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The Perfect New Series For Wayward Buffy Fans

Wayward

Writer Jim Zub (SKULLKICKERS, Samurai Jack) teams up with penciler Steve Cummings (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot) and color artist John Rauch (INVINCIBLE) to create a Buffy the Vampire Slayer for a new generation in WAYWARD, coming from Image Comics in August.

Rori Lane is an outsider by nature, but moving to Tokyo to live with her single Mom has only exacerbated her weirdness. She’s feeling out of sorts, worried about fitting in and, as if that wasn’t enough, strange things are beginning to happen. Glowing symbols and patterns are starting to appear before her eyes… and she’s the only one who seems to notice.

“Wayward is a coming-of-age story filled with mystery and emotion. It’s also an ass-kicking joy ride with teenagers beating the hell out of Japanese mythological monsters,” said Zub. “Steve and I built this series from the ground up to play to both our strengths. I can’t wait for people to see what we have planned.”

In WAYWARD a group of teens living in Tokyo find a common bond in manifesting strange, supernatural abilities. As they begin to unravel the mystery behind their powers and their common source they’re drawn into a war with the vestiges of Japan’s monstrous mythic past.

WAYWARD #1 arrives in stores on 8/27, and will be available for $3.50 with special variant covers by Alina Urusov (Birds of Prey), Jeff “Chamba” Cruz (Street Fighter), and Adam Warren (Empowered).

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Early Artwork of Image Comics – Manifest Destiny #7

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MANIFEST DESTINY #7 features a new arc, and a new adventure, allowing readers to jump into the Chris Dingess’ and Matthew Roberts’ series. The Skybound title hits stores on June 11.

Lewis, Clark and the surviving members of their expedition continue westward, only to learn there is nowhere to run on the river…

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MANIFEST DESTINY #7 will be available on June 11 for $2.99, but you can pre-order it now with Diamond Code: APR140575. A variant cover by Marc Silvestri will be available with Diamond Code MAR148175. Retailers must submit their orders by 5/19.

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Image Comics First Look: Early Artwork From RISE OF THE MAGI

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The world as we know it is at risk because the world we don’t see—the one that makes ours possible—is on the brink of destruction. From Top Cow Productions and featuring writing and interior art by Image Comics founder and partner Marc Silvestri (THE DARKNESS, WITCHBLADE, CYBER FORCE) alongside art by Sumeyye Kesgin, comes a new ongoing fantasy adventure series.

“The unfamiliar, the uncomfortable, and the things that scare us are what make us grow as people,” said Silvestri. “It’s safe then to say that in Rise of the Magi, Asa [series protagonist] and a cast of characters both strange and familiar, will be doing a lot of growing.”

The Magi are awake and they are legion, and only seven magicians, sorcerers, thieves, and killers can stop them. But as Asa will soon find out that there truly is no honor among thieves.

The adventure begins in RISE OF THE MAGI #1 this June. Cover A with art by Marc Silvestri can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140483. Cover B with art by Stjepan Sejic can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140484. Cover C with art by Sumeyye Kesgin can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140485. Cover D (retail incentive) with art by Marc Silvestri will be available to pre-order with Diamond Code MAR140486.

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BURN THE ORPHANAGE Charity Auction For Pancreatic Cancer Research

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Image Comics creator Sina Grace has teamed up with The Lustgarten Foundation to donate all 20 pages of art from BURN THE ORPHANAGE: REIGN OF TERROR #1 to support pancreatic cancer research. The series of auctions, titled Compassion vs. Cancer, will go entirely to The Lustgarten Foundation’s efforts in raising awareness for the under-funded and highly-deadly cancer.

With only a 6% survival rate, pancreatic cancer is a lethal type of cancer that affects an average of one in 68 people. No stranger to the loss of friends and family from both cancer in general and pancreatic cancer, Grace sought out the Lustgarten Foundation to brainstorm ways to make a dent in the fight against cancer.

