Alright here is what I picked up today, there are a bunch of holes so if anyone wants to send what they don't see I will gladly accept!
In celebration of Free Comic Book Day 2019 on May 4 use code FCBD2019 at checkout and get your FREE digital copy of Murder issue #1 on us! This is our way of thanking all of you for supporting our comic. You guys are the best! Enjoy your free comic tomorrow only and keep an eye out for Murder Issue #2 coming out this month!
Discover Hidden Origins and Shocking Reunions in Two All New Stories From The Hit Franchises On May 4, 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 3, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today revealed the final cover and first look at the WELCOME TO THE WHEDONVERSE FCBD SPECIAL, an all-new comic book arriving exclusively in comic shops worldwide on Free Comic Book Day (May 4th, 2019), with brand new stories featuring three of the greatest creations from visionary Joss Whedon (writer/director Marvel’s The Avengers).
This FREE comic, released in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, is the perfect jumping-on point for the “Whedonverse” with all new stories from the worlds of BOOM! Studios’ hit series Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly.
First, dive into the secret origins of Boss Moon, the brand new character who made her first appearance in Greg Pak and Dan McDaid’s Firefly #2. This special origin story reveals how the relentless Unificator was recruited by the Alliance to hunt down Captain Malcolm Reynolds and Zoë Alleyne Washburne, written by Fireflyseries writer Greg Pak (Ronin Island, Mech Cadet Yu) and illustrated by Ethan Young (Ronin Island).
Created by Whedon and set 500 years in the future in the wake of a universal civil war, Firefly centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn't have a planet to call home. Mal Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian Alliance, will undertake any job — legal or not — to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Thrust together by necessity but staying together out of loyalty, these disparate men and women are seeking adventure and the good life, but face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as avoiding capture by the Alliance, and evading the dangers you find on the fringes of the universe.
In the second exclusive story, it’s the beginning of Buffy vs. Angel as the Slayer makes a surprise visit to Anya’s magical emporium in search of an extremely rare and dangerous item that might be the solution to fixing an impossible problem. But she’s got competition, and fans will have to pick up this special issue to find out what happens when the Slayer, vampires, and the magic of cursed souls all converge on the same place in this hit reimagining of the cult television sensations. Writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands), with artists Dan Mora (Klaus, Once & Future) and Serg Acuña (WWE), continues the bold reimagining of the groundbreaking mythology that changed pop culture forever.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer premiered on the WB Network on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series, which ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Buffy Summers.” Chosen to battle vampires, demons and other forces of darkness, Buffy is aided by a Watcher who guides and teaches her as she surrounds herself with a circle of friends called the “Scooby Gang.”
WELCOME TO THE WHEDONVERSE FCBD SPECIAL, featuring a cover by Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight), is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.
“BOOM! Studios is excited to celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2019 with all new stories from the hit comic book series based on Joss Whedon’s pop culture sensations! Fans of the series will find out just how Boss Moon became a Unificator, and how far Buffy is willing to go to save her friends. It’s also a great starting point for longtime Whedonverse fans.” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “There’s a first meeting in this that readers won’t want to miss, as well as a meeting of old friends that will change the way you see these characters!WELCOME TO THE WHEDONVERSE is required reading for ANGEL, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, and FIREFLY fans and new readers alike!”
Print copies of WELCOME TO THE WHEDONVERSE FCBD SPECIAL will be available for FREE on May 4th, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (usecomicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one).
For continuing news on WELCOME TO THE WHEDONVERSE FCBD SPECIALand more Free Comic Book Day news from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. And follow Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
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FCBD RIVERDALE SEASON 3 Cover by Thomas Pitilli
This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day across North America and the world – a day where participating comic shops give away comic books to anyone coming into their stores.
Archie Comics, a Gold Sponsor of the event, will be offering FCBD 2019 RIVERDALE SEASON 3 SPECIAL, featuring an all-new ten page story set in the world of The CW's hit Riverdale TV show!
