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The Giant Kokjü attacks in April

Despicable Deadpool duo—Gerry Duggan and Scott Koblish—reunite to give the world the giant monster attack story that Hollywood is too squeamish to provide in the upcoming, The Giant Kokjü. This three issue miniseries is sure to turn heads this April from Image Comics.

A tale of woe, The Giant Kokjü is about a monster with physical needs. It needs a restroom. It needs food, too. And, most unfortunately, it needs…sexual satisfaction. The only thing standing in its way are the men and women of science.

Duggan and Koblish are proudly flying their M rating flag for violence, mild gore, sexual situations, nudity, dude-ity, turds, comedy, drama, and, um, some very tasteful swearing.

The Giant Kokjü #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 12:

  • Cover A by Koblish Diamond Code – FEB230027
  • Cover B by Garry Brown – Diamond Code FEB230028
The Giant Kokjü #1

Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, and Scott Koblish celebrate the holidays with Scotch McTiernan’s Holiday Party

First came the 4/20 special The Secret History of the War on Weed, then came Scotch McTiernan’s Halloween Party, and now the former Deadpool chums—Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, and Scott Koblish—form Voltron again to bring you Scotch’s holiday bash in, Scotch McTiernan’s Holiday Party. This one-shot story is set to hit shelves in January from Image Comics.

The most powerful Scrooges in the human race are visited by the Ghost of Christmas Future when they try to colonize Mars. All the fun, insanity, and thought-provoking violence of The Secret History Of The War On Weed and Halloween Party are perfected in this third holiday-themed installment. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll buy one to read and one to slab for your descendants.

Scotch McTiernan’s Holiday Party (Diamond Code NOV220049) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, January 4.

Scotch McTiernan’s Holiday Party

DC is Celebrating George Perez’s Birthday for All of June

During June, DC will celebrate the 68th birthday of George Pérez, one of the titans of the comic industry, with a two-page spread featuring some of his most beloved characters. Working from a layout designed by Dan Jurgens, some of the industry’s biggest names including Jim Lee, Walter Simonson, Alex Ross, Dave Gibbons, Todd McFarlane, Daniel Sampere, Jerry Ordway, Nicola Scott and many more, collaborated on the colorful spread.

In December, Pérez took to Facebook to announce that he has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer. His doctors estimated he has six months to a year left, and rather than undergoing time-consuming treatment, Pérez decided to spend the time with his friends and family.

The tribute features the following DC characters that Pérez is most known for, as well as the man himself, drawn by a number of the top artists in the industry and colored by Hi-Fi:

DC George Perez Celebration
  • The Monitor & Anti-Monitor – Jim Lee & Scott Williams
  • Trigon – Todd McFarlane
  • The Spectre – Alex Ross
  • Darkseid – Walter Simonson
  • Firestorm & The Justice League Satellite – Scott Kolins
  • Ares & Hippolyta – Phil Jimenez
  • Cheetah & The Amazons – Colleen Doran
  • Lady H.I.V.E. & H.I.V.E. Agents – Scott Koblish
  • Vigilante – Dave Gibbons
  • Cheshire – Joëlle Jones
  • Brother Blood – Darryl Banks
  • Blackfire – Mike McKone
  • Gizmo & Mammoth – Klaus Janson
  • Shimmer – Bruno Redondo
  • Psimon – Mikel Janín
  • Neutron & Jinx – Dan Mora
  • The Legion of Super-Heroes – Francis Manapul
  • The Justice Society of America – Jerry Ordway
  • Power Girl & Huntress – Kevin Maguire
  • The Justice League of America (and the background) – Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund
  • Superboy-Prime & Alexander Luthor – Ivan Reis
  • Supergirl – Gary Frank
  • Harbinger – Adam Hughes
  • Pariah – Daniel Sampere
  • Jericho & Kole – Nicola Scott
  • The New Teen Titans, Deathstroke & George Pérez – José Luis García-López

Accompanying the spread on a separate page will be a key highlighting the characters and artists that participated.

In addition to being included in all of DC’s June issues, the tribute will also be featured as a variant cover for Dark Crisis #7. Each issue of the event series will feature a cover highlighting a previous crisis event from DC’s history, starting with the genre defining Crisis on Infinite Earths by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez for issue #1. Artwork and additional details on each of the covers will be announced at a later date.

