March 2016 Solicitations – HACK/SLASH in the MERCY SPARX OMNIBUS, Seeley and King off GRAYSON

The following books are scheduled for release in April 2016…

Notes from me…

-Cassie and Vlad return in the Mercy Sparx Omnibus.  It’s a previously published story, but it is something HACK/SLASH!
-No new GRAYSON from Tim Seeley and Tom King this month, there is a new writing team on the book.  Per Tom King on Twitter…

Now, on to the books!

DEVILS DUE /1FIRST COMICS, LLC

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MERCY SPARX OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TP
(W) Josh Blaylock (A) Matt Merhoff & Various (CA) Jenevieve Broomall, Matt Merhoff
Item Code: FEB161431    In Shops: 4/20/2016    SRP: $34.99

Finally, the past seven years of Mercy Sparx comics are all in one easy-to-read package. Four hundred pages! Heaven’s secret bounty hunter is actually a Devil working on their side. Disguised as a human living on Earth, she hunts down rogue angels, doing Heaven’s dirty work. Collects the original miniseries, issues #1-9 of the ongoing series, and the Hack/Slash crossover “A Slice of Hell.”

IMAGE COMICS

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REVIVAL #39
STORY: TIM SEELEY
ART: MIKE NORTON
COVER: JENNY FRISON
APRIL 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Em and Dana come face to face with the Amish samurai who has been hunting them, and the Revivers start getting… hungry.

DC COMICS

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NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #19
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by JUAN FERREYRA
On sale APRIL 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
The Suicide Squad’s freedom proves to be short-lived when their liberators are revealed to be none other than the Fist of Cain, the insane, ultra-violent death cult for whom murdering famous super-villains would be a thrilling path to glory. Harley Quinn and Deadshot fight for their lives while Amanda Waller and Captain Boomerang decide whether they even want to save these most bitter rivals!

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GRAYSON VOL. 3: NEMESIS TP
Written by TIM SEELEY and TOM KING
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
On sale MAY 11 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In these stories from issues #9-12, ANNUAL #1 and the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: HAWKMAN #2, Grayson faces some of his most difficult challenges! Not only must he take on Lex Luthor, and risk losing his position with Spyral, but Dick learns that to save Agent 1 he must face off with…himself! And who is the mysterious shadow leader behind Spyral, and what does he want with Dick? The super-spy finds himself in a clandestine hunt for the true identity of Agent Zero!

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HACK/SLASH TRAILERS Cover Change (from 10 years ago)

Just a quick bit of trivia about the Stefano Caselli cover from HACK/SLASH TRAILERS (2006) and a slight cover change…

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What happened to the skull shirt?  Devil’s Due Publisher Josh Blaylock posted this tidbit on Facebook in response to recent lawsuits from DC and Marvel and the article from The Outhousers “Why are Marvel and DC Suddenly so Trademark Sue-Happy?!

This is nothing new. Once Marvel sent us a cease and desist for putting a cartoon skull on Cassie Hack’s shirt on a cover, claiming it infringed on the publisher (because they own the right to all skulls on shirts I guess). Rather than fight them, we changed the shirt to read “Punish Me”

And now you know.

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Cassie Hack Guest Stars in the Mercy Sparx Omnibus!

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There are only FOUR days left in the Mercy Sparx Kickstarter, which includes the HACK/SLASH-MERCY SPARX crossover, A SLICE OF HELL! The book also includes fourteen Mercy Sparx issues from her first two series, including a cameo from Pooch!

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March 2016 Solicitations – REVIVAL, NEW SUICIDE SQUAD, GRAYSON, BROBOTS and More!

The following books are scheduled for release in March 2016…

IMAGE COMICS

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REVIVAL #38
STORY: TIM SEELEY
ART: MIKE NORTON
COVER: JENNY FRISON
MARCH 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
He lives in a city of the living dead, his mother is a fugitive, and his aunt is killer. Now ten-year-old Cooper Cypress is alone. Will a visit to a Reviver child remind Cooper what it’s like to be alive? Meanwhile, Amish Samurai Weaver Fannie hunts for Em and Dana.

