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Upcoming comic book solicitations and reviews of key titles along with comic book publishing industry news.

Marvel & Comic Book Retailers To Offer FREE “X-Men” & “Spider-Man/Venom” Editions In July

The Press Release:
This July, readers will get a chance to dive into some of Marvel’s most exciting new titles with brand-new stories for free at participating comic shops! Originally part of May’s Free Comic Book Day, Marvel will be now be releasing two never-before-seen titles for fans to get a first look at some of Marvel’s biggest upcoming events. Each issue will contain two separate extraordinary tales involving the X-Men, Spider-Man, and more by Marvel’s most acclaimed creators!

Available on July 15, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: X-MEN will feature a brand-new X-MEN story by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz that will lead into the game-changing X OF SWORDS crossover! The second story will also foreshadow an upcoming epic tale by Tom Taylor and Iban Coello.

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FCBD “X-Men” #1

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DC Comics End Relationship w Diamond Comics Distributors After 25 Years

The Scoop:
After 25 years, DC and Diamond Comic Distributors are ending their long-standing relationship. Moving forward, comic book retailers can obtain their DC books from Penguin Random House, or their books and periodicals through Lunar or UCS comic book distributors. DC continues to be committed to providing the Direct Market with best in class service and the fans with the world’s greatest comic books.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t have much to add about this news and I guess it really doesn’t change anything for my hitting the local comic book shop for my weekly stash. Sadly, my store is still closed back on being considered a non-essential business and while the world is a bit of a nightmare out there at the moment, I sure do miss the simplicity of popping into the comic book store and seeing what is what. In time we shall return to some more normal but right now just stay safe and watch yourself. See you next time.

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Image Comics Announces “Big Girls” Series For August

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“Big Girls” #1

The Press Release:
Critically acclaimed artist Jason Howard (Trees) takes full creative control as the writer and artist of the forthcoming action series Big Girls. This new ongoing comic book series will launch from Image Comics in August.

“Big Girls is next-level science fiction energy from one of the great powerhouses of American comics.” —Warren Ellis

When men become giant monsters hellbent on destroying the world, only girls can stop them—Big Girls. Meet Ember—she writes poetry, loves to read, and she’s a 300-foot-tall full-time monster killer! She and the other big girls are all that stand in the way of our world’s complete annihilation!
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Marvel Announces “Fantastic Four: Antithesis” For August

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The Press Release:
The soaring sentinel of the space-ways may have finally met his match in the all-new series FANTASTIC FOUR: ANTITHESIS – the first full-length Fantastic Four story ever illustrated by industry legend Neal Adams! Adams is joined by Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Captain America, Fantastic Four), who jam-packs this tale with a fan-favorite roster of Fantastic Four heroes and villains! Together, this celebrated creative team create a new nemesis for the Fantastic Four guaranteed to send shockwaves throughout all of fandom.

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“Working with Neal Adams has been a dream of mine since I was a kid. To share the page with a man of his talent is an honor,” Waid says. “The story begins with the Fantastic Four struggling to prevent an extinction event on Earth and just goes more cosmic from there. We all know of Galactus, but until now, no one has met his Antithesis.”
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Marvel Announces “Maestro” Series For August

The Press Release:
The Earth will tremble under his jade fist! Almost 30 years after the landmark story Future Imperfect, legendary INCREDIBLE HULK scribe Peter David returns to the far-future version of the Hulk known as Maestro – the master of what remains of the world. With astounding art from HULK veteran Dale Keown and rising star Germán Peralta, MAESTRO will answer questions that have haunted Hulk fans for years – and inspire some new ones along the way.

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“Maestro” #1

“I had no idea that when I first created the Maestro for “Future Imperfect”, that he would have the kind of popularity and staying power he has now,” recounts Peter David. “Until now, I’ve only been able to allude to his origins, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to explore them in this series, and I can’t wait for fans to see all the artwork that’s been coming in!”
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