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The latest news from PAPERCUTZ: SDCC, Trolls, and more

Hi BC Refugees readers,Happy Monday! It's pretty dreary here in New York City, so we're going to try our best to brighten the day! This weekend, Papercutz was at San Diego Comic Con, where we held a panel celebrating the launch of our new GUMBY comic (and of course celebrating Gumby himself!) Above is a picture of Gumby and Pokey hanging with the crowd outside the panel, and at our website: you can check out more pics! The first issue of GUMBY is in stores now and the second issue will be in stores August 5!In other news, The AV Club gave THE WENDY PROJECT by Melissa Jane Osborne and Veronica Fish a glowing review,, "Osborne and Fish del…

GEARS OF WAR returns to comics

The Coalition® and IDW Publishing partner to bring
the action-packed video game series back to comics

San Diego, CA (July 21, 2017) – Following last year’s launch of the critically-acclaimed Gears of War 4, the fan-favorite Gears of War franchise is marking its return to graphic novels in 2018.  Set on the fictional planet of Sera, the Gears of War series charts the story of humanity’s struggle against fearsome and brutal adversaries through a captivating tale of hope, comradery, and survival.

“We are thrilled to be working with IDW Publishing to expand the Gears of War universe through comics," says Rod Fergusson, Studio Head at The Coalition, developers of the Gears of War franchise. "The rich world and characters that millions of gamers have come to cherish is in very capable hands."

Partnering with The Coalition, IDW Publishing has enlisted the talents of writer Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens) to tell new stories inspired by the world-famous games.

"I'm thrilled to be…

Sonic The Hedgehog moving to IDW Publishing

San Diego, CA (July 21, 2017) — Today SEGA® revealed that Sonic the Hedgehogand his friends have joined forces with IDW Publishing, the leading publisher of licensed comic books, to begin a thrilling new chapter in the Blue Blur’s adventures in 2018.

Creative teams are currently being formed, and a publishing plan is now underway with more details to come at a later date. Writers and artists will be bringing their considerable talents to the comic book world of Sonic.

“We’ve been speaking with beloved Sonic fan-favorite creators and new creators alike, and are excited to be able to spread specifics about our plans for the comic in the near future,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer.

“We are ecstatic about this partnership with IDW,” said Ivo Gerscovich, Chief Brand Officer for Sonic the Hedgehog. “We know they’ll serve as a good home for the new adventures of Sonic, his friends, and foes.”
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GALACTIC CON event on July 22 at Columbia, MD

EDITOR’S NOTE:  I attended the last GALACTIC CON in Middletown, Delaware .  This traveling convention gets better and better.  Worth going to if you are able to get to Columbia MD from where you live . . . . . .
The Galactic Con Family of EventsNext Event:  Saturday, July 22COLUMBIA COMIC CON!Galactic Con is two weeks away! We hope to see you there.JULY2210AM - 6PM
DoubleTree Hotel Columbia
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New Comic Wednesday Advance Review: HARBINGER RENEGADE #5

HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 (Valiant Entertainment, July 12 release date) “Massacre, Part 1”.  Written by Rafer Roberts.  Art by Darick Robertson.  Inks by Richard Clark.  Colors by Diego Rodriguez.  Letters by Simon Bowland.  FOR MATURE READERS. The advance press for HARBINGER RENEGADE #5, the prelude to HARBINGER WARS II, made frequent mention of the death of a major hero in this issue.  I’m certainly not going to spoil it by revealing anything here except to say — if you read the HARBINGER first series issue where Flamingo was killed - - prepare yourself. You haven’t seen anything like this before. Unlike other publishers, I trust Valiant to keep characters permanently deceased when they get killed. (I’m a little bit sad over this because I actually like the characters involved. Yes, it’s not singular.)  The story arc is titled “Massacre” and there’s a good reason for that - -  I’m more inclined to call it “Blood Bath”!   In another bold move, the first issue of HARBINGER RENEGADE back o…


HARBINGER RENEGADE VOL 1: THE JUDGMENT OF SOLOMON TPB  (Valiant Entertainment, 2017) Collects HARBINGER RENEGADE #1-4 from November 2016 - February 2017. Writer: Rafer Roberts. Artists: Juan Jose Ryp (prologues, all issues), Darick Robertson with Richard Clark (main story, all issues), Art and Lettering: Raul Allen and Patricia Martin (introduction, issue #1).  Colorists: Frankie D’Armata (prologues, all issues), Diego Rodriguez (main story, issue #1, 2), Diego Rodriguez and Brian Reber (main story, issue #3), Brian Reber (main story, issue #4).  Letterer: Dave Lanphear (all issues). HARBINGER RENEGADE started out amazing and maintained that consistency throughout the first four-issue story arc. The first HARBINGER series (written by Joshua Dysart) was, in my opinion, the very best of Valiant’s return to comics publishing.  I also called it the best re-boot series of 2012.    Now, I’m giving serious consideration to nominating HARBINGER RENEGADE for the new RINGO AWARDS (on the fan bal…

COMIC BOOK ALL STAR Trading Cards move to Series 3

From the official Comixology Press Release:ComiXology Announces Comic Book All Stars Collectible Trading Cards: Series 3
Featuring the debut of Kevin Smith’s Heavy Hitters All Stars Creators Include: Jordie Bellaire, Becky Cloonan, Paul Dini, Emil Ferris, Victoria Jamieson, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Sonny Liew, Jeff Smith, Mariko Tamaki, Bruce Timm, Kevin Wada and more!ComiXology and IMDb to Produce a Kevin Smith-hosted Comic Book Movie Trivia Panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20th; David Steinberger, comiXology Co-founder and CEO, and Col Needham, IMDb Founder and CEO, to Judge July 10th, 2017 – New York, NY – ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping and reading service, revealed their 2017 Comic-Con International exclusive promotional giveaway today: Series 3 of the Comic Book All Stars collectible trading cards. Each card spotlights a fan-favorite comic book creator including Eisner Award-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire, Emmy Award-winning writer Paul Dini,…

RINGO AWARDS introduces the professional judges - still time for fans to vote!

Introducing the 2017 Ringo Awards Jury
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - July 7, 2017 - The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill, and fun of comics. The awards will be presented on Saturday, September 23, 2017 as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con. The Ringo Awards is currently in the midst of the 2017 nomination process, which is inclusive of fans and comic book professionals alike. Please submit your nominations before voting closes at midnight on July 18, 2017 at: The Jury An esteemed jury of comics professionals will participate in the nomination process, selecting favorite works in over 20 categories. The 2017 jury was chosen as a representative cross-section of the comic book industry, with members representing seasoned and venerated educators, retailers, press, and creators across numerous genres. John Haines entered the hobby in 1…