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Review: Invincible #103, Invincible Universe #3

Invincible #103

Invincible 103In the Invinciverse (I think I coined this word!), things are still a lot shaky after Mark freed Dinosaurus and inadvertently caused the deaths of thousands of people worldwide. But despite that guilt weighing on Mark and the other supers working for Cecil, a lot is afoot: Mark’s engaged, his fiancé is pregnant, his father is the head of the Viltrumite Empire, and, oh yeah, Angstrom Levy’s just returned to dish out a new can of whoop ass to Mark, who he’s shot into a less than savory situation.

Robert Kirkman delivers a great story, with this issue not so much focused on the superhero troubles as on domestic goings-on, a well-earned bit of downtime from the chaos of the last story arc that allows Kirkman to better develop Mark and Eve’s relationship, and showcase the trials Nolan is facing in his new role as Emperor.

I keep Invincible on my pull list because it offers balance: superheroes, domesticity, violence (and usually outrageously so! See issue #102), and humor. Plus, there’s just something to be said about the relief of a smaller publisher like Image carrying an outstanding and wholly likable superhero book. Kirkman’s writing isn’t anything to marvel at in this issue, but Invincible #103 ranges successfully across a lot of narrative space.

I do appreciate Ryan Ottley and Cliff Rathburn’s art, since it’s got a semi-mainstream feel but is always exaggerative in mockery of exaggerated nature of superhero comics in general. Faces are either too round or too angular; muscles are as beefy as Hulk or scrawny as, well, me; and everything is mega THWOOM! and doom, even outside of battle. In short, the art is great fun, just as liberating as the humor and casually explosive violence! I also admit that I am particularly fond of the way Eve is drawn—she’s not a stick-figure, she has curves, but not in a porn-star sort of way…she’s just a real woman! And that’s something you just don’t see often in any comics drawn to mainstream style (something like Saga or Hellboy stands outside of this style, with the focus more on the narrative role of the art, rather than on the sexualized appearance of the characters).

I’m looking forward to seeing where Kirkman brings the return of Angstrom Levy, and to see Mark take on the next big challenge. And I hope Eve’s OK, too!

Story: Robert Kirkman  Art: Ryan Ottley and Cliff Rathburn
Story: 7  Art: 7.5  Overall: 7.5  Recommendation: Read

Invincible Universe #3

invincible-universe-3Invincible Universe replaced Image’s previous title, Guarding the Globe, and sort of works like the old Marvel Spotlight books, with different characters being featured, though the first two issues were more of a team book. Invincible Universe #3 focuses entirely on El Chupacabra, a single-issue story tackling Francisco Vasquez’s drinking problem and his effort to apologize to those he’s hurt via good ole Alcoholics Anonymous methods.

Phil Hester brings us to Serbia, to the family farm of Cast Iron, El Chupacabra’s former super-partner who died because Francisco was too drunk to defend himself. Hester’s plot is full of the sort of stereotypes Americans and Western Europeans have of Eastern Europe and its inhabitants, as the Stojakovic family are a corrupt, power-hungry mafia bullying a whole rural region into submission via extortion and threat of pain. While Hester does lay some poignant historical easter eggs (e.g. to the communist dictator Tito), these aren’t enough to win my adoration of Invincible Universe #3. It’s solidly written, but I’m torn between what to dislike more: the bastardization of Serbia (yet another reason why people will think Eastern Europe is full of criminals) or the awkward situation created when Francisco doesn’t like how the criminal Stojakovics respond to his apology, so he beats ‘em to a pulp and sends off to international jail (a feat somewhat justified, but perhaps not what an AA penitent should be doing).

But it’d be unfair to too harshly criticize a book because it takes advantage of media stereotypes, especially when warranted by the plot, and considering that most major books impinge on stereotypes once in a blue moon. On the brighter side, Todd Nauck provides art more detailed than what usually appears in Invinciverse issues, but which still captures the exaggerative nuances of the artistic style preferred for these sorts of books, and which on the whole looks rather great.

While I loved Invincible Universe #1 and #2, I can’t say I enjoyed this one greatly, aside from visually. My experience with Eastern Europe has tainted my view of the comic, but other, less politically-biased opinions can be found at Comic Book Roundup.com, which provides links to four other reviews. If you’re a fan of the Invinciverse, you’ll want to read this issue—the book will likely be around for a while (hopefully), and the stories are a great compliment to Invincible.

