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‘Satellite Sam’ gets its own Tijuana bible in retailer promotion

Satellite Sam Tijuana Bible

Satellite Sam Tijuana Bible

It’s the kind of thing you might expect from a Matt Fraction comic — although I would have guessed it would have been connected to Sex Criminals. Still, this one makes more sense, story-wise; retailers who order 10 or more copies of Satellite Sam #8, by Fraction and artist Howard Chaykin, will receive their very own Satellite Sam Tijuana Bible.

If you aren’t familiar with the term, Tijuana bibles were small pornographic comic books that were popular during the Great Depression era. Typically they parodied comic strips, such as Blondie, Popeye or Dick Tracy (that last one pretty much writes itself), or they played off a popular dirty joke. You can find many of them here (very much NSFW). The story in Satellite Sam #8 features a Tijuana starring the cast of the Satellite Sam TV serial.

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Set your own price for ‘Task Force Rad Squad’ #2

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Last year Caleb Goellner, Buster Moody and Ryan Hill combined their love for things like Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into a comic about friendship, alien monsters and giant robots. But the second issue of Task Force Rad Squad has something the first issue didn’t — kitties. Giant mutant killer kitties.

Goellner and Moody — who are flying without Hill this issue because he’s busy with IDW’s Judge Dredd: Mega City 2 miniseries — are once again offering the digital comic using a “pay what you want” model. You can download it from Gumroad right now, along with the first issue if you missed it. Goellner told me they’ll have print copies of the issue available at C2E2 in a couple of weeks. (His Mermaid: Evolution comic is also available as a “pay what you want” digital comic as well).

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Deathstroke leaves a bloody mess behind in fan film

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Following the teaser trailer we posted last week, Going Nowhere Studios has released the full version of Deathstroke: Arkham Assassin, a fan-film prequel to the video game Batman: Arkham Origins.

The film features Slade Wilson auditioning for Black Mask, who has put a bounty out on Batman on Christmas Eve. Deathstroke shows off his skills in the action-packed, very bloody and probably NSFW fan film. It’s timing couldn’t be better, as DC just announced a starring role for Deathstroke in Suicide Squad.

Check it out below.

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BOOM! reveals exclusives for WonderCon, Awesome Con

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BOOM! Studios will hit both coasts next weekend for WonderCon in Anaheim, Calif. and Awesome Con in Washington D.C., and they’re bringing convention exclusive covers to both.

If you’re out East and attending Awesome Con, you can find a variant cover for the Adventure Time 2014 Annual #1, which sports a cover by Ian McGinty. At Wonder Con, you can find several variant covers, including Bravest Warriors 2014 Annual #1 by Sam Lavagnino (he’s the voice of CatBug on the Bravest Warriors show), Herobear and the Kid: Saving Time #1 by Mike Kunkel, Lumberjanes #1 by Jess Fink and Translucid #1 by Dan Duncan.

Check them out below, along with BOOM!’s signing and panel schedules for each con. Both conventions are scheduled for April 18-20.

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Best of 7 | MoCCA, ‘Detective,’ Joe Phillips and more

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Welcome to Best of 7, where we talk about “The best in comics from the last seven days” — which could be anything from an exciting piece of news to a cool publisher’s announcement to an awesome comic that came out. So hop in your time bubble and join us as we look back at the last seven days …

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Statues, graphic novels and more from London

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Happy Saturday and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s collection comes from Christian in London, who shows us his graphic novels, action figures, statues and more!

If you’d like to share your collection with us, you can find details at the end of this post.

And now let’s hear from Christian …

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Your official Robot 6 Wrestlemania predictions

by James Hornsby

by James Hornsby

Taker or Lesner? Bryan or Hunter? Wyatt or Cena? Yes, it’s once again Wrestlemania weekend, and like last year I reached out to several folks in the comic community to get their take on the WWE’s signature event. Our panel shared their thoughts, opinions, hopes and dreams for tomorrow’s big card, which for the first time will be available via the WWE Network. So let’s just cross our fingers that we get to see the entire card.

Let’s meet our panel:

James Hornsby is the cartoonist behind Botched Spot, the webcomic that satirizes pro-wrestling culture, be it televised products, dirt sheets or fandom. He also makes “Over Like Olav,” a comic that focuses on his own characters, Olav and Rad Bad DeBone, as they make their way through the wrestling world. Check out his work at www.jameshornsby.com or www.botchedspot.com, follow him on Twitter @BotchedSpot, and see him on Facebook at facebook.com/botchedspot.

