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The Walking Dead #97-99 Receive 2nd Printings and new covers

Image Comics Monday announced that The Walking Dead #97-99 would receive a second printing and the covers would connect to create a landscape of Negan and Lucille. The reprint will be in your local comic book store on August 22, 2012.

THE WALKING DEAD #97-99 will be reprinted

The first three issues of the series-changing “Something to Fear” story arc of THE WALKING DEAD will receive second printings with covers that will combine to find a large, landscape image. Issues #97, 98, and 99 of Robert Kirkman’s zombie juggernaut, published by Image Comics/Skybound, have sold out. The reprint covers for #97-99, which will combine to depict the villain Negan and his now-infamous baseball bat, Lucille, are by series artist Charlie Adlard.

THE WALKING DEAD #100 became the best-selling comic in fifteen years when it sold more than 380,000 copies in July.

The reprints of THE WALKING DEAD #97-99 are scheduled to be in stores on August 22 and are available for pre-order now with the Diamond codes JUN128147 (#97), JUN128148 (#98), and JUN128149 (#99).

5-page preview: Shadowman #1 – bring on the nightmare

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Thursday afternoon Valiant Entertainment released a five-page preview of Shadowman #1 written by Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher with art by Patrick Zircher. This continues the relaunch of the popular 90s comic property. Shadowman #1 will be in your local comic book store sometime in November.


The next epic expansion of the Valiant Universe starts this November in Shadowman #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ongoing series from comics superstar Patrick Zircher (Captain America, Thor: Ages of Thunder) and Harvey Award-nominee Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, Team 7)!

There’s a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

“Shadowman is one of the most popular characters in the Valiant Universe and the fans have been asking me since day one when he’s going to return,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “Justin and Patrick have put together an action-packed debut that also adds an incredibly important new dimension to the Valiant Universe. And as Patrick’s pages clearly demonstrate, he’s one of the finest artists working in the medium today. We’ve got an amazing team at the helm of our fifth ongoing launch and I can’t wait for the first issue to hit the stands.”

On sale this November, Shadowman #1 features a standard cover by Patrick Zircher with incentive variants by Eisner Award-winning industry icons Dave Johnson and Bill Sienkiewicz. Additionally, Valiant is continuing its wildly successful Pullbox Exclusive Variant program with a “blackout” cover by Patrick Zircher – available only to those comic shop patrons who pre-order Shadowman #1 with their local retailer.

X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Archer & Armstrong have captivated a new generation of fans and critics. Now prepare for the rebirth of the next Valiant icon. Fear no evil when Shadowman #1 strikes this November!

“Blackout” Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PATRICK ZIRCHER

4-page preview: Venom #23 – Son of Satan

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Marvel Comics Thursday morning released a four-page preview of Venom #23 written by Cullen Bunn with art by Thony Silas. Venom takes on the Son of Satan. Venom #23 will be in your local comic book store on August 22, 2012.

Your First Look at VENOM #23!

Marvel is proud to present your first look at Venom #23, brought to you by all-new creative team of writer Cullen Bunn and artist Thony Silas! Now that Venom is a card carrying Secret Avenger, Earth’s Mightiest task Venom with bringing in the demonic menace Damion Hellstrom! Except in order to do that, Flash Thompson finds himself face to fist with the Monsters of Evil! But what could they want with Venom? An all-new era of symbiote-super heroics begins in Venom #23, hitting comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this August.

VENOM #23 (JUN120631)
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Penciled by THONY SILAS
FOC – 7/30/2012, On Sale – 8/22/2012

Madman Mike Allred returns to Marvel in Daredevil #17

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Marvel Comics Tuesday afternoon announced the return of Mike Allred. The Madman has been over at DC Comics working on “iZombie” and the beautiful “Wednesday Comics.” Allred’s first project would be Daredevil #17, Marvel also released a three-page preview. Daredevil #17 will blindly walk into your local comic book store on August 15th, 2012.

Eisner Winning Artist Mike Allred Makes His Return To Marvel in DAREDEVIL #17

“It’s the issue Mike Allred was born to draw” – Marvel Senior Editor, Stephen Wacker

Prepare for non-stop action as not one, not two, but THREE, Eisner Award winning creators present your first look at Daredevil #17! Courtesy of Mark Waid and special guest artist Michael Allred & colorist Laura Allred, this pulse-pounding adventure pits the Man Without Fear against an old foe…Stilt-Man! Can Daredevil make it out of this grudge match in one piece? Find out in Daredevil #17, hitting comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this August.

