New comic book releases 2/19/14

Credits: DC Comics
Credits: DC Comics

New comic book releases 2/19/14

This week’s list chock full of comic reading goodness. Let’s take a look at some of the titles hitting stands this week. Marvel brings back a fan favorite with the introduction of a new team with a few familiar faces in Marvel Comics New Warriors #1 (Christopher Yost, Marcus To, Ramon K. Perez). Will it be as good as the previous incarnation? Only time will tell, they’ve got a tall order to meet ahead of them. DC Comics brings you what has proven to be one of the strongest titles of the 52 line up and some of the best storytelling from the big two with Wonder Woman #28 (Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang). After a strong start with issue #1 Dark Horse Comics takes to the skies with Skyman #2(of 4) (Joshua Hale Fialkov, Manuel Garcia, Bit, Freddie Williams II, Dan Scott). Take flight and marvel with the caped crusader in the associated slide show and check out the preview pages provided by Dark Horse Comics. Valiant Entertainment has the team out to play in the pages of Unity #4 (Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain). Boom! Studios brings the bang with a bit of horror in the pages of Curse #2 (Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel, Riley Rossmo, Colin Lorimer). Last, but not least, Image Comics continues to bring fresh new stories to the forefront with the introduction of Undertow #1 (Steve Orlando, Artyom Trakhanov) in a tale that boast the influence of Ray Harryhausen at its heart. As always, be sure to head down to your local comic book store to pick up all of these and many more great comic book reads. Until next week, stack them high and enjoy!

 

DC/VERTIGO

 

ANIMAL MAN #28 $2.99
BATMAN 66 #8 $3.99
BATMAN AND TWO FACE #28 $2.99
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #7 $3.99
BATMAN LIL GOTHAM TP VOL 01 $12.99
BATWOMAN #28 $2.99
BIRDS OF PREY #28 (GOTHTOPIA) $2.99
FABLES #138 $2.99
FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS TP VOL 01 $9.99
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #28 $2.99
GREEN LANTERN WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN HC (N52) $29.99
HARLEY QUINN #3 $2.99
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #10 $2.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #28 (EVIL) $3.99
MARTIAN MANHUNTER SON OF MARS TP $19.99
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #28 $2.99
SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED CRISIS OF IMAGINATION #2 $2.99
SUPERGIRL #28 $2.99
TEEN TITANS GO #2 $2.99
TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #8 (EVIL) $2.99
UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE #2 $3.99
WE3 TP NEW ED $14.99
WONDER WOMAN #28 $2.99

 

MARVEL
A PLUS X #17 $3.99
AMAZING X-MEN #4 $3.99
AVENGERS WORLD #3 ANMN $3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #17 ANMN $3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA EPIC COLLECTION TP DAWNS EARLY LIGHT TP $34.99
DAREDEVIL #36 $2.99
DEXTER DOWN UNDER #1 (OF 5) $3.99
IRON MAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY BY GILLEN TP VOL 01 COMPLETE COLL $34.99
MARVEL KNIGHTS HULK #3 (OF 4) $3.99
NEW WARRIORS #1 ANMN $3.99
NIGHT OF LIVING DEADPOOL #3 (OF 4) $3.99
NOVA #13.NOW ANMN $3.99
NOVA TP VOL 01 ORIGIN NOW $19.99
PUNISHER #2 ANMN $3.99
SAVAGE WOLVERINE #15 ANMN $3.99
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #10 $3.99
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN BY BRIAN WOOD TP VOL 03 $17.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #17 $3.99
X-MEN #11 ANMN $3.99

 

DARK HORSE
BLOOD BLOCKADE BATTLEFRONT TP VOL 05 $12.99
BLOOD C GN VOL 03 $12.99
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #116 $3.50
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #25 $3.50
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #33 $7.99
SKYMAN #2 (OF 4) $2.99
STAR WARS DARTH VADER & CRY OF SHADOWS #3 (OF 5) $3.50
STAR WARS DAWN O/T JEDI FORCE WAR #4 (OF 5) $3.50
STRAIN THE FALL #8 $3.99
TERMINATOR ENEMY OF MY ENEMY #1 (OF 6) $3.99
WHITE SUITS #1 (OF 4) $3.99

 

IMAGE
A VOICE IN THE DARK #4 $3.99
ALEX + ADA #4 $2.99
GHOSTED #7 $2.99
KRAMPUS #3 $2.99
MORNING GLORIES #37 $3.50
PROTECTORS INC #4 $2.99
REVIVAL TP VOL 03 A FARAWAY PLACE $14.99
SAVAGE DRAGON #193 $3.99
UNDERTOW #1 $2.99
ZERO TP VOL 01 AN EMERGENCY $9.99

