Monday, April 23, 2012

Micheal Turner's Fathom

Aspen Comics loves Micheal Turner. And it seems that Micheal Turner loves Aspen Comics as well. I have started reading Fathom Vol. 2, and realized that I (it should have been obvious) should read Vol. 1 first. (DUH!) Well, I don't know of any place I can get the collected volumes locally (I'll have to check with my comics shop.) I already own Vol. 2 - #0, #1, and Fathom Beginnings. All of the sketches for these books were done by my aquaintance, Koi Turnbull who happens to be a master at what he does. At the Lubbock Comic Book Expo, I bought a unique, one of kind Muppets themed super hero sketch from him and got it signed. He also signed my Fathom comics. I was just a little in awe of his work, and can't wait to buy more. I really look up to him, and if you see any books with the name Koi Turnbull on it, definitely pick it up, buy it, read it, and go back for some more. I also met some other people at the comic book expo that I will be sharing in some later posts.

Have you seen Koi Turnbull's work before?
If so, how did you like it compared to other artists?
Have you read Fathom?
Does it interest you?
If you are just finding out about Fathom, are you considering reading it? Why or why not?
Give me your two cents and I will pay you back twofold.
Thank you for reading, ladies and gentlemen.
I would like to thank the academy...
Nah, just kidding.
Talk to you soon, I hope!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

For People Who Would Rather See the Vampire Human Romance, Instead of the Mass Slayage.

True Blood is one of the raciest, sexiest, shows on television. And that's what makes people come back.
Imagine if you could read a comic that tied in with the show?
Well, very soon, you will be able to. 
The True Blood Ongoing Comic #1 will be released on May 30, 2012 (just around the time that the show will premiere, hmm, imagine that....) 
True Blood Ongoing #2 will be released on June 27, 2012. 
Pre Order
True Blood Ongoing #1 - If you want to subscribe, the just click the Add to Subscriptions Link under the Pre-Order button!
True Blood Ongoing #2 - Good news to fans of Sookie and Eric! Eric was featured on both of the new comics, so he may be coming to the front lines of the show! AKA Eric and Sookie romance time!

If you like True Blood, have you read the already released graphic novels?
Pre Order:
True Blood The French Quarter (Vol. 3) - April 11, 2012 (if you are confused, it's because they extend the pre-order deadline past the release date)

The show returns on June 10, 2012 on HBO.
*This show features extended nudity, harsh langauge, and extreme violence. I personally could care less what my kids watch, but if you feel strongly about that type of thing, make sure they aren't there when you are going to watch it. 

Check out the books that inspired the show and comic!
(The novels are WAYYY less graphic when it comes to sex.)


Monday, April 16, 2012

Looking for an Epic Adventure that may or may not have something to do with Vampires?

If you have not read the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics yet, it's not too late to join in on the fun!
Season Eight was extremely successful, as it's one of Dark Horse Comics most popular titles in the history of Dark Horse! Buffy the Vampire Slayer is currently in Season 9! (If you haven't seen the show, you will not understand the comic. If you haven't seen the show, then I have a question for you, Why the **** not? It's only one of the greatest shows in nerd history!?) If you want to buy Season Eight, then I encourage you to purchase the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 1 HC! This comes out May 30, 2012. Buffy fans everywhere will be excited to get one of these in their hands. The Library Edition Volume One includes the first two arcs in the Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Eight comic, issues 1-10. For those Buffy fans who have done their homework and turned it in on time,  the first trade paperback of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 is coming out on August 1, 2012. If you are looking to find issues 1-5, you can probably find these online at Things From Another World. Otherwise, you'll just have to wait until August. :(
If you just can't get enough of Buffy, check out the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibuses. These came out before Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season eight and begin during Season 2 of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show. Volume 1 does not include the first issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998), so you can purchase issue 1 here.
Volume 1 TPB
Volume 2 TPB
Volume 3 TPB
Volume 4 TPB
Volume 5 TPB
Volume 6 TPB
Volume 7 TPB

For those fans who have completely caught up with Buffy, go ahead and pre-order some of the new issues!
Pre Order:
BTVS Season 9 #9 Variant
BTVS Season 9 #10 Variant

If you are more of an Angel fan, then it might be time for you to catch up!
Angel Omnibus Vol 1 TPB - This Volume collects the beginning of Angel's Dark Horse series, before he got transferred to IDW.

