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Celebrate Baby Billie Mariana Morales with a Variant Cover

Baby Billie Mariana Morales finds out just what it means to have Spider-Man as a big brother in Rahzzah’s adorable Miles Morales: Spider-Man #18 cover! The newborn sister of Miles Morales was introduced back in December by writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Javier Garrón and we’re just getting started welcoming her to the Marvel Universe.

See Baby Billie web-slinging through Brooklyn with her big bro by picking up the Baby Morales Variant Cover by Rahzzah this May! Miles Morales: Spider-Man #18 is by writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Carmen Carnero.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #18 Baby Morales Variant Cover

Jamie McKelvie’s Decorum Cover Revealed

Image Comics has revealed the show-stopping, electrifying cover by Jamie McKelvie for the highly anticipated Decorum #1.

Decorum—by bestselling, comics titan Jonathan Hickman and fan favorite artist Mike Huddleston—is an all-new, eight-issue science fiction miniseries set to launch this March from Image Comics.

Decorum will blend the high impact, event level storytelling of Hickman’s recent re-envisioning of X-Men with the sprawling, addictive worldbuilding of the recently concluded East of West

There are many assassins in the known universe. Decorum is the story of the most well-mannered one.

Decorum #1 Cover A by Huddleston (Diamond Code JAN200108), Decorum #1 Cover B by Huddleston (Diamond Code JAN200109), and Decorum #1 Cover C by McKelvie (Diamond Code JAN208126) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 11. 

Decorum #1 Jamie McKelvie

Empires Unite in Patrick Gleason’s Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling Cover

For as long as the universe can remember, the Kree and Skrull empires been locked in what seemed like a never-ending war, but now, a former Young Avenger has done the impossible. Abandoning Earth, his fellow heroes, and the love of his life, Hulkling has united both intergalactic empires under his rule and now heads to Earth with one of the largest armadas the cosmos has ever seen. What happens next will be chronicled in Marvel’s biggest event of 2020, Empyre, as well as the essential one-shot, Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling. Written by Chip Zdarsky and Anthony Oliveira with art by Manuel Garcia, Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling will show readers what led Hulkling on his bold new path and shed light on his mysterious plans…

Check out the main cover by Patrick Gleason below and see Hulkling fulfill his destiny on April 22nd!

Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling

Sanford Greene Pays Homage to My Neighbor Totoro with a Bitter Root #6 Variant

Bestselling, Eisner Award nominated artist Sanford Greene pays homage to popular Miyazaki film, My Neighbor Totoro, in forthcoming Bitter Root #6 by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Greene. 

The new story arc of Bitter Root kicks off with issue #6 and will feature the work of new colorist Sofie Dodgson

In Bitter Root #6, the monster-fighting Sangerye family returns for another adventure. Loved ones once thought lost forever have returned—though the bliss of this family reunion doesn’t last for long. Cullen has changed, and everyone is concerned. But they’ll need all the help they can get, as a new threat has arrived on Earth…

The Bitter Root series takes place in the 1920s while the Harlem Renaissance is in full swing and follows the Sangerye Family. Once the greatest family of monster hunters in the world, the Sangeryes must move beyond the tragedies of the past, or be forced to sit back and watch an unimaginable evil ravage the human race.

Bitter Root #6 Cover C by Greene (Diamond Code DEC198586) will be available through Power Comics.

BOOM! Studios Announces COMICSPRO 2020 Exclusives and Special Guests

BOOM! Studios has announced their presence at the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting from February 20-22, 2020 at the Hilton Portland Downtown, in Portland, OR. The publisher, home to award-winning imprints BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia, is proud to return to the 14th ComicsPRO Annual Meeting as a Premier sponsor with special guest, Ryan Parrott, writer of hit series including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and co-writer of Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers.

Retailers who attend the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting will receive exclusive Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, #2 and Alienated #1 variant covers for free that will only be available at this conference. The retailer-exclusive merchandise available from BOOM! Studios’ includes:

  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by George Caltsoudas
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by George Caltsoudas
  • Alienated #1 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by Özgür Yildirim

ComicsPRO retailers will have the chance to hear BOOM! Studios President, Publishing & Marketing, Filip Sablik speak on Thursday, February 20th, at the Graphic Novels, Perennials, and Curation panel, full details below.  

Thursday, February 20
Graphic Novels, Perennials, and Curation
(2:45 PM – 3:25 PM, Grand Ballroom II)  
What makes a graphic novel a perennial seller? What do publishers look for in choosing projects? Can comics be perennial sellers? What type of graphic novels sell differently in the book market … in the Direct Market …. online? These and other questions will be answered.

