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REVIEW: 'Eccentrix' #1 by James Maddox and Rob Dumo (Comixology Release)

You don't have to go to the Big Two publishers to find compelling superhero stories. In fact, you don't even have to leave your house to get your hands on one. Take for instance the upcoming digital release of 'Eccentrix' #1 by James Maddox, Rob Dumo and Nicholas Wentland. It's an effective dark comedy about an alien hero whose heavy-handed approach to justice has his fellow league members worried that he's too much of a loose cannon.

PREVIEW: 'Sonic Boom' #9 by Ian Flynn, Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, et al.

The SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event GOES BOOM! “Worlds Unite” Part Six: The war against Sigma has been waged!  Sonic, Mega Man and X lead their unified friends against hordes of mechaniloids led by the armored, super-powered Deadly Six!

Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos Bring 'Extraordinary X-Men' After 'Secret Wars'

Marvel has turned to the talented Jeff Lemire (All-New Hawkeye) to usher in a new era for the X-Men post-'Secret Wars' with 'Extraordinary X-Men.' Humberto Ramos will be providing his signature kinetic style of art when the new series debuts eight months after the events of 'Wars.'

PREVIEW: 'Justice, Inc.: The Avenger' #2 by Mark Waid and Ronilson Freire

Richard Benson confronts the Invisible Death – but not before more killers can invade the headquarters of Justice, Inc. and take the fight to Benson's own doorstep! Alone and unaided, Benson's agents have to defend their fortress. Mark Waid, the award-winning writer behind Kingdom Come and Daredevil, continues his latest tour-de-force with the pulp hero he’s waited his entire lifetime to write!

PREVIEW: 'WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT' #1 by Matt Wagner and Dan Schkade

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner’s iconic and ground-breaking character, Dynamite Entertainment is proud to present an all-new ongoing series featuring THE SPIRIT.  Scripted by Eisner Award-winning author, Matt Wagner, this monthly title will delight longtime fans as well as help introduce a whole new generation of fans to the character.  

'Voltron: From the Ashes' Comic Book Series Coming from Cullen Bunn and Blacky Shepherd in September

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the return of the Voltron Force in the pages of Voltron: From the Ashes, an all-new six-issue miniseries written by Cullen Bunn (DeadpoolCaptain America) and illustrated by Blacky Shepherd (3 Days in Darkness). Set two hundred years after the events of Dynamite's previous Voltronseries, the miniseries will introduce a new team to pilot the five lions that form the Defender of the Universe. The debut issue will launch in September 2015 and feature cover artwork from acclaimed Transformers artist Alex Milne.

PREVIEW: 'Midnighter' #2 by Steve Orlando and Alec Morgan

In MIDNIGHTER #2, writer Steve Orlando drums up a cacophony of trouble for our hero when God Garden tech unexpectedly falls into Marina Lucas's lap. She's a suburban martial-arts instructor, and with this tech she’ll end the day as the deadliest woman on the planet! That’s bad news for her – and worse for the Midnighter! Featuring brilliant art by the talented Alec Morgan, come see what all the noise is about in MIDNIGHTER #2 this Wednesday!

PREVIEW: 'The Spire' #1 by Simon Spurrier , Jeff Stokely and Andre May

What’s To Love: Simon Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy, Crossed: Wish You Were Here) and Jeff Stokely (Gotham Academy, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches) are a formidable duo who really blew us away with their sci-fi/western fusion story Six-Gun Gorilla, so it’s only natural we would want to see what else they had up their sleeves. They’ve teamed up once again to create a murder mystery set in a strange, distant future that fans of East of West and Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal will enjoy.

X-Men: Apocalypse's Olivia Munn Shares Sword Training Video for Psylocke

We haven't seen or heard much about Oliva Munn (her romance with Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers notwithstanding) in regards to her role of Psylocke in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse since her casting was announced. In fact we don't know how big of a role the character plays in an already star-studded film. Thankfully, Munn took to Instagram to share a brief video showing off her sword-wielding skills.

REVIEW: 'Archie vs. Predator' #3 by Alex de Campi, Fernando Ruiz, and Rich Koslowski

The penultimate issue of Archie vs. Predator didn't spare the gore but did bring to mind how on earth is Archie and the gang going to stop such a brutal killing machine. So far some of Riverdale's most beloved and not so beloved characters have lost their lives in this unexpected crossover that reads like a monster movie from the '50s. The devilishly clever and suspenseful tale by Alex de Campi and Fernando Ruiz bring the best of two genres to life.

