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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.

VALIANT’s SHADOWMAN Envelops PATRICK ZIRCHER & JUSTIN JORDAN

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!

SHADOWMAN #1 – ON SALE THIS NOVEMBER!
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
“Blackout” Pullbox Exclusive Variant by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Variant Covers by DAVE JOHNSON & BILL SIENKIEWICZ

Ultimate Spider-Man Behind-The-Scenes Clip

Marvel Comics Thursday afternoon after the Mets game released an Ultimate Spider-Man Behind-The-Scenes Clip. Sunday’s episode of Ultimate Spider-Man features a team-up with Wolverine and the writing talents of Brian Michael Bendis.

From Marvel comics:
This weekend, Marvel Television and Disney XD offer up a very special Father’s Day gift everyone will love …. a brand new episode of Ultimate Spider-Man featuring Wolverine! Acclaimed comic writer Brian Michael Bendis takes his story from page to screen as Spidey and Logan team up and freak out when they mysteriously switch brains! Check out this behind-the-scenes interview with Steve Blum, the voice of Wolverine, as he talks about what it’s like to be Spider-Man for a day.

This brand new episode kicks off the Ultimate Father’s Day Marathon at 11am/10c inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD. Celebrate the day with YOUR hero and six back-to-back episodes of the hit animated series. Plus, check out http://MarvelKids.com/Dads for ways to incorporate your favorite Marvel Universe characters into the day’s events.

Image Comics: “Wild Children” promo posters

Image Comics Thursday afternoon released three posters promoting “Wild Children” written by Ales Kot with artwork by Rilley Rossmo. This one-shot will be in your local comic book store on July 11th, 2012. With “Wild Children” Image Comics continues to publish bold original content, this isn’t for your typical comic book reader.

Guns. Acid. Cameras. School.
The themes behind the controversial Hellblazer: “Shoot” by WARREN ELLIS and PHIL JIMENEZ merge with the attitude of the GRANT MORRISON and PHILIP BOND masterpiece of teenage revolt, Kill Your Boyfriend, delivering a story of magic, passion and disinformation.


3-page preview: New Avengers #28 – Prison Break!


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Marvel Comics Thursday afternoon released a three-page preview of New Avengers #28 written by Brian Michael Bendis with artwork by Michael Deodato. The Avengers vs. X-Men cross over will be in your local comic book store on July 11th, 2013. Are you enjoying Avengers vs. X-Men?

Marvel is proud to present your first look at New Avengers #28, an epic tie in to Avengers VS. X-Men from the blockbuster creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato! With the Phoenix Five pursuing and imprisoning Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, it’s up to the New Avengers to stage a prison break! But can Luke Cage, Hawkeye, and Spider-Woman escape from the heart of X-Men territory? It’s non-stop action in New Avengers #28, coming to comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this July.

NEW AVENGERS #28 (MAY120651)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL DEODATO
FOC – 6/18/2012, On Sale – 7/11/2012

Make room on your book shelf! WITCHBLADE’S THIRD COMPENDIUM

Image Comics and Top Cow announced Thursday afternoon that “Witchblade’s” third compendium (1280-pages!) will be in local comic book stores on June 27th, 2012. This is the end of Ron Marz’s run on “Witchblade” before the universe was rebooted and Tim Seeley took over writing duties with issue #151.

EVERYTHING CHANGES IN WITCHBLADE’S THIRD COMPENDIUM
Full-color, 1280-page volume collects issues #101-150

Image Comics and Top Cow Productions are proud to announce that the long-awaited WITCHBLADE COMPENDIUM VOLUME 3, which collects fifty full-color issues, will land in stores June 27th, 2012.

Definitive WITCHBLADE writer RON MARZ (ARTIFACTS, SHINKU) along with an electrifying roster of artists that include STJEPAN SEJIC (ANGELUS), ADRIAN MELO (Ms. Marvel), SAMI BASRI (Power Girl), MATTHEW DOW SMITH (Dr. Who) and more, continue Top Cow’s groundbreaking Compendium format with this massive, 50-issue full-color volume collecting the most explosive tales from the Witchblade canon.

Sara Pezzini, New York Police Detective and bearer of the Witchblade, discovers she is with child, gives up the Witchblade, becomes a mother, finds herself overwhelmed by the dark side of the Witchblade, and eventually finds she must choose between the Witchblade and her career — all collected in this volume!

