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Market Monday: Marvel & DC New Releases - April 16, 2014

Birds of Prey #30, written by Christy Marx

As her teammates fall, only Black Canary stands between the utterly helpless Mother Eve and Ra’s al Ghul. If she stands aside, her husband will be saved. If she refuses to fold, everybody else will die! What can she possibly do?

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Harley Quinn #5, co-written and cover by Amanda Conner

Sure, Harley has made some enemies along the way. So what happens when a bunch of them show up to kill her dead? She kills them right back, of course! You’ve been warned: This issue contains violence.

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Smallville Season 11 - Lantern #1, cover by Cat Staggs

The Green Lantern ring for space sector 2813 was inactive for years after Krypton’s end, until the creation of the Argo colony recalled it to service. As none of Zod’s followers are suitable candidates, the ring’s search brings it to the nearest Kryptonian it can recruit! SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 continues in “Lantern” part 1 of 4!

Supergirl #30, art by Emanuela Lupacchino

In “Red Daughter of Krypton” part 2 of 3, the newest, most powerful Red Lantern finally meets her match! Worldkiller-1 is a cosmic menace from the darkest recesses of Kara’s past, and he will gladly destroy every one of her crimson teammates to get to her…

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Ms. Marvel #3, co-written by G. Willow Wilson

The All-New Ms. Marvel has already gained international fame. But in Kamala’s case, star-power comes with a whole lot of… awkwardness. Find out why the most exciting new Marvel hero is also the most loveable!

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Amazing X-Men #6, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg

Nightcrawler is back at the Jean Grey School! But when Mystique comes calling, he may be returning to the afterlife very soon.

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Carnage vs. Deadpool #2, colored by Veronica Gandini

Two red-suited madmen for the price of one! That’s right—good crazy vs. bad crazy, once and for all! And you can bet it’s gonna be a bloody one!

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Ultimate FF #1, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg

The Future Foundation is all that stands between us and COMPLETE AND UTTER DOOM. Sue Storm, Tony Stark, Machine Man and Sam Wilson face the ONCOMING DESTRUCTION. A mysterious new member will join their ranks, whether they like it or not. Hint: They will not.

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Marvel & DC New Releases: February 19, 2014

Birds of Prey #28, written by Christy Marx

Welcome to Gothtopia! Die happy! Black Canary confronts Ra’s al Ghul – who makes her an offer that could save her husband! Is she willing to pay the ultimate price?

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #28, colors by Nei Ruffino

The Outlaws head off for a well-earned rest as Jason tries to rekindle his romance with Isabelle – but they are soon fighting for their lives against a new cartel!

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Iron Man Annual #1, colors by Esther Sanz

FATAL FRONTIER is over. The moon is safe. The Earth is safe. But is Tony’s sanity? What comes back from the moon with Tony? What new friends and new enemies? Once you’ve passed the fatal, final frontier, can you ever go back?

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Journey Into Mystery Complete Collection vol. 1 TP, colors by Jessica Kholinne and covers by Stephanie Hans

Loki has been reborn as a child…but will he be Asgard’s savior? Fear Itself looms, and the Serpent threatens Earth! The mortals’ only hope is that Thor can fulfill an ancient prophecy, but the plan is doomed to fail without help from young Loki. The former Lord of Lies’ only chance of success is to utilize all the skills of deceit that made him so hated in his past life…but will he find redemption or damn himself further? And in the war’s aftermath, Nightmare is gathering enough energy to rule the world…and the mother lode is inside Loki’s mind. Aided by an undead handmaiden and a demon puppy, Loki will risk everything on a scheme so crazy, it could only have been hatched by a god of mischief!

DC & Marvel New Releases: January 22, 2014

Birds of Prey #27, written by Christy Marx

A “GOTHTOPIA” tie-in! We reach a major turning point in the series as the Birds find a new benefactor and a new mission to take down one of the ancient evils of the DC Universe: Ra’s al Ghul!

Avengers #25, colors by Laura Martin

"THE MIRROR" It worked for the X-Men! Would we be so crass as to do it again? Introducing the ALL-NEW AVENGERS! And we’ve been good up till now, but this issue, an Avenger dies.

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Cable and X-Force #19, colors by Rachelle Rosenberg

"VENDETTA" PART 3! For years, the mutant Bishop relentlessly chased Cable and his adopted daughter Hope Summers through time and space on a mission to wipe her out of existence. Though they narrowly escaped with their lives, the scars still remain. Now, the man who has haunted Hope’s dreams has returned to the present - and he’s working with their fellow X-Men?! Hope is out for blood, and nobody is going to stand in her way, even if she has to take down all of Uncanny X-Force to get it! But as Hope exacts her revenge, a much greater threat closes in from the shadows - and one of the X-Men’s deadliest villains returns! Can Hope fend off her demons, or is this the beginning of the end for her and X-Force?

