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Assassin’s Creed Comic Issue #1 Covers Revealed

Publisher Titan Comics has revealed all of the covers for the first issue of its upcoming Assassin's Creed comic series.

Written by Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery and illustrated by Neil Edwards, this adaptation of the Ubisoft game franchise centers on Charlotte de la Cruz, a conspiracy theorist who joins the Assassins and learns about an ancestor of hers who witnessed the Salem witch trials. As she learns more, she will have to defend herself from the Assassins' sworn enemy: the Templars.

Assassin's Creed #1 releases in stores on October 14.

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Assassin’s Creed #1 Gets A Six-Pack Of Covers

Titan’s upcoming Assassin’s Creed comic series has Kill Shakespeare and Sherlock Holmes Vs. Harry Houdinni writers Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery providing the scripts while the art is being done by Neil Edwards and colors by Ivan Nunes. Here we have all the covers for the first issue.

Assassin’s Creed #1 goes on sale October 14th.

Painted cover by Marco Turini
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Regular cover by Neil Edwards
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Cover by Dennis Calero
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1:10 Cover by Adam Gorham
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1:25 Sketch Cover by Neil Edwards
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Blank Sketch Cover
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Assassin’s Creed #1 Gets A Six-Pack Of Covers

Butch Guice’s Process Art For The Shadow #2 Cover

Here we have the process art for the cover for The Shadow #2 by Butch Guice with colors by Alex Guimarães. This is the second Shadow series for Dynamite, this time being written by Cullen Bunn and drawn by Giovanni Timpano.

As the Shadow continues his crusade against a cabal of magicians, he comes closer to uncovering the truth behind Houdini’s message from beyond the grave. But the magicians are bringing in a specialist to eliminate the Shadow–an assassin who uses prestidigitation to lethal effect!

For more on The Shadow Vol 2 #2, click here.

And if you are a fan of Noir comics, Dynamite and Storybundle are doing a package deal right now and we have 2 codes to redeem for a free bundle of digital comics. They are one-time use codes… so first come first served. If you don’t get one of the free bundles, Dynamite will be giving away another one on their twitter page in the next 24 hours… or you could check out the Storybundle page and buy one with part of the proceeds going to charity.

Here are the two codes:

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The need to be redeemed here: https://storybundle.com/redeem

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Butch Guice’s Process Art For The Shadow #2 Cover

Marvel Shake-up! Kevin Feige Sidesteps Marvel CEO

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will now report directly to Disney studio head Alan Horn, sidestepping Marvel Entertainment CEO Issac Perlmutter after what their source called “several years of frustration.” Perlmutter, who purchased Marvel at what was essentially a fire sale in the mid 1990s, is notorious for both micromanaging his employees and pinching every last penny; questioning the need for office supplies and demanding the Marvel office feature one unisex bathroom. Ever controlling, even the file photo used here — the last he allowed to be taken — is thirty years out of date.

Perlmutter was also the author of the infamous email found in the Sony leak referring to female-led superhero movies as “disasters,” though the email itself focuses on poorly made and poorly received films like Elektra and Supergirl. It is entirely possible he was talking about the sad history of those movies.

THR’s source also claims Feige vented his frustrations with Perlmutter during a meeting with Horn and Disney CEO Bob Iger earlier this summer, eventually leading to the restructuring of Marvel’s businesses. The new paradigm went into effect last week, according to those same sources.

In a statement, a Disney spokesperson said, “Marvel Studios is taking the next logical step in its integration with The Walt Disney Studios, joining Pixar and Lucasfilm in centralizing many of its film-related functions in Burbank.”

When Marvel first joined the Disney empire, some wondered if Perlmutter’s management style would spill over into the other kingdoms as he became a large shareholder and a prominent voice on the board, but it is seemingly clear which elements within Marvel the central Disney leadership will back. While the new organizational structure further integrates Marvel Studios and Disney, Perlmutter will continue to manage Marvel’s publishing, television, animation and other operations — no doubt demanding fewer staples be circulated.

Marvel Shake-up! Kevin Feige Sidesteps Marvel CEO

Mighty Marvel Geeks Issue 83: Give Pesci A Chance As Uncle Ben

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Bleeding Cool welcomes back the podcast Mighty Marvel Geeks, hosted in part by Mike Ehmcke, who also hosts the podcast We Be Geeks, which runs on Bleeding Cool on the weekends. Here they talk about all things Marvel-related, and especially what their top picks are for the Marvel books coming out in the week ahead.

They say:

The agents you love are back with another issue of Mighty Marvel Geeks. This week we cover a bit of MCU news with rumors coming from the Marvel’s Doctor Strange film with Mads Mikkelsen playing one of the villains, And sides have possibly been revealed for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and with the possibility of Marisa Tomei possibly appearing in the gang makes the statement, “All we are saying, Give Pesci a chance.” as they are hopeful for Joe Pesci to be cast as Uncle Ben. Secret Wars expands to nine issues and they help Marvel celebrate #Kirbyweek by presenting Marvel’s top 10 Kirby characters. Also some news about Diamondback form marvel’s Luke Cage and more. Mighty Marvel Geeks NCBD picks for September 2, 2015 are: JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – SHATTERED EMPIRE #1, Figment 2 #1, Thors #3, Agent Carter: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1, Groot #4, Planet Hulk #5, Scarlet #9, Deadpool Vs. Thanos #1 and Daredevil #18 and the Marvel Unlimited book of the week is: Excalibur #1.

