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This timing couldn’t have been any better, no?

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New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Infinite Comics One-Shot Explodes On To Digital Devices Today!

Today, blast off in an all-new, high stakes, high octane adventure with the rag-tag team of space scoundrels in a new GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY INFINITE COMICS ONE-SHOT available now via the Marvel Comics App and Marvel Digital Comic Store! In this brand new one-shot titled “Best Story Ever,” writer Tim Seeley along with artists Reilly Brown, Iban Coello, Jacopo Camagni and Jim Charalapidis tell the harrowing tale of the Guardians’ greatest triumph (or so they’d have you believe)!

What happens when a very important part of your ship breaks? You fix it! Not if you’re the Guardians of the Galaxy, apparently. They get thrown in jail after being busted during a hair-brained scheme to steal it! With Rocket & Star-Lord under lock and key – it’s up to Gamora, Groot & Drax to fight their way through the prison and rescue their compatriots from facing judgment!

Set in current continuity but accessible for new readers, Marvel Infinite Comics are designed specifically for mobile devices, exploring the full storytelling possibilities of a digital canvas while still staying true to the mediums greatest strength! Available right at your fingertips on the Marvel Comics App (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & AndroidTM devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop, download the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY INFINITE COMICS ONE-SHOT today and experience the evolution of digital comics!

A new graphic novel from Image set in the time of WWI. Should be a great read, but keep some tissues handy.

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THE HORRORS OF WORLD WAR I IN WHITE DEATH

Original graphic novel by Robbie Morrison and Charlie Adlard in September

“On a sunlit day in September 2013, 500 people attended a double funeral in the small alpine ski resort village of Peio, northern Italy. The bodies were those of two Austrian males, aged 17 and 18 years old. They weren’t, however, holiday-makers who had fallen victim to a tragic ski accident. Both had bullet-holes in their skulls and had been frozen in the snow and ice of the Presana glacier for almost 100 years. They were First World War soldiers who had fought in a relatively obscure part of that conflict, now known as the White War.” –From the introduction to WHITE DEATH

Image Comics is pleased to announce the September release of WHITE DEATH, a hardcover graphic novel by Robbie Morrison (2000 AD) and Charlie Adlard (THE WALKING DEAD). Set in the Trentino mountain range, WHITE DEATH follows Pietro Aquasanta, who, as a rifleman in the Italian army, returns to what was a realm of wonder adventure in his childhood during World War I, but has now become a sterile world of death and despair.

 “‘White Death’ is a slang term used to describe avalanches in French and Italian Alpine regions,” wrote Morrison in his introduction, “and in my head, the avalanche became a metaphor for war — a terrifying, irresistible force that remorselessly consumes and destroys everything in its path.”

Heightening the tone of isolation and destruction is Adlard’s art — smudged and scratchy black charcoal and white chalk on a stark gray background that depicts the horrors of trench warfare and hand-to-hand combat. WHITE DEATH pre-dates Adlard’s arrival on the comics phenomenon THE WALKING DEAD, but his work on it informed the direction of his career.

“I could do my OWN thing,” Adlard wrote in his introduction. “This, to me at the time, was a revelation. I hadn’t been aware very much of the concept of creator-owned comics and, yet, here I was, doing just that. White Death eventually formulated my world view and opinions on where I wanted my career to go after this.”

WHITE DEATH is a 104-page black-and-white hardcover graphic novel. It will be in comic book stores on September 3 and bookstores on September 16.

From Valiant, The One Percent get their own one-shot! (See what we did there?)

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Fawkes and Eisma Bank on ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE ONE PERCENT #1 – Coming in November!

This November, crime pays when Valiant’s viceroys of villainy – the secretive One Percent of Wall Street – step into their very first solo adventure!

Valiant is proud to announce ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE ONE PERCENT #1 – an all-new one-shot tale spinning directly out of the pages of Archer & Armstrong’s Harvey Award-nominated ongoing series!

Arriving in stores this November, join Eisner Award-nominated creators Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal, Constantine) and Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) as they reveal the secret inner workings of a power-obsessed conspiracy that secretly runs the world from the catacombs beneath the Financial District.

They tried to save the Euro, but almost destroyed the world. Thwarted by the adventurers known as Archer & Armstrong at every turn, Valiant’s own wolves of Wall Street then turned their attention to Occupy Wall Street…and we all know how that worked out! Now, in the wake of their greatest victory, a vicious new brand of One Percenter is about to rise to the top of his class, and this time there will be no one to BAIL OUT their enemies as Archer & Armstrong face down a brand new kind of hostile takeover!

"[As] readers of Archer & Armstrong are aware, the One Percent are a conspiracy that happens to be true in that universe, about a bunch of Wall Street investors and bankers and types who have cut actual deals with the devil – or at least they say so," writer Ray Fawkes told Comic Book Resources. "They do black magic and that’s got a lot to do with why they’re secretly ruling part of the world – or at least, it’s got something to do with why they’re so super rich! They’re very, very, very bad people, and this is our chance to show how they work behind the golden masks of bulls and bears."

