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Preview: Zero #13

Zero #13

Story By: Ales Kot
Art By: Alberto Ponticelli
Art By: Jordie Bellaire
Cover By: Alberto Ponticelli
Cover By: Tom Muller
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: OCT140780
Published: December 17, 2014

A team of professionals goes after Zero and the entire Agency. It all points back to the Beit Hanoun incident.

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Preview: Vampirella Feary Tales #3

Vampirella Feary Tales #3

Nancy A. Collins, Elaine Lee, Joe R. Lansdale, Keith Lansdale (w)
Jack Jadson, Eman Casallos, Elmo Eklabuz (a)
Jay Anacleto, Arthur Adams, David Roach (c)
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FC • 35 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Vampirella is still trapped inside the nightmarish netherworld of the Feary Tales book, tormented by the disembodied voice of the mysterious Storyteller, and her only hope of escaping is if she can survive the ghoulish mix-ups of familiar nursery tales until she reaches the last story. But first she must weather Stephen R. Bissette (Swamp Thing) and Denis St. John’s (Monster Pie) macabre re-imagining of the classic Betty Boop version of “Snow White”, then help track down a little missing mermaid in Gail Simone’s (Red Sonja) “Thirsty, Thirsty Town”.

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Preview: The Wicked + The Divine #6

The Wicked + The Divine #6

Story By: Kieron Gillen
Art By: Jamie McKelvie
Art By: Matt Wilson
Cover By: Jamie McKelvie
Cover By: Matt Wilson
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: OCT140611
Published: December 17, 2014

THE FAUST ACT is over Welcome to FANDEMONIUM. The second arc of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE begins in its traditional manner (i.e. a ludicrous pun.) We’d say something like “nothing will ever be the same again” but if you think about it, you can say that about literally everything, ever. Er…also some comic story. Probably.

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Interview: Giuseppe Cafaro Discusses the Kiani Redesign

00b_FAK3-01-CMYKcrop[1]In early November Aspen Comics made the announcement they were changing up the look of their heroine Kiani when Fathom: Kiani Volume 4 #1 arrives February 11th. Alex Konat, Giuseppe Cafaro, and Wes Hatman were tasked with updating Kiani’s look and the title’s overall design.

In the announcement Aspen cited the growing female audience, and the evolution of their fanbase, an honest and frank admission that I wish we saw more of.

Yesterday, we talked with Aspen Editor in Chief and writer of Fathom: Kiani, Vince Hernandez. Today, we bring you part two of the discussion, as we got a chance to send some questions to artist Giuseppe Cafaro about some of what went into the redesign and the latest trend of new costumes for characters.

Graphic Policy: So the big news is you’re redesigning Kiani for her comic’s next volume out in February. When did you find out about the change, and get tasked with the redesign?

Giuseppe Cafaro: So, yes, there’s a great project behind the new Kiani volume that started during the end of this summer. Vince told me about the idea to bring Kiani on a new cinematic view and I loved that new way from the beginning.

00b_FAK4-02-CMYKcrop_1GP: How were Alex Konat and Wes Hartman involved?

GC: The whole “Fathom crew” was involved in this redesign. Alex drew the outfit for the first issue (that you can see also on his covers) and I’m drawing the concept outfit for the other issues. Wes is always one of the most important members of this project – he gives life to our ideas and pencils.

GP: What were the things you thought about when coming up with the new look?

GC: I was excited! Kiani is one of my favorite comic book characters since I started to read Fathom, and I’m so happy to have the possibility to work on these books and work on her redesign.

GP: Did you put thought into the utility and practicality of the outfit when coming up with the new design?

GC: Sure. There’s will be different environments and villains in this new story and her new design will be connected with what she needs to be the “bad-ass heroine” we know.

KIANI-V4-01c-Garbowska-2x3_1GP: What was the approval process like? How many versions were there?

GC: About the first outfit, we started from the design of Kiani: Dawn of War, beautifully drawn by Talent Caldwell. About the second design, I did 3 different versions and Vince approved one of those, but I think I’ll still do some little changes, with his supervision, on that new design.

GP: What are some of the character designs in comics that really stand out to you?

GC: I don’t like the classic “hero-suit” too much. I love a lot of the classic Image characters (Spawn, Witchblade) but I think that my favorite costume design is the Batman from “Batman: Noel” drawn by Lee Bermejo.

GP: With many of this year’s redesigns of characters practicality of the costume seem to be a priority. Why do you think this has become more of a focus of the artists today?

GC: I think that all redesigns actually come from generational change, not only in comics but also in movies and TV series. Sure, there are a lot of people who doesn’t like redesigns, but I think that it’s important to give new looks to our “heroes”.

GP: What comic projects do you have coming up?

GC: I’m working on Kiani interiors right now; I’ll draw all 4 books of this volume, as I did for the last volume. As for the future, I hope to continue to collaborate with Aspen Comics. It’s so fun and intense for me.

 

Preview: Game of Thrones #23

Game of Thrones #23

George R.R. Martin, Daniel Abraham (w)
Tommy Patterson (a)
Mike S. Miller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

In Winterfell, Bran, troubled by strange dreams of a three-eyed crow, learns from Maester Luwin of the children of the forest, the original inhabitants of Westeros. But his lesson is interrupted by another bird—a raven, bearing grim news from King’s Landing: Lord Eddard is dead. Meanwhile, it is to that once-proud city, now stained with blood and madness, that Tyrion Lannister is dispatched by his father, Tywin, to rule as regent for the young King Joffrey. And across the sea, Daenerys learns that her son is dead… and her husband worse than dead.

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BREAKING: Theories of Foul Play Rampant Following CERN Fellow’s Sudden Disappearance

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Preview: Drifter #2

Drifter #2

Story By: Ivan Brandon
Art By: Nic Klein
Cover By: Nic Klein
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: OCT140736
Published: December 17, 2014

Abram and the Sheriff explore the sunken ruins of Abram’s crashed ship. In search of answers, they find a horde of scavenging raiders and a lightning storm that brings more than just thunder and rain.

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Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! Everyone ready for next week?

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The Spire – Great Beast To Close Doors in 2015 – That’s a shame.

 

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Talking Comics – Captain Marvel #10

Comic Vine – Elektra #9

Comic Vine – Fantastic Four #14

Comic Vine – Green Lantern: New Guardians #37

Comic Vine – Guardians of the Galaxy #22

CBR – The Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures #1

Comic Vine – Predator: Fire and Stone #3

Talking Comics – Rumble #1

Comic Vine – The Wicked + The Divine #6

Talking Comics – The Wicked + The Divine #6

CBR – The Wicked + The Divine #6

Preview: Oddly Normal #4

Oddly Normal #4

Story By: Otis Frampton
Art By: Otis Frampton
Cover By: Otis Frampton
Variant Cover By: Robb Mommaerts
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: OCT140752
Published: December 17, 2014

New classmates, new teachers and a perplexing new lunch menu. Oddly’s first day at a strange new school continues…

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Preview: Damnation of Charlie Wormwood #3

Damnation of Charlie Wormwood #3

Christina Blanch, Chris Carr (w)
Chee (a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Charlie seems to have his home life under control. However, he gets an offer than he can’t refuse. Or can he? But did the teacher learn enough from the student to complete the assignment? If he fails this assignment, the consequences could be fatal.

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