And if you didn't know, Angel has been returned to Dark Horse after some years with IDW.
His new comic is called Angel and Faith!
Angel and Faith #1 Variant (25th Anniversary) Cover
Angel and Faith #2 Variant
Angel and Faith #3 Variant
Angel and Faith #4 Variant
Angel and Faith #5
Angel and Faith #6
Angel and Faith #7 Variant
Angel and Faith #8 Variant

Pre Order:
Angel and Faith #9 Variant - April 25, 2012
Angel and Faith #10 Variant - May 30, 2012
Angel and Faith #11 Variant - June 27, 2012
Angel and Faith #12 Variant - July 25, 2012

*or you can choose to pre order the Angel and Faith TPB Vol. 1. It comes out June 20, 2012.

For those of you interested in reading Angel: After the Fall (Angel's stint at IDW) click here. This HC collects Issues #1-17.

Questions for my readers:
1. Have you seen Angel or Buffy before? Do you like it?
2. If you have seen them, which do you like better?
3. Have you read Fray?
4. What other Joss Whedon media have you experienced?
5. Which Whedonverse comics have you read?
6. Did you prefer Angel at Dark Horse or IDW?
7. What comics are you missing from your Buffy and Angel collection? Or, if you don't have very many, what comics do you have?

The Comics Herald wants your opinion, be sure to check this blog daily so you can answer the questions at the bottom of each post! The Comics Herald looks forward to bringing comic book news to your front door daily and as often as necessary! Have a question? We want to hear it! Contact me here!


Smallville Season 11 #1 Released!

Fans of the CW series, Smallville will be happy to know that their fun isn't over yet! Smallville Season 11 #1 was released on April 13, 2012 as a digital comic.
The physical comic of Smallville Season 11 issue #1 will be released in the US on May 2, 2012.
Smallville #2 will be released on June 6, 2012 and #3 will be released on July 4, 2012.
The Smallville Season 11 #1 cover was done by Cat Staggs, written by Brian Q. Miller, art by Pere Perez, colored by Chris Beckett.
You can purchase Smallville Season 11 #1 right here as a digital comic.

I have some questions for my readers!

1. What was your favorite smallville memory: this could be an episode, a scene, or just a line...?
2. Did you want Clark to end up with Lana or Lois?
3. If you have read Smallville Season 11 #1, how does it live up to the show, is it worth 99 cents?
4. If you are interested in publishing a review of Smallville 11 #1 to my blog give me a holler - you will receive credit!
5. For DC Comics fans - Did Smallville insult your knowledge of Superman? If so, are you willing to give Smallville Season 11 a read?
6. Is Superman your favorite DC hero? If not, who is?
7. Smallville was the thing that got me interested in comics, has anyone else had a similar experience?
8. Comics fans, are you willing to give Smallville credit for bringing fans into the comic industry?

Thank you for reading my blog, please comment and show the love!

Seeking Help!

Seeking original designs for the background and header of my new blog - The Comics Herald!
Seeking authors of mini comics to post samples on my blog for us promote each other!
Seeking copy editors to help with grammatical errors and to write original blog articles!
Seeking artists to illustrate a new comic that may or may not be published.
To inquire about any of these opportunities please email!

I'm sorry, but at this time none of these positions will be paid. There is no guarantee of payment ever. If my blog gets big and you helped me now, then I think we could work out a separate deal later. The only form of payment I can guarantee is the promotion of whoever helps me. We can work out a deal of exactly how I am going to promote you in an email. Thank you for your time, consideration, and possible help!