Micol Ostow (Riverdale: The Day Before Prequel Novel) and Thomas Pitilli(Archie) bring fans into the world of the show with a never-before-seen story that presents all-new drama and intrigue set before Season 3. Plus, get a sneak peek at Scholastic's original Riverdale novels coming soon to comic shops!
Art by Thomas Pitilli, Andre Szymanowicz, and John Workman
In addition to the free RIVERDALE comic available at participating comic book stores, Archie Comics fans can meet their favorite comic book creators at in-store signings across the country.
Check out the list below for the details and to see if there’s a signing event near you!
All signings/times subject to change.
Jim Starlin, Creator of Thanos, Appears for Signing and Screening
While Thanos battles Captain American, Iron Man, Thor, and the rest of the Avengers for the fate of the universe in “Avengers: Endgame,” the famed creator of Thanos, Jim Starlin, will appear in the Buffalo area, courtesy of Sleeping Giant Collectibles, Ominous Press, and Creation.Ink, on Saturday, May 4.
Legendary comics writer-artist Jim Starlin, who created Thanos, Drax, Gamora, the Infinity Gauntlet, and many more, will be doing a Free Comic Book Day signing on May 4 at the Tonawanda shared headquarters of Creation.Ink, Sleeping Giant Collectibles, and Ominous Press. The FCBD event with Jim Starlin will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 80 Clinton St. in Tonawanda, NY.
Starlin will also appear at a special screening of “Avengers: Endgame” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Buffalo’s historic North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216. Starlin will introduce the film, and hold a Q & A session after the screening. An exclusive Thanos poster featuring Jim Starlin’s art will be available at the screening. Starlin’s many comic credits include Batman, Warlock, Silver Surfer, Death of Captain Marvel, Dreadstar, Infinity Gauntlet, and his tales featuring Thanos, the Mad Titan. Much of the current Marvel Cinematic Universe is drawn from Starlin’s work.
The FCBD signing will also feature renowned comic writer Ron Marz, whose credits include Silver Surfer, Green Lantern, Witchblade, and many more. Starlin helped launch Marz’s career, and now they will be paired for this special signing event. Other FCBD guests will be announced. Attendees can expect to receive free comic books as part of the festivities.
“There’s literally no one we’d rather have as our guest on Free Comic Book Day than Jim Starlin, especially with a blockbuster like ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in theaters right now,” said Creation.Ink CEO Sean HusVar. “We expect to have a memorable day thanks to this rare opportunity to welcome one of the all-time legendary creators.”
At the signing event, an autograph fee for Jim Starlin of $10 per item, and $20 per CGC item will apply. CGC witnessing for graded comics will be available on site, and a variety of signed and unsigned Starlin items will be available for purchase. Jim Starlin will not be available for commissions.
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Sleeping Giant’s mission is to deliver unique relationships between creators and fans. Through partnerships with industry legends like Jim Starlin, Graham Nolan, Fabian Nicieza, Ron Marz, and Bart Sears, collaborations with brands including Ominous Press, and our flagship Sleeping Giant Editions (http://thegiant.club), Sleeping Giant has established itself as the destination for world-class content.
If you’re looking for high-end collectibles, creator-driven narratives, and quality original content, wake up to Sleeping Giant.
Coming Soon! Ghost Hog by Eisner-nominated Cartoonist Joey Weiser Free Comic Book Day Silver Offering Available on May 5th and OGN Available May 7th
PORTLAND, OR., April 17, 2019 — The tale of Ghost Hog by Joey Weiser (Mermin), coming to bookstores May 7th, deftly navigates loss, vengeance, and acceptance.
Truff is the ghost of a young boar, fueled by fury towards the hunter who shot her down. She has a lot to learn about her new afterlife, and thankfully the forest spirits Claude and Stanley are there to guide her! However, they soon find that her parents, along with their fellow animal villagers, have been kidnapped by the malicious mountain demon Mava! Truff wants to help, but… the hunter is finally within her grasp, and if she lets him go, she may never get her revenge! Is vengeance all that being a ghost is good for? Or is there something stronger keeping this little pig tethered to the living world?