Grace explained, “After losing a friend to cancer last month, I needed to do something bigger than wallowing and worrying. By donating all of the art from my book, I can raise more funds towards great cause and possibly inspire my peers to do the same.”

The auctions all start between $10 and $25, allowing fans of all income brackets a chance to participate. All proceeds from the auctions will go to the Lustgarten Foundation to fund and support research into the biological mechanisms and clinical strategies related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer, as well as facilitating dialogue and public awareness for pancreatic cancer patients, their families, and friends.

BURN THE ORPHANAGE is a video game-loving action series from Sina Grace (SELF-OBSESSED, LI’L DEPRESSED BOY, NOT MY BAG) and Daniel Freedman (UNDYING LOVE, STIMULUS). Issue #1 of the REIGN OF TERROR story arc debuted today, showing the team of heroes in peril against a corporation that has taken the city under siege.

To place your bid, please visit: http://www.compassionvscancer.com to view all of the auctions, which will remain open until May 17th.

To learn more about The Lustgarten Foundation and how 100% of donations go to research, please visit www.lustgarten.org.
ABOUT SINA GRACE

Sina Grace is the author and illustrator of the autobiographical Self-Obsessed, and Not My Bag, which recounts a story of retail hell. He acts as the artist for S. Steven Struble’s cult hit, The Li’l Depressed Boy, and handles art chores along with co-writing the Image Comics hit series, Burn the Orphanage. He lives in Los Angeles, where he can be found in coffee shops working on whatever the next thing may be. www.sinagrace.com, follow @SinaGrace on all social media.

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New Comics for 4/30/2014

Comic Releases

That a lot of geeky stuff! Free Comic Book Day is just 3 Days away! make sure you swing by your local or ALL your local comic shops to look for these new releases!

Free Comic Book Day 3 Days

AC COMICS
Crypt Of Horror Volume 21 TP, $29.95

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Last Zombie Zomnibus TP, $49.99

BARRON’S EDUCATIONAL SERIES
How To Draw And Paint Fantasy Combat SC, $21.99

BERSERKER
Glenn Fabry Sketchbook Volume 2 SC (not verified by Diamond), $12.99

BOOK PALACE
Illustrators Magazine #6 (not verified by Diamond), $24.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
28 Days Later Omnibus Volume 1 HC, $39.99
Adventure Time 2014 Annual #1 (Cover A Becky Dreistdat), $4.99
Adventure Time 2014 Annual #1 (Cover B Lorena Gomez), AR
Adventure Time 2014 Annual #1 (Cover C Audra Furuichi), AR
Clockwork Angels #2 (Of 6)(Cover A Hugh Syme), $3.99
Darklight HC, $24.99
Garfield Pet Force 2014 Special #1 (Cover A Gary Barker), $4.99
Loki Ragnarok And Roll #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Alexis Ziritt), $3.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Alabaster Grimmer Tales HC, $19.99
Atomic Legion HC, $29.99
Blackout #2 (Of 4), $2.99
Captain Midnight #10, $2.99
Furious #4 (Of 5), $3.99
King Conan The Conqueror #3 (Of 6), $3.50
King Conan Volume 3 The Hour Of The Dragon TP, $19.99
Mesmo Delivery HC (2nd Edition), $14.99
Pariah #3 (Of 8), $3.99
Serenity Leaves On The Wind #4 (Of 6)(Dan Dos Santos Regular Cover), $3.50
Serenity Leaves On The Wind #4 (Of 6)(Georges Jeanty Variant Cover), $3.50
Star Wars Dark Times Volume 7 A Spark Remains TP, $19.99
Star Wars Rebel Heist #1 (Of 4)(Adam Hughes Regular Cover), $3.50
Star Wars Rebel Heist #1 (Of 4)(Adam Hughes Ultra Variant Cover), AR
Star Wars Rebel Heist #1 (Of 4)(Matt Kindt Variant Cover), $3.50
Vandroid #3 (Of 5), $3.99
X Volume 2 The Dogs Of War TP, $14.99

