SANDBOX: IMAGE COMICS – NEWS WEEK (November 12, 2018)

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This week Image Comics had a few interesting pieces of news including a line of variant covers for MURDER FALCON, and a fundraiser for victims and first responders of the massive fires in California,

The Daniel Warren Johnson series Murder Falcon will see a line of variant “Heavy Metal” covers from arists including Tyrell Cannon and Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Ryan Ottley and Cliff Rathburn, and Lorenzo de Felici

The covers will appear on issues 3, 4, and 5 which are set for release in December, January, and February respectively. 

Next up is the news that Top Cow Productions and Humble Bundle are teaming up to help raise money for one of three charities; Direct Relief,  Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and Musicians on Call.

Direct Relief is providing items such as respiratory masks, inhalers, nebulizers, eye-wash solution to residents affected by the deadly wildfires. 

The bundles include various titles such as THE DARKNESS, WITCHBLADE and many more that can be downloaded for mobile or desktop / laptop reading. 

The bundle sale runs through November 28th. 

Full press releases for all the news week is below. All artwork courtesy of Image Comics. 

IMAGE/SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT UNLEASHES TYRELL CANNON, RYAN OTTLEY
& LORENZO DE FELICI MURDER FALCON VARIANTS

PORTLAND, OR, 11/15/2018 — Image/Skybound Entertainment unleashes three more jaw-dropping covers in the “Heavy Metal” variant line for Daniel Warren Johnson’s MURDER FALCON—this time with artwork by Tyrell Cannon and Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) and Cliff Rathburn, and Lorenzo de Felici (OBLIVION SONG) for issues #3-5 of the series respectively.

Cannon & Beaulieu’s artwork will pay homage to Bolt Thrower’s War Master album cover, Ottley and Rathburn’s to Pantera’s Vulgar Display of Power album cover, and de Felici’s to Yngwie Malmsteen’s Trilogy album cover.

Each issue of the head-banging action series, MURDER FALCON, features a “Heavy Metal” variant that pays tribute to a different classic heavy metal album cover. A variety of brutally talented artists will contribute to this variant cover line.

MURDER FALCON #3 Cover B by Tyrell Cannon & Jean-Francois Beaulieu (Diamond Code SEP188094) will hit stores on Wednesday, December 12th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is Monday, November 19th.

MURDER FALCON #4 Cover B by Ryan Ottley & Cliff Rathburn (Diamond Code SEP188095) will hit stores on Wednesday, January 9th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is Monday, December 10th.

MURDER FALCON #5 Cover B by Lorenzo De Felici (Diamond Code DEC180265) will hit stores on Wednesday, February 13th.
Select praise for MURDER FALCON: 

“Guaranteed to make your ears bleed with the awesome notes of its heavy metal roots.” —SYFY Wire

“Everything in this book is cranked to 11 and that’s what makes it so damn good.”
Nerdist

 “A ton of fun.” —Graphic Policy

 “Rocks out with sweet beat-em-ups, off-the-wall spectacle.” —Newsarama

TOP COW TEAMS WITH HUMBLE BUNDLE TO AID CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE VICTIMS, CBLDF, AND MUSICIANS ON CALL

PORTLAND, OR, 11/14/2018 — Top Cow Productions and Humble Bundle have reunited to offer a collection of new and classic Top Cow titles to help raise money for a charity of your choice! Your pay-what-you-want contribution can go to Direct Relief. The humanitarian aid organization is currently supplying respiratory masks, inhalers, nebulizers, eye-wash solution, and other vital medicines to California residents affected by the deadly wildfires. The two other featured charities are the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Musicians on Call.

Here are all titles available through The Darkness Sci-Fi and Sex bundle:

$15
The Darkness Compendium Vol. 1
The Darkness Compendium Vol. 2
The Darkness: Accursed Vol. 6 – 7
The Darkness: Rebirth Vol. 3
The Darkness: Close Your Eyes
The Darkness: Vicious Traditions
Broken Trinity
Aphrodite: Ares
Aphrodite V #4
Art of Marc Silvestri
Art of Witchblade
Art of Witchblade 20th Anniversary
Blood Stain Vol. 3
Postal Vol. 5 – 7
Sunstone Vol. 4 – 5
The Darkness: Rebirth Vol. 1 – 2
The Darkness: Levels #0 – 5
The Darkness: Hope
The Darkness / Pitt Vol. 1
Art of The Darkness

$8
Witchblade #10
Witchblade #180
Witchblade #181
Aphrodite V #2 – 3
Art of Top Cow
Art of Rahsan Ekedal
Blood Stain Vol. 2
Eclipse Vol. 1 – 2
Port of Earth Vol. 2
Stairway Vol. 1
Sugar Vol. 1
Postal Vol. 3 – 4
Swing Vol. 1
Witchblade (2017)
Sunstone Vol. 2 – 3

$1
The Darkness: Shadows & Flame  #1
Trinity: Blood on the Sands
Blood Stain Vol. 1
Aphrodite V #1
Bonehead Vol. 1
Cyber Force: Awakening Vol. 1
Dissonance Vol. 1
God Complex: Dogma Vol. 1
Golgotha Vol. 1
Port of Earth Vol. 1
Postal Vol. 1 – 2
Sunstone Vol. 1
The Freeze / Infinite Dark Preview

These comics can be downloaded as CBZ, PDF, and ePub files. That way you can read your rewards on your computer, e-reader, iPad, or any mobile device! The minimum donation required is $1, but you can download $760 worth of comics for only $15.

The Darkness SCI-FI & SEX bundle ends Wednesday, November 28th!

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