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Corrected Version Of Azza the Barbed Issue #1 Will Be Shipping Along With Issue #2 Next Month!

September 21, 2022 saw the premiere of Scout Comics’ issue #1 of Azza the Barbed, a new fantasy epic written by Pat Shand with artwork by Rio Burton and lettering by Jim Campbell, or at some of the lettering. The issue was printed in error with the second half of the book missing all of Jim’s work. This was not a new avant-garde approach to storytelling contributed by the creative team, it was a mistake on the publishing side. 

A new printing of Azza the Barbed #1 is already in production and will be released simultaneously with the second issue of the fantasy adventure series. Retailers are being asked to destroy the existing copies, but collectors may still be able to find some copies in stores.

The series tells the story of Azza who was born into a family that, for generations, served in the Obsidian Guard, a military unit of holy warriors. During Azza’s Coronation, a magical ceremony that would imbue her with a holy glowing power, something went wrong. Instead of the sacred Obsidian tattoos, she became disfigured with thorned, black markings and was banished by her people. Now, Azza lives in solitude guarding a great evil…but when that evil escapes and begins to spread its wicked power, Azza must make a choice: save the people that expelled her or allow her home town to fall to darkness. With an emotional, comedic, and awe-inspiring story of empowerment, Azza the Barbed blends fantasy, adventure, mythology, horror, and action in this unforgettable new series.

The adventure continues on October 19, 2022 with both issues #1 and #2 being released.  Reserve yours today at your local retailer and possibly add the error-printing to your collection before they are taken off the shelves.

Preview: Van Helsing: Flesh of My Blood

Van Helsing: Flesh of My Blood

Story: Dave Franchini, David Wohl, Pat Shand
Writer: Pat Shand
Art: Hakan Aydin
Color: Grostieta
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Editor: David Wohl
Cover A: Jeff Spokes
Cover B: Igor Vitorino / Adriano Augusto
Cover C: Michael DiPascale / Sanju Nivangune
Cover D: Nei Ruffino

When Dr. Julie Jekyll is targeted by a mysterious and deadly creature, Van Helsing must rush to her aid and fight for her friend’s survival while trying to discover the identity of this new enemy. But when this being seems to know her deepest, darkest secrets and greatest weaknesses, even the renowned Liesel Van Helsing may not have the power to defeat it.

Van Helsing: Flesh of My Blood

Amy Chu, Garth Ennis, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Howard Mackie, Pat Shand, and Paul Storrie are coming to Baltimore Comic Con

Don’t miss this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con at the Baltimore Convention Center October 28-30, 2022. The Baltimore Comic-Con has announced comics writers Amy Chu, Garth Ennis, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Howard Mackie, Pat Shand, and Paul Storrie to the 2022 event. Buy tickets now online to avoid ticket counter lines at the show!

Amy Chu is a comics and animation writer, currently working on the upcoming Borderlands mini-series and Carmilla: The First Vampire through the Dark Horse Berger Books imprint. Her most recent work is the Netflix anime series DOTA: Dragon’s BloodRick & Morty, and Archie. For DC and Marvel, she has written popular characters such as Wonder WomanPoison IvyDeadpoolAnt-Man, and Iron Man. She is also known for her run on Red Sonja, and is the first woman to write the KISS and Green Hornet series. For children, she has written the graphic novels Sea Sirens and Sky Island (Penguin Random House) and Ana & the Cosmic Race (Papercutz). Amy is a member of the faculty at the Kubert School and the School of Visual Arts and a board member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a double bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design from MIT and East Asian Studies from Wellesley College. You can follow her on Twitter @amychu, Instagram @amy_chu and on Facebook/iwritecomics.

Garth Ennis broke into the American Comic scene in 1991, taking over the writing reins on Hellblazer. After a successful four-year run, Ennis moved on to create Preacher, a 66-issue epic that ran from 1995 -2000. In addition to these two ground-breaking series, he also had lengthy runs on DC’s The Demon and Hitman. Ennis is also the mastermind behind The Boys, a 72-issue comic story which began at DC’s Wildstorm imprint before moving to Dynamite Entertainment with issue #7 and now adapted as a smash hit on Amazon Prime Video.

