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A new Ultramega Debuts in Ultramega #4

Image and Skybound is pleased to unveil a  new variant cover and first look at interior art from Ultramega #4 by James Harren. This key upcoming issue continues the smash-hit series—which has sold out of every issue so far—with the first appearance of a new Ultramega.

Harren is the creator, writer, and artist of Ultramega, with Eisner award-winning colorist Dave Stewart. In the world of Ultramega, a cosmic plague has spread and transformed everyday people into violent, monstrous kaiju. Only the Ultramega—three individuals imbued with incredible powers—hold the line against this madness.

Now, it’s the FIRST APPEARANCE of a new Ultramega… but with great power comes incredible horror and violence. It’s the NEW Ultramega vs Kaiju King for the future of humanity!  

This extra-length issue, features 46 story pages and powerful new variant covers from superstars Paul Pope and Mike Spicer, a Pride variant by Kris Anka, and B&W incentive versions of Harren, and Pope and Spicer’s, covers. 

Ultramega #4 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, June 16:

  • Cover A by Harren (Diamond Code APR210344) 
  • Cover B by Pope & Spicer (Diamond Code APR210345) 
  • Cover C by Pope & Spicer B&W 1:5 incentive copy (Diamond Code FEB218442) 
  • Cover D by Harren B&W 1:10 incentive copy (Diamond Code FEB218443) 
  • Cover E Pride Variant by Anka (Diamond Code MAR219152)  

ComiXology Features 11 New Releases from Marvel, Harlequin, AAM-MArkosia, Titan Comics, and Yen Press

There are 11 new digital comics available right now on comiXology. You can choose new digital comics from Marvel, Harlequin, AAM-Markosia, Titan Comics, and Yen Press. Get shopping now or check out the individual issues below.

Black Butler #174

Written by Yana Toboso
Art by Yana Toboso
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Baldo gets to see the blood drawing process firsthand, but it all seems…surprisingly normal. Read the next chapter of Black Butler at the same time as Japan!

Black Butler #174

Captain America Vol. 2: Extremists

Written by John Ney Rieber
Art by Trevor Hairsine, Jae Lee
Cover by John Cassaday
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Collects Captain America (2002) #7-11.

Captain America clashes with Redpath, an adversary that shares Cap’s ideal of a powerful and unified America, but who lacks a moral compass. Redpath and his team of cronies, The Extremists, plan to cleanse America by force — and only Captain America can stop them.

Captain America Vol. 2: Extremists

In Name Only

Written by Diana Hamilton
Art by Elly Okuyama
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Javier, the head of a prestigious Spanish clan, appears in front of Cathy, who adopted her sister’s child as her own. He says that he’s come to take custody of his younger brother’s child, who is the heir to his family line. Mistaking her to be the mother of the child, he coerces her into coming along with him to Spain. Cathy decides to pretend to be her younger sister until she is approved for adoption, but as she spends time with Javier, she becomes more and more attracted to him. But does she know that he’s only getting close to her to get to the child?

In Name Only

Katana Vol. 2 #1: The Pirates of Moon Lake

Written by Miroslav Petrov
Art by Veseli Chakarov
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A little girl is sentenced to death but survives deep inside the Magic Wood of the Valokaan Empire. A name of a sword becomes her name – Katana. Raised by mystical creatures, she dives into the world of humankind and reveals what it takes to seek her origin.

Katana Vol. 2 #1: The Pirates of Moon Lake

La prisonnière du Comte Valieri

Written by Sara Craven
Art by Kazuko Fujita
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Maddie, voyageant en Italie pour faire une interview, fut accueillie par le dénommé comte Valieri. Il lui prépara une chambre dans un hôtel luxueux, et l’invita aussi à un célèbre opéra. Mais dans la voiture du comte, la fatigue l’assaillit. Sans le savoir, elle fut conduite par un beau jeune homme et fut allongé dans un lit autre que le sien ! Confuse, le bel inconnu lui avoua des choses inattendue : « Tu seras mon otage jusqu’à ce que les négociations avec ton beau-père soient terminées ». Oui, voici le manoir du comte. Et Maddie est sa prisonnière !

