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Dark Horse Unveils 12 New Creator Owned Titles!

Dark Horse Unveils 12 New Creator Owned Titles! @DarkHorseComics #GoBuyComics #FightClub

In anticipation of San Diego Comic Con, Dark Horse has slowly unveiled twelve new series over the last 12 days. It’s an intriguing list, culminating in a Fight Club sequel written by Chuck Palahniuk.

From the press release:

Dark Horse Unveils 12 New Creator Owned Titles!

SAN DIEGO, CA—Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce twelve new creator-owned series from twelve creative teams that will take the world’s most popular art form to new levels…

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Lady Zorro Shows Some Spunk, But Could Go Farther…

Lady Zorro Shows Some Spunk, But Could Go Farther… @DynamiteComics

Lady Zorro Shows Some Spunk, But Could Go Farther...

My experience with the Zorro franchise is limited to a few minutes of old movies and a few minutes of Antonio Banderas. I’ve got the basic idea (although really, who doesn’t? It’s Zorro, for Pete’s sake), but no deep understanding of the story line. I had no idea who Lady Zorro is or how she relates to Zorro.

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Unfortunately, this issue doesn’t answer the question of her identity, although the…

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Batman Day is today! Wish the Dark Knight a Happy 75th!

Batman Day is today! Wish the Dark Knight a Happy 75th! @dccomics @ailenicon @queenslibrary #batmanday #batman75

It’s Batman Day! Seventy-five years ago, a bouncing baby Dark Knight entered the world via Detective Comics #27, and he’s been kicking ass and taking names ever since. He’s had a few Robins, a kid, and now has a Bat-family to call his own, and we couldn’t love him more.

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DC has been promoting Batman Day for months, making sure The Bat gets his propers. Tomorrow, comic book stores and libraries…

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Mezco Reveals New 6 Inch Cloth Clothed Figures! Batman! Judge Dredd!

Mezco Reveals New 6 Inch Cloth Clothed Figures! Batman! Judge Dredd!

Press Release Mezco Toys: Mezco Reveals The One:12 Collective

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New York- (July 22nd, 2014) – Mezco Toyz today announced The One:12 Collective, a new line of high end 6″ scale collectable figures.

Mezco Reveals New 6 Inch Cloth Clothed Figures! Batman! Judge Dredd!

Redesigning the 6″ scale figure category by combining posable action figures with real cloth outfitting, in a similar fashion to the 1/6th scale and larger collectables. Mezco’s One:12 Collective line…

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Review - Letter 44 Vol 1- A Near Perfect Scifi Adventure!

Review - Letter 44 Vol 1- A Near Perfect Scifi Adventure! @OniPress @CharlesSoule #GoBuyComics

Review - Letter 44 Vol 1- A Near Perfect Scifi Adventure!Stephen Blades is in the process of taking over the Office of The President of The United States, a transition that is never easy for any President-elect, but he’s just read the letter from his predecessor. Things will never be the same…

Conspiracy theories are always interesting (and sometimes a little creepy), did we land on the moon, who really killed Kennedy, who shot Jr, well Letter 44…

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Preview Afterlife With Archie #6 - Witch in the Dream House!

Preview Afterlife With Archie #6 - Witch in the Dream House! @AfterlifeArchie @f_francavilla #GoBuyComics

Here’s a dose of what’s in store in issue 6! I love this series, it deserves the critical acclaim it’s receiving. This is one of those books that you should be reading.

Preview Afterlife With Archie #6 - Witch in the Dream House!

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I said it in my review of issue 4 and it still rings true; “This is a truly great series for serious horror fans. This issue was gut-wrenching. The choices made, the horrors to endure. Somehow in making this comic they…

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Valiant wants you to punk your Chucks! (No, not our editor monkey.)

Valiant wants you to punk your Chucks! (No, not our editor monkey.) @valiantcomics @MAGCustom @punkyourchucks #punkyourchucks

Valiant just announced their new merchandising partnership with Punk Your Chucks to create custom-painted sneakers! My question – when do I get my Quantum & Woody Goat Chucks, guys?

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From Valiant:

Valiant is proud to announce a new exclusive partnership with custom-painted apparel company Punk Your Chucks – the number one destination for unique, custom hand-painted Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers,…

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Helheim returns with BRIDES OF HELHEIM

Helheim returns with BRIDES OF HELHEIM @cullenbunn @onipress #helheim

Back in March, I reviewed Cullen Bunn’s HELHEIM, which goes down as one of my favorite comics of the year (because I didn’t get a chance to get the singular issues last year). This book was fantastic, and I was slavering for more when I turned the last page.

