Eisner-Award-winning

Chew: The Smorgasbord Edition (vol. 1)

The ultimate Chew experience! Stuff yourself on this massive, deluxe hardcover featuring the first 20 issues of the New York Times best-selling, Harvey- and multiple-Eisner Award-winning series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, and clairvoyants. One over-sized volume, jam-packed with extras. It’ll be a feast for your senses. [Hardcover, 576 pages] 

Cover price $99.99 On sale for $79.99 @MyComicShop

As part of Comic-Con International: San Diego, Marvel announced that the new season of their ‘Avengers’ animated cartoon will be titled 'Avengers: Secret Wars,’ with an all-new cast consisting of The Vision, Captain Marvel, Ms Marvel, Black Panther, Wasp, Ant-Man and the Jane Foster version of Thor. They also broke news that a series of Rocket Raccoon and Groot-led series of animated shorts, inspired by the work of Eisner Award-winning comic book writer/artist Skottie Young, are on the way.
Gerard Arthur Way (born April 9, 1977) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released on September 30, 2014. He also wrote the comic mini-series The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys and the Eisner Award-winning comic book The Umbrella Academy. Way was born in Summit, New Jersey, on April 9, 1977, the son of Donna Lee (née Rush) and Donald Way. He is of Italian and Scottish ancestry. Raised in Belleville, New Jersey, alongside brother Mikey Way, he first began singing publicly in the fourth grade, when he played the role of Peter Pan in a school musical production. His maternal grandmother, Elena Lee Rush, was a great creative influence who taught him to sing, paint, and perform from a young age; he has said that "she has taught me everything I know". Also, while in elementary school, the glam metal band Bon Jovi was instrumental in forming his love of music. At the age of 15, Way was held at gunpoint. As he said in an April 2008 Rolling Stone interview, "I got held up with a .357 Magnum, had a gun pointed to my head and put on the floor, execution-style." He went on to say that "no matter how ugly the world gets or how stupid it shows me it is, I always have faith [in it]" At age 16, he appeared on an episode of Sally Jesse Raphael to discuss the controversy surrounding the publicizing of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's crimes in comic books. Way attended Belleville High School until he graduated in 1995. Deciding to pursue a career in the comic-book industry, he attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1999. As teenagers, Gerard and his brother Mikey Way, who later became the bassist of My Chemical Romance, were influenced by artists such as Iron Maiden, The Misfits, Danzig, Black Flag, Queen, Pulp, Blur, Morrissey and The Smiths. Way originally wanted to be a guitarist. His grandmother bought him his first guitar at the age of eight and he played in short-lived bands such as Ray Gun Jones and Nancy Drew with future bandmate Ray Toro, but when he was not successful (one band kicking him out due to his lack of skill with the guitar), he chose to concentrate on his art career. Way was working as an intern for Cartoon Network in New York City during the September 11, 2001 attacks. Seeing the effects of the attacks first-hand prompted Way to change his views on life in the following weeks. He told Spin magazine, "I literally said to myself, 'Fuck art. I've gotta get out of the basement. I've gotta see the world. I've gotta make a difference.'"To help deal with the emotional effects the attacks had on him, Way wrote the lyrics to the song "Skylines and Turnstiles", which has since been identified as the first song by My Chemical Romance. Soon after, My Chemical Romance began to assemble as a band. Way has contributed vocally to bands such as Every Time I Die's "Kill the Music", Head Automatica's "Graduation Day", Say Anything's "In Defense of the Genre", and The Oval Portrait's "From My Cold Dead Hands" and "Barnabus Collins Has More Skeletons in His Closet Than Vincent Price". In many interviews, Way has stated that music and his art work turned out to be an effective outlet to deal with his longtime battles against depression, alcoholism and prescription drug abuse. The use of music as a way to resolve personal battles has caused Way to create deeply personal songs such as "Helena," which was written in memory of his late grandmother.On March 22, 2013, My Chemical Romance announced their break up.In May 2014, Way launched his Tumblr-based website where he announced that he had signed to Warner Bros. Records as a solo artist and was nearing completion of his first solo album.Further to this he announced a new song, "Action Cat", released later in June as a promotional single to his new album and his first solo shows at Reading and Leeds Festivals 2014 He later announced another solo performance that took place at Portsmouth’s Wedgewood Rooms on August 20 On August 19, Way streamed a new music video for the song "No Shows", released as the first single off the new album on August 19 The album, titled Hesitant Alien, was released on September 30, 2014.When Way was asked why he chose to implement the Britpop genre into his music he stated that he enjoyed the energy and style of the music and its scene, and was urged to revive the genre in America.In February and March 2015, Way performed as a solo artist with The Hormones on the main stage of the Australian 2015 Soundwave music festivals, and headlined an additional sideshow in Melbourne In early 2015, it was announced that he would perform at the Boston Calling Music Festival in May 2015 On Record Store Day 2016, Way released two exclusive, unreleased tracks from Hesitant Alien titled "Don't Try" and "Pinkish".In 2008, Way and musical project Julien-K remixed a version of the song "Sleep When I'm Dead" by The Cure for their EP Hypnagogic States. All profits gained from the sales of the EP go to funding the International Red Cross. In early 2009, Way and Japanese singer Kyosuke Himuro co-produced the new theme song for Advent Children Complete, the Blu-ray director's cut of the movie sequel to the popular video game franchise, Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. He is