 

BOOM!, DYNAMITE, IDW, KIDS COMICS, MANGA, AND OTHER PUBLISHERS
ADVENTURE TIME #25 MAIN CVRS $4.99
ALTER EGO #123 $8.95
BAD ASS #2 (OF 4) $3.99
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA STARBUCK #4 (OF 4) $3.99
BEN 10 #4 $3.99
BLOOD LAD OMNIBUS GN VOL 04 $20.00
BLOODSHOT & HARD CORPS #19 $3.99
BTOOOM GN VOL 05 $11.99
CAGE OF EDEN GN VOL 13 $10.99
CURSE #2 (OF 4) $3.99
DIESEL SWEETIES GN VOL 02 BACON VEGETABLE $19.99
DISAPPEARANCE OF NAGATO YUKI CHAN GN VOL 05 $13.00
EXTINCTION PARADE #5 $3.99
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #199 $3.99
GOD IS DEAD #7 $3.99
GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #9 $3.99
IM NOT POPULAR GN VOL 02 $11.99
IS THIS A ZOMBIE GN VOL 07 $13.00
JUDGE GN VOL 03 $12.99
JUXTAPOZ PSYCHEDELIC HC $29.95
KINGS WATCH #4 (OF 5) $3.99
LADY S GN VOL 04 MOLE IN DC $11.95
LOKI RAGNAROK & ROLL #1 (OF 4) $3.99
LONG JOHN SILVER GN VOL 04 GUIANA CAPAC $15.95
LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 44 LUCKY LUKE VS PAT POKER $11.95
MIDAS FLESH #3 (OF 8) MAIN CVRS $3.99
NO 6 GN VOL 05 $10.99
ON LOVING WOMEN GN $16.95
OOKU INNER CHAMBERS GN VOL 09 $12.99
PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 20 $13.00

 

PERFECT NONSENSE GEORGE CARLSON HC $49.99
PUELLA MAGI KAZUMI MAGICA GN VOL 04 INNOCENT MALICE $11.99
QUANTUM & WOODY #8 $3.99
RED SONJA #7 $3.99
RED SONJA TP VOL 01 QUEEN OF PLAGUES $19.99
ROBOCOP MEMENTO MORI ONE SHOT $3.99
SCORPION GN VOL 05 IN NAME OF FATHER $11.95
SHADOW MASTER SERIES TP VOL 01 $24.99
SIMPSONS COMICS #209 $2.99
STRIKE WITCHES MAIDENS I/T SKY GN VOL 01 $12.99
UNITY #4 $3.99
VAMPIRELLA THE ESSENTIAL WARREN YEARS TP $24.99
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #36 $3.99
WORLD WAR BLUE GN VOL 04 $12.99
X-FILES CONSPIRACY TMNT #1 $3.99

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Volume 2 propelling a Kickstarter movement for Fist of Justice

Credits: Digital Webbing
Credits: Digital Webbing

Volume 2 propelling a Kickstearter movement for Fist of Justice

When Fist of Justice hits publication, it impacts a gain of fans with an old fashioned sock’em styled outlook.

But readers of this miniseries are fans of the twist in plotline. And their enthusiasm has brought about a sophomore run for this indie comic book.

When FoJ writer Mike Imboden approached this Examiner a few years back at the Baltimore Comic-Con, the pages were an impression of captivating throwback renders. The story, so readers do clarify, has a hook of new school story through the flavor of old school.

Interest can now catch once-again fans and new eyes before a comic-con comes about its calendar annual.

Fist of Justice is underway with a second story arc. On the lift of Kickstarter, Mike Imboden alongside co-creator and letterer Ed Dukeshire are producing a volume two for crime fighting force over Charm City, he announces contacting Examiner. Plus the original issues compiling a trade paperback.

“After taking a much longer than anticipated break, we’re finally back to finish what we started,” Imboden states, “and then move beyond that with a new story arc. A model that’s become popular recently is to produce a book as a group of mini-series and we’re looking to adopt that format. Honestly, that was pretty much our original intent, but we’re focused on that now. Five or six issues and the story is done, with a sub-plot that carries the continuity to each run.”

The miniseries introduces a hero caught out of time, the self-collateral following tragic results in his superhero exploits. In its contrast storytelling, the series has born the brightening elaboration off the collaboration with artists well-known on other titles as well. Artists for FoJ have been: Chad Hardin (Spider-Man, Harley Quinn), initial FoJ artist Anthony Castrillo (The Flash, Bloodshot), Dario Carrasco Jr. (I, Frankenstein, Alpha Flight), Yildiray Cinar (Teen Titans, Supergirl), Pow Rodrix (Wolverine, Justice League America) and Andre Coelho (Ms. Marvel, The Flash).

