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Valiant’s X-O Manowar Kicks It Up a Notch!

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Valiant Entertainment’s flagship comic, X-O Manowar is making some dramatic changes in the new year – beginning with a brand new #1 issue that kicks off a an epic new storyline created by Matt Kindt with a rotating cast of amazing artists, including: Tomas Giorello, Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Ryan Bodenheim, and Mico Suayan.

After finally finding a kind of peace, Aric of Dacia finds himself once again forced to don the X-O suit for another’s cause. They want him to be a soldier but he will become much more than that.

X-O Manowar #1 will be in stores in March. For further details – and a gallery of pencils from the first issue (double click to embiggen), read on.

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Seattle Comics Signing: Cat Cosplay Variations Adorn Valiant Covers for Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition (BARC)!

On December 17th, Seattle’s Comics dungeon will be hosting a signing with Valiant’s feline cosplayers Fawkes and Nak, alongside Freyu – creator of Cat Cosplay of the Feline Variety blog and trusted human – together the creators of Valiant’s cat cosplay alternative covers – which can be signed/paw printed between noon and 4 pm PT.

A portion of the proceeds from all VALIANT CAT COSPLAY COVERS sold will benefit the Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition (BARC), a New York-based non-profit that operates a beloved, no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood.

For a better look at these adorable covers, read on.

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Nuns with Guns, Baby! Kurt Sutter Creates Sisters of Sorrow for BOOM! Studios!

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Kurt Sutter, creator of FX hit series Sons of Anarchy and BOOM! Studios miniseries Lucas Stand, has created a new title for the publisher: Sisters of Sorrow.

“I’ve been wanting to create a mythology around kick-ass female characters—and in this current sociopolitical climate, it seems more important than ever,” said Sutter. “SISTERS OF SORROW is the story of four women, all victims of violent crimes, who unite to exact revenge on their perpetrators.”

Sisters of Sorrow is slated to make its debut in July 2017 at San Diego Comic-Con International. For further details, read on.

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Before Harry Potter and Tim Hunter The Was Luke Kirby!

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Before there was J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, or Neil Gaiman’s Tim Hunter – long before – there was Luke Kirby, the star of the series The Journal of Luke Kirby, which ran in 2000 AD magazine from 1988-1995.

The story of a British boy who becomes a powerful wizard has never been reprinted in its entirety – until now.

Created by writer Alan McKenzie and artist John Ridgeway – with  Steve Parkhouse taking on the art later, The Journal of Luke Kirby will be reprinted for the first time in a new paperback edition in May, 2017.

Read on details and two more pages from the series.

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Archaia and The Jim Henson Company Partner On New Dark Crystal Series!

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Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal is one of the most beloved of Jim Henson’s creations. Ever since it became a cult hit on home video, there’s been talk of a sequel – a script was even written.

Now, for the film’s 35th anniversary, BOOM! Studios’ imprint Archaia, in partnership with The Jim Henson Company, is publishing The Power of The Dark Crystal – a twelve-issue series based on the proposed sequel script by David Odell, Annette Odell, and Craig Pearce.

Adapted by Simon Spurrier (Six-Gun Gorilla) and artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews (Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy), the first issue of The Power of the Dark Crystal debuts on February 15, 2017. For details, read on.

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Heavy Metal Comics: Dark Horse Presents Slayer: Repentless!

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In what has to be some kind of first, legendasry heavy metal band Slayer has teamed up with Jon Schnepp, the writer of Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse, and Twilight Zone artist Guiu Villanova for three-issue minseries called Slayer: Repentless for Dark Horse Comics.

For details on the unique project – that was pulled from the band’s lyrics and Repentless music videos – and a sneak peek page, read on.

Issue #1 of Slayer: Repentless will be in comics shops on January 25, 2017.

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Strange Hellboy Mystery Revealed in The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed!

 

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One of Hellboy’s strangest mysteries is about to be solved in Dark Horse’s The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed.

Yes, we are about to learn about those strange aliens who were spotted monitoring supernatural occurrences on Earth in Hellboy: Seed of Destruction.

The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed is a five-part limited series from Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Chris Roberson (iZombie) and Paul Grist (Jack Staff). The first issue will be in stores on February 22, 2017. For even more details, read on.

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Without Warning: Tsunami – Dark Horse and Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management Team for Comics PSA!

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Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up for the second time to teach tsunami preparedness in comic book form with Without Warning: Tsunami.

The 16-page comic  chronicles a mother/daughter camping trip on the Oregon coast when an earthquake and resulting tsunami strike.

Without Warning: Tsunami! will be available online on October 20th and printed copies can be obtained through local county emergency management offices. For details, follow the jump.

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Win A Year’s Worth of Valiant Comics As Part of the Harbinger Renegades Launch!

Anyone you know could become a psionically powered “harbinger” with the potential to reshape the course of human history. Your neighbor. Your boss. Your best friend. Your kids.

And fear of the unknown – especially the unknown with superpowers – can elicit hate and fear and violence. This is the world of Harbinger Renegades, a new series coming from Valiant Entertainment.

Harbinger Renegades #1 will be in comics shops on November 16th – and as part of the title’s launch, five randomly chosen fans will win a year’s worth of Valiant comics. For details – and a preview of the new series – read on.

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Road to New York Day 9: Big Trouble/Escape Crossover!

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BOOM! Studios’ Road to New York Comic-Con 2016 continues with the release of the cover for the first issue of the epic John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York crossover, by Nick Robles.

For series description and Road to NYCC 2016 recap, read on.

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