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Northwest Press announces Theater of Terror

Credit: Art by Phil Jimenez, color by William O. Tyler

Comics publisher Northwest Press, an LGBTQ comics publisher founded in 2010, today launched a crowdfunding campaign for its newest anthology, Theater of Terror: Revenge of the Queers.

Edited by Justin Hall and William O. Tyler, the project will be a full-color, 250-page book, and will feature work by 33 comics writers and artists. It also features cover art by comics superstar Phil Jimenez and features a connecting storyline featuring Peaches Christ, a real-life drag horror hostess.

In addition to Jimenez’ cover, the book has contributions from a lot of prominent comics creators, including Mariko TamakiSina GraceBrad RaderRachel PollackTana Ford, and Terry Blas.

The Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of the book launched on May 17th and runs until June 16. It offers rewards such as print and digital editions of the book, signed limited edition pinup prints, an all-over-printed t-shirt based on the endpapers designed by Michael Wertz, custom video messages from host Peaches Christ, and original art from contributors to the book.

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)

Take a Trip to Laguardia with Nnedi Okorafor, Tana Ford, and Berger Books

From Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor and critically acclaimed illustrator Tana Ford comes LaGuardia. This new four-issue miniseries is the latest addition to the second wave of titles in the Berger Books imprint at Dark Horse. LaGuardia reunites Nnedi Okorafor and Tana Ford, the powerhouse creative team behind Marvel’s Black Panther: Long Live the King #6.

Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling an illegal alien plant named “Letme Live” through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport’s customs and security, she arrives at her grandmother’s tenement, the New Hope Apartments in the South Bronx.

There, she and Letme become part of a growing population of mostly African and shape-shifting alien immigrants, battling against interrogation, discrimination and travel bans, as they try to make it in a new land. But, as the birth of her child nears, Future begins to change in more ways than one. What dark secret is she hiding?

The first issue of LaGuardia goes on sale October 31, 2018, and will soon be available for preorder at your local comic shop for $4.99.

Preview: Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions

Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions

Sophie Campbell, Kate Leth, Sarah Kuhn, Sarah Winifred Searle & Various (w) • Tana Ford, Sophie Campbell, Siobhan Keenan, Sarah Winifred Searle & Various (a) • Derek Charm (c)

Jem and the Holograms get back to their rock ‘n’ roll roots in this new series of stand-alone stories from some of comics’ most popular creators. A celebration of creativity, friendship, and being true to yourself, Dimensions is full of humor, fun, and characters that radiate positivity. These uplifting stories will bring a smile to readers’ faces even as they put a song in their hearts.

TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-242-4

Preview: Star Trek: Boldly Go, Vol. 3

Star Trek: Boldly Go, Vol. 3

Mike Johnson (w) • Josh Hood, Megan Levens, Tana Ford, Marcus To (a) • Tony Shasteen (c)

What if Kirk and the Enterprise crew were robots? What if Klingons founded Starfleet? What if Spock wasn’t Vulcan? What if all these realities collided? The Star Trek mega-event “I.D.I.C.” brings together all of these worlds for one huge, universe-threatening adventure. The Vulcan philosophy of celebrating “Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations” is one of acceptance, but can the universe accept the simultaneous existence of multiple realities? It’s a team-up for the ages as numerous incarnations of Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise crew must work together to stop a foe that threatens all of existence! Featuring the return of Jane Tiberius Kirk and her gender-swapped crew! Collects the entire “I.D.I.C.” storyline from Star Trek: Boldly Go #13-18.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-248-6

Preview: Star Trek: Boldly Go #15

Star Trek: Boldly Go #15

Mike Johnson (w) • Tana Ford (a) • Tony Shasteen (c)

“I.D.I.C.” Part 3 of 6! The 6-part epic adventure “I.D.I.C.” continues, as the mastermind behind the colliding realities is revealed! Can the multiple Kirks and their crews unite in time to save all of their universes?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Review: Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #1

Jem-Dimensions01_cvrB.jpgIDW Publishing kicks off their new Jem anthology series strong in Jem and The Holograms: Dimensions #1. The Dimensions series promises a set of stories told outside the main Jem narrative; a gateway book to the larger Jem universe, though it can also stand on its own. After issue one, however, it’s hard not to want more neon-colored nonsense.

The two stories, “Catnap” and “Roll With It” each tell a distinctly modern tale using ‘80s icons. Brightly-colored ski gear and Dungeons and Dragons games, all in the Jem palate of bold makup, huge hair, and stars and lightning bolts on every surface.