“The biggest hurdle in getting Fist of Justice back into people’s hands – be in print or digital format – is money.” the FoJ writer/creator continues. “Like most independent creators, we need to finance the entire production process ourselves. From paying an artist to getting the books printed, it’s all on us with no publisher money backing it. And, again, like a most independent creators, we’ve turned to Kickstarter to help us raise the money needed to get over that hurdle. What we’re doing now is trying to raise enough money to collect the early appearances of Fist into a trade paperback AND to finally get issue #6 done. The goal is that between the money raised and then money we make selling the TPB at conventions and appearances, we’ll be able to get issues #7-10 done and, in turn, the money from the sales of THOSE books will fund the next batch and so on.”

With the Kickstarter premise, incentives commence some swag that includes involving those first story arc artists. Also, tiers revolving around the new comics series and commission collectibles are in the offering.

Digital Webbing is the Massachusetts-based company that publishes Fist of Justice. with headquarters in Methuen, BloodRayne and the restart from Charlton Comics E-Man are titles by the publisher.

The Fist of Justice on Kickstarter has already been put in progress.

“We’ve got plenty of incentives to contribute to the Kickstarter campaign.” Imboden finalizes. “Not only will people get the book in print or digital (whichever they choose), we’ve got pledge levels that include original art by past FoJ artists like Anthony Castrillo, Chad Hardin, Dario Carrasco and Pow Rodrix, we’ve got t-shirts, posters and stickers and, what might be the coolest thing of all, the opportunity to be drawn into an original Fist of Justice short story!”

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Disney to unveil new ‘Percy Jackson’ series book cover next week

Credits: Disney Worldwide Publishing
Credits: Disney Worldwide Publishing

Disney to unveil new ‘Percy Jackson’ series book cover next week

Disney Worldwide Publishing is set to reveal brand-new, re-imagined covers for its best-selling Percy Jackson series.

Similar to last year’s new Harry Potter editions, the new paperback editions of the Percy Jackson books will reveal a mural by artist John Rocco when all of the books are lined up side-by-side.

Percy Jackson fans should already be familiar with Rocco’s work, as he’s been illustrating the series’ book covers since the 2006 edition of The Lightning Thief.

The books will be available this summer, but Disney will be revealing the new covers next week on the Percy Jackson Facebook page — with one new cover being unveiled each day, starting February 17th.

Meanwhile, fans are eagerly awaiting the publication of the next book in the series, The Blood of Olympus, which will be released on October 7th.

Read More by Sara Gundar

‘Heroes’ is coming back to television for miniseries called ‘Heroes: Reborn’

Credits: NBC
Credits: NBC

Heroes’ is coming back to television for miniseries called ‘Heroes: Reborn’

TVLine.com just announced this evening, Feb. 22 that NBC is bringing back their hit television show, “Heroes” as a 12 episode miniseries. It will be titled, “Heroes: Reborn”. There is no word of the storyline or if any of the original cast members will return.

The show is set to air in 2015. The original show began in 2006 and ended in 2010 and told the story of normal human beings finding out that they had superpowers. Each week they looked at how these powers affected their personal life.

Here is the official statement from NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke:

“The enormous impact Heroes had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,” said in announcing the project. Shows with that kind of resonance don’t come around often and we thought it was time for another installment. We’re thrilled that visionary creator Tim Kring was as excited about jumping back into this show as we were and we look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept. Until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy, but we won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.”

So, as you see this is all the news that there is right now. What do you think of a “Heroes” miniseries?

Read More by Bertena Varney

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ first trailer rumored to debut in April

Credits: Lionsgate
Credits: Lionsgate

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ first trailer rumored to debut in April

Fans of The Hunger Games may get their first look at the upcoming Mockingjay: Part 1 movie sooner than they had hoped. Rumors are swirling that a trailer could arrive as early as April, if not sooner.

According to Hypable, Yahoo! international claims that the first trailer will arrive sometime in April – though the site offers no evidence of this claim.

However, April does seem to be a likely time frame for the Mockingjay: Part 1 trailer, given that the first trailer for Catching Fire debuted in April of last year during the MTV Movie Awards.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay is still in production, and is expected to continue filming through May. However, filming includes both movies in the two-part finale to the series — and crews likely have enough footage to cut together a teaser-trailer in time for an April debut.

Hypable also theorizes that a Mockingjay trailer could arrive even sooner, with the March 21st theatrical release of Divergent, another movie based on a YA dystopian trilogy with plenty of crossover appeal to Hunger Games fans. The two films also share a parent studio company, Lionsgate.

Read More by Sara Gundell