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i can’t believe gerard went from failed artist with a show pitch rejected by cartoon network to eisner award winning comic book writer with his own imprint at dc like damn he did that

Five favs from the massive Marvel collections sale!

CAPTAIN MARVEL Vol. 1: HIGHER, FURTHER, FASTER, MORE

One of Marvel’s most beloved Avengers launches into her own ongoing series! Carol Danvers has played many roles in her life; hero, pilot, Avenger, and now, deep-space adventurer! Join Captain Marvel as she attempts to return an alien girl to her home world, and defend the rights of aliens revolting against the Galactic Alliance. Guest-starring Guardians of the Galaxy! Collects Captain Marvel (2014) #1-6.

BLACK WIDOW Vol. 1: S.H.I.E.L.D.’S MOST WANTED

They wowed you with DAREDEVIL, now the Eisner Award-winning team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee take Black Widow to new heights — by forcing her to go on the lam! Natasha has a lifetime of secrets, and when some of the darkest ones are made public, nobody is safe. As S.H.I.E.L.D. turns on its once-greatest asset, she seeks out her own answers in a knock-down, drag-out tale of action and espionage! But the Widow’s hunt for the Weeping Lion sends her back to the one place she never wanted to go! With a little help from old friends — and old enemies lying in wait — she’ll face the new incarnation of the Red Room: the Dark Room! But as S.H.I.E.L.D. closes in, Natasha finds herself on a collision course with the Invincible Iron Man! Collects Black Widow (2016) #1-6.

THE MIGHTY THOR Vol. 1: THUNDER IN HER VEINS

When Dr. Jane Foster lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, the Mighty Thor! Her enemies are many as Asgard descends further into chaos, and unrest threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet she wages her greatest battle against a far more personal foe: the cancer killing her mortal form. When Loki steps back into Thor’s life, will it ease her troubles or only add to her pain? There’s no such question about Malekith as he continues to fan the flames of a looming War of Realms — when he isn’t wedding planning, that is! And as Asgard is torn apart, the skies will shake in one of the bloodiest battles of all time: It’s Thor vs. Odin like never before! Collects Mighty Thor (2015) #1-5.

MOCKINGBIRD Vol. 1: I CAN EXPLAIN

S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Bobbi Morse, the former Avenger known as Mockingbird, goes solo! With a scientific mind and a lethal mastery of martial arts, she’s always been one of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s best agents, but what happens when someone close to her is murdered? There are strange goings-on to investigate in the peacekeeping organization’s own medical-and-recovery network. But when Lance Hunter’s undercover gig at the London Hellfire Club goes south, Mockingbird sets off, battle staves at the ready, to save Hunter — and the Queen of England! From helping out a teen driven bonkers by her own new powers, to doing a little dog-sitting, Bobbi shows she’s a woman of many talents as best-selling author Chelsea Cain makes Mockingbird sing! Collects Mockingbird (2015) #1-5 and material from Mockingbird: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1.

SHE-HULK Vol. 1: LAW AND DISORDER

She-Hulk is taking a stand, and this time in a court of law! Jennifer Walters has been a dedicated member of the Avengers and the FF, but now she’s seeking professional success with an independent, super-powered law firm! Her first client? Kristoff Vernard, the spoiled son of Victor Von Doom! Collects She-Hulk (2014) #1-6.

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'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Co-Creator To Publish Modern Day 'Jane Eyre' Graphic Novel
Aline Brosh McKenna, co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and screenwriter of The Devil Wears Prada, will publish a graphic novel, Jane, that reimagines Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel Jane Eyr…

Aline Brosh McKenna, co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and screenwriter of The Devil Wears Prada, will publish a graphic novel, Jane, that reimagines Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel Jane Eyre, EW can announce exclusively. Jane will be published by Boom! Studios.

Illustrated by Eisner Award winner Ramón K. Pérez, Jane transposes our heroine to the modern era, where she’s an art student who has finally left her small fishing town for the bright lights of New York City. Soon, she realizes that the city and her talented peers are more intimidating than she expected, so Jane gets a nannying job to earn extra money. But the comfort that job provided grows thin when she starts falling for her young charge’s father, Rochester — a wealthy man with a dark secret.

SMALL FAVORS: THE DEFINITIVE GIRLY PORNO COLLECTION

COLLEEN COOVER (W/A/C/CA)
Small Favors, the critically-acclaimed girly porno comic by Eisner award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover, is back in print in a deluxe hardcover edition! Join Annie and her tiny taskmaster Nibbil in fun, erotic adventures sure to make you blush.
This deluxe omnibus edition includes volumes one and two of Small Favors, the never-before-collected color special, behind-the-scenes materials, and a brand-new introduction by Kelly Sue DeConnick!
APRIL 26 / 256 PGS. / 18 and up / Erotica / $29.99

Artwork by Floyd Gottfredson. Floyd was originally hired by Walt Disney as an in-betweener in 1929. In 1930, Four months into it’s publication, he began to  temporarily work on the Mickey Mouse comic strip while Disney himself looked for another artist to work on it full time. Long story made short, Floyd ended up working on strip for 45 years straight!

