Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain #5 writer: F. Wesley Schneider artist: Tom Garcia covers: Carlos Gomez (a), Sebastian Cichon (b) subscription cover: James Boyle Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice! FC • 32 pages • $4.99 • Teen+ The thrilling conclusion of Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain! With their weapons supercharged by the power of an ancient artifact, it’s time for both heroes and villains to band together and destroy the demonic Castellan. Yet even when everyone’s lives are on the line, can Seltyiel and his band of mercenaries truly be trusted? Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain comes to a thrilling conclusion in this issue, written by Pathfinder co-creator James L. Sutter (Pathfinder Origins, The Redemption Engine) and drawn by rising star Tom Garcia (Mercy Thompson)! Contains pull-out poster map and official Pathfinder RPG bonus encounter!
Dejah Thoris #3 writer: Frank J. Barbiere artist: Francesco Manna cover: NEN incentive cover: NEN (B/W art) FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ She’s been exiled from her home and is searching for answers, but now Dejah has a new destiny — leading a platoon in the army of Barsoom! Dejah ventures into the badlands on her first military operation, and there’s danger lurking around every corner. See Dejah as you’ve never seen her before, as she unravels the mystery of her past in DEJAH THORIS #3 from Frank J. Barbiere and Francesco Manna!
A Train Called Love #7 writer: Garth Ennis artist: Mark Dos Santos cover: Russ Braun incentive cover: Russ Braun (B/W art) FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature Marv shows his true colors as bullets fly and lives are snatched, while Marcy and Penny come up against another brick wall. Meanwhile, Myles and Valerie seek inspiration from above – or, at least, the next best thing.
Doc Savage: Spider’s Web #5 writer: Chris Roberson artist: Cezar Razek cover: Wilfredo Torres incentive cover: Wilfredo Torres (B/W art) FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ Doc Savage and his companions have discovered that a number of closed cases that they’ve dealt with over the decades and considered to be isolated threats were instead interconnected, all part of a larger web of crime. And now Doc finds himself at the center of that web, face to face with the man behind it all!
Xena #1 writer: Genevieve Valentine artist: Ariel Medel covers: Greg Land (a 50%), Jenny Frison (b 50%) incentive cover: Greg Land (B/W art), Jenny Frison (“virgin art”) Fans & retailers, 2 covers ship in equal (50/50) ratios! FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ After the Twilight of the Gods, the world is precariously uncertain – and Xena and Gabrielle have been missing from it for twenty-five years. Even without Livia, the power of Rome is growing: Caesar is determined to conquer by lies what he can’t conquer by force, and the people at its edges know what’s coming. (All roads lead to Rome, and Rome is hunting.) Xena and Gabrielle scramble to stop him before they have to wage war against a man they once called a friend. But along the way, Xena will have to confront her past against a rogue band of women warriors, and Gabrielle, whose secret visions are becoming prophecy, will have to protect Xena – at any cost.
THUNDERBOLTS #1 (MAR160736) Written by JIM ZUB Art & Cover by JON MALIN Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY (MAR160737) Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAR160738) Age of Apocalypse Variant by CHRIS STEVENS (MAR160739) Hip-Hop Variant by TONY PIPER (MAR160740) FOC – 04/11/16, On-Sale – 05/04/15
Plot concept: Hot off her highly anticipated first appearance on Free Comic Book Day, this mysterious new character makes a bee line for the center of the Marvel Universe. Her first stop? Colliding head on with the All-New, All-Different Avengers! But is she friend or foe? And what does she plan to do about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? The answers begin as she buzzes her way into comic shops this May in ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #9!
ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #9 (MAR160762) Written by MARK WAID Art by MAHMUD ASRAR Cover by ALEX ROSS Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS (MAR160763) Age of Apocalypse Variant by KHOI PHAM (MAR160764) FOC – 04/18/16, On-Sale – 05/11/15
NIGHTHAWK #1 (MAR160741) Written by DAVID WALKER Art by RAMON VILLALOBOS Colors by TAMARA BONVILLAIN Cover by DENYS COWAN & BILL SIENKIEWICZ Variant Covers by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE (MAR160742) And SKOTTIE YOUNG (MAR160745) Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAR160743) Hip Hop Variant by BILL SIENKIEWICZ (MAR160744) PARENTAL ADVISORY FOC – 05/02/16, On-Sale – 05/25/16
Plot: He is Chicago’s lethal vigilante – dispensing swift and vicious justice to those who truly deserve it. But when the city’s shadiest power brokers begin turning up dead – each murdered more gruesomely than the last – Nighthawk must ask himself the hard questions. Does this killer deserve to be caught? What does he want? More importantly, what does the killer have to do with Nighthawk? To answer those questions – Nighthawk might have to look in the mirror first.