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Noah Van Sciver’s ‘Youth Is Wasted’ does indeed arrive in June

Youth is WastedBefore that fancy Street Angel hardcover arrives, AdHouse will release Noah Van Sciver‘s Youth Is Wasted in June — which unfortunately was left out of the current issue of Previews.

As Publisher Chris Pitzer says on the AdHouse blog, “we are still printing it on time and we need to get copies sold.”

Youth Is Wasted collects several of Noah Van Sciver’s most outstanding short stories from his critically acclaimed, award nominated comic book series Blammo as well as various anthology submissions,” the publisher’s site states. “Noah’s previous work was Ignatz nominated and featured in Best American Comics 2011.”

Retailers can still order the book from Diamond, though, using Diamond Order Code: FEB14 8208. The 112-page collection retails for $14.95.

AdHouse to release hardcover of Jim Rugg’s ‘Street Angel’

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AdHouse will collect Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca ‘s classic Street Angel into a fancy 176-page hardcover. According to The Comics Reporter, the collection will resemble AdHouse’s Afrodisiac volume (which was, indeed, pretty fancy). It also looks like the publisher is releasing a slipcase version so you can house your copies of Afrodisiac and Street Angel in one place.

If you’ve never experienced Street Angel, originally released by SLG Publishing, here’s the description from AdHouse’s site:

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ECCC | Flash mob

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Comic Book Resources contributor George Tramountanas tapped into the Speed Force this weekend to capture an unexpected gathering of Flashes at Emerald City Comicon.

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Best of 7 | Bill Finger Award, Dick Tracy goes ‘meta’ and more

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Welcome to Best of 7, where we talk about “The best in comics from the last seven days” — which could be anything from an exciting piece of news to a cool publisher’s announcement to an awesome comic that came out.

This week we focus on the Bill Finger award recipients, the latest Dick Tracy storyline a new volume of Eden from Dark Horse and more. So hop into your TARDIS and hold on tight as we travel back in time for a look at the last seven days …

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ECCC | ElfQuest gets ‘Gallery Edition,’ ‘Original Quest’ collection

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At this weekend’s Emerald City Comicon, Dark Horse announced two collections featuring early ElfQuest material by Wendy and Richard Pini.

In August, fans can expect The Complete ElfQuest Volume 1: The Original Quest, a 720-page, black-and-white collection of “what is now known as The Original Quest.” It will include a gallery of concept art, pinups and covers, as well as commentary from the Pinis.

Then October brings ElfQuest: The Original Quest Gallery Edition. In what sounds like something akin to IDW’s Artists Edition series, it will collect Wendy Pini’s original artwork from the first five issues of “The Original Quest.” According to the press release, “Each page is carefully scanned from Wendy Pini’s original art to capture every stroke and detail. At 12 1/8″ by 17″, it’s as close to holding Pini’s original art as a fan can get.”

The Complete ElfQuest Volume 1: The Original Quest goes on sale Aug. 6. ElfQuest: The Original Quest Gallery Edition will arrive in comic shops Oct. 8 and bookstores Oct. 21.

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Finalists announced for 2014 Doug Wright Awards

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Very Casual

The finalists have been announced for the 2014 Doug Wright Awards, which recognize the best in English-language comics by Canadians. The awards are named for Doug Wright, the late cartoonist whose strip Doug Wright’s Family appeared for more than 30 years in newspapers across the country.

The winners will be announced at Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) on May 10.

Best Book:

  • Palookaville #21 by Seth (Drawn and Quarterly)
  • Paul Joins the Scouts by Michel Rabagliati (Conundrum Press)
  • Science Fiction by Joe Ollmann (Conundrum Press)
  • Susceptible by Geneviève Castrée (Drawn and Quarterly)
  • Very Casual by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)

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A massive collection of comics, action figures and … squirrels!

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today Corey shares his “nerd cave” with us, where he houses his comics, artwork, an ungodly number of action figures and more — including a shelf that would make Squirrel Girl proud.

If you’d like to share your collection with us, you can find details at the end of this post.

Now let’s hear from Corey …

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Gallaher, Ellis take ‘The Only Living Boy’ to the web

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David Gallaher and Steve Ellis, who worked together on Zuda’s High Moon, comiXology’s Box 13 and Marvel’s The Winter Guard, are taking their self-published creation The Only Living Boy to the web.

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