DC COMICS
Adventures Of Superman #12, $3.99
Batgirl Annual #2, $4.99
Batman ’66 #10, $3.99
Batman Beyond Universe #9, $3.99
Batman Eternal #4, $2.99
Batman Superman Volume 1 Cross World HC, $22.99
Batwoman Annual #1, $4.99
DC Comics The New 52 Teen Titans Kid Flash Action Figure, $24.95
DC Comics The New 52 Teen Titans Superboy Action Figure, $24.95
DC Comics The New 52 Teen Titans Wonder Girl Action Figure, $24.95
Flash Annual #3, $4.99
Flex Mentallo Man Of Muscle Mystery TP, $14.99
Forever Evil Aftermath Batman Vs Bane #1 (One Shot)(Kevin Nowlan Variant Cover), AR
Forever Evil Aftermath Batman Vs Bane #1 (One Shot)(Scot Eaton & Jaime Mendoza Regular Cover), $3.99
Green Lantern New Guardians Annual #2, $4.99
He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe #12, $2.99
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Two #4, $2.99
Scribblenauts Unmasked A Crisis Of Imagination #4 (Adam Archer Regular Cover), $2.99
Scribblenauts Unmasked A Crisis Of Imagination #4 (DC Collectibles Variant Cover), AR
Suicide Squad Volume 4 Discipline And Punish TP, $14.99
Superman Batman Volume 1 Public Enemies TP, $19.99
Vertigo Quarterly Cyan #1, $7.99

DENNIS DRUKTENIS PUBLISHING
Scary Monsters Magazine #92, $8.95

DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS
Game Trade Magazine #171, $3.99
Previews #308 (May 2014), $4.50

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Bad Ass #3 (Of 4)(Ken Haeser Mutie Homage Variant Cover), $3.99
Battlestar Galactica #10 (Chris Eliopoulos Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Battlestar Galactica #10 (Livio Ramondelli Regular Cover), $3.99
Battlestar Galactica Six #1 (Of 5)(Blank Authentix Cover), $3.99
Battlestar Galactica Six #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Jenny Frison), $3.99
Battlestar Galactica Six #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Chris Bolson), $3.99
Battlestar Galactica Six #1 (Of 5)(Photo Subscription Variant), $3.99
Dejah Thoris And The Green Men Of Mars #12 (Carlos Rafael Red Risque Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Dejah Thoris And The Green Men Of Mars #12 (Jay Anacleto Risque Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Doc Savage #4 (Alex Ross Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Doc Savage #4 (Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Doc Savage #5 (Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99
Doc Savage #5 (John Cassaday VIP Variant Cover), AR
Grimm #12 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover), $4.99
Grimm #12 (Photo Subscription Variant Cover), $4.99
Queen Sonja Volume 6 Heavy Sits The Crown TP, $29.99
Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #1 (Jim Kuhoric Silver Signature Edition), AR
Vampirella Volume 5 Mothers Sons And A Holy Ghost TP, $17.99
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #37 (Mel Rubi Black & White Risque Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris Volume 5 Rise Of The Machine Men TP, $19.99

HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
Heavy Metal #268, $7.95

HUMAN COMICS
Human #2, $5.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Alice In Comicland HC, $29.99
Dexter’s Laboratory #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Ryan Jampole), $3.99
Dexter’s Laboratory #1 (Of 4)(Cover RI Derek Charm), AR
Dexter’s Laboratory #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Derek Fridolfs), $3.99
G.I. JOE #15 (Cover A Steve Kurth), $3.99
G.I. JOE #15 (Cover RI Freddie E. Williams III), AR
G.I. JOE The IDW Collection Volume 4 HC, $49.99
Ghostbusters #15 (Cover A Dan Schoening), $3.99
Ghostbusters #15 (Cover RI Roberto Goiriz), AR
Ghostbusters #15 (Cover SUB Tristan Jones), $3.99
Jericho Season 4 TP, $19.99
Judge Dredd Mega-City Two #4 (Of 5)(Cover A Ulises Farinas), $3.99
Judge Dredd Mega-City Two #4 (Of 5)(Cover SUB Robert Hack), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #18 (Cover A Andy Price), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #18 (Cover B Sabrina Alberghetti), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #18 (Cover RI Sara Richard), AR
Skybreaker TP, $17.99
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Classics Volume 3 TP, $29.99
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #28 (Cover A Casey W. Coller), $3.99
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #28 (Cover RI Livio Ramondelli), AR
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #28 (Cover SUB Alex Milne), $3.99
V-Wars #1 (Cover A Ryan Brown), $3.99
V-Wars #1 (Cover RI-A Alan Robinson), AR
V-Wars #1 (Cover RI-B Alan Robinson), AR
V-Wars #1 (Cover SUB Kevin Eastman), $3.99
X-Files Season 10 #11 (Cover A Francesco Francavilla), $3.99
X-Files Season 10 #11 (Cover RI Matthew Dow Smith), AR
X-Files Season 10 #11 (Cover SUB Photo), $3.99

