PREVIEWS – June 2016

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

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Also be sure to check out our look at CIVIL WAR II and DC: Rebirth!

 

THE MIGHTY THOR #10Marvel

The Mighty THOR #10 Marvel 2016

Jane Foster faces off with one of her greatest foes yet: the Agents of SHIELD!

Jim Henson’s LABYRINTH 30th Anniversary SpecialBoom Studios

Labyrinth

As a long-time fan of the movie, there’s no way I’m missing this one.

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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!!
(You can also take a look back at the titles that came out in previous weeks.)

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What I’m Reading #7 – All DC Edition!

BATMAN #51

Batman 51

The end of an era! Issue 51 bookends Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s impressive run on the Dark Knight. Everything from the Court of Owls to Zero Year to Endgame has been amazing and it all wraps up on a high note. After the absolute craziness of the last few chapters, Bruce is back in the cowl and all is right in Gotham. Stories like this one, that aren’t about end of the world scenarios, are some of my personal favorite.

DC: Rebirth #1

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This one completely caught me off guard. As a long time DC reader, this one hit me in the feels. I won’t spoil it but this issue has multiple HUGE reveals and one of the craziest twists in comics history. I was already on board but now I’m on the edge of my seat to see where this goes.

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X-MEN: Apocalypse – Who’s who?

“X-Men: Apocalypse” arrives this summer, will you be ready? Only the strong survive.

X-MEN Apocalypse

The latest X-Men outing is a follow-up to First Class and Days of Future Past. To prepare for the coming of Apocalypse, here’s a quick guide to all the mutant heroes and villains appearing in the latest chapter…

APOCALYPSE

Apocalypse (X-Men)

First Appearance: X-Factor #5 (1986)

Apocalypse - Marvel comicsAlternate Identity: En Sabah Nur

Power Set: Apocalypse’s powers are augmented by alien technology. Immortality, control over his own molecular structure, density and size. He also has the ability to absorb and project energy, in addition to telekinetic and telepathic powers. If that’s not enough, Apocalypse also enlists ‘Four Horsemen’ who he imbues with enhanced powers.

Backstory: The first mutant. Apocalypse first appeared in Ancient Egypt where he first gained followers. Over the years he’s used his powers to alter history and was worshiped as a god.

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The Adventures of Alexander Hamster!

Our very own Jonathan Sanders (Superhero Hive) and Ashley Lanni (Superhero Beach) have teamed up to create one of the most adorable things you will ever see…

The Adventures of Alexander Hamster!

It’s a children’s book about a unique hamster who goes out exploring, meets new friends and learns new lessons.

Click here to support Alexander Hamster on Kickstarter! 

(As of now they are halfway to their goal!)

Jonathan: This is a dream I’ve always wanted to do and finally decided before another birthday, before I turn 33, I will make my children’s book. Depending on the success of the Kickstarter and your help, I’ll be able to write a sequel to this story.

Alexander the HamsterI need to raise $3000 mainly to pay the artist and have the books printed. The artist is my good friend Ashley Lanni and I’m paying her $50 a page which will be $1200 to $1500. The cost of printing 200 to 250 copies of the paperback version is about $730 plus $85 shipping. and if I print 25 to 50 hard cover versions, that’s another $200 to $400. Then there are Kickstarter fees which are 5% or $200. Any extra money after that will then go to myself for my time writing it and making this kickstarter.

This is Alexander

What are you waiting for?! Support Alexander Hamster today! 

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“On the Verge” – An Interview with RJ Jojola

“On the Verge” is a thrilling dark fantasy tale about love and loss, set in Lerim, a world inhabited by elves, mermaids, demons and mages – by RJ Jojola.

On the Verge - Whose Side Are You On?

BOOK I Teaser:

When the World of Lerim becomes Evil’s Playground, Nothing & No One are What They Seem…

On the VergeRaelle Jowellia & her siblings were never allowed to travel outside their secluded valley. Having never come into contact with anyone outside their immediate family, the gruesome murder of Raelle’s younger brother torments her with a relentless need for answers. But answers reveal much more than she bargains for when the magical practices, daunting creatures, & foreboding demons of her father’s bedtime tales turn out to be anything but fiction.

