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Check out the First Ten Pages of Championess from Legendary Comics

Championess

Writers: Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas
Artist: Amanda Perez Puentes
Editor: Legendary Comics’ Nikita Kannekanti
Release: April 13, 2021

Championess is based on the true story of Elizabeth Wilkinson, a female bare-knuckle boxer in 18th century London. Elizabeth, reimagined as half-Indian, and her sister Tess struggle to make ends meet and cover Tess’s debts. While Elizabeth works odd jobs at the local newspaper, the only way she knows how to make enough money to help them survive is her true passion, bareknuckle boxing. With Tess’s support, Elizabeth trains at the boxing facility of one of the most famous retired boxers and the only real fight promoter of any notoriety, James Figg. As Elizabeth trains with Figg and James Stokes, she confronts her personal demons of what destroyed her family and comes to terms with being the first half-Indian female boxer in a white male world.

Championess

Explore Legendary Comics with a Linewide Sale

Start the new year by discovering some new comics. Legendary Comics and comiXology has you covered with the Legendary Comics Linewide Sale.

The sale features 112 comics and you can save 50%! Get comics based on Godzilla, Lost in Space, Pacific Rim, and more!

You have until January 31 to save.

Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero

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Grant Morrison’s Annihilator Gets a Softcover Edition

Annihilator

Legendary Comics has announced today that Eisner nominated Annihilator is now available for the first time in softcover in bookstores and online retailers. This exciting print edition of the original graphic novel odyssey hailing from the subversive mind of Grant Morrison is a compilation of the six-issue series featuring interiors and new alternate covers by Frazer Irving. Fans will relish this paperback edition that also features a new introduction by actor Christopher Meloni as well as bonus materials on the making of the comic. Annihilator, which garnered a prestigious Eisner Award ‘Best Writer’ nomination for Morrison, is the reality-bending sci-fi adventure like no other, brought to life with stunning artwork from Irving.

Washed-up Hollywood screenwriter Ray Spass is caught in a downward spiral of broken relationships, wild parties and self-destruction. Out of luck and out of chances, he’s one failed script away from fading into obscurity. Little does he know he’s about to write the story of his life. As his imagination runs rampant, Ray must join forces with his own fictional character Max Nomax on a reality-bending race to stop the entire universe from imploding… without blowing his own mind in the process.

Acursian by John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, Erika Lewis, Ben Lobel, and Tommy Lee Edwards Gets a Special Print Edition in December

Legendary Comics’ imaginative comic series Acursian starring John Barrowman will conclude with an all new special print edition that features the exhilarating final chapter of protagonist Charlie Stewart’s time-traveling adventures, coming to bookstores and online retailers on December 1, 2020 and now available for pre-order. Rooted in Celtic lore, the series is a unique fusion of mythic storytelling from co-creators John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, and Erika Lewis with art by Beni Lobel and designs by Tommy Lee Edwards.

Charlie Stewart falls victim to an ancient curse. No matter what he does, every decision he makes, every relationship he has, every choice he’s given is doomed to fail spectacularly. Embarking on a quest for the truth behind the supernatural forces re-writing his life, Charlie discovers that it isn’t just Charlie. His entire family is cursed. A curse that will, after him, fall on his young son if he can’t stop it. Real-life and mythical legend collide as Charlie’s battle takes him into realms that no mortal was ever meant to see.

Acursian

Preview: Bram Stoker’s Dracula Starring Bela Lugosi

Bram Stoker’s Dracula Starring Bela Lugosi

Written by Robert Place Napton, Bram Stoker
Art by Kerry Gamill, El Garing
Pencils Kerry Gamill, El Garing
Inks Kerry Gamill, El Garing
Cover by Kerry Gamill, El Garing
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Bram Stoker. Bela Lugosi. Two names forever bound by Dracula.

15 years after the novel’s publication, Dracula creator and author Bram Stoker passed away. He never got a chance to see how actor Bela Lugosi’s ground-breaking stage and screen portrayal of his character electrified and terrified audiences in the late 20s and early 30s. This performance became iconic and set the standard by which all actors taking on the caped mantle would be judged.

With a tale so rich in detail and atmosphere, the version of Dracula that Lugosi starred in departed significantly from Stoker’s original gothic tale. Now, for the first time, Bram Stoker’s classic tale of horror and Bela Lugosi are properly introduced in an all-new graphic novel.

With the cooperation of Lugosi LLC, Artist El Garing, Art Director Kerry Gammill, and adaptor Robert Napton take us on a journey into the heart of Stoker’s masterpiece and reminds modern audiences why Bela Lugosi is Dracula.

Bram Stoker's Dracula Starring Bela Lugosi

ComiXology Delivers Over 150 New Digital Comics For Your New Comic Book Day

Champions #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day! ComiXology has your digital comic needs with over 150 new digital comics available for you right now. You can start shopping or check out the individual issues below that are available today.

A Wave Blue World

AAM-Markosia

Ablaze

AfterShock

Albatross Funnybooks

Archie Comics

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

comiXology Submit

Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

Dynamite Entertainment

Harlequin

Hermes Press

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Legendary Comics

Marvel

Oni Press

Papercutz

Red 5 Comics

SAF Comics

Titan Comics

Valiant

Vault

Zenescope


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Trick ‘r Treat Gets an Omnibus Comic Collection

Trick ‘r Treat

In time for Halloween and in celebration of the beloved horror saga, Legendary Comics has released the omnibus of the Trick ‘r Treat comic book collection from the deliciously dark imagination of the film’s creator Michael Dougherty. The celebratory edition—uniting the past two previously released graphic novels for the first time ever and featuring a new special introduction from Dougherty, new cover art and other cool extras—is now on sale in stores and online.

