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Get an Exclusive First Look at Space Bastards #5 Plus Back Vol. 2 on Kickstarter!

We have an exclusive look at the cover for Space Bastards #5! Space Bastards, is the high-octane, outrageous comic series about murderous mercenary mailmen in space that has delivered with each issue. The over the top series is from writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey, artist and co-creator Darick Robertson, colorist Pete Pantazis, and lettered by Taylor Esposito. The comic has featured crazy action, violence, and some biting humor.

In Space Bastards #5:

There is perhaps no job in the known universe more dangerous than being a postal carrier. But for one day a year, the Intergalactic Postal Service shuts down for Sharptoberfest, a celebration so wild and debaucherous it could only be used to commemorate the birth of Roy Sharpton, Postmaster General & CEO of the IPS. But with every major player gathered under one roof, could this year’s bash be the perfect opportunity for a hostile takeover? With an ending you have to see to believe, this is one issue of SPACE BASTARDS you cannot miss!

And, if you’re enjoying Space Bastards and don’t want to miss out on the craziness, Space Bastards Volume 2 is currently on Kickstarter. The Kickstarter allows you to get both volumes of the series in a hardcover edition. The project has just a few more days to go and ends on February 18 at 11:55 PM EST.

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CANCELED: Comic Creators Come Together to Raise Money for Biden for President on Thursday, October 22

Unfortunately, the event has been canceled. You can still donate to Biden for President and, with less than two weeks to go, there’s still time to volunteer and help get out the vote.


Avengers Assemble!!! Wait, that’s another fundraiser. This Thursday, October 22, comic creators are coming together for a “Virtual Comic Panel” to raise money to benefit Joe Biden for President’s Victory Fund.

The panel will be moderated by Bob Harrison and features Mark Waid, Ron Marz, Greg Pak, Peter Krause, Heather Antos, Chris Sotomayor, Jamal Igle, David Gallaher, Andrew Dalhouse, Bekah Caden, Rich Douek, Richard Clark, Pete Pantazis, Steve Orlando, Cullen Bunn, and Alex Sanchez.

It features panelists from across the comic creation process.

The event takes place October 22 at 6pm EDT/3pm PDT.

The event has five donation tiers ranging from $50 general admission tickets to a $5,600 VIP level that includes a one-on-one video chat with a panel guest, writing critique or portfolio review.

Video conferencing details will be sent to all confirmed participants 24-48 hours prior to the event. Reasonable accommodations, such as closed captioning, will be available at request after RSVP.

Review: 2020 Rescue #1

2020 Rescue #1

2020 Rescue #1 is a rare species of a comic: an event tie-in that is emotionally poignant, entertaining, and you don’t have to be following said event to understand what’s going on. I haven’t read of the “Iron Man 2020” stuff, but I might now. Writer Dana Schwartz, artists Jacen Burrows and Scott Hanna, and colorist Pete Pantazis spin the ballad of Pepper Potts as she reflects on always being the “Girl Friday” in Tony Stark’s life while also finding a way to clone him using his mother, Amanda Armstrong’s (From International Iron Man), DNA so he can help quell the A.I. uprising. So, the plot’s a little wacko, but Schwartz and Burrows make it work thanks to a story that focuses on Pepper’s feelings and has a good dose of the pew, pew armored suit action.

Jacen Burrows is an artist, who has previously worked with comics legends Alan Moore and Warren Ellis on books for Avatar Press, and his more unrestrained approach to comics comes out in a scene where the instruments in Amanda’s music studio have gone wonky and are sorting out how to make pop music. It’s a nice bit of comedy in the midst of all the gloom, and he and Dana Schwartz make the joke pay off in a big way during the mandatory fight scene. But what Burrows is really gifted at is staging conversations between people in an interesting way, and the panel where Pepper looks away and talks about missing her deceased husband, Happy Hogan, really hits hard. He and Schwartz use beat panels really well for emphasis like when Amanda takes a breath to explain her complex relationship to Tony Stark.

Also, as advertised, 2020 Rescue #1 features more visceral thrills of Pepper Potts blasting away HYDRA drones and getting to be badass and superhero in her own right instead of making reservations for Tony Stark and getting talked over. Burrows really amps up the fight scenes with tilting panels disrupting the usual smooth grids and jagged edges bleeding into the gutter. Pete Pantazis’ color palette also intensifies even though it doesn’t really add much to the story. I do like his use of green in the music studio scenes to give everything an eerie, not-quite-right feel, and with the London setting, give the whole sequence an almost Doctor Who special, but trade out sonic screwdrivers for battle suits.

2020 Rescue #1 is a fantastic demonstration of the kind of story potential that can happen in superhero comics when female characters aren’t fridged or sidelined and have agency and complex emotions. As he seems to be the center of this “Iron Man 2020” event, Tony Stark is mentioned quite a bit and is integral to the plot, but Dana Schwartz and Jacen Burrows give about 90% of the spotlight to Pepper Potts and Amanda Armstrong. 2020 Rescue explores mortality (Amanda musing on how her music hasn’t been on the radio.), relationships with problematic men, and has time to kick ass too. It’s worth picking up if you’re any kind of Pepper Potts fan or enjoyed International Iron Man even if you aren’t following Iron Man 2020 as a whole.

