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Preview: Battlestar Galactica Classic #0

Battlestar Galactica Classic #0

writer: John Jackson Miller
artist: Daniel HDR
covers: Sean Chen (A)
Diego Galindo “Sneak Peek” (RI), Marco Rudy “Sneak Peek” (RI), Daniel HDR “Sneak Peek” (RI), Sean Chen (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Science Fiction | $0.35 | Teen+

Commander Adama and the remnants of humanity discover a second fugitive fleet, fleeing a different mortal enemy. Can the two armadas join forces, making common cause against the dreaded Cylons? And what would success mean for the quest for Earth? New York Times bestselling author and comics writer JOHN JACKSON MILLER (Star Wars, Star Trek, Halo) joins Dynamite for a miniseries timed for Battlestar Galactica’s 40th anniversary year!

Preview: Red Sonja Vol. 4 #21

Red Sonja Vol. 4 #21

writers: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
artist: Carlos Gomez
covers: Sean Chen (A), Ben Caldwell (B), Kewber Baal (C), John Royle (D), Cosplay Cover (E-Sub)
Sean Chen (RI-B/W), Ben Caldwell (RI-Virgin), John Royle (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

It’s the final battle against the forces of Sandak, the usurper of Skath’s castle! Lera’s secret is revealed to Sonja! Can the warrior Skath find redemption? Will the dark power of Kulan Gath’s amulet influence our heroes? And how does Sonja best a SHARK? Find out in the last chapter of THE BLADE OF SKATH!

Thrilling Nostalgia Comics Debuts at Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic-Con has announced a show exclusive: Thrilling Nostalgia Comics is debuting the #0 issue of their new comic series, The Liberty Brigade.The Liberty Brigade features brand new World War II adventures of many of the heroes of the 1940s. As part of the launch, you’ll find a gorgeous Sean Chen illustration of The Liberty Brigade on the cover of the Program Guide and as the official Baltimore Comic-Con t-shirt. Tickets for the Baltimore Comic-Con and Ringo Awards are now available.

The Liberty Brigade is launching as a 100+ page graphic novel on Kickstarter with a 500 print-run original prequel story available at the Baltimore Comic-Con. The Liberty Brigade consists of:

  • The Blue Flame
  • Cat-Man
  • Kitten
  • The Mad Hatter
  • Johnny Patriot (formerly Johnny Rebel)
  • The Green Turtle (the first Chinese Super-Hero in American comics)
  • Mr. Freedom
  • The Bill of Rights
  • The National Anthem

You’ll also find guest appearances by 1940 stalwarts TNT Todd (called TNT) and The Spark Man, as well as some major Golden Age villains including Professor Fenton, Mastermind, and the Rat.

The 24-page #0 issue sports a cover by Barry Kitson, interior art by Garry Gastonny and Joe Rubinstein and preview art from the graphic novel by Ron Frenz and Mark Buckingham. It also includes encyclopedia entries on several team members from Temporal Comics.

On Friday at 3:45pm in Room 339-342Michael FinnMark WaidMark BuckinghamBarry Kitson, and several other members of The Liberty Brigade creative team will be holding a panel to discuss the debut of the new comic.

This Golden Age revival story is a true passion project, as is evident in each and every panel and page. Aside from the 80+ page story, the graphic novel features one page origins of many of the heroes and villains by an amazing array of guest artists including: George Perez, Alan Davis, Mark Buckingham, Doug Braithwaite, John Totleben, Paul Renaud, Garry Leach, Ron Wilson, Mark Morales, Steve Conley, Mike Lilly, Jim Steranko, Sal Buscema, and many more!

To support this amazing project please back the Kickstarter or head on over to the official site where you can find a link and join from there. Many of the artists working on the project have individual tier levels to earn commissions, signed issues, and many more amazing rewards are available.

