PREVIEWS – September 2016

We here at the Super Hero HQ take a sneak peek at what’s in store in November!

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FRONTIER by Jonathan Hickman – Image Comics

FRONTIER - Jonathan Hickman

Described as ‘Star Trek, but depressing’, Hickman’s “Frontier” is a space opera about paradise lost.

THE AVENGERS #1 by Mark Waid – Marvel

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Following the latest ‘Civil War’, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes must unite against one of their greatest foes of all time: Kang the Conqueror!

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Short Box with a Vengeance!

It’s been far too long since our last update with the adventures of the Short Box crew! Since last time, our valiant podcasters have traversed the pop culture scene, survived Suicide Squad, triumphed at GAAM and joined forces with our very own Ashley! Check below for the ongoing saga of Jacksonville’s premiere comic book and pop culture podcast…

The Short Box - featuring Ashley

“SBX Lost Episode”
Sep 05, 2016
Two idiots, Adam and Drew, find their way into the studio to record a drunken whiskey fueled ramble about book clubs,Star Wars, and life. We’re really sorry.

“Sock Weiner”
Aug 28, 2016
Your favorite chums from the podcast are back and they’re flying by the seat of their pants. Script, what script? This is The Goldener era, we’re nothing but flow. We talk the future of Steve Rogers, Image titles ending, and of course, Star Wars.

“The Goldener Era”
Aug 26, 2016
When the cat is away, the mice will play! Mwuahahahaha…ahem…Adam and Cesar take the reins and course-correct the show toward a brighter horizon. Joined by Ed Dansart and Ashley, the crew welcomes with open arms Badr’s mystery replacement.

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New Releases at the Hive

Hive girl Foo nocircleCheck out all the new titles coming out this week at The Hive!!
(You can also take a look back at the titles that came out in previous weeks.)

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New Releases at the Beach!

SuperheroBeachCheck out all the new titles coming out this week at Superhero Beach!!
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Featured Artist: Rhiannon Owens

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HALL OF HEROES is a new comic convention for Jacksonville. This partnership between publisher, promoter and COLLECTIVE CON co-founder Max Michaels and SUPERHERO HIVE & SUPERHERO BEACH comic shops brings together a show celebrating the art and creators of comics. This one day con is scheduled for Saturday November 12th, 2016 (Veteran’s Day Weekend) at the Snyder Armory on Normandy Boulevard. More information at HallofHeroesJax.com

Rhi - Hall of HeroesRhiannon Owens is a Florida based artist who currently specializes in sketch cards for Topps and Marvel Comics, with a love of comic books and fantasy art. Her work can be seen on promos, print ads, package designs, and other mediums for a variety of publishers. Rhiannon was recently featured in the article Trading Card Art — Rhiannon Drew it and Scott Lobdell Loves it on ComicVine.com written by the legendary Scott Lobdell.

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Featured Writer: Zack Kaplan

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HALL OF HEROES is a new comic convention for Jacksonville. This partnership between publisher, promoter and COLLECTIVE CON co-founder Max Michaels and SUPERHERO HIVE & SUPERHERO BEACH comic shops brings together a show celebrating the art and creators of comics. This one day con is scheduled for Saturday November 12th, 2016 (Veteran’s Day Weekend) at the Snyder Armory on Normandy Boulevard. More information at HallofHeroesJax.com

ECLIPSE

 

Imagine if sunlight burned you alive. In the near future, a mysterious solar event has transformed the sun’s light into deadly immolating rays. The world’s few survivors now live in nocturnal cities. But a killer emerges who uses sunlight to burn his victims, and when he targets the daughter of a solar power mogul, it falls to a disillusioned solar engineer to protect her.

Zack KaplanZack Kaplan is a comic book writer excited to debut his first book, Top Cow’s new series, ECLIPSE. He taught screenwriting at the International Academy of Film and TV, located in the Philippines. He is a member of the WGA and also writes film and television. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

First of all, congrats on your debut comic!

Thank you! It’s been super exciting to have it received so well.

How did you manage to get your foot in the door with Top Cow?

After pitching many ideas over many years, I submitted ECLIPSE to Top Cow, and Matt Hawkins, the Top Cow President, is also an amazing sci-fi writer, and so he connected with the idea of a sci-fi world where the sunlight burns people alive. I had been writing for years, but comic book writing was a new medium to me. Growing up reading comics for decades helps, but so does having an awesome team of editors and artists to work with.

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PREVIEWS – August 2016

We here at the Super Hero HQ take a sneak peek at what’s in store in October!

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REBORN by Mark Millar and Greg Capullo – Image Comics

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It goes without saying that Mark Millar is a legend in the industry. Now he’s teaming up with one of the best Batman artists in recent history: Greg Capullo! If that’s not reason enough, it’s about a recently passed woman on a quest through the afterlife to find her long lost husband.

STAR TREK: Boldly Go – IDW

STAR TREK: Boldly Go IDW comics

Picking up where “Star Trek Beyond” leaves off, Kirk and crew continue their voyage where no one has gone before…

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Featured Artist: Adam Bryce Thomas

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HALL OF HEROES is a new comic convention for Jacksonville. This partnership between publisher, promoter and COLLECTIVE CON co-founder Max Michaels and SUPERHERO HIVE & SUPERHERO BEACH comic shops brings together a show celebrating the art and creators of comics. This one day con is scheduled for Saturday November 12th 2016 (Veteran’s Day Weekend) at the Snyder Armory on Normandy Boulevard. More information at HallofHeroesJax.com

Adam Bryce ThomasAdam Bryce Thomas is a comic artist currently working for Archie Comics. He works as the main penciler for the Sonic Universe series and has contributed works to other comics in the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise. In addition to penciling, Adam has collaborated with many writers as lead artist, a recent example being Outre Press’s Anthology #5: Desire. In addition to drawing comics, Adam spends his free time expressing himself with watercolors and illustration. He is passionate about encouraging young artists and strives to be an approachable, welcoming presence in the industry.

When did you first decide to pursue art?

Probably during high school, though I had been creating things since I was a child really in a dedicated manner.

How did you get your foot in the door with Archie Comics?

With Archie it took me actually going to NY ComicCon and giving my portfolio to the editor himself. I spent time working with him for around a year through emails until I got my first gig.

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SUICIDE SQUAD – Review! (Spoiler Free)

Suicide Squad

The plot of Suicide Squad is pretty straight forward, it’s essentially a super-villain team-up movie starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Will Smith as Dead-Shot, with tons of other DC character appearances. It’s a colorful movie with a great sound track but there’s so much going on that it can be disorienting at times.

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THE SUICIDE SQUAD?!

DC’s new Cinematic Universe is in full swing! Following up Man of Steel and this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is one of the wildest-looking comic book movies in a long time: Suicide Squad!

The movie is loosely based on the premise of the comics of the same name, about a top-secret government project headed by Amanda Waller to form a team of super villains to take down an ever bigger bad. The line-up includes Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Dead-shot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang and Jared Leto as The Joker!

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Task Force X aka the Suicide Squad has gone through a number of incarnations since it’s first appearance back in The Brave and the Bold #25 (1959), but we’ve never seen anything quite like this line up! For those looking to brush up on some nerdy knowledge, here’s a rundown of all the characters and their comic book back stories…

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