Egg, larvae, pupa, adult. All labeled by Linnaeus. Back then I thought Latin was a language made up specifically for insects.
-- Kabuki: Metamorphosis #4
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Kabuki - The Alchemy Hardcover & Trade Paperback: ON SALE
Daredevil - Parts of a Hole Premiere HC: ON SALE
Kabuki - Reflections: Volume 1 Hardcover (regular & limited edition): ON SALE
Daredevil - Echo: Vision Quest Premiere Edition Hardcover: ON SALE
Kabuki - Volume 1: Circle of Blood Hardcover (Regular & Limited Editions): ON SALE
Se7en French Edition Blu-ray: ON SALE
Electric Ant Hardcover: ON SALE
Green Arrow #8: ON SALE
Dream Logic #3: ON SALE
Days Missing - Kestus #4: ON SALE
5 Ronin #4: ON SALE
Justice League of America #56: April 20

Boston Comic Con
April 30 - May 1, 2011
Boston, Massachusetts

Houston Comicpalooza
May 27-29, 2011
Houston, Texas


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White Tiger Trade Paperback Press Release
From the pages of the Eisner award-winning Daredevil, comes White Tiger: A Hero's Compulsion TPB, written by New York Times best-selling fantasy author Tamora Pierce! Featuring the stunning penciling of Phil Briones, and covers by superstar David Mack, this acclaimed collection follows FBI agent Angela del Toro's journey into the depths of the Yakuza and her own soul, as she must avenge the loss of her partner while not losing herself to darkness! Armed with the mystical amulet of the White Tiger, Angela seeks answers to her questions...but she may not survive long enough to understand the true nature of her quest!

"Pierce transfuses her thoughtfulness about how to write this character to the pages, and as a result, she creates a hero that has the worth to carry a book," exclaimed Ray Tate, of SilverBulletComicBooks.Com. "She passionately scribes a literate super-hero book."

Collecting White Tiger #1-6, White Tiger: A Hero's Compulsion TPB is perfect for readers new and old, introducing an exciting new heroine to the Marvel Universe. Another side of the Marvel Universe is revealed in this enthralling story full of action, intrigue and a look at the super hero life like never before!

Penciled by PHIL BRIONES
Parental Advisory...$14.99
FOC—8/30/07, On-Sale—9/26/07

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Photos of Mack and Bendis from 1995
Ralph Mathieu of Alternate Reality Comics posted photos of David Mack and Brian Michael Bendis from around 1995.

Ronin Seeks Funds for Hope: New Orleans Printing Bill
From Hope: New Orleans editor Thomas Mauer:
Upon the suggestion of inker Jeffery LaJaunie, Ronin Studios set out to create the charity anthology HOPE: NEW ORLEANS two years ago to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina, intending to donate proceeds to the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the Red Cross. With the help of creator contributions and a Wizard World Chicago 2006 exclusive printing, Ronin raised money to get the book out through Diamond Comic Distributors, which accepted it for inclusion in Previews. The book was solicited for a late July release, but an unexpected increase in printing costs put the studio behind on the printing bill.

"The book has already been printed and our printer is just awaiting receipt of the final payment before releasing HOPE: NEW ORLEANS to Diamond," editor Thomas Mauer explains. "We've tried to raise the remaining money through further contributions from Ronin creators and even received substantial anonymous donations to that end. However, we are still $500 short and cannot solve this problem alone. That is why we are going public with this, asking for help from the comics community. We would greatly appreciate it if people out there could contribute, so the book can finally get into stores and the hands of the many fans and retailers that preordered."

Donations can be sent to Ronin Studios Editor in Chief Diana Greenhalgh, who has been in close contact with Diamond and the printer. Anything in excess of the $500 needed for the printing will be donated to the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the Red Cross. Her Paypal account is .

"Two years later, there is still a lot of interest among comic fans to help the victims of Katrina," says DC writer and HOPE: NEW ORLEANS contributor Russell Lissau.

224 pages strong, HOPE: NEW ORLEANS contains 36 stories across a multitude of genres centering around the New Orleans/ South Louisiana area. 100 creators contributed. They include Brandon Jerwa (Battlestar Galactica: Zarek, Highlander), Russell Lissau (The Batman Strikes) and Christopher Yost (New X-Men, X-23), as well as pinup artists such as Michael Lark and Richard Stahnke. David Mack provided cover artwork. The anthology has endorsements from Jeph Loeb, Jimmy Palmiotti and Will Pfeifer.

Retailers are strongly encouraged to continue placing orders for HOPE: NEW ORLEANS.

-Thomas Mauer

Akemi Cupcake
Yano posted a photo of a cupcake featuring Akemi's logo from Kabuki.

MOBA News Bytes
Below is a press release sent via email from

LOS ANGELES (August 28, 2007) –The Hero Initiative’s booth is the place to be at this year’s DragonCon, which will run August 31 – September 3, 2007. Hero will be located at Tables 1 and 2 in Artist Alley in the Hilton Hotel Galleria Exhibit Hall and is where you will find the amazing Michael Avon Oeming, Terry Moore and Whilce Portacio and more!

In addition to fabulous booth guests, Hero has the first copies of Mice Templar #1 but they are limited to 100 so stop by early. Benefit products include limited edition prints from Mice Templar, Powers, Lady Death and HeroesCon as well as the newly released soft and hard cover Ultimate Spider-Man #100 books.

Friday, August 31 (Con Hours 1 pm - 7 pm)
Michael Avon Oeming: 1 pm - 3 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm
Whilce Portacio: 2 pm - 3 pm

Saturday, September 1 (Con Hours 10 am - 7 pm)
Michael Avon Oeming: 10 am - 11:15 am (Panel 11:30 - 12:30)
Terry Moore: 12 pm – 1 pm

Sunday, September 2 (Con Hours 10 am - 7 pm)
Michael Avon Oeming: 10 am - 2:15 pm (Panel 2:30 - 3:30), 4 pm - 7 pm

Monday, September 3 (Con Hours 10 am - 5 pm)
Michael Avon Oeming: 11 am – 3 pm

For more information on DragonCon, visit

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. For more information, visit or call 310-909-7809.

Release Date Anniversaries
Kabuki: Circle of Blood #4 and Negative Burn #25 were released 12 years ago and Jake Lee: A Fine Pink Mist (Masco release) debuted seven years ago.

Auction Spotlight
The Akemi action figure ($14.99) is available on eBay ($8.99).

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April 11: Webmaster's note

April 7: David Mack attending New York's MoCCA this weekend, MoCCA pre-party, thoughts on two films & more

April 6: Photo of upcoming Dream Logic shirt, David Mack and Tony Solomun art jam zine, David Mack plugged in Qatar newspaper & more

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