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THE WALKING DEAD ACTOR TO JOIN CRIMINAL MINDS SPINOFF01/28/15 @ 3:29 pm EST
Don't forget - DC Comics' Green Christmas affidavit is included on the December 3 Final Order Cutoff list under item code OCT098160. Retailers participating in this program will have an on-sale date of December 30 for BLACKEST NIGHT #6 (OCT090176; 1:25 variant edition: OCT090177; 1:100 variant sketch edition: OCT090178). IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please note that UK retailers now will have a December 30 on sale date for this issue. As a reminder, to qualify, participating retailers must "sign" a DC Comics electronic affidavit at the Diamond retailer website acknowledging that they understand that copies of BLACKEST NIGHT #6 may not be sold, loaned, displayed, traded, scanned, stolen or in any other way released prior to Wednesday, December 30, 2009 for retailers in the US, Canada and the UK. Previously signed affidavits from Diamond and/or DC do NOT qualify retailers for participation. A new signed affidavit is needed to participate. A special item code will be assigned for these copies. The electronic affidavit may be accessed at the FOC page that includes BLACKEST NIGHT #6. The FOC for BLACKEST NIGHT #6 closes on December 3, 2009. This FOC is for all copies of BLACKEST NIGHT #6, including copies ordered by non-participating retailers. Qualifying retailers will receive BLACKEST NIGHT #6 on December 23 in separate boxes from the rest of that week's shipment. The BLACKEST NIGHT #6 boxes will be clearly labeled "Not for sale until December 30." Diamond invoices for December 23 will list BLACKEST NIGHT #6 as NOT FOR SALE UNTIL 12/30 BLACKEST NIGHT #6 at zero dollars. BLACKEST NIGHT #6 will appear on January 6 invoices at standard pricing. Retailers may offer BLACKEST NIGHT #6 for sale beginning December 30 at the start of normal business hours. Retailers with Tuesday delivery privilege will receive a separate reminder to hold BLACKEST NIGHT #6 until December 30. Any violation of this date will forfeit their future Tuesday delivery privileges for at least six months. This remains in force even if their competitors violate the on-sale date. DC Comics and Diamond will log compliance violations. Participating retailers who follow the December 30 on-sale date and receive no compliance complaints by January 7 will receive a FREE copy of the Diamond Retailer Summit BLACKEST NIGHT #1 Variant Edition or another short print run BLACKEST NIGHT Variant of DC's choosing. Retailers who do not participate in the program will receive BLACKEST NIGHT #6 on January 6, under a new item code. This offer applies only to copies of BLACKEST NIGHT #6 ordered by the Final Order Cutoff date of December 3. Only orders placed by FOC will be eligible for early shipping. All orders (including advances and direct ships) placed post-FOC will arrive for January 6, 2010 in-store. DC Comics and Diamond Comic Distributors will determine eligibility in this program, and may modify the requirements based on business conditions.
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Tyler James WilliamsVAMPIRELLA CLIMBS INTO THE BOX OF DREAD01/28/15 @ 3:16 pm EST
, who plays the recurring role of Noah
on AMC’s The Walking Dead
, has been tapped to join Gary Sinise
as part of the put pilot for the Criminal Minds
spinoff series CBS
has in the works.
The spinoff focuses on FBI agents who help American citizens who get in trouble abroad. Williams will play the teams tech analyst who is incredibly smart but also very sweet-natured. Both helps him and the team work with families who need help.
The spinoff pilot will air as an episode of Criminal Minds
written by the series executive producer/showrunner Erica Messer
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THE LAST DAYS BEGIN THIS MAY01/28/15 @ 3:09 pm EST
Like Loot Crate
, the web site Dread Central
is offering up their own monthly box of random goodies but this one has a horror theme… as you’d expect from something calledBox of Dread
. Well, the February box is going to be Vampirella
themed. The items in the box are custom made for Dread Central and not available anywhere else. This starts their Women of Horror
initiative where they want to bring more attention to the amazing contribution women have made to the horror genre.
One of the items in the Box of Dread for February will be a copy of Legenderry: Vampirella
#1 from Dynamite Entertainment
. The issue will have an exclusive cover to Dread Central drawn by Roberto Castro
and you are getting an exclusive first look at it here.
