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- Wednesday, October 23, 2019Black Mask January 2020 Solicits – Details of Cancellations, Resolicitations and Digital Only ReplacementsIn recent months, publisher Black Mask has stopped soliciting comic books. They also appeared to have stopped publishing them as solicited series got later and later and later. Representatives tell us that they have slowed down such activity this year to get delayed books back on schedule and to fix systems that had been stretched thin over the years. And that they will return to Previews next week with comic books scheduled for January. But that also means some rescheduling, resoliciting and culling of titles lined up, as well as increasing their collection programme and making that more of a focus, even if that means dropping the publication of certain singles that might have preceded such a collection. Here’s how things are looking right now.
- Monday, September 17, 2018Black Mask Has CALEXIT and Space Riders for Local Comic Shop DayLocal Comic Shop Day 2018 is coming. Saturday, November 17th, where participating comic book stores have special premium products to sell, often limited in nature. Black Mask Comics has a couple of items for the day. We don’t have final visuals on them, but they have an exclusive hardcover version of CALEXIT Vol 1 and Space Riders Vol 2, for twenty-five bucks each. LCSD 2018 CALEXIT VOL 1 HC (MR)
What if California refused to be ruled? From the creators of Young Terrorists, Matteo Pizzolo (Godkiller) and Amancay Nahuelpan (Clandestino), comes this tale of resisting oppression, punching Nazis, protecting each other, kicking ass, and demanding liberty for all. In CALEXIT, the citizens of California struggle to seize power back from an autocratic government. Jamil, a 25 year old courier (aka smuggler), and Zora, a 27-year old leader in the Mulholland Resistance, attempt to escape Occupied Los Angeles, where martial law has been in place for the past year — ever since America’s demagogue President signed an executive order to deport all immigrants, and California responded by proclaiming itself a Sanctuary State. Collects issue 1-3. SRP: $24.99 LCSD 2018 SPACE RIDERS VOL 2 GALAXY OF BRUTALITY HC (MR)
An ancient evil is gathering power throughout the cosmos, and it falls upon the legendary SPACE RIDERS to kick its a**! Having disbanded, the crew of CAPITAN PELIGRO, MONO, and YARA must reunite for what may be their final ride! The cult comic that electrified comic readers in the brain RETURNS to blast your fragile human psyche into oblivion!!
Collects issues 1-4. SRP: $24.99
- Thursday, July 19, 2018Black Mask Surprise-Publishes New Comic CALEXIT: All Systems San Diego, TodayEveryone seems to be surprise-publishing comics these days. Marvel’s digital titles such as Cloak and Dagger and Jessica Jones just pop up. Die!Die!Die! just appears in stores. And at San Diego Comic-Con, amidst the variant covers, comes a brand new exclusive comic from the CALEXIT universe, set in San Diego. CALEXIT: All Systems San Diego #1 by Matt Pizzolo and Carlos Granda is being published today at the show, with all revenue being donated to the San Diego Rapid Response Network to aid immigrants and their families in the San Diego border region. On sale at Black Mask’s booth 5536 at Comic-Con this weekend, it is also on Comixology, and can be through local comic shops in the future. Here are the covers for all of Black Mask variant covers at the show…
- Monday, July 16, 2018Black Mask to Publish Mr. Robot Prequel Comic by Creator Sam EsmailMr. Robot creator Sam Esmail will be penning a prequel comic book to the hit television show this fall, published by Black Mask. The news was revealed by bird-themed pop culture website Vulture, though the only details about the story they were able to obtain were that the comic “will document the formation of the mysterious group known as fsociety.”The rest will be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con on thursday, according to a tweet by the publisher.Mr. Robot’s hacktivist aesthetic fits in nicely at Black Mask, which has published such titles as Occupy Comics and Calexit. The show will return with a fourth season later this year. Calexit writer and Black Mask founder Matteo Pizzolo will contribute to the comic, along with Mr. Robot writer Jeff McKibben, artist Antonio Fuso, and colorist Tyler Boss.