A special version of the Dark Crisis #7 variant cover will be available for sale by The Hero Initiative to raise funds for one of Pérez’s favorite charities. Pérez is a founding member of Hero Initiative’s board of directors and has served as chair of its Disbursement Committee.

DC George Perez birthday Celebration

Discover The Secret History of the War on Weed

Fan-favorite creators Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan, and Scott Koblish reform Voltron (metaphorically only) from their days on Deadpool (also not appearing) to tell a true story and lost chapter from the nation’s sad and failed war on drugs. The Secret History of the War on Weed one-shot will hit shelves this April.

The year is 1985. The First Lady decides to crush Northern California cannabis farmers and deploys the biggest tool in the armed forces: Scotch McTiernan (collectible first of many hilarious appearances). “If it weeds…we can kill it.” Scotch puts his boots on the ground in Humboldt and does what he does best—but what happens when he gets high for the first time? 

This one-shot has it all: laughs, tears, heart, action—plus, an activity page! A portion of the proceeds from this comic will be donated to organizations dedicated to helping casualties of America’s immoral drug war. 

The Secret History of the War on Weed one-shot (Diamond Code FEB220059) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 20.

The Secret History of the War on Weed 

Preview: Aquaman: The Becoming #4

Aquaman: The Becoming #4

Written by: Brandon Thomas
Art by: Scott Koblish

When it rains it pours! Jackson Hyde’s no stranger to dark family secrets, but the one he just uncovered is so big it might just blow his whole life to smithereens. With the Atlantean guard closing in, who can Jackson trust when even the closest people in his life have been lying to his face? It couldn’t possibly be the very same person who blew up Atlantis and framed Jackson for the crime…could it?

Aquaman: The Becoming #4

Preview: Aquaman: The Becoming #3

Aquaman: The Becoming #3

Written by: Brandon Thomas
Art by: Scott Koblish

There’s no safe haven quite like home…if you can call the destroyed and abandoned West Coast Titans Tower home! Jackson may have eluded the Atlantean guard, but he’s in for the fight of his life with the mysterious villain DELUGE, who framed Jackson for the Atlantis attack and seems hell-bent on his destruction!

Aquaman: The Becoming #3

Hero Initiative’s Massive Events at Baltimore Comic Con

The Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in medical or financial need, is hitting the Baltimore Comic Con in a massive way. Hero will be at booth #2101 from Oct. 22 through Oct. 24 with exclusive creators, live art, and more! Tickets are available online and close the week of the show!

Hero is the only place to find…

  • Amazing Spider-Man and JLA artist John Dell
  • Deadpool and World’s Finest artist Scott Koblish
  • Swamp Thing and Sandman artist Shawn McManus
  • Fray and Buffy the Vampire Slayer artist Karl Moline
  • Black Panther and Vampirella writer Christopher Priest

Look for them all weekend long signing and sketching at the Hero booth, #2101!

John Dell and Karl Moline are making special and much healthier appearances at Baltimore. Both had recent serious health problems that Hero helped themthrough, and they’re doing much better. You can see their important stories along with those of other at Hero Initiative’s YouTube page.

Saturday at 1 p.m., make SURE you’re at the Hero booth to see LIVE ART created by top artists Cliff Chiang and Gene Ha! The pair will collaborate on anew “Double Visions” piece to benefit Hero and Binc, the Book IndustryCharitable Foundation.

Finally, make sure your evening is covered with a trip to the Ringo Awards on Saturday night, October 23rd. Hero Initiative is awarding its Lifetime Achievement Award and Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award as part of the festivities! Be on hand to see who’s earned the hardware!


John Dell has 30+ years as a professional comic inker, working on such titles as LoboJLAYoung AvengersAmazing Spider-ManDeadpoolGuardians of the Galaxy, and way too many other credits to list. John is working with some of the most talented pencillers in the industry. A happily married father of two, John wakes up every morning feeling like the luckiest kid on his street.

