TOTLB 088 Pre Con Relaxation

This episode, 88, is our relaxation time before all of our Denver Comic Con Coverage. Juan, Gabe, and Doyle sit around and talk about what has happened in the last month. We discuss Rick possibly leaving The Walking Dead, Roseanne being racist, and Samantha Bee getting reprimanded for a word used in other countries as “normal.”

We also talk about some of the interviews that we have for Denver Comic Con, and some of the other comic cons that we have coming up for the rest of the year. This is our episode to relax, before our schedule gets insane. So mostly, just enjoy a very easy going conversation between all of us.

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Denver Comic Con General Thoughts

My initial sentiments of it all…….WOW, Denver Comic Con 2018 surpassed ALL of my expectations!! Every year for us, I feel is a small step forward, and this year did not disappoint!

First things first. We got the Convention Center back to what it was like two years ago. No more being confused (I’m ALWAYS at least a little directionally confused), as the floor was not backwards. We had our entrance back, which was only a little bit of a wait on the first day, as a lot of the smaller exhibitors hadn’t setup the day before. But overall, I felt like Denver Comic Con was running on all cylinders, as far as the lines, entrances, bag checks, and all of that is concerned, and we were in, in a flash the other two days!!

The first day is ALWAYS the daunting one!! Not because of the amount of items on the agenda, as I typically keep the first day light, but because of my nerves about the event, as a whole. Coming into the show, we had about 20 total interviews, and panels, scheduled through the whole weekend. Plus any interviews that would come on the showroom floor, as we walked through. For me, Comic Cons are work, and that is what makes me nervous. Work I don’t get paid for, but is always judged. Mostly by us, but judged none the less, and I want to make sure we put the best product that we can, out for the listeners!

So, getting the first interview out of the way, is always a way to get those nerves out, and just move forward!! That first interview was actually our first surprise of the weekend. About two years ago, we did a #popcultureclassic segment on the movie, Monster Squad. Much to our surprise, we were contacted for an opportunity to interview Andre Gower, and Ryan Lambert, from that movie. We spoke to them about their new documentary, “Wolfmans’ Got Nards.” “A feature film exploring The Monster Squad’s 30-year impact on film and its fan base from script to cult classic” is the tagline for the movie. They were fun, and could have spoken for a LONG time about the documentary! Their screening was well received a the comic con that evening!


With that first interview done, my nerves were gone, and it was full force moving forward!! For all those friends who tried to stop me through the weekend, I’m sorry to have given you the “hi/bye” at the same time! We always tell ourselves that we are going to catch up with everyone, but the nature of the show sometimes gets in the way! Friday seemed pretty standard for a comic con. It was busy, but you could definitely tell that people were probably still at work, maybe still commuting to the show, etc. The actual busy day, both for the con, and for us, was Saturday!

Saturday was going well, and then something happened at about 10:30am that morning. We were walking into our interview room, to speak with Matty Cardarople, and who was standing in front of us, finishing an interview of his own? None other than legendary “KING of Rock,” DMC, Darryl McDaniels. Audibly, Gabe says, “holy shit, that’s DMC!” To which our press director laughed, and replied, “do you want to interview him?” (surprise number 2) I mean…..what do you say to that, aside from YES! So we arranged that, excited as could be, for later that day.

And then Matty Cardarople walked in. He is honestly, probably like 6 foot 3, or so. But he is soft spoken, and an absolutely hilarious human being. As Gabe is not always the best when it comes to names, he asked Matty how to pronounce his last name. Matty instead, declined to answer, saying that it would “be a thing” for the show, and laughs didn’t stop from there!! You might remember him from, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Selfie, or Dumb and Dumber To, but you’ll never forget his roles in Jurassic World and Stranger Things. He is an actor that, no matter how small his part is, it’s usually one of the funniest parts of the show/movie.

