BOOM! Studios Announces Partnership With 20th Century Fox

BOOM! Studios Announces Partnership With 20th Century Fox

With Disney-owned Marvel and Warner Brothers-owned DC dominating the summer movie market, Fox is betting big on BOOM! Studios to launch it back into competition. The Los Angeles-based publisher announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Fox where the studio will make a “significant investment” in Boom. The two have had a first-look relationship since 2013, but the new deal represents a major shift. Fox’s investment is expected to bankroll a new…

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Marvel Sets September Debut for Starset’s THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS

Marvel Sets September Debut for Starset’s THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS

In recent years, Marvel Comics has invested a substantial amount of resources into diversifying its lineup of original graphic novels, with the latest being the Prox Transmissions from Starset. The new OGN is being billed as the latest expansion of Starset’s science-fiction brand, tying into their albums, videos, websites, and live performances. Written by all-star writers Dustin Bates and Peter David, The Prox Transmissions will debut this coming September and will feature artwork from a…

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Marvel Announces GENERATIONS Creative Teams

Marvel Announces GENERATIONS Creative Teams

For months now, Marvel Comics has been teasing and promoting the launch of Generations, an event which will focus on Marvel’s “legacy” characters. This includes icons such as Captain America, which has seen Steve Rogers at times cede his mantle to Sam Wilson. It also includes characters like Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Thor, and others. With the August launch rapidly approaching, Marvel announced today which writers and artists will be tasked with carrying out the…

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SECRET EMPIRE Dominates May Sales

SECRET EMPIRE Dominates May Sales

Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest worldwide distributor of comic books, has released May’s rankings for the comic book market and the big winner is Marvel’s Secret Empire. Marvel Comics outperformed its main rival, DC, with six titles in the top 10. The first issue of the controversial Secret Empire claimed the top spot, with the second and third issues also claiming spots in the top 10. The May issue of Batman was the strongest performer…

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Los Angeles to Pay Tribute to Adam West with Bat-Signal Lighting

Los Angeles to Pay Tribute to Adam West with Bat-Signal Lighting

With the recent news of the passing of legendary Batman actor Adam West, fans the world over have found their own ways of memorializing the pop culture icon. Today, the city of Los Angeles, in partnership with DC Entertainment, announced that the city will organize a special tribute to West this coming Thursday. In a press release, DC revealed that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will light the Bat-Signal on the steps of Los Angeles…

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PREVIEWS: First Look at Star Wars’ CAPTAIN PHASMA #1

PREVIEWS: First Look at Star Wars’ CAPTAIN PHASMA #1

Marvel Comics has released a four-page preview of the first issue of Star Wars: CAPTAIN PHASMA, which you can view below. [OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] The First Order Strikes Back! Your First Look at JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – CAPTAIN PHASMA #1! Marvel Comics Presents the Essential Bridge Between STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI!   New York, NY—June 9, 2017—It’s the galaxy’s big mystery: How did Captain…

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Valiant’s FAITH Fights Breast Cander in All-New Special

Valiant’s FAITH Fights Breast Cander in All-New Special

When it comes to comics with a cause, good examples are few and far between. That’s why the upcoming Faith special is so important. Valiant Comics announced today that they’re teaming with Keep a Breast Foundation to release a story centered around the ongoing struggle against the vicious disease. The issue will be released for free online through various distribution channels, as well as physical copies which will be released for free at concert sites…

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Image Sends Chaykin’s DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA Back to Press

Image Sends Chaykin’s DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA Back to Press

Few comic book creators in the modern era are as unabashedly topical as Howard Chaykin, something which appears to be working in the favor of Divided States of Hysteria. The Portland-based independent comics publisher announced today that the first issue of the series had sold out at the distributor level and will be sent back to press for a second edition. The first issue of Divided States of Hysteria arrived to mixed reception from critics,…

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Image to Launch All-Ages SCALES & SCOUNDRELS in September

Image to Launch All-Ages SCALES & SCOUNDRELS in September

While the overall comic book market may be skewing older, smart publishers are investing in the future with titles geared towards readers of all ages. Image is likely hoping to build readership for the future with the release of Scales & Scoundrels. The Portland-based publisher announced today that they intend to launch the new series from writer Sebastian Girner and artist Galaad in September. The series is billed as “a colorful fantasy tales for scoundrels…

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The Spirit of the 90s is Alive at Image as YOUNGBLOOD Goes Back to Print

The Spirit of the 90s is Alive at Image as YOUNGBLOOD Goes Back to Print

They say everything old is new again, and it appears Youngblood’s success proves the point. Image Comics announced today that the second issue of the series from quintessential 90’s comic icon Rob Liefeld has sold out at the distributor level and is headed back for a second printing. Sales for the first and second issues of Youngblood won’t be available until Diamond releases full charts for the month, but with the second issue also flying…

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