Plot: The thrilling conclusion of Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain! With their weapons supercharged by the power of an ancient artifact, it’s time for both heroes and villains to band together and destroy the demonic Castellan. Yet even when everyone’s lives are on the line, can Seltyiel and his band of mercenaries truly be trusted?Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain comes to a thrilling conclusion in this issue, written by Pathfinder co-creator James L. Sutter (Pathfinder Origins, The Redemption Engine) and drawn by rising star Tom Garcia (Mercy Thompson)! Contains pull-out poster map and official Pathfinder RPG bonus encounter!
writer: James L. Sutter artist: Tom Garcia covers: Carlos Gomez (a), Sebastian Cichon (b) subscription cover: James Boyle Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice! FC • 32 pages • $4.99 • Teen+
75-year-old artist Milo Manara is a comic legend, best known for his erotic works. He got a bit involved with Marvel's superheroes over the last decade including 2009's X-Men one-shot "X-Women" and a series of four variant covers in 2013. Part of the latter project, a cover featuring Spider-Woman, proved quite controversial. Frank Cho, an American comic artist known for his busty woman, isn't a stranger to heated discussion either. Nor is Street Fighter for that matter. Well, the three have met in a Cammy comic cover on which Frank Cho paid tribute to the Manara Spider-Woman.
From Udon comes Street Fighter Legends: Cammy issue 1 of 4, with special variant by Cho for shops that order 10 copies
STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS CAMMY #1 (OF 4) CVR D 10 COPY INCV Publisher: UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC (W) Jim Zub (A) Omar Dogan (CA) Frank Cho It's Cammy White, the stinging bee of Street Fighter, in her own action-packed comic series! Cammy now leads the all-new special ops team "Delta Blue", as they keep England and the world safe from destructive forces. Whether its art thieves, cyber assaults, or would-be world conquerors, Cammy and Delta Blue are ready to face the enemies of freedom and justice everywhere! Plus, Chun-li faces a mysterious opponent in a special bonus story. Item Code: MAY161842 In Shops: 7/27/2016 SRP: $3.99
Leave it to top sculptor and designer Takayuki Takeya to take Spider-Man back to Feudal Japan in full, web-like Samurai warrior armor. True to the feudal spirit, Samurai Spider-Man’s ninja kaginawa-style grappling web hook is crafted as chain-like firing mechanism. Like the preceding Meisho Movie Realization products before it, Samurai Spider-Man is crafted with semi-soft materials that allow for superior articulations and dynamic posing. Set includes interchangeable hands (x3), Japanese katana set, and kaginawa web hook set (left and right wrist parts).
Collectors also can enjoy several notable figures from the Tamashii Nations Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars product line – available now from Bluefin – that include the “Ronin” Boba Fett, “Ashigaru” Stormtrooper, and the Samurai General “Taisho” Darth Vader and Samurai General “Daisho” Darth Vader. Each is clad in a unique set of armor and comes with an array of weapons and other accessories. Additional new figures will be announced in coming months. For more information on the Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars figures distributed by Bluefin, please visit: www.bluefincorp.com/catalog/tamashii-nations/meisho-movie-realization.html.
Plot: In the beginning there was only chaos. Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, sees a better future—and eventually, her daughter is destined to bring that new world to life. Follow Diana’s adventures from her youth on Themyscira through scary times in Man’s World and beyond!
STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 (of 5) (APR161034) Written by MARJORIE LIU Art by MARK BROOKS Cover by LEE BERMEJO Variant Covers by JOHN CASSADAY (APR161035) and MIKE ALLRED (APR161037) Millennium Falcon Variant by SCOTT KOBLISH (FEB168681) Movie Variant Available (APR161040) Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (APR161038) Cassaday Sketch Variant Also Available (APR161036) Blank Variant Also Available (APR161039) FOC – 05/23/16, On Sale – 06/15/16
Plot: Han Solo has finally entered his ship into the Dragon Void Run – an infamous high-stakes race across the stars. You know, the race Han has dreamt of winning. Only there’s a catch – his entry into this legendary race is a top-secret undercover mission for Princess Leia and the Rebellion! Will he keep his mind on the mission? More importantly – can he manage to pull it off while still maintaining his lead in the race?!