IMAGE COMICS
Zero #1 (Image Firsts Edition), $1.00
Alex + Ada #1 (Image Firsts Edition), $1.00
Black Science #1 (Image Firsts Edition), $1.00
Black Science #4 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50
Black Science #6, $3.50
CBLDF Presents Liberty HC, $29.99
Chew #41, $2.99
Deadly Class #1 (Image Firsts Edition), $1.00
Deadly Class #4, $3.50
Dream Police #1 (Cover A Sid Kotian & Bill Farmer), $2.99
Dream Police #1 (Cover B Renae Deliz & Ray Dillon), $2.99
Dream Police #1 (Cover C Ryan Sook), AR
East Of West #1 (Image Firsts Edition), $1.00
Egos #4, $2.99
Elephantmen #56, $3.99
Elephantmen 2260 Book One TP, $9.99
Lazarus #1 (Image Firsts Edition), $1.00
Manifest Destiny #1 (Image Firsts Edition), $1.00
Pretty Deadly #1 (Image Firsts Edition), $1.00
Pretty Deadly Volume 1 TP, $9.99
Rat Queens #1 (Image Firsts Edition), $1.00
Saga #1 (Image Firsts Edition)(New Printing)(not verified by Diamond), $1.00
Secret Volume 1 Never Get Caught TP, $16.99
Sex Criminals #1 (Image Firsts Edition), $1.00
Sex Criminals #5 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50
Sidekick Volume 1 TP, $12.99
Southern Bastards #1, $3.50
Starlight #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Tales Of Honor #2 (Cover A Sang-Il Jeong), $2.99
Tales Of Honor #2 (Cover B Patrick Tatapoulous), $2.99
Ten Grand #9 (Cover A C.P. Smith), $2.99
Ten Grand #9 (Cover B Tommy Lee Edwards), $2.99
Umbral #6, $2.99
Velvet #1 (Image Firsts Edition), $1.00
Walking Dead #1 (Image Firsts Edition)(New Printing)(not verified by Diamond), $1.00

