Discover a Shocking New Mysterious Connection to Another Universe in November 2020
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 13, 2020) – BOOM! Studios, in partnership with 20th Television, revealed a first look ANGEL & SPIKE #16, from acclaimed writer Zac Thompson (Spider-Geddon: Edge of Spider-Geddon), artist Hayden Sherman (Thumbs, The Few), colorist Roman Titov (Angel), and letterer Ed Dukeshire (Angel) along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers), available in November 2020.
In the series finale, Team Angel – or Team Spike, no one can agree – must work with the werewolf Oz if they’re going to save the day. Meanwhile, Fred discovers her true power and a mysterious new connection to another universe (or universes!) where she and her friends have a scarily close relationship with Wolfram & Hart…
ANGEL & SPIKE #16 features a main cover by Christopher J. Mitten (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.), as well as variant covers by artist Gleb Melnikov (Angel, Seven Secrets), and illustrator Zarin Baksh.
Created by visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers film franchise), Angel premiered on the WB Network on October 5th, 1999 and was a spin-off from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series ran for five seasons from 1999–2004, starring David Boreanaz as Angel, the tortured vampire destined to walk the earth with a soul who moved to LA to set up shop as a supernatural private investigator. Despite Angel’s best efforts to deal with the sins of his past all by himself, Angel Investigations soon became home to other lost souls searching for redemption and willing to fight by his side.
ANGEL & SPIKE is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; and Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Dune: House Atreides by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López, Firefly from Greg Pak, Lalit Kumar Sharma & Daniel Bayliss, and the upcoming Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers series from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino.
Print copies of ANGEL & SPIKE #16 will be available for sale on November 25, 2020 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one). Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.
For continuing news on ANGEL & SPIKE comic books, graphic novels and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
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Two New Series. Two New Teams. A New Beginning for All Power Rangers is Here in November 2020
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 19, 2020) – BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), today revealed a first look at the exciting new series premiere, MIGHTY MORPHIN #1, from superstar writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), rising star artist Marco Renna, colorist Walter Baiamonte with assistance by Katia Ranalli, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, as they launch the first of two all-new series with two all-new teams on November 4, 2020.
A new Mighty Morphin team has assembled to take on the deadliest threats to Earth – but who is the All New Green Ranger by their side?
The new Mighty Morphin team is on a collision course with an even deadlier Lord Zedd, who has a new mission and a new motivation – one that will change everything you thought you knew about our heroes! But even if the Mighty Morphin team can find a way to survive Zedd and their mysterious new enemies, they may discover the greatest threat to their future is the shocking secret of Zordon’s past! A new Mighty Morphin epic begins here, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike.
MIGHTY MORPHIN #1 features main cover art by acclaimed illustrator InHyuk Lee (Seven Secrets), and variant cover art by Eleonora Carlini (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jung-Geun Yoon (Seven Secrets), Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and an “Every Ranger” cover illustration by Dan Mora (Once & Future) that connects with POWER RANGERS #1, MIGHTY MORPHIN #2, and POWER RANGERS #2.
Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 27 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its 27th season, “Power Rangers Beast Morphers” currently airing on Saturdays at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.
MIGHTY MORPHIN is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; and Alienated by Simon Spurrier and Chris Wildgoose. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Dune: House Atreides by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López, and Firefly from Greg Pak, Lalit Kumar Sharma & Daniel Bayliss.
Print copies of MIGHTY MORPHIN #1 will be available on November 4, 2020 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you), or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.
Softcover collections of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, and other Power Rangers releases from BOOM! Studios are available now, everywhere books are sold.
For continuing news on the MIGHTY MORPHIN series and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
A Neo-Noir Revenge Novella From NeoText Books Expands the World of STONE
(Oct 19) Writer Ho Che Anderson, the acclaimed cartoonist of KING, SAND & FURY, and GODHEAD, is following up his first work of prose fiction in more than 20 years with a new noir-soaked novella titled RIZZO. Joining Anderson on RIZZO is Grammy-nominated illustrator Benjamin Marra, who provides 15 spot illustrations, including 5 full color paintings—the artists’ first ever foray into painted art.
