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Preview: The Delinquents #1 (of 4)

THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4) (VALIANT FIRST)

Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (JUN141487)
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (JUN141488)
Board Game Variant by JUAN DOE (JUN141489)
Variant Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (JUN141490)
Blank Cover Also Available (JUN141491)
$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale AUGUST 20

Confrontation! Devastation! Inebriation! (And the lost secret of the hobos too!) Oh dear God no, you’d better get out of the way…because here come the Delinquents!

Quantum and Woody are the world’s worst superhero team. Archer & Armstrong are a mismatched pair of conspiracy-busting adventurers. When a mysterious force collides these ill-suited and irresponsible “heroes” for a cross-country race through the darkest corners of American mythology, all hell is bound to break loose. Can two busted pairs become four of a kind in time to defeat the Hobo King, save the day, and make it back home in time for happy hour? Let’s hope so…’cause these guys make a really, really bad team. (And you don’t even want to know about the goat.)

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Preview: The Life After #2

THE LIFE AFTER #2

Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov
Drawn by Gabo
Cover by Nick Pitarra

The afterlife is just beginning for Jude and his new friend, ERNEST F’ING HEMINGWAY, but the powers that be come to realize that there’s something very wrong in Purgatory. From Joshua Hale Failkov, the critically-acclaimed egomaniac behind THE BUNKER, and the humble and handsome breakout artist Gabo.

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Preview: The Fade Out #1

The Fade Out #1

Story By: Ed Brubaker
Art By: Sean Phillips
Art By: Elizabeth Breitweiser
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUN140463
Published: August 20, 2014

The first project from their groundbreaking five-year deal at Image will have ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS fans, old and new, at the edge of their seats, as they weave an epic crime story unlike anything they’ve done before. Hollywood – 1948. A noir film stuck in endless reshoots. A writer plagued with nightmares from the war and a dangerous secret. An up-and-coming starlet’s suspicious death. And a maniacal Studio Mogul and his Security Chief who will do anything to keep the cameras rolling before the Post-War boom days come crashing down. THE FADE OUT is the most ambitious series yet from the award-winning Noir Masters. Bonus: This 40-PAGE FIRST ISSUE features more story pages, as well as exclusive back pages articles that are only in these single issues!

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Fashion Spotlight: Groot Loops, Awesome Tour Shirt, and Retro Guardians

Ript Apparel has three designs today for the fans of Guardians of the Galaxy. Groot Loops and Awesome Tour Shirt and Retro Guardians from bamboota, CatchABrick, and KindaCreative will be for sale on August 20, 2014 only!

Groot Loops by bamboota

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Awesome Tour Shirt by CatchABrick

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Retro Guardians by KindaCreative

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Around the Tubes

It’s new comic day! What’s everyone excited to pick up?

Around the Tubes

WBFO – Buffalo’s waterfront history literacy lesson: History of Buffalo Graphic Novel – So cool to see!

Publisher’s Weekly – The Distribution Engine Brings U.K. Small Press Graphic Novels to the U.S. – Great to see more foreign comics hitting US shores.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Paste Magazine – The Fade Out #1

The Spire – Last Born #1

Spider-Woman #1 is Ass-Tastic

Marvel has been on a role lately with their All-New Marvel NOW! initiative which has given us some refreshing new series, many of which feature women. To say many of these books are empowering and the much-needed “female” touch that’s been missing in comics for some time is an understatement. Many of these series are some of my favorite comics on the market right now.

The latest entry is Spider-Woman, debuting in November, a character who has had numerous series in the past, many of which I’ve enjoyed. However, judging by the first two released covers for the series by Greg Land and Milo Manara, that good will might be going off the rails.

