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Matt Fraction’s Casanova Returns to Image

Image Comics has announced the return of Casanova by Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá, and Fábio Moon in a series of deluxe hardcover “Complete Editions.” The first of these, Casanova Volume 1: Luxuria, will be released in October 2014, followed by Casanova Volume 2: Gula in November, and Casanova Volume 3: Avarita in December.

Casanova “Cass” Quinn was born into a life of wealth and privilege but turned his back on it to pursue his own interests — namely stealing, spying, and living a hedonistic life with few moral compunctions. The black sheep in a family of international super-spies, Cass is pulled back into their sphere after an evil organization targets the Quinns. In a game of hidden agendas and double espionage across parallel universes, Cas must choose an identity. Is he the decadent thief named Casanova Quinn? Or is he the top secret agent named… Casanova Quinn?

Writer Fraction is known for his metafictional winks and deft melding of genres in the mega-hit Sex Criminals, and Casanova puts his skill at the forefront in a science fiction spy story shot through with psychedelia, with gorgeous art by renowned Brazilian artists Bá and Moon.

In January 2014, Image Comics announced that Casanova would return with a fourth volume, Acedia, co-written by Fraction and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.

Each Complete Edition of Casanova collects four issues of the critically-acclaimed series in a deluxe, oversized hardcover volume, complete with covers and extra content. Volume 1: Luxuria will be in comic book stores on October 22 and bookstores on November 4; Volume 2: Gula will be in comic book stores on November 12 and bookstores on November 25Volume 3: Avarita will be in comic book stores on December 17 and bookstores on December 30. All are now available for pre-order.


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Preview: Satellite Sam #10

Satellite Sam #10

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Howard Chaykin
Cover By: Howard Chaykin
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: APR140594
Published: September 17, 2014

The second arc of SATELLITE SAM comes to its thundering conclusion: everybody’s secrets get a little bit of daylight and all hell is set to break loose in front of, and behind, the cameras. Who killed Satellite Sam and why? What happened to Michael White during the war? And who can he trust to help him set things right?


Preview: Sex Criminals #7

Sex Criminals #7

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Chip Zdarsky
Cover By: Chip Zdarsky
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY140728
Published: August 13, 2014

Jon breaks into Kegelface’s house and oh my golly what on EARTH do you think he finds there. Not only are our beloved Sex Criminals not alone…they’re not unwatched, either. And Suzie learns once and for all the fate of her precious library.


Preview: Satellite Sam #9

Satellite Sam #9

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Howard Chaykin
Cover By: Howard Chaykin
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAR140592
Published: July 2, 2014

The clock runs out to save the network from scandal as Michael makes the biggest mistake of his life—and the only friend he has left behind the scenes has to face his father’s killer alone.


Preview: Sex Criminals #6

Sex Criminals #6

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Chip Zdarsky
Cover By: Chip Zdarsky
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: APR140596
Published: June 18, 2014

TIME MAGAZINE’S COMIC OF THE YEAR RETURNS WITH ITS SECOND STORYLINE! After their narrow getaway from the Sex Police, Jon and Suzie are learning that this is “just the tip” of a massive iceberg. And what happens after the rush of a new relationship fades? Are they in love, lust, like, or just lame? Sexy fun times returns: We missed you so much, brimpers.


Preview: Satellite Sam #8

Satellite Sam #8

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Howard Chaykin
Cover By: Howard Chaykin
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: FEB140626
Published: May 7, 2014

SEX! DEATH! LIVE TV! Michael and Kara make a major breakthrough in their unofficial investigation into the death of the man that played “Satellite Sam” as everyone’s kinks and obsessions go into overdrive—and scandal threatens to tear the show and the network apart.


Preview: Satellite Sam #7

Satellite Sam #7

Written By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Howard Chaykin
Cover By: Howard Chaykin
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JAN140613
Published: March 26, 2014


As the show’s writer finds himself ensnared in a blackmail scheme, the girl behind the scenes stumbles onto the late Carlyle White’s biggest secret of all—which can’t help his son Michael from descending even further into a world of cheap sex and celebrity.


Review: Sex Criminals #5

sexcrim5-cov“And just like that, they were out of The Quiet.”
– Suzie

Sex Criminals #5 is the final issue in what is one of the most amazing, intriguing, fascinating and bizarre comics out there. And I read a lot of comics, one of which is Chew. Sex Criminals is like nothing I have ever read before with elements of everything you could want in a story; sex, sci-fi, more sex, and a heist gone wrong. What else could you want?