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Captain America #15, colors by Rachelle Rosenberg

LOOSE NUKE PART 5 • The final fate of Nuke! Dr. Mindbubble revealed! The Iron Nail’s war on the Capitalist West begins! Captain America unraveled!

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Cataclysm: Ultimate X-Men #3, colors by Jordie Bellaire

The future of the X-Men and all mutantkind rests on ROGUE’S SHOULDERS! To return home, a sacrifice must be made. Will there be a world for them to come back to?

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FF #16, colors by Laura Allred

FINAL ISSUE! - “For All We Have And Are” The final showdown. The last FF member standing, Scott Lang goes up against Dr. Doom alone — and everyone knows the Ant can’t. The smackdown of the century. Plus an extra ten page bonus of F4/FF goodness co-written by Karl Kesel and the Allreds.

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Hawkeye #16, art by Annie Wu

The adventures of Lady Hawkguy out west continue as Kate helps a reclusive and Sixties-damaged pop music genius find his lost masterpiece. Madame Masque, meanwhile, finds HER. By which we mean starts trying to kill her again. Also the cat needs cat food and there’s none to be found. What’s THAT about? Hey not for nothin’ but you guys gotta try these Cronuts!

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Marvel Knights: X-Men #3, colors by Cris Peter

The Haunting & The Hunted! As the past comes raging back to take down the X-Men, two new mutants struggle with their newfound powers. Infighting threatens to pit X-Man vs X-Man in a battle to the death!

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Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #9, colors by Rachelle Rosenberg

GOBLIN NATION PRELUDE As the Green Goblin continues to gobble up the New York Underworld, Superior Spider-Man gets a little help from his friends – Daredevil and The Punisher! Plus: Cloak and Dagger! And Mr. Negative!

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X-Men #9, inks by Rachel Dodson

MUERTAS PART 3! Lady Deathstrike’s new Sisterhood set their sights on the X-Men, and Psylocke is in the crosshairs! A foe awakens…and neither team might be able to handle her!

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Market Monday: August 28th, 2013 New Releases

This week, I’m going to try and start a thing— to link creators Tumblrs if they have one. I’m thinking of doing this across the board on every post, but I also realize I may drive myself mad in the offing. At any rate, as usual links attached to titles go to some place to buy said book, links attached to creators’ names go to their Tumblr! (And send me the ones I missed!)

Book of the Week

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Science: A Discovery in Comics by Margreet de Heer

Science: dull or hard to understand? Not if you read this book! The creators of the acclaimed Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics take on a new challenge, and explain the different scientific disciplines in clear, colorful chapters. Who exclaimed “Eureka” and why? Why did Galileo get into a fight with the Church? What happens when you have your DNA tested? All these questions and more are answered in a chronological journey from ancient times to modern Quantum Theory, with creators Margreet and Yiri as your witty guides.

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Singles of the Week: Horror Special (apparently)

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American Vampire Anthology one-shot, includes work by Becky Cloonan and Gail Simone

You are cordially invited to a party-to die for! This special features eight amazing stories set in the world of American Vampire, with “lost tales,” new characters and old favorites. Don’t miss these stories brought to you by series creators Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque, as well as other awesome comics talent like Becky Cloonan (BATMAN), Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon (DAYTRIPPER), Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH), Greg Rucka (The Punisher, BATWOMAN), Gail Simone (BATGIRL) and many more!

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Damsels: Giant Killer one-shot, co-written by Leah Moore, cover by Chrissie Zullo

Queen Jacquelyn of Villeneuve is a benevolent ruler, a loving mother, a devoted wife, and a woman with a monstrous score to settle. Set more than a century before the events of Damsels, this gigantic one-shot tells the tale of one woman’s quest for ultimate revenge. By sword, or by sorcery, all shall be slain.

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The Envy one-shot, written by Erica J. Heflin

Jealousy’s a monster in this one-shot, psychological thriller from Erica (Chronographer) Heflin. Young Danielle’s world is forever shattered by David’s beautiful and exotic new girlfriend. When men fall for her charms and Danielle’s BFF becomes ill, she begins to wonder if there is something evil - even monstrous - going on. A special Indie Comics Magazine Presents one-shot!

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Station to Station one-shot, co-written by Corinna Bechko

Something terrible has happened to the Bay Area. A pipeline explosion has totaled Treasure Island and destroyed the Bay Bridge. At least, that’s the official story… An interdimensional monster has been brought to San Francisco, and only the men responsible can fight it off, but can they resist its brainwashing? From the pages of Dark Horse Presents!

