Comic book gents issue 2
from Rob, April 18th, 2015 4:56 pm, Comic Book Reviews


After a week hiatus, the 3 hosts are back to talk about all things geeky.  There is a few comic book dicussions here and there but here are a few of the items that they discuss

* The New Star Wars Force Awakens and Battlefront trailers
* The leaked Batman vs Superman Trailer
* The Netflix Daredevil show
* DC and how they have the TV shows down but the movies….not so much
* Comic reviews and MUCH MORE

This episode will contain SPOILERS so you have been forewarned. Thanks go to Dylan Cook for the awesome logo we have and you can check his deviantart page out here –

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from Bill, April 17th, 2015 4:00 pm, comic book, Entertainment, Gaming


San Diego, CA (April 16th, 2015) – Ready your steed, sharpen your blade, and crank the tunes to eleven, as you prepare to enter IDW Games’ first entry into fantasy gaming. Awesome Kingdom: Tower of Hateskull, from legendary game designer Kevin Wilson (Descent, Arkham Horror, X-Files) is an over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek, sword-in-hand dungeon-crawling card game due out later this summer.

Awesome Kingdom is inspired by my youngest experiences with roleplaying games. It’s the sort of thing I dreamed up while eating sugar-frosted cereal and watching Saturday-morning cartoons in the ’80s.” says game designer Kevin Wilson. “I tried to channel that sense of unrestrained fun, and Tower of Hateskull is the result.”

Awesome Kingdom is a lightweight, fast and funny dungeon-crawling card game for two to four players in which they compete to be the most awesome hero after three days of adventuring. Players enter the dungeon as one of eight epic characters, such as the Ragebarian, Prestidigimancer, or Paladude, each bestowed with an appropriately amazing ability. Over the course of play, players have to outmaneuver each other while battling ferocious beasts and avoiding enticing traps, all in the hope of emerging from the tower with the biggest haul and most spectacular trophies.

Look for Awesome Kingdom: Tower of Hateskull to hit stores in July 2015. In the meantime, IDW Games will unveil more details about the card game on And, for up-to-the-minute info, be sure to “like” and follow @idwgames on twitter.

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About IDW Games
IDW Games publishes both creator-owned and licensed tabletop games. The division was launched in 2014 and has quickly found success with one of the top-selling card games of the year with the Japanese import card game 
Machi Koro. IDW Games offers a mix of popular licensed games such as The X-Files and CHEW as well as strategic hobby games such as Tammany Hall and Yedo.

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, 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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Aspen Comics Headed to Big Wow! ComicFest
from Bill, April 17th, 2015 3:59 pm, Comic Book News, Comic Con



Aspen Comics Headed to Big Wow! ComicFest

Press Release


Aspen Comics will be up north weekend to exhibit at Big Wow! ComicFest in San Jose, California, April 18th and 19th at booth #601.

Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged), Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters), Siya Oum, (Lola XOXO) Mark Roslan (BubbleGun), and Heather Finley (Executive Assistant: Iris Annual) will be in attendance.

Aspen will have a Big Wow! Comicfest exclusive variant cover limited to 200 by Oum, available for their Wednesday release Executive Assistant: Iris Annual #1, which collects three all-new stories in the Executive Assistant universe. As well, there will be three exclusive prints available for purchase among Aspen’s usual selection of industry leading prints: Executive Assistant: Iris by Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika), The Four Points #1 variant by Khary Randolph (Charismagic), and Shahrazad #1 variant by Oum. Limited quantities of all convention exclusives will be available on following the event.

The publisher will also have a panel on Saturday, April 18th at noon in Room 230C: The Official Aspen Comics Big Wow! Panel 2015, during which they will detail upcoming releases and unveil never-before-seen art.


