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    Tuesday
    May172016

    League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. May 18, 2016

     

     

    COMICS

    Max Landis wraps up his stellar run on Superman: American Alien #7with an amazing artist, Jock! Aliens! Motorcycles! Explosions! … Jonny Quest and Hadji are back in Future Quest #1 by the amazing team of Jeff Parker and Doc Shaner on art! Hanna-Barbera’s greatest heroes are back! … Sabrina #5 is the witch book you horror fans have been waiting for as Sabrina takes on Madam Satan and other covens reveal themselves! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

    Wednesday
    May112016

    FOG! Chats With The SATELLITE FALLING Creative Team of Steve Horton & Stephen Thompson at FORCES OF GEEK

    When Satellite Falling fell like Sputnik into our hands the other day, we passed it around the office like the hot ore potato that it is. Books can still break out of the mold while nodding to the familiar and continue to impress. Space bounty hunters, space stations, holographic imaging disguises and more fill up this first issue of Satellite Falling from IDW. 

    Writer Steve Horton (Amala’s Blade) and artist Stephen Thompson (Future’s End, Batman Beyond) join us on the Cosmic Treadmill this week to tell us about his sci-fi tale of Lilly and her life in the past, present and future.

    Pick up the first issue today!

    FOG!: Thanks for joining us, guys! First of all, gorgeous book! How long has this been in development? Do you guys work together often?

    Steve Horton: It’s been in development about a year! Facebook Memories notified me the other day about the first pitch pages that I showed everyone last summer. We actually put the pitch pages together fairly quickly, but the pitch process was very lengthy. Since the book ended up getting green-lighted, we’ve been working on it ever since. This is our first book together, but hopefully not our last.

    Stephen Thompson: This is our first time working together. We produced the first five pages or so as a pitch at some point last year, so it’s been quite a while.

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

    Tuesday
    May102016

    League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. May 11, 2016

     

    COMICS

    Marty! McFly and Doc travel to 1931 in Back To The Future Citizen Brown #1! …Wrapping up the second Volume of Jupiter’s Circle, Mark Millar’s prequel to the superhero story of the century is issue #6. See what happens to the team and where it can lead them! …Something New Tales From Makeshift Bride is the latest from Lucy Knisley (Relish) and First Second Books. Find out how to prepare for a wedding if you are a little different and creative like Lucy! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

    Monday
    May092016

    TRIPLE SHOT - FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016 ROUND-UP at FORCES OF GEEK

     


    Captain America and Civil War II! Rom The Space Knight Returns! The Tick multiplies! Supergirl has test anxiety in DC Superhero Girls!

    We cleaned up at Free Comic Book Day this year and here are the books that caught our eye, if you are lucky, maybe your store will have some left over when you pop in there on Wednesday!

    We’re plowing through the stack, but these are the books that we were most excited about in this roundup report edition of Triple Shot!
    Alright, we crammed more than three books into our Triple Shot but isn’t that always the case? Who cares about numbering anyway? Not the big comic book companies, that’s for sure!

    Hopefully you were able to make it to your store this weekend for the free fare. Many places had cosplayers, free candy and creator signings to make the event (their largest retail date of the year) even more special. From 8-months-old to eighty-days-sober, the fifteen year tradition continues to bring comics and regular people through the doors of your local comic book store. 

    This year’s associated film for Free Comic Book Day was Captain America: Civil War, so it makes sense to tackle the two big Marvel offerings for our special nerd holiday!


    CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 FCBD 2016 EDITION

    Cap is back, baby! He’s celebrating 75 years this year, so that makes it special that Steve Rogers is returning to the Captain America cowl and pirate boots (in my mind only).

    The current Marvel Universe will have two Caps running around, Sam Wilson and Steve donning separate shields. The costume revealed for Steve in FCBD is very cool, and his shield is like Joe Simon’s original concept, the ‘badge’ shield design.

    Why the change? Who knows…but this is a different and cool design and I’m fine with that.

    S. H. I. E. L. D.  is facing charges in a Senate committee hearing. Agent Sharon Carter is doing her level best to defend the actions of the team before Steve steps in and sets the Senate straight! More to be revealed in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 written by Nick Spencer. 

    Welcome back, AGAIN, Cap!

    Backup Spidey story sets up the next big move for Slott and team. Is anyone ever truly dead? Ask Cap! He’s been there before!

    {READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK.COM]

    Monday
    May092016

    FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, FIRST SATURDAY IN MAY, 5/7/2016 at DO617.com

    FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, SAT 5/7 - 2016

     


    It’s gonna be May! Well, it is May. Get over it. Get over yourself with the cold weather, the endless April showers turning into grey Uber commutes and start to leave the house with purpose for the first time since Star Wars: A Force Awakens.


    We here at DO617 strive to get you going! Consider us the web equivalent of slamming a Red Bull during finals. This Saturday May 7, sleep in a bit but go out and get some free stuff!

     

    That’s right, the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. What does that mean? Easy. It means free comics for you, your kids, your Mom (we’ll get to her later) and an excuse to dust off that Halloween Superman costume already smelling like moth balls.

     

    Here’s what you need to know!

     

    WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO DO IT —

    LCS:

    LCS is short for Local Comic book Store. Don’t know where the closest participating comic book store is in your neighborhood? That’s ridiculous! Aren’t you there every Wednesday to pick up your limited Klingon edition of the latest Star Trek rag when the doors open? Oh, that’s just me.

     

    Here is where you can find your closest comic book retailer, enter your address into the robot and find your LCS. (see how easily you are learning)?

    freecomicbookday.com/storelocator

     

    COSPLAY:

    Lots of stores, like New England Comics for instance, will have superheroes dressed up to greet you when you come in! Don’t worry, that person doesn’t have Kryptonian strength, you can shake his or her hand. These COSPLAYERS mean you no harm. Please ASK them if it is OK to take a picture, hold their sword or touch their hair. Cosplay does NOT mean consent!

    [READ MORE AT DO617.COM]