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Mariko Tamaki Takes On Lara Croft

As revealed today at New York Comic-Con, Mariko Tamaki is the next writer to take up Lara Croft's story in comics form. We spoke to her to find out more.

Marvel Legends Rogue

Hasbro’s New Marvel Legends Revealed

Where Hasbro's pre-San Diego event treated us a new Spider-Man line, including Spider-Gwen and more, this week's pre-NYCC show was much more of a mixed bag.


Image’s NYCC Comixology Sale

Image's NYCC sale on Comixology boasts an embarrassment of riches, including Sex Criminals, The Wicked + The Divine, Southern Bastards, Criminal, and more.


The Man Who Saved Central City

This week we have Atom Smashers, Golden Age guest stars and a whole new status quo for The Scarlet Speedster after last season’s shocking finale.

Exclusive: Hicks & Valero-O’Connell Take The Lumberjanes ‘Beyond Bay Leaf’ [Preview]


Boom Box's Lumberjanes continues to go from strength to strength, sweeping up awards, putting out luxurious collections, and now launching its first ever one-shot special featuring two truly excellent guest creators, writer Faith Erin Hicks and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell. Check out an exclusive preview of next week's Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf.

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Art of Color: Reinvention Through Limitation With Cris Peter’s ‘Casanova’ Colors


The purpose of this Art of Color series is twofold: to highlight some of the best colorists working in comics, and to explain what it is about these artists' work that makes their comics better. With Cris Peter's work in Casanova: Luxuria, we have someone who perfectly exemplifies both criteria.

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‘Walking Dead’ Boss Maybe, Kinda, Sorta Confirms Negan for Season 6

Walking Dead Season 6 Negan Confirmed
AMC / Image Comics

Any fan of The Walking Dead knows that AMC makes more than a few diversions from the comic source material, even if recent seasons have trended more toward the books than ever. To wit, evidence has overwhelmingly suggested we’ll meet the next comic big bad Negan before long, and showrunner Scott Gimple may finally have confirmed his arrival in Season 6.

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IDW Announces New ‘Bloom County’ Collections For Summer 2016

Bloom County by Berke Breathed

For a generation of readers --- some of whom, and I'm speaking from experience here, were probably way too young to get the political satire and realize that Steve Dallas was meant to be an absolutely terrible person --- Berkeley Breathed's classic Bloom County was one of the most influential comic strips on the newspaper page. While Breathed continued to do other strips until 2009, Bloom County itself ended in 1989.

Until last July, that is, when the strip made a surprising return online as Bloom County 2015, reviving the characters for more weird satire and the occasional exploding cat. And now, IDW has announced that it will be releasing printed collections of the strip starting next summer.

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The Titans Return for Hasbro’s Transformers at NYCC

Transformers Voyager Class Galvatron

Though most of the attention at Hasbro's New York Comic Con preview event was focused on the latest Star Wars and Marvel Legends figures, Transformers had arguably as many great surprises. With both Robots in Disguise and the more adult Generations lines on display, just about every conceivable character was on display. That includes the newly announced Titans Return line, which played host to a number of great reveals that longtime fans have eagerly been waiting for.

Likely the two biggest stars of the show, Galvatron and Blaster have been well worth the wait. Galvatron's design is outstanding, and might be one of the best Decepticon figures released in the past few years. Blaster holds a soft spot in my heart, as along with Hot Rod, he was one of the two Transformers figures I remember keeping around until they fell completely apart when I was a kid. This new iteration is bigger for sure, but that size brings with it an attention to detail and design that the classic figures just can't match. I'm not a dyed-in-the-wool Transformers collector, but I might just have to start clearing some shelf space to revisit these updated heroes of my youth.

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Exclusive: Shana Cover Revealed for ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Dark Jem Storyline


Glamour takes a twisted turn and glitter goes Goth in the upcoming Jem And The Holograms story arc 'Dark Jem', launching in Jem and the Holograms #11 from the reunited launch team of writer Kelly Thompson and artist Sophie Campbell, with variant covers by Jen Bartel. The storyline, unveiled today at New York Comic-Con, features a dark mirror of super-computer Synergy called Silica (amazing) and corrupted takes on all our girls.
The first issue of the story will launch with five variant covers that will also be available all together as a metallic foil box set. You can check out one of the covers above --- an awesome Dark Shana, dripping with shadows --- revealed exclusively here at ComicsAlliance.

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‘Jessica Jones’ Hands Out Hell’s Kitchen Address in NYCC 2015 Poster

Jessica Jones NYCC Poster
Marvel / Netflix

Marvel’s Daredevil dripped red all over his Season 2 concept art poster, stylizing a Hell’s Kitchen we know unique to the MCU, but Jessica Jones might attract a bit more attention. Marvel’s down-and-out superheroine hands out a surprisingly real address in her first official poster, one New York Comic-Con attendees are bound to seek out.

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Everyone’s Got A Story: Check Out A Preview Of Chris Hunt’s ‘Carver: A Paris Story’ [Exclusive]


Being billed as the protege of Paul Pope is a pretty daunting promise to live up to, yet that's how boutique publisher Z2 Comics is positioning newcomer Chris Hunt for his upcoming graphic novel Carver: A Paris Story, a sinister noir tale of murders and vendettas in the city more usually associated with lovers.

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Cast Party: Who Should Star In A ‘New Gods’ Movie?


Welcome to Cast Party, the feature that imagines a world with even more live action comic book adaptations than we currently have, and comes up with arguably the best casting suggestions you’re ever going to find for the movies and shows we wish could exist. This week we're taking on a classic, Jack Kirby's New Gods, the cornerstone of his Fourth World meta-saga from DC Comics.

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‘Captain Marvel’ Screenwriter Talks Challenges of Writing a Powerful Female Superhero


Earlier today we learned that Captain Marvel will no longer be the first female superhero credited in a Marvel movie title, as Wasp will be given a co-credit in the Ant-Man sequel, titled Ant-Man and the Wasp. The announcement of that film switched up Marvel’s schedule a bit, with Black Panther hitting theaters a little earlier, and Captain Marvel now arriving in 2019. We have a little under four years before we see this highly-anticipated hero in her own solo film, but co-screenwriter Meg LeFauve has opened up (just a tiny bit) about her plans for the character.

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Filed Under: Category: Marvel, Movies

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