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Marvel Geeks Assemble! Mighty Marvel Geeks Podcast is hosted by Mike Ehmcke (@MarvelGeeks) Along with Eric Allen (@UncleServo) and Kylan Toles (@bluesman1103) Co-Hosts. This podcast is about all things Marvel! You can find us on Facebook.

Mighty Marvel Geeks Issue 83: Give Pesci A Chance As Uncle Ben

Talking Comics – Discussing This Week’s Upcoming Titles, Miracleman #1, Plutona #1, Deadpool Vs. Thanos & More

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Bleeding Cool welcomes the return of Talking Comics, from Excalibur Comics, Cards, and Games in Shreveport, Louisiana, to discuss this week’s upcoming books, speculating about where they are headed, and discuss their favorite storylines.

Hosts Randy Young and Chris Hunter say:

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This week we get an actual comic that is literally decades in the making with Miracleman #1 hitting the shelf! After years of legal struggles and fighting, we finally get the true vision of this character by one of the comic book industry’s most renowned writers as Neil Gaiman gets to continue the story that he started years ago. This is a major event starting this week and you will not want to miss it!
What do you do when you’re a young teenager and you happen to stumble across the body of the most recognizable superhero on the planet? That is the question that is asked this week as we get Plutona #1 from Image Comics hitting the shelf by Jeff Lemire. That question is asked with this first issue and the story of what happens next follows.

One of the most unexpected team ups is occurring this week and may the cosmos have mercy on us all! That’s right, Deadpool versus Thanos! Did you know that Death has two boyfriends? Did you also know that, for some strange reason, people are no longer dying in the universe? That’s the puzzle that is presented to Death, Deadpool, and Thanos as they try to figure out what is going on in the cosmos and correct it so that Death can be satisfied!

Secret Wars continues this week with a ton of additional tie-in issues that hit the shelf as well as we get a special anniversary issue from Marvel Comics this week!

Don’t forget about our Question of the Week! We want to know what you think about Marvels greatest heroes in the comments below!

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Talking Comics – Discussing This Week’s Upcoming Titles, Miracleman #1, Plutona #1, Deadpool Vs. Thanos & More

Tom Selleck’s Jesse Stone Comes To Hallmark Channel

tom-selleck-jesse-stoneIf you’ve never watched a Jesse Stone TV movie — starring Tom Selleck and based on the novel series by Spencer creator Robert B. Parker — they’re certainly worth a look. The low key crime dramas feature Selleck as Jesse Stone, a recovering alcoholic and occasional police chief of Paradise, Massachusetts. Gloria Reuben and William Devane recurring the series as police officer Thelma Gleffey and Stone’s therapist Dr. Dix  in the film series and past guest stars include Stephanie March from Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Arrested Development‘s Mae Whitman.

Yes, her.

The movies previously aired first on CBS, home of Selleck’s crime show, Blue Bloods, but move to Hallmark Channel with the October 25th premiere of Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise. According to TV Line, the plot sees Stone “agreeing to serve as a consultant on an unsolved murder case in Boston. The local police suspect ‘The Boston Ripper,’ a killer who is already behind bars, but Stone believes the murderer is a bit closer to home, setting him off on an investigation filled with surprises and grave danger.” Isn’t that always the way? Leslie Hope and Luke Perry appear in the film, which marks the series’ tenth anniversary. Longtime series director Robert Harmon returns with a script co-written by Selleck and producer Michael Brandman.

Tom Selleck’s Jesse Stone Comes To Hallmark Channel

‘The Donetsk Banksy’ Creates Comic Book About Being Kidnapped In Ukraine

 

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Sergey Zakharov, a Ukranian artist nicknamed ‘The Donetsk Banksy’ who was captured by militants for his artwork is doing exactly what you’d expect after being released.

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He’s creating art about it. And it happens to be a comic book, telling the story of both his kidnapping and and that of other political prisoners in eastern Ukraine.

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Last summer he created artwork that mocked the “Donetsk People’s Republic” in July of 2014, with 2D figures of separatists painted like clowns and with distorted faces and placed throughout city streets.

He was then captured and held for seven weeks where, with others, he was tortured.

 

In the middle of the night the guards would get drunk, seize one of the prisoners and take them to another building, where they would beat them again.

He told Hromadske TV in a recent interview “If I was a writer, I would write a book, but I’m an artist, so it will be a comic book”.

And after releasing sketched pages by way of a preview on Facebook and has received a number of publishing offers.

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Look for a finished volume next year,

Hat tip to Global Voices Online.

 

 

‘The Donetsk Banksy’ Creates Comic Book About Being Kidnapped In Ukraine

BARBARA And JEROME Come Face-To-Face In New GOTHAM Teaser

A new teaser for GOTHAM's new season sees Barbara confronting Jerome.

BARBARA And JEROME Come Face-To-Face In New GOTHAM Teaser

A new teaser for GOTHAM's new season sees Barbara confronting Jerome.