UPCOMING PRODUCT
EVERYTHING STAN LEE!
INCENTIVES
THIS JUST IN!
COMIC BOOKS
TRADE PAPERBACKS
HARDCOVERS
3D SCULPTURES
CGC GRADED COMICS
LITHOGRAPHS AND POSTERS
TRADING CARDS
PRODUCT ARCHIVE
DF DAILY SPECIAL
CONTEST
Dynamite Humble Mega Holidays Bundle from Dynamite Entertainment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SHADOW GETS 9 OUT OF 10 NEWBIE RE-READS
05/08/12 @ 10:41 am EST
Source: Comic Book Newbie | Categories: The Shadow | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a Comment

Comic Book Newbie reviewed The Shadow #1 by Garth Ennis and Aaron Campbell and gave the book “9 out of 10 Newbie Re-Reads.” Here’s what they had to say:

“I finally got around to reading this one and am I glad I did!

“Garth Ennis is one of the hottest names in the industry right now and this book proclaims why.  Meet his main character, Lamont Cranston.   Smart business man who the CIA consults by day and The Shadow by night.  He has the ability to see the future and knows well the past. He also has the ability to make the dead speak the truth to him.  Ennis takes us on a journey into the past where Japan created atrocities upon China.  The history lesson sets up what is to come in this pre-WWII storyline when a ship full with Japanese goons is taken out by the Shadow.  Seems there is something these guys are looking for, along with other criminal groups and the CIA…  The Shadow also seems very interested in it.

“I really like this introduction issue.  I like the history lesson and the banter from the meeting between Cranston and the government agents. The action was pretty cool and a I am impressed with the abilities The Shadow possesses.  I think we have just got a taste of what he can do in this issue and I’m excited to see what other abilities he has.”

For the full review visit comicbooknewbie.com
MORE NEWS...
HEROES & VILLAINS RECEIVE A MAJOR UPGRADE IN GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX
12/19/14 @ 6:46 pm EST
Source: Marvel | Categories: Guardians of The Galaxy | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a Comment


Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. What would you give up in your quest for power? What if it cost you your very soul? This February, those questions and more will be answered in the pages Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex, the epic crossover taking place in the pages of Guardians of the Galaxy, All-New X-Men, Legendary Star-Lord, Cyclops, Captain Marvel, Nova and Guardians Team-Up!

But before this epic even blasts off in 2015, Marvel is pleased to present your very first look at a selection of Cosmically Enhanced Variant Covers, all by blockbuster artist Andrea Sorrentino(Uncanny X-Men Annual, All-New X-Men Annual)! With the power to unlock the user’s true cosmic potential, The Black Vortex, an ancient artifact of limitless power has been unleashed upon the universe. Now, get your first look at some of the Guardians and the X-Men in their new, supercharged forms!

“What happens when one person submits to the Black Vortex and becomes a titan of the cosmos? What happens when a whole team does it? Or a whole planet?” says Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha #1 writer Sam Humphries. “Imagine the metamorphosis that turned Norin Radd into the Silver Surfer, or Jean Grey into Dark Phoenix, available to anyone in the Marvel Universe.”

“But of course, no amount of power comes without a cost,” Humphries continued.

Billions of lives are at stake, the heroes of the Marvel Universe will have to face the darkness inside themselves if they hope to succeed. But will they be the ones to save the galaxy, or will they be seduced by the Black Vortex’s power?

Don’t miss these epic variants as they grace the covers of each chapter of the epic crossover and don’t miss one moment of the action as it all begins this February in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX ALPHA #1!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX ALPHA #1 (DEC140820) Written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS Cosmically Enhanced Variant by ANDREA SORRENTINO (DEC140822)
FOC – 01/12/15, On-Sale – 02/04/15



DYNAMITE TAKES FAMILIAR CHARACTERS TO ALTERED STATES IN UPCOMING ONE-SHOT COMICS‏
12/19/14 @ 6:37 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a Comment


Dynamite Entertainment is excited to announce the first wave of its all-new Altered States line where familiar characters from Dynamite's comics will appear in brand-new adventures unlike anything fans have seen before. Vampirella, Red Sonja, The Shadow, and Doc Savage will each star in their own story set in a parallel reality in the vein of DC's classic Elseworlds and Marvel's What If! where anything can - and will - happen to them.

The publisher has brought on an array of the industry's top talent to help tell these unique tales:

· Writer Brandon Jerwa teams up with artist Juanan Ramirez for Altered States: Red Sonja, a story about a red headed museum worker in New York City who soon finds herself fighting for survival in a dystopian-inspired Hyborian wasteland.

