There are few hotter writers than Charles Soule who seems to be popping out new projects like they’re PEZ. On Monday’s episode of Graphic Policy Radio, we spent over an ...
Writer/Artist: John Higgins
$19.99 • M • 104pp • HC
An infernal dimension of screaming torment – ruling over this domain is queen of carnage Razorjack! All that stands in her path is a pair of rogue cops, whose investigation into a series of horrific serial murders uncovers Razorjack’s existence – and risks the end of Humanity!
This is the ultimate edition of RAZORJACK: restored, remastered and reworked for a whole new audience!
Razorjack hits stores on September 18, 2013. The collection will also be available to read day and date on the iPad, iPhone, Web, Android and Kindle Fire, exclusively through the comiXology app and comiXology.com
Zenescope Entertainment has announced plans to bring together a cast of its most popular Grimm Universe characters for the upcoming mini-series which will be entitled Realm Knights. The company best known for re-telling classic stories with a unique blend of horror, tongue-in-cheek humor and great action, is bringing out its heavy hitters for this brand new four issue mini-series that teams up its fan-favorite characters such as Robyn Hood, Van Helsing, Red Riding Hood and Sela Mathers. Together the group forms the Realm Knights, a powerful modern day team of heroes that is chosen to help eliminate daunting supernatural threats against our world.
The first issue of Realm Knights is available now for pre-order in Diamond’s June 2013 edition of Previews and will be released both in print and digitally in August. The #1 issue will feature covers by Anthony Spay, Marat Mychaels, Alfredo Reyes and will also include a unique “suiting up” connecting cover by Anthony Spay that will spread across all four issues of the first mini-series.
The Complete OMAHA THE CAT DANCER, Vol. 8
Reed WALLER, Kate WORLEY & James VANCE
Omaha and Chuck struggle to put the tangled past behind them while political corruption and a tightening police investigation threaten to destroy their future and ensnare their loved ones. This volume contains the long-awaited conclusion to the internationally acclaimed sexy soap opera for adults, in which mysteries are solved, painful sacrifices are made and the lovely cat dancer takes a final turn on the stage. All-new and never before collected, Volume 8 was drawn by legendary Omaha creator Reed Waller and written by his beloved late co-creator Kate Worley, in collaboration with James Vance.
8 ½ x11, 160pp., B&W Trade pb., $15.99, ISBN 9781561637546
It has been years in waiting, and much anticipated as it is one of the seminal series that bridged underground with the new indie comics. We also have all previous 7 volumes, if you’re missing any, or a complete set of all 7 at a special price. Check it out on our Eurotica site, start with Coming Up.
Also this month, after her successful presentation of Philosophy last year which has gone back to press, Here’s Margreet de Heer’s fun intro to Science:
SCIENCE- A Discovery in Comics
Margreet de Heer
Science: dull or hard to understand? Not if you read this book! The creators of ‘Philosophy – a Discovery in Comics’ take on a new challenge, and explain the different scientific disciplines in clear, colorful chapters.
Who exclaimed “Eureka” and why?
Why did Galileo get into a fight with the Church?
What happens when you have your DNA tested?
All these questions and more are answered in a chronological journey from ancient times to modern Quantum Theory, with creators Margreet and Yiri as your witty guides.
A great comic book for anyone who wants to learn in a fun way the bigger framework of science, or brush up on what they learned in school.
8×8, 192pp., full color hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 9781561637508
Vince Hernandez Story / Vincenzo Cucca Art / Emilio Lopez – Colors
Be prepared because everything you thought you knew about magic is about to vanish!
The group makes a sober discovery in Los Angeles, as Hank¹s agent and best friend Kenny painfully realizes the differences between humans and magical beings could kill him–and put an end to their quest to end Serké¹s invasion. However, their problems are much larger in scale than they are aware of, as the dark shaman has summoned his deadliest servant of chaos‹Torgan, the magical lion demon of flame and rage!
Featuring a returning cast of Charismagic¹s favorite characters along with several new and astonishing faces and creatures of magic, this new volume of CHARISMAGIC is a perfect jumping-on point for all!
CHARISMAGIC #2 is in stores June 5th, 2013!
It was announced that the exploits of 2000 AD’s Finnigan “Finny” Sinister and Ramone “Ray” Dexter will be hitting American shores when the long-running world of Sinister Dexter is reprinted by IDW in 2014!
The pair of futuristic “gun sharks”—read: hit men—will be roaring in hot from Downlode, the European mega-city they call home, and they’ll be bringing an unbelievable cast of characters with them! From the original stories written by Dan Abnett and drawn by Andy Clarke, Sinister Dexter chronicles a vibrant, madcap world of futuristic intrigue and action. Deadly ninjas, acrobatic flying car chases, shape-shifting robot assassins, a devious Yakuza? All in a day’s work, dear reader. All in a day’s work.