also credited with writing the lyrics, and singing alongside Himuro. The song, titled "Safe and Sound", was released on iTunes on April 29, 2009."Safe and Sound" is only heard on the Japanese release of the film; the English release uses Himuro's "Calling" (the original ending theme for Advent Children) in place of it. He also contributed vocals for the vocal mix of the deadmau5 song "Professional Griefers". A longtime supporter of the British rock band LostAlone, Way is the executive producer of their second studio album I'm a UFO in This City (2012).Way contributed guest vocals to "Falling in Love Will Kill You" from Wrongchilde's debut solo album Gold Blooded, a pseudonym project from Kill Hannah frontman Mat Devine In 2015, Way contributed on Andy Black's debut solo album The Shadow Side, a pseudonym project from Black Veil Brides vocalist Andy Biersack Way's first attempt at writing a comic was at the age of 16 in 1993, writing a comic book series called On Raven's Wings, published by Hart D. Fisher's Bonyard Press, which was cancelled after Issue 2 due to losing the art team; he was credited as Garry Way.In 2007, Way began writing the comic-book miniseries The Umbrella Academy. Way wrote the story and illustrated the original version, but cartoonist Gabriel Ba redrew the art in the fist volume, Apocalypse Suite. Apocalypse Suite was first released by Dark Horse Comics in their Free Comic Book Day issue on May 5, 2007.Since then, an eight-page story has been published entitled "Safe & Sound", which appeared in a collection of stories entitled MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume One. The first official issue of The Umbrella Academy was released on September 19, 2007.The first issue sold out and consequently there was a second printing released on October 17, 2007. Apocalypse Suite also won the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Limited Series The next installment of the series, Dallas, was released on November 26, 2008, and, following speculation that Way had retired indefinitely from comics, a third installment entitled Hotel Oblivion is currently in the works. Way and fellow artists Shaun Simon and Becky Cloonan co-created another comic-book series entitled The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, which Way announced at 2009 San Diego Comic-Con. At the 2012 New York Comic Con, the team announced that the first look at the series would be released on 2013's Free Comic Book Day.The series continued the concepts introduced in the My Chemical Romance album of a similar title. In 2011, My Chemical Romance stated that Mikey and Gerard were working on another comic book project which they had kept under wraps since mid-2009. As of 2015 nothing of this project has emerged. On December 21, 2013, Gerard Way stated that he and Gabriel Ba will be working on parts three and four of his comic book series Umbrella Academy beginning in the new year. In a podcast interview on December 31, 2013 with Chris Thompson from Pop Culture Hound, Way discussed his new Umbrella Academy series in more detail and confirmed he would do two volumes back-to-back, with a couple of flashback issues in-between. In addition, he discussed his new comic series All Ages which first appeared as a series of images on his Twitter feed. Although the project doesn't have a publisher or an artist at this stage, he is actively working on the story of cats in high-school who are discovering their place in the world. It was announced that Way will be making his debut in the Marvel Universe by writing for the alternate universe Spider-Man series Edge of Spider-Verse.In 2001 Way co-created a cartoon with Joe Boyle called The Breakfast Monkey. They pitched it to Cartoon Network, but the network declined to pick up the concept on the grounds that it was too similar to the existing property Aqua Teen Hunger Force. In 2013, Way made his television directorial debut on The Hub original series The Aquabats! Super Show!, co-directing and co-writing the season two finale "The AntiBats!" with series co-creators Christian Jacobs and Jason deVilliers. Additionally, Way's brother Mikey appears in the episode, playing the lead singer of a fictional death metal band called Asthma. The following year, the episode was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the category for "Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series".Way struggled with alcoholism and prescription drug addiction for many years but is now sober.In a November 2010 issue of Spin magazine, he said that having become a happier person and feeling more in control, he had been able to enjoy the occasional recreational drink. On September 3, 2007, after a concert in Colorado, Way married Lyn-Z, bassist of Mindless Self Indulgence, backstage on the final date of the Projekt Revolution tour. A member of Live Nation's touring staff who was also an ordained minister performed the low-key ceremony. Their daughter, Bandit Lee Way, was born on May 27, 2009. The family lives in Los Angeles, California. In 2014, Way began openly discussing his gender identity struggles online and in interviews. In a Reddit AMA hosted by Way in October 2014, he stated, "I have always been extremely sensitive to those that have gender identity issues as I feel like I have gone through it as well, if even on a smaller scale. I have always identified a fair amount with the female gender, and began at a certain point in MCR to express this through my look and performance style. So it's no surprise that all of my inspirations and style influences were pushing gender boundaries. Freddy Mercury, Bowie, Iggy, early glam, T-Rex. Masculinity to me has always made me feel like it wasn't right for me." In January 2015, Way was featured in The Boyzine, an independent zine published by SWMRS frontman Cole Becker. Way again discussed his gender identity, commenting, "I never really subscribed to the archetype masculinity growing up, I had no interest in sports or anything like that. There was a time where I was called a girl so often that when I discovered the idea of transgenderism I considered myself to be more of a girl. So I identify with trans people and women a lot because I was a girl to a lot of people growing up."