For more information please check and the following official Aspen social media sites:

Instagram: aspencomics


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Aspen MLT, Inc. is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by superstar comic artist Michael Turner. Priding itself on producing entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements Along with their own successful properties such as Fathom, Soulfire, Lola XOXO, Executive Assistant: Iris, Charismagic, Jirni and more. Aspen also collaborates with the comic industry’s most successful companies and endeavors including Marvel Comics and DC Entertainment. Aspen has collaborated with Marvel for various hit projects, including cover work for the best-selling events Civil War, World War Hulk, and Ultimatum. Aspen collaborated with DC Comics to provide covers for such best-selling titles as Superman/Batman: The Return of Supergirl, The Justice League of America, and Eisner-nominated covers for the critically acclaimed, best-selling Identity Crisis series. In 2006, Aspen joined forces with television giant NBC to create the online comic adaptations for the hit television series Heroes. In 2012, Aspen teamed up with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment to produce the horror-adventure series Dead Man’s Run, as well as collaborating with director McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision to produce the horror comic Haunted City. Aspen also produced the one-of-a-kind Anarchy digital graphic novel for the popular body spray company, Axe. In 2014, Aspen added fellow publisher, Big Dog Ink, as its first collaborative imprint.

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Max Bemis Writes a Love Letter to ’90s Comics in His New BOOM! Studios Series ‘Oh, Killstrike’
from Bill, April 17th, 2015 2:50 pm, comic book

For Immediate Release

Max Bemis Writes a Love Letter to 90s Comics in His New BOOM! Studios Series ‘Oh, Killstrike’
Oh, Killstrike #1 Main Cover

Oh, Killstrike #1 Main Cover by Logan Faerber

Oh, Killstrike #1 10 Years Variant Cover

Oh, Killstrike #1 10 Years Variant Cover by Frazer Irving (full wraparound image shown)

Oh, Killstrike #1 Incentive Cover

Oh, Killstrike #1 Incentive Cover by Kris Anka

April 13, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce the May debut of Oh, Killstrike, the new tongue-in-cheek miniseries created and written by Say Anything frontman Max Bemis (Polarity, Evil Empire). Bemis teams up with artist Logan Faerber for a personal story that combines his deep love of ’90s superhero comics and the anxieties that come with being a new dad in a coming-of-age, twisted buddy comedy.

“When you combine Max’s love letter to ’90s comics with the same deeply personal storytelling that we saw with Polarity, Oh, Killstrike is what you get,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “This is a story that’s hilarious, heartwarming, and will likely put a smile on the face of anybody who loves comics. Logan’s artwork is spectacular—there’s nobody better to bring Killstrike to life. We’re so proud of this series; I genuinely can’t wait for readers to get this into their hands!”

Jared, a new father, fears parenthood. An old comics fan, he turns to them for comfort. But when he unwittingly lets loose his favorite character, Killstrike—a single-minded, vengeance-loving antihero—onto the world, Jared must find a way to send him back before he harms all the people he loves the most. But before that happens, Killstrike leads Jared on a quest of self-discovery to make him realize the kid who loved this character is not the man he has become.

Oh, Killstrike #1 arrives in comic shops on May 20th with a main cover by series artist Logan Faerber for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAR151035. Also available in a limited quantity are a 10 Years incentive cover by Frazer Irving (Annihilator, Uncanny X-Men) and a retailer incentive cover by Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men).

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is April 27th. 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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WWE(R) Superstars and Divas To Appear During 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, May 7-9
from Bill, April 17th, 2015 2:42 pm, Comic Con, Entertainment


WWE® Superstars and Divas To Appear During
2015 Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia

Five popular WWE Superstars and Divas will be in attendance at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia when Sting™, Roman Reigns™, Dolph Ziggler™, Randy Orton® and WWE Diva Paige™ appear during the 15th annual pop culture extravaganza.

Reigns and Paige will appear on Thursday, May 7, greeting fans, signing autographs, posing for dual and solo photo ops and conducting a dual Q&A panel. Ziggler (who will conduct a solo Q&A panel) and Orton will attend on Friday, May 8; Sting is scheduled forSaturday, May 9, and will make a rare appearance in face paint.