Phillip Kennedy Johnson broke into comics in 2015 with the BOOM! Studios miniseries Last Sons of America and Warlords of Appalachia. These projects led him to DC Comics and Marvel, where he would write such characters/titles as AquamanCaptain AmericaBatmanMarvel Zombies: ResurrectionExtreme Carnage, and his creator-owned epic fantasy series, DC Black Label’s The Last God. He took over the Superman and Action Comics titles in 2020, and currently writes the ongoing Alien series at Marvel Comics. He has also been published with Archaia, IDW, Aftershock, Dynamite, and Scout Comics.

Howard Mackie was dragged kicking and screaming into writing his first comic book (Iron Man #211) a few years ago, and has been working in comic book publishing ever since. Chronicling the adventures of Ghost RiderSpider-ManThe X-MenX-FactorGambitWolverineBatman, and countless other characters for Marvel, DC, and Archie Comics. His most recent work for Marvel was Ghost Rider: Return of Vengeance. Mackie also takes on writing commissions (haven’t you always wanted to have an original comic book script page or two written for you?) and can be contacted at Howard Mackie-Writer on Facebook.

Pat Shand is best known as the writer/co-creator of Destiny NYSnap Flash HustleBreathlessLittle GirlPrison WitchGangster Ass Barista, and Afterglow. He has worked as a comics writer since 2011, creating stories for Black Mask Studios, Devil’s Due, Joe Books, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Avatar Press, and many more. In addition to his work in the comics industry, he is an accomplished playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, and has written five original Marvel novels. He runs Space Between Entertainment in New York, where he lives with his wife Amy and their army of cats.

Paul D. Storrie has written comics for numerous publishers, including the recently collected Harley Quinn & the Gotham Girls for DC, Star Trek Alien Spotlight: Andorians for IDW, and The Viking Queen at Source Point Press, His most recent work can be found in the Eisner-nominated one-shot John Carpenter Presents Storm Kids: Stanley’s Ghost.