Tomb Raider #9 by Tula Lotay

Tomb Raider #9
Mariko Tamaki (W), Phillip Sevy (A), Michael Atiyeh ©, and Tula Lotay (Cover)
On sale Oct 19
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Escaping from a mental institution was just the beginning. Now Sam Nishimura is making her way across Europe and leaving a trail of destruction in her wake, gathering followers to her violent cause. Lara Croft and Jonah are on the case, trying to rescue Sam from the mysterious force that has overtaken her. But as haunting memories of Yamatai resurface and the sinister Order of Trinity gets more involved, this search-and-rescue mission becomes so much more.
• Continuing where the Rise of the Tomb Raider game left off!
• By Eisner Award–winning author Mariko Tamaki.

A&A #5 CVR D EISMA (FAITH) 

(W) Rafer Roberts (A) Mike Norton (CA) Joe Eisma

ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! A VALIANT TALE FOR THE AGES!

This ain’t no ordinary team-up… It’s Archer & Faith’s first date! A&A’s whirlwind ongoing series is hitting the town with the one and only FAITH! With Armstrong on the road, Archer is taking some much-needed personal time…and bringing his long-distance romance with Los Angeles’s number-one superhero off of FaceTime and into the real world! As these friends take their relationship to the next level, will romance conquer all? Or will they still find the time to brawl with some loan sharks? When a teenaged martial arts expert and high-flying psiot get together, anything goes!

Come on board here with the swooning standalone adventure of the summer as paramour extraordinaire Rafer Roberts and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton bring you THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & FAITH! More crossbows than Sleepless in Seattle! More fist fights than The Notebook!

A&A #5 CVR E EMOJI VARIANT (FAITH) 

(W) Rafer Roberts (A) Mike Norton (CA) Swyft Media

ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! A VALIANT TALE FOR THE AGES!

This ain’t no ordinary team-up… It’s Archer & Faith’s first date! A&A’s whirlwind ongoing series is hitting the town with the one and only FAITH! With Armstrong on the road, Archer is taking some much-needed personal time…and bringing his long-distance romance with Los Angeles’s number-one superhero off of FaceTime and into the real world! As these friends take their relationship to the next level, will romance conquer all? Or will they still find the time to brawl with some loan sharks? When a teenaged martial arts expert and high-flying psiot get together, anything goes!

Come on board here with the swooning standalone adventure of the summer as paramour extraordinaire Rafer Roberts and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton bring you THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & FAITH! More crossbows than Sleepless in Seattle! More fist fights than The Notebook!