REVIEW: 'The Black Hood' #5 by Duane Swierczynski, Michael Gaydos and Kelly Fitzpatrick

In a race against time, Greg Hettinger has to find The Connection and take down his drug empire before his identity is revealed to the public as The Black Hood. In the conclusion of 'The Bullet's Kiss,' Duane Swierczynski, Michael Gaydos and Kelly Fitzpatrick finish up the first arc with the same gritty action and grainy visuals that have made The Black Hood a must-read.

Jessica Lucas is the Tigress for Season 2 of 'Gotham'

First, James Frain (The Tudors, Orphan Black) was cast as the villainous Theo Galavan for season 2 of Gotham. Now comes word from TVLine that the role of his sister, Tabitha Galavan, has been filled by Jessica Lucas (Gracepoint, Cloverfield).

Canada's 'Supergirl' Trailer is The Best One Yet

If you've only seen the first trailer for 'Supergirl' and were put off by the rom-com undertones then this new trailer for Canada's Global Television Network should put you at ease and actually get you excited for when it hits CBS in the fall. It features plenty of exposition describing Kara Zor-El's journey to Earth from Krypton, her emerging use of super powers, her relationships and a battle against a villain. Everything the first trailer should have been. Check it out!

See the First Photos from Fox's 'X-Files' Revival

Yes, it's true X-Files is really returning to Fox next year. And to prove it EW has the exclusive first photos of our favorite paranormal investigators. The images find Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) back together again on television since the show ended in 2002.

Newest 'Heroes Reborn' Trailer is an Exciting Montage of New and Old Faces

We've been cautiously optimistic about the return of NBC's Heroes in the form of Heroes Reborn coming this fall and the latest trailer helps to assuage our trepidation. It features some old faces and some exciting new ones with a glimpse at their powers. Check out the video below. Heroes Reborn premieres Thursday, September 24 on NBC at 8/7c.

IMAGE EXPO Signing and Panel Schedule Announced, First Look at Exclusive Variant Covers

Image Comics is pleased to reveal the schedule of events for Image Expo. Attendees will enjoy a day of panels, signings, and the opportunity to learn more of what’s to come from Image on Thursday, July 2 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

THE TITHE, VOL. 1 Trade Paperback by Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal Arrives This September

Writer Matt Hawkins (THINK TANK, TALES OF HONOR) and artist Rahsan Ekedal’s (THINK TANK) team up for all-new thriller suspense series in THE TITHE, VOL. 1, hitting stores this September. It collects issues #1-4 of the breakout hit Top Cow series.

RUMORS WE LOVE: Green Lantern Corps Movie and Ben Affleck Directing and Starring in 'The Batman'

In this crazy golden age of comic book movies, there's no shortage of news and rumors landing on fansites and blogs. Some rumors are far-fetched (Joaquin Phoenix as Doctor Strange) or mildly interesting (Spider-Man casting search). We still don't know for sure if Ava Duvernay has the BlackPanther directing job (but she should if Marvel has a brain). Two recent rumors - a Green Lantern Corps movie in early development and Ben Affleck set to star and direct a solo Batman film - have us crossing our fingers and toes to see them become a reality.

The CW Fall 2015 Season Premiere Dates for The Flash, Arrow, Supernatural and More

The CW Network will launch its 2015-16 season in October, featuring the sophomore debuts of the network’s highest-rated series THE FLASH and the award-winning and critically acclaimed comedy JANE THE VIRGIN, as well as the series premiere of its freshman comedy CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND.

REVIEW: 'Swords of Sorrow: Black Sparrow / Lady Zorro Special' by Erica Schultz and Cristhian Crizam Zamora

Erica Schultz continues to shine for Gail Simone's 'Swords of Sorrow' event at Dynamite Entertainment. In this one-shot, Swords of Sorrow: Black Sparrow/Lady Zorro, Schultz brings together the latest dynamic duo of superheroines to collaborate in the name of defeating the evil Prince Charming's forces. It's the classiest team-up thus far with loads of prehistoric thrills and chills.

COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 6/24/15

New Comic Books 6/24/15 by Slidely Slideshow

It's new comic book day and there's a little bit of everything available today. There's some interesting new offerings from DC Comics for example, some great on-going titles from the indies and if you've been waiting for a long read then the latest trade paperbacks are for you. Check out this week's notable new comics available at your local comic shop or online digital retailer.

