Showing posts from August, 2017

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.
Sizes for Facebook Profile and Cover Photos included, along with letter and tabloid sized PDFs to print from and a web-sized file to share.

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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…