· In Altered States: Vampirella, veteran Vampirella scribe Nancy A. Collins and artist Francesco Manna turn the tables on Ella Normandy after she survives a crash landing to become the sole human on a planet full of Vampires.

· Writer David Avallone pulls double duty in this special event, teaming up with artist Ivan Rodriguez for Altered States: The Shadow, and a tale that proves once and more that there are worse things in the world than the evil that lurks within the hearts of men. Then in Altered States: Doc Savage, David and artist Dave Acosta explore what happens when the world's most powerful man is turned into a rampaging beast whose very humanity may be lost forever.

Each issue will feature a cover by Billy Tan.

"What If? and Elseworld stories have been a part of comics for 40 years," said Dynamite Publisher and CEO Nick Barrucci. "There's always that "Would that be cool" or "what if we had him or her do that" story that doesn't fit in to continuity. Now we can pick some of the best stories and create "Altered States" for our branded characters. These 4 books stand on their own yet will be the foundation for this universe of characters."

Each Altered States story will unfold in a 32 page full-color comic. With a new issue planned for release every Wednesday in March. Fans eager for more info on Altered States should follow Dynamite on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram for the latest updates as they come in.

Altered States will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' January Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release March 2015. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Altered States with their local comic book retailers. Altered States will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.



MEET 'THE WALKING DEAD' STAR SONEQUA MARTIN-GREEN AT WIZARD WORLD INDIANAPOLIS, RALEIGH COMIC CONS
12/19/14 @ 6:29 pm EST
Source: Wizard World | Categories: MIsc | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a Comment
Talented young rising star Sonequa Martin-Green makes her first Wizard World appearances at new shows in Indianapolis and Raleigh early in 2015.

Martin-Green, who plays "Sasha" on the hit series "The Walking Dead," is also well known for her recurring roles as "Tamara" on fan favorite "Once Upon A Time" and "Courtney Wells" on the Emmy winning drama, "The Good Wife."

She will appear at the Indianapolis Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, February 14 and 15, and at the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15. Welcome her to Wizard World at these two great inaugural events.
'JIGSAW' TOBIN BELL TO MAKE WIZARD WORLD DEBUT AT BRUCE CAMPBELL'S HORROR FEST IN CHICAGO
12/19/14 @ 6:27 pm EST
Source: Wizard World | Categories: MIsc | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a Comment


With seven films released, the chilling SAW franchise has created some of horror's most memorable scenes and moments. Tobin Bell, as iconic villain "Jigsaw," toy factory worker turned sadistic mastermind, was a big part of many of those in each of the films, released one per year from 2004-2010.

Bell has also made guest appearances on numerous award-winning television shows including "24," "The Sopranos," "The West Wing," "Alias," "Criminal Minds," "E.R." and Seinfeld." In addition to SAW, he has appeared in the films MISSISSIPPI BURNING, THE VERDICT, GOODFELLAS, SOPHIES CHOICE, THE FIRM, IN THE LINE OF FIRE, THE QUICK AND THE DEAD, THE ROAD TO ELDORADO and AN INNOCENT MAN.

See him in his first Wizard World appearance at the new bruce Campbell's Horror Fest, Friday evening and Saturday, March 6-7, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
EISNER AWARD JUDGES FOR 2015 NAMED
12/19/14 @ 7:09 am EST
Source: Bleeding Cool | Categories: MIsc | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a Comment


Welcome to the folk who will create the nomination list for the Eisner Awards 2015 to be presented at San Diego Comic Con.

carrcrowd_sm

Carr D’Angelo, the founding owner of Earth-2 Comics, operates two stores in the Los Angeles area with his wife, Susan Avallone. Earth-2 Comics Sherman Oaks is the 2007 recipient of the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award. In 2011, Earth-2 Sherman Oaks and Northridge were named “Best Place to Stock Up on Trade Paperbacks” by the LA Weekly in their annual Best of Los Angeles issue. D’Angelo started his career in New York as an editor and writer forStarlog, Fangoria, and Comics Scene magazines. Moving to Los Angeles, he worked as a script reader, studio executive, and movie producer. He currently serves as vice president of ComicsPRO, the trade association for comic book specialty retailers.

4eb5d09eccae7.image

Richard Graham is media librarian and associate professor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and managing editor of SANE (Sequential Art Narratives in Education), an academic e-journal dedicated to using comics in classrooms. Richard is a graduate of the Library School at the University of Iowa and holds a master’s degree in education from Texas A&M, Corpus Christi. In 2012 he was nominated for an Eisner Award for editing Government Issue: Comics for the People (2012), a collection of comics produced for the federal and state governments. He currently maintains online collections of government and educational comic books as well as writes graphic novel/comics reviews for the website No Flying, No Tights

.comic book artist Sean Howe at Brooklyn Book Festival.