REVIEW: 'Legenderry: Red Sonja' #5 by Marc Andreyko and Aneke

Marc Andreyko has put our favorite she-devil through a lot during this five-issue miniseries from Dynamite. After sailing the seas in this reimagined "steampunk" alternative reality, Sonja gets enveloped in the dastardly plans of the mad scientist Victor Frankenstein. Yes, that Dr. Frankenstein. Our fearless heroine nearly escaped with her life after a gruesome shark attack so she's exhausted with only the help of a"frankenfied" version of Captain Nemo by her side. The series may have been light on the steampunk aspect, but there's been no shortage of action and adventure. The conclusion, Legenderry: Red Sonja #5, is no exception.

PREVIEW: 'Sonic Universe' #77 by Ian Flynn, Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, et al.

The next exciting chapter in the SONIC/MEGA MAN “WORLDS UNITE” crossover event starts here! “Worlds Unite” Part Five: The worlds of Sonic and Mega Man have been joined together by Sigma, and it’s going to take a full-on army of unified heroes to make it right!  Actually—scratch that—it’s going to take some heroes AND some villains! When the mysterious and malicious Xander Payne inexplicably arrives with Drs. Eggman and Wily in tow, our heroes get new insight into Sigma’s plans! Featuring cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and variant cover art from CLAUS-Justin Harder (Thor: the Dark WorldSNL) and part 5 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

SELF-OBSESSED, A Graphic Novel Memoir by Sina Grace Arrives in September

Sina Grace is returning to his slice-of-life roots in SELF-OBSESSED, a new graphic novel memoir from Image Comics. Spawned from the one-shot of the same name, SELF-OBSESSED debuts over 80 pages of new material, providing readers an intimate peek into the brain of an artist asking himself what depths he’ll need to plumb to be anybody’s somebody.

'Agent Carter' Showrunners Take 'Captain Marvel' On a New Mission

As devastating as it was for most fans to hear that Kelly Sue DeConnick was leaving the series she helped make great, Captain Marvel will carry on with a pair of impressive women who are not new to the Marvel Universe. Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas are showrunners for Marvel's Agent Carter television show so they know a thing or two about creating compelling stories for a fearless female.

PREVIEW: 'Venture' #1 by Jay Faerber and Jamal Igle

Down-on-his-luck reporter ReggieBaxter has stumbled onto one of the greatest secrets of all time…superpowered high school history teacher Joe Campbell! But who is Joe Campbell and more importantly, how rich will Reggie become by blackmailing him?

Tom Holland Cast as Spider-Man, Jon Watts to Direct

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are proud to announce that after a full worldwide casting search, Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film, in theaters in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017.  The film will be directed by Jon Watts, director of "Cop Car," the upcoming thriller that made its debut earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

'Lumberjanes' Co-Creator Stevenson Steps Down, Leyh Steps In

Lumberjanes, the popular and acclaimed all-ages series from BOOM! Studios, will be without one of its co-creators, Noelle Stevenson, "at least for the time being." The busy writer will remain as a consultant on the series about girls at summer camp where some strange supernatural shenanigans take place. Her last issue will be #17 making way for Kat Leyh to join current co-writer, Shannon Watters, beginning with issue #18.

PREVIEW: 'The Tithe' #3 by Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal

The penultimate issue of the first arc turns up the tension as the media and public celebrate the outlaw while legal issues and angry politicians interfere with the FBI's attempts to stop the last two mega-churches on 'the list' from getting robbed.

PREVIEW: 'Sons of the Devil' #2 by Brian Buccellato and Toni Infante

MATURE READERS ONLY After the suspicious murder of his friend, Travis tries to move on with life. But when his girlfriend Melissa follows a clue that might lead to his birth family, they wind up in the crosshairs of a killer. Also, a look into the past and the cult of David Daly! Grounded, character-driven psychological horror.

PREVIEW: 'Batgirl' #41 by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and Babs Tarr

There's a new Batman in town...and that spells bad news for Barbara Gordon! She's already got enough upheaval in her life, with her roommate Frankie in on her biggest secret...and now she's looking to get even more involved in Batgirl's business!