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OFF THE PRESS - TWILIGHT ZONE: SHADOW & SUBSTANCE #1 01/28/15 @ 9:22 am EST
The skies fracture. The ground trembles. The end of all they know is coming. Heroes, Gods of Mischief and Masters of Magnetism who have faced annihilation more times than they could count and walked away. Only this time, there is no walking away. Today, Marvel is pleased to present the first issues of three blockbuster LAST DAYS
stories, leading in to the highly-anticipated Secret Wars.
Beginning in May, be there as your favorite Marvel heroes face their final hours, and the obliteration of the Marvel Universe!
First, Al Ewing and Luke Ross bring you a story of the people who faced the end of the world together, shoulder to shoulder in the face of destruction in CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE MIGHTY AVENGERS #8
. Some of them wore costumes, and some of them didn’t. Some of them had super-human powers, and all some had were each other. Yet they were all Mighty Avengers in the end. And this is how they spent their last day.
Then, ask yourself – what will your legacy be when it’s all over? Cullen Bunn and Javi Fernandez have the answers in MAGNETO #18
. The Mutant Master of Magnetism has learned his time is all but spent. A life of struggle and torment brought to a cataclysmic end at the destruction of all things. With everything he’s fought for his whole life brought to its unavoidable ending, how will he cope? Will he celebrate his legacy – or be tormented by it?
Finally, the end of the Marvel Universe extends into Asgard and beyond as all the Ten Realms face their final hours in LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #14
. Al Ewing and Lee Garbett bring you the curtain call of the God of Mischief. Ancient enemies march on Asgardia seeking their final vengeance – including King Loki, meaner, madder and more dangerous than before. Where is our Loki? What tragedy has befallen him, here at the end?
Before Secret Wars can begin, the Marvel Universe must end. And it all starts this May as the LAST DAYS
story arcs begin in Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #8
, Loki: Agent of Asgard #14
, and Magneto #18
CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE MIGHTY AVENGERS #8 Written by AL EWING Art & Cover by LUKE ROSS On Sale in May!
MAGNETO #18 Written by CULLEN BUNN Art by JAVI FERNANDEZ Cover by DAVID YARDIN On Sale in May! LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #14 Written by AL EWING Art & Cover by LEE GARBETT On Sale in May!
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Dynamite; $3.99 According to Thomas Wolfe, “You can’t go home again.” But Mr. Wolfe didn’t mention anything about going home to your past. In the first issue of Twilight Zone a successful writer flies back to his hometown for a book signing. What he finds is more than he anticipated when he finds himself face to face with his younger self. Upon encountering his younger self, he must decide if he should help the troubled, abused boy or leave him to suffer knowing what the future holds after that suffering is endured. The story written by Mark Rahner is very interesting both for its philosophical and ethical quandary. The question posed to this man is one anybody would struggle to answer. On top of that is the eerie, unsettling feeling leading up to these moments. The weight of the title is enough to warn readers that this plane ride will not be the usual trip. Edu Menna’s art aides the story by drawing characters with haggard visages, setting the tone for a story both complicated and thought provoking. This first issue comes with covers by Guiu Vilanova, Francesco Francavilla, Jay Shaw, and Jonathan Lau. MATT KINDT & PERE PEREZ READY FOR WAR ON THE “HOMEFRONT” IN UNITY #15 – COMING IN FEBRUARY01/27/15 @ 9:04 pm EST
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DANGER CLUB RETURNS01/27/15 @ 8:59 pm EST
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of UNITY #15 – the FIRST ISSUE of“HOMEFRONT”, an an all-new jumping-on point from New York Times best-selling writerMatt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG)! The riveting new story arc starts here on February 18th as Valiant superstars Kindt and Perez lead the world’s most elite superteam into a concussive showdown that will leave its members reeling…and rebuild Unity one hero at a time!
The United have left Unity decimated – a member lost, a terrible secret revealed, and the entire world turned against them. Not Harada, not Dr. Silk, not even the mighty Armor Hunters left the team as fractured as this! Now, Unity must decide where their place is in this new world and whether they will stand together or fall apart, beginning with the one teammate that might just be the most dangerous of all…the lethal intelligence operative called NINJAK!
Can the most powerful superteam the world has ever known withstand the shock of “HOMEFRONT”? Find out here as MI-6′s most dangerous agent…the one and only NINJAK…steps into the line of fire for a perilous new jumping-on point on February 18th in UNITY #15 – featuring covers by Raul Allen (RAI),Jenny Frison (Revival), and ChrisCross (Superman/Batman)!