Legendary Comics is bringing fans the full compendium of twisted Halloween tales, brought to life by a top-notch team of creators, including: writers Zach Shields and Todd Casey; Eisner Award-winning writer Marc Andreyko; Eisner Award-winning artist Fiona StaplesZIDStuart Sayger; Stephen ByrneGrant BondMike Huddleston; and Christopher Gugliotti.

Trick ‘r Treat, the graphic novel adaptation of the film, reveals four evocatively illustrated tales of horror interwoven into one unforgettable Halloween night as the unsettling figure known as Sam pays a visit to an unsuspecting community, wreaking havoc during the scariest night of the year.

And then, in Trick ‘r Treat: Days of the Dead, franchise icon Sam takes readers on a journey back through Halloween history with four chilling tales. Discover old-world lovers whose romance takes a chilling turn and Western pioneers who discover the dark side of the frontier. Travel to 1950s Los Angeles for a tale of pure horror noir and into the heart of small-town America to see some pranksters taught a lesson they’ll never forget. Across centuries of Halloween horror, wherever fear lies, Sam will be waiting…

SDCC 2020: Legendary Comics Teams with Oscar Isaac for Head Wounds: Sparrow

Head Wounds: Sparrow

At today’s Comic-Con@Home panel, Legendary Comics announced a thrilling new original graphic novel, Head Wounds: Sparrow, from creator Bob Johnson, with story by John Alvey, and developed by Oscar Isaac for his production company Mad Gene, and Jason Spire, available in stores and online in Early 2021. Head Wounds: Sparrow is written by New York Times’ best-selling writer Brian Buccellato and will feature art by Christian Ward.

Leo Guidry is a bad person and an even worse cop. When he suffers a psychic head wound, his life on the edge slips into spiritual warfare. In a landscape of angels, devils, and everything in between, can a person utterly devoid of empathy find a way to overcome the forces of darkness that have infiltrated his reality? This is the world of Head Wounds: Sparrow.

During the panel, the creative team—including childhood friends Isaac, Johnson, and Alvey—discussed the deeply personal origin of the Head Wounds story. When diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma and as a way to cope, Johnson turned to his passion of writing and created the character of Leo. Inspired by a dream, Johnson conceived the supernatural affliction that haunts Leo throughout the story and forces him to face his own past trauma and lack of empathy. Head Wounds features an original world with compelling mythology created by Johnson and Alvey that will instantly draw in readers.

Review: Acursian #2

Acursian

As a longtime fan of Wonder Woman, I was glad to see the live-action interpretation on the big screen. I had heard of the last attempt at a TV show, which excited me because of who played her but disappointed once the script leaked online. Most people my age group remember the after school reruns of the show that Linda Carter starred in. Then there was her part in Superfriends, which gave her a bit of dimension that wasn’t on the live-action show.

Then I saw the animated movie done in 2009, which the most current movie, borrows heavily from. That was the hero that I grew up reading in comic books. The first time I saw Themiscyra it was everything I imagined it would be and more. In the second chapter of Acursian, we find a bit of the mythology which shares some powerful roots much like Wonder Woman and the Amazons.

We are taken to the Isle of Shadows where the witches reside as well as every young witch in this world. As we meet some young witches, Effie, Ceillech, Connell, and Bregon, one who will be queen one day, as they play with their pets as we find out that they hold powerful talismans which controls the passage of time. As Bregon goes on a hunt with his hunting dog, a terrible accident occurs, leaving him to use the dagger of time to bring her back but at a terrible cost. By issue’s end, in modern-day, the dagger of time, has wreaked havoc, causing Charlie’s father to take drastic measures.

Overall, an exciting issue which ups the ante. The story by the creative team is awesome. The art by the creative team is incandescent. Altogether, a story which ratchets up the action, every single time.

Story: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, and Erika Lewis Art: Beni Lobel and Tommy Lee Edwards
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Acursian #1

ACURSIAN #1

The power of karma cannot ever be understated. One can look at it as fate, where one can control their destiny up to a point. You can do everything right and it can still go wrong at the end. One such impressive and sorrowful exposition of this concept is in the season finale of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.

Throughout the first season of the show, we find the protagonist using her newfound gift to solve the problems of those closest to her and strangers. This, of course, changed in the season finale when she could not do anything to help her father’s ultimate demise, something she knew was coming and had to accept no matter what she did, sometimes bad things happen to good people. In the debut issue of Acursian, we find a protagonist who has a made life until he gets cursed with an old Celtic legend.

We open on three birds who we find out are actually old Celtic witches, who ascend on Charlie Stewart, a successful lawyer after a late night/early morning tryst. The witches looking at his charmed existence decides to change everything through a curse. We find out the night before, in Chicago, his father, Jock, awakened a Celtic god, unleashing an unparalleled evil. By the issue’s end, a series of unfortunate events leads him to question everything.

Overall, an engaging debut issue which this team masterfully crafts. The story by John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, and Erika Lewis is thrilling. The pencils by Beni Lobel and design by Tommy Lee Edwards is luminous. Altogether, a story which pushes boundaries and adds to the canon of fine storytelling.

Story: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, and Erika Lewis Art: Beni Lobel and Tommy Lee Edwards
Color: Chris Sotomayor Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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