It will be the first Wizard World appearance for Sting, while Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Dolph Ziggler and Paige return to Wizard World after wildly successful appearances at previous shows.

See them all at the Pennsylvania Convention Center next mont

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Would you Trust Harley with Your Money?
from Rob, April 16th, 2015 3:47 pm, Comic Con


(BALTIMORE, MD) – (April 16, 2015)- Use Harley Quinn as your pretend banker to keep your money safe
with the larger than life PREVIEWS Exclusive Harley Quinn bank from Monogram Products. The life-sized head bank is available to pre-order from the April PREVIEWS catalog and is scheduled to release in comic book specialty shops in late August 2015.

The fan-favorite DC Comics character Harley Quinn will look after your loose change as an impressive sculpt measuring 11 ½” tall by 14” wide featuring Harley’s harlequin face that acts as both a bank and impressive collectible for any DC Comics fan to showcase.  The bank is available to order at comic book shops for a retail price of $29.99 using item code APR152658 from the April PREVIEWS Catalog.

Fans are encouraged to pre-order their own Harley Quinn bank at their local comic shop at their local comic book shop from the April PREVIEWS catalog to ensure they get it when released in May. Find a comic shop at

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from Rob, April 15th, 2015 12:14 pm, Comic Book News




New York, NY— April 15th, 2015 — Marvel Unlimited is welcoming the Star Wars Legends universe of digital comic books into Marvel Unlimited and to celebrate this, for a limited time, Marvel Unlimited is offering new and returning subscribers their first month free. For the first month of a Marvel Unlimited monthly subscription, new and returning subscribers will be able to enjoy free access to over 500 Star WarsLegends digital comic books along with over 15,000 digital Marvel comics!*


Unlock a galaxy far, far away by using the Promo Code STAR WARS at Marvel Unlimited Checkout and prepare for some of the greatest Star Wars comics featuring Darth Vader, Boba FettRogue Squadron,and many more!  Marvel Unlimited is accessible on the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ devices.


New to the Star Wars and Marvel Universe and don’t know where to start? No need to worry! Marvel Unlimited subscribers have access to the DISCOVER section of Marvel Unlimited. Subscribers are now able to discover easy to follow avenues into the Star Wars and Marvel Universes by being able to search by their favorite storylines, characters or creators. 


With Star Wars Legends joining Marvel Unlimited, our DISCOVER section will be regularly updated to guide you through the vast history of the Star Wars Legends universe beginning with the following Star WarsDISCOVERS:

Character Spotlight: Boba Fett

Rise of the Rebels

Character Spotlight: Darth Vader

Rogue Squadron

The Dark Force Rises


Additional Star Wars Legends digital comics will be added to Marvel Unlimited on a regular basis and beginning this summer, the next generation of Star Wars comics comes to Marvel Unlimited beginning with the critically acclaimed and record breaking Star Wars #1 by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday. With a Death Star-sized catalogue of Star Wars content now available in Marvel Unlimited, there is no doubt that the Force is strong with this deal!


Follow Marvel on Facebook join in the conversation on Twitter with #Marvel and for all things Marvel, please visit



*Offer valid 4/15/14 12:01 AM EST to 5/5/15 11:59 PM EST.  Offer available only for new and former (now-cancelled) Marvel Unlimited members.  Valid only on monthly Marvel Unlimited subscriptions only.  Valid payment card required to redeem offer. Subsequent months billed at then-current monthly subscription fee (currently $9.99/month) unless and until cancelled. Cancel anytime through My Account following registration.  Auto-renewal and other terms and conditions apply; please see Marvel Unlimited Terms of Use for terms for further details.