Advance praise for Ghost Hog
“Weiser’s graphic novel, with its lively artwork reminiscent of Sunday comic strips, renders the complex themes both entertaining and understandable.” - Kirkus Reviews
“Ghost Hog is a powerful, high-adventure exploration of being haunted by the defining choices and mistakes we’ve made—and about forgiveness found in the gray areas of family, justice, and fairness. Like all of Weiser’s work, it’s brought to life by a fantastic, distinct, empathetic cast of characters.” - Nate Powell, Ignatz and Eisner Award-winning creator of Swallow Me Whole
In December, Oni Press announced Ghost Hog as the 2019 Free Comic Book Day Silver Offering, which will feature two all-new stories about Truff, and is available at participating comic shops on May 5, 2019!
Joey Weiser will be in attendance at TCAF, May 11-12th. He will also be celebrating the release of the Ghost Hog original graphic novel with a signing at Avid Bookshop (493 Prince Ave, Athens, GA) on Saturday, May 18th, 6:30-7:30pm.
FINAL ORDERS DUE 2/4
IN STORES 5/4
Cover by Thomas Pitilli
Art by Joe Eisma and Matt Herms
FCBD 2019 RIVERDALE SEASON 3 SPECIAL See where it all begins in this all-new story based on the smash-hit CW series Riverdale! It’s picture day at Riverdale High, and the student council has opened the polls for class superlatives. As the gang preps for their closeups the ballot box goes missing . . . and everyone’s a suspect! Micol Ostow (Riverdale: The Day Before) and Thomas Pitilli (ARCHIE) bring fans into the world with a never-before-seen tale that presents all-new drama and intrigue! Plus, get a sneak peek at Scholastic’s original Riverdale novels coming soon to comic shops.
Script: Micol Ostow
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Andre Szymanowicz, John Workman
Cover: Thomas Pitilli
I know it's hard to think of it now in the deep freeze hitting large swaths of the country, but Free Comic Book Day, our annual rite of spring, is coming up soon! This coming Monday is the last chance for retailers to finalize orders for the biggest comic book celebration of the year, and I wanted to send you an advance look at pages from MALIKA WARRIOR QUEEN: FIRE & FROST, this year's offering from YouNeek Studios.
If you're new to YouNeek, they're the Afrofuturist comics publisher of your dreams, founded by Nigerian writer and entrepreneur Roye Okupe a few years back as a home for his storytelling universe of African heroes in a sci-fi setting. Malika, the warrior queen of our title, has battled for her kingdom across two graphic novels and a couple of special one-shots to date, and her FCBD 2019 comic is an all-new story of time-lost Malika fighting evil forces in Nigeria's dangerous future.
FCBD 2019 MALIKA – FIRE & FROST
Malika, warrior queen and military commander of the 15th-century Azzazian Empire, has been flung into the year 2025, a dangerous future she’s struggling to understand. After years of moving in the shadows, she’s forced out of hiding by a sinister plot that spans the centuries. Malika journeys to Egypt to retrieve the FireFrost stone, a relic that holds the combined power of two ancient dragons, from the hands of an absolute evil! MALIKA series creator Roye Okupe and artists Sunkanmi Akinboye and Raphael Kazeem bring you an all-new story for Free Comic Book Day full of superhero action inspired by African history and culture!
Script: Roye Okupe
Art: Sunkanmi Akinboye, Raphael Kazeem
Cover: Sunkanmi Akinboye
In-Store Date: May 4, 2019
32-page, full color comic
Item Code: JAN190051
ACCLAIMED WRITER JOINS SIMON FURMAN AND HENDRY PRASETYA TO USHER IN A RADICAL NEW ERA FOR ROBOTECH COMICS – STARTING IN 2019’S FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
Titan Comics are pleased to announce that best-selling writer Brenden Fletcher(Isola, Motor Crush, Power Rangers) will be joining the superstar Robotech comics team of Simon Furman and Hendry Prasetya on the deck of the SDF-1 for continuing Robotech adventures – based on the legendary ‘80s sci-fi animation by Harmony Gold.