DAREDEVIL #17 (JUN120656)
Written by MARK WAID
Pencils and Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On Sale – 8/15/2012

Thanos is real tough with his little Cosmic Cube!

Marvel Comics Tuesday afternoon released a teaser image for Avengers Assemble #7 written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Mark Bagley. The image shows Thanos in bad-ass form with the Cosmic Cube. Avengers Assemble will be in your local comic book store on September 12th, 2012.

Thanos Brings The Avengers To Their Knees With A…COSMIC CUBE?!

With the Mad Titan, Thanos, out of the reach from Earth’s Mightiest – his quest for power and domination over the Marvel Universe continues in Avengers Assemble #7! But the Avengers won’t go down without a fight, and courtesy of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, they’re bringing the Guardians of the Galaxy with them! But can even their combined strength defeat Thanos with a cosmic cube in his possession? Find out in Avengers Assemble #7, hitting comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this September.

Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY
FOC – 8/20/2012, On Sale – 9/12/2012

6-page preview: Batula HC vampire bat to the rescue!

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Image Comics Monday release a six-page preview for the younger readers, “Batula” written by Steven T. Seagle with art by Marco Cinello. The fruit bat turn vampire bat will be hanging on the shelves of your local comic book store on July 25th, 2012.

MAN OF ACTION STUDIOS – creators of the international hit BEN 10 – return with an all-new big book for little readers! Livingston is a peaceful fruit bat whose life changes when he is bitten by a vampire and transformed into a vampire bat! As Batula – an avenging creature of the night – Livingston develops a taste for adventure and a need to prove that no matter what he looks like on the outside, he’s still the same bat on the inside. A full-color story book by FRANKIE STEIN creators SEAGLE & CINELLO!

6-page preview: Debris #1 – Garbage and Gods!

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Image Comics Monday evening released a six-page preview of Debris #1 written by Kurtis J. Wiebe with art by Riley Rossmo. The end of the world starts at your local comic book store on July 25th, 2012.

Mature Readers
In the far future, humanity has doomed planet earth to rot and decay, covering her surface with garbage. Now, ancient spirits called the Colossals rise from the debris and attack the remaining survivors, forcing the human race to the brink of extinction. One warrior woman, Maya, sets out to find the last source of pure water to save the world before the monsters bring it all to an end.

6-page preview: Gatecrashers Vol. 1 – Ring Of Fire

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Monday night Image Comics released a six-page preview of Gatecrashers Vol. 1 trade paper back written by Mark Waid & Jimmy Palmiotti with illustrations by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti. Palmiotti and friends crash the gate of local comic book store again on July 25th, 2012.

Unbeknownst to the human race, a great and terrible evil threatens to engulf the earth.’ college freshman Alec Wagner as the ‘Gatecrasher,’ a somewhat reluctant member of a covert brigade of warriors dedicated to protecting Earth. As sole possessor of the ability to predict the opening of inter-dimensional gates, Alec assumes nearly overwhelming responsibility for his team, conducting the Split-Second Squad against alien invaders. However, battling aliens is not the only thing on Alec’s mind. While juggling college and inter-dimensional combat, Alec also has high prospects for his social life, if he could ever show up on time for a date! Collects Black Bull Media’s GATECRASHER #1-4.

6-page preview: Graveyard of Empires #4 Middle East zombies

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Image Comics Monday released a six-page preview of Graveyard of Empires #4 by Paul Azaceta and Mark Sable.The Zombies come for your local comic book store on July 25th, 2012.

Mature Readers
The shocking cause of the zombie outbreak in Afghanistan is finally revealed. The only way for our uneasy alliance of Marines and Taliban have is to turn the zombies against their creators. Find out who – if anyone – will survive The Graveyard of Empires.

6-page preview: Grim Leaper #3 – Holy tongue-tied Batman!

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Image Comics Monday released a six-page preview of Grim Leaper #3 written by Kurtis J. Wiebe and illustrated by Aluisio Santos. Death and love knock on your local comic book store’s door on July 25th, 2012.

Mature Readers
Life’s no picnic. Still, Ella and Lou find some quiet time for romance. Too bad death proves to be a frequent third wheel. Don’t miss the issue that changes the game for our star crossed lovers forever.