Announcing new FRESH ROMANCE creative teams and stories and two Rosy Press Kickstarter stretch goals, including a Gail Simone story
from Bill, April 8th, 2015 10:36 pm, comic book



April 8, 2015— Rosy Press Publisher Janelle Asselin has announced the new creative teams and stories for upcoming issues of FRESH ROMANCE, the digital romance comics magazine that is currently being funded via a now-live Kickstarter campaign. Upcoming stories will include:


  • A sexy and surprising fantasy tale written by Marguerite Bennett (A-FORCE; SLEEPY HOLLOW).


  • The first ever collaboration of writer Marcy Cook (The Mary Sue, Panels) and Maya Kern (the creator of MONSTER POP!), in which a couple wins, then loses, a heart-shaped helium balloon which they follow through the fair.


  • A romantic comedy about one woman’s deep, abiding love… for a Game Master by Jen Van Meter (HOPELESS SAVAGES) and Kyle Latino (OUTLAW TERRITORY Vol. 3) with Marissa Louise (DARK HORSE PRESENTS).


  • A fantasy story from the publisher of the SMUT PEDDLER anthology, Spike Trotman, about a woman in a tower who romanticizes a man she sees from above everyday.


Asselin’s new imprint Rosy Press will debut FRESH ROMANCE in May 2015. The first issue of the monthly anthology features sundry stories ranging from a clandestine, queer high school love affair to an impeccably researched and illustrated Regency-era romance.


Rosy Press is also announcing two significant, newsworthy stretch goals:


  • A Kevin Wada cover for issue 5, plus a digital wallpaper pack of all the covers for all backers will be added if the Kickstarter campaign raises $42,500.


  • A 10-page comic written by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling writer Gail Simone (RED SONYA) and illustrated by Rafaela Herrera will be available exclusively for all backers who are one-year subscribers, if the Kickstarter campaign raises $47,500.


“FRESH ROMANCE is an ongoing monthly comics magazine – emphasis on the ongoing – and we need as many backers at the outset as possible,” said Asselin. “We’ve currently raised enough to publish four issues of FRESH ROMANCE, but my objective is to keep romance coming each and every month.”


Aimed at attracting a diverse readership, FRESH ROMANCE content will be available in a variety of digital formats: via ComiXology or as a PDF, CBR, or ePub file, and will always be DRM-free.

For updates, follow Rosy Press on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram.

Janelle Asselin is the Senior Editor at Comics Alliance and a freelance writer and comics editor. In her ten years as a comics pro, Janelle has also worked for Newsarama, DC Comics, Fangoria Comics, and Disney Publishing Worldwide. At DC Comics, she edited BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS, BIRDS OF PREY, and KNIGHT AND SQUIRE. Asselin is also an outspoken advocate for women in comics, and has worked to bring awareness to sexual harassment and discrimination issues in the comics industry. A lifelong scholar, Asselin holds a BA in English Language and Literature from Southern New Hampshire University and an MS in Publishing from Pace University. She lives in Los Angeles with her awesome husband and the best cats in the world. Visit her onine at, and on Twitter @gimpnelly.

Gail Simone is a multiple-award-winning writer of comics and animation, having helmed acclaimed runs on characters like Deadpool, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Superman, and the Birds of Prey, as well as the cult classic SECRET SIX, and the creator-owned hit, LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS. She is currently working on a revived SECRET SIX, her first Vertigo title, CLEAN ROOM, RED SONJA for Dynamite Comics, and several creator-owned works not yet announced. She lives in Oregon with her family and two rescued greyhounds.


Visual artist Rafaela Herrera graduated from the ENPEG La Esmeralda INBA (National Institute of Fine Arts) and the CMA (Centre Morelense of Arts). She started her career professionally in 1997. Since then she has not stopped creating, always trying to learn more and improve her technique. She has expanded into different areas such as illustration (digital and traditional), painting, mural painting, video, music, photography, animation, among others. She is currently exploring the comic as a medium. She has worked as a freelancer for different companies.

