Black Mask Goes All In On Dystopia With CALEXIT

Black Mask Goes All In On Dystopia With CALEXIT

Launching Calexit shows that Black Mask Comics is utterly fearless.  When it comes to publishers willing to tackle real-world social issues in the pages of “funnybooks”, no one has been bolder than the fledgling indie publisher. Having already seen success with such titles as Liberator in the political realm, Black Mask is doubling down with the announcement of Calexit. Based on the recent proposals that the “left coast” should declare independence from the rest of…

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Titan Announces New ANNO DRACULA Series from Newman and McCaffrey

Titan Announces New ANNO DRACULA Series from Newman and McCaffrey

Titan Comics is one of the premiere publishers of comic books based on licensed properties. Today they announced the latest addition to that lineup: Anno Dracula. The new series is based on the series of novels from writer Kim Newman, and features artwork from Paul McCaffrey. Anno Dracula marks McCaffrey’s first interior work with Titan. He previous worked with Titan providing cover artwork for the Doctor Who: The Third Doctor series from the publisher. Newman is an…

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REVIEW: The Black Monday Murders Moves Slowly, But Steadily Ahead

REVIEW: The Black Monday Murders Moves Slowly, But Steadily Ahead

The first issue of The Black Monday Murders was the opening shot of writer Jonathan Hickman‘s latest crusade against “the powers that be”, specifically the world of high finance. While the high-concept nature of the book may make it seem impenetrable at first, Hickman’s ability to couch biting commentary in a solidly interesting detective-noir narrative makes it a darkly compelling read. The first issue of the series was classic noir. It ably bounced back and forth…

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Valiant Expands Milligan and Ryp’s BRITANNIA to 40 Pages

Valiant Expands Milligan and Ryp’s BRITANNIA to 40 Pages

Valiant Comics is working overtime on expanding their lineup of star creators and characters, and Britannia is their latest experiment. The independent comic book publisher announced today that they intend to expand the first issue of the new series from writer Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp and Raul Allen to 40 pages, but will still retain its $3.99 price point. This stands in stark contrast to the overall trend in the market, which has seen both…

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Hickman’s BLACK MONDAY MURDERS Sells Out, Heads Back to Print

Hickman’s BLACK MONDAY MURDERS Sells Out, Heads Back to Print

When it comes to independent comics, there are few names bigger than that of Jonathan Hickman. Nearly every creator-owned title with his name attached has garnered huge fan interest at the outset, and Black Monday Murders has proven to be no different. Despite a $5.99 price tag for the 52-page debut issue, Image Comics announced today that the first printing has sold out at the distributor level and will be heading back to press for…

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It’s the End of the Road for INVINCIBLE

It’s the End of the Road for INVINCIBLE

After thirteen years, innumerable accolades, and a higher body count than any super-hero book in history, Robert Kirkman‘s Invincible is nearing its conclusion. Where Kirkman’s had once talked of handing off the reins of his landmark character to another creative team, today the independent comics titan announced that he is setting out on a final arc for Mark Grayson. In an open letter to fans on the home page of his Skybound imprint, Kirkman justified…

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Valiant’s X-O MANOWAR Celebrates Major Milestone

Valiant’s X-O MANOWAR Celebrates Major Milestone

X-O MANOWAR is easily Valiant Comics’ most recognizable brand. Part of the company’s original run last millennium, it was also the first title relaunched when longtime fans took over the company’s library is intellectual property and relaunched it in 2012. Now Valiant is prepared to celebrate a major landmark for the new X-O MANOWAR series, as issue #49 will push the title last one million copies printed. In anticipation of the event, Valiant has prepared…

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Image Announces Print Collection for Online Anthology BLACK LIGHT DISTRICT

Image Announces Print Collection for Online Anthology BLACK LIGHT DISTRICT

Originally released as a series of digital one-shots, Black Light District will be receiving a print collection from Image Comics this fall. The Berkeley-based independent comics publisher announced today that they will be releasing a collected edition of the anthology in comic book shops this September. Featuring work from creators Chris Burnham, Phil Hester, Jason Pearson, David Witt, J.K. Woodward, Michael Spicer, Erik Larsen, and Chris Eliopoulis, Black Light District combines comic book art and…

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August Issue of THE WALKING DEAD Fast-Tracked to 2nd Print

August Issue of THE WALKING DEAD Fast-Tracked to 2nd Print

When it comes to independent comic books, The Walking Dead is the five-hundred-pound gorilla in the room. It routinely tops sales charts, even knocking out such industry mainstays as Batman and Spider-Man. As such, it is rare that publisher Image Comics underestimates demand for the title. When a series routinely sells hundreds of thousands of copies, its unusual for the publisher to under-print the monthly release. That’s just what happened with the latest issue. Distributor…

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Image Announces Release Date for Azzarello and Risso’s MOONSHINE

Image Announces Release Date for Azzarello and Risso’s MOONSHINE

Just in time for stores to start stocking Halloween decorations, there’s a new horror comic headed for shelves in Moonshine. The new series from creators Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, first announced at Image Expo in April, will be set during the prohibition era and feature horror staples such as vampires and werewolves, but placed in the context of rum-running gangsters during the zenith of American organized crime. The first issue of Moonshine is due…

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