New Release: DC Comics Bombshells #1



Based on the very popular line of 1940's inspired variant covers by Ant Lucia, DC Comics is launching the new series DC Comics Bombshells. The new title will be a Digital First series, releasing a new 10-page digital chapter every Saturday, each focusing on one of the DC Heroines. After that, DC will then collect 3 digital chapters together to make their print release available in comic shops a short time later.

The first chapters will be written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Marguerite Sauvage, According to an interview of Marguerite Bennett by Newsarama, in this Earth of the DC Comics Bombshells, the women are the first heroes on the scene before their male counterparts. Each issue will be inspired by 1940s artwork and media. And each heroine will have her own genre. "So Batwoman is this sort of pulpy, 1940s radio serial. Supergirl is a propaganda film. Zatanna is this Hammer horror style thing. Harley Quinn is this Charlie Chaplin-esque farce. Wonder Woman is a war story. Aquawoman is a romance."

The first digital chapter was just released this past weekend and features Batwoman in the first story. You can buy it from our Comixology store here today! The second chapter of the series will be released this Saturday and will continue to be released weekly. Each chapter will be $0.99.

The print edition of DC Comics Bombshell #1 will hit store shelves August 12, and will collect the first 3 digital chapters released, featuring Batwoman, Wonder Woman, and Supergirl. Let us know on your next visit to the store if you'd like to add this series to your Rick's Comic City hold box!

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #25

 
What do our diabolical duo think of the trailers released at San Diego Comic Con? Is Rev. Jay Leal leaving Comic Crypt for another podcast? Does Fieldmouse hate soccer moms? These questions and more get answered on this, the 25th episode of Comic Crypt!

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

Way Late Play Date @ The Adventure Science Center July 23

 
 
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superhero Adult Night at Adventure Science Center!
Don your favorite cape/mask combo and fly over to the Science Center on July 23 for another installment of the wildly popular Way Late Play Date, where you’ll get to explore the science behind some of this summer’s box office superheroes.
 
Tickets are $30 for non-members and $20 for members and include admission to all exhibits and activities from 6:30 to 10 p.m., a planetarium show*, souvenir cup and three beverage tickets. *Planetarium show is based on availability. Seating is first come, first served. If tickets are still available at the start of the event, they can be purchased from the guest services desk for $35.
 
Activities (included with admission):
  • Education activities
    • Ant Man: Power Comes in Tiny Packages
    • Magneto: Fatal Attraction and Repulsion
    • Storm: Chance of Reign
    • Mr. Freeze: Chill Out!
    • Gambit: I’m All In (weather dependent)
  • Costume contest moderated by Cosplay Collective
  • Planetarium shows at 7, 8, and 9 p.m.

Extra Charge Activities:
  • Food Trucks onsite – Steaming Goat & Confeastador
  • Make your own T-shirt or print with Hip Hues
Rick's Comic City has donated some prizes for the costume contest, so you know you'll be getting some good stuff if you place :)

The Way Late Play Date is only for adults 21 and over. For more info and tickets, visit their website at adventuresci.org

 
 


Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #24

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #24

The Diabolical Duo are left to record without supervision! Fieldmouse has aliens on the brain and Rev. Jay Leal has pills on the brain! SDCC has just begun (started the day we recorded) so we don’t know about any of the cool stuff that was revealed yet!

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey

Book Signing with author Rick Heiman on July 22

 
On Wednesday, July 22 we will have a special in store book signing with local author Rick Heiman. He will be available all day selling and signing copies of his new book, Time Traveler's Rock: Flaming Eagle.

About the author, Rick Heiman:
After nearly twenty-six years of writing different kinds of reports, mostly police reports, I decided to try writing some fiction. It took me a little over a year to come up with a story. It started out as a short story I wrote for my ten-year-old son and then snowballed. It was as if the story was stuck inside me, fighting to get out. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

About the book, Time Traveler's Rock: Flaming Eagle:
It’s 2065, but retired computer programmer James finds himself transported back in time five hundred years. Suddenly he is living the life of a ten-year-old Indian child named Baby Bird. His life is flipped upside down once he is taken away by an uncle he has never met to a village where he is not easily accepted. Here he must learn to build canoes alongside his uncle, while keeping ideas and concepts from the future—his own time—secret. With the help of his uncle, two quiet sisters, an old man, and his new friend Phoenix, Baby Bird slowly finds his place his new home, with a few challenges and adventures along the way, including the ceremonial ritual to become a man. Will Baby Bird find his way back to his own village, and will James return back to 2065?

Time Traveler’s Rock: Flaming Eagle is a story that weaves the past and future together with action and adventure, drawing in children and young adult readers