We did awesome interview, after awesome interview on Saturday. From Pamela Ribon, to Gene Ha, Mairghread Scott, Sanya Anwar, and the list goes on and on! Wow, did we get some amazing interviews for our listeners! I got an email during the day, that our DMC interview was moved to a different spot. This would be the third room, that we would interview people inside of. Getting to see the people walking around downstairs on the showroom floor was very different from being on the floor itself. Watching all the people go, getting their autographs, or taking a break, it’s just a different feel, as a spectator. A few minutes before the interview starts, the nerves start to come back! Gabe even says that he might throw up. BUT, the moment DMC sits down on the couch, and the interview begins, instead of being the nervous “camera guy” I become the intrigued, fan. He was hyped, he was full of energy, and most of all, you could FEEL the great vibes coming off of him, and in his words! It truly was one of the best interviews we have EVER done!!

At the end of the day we finished with a panel, which brings me to probably one of our only “complaints” about Denver Comic Con. The panel itself was about Roller Derby, and being someone who knows nothing about the sport, and is not the biggest fan, I wasn’t sure how many people would or wouldn’t show up. BUT, even with a more well known panel going on, we happened to be going on AT THE SAME TIME as John Barrowman. Come on, what panel goer, wouldn’t want to go see the amazing John Barrowman? One of our other panels was situated DIRECTLY across from a Ron Perlman panel. Now, I don’t know what the answer to problems like these are, because I feel like it makes the panelists who are attending panels, opposite MAJOR stars, feel bad, or like the panel shouldn’t even be going on? Maybe less panels all going on at the same time? Maybe not have panels on the same topic, like five times throughout the weekend? I KNOW that the volunteers “grade” each panel as it is happening. The panels are “graded” on how many people attended, did the moderator start/end on time, were there any problems, etc. I assume they have the data to show what we are seeing, but I’m not sure. I hope all who attended panels had much fun though!

Now, onto Sunday’s adventure, which brings us into Surprise number 3! In order to tell this story, I have to tell you two things. One, Gabe took the morning off from the con on Sunday, in order to spend some much needed time with his family at their traditional pride fest celebration!

Now for the second thing, I have to backtrack to a moment of worry of mine, on Saturday morning. Saturday morning, before we leave for the Con, we get the opportunity to sit in on a press conference with co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kevin Eastman! Now, I know that Gabe is going to be gone in the morning when the press conference will take place, but I’m not going to miss out on the awesome opportunity! So we reach out to Kevin Eastman superfan, and friend of the show, Keith Shimabukuro!

So, Sunday morning is here, and it’s time to meet with the famed artist! We are the first of the press corp to show up, so we get seats front and center! This is not a normal event for Keith so, much like Gabe and I yesterday, he is very nervous. But, he does great. He got to ask a question, and hangout with a hero for a while that morning! Many thanks to Keith for stepping up, and helping out some friends. Especially because he volunteers for Denver Comic Con, and could have easily been too busy to help!

Now, it was time to go have my fun, while Gabe was finishing the last few things of the day/con. Because of the Matt Smith cancellation, my schedule had to be messed with, in order to figure out the substitute photo ops. YES, I go to a “comic con” for photos with celebrities, it’s one of my favorite parts, sorry die hards! For the most part, all of my photo ops were on Sunday. On Saturday I did have the opportunity to take a picture with David Harbour, of Stranger Things fame, and the new Hellboy. Early Sunday I got to meet another actor who sometimes has small parts in movies or TV shows, but they’re show stealers, Sean Gunn. He was super quiet, but it was awesome! My last two photos were Doctor Who heavy!! Originally I had a Matt Smith/David Tennant “team up” photo op! With Matt gone, I still HAD to meet David Tennant. I mean, who the F doesn’t want to meet a Doctor? His face is priceless! Immediately after that, I nailed one down, that was 3 years in the making. The few times I’ve had the opportunity to see/meet/get an autograph from John Barrowman, the stars never aligned! But I got the picture with him AND Billie Piper (Rose)!!!! It was a perfect ending to a damn near perfect comic con!!

With that, Denver Comic Con is over. It’s crazy to believe that we are almost on our 4th year as a team, our 2nd year as Denver Comic Con Press, and we have been accepted as press to other comic cons as well. Our insane little team has accomplished so much in those 4 years, it’s insane. I’m so very proud of us all. While Jonthan wasn’t with us during the festivities, he was there manning the booth for his very successful comic book store! He’s a great friend, and deserves all his success!! It’s crazy to think that we will be officially covering San Diego Comic Con in one month. The emails for different opportunities have already started to pile up……………….here come the nerves again!

