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.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS

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February 2016 Solicitations – Tim Seeley on Suicide Squad, Emilio Laiso on Street Fighter X GI Joe

The following items are scheduled for release in February 2016 (or later)…

DC COMICS

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NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #17
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by JUAN FERREYRA
On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Gothamites Tim Seeley (GRAYSON, BATMAN ETERNAL) and Juan Ferreyra (GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT, BATMAN ETERNAL) visit the dark and unspeakably violent world of the Suicide Squad for a thrilling new storyline that begins here! Indentured super villain Harley Quinn has made covert contact with someone outside the walls of Belle Reve prison—and this mysterious savior has discovered the secrets of Amanda Waller and Task Force X.

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BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL #18
Story by JAMES TYNION IV and SCOTT SNYDER
Script by ED BRISSON
Art by SCOT EATON and WAYNE FAUCHER
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale FEBRUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL #19
Story by JAMES TYNION IV and SCOTT SNYDER
Script by TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by PAUL PELLETIER and TONY KORDOS
On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL #20
Story by JAMES TYNION IV and SCOTT SNYDER
Script by TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by PAUL PELLETIER and TONY KORDOS
On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL #21
Story by JAMES TYNION IV and SCOTT SNYDER
Script by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Everything that can go wrong does in both the past and the present! Batman spent years believing Mother was dead…and when you see their blood-soaked confrontation, you’ll know why! Now that she’s returned in the modern day, Batman’s allies will find themselves under siege from a world-destroying weapon they never saw coming! And on top of everything…Harper Row learns a devastating secret that will change her life forever—and potentially make her the most dangerous foe the Robins have ever faced!

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BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT—BATGIRL/HARLEY QUINN #1
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by MATTHEW CLARK, WADE VON GRAWBADGER and SEAN PARSONS
Cover by MATTHEW CLARK
One-shot • On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Check out two never-before-told stories of the Arkham-verse in this new one-shot featuring the origin of Batgirl and an early adventure of Harley Quinn!

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GRAYSON #17
Written by TIM SEELEY and TOM KING
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Agent 37 has run out of allies to turn to in his fight against Spyral. His only choice is to go even deeper into the shadows and recruit a team of spies that will help him challenge the monster that Spyral has become since his former friends Tiger and Helena took over the organization.

IMAGE COMICS

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REVIVAL #37
STORY: TIM SEELEY
ART: MIKE NORTON
COVER: JENNY FRISON

FEBRUARY 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

With Dana and Em on the run, Derrick Hinch finds his small world falling apart. Is he ready to be a single parent? Or to be an accessory to murder?

MARVEL COMICS

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DEADPOOL #7
GERRY DUGGAN, CULLEN BUNN, BEN ACKER, BEN BLACKER, MIKE HAWTHORNE, Tim Seeley & MORE (W)
SCOTT KOBLISH, Danilo Beyruth, MIKE HAWTHORNE, Tony Harris & MORE (A)
Cover by TONY MOORE
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
SECRET COMIC VARIANT COVER BY SCOTT KOBLISH
Hip-hop variant COVER by TBA
• Twenty-five years ago in February 1991, the New Mutants encountered a blabber mouthed mercenary who tore through Xavier’s mansion and into the very heart of the 1990s. Now, that self-same degenerate is one of the most popular heroes in the world, an Avenger, and maybe the smelliest and grossest person that tumblr swoons over. Come see how Deadpool reacts to life at the top of the world…(hint: he does not handle it well). PLUS: A full array of stories from Deadpool’s new allies, the members of the Mercs for Money! Oh…and I think there is, like…some other Deadpool thing this month people are excited about? I forget what.
96 PGS./Parental Advisory …$9.99

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AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #2
MARC GUGGENHEIM (W) • GERMAN PERALTA (A)
Cover by MIKE NORTON
VARIANT COVER BY Tim Seeley
• The good news for Phil Coulson is that he’s been reunited with his former love, Lola — who, it turns out, is not a flying car. The bad news is that she turned his mind into a weapon that could destroy the Marvel Universe.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

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ALICE COOPER VS CHAOS #6 (OF 6)
Publisher: D. E.
(W) Tim Seeley, Jim Terry (A) Jim Terry (CA) Joyce Chin
This is it! The union of Mistress Hel and “Evil” Alice Cooper has dominated the realm of nightmares, and it won’t be long before they plunge the world into horror. The monsters of the Chaos! universe must rescue the real Alice and keep from killing each other long enough to save us all!

IDW PUBLISHING

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STREET FIGHTER X GI JOE #1 (OF 6)
(W) Aubrey Sitterson (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Mike Choi, Various
On a hidden island in international waters, 16 combatants enter a secret tournament… one that pits Street Fighter vs. G.I. JOE! M. Bison and Destro have joined forces, and taking them down will require the world’s finest warriors: Ryu, Snake Eyes, Guile, Scarlett, Chun-Li and Duke. New challengers Aubrey Sitterson (Hulk, Superman, Tech Jacket, Worth) and Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain) bring the visceral combat of the world’s most popular fighting game series and the real world military action of America’s fighting elite together for the first time!
Item Code: DEC151225  In Shops: 2/10/2016   SRP: $3.99

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