Final 'Batman: Arkham Knight' Launch Trailer and Poster Released

On the eve of the video game release, Rocksteady Studios released the final trailer for "Batman: Arkham Knight" and promotional poster. There's an ominous message alluding to "The End..." and Commissioner Gordon's words,"For the hero, the only true conclusion is death," throughout the trailer. Is Batman going out in a blaze of glory as the Arkham series draws to an end?

PREVIEW: 'Swords of Sorrow: Black Sparrow / Lady Zorro Special' by Erica Schultz and Cristhian Crizam Zamora

A team-up set up by SWORDS OF SORROW’s Gail Simone, featuring the writer that she hand-picked: Erica Schultz! Lady Zorro and The Black Sparrow, two women from different times, join forces to fight Prince Charming's Shards of Chaos in a prehistoric land. With their Swords of Sorrow, they fight to keep an ancient stone with mystical abilities out of the Prince's grasp.

PREVIEW: 'The Shadow' #100 by Matt Wagner, Francesco Francavilla, Howard Chaykin, et al.

For 100 Dynamite issues, The Shadow has known what evil lurks in the hearts of men. To commemorate, Dynamite Entertainment brings together master storytellers to celebrate the purveyor of justice who proves that crime does not pay. Join MATT WAGNER, HOWARD CHAYKIN, and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA as they pen, pencil, and ink stories so mesmerizing they don’t even need a girasol! Also joining us will be The Shadow alumni MICHAEL USLAN, CHRIS ROBERSON, and VICTOR GISCHLER, paired with top artists, to show the weed of crime bears only bitter fruit! This is ONE centenarian celebration you WON’T want to miss.

Brian K. Vaughan Vs. Steve Skroce in North American Signing Showdown

It’s Canada vs. the United States in an international signing tour to promote the release of WE STAND ON GUARD #1, writer Brian K. Vaughan’s first new Image series since the launch of SAGA, and a return to comics for legendary Hollywood storyboard artist (and proud Canadian) Steve Skroce.

REVIEW: 'New Crusaders: Dark Tomorrow' One Shot by Ian Flynn and Alitha Martinez

If there is such a thing as an underdog in comics 'The Mighty Crusaders' might be one. A superhero team created by Archie's adventure imprint during the Silver Age it became lost in the shadow of Marvel's Avengers and DC Comics' Justice League of America leading to a short shelf life. In fact, several attempts to revive the series, even one under DC Comics, resulted in single-digit runs. Archie is trying once again through it's Dark Circle Comics imprint to spark a meaningful resurgence with a 'New Crusaders: Dark Tomorrow' one-shot.

COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 6/17/15

New comic book releases 6/17/15 by Slidely Slideshow

Another great week of comics is upon us and as usual there's a lot of good reads to be had. New stuff like Mad Max Fury Road: Furiosa #1, JLA #1 with Bryan Hitch, Squadron Sinister #1 with Marc Guggenheim, Black Canary #1, Empty Zone #1, The Fiction #1, Harley Quinn/Power Girl #1, New Crusaders #1, Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler #1, Princeless Book 4: Be Yourself #1, Prez #1, Tales of Honor: Bred to Kill #1, and Runaways #1. Whew! That's just the new titles. Check out the rest of this week's notable new comics!

REVIEW: 'Burning Fields' #5 (of 8) by Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel and Colin Lorimer

Tensions are as high as ever after the bombing of the Carapace headquarters making things even more difficult for Dana and Aban's investigation. With fewer and fewer options at her disposal, Dana takes some dangerous risks to draw out Renfro but that could be the tipping point of an already shaky alliance with the locals. Comic books' best drama, BurningFields (#5), begins the second half of their run with more riveting storytelling.

Archie Comics September 2015 Solicitations

THE SHIELD #3 NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE! “Daughter of the Revolution, Part 3”

Captured by Walter Chase, the Shield is made a surprising offer—an invitation to join his government organization, protecting the country as she was born to do. But as her new missions take her well beyond national borders, the truth slowly dawns and the Shield must face the ultimate question: does she serve the United States of America… or its people?

Dynamite Entertainment and Visionborne Partner for 3D Edition of 'Vampirella: Feary Tales'

Dynamite Entertainment and digital comics studio Visionborne have partnered to produce a special edition release of Vampirella: Feary Tales. The series is featured on the Visionbooks platform in a new format that showcases movement and visual effects in every panel of the comic book.

