So this is it folks: The final chapter of BLACKEST NIGHT. We’ve been waiting how many years now for it all to be over, and it all comes down to this. Who lives, who dies, who gets to be what color will all be decided in this issue. In addition, you can keep the celebration going with two Blackest Night posters, Brightest Day T-shirts (featuring the white lantern symbols) and maybe even a reload of Lantern rings. In addition, the X-Men kick off their “years in the making” event in X-MEN SECOND COMING, the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA recover from the events of Cry for Justice (while dealing with Blackest Night, or they deal with it after Blackest Night, or something), HACK/SLASH prepares to set sail for Image, the FANTASTIC FOUR investigate the Inhumans former home on the moon, and the crosstime crossover between Batman & Batwoman continues in DETECTIVE COMICS. Plus, we’ve got a Japanese Marvel skateboard deck.
Here’s some more info about the art show we’ve got coming up! We’re still signing up artists, many of whom will be taking commissions and selling their artwork throughout the day, as well as during the gallery show that evening.
On April 3rd, Super-Fly Comics & Games will be celebrating art and music with a live art & music show. At 2pm, artists across all mediums and genres will be producing original art to the sounds of original music from Super-Fly resident DJ, JFX 316. The event will culminate in a gallery showing in the store at 8pm, where the artists will be showing the art that was created that day.
The show is free and open to the public, and offers an opportunity to not only observe the artistic process as it happens, but listen to some great original music. “Comics are a unique art from, a blending of story and pictures that’s as old as storytelling itself. This is an opportunity for folks to watch the creation of more traditional forms of art while exploring the world of comics. It’s also a rare chance to watch art being made right in the moment.”
Artists interested in participating in the Art Jam should contact Super-Fly Comics at firstname.lastname@example.org or (937) 767-1445. There are no fees or other requirements, but space is limited. Artists may sell their artwork at the gallery showing in the evening at whatever price they wish to set, with no fee or percentage taken by the store. All canvas and paper styles of art are welcome, and artists are responsible for their own materials.
This week we’ve got a full range of awesome comics. First up is THE GUILD, a prequel miniseries about the web series phenomenon, written by series creator and first lady of the internet herself, Felicia Day. From the opposite end of the spectrum, the first collection of Todd McFarlane and Robert Kirkman’s supernatural adventure series HAUNT arrives (as well as the latest issue kicking off a new story arc). Mark Millar returns to comics to grace us with his unfettered, better than thou genius in NEMESIS, a story only he could possibly have told. The Event books from both sides of the superhero realm roll on in GREEN LANTERN and in NEW, MIGHTY and AVENGERS: INITIATIVE. The Timony Brothers Zuda-winning webcomic, NIGHT OWLS, gets its first print collection, and now that it’s with a company that will actually put out the comics it advertises, the first issue of ROBERT JORDAN’s WHEEL OF TIME comic adaptation sees the light of day. Thank you, Dynamite! The rest of this week’s haul is after the video and after the break.
As fans of comics, we here at Super-Fly have a deep appreciation for art in all it’s forms. That’s why we’re proud to announce our next event: The Super Fly Live Art show. At 2pm, April 3rd, we’ll be having a number of local artists of different styles in store, working their artistic magic live before your very eyes. Doing a “live” performance of their artwork, as it were. All to the eclectic soundtrack of DJ JFX316, who will be playing selections from his upcoming EP, My Own Bullet Hell, as well as music from every and any genre you can think of. If that weren’t enough, at 8pm, we turn the store into a mini gallery of sorts and the artists will be showing off their creations from the day in prime time.
We hope that you can make it out for this. It’s looking to be a really fun and interesting time. If you are interested in participating as an artist, email us at SuperFlyComics@Gmail.com More info on the artists participating TBA.
Big doings this week as Stephen King continues his domination of the comic world as he launches his first all-new, original comic series AMERICAN VAMPIRE, an epic spanning centuries and putting a new spin on Vampire legend. You can check out the trailer for American Vampire below. Now that we’re past the the halfway mark for SIEGE, it’s time for the Avengers show up! The new Black Mask is revealed in BATMAN, it’s the final issue of the motion comic sensation SPIDER-WOMAN, the Black Panther and his allies continue to take back Wakanda in DOOMWAR and Zenescope puts their dark and sassy twist on the Peter Pan legend in NEVERLAND. Plus plenty of Doctor Who comics as well as a Sonic Screwdriver Flashlight (does not actually screw things in) and a sizable re-up of Marvel posters for those of you tired of staring at the same blank walls.
Spring is in the air, ready to rear it’s head. It’s time to think about getting out there and doing some yardwork. Clearing brush, chopping down trees, working with your hands. You know who else liked chopping things? Our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Not just trees mind you, but bloodsucking vampires. Get the full story in the novel, ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE SLAYER. Also shipping this week is the JUSTICE LEAGUE RISE AND FALL SPECIAL, where we see the aftermath of the events of Cry For Justice, and some pre-math of Blackest Night and the new direction for the League and Green Arrow. Brainiac returns to menace New Krypton in SUPERMAN: THE LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON, you can catch up on one of the sleeper hits of the Marvel Universe with the VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT and you can see Peter Parker get fired for the umpteenth time in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.
Now that Winter is officially behind us (shut up, it is), what better time to preview one of this summers hottest movies? This week we’ve got not one, not two, but THREE waves of Iron Man 2 toys. PLUS, what will be the fun toy of the season, Iron Man Mr. Potato Head, TONY STARCH. The Big Bad of BUFFY SEASON 8 is finally (*ahem*) revealed. Jeph Loeb and Frank Cho launch NEW ULTIMATES, Marvel throws the fairer sex into the mix with GIRL COMICS, Kevin Smith follows his new directorial outing (COP OUT is good, you should see it) with a new, “we promise it’s not late” comic series GREEN HORNET. Stray Bullet’s David Lapham returns to the violently surreal in SPARTA USA and DC returns to 40s pulp comics in FIRST WAVE, featuring the Spirit, Doc Savage and Batman coexisting in a shared universe.