Juan Muro

 

 

Denver Comic Con Day 3 Wrapped

I got to spend a good chunk of the parade with my family, before me and my two oldest daughters headed off to the Denver Comic Con in one of the most harrowing of pedicab rides I have ever had. Guys on cell phones were narrowly missed, red lights were run, pedestrians were made upset, but Baleigh, Sophia and I lived through it.

When we got to the convention center it was off to the races one last time. First up a panel on Diversity in Comics, that was very lightly attended, but the conversation between the panelists was fantastic. Georges Jeanty, Spike Trotman, Ron Wilson, Greg Neri, and Joe Pimienta all had really interesting things to say about their time in comics and how it has been changing.

Then we went over to do one of the interviews that I have been looking forward to the most this weekend. Terry Moore was fantastic to talk to and I can’t wait for you guys to hear what he has to say about being a musician, and a prose writer and how he has incorporated those two things into his comic book writing. On top of it all he literally cleaned off a chair for me, and even gave my shoulders a light dusting. It was truly a great interview.

Then we went to do the Art of the Comics Cover. It was the end of the con and the panelists that were there ended up having a great conversation because they all seemed a little slap happy. Even Arthur Adams was nice to me this round. At least the light hearted tone of his ridicule indicated to me that he probably didn’t hate me. Other members of the panel included, Chris Stevens, Joyce Chin, Adam Kubert, Joe Eisma and Chrissie Zullo. It was a ton of fun and I learned more that I ever thought I would doing the panel about the business of creating comic covers, and the lives of secret high end sketch books.

Finally the last two interviews of Denver Comic Con, Jen Vaughn and Chrissie Zullo. They are both great comics creators. Jen largely dealing with licensed properties or her own books. Where as Zullo is more of a covers artist. Both are talented an in their own but very different ways. It was neat to get a change to see different sides of the industry through their eyes.

Then that was it, a little bit of wrap up recording and then I spent the rest of the evening with my daughters, walking around the convention, seeing my friends and just enjoying the rest of fathers day with a couple of my kids.

That makes a wrap on Denver Comic Con 2018. Next up San Diego Comic Con!

Gabe.

Denver Comic Con Day 2 Wrap Up

You go into every day hoping that it is going to be awesome. When it is a day at a con you hope that you will get to meet someone amazing, or that you will see something that blows your mind. I go into every convention with high expectations that we will talk to some of the best and brightest, but I never could have expected today.

We got to the convention early and were able to get onto the floor a full half hour before we were expecting to. We were looking at our busy day but we had a little bit of time to kill before the whirlwind started. So we walked over to our good buddy Tim Husky’s (@agrovatedartist) booth and talked about his new career as a porn artist. As we stood there waiting, I got a text about my Conan sketch from Terry Moore, and went to pick it up. It is exactly what I had hoped it would be, I love it!

It was time to hit the ground running, right of the bat we chatted with Joe Eisma of Morning Glories and Big Trouble in Little China. It is hard to have any kind of energy day 2 of a con, let alone first thing in the morning but he managed it.

Then it was across the floor to chat with Matty Cardarople. We were thrilled to see him. Our chat with him was understated and hilarious. I hope that he makes it into season 3 of Stranger Things (he literally could give us no spoilers and implied that he would be kidnapped and taken to an undisclosed location if he did). Something happened right before we went into the interview that would change our whole day.

As the door to the interview opened I saw that DMC was sitting on the couch finishing up and interview with someone else and I blurted out, “Holy shit, that is DMC.”

Our contact with DCC then asked me if I would like to interview him, to which I politely and respectfully responded, “Uh, fuck yes.”

The wheels of fate were set in motion.

We finished the Matty C. interview and then sat down with Pamela Ribon. Screen writer for Wreck It Ralph 2, and writer of the amazing roller derby comic book Slam! She was phenomenally funny and wonderful to chat with, and it made me very excited for the panel that I was going to moderate on roller derby with her later in the day.

Next up was Mairghread Scott. It is awesome to get to talk to creative people about their craft, but it is also a lot of fun when you get to talk to them about parenting, and how it has effected their craft. It is a fun interview that I can’t wait for you guys to hear.

