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Action Comics #1000 out this Wednesday, April 18, 2018

posted Apr 15, 2018, 11:53 AM by Vu Nguyen

From Vu


ACTION COMICS #1000 (George Perez Cover) (18 Apr 2018)
DC Comics
Celebrate Action Comics #1000 this Wednesday, April 18, 2018, with these 1,000 variant covers... just kidding, only 45 covers.

See official covers at freecomicbookday.com. List compiled by comicburst.com.
        1. Action Comics #1000 Jim Lee & Scott Williams
        2. Action Comics #1000 Steve Rude 1930's Variant
        3. Action Comics #1000 Michael Cho 1940's Variant
        4. Action Comics #1000 Dave Gibbons 1950's Variant
        5. Action Comics #1000 Michael Allred 1960's Variant
        6. Action Comics #1000 Jim Steranko 1970's Variant
        7. Action Comics #1000 Joshua Middleton 1980's Variant
        8. Action Comics #1000 Dan Jurgens 1990's Variant
        9. Action Comics #1000 Lee Bermejo 2000's Variant
        10. Action Comics #1000 Lee Bermejo 2000's Foil Variant
        11. Action Comics #1000 Blank Variant
        12. Action Comics #1000 KRS Comics Jock Forbidden Planet Jetpack Comics Variant
        13. Action Comics #1000 KRS Comics Jock Forbidden Planet Jetpack Comics Monochrome Variant
        14. Action Comics #1000 Buy Me Toys Stanely Artgerm Lau Variant
        15. Action Comics #1000 Buy Me Toys Stanely Artgerm Lau Vintage Variant
        16. Action Comics #1000 Buy Me Toys Stanely Artgerm Lau Sketch Variant
        17. Action Comics #1000 Bulletproof Comics Gabriele Dell'Otto Tradedress Variant
        18. Action Comics #1000 Bulletproof Comics Gabriele Dell'Otto Virgin Variant
        19. Action Comics #1000 Bulletproof Comics Gabriele Dell'Otto Sketch Variant
        20. Action Comics #1000 Yesteryear Comics Jason Fabok Trade Dress Variant
        21. Action Comics Yesteryear Comics Jason Fabok Variant
        22. Action Comics Yesteryear Comics Jason Fabok Virgin Variant
        23. Action Comics #1000 Frankie's Comics Francesco Mattina Variant
        24. Action Comics #1000 Frankie's Comics Francesco Mattina Tradedress Variant
        25. Action Comics #1000 Vault Collectibles Dave Dorman Variant
        26. Action Comics #1000 Uncanny Comics Tony S Daniel Variant
        27. Action Comics #1000 Uncanny Comics Tony S Daniel Virgin Variant
        28. Action Comics #1000 Summit Comics & Games George Perez Variant
        29. Action Comics #1000 Kings Comics Nicola Scott Variant
        30. Action Comics #1000 Unknown Comics Tyler Kirkham Virgin Variant
        31. Action Comics #1000 Unknown Comics Tyler Kirkham Trade Dress Variant
        32. Action Comics #1000 The Comic Mint Felipe Massafera Variant
        33. Action Comics #1000 Dynamic Forces Dan Jurgens Variant
        34. Action Comics #1000 Dynamic Forces Dan Jurgens Line Art Variant
        35. Action Comics #1000 Dynamic Forces Curt Swan
        36. Action Comics #1000 Dynamic Forces Ken Haeser Remarked Variant
        37. Action Comics #1000 Midtown Comics Olivier Coipel Variant
        38. Action Comics #1000 Midtown Comics Olivier Coipel Black & White Variant
        39. Action Comics #1000 Legends Comics and Games Fresno Neal Adams Variant
        40. Action Comics #1000 Newbury Comics Patrick Gleason Variant
        41. Action Comics #1000 Newbury Comics Patrick Gleason Virgin Variant
        42. Action Comics #1000 Newbury Comics Patrick Gleason Black & White Variant
        43. Action Comics #1000 Torpedo Comics Jim Lee Variant
        44. Action Comics #1000 Third Eye Comics Kaare Andrews Variant
        45. Action Comics #1000 Fried Pie Doug Mahnke Variant

Vanguard Illustrated #6 Publishers File Comic Copy

posted Apr 14, 2018, 10:10 AM by Vu Nguyen

From Ilke


VANGUARD ILLUSTRATED #6 (Jun 1984)
Pacific Comics
Vanguard Illustrated #6 Publishers File Comic Copy at ebay.com user collect_now



Opinion: The 99 cents Marvel Collections

posted Apr 14, 2018, 8:56 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Apr 14, 2018, 9:01 AM ]

From Vu


AVENGERS MASTERWORKS #18 (Digital) (11 Apr 2018)
Marvel Comics
About a month ago (March 14, 2018), Comixology and Marvel, started their 99 cents deals on their recent collections. Physical comics retailing $19.99 were sold at $0.99, it was an unbelievable deal. However, to me, the digital pricing sounds about right to me. I have long argued that since there are no printing, paper, or shelf space costs, it should be sold at cost or nearly nothing.