MANUSCRIPT PRESS
Comics Revue Presents April 2014, $19.95

MARVEL COMICS
All-New X-Men #26 (Stuart Immonen Regular Cover), $3.99
All-New X-Men Volume 4 All-Different HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Alex Ross 75th Anniversary Sketch Variant Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Alex Ross 75th Anniversary Variant Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Blank Variant Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Ed McGuinness Variant Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Humberto Ramos Regular Cover), $5.99
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (J. Scott Campbell Connecting Variant Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Jerome Opena Sketch Variant Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Jerome Opena Variant Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marcos Martin Variant Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Pop Mhan Variant Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Retailer Custom Variant Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR
Avengers #28 (Agustin Alessio Regular Cover), $3.99
Avengers #28 (John Tyler Christopher Captain America Team-Up Variant Cover), AR
Avengers A.I. #12, $2.99
Avengers Undercover #1 (Dennis Hopeless Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $29.99
Avengers World #5 (In-Hyuk Lee Regular Cover), $3.99
Avengers World #5 (Ron Garney Captain America Team-Up Variant Cover), AR
Deadpool By Daniel Way The Complete Collection Volume 3 TP, $34.99
Disney Kingdoms Seekers Of The Weird #4 (Of 5)(Brian Crosby Imagineer Variant Cover), AR
Disney Kingdoms Seekers Of The Weird #4 (Of 5)(Mike Del Mundo Regular Cover), $3.99
Hulk #2 (Jerome Opena Regular Cover), $3.99
Hulk #2 (Mark Bagley Variant Cover), AR
Inhuman Lithograph #5 (Promotional Item), AR
Iron Man Volume 2 The Secret Origin Of Tony Stark Book 1 TP, $19.99
Marvel Masterworks Captain America Volume 3 TP, $24.99
Marvel Masterworks Captain America Volume 3 TP (Direct Market Variant Edition Volume 64), $24.99
Marvel Previews #129 (May 2014 For Products On-Sale July 2014), $1.25
Marvel Zombies The Complete Collection Volume 2 TP, $34.99
Ms. Marvel #1 (Sara Pichelli 3rd Printing Sketch Variant Cover), $2.99
Ms. Marvel #1 (Sara Pichelli 3rd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
New Avengers #17 (Leinil Yu Regular Cover), $3.99
New Avengers #17 (Paola Rivera Captain America Team-Up Variant Cover), AR
New Avengers #17 (Phil Jimenez Variant Cover), AR
Origin II #5 (Of 5), $3.99
Original Sin #1 Invitational Postcard (Promotional Item), AR
Punisher #1 (Nathan Edmondson Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $19.74
Silver Surfer #2 (Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover), AR
Silver Surfer #2 (Michael Allred Regular Cover), $3.99
Uncanny Avengers Annual #1 (Art Adams Regular Cover), $4.99
Uncanny Avengers Annual #1 (Paul Renaud Variant Cover), AR
What If Age Of Ultron #5 (Of 5)(Chris Stevens Regular Cover), $3.99
What If Age Of Ultron #5 (Of 5)(Ming Doyle Variant Cover), AR
Wolverine #5, $3.99
Wolverine #5 (Mico Suayan Captain America Team-Up Variant Cover), AR
Wolverine And The X-Men By Jason Aaron Volume 8 TP, $14.99
X-Force #4, $3.99
X-Men Volume 2 Muertas TP, $17.99

PAPERCUTZ
Annoying Orange Volume 5 Transfarmers Fruit Processors In Disguise HC, $11.99

RED 5 COMICS
Atomic Robo And The Knights Of The Golden Circle #1 (Of 5), $3.50
Atomic Robo Volume 8 Atomic Robo And The Savage Sword Of Dr Dinosaur TP, $18.95
Bad Dreams #1 (Of 5), $3.50
Haunted #1 (Of 4), $3.50

STARLOG GROUP
Fangoria #332 (May 2014), $10.99

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Rai #1 (Blank Variant Cover), $3.99
Rai #1 (Clayton Crain Plus Edition Variant Cover), $4.99
Rai #1 (Cover A Clayton Crain), $3.99
Rai #1 (Cover B Bryan Hitch), $3.99
Rai #1 (Cover C Stephen Segovia), $3.99
Rai #1 (Cover D Raul Allen), $3.99
Rai #1 (David Aja & Raul Allen Variant Cover), AR
Rai #1 (Khari Evans Variant Cover), AR
Rai #1 (Trevor Hairsine Variant Cover), AR
Shadowman End Times #1 (Of 3)(David Mack Variant Cover), AR
Shadowman End Times #1 (Of 3)(Giuseppe Camuncoli Regular Cover), $3.99
Shadowman End Times #1 (Of 3)(Jeff Dekal Pullbox Variant Cover), $3.99
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Quest TP, $15.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Asylum #4 (Of 5)(Cover A David Nakayama), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Asylum #4 (Of 5)(Cover B Christopher Cote), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Asylum #4 (Of 5)(Cover C Chris Ehnot), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Asylum #4 (Of 5)(Cover D Vinz el Tabanas), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Clash Of Queens #3 (Of 5)(Cover A Vincenzo Cucca), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Clash Of Queens #3 (Of 5)(Cover B Elias Chatzoudis), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Clash Of Queens #3 (Of 5)(Cover C Michael Dooney), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Clash Of Queens #3 (Of 5)(Cover D Richard Ortiz), $3.99