Onto the first panel of the day Marvel Comics Creators Through the Years. This was a wide ranging discussion with Arthur Adams, Chris Stevens, Todd Dezago, and Ron Wilson. A lot of great audience questions kept this one moving. It was a lot of fun, and Arthur Adams is the perfect level of curmudgeon.

Shortly there after we got to sit with Gene Ha who has had his art in pretty every major DC property, as well as working with Zander Cannon and Alan Moore on Top 10. He is the kind of person that these 15 minute interviews are far to short for. I want to know so much more about his new book Mae, but I just didn’t have a chance to ask much more. We’ll have to get him on the show some time soon.

So we were up against it. This was our big opportunity. We had been told the time to show up to the secret door. One of the manager of the Media people led us into an upper room, and we were told to set up and wait for the one and only Darryl McDaniels, AKA DMC. Sitting in the room waiting for him I was giddy with anticipation, and DMC did not disappoint. He is my favorite kind of interview. You ask him one question, and he tells you a story. I learned about his childhood, his struggles with depression, how he learned he was adopted at 35, and I even got to listen to equate his person as DMC to being a super hero.

As a Patreon supporter (www.patreon.com/totlb) you can see video of this interview today. Trust me, you want to.

After the interview I was flying high, and we headed down to talk with Sanya Anwar. She is fantastic and engaging and exactly the breath of fresh air that the comics industry need, and her art is something else.

Finally it was the panel on Roller Derby with Kat Leyh, Kiwi Smith and Pamela Ribon. This was a fantastic panel full of love for a sport that has become near and dear to my heart, but it included a bit of sadness.

Recently a local team the Boulder County Bombers lost their track to a fire, and while insurance my cover most of it there was also skater’s gear that was lost and other cost associated with the clean up, so we talked about how you can go to www.facebook.com/BoulderCountyBombers and learn how you can help their team recover their track!

What a fucking day, and we have a whole new day of adventure that starts in just about five hours for me! Until tomorrow.

 

Gabe.

Denver Comic Con Day 1 Wrap Up

What do you mean today was our slow day!

Holy shit what a whirlwind of a day. First off, if you have to make an hour long drive don’t drink a shit load of coffee and water, because when you have to wait in line for a half hour you have to pee so bad, and it is awful. In the door and its off to the races. I didn’t really have a lot going on for the first half of the day so I walk the floor, seeing what I could see and prepping for some of the floor interviews that I wanted to do.

Made a bee line to Terry Moore, there will be more about that in the Sunday wrap up though.

First on the docket was Andre Gower and Ryan Lambert from the new documentary “Wolfman’s Got Nards” about their time making Monster Squad and it’s resurgence in popularity. It is always amazing to chat with the creators of your childhood memories.

Spent some time walking the floor talking to some of the independent creators. There is so much great stuff out there that I know you will love to hear about on our DCC episodes. Pickle Noir, new illustrators, Cartoony Apocalyptic comics, and the most amazing 3d paper cutting I have seen in my whole fucking life.

Got a chance to sit with Wendy Terrion next, writer of the Jason Lex series. What a great read these books are, and as always she is an engaging interview. I hope you all take the time to read these fun fantasy novels about cryptids and secret societies. You will not be disappointed.

Next got a chance to moderate my first panel for Con season. Talked with G. Neri, Gale Galligan, Kurt Lustgarten, and Melissa Jane Osborne about graphic novels that kids should be reading. Had a good chat with them about their books, and books that they suggest for kids.

Then it was a chance to talk with Amy Chu, Sanya Anwar, Gene Ha and Tony Medina about social consciousness in comic books. This was a great discussion that was really heart felt with a little treat. I got to watch as Gene Ha spend the panel answering questions, and taking pictures with his iPad of people that he was interested in. He would then put pencil to paper, and then using and ink brush created a portrait. In the middle of the panel he would get up, walk over to the person that he was drawing and hand them a picture of themselves. Not gonna lie, I was a little jealous that he didn’t draw me! Can’t wait to sit and interview Sanya and Gene over the next couple days.