I have gotten my wish. Cullen Bunn posted to his Tumblr today, asking readers to show their interest in the next Helheim installment, BRIDES…

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Oni Press Rocks San Diego Comic Con! Exclusives! Varaints! Panels! Signings!

Oni Press Rocks San Diego Comic Con! Exclusives! Varaints! Panels! Signings! @Comic_Con @OniPress #GoBuyComics

Oni Press Rocks San Diego Comic Con! Exclusives! Varaints! Panels! Signings!

Oni Press Announces Plans and Exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con 2014!
Portland, OR (July 11, 2014) – Another San Diego Comic-Con is upon us and as such, so is another avalanche of awesome Oni Press wares! We’re proud to present a list of the exclusive and debut books and merchandise as well as a packed signing and event schedule!

As always, it’s a party and everybody’s invited to the Oni Press…

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Review - Criminal Macabre - The Eyes of Frankenstein Trade Paperback

Review - Criminal Macabre - The Eyes of Frankenstein Trade Paperback @DarkHorseComics @SteveNiles

Lately I’ve been leaning more heavily toward trades. It comes down to a few simple things, trades are more economical, usually you get a full story (or at least a full arc), my children give me little time and focus so sitting down and reading an entire book is on some perverse way easier than trying to keep up month after month.

Review - Criminal Macabre - The Eyes of Frankenstein Trade Paperback

That being said I still have a pull list ay my local comic shop (R…

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Groo vs. Conan #1 - The Time Has Come.

Groo vs. Conan #1 - The Time Has Come. @aubdriver @darkhorsecomics @evanier

Groo the Wanderer. Conan the Barbarian, Cimmerian, King. Two worlds collide as the two warriors (stop laughing) meet for a once in a lifetime matchup. I first wrote about this matchup a couple of weeks ago, when Dark Horse sent around a preview. Well, the time has come – Groo vs. Conan #1 hits shelves this comic book Wednesday. Rejoice and be glad!

The story starts off with Conan rescuing a…

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Cullen Bunn Takes on Masks II - Dynamite’s Company-Wide Event!

Cullen Bunn Takes on Masks II - Dynamite’s Company-Wide Event! @DynamiteComics @cullenbunn #GoBuyComics

If you’re one of the few who haven’t experienced Cullen Bunn’s writing I highly recommend picking up any issue of his series The Sixth Gun. If he tackles Masks II with the same brilliant wit and style this series will rock.

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ACCLAIMED WRITER CULLEN BUNN WRITES MASKS II,
AN EPIC COMIC BOOK EVENT UNITING CLASSIC PULP HEROES

Cullen Bunn Takes on Masks II - Dynamite's Company-Wide Event!July 21, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce…

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Gail Simone To Pen “The Women of Dynamite”!

Gail Simone To Pen “The Women of Dynamite”! @DynamiteComics @GailSimone #GoBuyComics

This is the type of press release that needs very little editorializing. It’s amazing. I’m stoked. You should be too.

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GAIL SIMONE TACKLES DYNAMITE’S FIRST-EVER
FEMALE-CENTRIC CROSSOVER EVENT,
FEATURING VAMPIRELLA, RED SONJA, DEJAH THORIS, AND MORE

Gail Simone To Pen "The Women of Dynamite"!
July 21, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce an exciting new event series featuring the most iconic female characters…

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grissom:

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again, but it’s worth repeating:  Pre-orders are everything for a creator owned book.  If Planet Gigantic is something you’d like to read, and I’m the type of creator you’d like to support, please please please pre-order this book this time.  I’ve even created a handy pre-order coupon for you.   Print it out and take it with you the next time you go to your local comic shop.  But do it soon, the window isn’t open forever. 
Coming to you from actionlabcomics, David Halvorson, and myself on October 15th.  It will run four issues and will release monthly.  Pre-order are open now.  Use DIAMOND CODE: AUG140943.  Please share.

Order this one people, it’s gonna be a lot of fun!

grissom:

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again, but it’s worth repeating:  Pre-orders are everything for a creator owned book.  If Planet Gigantic is something you’d like to read, and I’m the type of creator you’d like to support, please please please pre-order this book this time.  I’ve even created a handy pre-order coupon for you.   Print it out and take it with you the next time you go to your local comic shop.  But do it soon, the window isn’t open forever. 

Coming to you from actionlabcomics, David Halvorson, and myself on October 15th.  It will run four issues and will release monthly.  Pre-order are open now.  Use DIAMOND CODE: AUG140943.  Please share.

Order this one people, it’s gonna be a lot of fun!

(via planetgigantic)