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Magnetic Press Pays Tribute to Osamu Tezuka in the Two-volume Anthology, Tezucomi


Celebrated graphic novel and art book publisher Magnetic Press has announced the launch of the two-volume anthology Tezucomi celebrating the works of legendary Japanese mangaka Osamu Tezuka. Featuring material produced by Tezuka Productions, this 600-page tribute will feature 18 original short stories by 20 top artists and authors from Europe collected into a set of two 300-page volumes. Showcasing many of Tezuka’s most popular characters, from Astro Boy and Kimba to Black Jack and Big X, the series will nod to the full spectrum of his incredible body of work, including some of his lesser-known creations.

Featuring a creative lineup hand-selected by Tezuka Productions from some of the most talented artists and writers in France and Spain, this collection of short stories will celebrate the influence Tezuka’s work has had on their own careers while introducing or entertaining readers of a new generation. The creative roster includes Ken Niimura, Joe Kelly, Juan Diaz Canales, Kenny Ruiz, Belen Ortega, Victor Santos, Mathieu Bablet, JD Morvan, Mig, David Lafuente, Bertrand Gatignol, LuisNCT, Elsa Brants, Reno Lemaire, Brice Cossu, Sourya, and more. The new material was produced as part of Tezuka Production’s 2018 celebration of what would have been Osamu Tezuka’s 90th birthday. This new release is in celebration of his 95th.

Often referred to as “the Father of Manga,” Osamu Tezuka was one of the most prolific and pioneering manga authors in Japan. Widely considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, his first published work, New Treasure Island, was released in 1947, initiating a successful career spanning 40 years with multiple influential and genre-defining creations. He is credited with producing over 150,000 pages of manga and over 60 animated projects before his passing in 1989. While his early successes included children-oriented stories such as Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion, his style and direction matured over time to include historical tales such as Buddha and darker psychological dramas such as Black Jack, Dororo, and MW. Tezucomi pays tribute to the full spectrum of Tezuka’s library, from light to dark.

The two-volume anthology will be released in two formats: as manga-sized trade paperbacks (5.25” x 7.5”) for traditional mangaphiles and as premium gallery-sized hardcovers (7.5” x 11”) for book lovers. Both formats will contain the same black-and-white content, 300 pages per volume, presented in a traditional right-to-left manga reading format. Both formats will be offered for pre-order through a campaign launching on Kickstarter this Tuesday, August 1st.

In addition to the two different versions of the two-volume series, fans can also pre-order deluxe, limited-edition slipcased sets of either format, available exclusively through the campaign. A super-limited “Super-Fan” package of both boxed sets will include an exclusive etched metal bookmark and red-foil bookplates. Only 250 Super-Fan sets will be available.

Other campaign-exclusive features will include bonus art prints by contributing artists Olivier VatineRian GonzalesMiki Montllo, and Toru Terada. Other exclusive bonus items will be revealed and awarded to pre-order customers throughout the 18-day campaign.

The pre-order campaign will run for 18 days from 9am PST Tuesday, August 1st, until 5pm PST Friday, August 18th. Books are expected to ship to pre-order customers in November, with the trade paperback edition available in bookstores in Q1 2024.

SDCC 2023: Massive Publishing and Studio Lounak to start publishing Assassin’s Creed titles in November

Massive Publishing and Studio Lounak are releasing Assassin’s Creed Visionaries #1 in November. In the first issue, celebrated artist Rafael Albuquerque is joined by writer Ale Santos and colorist Marcelo Maiolo. Together they tell us a story set during the seventies’ Brazilian Dictatorship, where a revolutionary fighter is captured and sent to a military basement, also known as Torture Rooms… Then in a second tale, renowned European writer/artist Stephane Louis is joined by colorist Véra Daviet to weave us a tale set in a future where the Templars are on the verge, yet again, of eliminating the Assassin Brotherhood once and for all!

Every new Assassins introduced in the Visionaries comic series is created by the comic book artists themselves and are appearing for the first time in this new series. 

