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Davis, Giella, Moore, Truman, and Venditti Return to Baltimore Comic-Con 2020

Come to the 2020 Baltimore Comic-Con October 23-25 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. The convention welcomes back returning guests Shane Davis, Joe Giella, Terry Moore, Timothy Truman, and Robert VendittiClick here to purchase your tickets!

Shane Davis

Shane Davis is an American comic book artist best known for his New York Times Bestseller graphic novel Superman: Earth One volumes 1 and 2. He has worked for DC Comics, Marvel Entertainment, and Legendary Comics. He is the writer and artist of Axcend, his first creator-owned project. He is currently working on a Metal Men maxi-series at DC Comics.

Joe Giella

Joe Giella returns to the Baltimore Comic-Con for a rare appearance. The oldest living artist to have worked on Batman, this Golden and Silver Age creator worked at Timely, Marvel, and DC Comics as a penciller and inker. In addition to working on the comic, Giella provided pencils and inks on the Batman syndicated strip, as well as the syndicated Flash GordonThe PhantomMary Worth, and Sherlock Holmes comic strips. The United States Postal Service honored Giella by using two of his pieces of art for their 2006 “DC Super Heroes” collection of postage stamps. He has been honored with an Ink Pot Award, as well as being presented with the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement award at the 2016 Harvey Awards ceremony.

Terry Moore

Indie powerhouse Terry Moore began his career in comics with the critically acclaimed epic series Strangers in Paradise, the compelling love story between three unlikely friends who find themselves bound together by their pasts. The long running series garnered many awards, including the coveted Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story and the National Cartoonists Society Comic Book Division Reuben Award. Strangers in Paradise has been translated into nineteen languages and is as popular today as when it was first published in 1993. In 2018, Terry marked 25 years of Strangers in Paradise with new stories in a ten-issue limited series, Strangers in Paradise XXV. Moore has created many award-winning series, including Motor Girl, the story of a wounded warrior and her imaginary best friend, Rachel Rising, a horror comic with a ten-year old serial killer named Zoe, and Echo, a science fiction thriller. In 2020, Terry concludes the exciting series, Five Years, that brings together characters from all of his series in one heart-stopping story. The recipient of numerous industry awards worldwide, Moore continues to create strong female characters in extraordinary stories that touch the hearts of readers around the world. In addition to publishing work under his own label, Abstract Studio, Moore has worked for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios, and other major publishers throughout his career.

Timothy Truman

Timothy Truman is known as one of the most original storytellers and stylists in the American comic book industry. His work on Grimjack was on the leading edge of the “grim and gritty” comics of the ’80’s. Truman continued his tear through the indy scene with Scout and Scout: War Shaman. Timothy took his brand of detailed, character-driven adventure to DC for Hawkworld, for which he received the 1991 European Haxtur Award. His interest in frontier and Native American history led him to write, draw, and publish the graphic novel Wilderness: The True Story of Simon Girty. With writer Joe R. Lansdale, he revamped the DC Western anti-hero Jonah Hex, which won the Bram Stoker Award in 1996 and The Lone Ranger and Tonto for Topps. Other projects have included Star WarsTime BeaversThe SpiderTurok: Dinosaur HunterThe ProwlerJustice League: Gatekeeper, and Dark Horse Comics’ bestselling Conan and King Conan. Timothy teamed up with his son, writer Benjamin Truman, to produce the acclaimed horror-western graphic novel A Man Named Hawken and, most recently, Scout: Marauder, the long-awaited sequel to the original Scout series. As a commercial illustrator, Timothy has painted book covers for Bantam Books, Subterranean Press, and Learning A-Z, and worked on projects with such musical acts as The Grateful Dead, Santana, Hot Tuna, Jim Lauderdale, Robert Hunter, and Rory Gallagher. For more information about Timothy and his work, visit his website at www.timothytruman.com or follow him on Facebook.

Robert Venditti

Robert Venditti is a New York Times best-selling author whose characters and concepts have been adapted to film and television. He has written the monthly comic book series X-O Manowar for Valiant Entertainment, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern CorpsGreen Lantern, and The Flash for DC Comics, and the children’s novel series Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape for Simon & Schuster. His current projects include Justice LeagueHawkman, and the Vertigo graphic novel Six Days, inspired by the story of his uncle’s participation in D-Day.