CIVIL WAR II: GODS OF WAR #1 (APR160880) Written by DAN ABNETT Art by EMILIO LAISO Cover by JAY ANACLETO Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (APR160882) Variant Cover by JAY ANACLETO (APR160883) Thor Character Variant by PHIL NOTO (APR160881) FOC – 05/16/16, On-Sale – 06/08/16
Plot: As war grips the Marvel Universe, Hercules will ask himself – what role should a God play in the conflict of mortals? Is he responsible for a larger role in the potential destruction of the Marvel Universe? Or should he intervene and change history? Joined by fellow Gods Gilgamesh, Sigurd, Lorelei, Beowulf and Theseus – Hercules and his pantheon of ancient comrades charge headlong into battle. With the heart and soul of the Marvel Universe at stake – these immortal warriors could turn the tide for either team. But which side are they on?
Yeah, I don't think the Hydra twist is a permanent change either. It's a bit crazy seeing how people are reacting to this online. As a Cap fan I was shocked too, but I figure there is something else at play within the story.
Taka: As for anime business, I'll work on the Spring 2020 anime stuff this weekend. I will finish up the Winter 2020 banners. My apologies. I thought I will out of work due to the virus outbreak. I'm glad I'm still working at the pharmacy
Mar 20, 2020 2:08:00 GMT
Dream: Looks like California and New York are now enforcing all non-essential workers to stay home, except for necessary needs and all public gatherings are banned, at least in New York. New York's are in effect Sunday.
Mar 20, 2020 16:16:17 GMT
Dream: Far as essential workers go, the following are in the category to my knowledge: retail, pharmacies, warehouses, food suppliers, medical offices, transport, emergency personnel, banks, media. May be some differences in what is considered essential...
Mar 20, 2020 17:27:04 GMT
Dream: ...dependent on state or localities. But basically, anything that is a major need for everyday living is considered essential.
Mar 20, 2020 17:28:01 GMT
Dream: Looks like a remake of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni will be airing in July. The original seiyuu from the 2000s series will reprise their roles for the remake and judging from the animation, looks like it will have more polish to it compared...
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:24 GMT
Dream: ...to the 2000s series.
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:30 GMT
Taka: That's interesting to hear. Didn't know it was going to get a remake.
Mar 22, 2020 0:33:35 GMT
Dream: Guess I'm gonna focus on wrapping up Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken whenever it comes out today. Been one of my favorites for the season.
Mar 22, 2020 16:44:54 GMT
Taka: I need to catch up or drop/put on hold whatever series I tried.
Mar 22, 2020 21:25:15 GMT
Taka: 1 confirmed death in my hometown next to 19 confirmed cases. I heard the police are fining folks for not practicing social distancing on Facebook.
Mar 24, 2020 2:31:40 GMT
Dream: At least in New York right now, they're not enforcing it. But non-essential employers who aren't abiding by shutting down at this point will be fined and shut down at this point.
Mar 24, 2020 13:38:28 GMT
Master Menos: Had some serious personal trouble go on, but now I'm through it. On-Topic, where I'm in, everything but the stores (and possibly the restaurants) are closed down.
Mar 27, 2020 17:48:40 GMT
Taka: They closed off beaches and parks along bike paths as well as extending K-12 school closure to mid May while colleges are cancelled for the semester.
Mar 29, 2020 0:47:15 GMT
CosmicNoirTear: Everything closed on my part. I live by a bunch of shopping centers. All of the are ghost towns. Hopefully means most people where I live are taking this seriously. Also got laid off from my job two weeks ago.
Mar 29, 2020 2:46:08 GMT
Dream: My county has 6 confirmed cases. Restaurants and bars have been on take-out or delivery only for about a couple weeks now since New York's the hardest hit state. Hasn't been too different for me any who since I've been out of work and tight on money...
Mar 29, 2020 15:11:51 GMT
Dream: ...to do anything outside of getting essentials and job hunting in recent months. Though with the state pretty much on lockdown, likely gonna have a rough time finding any employer to work with in-person for a while.
Mar 29, 2020 15:13:27 GMT
El_Directo: Stay safe guys
Mar 29, 2020 20:08:55 GMT
Taka: I think the only thing not closed for mass gathering other than essential services would be funerals in my area. The mayor and staff have been pretty busy in clarifying things in press releases. Edit: my mistake. Funerals are closed.
Mar 29, 2020 21:52:25 GMT
Dream: Gonna try whipping up a review for Dorohedoro at some point tomorrow. Find that I have quite a bit to cover with the series.
Mar 30, 2020 3:39:57 GMT