STONE, the first novella in the series, follows Graciela “Stone” O’Leary in an electrifying revenge fantasy set in a near-future dystopia where the brutal Merit Party has cancelled the elections. io9 praised the novella as “a very timely tale… featuring gorgeous illustrations by the author.” RIZZO, the follow-up, introduces us to Stone’s friend Rizzo as he gets his own revenge on the society that’s determined to keep him and his people down.
“Ben and I share the same comics publisher, got seated next to each other randomly at a convention signing a couple years ago, and became friends on the spot,” said Anderson. “I read his book Night Business and immediately started dreaming of collaborating with him. I totally clicked with his graphic novel’s 80s neon-smeared brand of exploitation, a set of sensibilities I hold very dear to my heart. I think Ben’s art reached a new level with his work on Rizzo, and I’m thrilled we got to work on it together, and for people to see what Ben’s got up his sleeve.”
Once Rizzo was a legend in the making, a kid from the flats on the way to achieving the dream of becoming a pro basketball player—until he crossed the Martin family, regional directors of the Merit Party, and wound up on the Chain Gang, facing a slow, cruel death sentence of years of hard labor in service to the very people who stole his life. But in a world where US elections have been suspended, and the poor are taxed at a rate far, far greater than the rich, Rizzo watches the guards drag two men to their execution for a trivial offence and decides now is finally the time to embrace his plan.
Rizzo must return to his hometown, form a crew of the best people he knows—Dennis, the smartest person ever to attend the flats high school and an expert on electronics, security systems, locks, and surveillance equipment; Mo, the sneakiest person alive and a self-appointed spy, always one jump ahead of the authorities; and Rhino, whose impulsive explosiveness with his unparalleled fists is both his weakness and his strength—and lead a revolution to overthrow the Merit Party. He’s already worked out where to start: by hitting them at their most sensitive point—their money—in an outrageous heist that shouldn’t be possible. But first, there’s the matter of escaping the confines of his prison. And Rizzo has a plan for that too…
“Ho Che Anderson is a legend whose comics work I’ve been following for decades,” said Marra, the acclaimed artist of American Blood and JesusFreak. “I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for his talents as a writer and artist. It’s been a special honor to get to know him as a friend and an incredible experience to collaborate with him on this project. I hope it’s the first time of many. The story Ho Che wrote is pure pulp crime genre goodness. It’s exactly the kind of thing I love and which inspires me to make art. It was easy to be inspired by his prose to create the illustrations accompanying the narrative, and I hope my images do his words justice.”
“I’m really excited about Stone as a character and as a world,” added Anderson. “Not only is it a fun universe of thrills and chills to play in, but it also has the somewhat unwanted function of being a cautionary tale. When we started this project the idea of an American dictatorship was, we were hoping, a paranoid fantasy. Flash forward two years and suddenly we find ourselves living in a world in which the so-called leader of the free world, of the grandest democracy in history to hear it told, wants to smash that democracy and, what, declare himself dictator for life? The story we’re telling would be relevant in any era—the craven desire for power and its ease of abuse is eternal—but as it’s turned out, the world of Stone has become a sad reflection of where we’re at in 2020 in the real world and where we could be heading. No matter where we as a society go from here, I have a lot of stories I’d like to tell with these characters and I can’t wait to get started on them.”
A politically timely and cathartic thrill-ride, RIZZO will be available digitally on October 20th for $1.99.
