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Medium Tie-In New Releases, February 19, 2014

Jericho: Season 4 #5, written by Kalinda Vasquez

The grand finale of Jericho Season Four changes everything! Everything hangs in the balance as Jake Green and Robert Hawkins are faced with a terrible choice, one that could change everything for the residents of Jericho… and the Allied States of America! Don’t miss the stunning conclusion of Jericho, brought to you by the writing staff of the acclaimed series!

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Robocop: Memento Mori one-shot, colors by Ruth Redmond

When Alex Murphy goes under the knife, his memories converge with reality. Perception is blurred and his mind tries to cope with the changes forced upon his very soul. Through a distortion of the past, his present horrors loom over him.Through the eyes of the failed test subjects on the path to making a successful integration between man and machine, Dr. Norton is forced to ask whether the sacrifice of a few is truly the path towards salvation. His morality must come head to head with Sellars’ vision.

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Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Force War #4, art by Jan Duursema

Xesh and his Rakatan master are leading their ravening army to the temple of Anil Kesh and the chasm below-hoping to find a gateway to the galaxy at the bottom! But Je’daii Shae Koda dogs Xesh’s steps, hoping to bring her lover back to the light side of the Force! The dark side invasion comes to a Je’daii temple! War comes to the Je’daii’s doorstep!

X-Files Conspiracy - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles one-shot, cover by Miran Kim

The Turtles are doing their best to avoid trouble in Northampton. Unfortunately, trouble finds them in the form of the Lone Gunmen! The fate of the world depends on the Gunmen getting the reclusive Turtles’ help. Add in an undead menace and things are going to get downright dangerous

ProFile Friday

Cynthia Martin is an artist best known for her work on the Marvel Comics Star Wars title during its waning years in the mid-1980s. She was one of the few women working in mainstream American comics during that time.

Martin’s clean lines and strong sense of movement during action scenes set her apart from other Star Wars artists of the time. Her work displayed the influence of Japanese manga long before it became common in American comics.

Martin was born and educated in southern California, and became a professional comic book illustrator at the age of 22. The first comic Martin worked on was the Ms. Victory Special #1 (AC Comics, 1985).

In 1985, she met Mary Jo Duffy at the first convention she attended, in Los Angeles. Ann Nocenti, the editor, called her about a week later and offered her the Star Wars assignment. She first she did the covers for issues 92 and 93, and then the pencils for most of the issues between 94 and 107. Besides AC and Marvel, Martin has worked for DC Comics, Eclipse Comics, First Comics, Topps Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and a number of other small presses.

In recent years, Martin has been illustrating early-reader “graphic biographies” for Capstone Press. She also illustrated Edge Books: How to Draw Comic Heroes. According to her bio on Silver Phoenix Entertainment, Martin’s currents projects include books for ABDO Publications and the graphic novel Shadowflight. She contributed to Marvel’s Girl Comics anthology and penciled the first two issues of Honey West, written by Trina Robbins and based on the novel and television action heroine of the same name.

On May 1, 2010, Cynthia was inducted as an Honorary Member of the 501st Legion international costuming organization in recognition of her contributions to the Star Wars saga.

She currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska.

With the recent news about the Star Wars license moving back to Marvel, I’ve been thinking about Cynthia Martin’s work on the series in the late ’80s. Thought I’d share it and more!

Market Monday: Tie-Ins, Mature Readers — January 15, 2014

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Force War #3, art by Jan Duursema

Je’daii generals Daegen Lok and Xesh are captured by Xesh’s former Rakatan masters, and Xesh learns the truth behind his arrival on Tython. Half-mad with regret, he is forced to give the invaders the knowledge they need to defeat Xesh’s Je’daii friends-and enslave the entire planet!

The X-Files: Conspiracy #1, cover by Miran Kim

The event of the year begins here! When The Lone Gunmen discover Internet files from future, they learn that a plague will soon wipe out most of humanity. With Agents Mulder and Scully working one lead, the Gunmen must spring into action and investigate several urban legends: a group of ghost-hunters, mutant turtles that live in the sewers, shape-changing alien robots, and a vengeful spirit from beyond the grave!

