23 Amazing Darwyn Cooke DC Variants this December!

DC - December 2014: Darwyn Cooke

The legendary artist Darwyn Cooke (a BIG favourite here at ACE), is starring as the theme for DC‘s December variant comics!

“Every once in awhile, we get the fantastic opportunity to see legendary comic book artist Darwyn Cooke draw a variant cover for a single issue. And then sometimes we see Cooke’s trademark graphic style appear while he serves as a guest cover artist for an ongoing series. These become instant collectibles for any Darwyn Cooke fan! And you know you’ve got something special – something extraordinary – when Darwyn Cooke not only draws the cover for an ongoing series, but is also the cover artist AND the interior artist for a final issue!

Cooke first appeared as a variant cover artist for Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring GI Zombie #1 when it launched, which led to him continuing as the ongoing cover artist for the series! What’s next for Darwyn Cooke? We’re proud to announce that each title in December’s Variant Cover Theme Month will exclusively feature artwork from this master illustrator. Each is in landscape format – aka horizontal – and has a mix of old and new, classic and contemporary looks for your favorite super heroes!

These covers are each a work of art! Christmas wish list, anyone?” – DC

These all look incredible and we can’t wait for them to hit the shelves. Best ever Variant Cover Theme Month?

We’ve got all 23 covers to show you. Take a look at Action Comics, Aquaman, Batgirl, Batman, Batman And Robin and Batman / Superman below…

ACTION COMICS #37 DARWYN COOKE VAR ED

AQUAMAN #37 DARWYN COOKE VAR ED

BATGIRL #37 DARWYN COOKE VAR ED

BATMAN #37 DARWYN COOKE VAR ED

BATMAN AND ROBIN #37 DARWYN COOKE VAR ED

BATMAN SUPERMAN #17 DARWYN COOKE VAR ED

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Illuminations: All New Cap, Django / Zorro, The Kitchen and Spider-Woman set for November

Illuminations - Free Webzine - September Edition

The September edition of our FREE webzine, Illuminations, is now live.

In it, you’ll find information on the vast majority of November’s brand new series and one-shots, with all of the big five’s debut solicitations included.

Look out for All New Captain America, Superior Iron Man and Spider-Woman from Marvel, Gotham By Midnight and The Kitchen from DC, new Grindhouse from Dark Horse, ODYC and Penny Dora from Image, and Joe Hill’s Shadow Show and Transformers: Drift from IDW!

Novel Ideas features sixteen recommended reads which include Batman: Eternal Vol.1, The Walking Dead Vol.22, the first Saga Deluxe Edition Hardcover and the complete Bounce, and Biff’s Bit has the boss looking at a recent million dollar comic sale and ruminating about the prospect of an upcoming Marvel Universe reboot.

You will also find the ACE Comics Top 20 Graphic Novels Chart for August!

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Illuminations: October sees Dredd Uprise, Aliens Vs Predator and Marvel’s Axis

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The August edition of our FREE webzine, Illuminations, is now live.

Inside, there are 18 pages filled with information on October’s brand new series and one-shots, including Marvel‘s Axis, Alien Vs Predator: Fire And Stone, Dredd: Uprise and the controversial Thor!

Novel Ideas features sixteen recommended reads which include Tales Of Honor, Original Sin and the complete Superman Unchained, while Biff’s Bit has been hijacked by Matt for the month.

To round things off, you can see the ACE Comics Top 20 Graphic Novels Chart for July!

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Celebrate 75 YEARS of BATMAN with a 6-Issue Sub

Batman

Celebrate 75 Years Of Batman with an ACE Comics 6-Issue Subscription!

To coincide with Batman’s 75th Anniversary on Wednesday 23rd July 2014, we’re having a SALE on Batman related 6-Issue Subscriptions!

“Unless you’re just now waking up from a two week nap (in which case don’t tell us, you’re just going to make everyone else jealous), you know that this year marks the 75th Anniversary of Batman. Late last month, we announced a year-long celebration to commemorate the occasion, unveiling a new logo and revealing some of what lies ahead for the Dark Knight, including his first weekly comic book series, a new Arkham video game and animation legend Bruce Timm’s return to Gotham in the just released short, “Strange Days.”

However, perhaps best of all was seeing hundreds of fans and comic book professionals alike take to Twitter to share their thoughts about Batman’s anniversary and what the hero means to them.

Happy anniversary, Batman!” – DC Comics

On Wednesday the thirteen titles listed below will be discounted for one day only, so make sure you check back here and get your subscriptions ordered!