“As a reader, I’m an easy mark for big, fat collections. So as a writer, I’m thrilled to have the bulk of my Witchblade run collected into one big compendium,” Ron Marz said. “The 50 issues in this volume really show the character arc we put Sara Pezzini through, from becoming a mother to making an almost unthinkable decision about her career as an NYPD detective. I had some great artistic collaborators in Stjepan Sejic, Adriana Melo and Sami Basri. Their work especially deserves to be preserved in this format.”

WITCHBLADE COMPENDIUM VOLUME 3 is a full color, 1,280 page that collects issues #101-#150. This collection will be offered as both a softcover edition retailing for $69.99 and a limited edition hardcover edtion retailing for $99.99. Both editions will be in stores June 27th, 2012.

Dark Knight Rises TV Spot featuring Catwoman

Warner Bros. released two Dark Knight Rising TV spots Thursday afternoon with one featuring a closer look at the Catwoman character played by Anne Hathaway. The second TV spot is more of already seen footage with a few added frames of Bane played by Tom Hardy. The Dark Knight Rises will hit theaters and IMAX on July 20th, 2012.

From IMDB:
Eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face’s crimes, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

4-page preview: Scarlet Spider #4 by @yost

Marvel Comics Thursday afternoon released a four-page preview of Scarlet Spider #4 written by Christopher Yost with art by Ryan Stegman. Issue 4 will be in your local comic book store on april 4th, 2012

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Your First Look At SCARLET SPIDER #4!

Marvel is proud to present your first look at, Scarlet Spider #4, from the red-hot creative team of Christopher Yost & Ryan Stegman. Kaine aka the Scarlet Spider, prepares for an onslaught unlike any he’s ever faced before! The ruthless Assassins Guild has arrived in Houston with one objective- take down the Scarlet Spider at any cost! Will Kaine’s super-human abilities be enough to outwit the band of murderous assassins gunning for his head? Find out in Scarlet Spider #4, hitting comic shops everywhere and the Marvel Comics app, this April!

SCARLET SPIDER #4
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
Rated T+…$2.99
FOC –3/19/2012, ON SALE – 4/11/2012

GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE – New action clip

Sony Pictures Thursday afternoon released an action sequence to “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” staring Nicolas Cage and opens in your local theater February 17th, 2012. This movie has a good chance of burning out quickly but the attention to detail in the special effects is solid. The flaming skull of Ghost Rider looks real and so does the burnt-ness of his motorcycle. “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” should be an insane, fun, hopefully not silly action movie. Who doesn’t want to watch Ghost Rider piss flames?!

“Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” aka Ghost Rider 2 by directors Mark Neveldine (Crank: High Voltage, Crank, Gamer) and Brian Taylor and starring Nicolas Cage (Drive Angry 3D, Trespass, The Croods), Violante Placido (The American, Sleepless), Idris Elba (Thor, The Big C), Ciaran Hinds (Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent, The Woman in Black) and Christopher Lambert (The Chauffeur, Highlander).

Cliff Chang fights for your comic book rights!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund debuted their 2012 membership card Thursday afternoon, to coincide with the announcement of the 2012 Membership Drive and new member benefits. Cliff Chang designed the membership card with a nice war propaganda feel to it.

About CBLDF
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals.

Here is a list of the CBLDF 2012 member benefits:

MEMBER

At the $25 Member level, donors receive an exclusive CBLDF membership card. This sturdy, plastic card fits easily in a wallet and provides special access to CBLDF events across the country. The 2012 card will feature art by superstar comic artist CLIFF CHIANG.

SUPPORTER

With a $50 Supporter membership, donors receive:

  • The exclusive CBLDF membership card. This sturdy, plastic card fits easily in a wallet and provides special access to CBLDF events across the country. The 2012 card features exclusive art by superstar artist CLIFF CHIANG!
  • A button set featuring our logo and more!
  • A CBLDF window decal you can use to show the world that you support free speech!

ADVOCATE

With a $100 Advocate membership, donors receive:

  • The exclusive CBLDF membership card. This sturdy, plastic card fits easily in a wallet and provides special access to CBLDF events across the country. The 2012 card features exclusive art by superstar artist CLIFF CHIANG!
  • A button set featuring our logo and more!
  • A CBLDF window decal you can use to show the world that you support free speech!

