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Credit: Discount Comic Book Service Christina and Cameron Merkler Credit: Discount Comic Book Service The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone, and put a squeeze on the entire comics industry, causing North American distributor, Diamond, to suspend delivery of all comics for the month of April (and possibly beyond). Newsarama has spoken to several retailers about
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Credit: Dark Horse Comics 47 Ronin TPMike Richardson (W) and Stan Sakai (A/Cover)On sale Aug 12FC, 152 pages$19.99TP, 6” x 9”The tale of these samurai and their epic mission to avenge their wronged master is the story of Japan. Opening with the tragic incident that sealed the fate of Lord Asano, 47 Ronin follows a dedicated group
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Dark Horse Logo Credit: Dark Horse Mike Richardson Credit: CarlaVanWagoner / Shutterstock.com Dark Horse Comics have joined in the growing chorus of publishers that are changing their upcoming releases in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic effects on Direct Market comic book retailers. In a letter sent out to retailers Wednesday morning, Dark
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Humanoids has provided a five-page preview of next week’s OGN In Vitro, an in-depth and funny portrayal of a couple’s experiences with in vitro fertilization (IVF). IN VITRO GN(W) William Roy (A) William RoyA newly wedded couple is full of life, love, and inspiration. They have everything they’ve always wanted except a child. From unsuccessful
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Credit: Marvel Studios With Chinese movie theaters starting to reopen following nationwide shutdowns due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, theater operators are planning a re-release of several Western blockbuster films to help get people back into their seats and kickstart the Chinese film economy. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Chinese theaters will re-release all four Avengers
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Credit: Artists Writers & Artisans Credit: Artists, Writers & Artisans The recently-launched publisher Artists, Writers & Artisans (AWA) is adapting to the changing marketplace and continuing their upcoming releases – even without the Direct Market. In response to Diamond Comic Distributors’ decision to suspend the distribution of new comic books in April, AWA has partnered
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Image Comics’ Chew series return with a follow up by writer/co-creator John Layman and incoming artist Dan Boultwood. Check out a preview of the first issue, solicited for June 17. CHU #1WRITER: JOHN LAYMANARTIST / COVER: DAN BOULTWOODJUNE 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99“THE FIRST COURSE,” Part OneTONY CHU is a
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Credit: Marvel Comics Credit: Adam Hughes (Marvel Comics) Thanks to her central role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow has risen to become one of Marvel’s most recognizable superheroes – and now, as her film prepares for eventual release (postponed from its planned May 1 opening due to coronavirus), Marvel Comics is also prepping
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Credit: Clayton Crain (DC) Credit: Marvel Comics X-Men/Fantastic Four #3Written by Chip ZdarskyArt by Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, Ransom Getty, Laura Martin, Andrew Crossley and Peter PantazisLettering by Joe CaramagnaPublished by Marvel ComicsReview by Justin Partridge‘Rama Rating: 5 out of 10 All roads lead to Doom Island in X-Men/Fantastic Four #3. Though servicably written by
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By Pierce Lydon, Best Shots Reviewer March 25, 2020 02:00pm ET Credit: Leinil Francis Yu/Sunny Gho/Clayton Cowles (Marvel Comics) Credit: Leinil Francis Yu/Sunny Gho/Clayton Cowles (Marvel Comics) X-Men #9Written by Jonathan HickmanArt by Leinil Francis Yu and Sunny GhoLettering by Clayton CowlesPublished by Marvel Comics‘Rama Rating: 7 out of 10 One of my favorite things
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Credit: StevePhotos/Shutterstock With Monday’s announcement that Diamond Comic Distributors will be suspending delivery of new comics as of April 1, comic book retailers across the country are expecting to shut their doors. And most believe publishers should not release content digitally until the direct market returns. Digital Conundrum Credit: Lee Weeks (DC Comics)/Shutterstock   “I
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Credit: DC Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, who has enjoyed a recent creative relationship with DC, has appeared in a new DC Kids video with a tutorial on drawing Batman. What’s more he’s showing off some of McFarlane toys’ upcoming DC action figures – perfect for playtime when you’re stuck indoors. Check it out: [embedded content]
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Check out a preview of this week’s Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #10. Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #10writer: Amy Chuartist:    Maria Sanapocovers: Fay Dalton, Robert Hack, Laura Braga, Dan Parent, Cat Staggs, Juan Gedeon “Zombie” variantFC  |  32 pages  |  Horror/Mystery  |  $3.99  |   Teen+  Betty and Veronica
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Credit: Humanoids   Mark Waid Credit: Humanoids Humanoids has made the decision to delay the shipment of books to all its retailers for four weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the comic book industry. In a letter sent to retailers, the newly-promoted Publisher Mark Waid (who also co-owns a comic shop)
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Credit: Informa plc Press Release Following the recommendations made by the CDC and the Florida Department of Health, MEGACON™ Orlando has been postponed to Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center. All current ticket purchases will be honored at the June event. Guests who are unable to attend
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Credit: Hachette Credit: Albert Uderzo (Papercutz) Asterix co-creator/artist Albert Uderzo died in his sleep Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. “Albert Uderzo died in his sleep at his home in Neuilly, after a heart attack that was not linked to the coronavirus,” the cartoonist’s son-in-law Bernard de Choisy told the French news service AFP (according
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Credit: Marvel Comics Credit: Marvel Comics Wolverine #2Written by Benjamin PercyArt by Adam Kubert and Frank MartinLettering by Cory PetitPublished by Marvel Comics‘Rama Rating: 3 out of 10 They say seeing is believing, but when you’re dealing with a haphazard structure and a villain who can make you see things that aren’t there, it can
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By Pierce Lydon, Best Shots Reviewer March 24, 2020 03:01pm ET Credit: Alan Davis (Marvel Comics) Credit: Alan Davis (Marvel Comics) Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1Written by Jonathan HickmanArt by Alan Davis and Carlos LopezLettering by Clayton CowlesPublished by Marvel Comics‘Rama Rating: 7 out of 10 Jonathan Hickman’s Giant-Size X-Men books have been a fun way
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