La prisonnière du Comte Valieri

Missing Persons #1

Written by Liam Johnson
Art by Bernardo Vieira
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In 1971, enigmatic con artist DB Cooper parachuted from a hijacked plane with $200,000 in ransom. He was never seen again. Did he get away or did he die? The truth is neither. He was ripped from time, brought to the future, and enlisted to commit the greatest bank robbery the world will ever know. This is his story.

Missing Persons #1

The Royal Tutor #101

Written by Higasa Akai
Art by Higasa Akai
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It’s almost time for the princes to take the stage for their big speeches, but when big brother Eins takes the wind out of their sails, they’re going to need a pep talk from their royal tutor! Read the next chapter of The Royal Tutor the same day as Japan!

The Royal Tutor #101

Sea of Thieves #1: Champion of Souls

Written by Jeremy Whitely
Art by Rhoald Marcellius
Colored by Sakti Yuowono
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Before the Blackwyche became a relic in Shipwreck Bay, it was home to one of the noble and legendary pirates the Sea of Thieves had ever known. Follow the rise and fall of Sir Arthur Pendragon as he forges his name as the Champion of Souls, striking fear into the bones of every skeleton who dares to roam the waves.

Sea of Thieves #1: Champion of Souls

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Vol. 2

Written by Kaare Andrews, Darwyn Cooke, Bruce Jones
Art by Kaare Andrews, Darwyn Cooke, Lee Weeks
Cover by Kaare Andrews
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Collects Spider-Man’s Tangled Web (2001) #7-11.

This critically-acclaimed collection features the Bruce Jones and Lee Weeks’s “Gentlemen’s Agreement”, Kaare Andrews’s “Ray of Light”, and Darwyn Cooke’s “Open All Night”: three stories of ordinary people whose lives are forever changed by Spider-Man!

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Vol. 2

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Vol. 3

Written by Brian Azzarello, Paul Pope, Daniel Way, Zeb Wells, Ron Zimmerman
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Duncan Fegredo, Leo Fernandez, Sean Phillips, Paul Pope
Cover by Jason Pearson
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Collects Spider-Man’s Tangled Web (2001) #13-17.

An impressive list of indie creators take hard looks at living in the not-so-friendly neighborhood of the world-famous web-slinger! This is the perfect book for those who never thought they’d ever read — and enjoy — a Spider-Man story!

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Vol. 3

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Vol. 4

Written by Darwyn Cooke, Ted McKeever, Robbie Morrison, Zeb Wells
Art by Darwyn Cooke, Dean Haspiel, Jim Mahfood, Ted McKeever
Cover by Frank Cho
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Collects Spider-Man’s Tangled Web (2001) #18-22, Peter Parker: Spider-Man #42-43.

What’s it like to live in a world where Spider-Man swings overhead? Find out as some of the comic book industry’s most unique creators explore various city-dwellers, both super-powered and not, whose lives are changed when the wall-crawler leaps into their lives.

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Vol. 4

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Kent Williams, Jim Woodring, The Balbusso Twins, and Beehive Books Present Illustrated Editions of Classic Books on Kickstarter

Award-winning painter Kent Williams, legendary Frank cartoonist Jim Woodring, and the renowned Italian illustrators known as the Balbusso Twins are collaborating with Beehive Books to create lush, new illustrated editions of literary classics and forgotten gems. Having previously released six award-winning volumes with acclaimed artists Rebekka Dunlap, Brecht Evens, Dave McKean, Paul Pope, Yuko Shimizu, and Bill Sienkiewicz, Beehive Books is returning to Kickstarter with a new campaign to crowdfund three new volumes of Illuminated Editions, the company’s distinctive line of book art editions of literary classics.   

Beehive Books’s Illuminated Editions features some of the finest talents in contemporary art, singular design sensibilities, the highest production values, and a special emphasis on comics and graphic art. Each Illuminated Edition  also features original essays from luminaries of literature, art and film, including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham 

The three new titles run the gamut: one beloved classic Roaring Twenties tale of extravagance and excess, one chilling compendium of spectral Japanese folktales, and one unjustly obscure work of mind bending visionary science fiction.