Born in London, England, Ho Che Anderson was named after the Vietnamese and Cuban revolutionaries Ho Chi Minh and Che Guevara. Anderson began his career as the author of numerous graphic novels, including KING, a biography of Martin Luther King, the horror thriller, SAND & FURY, and the science-fiction action-adventure, GODHEAD. During this time he also wrote the children’s novel, THE NO-BOYS CLUB. After a two-year stint as a Toronto Star reporter, Anderson embraced a lifelong fascination with filmmaking. He studied film production at the Toronto Film School and Sheridan College, during which he was involved in the production of more than 40 shorts as either DP, camera operator, editor, writer, or director. One of those films, LOTUS EATERS, won best picture at the 2014 TFS Festival of Films and was an official selection at the 2014 ReelWorld Film Festival. Following film school he joined IATSE Local 667 where he worked for several years as a camera assistant on numerous shows including Reign, Taken, and Designated Survivor to further hone his skills. Anderson wrote and directed his first feature in 2018, the supernatural heist thriller, LE CORBEAU, for Canada’s Telefilm, and is currently in development on a second feature with Antigravity Entertainment. He is also hard at work scripting several graphic novels, among them another tale of the supernatural called, THE RESURRECTIONISTS, for Abrams Books.
Benjamin Marra is a Grammy-nominated American illustrator and comic-book artist, as well as the creator of the books Night Business, American Blood, and Terror Assaulter: O.M.W.O.T. (One Man War On Terror). Marra’s illustrations have appeared in Playboy, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times, to name a few, and have been recognized by The Society of Illustrators, The Society of Publication Designers, and American Illustration. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, where he draws comics and is a designer for MLB Advanced Media.
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I first saw this game at Playcrafting’s PLAY NYC about 2 years ago and was impressed with it then. Having now recently been on a short Delta flight with no easily accessible online entertainment and just basically sleeping the one hour flight I could easily see myself enjoying this real-time simulator.
Experience a Flight from JFK to Halifax or Reykjavik—in Real-Time—in this Unusual Simulation Game
New York, NY — October 15, 2020 — Flight attendants, prepare the doors for arrival and crosscheck — AMC Games is pleased to announce that Airplane Mode is now available on Steam for $11.99 USD. Created by Hosni Auji and Bacronym Games, this passenger simulator is a chance for players to unplug and enjoy a transatlantic journey from JFK to Halifax or Reykjavik in real time.
Airplane Mode simulates everything that happens between boarding a flight and arriving at your destination, including crying babies, spotty wi-fi, the possibility of turbulence, and the choice between a delicious fish or chicken dinner. No two flights in Airplane Mode are ever the same, because flight events and circumstances are randomized for a replayable travel experience.
“It’s hard to believe that this once strange idea for a game, which I was almost too timid to make, is now going to be out there for people to experience and, hopefully, enjoy,” said Hosni Auji. “Airplane Mode wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of my team and support of the folks at AMC Games. Now that the game has taken off, I look forward to seeing the response…and the opportunity to come up with more aviation puns.”
“One of my favorite things about this title is that it really pushes the boundaries of gaming,” said Clayton Neuman, VP of Gaming for AMC. ”At AMC Games, we’re always trying to give players a memorable, unusual, or exciting experience, and Airplane Mode definitely fits at least one of those descriptions. We’re thrilled for players to finally get their hands on this one-of-a-kind game.”
Game highlights include:
● Entertainment.Airplane Mode includes a variety of in-game content, such as podcasts, videos, music and more—and some of these are exclusive to the game. For example, the Podcasts app on your in-game phone includes an ambient music podcast available only inside Airplane Mode.
● Authenticity. Infamous game designer Bennett Foddy lends his voice and personality as the voice of your captain throughout the flight. Before takeoff, you’ll view an inflight safety video produced by AMC Games’ “slightly off” network sibling IFC.
● Simplicity. Unlike other aviation games, there is no learning curve with Airplane Mode. You can start relaxing from the very first minute, with no need for extensive tutorials or instructions.
● Discovery. Randomized flight events create a different experience every time. Will your flight be smooth through clear skies, or will you experience turbulence and stormy weather? Will you be annoyed with crying babies and a delayed arrival, or will you find enjoyment and peace on your journey?
● Perseverance. Depending on your mood and mindset, your flight may be challenging instead of relaxing. Will your brain successfully battle boredom and allow you to arrive at your destination?