UNITY #15 (ALL-NEW ARC! “HOMEFRONT” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141726)
Cover B by JENNY FRISON (DEC141727)
Variant Cover by CHRIS CROSS (DEC141728)
$3.99 32 pages. T+ On sale FEBRUARY 18 (FOC – 1/26/15)
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New York Times bestselling writer Landry Walker (Red Lanterns, Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures), artist Eric Jones (Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures), and colorist Rusty Drake team up for DANGER CLUB #6, #7, and #8 this 2015 for the jaw-dropping conclusion to the shocking issue #5.FAME, SEX, DEATH: THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT IN THE FADE OUT BY BRUBAKER AND PHILLIPS01/27/15 @ 8:56 pm EST
Faced with the deadliest peril the universe had ever known, the world's greatest heroes left the Earth to battle a nightmarish evil... and they never came back. DANGER CLUB follows the teenage sidekicks that stayed behind and are the last hope in protecting a vulnerable Earth. Will the Danger Club unite against this unknown cosmic menace, or will their struggle for dominance destroy them?
DANGER CLUB #6 picks up where #5 left off—when Jack Fearless paid the price for his crimes. Now all of reality has collapsed and Kid Vigilante must scour the land of the dead in search of salvation.
DANGER CLUB #6 (Diamond Code SEP120496) hits stores tomorrow, January 28th. DANGER CLUB #7 (Diamond Code JAN130579) will land on February 25th. DANGER CLUB #8 (Diamond Code JAN150604) will release on March 25th.
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BRANDON GRAHAM ADDS TO THE WICKED + THE DIVINE FESTIVITIES WITH VARIANT COVER01/27/15 @ 8:51 pm EST
Image Comics has announced that the price of THE FADE OUT, VOLUME 1, the first collection of Ed Brubaker’s and Sean Phillips’ most ambitious crime noir series to date, has been reduced to $9.99.
THE FADE OUT focuses in on the chaos in a Hollywood studio that follows the death of a starlet under suspicious circumstances and one writer’s guilt over a secret he’s keeping to save his skin.
With the new $9.99 price tag, THE FADE OUT, VOLUME 1 is one of more than fifty “Image Introduces” titles that have specially priced first volumes to encourage readers to delve into their next favorite comic book series.
THE FADE OUT, VOLUME 1 will be in comic book stores on February 25 and in bookstores on March 10. It is available for pre-order now.THE FADE OUT VOLUME 1: by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser)
ISBN 978-1-63215-171-1Diamond Comic order code DEC140664120 pages, paperback, full color$14.99Collects THE FADE OUT #1-4Rated MatureIn comic book stores February 25, bookstores March 10.
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JIM WHEELOCK’S COMICS COLLECTION STOLEN IN BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT01/27/15 @ 5:25 am EST
The New York Times bestselling series THE WICKED + THE DIVINE will expand to 40-pages for issue #8 for the regular cover price of $3.50. This special issue will feature a Brandon Graham variant cover full of party-hopping punch.
Now that the eleventh god is here, it's time to party in THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #8. You're invited. Everyone's invited. We can sleep when we're dead—but when you'll be dead within two years, you may as well turn up in your pyjamas. After seven issues of egomaniacs, it's time for an issue where the crowd is the star.
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #8 will be available for $3.50 on February 25 with Diamond Code DEC140772. Cover B (Graham) will be available with Diamond Code DEC148276
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From Bleeding Cool:MARK RAHNER TALKS CAREER 2.0 AND THE NEW TWILIGHT ZONE: SHADOW AND SUBSTANCE01/26/15 @ 8:16 pm EST
Comic book creator and collector Jim Wheelock writes to Bleediing Cool:
My storage space near Brattleboro, Vermont was robbed recently. It looks like my entire comics collection was taken. It has great personal value to me, and was also part of my retirement plans.
I’m a comics artist and illustrator, myself, best known for illustrating the graphic novel, Inferno Los Angeles. I live in Los Angeles, and am attempting to deal with things by remote control. I’m also traveling to Europe for about a week, from 1/25 – 2/3.
The culprit, identified to me as William Brown by the Brattleboro Police, was originally arrested for breaking into several units in the building. After the first break-ins, security cameras were installed, and he was videotaped breaking into a storage unit. He was released and has an arraignment scheduled. This was before I was aware of what was missing. In later interview, he confessed to stealing four boxes of comics, and claims he sold them to two dealers for very little money at a flea market in Wilmington, Vermont. He mentioned “Archie” comics specifically, and said he sold two boxes to a man, and two to a woman from New York state. He also said he sold stolen goods at flea markets in Hubbardston and Agawam, MA. He can no longer access the building.