The new books in the Illuminated Editions line are:

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald, illustrated by the Balbusso Twins
Featuring an introduction by Nathan Robinson.

The Italian illustrators known as the Balbusso Twins are taking on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY, bringing out the richness and satire and sorrow that suffuses this saga of wealth and corruption and decadence and love. Their modern illustration style highlights the incredible relevance of Fitzgerald’s story, which has only seemed to increase over time. Their illustrations bring us into Gatsby’s world ― but they also bring Gatsby into ours. 

KWAIDAN & SHADOWINGS by Lafcadio Hearn, illustrated by Kent Williams
Featuring an introduction by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, a foreword by writer Kyoko Yoshida, and an essay by Bon Koizumi.

The great painter and multimedia artist Kent Williams is depicting the supernatural Japanese stories of Lafcadio Hearn, originally published in his books KWAIDAN and SHADOWINGS. These books are full of ghost stories, nightmares and strange tales ― of possessed forests, of monks tormented by demons and ghosts, of corpse brides, man-eating goblins, and undead samurai. 

KWAIDAN & SHADOWINGS

 A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS by David Lindsay, illustrated by Jim Woodring
Featuring an introduction by Alan Moore.

Visionary cartoonist Jim Woodring has chosen to illustrate an unclassifiable 1920 novel by the legendary British writer David Lindsay. A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS is a baffling amalgam of mysticism, science fiction, sexual politics, and outrageous fantasy, and stands as one of the greatest works of sustained, untrammeled imagination ever achieved. Woodring’s drawings capture the writhing currents of interacting forces that lie beneath the wonderfully arcane prose. 

The Illuminated Editions books come in three print editions: a slipcase hardcover, a signed and numbered edition, and a sketched and lettered edition. All nine titles in this series are available through the latest campaign and each title also comes as a DRM-free digital PDF, which is included along with every print edition.

The standard Illuminated Editions is an oversize 9×12″ hardcover, bound in sewn signatures, and housed in an elaborately embossed and debossed die-cut slipcase, silk-screened or foil-stamped with artwork. The interior is printed on creamy, acid-free heavy-weight 140gsm uncoated paper with a fine tooth, and each edition includes a minimum of ten full page illustrations, along with numerous spot drawings, illuminated letters, and special design pieces. The entire package is designed by Maëlle Doliveux with a restrained graphic boldness, and an unparalleled eye for beauty, clarity and readability. These editions have been honored with a number of awards and prizes, winning multiple Communication Arts Design Competitions, several Bronze and Silver Cubes from the Art Director’s Club, and three nominations for the Locus Awards. 

BOOM! Studios Announces Surprise Faithless II #1 Day One Variant For Retailers

BOOM! Studios has announced the Faithless II #1 Day One Variant, a special advance edition of the hotly anticipated erotic thriller sequel from superstars Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet. The limited-edition Faithless II #1 Day One Variant features new cover art from Eisner Award-winning artist Paul Pope. Moreover, this one-per-store edition arrives at qualifying comic shop retailers on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, one full week in advance of the series debut on June 10, 2020.

This is the first surprise monthly variant cover for comic shops as part of the groundbreaking Day One Retailer Support Services Program, an industry-first plan to immediately support comic shops and their communities worldwide. More details on the program can be found right here.

In Faithless II, Faith must travel to Turin, known as the epicenter of black magic – it’s also a place of high fashion, art, and literature. Now, Faith is in the center of it all and with that, her own power grows.

But all power comes with a price. 

And Faith has only just begun to pay for hers.

Faithless II #1 will be available for sale on June 10, 2020.

Faithless II #1 Day One Variant

Preview: Ghost-Spider #7

Ghost-Spider #7

(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Ig Guara (CA) Paul Pope
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• Gwen has it all! Two worlds, two lives, living in harmony…nothing bad could happen!
• …something bad is definitely about to happen.
• Be there when Gwen’s worlds begin to collide!