● Comfort. Enjoy the experience and quiet familiarity of flying without the worries and discomfort of real-life air travel — no lost baggage, no leg cramps, and no jetlag!
Discover a Brand New Series About Life After Humans in November 2020
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 6, 2020) – BOOM! Studios revealed a first look at the premiere issue of the science fiction comic book series, ORIGINS. The limited series by creators Arash Amel (A Private War), Joseph Oxford (Me + Her), and Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline), with acclaimed writer Clay McLeod Chapman (Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety), illustrator Jakub Rebelka (Judas), colorist Patricio Delpeche (Strange Skies Over East Berlin), and letterer Jim Campbell (Alienated) and producer Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special, Outside the Wire), presents a stunning view of a future where humanity’s last hope may be the person who brought about its destruction, available in November 2020.
One thousand years after humans have gone extinct and artificial intelligence has taken over the world, a single man is brought back to life—David Adams, the genius whose technology was responsible for the destruction of his species, and who has been given a second chance at life in order to save mankind and undo his biggest mistake.
But even with the help of Chloe, his first creation and the android that revived him, he may not be enough to reignite the spark of humanity or stop the AI overlords who plan to eliminate the last hope for mankind. David and Chloe must embark on the greatest journey of their lives, as he seeks to find redemption and discover if humanity can—or should—have any kind of future.
ORIGINS is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; and Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Dune: House Atreides by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López, Firefly from Greg Pak, Lalit Kumar Sharma & Daniel Bayliss, and the upcoming Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers series from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino.
Print copies of ORIGINS #1, featuring main cover art by Rebelka, will be available for sale on November 4, 2020 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.
Discover the Story of a Young Woman Destined to Fight Dark Magic in January 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 5, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today announced the launch of THE LAST WITCH from writer Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare), artist V.V. Glass, colorist Natalia Nesterenko, and letterer Jim Campbell, a young adult fantasy comic book series that shows that the greatest magic of all lies inside of us, available in January 2021.
On the day of an annual festival, young Saoirse’s father and entire village are destroyed by the vengeful Cailleach. Now, on the run with her mysterious Nan and her younger brother Brahm, Saoirse discovers that the blue-black birthmark across her shoulder that has always made her an object of teasing is actually a powerful witchmark, which allows her to resist dark magick…and take it for herself.
Nan must teach Saoirse to control her powers so that she can combat the dreaded Cailleach and her devious handmaidens, before they can release the terrifying Eater of Worlds from the faerie lands — and destroy all living things!
“THE LAST WITCH is the perfect story for all the magical humans out there who are on the verge of discovering their destinies,” said Shannon Watters, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Vengeance, fantasy, and fate all combine in this exciting new adventure series, and we can’t wait for readers to catch a glimpse of the magic Conor, V.V., Natalia, and Jim are brewing!”
THE LAST WITCH is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera and Celia Moscote; The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad; Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams; and Seen: True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazers.
Print copies of THE LAST WITCH #1 will be available for sale in January 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.
From an artistic standpoint Savage Dragon #252 should win so many awards in 2021. Erik Larsen and Ferran Delgado out did themselves.
PORTLAND, Ore. 10/02/2020 — The wildly popular homage to classic “funnies” comic strips—SAVAGE DRAGON #252 by Image partner and CFO Erik Larsen—is being rushed back to print to keep up with growing demand.
In this experimental issue, Larsen taps into the beloved comics nostalgia of classic Funnies strips with double-page spreads in the iconic newspaper comic strip style of storytelling. From a Peanuts parody to a Dick Tracy send-up, from a Doonesbury lampoon to a Blondie satire, this issue is sure to amaze and inspire.
“I’m happy to see how enthusiastically this issue was received by the fans. It was an enormous challenge to write and draw. It took considerably longer to put together than an ordinary issue of Savage Dragon and it’s extremely gratifying to have had it be so well received,” said Larsen. “I spent weeks combing through newspaper strips and making lists of what might work I drew strips which didn’t make the grade for one reason or another and had a lot of false starts along the way. Ferran Delgado, my letterer, hit it out of the park emulating the lettering of each strip. It was a tremendous effort but true labor of love for everybody involved.”
