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BLUEFIN OPENS PRE-ORDERS FOR FLAME TOYS’ NEW TARN TRANSFORMERS ACTION FIGURE!

The second release in Flame Toys’ limited-edition Transformers series introduces Tarn – the eloquent Decepticon from the hit IDW comic series.

Distributed in North America by Bluefin, pre-orders for this highly detailed action figure are open now.

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One More Time Dept.: FX Orders Y: The Last Man Pilot!

Brian Vaughn’s 60-issue epic sci-fi comic, Y: The Last Man, is getting another shot at becoming a TV series.

FX has ordered a pilot for the series – in which all of the men are dead. But one.

Melina Matsoukas will direct the pilot, which will be produced by FX Productions.

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Pantheon Books Readying Alex Ross’ Marvelosity for Fall!

Alex Ross has long since established himself as the go to guy for photo real takes on superheroes, having done covers and interior art for both Marvel and DC over a span of decades.

Random House imprint Pantheon Books will be publishing a superhero-sized (304 pages) collection of Ross’  art from Marvel Comics – Marvelocity – The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross. The volume will also include a new ten-page story.

Edited by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear – and with an introduction by J.J. Abrams – Marvelocity will be in stores on October 2nd.

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Babymetal Inspires Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal Graphic Novel!

Japanese metal dance unit Babymetal is becoming a graphic novel from Z2 Comics.

Babymetal is a unique mix of J-pop/dance vocals and heavy, HEAVY metal backup. The band’s hits include Gimme Chocolate, Megitsune and KARATE – and their work has been lauded by Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Guns N’ Roses’ Slash and Rob Zombie.

Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal is a collaboration between Z2 Comics, Hollywood film/TV production company Amuse Group USA, and BABYMETAL’s producer KOBAMETAL and is slated for a fall release.

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News from DC’s Wondercon Publisher Panel – Sandman Universe, new Justice League and Teen Titans!

Yesterday, DC Universe held their first ever live stream from Wondercon. I wish more companies would stream their panels, makes my life so much easier! Stream gave us lots of interesting tidbits on the brand new Sandman Universe, new Justice League and Teen Titan books and we found out that the Joker is not going to be happy about Batman’s upcoming nuptials. Honestly, I’m sick to death of the Joker and have no desire to read that one. Batman Metal will also conclude this week and will have big repercussions throughout the Universe. Check out the full press release.

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LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash

The DC Animated Universe finally releases a non Batman/Super Man related animated production. LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash hits store shelves this week, March 13 for $24 on Blu-ray, which seems pricey for a blu-ray release. This is a rare move outside the DCAU will house so even if you don’t like The Flash show DC they’ll finally do branch out into other characters beyond Batman/Superman.

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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and National Coalition Against Censorship Release a Comic Book to Help Protect Students’ Rights!

Advocacy groups Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and National Coalition Against Censorship have released a new comic book to help protect students’ rights in light of millions of American students asserting their First Amendment rights in protests across the country.

Be Heard! is a free comic by cartoonist Kai Texel that outlines best practices to help kids assert their rights to speech, protest, assembly and petition, warns about risks, and provides resources to get more help.

Be Heard! is available for free from CBLDF & NCAC.

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BOOM! Studios Celebrates Power Rangers’ 25th Anniversary With Special Issue!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special Main Cover by Steve Morris – Courtesy of BOOM! Studios.

Fans of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will be able to celebrate their 25th Anniversary with an oversized comic featuring stories by top comics creators like Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim), Joe Quinones (America), Sina Grace (Iceman), Marcus To (Guardians of the Galaxy), and more.

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special #1 will be available in June.

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Eisner Winner Adapting Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories for Dark Horse!

Mark Buckingham – Eisner Award-winner for his work on Fables – is adapting four prose short stories by Neil Gaiman for Dark Horse.

Buckingham (Fables), will adapt and illustrate the stories Looking for the Girl, Foreign Parts, Closing Time, and Feeders and Eaters.

Likely Stories will be in comics shops on August 29th – and bookstores everywhere on September 11th.

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Dark Horse Announces Release Date for First Mysticons Graphic Novel!

When the animated series Mysticons premiered in 2017, Dark Horse and the show’s production company, Nelvana, announced a publishing agreement to produce a series of graphic novels based on the show.

Dark Horse will release Myticons Vol. 1 – a contemporary urban fantasy about four girls from different walks of life who are transformed into the legendary Mysticons – on August 8th It is available now for pre-orders.

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Valiant Collects Entire Harbinger Wars in Massive Compendium!

Valiant has collected the entire first years of Harbinger and Bloodshot, along with the Harbinger Wars event series in one 750 page monster: Harbinger Wars Compendium – to be released on May 2nd, leading into the May 2nd release of Harbinger Wars 2: Prelude #1.

Then, on May 30th, Harbinger Wars 2 brings the entire Valiant roster into this year’s event series to face their biggest threat yet – the government!

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