Scott Koblish is an American comic-book artist who has worked as a penciller and inker on more than 600 comic books for Marvel, DC, Disney, Platinum Studios, Z2, Heavy Metal, and Acclaim. He has worked on a wide variety of titles, including GI JoePunisherElektraThorHulkCaptain AmericaDaredevilX-FactorX-ManX-MenX-Men ’92Uncanny X-Men: First ClassExcaliburWolverineFantastic FourSpider-ManThe AvengersGuardians of the GalaxyDoom 2099Deadpool 2099Moon KnightVenomStar Trek/X-MenDeadpoolSpider-Man/DeadpoolIron FistHow to Read Comics the Marvel Way, and Star Wars for Marvel, and worked on SupermanPrimal AgeTitansOMACOutsidersBatmanAquaman, and Lobo for DC. His most notable work at Marvel as a penciller was his 6-year run as an artist on Deadpool, where he received the Guinness Book of World Records for most characters to appear on a comic book cover. He is the author and artist of the book The Many Deaths of Scott Koblish, and artist on How To Draw DC Comic’s Super Heroes and Super Villains. He is also starring in a DCKids’ Youtube series focusing on how to draw characters from the Batman universe.

Shawn McManus is an American artist who has worked for every major publisher over the past three decades. He’s probably best know for his work on Neil Gaiman’s original Sandman series and Alan Moore’s scripted Swamp Thing. When he’s not watching episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm or Mr. Inbetween, or admiring the magic of Frank Godwin’s line work, he can be found chained to his drawing board trying to meet a deadline.

Karl Moline has worked as a professional comic book artist with every major comics publishers for over twenty years. He is best known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and co-creating Fray with Joss Whedon, but has also worked on titles such as SuperboySupergirlAvengers ArenaAvengers AcademyRogueRoute 666Daredevil 2099LonersSeekers of the WeirdHulk Smash AvengersB.P.R.D.Spider-Man Unlimited, and Vampirella among others. He is currently working on a super secret project with Scout Comics, and he might tell you about it if you ask him. He lives near Tampa, Florida and likes cats and magic.

Cristopher James Priest

Cristopher James Priest is a critically-acclaimed novelist and Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer. Priest is the first African-American writer and editor to work in the comic book industry, with over 40 years of writing, editing, and publishing experience. His groundbreaking reinterpretation of Marvel Comics’ Black Panther was lauded by Entertainment Weekly and The Village Voice and became the platform for the Oscar®-winning 2018 blockbuster major motion picture. Static Shock, which Priest co-created with Milestone Media, Inc., was the first nationally syndicated African-American super-hero animated series, and the first act of 2005’s Batman Begins was largely based upon Priest’s Batman comic book work, as was the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War and the 2018 major motion picture release Avengers: Infinity WarQuantum & Woody, which Priest co-created with artist M.D. Bright, is currently being developed for television. Priest has also written and recorded numerous songs, served as producer and sideman for various bands and choirs, and has developed numerous properties for Hollywood including projects with former BET President (and Milestone Media principal) Reginald Hudlin (producer of Django Unchained), Hamm & Kitchens, Inc. (Tim Burton Batman films), Edward R. Pressman Productions Inc., and Eddie Murphy Productions. He formerly served as a Baptist pastor in Colorado Springs, where he founded PraiseNet Electronic Media in 2001. Priest is a 4-time American Advertising Federation Addy® Award winner for graphic and web design. His publishing catalog includes a trio of Green Lantern novels from iBooks/Simon & Schuster, the procedural crime novels Dual and Zion1999, a serialized superhero-science fiction novel, PraiseNet Essentials, a nine-book ecumenical series of theological criticism, and hundreds of comic book stories, among them the collected editions Deathstroke by DC Comics, Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete CollectionCaptain America and The Falcon by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection, and The Quantum & Woody Omnibus by Valiant Entertainment.