SAVAGE DRAGON #252, second printing (Diamond Code AUG209090) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 28.
SAVAGE DRAGON #252 is also available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
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MALMÖ, Sweden, October 2, 2020 – Frictional Games is showing off the first gameplay footage of Amnesia: Rebirth in a 5-minute-long video, revealing new environments, puzzles and monsters. The most anticipated horror game of the year, Amnesia: Rebirth is launching on October 20th on PC and PlayStation 4. Pre-orders available on Steam, GOG.com, Epic Games Store, and PlayStation Store.
The new trailer reveals some gameplay mechanics involved in solving puzzles, alongside Frictional’s signature physics interactions. It also shows a sneak peek of one of the game’s monsters where the player has to go through a frantic obstacle course in a desperate attempt to escape.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent revolutionized the first-person horror experience, and kickstarted an entire genre of survival horror games. Amnesia: Rebirth promises to bring back what worked in the original title while building a deeper narrative experience. A new descent into darkness; a harrowing journey that will leave a lasting mark on players for years to come.
Amnesia: Rebirth launches October 20th, 2020, and is now available for pre-orders in multiple stores.
Wrestling is not traditionally a primary focus of Pop-Culture Spectrum, but if you head to the art portfolio you’d see it is one of the most primary sources of entertainment for the site’s creator. P-CS’ director also works directly in professional wrestling as a producer, agent and talent relations. During the pandemic it has been very hard to be both a fan and work in the industry but they have been doing so. Yet they have not been to a real show since January of 2020 not counting the invite only event of MV Young’s Polyam Party 1 in an undisclosed location in August. Their big return to shows will be the three day long The Collective in Indiana. A recovery from an event originally scheduled for Wrestlemania 2020 weekend in Tampa, it was postponed/cancelled like all independent events for that time period. In what was practically a shocking announcement the event is still happening albeit with a different line-up then originally announced. It still is a crazy event though and PC-S as well as one of their compatriots and hardcore fellow wrestling heads of similar interests have decided to hit the event up in all its glory with front row seats to every event, spending a day before and after, and plenty funds for meals, merch and more. Other websites have written up the current line up as announced, but P-CS likes to do things their own way, so here is the current card (updated as we come closer), with a few personal words on each announced match from the mind of Reid Harris Cooper, described by some as a wrestling ambassador and others a living, breathing cagematch.net (although I don’t know everyone, but I do know how to look them up).
COLLECTIVE KICK-OFF PARTY at 10th Street Pub hosted by “Spyder” Nate Webb
10050 E. 10th St
Pizza, Wings, JagerBombs and who knows what else?!
12 PM D-Generation F
Jordan Oliver vs Ace Austin: This will actually be the second match between these two, the first taking place on September 29th at Synergy Wrestling. This doesn’t take away from the excitement of this match at all though. Different setting, different state, different environment, different time, different prestige, different mindset. Jordan has been making a lot of noise since coming back from Covid with added bulk and focusing his energy of his team with Myron Reed while Ace Austin has been killing it on TV weekly while also branching out, expanding his network and making himself sought out.
DEATH MATCH: Colby Corino vs Atticus Cogar
Blake Christian vs Starboy Charlie
Calvin Tankman vs Cole Radrick
Jimmy Lloyd vs Benjamin Carter AJ Gray (?): After the two biggest matches of his short but amazing career, Ben Carter was tested Covid Positive. Here is hoping that quarantining till The Collective allows this match to happen as this is a dream for Jimmy and I don’t know who he would choose as Option B. EDIT Update: Unfortunately Carter won’t be cleared by Friday (or doesn’t want to take the risk). I don’t know if AJ Gray was Option B or just another great match that obviously will be very different than the one with Ben would’ve been.
