Category Archives: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios Names Creative Team for Kurt Sutter’s Sisters of Sorrow!

Sisters of Sorrow #1 Main Cover by Jae Lee

By day, Dominique, Greta, Misha, and Sarah run a nonprofit women’s shelter. At night, they each don a nun’s habit and move through Los Angeles hunting down violent abusers who have escaped justice.

Their increasingly public vigilantism has earned them the nickname Sisters of Sorrow, and has drawn the ire of L.A.’s notorious anti-crime task force.

Launching in July, Bram Stoker Award-nominated novelist Courtney Alameda (Shutter) and breakthrough artist Hyeonjin Kim join Sutter for a revenge story he describes as, “Nuns with guns.”

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Z2 Comics’ Free Comic Books Day Edition Comes With Music!

Readers who pick up a copy of Z2 Comics’ Free Comic Book Day release, The Ballad of Frank Bonisteel, will receve a very cool extra: the Leadbelly blues classic In the Pines as performed by Robert Finley and Dan Auerbach.

On May 6th, each person who picks up a copy of The Ballad of Frank Bonisteel will also receive a link for a free download of In the Pines.

The FCBD edition is a preview of the highly anticipated rock ‘n’ roll noir graphic novel from Gabe Soria (Life Sucks ) and Warren Pleese (Incognegro) which is now available for pre-order.

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Dark Horse To Release 21st Century Arthurian Graphic Novel!

The 21st century incarnation of King Arthur is a woman who lives in Portland, Oregon!

Rani Arturus, a chess prodigy with no plans to be a leader of any sort, let alone QUEEN. After she pulls the legendary sword Excalibur from the stone . . . well, no backsies.

Now she’s faced with defending the Earth from the Fae. Oops!

The Once and Future Queen collects the  critically acclaimed twenty-first-century King Arthur adventure from the dream team of Amelia Cole—Adam P. Knave (This Starry Deep), D.J. Kirkbride (Never Ending), Nick Brokenshire (2000 AD), and Frank Cvetkovic (Artful Daggers). The trade paperback arrives November 1, 2017, and is currently available for preorder on DarkHorse.com, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble

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The Valiant Validated Signature Series Returns for Secret Weapons #1!

Valiant is proud to announce that the publisher’s limited-edition line of Valiant Validated Signature Series (VVSS) editions will return on June 28th for Secret Weapons #1.

The Secret Weapons #1 VVSS edition will feature virgin cover art by artist Raul Allen and will come hand-signed in gold ink by writer Eric Heisserer. Additionally, each copy  will come complete with a Certificate of Authenticity witnessed and signed by Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani and Publisher Fred Pierce and will feature an official VVSS seal embossed on the front cover.

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Papercutz Previews The Loud House Graphic Novel In Free Comic Book Day Comic!

Papercutz contribution to Free Comic Book Day is a sneak peek at the first graphic novel based on Nickelodeon’s hit animated series The Loud House.

The Loud House follows 11-year-old Lincoln as he gives an inside look at what it takes to survive in the bedlam of a large family, especially as the only boy with 10 sisters. With his best bud Clyde, Lincoln always comes up with a plan to stay one step ahead of the chaos, but whether or not it works is where the adventures begin.

Series creator Chris Savino will attend a signing at Loss Angeles’ House of Secrets on May 6th.

The 2017 Papercutz Free Comic Book Day Issue offers choice cuts from the eagerly anticipated graphic novel “The Loud House: There Will Be Chaos,” which will be released in comic shops on May 3rd and in bookstores on May 9th.

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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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