- Friday, March 09, 2018Tomophobes: Prepare to Be Grossed Out by This Preview for Black Mask’s ‘Come Into Me’Black Mask has released a preview of Come Into Me, the new comic by Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson, Piotr Kowalski, and Niko Guardia. If you’ve seen the cover and media coverage for the book, you know to expect something unsettling — but if you’re squeamish about medical procedures, the pages below might be downright horrifying! As a scientist explains a breakthrough in healing technology that appears to allow the transfer of consciousness from one body to another, we’re treated to a graphic look at the procedure, which involves some particularly gross equipment that looks like it’s made out of entrails. Needless to say, something goes horribly wrong during the procedure. Here’s the synopsis of the book: From the critically acclaimed writers of The Dregs and the artist of Image Comics’ SEX comes a new horror series about body image, social media, and memory.When an entrepreneur with a god complex creates a technology that allows two minds to share one body, he doesn’t anticipate the degenerative effects of long-term trials. COME INTO ME is a contemporary comment on connected culture and our longing for approval in the digital age. This is a world where technology and flesh become indistinguishable, begging the question, “How much sharing is too much sharing?” Prepare yourself for the insane lovechild of The Fly and Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind. Check out the preview below, with covers by Piotr Kowalski and Devmalya Pramanik. The first issue of Come Into Me hits stores on Wednesday, March 14th (that’s this coming Wednesday).
- Thursday, October 05, 2017Black Mask’s Exclusive Collections For New York Comic Con 2017Black Mask are coming to New York Comic Con. If you happen to make it, be sure to pick up any of these delightful exclusives from Black Mask Comics from Booth 2161…
- Saturday, September 23, 2017Five Black Mask Items For Local Comic Shop Day 2017 – Including DIY Lenticular CoversSaturday, November 18th is the date for this year’s Local Comic Shop Day, in which participating retailers get the chance sell exclusive, high-end collectable comics and related items. Black Mask has always had a strong presence on this day, and as we found 15 items from other publishers, Black Mask Comics has a whole five of them — and it doesn’t stop there. Here are the big five. BLACK MASK 2017 LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY OFFERINGS
- Monday, August 28, 2017Whatever Happened To Transference From Black Mask Comics?I get an e-mail asking me if I can find out whatever happened to the Black Mask Comics series Transference. I remember that… but I have no idea. So I thought I’d go take a look. Transference was a monthly comic book series that stretched the definition. By Michael Moreci, Ron Salas and Tamra Bonvillain, it was a sci-fi spy story. The original PR said, Transference is a spy story that breaks all the rules, a time travel story with a twist, and one of the most exciting comics coming to shelves this year. Colton Moss and his elite team of special agents run counter-terrorism operations utilizing a secret form of time travel technology called “transference,” which enables them to send their consciousnesses back in time – but, when Colton’s past is altered to reshape his life in the present, he discovers this technology isn’t as exclusive as he thought. Now Colton must prevent a large-scale insurgency in the U.S. – and do so in the transference-past, where a terrorist’s consciousness could be in any body, so everybody is a potential suspect.The first issue was late to comic stores, solicited for June 2015, it came out in July. But issue 2 come along at a lickety spit in August, And then…nothing. Not in comic book stores anyway. And people have been asking. And now, Diamond Comic Distributors has just issued cancellation notices, two years later for issues #3, #4 and #5. Except… the issues are out there. Just not through Diamond. Or ComiXology, it only has #1 and #2. But on the Black Mask website you can buy issues 3 and 4 digitally, #4 with new artists Toni Fejzula and K. Michael Russell. And the final issue #5? Available digitally in script form for 99 cents – who needs an artist? I guess this is one solution. Not sure if it will satisfy the people who got in touch. Unless the delay is all part of the time travel plotline leaking over into real life…
- Tuesday, July 18, 2017Black Mask Exclusives For San Diego Comic-Con – And How Much One Calexit #1 Cover Is Already Going For On eBayThese are Black Mask’s exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con. Alongside the cover price is how much someone on eBay has managed to persuade someone else to pay good money for before the show has even opened.