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Image’s Jupiter’s Legacy TPs Sent Back to Print Ahead of Netflix Adaptation

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Image Comics is pleased to announce that the entirety of Mark Millar’s (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass) Jupiter’s Legacy series—trade paperback collected edition volumes 1-4 featuring cover art by the multiple Eisner Award-winning Frank Quitely—will be sent back to print.

The reprints will land on shelves in September in time for readers to catch up on ahead of the highly anticipated Netflix Originals television adaptation set to stream on the popular platform later this year.

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Apocalypse Now Meets Ozark in New Miniseries Lost Soldiers This July

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Bestselling writer/co-creator Aleš Kot (Zero, The New World), artist Luca Casalanguida, and Heather Moore team up for a gritty, all-new military action story in Lost Soldiers. The five-issue miniseries will launch from Image Comics this July.

“The world needs bad men willing to do bad things so the world can stay good. That’s the story we tell ourselves so often, right?” said Kot. “Lost Soldiers is what happens when you buy into that idea so much that it becomes a curse. This is not a nihilistic story. But it is unflinching about the consequences of our actions. It spells them out in blood and pain and loss. And maybe, if you’re lucky, a sliver of hope.”

Set during both Vietnam in 1969, and Juarez, forty years later, Lost Soldiers follows three men tied by the war they left behind—and on a collision course with a new one.

Lost Soldiers #1  will be available at MaltaComics on Wednesday, July 29.

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Iron Man Goes Back To Basics in a New Comic Series This Fall

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This September, Tony Stark will be going back to basics and putting the MAN back in Iron Man! Acclaimed writer and producer Christopher Cantwell (Doctor Doom, TV’s Halt and Catch Fire) and international superstar artist CAFU (Jane Foster: Valkyrie) will be bringing Marvel readers a new age of iron, including an all-new suit of armor designed by legendary Marvel painter Alex Ross. Don’t miss your first look at the series in the Iron Man #1 Trailer below!

“I’m over the moon about getting a shot at writing the Golden Avenger. Since Bob Layton’s art in the 1980s captured my imagination as a kid, I’ve been fascinated by Iron Man, and in this new story run I’m aiming to explore the question: who should Iron Man be today? An angel? A god? Or just a humble man?” said Cantwell. “Tony’s going to try and strip the idea of Iron Man all the way down to its metal core, something that will constantly be at odds with his giant ego. We’ll see if he can truly keep his arrogant self-image in check, even as others with god complexes set their sights on the entire universe.”

Tony is putting away his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty again. But can he really lay that Stark-sized ego down?  Life isn’t always that simple, something that old friends and frustrating foes are quick to point out.  If you strip a billionaire down to his bolts, does he run solid…or just overheat?

For answers to these questions, along with a thrilling new era of rock-solid super-heroic action and adventure, do not miss IRON MAN #1 when it soars into MaltaComics this September!

Iron Man #1
Written by Christopher Cantwell
Art by CAFU
Wraparound cover art by Alex Ross

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Marvel To Reveal the Origin of Maestro

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The Earth will tremble under his jade fist! Almost 30 years after the landmark story Future Imperfect, legendary INCREDIBLE HULK scribe Peter David returns to the far-future version of the Hulk known as Maestro – the master of what remains of the world. With astounding art from HULK veteran Dale Keown and rising star Germán Peralta, MAESTRO will answer questions that have haunted Hulk fans for years – and inspire some new ones along the way.

“I had no idea that when I first created the Maestro for Future Imperfect, that he would have the kind of popularity and staying power he has now,” recounts Peter David. “Until now, I’ve only been able to allude to his origins, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to explore them in this series, and I can’t wait for fans to see all the artwork that’s been coming in!”

Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski shares David’s enthusiasm for the series, and elaborates on what it means for Marvel Comics as a whole. “We couldn’t be more excited that we’re resuming distribution of Marvel Comics to the best fans in the world. As we’ve announced, we will be observing a balanced release schedule over the next few weeks as the industry returns to normal – but we’re hard at work on many more new stories like this one, and we can’t wait to tell you all more about them! Expect more announcements very soon.”

How does Earth fall and Maestro rise? What happens to the world’s heroes? And what does fate have in store for Bruce Banner and the Hulk? Find out in MAESTRO #1 when it smashes its way into comic shops this August!

MAESTRO #1
Written by PETER DAVID
Art by GERMÁN PERALTA & DALE KEOWN
Cover by DALE KEOWN
Variant Cover by GEORGE PÉREZ

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Marvel Comics to Resume Wednesday Releases for New Comics & Collections Starting May 27

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Marvel Comics announced its plans to resume releases for its comics starting Wednesday, May 27. True Believers everywhere will now be able to escape back into the Marvel Universe and continue following their favorite Marvel stories and characters.