6-page preview: Haunt #25 Insect King!

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Image Comics Monday night released a six-page preview of Haunt #25 written by Joe Casey with art by Nathan Fox. Haunt #25 will be in your local comic book store on July 25th, 2012.

Who is the Insect King? And what does its existence mean for the tortured world of the Kilgore Brothers? You’ll never know unless you read this series. All this and, more importantly, the return of Mirage! The new millennial nightmare continues unabated…!

6-page preview: Manhattan Projects #5

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Monday night Image Comics released a six-page preview of Manhattan Projects #5 written by Jonathan Hickman with artwork by Nick Pitarra. Hickman’s mad scientist journey continues in your local comic book store on July 25th, 2012.

‘HORIZON’ A glimpse into the NEW FUTURE that the scientists of the Manhattan Projects have built on the foundation of their amazing break throughs. They’ve changed the world…is it for better or for worse? The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #5: HORIZON!

6-page preview: Red Diary /Re[a]d Diary HC – flip-book!

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Image Comics Monday released a six-page preview of “Red Diary / Re[a]d Diary” flip-book written by Teddy Kristiansen and Steven T. Seagle with art by Teddy Kristiansen. “REd Diary” challenges the minds of your local comic book store on July 25th, 2012.

A BOLD EXPERIMENT IN THE GRAPHIC NOVEL! KRISTIANSEN’s European Album is newly translated to English by TEDDY KRISTIANSEN and STEVEN T. SEAGLE. But in a unique flip-novel format, the book is also ‘re-mixed’ with a completely different script devised by SEAGLE before he collaborated on the translation. Both versions – THE RED DIARY – a tale of art forgery and World War and THE RE[A]D DIARY – a tale of identity theft and lost love – comprise this unique graphic novel from SEAGLE and KRISTIANSEN – the Eisner nominated/winning team behind the acclaimed Vertigo graphic novel it’s a bird….

6-page preview: Super Dinosaur #12 Kirkman’s other book

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Image Comics Monday evening released a six-page preview of Super Dinosaur #12 written by Robert Kirkman with art by Jason Howard. Issue 12 will be in your local comic book store on July 25th, 2012.

‘ESCAPE FROM INNER-EARTH,’ Part One Derek Dynamo is a prisoner of The Exile – who has taken him deep into Inner-Earth! Super Dinosaur must assemble a team to track down The Exile and save his best friend, but along the way, he will learn the secret of Inner-Earth – something that could bring about the fall of human civilization!

3-page preview: Captain Marvel #2

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Marvel Comics Monday afternoon released a three-page preview of Captain Marvel #2 written by Kelly Sue DeConnick with art by Dexter Soy. Marvel Comics also released the second printing covers of Avenging Spider-Man #9 and Captain Marvel #1. DeConnick’s next issue of Captain Marvel will be in your local comic book store on August 15th, 2012.

Your First Look at CAPTAIN MARVEL #2!

Marvel is proud to present your first look at Captain Marvel #2! The all-new creative team of Kelly Sue DeConnick & Dexter Soy dial it up a notch as Carol Danvers comes face to face with a challenge from her past – one she can’t walk away from! And who – or what – is the secret of the Banshee Squadron? Also, don’t miss your chance to see Marvel history in the making when Captain Marvel #1 Second Printing Variant & Avenging Spider-Man #9 Second Printing Variant fly back into comic book stores, starring the all-new smash hit superhero Captain Marvel! Dive into the high-stakes adventures of Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel #2, soaring into comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this August.

Penciled by DEXTER SOY
FOC – 7/23/2012, On Sale – 8/15/2012

Penciled by DEXTER SOY
FOC – 7/30/12, ON-SALE – 8/22/12

Pencils and Cover by TERRY DODSON
FOC – 7/30/12, ON-SALE – 8/22/12

5-page preview: X-O Manowar #5 – Enter Ninjak

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Valiant Monday afternoon released a five-page preview of X-O Manowar #5 written by Robert Venditti with art by Lee Garbett. Ninjak returns to your local comic book store on September 12th, 2012.