2022 GUESTS

Confirmed guests for this year’s show include: Chris Barcomb (The Amazing Adventure of Superior Sam), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Marty Baumann (Pixar artist), John Beatty (Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Brett Breeding (Superman), Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Russ Braun (The Boys), Harold Buchholz (Sweetest Beasts), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Jeffrey Burandt (Killer Bad), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Jim Calafiore (NED, Lord of the Pit), Joe Carabeo (Black Magic Tales), Richard Case (Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror), John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men), Howard Chaykin (Time Squared), Jim Cheung (Miracleman), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Kevin Cuffe (Metalshark Bro), Alan Davis (Thanos), Nick Davis (The Night Guardians – Awakenings), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Roses for the Dead), J. Robert Deans (Crass Fed), Todd Dezago (The Perhapanauts), Scott Dunbier (Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), Chris Flick (Capes and Babes), Scott Fogg (Phileas Reid Knows We’re Not Alone), Trish Forstner (Stray Dogs), LJ and Kayla Fowlkes (The Adventures of CHIBIWONGTONG), Franco (The Ghost, The Owl), Bob Frantz (Metalshark Bro), John Gallagher (Max Meow: Cat Crusader), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Steven Grant (X), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Brian Haberlin (Spawn), Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers), Cully Hamner (Blue Beetle), Dean Haspiel (The Fox), Mike Hawthorne (Happiness Will Follow), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger), Klaus Janson (Daredevil, Friday and Saturday only), Chris Kemple (Artist Alley Comics), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Alien), Kata Kane (Altar Girl), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Greg LaRocque (The Three Stooges), Jim Lee (Action Comics, Friday only), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider), Mariano Brothers (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair), Laura Martin (Nubia: Queen of the Amazons), Ron Marz (Silver Surfer), Whitney Matheson (Pandemix: Quarantine Comics in the Age of ‘Rona), Jason May (LEGO Club Magazine), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Mike McKone (Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Jarrett Melendez (Chef’s Kiss), Adriana Melo (Action Comics), Pop Mhan (Gears of War 3), Frank Miller (Sin City, Saturday only), Mark Morales (Thor), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons), Trevor Mueller (Albert the Alien), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Sedat Oezgen (Judge Dredd), Jerry Ordway (Superman), Rachel Ordway (Chainmail Bikini), Richard Pace (Second Coming, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Dan Parent (Archie vs. Sharknado), Andrew Pepoy (Simone & Ajax), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men), Khoi Pham (Teen Titans), Ed Piskor (Red Room: Trigger Warnings), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Tom Raney (Green Lantern), Afua Richardson (Omni), Christopher Ring (Seamus (the Famous)), David A. Rodriguez (Skylanders), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Arsia Rozegar (Shahnameh For Kids), Jim Rugg (Hulk Grand Design), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man), Stuart Sayger (The Joker), Pat Shand (Destiny, NY), Liam Sharp (Green Lantern), Louise Simonson (X-Men Legends), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Don Simpson (Megaton Man), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), Matt Smith (Hellboy), John K. Snyder III (Suicide Squad), Jim Starlin (Infinity Gauntlet), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Paul Storrie (Storm Kids: Stanley’s Ghost), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), Billy Tucci (Shi), Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens), Dexter Vines (Civil War, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Sean Von Gorman (Return of Toe Tag Riot), Mark Waid (Superman: Red and Blue), Adam Wallenta (Punk Taco), Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics), Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot), Matt Wieringo (Stargate Atlantis: Gateways), Keith Williams (Thor the Worthy), Charles P. Wilson III (Wraith), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

Preview: Van Helsing: From the Depths

Van Helsing: From the Depths

Story: Dave Franchini, David Wohl, Pat Shand
Writer: Pat Shand
Art: Hakan Aydin
Color: Grostieta
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover A: Igor Vitorino / Ylenia Di Napol
Cover B: Harvey Tolibao / Robby Bevard
COver C: Vinz El Tabanas

In the shadows of Liesel’s past lurk secrets tied to the legacy of the Van Helsing family. Born from the work of her father, a deadly new adversary rises from depths of the murky waters of the River Thames and only the famed vampire-hunter has the ability to return this twisted creature to the darkness it came from!

Van Helsing: From the Depths

A banished warrior returns to her hometown to save the people that rejected her in Azza the Barbed

Azza was born into a family that, for generations, served in the Obsidian Guard, a military unit of holy warriors. During Azza’s Coronation, a magical ceremony that would imbue her with a holy glowing power, something went wrong. Instead of the sacred Obsidian tattoos, she became marred with thorned, black markings. Thinking it was a bad omen, Azza’s people banished her.

Now, Azza lives in solitude guarding a great evil… but when that evil escapes and begins to spread its wicked power, Azza must make a choice: save the people that expelled her or allow her home town to fall to evil.

With an emotional, comedic, and awe-inspiring story of empowerment, Azza the Barbed blends fantasy, adventure, mythology, horror, and action in this unforgettable new series.

Azza the Barbed is co-created and written by Pat Shand, co-created and art by Rio Burton, lettered by Jim Campbell, and features a variant cover by Liana Kangas.

Azza the Barbed

Preview: Van Helsing: Bloodborne

Van Helsing: Bloodborne

Story: Dave Franchini, David Wohl, Pat Shand
Writer: Pat Shand
Art: Allan Otero
Color: Walter Pereyra
Letterer: Taylor Esposito

Liesel Van Helsing has always been driven by two things: science and hunting vampires. Although she inherited both interests from her father, one is a calling, while the other is her passion. But, when the supernatural and scientific parts of her life collide to take a twisted turn, Liesel is caught in the middle and must deal with the results of a failed, but very deadly, experiment. Who–or what–is Bloodborne? What does it want? And, most importantly, can Liesel stop this mysterious new creature before it gets out into the world?