In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Brett Breeding (Superman), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Becky Cloonan (Dark Agnes), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Alan Davis (Tarot, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Shane Davis (Metal Men), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Joe Giella (Green Lantern), Greg Hildebrandt (Wolverine), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Tom King (Batman), Scott Kolins (The Flash, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Richard Pace (Second Coming), James Pascoe (Azrael), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Sinestro: Year of the Villain), Amy Reeder (Amethyst), Afua Richardson (Omni), Louise Simonson (Power Pack), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok: The Breaking of Helheim), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), Timothy Truman (Grimjack), Gus Vazquez (Scooby Apocalypse), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Mark Waid (Dr. Strange), Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

Terry Moore Announces Five Years

Terry Moore, the creator behind Strangers in Paradise, Echo, Rachel Rising, and Motor Girl, has announced a new series, Five Years.

What would you do if you knew the world had five years left? If you could do something about it, would you? Who would you call for help? The Terryverse joins together to fight a common enemy and the countdown begins in May!

Five Years

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Lost Chronicles Vol. 1 SC

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Lost Chronicles Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kyle Higgins, Ross Thibodeaux, Marguerite Bennett, Trey Moore, James Kochalka, Jorge Corona, Tom Taylor, Jamal Campbell, Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Rod Reis, Rob Guillory, Huang Danlan, Terry Moore, James Kochalka, Jorge Corona, Goñi Montes, Dan Mora, Jamal Campbell, Frazer Irving, Da Jung Lee
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes
Colorists: Taylor Wells, Sarah Stern, Hi-Fi
Letterers: Ed Dukeshire, Jim Campbell
Price: $16.99

Morph into action with this collection of short stories from every corner of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers universe, from a trip to the carnival with Scorpina and Goldar, to the origins of Finster’s maniacal clay monsters, and a Black Ranger team-up like never before. These stories provide a depth and insight into the Power Rangers that is sure to excite every fan.

With stories written by Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Nightwing), Tom Taylor (Injustice), Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl), and more. Illustrated by superstar talents including Terry Moore (Rachel Rising), Rob Guillory (Chew), Frazer Irving (Batman & Robin), and more.

Collects the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Annuals from 2016 and 2017!

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d everyone get? What’d you enjoy? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Around the Tubes

Deadline – Terry Moore’s Graphic Novel ‘Strangers In Paradise’ On Way To Big Screen – Hells yes!


Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Action Comics #987

Herts Advertiser – The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows – Brawl in the Family

Herts Advertiser – Steve Rogers: Captain America – Empire Building

Review: Motor Girl #6

If there is one person on Earth that visiting aliens trust, it’s Samantha Locklear. Now Sam is fighting to save the desert junkyard that has become a UFO safehaven from an industrial tycoon determined to seize the land and install an anti-UFO weapon. Fortunately, Sam has a secret weapon of her own, her imaginary gorilla friend Mike!

A month off from Motor Girl, even for the release of the first trade, feels like too long for what is one of the best comic series on the market today. Terry Moore, who both writes and draws the series, continuously knocks it out of the park with a combination of humor and heart in a comic where you never know what to expect, but you know you’ll leave with a smile on your face even when you’re fighting back tears like this issue.

Picking up from the last issue it’s hard to talk about the first half of the comic without spoiling it. But, the humor is packed to the beginning setting up the reader for the latter half which feels like a punch to a gut by the end of it. The first half continues the alien abduction story and it’s really hilarious how it’s presented but as with what feels like everything with this comic, not all is at it seems. Again, don’t want to spoil things, that’s part of the fun of the series.

But, Moore delivers a punch to the fut as I said with the latter half that dives into Sam’s military service after an explosion triggers a memory and what I assume is PTSD. We are taken to her service in what’s clearly a Middle Eastern field of battle. It doesn’t matter specifically where only what happens. Again not to spoil anything, but Moore reveals Sam’s injuries she’s sustained and been danced around a little bit and also what’s likely the origin of Mike. It’s utterly heartbreaking, shocking, unexpected, and again Moore adds so much depth to his characters.