Games – FANTASY FLIGHT PUBLISHING
Star Wars LCG Lure Of The Dark Side Force Pack, $14.95
Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Imperial Aces Expansion Pack, $29.95

Games – NECA/WIZKIDS
Marvel HeroClix Deadpool, AR
Star Trek Attack Wing The Dominion War DS9 Space Station, AR
Star Trek Attack Wing The Tholian Web Organized Play Kit, AR

Games – PAIZO PUBLISHING
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Rise Of The Runelords Deck 3 The Hook Mountain Massacre, $19.99
Pathfinder Adventure Path The Mummy’s Mask Part 2 Empty Graves, $22.99
Pathfinder Campaign Cards Tears At Bitter Manor, $10.99
Pathfinder Campaign Setting Inner Sea Combat, $19.99
Pathfinder Campaign Setting Inner Sea Gods, $39.99
Pathfinder Cards Wrath Of The Righteous Face Cards Deck, $10.99
Pathfinder Map Pack Cave Tunnels, $13.99
Pathfinder Player Companion Alchemy Manual, $12.99
Pathfinder Tales The Redemption Engine MMPB, $9.99

 

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COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Image Comics – Zero #7

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Dusty…isolated….hot….sunset; Where? Juarez, Mexico. In the year 2020. A man on a cell phone saying his farewell for now. He plans ahead to what he’ll do when he gets back with voice on the other end of the phone call, Sara. He sends an I love you with heartfelt emotions. With a striking resemblance to one Mr. Tommy Lee Jones, the man in the black suit hangs up and quickly makes a call; sequencing things with a single word to a person on the other end, “Proceed.” The chatterbox in the suit has a bit of power among him and a companion that has dreams of black sand beaches with red waters; an underlying metaphor for something that we don’t quite find out just yet in this issue. Introduced separately, we quickly find them on the way to a meeting with a man that isn’t given a name just yet; but with the amount of security and heavily armed guards. He’s a “head honcho” of some sort. He warns the suit that his reading of books, via his newly acquired Kindle, had him reading deep philosophical type things which; according to the unknown man, is relatable to the recent times. “Kali Yuga”. This strange new term is part of a four-legged mythological creäture. Age of Satya, The Golden Age (where things get interesting). Trita and Kali Yuga, where the devils rise up and present the end of days. After the business is done, the Suit (now known as Michael) and his companion in training leave the compound, only to find themselves pulled over on a peak, overlooking the place they just left. With a flash of brilliant light, the place is leveled, annihilated as well as its inhabitants. From here Michael goes into a shortly given speech of Love being a parasite, that’s in a constant state of emergency that ruins everything. Leading into plans for when they return, a person named “Cooke” will be taken care of; referring to back to the, “Proceed” comment made on the phone from the beginning. A chain of events than grinds to a halt, leaving Michael in a pool of his own blood. A bullet delivered from his companion in training to the back of his head.

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At times I felt as if I was reading the equivalent of a Tarantino movie. It has a dialog, but if you missed something you might be screwed and you’ll find yourself the need to read it over….and over…maybe another time just so it all fits together. While this was the attempt I normally attack my reviews it never fails to go over something one more time. There was very little text in the dialog, wasn’t lacking by any means but the illustrators and writers did a great job making up using the panels to prime you for what was to come. This being the #7 in the series it was a little difficult to decipher what exactly was going on. Considering the only person that was given a name, was on the end of the first cell phone conversation, it wasn’t until half way through, the man in the suit named “Michael”. So a hand full of characters and only 2 names, kind of leaves you wandering around. It might have only three times I found myself say “Wtf just happened…” because it was just a quick change but that isn’t said with any kind of negative light, it was good! All in all it made me want more, I’m a sucker for a great cliff hanger. The last several panels left me with my mouth hanging agape and heading over to IMAGE’s website to find the next release date. So with another notch in my belt of adventuring into a wide variety that is IMAGE comics, I have yet to-be disappointed.

