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THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018


ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT FIRST LOOKS

For covers and six-page previews of Zenescope Entertainment titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, March 14, click on the cover thumbnails or the links below for the individual titles.

* GRIMM FAIRY TALES #13.

* GRIMM FAIRY TALES: TAROT #5.



DARK HORSE COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and four- to five-page previews of Dark Horse Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, March 15, click on the cover thumbnails or the links below for the individual titles.

* AMERICAN GODS: MY AINSEL #1.

* GIANTS #4.



TONY MILLIONAIRE'S SEA MONSTERS COLORING BOOK

BOOM! Studios has announced a September launch for Tony Millionaire's Sea Monsters Coloring Book.

Here's how BOOM! describes the book:

"Step aboard and experience the strange and beautiful world of the award-winning cartoonist with over 40 black and white illustrations with spyglass-like detail as you encounter everything imaginable above and below the high seas along with a couple of special guest land-lubbers. Humor fans and color enthusiasts alike can jump in feet first and bring this madcap, seafaring world to life with the most vivid and ridiculous colors of their imaginations."

"This book is dedicated to Jim Campbell," Millionaire said. "A number of years ago a guy named Jimmy sent me a copy of a Maakies strip of mine; he had colored it with colored pencils. I had been taught the Fine Art of pen and ink drawing by my grandfather and I thought it sacrilege to color a drawing that was not meant to be colored from the start. He proved me wrong, the comic strip looked wonderful, so I hired him to color a graphic novel I was working on. Now Jimmy has a great job working freelance for big shot comics companies and he's written, drawn and colored a few books himself. A Rising Star, born from the humble womb of Coloring in Books!"

"Tony is a genius, a millionaire of creativity some might say. And for everyone groaning right now, just know that he would appreciate that joke," said Bryce Carlson, editor at BOOM! Studios. "Like so many others, I've been a fan of Tony's for a very long time and I personally and professionally could not be more excited for Tony Millionaire's Sea Monsters Coloring Book. It's incredibly unique, just like Tony, and true to form he brings an insane amount of detail and hilarity to each page. Good luck trying to stay inside the lines."



DC COMICS ANNOUNCES BLACK LABEL

DC Black Label, a new publishing imprint from DC Entertainment, gives talent the opportunity to expand upon the canon of DC's iconic super hero comic book characters with unique, standalone stories that are outside of the current DC Universe continuity.

"Many of our perennially best-selling, critically acclaimed books were produced when we unleashed our top talent on standalone, often out-of-continuity projects featuring our most iconic characters, a prime example being Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns," said publisher Jim Lee. "Creating DC Black Label doubles down on our commitment to working with all-star talent and trusting them to tell epic, moving stories that only they can tell with the highest levels of creative freedom."

DC Black Label makes its publishing debut with the previously announced Superman: Year One saga from legendary author Frank Miller and artist John Romita Jr. The three-part prestige series will hit shelves in August. John Ridley's The Other History of the DC Universe, announced in January, will be published under the new imprint as well. And Kelly Sue DeConnick joins DC Black Label for her first major work with the company, alongside artist Phil Jimenez, with Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons.

The following books make up the first wave of DC Black Label titles:

SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE from Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.

A groundbreaking, definitive treatment of Superman's classic origin story in honor of his 80th anniversary. This story details new revelations that reframe the Man of Steel's most famous milestones -- from Kal-El's frantic exile from Krypton, to Clark Kent's childhood in Kansas, to his inevitable rise to become the most powerful and inspiring superhero of all time.

BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

Batman wakes up in a desert. He doesn't know what year it is or how The Joker's head is alive in a jar beside him, but it's the beginning of a quest unlike anything the Dark Knight has undertaken before. In this strange future, villains are triumphant and society has liberated itself from the burden of ethical codes. Fighting to survive while in search of answers, Bruce Wayne uncovers the truth about his role in this new world -- and begins the last Batman story ever told.

BATMAN: DAMNED from Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo

On a deserted Gotham City bridge, a body is found. Whispers spread the news: Joker is dead. But is this a dream come true or a nightmare being born? Now Batman and DC's outlaw magician John Constantine must hunt the truth through a Gotham City hellscape. The city's supernatural recesses are laced with hints about a killer's identity, but the Dark Knight's descent into horror will test his sanity and the limits of rationality, as he must face a horror that doesn't wear a mask.

WONDER WOMAN HISTORIA: THE AMAZONS from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez

A Homeric epic of the lost history of the Amazons and Queen Hippolyta's rise to power. Featuring monsters and myths, this three-book saga spans history from the creation of the Amazons to the moment Steve Trevor washes up on the shores of Paradise Island, changing our world forever.

WONDER WOMAN: DIANA'S DAUGHTER (working title) from Greg Rucka

It's been 20 years since the world stopped looking to the skies for hope, help, and inspiration. Now the world keeps its eyes down, and the powers that have risen have every intention of keeping things that way. Amongst a scattered, broken resistance, a young woman seeks to reclaim what has been forgotten, and on the way will learn the truth about herself, her heritage, and her destiny.

THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE from John Ridley

A compelling literary series analyzing iconic DC moments and charting sociopolitical gains through the perspectives of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups, including John Stewart, Extrano, Vixen, Supergirl, Katana and Rene Montoya, among others. At its core, the story focuses on the lives of those behind the costumes, and their endeavors to overcome real-world issues. It isn't about saving the world, it's about having the strength to simply be who you are.



BRIEFLY

MARVEL FIRST LOOKS: For cover and exclusive six-page preview of Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #15, arriving in stores on Wednesday, March 14 from Marvel Comics, CLICK HERE.

ASPEN FIRST LOOKS: For covers and four-page preview of Charismagic Vol. 3 #2, arriving in stores on Wednesday, March 14 from Valiant Entertainment, CLICK HERE.

VERY BRIEFLY: Valiant Entertainment has announced the appointment of Karl Bollers to the position of editor.



MAY 2018 SOLICITATIONS

Below are solicitations posted for May. Click on the publisher's name for the full listings and look for more listings soon here in The Continuum.

* ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT.

* AFTERSHOCK COMICS.

* ARCHIE COMICS.

* ASPEN COMICS.

* BONGO COMICS.

* DARK HORSE COMICS.

* DC COMICS.

* IDW PUBLISHING.

* IMAGE COMICS.

* MARVEL COMICS.

* TITAN COMICS.

* VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT.

* ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT.









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