Jen Van Meter writes comics including HOPELESS SAVAGES, THE DEATH DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS: BLACK CAT. All her favorite foods begin with C and she is extremely fond of naps. She lives in Portland, Oregon.


Kyle Latino has been drawing comics since 2009. His comics work has been published in Image’s anthology OUTLAW TERRITORY Vol. 3, and in Monkeybrain’s digital Comixology exclusive PRIME 8’s. He has also being running a Patreon page since August of 2014. Kyle lives with his wife in Louisville, Kentucky.


Marissa Louise is a colorist, painter and MOBY DICK obsessive. She works relentlessly through the rainy season in Portland, Oregon to emerge during the brief summer months to hike, swim, and find interesting objects. She aspires to one day ride horses or reindeer in Mongolia.


Marcy Cook is a creator of short stories, comic book scripts, interviews and articles. She’s also a semi-professional cat wrangler with an insatiable lust for Lego. When not slapping words together she’s a sci-fi geek, comic book fan and avid reader. Follow her on Twitter: @marcyjcook


Maya Kern is a freelance comic artist, illustrator, and musician based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the creator of MONSTER POP! and various short stories, including REDDEN and HOW TO BE A MERMAID.  Maya enjoys changing hair color every few weeks, taking naps, and petting her cat. You can find her work at


C. Spike Trotman is the owner of Iron Circus Comics. A publisher, artist, and writer, she runs Chicago’s biggest alternative comics outfit. Her accomplishments include overseeing the SMUT PEDDLER series of anthologies, as well as the Poorcraft series, the horror anthology The Sleep of Reason, and the upcoming fantasy/sci-fi anthology New World. She got her start in comics with the webcomic TEMPLAR, ARIZONA. She likes pit bulls, tonkotsu ramen, and dumb punk covers of power ballads.


Arielle Jovellanos is an illustrator and comic artist (FIVE, SCHOOL SPIRIT) based in New York. She likes sitcoms, showtunes, and storytelling structure. Also alliteration, apparently.

Kate Leth is a writer and artist best known for her webcomic KATE OR DIE and her work on the licensed comics BRAVEST WARRIORS, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and ADVENTURE TIME. She has a lot of tattoos and feelings.

Amanda Scurti is an illustrator, cartoonist, and colorist. She is a graduate of SVA and, when not voluntarily drowning herself in comics, enjoys petting dogs.

Sarah Vaughn is the co-creator and co-writer of ALEX + ADA with Jonathan Luna, published by Image Comics. She is an avid lover of historical romance novels and vintage romance comics.

Sarah Winifred Searle hails from spooky New England, where she writes and draws comics about relationships, history, and mysteries. You may recognize her work from SMUT PEDDLER, COLONIAL COMICS, SYMBOLIA, or a bunch of other cool things. She is also exceptional at petting cats. Learn more about her work at

Sarah Kuhn is the author of the forthcoming Heroine Complex trilogy, starring Asian American superheroines, for DAW Books and the geek romantic comedy novella ONE CON GLORY, which is in development as a feature film. Her writing has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Apex Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, Back Stage,,, Geek Monthly,Creative Screenwriting, and the anthology Chicks Dig Comics.

Sally Jane Thompson is a comic creator based in the UK. Currently drawing 19th c adventure RED JACK with writer John Dickinson for children’s comics serial THE PHOENIX, her work includes coming-of-age graphic novel ATOMIC SHEEP (AAM Markosia), and comics and illustration for various publishers including IDW, Soaring Penguin, Imagine Publications and more. Her work focuses on thoughtful stories drawn with organic, expressive lines.

Savanna Ganucheau is a colorist and illustrator currently living in Melbourne, Australia. Originally she’s from New Orleans, Louisiana, and misses it dearly. Honestly, she could really go for some boiled crawfish right now. She loves to make friends and talk to people. Chat with her Twitter – @srganuch anytime!

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