Story: Phil Hester  Art: Todd Nauck
Story: 6  Art: 8  Overall: 7  Recommendation: Read

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Catching Up on Reviews, Part 3 — Zombies!

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28 Days Later #20 (Boom!) – I’m a big fan of this series and this is one of the issues that most strongly ties into the movies, acting as a direct sequel to the first movie. The art isn’t my favorite, but the story of a deranged soldier seeking revenge for the events of the movie is interesting.

Story: 8 Art: 7 Overall: 7.5

28 Days Later #21 (Boom!) – This issue ties directly into the second movie, but it is one of the slower issues and the story here just doesn’t strike me as that valuable addition to what’s going on.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

28 Days Later #22 (Boom!) – It’s good to see a storyline that really digs into Selena’s past, going back before even the movies themselves. The art continues to be a bit subpar, but the story is worth a read for fans of the movie.

Story: 8 Art: 6.5 Overall: 7.25

28 Days Later #23 (Boom!) – Selena even more directly jumps into the story of 28 Weeks Later in this action-paced and fast-paced issue.

Story: 7.5 Art: 7 Overall: 7.25

28 Days Later #24 (Boom!) – The ending here seems to be taken directly from 28 Weeks Later and thus doesn’t seem to have too much to add to the ongoing tale of Selena beyond finishing things up.

Story: 7 Art: 6.5 Overall: 6.75

Marvel Zombies Supreme #1 (Marvel) – The Marvel Zombies series of stories started out strong but with each new series it seems like the ideas are running a bit thin and this series is the thinnest concept yet. It is good to bring the concept into the main Marvel Universe and make the danger real for once, but to give us a zombie Squadron Supreme and have them fight people like Battle Star and Jack of Hearts makes me wonder if these series should be continued at all.

Story: 6 Art: 7.5 Overall: 6.75

Marvel Zombies Supreme #2 (Marvel) – There are lots of good visuals in this issue and Fernando Blanco pulls off some great work, but the story still isn’t that compelling and this one is really all about the visuals and not the story.

Story: 6 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.25

Marvel Zombies Supreme #3 (Marvel) – A lot fewer great visual ideas fill this issue, and the story doesn’t improve, so this turns out to be the worst issue of the series yet.

Story: 5.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 6.5

Marvel Zombies Supreme #4 (Marvel) – The problem with Fernando Blanco’s work is that he only seems to do great stuff with particular panels that have great ideas behind them. When the idea is more mundane, so is the art. The story here deteriorates (and it wasn’t that good in the first place), becoming, for too long a Jack of Hearts origin tale. There is a pretty cool shock ending, but this story is starting to heavily recycle ideas from other Marvel Zombies stories (such as a severed zombie head companion that is basically a good guy).

Story: 5 Art: 7 Overall: 6

Marvel Zombies Supreme #5 (Marvel) – The series continues to recycle ideas from other zombie stuff (and now the movie Slither) without adding much in the way of new ideas. On top of that, it changes the rules about zombie infection in a way that somewhat betrays older stories. Please, Marvel, don’t do any more zombie stories until you come up with some new ideas. Wait, you’re doing a zombie Christmas Carol next? Dammit.

Story: 4.5 Art: 6.5 Overall: 5.5

Night of the Living Dead — Death Valley #1 (Avatar) – What made the original Night of the Living Dead so good was not that it just had gratuitous violence and the walking dead, it was that it had that AND compelling characters that you identified with. All this has is bad art, gratuitous nudity and no real point.

Story: 3 Art: 5 Overall: 4

Night of the Living Dead — Death Valley #2 (Avatar) – Slightly better story in this one, but I’m not sure why Avatar thinks this comic is worth publishing. Is it a cynical ploy to cash in on the zombie craze and the name of the movie? I can’t think of any other reason this mini-series exists.

Story: 4 Art: 5 Overall: 4.5

Night of the Living Dead #3 (Avatar) – This series tries a little harder than the Death Valley series, in that it ties in racial politics and the Vietnam War, but it still falls short in the art and character development side.

Story: 5.5 Art: 5 Overall: 5.25

Night of the Living Dead #4 (Avatar) – This issue pointlessly ramps up the nudity without adding anything else of value.

Story: 5 Art: 5 Overall: 5

Night of the Living Dead #5 (Avatar) – We finally see an increase in the quality of the story here, with a strong racial confrontation and the novelty of Richard Nixon being bitten by a zombie. There is a major plot hole here in the actions that some of the refugees take in running from the zombies, though.

