SDCC 2015: Playmate toys exclusive Metal Mutants
from Rob, June 25th, 2015 9:57 am, SDCC


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SPIDER-GWEN #1 Swings Back Into Action This Fall
from Rob, June 25th, 2015 9:46 am, Comic Book News


SPIDER-GWEN #1 Swings Back Into Action This Fall
New York, NY—June 24th , 2015— She’s back! The character that took the world by storm, launched thousands of cosplays, fan art, music and more is swinging back into comics this fall for SPIDER-GWEN #1 – a brand-new ongoing series! The red-hot creative team of Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi return to chronicle the adventures of Marvel’s breakout sensation!
“This book has defied all expectations, mine included, and has continued to thrive and grow,” says series writer Jason Latour, in an interview with “I can’t tell you how precious of an experience that makes it. Re-launching and being put out there on the front lines as a tent pole kind of title really is a tremendous opportunity to open our doors to everyone again.”
Now is your chance to jump in, with a clean entry point into the character that has the world buzzing! Plus – the answers you’ve all been waiting for! The secret history of Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker finally revealed! Someone out there has recreated Peter Parker’s Lizard formula. The same formula that ultimately cost him his life and branded Gwen a fugitive. And she won’t let it happen again! But with NYPD Captain Frank Castle and the Kingpin of Crime Matt Murdock both on her tail, that’ll prove easier said than done. Who could be behind all of this? The answers will shock you!
“We’ll also finally meet Norman and Harry Osborn. That seems like it could be pretty significant, huh?, continued Latour.
The epic next chapter of Gwen Stacy’s life is about to begin. And you won’t want to miss the bombastic debut as she swings into comic shops once more this fall in SPIDER-GWEN #1!

For more information, visit later today for an exclusive interview with the Spider-Gwen creative team!


Coming Fall 2015!


The Doctor Is In! DOCTOR STRANGE #1 Is Coming This Fall!
from Rob, June 22nd, 2015 6:01 pm, Comic Book News


New York, NY—June 22nd, 2015— The Sorcerer Supreme returns for his first ongoing series in nearly twenty years!  And he’s making house calls! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce DOCTOR STRANGE #1– a new ongoing series from blockbuster creators Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Thor) and Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers) 

Prepare for a side of the Marvel Universe you’ve never seen before as the magical, mystical and all things weird lie at every turn. And if it’s bizarre enough, and you don’t know where to turn – call the Doctor. From inside his Sanctum Sanctorum – the strangest place in this or any universe, the Master of the Mystic Arts protects this realm from the supernatural. 

“Get ready for a brand new Doctor Strange for a brand new Marvel Universe,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.  “Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo have rebuilt Marvel’s ’Sorcerer Supreme’ from the ground up with an excitingly original take that redefines the character going forward.”

A dark new power is rising. One that will have repercussions for all magic users. The threat is growing, and Strange knows he won’t be powerful enough to stop it. If he is to have any kind of hope, it will take a different kind of Sorcerer Supreme. Because all magic comes with a price, and it’s high time Stephen Strange balanced the scales.

“None of Marvel’s other heavy hitters walk the same beat as Dr. Strange,” says Jason Aaron in an upcoming interview with “None of them have to face the same sorts of repercussions whenever they use their powers. Being the Sorcerer Supreme is a unique responsibility. And it’s one that Stephen Strange embraces. Even though there’s no doubt that his job is one day going to leave him dead, damned or insane. So I want to celebrate all the weirdness that is Dr. Strange, while having him face a challenge unlike anything he’s ever faced before. One that rewrites the rulebook for what it means to be the Sorcerer Supreme.”

The epic adventure begins this Fall as the Marvel’s mightiest magician takes a battle axe straight to evil in DOCTOR STRANGE #1!


For more on Doctor Strange #1, check tomorrow for the full interview with writer Jason Aaron!


Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Coming Fall 2015!



Miles Morales Braves A Whole New Universe in SPIDER-MAN #1!
from Rob, June 22nd, 2015 11:27 am, Comic Book News


New York, NY—June 22nd, 2015— He’s the wallcrawler that made pop culture history and took the Ultimate Universe by storm. Now he’s ready to make history again, as he finds a new home in a completely new universe. Welcome to the Marvel Universe Miles Morales – hope you survive the experience! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce SPIDER-MAN #1 – a brand-new ongoing series starring Miles Morales coming later this year. Comic superstars and Miles Morales co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli begin the story that will have the whole world talking!

“Four years ago, we peeled back Spider-Man’s iconic mask to reveal a new and different face, and readers of all stripes have embraced him,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “I’m excited to announce that Miles Morales is here to stay – and this Fall, he’s going to be swinging through the heart of the Marvel Universe. Can new friends and enemies be far behind?”

A stranger in a strange land, Miles patrols the rooftops of a New York City that is very different from the one he knew. A world where countless heroes guard it’s skies and streets. A world where Miles is counted among the ranks of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers. A world where Peter Parker is still alive. Though their paths have crossed before the landmark series Spider-Men, with Miles now living in Peter’s universe – is this town big enough for two Spider-Men? More importantly – how did Miles come to be here in the first place?!

