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Mike MIgnola's HELLBOY IN HELL ARTIST'S EDITION available

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from the IDW press release . . .Bring home the ultimate gift for the Hellboy fan in your life (yourself included) this year with the newly released Hellboy in Hell Artist’s Edition. The award-winning format offers readers a captivating way to experience their favorite comics. Scanned from the original artwork at high-resolution color, the Artist’s Edition offers a unique look inside the artist’s process.This Artist’s Edition features the first five issues of HellboyinHell as well as a wealth of historic supplementary material: the first three Hellboy stories—the two initial four-pagers, produced for promotional purposes, and the 10-page story from John Byrne’s Next Men #21—plus “The Corpse,” and two other tales selected by Mignola for inclusion. All but three pages of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy Artist’s Edition have been shot from the original art and showcases Mignola’s gorgeous work as closely as possible to the physical page—this is a book for fans of great storytelling and students of…

FULL BLEED update - - The Comics & Culture Quarterly coming soon

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Here’s an update on FULL BLEED VOL 1, fresh off the Kickstarter campaign, from braintrust Dirk Wood at IDW Publishing. It’s great to see our comics passion get a literary treatment in a premium hardcover package.  You can still pre-order a copy. See the link below . . . .https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/41834867/full-bleed-the-comics-and-culture-quarterly/posts/2072396?ref=backer_project_update To say I was happy to see a box of Full Bleed Vol. 1 show up at the office today...is a bit of an understatement. As good as we knew it was going to be.....It's better! Here are a few snapshots of the book, just so you guys all know it exists! We remain on track for a mid-January release, just waiting for pins, prints and assorted goodies. But Full Bleed is a go! Here are a few snapshots of the book below, just to wet your whistle. Tell your friends! More copies of Vol. 1 are still available, just hit that pre-order button at the top of Kickstarter page! Viva Full Bleed! T…

Make your nominations now for THIS IS HORROR AWARDS 2017

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Every year I use the This Is Horror Awards to make up my list of books to look for. It ranks among the seminal sources for information on modern horror in all it’s forms and manifestations. For a short time, nominations are open to the public.  Here’s your opportunity to help your favorite work gain some recognition.  I’m going to participate, and I’ll share my nominations on this blog once I finalize them. . . . . . . .Public nominations are now open for the seventh annual This Is Horror Awards. Here are the categories:Novel of the YearNovella of the YearShort Story Collection of the YearAnthology of the YearFiction Magazine of the YearPublisher of the YearFiction Podcast of the YearNonfiction Podcast of the YearReaders can e-mail in their nominations for each category. Taking into consideration the nominations for each category This Is Horror will then draw up a shortlist.We invite you to include one sentence as to why the nomination is award-worthy.The public nominat…

Sneak Peek: SHADOWMAN, coming in March 2018

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from the official Valiant Entertainment press releaseValiant is proud to announce the all-new SHADOWMAN #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of A POWERFUL NEW ONGOING SERIES from superstar writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year OneDaredevil) and powerhouse artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics)!

In the epic tradition of X-O MANOWAR and BLOODSHOT REBORN, a staggering new beginning for Valiant’s supernatural icon starts here on March 28th with PART ONE of “FEAR OF THE DARK” – a tense and gripping three-issue introduction pushing Jack Boniface to the farthest edge of fear itself…and into a startling, adrenaline-fueled fight for survival as Shadowman takes command of the birthright he was born to uphold! 

“It’s a story about stepping out of the shadows and embracing the light. Trying to move on from your own mistakes and be a better man. Of course, it's not easy,” said writer Andy Diggle. “As Shadowman, Jack will never fully be able to escape his own demons. It's about learning to live with them. …

FCBD 2018 Gold Sponsors Announced

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From the Free Comic Book Day Press release . . . . . . .JOIN THE CONVERSATIONISSUE: DECEMBER 14, 2017