Story: 6 Art: 5 Overall: 5.5

Night of the Living Dead Annual 2011 (Avatar) – An unnecessary morality play with minor elements of race and major elements of rape and violence against women, this is another pointless Living Dead tale from Avatar.

Story: 5 Art: 5 Overall: 5

The Walking Dead #81 (Image) – After wading through a bunch of horrible zombie comics from Avatar and Marvel, it’s good to get back to the good stuff, with one of the best comics in the business. This one has great art, as always, and an increase in the menace level for the first time in a few issues, leading to a notable moment of violence.

Story: 9 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.25

The Walking Dead #82 (Image) – Some of the best writing in the series is in this issue and it has little to do with zombies. The focus here is really on how adults and kids deal with trauma and a world where you have little control or power over what happens. If you were in that situation, how would you change? That’s what this issue explores and explores well.

Story: 10 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.75

The Walking Dead #83 (Image) – This is maybe the most controversial issue of the series to date and I understand why some people hate it, but the issue really fits not only the themes and tone of the series, it embraces them at a very high level. If you should get any message from this series about how the world these characters live in, it’s that no one is safe. Robert Kirkman lives up to that here and does it in an amazing way.

Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10

The Walking Dead #84 (Image) – This issue is an action-packed catharsis that is much needed after the shock of issue #83. And despite things eeming so grim that the natural instinct of the reader is to despair, the character that least seems likely to be a beacon of hope becomes one.

Story: 9.5 Art: 10 Overall: 9.75

The Walking Dead #85 (Image) – How do you deal with the aftermath of a major traumatic event? How do you deal with a major traumatic event that is just another trauma in a long line of traumas? This issue explores those questions in a way that few other works of art ever have. The answers aren’t 100% satisfactory, but they are compelling and interesting.

Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9

The Walking Dead #86 (Image) – After years of this comic being largely about the characters reacting to the unending horror that flies at them, we finally start to see the characters start moving in a proactive direction. It’s a change that has been long-awaited, but the slowness of the change seems authentic and it makes sense.

Story: 9.25 Art: 9.75 Overall: 9.5

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Afghanistan.  Marines face a never-ending onslaught of Taliban.  But even hell can get worse.  The dead are coming back to life in The Graveyard of Empires, and only together can both sides of the today’s conflict survive tomorrow’s undead assault.  Writer MARK SABLE (Unthinkable, Two-Face Year One) reunites with his GROUNDED co-creator, PAUL AZACETA (Amazing Spider-Man) to tell this controversial tale of terror.

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“DEATH OF THE PARTY,” Part One

In a world where movie monsters are real, most of them are just looking for work in an industry dominated by 3D, CGI and other scary acronyms.  Forced to hustle their past glory on the convention circuit, Wolfman Carl London and “Space Path” star Travis Walters put their scheduled appearances aside to stop the screening of a legendary monster porn film that threatens to ruin the careers of feature creatures everywhere.

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“THRONE OF BLOOD,” Part One

The sole surviving descendant of a once-proud samurai clan, Shinku wages a solo war against a powerful vampire clan that has lurked in the shadows for centuries. An epic of horror and martial arts set in modern Japan, but with roots in the feudal past, writer RON MARZ (WITCHBLADE, ARTIFACTS) and artist LEE MODER (Wonder Woman, Legion of Super-Heroes) will serve up sexy, bloody, ongoing action every month. If you’re looking for vampires that sparkle … this ain’t it.

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In an era when lineage defined you, three teenagers must make their way through the world hiding their identities in order to find their destinies. As their village burns behind them, they are headed for a city they’d heard about only in stories. The three young samurai must now struggle to stay alive and take vengeance on the evil usurper who has destroyed the rest of their clan and the only world they’d ever known. Will they rise on the tides of vengeance, or they will they fall on the swords of fate?

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When the woman that raised him is murdered, an assassin turns states evidence against his employers and is given a once in a lifetime chance to enter Operation Trailblazer – the most unique witness protection program in the world.  Sent back in time to the Old West, the assassin begins a new life, but it isn’t long before his past and the future catches up with him.

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The dark mysteries of rock and roll royalty’s “27 Club” are revealed in this collection of the hit series. All the twists, all the action, all the weirdness, in one beautiful package!  Full of extras, including an all-new 12-page backup story, it’s the most exciting thing to hit since the Beatles at Budokan!