“This is a very big deal to [Sarah and I],” says Brian Michael Bendis in an interview with “For [Miles] to have grown up and flat-out earned his place in the Marvel Universe, as Spider-Man, is frankly so much more than we could have hoped for when we first sat down to design him and his life. When it became clear that I was going to follow Miles into this new adventure I was really hoping that Sara would see the value in it being both of us that do this together. I was thrilled that she agreed immediately.”

Critically lauded for his resonant and relevant introduction, Miles Morales made headlines the world over with his explosive introduction in 2011. Now, the chart-topping team of Bendis & Pichelli begin the epic next chapter of Miles Morales’ life is about to begin. Where will you be when he makes his thunderous arrival into our universe?

Swing into action with Miles Morales, the Marvel Universe’s newest amazing, spectacular, sensational, friendly neighborhood wallcrawler later this year withSPIDER-MAN #1!


Art & Cover by SARA PICHELLI
Coming Fall 2015!


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27, A Comic Anthology inspired by music’s “27 Club” kickstarts ‘Rock Hard’ Edition
from Rob, June 15th, 2015 10:33 am, Comic Book News


27, A Comic Anthology inspired by music’s “27 Club” kickstarts ‘Rock Hard’ Edition
Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Joplin, Morrison, and Hendrix, among others, inspire original comic art and stories.
Baltimore, MD, June 9, 2015:  Red Stylo Media has launched a Kickstarter to fund 27, A Comic Anthology: ROCK HARD Edition, a special limited edition hardcover collection of original comic art and stories inspired by music’s infamous “27 Club”. Link:

Members of the “27 Club” reached musical stardom early in life and died under various circumstances, all at the age of 27. Some of the club’s more famous members include Jim Morrison (The Doors), Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), and Amy Winehouse. Fifty-four comic artists and writers will contribute original comic stories inspired by their favorite song or member of the 27 Club.

Building on the success their previous year’s rock music-themed anthology, KILLER QUEEN, A Comic Anthology inspired by the discography of rock band, Queen, this is the fifth themed anthology for Red Stylo, but their first hardcover and first Kickstarter campaign. The new book will be 212+ color pages featuring original comic stories, vignette art and illustrated essays from both new and veteran creators. The Kickstarter campaign ends August 4th with a goal of $6000 to print a special “Rock Hard” hardcover edition of the collection, limited to a thousand numbered copies. 27, A Comic Anthology: ROCK HARD Edition is slated for release at New York Comic Con in October later this year, the book will be released digitally and as a trade paperback after the initial hardcover run is complete.

Edited by: Enrica Jang, with contributing editor, Ken Eppstein, of Nix Comics. The collection’s introduction is by “27 Club” scholar, Dianna Kenny, author of “Stairway to Hell: life and death in the pop music industry” (The Conversation, also featured in The Guardian, Vox, and The Wall Street Journal) and Professor of Psychology and Music at the University of Sydney, Australia. Contributors include: Jeremy Whitley, Erica Schultz, Jennie Wood, Mario Candelaria, and others. Red Stylo Media is an imprint and comics publisher in Baltimore, MD. For more info visit


Previews DC Tee-shirts
from Rob, June 12th, 2015 2:07 pm, Comic Book News


the PREVIEWS Exclusive DC T-Shirts featuring Arkham Knight Batman, Reverse Flash, and Gotham City. These T-shirts are available to pre-order from the catalog and are scheduled to hit comic book shops exclusively in late August 2015.

IDW Launches All-New Comic Apps
from Bill, June 8th, 2015 10:08 pm, comic book

IDW Launches All-New Comic Apps
Newly Redesigned and Updated Apps arrive on Apple iOS for

San Diego, CA (June 4, 2015) – IDW Publishing, a pioneer in digital comics, launched its next-generation of comic apps for Apple iOS today, June 4th. These new apps were produced in partnership with the premier iOS app developer, Madefire. The new apps feature the entire IDW line of over 3,500 comics and graphic novels with a bold new storefront that makes it easier to find your favorite comics, in-app purchases so you never have to leave the app to get your books, and stunning motion books featuringTransformers, My Little Pony, and Star Trek.

The complete line of IDW apps includes the premierIDW Comics app, which features the full IDW digital library, as well as the individual apps for some of IDW’s premier brands – TRANSFORMERS Comics, Star Trek Comics, and TMNT Comics.

To celebrate this launch, IDW is offering users that create a NEW app account 15 FREE premium collected editions, which totals over 80 issues, plus dozens of motion books. But hurry, this offer is good through July 12th!

“The new partnership with Madefire allows us to expand to more and more devices,” said Jeff Webber, IDW’s VP of Digital Publishing & Business Development. “We are excited to be launching these apps now for Apple iOS, with Android and Windows 8 apps following very soon. And we aren’t stopping there! Later this year, IDW comics will be coming to TV screens and console game devices too!”