Your choice of one of the following:

  • CBLDF Tote Bag, featuring art by the great Sergio Aragonés! This tote bag is durable canvas, measuring 14 by 15 inches, and the perfect way to carry comics and graphic novels while showing your support for a great cause.
  • The popular “I READ BANNED COMICS” t-shirt (Please indicate size preference in the memo section of the order form.)
  • A CBLDF branded water bottle, featuring the gone-but-not-forgotten Comics Code Authority emblem.

DEFENDER

With a $250 Defender membership, donors receive:

  • The exclusive CBLDF membership card. This sturdy, plastic card fits easily in a wallet and provides special access to CBLDF events across the country. The 2012 card features exclusive art by superstar artist CLIFF CHIANG!
  • A button set featuring our logo and more!
  • A CBLDF window decal you can use to show the world that you support free speech!

Your choice of TWO of the following:

  • CBLDF Tote Bag, featuring art by the great Sergio Aragonés! This tote bag is durable canvas, measuring 14 by 15 inches, and the perfect way to carry comics and graphic novels, while showing your support for a great cause.
  • The popular “I READ BANNED COMICS” t-shirt (Please indicate size preference in the memo section of the order form.)
  • A CBLDF branded water bottle, featuring the gone-but-not-forgotten Comics Code Authority emblem.

PROTECTOR

With a $500 Protector membership, donors receive:

  • The exclusive CBLDF membership card. This sturdy, plastic card fits easily in a wallet and provides special access to CBLDF events across the country. The 2012 card features exclusive art by superstar artist CLIFF CHIANG!
  • A button set featuring our logo and more!
  • A CBLDF window decal you can use to show the world that you support free speech!

ALL THREE of the following:

  • CBLDF Tote Bag, featuring art by the great Sergio Aragonés! This tote bag is durable canvas, measuring 14 by 15 inches, and the perfect way to carry comics and graphic novels, while showing your support for a great cause.
  • The popular “I READ BANNED COMICS” t-shirt (Please indicate size preference in the memo section of the order form.)
  • A CBLDF branded water bottle, featuring the gone-but-not-forgotten Comics Code Authority emblem.
  • Your name listed in a special “Thank You” section of the LIBERTY ANNUAL 2012.
  • A special limited edition, full-color print of the membership card artwork, numbered and signed by artist Cliff Chiang.

CHAMPION

With a $1000 Champion membership, donors receive:

  • The exclusive CBLDF membership card. This sturdy, plastic card fits easily in a wallet and provides special access to CBLDF events across the country. The 2012 card features exclusive art by superstar artist CLIFF CHIANG!
  • A button set featuring our logo and more!
  • A CBLDF window decal you can use to show the world that you support free speech!

All of the following:

  • CBLDF Tote Bag, featuring art by the great Sergio Aragonés! This tote bag is durable canvas, measuring 14 by 15 inches, and the perfect way to carry comics and graphic novels, while showing your support for a great cause.
  • The popular “I READ BANNED COMICS” t-shirt (Please indicate size preference in the “memo” section of the order form.)
  • A CBLDF branded water bottle, featuring the gone-but-not-forgotten Comics Code Authority emblem.
  • Your name listed in a special “Thank You” section of the LIBERTY ANNUAL 2012.
  • A special limited edition, full-color print of the membership card artwork, numbered and signed by artist Cliff Chiang.
  • Your choice of an autographed hardcover, signed on an exclusive “CBLDF Champion” bookplate, from one of the following creators:

– WATCHMEN, signed by Dave Gibbons
– MAUS, signed by art spiegelman
– PREACHER Deluxe Edition vol. 1, signed by Garth Ennis
– Y THE LAST MAN Deluxe Edition vol. 1, signed by Brian K. Vaughan
– THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, signed by Neil Gaiman

3 page preview: Wolverine & the X-Men #2


Marvel Comics released a 3-page preview of Wolverine & the X-Men #2 Thursday afternoon.

Marvel also announced a link to the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning (www.jeangreyschool.com) and are social media active with #XMenRegenesis for twitter. Where readers of the book can leave comments or questions.

What are your feels on the X-Men changes?

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FF #12 teaser image “This is what we’ve been training for.”

 

Marvel Comics released this teaser image Thursday afternoon with caption, “This Is What We’ve Been Training For.”

It looks like the kids will get into the action in FF #12 by Jonathan Hickman. Juan Bobillo brings a space-age look to the book. Look at the boots.

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