Smoking Budz vs Ellis Taylor & Charlie Tiger (YDNB) vs Steve Sanders & Dyln McKay (Hi-02010) vs Top Flight (Airwolf & Lucha Angel)
1 Called Manders vs Logan Stunt: A true David vs Goliath, even more so than “Wildheart” and Tankman. Manders is the cowboy we all need, but Logan has some of the most educated feet out there.
Erick Stevens vs Brett Ison
Allie Kat vs Davienne: These two had their first ever encounter last year at Uncharted Territory for Beyond. It’ll be great to see what they do in this showcase
To Infinity and Beyond (Delaney & Cheech) vs Violence is Forever (Ku x Garrini)
Jaden Newman vs Anthony Henry
A.C. Mack vs 1 Called Manders
Jake Something vs O’Shay Edwards: The HOSS wars are all going to be something.
Nolan Edward vs AJ Gray
Daniel Makabe vs Lee Moriarty: Easily could the show stealer, and by that I mean of the entire weekend. Makabe not long ago was called the #2 Best Technical wrestler period. Since that time lots has changed, he automatically became #1 because reasons, but hasn’t had many opportunities to prove that. This match against Taiga Style, who has quickly become one of the best period is that chance.
AIW World Title: Matthew Justice (c) w/ Fonzie vs Joshua Bishop w/ Wes Barkley (No Rope Barbed Wire)
Danhausen vs Mordecai Kevin Thorne?: Very evil, very nice, very angelic. This match is just going to be weird. Mordecai isn’t even a wrestler anymore but I know he goes to 11 when its time to and against one of the most interesting, charismatic talents he better.
This entire card is absolutely insane. While it is specific to its point of being For The Culture it is also legitimately some dream matches and matches one may never seen again anywhere else just because of how the industry is.
2 Cold Scorpio vs AR FOX
Calvin Tankman vs Willie HobbsJon Davis O’Shay Edwards
JTG vs Trey Miguel
AJ Gray vs Dezmond Xavier
ACH vs Lee Moriarty
PAWD Championship: Trish Adora vs Suge D
Faye Jackson vs Devon Moore vs Marti Belle vs Willow Nightingale
Top Flight (Angel Dorado & Airwolf) vs 40 Aces (Tre La’Mar & Pretty Boy Smooth) vs SZN (Tasha Steelz & Christian Casanova)
11 GAY BRUNCH
Effy vs Priscilla Kelly: Kelly had to pull out last minute fior an emergency but I tust EFFY will have a quality opponent.
The Twink BEAR & Twink Gauntlet featuring PARROW, Logan Stunt, Jared Evans, Devon Moore, Jimmy Lloyd, Juicy Jimmy, Tyler Klein, Calvin Couture, Molly McCoy, Dyln McKay)
Cassandro vs Sonny Kiss
Dark Sheik vs Still Life With Apricots and Pears: Legitimately two of my favorite talents period. Also two of my favorite individuals. Against each other.
CRANBERRY (Effy’s big eared cute doggie)
SGC (1 Man Called Maders, Matthew Justice, Mance Warner, AJ Gray) vs. MV Young, Billy Dixon, Joshua Wavra & O’Shay Edwards: I love everyone in this match but MV, Billy and Josh are also fam.
— MV: Leader of the mother fkn PolyAm cult (@THEonlyMVYoung) October 8, 2020
Allie Kat vs Jamie Senegal
Seastars (Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo) vs Ashton Starr and A.C. Mack
Tony Deppen explores his options
3 PM GLORY PRO
Topflight (Air Wolf & Lucha Angel) vs Gaytanic Panic (EFFYHausen) vs Dan the Dad & Allie Kat: Honestly not sure which of the Gaytanic matches I’m more excited for, this or the crazy one they have against MAJOR former talents who are still great later in the week.
Hyan & Laynie Luck vs Sisters of Destruction (Blair Onyx & Elayna Black): A Unicorn, a Spider, a Deathdealer, and well… Hyan.
