Two generations of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes rise to the challenge and come face-to-face with the Avengers greatest villain in Avengers: Rage of Ultron, the can’t miss original graphic novel coming to comic shops and book stores this week! New York Times bestselling writer Rick Remender re-teams with critically acclaimed artists Jerome Opeña and Pepe Larraz to take heroes old and new to the brink of destruction in a story that will redefine Ultron and have long reaching effects for the Avengers!
Available this Wednesday, Avengers: Rage of Ultron debuts in a high-end, oversized format and marks another entry in Marvel’s OGN line, featuring the world’s most popular characters brought to life by the best creators in the industry.
Time and again, Ultron has reformed himself. Each time more vicious and destructive than the last. Today, he has returned, unleashing his destructive fury upon Saturn’s moon Titan – home of the superpowered race of Eternals and birthplace of Thanos the Mad. With the Eternals decimated, and Ultron gaining complete control over Titan’s central computer core, there is nothing to stop Planet Ultron! What hope do the Avengers stand against an entire planet of Ultron robots?
Only Ultron’s creator Hank Pym holds the secret to defeating his unhinged creation. A secret that dates back to the Avengers of a bygone era. A secret that comes with a terrible price…
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AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON OGN
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA & PEPE LARRAZ
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SelfMadeHero is the first book publisher to sell an ebook through BitTorrent Bundle. Ricky Rouse Has A Gun, a graphic novel by Jörg Tittel and John Aggs, will be released through BitTorrent Bundle’s new Paygate Premium Content Bundle scheme, which was trialled last September with the release of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke’s new album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes. Yorke’s Bundle has been downloaded 4.5M times. The DRM-free ebook is now available in PDF, CBR and CBZ formats, priced $5.
This pioneering digital release follows the creation of a promotional Ricky Rouse Has A Gun BitTorrent Bundle in April 2014. The first BitTorrent Bundle to be created by a book publisher, it enabled readers to download the first 33 pages from the graphic novel in DRM-free format and also premiered a music video featuring an original track from UNKLE’s James Lavelle. To date, the Ricky Rouse Has A Gun (preview) BitTorrent Bundle has been downloaded over 245,000 times.
You can read our review of the graphic novel here. We applaud a publisher not running from BitTorrent and instead embracing new avenues for distribution. Congrats everyone!
Oni Press announced today a new Tenth Anniversary Hardcover Edition of the classic Joshua Hale Fialkov title Elk’s Run. Elk’s Run will release on November 11th.
The small town of Elk’s Ridge was founded as a closed haven, dreamt up by Vietnam veterans looking to create a utopia: a home without violence, chaos, or corruption. And in the beginning, it seemed like it might actually work. However, years later, the town has become a powder keg. When a desperate bid for freedom results in the accidental death of a child, the town must decide what terrible acts they are willing to commit in order to preserve their way of life. And the youth of the sleepy town—those who never chose to live that life—must forsake all they know in order to stand up for what is right.
A vividly and viscerally illustrated tale of small town horror, Elk’s Run takes its place among the most chilling and affecting works of graphic fiction. The debut collaboration of Eisner, Harvey, and Emmy nominated writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and Harvey and Eisner nominated artist Noel Tuazon is back a decade later and even more relevant.
In a release Fialkov said:
Elk’s Run is the book that started my career and getting a chance to revisit it for this deluxe hardcover is a real gift. The work Noel, Scott, Jason [Rodriguez] and Jason [Hanley] did is a true inspiration to me and to see how much they taught me by our collaboration is heart-warming. Having had so much success with Oni Press on The Bunker and The Life After, it made sense to bring Elk’s Run too. Plus, big secret time, it was the books Oni published that inspired me to make comics in the first place.
Vertigo, the imprint of DC Entertainment, announced it will release a prequel to 2012’s Get Jiro! from renowned chef and New York Times bestselling author Anthony Bourdain along with co-writer Joel Rose, interior artist Alé Garza, and cover artist Dave Johnson. Reminiscent of a Yakuza action movie, Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi is set in Tokyo and tells the story of how Jiro’s two worlds collided as he worked for his father’s mob, yet pursued his love of cooking at night to become a chef.
In a release, Bourdain said:
Where did my ultra-violent sushi chef hero from the previous book come from? What if you were brought up in a family where murder is acceptable practice and making the best sushi on the planet is a shameful secret? I wanted to take the story back to its beginnings–in Japan (albeit a slightly-in-the-future, dystopic Japan), and indulge my own enthusiasms for both the place and the many classic genre films that have been made there. This is fun for me.
Co-writer Joel Rose added:
Tony and I wanted to revisit Jiro and go back to his origins. We took as our inspiration classic yakuza movies, Ichi the Killer, Battle Without Honor or Humanity, and a slew more. We were also looking for an artist with the chops to do the manga we saw as the book’s style, and thus, Alé Garza. We are thrilled to be back and can’t wait for fans to pick up the book.
Artist Alé Garza said:
When I was approached to work on the Get Jiro! prequel I was giddy with excitement! The idea of getting to create something with Anthony Bourdain was just so overwhelming. I also knew that I’d have to push myself harder creatively. Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi, has been just that, a creative push forward for myself as an artist. I’m doing my best to create an emotionally compelling world that fits suit with the previously released book. It’s really unlike any thing I’ve ever taken on.
Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi will hit shelves and be available for digital download on October 20, 2015. The original graphic novel will be 160 pages and available for $22.99.
Oni Press announced today Alabaster Shadows, a monster-filled middle grade graphic novel by newcomers Matt Gardner and Rashad Doucet. Alabaster Shadows will release on December 9th.
A gorgeous house, a two car garage, friendly neighbors. Everything’s perfect in Alabaster Shadows… or so it seems. When Carter and his family move to the neighborhood, he begins to notice that something horrific lurks under the surface of this suburban paradise. Worse yet, his child-hating teacher is in on it! It’s up to him and his friends to confront dark, Cthulhu-like terrors too frightening for adults to handle!
In a release, artist Rashad Doucet said:
What can I say about this book… it’s a tribute to everything we love about big hair, monsters, and kid adventure films from the 80’s. Also I can’t seem stop myself from drawing giant afros.
DC Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment have announced a new original graphic novel coming to store shelves in January 2016. Written by Daniel H. Wilson, currently the writer of Earth 2: World’s End and June’s Earth 2: Society as well as the New York Times bestselling novel Robopocolypse and its sequel Robogenesis, among others.
What if humanity discovered the root of all evil? And what if it was a virus? Must it be contained?
Welcome to the Quarantine Zone. Set in the future, those infected with the virus have been forcibly imprisoned in the Quarantine Zone (whether they choose to do good or evil). These prisoners are watched over by the special forces unit known as Quarantine Zone Enforcement. While the rest of the world is sterile and crime-free, they live full of the fear of new outbreaks. But what happens if someone with the virus goes undetected in the outside world?
Drawn by Fernando Pasarin, Quarantine Zone is an action packed scifi story that raises questions about free will and the nature of good and evil. The 160 page story will retail for $22.99 and is on sale in comic stores January 6 and everywhere books are sold January 12, 2016.
The March of the Crabs Vol. 1: The Crabby Condition HC
Author: Arthur de Pins
Artists: Arthur de Pins
For centuries, the square crab has only been able to move side-to-side in one direction. But some brave crabs decide it’s time for revolution! A few of the brave crustaceans in an estuary on the French coastline decide it’s time to try and actually turn for once, but what does their evolution revolution mean for the human race?
Arthur de Pins’ art style is a slick, fun tribute to Art Deco, something rarely seen in comics. The story of a hapless species of crab is an endearing look at one of nature’s cruel jokes, but made light by a humorous presentation with likable characters, reminiscent of films like Ice Age and Finding Nemo.
Oni Press announced today Oyster War, a colorful, comedic historical graphic novel by three time Eisner-nominated cartoonist Ben Towle. Oyster War will release on September 23rd, and will be an SPX debut.
In the coastal town of Blood’s Haven, the economy runs on oysters. Oyster farming is one of the most lucrative professions, but also the most dangerous. Not just from the unforgiving ocean and its watery depths—there are also oyster pirates to worry about! Commander Davidson Bulloch and his motley crew are tasked with capturing these ne’er-do-wells—but they don’t know that Treacher Fink, the pirates’ leader, possesses a magical artifact that can call forth a legendary spirit with the power to control the sea and everything in it!
In a release, Ben Towle said:
I started work on Oyster War five years ago with a very specific vision. I’d done several historical fiction books previously and now I wanted to jump squarely into the realm of the fantastic. Oyster War is a nautical adventure story set in a not-quite-real late 19th century US that’s full of pirates, brawlers, sea serpents, and shape-shifters. It’s far and away my favorite work to-date. I couldn’t be happier with the way Oni’s bringing the Oyster War print collection to life. Presentation was always in the back of my mind as I worked on the story. From the get-go I conceived of Oyster War as a big, hardcover, European album-sized book with high-end production values—and that’s exactly what’s going to wind up in readers’ hands!
Writer / Artist: Monica Gallagher
Beautiful, popular, and adored by all, Courtney, Amber, Tiffany, and Michelle can’t wait to graduate and take their place among the world’s elite. But when all their future plans are ruined, the girls have only one back-up plan–working as costumed princesses at the local amusement park. Unfortunately, increased gang activity has driven away all but the most loyal of customers. With the park on the verge of closing, the girls resolve to fight back, bring back their adoring customers, save the amusement park they never wanted to work at, and maybe learn something about themselves along the way.
Oni Press announced today Lion of Rora, an original graphic novel by Christos Gage, Ruth Fletcher Gage, and Jackie Lewis. Lion of Rora will release on August 5th.
Lion of Rora tells the true story of Joshua Janavel and the Waldensians, a persecuted Christian movement in 17th century Italy. Joshua is inspired to lead his people to resist the tyranny of the local duke and fight for their freedom. His tale is one of hope, strength, and unshakable faith.
In a release, Christos Gage said:
The Waldensians are Ruth’s ancestors, so the story of Joshua Janavel is a personal and important one to us. But it’s also a universal tale of the struggle for freedom, family and a safe place to call home. Jackie Lewis has done an incredible job capturing both the epic scope of the battles and the small moments that convey Janavel’s struggle between the simple man of peace he wanted to be and the brilliant general he became. We couldn’t ask for a better presentation than what Oni has given Lion of Rora.