2021 GUESTS

This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Tom Akel (Stan Lee’s Backchannel, courtesy of Rocketship Entertainment), Chris Bachalo (Non-Stop Spider-Man), Art Baltazar (Big Alien Moon Crush), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Ziggy Blumenthal (Operation Pajama Pants), Ivan Brandon (VS), Russ Braun (The Boys), Brett Breeding (Superman), Reilly Brown (Deadpool), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Jim Calafiore (Welcome to Megalopolis), Chris Campana (The Adventures of Parker Reef), Castillo Studios, Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Becky Cloonan (Dark Agnes), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Steve Conte (Action Figure Kingdom), Jamie Cosley (Light Side), Kevin Cuffe (Metalshark Bro), J. Robert Deans (Crass Fed), John Dell (Lobo, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Vito Delsante (Stray), Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts), Jason Douglas (Parallel, courtesy of Source Point Press), Charles C. Dowd (Lilith Dark), Ryan Dunlavey (M.O.D.O.K. Reign Delay), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), Trish Forstner (My Little Pony), Franco (The Ghost, The Owl), Bob Frantz (Metalshark Bro), John Gallagher (Max Meow: Cat Crusader), Kami Garcia (Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Joe Giella (Green Lantern), Mike Gold (Green Arrow), Michael Golden (Micronauts), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Gene Ha (Mae), Scott Hanna (Icon and Rocket), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Glenn Hauman (They Keep Killing Glenn), Mike Hawthorne (Happiness Will Follow), Marc Hempel (The Sandman), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Dave Johnson (The Good wiAsian), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Alien), Karl Kesel (Impossible Jones), Tom King (Batman), Scott Koblish (Deadpool, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Leeanne M. Krecic (Let’s Play, courtesy of Rocketship Entertainment), Robert Lemieux (Life in the Comics), Kevin Maguire (Justice League), Dirk Manning (Buried But Not Dead, courtesy of Source Point Press), Chris Mariano (Claire Lost Her Bear At The World’s Fair), Mark Mariano (Far Out Firehouse), Alitha Martinez (Nubia), Whitney Matheson (Pandemix: Quarantine Comics in the Age of ‘Rona), Ian McGinty (Adventure Time), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Pop Mhan (Aquaman Annual), Karl Moline (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Mark Morales (The Next Batman: Second Son), Trevor Mueller (Albert the Alien), Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Jerry Ordway (The Power of Shazam), Steve Orlando (Midnighter and Apollo, courtesy of AfterShock Comics, Saturday and Sunday only), James Pascoe (Azrael), Andrew Pepoy (Simone & Ajax), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Khoi Pham (Star Wars: Crimson Reign), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Christopher Priest (Black Panther, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Joe Quesada (Daredevil), Tom Raney (Guardians of the Galaxy), Amy Reeder (Wonder Woman: Black and Gold), Afua Richardson (Omni), Andrew Robinson (Halo), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Jennifer Rouse (Frankenstein Mobster), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man), Stuart Sayger (Army of Darkness: 1979), Gregg Schigiel (SpongeBob Comics), Chris Schweizer (The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton), Doc Shaner (Strange Adventures), Jim Shooter (Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), Mika Song (Donut Feed the Squirrels), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Paul D. Storrie (Storm Kids: Stanley’s Ghost), Arthur Suydam (Merc with a Mouth), Martha Thomases (Dakota North), John Timms (Superman: Son of Kal-El), Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin), Ben Towle (Four-Fisted Tales: Animals in Combat), Tim Townsend (Non-Stop Spider-Man), Billy Tucci (Shi), Fred Van Lente (Action Philosophers), Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Friday and Saturday only), Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Mark Wheatley (Songs of Giants), Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot), Matt Wieringo (Stargate Atlantis: Gateways), Keith Williams (Thor the Worthy), Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs), Renee Witterstaetter (Guardians of the Galaxy), Javier Cruz Winnik (Puerto Rico Strong), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), Kelly Yates (Doctor Who), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

Heavy Metal Announces The Axe from Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman and Brian Posehn

The Axe

Heavy Metal has announce a new comic book series co-created by Joe Trohman, guitarist of multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-nominated Fall Out Boy and The Damned Things, and Brian Posehn, actor extraordinaire and stand-up comedian. Trohman and Posehn’s story The Axe will be featured as an ongoing serial in the legendary illustrated horror, sci-fi, and fantasy Heavy Metal Magazine and then collected into a comic book series.

A horror-comedy adventure, The Axe follows three nerdy, skatepunk, metalhead teens that, upon stealing an old, cursed guitar, open a portal to an interdimensional hell-scape, Sheol. Thus, the kids fall into a world where they must fend-off hideous ancient creatures—that would very much like to kill and eat them—while trying to get back to Earth. Imagine Army of Darkness meets The Goonies.

Trohman and Posehn are teaming up again with artist Scott Koblish, who is illustrating The Axe; Koblish and Posehn previously collaborated on a stellar run of Marvel’s Deadpool comic series, and all three creators recently contributed to the Anthrax: Among The Living graphic novel. Artist Diego Fichera has also come on board to color The Axe series.

Heavy Metal is also currently developing The Axe as a screen adaptation as part of a slate of projects that Heavy Metal is producing based on original IP from the acclaimed publisher.

Posehn and Trohman’s The Axe series will premiere in Heavy Metal Magazine as a serial in early 2022, and will be collected into a comic book series, and ultimately a trade paperback. More news on the screen adaptation to come.