So every week I bought a lot of Marvel's 99 cents books, including artists I didn't care for or followed. I have so many books, realistically, I probably won't be reading some of them.

Unfortunately, this week (April 11, 2018), Comixology ended their 99 cents sale (even though they still have the banner up from this screen print). The two Avengers digital books were priced at $16.99 and $19.99 (they cost exactly the same as the physical books)... an overblown price for digital goods, in my opinion.

Bleeding Cool wrote comic book retailers at the Diamond Retailer Summit in Chicago complained to Marvel Comics EIC C.B. Cebulki and pressured them to stop the sale. In light of the summit, I learned that Marvel Comics weren't losing money on the sale at all - that in fact, Amazon paid the wholesale price to Marvel, it was Amazon losing money on this sale. But, I didn't believe that Marvel Comics knew nothing about the promotion. If Amazon was strictly responsible for this, why didn't they do the same sale for their DC or Image books? It doesn't make sense... Marvel had to know or approved of these sales.

Fortunately, Amazon still hadn't taken down their 99 cents promotional pricing. I rushed over there and grabbed 14 books. My complaint is that I don't think you can turn off "1-Click" purchasing, and you have to own a Kindle (or download their Kindle app on iOS or Android). Once you link your Amazon and Comixology, your Kindle purchases should automatically show up on your Comixology app. It's a little inconvenient, and annoying, but I can attest that it works. Once Amazon completely kill off the 99 cents bargains - which I believe will be next week - I will happily delete my Kindle app (which will disable accidental purchases with those dreaded "1-Click" button).

To summarize, I have spent more money in a month than I have ever spent in my entirety of buying digital comics. If the trend continued, I would have spent more money in two months than a year of Marvel Unlimited. In fact, if the sale goes on for a year, it's possible I would spend about $900 (based on my spending habit of $75 a month), much, much more money than any Marvel or Comixology Unlimited subscription. Perhaps I'm just one person when it comes to these 99 cents books, but I would like to think there are others out there like me.

You can argue that these deep discounts aren't good for retailers - but I'm telling you, from my perspective, I was never going to buying the physical Marvel books anyway.  The retailers aren't losing money (at least from me), since I wasn't going to buy them in the first place. At least with the sale, I will drop $14 this week to buy most of their books (even if I'm not going to have time to read them).  The fans who want the physical books, will still buy the physical books.

If you take away the sale, I would go back to spending $0 on digital books. That's fine, I guess I'm saving money in the long run. I still buy physical books, but, believe me, it's not in the hundreds of dollars, and it's not necessary going to be Marvel Comics. When it comes down to it, all the money I'm not spending on Comixology/Marvel Comics, it's not good for the industry, since I will just pour my money into something else (video games, toys, or movies).


Infinity Gauntlet is the #2 top-selling book for the month of March 2018

posted Apr 14, 2018, 6:16 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Apr 14, 2018, 6:21 AM ]

From Vu


INFINITY GAUNTLET TPB (Sep 2011)
Marvel Comics
With Avengers: Infinity War coming out April 23, 2018, the original Infinity Gauntlet book has skyrocketed to #2 on the top NPD BookScan (formerly Nielsen Bookscan) list for the month of March 2018.  List courtesy of icv2.com.


NPD BookScan Top 10 'Superhero' Graphic Novels – March 2018 (2/26/18 - 4/1/18)

Rank

Title

Author

Publisher

1

BLACK PANTHER BOOK 1: A NATION UNDER OUR FEET

TA-NEHISI COATES

MARVEL COMICS

2

INFINITY GAUNTLET

JIM STARLIN

MARVEL COMICS

3

GREEN LANTERN: EARTH ONE VOL. 1 HC

GABRIEL HARDMAN

DC COMICS

4

BLACK PANTHER BOOK 2: A NATION UNDER OUR FEET

TA-NEHISI COATES

MARVEL COMICS

5

BLACK PANTHER BOOK 3: A NATION UNDER OUR FEET

TA-NEHISI COATES

MARVEL COMICS

6

OVERWATCH: ANTHOLOGY VOL. 1 HC

MATT BURNS

DARK HORSE BOOKS

7

WATCHMEN

ALAN MOORE

DC COMICS

8

STAR WARS: JEDI OF THE REPUBLIC - MACE WINDU

MATT OWENS

MARVEL COMICS

9

BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA

TA-NEHISI COATES

MARVEL COMICS

10

MARVEL'S BLACK PANTHER: THE ART OF THE MOVIE HC

ELENI ROUSSOS

MARVEL COMICS

R.I.P. F'Murr

posted Apr 10, 2018, 1:19 PM by Vu Nguyen

From Vu


Le Génie des alpages #3
According to ligneclaire, French comics creator F'Murr (aka Richard Peyzaret) has died recently (the news of his death came to light today), he was 72.

F'Murr is most famous for the long-running series Le Génie des alpages (The Genius of the Mountain Pastures)... but also known for his parodies (see Tintin by F'Murr).


