|On Sale 5/27!|
It’s the night before Halloween, the night before Sabrina’s sixteenth birthday, the night of the blood-moon and the lunar eclipse, and Sabrina has made her decision: She will go into the woods of Greendale as a half-witch and emerge…on the other side of a frightful ritual…as a fully baptized member of the Church of Night. But there will be a cost, and his name is Harvey. And unbeknownst to Sabrina and her aunts, there is a serpent in the garden, their great enemy Madam Satan, who is conspiring against them...
|By Erin Maxwell|
|Review by Caitlyn Thompson|
For every superhero hitting the big time with a blockbuster movie, there are countless failures, also-rans, and D-listers. The League of Regrettable Superheroes affectionately presents one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever to see print—from Atoman to Zippo—complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary.And we're giving away three copies!
Drawing on the entire history of the medium, the book celebrates characters that haven’t seen the light of day in decades, like Natureboy, Dr. Hormone, Thunder Bunny, and more. It’s a must-read for comics fans of all ages!
|Review by Elizabeth Weitz|
|Review by Stefan Blitz|
|Epic, Decades-Spanning Anime Series filled with Mystery, Action, Comedy, Horror & Supernatural|
Delve into the mysterious trek of the Joestar family from the very beginning of the popular manga tale when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the DVD and digital anime anthology, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Complete First Season, on July 28, 2015.
Featuring all 26 episodes on three DVDs, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Complete First Season ($49.45 SRP) follows the enthralling, decades-spanning story of wealthy, young Jonathan Joestar and his adoptive brother Dio Brando, the latter of whom uses a mysterious stone mask to become a powerful vampire and further aid his attempt to gain control of the Joestar fortune. The first season covers two distinct arcs set 50 years apart – “Phantom Blood” depicts the battle between Jonathan and Dio, while the future “Battle Tendency” focuses on Jonathan’s grandson Joseph’s pursuit of the mask’s creators, the Pillar Men.
|Review by Clay N Ferno|
With the recent surge of caped crusaders flying, swinging, and leaping from comic book pages to the big and small screens, a revival of the classic superhero is clearly under way. But for every Batman, Green Arrow, or Flash, there’s a slew of forgotten superheroes who failed to become household names.
Jon Morris, cartoonist and graphic designer, began cataloguing the often-strange history of comics in the 1990s on his blog Gone & Forgotten. In 2001, his work was featured on a popular This American Life episode about failed superheroes. Now, The League of Regrettable Superheroes: Half-Baked Heroes from Comic Book History (Quirk Books; June 2, 2015; $24.95) will guide readers through comic book history’s top 100 mighta-beens, oddballs, and freaks of the past eighty years. Visually stunning from cover to cover, the book is divided into three eras, all of which feature dazzling comic art from the period:
- The Golden Age (1938–1949): Superman’s first appearance in Action Comics #1 launched the superhero phenomenon. Comics publishers filled stands everywhere with primary-colored heroes to capitalize on the popular genre. Their experiments included some epic failures, including Atoman, Doctor Hormone, The Eye, Lady Satan, and many more!
- The Silver Age (1950–1969): After a brief dip in popularity (due mostly to the oversaturated market), superheroes came back with a BANG! The high-camp spirit of the ’60s and the beginnings of a new technological age changed how superhero stories were told. With newfound energy and wit, masked heroes such as Bee-Man, Captain Science, Spyman, and Pow-Girl tried to reach a younger, hipper audience.
- The Modern Age (1970–Present): Beginning in the ’70s, comics shifted toward darker, more serious storylines, creating a “grim and gritty” universe. Ridiculous new superheroes like Brother Voodoo, Man-Wolf, The Outsiders, and Squirrel Girl attempted to address real-world issues, including drug abuse and civil rights, solidifying a new trope in comics—though their tenures were short-lived.
Each section includes a treasure trove of entertaining (though flawed) superheroes, complete with backstories, gorgeous vintage art, and witty commentary from Morris. Die-hard comics fans, superhero movie lovers, and pop culture fanatics will gush over this comprehensive tome.
|By Generoso Fierro|
One of the most talked about cult Superhero movie mockbusters ever made! Henry Howard is an ambitious young scientist who takes an experimental serum for building muscle mass and is transformed into the Bulk, sending him on a bizarre and destructive rampage of revenge from which he may never return, in a world that does not understand him and wants to destroy him.
The critically acclaimed breakout movie of the year, It Follows arrives on Blu-ray and DVD July 14th from Anchor Bay Entertainment, RADiUS and DIMENSION. Dubbed “the best horror film in over a decade”, It Follows is directed by David Robert Mitchell (The Myth of the American Sleepover), and stars Maika Monroe (upcoming Independence Day 2, The Guest), Keir Gilchrist (It’s Kind of a Funny Story, “United States of Tara”), Daniel Zovatto (Beneath, Innocence, Laggies) and Jake Weary (Altitude, Fred).Read more »
One of the highest grossing independent films of the year so far, It Follows is credited with ushering in a new era of indie film success, appealing to horror genre fans, art house cinema aficionados and the general movie-going audience. With spectacular cinematography and a powerful score, the film is destined to become a cult classic.
|Back then you thought you’d nailed it… Now, not so much.|
|Review by Sharon Knolle|
Zack Lightman is daydreaming through another dull math class when the high-tech dropship lands in his school's courtyard--and when the men in the dark suits and sunglasses leap out of the ship and start calling his name, he's sure he's still dreaming.
But the dream is all too real; the people of Earth need him. As Zack soon discovers, the video game he's been playing obsessively for years isn't just a game; it's part of a massive, top-secret government training program, designed to teach gamers the skills they'll need to defend Earth from an impending alien invasion. And now . . . that invasion is coming.
Image Comics is thrilled to announce the return of IMAGE EXPO, taking place once again in the San Francisco Bay Area, on July 2, 2015! Image Comics will floor fans with a slate of all-new, exciting creator-owned news and creator appearances. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians, and members of the media.Read more »
This will be an all-day event, featuring such guests as Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA), Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA, WE STAND ON GUARD), Steve Skroce (WE STAND ON GUARD), Tula Lotay (SUPREME: BLUE ROSE), and Greg Rucka (LAZARUS). In addition, there will be special surprise guests in attendance.
Tickets to the event are now available for sale. Image Comics is pleased to offer early bird pricing through the end of May 2015 with General Admission tickets available at $20 and Premium Admission tickets available at $50.