He told police that he had a comics collection himself. Obviously, it might be mine.
I live in Los Angeles, California. I had a friend go in and dig through the rubble.
It looks like my entire collection of several thousand comic books from the 1950s – 1990s is gone. These were in about twenty white “long boxes” about three feet long and 12 inches by 10 inches or so. The boxes had distinctive handwritten labels by me with titles (Spider-Man, Thor, etc). This includes a collection of underground comics from the ’60s, including Zap Comics and others. There were also comics in shorter and odd-shaped boxes, including at least one reading “Published Work” (I’m an artist and illustrator). This includes multiple copies of the horror trade paperback,Taboo. Most of the comics were in clear plastic bags, and the boxes were lined with plastic trash bags. Some were also labelled by artist’s names (Joe Kubert, Alex Toth and others).
The books largely did not have backboards. Some were packed several to a bag, and some were not in bags, As I say, the boxes would be identifiable by me. The books probably also have a distinctive “barn” odor, making them less valuable, and possibly harder to sell.I had some of my own artwork in portfolios. It’s unclear if any of that is missing. Much of it would have my signature on it. Also some film lobby cards and posters.My LP record collection appears to have been taken as well about 14 crates of record albums, some of which had distinctive handwritten markings or were promotional copies. These include punk, rock, jazz and blues and some unusual records like Forrest J. Ackerman’s Music for Robots.
I will be in Europe from January 25th until February 3rd. I may not be able to get my phone messages during that time, but should have access to e-mail at various points on my trip.
I suspect if someone in the Northeast U.S. approaches you with a large collection or important issues such as mentioned it may be mine. He may also be selling on Craig’s List or eBay.
Here’s a partial list of what’s missing as best as possible at the moment.
This does amount to Grand Larceny as I understand it. Some of the books are worth hundreds of dollars each. Even if each were only worth a dollar, we’re talking a couple thousand dollars. We’re talking about around twenty long boxes of comics from the ’60s to the ’90s, most in fair to good condition.
These include The Fantastic Four and Spider-Man from #2 on, The Hulk from #3 on, The Avengers, Daredevil, Sgt. Fury, X-men, Conan The Barbarian, Dr. Strange, Nick Fury Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D.. and others from #1 on. Issues ofTales To Astonish, Howard The Duck, Journey Into Mystery, Tales Of Suspense, Strange Tales including the origins of Dr Strange, Thor, Iron Man, Ant Man, S.H.I.E.L.D. and others.virtually every book Marvel and DC put out in the 60s is represented by large runs.DC books include ’60s on long runs of The Flash, Batman, Detective, Superman, Action, Adventure, Super-boy, Our Army At War, Enemy Ace, G.I. Combat, Sea Devils, Showcase, Brave And Bold, Star Spangled War Stories, Unexpected, Sandman and other Vertigo titles, and many others.
Comics from other companies include runs of Herbie, Adventures In The Unknown, Magnus Robot Fighter, The Three Rocketeers… the list is endless. There were also Creepy from #2 on, Vampirella and Eerie from #1 on, Also, a few 1940s books, include a Spirit prize comic, some coverless Sensation Comics, a couple of Incredible Science Fictions, a ’40s issue of Detective Comics in near mint, and more. There also were runs of Dell and Charlton books.
Also missing is a box containing books with my own work, including numerous copies of Taboo.
There are a number of unusual parts of the collection: A large number of 1950s Atlas/Timely war comics, various obscure humor books, such as Superduck and the mad imitator, Eh!. These would likely identify the collection.
Again, the robbery was in the Brattleboro, Vermont area. They could be anywhere in New England, New York or the Northeast.
I will be in Europe from January 25th until February 3rd. I may not be able to get my phone messages during that time, but should have access to e-mail at various points on my trip. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you find out anything, please contact Officer Adam Petlock at the Brattleboro Police Department — 802-257-7950 or email@example.com
Dynamic Forces wishes Mr. Wheelock the best of luck. Stay tuned for more.