This continues the expansion of IDW’s relationship with 2000 AD and bringing their classic characters and material to a whole new audience in the United States.
While specific plans have yet to be announced, it’s certain that between the thousands of pages of explosively excellent material, there are more than a few worthwhile collections to be had!
Check out packaged shots of the specialty and Toys R Us two-packs for Star Trek Legacy Minimates Series 1, fully articulated 2-inch mini-figures with plenty of weapons and accessories. They’re heading to stores in June, but here’s a sneak peek!
To refresh your memory, the following are at comic shops and specialty stores:
- Admiral Kirk & Khan (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
- Captain Picard & Borg Queen (Star Trek: First Contact)
- Captain Sisko & Jem Hadar (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
- Captain Archer & Xindi (Star Trek: Enterprise)
Then, at Toys “R” Us and toysrus.com:
- Captain Kirk & Kahn (gold shirt) (Star Trek: The Original Series)
- Captain Picard (captain’s jacket) & Hugh (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Captain Sisko (vest) & Gul Dukat (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
- Captain Janeway & Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager)
Pre-order the specialty assortment today at your local comic shop or favorite online retailer, and keep your eyes peeled at Toys “R” Us starting in mid-June!
THE FIRST KINGDOM VOL 1: THE BIRTH OF TUNDRAN
Writer(s): Jack Katz
Artist Name(s): Jack Katz
Format: Hardcover Collection
Page Count: 208pp
Full Color, B&W, or partial color: B&W
Retail Price: $24.99
Street Date: September 24, 2013
An unforgettable epic, the work of a lifetime, is finally collected in an ultimate, six-part library!
Visionary. Maverick. Rebel. Master storyteller. Iconoclast. Genius. Jack Katz has been called all of these things since he began his illustrated magnum opus in 1974, creating a tale that follows in the vein of a futuristic, post-civilization The Odyssey or The Iliad!
Now, exclusively from Titan Comics, comes this long-lost treasure from a golden age in comics creation – as it’s never been seen before. Remastered and packed with exclusive features, this sumptuous volume collects the first part of a tale for which the term ‘epic’ was invented!
After nuclear armageddon devastates the Earth, the survivors become playthings of resurgent ‘gods’. As civilisations rise and fall, as loves and lives are lost, the future of humanity will be won by uncovering the secrets of the past.
The First Kingdom is presented here in a complete collectors’ library for the first time, replete with cleaned and restored art taken from high-resolution scans of the original art pages, and completely relettered throughout.
Comprising six volumes in total, each book also includes features on the history of the strip, as well as all-new introductions by Jack Katz and his many industry fans!
In September, WizKids Games kicks off a six-month storyline Organized Play program centered around The Dominion War. In The Dominion War, the Alpha Quadrant is in a time of struggle and chaos. The Jem’Hadar and the Breen Confederacy have established a presence for themselves in the Alpha Quadrant, and with the help of their recent allies, the Cardassian Union, they plan to conquer everything in their path. This engagement proves to be the most devastating ever fought in the Alpha Quadrant.
In the storyline Organized Play program, stores carrying Star Trek: Attack Wing will host tournaments for players to challenge each other for dominance of the Alpha Quadrant. Players will collect a participation prize each month as well as compete for a new playable ship that will only be offered via the Organized Play events. The player with the best record over the six-month event will be bestowed the title of Fleet Admiral and awarded a special grand prize at the end of the program.
Preorders are still being taken for the Star Trek: Attack Wing Starter Set and first 8 expansions packs that launch this August at GenCon 2013, during which players can experience demos at the WizKids booth as well as limited tournaments to get a first look at this exciting game system.
The first issue of Joe Casey‘s and David Messina‘s new series The Bounce has sold out the same week of its release and will receive a second printing, to be in stores on June 26. The Bounce is a comic about a new kind of superhero, infused with a psychedelic sensibility and definite sense of fun.
“All of us working on The Bounce are more than gratified that people seem to give a damn,” said writer and co-creator Casey. “The first issue is just the beginning, though. Stick around and you won’t be sorry. Meanwhile, there’s no better feeling in the world than selling out at Image Comics!”
The second printing of The Bounce #1 is available for pre-order now and will be in stores the same day as the second issue, June 26. The Bounce #2 will feature a special variant cover by Sara Pichelli.
The Bounce follows on the heels of Joe Casey’s hit new series Sex (drawn by Piotr Kowalksi), which has had multiple sell-outs and reprints of its first two issues.
Casey is part of of the creative studio Man of Action.
The long weekend is here! I’m catching up on comics. You?
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