Sean Howe is the author of Marvel Comics: The Untold Story,which received an Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Book in 2013. His writing has appeared in Wired, Rolling Stone, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Ron McFee has been a volunteer with Comic-Con International for 35 years and has served on the Convention Committee since 1992. He has spent the last 17 years working in the professional registration department, assisting the industry professionals through the application and registration process. Ron also volunteers with San Diego Friends of the library, helping to raise money and bring awareness to how comics can play an important role in literacy. In 2014 he piloted participation of the San Diego city libraries in Free Comic Book Day. Ron has been an executive producer of two animated features, with others in development.

FeatureArticle_3

Maggie Thompson has been writing and editing news and articles about comic books and comic strips for more than half a century. Her earliest such work appeared in the pioneering fan publication Comic Art, co-edited with Don Thompson, starting in 1961. After three decades of co-editing the industry publicationComics Buyer’s Guide, she has begun regular contributions to Comic-Con’s Toucanblog and to Diamond Comic Distributors’Scoop newsletter.

43783_susan-kirtley

Susan Kirtley is an associate professor of English and the Director of Rhetoric and Composition at Portland (Oregon) State University, where she is developing a Comics Studies program. Her research interests include visual rhetoric and graphic narratives, and she has published pieces on comics for the popular press and academic journals. Her book Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass, was the 2013 Eisner Award winner for Best Educational/Academic Work.
CARTOONIST JOSH C LYMAN LOSES ALL HIS ART IN AUSTIN BREAK-IN
12/19/14 @ 6:58 am EST
Source: Bleeding Cool | Categories: MIsc | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a Comment


Cartoonist Josh C. Lyman, a full time illustrator working the convention circuit across the United States, has a tale of woe to share. (via Bleeding Cool):

"I flew back from Phoenix Fan Fest this past weekend to my apartment in Austin; and exhausted from the aforementioned, I decided I would take a nap before unloading the car…as I’ve done this numerous times before during the last couple years in the same complex.

"I’m sad to say that during the hours I slept and the short hours I was awake the day following…my car was broken into and everything from my traveling was taken. I live a fairly spartan life with being on the road so often, so I typically take as much of my artistic materials and miscellaneous equipment with me in the event of any delays in returning home. Now in this particular instance hit a bit harder than expected, as for this show I brought a portfolio of my originals with me along with the prints, display stands, several client commissions, as well as some new originals I had not had the chance to save to my home computer yet. And it was all completely stolen. 3-4 Years of some of my best work, along with new pieces I’ll have to redo for both the coming year and clients.

"Naturally I’ve had the police out for fingerprints and I am dealing with the insurance company as I write, but losing all of those originals and tools that has put me at a loss. The worst part? Over 300 dollars of pencils, pens, and markers…along with so many hours of work just completely gone. Clothes, headphones, random art-tools, Prints and display stands I can slowly regain, it’s really the livelihood being taken almost completely taken in the blink of an eye. The police have been honest, and albeit the more negative side of things, there is a high probability that nearly everything will be thrown in the trash. Ironically, I checked every single dumpster in the surrounding apartment complexes just to be safe with no luck. The local comic shops have been notified, the pawn shops are required to notify police but i will still have to check with them myself.

"I apologize for the rambling above..it’s truly the most concise version of this I could muster. I would like to mention that several of my friends and fans have been very supportive in the last three days. Some have offered to send me replacement covers for the sketchcovers stolen, those whose pieces were taken very understanding and given more time for me to redo them, and a friend of mine has even set up a gofundme to help me recuperate some of the losses. I’ll be posting a facebook folder tonight listing every piece stolen, as well as many of the images from the 1,200 plus stolen posters. ... Thank you again for reading this, as well as any help you may be able to provide."

The case remains open. If you should see any of this art surface, please contact local police.

10173516_647799021953786_3794234263195423892_n



10857941_10203324576419576_7898752506761562123_n
ROB LIEFELD COVERS FLASH GORDON AND THE PHANTOM
12/19/14 @ 6:43 am EST
Source: Bleeding Cool | Categories: Dynamite | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a Comment


Dynamite has gotten Rob Liefeld to do up a set of covers for their King Featurescrossover event. These FOC (final order cutoff) incentive covers are on King: Flash Gordon #1 and King: The Phantom #1. Here are the covers and what your retailer has to do to get them. Let your LCS know soon if you want these particular covers.

o FOC Incentive A: For every five (5) units of NOV141191: KING FLASH GORDON #1 ordered/received, retailers will be eligible to purchase one (1) KING FLASH GORDON #1 RARE LIEFELD VIRGIN INCV edition at a net cost of $2.00 apiece, featuring artwork by Rob Liefeld.