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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
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Prisoner of Bogan #2, art by Jan Duursema

As the Je’daii study the amazing Forcesaber of the banished Xesh, word spreads that he and his fellow prisoner on Bogan, Daegen Lok, have escaped the dark moon! The three young Je’daii who first encountered Xesh are teamed with Je’daii Masters to locate the prisoners and return them to Bogan … and prevent them from bringing about the mad vision that Lok has obsessively held to during his years of banishment …

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Market Monday

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Prisoner of Bogan #2, art by Jan Duursema

As the Je’daii study the amazing Forcesaber of the banished Xesh, word spreads that he and his fellow prisoner on Bogan, Daegen Lok, have escaped the dark moon! The three young Je’daii who first encountered Xesh are teamed with Je’daii Masters to locate the prisoners and return them to Bogan … and prevent them from bringing about the mad vision that Lok has obsessively held to during his years of banishment …

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Market Monday
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Force Storm TP, art by Jan Duursema

Here begins the tale of the dawn of the Jedi, the Star Wars of 25,000 years ago-before lightsabers, before hyperspace travel, before the Jedi spread throughout the galaxy, when connections to the Force were new. On the planet Tython, a group of beings-scientists, philosophers, and warriors-strive to maintain peace and to balance the mystifying power known as the Force. But a stranger is coming, one who will disrupt the balance with his arrival and his own connection to the Force. Everything in their system is about to change … The doors to the galaxy have been opened!

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Market Monday

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Force Storm TP, art by Jan Duursema

Here begins the tale of the dawn of the Jedi, the Star Wars of 25,000 years ago-before lightsabers, before hyperspace travel, before the Jedi spread throughout the galaxy, when connections to the Force were new. On the planet Tython, a group of beings-scientists, philosophers, and warriors-strive to maintain peace and to balance the mystifying power known as the Force. But a stranger is coming, one who will disrupt the balance with his arrival and his own connection to the Force. Everything in their system is about to change … The doors to the galaxy have been opened!

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Market Monday
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Prisoner of Bogan #1, art by Jan Duursema

Banished to the dark moon Bogan, the Force Hound Xesh has been living in contemplation; the memory of who he was before his ship crashed on Tython still escapes him. A rival from his past is on his trail, and the Je’daii are doing all they can to discover his origin. And now, Xesh is about to meet someone who will change his life forever, a former great Je’daii … the prisoner of Bogan!

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Market Monday

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Prisoner of Bogan #1, art by Jan Duursema

Banished to the dark moon Bogan, the Force Hound Xesh has been living in contemplation; the memory of who he was before his ship crashed on Tython still escapes him. A rival from his past is on his trail, and the Je’daii are doing all they can to discover his origin. And now, Xesh is about to meet someone who will change his life forever, a former great Je’daii … the prisoner of Bogan!

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Market Monday
Star Wars Omnibus: Clone Wars vol. 2 - The Enemy on All Sides TP, includes art by Jan Duursema

Jedi Generals and their clone troops are dispatched to every corner of the galaxy to fight the rising tide of the Separatist movement and its deadly droid armies. On these far-flung battlefields, Anakin Skywalker commands a strategic, but fateful, retreat; Obi-Wan Kenobi becomes the prisoner of Asajj Ventress; and Master Yoda is forced to trade the life of an old friend for victory. Plus, a Jedi strike force is sent to vanquish General Grievous! This volume collects Star Wars: Republic #54-#66 and #68, Star Wars: Jedi-Yoda, Star Wars: General Grievous #1-#4.

Market Monday

Star Wars Omnibus: Clone Wars vol. 2 - The Enemy on All Sides TP, includes art by Jan Duursema

Jedi Generals and their clone troops are dispatched to every corner of the galaxy to fight the rising tide of the Separatist movement and its deadly droid armies. On these far-flung battlefields, Anakin Skywalker commands a strategic, but fateful, retreat; Obi-Wan Kenobi becomes the prisoner of Asajj Ventress; and Master Yoda is forced to trade the life of an old friend for victory. Plus, a Jedi strike force is sent to vanquish General Grievous! This volume collects Star Wars: Republic #54-#66 and #68, Star Wars: Jedi-Yoda, Star Wars: General Grievous #1-#4.

Market Monday
Star Wars Omnibus: Clone Wars Vol. 1 - The Republic Goes to War TP, includes art by Jan Duursema

The Clone Wars explode across the galaxy! From the stormy seas of Kamino to the rocky hills of Devaron, the battle lines have been drawn, and the Jedi Knights who were once protectors of the peace must become generals, leading the clone armies of the Republic to war! These are the stories that were published immediately after the release of Attack of the Clones, featuring Jedi heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu, and Quinlan Vos. Collects Clone Wars Volume 1: Defense of Kamino, Volume 2: Victories and Sacrifices, Volume 4: Light and Dark, and Free Comic Book Day 2006.