A&A #5 CVR G 10 COPY INCV FAITH INTERLOCK PEREZ 

(W) Rafer Roberts (A) Mike Norton (CA) Pere Perez

A&A #5 CVR H 20 COPY INCV LATORRE 

(W) Rafer Roberts (A) Mike Norton (CA) Diego Latorre

A&A #6 CVR B KANO (NEW ARC)


(W) Rafer Roberts (A) Mike Norton (CA) Kano

Archer and Armstrong and Davey the Mackerel are joining the circus for “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN”!

Archer and Armstrong are on the hunt for Armstrong’s long-lost wife, and the clues have put them on the trail of America’s craziest traveling circus! But it’s not just clowns, carnies, and strongmen lurking under the big top… When the world’s premier adventure duo discover dozens of mutated Armstrong doppelgängers secretly running the show, all heck is bound to break loose! And it’s only going to get worse when Davey the Mackerel returns with a shocking new set of secrets about Armstrong’s bottomless satchel…and what else might be soon plotting its escape!

Mad science meets the midway when red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival) toss Archer & Armstrong into the wildest show on Earth with a perfect new jumping-on point in “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN”!

A&A #6 CVR C ROBERTSON (NEW ARC) 

(W) Rafer Roberts (A) Mike Norton (CA) Darick Robertson

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‘Black Magick’ Comic Optioned By ‘The Magicians’ Producer For Series Development

In competitive situation with multiple bidders, Michael London’s Groundswell Productions (The Magicians) has optioned the Black Magick comic book series from New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning author Greg Rucka and illustrator Nicola Scott for TV series development. The comic, a gritty thriller about witchcraft and crime, will be packaged as an hourlong cable drama.

The series’ main character, Rowan Black, is a robbery-homicide detective in the fictional port city of Portsmouth, USA, itself a cauldron of occult mystery. She is also the latest in a long line of witches stretching back for millennia. For years, Rowan has struggled to keep a balance between her two lives, but the past is finally catching up to her. Peculiar and mysterious murders draw Rowan into an investigation where the lines between her two lives continue to erode, where she is left with no choice but to harness her powers to not only save the people she loves, but to preserve a future for all humanity.

“Greg and Nicola have created an indelible small town character and put her at the center of a gripping mystery driven by a fresh take on the mythology of witchcraft,” said London. “Our plan is to find a world class creator who can realize their vision for series and then take it to the cable and streaming networks.”

“We had a lot of attention and some very difficult choices to make when it came to finding Black Magick a home,” Rucka said. “Ultimately, Michael and Groundswell took the day with a passion and sincerity that certainly make Nic and I feel that Rowan is in very good hands.”

This isn’t Rucka’s first comic book series to get TV series treatment. His comic series Lazarus, illustrated by Michael Lark, is being developed for Legendary TV with Matt Tolmach, and Rucka writing the pilot. In addition, his novel and comic book series Queen & Country is set up at Fox with Jenno Topping producing and Ellen Page attached to star. Rucka also  served as an executive producer on the movie Whiteout, starring Kate Beckinsale, based on the award-winning comic book series of the same name and drawn by Steve Lieber.

Scott is a former actor turned comic book artist based who has worked for Image, Dark Horse and DC Comics on titles such as Wonder Woman, Teen Titans and Superman.

Groundswell is in production on the second season of The Magicians for SyFy and the first season of Chance starring Hugh Laurie for Hulu. It begins production next month on Snowfall for FX with Belgian directors Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah (Black) directing from a script by Dave Andron, John Singleton, and Eric Amadio. Groundswell recently received an Emmy nomination for Confirmation for HBO.

Groundswell and London’s film credits include Trumbo, Milk, Win Win, The Visitor, Sideways, The Family Stone, The Illusionist and thirteen. They are currently in post-production on Birth of the Dragon, directed by George Nolfi.

The deal was negotiated for Rucka by Angela Cheng Caplan of Cheng Caplan Company, David Hale Smith of InkWell Management, and Allison Binder of Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder, & Christopher LLP.

London was repped by WME and Michael Schenkman and Greg Slewett of Bloom Hergott.

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MOONSHINE #1 CVR A RISSO 

(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Eduardo Risso

Set during Prohibition, and deep in the backwoods of Appalachia, MOONSHINE #1 tells the story of Lou Pirlo, a city-slick “torpedo” sent from New York City to negotiate a deal with the best moonshiner in West Virginia, one Hiram Holt. What Lou doesn’t figure on is that Holt is just as cunning and ruthless as any NYC crime boss. Because not only will Holt do anything to protect his illicit booze operation, he’ll stop at nothing to protect a much darker family secret…a bloody, supernatural secret that must never see the light of day… or better still, the light of the full moon.