VALIANT PREVIEW: “Enter Ninjak” Begins In X-O MANOWAR #5

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #5 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new arc pitting X-O Manowar against Ninjak and a perfect jumping-on point for new readers! Join New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and acclaimed artist Lee Garbett (Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne) as the sudden arrival of the X-O Manowar armor on Earth ignites an extraterrestrial arms race – one that Ninjak will aim to win by any means necessary.

After a failed brute force attempt on the life of Aric of Dacia, Vine agents deep within MI6 have only one option left in their gambit to retrieve the X-O Manowar armor – call in the deadly mercenary known as Ninjak! But what happens when the world’s foremost weapons specialist engages the Earth’s most powerful weapon head on? And even if Ninjak can defeat the armor’s defenses, does he stand a chance against the savage warrior that controls it?

Start reading here as Ninjak makes his shocking first appearance in X-O Manowar #5! And ask your local retailer today about how to get your hands on the X-O Manowar #5 Pullbox Exclusive Variant by chart-topping artist Philip Tan (Batman & Robin) and the X-O Manowar #5 Interlocking Variants by comics superstar Patrick Zircher (Captain America)!


Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JUL121254)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PHILIP TAN (JUL121255)
Interlocking Variants by PATRICK ZIRCHER (JUL121256/JUL121257)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

5-page preview: Exile on the Planet of the Apes #4

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Boom! Studios released a five-page preview of Exile on the Planet of the Ape #4 written by Corinna Sara Bechko and Gabriel Hardman with art by Marc Laming. Exile on the Planet of Apes #4 will be in your local comic book store on July 25th, 2012.

Written by Corinna Sara Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
Art by Marc Laming
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Gabriel Hardman
COVER B: Declan Shalvey

In the clutches of feral humans, Timon the chimp must survive the terrors of the Forbidden Zone, while Prisca tries to seek help from the one ape that can uncover the secret behind the recent human attacks on apes! The epic from Gabriel Hardman (HULK, AGENTS OF ATLAS), Corinna Bechko (HEATHENTOWN, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT) and red hot artist Marc Laming (AMERICAN CENTURY, THE RINSE) continues in this jaw-dropping issue!

5-page preview: Hellraiser #16

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Boom! Studios released a five-page preview of Hellraiser #16 written by Clive Barker, Robb Humphreys, Mark Miller with art by Janusz Ordon, Stephen Thompson. Hellraiser #16 will be in your local comic book store on July 25th, 2012.

Written by Clive Barker, Robb Humphreys, Mark Miller
Drawn by Janusz Ordon, Stephen Thompson
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Tim Bradstreet
COVER B: Nick Percival
COVER C: Nick Percival

BRAND NEW STORY ARC! GREAT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! Captain Elliot Spencer is no longer Pinhead. He gave his power away to his sworn enemy, walked away from his Cenobite disciples, and returned to Earth with nothing. He is no longer feared — merely pitied. Everyone will soon learn that the former Pinhead is more dangerous now than ever before… As Capt. Spencer begins working towards his ultimate goal, Kirsty Cotton fights to keep the denizens of hell under control. Can she truly count on her predecessor’s former flame, the Female Cenobite? The haunting new era of Hellraiser continues into its second year of horrifying madness!

6-page preview: Revival #1

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Image Comics Monday night released a six-page preview of Revival #1 written by Tim Seeley with art by Mike Norton. This Chicago-base duo takes the zombie genre to a new level. Revival #1 hits your local comic book store on July 11th, 2012.

For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it’s up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect. A beautiful ‘farm noir’ that puts a new twist on the zombie genre, created by NYT Bestselling author TIM SEELEY and acclaimed artist MIKE NORTON.

6-page preview: Chew – Secret Agent Poyo #1

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Image Comics Monday night released a six-page preview of Chew: Secret Agent Poyo #1 written by John Layman with art by Rob Guillory. This one-shot features a kung-fu rooster. Agent Poyo lays roost to your local comic book store on July, 11th, 2012.

Mature Readers
Hey retailers/readers/speculators! Still kicking yourself for not ordering and/or passing by CHEW #1, now that you see what it’s going for on eBay? Here’s your chance to get sweet, sweet, revenge, with an all-new CHEW #1, a one-shot spinning off CHEW’s most popular supporting character, and comics’ most beloved homicidal cybernetic kung-fu rooster. Concentrated mayhem. Feathers, rage and hate! Plus: an all-star pin-up gallery from some of the most staggeringly talented artists in the industry!