DC COMICS

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NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #18
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by JUAN FERREYRA
Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale MARCH 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Officially “killed in action,” the Suicide Squad considers what to do with their newfound freedom—but not for long, as their mysterious liberator reveals his own dark reasons for aiding them in their escape—reasons that drag the members of Task Force X deep into the heart of evil in the DC Universe.

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GRAYSON #18
Written by TIM SEELEY and TOM KING
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
Polybagged variant cover by STEPHEN PLATT
On sale MARCH 23 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with a standard cover, as well as polybagged variant covers. Please see the order form for more details.
At last, the spy stands alone. Now an agent of multiple masters, Grayson must go rogue from them all, find the truth within the web of lies, and take down Spyral once and for all.
This issue features open-to-order variant covers that will ship in opaque polybags.

MARVEL COMICS

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AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #3
MARC GUGGENHEIM (W) • GERMAN PERALTA (A)
COVER BY MIKE NORTON
VARIANT COVER BY OTTO SCHMIDT
A STANDOFF tie-in!
What is the secret of CLASSIFIED and how will it change the Marvel Universe as we know it?  Find out in this tie-in to Standoff.  Plus:  Fitz falls out of a plane without a parachute and the world’s most unexpected Wolverine cameo!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ONI PRESS

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BROBOTS AND THE KAIJU KERFUFFLE!
J. TORRES (W) • SEAN K. DOVE (A/C/CA)
A trio of robot bros reel in a big challenge and must band together to battle a giant monster in this playful take on classic kaiju-mech and fairytale stories.
MAY 25 / 40 PGS. / ALL AGES / $12.99

DARK HORSE COMICS

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Angel & Faith Season 10 #24
Victor Gischler (W), Will Conrad (A), Michelle Madsen (C), Scott Fischer (Cover), and Mike Norton (Variant cover)
On sale Mar 2
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Magic Town is being overrun by Big Bad Archaeus’s vampire family. His plot to take complete control hinges on one thing—whether or not the sentient magic will join him. Angel, Faith, and their team are ready for the challenge!

IDW PUBLISHING

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Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #2 (of 6)
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Kagan McLeod, Nick Pitarra, Matthew Waite (c)
The second day of the tournament pitting Street Fighter vs. G.I. JOE begins! Destro and M. Bison team up to provide Cobra with the ultimate weapon… but Guile, Snake Eyes, Ryu and Storm Shadow have a plan of their own to stop the Shadaloo tyrant. The World Warrior tournament heats up for the Street Fighter team and G.I. JOE alike!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
-Your favorite Street Fighter characters face off against G.I. JOE for the first time ever!
-Variant cover by Matthew Waite!

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REVIVAL Focuses on Lester Before New Story Arc

REVIVAL STEPS OUT IN NEW STORY ARC
Issue #36 is a stand-alone before the new arc begins

revival36New York Times bestselling writer Tim Seeley (HACK/SLASH) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (IT GIRL & THE ATOMICS) will launch a special stand-alone issue in their ongoing rural noir series REVIVAL this January.

Previously in REVIVAL, the rural town of Wausau, Wisconsin was rocked by a vicious attack on its county courthouse, and Dana fought to protect Em from the scarred assassin Black Deer—casting a harsh light on the goings-on at The Farm in the process.

In REVIVAL #36, 98-year-old fitness guru Lester Majak reassesses what it means to live forever in a city full of the undead.

“Issue #36 focuses on one man’s experience in Wausau, in the new status quo set up after issue #35,” said Seeley. “It’s a bittersweet story about living with death when that doesn’t mean what it used to.”

REVIVAL #36 (Diamond code NOV150539) hits stores Wednesday, January 27th. Final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, January 4th.

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