Midwest Territory Championship: Kylie Rae vs Hakim Zane w/ Karam
Devon Monroe vs Stephen Wolf vs Jody Threat vs Kody Lane: A nice added surprise match
IWTV Championship: WARHORSE (c) vs. Zachary Wentz
7PM Spring Break 4-Ever
Jonathan Gresham vs Lee Moriarty
Ethan Page’s Clusterfuck (with the Walmart Boys, JTG, Yoshihiko, Starboy Charlie, Cassandro, Thunderkitty, Levi Everett, Kung-fu Janela, Elayna Black, Flash Flanagan, Allie Kat, Willow Nightingale, Nasty Leroy, Dustin Thomas, Kerry Morton, “I’m Working on Dying”(Dyln McKay and Steve Sanders), Billie Starkz, Eric Ryan, Atticus Cogar, Eddy Only, Gregory Iron, Robert Anthony, Frank the Clown))
Alex Shelley vs Tony Deppen: Deppen’s single announced match for The Collective with literally one of the best ever.
Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) vs IRON BEAST (KTB and Shane Mercer)
DEATHMATCH: Matt Tremont vs Alex Colon: There will be Blood… and lots of it.
Isaias Velasquez vs Lee Moriarty
Faye Jackson vs Laynie Luck
Elayna Black vs Alex Zayne vs Blake Christian vs Craig Mitchell vs Storm Grayson
Shane Mercer vs Ethan Page vs Colby Corino
Warhausen (Warhorse/Danhausen) vs Brothers of Funstruction (FU Tag Champs)
“Filthy” Tom Lawlor & Erick Stevens vs Heath (Miller) and Fred Drosser
Through the circumstances of one individual, four of these amazing talents were cancelled out (not by them or the promotion). I feel BLP will make as good on this as possible.
“Walking Weapon” Josh Alexander vs “Legit” Leyla Hirsch: The best of any intergender match announced
JD Drake vs Blake Christian
Killer Kelly vs “Killer” Kylie Rae: This should be a banger
BAD MOTHERFUCKER SCRAMBLE: Big Beef vs Jody Threat vs Matthew Justice vs AJ Gray vs Levi Everett vs Gary Jay vs Air Wolf vs Joshua Bishop
BLP Tag Team Titles: Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (c) vs Violence is Forever (Kevin Ku & Dominic Garrini)
#1 Contender’s Match: Ethan Page vs Calvin Tankman vs Isaias Velazquez vs Alex Zayne
BLP Championship: Jake Something (c) vs WARHORSE
SHIMMER Championship: Kimber Lee(c) vs Nicole Savoy
Kenzie Paige vs Nevaeh
Heather Monroe vs Leyla Hirsch
Kayla & Sierra vs The Bird and The Bee (Solo Darling & Willow Nightingale)
Davienne vs Lacey Evans
Thunderkitty vs Hyan
Holidead vs Zoey Skye
Alysin Kay & Marti Belle vs Sea Stars (Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo)
8PM Josh Barnett’s: Bloodsport
Alexander James vs Calvin Tankman
Erik Hammer vs Grizzly Kal Jak
“Weapon X” Matt Makowski vs Simon Grimm: I am so excited to see Matt show everyone what he can really do.