Story: Dana Schwartz Art: Jacen Burrows with Scott Hanna
Colors: Pete Pantazis Letters: Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.8 Art: 8.6 Overall: 8.7 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla Special #1

It’s a fifth week and DC again is bringing together their characters with classic Hanna-Barbera. In this issue, Magilla Gorilla is framed for murder and Nightwing must help him solve the case. Plus, a bonus story featuring Secret Squirrel.

Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla Special #1 is by Heath Corson, Tom Grummett, Tom Derenick, Cam Smith, Andy Owens, Pete Pantazis, Carlos M. Mangual, J.M. DeMatteis, Tom Mandrake, Hi-Fi, and Travis Lanham.

Get your copy in comic shops today. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Batman and the Signal

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the focus on Duke Thomas… the Signal!

Batman and the Signal collects Batman and the Signal #1-3, “Role Call” from New Talent Showcase 2017 #1, and “The Cursed Wheel” from All-Star Batman #1-4 and #6-9 by Scott Snyder, Tony Patrick, Cully Hamner, Declan Shalvey, Fracesco Francavilla, Minkyu Jung, Klaus Janson, Laura Martin, Jordie Bellaire, Pete Pantazis, Deron Bennett, Steve Wands, and Dezi Sienty.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on August 28. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: The Flash/Speed Buggy Special

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a journey into the Speed Force!

The Flash/Speed Buggy Special is by Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, Mark Irwin, Marc Deering, Matt Banning, John Livesay, Andrew Dalhouse, Pete Pantazis, Tom Napolitano, Dan Mora, Liz Erickson, and Jim Chadwick.

Get your copy in comic shops today. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Dark Days the Road to Metal

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the collection that gets you caught up for Metal!

Dark Days the Road to Metal features Dark Days: The Forge #1, Dark Days: The Casting #1, Final Crisis #6-7, Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1, Batman #38-39, and Nightwing #17 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, John Romita, Jr., Scott Williams, Klaus Janson, Danny Miki, Alex SInclair, Jeremiah Skipper, Steve Wands, Grant Morrison, Doug Mahnke, J.G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco, Marco Rudy, Christian Alamy, Jesus Merino, Tom Nguyen, Drew Geraci, Norm Rapmund, Rodney Ramos, Walden Wong, Pete Pantazis, Tony Avina, Rob Clark, Jr., Travis Lanham, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Guy Major, Jared K. Fletcher, Brad Anderson, Greg Capullo, FCO Placencia, Tim Seeley, Javier Fernandez, Chris Sotomayor, Carlos M. Mangual, Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Adriano Lucas, Marilyn Patrizia, and Rian Hughes.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores May 22. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #5

Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #5

Story: Tony Isabella Art: Clayton Henry, Yvel Guichet Cover: Ken Lashley, Juan Fernandez
Color: Pete Pantazis Letterer: Josh Reed
Editor: Jim Chadwick Associate Editor: Harvey Richards
In Shops: Mar 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Black Lightning! Tobias Whale! Face to face for the first time! With Cleveland still recovering from last issue’s terrorist attack, the two archenemies will battle in the ruins of a secluded landmark for the future of the city. Oh, and in case you were wondering, yeah, it’s a trap. A trap designed to end Black Lightning once and for all!

Preview: Army of Darkness/Xena: Forever…And A Day #3

Army of Darkness/Xena: Forever…And A Day #3

writer: Scott Lobdell
artist: Diego Galindo, Pete Pantazis
cover: Nick Bradshaw
incentive cover: Nick Bradshaw (B/W art)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Once more into the breach as Ash is summoned back in time to help Xena.    Only this time, he arrives at a point when she was Pirate Xena—scourge of all seven seas! He convinces her to take him on as first mate while they investigate a mysterious island named Eden! But all this time he’s spending with her is making Ash wonder if they might have a future together…you know, after they get done saving the world?

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Preview: Army of Darkness: Ash For President

Army of Darkness: Ash For President

writer: Elliott Serrano
artist: Diego Galindo
cover: Elliot Fernandez, Pete Pantazis
FC • 48 pages • $5.99 • Teen+

He’s faced off against demons in Hell. He’s battled the dead in the future. He’s even combated the armies of darkness in space. But Ash Williams has never gone up against evil in an arena like this: the political arena! From the writer who brought you “Hail to the Queen, Baby” and “Ash Saves Obama” comes the off-beat adventure that answers the question: “What if Ash Williams ran for President of the United States?” When the Necronomicon Ex Mortis gives him a cryptic message, Ash Williams enlists the help of a beautiful psychic to help him track down the agent of the “Great Darkness”, an evil so great that it threatens both humankind and the demon realm. But what happens when the search for truth takes Ash on a trail that he never expected… the campaign trail?

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