Preview: Quantum and Woody! (2017) #9

QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #9

Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by JOE EISMA
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Letters by DAVE SHARPE
Cover A by TOM FOWLER
Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW
Interlocking Variant by JOE EISMA
Q&W Icon Variant by SEAN CHEN
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 22nd

Breaking up is hard to do!

For Eric and Woody Henderson – adopted brothers, partners, and the erstwhile superhero twosome known as Quantum and Woody – the world has just turned upside down! Usually, they can’t stand to be near one another… Now, they literally can’t be – or their powers go on the fritz! That definitely makes being a “duo” difficult, especially when a perilous new threat is teaching you just how bad you are at superhero-ing solo!

Acclaimed writer Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and Eisner Award nominee Joe Eisma (Archie) divide the world’s worst superhero team in two as “SEPARATION ANXIETY” continues!

Preview: Dejah Thoris (2018) #7

Dejah Thoris (2018) #7

writer: Amy Chu
artist: Pasquale Qualano & Vincenzo Federici
covers: Mike McKone (A), Stephane Roux (B), Sean Chen (C)
Mike McKone (RI-B/W), Stephane Roux (RI-Virgin), Sean Chen (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

A straightforward scientific mission becomes an entanglement of intrigue, as Dejah Thoris uncovers a Zodangan plot to destroy the Helium naval fleet. Can she identify the spy in their midst before it’s too late?

Preview: Red Sonja Vol. 4 #19

Red Sonja Vol. 4 #19

Writer: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
Art: Carlos Gomez
Covers: Sean Chen (A), Tom Mandrake (B), Jan Duursema (C), Cosplay (D), John Royale (E-Subscription)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Still seeking Lord Skath, Sonja finally reaches his castle in the Cimmerian mountains — and it’s not what she expected! Castle Skath is now something of an attraction for wealthy visitors from across Hyborea; and its new owner, Rusa Sandak, has sinister plans to keep the gold flowing…

Preview: Dejah Thoris #5

Dejah Thoris #5

writer: Amy Chu
artist: Pasquale Qualano
covers: Mike McKone (A), Sean Chen (B), Sergio Davila (C)
Mike McKone (RI-B/W), Sergio Davila (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Water, water, everywhere… The Princess of Mars discovers the hard way what it means to be a Jeddak as she faces an unthinkable situation on the barren planet of Barsoom, death by drowning…

Preview: Green Hornet #2

Green Hornet #2

writer: Amy Chu
artist: German Erramouspe
covers: Mike McKone (A), Sean Chen (B), Mike McKone (RI-B/W), Sean Chen (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

The new Green Hornet embarks on her journey to become a hero and faces a threat unlike any she’s ever faced before!

Review: Avengers Academy the Complete Collection Vol. 1

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 students of Avengers Academy

Avengers Academy the Complete Collection Vol. 1 collects issues #1-12, Avengers Academy Giant Size #1, Thunderbolts (1997) #147, and material from Enter the Heroic Age #1 by Christos Gage, Paul Tobin, Jeff Parker, Mike McKone, Jorge Molina, Sean Chen, Tom Raney, David Baldeon, and Kev Walker.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores March 13. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFW

 

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Marvel Teams with Northrop Grumman for Custom Propaganda (Updated)

Earlier today, Marvel tweeted out a promotion this Saturday at New York Comic Con involving weapons manufacturer Northrop Grumman.

Under their “Custom Edition” printing arm, the company will see N.G.E.N. (Northrop Grumman Elite Nexus) meet the Avengers in a story called “Start Your N.G.E.N.S.!“. The comic is marked as “all ages” and written by Fabian Nicieza with art by Sean Chen.

Marvel’s “Custom Edition” allows the company to work on special comics like this for instance they’ve produced a comic for a pharmaceutical company to promote their drugs to treat IBD.