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Ariel Chylde is the girl cursed to become any of the creatures from her many Nightmares. But have the shadows circled all her life? Now we go deeper. Into her past. Into her dreams. Where fears roam, and truth is never a friend. New Collection and Cover by RANDY QUEEN.

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Mafia hitman Jackie Estacado was both blessed and cursed on his 21st birthday when he became the bearer of The Darkness, an elemental force that allows those who wield it access to an otherworldly dimension and control over the demons who dwell there. Go back to the beginning and discover Jackie’s first encounters with the Witchblade gauntlet, The Angelus, Sonatine, and Ian Nottingham.

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From acclaimed author JOSHUA HALE FIAKOV (Tumor, PILOT SEASON: ALIBI) and rising artist RAHSAN EKEDAL (Creepy) a disturbing story of murder and mystery wrapped in questions of sanity.
Minotaur Press premieres with a story of madness, family and death. Brian Cohn was learning to deal with the schizophrenia inherited from his father. Supportive wife, new baby on the way, drugs to control the voices. But, when at his father’s deathbed, he learns that he also inherited the trophies of his father’s career as a serial killer, his illness threatens to send him further down the path to madness and?

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Collecting the first four issues of the series that Multiversity Comics says is “Crafted so perfectly that it made me smile to no end.” When the Li’l Depressed Boy meets a strange girl, she drags him from his self-seclusion into a world of style points bowling, zombie fighting, laser tag battles, punk rock concerts and house parties.  What will he do to learn her name?  What will be her perfect birthday gift?  How do you eat fried rice without chopsticks?

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Death stalks Proof and the entire team of Lodge agents. Monsters take over Little Tokyo and at least one of Proof’s friends doesn’t make it out alive. The final turning point in the Proof saga. Collects the critically acclaimed first miniseries.

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The Spawn Universe’s favorite detectives come at you full-force in their own groundbreaking series. Featuring an all-star cast of creators, the bar was set high for gritty crime fiction when Sam and Twitch first came on the scene. Follow the exploits of NYPD’s two most dedicated public servants as they try to uncover the secrets behind the Central Park “Witchcraft” murders and also solve the mystery of “Udaku.”

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Spawn partners with Terry Fitzgerald as his plans to take down Jason Wynn continue. The partnership may be too much for either man, with Wanda caught in the middle. Just as headway is being made, the Freak returns with an agenda of his own that will most definitely get in the way.

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As the Eisner Award winning series continues, no one in The Community is safe from what happens within its walls.

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Visions of home-brewed hell take center stage as an anti-war protest on a California college campus turns into a cannibalistic massacre at the clawing hands of the hungry undead. Two lost soldiers fight their way across a jungle wasteland teeming with rot. And in Vietnam, Agent Declan Rule reveals his true reasons for being in country.

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JUNE 29

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THE FINAL BATTLE COMMENCES!

The Survivor’s true nature has been revealed and his plans to remake our world move forward with machine like precision. Will Sara Pezzini, Jackie Estacado, and their allies solve the mystery of his identity in time to prevent Armageddon? What sacrifices will need to be made to save our world? The stage is set for the final confrontation!

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“KING OF THE JUNGLE”

It’s hard telling the predators from the prey in part three of this fast, funny 100% cool new series!  Up-and-coming mobsters Alyosha the Lion and Tony Luciano think they’re kings of the jungle…but their reign may be cut short by forces on both sides of the law.  Featuring art by VIKTOR KALVACHEV (PHERONE, DMZ, The Incredibles), NATHAN FOX (Invincible Iron Man, Pigeons From Hell), TOBY CYPRESS (Batman/Nightwing), ROBERT VALLEY (Gorillaz, Tron), written by Emmy Award winning screenwriter ANDREW OSBORNE.

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’BREED III #2 (of 6)

Story JIM STARLIN

art & cover JIM STARLIN

JUNE 8

32 PAGES/FC

$2.99

“BOOK OF REVELATIONS,” PART TWO: “ENLIGHTENMENT”

Ray Stoner finds himself trapped on Demonworld,

weaponless!  But there is intel to be gained and secrets to be

revealed.

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BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER #4

story JOE CASEY

art & cover MIKE HUDDLESTON

JUNE 22

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

It’s a super-villain team-up unlike anything ever seen in a comicbook before! And it’s the worst possible timing for Butcher, who’s balls-deep inside some serious superheroine cushioning, desperately trying to prove his manhood! But that’s just the sauce… read it for the pasta, too! So let’s rock out with our c**ks out!