Kicking off with a special primer issue on Free Comic Book Day 2019 (Saturday May 4, 2019), fans can expect this special edition to shine a spotlight on unseen events and major hints of things to come, as the Robotech series charges up for an all-new spectacular storyline called Event Horizon.
“I'm a huge fan of Brenden's work and know he is a huge, longtime fan of Robotech,” said Robotech editor, Martin Eden. “We've already had several calls about upcoming issues and his enthusiasm is amazing! Watch this space – our Robotech comic is heading for some exciting changes!”
First airing in the USA in 1985, Robotech was the gateway to anime for many fans – capturing their imagination with its epic generational storyline involving war, romance, and, of course, the transforming Veritech fighters that defend the Earth against extra-terrestrial attacks.
Produced by Harmony Gold USA, the original 85-episode series delved into humanity’s struggle against a series of alien invasions, from the gigantic Zentraedi to the mysterious Invid, battling for control of advanced alien technology that crash-landed on Earth.
Robotech joins Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor as the second of Titan’s two Free Comic Book Day offerings.
Look for further details on the new direction of Robotech very shortly.
To keep up to date with news about Titan’s Robotech comics, follow Titan Comics on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.
UDON ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SILVER SPONSOR TITLE AND ADDITIONAL 2019 STREET FIGHTER COMICS
Are you ready to rumble? UDON Entertainment is proud to be a Silver Sponsor for 2019’s Free Comic Book Day, with an all new Street Fighter adventure! Street Fighter: Sakura VS Karin #1 will be available, for free, from local comic shops on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
STREET FIGHTER: SAKURA VS KARIN #1 FCBD
They’ve been adversaries since high school, but now Sakura and Karin’s rivalry enters a new arena – the arcade! Martial arts meet e-sports as two of Street Fighter’s fan-favorite femmes battle it out through both jabs and joysticks! It’s all-new action in UDON’s newest Free Comic Book Day adventure!
The deadline to order STREET FIGHTER: SAKURA VS KARIN #1 FCBD through Diamond Previews is January 24, 2019.
Additionally, UDON is excited to announce a series of four more Street Fighter one-shot comics to be released in March, April, June, and July 2019. These titles will kick off with STREET FIGHTER: MENAT #1 in March 2019. Look for more details soon on the other Street Fighter characters to be spotlighted in these one-shots!STREET FIGHTER: MENAT #1
Meet Menat, the enigmatic Egyptian fortune teller on a quest to avenge her master’s death. But it’s not just any villain Menat is seeking… it’s the Dark Lord of Shadaloo himself – M.Bison!
The deadline to order STREET FIGHTER: MENAT #1 through Diamond Previews is January 24, 2019.
Including the Free Comic Book Day issue, UDON’s 2019 Street Fighter comic season will have five titles total. Keep your eye on UDON’s social media for new challengers approaching your local comic shops in April, June and July (titles and covers to be released once finalized).
STREET FIGHTER: SAKURA VS KARIN #1 FCBD
DETAILS: 32pp, Full Color
RELEASE DATE: May 2019
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: JAN190048
STREET FIGHTER: MENAT #1
DETAILS: 32pp, Full Color
RELEASE DATE: March 2019
DIAMOND ORDER CODES:
JAN192262 STREET FIGHTER MENAT #1 CVR A PANZER
JAN192263 STREET FIGHTER MENAT #1 CVR B STEINBACH
JAN192264 STREET FIGHTER MENAT #1 CVR C BLANK SKETCH
JAN192265 STREET FIGHTER MENAT #1 CVR D STEINBACH 5 CPY INC CVR
ABOUT UDON ENTERTAINMENT
UDON Entertainment is a publisher of original and translated art books, graphic novels, and manga. The publisher’s best-known projects are those based on popular video game franchises, including Street Fighter, Mega Man, Monster Hunter, Dark Souls, Persona, Bayonetta, Bloodborne, and many more. UDON also publishes books based on top anime properties including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Kill la Kill, FLCL, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Robotech.