KingFlash01-Cov-H-FOC-LiefeldVirg



o FOC Incentive B: For every five (5) units of NOV141209: KING THE PHANTOM #1 ordered/received, retailers will be eligible to purchase one (1) KING THE PHANTOM #1 RARE LIEFELD VIRGIN INCV edition at a net cost of $2.00 apiece, featuring artwork by Rob Liefeld.

KingPhantom01-Cov-H-FOC-LiefeldVirgin
GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION SCRAPPED IN RESPONSE TO SONY HACK
12/19/14 @ 6:37 am EST
Source: ICv2 | Categories: MIsc | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a Comment


The latest casualty of Sony’s The Interview cyberattack is apparently the planned Gore Verbinski adaptation of Guy Delisle’s graphic novel Pyongyang,Deadline is reporting.

Sony Pictures Entertainment made a decision yesterday not release the James Franco/Seth Rogen comedy The Interview, after a massive and damaging hacking attack last month leaked thousands of confidential Sony documents and emails. The hacker group cited the film as the reason for their actions, and threatened more action if the film was released. Yesterday five of the nation’s largest movies chains announced they would not screen The Interview, prompting Sony’s decision to cancel the film. Many believe the cyber attack was orchestrated with North Korea government approval, although the U.S. government has not said so publicly.

The 2003 graphic novel (published in English in 2005 asPyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Drawn and Quarterly) detailed the Quebecois cartoonist’s experiences in the capital of North Korea, where he worked for two months. The film was being developed by New Regency, with plans for Gore Verbinski to direct and Steve Carell set to star. While the film was billed as a “paranoid thriller,” the original book was more a comedic travelogue.

In a later comment to Deadline, Verbinski expressed his frustration with the situation. “I find it ironic that fear is eliminating the possibility to tell stories that depict our ability to overcome fear.”



MORE TITLES ADDED TO THE HUMBLE DYNAMITE MEGA BUNDLE AS IT ENTERS FINAL WEEK‏
12/18/14 @ 7:57 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a Comment


Following the launch of last week's Humble Dynamite MEGA Bundle with over ten thousand redemptions in the first twenty-four hours. Dynamite Entertainment is excited to announce the latest additions to its massive year-end promotion over on humblebundle.com/books.

In addition to an array of comics ranging from Gail Simone's Red Sonja, Shaft #1 from David F. Walker, Uncanny by Andy Diggle and Aaron Campbell, and the hit debut issue of Bob's Burgers, fans can now read all six issues of The New York Time Bestselling series Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: War Cry, the complete Mercy Thompson Moon Called Vol. 2, the original Doodle Jump comic inspired by the best-selling video game and more!

The full list of additional books include:

Mercy Thompson: Moon Called Vol. 2

Doodle Jump #3

Doodle Jump #4

Uncanny #2

Red Sonja Vol.2 #9

Red Sonja Vol.2 #10

Jim Butchers: Dresden Files War Cry #4

Jim Butchers: Dresden Files War Cry #5

These new additions push the total value of the bundle to just over six hundred dollars. However Dynamite fans who donate fifteen dollars or more will access to all 143 comics to read on the digital device of their choice. Fans who beat the average with their donations will now receive 116 comics including all five issues of the recent New York Times Bestselling series Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: War Cry.

"The out pouring of support for us so far has been amazing," said Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci. "We're blow away by the donations are fans have made, and are truly humbled by the opportunity to help raised funds for some wonderful causes."

The Humble Dynamite MEGA Holidays Bundle will continue to support Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, Make-A-Wish, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund which defends first amendment rights of comic book professionals nationwide.To date Humble Bundle has raised over 50 million dollars for charities around the world. With Dynamite's help last summer they were able to give over $100,000.00 during

The Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle in July. The Humble Dynamite MEGA Holidays Bundle runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 11 a.m. Pacific time. Fans should follow on Dynamite on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram for the latest updates as new offerings become available.