BOOM! Studios President, Publishing & Marketing, Filip Sablik will unveil the publisher’s vision for 2020 at a presentation on Thursday, February 20th at 10:30am. Throughout the weekend, attendees will also have an opportunity to speak directly with Sablik and Morgan Perry, Retail Sales Coordinator, about exciting new and upcoming titles from acclaimed imprints BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia at roundtable discussions on Friday, February 21st, and Saturday, February 22nd. The publisher will also bring along limited edition advance galleys of upcoming projects and other promotional items to share at the roundtables. 

BOOM! Studios will host a special event on Friday, February 21st and invites all attending ComicsPRO retailers to join them for free food and drinks. The BOOM! Studios Happy Hour will take place 7:00-9:00pm on Friday, 2/21, at Shift Drinks, located at 1200 SW Morrison St. in Portland, OR.

Alienated #1 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by Özgür Yildirim
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by George Caltsoudas

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by George Caltsoudas

Vault Reveals a Jen Hickman Cover for Finger Guns #1

Vault Comics has announced that Finger Guns #1 is receiving an additional new, wrap-around C cover from star artist Jen Hickman

Jen Hickman is a visual storyteller and a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Sequential Art program. Past work includes TESTMoth & WhisperJem and the Holograms, the Femme Magnifique anthology, and more. They get really excited about dystopian fiction, good coffee, and drawing hands.

Written by Justin Richards, drawn by Val Halvorson, colored by Rebecca Nalty, lettered by Taylor Esposito, and designed by Tim Daniel, Finger Guns is one of Vault’s most talked about new 2020 series so far, having already garnered glowing early reviews, along with spotlights in The New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter. 

In Finger Guns, two troubled teenagers discover they can manipulate emotions by firing finger guns. There will be laughs. There will be tears. There will be uncomfortable teen feelings and angst. Oh yeah.. And chaos. So much chaos.

Finger Guns #1 is on sale February 26th, 2020.

Finger Guns #1 Jen Hickman variant


Spider-Woman #1 Gets an Artgerm Variant Cover

The Spider-Woman book fans have been waiting for is almost here, and Jessica Drew is beyond ready for her new adventure…but are you? In this explosive new series by writer Karla Pacheco and artist Pere Pérez, Marvel’s beloved hero will face off against her greatest enemies all while discovering dark secrets from her past. See Jessica blast her way through her latest mission below in a gorgeous variant cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau and pick up Spider-Woman #1 when it lands in comic shops on March 18th! 

Wolverine Enjoys a Taste of Paradise in a New Skottie Young Variant

After a well-deserved break, Wolverine is back and fiercer than ever in an all-new solo series by writer Benjamin Percy and industry legend Adam Kubert! Mutantkind has a new lease on life and Wolverine, surrounded by family and friends, has everything he ever wanted… but will it last?

Check out Wolverine soaking up the sun on the new mutant nation of Krakoa in Skottie Young’s delightful variant cover below and pick up Wolverine #1 at your local comic shop on February 19th! Retailers, don’t forget to order your copies by the end of today!

Wolverine #1 Skottie Young variant

Celebrate the Fastest Man Alive with The Flash #750 Decade Variants

On March 4th, the landmark The Flash #750 hits comic book stores and participating digital retailers, spotlighting the Scarlet Speedster and including incredible stories from Flash’s past, present and future. This oversized tribute to one of pop culture’s speediest heroes is guaranteed to become a collectors’ item when it hits stores!

This collectability will be further enhanced by some of comics’ most talented artists, honoring the Flash in a series of variant covers that celebrate The Fastest Man Alive throughout the decades:

  • 1940 – Nicola Scott and Annette Kwok
  • 1950 – Gary Frank and Brad Anderson
  • 1960 – Nick Derington
  • 1970 – José Luis García-López, and Alex Sinclair
  • 1980 – Gabriele Dell’Otto
  • 1990 – Francesco Mattina
  • 2000 – Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair
  • 2010 – Francis Manapul

The Flash #750 is a 96-page prestige format one-shot comic book, debuting in comic book stores and participating online retailers on March 4, 2020, for $9.99.

Afro Samurai Creator Takashi Okazaki Debuts at Marvel with a Werewolf By Night Variant Cover

This April, you’ll be able to see the work of acclaimed Japanese artist, Takashi Okazaki, on the cover of the brand new series, Werewolf By Night! Known for creating the hit manga series Afro Samurai, which went on to inspire both an anime series and an Emmy-nominated television film, Okazaki now brings his incredible talent to Marvel Comics.

Written by Taboo and Ben Jackendoff with art by Scot Eaton, Werewolf By Night #1 will introduce an all-new Werewolf by Night, a young man who must deal with a family curse while trying to protect his community from a deadly threat. For this exciting new series, Okazaki captures the new hero’s internal struggle in beautiful detail with a special variant cover to mark his Marvel debut!

See Okazaki’s cover below and howl along with the new Werewolf by Night when it hits store in April!

Werewolf by Night Takashi Okazaki variant cover
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