Jon Moxley vs “Dirty Daddy” Chris Dickinson
“Filthy” Tom Lawlor vs Homicide
D.B. Smith Jr. vs “Walking Weapon” Josh Alexander
Tournament ROUND ONE: Lindsay Snow vs “Legit” Leyla Hirsch
Tournament ROUND ONE: Allysin Kay vs Killer Kelly
11:30 PM Paradigm
Kevin Ku vs Dominic Garrini: Only their second ever one on one but they as a tag team and as members of Team Filthy wasn’t the big deal it is now. This is going to be a War
UWFI Rules: Hoodfoot vs Erick Stevens 2
Calvin Tankman Scramble with Freddie Hudson, Billie Starkz, Miles Morales, Jaidan, Zay Washington, Adam Slade, Dylan Derringer and Shawn Kemp (Tankman’s special request) https://twitter.com/i/status/1313623454596431872
No Rules: Alex Colon vs Bobby Beverly: We might see a death to end Collective
Cole Radrick vs Flash Thompson
Sugar Dunkerton vs O’shay Edwards
Trios Deathmatch: The Rejects (Akira, Reed Bentley, John Wayne Murdoch) vs Earl’s Army (Nolan Edward, Juicy Jimmy, Hardway Heeter)
Clockwork Orange House Of Fun Deathmatch: Bradley Prescott the IV vs Matthew Justice
This is still not a complete and final card. Some wrestlers may be replaced, some matches may change, there are matches still to be announced. This line up as it is now though is solid as all and we at Pop-Culture Spectrum are very very excited for the experience.
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“The glowing hope within this tale will be welcome to readers in dark times.”- Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Deeply romantic sf/fairy tale hybrid exploring class issues, identity, and survivor’s guilt.” – Library Journal Starred Review
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 14, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today announced THE SACRIFICE OF DARKNESS Virtual Book Tour, in support of the original graphic novel from New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay, co-writer Tracy Lynne Oliver, artist Rebecca Kirby, and colorist James Fenner, adapting Gay’s New York Times bestselling short story “We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness” into a full-length graphic novel and expanding the short story about a tragic event that forever bathes the world in darkness, available in October 2020.
Follow a couple’s powerful journey through this new landscape as they discover love, family, and the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any. As they challenge the world’s notions of identity, guilt, and survival, they find that no matter the darkness, there remain sources of hope that can pierce the veil.
THE SACRIFICE OF DARKNESS Book Tour includes multiple virtual events from October 27th through December 15th to celebrate the release of the graphic novel with Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6pm PST: Hosted by Powell’s Books (Portland, OR), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby.
Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/SacrificeTour_Powells
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 5:30pm PST: Hosted by Literati Bookstore (Ann Arbor, MI), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby.
Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/SacrificeTour_Literati
Monday, November 2, 2020, 5:30pm PST: Hosted by Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby.
Click here for more info: https://www.portersquarebooks.com/
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:30pm PST: Hosted by Solid State (Washington, DC), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby.
Click here for more info: https://www.solidstatebooksdc.com/
Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6pm PST: Hosted by Bookbar (Denver, CO), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby.
Click here for more info: https://www.bookbardenver.com/
Saturday, November 14, 2020, 7pm PST: Hosted by Auntie’s Bookstore (Spokane, WA), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby.
Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/SacrificeTour_Aunties
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 5pm PST: Hosted by Harvard Book Store (Boston, MA), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby.
Click here for more info: https://www.harvard.com/
Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 6pm PST: Hosted by Vroman’s Bookstore (Pasadena, CA), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby.
Click here for more info: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/
Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 6pm PST: Hosted by Bookworks (Albuquerque, NM), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby.
Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/SacrificeTour_Bookworks
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 6pm PST: Hosted by Everett Public Library (Everett, WA), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby.
Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/SacrificeTour_Everett
Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 6pm PST: Hosted by Mysterious Galaxy (San Diego, CA), with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby.
Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/SacrificeTour_MystGalaxy
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 5pm PST: Hosted by Astoria Bookshop (Astoria, NY), , with special guests Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby.
Click here for more info: https://www.astoriabookshop.com/
THE SACRIFICE OF DARKNESS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning Archaia imprint, home to inspiring graphic novels such as Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, and Albert Monteys; Big Black: Stand at Attica by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Ameziane; We Served the People by Emei Burell, The Realist by Asaf Hanuka, Girl on Film by Cecil Castellucci and Vicky Leta, Melissa Duffy, V. Gagnon & Jon Berg; New World by David Jesus Vignolli, About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau, Waves by Ingrid Chabbert and Carole Maurel, and more.
Print copies of THE SACRIFICE OF DARKNESS will be available for sale on October 21, 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you), October 27, 2020 at bookstores, or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.