What starts with putting a smile on my face ended with my jaw dropped and a gasp. But, even with the air sucked out I still kept smiling due to the first half of the comic. Moore brilliantly mixes humor and emotion in a comic that has delivered with every issue and continually surprises. Easily my favorite comic out today and one of the best being released.

Story: Terry Moore Art: Terry Moore
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Motor Girl #4

motor-girl-4Vic and Larry try to bully Samantha into selling the junkyard, but Sam proves to be a formidable opponent, especially with the help of a few resident extraterrestrials!

Motor Girl, let me tell you how much I love you.

Writer and artist Terry Moore continues to knock it out of the park with this latest series which brilliantly mixes sci-fi and humor for a combination that’s one of the most fun comics on the market, and it really should be a downer.

The comic is about a sleazy corporate-type guy trying to buy a junkyard from an old woman, while the keeper of the yard, Sam, is possibly seeing UFOs, has a drinking problem, and her best friend is a talking gorilla. Weird doesn’t come close to summing up the series, but it’s quirky fun that I find myself laughing with every issue and finishing each with a big grin on my face. This issue is no exception.

Last issue we saw Larry get abducted by a UFO and in this issue Same comes across Vic who’s waiting for his friend to return like a lost puppy. That parts funny enough, but then add in a scientist who’s tripping because he licked a toxin and it gets even funnier. This issue is full of comedy, both physical and situational. We also get to know Sam more too.

As the heroine of the comic, Sam is an interesting one. She’s tough and I mean that both physically and emotionally. She’s experienced some trauma with hints seen in this issue and we also get to see her kick some ass. When it comes to favorite female comic characters, she’s quickly rising to becoming one of my favorites. Terry Moore continues to knock it out of the park with his characters and here he keeps adding depth through small additions.

As much as I examine the comic, it’s flawless. The worst part is, I want to read more. It’s such a fun read it flys by and a month is too long to wait. Motor Girl is my new favorite series and one of the best on the market today.

Story: Terry Moore Art: Terry Moore Cover Color: Steve Hamaker
Story: 10.0 Art: 10.0 Overall: 10.0 Recommendation: Buy

Wednesday Comic Rally: Motor Girl #1

motor-girl-1Too often comic fans rally around a series far too late, when it’s already been cancelled or announced its ending. We’ve recently seen that with the cancellation of Nighthawk and Mockingbird, two solid series that featured excellent writing, but lacked the buzz to keep them going.

Introducing “Wednesday Comic Rally” (the eventual name to still be determined) where I hope to spotlight a series, comic, graphic novel, etc., that you should go check out when you head to the shop each week. The idea is to focus on small press and indie comics as well as low selling mainstream comics and make the case as to why you should get it (and actually provide options as to where you can purchase the comic if you don’t have a local shop or prefer digital).

We saw how easily we can boost a series like Mockingbird so lets show our power as comic fans and speak with our dollars to keep quality comics around by showing our support.

This week’s rally? Motor Girl #1 by Terry Moore and Abstract Studio!

When Samantha’s junkyard is visited by a UFO looking for spare parts, she is only too happy to oblige. But when word gets out she is a reliable source, Sam’s booming alien business catches the attention of an Area 51 investigator determined to shut her down!

Moore originally was going to create this series after Strangers in Paradise, but instead he made ECHO instead. After ECHO was the new plan, but then Rachel Rising was his next project. So, finally we get this new series that’s been years in the making and the wait was worth it.

The first issue of Motor Girl debuts this week and it’s as solid as I’d had hoped giving us a cute and entertaining comic that bends genres and features the quirks that makes creator Terry Moore’s comics great. The comic star Samantha a tech handy manager of a junkyard and a talking gorilla, it’s everything I expected and more. The comic has that sensibility of a series like Wonderfalls or Pushing Daises… but with a talking gorilla. There’s a magical and whimsical feel about it that had me immediately wanting to read the next issue.