Goals and Expectations

Ok, I know the word expectations sounds like a terrible thing. It makes people think... Oh no, this place is going to have rules. Well, I only have one and a half, so listen up.
No trashtalking.
I personally think that commenting as a guest is a really shitty thing to do, because of these reasons:
1. You are too lazy to make a google account, which you should have because after the facebook and twitter craze is over, google plus is going to be the next social networking site and you shouldn't be the last person in the world to make a google account.
2. It allows you to view others without revealing yourself which is safe for you, but unsafe for everyone else.
3. It makes it difficult for me to write posts for specific followers. I would be happy to form my future posts around the types of things my followers are interested in, but if you do not reveal your name I will not be able to do that.
OK, after that speech you may not want to read my blog at all.
I get it, it was a mean thing to say, but I hope you understand my reasons and the need for me to have followers and stuff like that.
This blog has the potential to  be a really great thing, but only if we all work together.
How do we do that, you ask?
By carrying on conversations in comments.
Let's discuss one of the things we all love the most, Comics!

OK, Goals:
1. Practice my writing skills so I can write my novel which I want to have turned into a comic book.
2. Report Comic news! I will admit, if I read about a rumor somewhere, I will post a spoiler type warning saying... This may or may not be true, but I'll post it here so you can think about it...
3. Report plot lines of past comics - I will again post a spoiler alert and say hey, you know what, this comic is really old and hard to find, but I got my hands on it, so I'll let you know what happened.
This is going to be a rare thing and only in comics which I PERCIEVE to be hard to find. If it's not hard to find and I end up posting the plot line anyway, don't kill me, I made a mistake, don't read the post if you don't want to, just let it go.
4. Post links to places where you can buy comics that catch my eye. If I'm scrolling on ebay and see a comic, I might just post a link to it. If it gets annoying, I'm sorry, all I'm saying is, you don't have to click.
5. Post upcoming comic events that I see on twitter. I will also post things that have to do with comic con, and when I get the cash to eventually go to comic con, I will post photos and things of that nature.
6. If anyone wants to help report information, I will let them come on as a copy editor. They can read my posts and check them before I post them (unless it's an urgent thing that can't wait...) If they do a good job at that, I will try to figure out how to add an editor to my blog. I would love to work with collaborators!
7. Get followers. I don't to run into the same problem that I ran into last time I made a blog, and that problem was that I had like 1 follower. If you have come by and like the types of things I'm reporting, and like that a lot of important stuff is all in one place, one easy to find, simple place, then follow me. Share my blog with your friends, facebook, email, google plus, even twitter. Whatever you have to do to help me stay afloat, then please do it if you care. Eventually I would like to have sweepstakes! Raffling off signed comics and first printings and stuff. I am considering writing a blog for my comic shop, so if I am selected to do that, then I'll post a link here so you can read both. Some of the articles might be the same, I really don't know. But I need comments. I need to know about you, your likes, dislikes, tastes in general.


Justice League #4 Goes Back to Print!!

According to the DC Comics Blog (the official blog of DC Comics) Justice League #4 has been sent back to print for it's 3rd printing. Fans of the Justice League that didn't get their hands on an earlier printing of Justice League #4 will be happy to know that they can buy a copy at their comic shop on May 16. To read the original blog post, click on this link. Justice League #4 was written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Jim Lee.

Click the links below to purchase:
Justice League #1 Seventh Printing
Justice League #2 First Printing (Backorder)
Justice League #3 First Printing (Backorder)
Justice League #4 Combo Pack (Also get a code for a Digital Download!)
Justice League #5 Second Printing (Backorder)
Justice League #6 First Printing
Justice League #7 First Printing
Click the links below to pre order:
Justice League #8
Justice League #8 Variant Cover
Justice League #9

Please comment and let me know what your favorite issue is so far!

I have questions that need answering!

1.Do you think that the Variant Cover for Justice League #8 is worth $15? Let me know!
2.What type of stuff would you like me to report?
3.What is your favorite comic company?
4.What is your favorite comic?
5.Do you like reality, science fiction, fantasy, or something entirely different? I want to know!
6.If you would like to publish a review of any of the Justice League comics from The New 52
then give me a holler!

View my next post to read about why I started this blog and what my goals are!
Happy reading :D