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BEND OVER AND TAKE THIS COMICBOOK WHERE IT FEELS THE BEST!

DAOMU #5

story KENNEDY XU & COLIN JOHNSON

art & cover KEN CHOU

JUNE 29

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Sean nears the end of his first journey. He will soon learn that friends can just as easily become enemies. The boy’s genetic gift begins to take hold amidst the innumerable obstacles. A warrior is born…

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THE DARKNESS #93

story PHIL HESTER

art SHELDON MITCHELL

cover BANE

JUNE 29

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“OUTER DARKNESS,” Part Five

The Darkness declares all out war against its most rebellious bearer, Jackie Estacado! With a small group of loyal allies, Jackie must face down an army of doppelgangers, a scorned woman from his past, and the very source of his own power.

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DRUMS #2 (of 4)

story EL TORRES

art ABE HERNANDO & FRAB GAMBOA

cover RAUL ALLEN

JUNE 22

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“EL MACUTO”

FBI agent Irons has no clues about the “Santeria Deaths” in Santa

Rosa. But the deaths didn’t stop at the ceremony, they are still going

on. Irons feels that something dark is about to happen, so dark and

overwhelming like the great storm that is surrounding Florida.

ELEPHANTMEN #33

story RICHARD STARKINGS

art & cover SHAKY KANE

JUNE 22

40 PAGES / FC

$3.99

“THE BONES”

BULLETPROOF COFFIN artist and Legend, SHAKY KANE, joins ELEPHANTMEN for the freaky tale of Doctor Sebastian Bone and his wife, Victoria, and her lust for something belonging to Elephantmen.

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GLADSTONE’S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS #2

story MARK ANDREW SMITH

art & cover ARMAND VILLAVERT

JUNE 15

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

While the Gladstone’s cadets tune in to watch “Battle in Tokyo” on Pay-Per-View, a real life epic battle breaks out outside the school; It’s a good vs. evil free-for all, as their parents gallantly try their best to police their crew and maintain the delicate armistice between Super Heroes and Super Villains.

GREEN WAKE #3 (of 5)

story KURTIS J. WIEBE

art & cover RILEY ROSSMO

JUNE 1

24 PAGES / FC

$ 3.50

A deformed creature stalks the dark alleys of Green Wake in search of the murderer, its motivations unclear. With the lead suspect in danger of disappearing, Morley stumbles upon a resident who bestows upon him a powerful vision, unlocking a grisly glimpse into a series of events that could change his life forever.

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HACK/SLASH #5

story TIM SEELEY

art KYLE STRAHM

cover A JENNY FRISON

cover B RODIN ESQUEJO

JUNE 8

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

Guest-artist KYLE STRAHM (We Will Bury You) steps in as the

skull-faced mystery woman Fantomah comes to Cassie and Vlad for help. But, what could a super powerful goddess, known for her horrible (yet creative) methods of tormenting evil doers, need with a teenage girl and a mutant with a machete?

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HAUNT #18

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art GREG CAPULLO & TODD MCFARLANE

cover GREG CAPULLO

JUNE 29

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

It’s a new beginning for haunt.  After the defeat of The Apparition, Haunt has learned he has a purpose – the reason he was brought into existence… He just doesn’t know exactly what it is.  Will he continue on that path or go his own way?  And what could be the consequences of such rebellion?  This issue will set the stage for the next decade of Haunt stories on the horizon.

THE INTREPIDS #4

story KURTIS J. WIEBE

art & cover SCOTT KOWALCHUK

JUNE 1

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“OPERATION: FISH FRY”

Loyalties are divided as Dante’s true intentions are brought to question. The threat of Doctor Koi looms, and The Intrepids struggle to put their differences aside to come together in the most dangerous mission of their lives.

LAST MORTAL #2 (of 4)

story JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

art & cover RASHAN EKEDAL

JUNE 29

38 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“REGICIDE,” Part Two

What would you do if you hit rock bottom and there was no way out? If you had tried to take the final escape and discovered that path was blocked? In the case of Alec King, the suicidal immortal, you pick up a gun and set out to take out the bastards responsible for your misery. A class noir revenge tale with a supernatural twist from Minotaur Press!