Ghost-Spider #7

Gwen Stacy Faces Her Greatest Challenge Yet in Ghost-Spider #7

Throughout Seanan McGuire’s current run of Ghost-Spider, the dimension-hopping Spider-Woman has been fighting crime and taking down enemies all while adjusting to her new school in the main Marvel Universe!

But just when Gwen Stacy gets the swing of her exciting new life in next month’s Ghost-Spider #7, a deadly new threat will be revealed… Having played a pivotal role in last year’s Absolute Carnage event, fellow dimension skipper Maker’s latest machinations will turn Gwen’s life upside down! What does this villainous mastermind want with Gwen and how will he use his superior intellect to change her world forever?

Take a sneak peek at this radical issue and pick up Ghost-Spider #7 by Seanan McGuire and artist Ig Guara, with a cover by Paul Pope, at your local comic shop on Februrary 19th!

GHOST-SPIDER #7

Preview: Blade Runner 2019 #5

Blade Runner 2019 #5

Author(s): Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artist(s): Andres Guinaldo
Cover Artist(s): Paul Pope (A), Syd Mead (B), Andres Guinaldo (C), Paul Pope Virgin Sketch (D), Blank Sketch (E)

Michael Green, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049, and co-writer Mike Johnson (Star Trek, Supergirl) begin a new story in the smash hit sci-fi comic set in the iconic world of Blade Runner! Seven years after her disastrous last case, veteran Blade Runner Ash is low on cash and short on options… Illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America).

Blade Runner 2019 #5

Preview: Faithless #6

Faithless #6

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Maria Llovet
Letterer: AndWorldDesign
Cover Artists:  

    Main Cover: Paul Pope
    Erotica Variant Cover: Tula Lotay
Price: $3.99

What happens when the Devil has his heart broken for the second time?

Faithless #6

Dark Knight III: Master Race Gets a Sequel from Frank Miller, Rafael Grampá, and Jordie Bellaire

Bestselling writer and comic book icon Frank Miller will add yet another incredible chapter to his Dark Knight legacy on December 11th, as DC Comics has announced plans to publish a sequel to the acclaimed Dark Knight III: Master Race.

Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child is a 48-page prestige format one-shot featuring art and cover by Rafael Grampá with color by Jordie Bellaire. The story takes place three years after the events of Master Race, where Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Carrie Kelley, and Lara Kent overcame the renegade priest Quar and his cult of Kandorian fanatics in their bid to convert humanity into worshipping them as gods. During this interim, Lara has spent time learning about what it means to be human, while Carrie has grown into her role as Gotham City’s new protector, Batwoman.

When a terrifying evil returns to Gotham City, Lara and Carrie team up to take on this new threat, but this time with a secret weapon—Jonathan Kent. Known as the “Golden Child,” Jonathan possesses power unlike anything the world has ever seen and could be all that stands in the way of the destruction of Gotham City, as well as the whole planet.

Grampá was handpicked by Miller for this return to the world of the Dark Knight. The mastermind behind the groundbreaking Mesmo Delivery, this incredible collaboration marks Grampá’s first comics work in six years, bringing his extraordinary detail and storytelling skills to a story that only Frank Miller could tell.

In addition to the main and variant covers by Grampá, the book will also include a series of open-to-buy variant covers by artists Paul Pope, Joëlle Jones, and Andy Kubert, in addition to Frank Miller himself. The 48-page prestige format book will carry DC’s Black Label content descriptor (for mature readers) and will retail for $5.99.

Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child

Preview: Faithless #5

Faithless #5

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Maria Llovet
Letterer: AndWorld Design
Cover Artists:  
     Main Cover:
Paul Pope
     Erotica Variant Cover: Becky Cloonan
Price: $3.99

At first, Faith had faced her trials naively, then willingly. Eagerly, even, becoming more and more corrupted over time. But something has woken her up to the truth… and to the darkness she’s found herself enveloped in.

Faithless #5
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