Featuring a standard cover by fan favorite artist Juan Doe – plus two limited, special edition shelf covers featuring perforated, fully detachable One Percent bull and bear masks by legendary artist and designer Rian Hughes – get rich or die trying this November as Ray Fawkes and Joe Eisma foist a brand new breed of villain to the top of the corporate ladder in ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE ONE PERCENT #1! (That will be $3.99, please.) 
 
For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.
 
For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG: THE ONE PERCENT #1

Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by JOE EISMA
Cover by JUAN DOE
Bull Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES
Bear Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES

$3.99 | ONE-SHOT | T+ | 32 pgs.
COMING IN NOVEMBER!

Dark Horse had new series coming from Tim Seeley. True to form, it’s a cool twist on a stereotypical story trope.

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SUNDOWNERS #1 | Tim Seeley | Jim Terry

Faster than lightning! Stronger than steel! Crazier than an outhouse rat? Enter the Sundowners—sworn to protect humanity from interdimensional invaders! But is the threat real, or is it all in their heads?

From Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash, The Occultist)!

A dark look at the thin line between heroism and insanity!

Sundowners #1 is on sale August 27th.  Retailer FOC is Monday, August 4th.

"Tell you what - since we’re not going to feature any cool characters on the TV show itself, why don’t we put the SHIELD TV characters in a comic instead. Hell, we’ll even give you Mark Waid! Sound fair?"

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S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 Welcomes You to Level Eight This December!

New York. NY—July 31, 2014—High-tech weaponry. High-stakes missions. High-octane adventure! This is S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 – the all-new in-continuity Marvel series inspired by the hit ABC television show! Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil) brings you a new series that explodes off the page with done-in-one missions each drawn by some of the top artists in the industry including Carlos Pacheco, Alan Davis, Chris Sprouse and more!

“[S.H.I.E.L.D.] has the best toys,” says series writer Mark Waid, in an interview with Marvel.com. “And the best allies – anyone and everyone in the Marvel Universe is a potential guest-star in this book, from Dr. Strange to the Thing to Spider-Man to Cloak and Dagger to Groot – if they’ve got the skills needed for the task at hand, they’re on the front lines (like it or not).”

Leading the charge is special Agent Phil Coulson, as he brings together the best and brightest, the gifted and the elite – normal people and superhumans alike from all corners of the Marvel Universe! If you’ve got the skills, S.H.I.E.L.D. has a mission for you! Phil Coulson, Maria Hill, Skye, Melinda May, Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and more team up with the Marvel Universe’s most iconic characters each and every issue to confront, combat and curtail cataclysmic threats and world threatening dangers beyond the scope of any conventional peace-keeping force!

“We’ve got what amounts to an unlimited budget and the ability to bring in any character at any time,” says Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “So that’s an advantage that we’re going to press, with the most spectacular set-pieces we can dream up, and involvement from characters from every corner of the Marvel Universe.”

Each and every issue: One mission. Twenty pages. Non-stop action. Guest stars from across the Marvel Universe. And a helper monkey. Hold on to your hats Agent, as S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 brings thrilling espionage and high-octane superhero action to comic shops and digital devices this December!


S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
Written by MARK WAID
Art by CARLOS PACHECO
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Coming this December!

Early look at the second issue of Rick Remender’s newest Image series. We’ll be reading the first issue tell soon.

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LOW REACHES NEW DEPTHS
The first issue of Remender and Tocchini’s new series sells out, stunning artwork for issue #2 revealed

Rick Remender (BLACK SCIENCE, DEADLY CLASS) and artist Greg Tocchini (Uncanny X-Force, Last Days of American Crime) dive deeper into their underwater dystopian environment in LOW, with schools of absorbed fans of the new series following close behind. Issue #1 made a splash with readers, selling out instantly, and will torpedo into a second printing to meet customer demand. In order to quench the thirst for more LOW, we are pleased to reveal early artwork from issue #2.

In issue #2, the underwater city of Salus, humanity’s last refuge, is in jeopardy of running out of air. Poverty, disease, and corruption are rampant, and the church of Quantumology can offer no solace as powerful as hard cream, the strange drug that keeps the bleak realities at bay. Police Inspector Marik Caine has sunk low into that haze; should an opportunity for hope present itself, can he rise again?

"It’s a pleasure to work with Greg again, but to also see the incredible sales and fan reaction is icing on the cake,” said Remender. “We have years worth of stories to tell in this world and the reader response secures our ability to realize them."

The first printing of LOW #1 has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores. It is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, and on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

The second printing of LOW #1 (Diamond Code JUN148268) will release on 8/27.

LOW #2 (Diamond Code JUN140553) will hit stores on 8/27. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is 8/4.

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