Until next read ladies and gents

\m/(>..<)\m/

-Simon Hernandez-

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Story By: Ales Kot
Art By: Matt Taylor
Cover By: Matt Taylor
Variant Cover By: Sean Phillips
Price: $2.99

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Top Cow To Combine The Aphrodite IX and Cyber Force Teams. Continuity? WHO CARES?!

APHRODITE IX CYBER FORCE #1

On July 2, APHRODITE IX/CYBER FORCE #1, written by Matt Hawkins and with art by Stjepan Šejić, a crossover spin-off series begins with an event that I know I won’t want to miss. I am a fan of Cyber Force but Aphrodite IX is something entirely new to me…the description alone has me stoked!

Two teams, seven centuries apart, united by one woman’s diabolical plan. The Chairwoman from CYBER FORCE and APHRODITE IX had a plan to recreate the world in her children’s image. Things didn’t go as planned. Featuring the present day team of Cyber Force and the 28th century Aphrodite IX, this story lays the origins of the new comic series IXTH GENERATION, launching in 2015.

Matt Hawkins makes it very clear its about but how everything relates:

“When Marc Silvestri and I sat down to talk Cyber Force two years ago we were building up to this eventual connection between Aphrodite IX and Cyber Force. This book is a self-contained oversized one shot that will explain who all these characters are and their importance to each other and to the Artifacts side of the universe as well. We’re not looking to overburden it with continuity, just show tangentially how they relate.”

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Image Comics Supreme: Blue Rose #1 Blooms This July

SUPREME BLUE ROSE #1

You are not dreaming.
We are trying to communicate with you.
Local reality has been reinstalled.
Things have gone wrong.
The revision has corrupted.
Finding Ethan Crane is your supreme priority.
We are speaking to you from the ultimate bunker within the structure of multiversal time.
Do not trust Darius Dax.
We are all going to die.

Warren Ellis (TREES, Planetary) teams up with Tula Lotay (ELEPHANTMEN, The Witching Hour) to re-introduce the central Image Comics character in SUPREME: BLUE ROSE, coming this July from Image Comics.

“One day I woke up with an idea, that came out of nowhere, for how to extend this most strange and storied of ‘analogue’ properties into a new space. A new floor on top of Alan Moore and Rob Liefeld’s house,” said Ellis. “And, since I had some time on my hands that year, I emailed Image, and we got my friend Tula Lotay involved—and her work will be a revelation to people.”

SUPREME: BLUE ROSE #1 arrives in stores on 7/23, and will be available for $2.99. It can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAY140571.

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Comic Review – Stray Bullets: Killers #2 by Simon Hernandez

straybulletskillers-2-457e3 Set in the 1986, we found ourselves reading from a story based in Sandcastle,  MD. After being gone and unheard from for 6 months, much to her Aunts surprise;  a young, vivacious, and spry female by the name of Virginia returns. Judging by her  absence plenty of things have changed and all things have an underlying mystery to  them.  It’s a rediscovery of how time changes all things, whether it be for better or  for worse.  Virginia begins to notice subtle differences in everything, including how  others perceive of her. It seems as though Virginia almost being reintroduced to the  area that she group up in with her parents. She strains to keep a distance from her  estranged mother and questions why her mother was ever with her father who has  since past on.  Her Aunt Jane quickly becomes her emotional scapegoat to only find  out that Aunt Jane isn’t as stable as she wants to believe.  From inadvertent sexual  cravings for a younger man, to her want to only be loved by the hermit of a  hypnotized husband who rarely leaves the garage.  A divide that was then  revealed as the passing of their son, Michael.  The overbearing cloud of depression and urge to hide the truth of condition in this read can relate to almost anyone.  Which makes reading the material relatable. Within the title of “Killers” is a reach to claim we are all killers in one way or another. I gather this from a single quote in the book, “People who kill people have lives, too.” In summary, what the limits are people will do for others happiness.