It was a great day filled with awesome interviews, and time seeing some of my Denver friends. My day was made even better by Mike, Matt, Marika, Randy, Dylan, James, Jeremiah, Meghan, Michael, Ryan, Erik, Smurf, Tim, Dom, John, Alicia, Karissa, Jon, and a whole slew of other people that I’m sure I have forgotten because I’m exhausted. So now I’m gonna sleep, then get up early and get my ass back to Denver for my fucking busy day!

Gabe.

Denver Comic Con kickoff!!

Hello everyone! Yes, it IS almost comic con day!! We JUST finished our traditional Denver Comic Con kick-off party, thrown by Frankie Serna!!

It is ALWAYS a good time! Hanging out with friends, having apps and beers, what better way to kickoff DCC!?

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Don’t forget to stop by Frankies booth, Collect 2 Display,

Agrovated Art

And of course Hall Of Justice Comics

See you all at the show tomorrow!! Denver Comic Con, here we come!!

 

Denver Comic Con TOMORROW!

Well, our first Comic Con of our working season is tomorrow!! Denver Comic Con is FINALLY here!! With more than 100,000 people expected, it is sure to be a crazy, but amazing time!! There will be more than 200 celebrities, artists, authors, and more than 600 hours of different panels/programs. We will even be moderating 6 different panels!! With Denver Comic Con being tomorrow, here are some tips, information, etc. about the show, that you might need to know!

Ticketing 

To promote a quicker and more streamlined entry process, Denver Comic Con has implemented Flash Seats, an ID-based digital ticketing system that allows guests to enter the event with an ID, the credit card used to purchase tickets or with the Flash Seats mobile app, which also allows guests to sell, buy, and transfer tickets. For more on Flash Seats, visit: https://www.flashseats.com/FAQsDetails.aspx?ss=0&a=1#g1

Even with the new, more efficient ticketing system, guests should plan for lines, particularly for some of the more popular events, sessions and guests. Entry lines will be longest when the Con opens at 10 a.m. each day, with the longest lines of the weekend expected on Saturday.

Early badge pick-up will be available Thursday, Jun. 14 at the Colorado Convention Center from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the entrance near 13th St. & Welton St.

Security

Denver Comic Con’s top priority is the welfare and safety of guests. With that in mind, DCC staff works closely with the Denver Police Department and security contractors throughout the year on a variety of measures to enhance guest safety at the event, including training, bag checks and prop checks throughout the weekend.

Please note that the 2018 cosplay guidelines have been updated, and NO prop firearms will be permitted. Guests seeking the optimal fan experience are encouraged to carry in as little as possible with them. Minimizing outside items will expedite security checks and maximize efficiency at points of entry. For details about prop and cosplay guidelines, visit:  https://denvercomiccon.com/show-info/policies/

 General Event Info

Denver Comic Con is one of Denver’s largest consumer conventions, and a program of Pop Culture Classroom, a Denver-based non-profit that brings education and literacy programs to classrooms throughout the Denver metro-area. Last year’s con brought in more than 110,000 attendees and reached all corners of pop culture including film, television, comic books, tabletop and video games, anime, manga, cosplay, horror and science fiction and web comics.”

Remember everyone! Denver Comic Con kicks off tomorrow, June 15th through Sunday June 17th. The doors will open at 10am and close at 7pm, except on Sunday, when the show floor closes at 6pm! All the fun is at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202. This year there are TWO entrances for guests with tickets. You can enter via:

14th Street & Stout Street
13th Street & Welton Street

“The con also features more 10,000 sq. ft. of floor space dedicated to the Kid’s Lab. A space for kids and teens to explore pop culture through projects and talks from industry luminaries.” We personally have had our kids want to stay in the kid’s lab for HOURS! There are different activities and panels catered just for them, and it’s loads of fun!!

 

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $38.50 for adults and $8.25 for children. 3-day passes are sold out, and single-day tickets are moving quickly, but still availability. You can purchase your tickets here if you have not done so yet!

Follow Denver Comic Con on their social media:

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Document all of your fun using the hashtag #dcc2018

If you see us, stop us to record some content for our show! We hope to see everyone there!!

TOTLB 087 DCC Beer Release 2018

Denver Comic Con has released their 2018 beer, made by Breckenridge Brewery!! This is our recording at that event!

No formal interviews, but we interviewed MANY people who attended the fun event. Some were in costume, and some were just there for the beer!! We focused on what everyone thought about the beer, as well as what they were most excited for, when it came to Denver Comic Con in general!