In 2003 he was posthumously awarded the Disney Legend citation and was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards’ Hall of Fame in 2006.

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From comicbook.com

Things are getting awfully personal between Black Widow and Recluse, a rivalry that shows no signs of stopping soon.

In Black Widow #8, the stakes are raised when Recluse brings Natasha’s off and on boyfriend into the mix, who just happens to be the Winter Solider. Though a quick assessment of the situation doesn’t bode well for the two lovebirds.

Black Widow #9 is written by Chris Samnee and Mark Waid, with art from Samnee.

You can read the exclusive preview in the gallery, and the official description of the issue can be found below. It hits comic stores on December 28.

S.H.I.E.L.D.’S MOST WANTED!
The Eisner Award-winning team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are taking Black Widow on the lam! Natasha has spent years gathering secrets, and when some of the darkest ones begin mysteriously going public, no one is safe. With her betrayed former confederates at S.H.I.E.L.D. on her heels and a lifetime of training and ingenuity at her disposal, Natasha’s out for answers in a knock-down-drag-out tale of action and espionage! Hidden enemies, old friends and unusual allies collide, and all eyes are on Black Widow. The chase is on!

THE RETURN OF BUCKY BARNES! Natasha’s living in a world without secrets, and Bucky’s got a pretty big one…You can’t go home again…particularly when there’s a deadly killer targeting you!

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."

Mass Effect: Discovery #1 (of 4)

Jeremy Barlow (W), John Dombrow (W), Gabriel Guzmán (A/Cover), Michael Atiyeh ©, and Kate Niemczyk (Variant cover)
On sale May 24 • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
A young Turian military recruit goes undercover in order to infiltrate the mysterious Andromeda Initiative—and ultimately retrieve a scientist who’s made a potentially devastating discovery. Tying in to the highly anticipated release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, writers Jeremy Barlow and John Dombrow and artist Gabriel Guzmán team up to create the next exciting chapter of the Mass Effect comics series!
From Eisner Award–nominated writer Jeremy Barlow!
Direct tie-in with Mass Effect: Andromeda for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One!
Top secret variant cover by Kate Niemczyk!

Taiyo Matsumoto’s newest work - Louvre no Neko (ルーヴルの猫) - will debut in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Original on June 20th. The manga will follow several cats as they go on adventures in and around the famous Louvre museum in Paris.

Furthermore, Viz Media’s English-language edition of Sunny has been nominated for an Eisner Award and will be competing for ‘Best U.S. Edition of International Material — Asia‘ alongside Assassination Classroom, A Bride’s Story, Master Keaton, Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan and A Silent Voice. The winner will be announced on July 22nd at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

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DC to Launch New 'Supergirl' Origin Comic Book In December (Exclusive)
'Supergirl: Being Super' will be written by the award-winning writer of 'This One Summer.'

With this month’s launch of a new ongoing monthly comic book and the debut of the second season of her television show next month, DC Entertainment’s Supergirl is flying higher than she has in quite some time right now. This December, the character’s profile will be raised even further with the launch of a new mini-series from an all-star creative team, retelling her origin story for a new generation.

Supergirl: Being Super will be a four-issue series written by Mariko Tamaki, whose coming-of-age drama This One Summer, illustrated by her cousin Jillian Tamaki, won both Ignatz and Eisner Awards for best graphic novel, as well as receiving a Printz Honor and Randolph Caldecott Medal in 2015. Art on the series will come from Eisner Award-nominee Joelle Jones, co-creator of the fan-favorite Lady Killer and Helheim series. Set outside of regular continuity, the series will offer an updated take on Kara Zor-El’s earliest days on Earth.

Dark Horse Presents #34

Eisner and Harvey award winner!
Ron Randall (W/A), Carla Speed McNeil (W), Jim Alexander (W), Shannon Wheeler (W/A), Will Pickering (P), Fin Cramb (P), and Steve Rude (Cover)
On sale May 17 • FC, 48 pages • $4.99 • Ongoing
This month’s issue features new installments of Shannon Wheeler’s Too Much Coffee Man; Ron Randall’s Trekker: The Volstock Payoff; Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder: Chase the Lady; Jim Alexander, Will Pickering, and Fin Cramb’s Savant; and much more!
“Dark Horse Presents … is a must-read for any and all comic book fans, both casual and hardcore.” —Comic Booked