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Thrilling Nostalgia Comics Debuts at Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic-Con has announced a show exclusive: Thrilling Nostalgia Comics is debuting the #0 issue of their new comic series, The Liberty Brigade.The Liberty Brigade features brand new World War II adventures of many of the heroes of the 1940s. As part of the launch, you’ll find a gorgeous Sean Chen illustration of The Liberty Brigade on the cover of the Program Guide and as the official Baltimore Comic-Con t-shirt. Tickets for the Baltimore Comic-Con and Ringo Awards are now available.

The Liberty Brigade is launching as a 100+ page graphic novel on Kickstarter with a 500 print-run original prequel story available at the Baltimore Comic-Con. The Liberty Brigade consists of:

  • The Blue Flame
  • Cat-Man
  • Kitten
  • The Mad Hatter
  • Johnny Patriot (formerly Johnny Rebel)
  • The Green Turtle (the first Chinese Super-Hero in American comics)
  • Mr. Freedom
  • The Bill of Rights
  • The National Anthem

You’ll also find guest appearances by 1940 stalwarts TNT Todd (called TNT) and The Spark Man, as well as some major Golden Age villains including Professor Fenton, Mastermind, and the Rat.

The 24-page #0 issue sports a cover by Barry Kitson, interior art by Garry Gastonny and Joe Rubinstein and preview art from the graphic novel by Ron Frenz and Mark Buckingham. It also includes encyclopedia entries on several team members from Temporal Comics.

On Friday at 3:45pm in Room 339-342Michael FinnMark WaidMark BuckinghamBarry Kitson, and several other members of The Liberty Brigade creative team will be holding a panel to discuss the debut of the new comic.

This Golden Age revival story is a true passion project, as is evident in each and every panel and page. Aside from the 80+ page story, the graphic novel features one page origins of many of the heroes and villains by an amazing array of guest artists including: George Perez, Alan Davis, Mark Buckingham, Doug Braithwaite, John Totleben, Paul Renaud, Garry Leach, Ron Wilson, Mark Morales, Steve Conley, Mike Lilly, Jim Steranko, Sal Buscema, and many more!

To support this amazing project please back the Kickstarter or head on over to the official site where you can find a link and join from there. Many of the artists working on the project have individual tier levels to earn commissions, signed issues, and many more amazing rewards are available.

Preview: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute HC

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: N/A
Artists: Brian Froud, Jae Lee, David Petersen, Benjamin Dewey, Mark Buckingham, Sana Takeda, Jeff Stokely, and more
Cover Artist: Mike Huddleston
Price: $24.99

Since its original release in 1982, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking fantasy film The Dark Crystal has captured the minds and imaginations of authors, artists, filmmakers, and fans across the world with its ambitious worldbuilding and stunning visuals.

Now, return to the world of The Dark Crystal and see the vivid locations, lifelike creatures, and beloved heroes as realized by a collection of uniquely original artistic voices in celebration of one of Jim Henson’s most enduring creations.

The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute features illustrations from artist luminaries and newcomers alike, including Jae Lee, David Petersen, Mark Buckingham, Cory Godbey, Jeff Stokely, Benjamin Dewey, Sana Takeda, and the film’s original concept artist, Brian Froud.

Preview: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute HC

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: N/A
Artists: Brian Froud, Jae Lee, David Petersen, Benjamin Dewey, Mark Buckingham, Sana Takeda, Jeff Stokely, and more
Cover Artist: Mike Huddleston
Price: $24.99

Since its original release in 1982, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking fantasy film The Dark Crystal has captured the minds and imaginations of authors, artists, filmmakers, and fans across the world with its ambitious worldbuilding and stunning visuals.

Now, return to the world of The Dark Crystal and see the vivid locations, lifelike creatures, and beloved heroes as realized by a collection of uniquely original artistic voices in celebration of one of Jim Henson’s most enduring creations.

The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute features illustrations from artist luminaries and newcomers alike, including Jae Lee, David Petersen, Mark Buckingham, Cory Godbey, Jeff Stokely, Benjamin Dewey, Sana Takeda, and the film’s original concept artist, Brian Froud.

Preview: The Power of the Dark Crystal #12 (of 12)

The Power of the Dark Crystal #12 (of 12)

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Mark Buckingham
Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
Price: $3.99

Thra will never be the same after their world is irrevocably changed by the events in the Fireling realm of Mithra.

Review: The 99: Sacrifice

Within the medium of comics, no one gets death as deftly as sequential art does. Books, can portray a death quite convincingly, describing every detail, as if you were in the room. Movies and tv shows, do it well too, as they show the viewer visually and sometimes not, what occurs. As the death of a beloved character, can make the audience gasp or cheer.