MOONSHINE #1 marks the first time AZZARELLO and RISSO have worked together for Image Comics and reunites the Eisner Award winning creative team that defined modern crime comics with 100 Bullets… and now puts a horror-twist on a classic gangster tale. Issue #1 features a variant cover by legendary comics creator, Frank Miller!

REBORN #1 CVR A CAPULLO 

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Greg Capullo

MARK MILLAR & GREG CAPULLO join forces to create the smash hit sci-fi / fantasy story of the year: REBORN. Where do you go when you die? Not heaven or hell; somewhere else. Somewhere you have to fight to survive. Somewhere the people from the past are waiting for you-the good and the bad.

BLACK LIGHT DISTRICT 6 ISSUES (ONE SHOT) 

(W) Jesse Blaze Snider (A) Phil Hester, Jason Pearson, Andrea Tamme, David Witt, J. K. Woodward, Michael Spicer, Erik Larsen (CA) Andrew Dalhouse (A/CA) Chris Burnham

AN ALL-NEW ONE-SHOT COMIC BOOK / MUSIC EXPERIENCE!
JESSE BLAZE SNIDER’s groundbreaking online comic book / music anthology “BLACK LIGHT DISTRICT: 6 ISSUES” comes to Image Comics! Featuring six epic illustrated stories set to the music of the geek culture inspired “Black Light District "EP!
 
"JESSE SNIDER’s BLACK LIGHT DISTRICT is a storytelling revelation! Each song married to the comic images create one-of-a-kind sound and visual dramas never seen before in the comics medium.” - John Siuntres, Word Balloon

CANNIBAL #1 

(W) Brian Buccellato, Jennifer Young (A/CA) Matias Bergara

A BRAND NEW SERIES!
From New York Times bestselling writer BRIAN BUCCELLATO & JENNIFER YOUNG, CANNIBAL is about the denizens of a small Everglades town desperately trying to hold onto their everyday lives at the dawn of a cannibal pandemic. With no cure in sight, the region has become split over what to do with the victims, though for Cash and Grady Hansen the answer is simple: Kill them. But all of that changes when the virus begins to infect people they love.

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A&A #6 CVR D CGC REPLICA PEREZ (NEW ARC) 

(W) Rafer Roberts (A) Mike Norton (CA) Pere Perez

Archer and Armstrong and Davey the Mackerel are joining the circus for “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN”!

Archer and Armstrong are on the hunt for Armstrong’s long-lost wife, and the clues have put them on the trail of America’s craziest traveling circus! But it’s not just clowns, carnies, and strongmen lurking under the big top… When the world’s premier adventure duo discover dozens of mutated Armstrong doppelgängers secretly running the show, all heck is bound to break loose! And it’s only going to get worse when Davey the Mackerel returns with a shocking new set of secrets about Armstrong’s bottomless satchel…and what else might be soon plotting its escape!

Mad science meets the midway when red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival) toss Archer & Armstrong into the wildest show on Earth with a perfect new jumping-on point in “NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN”!

A&A #6 CVR E 10 COPY INCV ROBERTS 

(W) Rafer Roberts (A) Mike Norton (CA) Rafer Roberts

BLOODSHOT REBORN #15 CVR B OLIVER 

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Mico Suayan (CA) Ben Oliver

Escape from BLOODSHOT ISLAND!

Live. Die. Rejuvenate. Each day, Bloodshot and his fellow castaways from Project Rising Spirit awake to find themselves hunted by the unstoppable engine of destruction called Deathmate. And each day, they die…only to begin their escape once more after the nano-technology inside them repairs their fatal injuries. As Bloodshot and his new teammates begin to understand the brutal logic behind their island prison, will the biggest threat to their survival be the horrors that await in the jungle around them…or each other?

New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Old Man Logan) and superstar artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) lead the hunt for the secrets behind Bloodshot’s past and future here in the next unstoppable chapter of the summer’s electrifying Valiant blockbuster!

BLOODSHOT REBORN #15 CVR C SEGOVIA 

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Mico Suayan (CA) Stephen Segovia

BLOODSHOT REBORN #15 CVR D 10 COPY INCV INTERLOCK BODENHEIM 

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Mico Suayan (CA) Ryan Bodenheim

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