Monday, September 22, 2014

The Wicked + The Divine #5 Becky Cloonan Variant Cover

Image Comics is pleased to reveal a very special variant cover by artist Becky Cloonan (SOUTHERN CROSS, Demeter) for Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #5. Cloonan’s interpretation of Baphomet and The Morrigan sizzles and will be available to order with Diamond Code AUG148290.

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #5 marks the end of the first story arc and is an action-packed finale that will rip the rug out from underneath readers who thought they’d had everything figured out. It’s showtime.

"Put it like this: it's the climax of the first story,” said Gillen. “It's the climax. The aim is to let loose those martian-metal fireworks in your head and burn it into your cortex forever. If people open up your skull they'll find I REALLY LIKED THE END OF THE FIRST THE WICKED + THE DIVINE STORY written on your grey matter in neat letters. That's what we're shooting at. We can't wait for people to read it."

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #5 will hit shelves on 10/22 and can be ordered with Diamond Code AUG140694. Keep an eye out for the special Becky Cloonan variant (Diamond Code AUG148290) which will be available on the same day. Final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, 9/29.

Funko Pop! Target Exclusive Batman (Unmasked) Exclusive Figure

Funko is excited to announce a Target Exclusive Unmasked Batman Pop!

The Target Exclusive Unmasked Batman Pop! is flowing into Target stores nationwide this week!

New York Comic Con Play Arts Kai Batman Arkham Origins Deathstroke Exclusive Figure


For its first New York Comic Con exclusive, Square Enix has recreated the nimbleness of Deathstroke to the utmost by incorporating flexible material in his shoulders and ankles to enable a wide range of motion. The paintwork features realistic weathering and chips on his armor, to imply the countless battles he has fought as an assassin. This stunning metallic color variant, a 2014 New York Comic Con Exclusive, brings a touch of noir to the classic Deathstroke design. The gold and black paint application on this figure makes for a stunning contrast and a must-have collectible for any fan of this deadly assassin!

Befitting an expert on weapons and explosives, the Deathstroke figure comes equipped with an arsenal of weapons, including a hand gun, a club, a sword, and a rifle along with corresponding interchangeable hands.

If you want to secure one of these event exclusive figures, limited to 1000 units, avoid long lines at the show, or simply can’t make it to New York Comic-Con… pre-order now!

Figure includes display stand.

-NYCC exclusive figurines pre-ordered on the Square Enix NYCC EXCLUSIVE STORE will be shipped to your provided address, and are not available for onsite pick-up at the NYCC 2014.
-Products will only be shipped after November 20th, 2014.
-Maximum order quantity: 2.

New York Comic Con Toy Tokyo Funko Pop! Dragon Ball Z Planet Arlia Vegeta

He's here! Say hello to the latest of the Toy Tokyo Exclusive NYCC Funko Pop figures! The Planet Arlia Vegeta comes donned in the original uniform from his first appearance in Dragon Ball Z! The orange and green outfit was seen in the first season of the television series before converting to his now recognizable blue and white colors. This Funko Pop figure is a Toy Tokyo exclusive and will be released at NYCC!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Army of Darkness #1992.1 from Dynamite Entertainment

Dynamite Entertainment is inviting fans everywhere to join the celebration with a very special Army of Darkness tale, dedicated by its issue number to honor the year of the original cult film's release. Army of Darkness #1992.1 will be a commemorative square-bound edition, featuring short stories of demon-hunting hero Ash Williams written by the series' greatest terror talents of issues past, including Steve Niles, Elliott Serrano, Cullen Bunn, James Kuhoric, and Mike Raicht.

Army of Darkness #1992.1 celebrates the history of Dynamite's publishing by inviting many of its most notable writers to contribute short vignettes.  Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) is the most recent contributor to the saga, with tales of medieval terror in Ash and the Army of Darkness and Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched.  Elliott Seranno contributed such story arcs as "Hail to the Queen, Baby" and "The King is Dead."  James Kuhoric (Six Million Dollar Man: Season 6) wrote some of the earliest Dynamite adventures, including "Shop ‘Til You Drop Dead" and "Army of Darkness Vs. Reanimator." Mike Raicht (Dark Shadows) contributed the storylines "Hellbillies and Deadnecks" and "Home Sweet Hell."

Meanwhile, Cullen Bunn is a celebrated comic book author (Deadpool, Magneto, Sixth Gun) tackling Army of Darkness for the first time, and setting up its hero for the next adventure.  As Senior Editor Joseph Rybandt says, "Army of Darkness will always have a special place in our collective hearts, as ten years ago, it was our very first title.  We've thrown everything at Ash in the interim, but we're throwing him into space next. And it all starts here."

"I'm proud to be a part of this incredible celebration, but truth be told, they couldn't have done it without me," says Ashley J. Williams, star of the movie and comics. "When they suggested the #1992.1 comic, I said, 'Why, that's the highest numbered comic of all time. That sounds great!' They stated that another company had done a #One Million, and shotgun in hand, I explained to them how that was a stunt and this is the real deal, so all I can say is... buy it! You'll love it."

"What better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dynamite than with an incredible oversized Army of Darkness story," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "This special is in time for our 10th anniversary and serves as a holiday present to our fans! Comics and movie fans alike will not want to miss this issue."

Army of Darkness is a 1992 fantasy/comedy film with strong horror elements starring Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice) and Embeth Davidtz, the third installment in a trilogy featuring reluctant hero Ash Williams.  Directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man), the film saw its tough-as-nails, wise-cracking protagonist transported from the modern era to the Dark Ages in his continuing war against demonic evil. Army of Darkness generated a dedicated fan following for its premise and lead actor.

Army of Darkness #1992.1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' September Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in November.  Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Army of Darkness #1992.1 with their local comic book retailers.  Army of Darkness #1992.1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.