Sophie Campbell took the reins on “Catnap” as both writer and artist. Misfit groupie Clash is cat-sitting for band member Pizzazz, but doesn’t want to miss out on her ski trip. She decides to bring the kitty along on the slopes with her friend Misty, after girlfriend Blaze bails on her. When evil Jem groupies show up to steal the cat and get Clash booted from all future Misfit events, Blaze literally flies in to save the day—and the cat!

Jem_Dimensions_01-pr2-1Colorist M. Victoria Robado keeps things bright and rainbow-hued, even against a snow-capped backdrop. A high-speed chase followed by an avalanche of epic proportions turns the slopes into a flurry of color and action under Campbell and Robado’s efforts. Campbell’s story (and, I would assume, other Jem tales as well) blurs the line between “good” and “evil” as Misfit fans protect a helpless feline from the evil claws of Jem groupies. Some modern additions, such as Misty dressed in her colorful headscarf and Blaze and Clash’s kiss at the end, bring this 80’s classic into today’s landscape.

“Roll With It”, written by Kate Leth with art by Tana Ford, is lighter on story in favor of dissecting some classic characters at the end of their Infinite run. An exhausted group of Holograms try to get Jerrica to take a break after their tour. Kimber suggests a game of Dungeons and Dragons, but as the game is set up Jerrica is elected Dungeon Master—leaving her in charge of the group all over again. She soon loses her cool and the girls must come up with an alternate plan to give ALL of the Holograms the night off.

The girls game characters give a little peek into their psyche along with providing plenty of light-hearted laughter. And while Jerrica and Synergy drive the plot, Kimber shines through as the star of the story. Colorist Brittany Peer sticks to a blue and purple palate, so that when Jerrica attacks the D&D party with an overpowered dragon, the fire-breather truly stands out.

Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions is a super fun romp with a huge cast of female characters. This book not only passes the Bechdel test, but smashes it into pieces. The characters are well-rounded, diverse, and unafraid to be themselves—no matter how outrageous.

Story: Sophie Campbell, Kate Leth
Art: Sophie Campbell, Tana Ford Colors: M. Victoria Robado, Brittany Peer
Story: 9 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.3 Recommendation: Buy

IDW provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #1

Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #1

Kate Leth, Sophie Campbell (w) • Tana Ford, Sophie Campbell (a) • Tana Ford (c)

Jem: Dimensions brings both new and beloved creators to the world of The Holograms! In a story by Kate Leth and Tana Ford, the Holograms throw a Dungeons and Dragons game night with Jerrica as the Dungeon Master, and even Synergy joins the fun! And in Sophie Campbell’s story, the Misfits (plus some NEW faces) take a break to go on a ski trip, when all hell breaks loose…and so does Pizzazz’s cat!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Venomverse: War Stories #1

Venomverse: War Stories #1

(W) Declan Shalvey, Magdalene Visaggio, Cullen Bunn (A) Annapaola Martello, Declan Shalvey, Tana Ford (CA) Francesco Mattina
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 06, 2017
SRP: $4.99

• Sure, you know about some of the adventures All-New Wolverine, Gwenpool, Ghost Rider, Old Man Logan and Deadpool went on with their symbiotes, but what about the rest?!
• Featuring a star-studded lineup of creators and characters, including…
• …a VENOMIZED PUNISHER story written and drawn by Declan Shalvey!
• And the awesome adventures of VENOMIZED ROCKET RACCOON by Magdalene Visaggio!

Jem and the Holograms Step Into a New Comic Book Dimension

Hasbro’s Jem and the Holograms may be currently out touring with the “Infinite” crossover mini-series, but they’re already plotting their next move with the just-announced Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions.

This new series, from IDW Publishing, will be an anthology comic set in Jem’s world, and will bring in a rotating roster of talent into the mix, as well as some Jem mainstays, to tell new adventures, with two self-contained stories per issue.

The debut issue sees writer Kate Leth and artist Tana Ford jamming on a Dungeons and Dragons game night where Jerrica plays the role of Dungeon Master and even Synergy joins the fun! Just as exciting, Sophie Campbell returns to the world of Jem, writing and illustrating a story about the Misfits on a ski trip gone south when Pizzazz’s cat is on the loose!

Jem fans can rest assured that Thompson won’t be going far, though, and can anticipate her return to the series before you can say “Showtime, Synergy!”

Issue one kicks off in November with main cover art by Tana Ford and variant covers by Jem art team founding members Sophie Campbell and M. Victoria Robado, plus Eisner-nominee Derek Charm!

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