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BOOM! Studios & 20th Century Fox Set War for the Planet of the Apes Comic for July!

War for the Planet of the Apes #1 Main Cover by Mikhail Borulko. Courtesy of BOOM! Studios.

BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products have announced a four-issue limited series – War for the Planet of the Apes – that will serve as a bridge between Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and 20th’s War for the Planet of the Apes.

Written by David F. Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist) and illustrated by Jonas Scharf (Warlords of Appalachia), War of the Planet of the Apes #1 will be in comics shops on July 12th.

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Saban Brands & BOOM! Studios Launch Second Ongoing Power Rangers Title!

Go Go Power Rangers #1 – Cover art by by Dan Mora – Courtesy of BOOM! Studios

‘Fighting evil is hard, but surviving high school may be even harder!’

That’s the tagline for a new Power Rangers title – Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers – from Saban Brands and BOOM! Studios.

Written by Ryan Parrott (Star Trek: Starfleet Academy) and illustrated by Dan Mora (WWE, Klaus), Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers is set after the first episode of “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” and centers around Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Trini, and Billy as they navigate high school, just days after receiving their superhero abilities. The story delves into their lives of saving the world while juggling history tests, dating and after-school jobs.

Saban’s Go Go Powers #1 will be in comics shops in July. An alternate cover gallery (double click to embiggen) follows.

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Valiant To Give Secret Weapons #1 Extended Preview In All May Titles!

SECRET WEAPONS #1 – Art by Raul Allen with Patricia Martin Courtesy of Valiant Entertainment

Valiant will feature a seven-page preview from the premiere issue of its upcoming limited series, Secret Weapons.

Secret Weapons – from Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer and Harvey Award-nominated artists Raul Allen and Patricia Martin – bring Livewire and her squad of superhuman outcasts out of hiding…and onto the frontline of the Valiant Universe’s coming battle against the cybernetic hunter called Rex-O!

Eclipse has the full seven-page preview (double click to embiggen) – and ordering details. The first issue of Secret Weapons #1 will in comics shops on June 28th.

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Propaganda Tales Collected In Reefer Madness – Coming This Summer!

Like the anti-drug propaganda film of the same name, Dark Horse’s Reefer Madness collects stories by comics creators of the 1940s – like Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (creators of Superman), Jerry Robinson, Frank Frazetta and Jack Kirby – plus an in-depth discussion  by Henry Aslinger (America’s first drug czar) and newspaperman William Randolph Heart.

Says editor Craig Yoe, ‘This is one of the most fun books I’ve ever put together. Some of the writers and artists that created these comics must have been smoking something to concoct these ludicrous and loony tales of youth gone bad!’ said Yoe.

Reefer Madness will be in stores this summer. A trailer follows…

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Misfit City: Treasure Map To Pirate Treasure!

Misfit City#1 Main Cover A by Naomi Franquiz

Nothing’s happened in Wilder’s hometown since they filmed that cult kids’ adventure movie there in the 80s…but that’s ancient history.

Until one day, she and her friends come upon a centuries-old pirate map drawn by someone named Black Mary…and find out there might be some REAL adventure in their tiny town after all!

Misfit City is a new ongoing series from Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten and Naomi Franquiz and BOOM!Studios imprint BOOM! Box. The first issue will be in stores on May 10th.

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Papercutz Launches Charmz Imprint – Graphic Novels for Tween Girls!

Papercutz—one of the publishers leading the current boom in kids’ graphic novel publishing—will launch Charmz, a new imprint for tween girls on May 2, 2017 with three new graphic novel series.

STITCHED by NYT bestselling author Mariah McCourt (Emily & The Strangers) and Aaron Alexovich (Serenity Rose). Crimson Volania Mulch has a problem; she just woke up in a crypt and, besides her name, has no idea of who, where, or what she is.

CHLOE by Greg Tessier and Amandine.  Everything was wonderful for young Chloe Blin?she loved her family, even despite their affectionate nickname for her. But everything changes when she starts at a new school.

SWEETIES by Veronique Grisseaux and Anna Merli. Cherry Costello’s father owns a successful candy store franchise with best-selling chocolates. When her father remarries to the Tanberry family, Cherry now has four new half-sisters and must start at a new school in a new town.

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Shades of The Hammer Dracula Flicks: Mr. Higgins Comes Home!

Dark Horse Comics will be bringing back the flavor of the classic Hammer Dracula flicks in October when the company publishes Mr. Higgins Comes Home – a graphic novel from Hellboy’s Mike Mignola and Helena Crash artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell.

In Mr. Higgins Comes Home, preparations begin at Castle Golga for the annual festival of the undead, as a pair of fearless vampire killers question a man hidden away in a monastery on the Baltic Sea. The mysterious Mr. Higgins wants nothing more than to avoid the scene of his wife’s death, and the truth about what happened to him in that castle. However, these heroic men, sworn to rid the world of the vampire scourge, inspire Higgins to venture out and to end the only suffering he really cares about–his own.

Mr. Higgins comes home will be in Comics stores on October 25th and bookstores on October 31st.

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HOLY CRAP! Ultimate Star Wars Box Set – LOOK!!! LOOK!!!!

Just in time for next week’s Star Wars Celebration in Orlando comes word of Marvel’s ultimate Star Wars Box Set! This massive 12 premium hardcover set brings together the entire Star Wars Saga into one glorious package.  The set is currently available for pre-order on Amazon for $281, $281 dollars. That’s too rich for my blood. The packaging looks amazing. If you want to be my friend, you will get me this gorgeous looking new Star Wars Box Set! Lord knows stupid Marvel Comics won’t send me anything!

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Anthropomorphic Preview: Heroes on the Half-Shell Meet Samurai Rabbit!

It’s been a couple of decades since Stan Saki’s Miyamoto Usagi crossed paths with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – but now, they are about encounter each other again and the future of Japan is at stake.

 

Dark Horse Comics and IDW will present a reunion twenty years in the making as the ronin rabbit and the heroes on the shell combine talents to take on the maniacal Jei.

The as yet untitled one-shot will be released in July in two formats: a standard comic book format and a deluxe hardcover collector’s edition.

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Preview: Felicia Day’s The Guild Gets Oversized Hardcover Library Edition!

Dark Horse Comics is collecting Felicia Day’s The Guild webcomic – in its entirety (plus two new stories – the first since 2013) – in an oversized hardcover library edition.

The series follows a shy girl who stumbles onto a MMO called The Game and makes friends – so much so that it gives her the confidence to confront her problems in real life (with varying degrees of effectiveness).

Pre-orders are being taken now.

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Henchgirl Preview: Working for a Supervillain Is No Fun!

Dark Horse’s new title, Henchgirl, follows the tale of Mary Posa. She hates her job and works long hours for little pay, no insurance, and worst of all, no respect. Her coworkers are jerks, and her boss doesn’t appreciate her. He’s also a supervillain.

Sounds intriguing, right? Read on to learn more.

Henchgirl is now on sale at your nearest comics shop and through Dark Horse or TFAW.com.

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