DarkShadowsYO01-CovDeanKoontzFrankProdSonVol1-01Devilers01-Cove-JockDjangoZorro01DoodleJump01
DresdenWarCry01HeartBeastPathfinder07-Cov-ParrilloRedSonja-08-CovShaft01-Cov-A-Cowan
CompDraculaChaos01-Cov-IncenTurnerAliceCooper01-Cov-MackD.E. Comic Page Template.eps
MARVELKIDS.COM LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE AND DEDICATED AVENGERS DESTINATION
12/18/14 @ 7:49 pm EST
Source: Marvel | Categories: Avengers | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a Comment


Marvel continues to expand marvelkids.com with its latest destination dedicated to the mightiest Marvel Super Heroes – The Avengers! The Avengers destination is designed to captivate the next generation of Marvel fans with digital products and destinations that younger "digital natives" will love, featuring games and immersive activities assembling Marvel’s greatest Super Hero team.

At avengers.marvelkids.com younger Marvel fans can take on the role of Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and more in a variety of interactive games including:·

Avengers Assemble: Combined Strike - Help the Avengers stop the combined forces of Red Skull and Dracula! ·

Avengers Assemble: Avengers Tower Rush - Help Hawkeye and the Avengers protect Avengers Tower from the invading Hydra forces! ·

The Avengers vs. Gamma Monsters - Defend S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters from Gamma Monsters ·

The Avengers: Bunker Boosters - Stop the Avengers' arch enemies ·

Black Widow - The Black Widow undertakes a difficult mission for Nick Fury

Marvelkids.com’s Avengers destination has all of these games and several more!

Also included at marvelkids.com is a power pack of activities with Avengers downloadable coloring pages, mazes and word searches. Hours of entertainment to challenge the mind of any young Avenger!

In addition to the exciting games that marvelkids.com offers, fans will also be able to watch several "Marvel’s Avengers Assemble" video clips from the hit animated TV series, airing Sunday mornings inside the Marvel Universe on Disney XD. Fans will also be able to explore the Avengers’ universe through in-depth online hero and villain bios that will keep any fan up-to-date with characters from “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” and the Marvel Universe.

“Marvelkids.com launched in September as a new online experience exclusively for kids that allows them to engage with the Marvel heroes they love and even play the role of hero themselves through a variety of fun and exciting games," said Kristin Vincent, VP of Digital Products. “We started with Spider-Man and have now expanded to include the Earth’s mightiest Super Heroes - the Avengers! marvelkids.com will keep rolling out new games, videos and other content so kids can have fun online while in a kid-safe digital environment."

Be sure to check out marvelkids.com here along with the Avengers and Spider-Man destinations:

http://www.marvelkids.com/

http://avengers.marvelkids.com/

http://spiderman.marvelkids.com/
 
RECENT NEWS

Latest News
Updated: 12/19/14 @ 6:46 pm

1. HEROES & VILLAINS RECEIVE A MAJOR UPGRADE IN GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX

2. DYNAMITE TAKES FAMILIAR CHARACTERS TO ALTERED STATES IN UPCOMING ONE-SHOT COMICS‏

3. MEET 'THE WALKING DEAD' STAR SONEQUA MARTIN-GREEN AT WIZARD WORLD INDIANAPOLIS, RALEIGH COMIC CONS

4. 'JIGSAW' TOBIN BELL TO MAKE WIZARD WORLD DEBUT AT BRUCE CAMPBELL'S HORROR FEST IN CHICAGO

5. EISNER AWARD JUDGES FOR 2015 NAMED

 

Latest News
Updated: 12/19/14 @ 6:46 pm

1. HEROES & VILLAINS RECEIVE A MAJOR UPGRADE IN GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX

2. DYNAMITE TAKES FAMILIAR CHARACTERS TO ALTERED STATES IN UPCOMING ONE-SHOT COMICS‏

3. MEET 'THE WALKING DEAD' STAR SONEQUA MARTIN-GREEN AT WIZARD WORLD INDIANAPOLIS, RALEIGH COMIC CONS

4. 'JIGSAW' TOBIN BELL TO MAKE WIZARD WORLD DEBUT AT BRUCE CAMPBELL'S HORROR FEST IN CHICAGO

5. EISNER AWARD JUDGES FOR 2015 NAMED



DF Interviews
JEFF LEMIRE



CNI Podcast
EPISODE 585 - IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CNI

Reviews: Bitch Planet #1, Herald Lovecraft & Tesla #1, The Valiant #1, Agents of SHIELD, Arrow, Once Upon A Time



This Week's Sales Ad
WADE WRAITH WEDNESDAY! SIGNED, SKETCHED, AND CGC GRADED COLLECTIBLES!

Sign Up Here!



Dynamic Forces & The Dynamic Forces logo ® and © 2014 Dynamic Forces, Inc.
All other books, titles, characters, character names, slogans, logos and related indicia are ™ and © their respective creators.
Privacy Policy