Jackson Hyde Makes Waves in Aquaman: The Becoming

Jackson Hyde finally has it all. Mentors who support him, a community that loves him, an honest relationship with his mother, a cute new guy in Amnesty Bay who’s caught his eye, and access to Aquaman’s private training facility in Atlantis. Well, he had it all—until that training facility and half of the Atlantean palace got blown to kingdom come with Jackson in them. Now Jackson stands accused of wrecking the life he worked so hard to build. Aqualad’s going to need all of his skills, wit, and cunning just to prove his own innocence, let alone graduate from sidekick to Aquaman!

Written by Brandon Thomas and drawn by Diego Olortegui, along with artists Wade von Grawbadger, Scott Koblish, Skylar Patridge, and Adriano LucasAquaman: The Becoming is a six-issue miniseries that will shine the spotlight on the DC Universe’s newest Aqualad for the very first time! Take a look into the first issue and, to be sure you get a copy at launch, preorder Aquaman: The Becoming from your local comic shop before August 29! Aquaman: The Becoming #1 arrives wherever comic books are sold on September 21.

Throughout the new series Jackson will have to confront his past (including a visit to the destroyed and abandoned West Coast Titans Tower!), survive the fight of his life with the mysterious new villain DELUGE, and much more! Is this Aqualad ready to become Aquaman?

Jackson Hyde officially arrives and will headline Aquaman: The Becoming #1 on September 21, but before his big first issue hits shelves, his journey will kick off in Aquaman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super-Spectacular #1 on August 31 with a short story by Thomas, Olortegui, von Grawbadger and Lucas! Stay tuned!

Aquaman: The Becoming by Brandon Thomas, Diego Olortegui, Wade von Grawbadger, Scott Koblish, Skylar Patridge and Adriano Lucas will be available in print and as a digital comic book. Lettering for the series will be by AndWorld Design’s Deron Bennett. Covers are by David Talaski and variant covers are by Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez. Francis Manapul’s variant cover for Aquaman: The Becoming #1 connects to his variant cover for Black Manta #1 (on sale September 7).

Z2 Comics and Anthrax’s Among the Living is Out in July

Since the first announcement of the upcoming graphic novel inspired by the titans of thrash metal’s landmark 1987 album, the project has remained one of the most anticipated releases of the year. It’s been announced that the Among the Living graphic novel will be released in stores everywhere on July 6! In an effort to support the comic book specialty market, which had been hardest by the COVID-19 health crisis of the past year, Anthrax and Z2 shipped a surprise limited number of copies early, with stores able to put out for sale this week!

The project pulls together a who’s who of names from around comics and music for a track-by-track storyline inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic albums with all four members of the classic Anthrax lineup contributing!

An anthology narrated by longtime mascot “The Not Man” newly designed by Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) and written by Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, Blondie: Against the Odds) and illustrated by classic Aliens artist Nelson; Among the Living unites bandmembers Joey BelladonnaFrank BelloCharlie Benante, and Scott Ian, with writers, artists, and other rock legends in a tribute to their landmark 1987 album, featuring covers by JG JonesEric Powell, and a preorder variant from Charlie Benante. Additional interior art and chapter breaks by SawbladeBrian Ewing, and Josh Bernstein.

Scott Ian will contribute an original story inspired by the fan favorite anthem “I Am the Law,” featuring the legendary comic book antihero Judge Dredd, in partnership with 2000 AD. This will make official the decades long connection between the character and the band, rewarding comic book fans and metalheads alike, and features art by longtime Dredd artist Chris Weston.

The full lineup can be found below:
1- Among the Living 
Writer: Brian Posehn
Artist: Scott Koblish and Alladin Collar

2- Caught in a Mosh 
Writer: Gerard and Mikey Way
Artist: Darick RobertsonPhillip Sevy and Alladin Collar

3- I Am the Law (featuring Judge Dredd)
Writer: Scott Ian
Artist: Chris Weston and Alladin Collar

4- Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
Writer: Rick Remender and Joe Trohman
Artist: Roland Boschi and Dan Brown

5- A Skeleton in the Closet 
Writer: Corey Taylor
Artist: Maan House

6- Indians 
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Freddie Williams II and Andrew Dalhouse

7- One World  
Writer: Frank Bello
Artist: Andy Belanger and Tatto Caballero

8- A.D.I./Horror of It All
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Dave Johnson

9- Imitation of Life
Writer: Rob Zombie
Artist: Erik Rodriguez and Steve Chanks

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