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, writer on Red Sonja
#14, talks with writer Mark Rahner
about The Twilight Zone: Shadow and Substance
#1, both on sale now.GAIL SIMONE: Okay, Mark, I am excited to talk to you about this new Twilight Zone book, and I’ll explain why in just a bit. But for those readers who are not familiar with your work (and this is actually the first story of yours I have read as well), could you give a little background, how you got to be a writer, how you came to be chosen for a high profile title likeTwilight Zone?MARK RAHNER:
In that case, I say welcome to the Mark party!I’ve been doing comics since around 2009. I came from Career 1.0 as a newspaper reporter and critic – largely at The Seattle Times – and began Career 2.0 with my creator-owned zombie-western, Rotten
, from Moonstone Books. So doing the math, I’ve made my living as a writer for 20 years and the last six of those have been much more fun. You can find out – and read – a bunch more by and about me at www.markrahner.com.As far as doing Twilight Zone
, you could say I “proved in” with a lot of previous Dynamite work, as well as being an obsessive, lifelong TZ and Rod Serling devotee – and letting our authority-figure editors know it.GS: Here’s the thing about myself and The Twilight Zone. I’m a fan. I mean, hardcore. I watch the series over and over, I even watch the color version with Forrest Whitaker. I have a stack of the prose collections, I have every issue of Carol Serling’s Twilight Zonemagazine. I’ve read and seen many, many attempts to nail that voice, that feeling of unease, and most of the time, they never quite get it. But I literally could tell from your first narration that you had utterly nailed it. I heard Rod Serling’s voice as I was reading, which is no small accomplishment. So, I have to ask, were you a fan previously? What went into getting the tone so tight?MR:
That means a lot to me, especially coming from a fellow Twilight Zone
cultist. I’ve said from the time I started writing my previous TZ volumes – the 2014 Annual and Lost Tales
– that that was my goal. So I hope you and the other readers will check those out, too.We’re the same on the hardcore front. The original show is gospel to me. I’m very familiar with Serling’s life. I read all the prose collections when I was a kid, have all those magazines, Night Gallery
, Serling’s previous live TV work, interviews, biographies … you get the idea. It was in my veins at an early age, and I’ve been getting continuous infusions.GS: You’ve written some beloved cult icons before, in Dejah Thoris and the Avenger, for example. But this is The Twilight Zone. If you get it wrong, it seems like writers all over the world would hate you forever. (smiles) I know something about the pressure of getting fan favorites right. Did you have any concern about this story, keeping up with the standards not just of the show, but the importance it had in people’s memories?MR:
There’s no pressure greater than the prospect of hating myself
if I screw up something that’s so important to me. But my career 1.0 was good schooling in performing under the greatest of pressures, and on deadlines.My main concern with “Stumbling Distance” was that it’s more personal than I’ve gotten in comics. Writing those long-established characters like Dejah Thoris and The Avenger– whom I also love – doesn’t lend itself to that so easily. But Serling went deep, and writing is risk.As far as people’s expectations, I want to exceed
them. At least that’s what I strive for. I’m a compulsive researcher with a knack for getting the tones of things, but I also have no interest in inbred fan fiction or recycling catchphrases like “Submitted for your approval.” My stories are meant to be completely faithful, but still new and raw and experimental and angry.GS: Tell me a little bit about your story, why did you choose to tell a story of a writer confronting his demons? This was a favorite theme of many TZ writers, obviously, but what made you go to that place?MR:
The story had been percolating with me for a while. What would you say to your younger self – especially at a crucial moment? After you’d grown up, become civilized like a human, gained some perspective on what you’d lived through. Would you want to protect a child from the bad parts of what made you who you are?I rewatched “Walking Distance” on Blu-ray recently, and it nearly brought me to tears. Beautiful. One of the landmark Twilight Zone
stories, and it features one of Serling’s most prominent obsessions: nostalgia for his childhood and hometown. So here’s my own inverted version of that, with a vaguely familiar feel, but it goes down a whole different path. I don’t want to retell or update the old stories. I’ve got plenty of my own.GS: And finally, can you break down for us what’s coming up? I have to say, I’m down. I was very pleasantly drawn into this story and I will be following every issue. So what can you tell us about your future issues?MR:
Glad to hear it! The next one is more science-fiction, about a prisoner in an overly comfortable containment facility run by giant aliens. Then some weird phobia-suspense from my recurring nightmare about waking up on a mattress on the pinnacle of a skyscraper swaying in the wind.These are meant to feel like they could be episodes, yet still contemporary. I want you to feel like you’re in good hands. But hands that’ll give you a brisk shake.
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