As a dark force closes in, the shock of Raelle’s family secret renders her completely alone. With only bits & pieces of the puzzle, she leaves on a mission to find truth & liberation. Lost in a world teaming with menacing & malevolent danger, Raelle learns that she is being hunted and is forced to rely on the help of a meddlesome stranger, Chrishtan Vilgare.

Together, will Raelle and Chrishtan be able to outrun their sordid pasts? Or will they let it devour their very souls?

(On the Verge is available on Amazon)

  1. Where are you from originally? What’s your origin story?

I’m originally from Michigan, but when I was about thirteen years old, my parents dragged me, kicking and screaming, out to Albuquerque, New Mexico (LOL). But as much as I said I hated it there, the diverse population and rich cultural environment taught me a lot and I would not be the person I am today without my experiences there. I made some of my most beloved friends there, whom you saw as characters in my novel. So in the end, I’m thankful for that experience (just don’t tell my parents that. Wink Wink).

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PREVIEWS – May 2016

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

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Also be sure to check out our look at CIVIL WAR II and DC: Rebirth!

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Betty and Veronica by Adam Hughes!Archie Comics

Betty and Veronica

The most highly-anticipated debut in comics history is here! Betty and Veronica are America’s sweethearts… until they turn on each other! Friendships will shatter. Cities will burn. Nails will be broken. Betty and Veronica are back in this ALL-NEW #1 from comics legend Adam Hughes!

Arkham Knight – Batgirl Action Figure – Play Arts / Square-Enix

Arkham Knight - Batgirl - Playarts

One of the coolest versions of one of my favorite DC characters from one of the best Batman games of all time is now a Square-Enix action figure!?

I need this in my life.

WONDER WOMAN: The True AmazonDC

Wonder Woman - The True Amazon

WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON is Jill Thompson’s original graphic novel re-imagining of the early years of the Amazon Princess Diana, who would grow up to become Wonder Woman. This fully painted graphic novel is unlike any Wonder Woman tale you have ever read, told as only Eisner Award- winning writer/artist Thompson could.

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Captain America: CIVIL WAR – Review! (Spoiler Free)

CIVIL WAR

“Captain America: Civil War” is both the third Captain America movie, and an Avengers spin-off. The follow-up to ‘Winter Soldier’ and ‘Age of Ultron’ gets into some heavy territory this time around as Cap and Iron Man himself, Tony Stark, butt heads over a fundamental issue dividing the team.

The movie is the 13th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is directed by the Russo Brothers and stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. – plus a billion other people reprising their roles and a couple newcomers.

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CIVIL WAR: Whose Side Are You On?

The follow up to Captain America: Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters this summer with Cap vs Stark in CIVIL WAR! (Not to be confused with the American Civil War from – you know, history…) In the comics, the conflict was sparked by the Superhuman Registration Act, Tony Stark was for it, Steve Rogers was against it and the rest of the Avengers took sides.

CIVIL WAR

The following is a rundown of all the Marvel heroes taking sides in coming conflict…

THE AVENGERS

Avengers Assemble

Avengers 1First Appearance: The Avengers #1 (1963)

Initial Roster: Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and The Wasp!

Other Notable Members: Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, The Vision, Black Panther, Spider-man, Wolverine, War Machine, The Falcon, Doctor Strange, Luke Cage, Ms. Marvel, Namor, etc

Villains: Loki, Ultron, Thanos, Kang the Conqueror, Graviton, Baron Zemo and the Masters of Evil!

Must Read Stories: Civil War, Avengers Disassembled, World War Hulk, Avengers vs X-Men, The Kree / Skrull War, The Infinity Gauntlet, Dark Reign, Siege, Uncanny Avengers, and The Ultimates (1 + 2 by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch)

The Ultimates 2

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