“We’re very proud to partner with IDW,” said Ben Wolstenholme, Madefire’s CEO & Co-founder. “Their world-class content is now matched with a world-class digital experience for readers. Using our Motion Book Publisher platform, IDW has control of their apps, storefront, and digital comic formats from PDF to fully immersive Motion Books. IDW is taking digital comics to the next level, and this is just the start!”

Existing users will get the new apps as automatic updates. IDW has taken care to make sure customers keep control of their comic libraries. Users that have purchased comics in any of the previous IDW apps, as well as Madefire and comiXology, can sync their comic collections in the NEW apps with just a few quick steps. For more information on how to sync your previous purchases, click here:

The new IDW iOS apps are available now:

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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Disney’s classic characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Uncle Scrooge; Paramount/CBS’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Zombies vs Robots by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to acclaimed imprints such as the Library of American Comics, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, IDW Artist’s Editions, and Top Shelf Productions.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, and Alex Kurtzman is producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal. 

IDW Entertainment was started in 2014 to fund, develop, and oversee brand extensions across IDW Publishing’s portfolio of comics and graphic novels for the global television market. IDW Entertainment is currently in development with a slate of properties for television including the chilling and realistic vampire thriller, V Wars, by New York Times Best Seller Jonathan Maberry with writer/executive producer Tim Schlattmann (Dexter, Smallville); Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, with writer/executive producer Max Landis (Chronicle); and many others.

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‘The Spire’ Looms Large, a New Limited Series from the Creative Team Behind ‘Six-Gun Gorilla,’ Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely
from Bill, June 8th, 2015 9:45 pm, comic book

‘The Spire’ Looms Large, a New Limited Series from the Creative Team

Behind ‘Six-Gun Gorilla,’ Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely

 The Spire #1 Main Cover by Jeff Stokely

 The Spire #1 Main Cover by Jeff Stokely

The Spire #1 Jackpot Cover by Aaron Conley

The Spire #1 Jackpot Cover by Aaron Conley

The Spire #1 10 Years Cover by Rob Guillory (full wraparound image shown)

The Spire #1 10 Years Cover by Rob Guillory (full wraparound image shown)

The Spire #1 Incentive Cover by David LaFuente

 The Spire #1 Incentive Cover by David LaFuente

 June 5, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - The top cop of a sprawling structure with over a million inhabitants has a triple homicide on her hands—and a new boss who can’t stand her. That’s the premise behind The Spire, a new limited series from Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely, the team that created the critically acclaimed BOOM! Studios series Six-Gun Gorilla. The duo reunites to create a murder-mystery set in a fantastical apocalyptic future in the vein of East of West and Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal.

 “Si and Jeff are an unstoppable team and a powderkeg of ideas,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “After Six-Gun Gorilla, we absolutely had to bring them back for an encore. This team has endless imagination and a pure joy for the medium; The Spire is a genre-defying manifestation of what they stand for creatively. I couldn’t be more proud or excited about a series we’re publishing.”

 The Spire is a mountain of metal and stone that rises from the toxic nowherelands; a city of twisting tunnels, grinding elevators, ancient machinery, and home to over one million human and non-human residents. Shå, the only citizen of her species, is Commander of the Watch: responsible for keeping order despite the racist views of those around her. When a string of grisly murders occurs on the eve of the new Baroness’s coronation, Shå is tasked with bringing the killer to justice… and picking apart the wider mysteries tangled around the crime. But the city’s new ruler seems sets to usher in a more xenophobic age, and Shå swiftly finds she has far more than one enemy at her back…

 Praise for The Spire #1:

 The Spire is fantastic! Naked imagination + actual naked people = I’m in.” – Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man)

 “Devoured The Spire by Spurrier and Stokely. Fantasy that’s hard like Perdido Street Station, soft like Labyrinth, and weird like both. STRONG!” – Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine)

 “Great police procedural in a world worthy of and reminiscent of Miyazaki.” – Paul Cornell (Doctor Who)

 “Read and loved The Spire #1 from [Spurrier] and [Stokely]—art, color, story, all a cut above. Really beautiful book. Pre-order this.” – Brian Wood (Rebels, Moon Knight)

 The Spire by [Spurrier] and [Stokely] is fantastic! Don’t miss out—pre-order now!” – Jeff Lemire (Descender, Hawkeye)

 “Okay, I got to read an advance copy of The Spire, written by by [Spurrier]. Holy crap. This thing is an EPIC.” – Gail Simone (Swords of Sorrow, Red Sonja)

 The Spire #1 (of 8) arrives in comic shops on July 1st with an oversized 28 pages of story and a main cover by series artist Jeff Stokely for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAY151076. Also available in a limited quantity are a Jackpot variant cover by Aaron Conley (Sabertooth Swordsman), a 10 Years incentive cover by Rob Guillory (Chew), and a retailer incentive cover by David LaFuente (Batman Eternal).

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is June 8th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use or to find one! It’s also available for order directly from


Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment ( Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

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