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Preview: X-Men Legends #3

X-Men Legends #3

(W) Louise Simonson (A/CA) Walter Simonson
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 28, 2021
SRP: $3.99

THE ORIGINAL X-FACTOR RETURNS – TO BATTLE APOCALYPSE!
The mutants once known as the original X-MEN now fight the good fight as the mutant team X-FACTOR! Together with their mysterious sentient spaceship Ship and the newly transformed ARCHANGEL, they’ve defeated CAMERON HODGE and foiled APOCALYPSE’s scheme. But as Ship starts to malfunction, Apocalypse’s true plan unfolds!

Return to this classic era with legends Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson as they kick off an ALL-NEW tale set before X-FACTOR #43!

X-Men Legends #3

Preview: Ragnarök Vol. 3 Breaking of Helheim

Ragnarök Vol. 3 Breaking of Helheim

(W) Walter Simonson (A/CA) Walter Simonson
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $24.99

In the end, the gods gathered together and met their foes on the Battle Plain of Vigrid. There, so the stories say, the gods and their Great Enemies slaughtered each other, the stars fell from the sky, Midgard itself sank into the all-encompassing ocean, and the Nine Worlds were destroyed.

But not all the old stories are true. Thor survived as did most of the Enemies while the gods went down to defeat and the Nine Worlds became one vast land of desolation. Now, in his search for revenge, the last god standing hears the voice of one long dead and it sets him on a new course.

Walter Simonson, legendary creator of Star Slammers, Manhunter and the Alien film adaptation (with Archie Goodwin), and the definitive version (after Stan and Jack) of Marvel’s Thor, presents the next thrilling chapter of his own post-Ragnarök Thor saga!

Ragnarök Vol. 3 Breaking of Helheim

Preview: Ragnarök Vol. 3 Breaking of Helheim

Ragnarök Vol. 3 Breaking of Helheim

(W) Walter Simonson (A/CA) Walter Simonson
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $24.99

In the end, the gods gathered together and met their foes on the Battle Plain of Vigrid. There, so the stories say, the gods and their Great Enemies slaughtered each other, the stars fell from the sky, Midgard itself sank into the all-encompassing ocean, and the Nine Worlds were destroyed.

But not all the old stories are true. Thor survived as did most of the Enemies while the gods went down to defeat and the Nine Worlds became one vast land of desolation. Now, in his search for revenge, the last god standing hears the voice of one long dead and it sets him on a new course.

Walter Simonson, legendary creator of Star Slammers, Manhunter and the Alien film adaptation (with Archie Goodwin), and the definitive version (after Stan and Jack) of Marvel’s Thor, presents the next thrilling chapter of his own post-Ragnarök Thor saga!

Ragnarök Vol. 3 Breaking of Helheim

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods Gets an Oversized Hardcover

Experience The Complete American Gods comic series collected into a deluxe, oversized hardcover. Adapted by P. Craig Russell from the award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman, this complete edition of American Gods comes with a slipcase illustrated by David Mack and a bookmark ribbon with a gold pattern.

Shadow Moon, fresh out of jail, finds his wife dead, his life in shambles, and nowhere to turn. But a chance meeting with the mysterious Mr. Wednesday thrusts him into the center of a conflict between new and old gods, where the future of human and divine life is at stake.

The Complete American Gods hardcover collects American Gods: Shadows #1-9, American Gods: My Ainsel #1-9, and American Gods: The Moment of the Storm #1-9 featuring art by Scott Hampton, P. Craig Russell, Glenn Fabry, Walter Simonson, Colleen Doran, Mark Buckingham, and Galen Showman with colors by Scott Hampton, Lovern Kindzierski, Laura Martin, Colleen Doran, Adam Brown, and Jennifer T. Lange.

It will be available everywhere books are sold on September 14, 2021. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, TFAW, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. The Complete American Gods sits at 720-pages and will retail for $124.99. It is the perfect addition to any Neil Gaiman collection.

Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson Return to X-Factor in X-Men Legends #3

Legendary creators Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson will be returning to the X-Men franchise this April in X-Men Legends #3. The pair will be teaming up for an all-new, in-continuity story set during their groundbreaking run on X-Factor— notable for introducing one of the X-Men’s greatest villains, Apocalypse, and boldly transforming Angel into the metal-winged Archangel.

Starring the original X-Men now defending the world as the mutant team X-Factor, X-Men Legends #3 will take place just before X-Factor #43. Having defeated Apocalypse, X-Factor now uses his mysterious sentient spaceship Ship as their base of operations. But when Ship begins to malfunction, they’ll realize Apocalypse’s true plans are just beginning to unfold. Don’t miss a rematch decades-in-the-making when the full breadth of this iconic villain’s original motives are finally revealed!

X-Men Legends #3

Beta Ray Bill Spins Out of Thor and King in Black Into His Own Series

Beta Ray Bill recently made a thunderous appearance in the pages of Donny Cates and Nic Klein’s epic run on Thor. Now, the former Mjolnir wielder will get a brand-new limited series written and drawn by superstar creator Daniel Warren Johnson! Beta Ray Bill will begin a new saga for the worthy alien hero, spinning directly out of the events of Thor and King in Black.