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MEMOIR #6 (of 6)

story BEN McCOOL

art NIKKI COOK

cover BEN TEMPLESMITH

JUNE 15

32 PAGES / BW

$3.50

ISSUE SIX: MEMORIES

With escape from Lowesville seemingly impossible, Trent MacGowan must face what is surely his destiny. But the forces dwelling within the “haunted forest” may yet have a say in the outcome… Shocking revelations are guaranteed in the conclusion to one of 2011’s spookiest new books!

THE MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 3 #6

story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING

art VICTOR SANTOS

cover A MICHAEL AVON OEMING

cover B VICTOR SANTOS & VERONICA GANDINI

JUNE 29

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“SNOWBLIND”

The rebellion grows! Yet disaster follows when the idealistic youth E’Tan and Gabrielle join the resistance…and come face-to-face with Royal Consort Lorelie and a network of druid spies. And shocking news arrives concerning the fate of King Icarus! Meanwhile, Pilot the Tall and Harad battle side-by-side against rat forces, and the training of One-Arm Leito takes a dark and tragic turn when the young hero embraces vengeance!

The two-time Harvey Award-winning series continues, from the acclaimed writer of Thor: First Thunder and the co-creator of Powers and Takio!

THE MISSION #5

story JON & ERICH HOEBER

art & cover WERTHER DELL’EDERA & ARIANNA FLOREAN

JUNE 22

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Paul’s world implodes as his wife realizes he’s leading a double-life, and he makes a dangerous attempt to break free from his supernatural handler, Gabriel.

MORIARTY #2

story DANIEL COREY

art & cover ANTHONY DIECIDUE

JUNE 8

34 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“THE DARK CHAMBER,” Part Two

Professor Moriarty is on the run: He has been framed for two murders, his identity exposed. Moriarty makes an uneasy alliance with the Jade Serpent, and together they must delve further into the world of the Black Hand and the mysterious device that holds the secret of the Dark Chamber.

MORNING GLORIES #11

story NICK SPENCER

art JOE EISMA

cover RODIN ESQUEJO

JUNE 15

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

He’s the Glory everyone loves to hate: This issue, learn all the secrets behind Manhattan’s most devious young socialite!

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TAG: THE BOOK OF THE YEAR JUST KEEPS ON GETTING BETTER! FIND OUT WHY!

NETHERWORLD #3 (of 5)

story BRYANN EDWARD HILL & ROB LEVIN

art & cover TONY SHASTEEN & JD METTLER

JUNE 15

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

WE ARE ALL LOST!

Cut off from the Men in White, Ray and Madeline race to the train station through Netherworld’s evil underbelly with Seth and Cyrus Kane’s henchman in hot pursuit.  Operatives are everywhere and they’re out for blood.  Will Ray be able to defend Madeline from the onslaught and help her escape?  Or will his mission end before it begins?

RED SPIKE #2 (of 5)

story JEFF KAHN

art MARK TEXIERA, SALVADOR NAVARRO & IFANSYAH NOOR

cover MARK TEXIERA

JUNE 1

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

One’s past can be a powerful motivator, or a crippling adversary. Memories linger, and the scars of youth can last forever. As Greg awakens from surgery, things begin to come unhinged as complications arise with his new adrenaline implant.

SAVAGE DRAGON #173

story ERIK LARSEN

art & cover ERIK LARSEN

JUNE 15

32 PAGES / FC

$3.50

THE ABOMINABLE MR. GLUM

It’s Malcolm Dragon vs. Mr. Glum – and Angel vs. Angel as the gates to Dimension-X are thrown wide open and all hell descends on Earth!

SKULLKICKERS #8

story JIM ZUB

art EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS

cover CHRIS STEVENS

JUNE 29

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“FIVE FUNERALS AND A BUCKET OF BLOOD,” Part Two

Weaponless, weary and wanted by the law! The Skullkickers’ heroic reputation has flip-flopped in a whirlwind of faerie magic and bloody bodies. Who’s responsible and how bad are they gonna get thumped by everyone’s favorite monster mashers? Image’s hit action-comedy series is on time and kick ass – Believe it!

SPAWN #208

story WILL CARLTON

art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE

cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI

JUNE 1

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“Q&A” Part Two

Twitch’s confrontation with Jim comes to a head, leading to a stunning act of violence and an unexpected encounter that will have a lasting impact on Twitch – both for good… and bad. Across town, Detective Rowand deals with the aftermath of the demonic attack on Sam and his own ability to grasp the true nature of the threat – is Hell really coming to Earth?

