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WAR MOTHER debuts August 23, Fred Van Lente makes local appearance

EDITOR’S NOTE:  One of the best standalone books coming out of last year’s 4001 A.D. event was WAR MOTHER. We’re happy to see it get another chance as a limited series from Valiant.  Issue #1 debuts next week.  You can also meet the author, Fred Van Lente, who will be appearing on release day, Wednesday August 23, at CAPTAIN BLUE HEN COMICS in Newark DE.  Here’s a sneak peek at the book, courtesy of Valiant’s Marketing Department . . . . .

Hey folks! Next week...the future is now as Valiant's newest breakout character returns to the world of 4001 A.D.!

In comic shops everywhere Wednesday, after months of demand and anticipation, War Mother steps out the pages of last summer's acclaimed 4001 A.D. crossover and into her first solo series in WAR MOTHER #1 (of 4)! Writer Fred Van Lente returns to his latest creation with artist Stephen Segovia in tow for an all-new myth of man's apocalyptic future! 

In the South American jungle of tomorrow, one last citadel of scientific knowledg…

Tonight at midnight is early release of DC'S DARK NIGHTS: METAL

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Tonight’s a big deal for those who’ve waited for the next big event from DC Comics to arrive.  Several shops, including CAPTAIN BLUE HEN COMICS in Newark DE are hosting a midnight release party to welcome the book.  We’ve already featured their events for the entire month of August here in an earlier post.  So, we now give some equal time to another great Delaware Comic Book Shop  - - THE COMIC BOOK SHOP in Wilmington, DE.  Here’s a copy of their webpage with the announcement of tonight’s premiere, as well as some other upcoming events.  There are far too many links for me to try and incorporate them all here.  Visit their webpage to learn more . . . . . . The Comic Book Shop!
Week of August 16th, 2017
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It's kind of a big deal.
- Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo's Batman (New 52)run was and is a solid hit favorite for …

August Events Planned At Local Comics Shop

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Those interested in any of these events can find Captain Blue Hen Comics at 280 East Main Street in Newark, Delaware.  (302-737-3434). It’s one of the comic shops in the Tri-State area that I patronize on a regular basis.  Maybe I’ll see you there sometime. 

Dark Night Metal Midnight Release PartyMidnight premiereAug 15, 11:55 PM - 1:00 AMBe the first one on your block to get DC's Dark Nights: METAL! From the collective creative genius of Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo! BATMAN is on the verge of maybe the biggest mystery in the DC UNIVERSE...DARK MATTER!
--------------------------- Eric Matos Artist HangArtist signing and sketchingAug 16, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
--------------------------- Friday Night Food Truck Fights- Lord of the Rings vs Harry PotterFood truck and gamesAug 18, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMOutlandish vs Kapow Kitchen: Two trucks truck leaves. Well, actually both trucks leave, but only one will be crowned CHAMPION! This round it's Harry Potter VS. Lor…

Sneak Peek of NINJAK #0 - Kindt's last issue before re-boot

Valiant's NINJAK #0 Expands with Kindt, Gage, Portela, Giorello & Five Special Guests – In Stores September 13th! 
Oversized Finale to Matt Kindt’s Superhero Opus Also Includes Brand-New Prelude to November's NINJA-K #1

    Valiant is proud to unveil the complete cast of sensational guest artists joining September’s NINJAK #0 – AN EXPLOSIVE 40-PAGE JUMPING-ON POINT and ALL-NEW VALIANT MILESTONE chronicling the final chapter of writer Matt Kindt’s record-setting run on the adventures of England's dreaded super-spy…and passing the torch to the incoming creative team of writer Christos Gage and artist Tomas Giorello in advance of November’s NINJA-K #1!

On September 13th, Colin King’s life as MI-6's most elite operative finally comes full circle as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (ETERNITY, Mind MGMT) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela(FAITH) reveal a never-before-told secret at the heart of Ninjak’s training and origin! Told in an innovative storytelling …

Zombie portraits from STRANGE HORROR creator available

EDITOR’S NOTE:  What’s friend-of-the-blog Gary Scott Beatty been up to lately?  As he gets ready to drop STRANGE HORROR into our awaiting hands, he’s been busy sketching zombie fan art. See below . . . . .Ultimate zombie fans have been commissioning me for original portraits of them as zombies! Here is one I just completed of Lisa.