Beta Ray Bill is tired of playing second fiddle to Thor – and with Beta Ray’s famous hammer, Stormbreaker, recently destroyed at the new All-Father’s hands, tensions are higher than ever. The mighty Korbinite must strike out in search of a new weapon…and a new destiny. Assuming he can first defeat a Knullified Fin Fang Foom! Joined by colorist Mike Spicer, Daniel Warren Johnson will take Beta Ray Bill on a journey beyond the shadow of a god!

The special oversized debut issue also contains an exclusive conversation between Johnson and Beta Ray Bill’s creator, the legendary Walter Simonson! Don’t miss this exciting new era for one of comic book’s most beloved warriors when Beta Ray Bill #1 hits stands this March!

Beta Ray Bill #1

Baltimore Comic Con Announces its First Live Panels

Go virtual for the 1st annual Baltimore Comic-Con Live this October 23-25, 2020! The convention has revealed the first of many announcements about the featured programming for their 2020 event. The virtual convention is free to everyone.

Comics Time Machine: 1985

From American Flagg! to Hey Kids! Comics!The Mighty Thor to RagnarokThe New Mutants the comic book series to The New Mutants the movie. The Vigilante to Milestone. Grab a front-row seat to a historical and hysterical comix clatch 35 years in the making between legendary upstarts Howard ChaykinDenys CowanBill Sienkiewicz, and Walter Simonson — moderated by their former 17-year-old assistant, award-winning cartoonist and creator of The Red HookDean Haspiel.

Garth Ennis Spotlight 

Joe Ryband interviews Garth Ennis about many of his triumphant stories. The BoysPunisherNick FuryWar Stories, and more.

Dave Gibbons Spotlight

An intimate look at award-winning writer/artist Dave Gibbons‘ career. From his 2000AD work on Rogue Trooper and DC work on Superman and Green Lantern to his Marvel runs on Captain America, and his creation The Originals for Vertigo, plus co-creations with Mark Millar (The Secret Service), Frank Miller (Give Me Liberty) and, of course, his iconic work co-creating Watchmen with Alan Moore.

Detective Comics #1027 Features a “Fractured” Future for Batman and the DC Universe and What is the “Black Casebook?”

When DC announced that Detective Comics #1027 would feature some of comics’ greatest storytellers, there was also mention that this must-have comic book would contain …”a few early hints at what’s in store for the future of the Caped Crusader!”

DC also said that fans would have to wait until September 15 to find out, but that’s not fair, so here’s a first look at two stories revealing more about what’s to come, not just the Dark Knight, but all of the DC Universe!

Written by Dan Jurgens with layouts and finished art by Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan, “Generations: Fractured” pits Batman against a would-be gang of museum vandals, led by Calendar Man. As the Dark Knight tries to stop him from torching priceless artifacts, a mysterious flash of light appears to break reality, and Batman finds that everything is different in Gotham, as he’s transported back to 1939!

Eisner award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Dan Mora team up to tell a tie-in story to “The Joker War.” In “A Gift,” The Joker’s attack on Batman and Gotham City leaves a GCPD officer dead. His partner identifies the perpetrator as the Caped Crusader, swearing that he’ll bring him to justice. This tragedy forces Batman to reluctantly open the pages of a mysterious “black casebook,” the contents of which are yet to be known.

Hardcore Batman fans can look forward to some of their favorite writers and artists taking part in this landmark issue, including Greg Rucka/Eduardo Risso, Grant Morrison/Chris Burnham, James Tynion IV/Riley Rossmo, Tom King/Walter Simonson, and Scott Snyder/Ivan Reis. They’re also joined by Kelly Sue DeConnick with John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson, Marv Wolfman/Emanuela Lupacchino/Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Michael Bendis/David Marquez and more top creators!

Detective Comics #1027 arrives at open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers on Tuesday, September 15 with a retail price of $9.99.

Preview: Ragnarok: Breaking of Helheim #6 (of 6)

Ragnarok: Breaking of Helheim #6 (of 6)

(W) Walter Simonson (A/CA) Walter Simonson
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Thor races to reach the rim of the dead lands and escape the lethal vengeance of Hel, pursued by the beasts of Helheim and the numberless dead. With his destruction almost upon him, the God of Thunder gathers the fate of all of Helheim into his gauntleted hands as Mjolnir, the greatest weapon of the gods, speaks in a voice of thunder across the Dusklands.

Ragnarok: Breaking of Helheim #6 (of 6)

Preview: Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artisan Edition

Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artisan Edition

(W) Walter Simonson (A/CA) Walter Simonson
In Shops: Jun 17, 2020
Final Orders Due: May 25, 2020
SRP: $49.99

WALTER SIMONSON’S MIGHTY THOR ARTISAN EDITION, collecting seven complete issues of Simonson’s Transcendent run on The Mighty Thor, including the groundbreaking first story arc that introduced Beta Ray Bill. Each page has been scanned from the original art in Walter Simonson’s personal archives, ensuring that these stories are presented as closely as possible to the actual hand-drawn artwork. While appearing to be in black and white, these pages have been meticulously scanned in color so all the subtle nuances of the art are clearly visible, from blue pencil notations, gradients in the ink, plus more-all those wonderful things that make original art unique and beautiful. This is the best of both worlds-an art book that is also a thrilling comic book!

Walter Simonson's The Mighty Thor Artisan Edition
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