A roster of celebrated artists working in various styles and genres will be featured in subsequent issues, bringing us their own take on the Assassin’s Creed universe. Including talents like Enrico Marini, Mahmud Asrar, Olivier Vatine, Yanick Paquette, Niko Henrichon, Jonboy Meyers, and many more gifted creators will join this artist-driven anthology series.

Massive Publishing and Studio Lounak have a full year of Assassin’s Creed comics planned with longer format stories outside of the Visionaries brand including prestige format issues of their original (some never before released through the direct market), Assassin’s Creed stories.

Gwen Stacy Gets to Tell Her Story in Giant-Size Gwen Stacy #1

Written by Christos Gage and drawn by Todd Nauck, Gwen Stacy’s first ever solo series launched in 2019 and presented a thrilling never-before-told Silver Age mystery that saw a pre-Spider-Man Gwen go up against villains like Green Goblin and Kingpin. A hit with readers, the series was sadly left unfinished… until now! Coming in August is Giant-Size Gwen Stacy #1, an epic one-shot reprinting the first two issues and, for the first time ever, collecting the final three issues! As fabulous, fierce and smart as Gwen herself, Giant-Size Gwen Stacy is an extraordinary saga worthy of Marvel’s “It Girl.”

Gwen and Peter may not have met until Amazing Spider-Man #31, but that doesn’t mean Gwen’s life began on that page. Meet Gwen Stacy, beauty queen of Standard High, sure, but so much more. Science whiz Gwen Stacy (you don’t think she landed in Peter’s advanced science classes at ESU because of her good looks, did you?) has an indomitable spirit that, much to her police Captain dad’s chagrin, gets her into serious trouble a lot! This in-continuity story will see Gwen tackle a Marvel Universe-spanning conspiracy that has her cross paths with dangerous Marvel villains and team-up with the original X-Men! 

Check out a brand-new cover by Olivier Vatine below as well as a special variant cover by Peach Momoko that celebrates Gwen’s status as a fashion icon! And experience the long-awaited ending to Christos Gage and Todd Nauck’s exciting Gwen Stacy series when Giant-Size Gwen Stacy #1 arrives in August.

Bêlit and Valeria deliver Sword vs. Sorcery in May

Publisher ABLAZE delivers the action, adventure, violence, and raw sexual energy of Robert E. Howard’s Bêlit & Valeria with the launch of the riveting series on May 4th.

Robert E. Howard first introduced the fearless pirates Belit and Valeria in the 1930s in the pulpy pages of Weird Tales magazine. This new series is written by the renowned Max Bemis with stunning artwork by Rodney Buchemi, Bêlit & Valeria will be available in-print and digitally.

See its true skull-cracking barbarian nature, its unrestrained blood-splattering violence, mayhem, and sexuality!

Rising from a watery grave, Belit once again finds herself commanding a ship, sailing the seas in search of adventure…and answers. But when a deal goes wrong, she finds herself teamed up with the woman she was holding prisoner: the equally beautiful and deadly, Valeria.

These two iconic characters will find themselves traveling across Hyperborea on a mission to find out how Belit lives once again that will lead them straight into danger…from the gods themselves! Bonus material includes the original Robert E. Howard essay, “The Hyborian Age.”

Also catch Bêlit & Valeria #1 editions featuring 4 variant covers by renowned artists including Marco Turini, Olivier Vatine, Leirix, and Rodney Buchemi.

Bêlit & Valeria

ComiXology Delivers a Trio of New Releases from Harlequin and Magnetic Press

There are three new digital comics available right now on comiXology. Magnetic Press delivers two brand new issues while Harlequin has one. Check all three out here or the individual issues below.

