, Lady Shiva, Damian Wayne and the al Ghul clan, New Super-Man, and more as we present new tales of these characters from their thrilling history! Plus, Cheshire Cat’s relationship to Cheshire is revealed as Shoes asks Selina Kyle to take her under her wing as Catgirl. And that’s just the start!

DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration

Getting it Together Gets a “Sex and the City” Variant from Kevin Wada

Image Comics has revealed a cheeky, fashion forward homage variant for Getting It Together #1 by Omar Spahi and Sina Grace, with art by Jenny D. Fine, colors by Mx. Struble, and letters by Sean Konot, showcasing artwork by Kevin Wada. This Getting It Together #1 variant cover is an homage to the iconic Sex and the City opening.

This nod to the famous scene wherein Carrie gets splashed on an NYC street corner by a passing bus, perfectly connects the “found family” theme the beloved HBO franchise was known for with the Getting It Together vibe. This new series follows a group of 20-something friends and the interpersonal drama they encounter living in the City (in this case, the Bay Area). 

The Getting It Together #1 Kevin Wada variant sits alongside the similar Getting It Together #1 cover homage, which reimagines the opening credits scene from Friends.

Getting It Together #1 Cover A by Fine (Diamond Code AUG200047) and Getting It Together #1 Cover B by Wada (Diamond Code JUL209564) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 7.

Getting It Together #1 Kevin Wada variant
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