John Carter: Warlord of Mars Relaunches (and finally gets to use the proper title) at Dynamite

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TweetAs you may recall, Dynamite and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. came to an understanding a little while back and we’re continuing to see the fruits of the agreement.  The John Carter franchise has been practically a sub-line for Dynamite with Warlord of Mars, Deja of Mars, Lords of Mars and Warriors of Mars.  Now they finally get to […]

SDCC: Dynamite Nabs Will Eisner’s The Spirit

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Tweetby Brandon Schatz One day before the madness of this year’s San Diego Comic Con officially begins, Dynamite has announced their future intentions for Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Most recently, the character has been a tangental part of the DC Comics line, starting with a ongoing originally helmed by Darwyn Cooke in 2006, before moving the […]

DC Comics Month-to Month Sales: June 2014 – Bombshell Bonanza!

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The big DC sales news for June was not (as I had expected) the new creative team on Superman, but rather the unexpected huge effect that DC’s Bombshell Variant covers had on those comics lucky enough to sport them.

Some background: For some time now DC has been doing theme variant covers on many of their best-selling rites each month: Steampunk variants, Robot Chicken variants, MAD variants, Batman 66 variants, etc. Prior to June these were always incentive variants, where retailers could order one variant cover for every so many of the regular cover they ordered (e.g. in May the Batman ’66 variant was a 1:25 variant, meaning that for each title retailers could order 1 Batman ’66 cover for every 25 regular covers they ordered on a title). Conventional wisdom is that this increased the number of issues sold, as retailers could mark up the price of the variant covers and sell them to collectors it was believed that they would order extra a copies in order to get to the incentive level.

Pictures From the Guardians of the Galaxy Premiere

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Tweetby Brandon Schatz If you were on the Secret Comics Illuminati Twitter Feed last night, you probably saw folks complaining about John Cena and Brock Lesnar being the anchor match at this year’s Summer Slam in among the plans to destroy your childhood. Oh, and you might have also caught wind of the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere held […]

SDCC: Chuck Palahniuk brings ‘Fight Club 2′ to Dark Horse with Cameron Stewart

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Tweet by Kyle Pinion It was teased at New York Comic Con, but now Chuck Palahniuk is fully committed to producing a sequel to his seminal novel Fight Club and he’ll be publishing it in comic book form at Dark Horse. According to an announcement in USA Today, the series will be a 10 issue […]

SDCC 2014: Image Announces Giant-Size Kung Fu Bible Stories

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TweetIf you’re checking out the list of Image SDCC 2014 exclusives, your eye probably fell across an item that wasn’t quite like the others. Available exclusively (for now) at this year’s convention is a strange and wonderful treasury sized anthology called Giant-Size Kung Fu Bible Stories. The title sells itself, but if you’re looking for a little more […]

SDCC 2014: Image Comics’ San Diego Comic Con Exclusives

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TweetA limited number of exclusives to be available at San Diego Comic-Con Image Comics is pleased to announce that a limited number of exclusive releases will be available to purchase over the course of San Diego Comic-Con, Wednesday, July 23 – Sunday, July 27, with many of the creators on-hand for signings throughout the convention.  […]

IDW and Comics Experience team for new line

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Tweet More comics! More properties! More to read! IDW has just packed with Comics Experience, LLC, the online comics school run by former IDW editor Andy Schmidt to publish a line of mini-series by new talent. According to PR, the material will be “creator owned.” IDW editor Bobby Curnow will also work on the project. […]

SDCC 2014: Lion Forge gets into print with IDW and kids comics with Care Bears

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St. Louis based Lion Forge Comics has been around for a couple of years with a lot of ambitious plans, some well known licenses and a line of here-to-fore digital comics. But recently they announced they are getting into print, with IDW picking up their Air Wolf and Knight Rider comics. They’ll also publish a print version of a comic inspired by MMA fighter Quentin “Rampage”Jackson called Rampage Jackson: Street Soldier. That should be PLENTY wacky. More Lion Forge titles are impending from IDW, possibly including such classic licensed fear as Miami Vice, and Punky Bewster.

Gail Simone heads up THE WOMEN OF DYNAMITE

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Tweet Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris and Vampirella are teaming up…but not in the same story unless we’re rely lucky. They’ll be the stars of The Women of Dynamite, an ongoing anthology series being written by Gail Simone. Because Gail likes writing the ladies, and the ladies like Gail writing them. It’s called an “event” series,. […]

Marvel plans to keep you going to the cineplex right into 2019, and here are the dates

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Tweet Marvel just released a list of release dates for their future films…without any actual film names. I guess it just proves they are so planning stuff. Here’s the announced line-up and the five mystery slots: Guardians of the Galaxy — Aug. 1, 2014 Avengers: Age of Ultron — May 1, 2015 Ant-Man –July 17, […]

SDCC 2-14: Image (#2729) announcing signing schedule…now with tickets!

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TweetImage Comics is pleased to announce the schedule of exciting creator signings that will take place over the course of San Diego Comic Con, Wednesday, July 23 – Sunday, July 27 at the Image Comics booth (#2729). *TICKETED* denotes signings will be ticketed. Tickets will be given out at the booth as soon as the […]

SDCC 2014: Disney Infinity has a pop up shop and more on Marvel Super Heroes

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Tweet Wanna know more about Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, the interactive SUper-hero themed game? You’re in luck. Disney Infinity has a bunch of activities planned including a pop-up shop on 4th street. Mac’s new Marge Simpson line also has a pop-up shop and surely there are others we haven’t heard of yet. Here’s info […]

Image Offers Retailers Two New Incentive Programs

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Tweet by Brandon Schatz Just ahead of the next Image Expo and San Diego Comic Con, Image has announced two new retailer incentive programs that will have shop owners reaching for their calculators. First up is a line wide discount incentive that will see retailers who order 85% or more of the company’s periodicals each […]

Is Diamond Selling Digital Comics For DC?

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TweetIs Diamond going to be selling DC’s digital comics?  It certainly looks that way.  As you may recall, Diamond entered into a new digital partnership with Trajectory in May.  Here’s a bit from the Publisher’s Weekly piece on it: Jim Bryant, CEO of Trajectory, said the new deal reflects “a significant amount of demand around […]

Archie unveils its first Dark Circle line-up

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Archie’s revamped superhero line, Dark Circle Comics has just solidified its first wave lineup of three ongoings to launch early next year:

THE BLACK HOOD from writer Duane Swierczynski (Judge Dredd, X, Birds of Prey) and artist Michael Gaydos (ALIAS)
THE SHIELD from writers Adam Christopher (The Burning Dark) and Chuck Wendig (Blackbirds) and artist Wilfredo Torres (The Shadow: Year One), THE FOX from writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO’s Bored to Death) and scripter Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come, founder of Thrillbent).