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DC Entertainment continues to add top-flight talent to its creative roster, announcing today that it has reached an agreement with writer Dan Abnett to create comic book content solely for the company’s DC and Vertigo imprints. In addition to writing Aquaman: Rebirth #1 and Aquaman #1 in June, Abnett will also pen Titans: Rebirth #1, continuing threads from his storyline in his current Titans Hunt miniseries.  

  In conjunction with EA SPORTS, McFarlane Toys is excited to announce a new wave of collectible NFL action figures that will integrate with the Madden Ultimate Team mode in the immensely popular Madden NFL 17 videogame.  

Image/Skybound Entertainment is pleased to announce the sinister, all-new series DEMONIC co-created by Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri, written by Eisner Award-nominated Christopher Sebela (High Crimes, Escape from New York), and with debut artist Niko Walter, colorist Dan Brown (Wolverine Max, Ghost Rider), and letterer Sal Cipriano set to launch this August 2016.  

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Finnish melodic deathsters INSOMNIUM have been forging a very special release during the past few months, entitled Winter’s Gate. It’s a concept album made up of one epic 40 minute song. The album is built around a short story, Winter’s Gate (Talven portti in Finnish), written by vocalist & bassist Niilo Sevänen, recipient of numerous Finnish awards and nominations.  

Thrash is a complicated genre, despite several aspects of it being relied on conventions established 30 years ago. The genre itself has grown in different ways, but for the most part it’s common for bands to follow the standards set before them. That’s not a bad thing, but for people trying to find new bands in the genre, it’s usually new, safe bands that gather attention. Occasionally bands do new things with the sound, but they’re few and far between. Xenophile are among the few to venture out and break some rules while honoring the genre triumphantly. Playing a hybrid of progressive metal and thrash metal, Xenophile echo that of Megadeth’s technicality but on a more extreme level. Taking that technicality... 

In celebration of the launch of JUPITER’S LEGACY, VOL. 2 #1—the all-new, jaw-dropping story arc to the critically-acclaimed bestselling series by Mark Millar (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Empress, HUCK, CHRONONAUTS, WANTED) and Frank Quitely—Image Comics is pleased to announce that Wednesday, June 29, 2016 will be Millar Day.  

It all starts this Fall as the Marvel Universe charges forward into an ambitious new direction. As the industry’s top creators and hottest up-and-coming voices leave their mark on the world’s top Super Heroes, get ready for the most exciting and energetic comics on the stands! Prepare for all-new ongoing series, Earth-shattering status quo shifts, and an exciting new era of Marvel comics!  

Gambit – one of the smoothest, best looking operators in the world. Deadpool – one of the most annoying, ugliest dirtbags around. Naturally these two have beef. Be there this June when tensions reach their boiling points in DEADPOOL V GAMBIT #1 – a new limited series from writers Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (Thunderbolts) and artist Danilo Beyruth (Gwenpool)! Did you know that the “V” stands for “Vs.”? Crazy, right? Know what’s crazier?  

I’ve accepted by this point that the X-Men movies are, simply put, interpretations of the source material. You could argue that the the actual Marvel Studios films are more faithful and better than Fox’s version of the X-Men, but the series has lasted sixteen years now, rebooted itself, and even allowed Deadpool a second chance at redemption. Even with First Class and Days of Future Past being as great as they are, one must digest the fact that Fox will take creative liberties with the characters, all the while still paying respects to key elements in the lore.  

Mortality is reality we have to face in this current century, as a great many bands are embarking on farewell tours and putting out final albums left and right. At this point, it’s just best to be emotionally prepared for whoever calls it quits next.  

Everyone’s favorite scoundrel – now starring in his very own series! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look inside HAN SOLO #1 – the highly anticipated Star Wars™ limited series coming to a galaxy far, far away and your local comic shops this June! A-list creators Marjorie Liu and Mark Brooks hop in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon to bring you a swashbuckling tale of high adventure in deep space!  

As the heroes of the Marvel Universe stand against one another, the Mutants will face their own war. Today, Marvel presents your first look inside CIVIL WAR II: X-MEN #1 – a new Civil War II series from writer Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men) and artist Andrea Broccardo (Kanan: The Last Padawan)!  

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The members of Aerosmith put out an official statement debunking the rumor that the band was looking for a new lead singer…  

The Topps Company is adding another great entertainment license to its portfolio with the addition of the new AMC original series Preacher.  

Each year, the annual Glyph Awards recognize the best comics made by, for and about people of color – showcasing diverse voices across the comics industry. Marvel is pleased to congratulate our newest Inhuman, Lunella Lafayette, a.k.a. Moon Girl, on taking home the 2016 Glyph Award for Best Female Character. Written by Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl) with art by Natacha Bustos (Spider-Woman), Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur follows the adventures of pre-teen super genius Lunella Lafayette and her prehistoric partner-in-crime on a story of unlikely friendship in the Mighty Marvel Manner!  

If you knew something bad was about to happen, would you stop it? How far would you go to prevent an uncertain future? The line in the sand has been drawn, and you must decide­­—do you stand with Captain Marvel, or with Iron Man? That question will be answered this June as heroes and villains across the Marvel Universe make their decisions in CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES #1!  

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