This last season of Game Of Thrones, saw the death of Littlefinger, a villain within the books and the TV show, who seemingly was behind every sea change within Westeros. Then in the recent storyline of Detective Comics, saw the death of Clayface, a once hated but now redeemed character, that divides Bat Family. Either way, much like in life, when one person is so attached to other’s lives, their fatality can be devastating. In this newest volume of The 99, every wielder of the Noor stones face a sacrifice or a demise of someone close.

Dr. Ramzi,  at the beginning of the book, asks every member what personal sacrifice each undertook before they discovered their powers. One of the wielders talks about how each got sold in to child slavery but got turned into a cold-blooded killer and receives the Noor stones this way. Another finds one of the heroes finding his powers through being bullied and almost killing someone. By book’s end, the giving up of something or someone in this book, shows the true measure of a hero.

Overall, this feels like the “After School Special” of the series, which can be good, but this team has told better stories. Stuart Moore and Fabian Nicieza feels seral in this book, which is not exemplary of the series. The art by the different artists is the one consistency from the rest of the series that is in this volume. Altogether, the series has done better than this volume, skip this one and find the rest.

Story: Stuart Moore and Fabian Nicieza
Art: Ron Wagner, Joe Rubinstein, Paco Diaz, Chris Schons, Steven Yeowell, Kevin Kobasic, Don Hudson, Mark Buckingham and Steve Buccelato
Story: 5.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Preview: The Power of the Dark Crystal #11 (of 12)

The Power of the Dark Crystal #11 (of 12)

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Simon Spurrier and Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Mark Buckingham
Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
Price: $3.99

Tensions rise as Kensho and Thurma make their way to the inner sun of the Fireling realm.

Femme Magnifique Gets a New Print Through IDW’s Black Crown

Femme Magnifique, the wildly successful Kickstarter comic book anthology, is headed back to print for a beautiful softcover edition this September. It is a celebration of 50 iconic women who shattered glass ceilings and changed the course of history in the process.

Told by over 100 of the most talented creators in comics from around the world, Femme Magnifique features 3-page short stories about women from the world of music, art, politics, and science. Explored from a personal angle, the subjects of these mini-biopics include Kate BushOctavia ButlerRumiko TakahashiAda LovelaceMisty CopelandMargaret SangerMichelle ObamaUrsula K. Le GuinSally RideHarriet Tubman and more!

Femme Magnifique was conceived and co-curated by Shelly Bond and Kristy Miller & Brian Miller of Hi-Fi Colour Design. It features contributions from such comic book luminaries as Cecil Castellucci, Marguerite BennettBill SienkiewiczJen BartelMike CareyKelly Sue DeConnickTini HowardElsa CharretierTess FowlerRafael AlbuquerqueTee FranklinGilbert HernandezMing DoyleMatt WagnerJim RuggGail SimoneMags VisaggioMarguerite SauvageGerard WayPhilip BondHope NicholsonSanford GreeneSonny LiewJen HickmanMark BuckinghamPeter GrossTyler CrookDan Parent, and Kieron Gillen, among many others.

Maxing out at nearly $100,000 raised for the Kickstarter edition, earning over 240% of its initial goal, Femme Magnifique found its audience swiftly. Now, those who missed out on the first go-round can add this collection to their library packed with new bonus material including a foreword, behind-the-scenes process pages, and more.

The new paperback edition of Femme Magnifique will become available on September 4, 2018 and can now be pre-ordered using ISBN: 978-1684053209

Preview: The Power of the Dark Crystal #10

The Power of the Dark Crystal #10

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Simon Spurrier and Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Mark Buckingham
Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
Price: $3.99

Kensho and Thurma finally make it to the home of the Firelings, and Kensho learns long hidden secrets.

Preview: The Power of the Dark Crystal #9 (of 12)

The Power of the Dark Crystal #9 (of 12)

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Simon Spurrier, Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Mark Buckingham
Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $3.99

The final arc begins here! Kensho learns the extent of Thurma’s lie surrounding the mythic Pool of Tears.

Preview: Sherlock: The Great Game #4

SHERLOCK THE GREAT GAME #4

Writer/co-creator: Mark Gatiss
Co-creator: Steven Moffat
Art: Jay.
Cover A: Mark Buckingham
Cover B: Will Brooks
FC – 46pp – $4.99
On sale: November 8, 2017

Sherlock discovers the solution to Ian Monkford’s disappearance case. Upon announcing this, the second hostage is released. John suggests that the mysterious caller is deliberately designing a game for Sherlock. Inspector Lestrade consults with Sherlock and John on a new case involving the death of a reality TV star, even though he is unconvinced that it’s related to the bombings. Through deductive observation, Sherlock declares that she was in fact murdered, and con rms it’s related to the caller’s hostage game. After investigating the celebrity’s home, Sherlock reveals the murderer and the truth behind her death. Sherlock expects a call releasing the hostage, but something has changed…

Based on the TV series SHERLOCK, co-created by STEVEN MOFFAT & MARK GATISS, and adapting Episode Three:​ ​The Great Game.

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