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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.


Preview: Satellite Sam #6

Satellite Sam #6

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Howard Chaykin
Cover By: Howard Chaykin
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: DEC130591
Published: February 26, 2014

VOLUME TWO of SATELLITE SAM starts HERE: The son of the slain star of SATELLITE SAM steps into his father’s shoes in more ways than one while falling into bed with any woman that’ll have him. One of the stars of the show with a dubious past finds herself in the media spotlight—and trouble with the law. All while a sex and blackmail scandal threatens to envelop the show and the nascent LeMonde Television Network—unless someone stands up and saves the day.



Image Expo 2014: Casanova Quinn Returns!

In 2014, Matt Fraction, Fábio Moon, and Gabriel Bá team up with author Michael Chabon to bring the adventures of Casanova Quinn back with Casanova Vol. 4: Acedia.

Casanova escaped the complicated and stressful life of a dimension-hopping, identity-shifting, sexually voracious killing machine and we last saw him wandering out of the wreckage of a UFO that landed in the Hollywood Hills.

It’s our Los Angeles. It’s our Earth. And he remembers absolutely nothing of his past.

In a release Fraction said:

There has literally never been a better jumping-on point for new readers. Our main character has no idea what’s happened in the other Casanova books either… If that weren’t enough, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon joins series co-creator Gabriel Bá to create a dazzling array of backup stories that explore the worlds—and the people—Casanova left behind.

The Casanova series has roots with Image and the publisher has released previous volumes.

Casanova Vol. 4: Acedia picks up where Casanova Vol. 3: Avarita left readers hanging and will continue the science fiction series with Image Comics in 2014.


Preview: The Inhuman Queen Rises in Your First Look at Inhumanity #2!

Her throne is ashes. Her husband—presumed dead. Now, faced with a kingdom teetering on the brink of chaos, Medusa must take a stand in Inhumanity #2! From writer Matt Fraction and artist Nick Bradshaw comes the next enthralling chapter in Marvel’s Inhumanity saga. With a populace of Inhumans doubling by the day, the crown has never weighed more heavily for their queen. As the entire Marvel Universe shifts its gaze on the Inhuman Queen, will she endure the ever-mounting pressure—or succumb into INHUMANITY? The road to INHUMAN continues this January as the Marvel Universe faces its strange status quo in Inhumanity #2 !

Art & Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
FOC 1/06/14, ON-SALE 1/29/14


The Cover to the 4th Printing of Sex Criminals #1 is Amazing

Revealed today by Image Comics, I can’t decide if the cover to the 4th printing of Sex Criminals #1 is just a great cover, or the greatest cover ever. This might be the first time I’ve ever wanted to buy a fourth printing of anything. More please!


Preview: Satellite Sam #5

Satellite Sam #5

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Howard Chaykin
Cover By: Howard Chaykin
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: SEP130635
Published: December 11, 2013

The plot sickens as Michael and Kara descend into some dark, DARK places together all in the name of discovering the truth behind Carlyle White’s death. The only truth they’re going to find is that some hungers never go away. Meanwhile, Guy finds himself between a rock and a hard place as his secret threatens to sneak out. It’s sex, death, and live TV the way YOU demanded it from this summer’s dark noir smash.


Witness as the Marvel Universe Plunges into Inhumanity!

They have existed for centuries. Hidden from the world, they have evolved in seclusion. Now the strange race of genetically enhanced beings known has the Inhumans have been thrust to the forefront of the Marvel Universe. The cataclysmic events of INFINITY have left the Inhuman city of Attilan in ruins. It’s king – the mighty Black Bolt is missing, believed dead. Attilan’s destruction has unleashed the catalytic Terrigen Mists upon the planet Earth.

Countless thousands across the globe have powered up as new Inhumans leaving Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and the rest of the Marvel Universe to react to this strange new race of super-powerful beings!

“The Inhumans are here to stay, and there are lots of them,” explains Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor In Chief, in an interview with Marvel.com. “Their emergence in the Marvel Universe –during and after Infinity– will be a game-changer. Who’s to say the planet is big enough for everyone?”

The fall of a kingdom gives rise to an army. Will they use their new powers to save the Marvel Universe? Or destroy it? Witness as the Marvel Universe plunges into INHUMANITY!

For more on INHUMANITY please visit marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter using #Inhumanity

Art and Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

Art & Cover by NICK BRADSHAW


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