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Collection of the Week

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Sword of Sorcery vol. 1: Amethyst TP, written by Christy Marx

In these tales from SWORD OF SORCERY #0-8, Amethyst, lost princess of Gemworld, is back-and she has powerful enemies hunting her! But what role will John Constantine play in her destiny? Plus, don’t miss tales of Beowulf and Stalker!

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More new releases under the cut!

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Market Monday: March 20, 2013

Featured Book of the Week:

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When David Lost His Voice HC by Judith Vanistendael

David has terminal cancer. His wife becomes progressively consumed by the looming shadow of death while his daughters struggle to be as helpful as possible. Meanwhile, David soldiers on, not wanting the tumor to rob him of everything, including the chance to see his granddaughter grow up. Vanistendael’s extraordinary art and sensitive text provide a powerful portrayal of a family preparing for life after unimaginable loss.

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Firsts this Week:

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Christy Marx’s first issue!

Birds of Prey #18, written by Christy Marx, cover by Emanuela Lupacchino

Mr. Freeze is out of Arkham Asylum and looking for revenge on the Court of Owls! His first target? The newest member of the Birds team, Strix! And if that wasn’t enough trouble for the girls, this issue introduces The Daughters of the Dawn who are abducting people with super powers…starting with a certain prisoner at Belle Reve!

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First of a new series!

Star Wars: Legacy II - Prisoner of the Floating World #1, co-written by Corinna Bechko, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg

Despite her famous heritage, Ania Solo is just a girl trying to make her way in a galaxy gone bad. But it all gets worse when she comes into possession of a lightsaber and an Imperial communications droid - and discovers she has been targeted for death!

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Collection of the Week:

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Doctor Who: The Forgotten HC, art by Pia Guerra

DOCTOR WHO: THE FORGOTTEN presented in an oversized hard cover collection! Stranded in a strange museum that’s dedicated to him, and with The TARDIS lost, The Doctor and Martha Jones must make sense of their surroundings, hindered by one small fact-The Doctor has lost the memories of every one of his previous incarnations! With items relevant to each Doctor in their possession, The Doctor and Martha must try to use them to regain total recall before it’s too late.

More of this week’s releases under the cut!

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Market Monday
Sword of Sorcery #4, written by Christy Marx

Amaya travels home to Earth from Gemworld only to find new trouble! What will happen to her powers when she becomes Amy Winston again? Guest-starring John Constantine! And in the new backup story, enter a world of modern magic and terror with Stalker, the man without a soul!

Market Monday

Sword of Sorcery #4, written by Christy Marx

Amaya travels home to Earth from Gemworld only to find new trouble! What will happen to her powers when she becomes Amy Winston again? Guest-starring John Constantine! And in the new backup story, enter a world of modern magic and terror with Stalker, the man without a soul!

Market Monday
Sword of Sorcery #3, written by Christy Marx


Amethyst finally meets her murderous Aunt Mordiel in person! But it turns out that Queen Graciel has secrets of her own. Will House Amethyst be further driven apart? Plus: In the backup, story Beowulf leans the disturbing secret behind the war that ravaged the DC Universe!



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Market Monday

Sword of Sorcery #3, written by Christy Marx

Amethyst finally meets her murderous Aunt Mordiel in person! But it turns out that Queen Graciel has secrets of her own. Will House Amethyst be further driven apart? Plus: In the backup, story Beowulf leans the disturbing secret behind the war that ravaged the DC Universe!

Market Monday 
Sword of Sorcery #2, written by Christy Marx

Amethyst must learn to master her newfound powers, but will she choose the Path of Heart — or the Path of Blood? Mordiel’s drive to destroy Amethyst is powerful — what intrigues threaten to overwhelm Gemworld? In the backup feature: Beowulf battles the terrifying Grendel! What is their strange connection?

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Market Monday 

Sword of Sorcery #2, written by Christy Marx

Amethyst must learn to master her newfound powers, but will she choose the Path of Heart — or the Path of Blood? Mordiel’s drive to destroy Amethyst is powerful — what intrigues threaten to overwhelm Gemworld? In the backup feature: Beowulf battles the terrifying Grendel! What is their strange connection?

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Market Monday
Sword of Sorcery #1, written by Christy Marx

AMETHYST returns as this amazing new series begins! The good news: Amy Winston can transform into Princess Amaya, protector of Gemworld! The bad news: It seems her family wants to kill her! Plus: A backup story featuring the brutality of Beowulf!

Market Monday

Sword of Sorcery #1, written by Christy Marx

AMETHYST returns as this amazing new series begins! The good news: Amy Winston can transform into Princess Amaya, protector of Gemworld! The bad news: It seems her family wants to kill her! Plus: A backup story featuring the brutality of Beowulf!