'How The Avengers: Age of Ultron Should Have Ended - Part Two' Drops More Truth Bombs

The folks at HISHE are back with the second part of truth bombs concerning The Avengers: Age of Ultron. This is really some quick observations about what would have made more sense after the first installment, How The Avengers: Age of Ultron Should Have Ended - Part One, covered the movie more thoroughly. Oh, how cool would it have been if Marvel Studios still held the movie rights to the X-Men universe?

REVIEW: 'Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler' #1 by Leah Moore and Francesco Manna

The latest 'Swords of Sorrow' miniseries features Dejah Thoris and Irene Adler. The time and era mashing event from Dynamite and Gail Simone brings these two very unlikely characters together in the overall plotline of defeating the evil Prince. Issue one is really Adler's story whose literary impact in the real world came from being the only woman to outsmart Sherlock Holmes in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories. Thoris only bookends the issue, but Adler commands plenty of attention with her wits and confidence.

PREVIEW: 'New Crusaders: Dark Tomorrow' (Comixology Exclusive) by Ian Flynn, Alitha Martinez, et al.

The New Crusaders return in this new Dark Circle Comics Special! Still reeling from the shocking death of their teammate during the events of New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes, the group has no time to rest as a new threat attacks Impact City. There’s no room for failure—the brutal Ragnarok claims to wield the power of a god, and has no problem sending the heroes home in bodybags. Can the New Crusaders pull themselves together and avert catastrophe?

PREVIEW: 'Mega Man: Worlds Unite Battles' #1 by Ian Flynn, T. Rex, Ben Bates, Jamal Peppers, et al.

ALL-NEW DIRECT MARKET-EXCLUSIVE special! There are so many epic battles in the SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event that the biggest brawls of the bunch have exploded into their very own book! This extra-special bonus issue features exciting duels spilling over from the pages of the much-talked about “Worlds Unite” event, and feature an all-star cast of creators! Watch Mega Man bring the ruckus to the Deadly Six, the Maverick Hunters ultimate showdown with Vile and Dr. Light’s Robot Masters tussle with the unstoppable power of hero-turned-uber-villain Sonic Man! LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE! Also featuring variant art from Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and a special wrap-around cover and sketch variant by Sonic and Mega Man superstar Jamal Peppers!

Watch 'Harley Quinn' and the 'Joker' Pump Iron in Promotional Fitness Video

Comic book superheroes and bodybuilders have always had one thing in common - implausibly muscular bodies. Super men and wonderful women with well-defined abs, toned muscles and incredible strength. In this current golden age of all things comic book related like popular movies, fitness and supplement company Shredz paired two of their sponsored athletes, Paige Hathaway and Joey Swoll, in a promotional video inspired by the upcoming feature film adaptation of DC Comics' 'Sucide Squad.'

PREVIEW: 'Princeless: Be Yourself' #1 by Jeremy Whitley, Emily Martin, and Brett Grunig

Adrienne and Bedelia are off to the swamp to rescue Adrienne’s sister Angoisse, but when a crash landing leaves them separated and stranded in a swamp full of dangerous creatures, Adrienne, Bedelia, and Sparky must face their fears just to find each other.

PREVIEW: 'Prez' #1 by Mark Russell and Ben Caldwell

Meet Beth Ross, the first teenaged President of the United States. In a nation where corporations can run for office, the poor are used as human billboards, and tacos are delivered by drone, our only hope is this nineteen-year-old Twitter sensation. But the real question isn’t whether she’s ready for politics – it’s whether politics is ready for her. Don’t miss the start of this new, 12-issue miniseries!

PREVIEW: 'Runaways' #1 by Noelle Stevenson and Sanford Greene

They are the brightest teens, brought together from all corners of Battleworld to attend the prestigious Doom Institute in the planet’s capital. But this June, they’re going to become…Runaways!

PREVIEW: 'Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris / Irene Adler' #1 Leah Moore and Francesco Manna

A team-up set up by SWORDS OF SORROW’s Gail Simone, featuring the writer that she hand-picked: Leah Moore! Irene Adler has been many things in her young life, a fugitive, a master of disguise and a femme fatale, but even she is surprised to find herself made bounty hunter, tracking savage foes across the grimy streets of London. In a far off world, defending Barsoom against an influx of trespassers, Princess Dejah Thoris is ready to put the guilty to her sword. Now, the world-colliding events of SWORDS OF SORROW have brought these dangerous women together… and the fate of planets hang in the balance!