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Preview: Age of Conan: Belit #5 (of 5)

Age of Conan: Belit #5 (of 5)

(W) Tini Howard (A) Kate Niemczyk (CA) Sana Takeda
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
SRP: $3.99

ALL HAIL THE QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST! BÊLIT undergoes a harrowing experience… but will she emerge stronger or forever broken by the ordeal? And: N’Yaga’s greatest challenge! PLUS: The conclusion of the all-new BÊLIT novella, “BONE WHISPERS”!

Age of Conan Belit #5

Exclusive Preview: Age of Conan: Bêlit #4 (of 5)

Age of Conan: Bêlit #4 (of 5)

(W) Tini Howard (A) Kate Niemczyk (CA) Sana Takeda
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jun 12, 2019
SRP: $3.99

INTO THE DEPTHS OF STYGIA!
• BÊLIT’s mad quest takes her on a new course…
• But will the sea monsters she’s been hunting prove to have a deeper connection to her future?
• N’YAGA returns! But what has he been up to since Bêlit last encountered him?
• PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new BÊLIT novella, “Bone Whispers” as Bêlit learns the truth behind the mysterious King’s treasure!

Preview: Amazing Spider-Man #19

Amazing Spider-Man #19

(W) Nick Spencer (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Humberto Ramos
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“HUNTED” PART 3
• Something horrible happened last issue that’s galvanized all the villains!
• Spidey desperately needs to get out of this horrible situation, but there are lives (innocent and otherwise) at stake and…well…he’s Spider-Man.

Amazing Spider-Man #19

Preview: Age of Conan: Belit #2 (of 5)

Age of Conan: Belit #2 (of 5)

(W) Tini Howard (A) Kate Niemczyk (CA) Sana Takeda
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

FIRST BLOOD ON THE HIGH SEAS!
• BÊLIT finds her first battle at sea!
• But will her impetuous nature lead the crew to victory, or sink her ambitions before they’ve begun?
• Either way, CAPTAIN SATURNINUS will need a new ship!
• PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new BÊLIT prose novella!

Age of Conan: Belit #2

Abbott, Black Panther, Monstress, On a Sunbeam, Paper Girls, and Saga Nominated for the 2019 Hugo Awards

Hugo Award

Today, the finalists for the 2019 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and for the 1944 Retrospective Hugo Awards were announced online today by Dublin 2019.

Below are the nominees for “Best Graphic Story” and you can get the full list of nominees here. Three Image Comics series were nominated while BOOM!, Marvel, and First Second all received one nomination.

Congrats to all those nominated!

  • Abbott, written by Saladin Ahmed, art by Sami Kivelä, colours by Jason Wordie, letters by Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios)
  • Black Panther: Long Live the King, written by Nnedi Okorafor and Aaron Covington, art by André Lima Araújo, Mario Del Pennino and Tana Ford (Marvel)
  • Monstress, Volume 3: Haven, written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image Comics)
  • On a Sunbeam, by Tillie Walden (First Second)
  • Paper Girls, Volume 4, written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Cliff Chiang, colours by Matt Wilson, letters by Jared K. Fletcher (Image Comics)
  • Saga, Volume 9, written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)

Below are the finalists for the 1944 Retrospective Hugo Awards for “Best Graphic Story.”

  • Buck Rogers: Martians Invade Jupiter, by Philip Nowlan and Dick Calkins (National Newspaper Service)
  • Flash Gordon: Fiery Desert of Mongo, by Alex Raymond (King Features Syndicate)
  • Garth, by Steve Dowling (Daily Mirror)
  • Plastic Man #1: The Game of Death, by Jack Cole (Vital Publications)
  • Le Secret de la Licorne [The Secret of the Unicorn], by Hergé (Le Soir)
  • Wonder Woman #5: Battle for Womanhood, written by William Moulton Marsden, art by Harry G. Peter (DC Comics)

Preview: Age of Conan: Bêlit #1

Age of Conan: Bêlit #1

(W) Tini Howard (A) Kate Niemczyk (CA) Sana Takeda
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE SHE-DEVIL OF THE SEA WHO WOULD BE QUEEN!

BÊLIT. The name alone conjures fear up and down the coasts of the Hyborian Age. And the sight of her ship, the Tigress, is an omen of despair for any town in the pirate queen’s path!

The AGE OF CONAN kicks off with one of Conan’s most formidable – and memorable – female compatriots, in an all-new story revealing how she became the undisputed QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST!

The teenage Bêlit, obsessed with the sea – as well as the monsters and treasures she thinks are summoning her there – stows away on the ship of the dread Admiral ATRAHASIS into a deadly adventure even she could not predict!

PLUS: The first chapter in an all-new BÊLIT prose novella, presented here for the first time!

Age of Conan: Bêlit #1

Monstress Kicks Off a New Story Arc in January and Gets a Deluxe Hardcover Edition in July

Monstress #19

Image Comics has announced that the multiple Eisner Award-winning series Monstress by creator/writer Marjorie Liu and creator/artist Sana Takeda will be collected into a deluxe, oversized hardcover edition, Monstress: Book One, in July. A new story arc filled with adventure will launch this January with Monstress #19.

The Monstress: Book One hardcover edition will collect the first 18 issues of the New York Timesbestselling, Harvey Award, two-time Hugo Award, two-time British Fantasy Award, and five-time Eisner Award-winning series, and feature a striking new cover, as well as special extras, including never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and more with over 500 pages of award-winning content.

While fans wait for the hardcover edition this summer, they can pick up Monstress #19 in January, which will begin a new story arc in the series and will follow Maika and Corvin on their search for Kippa through a warped and lethal land, where even Kippa herself will face her own terrible monsters.

Monstress Book One

The richly imagined world of Monstress is an alternate matriarchal 1900s Asia, with an art deco-infused steampunk aesthetic that’s brimming with arcane dangers. Within it, a teenage girl struggles to overcome the trauma of war, a task that’s made all the more difficult by her mysterious psychic link to an eldritch monster of tremendous power—a connection that will transform them both and place them in the crosshairs of both human and otherworldly powers.

Monstress #19 (Diamond Code NOV180165) will be available on Wednesday, January 23rd. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, December 17th.

Monstress Book One hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1232-6) will be available in comic shops on Wednesday, July 3rd and in bookstores on Tuesday, July 9th.

The Pirate Queen Returns in Age of Conan: Bêlit!

Those who know her fear her…and those who know the sea have felt her wrath. This March, the Age of Conan will showcase one of Conan’s most formidable and memorable companions: the one and only Bêlit, Queen of the Black Coast!

In an all-new story from rising star Tini Howard and artist Kate Niemczyk, learn how the most formidable pirate queen came to be, as a teenage Bêlit stows away on the ship of the Dread Admiral Atrahasis…her adventures leading her down a dangerous and deadly road, one that will change her life and the lives of all who roam the seas of the Hyborian Age!

Plus, don’t miss the first chapter in an all-new Bêlit prose novella, presented here for the first time!

Age of Conan: Bêlit #1 features a main cover by Sana Takeda and variant by Afu Chan. It goes on sale March 13, 2019.

Preview: Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #8

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #8

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Colorist: Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist:
Main Cover:
Fiona Staples
    Preorder Cover: Sana Takeda
Price: $3.99

While Maria and her companions seek refuge among the Goblin rebellion, the Owl King’s plan takes a dangerous step forward bringing the second arc to a stunning conclusion.

Preview: Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #7

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #7

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Fiona Staples
Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
Colorist: Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $3.99

While Maria continues to make her way through the Labyrinth, the Owl King’s plot ensnares her trusted goblin companion.

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