The JOE SHUSTER AWARD NOMINATIONS were announced yesterday and we're excited to share that RAMÓN PÉREZ has been nominated for BEST ARTIST (on JANE, NOVA 1-5, 7, and GENERATIONS: MILES MORALES / SPIDER-MAN, PETER PARKER / SPIDER-MAN 1) along with RAID alum CHIP ZDARSKY for BEST WRITER (on DR. STRANGE 1. MU, PETER PARKER THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN 1-5, and STAR-LORD 1-6.)

We are also thrilled that RAID.ONE, our premiere anthology, has been nominated for the GENE DAY AWARD category for self-publishers / anthology format. We're honoured to stand in such good company and would like to share a heartfelt congratulations to all the Joe Shuster nominees!

With RAID.ONE being nominated for an award we're even more excited to talk about RAID.TWO, the rough cover sketch of which we shared last week. Familiar faces will be returning in our second volume of tales. Irma Kniivila and Tri Vuong will be debuting their new collaborative effort, Eric Vedder shall be revisiting his world building empire,  Ramón Pérez shall dabble in the doubts of romance, and Kyle J Smith and Gabe Sapienza will be taking you down some new horrific path, to mention but a few.

On top of this though we're excited to announce that Willow Dawson will be sharing one of her dark fairy tales with us, Kalman Andrasofszky along with Mike Valiquette, and the super-talented Rachel Matile will be thrilling us with some dark superhero fare, plus to top it all off, Cameron Stewart will be launching his new creator-owned comic right here with us! DAMN WE'RE EXCITED!

Over the coming weeks and months we'll be giving you an in-depth first look into all the creators and their stories leading up to RAID.TWO’s release.

A couple of months ago the Marvel Quickdraw team swung by RAID to film a handful of short segments featuring our colourful cast of creatives. We shared Irma Kniivila's featurette about a month ago, while the video featuring Ramón Pérez just went up last week (click on the image above to view), but somehow we missed a few in the interim! WE CLEARLY SUCK. If you haven’t come across them yet during your own online rabbit hole expeditions, we’re happy to share them with you below. Click the images below to view the featurettes. From left to right, Marcus To, Scott Hepburn, followed by Ian Herring, and (we thought we'd share again) Irma Kniivila.
Scott Hepburn QUICKDRAW
Irma Kniivila QUICKDRAW

Written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Joshua Williamson with art by Francis Manapul.

The epic finale that everyone will be talking about!

After the unimaginable happens, the DCU must band together to defend Earth from annihilation. Before the end, new alliances will be forged...and some heroes will be lost forever. Don't miss the event that will set the stage for the Justice League in 2018 and beyond!

Marcus To takes a break this issue so Francis is left on his own to craft the final chapter of this game-changing limited series.
Written by Cullen Bunn with art by Marcus To and cover by R.B. Silva

Speaking of Marcus! If you're having withdrawal due to his lack of presence in Justice League: No Justice, you can find him here in the conclusion of the Mothervine story in X-Men Blue!

The ultimate fate of the White Queen and Havok revealed while Magneto reveals a secret plan - and secret allies - to counter the chaos caused by Mothervine! But some of the new X-Men will not make it out of this adventure alive... DUN DUN DUNNNN
Written by Kyle Higgins, Caleb Goellner, Anthony Burch, Adam Cesare, Beca Barnes, and Alwyn Dale. Illustrated by Marcus To. Simone Di Meo, Patrick Mulholland, and Hyeonjin Kim. Cover by George Caltsoudas.

Damn that's a slew of creators!

If you missed it the first time you can check out Marcus' work from the first MMPR Annual as it comes out with a second printing.

Featuring fan-favorite teams from across the Power Rangers universe - Dino Charge, RPM, TimeForce, Ninja Steel, Dino Thunder - the entire fabric of reality is under threat as Drakkon invades!

Written by Brenden Fletcher,  Cameron Stewart, & Babs Tarr. Art by Babs Tarr and Cameron Stewart, with cover by Babs Tarr

The acclaimed sci-fi action-adventure series MOTOR CRUSH is back for another heat! Two years have passed in Nova Honda, the racing capital of the world, and for Domino Swift, everything has turned upside down. How does she fit in a world without Crush?

Volume 2 collects Motor Crush issues #6-11 of the inspiring creator owned series by RAID's Cameron Stewart and long time studio friends Brenden and Babs! 

Another Busy week for the RAID crew!


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