Up first is Land’s cover, which you can see below. There’s so many issues with the cover, from the strange chest out pose of Jessica Drew, her missing lower legs, or the odd contortion of Silk as if she’s purposely trying to show off her ass. There’s a retro vibe about it, but not in a good way.

spider-woman 1 greg landAnd if Land’s cover wasn’t bad enough, enter Manara’s entry, going for the whole enchilada of pure sexual exploitation. Manara, an Italian artist, is best known for his “erotic” artwork, and we can see it here with the focus of his image being Jessica Drew’s rear-end. Not only is the contortion of her body odd, the position actually matches Manara’s previous erotic work in Click!. The pose is sexual, unrealistic, the anatomy doesn’t make sense, and generally you have to wonder what the hell everyone was thinking approving either of these.

spider-woman 1 Milo ManaraMarvel has excelled at trying new things when it comes to their female centric new titles, but this just feels like the past grasping to hold on. One step forward, two steps back I guess.

Adrianne Palicki Joins Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

palickiIt’s being reported by The Hollywood Reporter that Adrianne Palicki, who rose to fame on Friday Night Lights, has been tapped to guest-star as superspy Bobbi Morse aka Mockingbird on Marvel‘s television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. She will debut in the fifth episode of the series.

The debut of Mockingbird was teased by Patton Oswalt at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Mockingbird is not only an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., but also an Avenger, so it’s a character that potentially bridges the television show and movies. She also for a time was married to Clint Barton aka Hawkeye played by Jeremy Renner in the movies.

Palicki is no stranger to shows based on comics. She was tapped to play Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in the David E. Kelly series that never made it past the pilot. She appeared on Smallville. In 2006 she was also in the Aquaman television movie (there was a television movie!?). She also has appeared in the second G.I. Joe movie, and listed for the third.

 

Asylum Press and Heavy Metal Team Up

Heavy Metal and Asylum Press have joined forces to bring you Heavy Metal #271The Asylum Press Special!–a sci-fi/horror spectacular that is sure to erupt your deviant mind.

Featuring all new stories from the Asylum inmates: Steve Mannion (Fearless Dawn, Fear Agent) delivers a nod to Moebius in Prayer… a Fearless Dawn yarn, William Broad gives us Priests of the Black Death where an order of the Templars has become corrupt and power hungry…for satanism and witchcraft! Dwayne Harris (Black Powder, Amnesia) serves up the post apocalyptic action thriller Dangerous Curves. Frank Forte and Tim Vigil (Faust, Gothic Knights) drops a sick and twisted tale entitled Allison, David Hartman (Phantasm V, Transformers: Prime) delivers a short horror story entitled Pond Scum where hillbillies hunt for an illusive bog creature. Hilary Barta churns up an EC-styled sci-fi/horror piece called Evaluation, Robert S. Rhine (Girls and Corpses) and Frank Forte (Asylum Press) knock out a tale of crazed sideshow freaks tabbed Separation Anxiety, Elizabeth J. Musgrave (Hell Comes to Hollywood, Farmhouse) conjures an erotic robotic thriller LUST, Lingerie and Diodes!. Mutation is a tale of demented sex in a post-nuke world by Forte and J.C. Wong. Royal McGraw and Adauto Silva invoke Feast, after the zombie apocalypse, cities have been rebuilt… and restaurants have opened. One chef must prepare a very special meal. Comics from a cast of international talent that includes: In The Green Fairy, by Jason Paulos (EEEK!), Struggling artist Anton Goffroy finds heaven and hell in the arms of a mysterious sorceress!, Swamp Girl takes us back to a barbarian era where a young girl finds more than she’s looking for in a watery hole of horrors, by Frank Forte and Fabio Nahon, , Warlash by Nenad Gucunja (Undead Evil), Sacro Profano by Mirka and Mother by Mark Covell (Family Guy, Satan’s Circus of Hell). Gallery sections include concept artist Ben Olson (The Suffering, Area 51: Blacksite) and fine artist Dave Lebow (La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Dexter TV series).  This issue is sure to please fans of the dark, the psychotic and the horror. Beautiful cover art by none other than the U.K.’s own Aly Fell (Zombie Terrors, Imagine FX).

Heavy Metal #271 can be pre-ordered at your local comic store during the month of August. Just use Diamond Ordercode: AUG141519. The issue will be on sale at newsstands early Oct. 2014.

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