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PREVIEW: 'Archie' Vol.5 Trade by Mark Waid, Audrey Mok, and Kelly Fitzpatrick

The fallout from OVER THE EDGE is here! One life has been destroyed, another family has been torn apart—and only the kids of Riverdale High can save their town from imploding! ARCHIE VOL. 5 collects the HEART OF RIVERDALE storyline from issues #23 - #27 of the ongoing Archie series.

Script: Mark Waid  Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli Cover: Audrey Mok 978-1-68255-929-1 $17.99 US/$19.99 CAN 6 5/8 x 10 3/16” TR 144 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 5/2

Valiant Presents X-O MANOWAR COMPENDIUM ONE – An 800+ Page Masterpiece Collection

Valiant is proud to announce X-O MANOWAR COMPENDIUM ONE – a MASSIVE, 800+ PAGE COLLECTION of the chart-topping, award-winning series that relaunched the Valiant Universe, released for the very first time in a value-priced softcover format!

On August 22nd, go back to where the war began with this first, gigantic volume in a value-priced paperback series that collects the complete adventures of Valiant's armored Visigoth, starting with the first two years of Aric of Dacia’s journey from barbarian prince to superpowered protector in X-O MANOWAR (2012) #1–29, UNITY (2013) #1–4, and ARMOR HUNTERS #1–4!

Beginning with award-winning and critically beloved runs by New York Times best-selling writers Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Flash) and Matt Kindt (UNITY, Grass Kings), and featuring incredible art by Eisner Award winner Cary Nord (Conan, Star Wars), Doug Braithwaite (BLOODSHOT U.S.A.), Lee Garbett (Lucifer), Diego Bernard (NINJAK), Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY), and more, a celebrat…

Free Comic Book Day Preview: RELAY #0 by Zac Thompson, Andy Clarke, and Donny Cates

Before 'Relay' #1 arrives this June from Zac Thompson, Donny Cates, and Andy Clarke pick up Issue #0 on Free Comic Book Day. Here's a preview of the provocative new sci-fi drama.

FCBD 2018  RELAY #0
Available May 5, 2018
AFTERSHOCK COMICS JAN180015 Teen Audiences.
(W) Zac Thompson (A/CA) Andy Clarke
A story of community, religion, madness and the first planet to succumb to the universe's biggest paradigm shift. A weary space traveler arrives on a primitive planet lost in the dark ages. The shamanic tribe who resides there are unsettled and uncertain about their future. They rely on hunting and gathering to survive until the charismatic traveler offers a tantalizing and dangerous solution: The Relay. A Monolith designed to spread conformity of ideas, technology, and progress across all discovered worlds.

Archie Comics Celebrates Free Comic Book Day 2018 with 'Riverdale' Comic, Creator Appearances

This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day across North America and the world – a day where participating comic shops give away comic books to anyone coming into their stores.

Archie Comics – a Gold Sponsor of the event – will be offering RIVERDALE FCBD 2018, representing an issue of the ongoing comic book series featuring stories set in the world of The CW's hit Riverdale TV show.

In addition to these free comics available at participating comic book stores, Archie Comics fans can meet their favorite comic book creators at in-store signings across the country. (SEE BELOW)

Written by CW show writers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Ross Maxwell, and Will Ewing with art by Joe Eisma (THE ARCHIES), this is one that fans of Riverdale -- and Archie! -- won't want to miss!

Archie Comics writers and artists will be visiting comic book shops across the country! Check out the list below for the details and to see if there’s a signing near you! All signings/times subject to change. Dan Parent (BETTY &am…

Marvel's Shared Universe Strategy Pays Off in 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Marvel's much anticipated 'Avengers: Infinity War' has finally arrived and has already leveled the box office with a snap of Thanos' fingers.

