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Book Retort: Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #9

“The axe is coming for you” growls Gilad Anni-Padda, the eternal warrior himself, several thousand years old, and in your face on the eye-popping teal-toned double-splash page 2 into 3, and you can bet your bottom platinum piece that Gilad’s axe will slake its thirst for blood before this issue is through. Robert Venditti (writer) along with Raul Allen (artist) …

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X-O Manowar #50 is coming… The end is nigh!

First Look: Eisner Award Winner Colleen Doran Joins Valiant’s X-O MANOWAR #50 Anniversary Milestone Plus: Go Inside Year’s Biggest Series Finale with First Lettered Preview of X-O Manowar’s 64-Page Farewell For the first time anywhere, Valiant is proud to reveal that Eisner Award-winning artist Colleen Doran – best known for work on some of comics’ most acclaimed series including The …

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You Like RPGs, So What Now?

I admit it, there are always more games than I can play. The imaginations of game designers far exceeds the amount of time and money I have to spend on games. This became even more apparent when I started introducing the next generation to RPGs. It’s inevitable that once you hook someone on the concept, they immediately want to see …

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Music Character Motivation

MUSIC CHARACTER MOTIVATION Creating characters for role-playing games can be daunting at times. Players can spend up to two hours crawling through character generation and by the time they hit the sections on ‘about your character’ their creativity is either fried or they just want to play. Companies like R. Talsorian and Kenzer & Company, for example offer tables to …

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30 Ways to Celebrate Gary Gygax Day

Roll a d30 Read an adventure module. Paint a minifig. Wear a Hawaiian shirt. Draw a map on graph paper. Create a magic item. Roll each and every one of your dice, just because. Introduce a younger player to the older ways of the hobby. Hug a DM. Mend your battle-tested and time-worn Trampier DM screen, with Scotch tape or …

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Revealed at SDCC! Hookjaw resurfaces at Titan Comics!

HOOKJAW RESURFACES AT TITAN COMICS  THE CLASSIC KILLER GREAT WHITE –  REIMAGINED BY COMICS SUPERSTAR SI SPURRIER & RISING STAR CONOR BOYLE! July 26, 2016 – Titan Comics are thrilled to announce the release of a brand-new Hookjaw mini-series, the publisher revealed at Friday’s San Diego Comic Con Diamond Retailer presentation. Hitting stores in December 2016, the five issue mini-series is …

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Gaming: The Quiet Side of San Diego Comic-Con

Among the extremely long lines, celebrities, merchandise and studio announcements there is a quiet, almost overlooked aspect of San Diego Comic-Con: the gaming rooms. When I first went to SDCC some years ago, I didn’t even know where this area was. While the Mezzanine is on the map, it’s a bit tucked away and not very obvious. It attracts not …

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Q&A with Winston Jordan

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing writer (and artist!) Winston Jordan chime in on DRAGON TRIO and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  DRAGON TRIO looks intense.  What can you tell our readers about this tale, without giving too much away? WJ:  Thank you! It’s basically a tale of family. Three …

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Revealed at SDCC 2016! Assassin’s Creed: Awakening #1!

Titan Comics revealed ASSASSIN’S CREED: AWAKENING – a thrilling new mini-series of Assassin’s Creed® manga – collected for the first time in English! The series, written by Yano Takashi, and brought to life by artist Oiwa Kenji, was revealed at this weekend’s 49th San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) with interior art and a stunning cover by Oiwa Kenji. Jump back into the world …

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Valiant Preview: 4001 A.D. (#3 of 4)

4001 A.D. #3 (of 4) Written by MATT KINDT Art by CLAYTON CRAIN Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY161882) Cover B by TULA LOTAY (MAY161883) Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (MAY161884) Cover D by PHILIP TAN (MAY161885) Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY161886) Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAY161887) Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAY161888) B&W Interlocking …