Lobo leads new DC 6-Issue Subs

Lobo

There’s a handful of brand new DC ongoing series now available to purchase as a 6-Issue Subscription, including the New 52 version of the intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo!

Also available is the new weekly series Earth 2: World’s End, new Batman related series Arkham Manor and Gotham Academy, the relaunched Deathstroke and the combined title Trinity Of Sin.

You can snap them all up from the list below…

LOBO
Cullen Bunn | Reilly Brown | Aaron Kuder
DC COMICS

The all-new Lobo brings the ultraviolence to his new ongoing series! If the first few blood-soaked pages of this issue don’t shock you – nothing will!

EARTH 2: WORLD’S END
Daniel H. Wilson | Ardian Syaf | Jaime Mendoza | Various
DC COMICS

Daniel H. Wilson, New York Times best-selling author of Robopocalypse and Robogenesis, delves into the world of Earth 2 for the start of a new weekly series that will see the origins of a world much like the New 52 Earth, but yet so different. A world that saw its greatest heroes die – and new ones take their places. A world where Superman became it’ greatest villain, and a man named Zod seeks to save it, along with Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash and other heroes. A world they can only save from the forces of Apokolips through great personal sacrifice! Death and destruction will follow each week, and you’ll never know who will live and who will die! It all begins with this extra-sized debut issue!

ARKHAM MANOR
Gerry Duggan | Shawn Crystal
DC COMICS

When catastrophe strikes Arkham Asylum, where will Gotham City house the world’s most dangerous criminals, and when inmates are found murdered, what is Batman prepared to do in search of justice? Arkham’s madness comes home in Arkham Manor! A bold new series brought to you by the mad minds of Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova) and Shawn Crystal (Deadpool, Wolverine and the X-Men).

GOTHAM ACADEMY
Becky Cloonan | Brendan Fletcher | Karl Kerschl
DC COMICS

Welcome to Gotham Academy! Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It’s got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by…like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange is the students! Like, what’s up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what’s the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that Freshman MAPS is always following her around? And is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. Did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?!

Gotham Academy is a new, monthly teen drama set in the shadow of Batman and the craziness of Gotham City, with new characters and old plus a secret tie to Gotham’s past…

DEATHSTROKE
Tony S. Daniel | Sandu Floreal
DC COMICS

The DCU’s deadliest assassin stars in his own ongoing series by writer/artist Tony S. Daniel! See him as never before in this explosive new series, with one surprise after another as we see Slade Wilson in the fight of his life!

TRINITY OF SIN
J. M. DeMatteis | Yvel Guichet | Guillem March
DC COMICS

Pandora, The Phantom Stranger and The Question have hated each other for centuries…and nothing has changed! Now the Trinity of Sin are forced to work together to save humanity and uncover the darkest secrets of the universe in this new ongoing series!

6-Issue Subscriptions are the easiest way to preorder your new comics.

Simply the title to your basket and, once you have completed the checkout, sit back, relax and the following six issues of the comic will arrive regularly through the mail, bagged and boarded!

The next available issue number is listed for each title along with an expected due date (subject to change). When the subscription is about to expire, a reminder email will be sent, so you can renew you order and avoid missing an issue! Comics will be sent out as soon as we receive them.

If you can’t find the title you want listed for subscription, simply contact us and we’ll be happy to set up a unique subscription for you.

The subscriptions don’t include annuals, one-shots or special editions, but you can still purchase them from us. Just use the contact form to request the particular comic and we can raise an invoice.

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See September’s new series in Illuminations, with Aliens and Empire Of The Dead!

Illuminations - Free Webzine - July Edition

The July edition of our FREE webzine, Illuminations, is now live.

In it, you’ll find information and images from all of the major new series beginning from September onward, including Aliens: Fire And Stone, George Romero’s Empire Of The Dead: Act II, The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina and, debuting in his first ongoing comic book series, the one and only Alice Cooper! You’ll also find a look ahead to forthcoming collected editions and graphic novels, Biff’s Bit (essential reading – this month it’s a look at the brilliance of Dark Horse Comics and the Silver Surfer), and the ACE Comics Graphic Novel Top 20 Bestsellers for June.

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Multiversity, Death Of Wolverine, New Series and Biff’s Bit in new ‘Illuminations’

Illuminations - Free Webzine

The June edition of our free webzine, Illuminations, is now live, featuring a look at all of the great new series, one-shots and graphic novels heading your way in August!

Make sure to check out Biff’s Bit – where Biff takes a look at Educating England and The Death Of Wolverine – and our Top 10 Bestselling Graphic Novels for May.

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