The much alluded-to confrontation between the Avengers and the Mad Titan who relentlessly seeks out the six Infinity stones in order to harness their power to lay waste to the universe is a near-three-hour brawl that mostly entertains, shocks, and destroys fans emotions. It was predestined to be a blockbuster film on the heels of another Marvel triumph, Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther.'That film rewrote the record books for virtually every category and more importantly shattered the myth that a mostly black production can't sell across demographics and borders. Excitement for Marvel and action movie fans couldn't be any higher when 'Infinity War' was released just two months later.

But how did we get here?

Marvel's ascension to the top of the box office charts is the envy of studios all over Hollywoo…

REVIEW: 'Shadowman' #2 by Andy Diggle, Stephen Segovia, and Ulises Arreola

Jack and Alyssa work out the kinks of their reunion while Baron Samedi's influence continues to grow in New Orleans. It's a colossal multidimensional showdown full of magic and bad blood.

Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Stephen Segovia, Ulises Arreola Letterer: Simon Bowland Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: April 25, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99
Score: ★★★★★ (5/5)
Jack and Alyssa have their hands full as they try to help the people of New Orleans fight the influence of the voodoo deity Baron Samedi. It's no easy task as other forces are on the hunt for the Shadowman too. Issue two raises the stakes and ups the action in this involving adventure.
Most striking about 'Shadowman' is the relationship between Jack and Alyssa. There's this wedge between them that's palpable as Alyssa remains focused on lifting any and all curses held over the people in town. She's all business with Jack. I wouldn't call it resentment but there is a residual ef…

2018 Eisner Awards Nominations: Complete List

Comic-Con International announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2018. The nominees are for works published between January 1 and December 31, 2017, and were chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges.
Once again, this year’s nominees in 31 categories reflect the wide range of material being published in the U.S. today in comics and graphic novel form, representing over 120 print and online titles from more than 50 publishers and produced by creators from all over the world.

Topping the nominations are two works done by women. My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Fantagraphics) by first-time graphic novelist Emil Ferris is nominated in 5 categories: Best Graphic Album–New, Best Writer/Artist, Best Coloring, Best Lettering, and Best Publication Design. Image’s Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda is nominated for Best Continuing Series and Best Publication for Teens, Liu is nominated for Best Writer, and Takeda is nominated for Best Painter and Best Cover Artist.

REVIEW: 'The Wilds' #2 by Vita Ayala, Emily Pearson, and Marissa Louise

Life in 'The Wilds' is one never-ending tension-filled existence. No one knows this better than veteran Runner Daisy.If it's not a compound mired in bureaucracy, it's the increasingly dangerous world outside its walls. Add some complicated personal relationships and the drama never ends.

Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: Emily Pearson, Marissa Louise Letterer: Jim Campbell Editor: Danny Lore Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: April 25, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99
Score: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
We get more details about how this post-apocalyptic world came to be. A mysterious bacteria infected the population mutating humans into zombie-like abominations, as they're called, becoming a sort of botanical host that blossoms with flowers eventually returning to the earth. They are attracted to the non-infected. In a way, it's Mother Nature's revenge to reclaim the world that man has spoiled.
Writer vita Ayala understands that no matter how devastating a future worl…

NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 4/25/18

Welcome back to another great week in new comic book releases. Our musical slideshow is back with some of the hottest and most binge-worthy reads in comics. There's something for everybody and starting with the THANOS Annual just in time for the release of Avengers: Infinity War in theaters. Check out what else is waiting for at your local shop or online below and as always, Happy Reading!

New Comic Books 4/25 by Slidely Slideshow
Music by Drake "Now for What"

(W) Matt Hawkins, Bryan Hill (A/CA) Atilio Rojo
Stryker must reconcile with what he's become...and what's been done to his daughter Carin. There's little time for either of them, as the villain that threatens the world seeks to draft someone else to her cause: Killjoy.

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Sami Kivela (CA) Taj Tenfold
Abbott has hit rock bottom-no job, no friends, and no hope against the mysterious forces that continue to plague Detroit. But that doesn't mean she's giving up.

(W) Mark Millar (A…