The Bachelor’s Baby

Written by Liz Fielding
Art by Hiroko Miura

Amy and Jake meet at a friend’s baby’s baptism, where they immediately feel a strong attraction to each other. Jake tells Amy up front that he doesn’t do commitment, but she still invites him over. A few weeks later, Amy finds out she’s pregnant. She is prepared to raise the baby on her own, but Jake starts to send her money and even hires a housekeeper for her. But it’s not his money Amy wants… It’s his heart!

The Bachelor's Baby

Infinity 8 Vol. 8 #23: Until the End

Written by Lewis Trondheim
Art by Killoffer
Cover by Olivier Vatine

With his team of special agents gathered, Lieutenant Reffo sets off on his plan to kill the Captain of the Infinity 8 before he can exterminate all life in the known universe!

Infinity 8 Vol. 8 #23: Until the End

Orphans Vol. 4 #10: Hearts in the Abyss

Written by Roberto Recchioni
Art by Matteo Cremona
Colored by Annalisa Leoni

The young Orphan Squad is sent in to quell urban unrest, their first real mission as a military hit squad… and their readiness to kill is quickly put to the test… Flash forward to the present in deep space, and the fragmented Squad face off over a critical truth that can devastate the world. Ringo is committed to revealing that secret, but Sam won’t let him, even if it means having to kill the man she once loved.

Orphans Vol. 4 #10: Hearts in the Abyss

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ComiXology Delivers New Digital Comics from DC and Magnetic Press

ComiXology currently has three new digital comics for you to get today. There are two comics from Magnetic Press and one from DC Comics on sale.

See what you can get below and check back with comiXology throughout the day to see what else might be new.

Infinity 8 #20: All for Nothing

Written by Boulet, Lewis Trondheim
Art by Boulet
Cover by Olivier Vatine

Douglas and Hal flee the Infinity 8 as the furious Sergeant races after them, destroying whatever he has to to catch them. Hal takes the opportunity to explain to Douglas where he’s from and what he’s doing… or try to explain, at least… four-dimensional science is a lot to explain…

Infinity 8 #20: All for Nothing

Milo’s World Vol. 3 #5: The Cloud Girl

Written by Richard Marazano
Art by Christophe Ferreira
Cover by Christophe Ferreira

Milo and Valia’s peaceful summer is cut short by the sudden appearance of massive beanstalks appearing from beyond the clouds, bringing nasty, shrieking monsters with them! The answer to saving the village might lie with a strange princess they find in the lake…

Milo's World Vol. 3 #5: The Cloud Girl

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #4

Written by Robert Venditti
Pencils Paul Pelletier
Inks Andrew Hennessy
Colored by Adriano Lucas

A monstrous creature is appearing in the countryside outside of Metropolis and putting the beatdown on Superman. Can Clark Kent solve the mystery behind this muck beast or will Superman be buried for good?!

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #4

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Celebrate the Return of Earth X with Marvel’s X Variants

From the creative minds of comic legends Alex Ross and Jim Krueger, Earth X introduced readers to a fascinating future where everyone was gifted with superpowers. Now, decades later, Ross and Krueger are reuniting for a prequel to their classic epic in January’s Marvels X. To celebrate the return to this strange world, some of the industry’s best artists have crafted Marvels X variant covers featuring bold reimagined versions of your favorite characters! Keep your eyes peeled for these Marvels X variant covers and more throughout the month of January!










Preview – The Secret History Book Seventeen


Ongoing Series
Retail Price: $5.95 U.S.
Page Count: 48 pages
Format: perfect bound, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Genre: Historical Fiction
Written by Jean-Pierre Pécau
Illustrated by Igor Kordey
Colors by Leonard O’Grady
Cover by Manchu & Olivier Vatine

Operation Kadesh. 1956: In the Egyptian desert, Curtis settles accounts and conducts his personal crusade to avenge the death of this wife Nimue, the mother of Pandora, putting him on a collision course with General Nasser and the Condor as they try to retrieve the secrets buried in the Red Fort, where it all began. But the Archons do not control events they way they once did. Meanwhile, in Budapest, a new player arrives and changes the course of history.

M – MATURE(18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)