“Killers” truly is a horse of another color when it comes to my genre of comic reading but being simple. Being to the point and concise is what made this a great read for myself. For being the second issue in the series it reads well to anyone just getting into the story as it acts and laysout just like a first issue origin story. Writer/Artist David Lapham does well by pulling jabs and introducing while giving a slight backstory on lesser but recently introduced characters and then getting back to the main story rather quickly. I found this was crucial in keeping the reader StrayBullets-Killers02-Page2-c5d0ewondering what’s next and how that someone is going to add to this culmination of an Americana grim ending.  With that said, I view this series is likely to become a cult like following where there are no super heroes or mutants; but actions with repercussions of guilt, negligence, and process.  David Lapham gives into the illusion that all of the pieces will all fall into place.  Every stone unturned is another snake in the grass leading to the ultimate reveal of unknowing consequence of actions.

 

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Comic Book Review: “Genesis” by R.D. Llamas

GENESIS_COVER-with-logo_web- From the start “Genesis”, the newest graphic novella from Image Comics, was really hard to like; let alone love.  Honestly, it was rather disappointing since the premise was strong and full of potential. The dialogue felt sloppy. The story did not seem coherent nor have a natural flow. After only getting through roughly one-third of it, I felt burdened with having to finish the story. Nevertheless I carried on through the rest of the book. Page after page. Panel after panel. Until the crystallizing moment; I finished it. Even then, I wasn’t truly sold on this story so I went back and read it again. Then again. Until I realized I was enjoying this story that regardless of its flaws; it was clever, imaginative, and most importantly; GOOD.

Synopsis

Genesis” is a story of a man named Adam that has not only lost faith in people; but faith in himself and his belief that one person can make-a-difference in the world. At a young age, Adam was told he would change the world for better or for worse. However, as time drags on he sees his impact is very little and insignificant. It is then that he decides to take his own life by jumping off the church that he constructed. He dies only to-be awakened by a mysterious man inside of local hospital; miraculously unscathed. Adam returns home with his wife only to discover that he has gained the ability to create anything that he imagines. He then decides to go out into the world and use his newly formed ability; making changes for the betterment of people. After an incident pertaining his wife, does Adam realizes he doesn’t truly have control of this ability. This realization sets forth events that ultimately lead to self-realization and a bit of irony. There is more to the story including characters and events; however, I tried to keep the spoilers to a minimum. I wanted to give a “Big Picture” description on the main story for anyone interested in picking up this title.

 

 

Presentation

This is truly where I have my complaints about this piece of work, because even though as a whole I enjoyed “Genesis”;  it was very flawed in its story telling.  It takes no time, and I mean no time; to tell the back story of UntitledAdam leading up to his attempted suicide. Now on the surface that isn’t necessarily a huge issue but with the limited narrative there were a few panels containing only one sentence each. I felt it halted the flow of the comic and gave it a choppy “unnecessary” vibe; almost like a rough draft for a portion of the story. With that said I’d like to point out the art in the book was very interesting. I read the artist Alison Sampson has a long Architectural background and it shows within the art style of the book. As a reader, you can almost see a “blue print” layout in the panels and it is a bit unusual at first but it just somehow feels right with the overall theme of the story. With the combination of a highly structured art representation by Alison Sampson coupled by an incoherent, but strong narrative theme by writer Nathan Edmondson; the comic book ends up hitting the mark in a story. I am sure won’t be the last from this team.

 

Closing Notes

Overall the “pros” definitely outweigh the “cons” in what will hopefully be remembered as an intriguing character coming full-circle. The views and original story created by Nathan Edmondson are rough around the edges but equally deep and imaginative in creating this story that ends up asking questions so that the reader is thinking more than listening.  Read it,  read it again, enjoy it and by all means thank you very much for reading this review for Image Comics graphic novella “Genesis”.

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