In this comic:

When RED RONIN emerges from the Hudson, the Avengers assemble to stop his destructive march toward New York City. But when the mechanical behemoth proves to be a match with seriously upgraded technology, a call for assistance goes out to a new super group. Northrop Grumman’s Elite Nexus is a team of scientists who specialize in cutting edge, hi-tech adventures. The new squad of heavy hitters, known as N.G.E.N. rushes in to assist the Avengers. But who could be behind Red Ronin’s mysterious attack?

Why doesn’t this sit well?

Northrop Grumman is a leading U.S. military contractor and aerospace company known as the producer of the B-2 Stealth bomber and fighter jets like the F-14 Tomcat (a competing company to Lockheed Martin) and also been fined for hundreds of millions of dollars for charges such as bribery, fraud, workplace safety issues, wages, and more.

There’s numerous reasons this corporate team-up is disappointing including it goes directly against Marvel’s “progressive” claims. It’s a help to mainstream part of the military industrial complex through comic propaganda.

The company is no saint and unlike Tony Stark has not seen the light when it comes to their death merchant ways.

In the 1970s the company was embroiled in controversies over illegal campaign contributions as well as $30 million in bribes it paid to foreign governments to win contracts.

During the 1980s there was numerous investigations about mismanagement over their work on the MX Missile and B-2 Stealth Bomber (defrauding upwards of $2 billion in this case alone) and in 1989 they were indicted on criminal charges of falsifying test results. Instead of a trial the company plead guilty to 34 fraud charges and paid a fine of $17 million. In 1992 the company paid $4.2 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit over padding invoices regarding the MX missile system.

The company then paid $1.4 million in 2000 to settle another whistleblower case about overcharging the Air Force. 2003 saw a $111 million settlement about overcharging the Pentagon for work on several programs. 2003 also included an $80 million settlement regarding two False Claims Cases. 2004 saw a settlement of $1.8 million over a whistleblower case from the 80s involving cruise missiles. 2005 saw $62 million paid to settle claims about overcharging for the B-2 bomber program.

The company was awarded a contract after the U.S. invasion of Iraq for $48 million to train the new Iraqi army. They did such a horrible job the Jordanian Army was brought in to take over.

In 2007 the Justice Department said Northrop would pay $8 million to resolve allegations about improperly testing equipment used in night vision goggles and sniper scopes sold to the Pentagon. 2008 saw a whistleblower bring a lawsuit about overcharges regarded the Joint STARS radar aircraft program.

The 00s weren’t done as the company then paid $325 million to settle charges that it failyed to test out parts for spy satellites. They wound up being defective.

They kicked off the 10s with a $12.5 million settlement that they neglected to test electronic parts it supplied for military aircraft and submarines.

Beyond fraud they’ve also destroyed the environment. A former complex in Bethpage, New York was contaminated with carcinogenic solvent and named a superfund site in 1983. The cleanup didn’t work.

There’s also labor abuses that led to strikes and in 2007 guest workers employed by a contractor were being held against their will.

A subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, Litton Industries, provided parts of source code for guidance and navigation systems aboard Air Force One to a company in Russia in 1998. They paid $15 million in fines for 110 violations of the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulation. They also failed to notify the U.S. State Department about guidance systems transfers to Angola, Indonesia, Israel, China, Ukraine, and Yemen.

Northrop Grumman also owns the Vinnell Corporation, a defense contractor who’s also a mercenary outfit that’s worked in fifty countries and allows US support with “official” United States involvement. Vinnell has trained other military organizations and in the case of training in Saudi Arabia it was used to crush unrest in Bahrain regarding the Arab Spring. This is the subsidiary that failed to train the Iraqi army.

The company has also been in a legal dispute with the city of Richmond, Virginia over IT infrastructure, showing off even more deplorable business actions.

We’ll of course have a full review of the comic as soon as possible.

Update: Marvel has cancelled the NYCC event and pulled the comic from Marvel Unlimited. References to Marvel have been removed from Northrop’s end. It’s unknown if the entire partnership has been dissolved.

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