“Mark brings a vast wealth of knowledge to our Comics Department,” Heritage Auctions Co-Founder Jim Halperin said. “He is one of those lucky ones who was able to turn a passion that started during his childhood into his career. His understanding of comics and the comic trading hobby reveal the interest he developed early on as a personal collector and the knowledge he acquired while working in every phase of the industry.”
Wilson has been a collector since he acquired his first Spider-Man issue when he was 9 years old. He went to comics convention in San Francisco in the mid-1970s, where he began acquiring part of his San Francisco Collection through a “books for a buck” promotion. After landing his first “real job” in 1979, he started buying better issues, mostly from the Golden Age. When he acquired books that were unbagged, he became a pioneer in the art of pressing comics, and made his own protective cases with cellophane and homemade backboards.
He has worked as an advisor for The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide since 1986, and became a part-time comics dealer in 1985, and full-time in 1987; as a dealer, he landed the renowned Rockford Collection and the Carson City collection.
Joining Heritage Auctions, he said, continues his progression and growth as a comics expert.
“There are so many wonderful aspects to working at a place like this,” Wilson said. “When you work at a profitable place with the reputation and track record Heritage has, and with people who really care about what they do, it’s the kind of place you want to be for 100 years.”
“For six years now in my run on THOR, I’ve been using Malekith’s war to explore the different realms that are strung along the World Tree. We’ve been to each and every one of them and seen how the people there have been touched by this war to end all wars. Now, as the war finally comes to the last realm standing, Midgard, where the heroes of Earth are waiting, those other realms will still have a pivotal part to play. Whether for good or ill remains to be seen…” – Jason Aaron
Image Comics is pleased to announce that Middlewest #1 has been greenlit for a third printing to keep up with the feverish consumer support for the new series by Eisner Award-winning and New York Timesbestselling creator Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland, Bully Wars, Deadpool) and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Jorge Corona. The Middlewest #1, third-printing cover will feature exciting new art by Corona.
The lands between the coasts are vast, slow to change, and full of hidden magics. Mistakes have been made, and in Middlewest, an unwitting adventurer searches for answers to quell a coming storm that knows his name. A blend of dark fantasy best described as classic Don Bluth animation meets Return to Oz, Middlewest is the tale of Abel, a young boy who must navigate an old land in order to reconcile his family’s history.
Middlewest #1, 3rd printing (Diamond Code OCT188776) will be available on Wednesday, January 23rd. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 7th.
Middlewest #1 is also available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play. Fans can also subscribe to receive the series delivered by mail within the domestic U.S. on Image Direct.
Middlewest #2 (Diamond Code OCT180222) is available and in stores now.
In life, Bettie Page was the undisputed queen of the pin-up. Her legacy has lived on through comic books for decades. In March 2019, Dynamite is celebrating with a special 32-page one-shot showcasing all the beautiful covers from the Dynamite comics.
Bettie Page is an icon and an influence the world over, not only to strong women, but also to creators including the painter Olivia, and in the comics market none so famously as Dave Stevens. Dave’s influence for Betty in The Rocketeer is entirely based on Bettie Page. And Dave created a very iconic scene of Betty with a photographer for a pin-up shoot. Before, and moreso since then, Bettie has inspired comic book artists and fans all over. Since 2017, Dynamite Entertainment has brought fans the newly declassified super spy adventures of the globetrotting Bettie. Cleverly written by David Avallone (Elvira Mistress of the Dark) and a talented gang of artists including Julius Ohta (Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man) in the just launched ongoing series available now.
Though the stories and art inside of the comics are always what keep fans coming back to their favorites every month, sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. Fans have been gushing about the gorgeous covers that grace Dynamite’s Bettie Page issues. Such as Terry Dodson’s “reverse homage” for the first issue of the miniseries, drawing Bettie herself in the same situation as the Dave Stevens classic, bringing everything full circle.
Other spectacular artists featured in Bettie Page: The Dynamite Covers include Joseph Michael Linsner, Scott Chantler, and J. Bone. Altogether reprinting over 20 covers, including some photo gems of the timeless Bettie herself.
“Bettie is a true icon, and to have this much incredible art – rendered by the best artists working today — in one place is a true gifts for the fans,” said Dynamite executive editor Joseph Rybandt.
See the solicitation details here.
BETTIE PAGE: THE DYNAMITE COVERS Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover: Terry Dodson
Genre: Art Book
Page Count: 32 Pages
On Sale Date: 3/27/2019
Do you love Bettie? Do you love Dynamite’s action-packed, wit-slinging take on the classic Pinup superstar? Love the gorgeous depictions of her famously fabulous figure on our covers? Well, then… Have we got the book for you!
Collecting all art covers for our first volume of Bettie Page in one place, this book is a must-have for all Bettie fans!
Bettie Page: The Dynamite Covers will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ January 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market and slated for release in March 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
Dynamite Entertainment announces a full offering of Pathfinder items that will appeal to all kinds of fans. Whether they have been tabletop gaming since 1974, just picked up their first set of dice, or just appreciate stunning statues and high quality comic book storytelling – there is something here for everyone!
First and foremost is the first-ever resin statue for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The next step in the years long strong partnership between Dynamite and Paizo Inc. following years of adapting and expanding the game’s lore in comic book form. The limited-edition statue depicts Seoni, one of the most popular heroes in the Pathfinder universe. She is a powerful Varisian spellcaster who was a no-brainer for a statue with her intricate tattoos and distinct clothing, hand-painted for collectors.
