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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.

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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.

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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The Devil in Disguise: The History of The Devil As A Comic Book Supervillain

devil woodcut

Lucifer. Mephistopheles. Beelzebub. Auld Hornie. Satan. Nick. Clootie. Whatever you choose to call him, the devil has a long and storied (pun intended) history, from his humble beginnings as a nameless adversary in the book of Job to a tempter in the desert to the spokesmodel for canned ham.

The prince of the power of the air has been at the center of stories for thousands of years, canonical, deuterocanonical, and extracanonical alike. His status as an instantly recognizable symbol and a royalty-free denizen of the public domain have made him an irresistible go-to in stories where an ultimate evil is needed, including in comics.

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Archer and Armstrong Return In ‘A&A’ By Roberts, Lafuente and Kano

Ar&A #1 variant cover by Kano

When Valiant relaunched a few years back, Archer & Armstrong was the breakout hit of the line. The blend of intense action, quirky comedy and over-the-top villains like the One Percent, and a cult that literally worshiped the concept of nothing, made it one of the most memorable comics of the past few years, and made Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry a pretty hard act to follow.

But as Valiant announced today at New York Comic Con, there's a team that's up to the task. Next March, the series will relaunch as A&A, with the new team of writer Rafer Roberts and artist David Lafuente, with a variant cover by Kano.

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‘Flash’ Finally Reveals Zoom in New ‘Flash of Two Worlds’ Trailer

Flash Season 2 Zoom Photo
The CW

The Flash Season 2 premiere may only have spoken the name, but next week’s “Flash of Two Worlds” will feature the demon speedster Zoom in all his menacing glory, and first voiced by Candyman legend Tony Todd to boot. Get an early look at Zoom and gloom in the latest Flash Season 2 promo!

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Amanda Meadows And Geoffrey Golden On The End Of ‘The Devastator’ And The New Line Of Comedy Titles [Interview]

The Devastator #13

Over the past five years, The Devastator has occupied a pretty unique place in the world of comics. As an irregularly published comedy magazine with each issue built on a specific theme, it played host to some fantastic humor in the form of comic strips, prose, infographics, and even the occasional fake advertisement for a service that would match a lonely otaku with the right love pillow. Now, though, that's coming to an end.

The Devastator #13: Space Epic marks the final issue of the anthology, but the people behind the magazine are shifting over to Devastator Press with a focus on publishing single-concept humor books meant to appeal to the same audience. To mark the occasion and find out more, I spoke to Devastator publishers Geoffrey Golden and Amanda Meadows to find out how they recruited comics talent for bizarre comedy, what they learned trying to sell their books at comics conventions, and what we'll be seeing from Devastator Press in the future.

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