Lisa is a Walking Dead buff who mentioned Daryl's crossbow, so, since zombies don't use crossbows themselves, she's pictured here attacking someone who tried using their crossbow to stop her. I actually named this one: Daryl's Last Dawn.
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Gary Scott Beatty
Champion of Comic Book Wondrousness
Aazurn Publishing

Extra Printings For Two Recent VALIANT Books

The Road to HARBINGER WARS 2 Ramps Up with New Printings for Sold-Out SECRET WEAPONS #1 and HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 – In Stores August 30th

Valiant is proud to announce that HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 and SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – two of the much-talked-about new releases setting the stage for 2018’s seismic crossover event, HARBINGER WARS 2 – have once again sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves everywhere with new printings on August 30th.

First: Witness the fall of a major Valiant hero in the HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 SECOND PRINTING.  “MASSACRE” claims the life of a beloved Valiant icon as Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan) send the H.A.R.D. Corps. into a full-scale assault on a major American metropolis...and when the smoke clears, the first shocking sacrifice will be made in the Harbinger War that is to come.

Don’t miss the concussive force of this Valiant milestone-in-the-making…and…

ALTERNA COMICS gets newsstand distribution deal

Alterna Comics titles are coming to newsstands across the world!We've signed a deal with PDG, a newsstand specialty market distributor, to distribute our titles to specialty stores, convenience stores, independent shops, and also to Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and other smaller bookstore chains.There are 2 key factors to this deal:1) Issues will be released to newsstand 2 to 3 months after they're released in comic shops. Even then, newsstands will only receive between 2 to 5 copies per issue, so if you want your copy guaranteed, make sure to pre-order at your LCS!2) Most of the newsstands are located 10+ miles from a comic shop. We want to grow an audience not force customers to choose between getting our titles at a bookstore or at their favorite comic shop.  If you already get your comics at a comic shop, by all means, please continue to do so!We strongly feel that comics need to be sold in more places in order to not only reach a new audience and provide a living f…

Plans for KIDS LOVE COMICS at Baltimore Comic Con 2017 announced

BCC 2017's Kids Love Comics Welcomes Best-Selling Graphic Novelist Kazu KibuishiBALTIMORE, MARYLAND - July 29, 2017 - Family fun returns to the 2017 Baltimore Comic-Con this September 22-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center in the beautiful Inner Harbor. The Baltimore Comic-Con presents the Kids Love Comics Pavilion, where kids and parents can venture towards comics fun with the biggest and best kids section at any comic convention - so big, you might need a road map! For 2017, the Kids Love Comics Pavilion welcomes #1 New York Times best-selling author Kazu Kibuishi, whose  Amulet graphic novels have been read by millions across the US and beyond. Kibuishi was also chosen as cover illustrator for new editions of the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling.There will be something for every member of your family at this year's KLC area in Baltimore, as attendees walk through four kid-friendly "avenues," featuring some of the best kids and young adult comic creators,…

DIVINITY's cosmonaut returns in new ETERNITY coming in October

Extended Preview Debut: ETERNITY #1 – Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine Confront the Ultimate Cosmic Frontier on October 25th!
Beyond DIVINITY… Beyond the Valiant Universe… The Psyche-Shattering Comics Odyssey of 2017 is About to Begin!

Valiant is proud to present your first lettered look inside ETERNITY #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of A VISIONARY NEW SERIES coming this fall from the minds of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine(DIVINITY, X-Men: Deadly Genesis)! On October 25th, journey to a realm that defies all description to enter an eons-old universe of gods and heroes!

Beyond time… Beyond space… Beyond reality itself... ETERNITY awaits! This fall, in the sold-out, critically acclaimed footsteps of DIVINITYDIVINITYII, and DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE, two of Valiant’s most formidable creative minds unveil a new plane of existence beyond our own and unleash a universe of new worlds, new beings, and new myths…