Seoni stands approximately a foot tall and is available in multiple variants. The “Spellcasting” version depicts Seoni harnessing her unique magic abilities with a plastic effect. A “Battle Ready” edition alternately gives her a staff and an altered pose. Offered for the first time are special “Diamond Eye” variants for both. Adding real diamonds for her pupils to make Seoni really shine and sparkle on the shelf. Only available in limited quantities, the “Diamond Eye” version is a true grail for collectors.
Also releasing are four Pathfinder: Worldscape one-shots previously exclusive to Kickstarter. These fun crossovers bring Dynamite’s flagship characters into the cross-dimensional Pathfinder universe. All with covers by Roberto Castro.
Pathfinder: Worldscape – Dejah Thoris is written by Christopher Paul Carey with art by Roberto Castro. Dejah and Tars Tarkas are investigating a gap in the memory of John Carter when they find themselves hurled across dimensions into a bloody conflict between the Council of Jungle Kings and a Technic League captain from Golarion. Dejah Thoris must use her intelligence and skills as a warrior to survive.
The Pathfinder: Worldscape – Reanimator issue is written by Erik Mona and drawn by Matt Gaudio. Herbert West suddenly finds himself surrounded by corpses of a White Martian army in Shareen’s arena. A true treat for H.P. Lovecraft’s evil genius obsessed with life and death.
Vampirella and her classic companion Pendragon are in the middle of a stage show reunion when they realize they have ended up on a fragment of the destroyed planet Drakulon in Pathfinder: Worldscape – Vampirella. Written by Erik Mona with art by Chris Campana and Kendal Gates. Then they come face to face with Pathfinders Seoni and Seltyiel!
The immortal witch known as the Traveller gazes across the multiverse, witnessing Dejah Thoris and Vampirella drawn into the dimensional prison of the Worldscape. In Pathfinder: Worldscape – Swords of Sorrow by Erik Mona and Diego Galindo, Red Sonja comes in swords-a-swinging!
In recognition of Women’s History Month, IDW Publishing and Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) have teamed up to create Synergy: A Hasbro Creators Showcase, a 48-page celebration anthology of fan-favorite creators and new talent working with many of the most beloved Hasbro characters.
The Synergy anthology features five brand-new stories: autobiographical works written by Mairghread Scott (drawn by Sara Pitre-Durocher, reuniting the creative team behind the Transformers: Till All Are One series) and Katie Cook (of the hit My Little Pony comic), plus original tales inspired by G.I. Joe, Transformers, and Jem and the Holograms.
Mairghread Scott says, “Transformers is a brand that shaped both my childhood and adult life. I’m grateful for the chance to talk about what these amazing robots have meant to me, and others, over the years.”
Katie Cook says, “Hasbro was such an integral part of my upbringing. My Little Pony inspired a youth full of pastel imaginings and became a huge part of my cartooning career as I got the chance to make those imaginings real. I bonded with childhood friends over ponies in the 1980s, and as an adult, I crafted stories for My Little Pony alongside creators who have become the friends of a lifetime.”
In addition to storytelling, Synergy: A Hasbro Creators Showcase includes four new pin-ups, as well as a gallery of thirteen fabulous images from the IDW archives – dynamic illustrations that celebrate the women who have already made, or will soon make, an impact on the world of Hasbro for many years to come.
Synergy editor Megan Brown says, “This is a great coming together of creative talent and an amazing showcase for a host of wonderful authors, artists, and colorists — both old and new. I am beyond thrilled to be editing this compilation, and to be given the chance to highlight the amazing work of women in the comics industry.”
For information on how to secure copies of Synergy: A Hasbro Creators Showcase, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
Arthur Curry, a half-Human and half-Atlantean, learns that he is the heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. With his superhuman strength, he must now step up to lead his people and stop an all-out war between the seas and the surface world.
Sideshow and Hot Toys are thrilled to introduce the Aquaman Sixth Scale Collectible Figure in his iconic outfit!
The movie-accurate collectible figure is meticulously crafted based on the appearance of Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman in the movie of the same title, including a newly painted head sculpt with a detailed long hair sculpture, a specialized body portraying Aquaman’s muscular body with enhanced articulations, a classic Aquaman costume with the signature gold and green color scheme, a highly-detailed Trident, and a specially designed dynamic figure stand featuring an ocean themed diorama!
Atlantis is rising. The most recognizable hero from the underwater will become a dramatic centerpiece in your DC Comic collection!
Introducing MARVEL SELECT, your essential Marvel reading list – and the volumes that answer the often-repeated question about Marvel collected editions: “Where do I start!?”
A series of graphic novels hand-picked by Marvel Editorial to showcase pivotal storylines and written and drawn by some of Marvel’s most acclaimed creators, MARVEL SELECT provides readers with a collection of entry points into the Marvel Universe. These stand-alone volumes, which also serve as evergreen adventures about Marvel’s most well-known heroes, are perfect for retailers or librarians looking to create a core title offering for their readers!
Since its inception, the Marvel Universe has been creating stories to reflect the world outside your window—and now, some of the most powerful tales from Marvel’s 80-year history are being collected into one larger-than-life volume!
Collecting stories from 1963’s Amazing Spider-Man to 2016’s Champions, each story showcases iconic Marvel characters tackling important and poignant real-life issues such as addiction, terrorism, HIV, school shootings, and more, alongside their extraordinary and high-flying adventures. Look below for the full list of stories included in this collection, on sale at your local comic shops in June.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #97
HOWARD THE DUCK (1976) #8
IRON MAN (1968) #128
NEW MUTANTS (1983) #45
ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #106
UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #303
INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #420
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #36
CAPTAIN AMERICA (2002) #1
ASTONISHING X-MEN (2004) #51
MS. MARVEL (2015) #13
CHAMPIONS (2016) #24
Material from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #2 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #583