Tides of Hope Comic

If you’re going to Supanova Perth this weekend, you might want to pick one of these up. It’s only $10 and all proceeds go to the Premier’s Appeal to aid victims of the recent Queensland flood. Here’s the official info from Supanova and it has contributions from an impressive array of creators, such as Tom Taylor, Colin Wilson, Chris Claremont, Greg Horn, Jason Paulos, Alex Maleev and more.

Inspired by Sydney based comic-book writer Christopher Sequeira, who edited the comic and contributed a story illustrated by hotshot Marvel Comics artist (and visitor to Supanova in Brisbane) Leinil Francis Yu, the comic became reality through his and the combined efforts of Art Director and contributor, Tim McEwen, Publisher and Supanova Event Director, Daniel Zachariou, and all the other amazingly talented individuals who provided their time and art; 47 creators in all!

Sequeira relates that “Seeing true heroism, sacrifice and pathos on my nightly TV screen made me think of the potential of some creative folk reflecting and paying tribute to that in comics-form; so, why not put out the call for help? And our professional colleagues, world-wide, did not shirk that call – they leapt at the chance. They made it a brilliant, moving collection.

Tides of Hope’ is 36 pages with 100% of proceeds from its $10 cover price going to charity while an auction of all the artwork, kindly donated by the illustrators, will ultimately be added to that pool of funds with comic-art collector, dealer and expert Royd Burgoyne also donating his time and expertise to do so.

Avengers 1959

Cool – a new mini-series from Howard Chaykin revealing a ’50s set team of Avengers with a cast as diverse as Sabretooth, Nick Fury and Kraven. Yep, that could work, and Chaykin’s the right creator for the concept.

Marvel Announces AVENGERS 1959!

Spinning out from the pages of New Avengers, Marvel is pleased to announce Avengers 1959 #1 (of 5), a brand new mini-series from comics legend Howard Chaykin, this fall! An unique team of super powered individuals of the post-World War II era including,  Sabretooth, Kraven the Hunter and Namora, must combat threats in New York, Madripoor, and everywhere in between!

“I’m grabbing what feels like a brass ring here, with the opportunity to do an untold story of the lost years of the Marvel Universe,” explained Chaykin. “In a follow up to the sensational stuff laid out by Brian Bendis in NEW AVENGERS, we’ll follow Nick Fury and his Avengers around the world as they track down and take down super powered survivors of the Third Reich–as their ever effort is countermanded by a mysterious agency with a dark agenda of its own.”

Can the team save the day without tearing each other apart and who else will join the ranks of Earth’s Mightiest?  Get the full story behind  Nick Fury Nick Fury led Avengers Initiative as they trek across the globe saving the entire Marvel Universe from peril, only in the action-packed Avengers 1959 #1 (of 5)!

AVENGERS 1959 #1 (of 5)

Story and Art by HOWARD CHAYKIN


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