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Market Monday

Star Wars Omnibus: Clone Wars Vol. 1 - The Republic Goes to War TP, includes art by Jan Duursema

The Clone Wars explode across the galaxy! From the stormy seas of Kamino to the rocky hills of Devaron, the battle lines have been drawn, and the Jedi Knights who were once protectors of the peace must become generals, leading the clone armies of the Republic to war! These are the stories that were published immediately after the release of Attack of the Clones, featuring Jedi heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu, and Quinlan Vos. Collects Clone Wars Volume 1: Defense of Kamino, Volume 2: Victories and Sacrifices, Volume 4: Light and Dark, and Free Comic Book Day 2006.

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Wookiee Breakfast by Ohara Hale

Wookiee Breakfast by Ohara Hale

Mara Jade by Cat Staggs
This baby’s going on a Her Universe limited edition t-shirt exclusively on sale at Celebration VI.  I’m already jelly of whoever gets their hands on one.
(For those unfamiliar with the Star Wars Expanded Universe, Mara Jade is an assassin, smuggler, Jedi Master and all-around badass who eventually becomes Mrs. Skywalker)

Mara Jade by Cat Staggs

This baby’s going on a Her Universe limited edition t-shirt exclusively on sale at Celebration VI.  I’m already jelly of whoever gets their hands on one.

(For those unfamiliar with the Star Wars Expanded Universe, Mara Jade is an assassin, smuggler, Jedi Master and all-around badass who eventually becomes Mrs. Skywalker)

Market Monday
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #5, art by Jan Duursema

On ancient Tython, the Force is out of balance, causing a massive Force storm which could destroy the entire planet! As three mighty Je’daii Masters strive to subdue the storm, three of their students struggle to forge an uneasy alliance with the dark stranger whose presence created the storm in the first place. As the first arc of the epic tale comes to a close, powers beyond even the Je’daii’s understanding will be revealed, and a threat to the galaxy at large will be unveiled! The dark dawn of the dark side!

Market Monday

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #5, art by Jan Duursema

On ancient Tython, the Force is out of balance, causing a massive Force storm which could destroy the entire planet! As three mighty Je’daii Masters strive to subdue the storm, three of their students struggle to forge an uneasy alliance with the dark stranger whose presence created the storm in the first place. As the first arc of the epic tale comes to a close, powers beyond even the Je’daii’s understanding will be revealed, and a threat to the galaxy at large will be unveiled! The dark dawn of the dark side!

Market Monday
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Force Storm #4, art by Jan Duursema

For millennia, the Je’daii Masters have protected the planet Tython and maintained a balance within the Force. But now a stranger from another world has come, destroying the balance and engulfing the world in a Force storm that threatens every inhabitant! The ancient Je’daii Order stands on the brink of a powerful discovery. But will this knowledge bring wisdom … or peril? Three young Je’daii students may hold the fate of the world in their hands!

Market Monday

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Force Storm #4, art by Jan Duursema

For millennia, the Je’daii Masters have protected the planet Tython and maintained a balance within the Force. But now a stranger from another world has come, destroying the balance and engulfing the world in a Force storm that threatens every inhabitant! The ancient Je’daii Order stands on the brink of a powerful discovery. But will this knowledge bring wisdom … or peril? Three young Je’daii students may hold the fate of the world in their hands!

Market Monday
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Force Storm #3, art by Jan Duursema

The balance of the Force on Tython has been thrown into turmoil. A ship has fallen from the sky, bringing with it a strange, dark, and hostile individual. Three young Jédaii who felt “called” to the site of the crash now fight for their lives with their swords and the Force. But live or die, the storm that will engulf the homeworld of the Je’daii has already begun!

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Market Monday

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Force Storm #3, art by Jan Duursema

The balance of the Force on Tython has been thrown into turmoil. A ship has fallen from the sky, bringing with it a strange, dark, and hostile individual. Three young Jédaii who felt “called” to the site of the crash now fight for their lives with their swords and the Force. But live or die, the storm that will engulf the homeworld of the Je’daii has already begun!

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Market Monday
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #2, art by Jan Duursema

At the heart of a galaxy far, far away lies the Tython system—home of the Je’daii for thousands of years. Now a stranger has come and the balance of the Force has been disrupted.
Three young students feel the disturbance in the Force and are called to this new, shadowy presence. It is the calm before the storm that will engulf their planet and change the galaxy forever!

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Market Monday

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #2, art by Jan Duursema

At the heart of a galaxy far, far away lies the Tython system—home of the Je’daii for thousands of years. Now a stranger has come and the balance of the Force has been disrupted.

Three young students feel the disturbance in the Force and are called to this new, shadowy presence. It is the calm before the storm that will engulf their planet and change the galaxy forever!

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