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PPE fundraiser: Comic Odyssey unites artists, shops

Artwork that Whilce Portacio (X-Men) created for this PPE fundraiser. Image credit: Comic Odyssey
Artwork that Whilce Portacio (X-Men) created for this PPE fundraiser. Image credit: Comic Odyssey

In a real-life crossover, internationally-renowned Filipino comic book artists and the country’s top comic book shops have united for a good cause. They have joined forces for the #SuitsForHeroes PPE fundraiser to help purchase personal protective equipment for real-life superheroes: the Filipino health workers fighting COVID-19.

Comic Odyssey, in association with Filbar’s and Planet X, and in partnership with Wunderman Thompson Philippines, has launched this #SuitsForHeroes PPE fundraiser. The inspiration for #SuitsForHeroes was the notion that frontliners, through their efforts to save lives, are just as super and heroic as the characters appearing in comic books. To pay tribute to them, Comic Odyssey approached the artists who draw the adventures of the world’s most famous superheroes. Every artist said yes, and the biggest challenge was giving each of them enough time to complete their work.

The artists include Leinil Yu (X-Men, Civil War), Stephen Segovia (Wonder Woman), Kajo Baldisimo (TRESE, Buffy), Whilce Portacio (X-Men), Mico Suayan (Captain Marvel), and Harvey Tolibao (Green Lantern) with Levi Ramirez on colors. Towards the end of July, these exclusive pieces will be put up for auction to raise additional funds.

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Jupiter’s Legacy trade paperbacks sent back to print

Jupiter’s Legacy, one of the most critically-acclaimed superhero series of the past decade, will have its trade paperbacks sent back to print this September.
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Jupiter’s Legacy, one of the most critically-acclaimed superhero series of the past decade, will have its trade paperbacks sent back to print this September.  Image Comics said this will give readers a chance to catch up before the Netflix Originals TV adaptation streams later this year.

Written by Mark Millar (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass), Jupiter’s Legacy is set in mid-century America. It follows the world’s greatest superheroes as they face epic threats in public while battling private scandals behind closed doors.

The trade paperback collection will have four volumes, featuring cover art by the multiple Eisner Award-winning Frank Quitely.

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Negan Lives: Surprise The Walking Dead one-shot in July

Negan Lives #1 will be available exclusively at comic book shops. Image credit: Image Comics
Negan Lives #1 will be available exclusively at comic book shops. Image credit: Image Comics

To help comic shops recovering from the COVID-19 crisis, a surprise one-shot story, Negan Lives #1, will arrive in stores this July from Image Comics.

The award-winning creative team behind The Walking Dead phenomenon — Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard — are returning to the beloved series. Negan Lives #1 will not be available digitally and will be available exclusively at comic book shops.

“I’ve been inspired by Steve Geppi and Diamond’s efforts to shine a light on how essential the Direct Market is to our beloved industry with their #backthecomeback campaign,” Kirkman said in a press statement.