Van Helsing: Bloodborne

Preview: Grimm Universe Presents Dracula’s Daughter

Grimm Universe Presents Dracula’s Daughter

Story: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Dave Franchini, David Wohl, Pat Shand
Writer: Pat Shand
Art: Allan Otero, Renato Rei, Julius Abrera, Alessandro Uezu
Color: Grostieta & Vinicius Andrade

Charlotte, Dracula’s Daughter, is on a quest to find her notorious father. The only problem is, where he’s lost is the Underworld, and how he got there is because of her half-sister, the legendary vampire hunter Liesel Van Helsing–a memory so raw, it’s the only thing Charlotte hates more than the situation she is in now. All of that is in the past now, and she is determined to locate her dad, but what she finds along the way may be more than she asked for.

Grimm Universe Presents Dracula's Daughter

Destiny, NY Returns with Rosi Kämpe taking over art and Jenn St-Onge illustrating the cover!

Destiny, NY, the beloved tale of magical crime and queer romance, will return this week for Volume 2 with the new art team of interior artist Rosi Kämpe and cover artist Jenn St-Onge joining writer Pat Shand, letterer Jim Campbell, and editor Shannon Lee for this next installment in the heartfelt adventure series about star-crossed heroines Logan and Lilith.

What if there was a magical prophecy that you were destined to save the world, and you fulfilled it so young you don’t know what to do with the rest of your life? That’s the problem facing Logan McBride in this grounded story about the magic of young adulthood, star-crossed modern romance, delayed coming of age, and finding your place in a world too busy to notice you.

The second arc of the ongoing series about what happens after a prophecy is completed begins with Destiny, NY #6. 

Logan McBride has been living with Lilith Aberdine, the last surviving daughter of a mystical crime family, for a year.

Now, ghosts from their past are beginning to push in, threatening to tear them apart. 

Destiny, NY Returns Sporting a Jenn St-Onge Wraparound Cover

Destiny, NY, the beloved tale of magical crime and queer romance, will return this September with Volume 2, from writer Pat Shand, artist Rosi Kämpe, letterer Jim Campbell, and editor Shannon Lee, with a fantastical wraparound cover by Jenn St-Onge.

What if there was a magical prophecy that you were destined to save the world, and you fulfilled it so young you don’t know what to do with the rest of your life? That’s the problem facing Logan McBride in this grounded story about the magic of young adulthood, star-crossed modern romance, delayed coming of age, and finding your place in a world too busy to notice you.

Check out the cover to Destiny, NY #6 below!

Destiny, NY #6

Destiny, NY is Coming from Black Mask Studios

What if there was a magical prophecy that you were destined to save the world, and you fulfilled it so young you don’t know what to do with the rest of your life?    

That’s the problem facing Logan McBride in Destiny, NY, the ongoing comic book series launching in March 2021 from Black Mask Studios. Together, writer Pat Shand, artist Manuel Preitano, and cover artists Elisa Romboli and Rosi Kämpe have created a grounded story about the magic of young adulthood, star-crossed modern romance, delayed coming of age, and finding your place in a world too busy to notice you.

In Destiny, NY, Logan grew up a “prophecy kid” attending the elite NYC boarding school DESTINY, NY for children with magical prophecies. At twelve years old, she faced down a cataclysmic crisis and rescued the entire planet… but hardly anyone even knows what she did, and since then she’s been directionless. There’s no prophecy for what Logan is supposed to do with the rest of her life… she’s having a midlife crisis despite being in her 20s. But when Logan falls for Lilith, the estranged daughter of a mystical crime family, their new love puts the entire school in jeopardy.

Destiny, NY #1 is a special double-sized issue and will feature a special, limited edition cover by Terry Moore.

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