Like all teachers, Nicole Jobin spends her days growing young minds of today to make for a better tomorrow. Unlike most teachers, she does it in a way special to us all: through comic books. Nicole is the creator and lifeblood behind Comics in the Classroom, a unique and wonderful method of teaching children how to read, comprehend, and analyze the lessons that can be found in our favorite stories.
Beastlands is set in a beautiful medieval fantasy world, where some people have these creatures known as "Keepers". In Beastlands you'll go on an adventure with a group of 3 teenage friends, Mac, Ava and Ping. They are on a journey to find out what Mac's father, an explorer, was trying to discover before he disappeared. Mac wants so badly to discover this, that he pushes his friends, Keeper and everything in between away. Over the journey, he will discover a kingdom where a tyrannical king has outlawed Keepers and ordered them to be executed, due to an incident between his Keeper and his daughter. Mac must try to rescue his Keeper and get his friends back while also trying to save all the Keepers in the Kingdom… and that's just scratching the surface!
It is every comic fan’s favorite time of year again! That's right, it’s comic book convention season and this year looks incredible! One of the things we look forward to most are the con exclusives that can be had: limited runs, exotic artwork, the absolute exclusivity of only being featured at these cons. Oh, and of course, the chance to snag your favorite writer’s or artist’s signature. This year, Comic Burst has decided to take on the somewhat daunting task of featuring all of 2019’s con exclusive covers in one handy dandy location. That's right folks, Comic Burst is making sure that you are properly prepared this season by arming you with a checklist to help you hunt down those much sought after exclusive! Leave the internet scouring to us, and be sure to check back in regularly because we will be updating this list as more exclusives are announced.
Todd McFarlane is to comic books what brushes and paint are to an artist: essential. From his amazing run with Marvel and The Amazing Spider-Man, to his success in forming Image Comics, you can't talk about comic books without mentioning him. McFarlane has created some of the most iconic, breathtaking and memorable covers to multiple comic book titles over the years. The most talked about are far and away his work on The Amazing Spider-Man series, especially the set of covers #298-#301 that have been a comic book collectors “must have” for years now. #300 is still one of the most desired and purchased books on the market, with the mere mention of the title, exciting collectors. With such a legendary status and demand for his works, it comes as no surprise that McFarlane would pay respect to hist past fan favorite covers in his own incredibly popular series, Spawn. Fans have made these homages a smash hit, loving the nods to earlier works and the connection made between the two series.
From the critically acclaimed Playstation 4 game Spider-Man comes the story that won the hearts of gamers everywhere, for the first time in print. Spider-Man: City At War #1, written by Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum with illustrations by Michele Bandini, hits shelves on March 20, 2019. From old nemeses like The Kingpin and Rhino, to new threats like Mr. Negative, everyone's favorite web-slinger will be taking on a whole city’s worth of problems. But surely with the help of Mary Jane Watson, Miles Morales, and even good ol Aunt May, Spider-Man has all the support he needs to be successful against all foes that dare disrupt his home city… or does he? Find out this March in Marvel’s Spider-Man: A City At War #1.
What happens when the entire DC universe is bombarded with a horrible Techno Virus that transforms its infected into monsters of extreme violence? And what if all of Earth's superheroes are caught off guard by this horrible and destructive plague? Coming this May, fans of the DC universe will find out EXACTLY what happens. NY Times Bestseller Tom Taylor (Injustice, X-Men Red) along with illustrators Trevor Hairsine, James Harren, Stefano Gaudiano present this six-part series arriving in May. DCeased will leave the entire DC universe in shambles. How will Earth's greatest heroes save the day? Be sure to pick up your copy to find out!
Valiant Comics’ most complicated and shadowy character is getting his own mini-series... and fans could not be happier! Known as the most powerful psiot in the world, Toyo Harada has known power throughout his long life. He has shaped the Valiant universe we know today, manipulating people and events from behind the scenes.Coming in March 2019, writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger, Imperium) will be taking fans on this highly anticipated journey in a six part mini-series. As for who's Illustrating this epic storyline, Valiant has pulled together a virtual parade of all-star artists like CAFU (RAI), Doug Braithwaite (Incursion), Adam Pollina (Secret Weapon), KANO (Quantum and Woody!), Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Salvation), Butch Guice (Captain America) and Diego Yapur (Priest:Purgatory). With such an epic line up for the creative team and one of comics’ greatest and most powerful characters, this six part series is a definitive win for new and old fans of Valiant alike. You are NOT going to want to miss out on this one folks!
Comic Burst recently had a chance to interview celebrated writer/creator Richard Douek, whose Wailing Blade is coming off of a very successful Kickstarter campaign. With Gutter Magic, TMNT, and of course Wailing Blade, Rich is a fan favorite with well deserved praise for his distinct, brilliant style of storytelling.
Joel Rodriguez has been an incredibly busy man this year between his many credits on a variety of exciting projects, his upcoming kickstarter campaign, and, of course, the completion of his new series The Dusk County Chronicles. To say his plate is very full is quite the understatement. Comic Burst recently had the opportunity to discuss Joel’s budding and exciting career in another edition of Five Questions and a Creator.
Transformers fan it’s time to ROLL OUT for the newest Transformers series from IDW! Hitting shelves in March, this new series by Brian Ruckley and artist Angel Hernandez will be issued bi-weekly and explore the origin of the war for Cybertron between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Expect some brilliant cover work from John Gallagher, Gabriel Rodriguez, Angel Hernandez, Casey Coller, and Freddie Williams... just to name a few! So whether you roll with the Autobots or are a red-eyed Decepticon you won't want to miss this new series from IDW!