Market Monday
Sword of Sorcery #0, written by Christy Marx

In this new series featuring the long-awaited return of AMETHYST, Amy Winston leads a strange life on the road with her mother. She’s about to learn why it’s all been necessary when she discovers she’s the lost princess of Gemworld — and has powerful enemies hunting her! 
AMETHYST is written by Christy Marx, best known for her work on animated TV series including G.I. Joe, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more, as well as the comics series Sisterhood of Steel.
And in the backup story set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the monstrous warrior BEOWULF is charged with finding and defeating the evil Grendel.

Market Monday

Sword of Sorcery #0, written by Christy Marx

In this new series featuring the long-awaited return of AMETHYST, Amy Winston leads a strange life on the road with her mother. She’s about to learn why it’s all been necessary when she discovers she’s the lost princess of Gemworld — and has powerful enemies hunting her! 

AMETHYST is written by Christy Marx, best known for her work on animated TV series including G.I. Joe, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more, as well as the comics series Sisterhood of Steel.

And in the backup story set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the monstrous warrior BEOWULF is charged with finding and defeating the evil Grendel.

ProFile Friday

Christy Marx (born July 6, 1951) is an American writer and a photographer, best known for creating the animated television series Jem and the Holograms. Her most notable comics work is her original series The Sisterhood of Steel.

Marx grew up in Danville, Illinois and was attracted to comics, fantasy, and science fiction from a young age. She studied art at the University of Illinois for a year, where she met her first husband Robert Kanes. They moved to California to study Scientology together; however, she remained skeptical of Scientology and soon stopped studying at the same time she and Kanes got divorced. Finding her artistic skills inadequate, she worked in insurance for some time before realizing her true passion was writing.

She began taking writing courses at The Sherwood Oaks Experimental College in Hollywood. She also got a job as a production secretary for a television production company, then later became a script reader for several movie studios, all the while writing her own scripts on the side and networking with other writers. She soon sold a Conan the Barbarian story to Marvel editor Roy Thomas for The Savage Sword of Conan magazine. She also got a job writing a script for the Fantastic Four animated series. Through her comics associates, she met Australian artist Peter Ledger, whom she married a few years later.

Throughout her career, she has written scripts for various episodes of television series, mainly for childrens’ shows, including creating Jem and the Holograms; she also worked on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,Conan the AdventurerG.I. JoeHypernautsCaptain Power and others.

She is known for her original comic book series Sisterhood of Steel. The series originally ran for eight issues published by Epic Comics, Marvel’s early creator-owned imprint. Later, she and Ledger collaborated on aSisterhood of Steel graphic novel published by Eclipse. She also contributed work on ConanRed Sonja, andElfquest. In June 2012 it was announced that Marx would be writing the character of Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld in a new edition of the comic book Sword of Sorcery.

She is also a game designer, making her debut with Conquests of Camelot (with art concepts by Ledger) and following it with Conquests of the Longbow. She wrote the game bible and most dialogue for The Legend of Alon D’ar for the PlayStation2 console, and has worked on PC, console and MMO games. She wrote the Babylon 5 episode Grail which, like Camelot, has to do with the discovery of the Holy Grail.

In 2000, Marx won the Animation Writers Caucus Animation Award from the Writers Guild of America for her contributions to the field of animation writing.

In 1994, Ledger was killed in a car accident. Five years later, while working on a Babylon 5 combat simulator, she met Randy Littlejohn, with whom she now lives in the mountains outside of Los Angeles along with her six cats. Marx has a blue belt in Tae Kwon Do and a brown belt in Shotokan.

A Review and Some Ramblings about Christy Marx’s Sisterhood of Steel and Amethyst

When I heard DC was bringing back Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld, I was thrilled. I recently finished collecting every single issue and have read about half of the series so far, and love every page of it.

When I heard Christy Marx was going to be writing it, my heart nearly stopped in disbelief. While I (confession!) have never watched Jem and the Holograms (gotta ask my roommate if I can use her Netflix for that), I had read her miniseries Sisterhood of Steel, published by Epic (Marvel’s old creator-owned imprint) back in 1984. It had been a convention quarter bin discovery— the beautiful painted cover of the first issue and the compelling title practically required me to posses and absorb every issue.

So, in preparation for Marx’s return to comics, I decided to re-read all eight issues, as well as read for the first time the graphic novel I had been unaware of until I went to Marx’s website! Beneath the cut you’ll find a review of Sisterhood of Steel and some speculation on what we may expect on Marx’s Amethyst run. If you want to read the series yourself, Marx has all the issues available for purchase on her website, or you can just check eBay or the usual old comics websites.

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