Showing posts from May, 2017

Baltimore Comic Con releases preliminary guest list

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Here is the list of confirmed guests so far for the Baltimore Comic Con on September 22-24, 2017. The list was provided to us by the Baltimore Comic Con publicity chairman . . . . . . . .In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year's confirmed guests for the show include: Joel Adams (Bucky O'Hare Graphic Novel Coloring Book),Neal Adams (Harley's Little Black Book) Zeea Adams (Neal Adams Monsters)Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl) Marty Baumann (Toybox Time Machine: A Catalog of the Coolest Toys Never Made) Lee Bermejo (Batman: Noel) Reilly Brown (Slapstick),Mark Buckingham (Everafter: From the Pages of Fables),Dave Bullock (The Rocketeer at War),Buzz (Superman: The Coming of the Supermen)Jim Calafiore (Surviving Megalopolis)Richard Case (King: Jungle Jim)Elias Chatzoudis (Peepland)Frank Cho (Skybourne)Amy Chu (KISS)Steve Conley (The Middle Age)Gerry Conway (Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, courtesy of Hero Initiative)Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn)Kristi…

Sneak Peek: FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE coming in July

First Look: Valiant’s Eisner-Nominated Hero Soars into FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 – A Spectacular Standalone Event Coming in July!
All-Star Creators Jody Houser, Stephen Segovia & Barry Kitson Lead the Summer’s Lightning-Paced Race against the Clock

      Valiant is proud to present your first look inside FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of A SPECTACULAR STANDALONE EVENT launching the breakout hero of the 21st century, Faith, into a centuries-spanning battle alongside Rai, the Harbinger Renegades, Timewalker, X-O Manowar and an army of the greatest heroes of today and tomorrow! On July 26th, history hangs in the balance as Eisner Award-nominated writer Jody Houser (FAITH, Mother Panic), explosive artist Stephen Segovia (WAR MOTHER, Action Comics) and comics legend Barry Kitson (HARBINGER, Fantastic Four) lead an all-star expedition into the time stream that will shake the foundations of the Valiant Universe for all time!

Faith “Zephyr” Herbert – former member of Uni…

New stories of Disney's MINNIE AND DAISY coming from Papercutz

EDITOR’S NOTE:  One of the things I appreciate about the Disney Company is that when it comes to their comics properties, they spread the love around.  It would be very easy for Disney to give Marvel exclusive rights since they own that publisher - - but they allow other companies like Papercutz and IDW to work and create within the Disney universe of characters. Here’s news of an upcoming title, courtesy of Michelle Hart at Papercutz . . . .For many bookish types, the characters that appear within the pages of their favorite stories can often feel like close friends. I know I’m not alone in imagining myself casting spells with Harry and Hermione, galavanting through Longbourne with Elizabeth Bennet, or discovering the secrets of the world with Geronimo and Thea Stilton. The desire to be friends with fictional characters is especially strong in stories aboutfriendship, which is certainly the case with our MINNIE AND DAISY series, which features the first ladies of Disney, Minnie Mouse…

Mobile App for Valiant Entertainment now available

Valiant Entertainment Unveils the Official Valiant Comics Mobile App – Available Now for iOS!
Explore Publisher's Award-Winning Library Today with Day-and-Date Digital Releases and a Comprehensive Library of Modern & Classic Content

Valiant is proud to announce the launch of the official Valiant Comics mobile app for iOS – an all-inclusive, one-stop destination for the complete Valiant library! Packed with more than a thousand digital comics, digital collections and binge-worthy digital bundles from the largest independent superhero universe in comics, explore the entirety of Valiant’s award-winning series and graphic novels, including ARCHER & ARMSTRONGBLOODSHOT REBORNDIVINITYFAITHHARBINGERNINJAKQUANTUM AND WOODYRAISHADOWMANUNITYX-O MANOWAR, and countless others with day-and-date new releases and weekly updates!

Plus: the official Valiant Comics mobile app ( is opening the vaults and offerin…

Baltimore Comic-Con provides preview of 2017 Yearbook

EDITOR’S NOTE:  For comic art lovers on a budget, the BCC Yearbook is the way to get the most for your money.  Every year it includes some fabulous artwork from industry greats and newcomers, suitable for framing.  Like prior years, purchasers of the yearbook can also participate in a scavenger hunt - -  find the designated artists at their convention booths and get their yearbook page autographed. Collect enough autographs and show your signed yearbook to the Convention entrance table to collect some additional art prints at no extra charge.  Here’s more details  . . . . . . . .BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - May 29, 2017 - The Baltimore Comic-Con returns September 22-24, 2017 to the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Tickets are now available. Continuing our tradition, the Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook returns in 2017 for the sixth year, celebrating creators appearing at this year's show. This year's book of art features interpretations of characters from Tello…

Superhero 2044 role-playing game returns after 40 years

CHECKER BPG ANNOUNCES ACQUISTION OF SUPERHERO 2044 RIGHTSFrom the official press release - May 30, 2017

Checker Book Publishing Group has announced that it has purchased the publishing rights to the classic super hero themed role playing game Superhero 2044 from Gamescience Publishing.

Superhero 2044 was the first commercially available superhero-themed role playing game at the dawn of the industry appearing in 1977 shortly after the explosive launch of early games like Dungeons and Dragons and Runequest. Innovative for the time period it featured such specific rules as classifications for differing types of super heroes, melee rules unique to super heroes, a ranged combat system,  point based character construction, and eventually a comprehensive defined list of super powers. 

Checker BPG is a graphic novel publisher that published nearly one hundred graphic novels from 2001 to 2013. Checker BPG launched titles with such high profile licenses as Star Trek, X-Files, Flash Gordon, and Cli…

Update: ALTERNA's newsprint model meets equal demand for next issues

EDITOR’S NOTE:  I’m following the progress of this new direction (newsprint editions) by Alterna closely, and hope they meet with success.  Here’s an update from the publisher, and news that the first round of titles have sold out.Issue #2 July releases show staying power!Early pre-order numbers for July releases indicate that second issues are on pace to match their first issue counterparts.  Priced at $1.50 each and printed on newsprint, ADAM WRECK, AMAZING AGE, CROAK, and LILITH DARK all debuted on May 3rd and sold out at Diamond before their release dates. Reports from retailers are showing that they have gone on to sell out at dozens of comic shops across the world as well.  According to publisher Peter Simeti, print run sizes are remaining steady: "Usually there's a pretty big drop in order numbers for a second issue in a series so I'm really happy to see that the demand is there because it means that people are loving these comics.  I'm just thrilled for the cr…