SUPER DINOSAUR #3

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover JASON HOWARD

JUNE 15

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

ALL-NEW FROM ROBERT KIRKMAN & JASON HOWARD!

Super Dinosaur and Derek Dynamo protect the world from the denizens of Inner Earth!  Meanwhile, Max Maximus’ master plan finally begins to take shape… and it’s BIGGER than anything Super Dinosaur and Derek have faced thus far!  This issue can’t be missed, just like every issue of SUPER DINOSAUR!

UNDYING LOVE #3

story TOMM COKER & DANIEL FREEDMAN

art TOMM COKER

color DANIEL FREEDMAN

JUNE 15

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

“UNDYING LOVE,” Part Three

After saving himself from the vampire curse, John Sargent races to rescue Mei. But there are others after the girl and they will stop at nothing to capture her.

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THE WALKING DEAD #86

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

JUNE 8

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

How do we deal with what comes next?

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THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVOR’S GUIDE #3 (of 4)

story TIM DANIEL & ROBERT KIRKMAN

art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

JUNE 1

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the cast of The Walking Dead.  The Survivor’s Guide is a handy checklist of all the characters who have appeared in the series thus far, alive or dead.  This series is a can’t-miss supplement to the hit comic book series that is now a hit TV series on AMC!

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #22

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD

cover TONY MOORE

JUNE 1

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

With the dangers of this zombie filled world safely on the other side of the prison walls our band of survivors finally has time to explore their new home.  Unfortunately there’s still more than enough conflict on the inside of the walls.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #23

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD

cover TONY MOORE

JUNE 8

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

Fist fight!

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THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #24

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD

cover TONY MOORE

JUNE 15

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

Something has happened to drive Rick over the edge. There’s no turning back now as we ask, “Where do we go from here?” And trust us: This is only the beginning!

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THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #25

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD

cover TONY MOORE

JUNE 22

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

Everything is different now.

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THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #26

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art CHARLIE ADLARD

cover TONY MOORE

JUNE 29

32 PAGES / BW

$2.99

The bold new direction for THE WALKING DEAD continues.

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WITCHBLADE #148

story RON MARZ

art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC

JUNE 22

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

”TIAMAT,” Part Three

Despite her most valiant efforts, Sara Pezzini succumbs to the mythic power of the Babylonian God-Queen Tiamat. With the Balance out of the way, will Tiamat remake New York in her serpantine image?

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Red Spike Announces Texeira Contest

Official Press Release

WIN THE ORIGINAL COVER OF RED SPIKE #1 BY MARK TEXEIRA

Brought to you by Benaroya Publishing

April 1, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – You ever wanted to own an original piece of artwork by a legendary comic book artist but found it too expensive? Well, what if I told you that for just $1 you could be entered into a contest to win the original cover art for RED SPIKE #1 by the legendary Mark Texeira?

Well you can! NO JOKE!

All you have to do is pick up a copy of RED SPIKE #1 on May 4th for JUST $1, take a photo of yourself outside your local comic shop with the book and post it to the RED SPIKE Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/ProjectRedSpike) and you’re entered!

But as if that wasn’t enough, the shop where our lucky winner purchased RED SPIKE #1 also wins an interior page by Tex himself!

So head out on May 4th and pick up your copy of RED SPIKE #1! Who knows, that lucky winner could be you!

Diamond Order No.: MAR110530.

Check out the rules below.

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THE PRIZE

Winner will receive the original cover artwork to RED SPIKE #1 by legendary comic book artist Mark Texeira. The comic shop where the comic was purchased will also win an original interior page from RED SPIKE drawn by Mark Texeira.

HOW TO ENTER

When RED SPIKE #1 hits stores on May 4th head over and purchase a copy of the book for just $1.00 USD. Take a photo of yourself and RED SPIKE #1 in front of the comic shop where you purchased it. Then, head over to RED SPIKE on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ProjectRedSpike), ‘Like’ the RED SPIKE Fan Page and upload your photo to the site to enter. This will enter not only you but also the comic shop. Winner will be chosen at random.

WHEN IT BEGINS

May 4th, 2011

SUBMISSIONS END

May 27th, 2011 @ 11:59pm PST
WHO’S ELIGIBLE

The Sweepstakes is open to all residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 years of age or older at time of entry to be eligible for the Grand Prize. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of B & P Company, LLC, Benaroya Publishing, Benaroya Pictures, Image Comics, Inc. (collectively, “The Sponsor”) or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are members of these employees’ families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse, and life partners).

