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Exclusive: Get a peek at exclusive process art for The Golem of Venice Beach from Paul Pope, Mike Allred, and Jae Lee!

This week on Kickstarter, superstar artists Michael Allred, Stephen R. Bissette, Jae Lee, Nick Pitarra, Paul Pope, Bill Sienkiewicz, and legendary letterer Clem Robins teamed up with rising star artist Vanessa Cardinali and debut comic book writer Chanan Beizer for the all-new graphic novel, The Golem of Venice Beach.

The 152-page epic story about the adventures of a 400-year-old Golem spans from 16th century Europe, to the horrors of World War II, to modern day Venice Beach, where the Golem has become entangled in a war between a gang and the police. Both a riveting narrative and a celebration of Southern California, The Golem of Venice Beach has already hit its funding mark on Kickstarter and shows no sign of stopping!

We’ve got an exclusive behind-the-scenes process art for the book from artists Paul Pope, Mike Allred, and Jae Lee!

Mike Allred

Jae Lee

Paul Pope

A rejected logo by Bill Sienkiewicz

The Golem of Venice Beach features:

  • A wrap-around cover and a seven-page prologue by artist Bill Sienkiewicz (Moon Knight) that showcases the Golem’s creation in the year 1580.
  • A 10-page flashback sequence by Jae Lee (The Inhumans) and colorist June Chung that depicts how the Golem was resurrected during World War Two.
  • A 2-page spread and map of Venice Beach that captures everything weird and wonderful about the bohemian spirit that permeates the neighborhood by Michael Allred and colorist Laura Allred (Madman). 
  • An eerie phantasmagoria by Stephen R. Bissette (Saga of the Swamp Thing).
  • A 2 page-splash page by Nick Pitarra (the creator of the highly anticipated Ax-Wielder Jon) that features every single person who is on panel in the book in one huge, cinematic crowd shot.
  • A stunning 2-page portrait, featuring the iconic Santa Monica Pier by Paul Pope (Battling Boy) and colorist Lovern Kindzierski. 
  • Over 100 pages of gorgeous art by the book’s main artist, Vanessa Cardinali.

The campaign ends Friday, July 1st.

Doug Moench’s Aztec Ace Will be Collected for the First Time

Aztec Ace, the cult classic from the mind of comics legend Doug Moench, is reprinted for the first time in Aztec Ace: The Complete Collection. A collaboration between Dark Horse Comics and IT’S ALIVE!Aztec Ace: The Complete Collection is an archival hardcover that restores all 500+ pages of Moench’s fan-favorite time travel adventure series.

First published by Eclipse Comics in 1984, Aztec Ace is an action-packed, intellectual, time-travel adventure starring Caza (AKA Ace) as he travels between the Aztec Empire and his home in the 23rd century. Ace, along with his pupil Bridget Chronopolis and his navigator Head (the floating disembodied head of Sigmund Freud), struggles to save his dimension from time paradoxes created by his enemy, the mysterious Nine-Crocodile.

Aztec Ace: The Complete Collection hardcover collects the full fifteen-issue run for the first time, and includes a bonus Aztec Ace short story by Moench and Tim Sale, a pin-up gallery featuring new artwork by Bill Sienkiewicz, ChrisCross, Dan Day, Jeff Lemire, Joe Staton, Jok, Kelley Jones, Matt Kindt, Michael Avon Oeming, Michael Wm Kaluta, Paul Gulacy, Paul Pope, Ron Harris, and more!

Aztec Ace: The Complete Collection hardcover will be available at comic shops on July 20, 2022, and from bookstores August 2, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Aztec Ace: The Complete Collection hardcover will retail for $79.99.

Aztec Ace

Preview: Blade Runner 2029 #9

Blade Runner 2029 #9

(W) Mike Johnson (A) Andres Guinaldo (CA) Paul Pope
In Shops: Nov 03, 2021
SRP: $3.99

New Arc in the bestselling series based on Ridley Scott’s Scifi Masterpiece. Renegade Replicant leader Yuton’s call to arms to all Replicants has seen the city of LA ravaged by urban warfare and terrorist attacks, culminating in the destruction of the iconic headquarters of the LAPD. Now it is up to Detective Ash to retire cult leader
Yotun before he destroys both her and city she loves. BLADE RUNNER 2019 – WINNER OF THE 2020 SCRIBE AWARD FOR BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL

Blade Runner 2029 #9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 


 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!


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
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