April (1)
  • [10 Apr 2018] F'Murr (French comic creator of Le Génie des alpages), 72
  • [08 Apr 2018] Gunnar Persson (Swedish cartoonist for Kronblom), 84

February (1)
  • [12 Feb 2018] Jack Cummins (American former President of  Boom! Studios), 51, flu

January (2)
  • [27 Jan 2018] Mort Walker (American comics artist for Beetle Bailey, Hi and Lois), 94, pneumonia
  • [24 Jan 2018] Jan Steeman (Dutch comics artist for Roel Dijkstra, Noortje), 74

R.I.P. Gunnar Persson

posted Apr 9, 2018, 7:59 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 8:08 PM ]

From Vu


photo from lansposten.se
Swedish comic creator Gunnar Persson has died on April 8, 2018.

He's known for being the son of Elov Persson, who created one of Sweden's oldest comic strip Kronblom. Gunnar took over drawing Kronblom when when his father fell to ill health. Keeping it all in the family, Gunnar's son, Jonas Persson, started co-drawing the strip in 2006.

Both Elov and Gunnar won an Adamson Award in the "Best Swedish comic-strip (or comic book) cartoonist" for their work on Kronblom.


Artists who died in 2018: 4

April (1)
  • [08 Apr 2018] Gunnar Persson (Swedish cartoonist for Kronblom), 84

February (1)
  • [12 Feb 2018] Jack Cummins (American former President of  Boom! Studios), 51, flu

January (2)
  • [27 Jan 2018] Mort Walker (American comics artist for Beetle Bailey, Hi and Lois), 94, pneumonia
  • [24 Jan 2018] Jan Steeman (Dutch comics artist for Roel Dijkstra, Noortje), 74

True Believers: Infinity Gauntlet (Gold Logo) coming to stores April 11, 2018

posted Apr 8, 2018, 2:11 AM by Vu Nguyen

From Vu


TRUE BELIEVERS: INFINITY GAUNTLET (11 Apr 2018)
Marvel Comics
With Avengers: Infinity War coming out this month, Marvel will be re-releasing True Believers: Infinity Gauntlet (Gold Logo) this April 11, 2018 (you can get a copy at your comic book store for $1).

Details at marvel.com

Upcoming Moonlight Players shows

posted Mar 31, 2018, 8:47 PM by Vu Nguyen

From moonlightplayers.com


1776 (01 - 25 Jun 2018)
Moonlight Warehouse Theatre
1776
June 1st - June 24th, 2018
​Directed by Charlotte Jardine

It's the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence... if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.


CHARLEY'S AUNT (20 Jul - 05 Aug 2018)
Moonlight Warehouse Theatre

Charley's Aunt

July 20th - August 5th, 2018​
Directed by Chris Walsh

Charley and Jack love Amy and Kitty. Amy is about to go away, and Charley thinks he may miss his opportunity to ask for her hand. Then he discovers that his aunt, a Brazilian woman he hardly knows, is coming for lunch. How fortuitous! Now the aunt can chaperone while the boys ask the girls to marry them. Naturally, things don't go as planned. Donna Lucia, the aunt, is late, and their friend, Lord Fancourt Babberley (Babbs) shows up in drag. He is convinced to pretend to be Donna Lucia, and a wild afternoon of mistaken identity, young love, old love, angry uncles, and one beautiful, exotic aunt ensues. In the end, just as it looks like Uncle Stephen is going to ruin everything, the real Donna Lucia steps in and graciously puts an end to the madness. All the lovers end up together and happy, except for Uncle Stephen, who was starting to fall for Babbs!

Color Your Own Avengers features George Perez's art

posted Mar 31, 2018, 9:28 AM by Vu Nguyen

From Vu


COLOR YOUR OWN AVENGERS (28 Mar 2018)
Marvel Comics
The recently released Color Your Own Avengers book (released 28 Mar 2018) features George Perez's art - based on the back cover via ebay.com - thanks to Ilke.

>>>
COLOR YOUR OWN AVENGERS TP
MARVEL COMICS
DEC170938
(A) Various (CA) Arthur Adams

And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes and heroines found themselves uncolored, without their common palette! On that day, the Avengers were adorned - with all the hues no single super hero could withstand! Through these pages, their roster prospers, changing many times, but their glory will never be denied! Heed the call, then - for now, you Artists Assemble! Yes, your big moment is here. Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Falcon and more take action in beautiful black-and-white illustrations by some of Marvel's finest talents from across the eras! They're just waiting for you to enter the fray - so grab your full lineup of markers, pencils or crayons...and unleash an Avengers world of color!

All Ages
In Shops: Mar 28, 2018
SRP: $9.99

Action Comics #643 on the cover of Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman Deluxe Edition

posted Mar 12, 2018, 6:06 AM by Vu Nguyen

Ilke writes:


ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN DELUXE EDITION (18 Apr 2018)
DC Comics
George's cover for Action Comics #643 can be seen on the cover of Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman Deluxe Edition

Cover scan from: http://amzn.to/2Hr5del


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