That’s helped in Moore’s distinctive black and white style which perfectly balances details. There’s not too much, there’s not too little. It’s something he’s mastered over the years and is a prime example of a black and white comic being superior to its color bretheren.

Having read the issue, it’s solid and a comic I highly recommend being one of the best I’ve read this week.

So, lets show quality can rise!

You can purchase Motor Girl #1 at your local shop, through the Abstract Studio website, on comiXology, through Amazon, or pre-order the second and third issue through Things From Another World.

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual #1

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Kyle Higgins, Ross Thibodeaux, Marguerite Bennett, Trey Moore, James Kochalka, Jorge Corona
Artists: Rod Reis, Rob Guillory, Huang Danlan, Terry Moore, James Kochalka, Jorge Corona
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Goñi Montes
Incentive Cover: Richard Chang
Acetate Incentive Cover: George Caltsoudas
Price: $7.99

Comics creators come together to celebrate their mutual love of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! From short stories like “Only the Strong” (the origin of Goldar) to “Unlockly Heroes” (basically, what would happen if Bulk and Skull became Rangers?), this oversized anthology collection features contributions from creators like Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Rob Guillory (Chew), James Kochalka (Monkey vs. Robot), and more!

40 pages of new story and art!


Preview: Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz HC

Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz HC

Imprint: KaBOOM!
Writers/Artists: Mike Allred, Art Baltazar, Paige Braddock, Megan Brennan, Frank Cammuso, Derek Charm, Colleen Coover, Evan Dorkin, Chynna Clugston Flores, Julie Fujii, Shaenon K. Garrity, Melanie Gillman, Zac Gorman, Jimmy Gownley, Matt Groening, Dan Hipp, Keith Knight, Mike Kunkel, Roger Langridge, Jeff Lemire, Jonathan Lemon, Patrick McDonnell, Tony Millionaire, Caleb Monroe, Terry Moore, Dustin Nguyen, Molly Ostertag, Lincoln Peirce, Paul Pope, Hilary Price, Liz Prince, Stan Sakai, Chris Schweizer, Ryan Sook, Jeremy Sorese, Raina Telgemeier, Richard Thompson, Tom Tomorrow, Lucas Turnbloom, and Jen Wang

Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz is a giant love letter from creators new and old from comic strips to webcomics, children’s books to comic books. Unprecedented at this scale, it is very rare for the Schulz estate to allow other cartoonists to illustrate the Peanuts gang in their own signature styles. This collection of original stories, pin-ups, and strips pay tribute to Schulz and the world of Peanuts, and includes contributions from Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Jen Wang (In Real Life), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Terry Moore (Rachel Rising), Mike Allred (Silver Surfer), Paul Pope (Battling Boy), and many more. Features an introduction by Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate).


KaBOOM!’s Unprecedented Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz Hardcover

On October 2, 1950, good ol’ Charlie Brown made his first appearance in a classic, four-panel comic strip printed in seven newspapers nationwide. In the 65 years since, Charlie Brown and his friends have become household names around the world—and in Snoopy’s case, on the moon—appearing on television, on the stage, and in theaters. Charles M. Schulz’s creation has been awarded high honors and praise, and most importantly, the Peanuts gang has touched the lives of generations and continues to delight and inspire to this day.

Paul Pope

This October, KaBOOM!, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, and Peanuts Worldwide have the honor of presenting an unprecedented collection of original stories, pin-ups, and strips dedicated to Charles M. Schulz’s beloved creation in Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz.

This 11.5” x 9” hardcover features 128 pages of full-color illustrations and comics from 40 renowned cartoonists, presenting the Peanuts gang in their own signature styles in a very rare opportunity and in cooperation with the Schulz estate. Mo Willems , Raina Telgemeier, Jen Wang, Patrick McDonnell, Stan Sakai, Terry Moore, Liz Prince, Mike Allred, Paul Pope, and many more celebrate their love of Peanuts in this one-of-a-kind collection.

Liz Prince Patrick McDonnell

The Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz hardcover arrives in comic shops on October 14th and in bookstores October 20th for the price of $34.99

Peanuts A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz Cover Design by Scott Newman, with Charles M. Schulz, Ryan Sook, and Paul Pope

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