I love the way the story in each issue of Sex Criminals is laid out. Issue #1 begins the story of a mysterious person yelling from outside the bathroom that Jon and Suzie are in (more on that later) and it’s not until a few issues later that we learn more about her, who she is and what she wants. Each issue gives us a glimpse into the history of our main characters sandwiched between the “primary” story. I love this form of story-telling because it adds a lot of mystery and a feeling of urgency to get the next issue in your hand and start flipping the pages.

Issue #5 continues with Jon and Suzie captured and handcuffed by the Kegel-Faced woman (aka the mysterious woman outside the bathroom in issue #1) and her goons. They decide to go through with the Bank robbery as a means for what they believe is an altruistic end. My favorite part of each issue is the colorful panels of The Quiet, the frozen-time resulting from Jon and Suzie’s …um…orgasmic interactions. I don’t know how free I am to type whatever I like but this is funnier anyway. Zdarsky’s art is incredible in portraying our main characters thoughts, angst, and…happiness. Without spoiling the issue too much for you I will say that Matt Fraction created a great story that has been building since issue #1 and this latest issue sets up what should be another amazing arc. Now that we know there are others that have the same powers as Jon and Suzie the avenues Fraction can go down as far as imaginative story-telling is endless. Jon and Suzie’s world has definitely grown much bigger.

The issue ends by tying up some loose ends but does not answer a lot of questions that we have. This story-arc was very satisfying and offers readers a unique story with equally amazing art. Fraction and Zdarsky have a true hit on their hands and you will not be disappointed by picking this one up. Single issue buyers definitely will get their money’s worth, but if you feel like you would rather wait for the Trade it should be released next week, collecting issues 1 through 5. The colors, by Becka Kinzie, along with art by Chip Zdarsky make this comic book one of the best out there you cannot go wrong with Matt Fraction’s unique form of story-telling. Issue #5 is superb and I can’t wait to read where Jon and Suzie…interactions…next.

Story: Matt Fraction/Chip Zdarsky Art: Chip Zdarsky Colors: Becka Kinzie
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

Preview: Sex Criminals #5

Sex Criminals #5

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Chip Zdarsky
Cover By: Chip Zdarsky
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: DEC130595
Published: March 19, 2014

The best part of a new relationship is the first three weeks, right? The rush of the new, the gravitational pull of the sudden other-ness in your life, the almost-illicit charge of nothing else mattering…and then it’s time to pay the bills. Well, the honeymoon is over for the SEX CRIMINALS. Can Jon and Suzie survive Jon and Suzie?


Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

Both Marvel and Image Comics this past week have announced numerous sell-outs and reprints. Check out below for the round-up of what you can expect.

Image Comics

Among the sell-outs, BBC chat-show host Jonathan Ross’ and Ian Churchill’s Revenge #1—which follows the vengeful and violent war path of Griffin Franks after enemies surgically remove his face—stirred up fans of grit and gore and was given an Adult rating by Comixology before selling-out instantly on New Comics Day. Its second printing can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code JAN148236 and will be available on 3/26.

REVENGE #1 2nd

Chip Zdarsky’s and Matt Fraction‘s runaway hit sex comedy, which reached critical acclaim early on and has been selling out repeatedly in the interim, continued its streak with Sex Criminals #1 selling out yet again. The issue is slated for its 6th printing and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code JAN148237 and will be available on 3/26.


The first issue of Deadly Class, the action-packed series about teen assassins in the ’80s from Rick Remender and Wes Craig, has sold out instantly as well and is going into its third printing. It can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code JAN148238 and will hit the shelves on 3/26.


Also for Remender fans, Black Science #1 and #2, of the dimension-hopping science fiction hit series with art by Matteo Scalera, have both sold out and are going into third printings. Both can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code JAN148239 and JAN148240 respectively and will be available on 3/26.



She-Hulk #1 by writer Charles Soule and art by Javier Pulido is returning for a second printing being released April 2nd with a cover by Kevin Wada.


The Punisher #1 and #2 by writer Nathan Edmondson and art and cover by Mitch Gerads is also back for a second printing on April 2nd.

The_Punisher_1_Second_Printing The_Punisher_2_Second_Printing

All-New Invaders #2 written by James Robinson and art by Steve Pugh with a cover by Mukesh Singh is back for a 2nd printing and will be on sale April 2nd.


Night of the Living Deadpool #3 written by Cullen Bunn and art by Ramon Rosanas with a cover by Jay Shaw is back for a 2nd printing and will be on sale April 2nd.


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