Over the next few weeks, Marvel will keep a balanced release schedule for its comics and trade collections as the industry continues to restart distribution and comic shops begin to reopen and adapt to current social distancing policies. Stay tuned for more information as Marvel continues to release new comics in the most thoughtful way we can for fans, creators, and the industry during these unpredictable times.

Check out the current release schedule for your favorite Marvel comics below, and be sure to ask your local comic book shop about their current business policies to observe social distancing or other services they may offer, including holding or creating pull lists, curbside pick-ups, special deliveries and other options to accommodate.

Marvel Comics Release Schedule:

Wednesday, May 27:
• AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #43 (FEB200924)
• AVENGERS #33 (FEB200982)
• MARAUDERS #10 (FEB200894)
• STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 (FEB201023)
• VENOM #25 (FEB200939)

Wednesday, June 3:
• ASTONISHING X-MEN BY JOSS WHEDON & JOHN CASSADAY OMNIBUS HC (OCT191092)
• GHOST RIDER VOL. 1 TPB (JAN201057)
• MEPHISTO: [CLASSIC] TPB (JAN201070)
• SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK BY JOHN BYRNE OMNIBUS HC (OCT191099)
• SPIDER-MAN & VENOM: DOUBLE TROUBLE GN-TPB (JAN201078)
• SW DARTH VADER POSTER BOOK (NOV190977)
• THE AMAZING MARY JANE VOL. 1: DOWN IN FLAMES, UP IN SMOKE TPB (JAN201059)
• X-MEN VOL. 1 TPB (JAN201051)

Wednesday, June 10:
• BLACK CAT #11 (FEB200950)
• DAREDEVIL #20 (FEB201010)
• DEADPOOL #5 (JAN200984)
• EXCALIBUR #10 (FEB200891)
• MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #17 (FEB200810)
• NEW MUTANTS #10 (FEB200892)

Wednesday, June 17:
• CONAN: THE BOOK OF THOTH TPB (JAN201065)
• DAREDEVIL BY CHIP ZDARSKY VOL. 3 TPB (JAN201061)
• DAWN OF X VOL. 5 TPB (JAN201049)
• IRON MAN EPIC COLLECTION VOL. 17 TPB (JAN201069)
• MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOL. 20 HC (OCT191105)
• SILVER SURFER OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC (NEW PRINTING) (OCT191090)
• STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION HC (OCT191126)
• THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL: BIG SQUIRRELS DON’T CRY GN-TPB (JAN201080)

Wednesday, June 24:
• 2020 RESCUE #2 (FEB200910)
• CAPTAIN AMERICA: MARVELS SNAPSHOTS #1 (FEB200899)
• EMPYRE #0 AVENGERS (FEB200772)
• IMMORTAL HULK #34 (FEB200979)
• IRON MAN 2020 #4 FLUORESCENT (FEB200905)
• SPIDER-HAM #5 (FEB200998)
• STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #3 (FEB201029)
• THOR #5 (FEB200961)
• AMAZING FANTASY OMNIBUS HC (NEW PRINTING) (NOV190945)
• FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLLECTION: NAME IS DOOM TPB (FEB201069)
• IRON MAN: THE ULTRON AGENDA TPB (JAN201062)
• MARVEL-VERSE: BLACK WIDOW GN-TPB (JAN201075)
• MORBIUS THE LIVING VAMPIRE OMNIBUS HC (NOV190952)
• YONDU TPB (JAN201055)

Wednesday, July 1:
• DAWN OF X VOL. 6 TPB (JAN201050)
• EXCALIBUR TPB (JAN201053)
• INFINITY GAUNTLET MARVEL SELECT HC (DEC190973)
• MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 3 HC (NOV190949)
• MARVEL’S BLACK WIDOW PRELUDE TPB (JAN201074)
• TIMELY’S GREATEST: THE GOLDEN AGE SUB-MARINER BY BILL EVERETT – THE POST-WAR YEARS OMNIBUS HC (OCT191094)
• WHAT IF? CLASSIC: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL. 4 TPB (FEB201068)
• X-MEN MILESTONES: MESSIAH WAR TPB (FEB201064)
• YOUNG AVENGERS BY GILLEN & MCKELVIE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB (FEB201067)

