Middlewest is the story of young boy named Abel who must traverse vast and magical lands to fix a broken past and a lineage he wishes to mend. Praised for his cover work and artistic abilities, Skottie Young, of I Hate Fairyland fame, takes the creative helm for the new series Middlewest from Image Comics. To bring the series to life, Young has teamed up with Jorge Corona (No. 1 with a Bullet, Goners) to illustrate the series and Mike Hudson to provide cover art.
SCOUT ANNOUNCES NEW TITLE FOR 2019 RELEASE: THE ELECTRIC BLACK
The Electric Black is a horror anthology involving a mysterious shop named The Electric Black. TEB exists in a pocket dimension and seemingly has a mind of its own. The shop appears to individuals that it intends to use or help journey down a dark path. The demonic proprietor/servant and regular narrator, Julius Black, and his partner (Jack) lead people through the shop displaying the cursed wares. Like the shop itself, Julius and Jack regularly manipulate the customers for their own devious purposes using objects from the shop. Each forbidden object might look normal but all have a dark past and secret to unlock. Those that enter the Electric Black never leave without something.
Stabbity Bunny #8 is coming soon and we are in for a particularly special treat this Halloween! Fans will be treated to a variant cover that is an homage to Hellraiser, with Stabbity Bunny drawn in the likeness of Pinhead. A few lucky ghouls will get their paws on an extremely limited, virgin, chromium version dubbed HARERAISER. An exciting moment for fans of the series since this is the first time we see Stabbity Bunny given the foil treatment. Here we discuss the shiniest installment of Stabbity Bunny to date with creator with Richard Rivera.
Netflix’s nostalgia-laced mega hit “Stranger Things” gets another chapter in its universe written by Dark Horse Publishing. With Jody Houser at the creative helm, this new series will explore what happened to Will Byers and the mysterious time he spent in the Upside Down during the first season of the show. Celebrating the kickoff of the Dark Horse series, Lucio Parrillo has done an exclusive variant for Sanctum Sanctorum.
The man who is taking the comic world by storm, Donny Cates, returns to fill in the storyline blanks of everyone’s favorite mad titan: Thanos. What happened between the events of “Thanos Wins” and “Infinity Wars!”? “Thanos Legacy #1” will explore this timeline and features cover art by Geoff Shaw. Look for it to hit stores on September 5, 2018.
Sanctum Sanctorum Comics & Oddities is a collector-favorite comic shop in Michigan, known for its incredibly sought after exclusive variants. With the upcoming release of the Stranger Things mini-series by Dark Horse Comics, it is no surprise that one of the most talked about and coveted variants of the year will be from Sanctum Sanctorum. Comic Burst was fortunate to be able to sit down with the kind folks of Sanctum Sanctorum for another addition of “Five Questions and a Comic".
Collecting comic books is as common today as baseball card collecting was in the mid 70’s and 80’s. People from all walks of life, all over the globe, come together and connect over this incredible hobby.
An important aspect of collecting is knowing what your collection--especially that gem that is your pride and joy--is worth. Searching around, it is not hard to find vendors claiming to have the most “current data” and “accurate assessments” around. But how do we know who and which price guide has the most relevant information? Today we also expect a lot more of our guides, not simply a price lookup. They need to have interesting content, a convenient site to navigate, and a collection tracking system to keep up on its value. Not to mention so much more that has become not only expected of a price guide site, but mandatory as well.
Enter Covrprice.com with the realization that the community had a desire for a “next level” approach: real-time data to keep up on changing trends and values within a digital collection. Comic Burst recently spoke with John Sulaitis and Matt DeVoe, co-owners of CovrPrice, to discuss how their up-and-coming comic book price guide will change the way people think about price guides.
Hitting shelves on September 7th, Marvel's new Spider-Geddon #0 will be making quite the impression with longtime Spidey fans and first time readers alike. Written by Christos Gage and Dan Slott, with art and cover by Jorge Molina, you can expect some major surprises, from new villains to shocking returns. How will this all work out for our web-slinging friend?
Expect jaw dropping covers from artists such as John Tyler Christopher, Mark Bagley, Clayton Crain, and many more.
Grading has become one of the best ways to encapsulate a collector's favorite books along with identifying and preserving its value. For some collectors it is so much more than just a plastic case with a number on it. Rather, it is an opportunity to mark a comic as unique, forming a more personal relationship for the collector.
Grant Adey, owner and operator of Halo Certifications of Australia, is dedicated to creating unique graded slabs. Comic Burst had the exciting opportunity of being the first American company to interview hi. We hope you enjoy reading as much as we did producing.
IDW and DC Comics will be celebrating the upcoming 25th anniversary of The Maxx with a crossover to end all crossovers. Sam Kieth returns after a 10+ year hiatus as artist for the huge Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams event. The series will be a five issue mini-series with cover art by Sam Keith, Jim Lee, and many more. Be on the lookout for this year’s most anticipated and craziest return on September 19, 2018.