While it wasn’t super “formal” we did speak with Ryan Workman of Breckenridge Brewery to ask him about why/how they came up with the beer that was made this year. We also spoke with the President of the Board of Directors, for Pop Culture Classroom, Tone Ellis de Jesus. He tells us about Pop Culture Classroom, the goals, and the overall environment of the group. We get to hear about some of the amazing volunteers, and what it takes to really put on a show as great as Denver Comic Con!

Remember, you can ALWAYS let us know what you think! We can only think of so many things to talk about every other week, and would LOVE to get some feedback and ideas from all of you out there who are listening!! You can send mp3s and email to our email address. Also, join the conversations on our Facebook Page and Twitter Page. Also, if you have good feedback, please leave it for us on iTunes and Stitcher!! That’s one way to help us climb the ranks into podcast glory!! You can ALSO leave us voicemail!!! Call the Michael Kuyrk memorial 970-573-6148 and leave us a hilarious message!!!

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New Comics for June 6th 2018

Hey everyone! June is here and man is it hot already! 2 weeks away from Denver Comic Con, so that is pretty exciting too! If you are in Parker this weekend come swing by and say hi to us at Parker Days. We will be in booth 509 in front of the PACE center! Lets get to it!

From DC this week, Justice League #1 hits the shelves! From superstar writer Scott Snyder and artist Jim Cheung, this new series kicks off right after the events of Justice League No Justice and Dark Nights Metal! The Justice League is launched into a cosmos-shaking mystery that will draw out their most terrible foes…in ways our heroes couldn’t possibly imagine! In this debut issue, Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will shatter the world as they know it, while a familiar face strikes out on a dark path…

Also this week, as part of the New Age of Heroes, the Unexpected #1 hits racks! Written by Steve Orlando with art by Ryan Sook. In the aftermath of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, the DC Universe has been forever changed as new heroes are called out of the shadows. Amid this all is Janet Fals…Firebrand! Once a paramedic dedicated to saving lives, she must now start a fight once every 24 hours to feed the Conflict Engine that’s replaced her heart. But Janet’s heart isn’t just a curse-it’s a beacon, drawing out both the mysterious Neon the Unknown and the seductive, malevolent Bad Samaritan. One of them wants to cut out her heart, the other wants to save it-but neither of them knows the true danger hidden within that will kick off a superhero manhunt ranging from Thanagar to the deepest heart of the Dark Multiverse!

From Marvel this week, a slew of new #1s hit the rack, starting off with Ant Man and the Wasp #1 (of 5). Wasp was just trying to help Ant-Man get home to Earth to see his daughter…but a little problem got in the way. Very little. Subatomic, in fact, as Scott Lang was lost in the vast spaces between atoms! Now, Nadia is his only hope of rescue…if only he would listen long enough for her to save them! From master storyteller Mark Waid (CAPTAIN AMERICA, CHAMPIONS) and Marvel Young Gun artist Javier Garrón (SECRET WARRIORS, STAR-LORD) comes a story of a big journey getting smaller all the time!

Dazzler X Song #1 kicks off this week. The Brooklyn punk scene has never been cooler with DAZZLER’s new band taking center stage. But while she’s trying to find herself and reconnect to the one thing she’s always loved, Dazzler stumbles upon a truly toxic part of the underground punk scene. When a new and violent gang threatens the young Inhuman fans that follow her from venue to venue, Dazzler may have to turn to her own past to provide some guidance–and butt kicking. Written by the Eisner-nominated Magdalene Visaggio, and drawn by the incredible Laura Braga.

Hot off the heels of his new movie release, its Deadpool #1! Skottie Young and Nic Klein bring you the craziest tales of the Regeneratin’ Degenerate yet! It’s been a while since Deadpool’s had to merc to make ends meet, but things are tough all over. While Deadpool tries to get his humble mercenary-for-hire business back off the ground, a catastrophic threat so unfathomably huge, so mind-breakingly cataclysmic it defies description, is heading toward Earth, and there’s only ONE PERSON WHO CAN STOP IT!!!