Wednesday, July 8:
• BLACK PANTHER AND THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA #8 (FEB200985)
• DR. STRANGE #5 (FEB200965)
• EMPYRE #0 FANTASTIC FOUR (FEB200776)
• GHOST RIDER #7 (FEB200994)
• MARVELS X #4 (FEB200895)
• STRANGE ACADEMY #2 (FEB200849)
• X-FORCE #10 (FEB200893)
• X-MEN: GOD LOVES, MAN KILLS EXTENDED CUT #1 (FEB200885)
• AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER VOL. 7 TPB (JAN201056)
• IMMORTAL HULK VOL 2 HC (NOV190959)
• MARAUDERS VOL. 1 TPB (JAN201052)
• MARVEL MONOGRAPH: THE ART OF FRANK CHO TPB (JAN201071)
• MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN POSTER BOOK TPB (JAN201064)
• MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN (NEW PRINTING) (DEC190974)
• SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOL. 3 HC (NOV190954)
• STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: LEGACY VOL. 3 (JAN201076)

More information about other Marvel comic book releases will be shared at a later date.

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Dark Nights: Death Metal Expands in August

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Beginning on June 17 with the release of Dark Nights: Death Metal #1, the legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth takes center stage and kicks off one final seven-monster-issue tour! And then in August, more players join in to jam with DC’s darkest knights when DC publishes Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 and Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1!


Ahead of September’s skip month for Dark Nights: Death Metal, DC turns up the volume and calls in reinforcements to give fans more than they ever bargained for! A week after Dark Nights: Death Metal #3 publishes on August 11, the world of Dark Nights: Metal expands with Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook to include stories by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Becky Cloonan, Vita Ayala, Chip Zdarsky, Christopher Priest, Doug Mahnke, Dan Panosian, Eduardo Risso, and Khary Randolph! Collected in Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 on August 18 with a cover by Yasmine Putri, the stories in this one-shot showcase the new factions of Earth and explore the mystery of what happened to the Justice League after their battle with Perpetua.

As Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and other heroes fight to survive in the strange new landscape of an Earth turned upside down and shrouded in a realm of darkness, one cloaked figure has been observing from the sidelines, creating a guidebook to this new world and its evil leaders. Find out how Wonder Woman became the queen of Hell! Discover how Batman finds the Black Lantern ring! And see what happens when Harley Quinn takes charge of the Wasteland, finding love in the process! All this and more in this jam-packed issue exploring the new world order.


And then, because every legendary performance needs a bigger, bolder second act, Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights #1 drops on August 25 with a cover by Tony S. Daniel! This one-shot features stories from DC’s Dark Multiverse by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Peter J. Tomasi, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Daniel Warren Johnson, Frank Tieri, Tony S. Daniel, Jim Cheung, Joëlle Jones, Riley Rossmo, and Francesco Francavilla.

In this collection of short tales where demons dwell and reality is overrun by monstrous versions of the Dark Knight, learn the terrifying secrets of the new Bats Out of Hell and other creatures of the night like Robin King, whose origin is unimaginable! Plus, read about the secret buried beneath Castle Bat, the sentient Batmobile, and…how did Batman turn into a killer robot dinosaur?

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Disney+ Greenlights Just Beyond Series Based on Graphic Novels by R.L. Stine

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Disney+ has ordered the 8-episode series Just Beyond from writer Seth Grahame-Smith and produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The horror/comedy anthology, based on the best-selling BOOM! Studios graphic novel series from iconic children’s writer R.L. Stine (Goosebumps) and artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews, was created by Grahame-Smith, who has a history of moving between horror and comedy as author of the bestselling novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and screenwriter of Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, The Lego Batman Movie and The Saint for director Dexter Fletcher and star Chris Pine.

“I grew up watching Twilight Zone reruns and the original Amazing Stories with my parents,” said Seth Grahame-Smith. “I’ve always wanted to make a genre anthology series that families could enjoy together, and do it in a way that delivered for kids and adults alike.  R.L. Stine has been a part of millions of childhoods, and Disney+ has already proven itself as a place that knows how to make high-quality shows for the whole family. I couldn’t be more excited to be working with both of them.”

“Back in the day, we had a Goosebumps HorrorLand attraction at Walt Disney World,” said author R.L. Stine.  “It was one of the thrills of my life. Now I’m thrilled to be back with Disney for the TV series based on my graphic novels. Writing Just Beyond for BOOM! Studios has been a joy from the beginning, and I’m so happy to have the wonderful screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith bring the series to life on Disney+. How lucky can I be?”

A writers room is being assembled and the series is expected to come to Disney+ in the fall of 2021.

Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg’s KatzSmith will produce through their KatzSmith Productions and are represented by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.

BOOM! Studios is represented by UTA and Matt Saver.

Just Beyond is produced by 20TH Century Fox Television, a part of Disney Television Studios. Seth Grahame-Smith will serve as writer and executive producer alongside David Katzenberg, Stephen Christy and Ross Richie.  R.L. Stine is attached as co-executive producer.

