Illuminations: Star Wars, Mortal Kombat X and Frozen out in January!

Illuminations - Free Webzine - November 2014 Edition

“All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.” - Yoda

But you can look to the future right NOW in Illuminations! More specifically January 2015, when Star Wars, Mortal Kombat X and Disney’s Frozen adaption will all be landing at ACE Comics.

We have 50 (!) great new series featured in the November edition including Ant-Man, GI Joe: Snake Eyes – Agent Of Cobra, Feathers, Conan / Red Sonja and Fables: The Wolf Among Us to name a few.

You’ll also find Hellblazer, Deadpool, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Squidder and David Mack in the Novel Ideas section, October’s Top 20 Best-selling Graphic Novels Chart and Marc takes over Biff’s Bit for the month, looking at Comics For Christmas and a fantastic book from Improper Books called Night Post!

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6-Issue Subs: Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., Ant-Man and Uncanny Avengers

Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel‘s huge success expanding into the world of TV and movies has had a positive effect on some of their franchises’ comic book counter-parts (see the recent Guardians Of The Galaxy series and the spin-offs for example). This trend continues in December when the popular Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV prompts the arrival of S.H.I.E.L.D., a new comic book series based on the TV show based on the comic book! Issue #1 is out on December 31st.

Ant-Man is next up. Released prior to the tiny hero’s big screen debut next year, and like the aforementioned movie, Ant-Man features Scott Lang and not Hank Pym, as our protagonist. The series begins on 14th January 2015!

Finally, following the events of AXIS, Uncanny Avengers begins again with a brand new team of assembled heroes on 7th January 2015, with the new Avengers: Age Of Ultron movie looking set to break records on it’s release next summer.

You can join the adventures by purchasing a fantastic 6-Issue Subscription below! You’ll get the first half-dozen issues of your chosen title delivered regularly through your door, hassle-free!

6-Issue Subscription: SHIELD
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High-tech weapons. High-stakes missions. High-octane adventure! For the men and women of S.H.I.E.L.D., it’s just another day in the field!

Special Agent Phil Coulson brings together the best and the brightest, the gifted and the elite, normal people and superhumans from across the Marvel Universe on an as-needed basis to confront, combat and curtail dangers beyond the scope of any conventional peace-keeping force!

Writer Mark Waid (Daredevil) and a rotating crew of mission-specific top flight Marvel artists make you one promise: Every issue: Twenty pages. One mission. Unlimited budget. Unlimited imagination. Six periods. And a helper monkey. Welcome to Level Eight. Welcome to S.H.I.E.L.D.

6-Issue Subscription: Ant-Man
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Scott Lang has never exactly been the world’s best super hero. Heck, most people don’t even think he’s been the best Ant-Man — and the last guy invented Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that’s saying something. But when the Superior Iron Man calls with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Scott’s going to get a chance to turn it all around and be the hero he’s always dreamed of being. Sure he’s been to prison! Sure he’s been through a messy divorce! Sure he’s been, um… dead. But this time is different! This time nothing is gonna stop the astonishing Ant-Man!

6-Issue Subscription: Uncanny Avengers
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From the ashes of AXIS an all-new, all different Avengers assemble!

The tragedy at the end of AXIS has left the Uncanny Avengers vulnerable, and someone is taking advantage of it. One of the Avengers oldest foes returns with a terrible secret that will, all hyperbole aside, shatter the lives of two members of the squad. What is Counter-Earth? What terrible secrets does it house?

6-Issue Subs: The Force returns to Marvel with Star Wars

Star Wars 2015

After a twenty-nine year break, Star Wars returns to Marvel Comics in 2015 with a brand new ongoing series set just after the destruction of the original Death Star!

The move has happened following Disney‘s purchase of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars brand, and their decision to switch publication in-house (via the now-Disney-owned Marvel Comics). Original Sin scribe Jason Aaron takes on writing duties initially with art from Uncanny AvengersJohn Cassaday.

Jason Aaron: “What’s cool and refreshing about this new book is we kind of start over with the “Star Wars” Universe. It comes back to where it all began with those first few films. So I want this to read like it’s in that same universe. I want this to have the feel of that original film. I want it to be as funny, exciting and filled with wonder as the movies were. That’s what I’m going for. As we go along we might break out of that mold a little bit and see different kinds of stories, but for now this is what we’re shooting for.”

“The book starts a couple of weeks after the destruction of the Death Star. So this has obviously been a huge win for the Rebels. It’s the biggest win they’ve had. They just destroyed this massive space station. So they’ve dealt this huge blow to the Empire, and this is very much them trying to press their advantage and launch sort of the Tet Offensive against the Empire.


The feeling is that they dazed the Empire a little bit and now it’s time to go for the knockout punch. They’re ready to step things up. This is them launching more surprise attacks. When that first issue opens we get to see our beloved cast of characters diving into the fire one more time.”

“I want this to feel like the book you could have read two months after that original film came out. Really all you need to know going into this book is what you saw in the first movie. So I wanted to get back to the films as the main inspiration for this. We’re going to start by focusing in on those characters. Going forward, we’ll start to broaden that with new and existing characters.” - CBR

Star Wars
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The greatest space adventure of all time returns to Marvel!

Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet-the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor. Written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and with art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers), this is the Star Wars saga as only Marvel Comics could make it!

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!

Just hit the image below to open the pdf file, then read online or save it for later!

Visit our Illuminations page, for previous issues.

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

Illuminations - Free Webzine - August Edition

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!

So what are you waiting for? Hit the image below to open the pdf file, then read online or save it for later!

Visit our Illuminations page, for previous issues.

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!