Magically appearing on comic shelves near you this week is Doctor Strange #1! The Eye of Agamotto is closed! Doctor Stephen Strange has lost his connection to the Earth’s arcane power, and he can’t wait to recover while nightmares press against the seams of our reality. Tony Stark offers a 21st-century solution: When astral travel fails, try astronautical travel. Enter Doctor Strange: Space-Explorer Supreme! New spells, allies and enemies – new and old – await Strange beyond the stars, along with corners and secrets of the Marvel Universe seen here for the first time! Space is endless, but time is short. After years of threats, Stephen’s bill for magic use is coming due – who will come to collect?!

Lastly, whats green, has purple pants, and an anger that cant get no? The Immortal Hulk, that’s who! Immortal Hulk #1 smashes its way into comic shops this week. HORROR HAS A NAME. You’d never notice the man. He doesn’t like to be noticed. He’s quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head… all he’d do is die. Until night falls. And someone else gets up again. The man’s name is Banner. The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.

Here is your complete list:

Boom! Studios

Garfield Homecoming #1

Giant Days #39

Go Go Power Rangers #10

Rockos Modern Life #5

Dark Horse

Doctor Star & Kingdom Lost Tomorrows #4

Halo Collateral Damage #1

Koshchei the Deathless #6

Sword Daughter #1

Xerxes Fall of House of Darius #3

DC

Batman #48

Batman Prelude to the Wedding Nightwing Vs Hush #1

Bombshells United #19

Curse of Brimstone #3

Cyborg #23

Deathstroke #32

Exit Stage Left Snagglepuss Chronicles #6

Green Arrow #41

Green Lanterns #48

Harley Quinn #43

Injustice 2 #27

Justice League #1

Man of Steel #2

Nightwing #45

Shade the Changing Woman #4

Unexpected #1

Wonder Woman Annual #2

Dynamite

Red Sonja #16

Red Sonja Tarzan #2

Sherlock Holmes Vanishing Man #2

Swashbucklers Saga Continues #3

IDW

Demi God #2

Ghostbusters Crossing Over #3

October Faction Supernatural Dreams #4

Rick Veitch The One #5

Star Wars Adventures #11

TMNT Ongoing #83

Image

Black Science #36

Death or Glory #2

Eternal Empire #9

Gravediggers Union #7

Isola #3

Medieval Spawn Witchblade #2

Moonstruck #6

Paper Girls #21

Prism Stalker #4

Scales & Scoundrels #10

Spawn #286

Walking Dead #180

Marvel

Ant Man & the Wasp #1

Ant Man & Wasp Living Legends #1

Astonishing X-Men #12

Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #19

Captain America #703

Dazzler X Song #1

Deadpool #1

Doctor Strange #1

Hunt For Wolverine Weapon Lost #2

Immortal Hulk #1

Infinity Countdown #4

Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #31

Rise of Black Panther #6

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Diamond Comic Distributors, Geppi Makes Multimullion Dollar Donation

Hello and good morning everyone!! The President of Diamond Comic Distributors, Stephen A. Geppi, has made an incredible donation to the Library of Congress!

“For more than a decade, the material has been on display at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) in Baltimore and includes Big Little Books, Beatles memorabilia, a collection of flicker rings popularizing comic book characters and political figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr., R.F. Outcault’s The Yellow Kid printing blocks, and the No. 2 Brownie camera model F from Eastman Kodak Company.”

The Geppi Entertainment Museum (GEM) will close it’s doors THIS weekend, June 3rd. That day, admission will be FREE. In order to ensure that his most prized collection would reach it’s biggest audience, Geppi met with the Library of Congress. “In GEM, Geppi achieved a previously unparalleled execution of his vision, but after more than a decade in its historic Camden Yards facility, it was apparent to him that to reach even more people with his message, he was going to need to go bigger. This led to a meeting with Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, who Geppi knew from her time heading up the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. From there, things moved relatively quickly.”

About the announcement, and about all of the people who will now get to enjoy the collection as much as he did, Geppie said “I’ve been blessed to make my living from something I love for decades, and further blessed to be able to share these treasures with others. The idea of how many more people will get to see this material under the auspices of The Library of Congress invigorates my mind with a multitude of possibilities. I definitely have other plans for the future as well. Besides, it’s not like I’m going to stop collecting,”