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Zenescope Entertainment Announces Plans for 2nd Virtual Comic Con

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With most upcoming comic conventions being postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, comic book and graphic novel publisher, Zenescope Entertainment, once again plans to bring the comic con experience directly into fans’ homes. This will be the company’s second online comic convention this year and will run from Wednesday to Saturday – April 15th to April 18th.

Zenescope Entertainment’s Virtual Con will broadcast exclusively on the company’s Facebook and Instagram Live channels allowing for fan engagement & interaction. The popular publishing house – known for its vast Grimm Fairy Tales Universe, extensive library of horror titles, and highly collectible cover art – will also be inviting comic book retail stores to participate by broadcasting the live stream to social media for a share of profits. Comic book shops interested should contact Zenescope directly at info@zenescope.com for more information.

“This Virtual Con gives viewers the comic con experience from the comfort of their homes while we all continue to social distance,” said Zenescope’s Ralph Tedesco. “It’s a great way to offer fans some brand new collectibles, a variety of back-stock graphic novels, and even free books and merchandise. We’ll also be bringing on creators for interviews and panels throughout so the experience feels as much like a comic con as we can make it.”

Among the comic books, graphic novels, box collections, and various merchandise that are typically available at Zenescope booths during the convention season, the company will also unveil a multitude of rare and highly collectible merchandise that can normally only be purchased during trade shows & in-store events.  A full list of creators appearing will be announced on Zenescope’s social media outlets over the coming days. Make sure to add Zenescope on Facebook, or Instagram at @Zenescope, and simply click on the live stream anytime to join the event April 15-18th from 12:00-5:00PM EST daily.

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Titan Reveals New Horizon Zero Dawn Comic Series

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Titan Comics and Guerrilla embark on an exciting adventure together, as they announce the first original comic book series set in the world of the global smash-hit PS4 game Horizon Zero Dawn. The hotly-anticipated debut issue is set to arrive in stores summer 2020 with a cover by superstar artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau.

Set on a far future Earth, where nature has reclaimed the planet but massive, animal-like machines now rule the land, Horizon Zero Dawn follows the story of Aloy, an extraordinary young woman whose quest to solve the riddle of her mysterious origins takes her deep into the ruins of the ancient past.

Released in 2017, Horizon Zero Dawn garnered praise from both fans and critics alike, receiving numerous awards including the 2018 Writers Guild of America Award for Achievement in Videogame Writing and the 2018 BAFTA Games Award for Original Property.

Titan’s new comic book series – co-created by Anne Toole, one of the writers of Horizon Zero Dawn, with artwork by fan-favorite artist Ann Maulina – takes place after the events of the game as Talanah, a strong and determined hunter, struggles to find purpose after her trusted friend Aloy disappears. When a mysterious threat emerges in the wilds, she sets out to hunt and to defeat it, only to learn that a whole new breed of killer machines stalk the land!

Issue #1 is set to debut in comic stores on July 22, 2020, with a range of amazing variant covers to collect, including artwork by superstar artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, fan-favorite digital illustrator Loish, Peach Momoko (Captain Marvel, Black Widow), original game art, plus much more!

Fans of Horizon Zero Dawn can also look forward to a one-shot prequel comic book, which leads into this brand-new issue #1 to be released as part of Free Comic Book Day 2020.

“Fans are going to absolutely love the stories we have to tell of Talanah and Aloy as we expand the Horizon Zero Dawn universe in this new comic series. I’m really excited to see their reaction when this explosive new story arrives.” – Tolly Mags – Horizon Zero Dawn comic editor.

Horizon Zero Dawn #1 is currently scheduled to hit comic stores on July 22, 2020

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A New Investigation Begins in the X-Factor #1 Trailer

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Mutants have conquered death, but who investigates when they don’t come back? All all-new team of detectives comes together to solve mutant murders across the globe in the X-Factor #1 trailer, featuring writer Leah Williams, Senior Editor Jordan D. White, and Assistant Editor Annalise Bissa!

Death may no longer be permanent for mutantkind, but that doesn’t mean their killers go unpunished. X-Factor is reformed to look into mutant fatalities of all sorts to determine the cause of death, if anyone is responsible, or if a life was truly lost at all. An brand new line-up has assembled for this task, including Northstar, Daken, Eye-Boy, Prestige, Prodigy, and the returning Polaris.

“We’re gonna be exploring what the new rules and establishing these things with X-Factor,” says Williams.

“If you like mysteries, come check it out. There’s gonna be some crazy mysteries, and it’ll introduce you to the insane world of the X-Men,” assures White.

X-Factor #1  by Leah Williams and David Baldeón is on sale April 2020 at comic shops.

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