THE ODDS

The odds of winning are dependent on the number or submissions. One (1) submission per person. Multiple submissions will invalidate all entries by participant. Winner will be chosen at random.
THE LEGALITIES

The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of California, and participants in the Sweepstakes hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of California courts (state and federal) for any causes or controversies arising out of the Sweepstakes. Each participant waives any and all objectives to jurisdiction and venue in these courts. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes may only be entered in or from the United States and entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry.

Except where prohibited by law, the Winner grants to Sponsor and its advertising agencies the right to use and publish their photos, proper names, likeness, opinions, and city and state in any media to promote Sponsor and the Sweepstakes without additional compensation.

By entering, participants release and hold harmless Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Sweepstakes or receipt or use and/or misuse of any prize.

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes if fraud or any other factor impairs the integrity of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction of unauthorized access to, or alternation of, entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes.

ABOUT BENAROYA PUBLISHING

Founded in 2009 by Michael Benaroya, Benaroya Publishing is a company dedicated to the creation and cultivation of intellectual property by focusing on thrilling and compelling storytelling. Based in Los Angeles, California, Benaroya Publishing launches their debut titles this Spring under the Image Comics label. With David Elliott (FALL OUT TOY WORKS and co-founder of RADICAL PUBLISHING) at the helm as in-house Editor-in-Chief, Benaroya Publishing promises to bring fresh new ideas, and uniquely told stories to the comics literary world.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visitwww.imagecomics.com.

RED SPIKE Contest Flyer

Preview – Poseurs OGN

Official Press Release

POSEURS OGN

story DEBORAH VANKIN art RICK MAYS, cover RICK MAYS & LAILA DERAKHSHANIAN

152 PAGES, BW, $16.99

An original YA graphic novel, POSEURS follows three teenagers from distinctly different corners of Los Angeles who meet in the underworld of LA nightlife and Hollywood parties—and get in over their heads. From the graffiti-tagged streets of LA’s eastside to the bloated, billion dollar mansions of Bel Air, it’s a full-blown party noir.

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Preview – The Walking Dead Weekly #14

Official Press Release

THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #14

story ROBERT KIRKMAN art CHARLIE ADLARD cover TONY MOORE

32 PAGES, BW, $2.99

With the zombies cleared out, Rick and crew settle into their new home. It’s everything they knew it would be: secure, safe and stocked with everything they need. Now, for the first time in a long time, they can finally relax…or can they?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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Preview – Who is Jake Ellis #3

Official Press Release

WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? #3

story NATHAN EDMONDSON, art & cover TONCI ZONJIC

32 PAGES, FC, $2.99

CHAPTER THREE
Does Jake himself know who he is? Europe closes in around Jon, who is faced with the choice of fight or flight: Will he continue to hide in alleys and nightclubs, or will he fight back — even if doing so means losing his only defense?

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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Preview – The Weird World Of Jack Staff #6

Official Press Release

THE WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF #6

story PAUL GRIST, art & cover PAUL GRIST

32 PAGES, FC, $3.50

The Sword of Devastation is the ultimate weapon, crafted to be held by one man, the champion Jack Staff. Right now it’s in the hands of Professor Fate. And then things get worse.

The Weird World Of Jack Staff #6 cover Read more

Preview – The Intrepids #2

Official Press Release

THE INTREPIDS #2

story KURTIS J. WIEBE art & cover SCOTT KOWALCHUK

24 PAGES, FC, $2.99

“OH, DARIUS DREAD, YOU KILL ME.”
The Intrepids are sent to track down Dante’s nemesis, the nefarious Dr. Koi. A key source of information is Darius Dread, a mercenary once employed by Koi, who is a surprisingly resourceful adversary. His use of battle baboons: unconventional. But Darius Dread isn’t all that he seems.

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Preview – Nonplayer #1

Official Press Release

NONPLAYER #1 (OF 6)

story, art, and cover by NATE SIMPSON

32 PAGES, FC, $2.99

The future kind of sucks, and that goes double for Dana Stevens — she’s stuck in a dead-end tamale delivery job, and she’s way too old to be living with her mom. But in the online fantasy world of Jarvath, she’s an elite warrior. When she slays the wife of celebrity game character King Heremoth, her fame seems all but guaranteed — that is, until the game spins totally out of control.

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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