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Shaft by Walker and Evely

Dynamite Entertainment has announced the signing of writer David F. Walker and artist Bilquis Evely to its upcoming Shaft comic book, based on the hard-hitting detective created by novelist Ernest Tidyman and popularized in films featuring Richard Roundtree and Samuel L. Jackson. Slated for release in December, Shaft #1 celebrates the 45th anniversary of an American icon with a wealth of cover art options by industry talents including Francesco Francavilla, Michael Avon Oeming, Ulises Farinas, Matt Haley, Sanford Greene, and a landmark collaboration between Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz.

John Shaft, described as a “tough, take-no-guff detective” and “private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks” in composer/singer Isaac Hayes’ Oscar-winning Theme from Shaft, has gone toe-to-toe with organized crime bosses, stood up to the cops, squared off against kidnappers, and foiled assassination attempts in his novel and film appearances. But who was John Shaft before he became the hardboiled investigator with a reputation as big as New York City itself? For the first time ever, the detective’s origins are explored, courtesy of the new series by Dynamite Entertainment.


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Preview: The Mice Templar IV: Legend #13

The Mice Templar IV: Legend #13

Story By: Bryan J.L. Glass
Story By: Michael Avon Oeming
Art By: Victor Santos
Art By: Serena Guerra
Cover By: Michael Avon Oeming
Variant Cover By: Victor Santos
Variant Cover By: Chandra Free
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: JUN140557
Published: August 27, 2014

“DEFIANCE” The fate of the Mole Goblins is revealed—and are they Karic’s greatest betrayal or one of his darkest tragedies? But while Templar forces regroup against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced, Karic’s family and friends trapped within the walls of the capital city unleash youthful insurrection against the very heart of King Icarus’ stronghold!


Powers Show Adds Two, Including the Lead

sharlto-copleyThe Playstation Network series Powers has added Sharlto Copley for the lead role. The show is based on the comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

Copley will play Christian Walker, a detective who once had super powers and now works with the law enforcement. His expertise is investigating crimes in the Powers community. Copley is best known for his lead role in District 9, but has also appeared in The A-Team, Elysium, Oldboy and Maleficent.

Also joining the series is Michelle Forbes who will play Retro Girl a star of the Powers community. Forbes has appeared in such shows as Star Trek: the Next Generation, 24, Battlestar Galactica, Homicide: Life on the Street, Prison Break, True Blood, The Killing, Orphan Black and more. She has a “comic” connection voicing Circe in the video game DC Universe Online.

The two join a cast that includes Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor, Susan Heyward, Olesya Rulin, Max Fowler and Adam Godley.

The series is Playstation’s first attempt at scripted programming, something increasingly being added to video game networks.

The series is currently 10 episodes.

Powers this December for PSN Members

It was announced moments ago that Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming‘s Powers will be coming to the Playstation Network this December.

The series will be available for free for all Playstation Plus members and the first episode available for all PSN members.

Bendis promised more announcements, including casting, in the coming months.


Artists from Rat Queens and Peter Panzerfaust swap covers

The August releases of two bestselling Shadowline series written by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Rat Queens #8 and Peter Panzerfaust #21, will feature covers by each other’s artists. Additionally, a special retailer incentive cover B diptych by Michael Avon Oeming will be available for both books.

Rat Queens artist Roc Upchurch will draw Cover A for Peter Panzerfaust. “Being a Peter Panzerfaust fan, I jumped at the chance to do a Wendy cover,” said Upchurch. “This is, by far, the best incarnation of Wendy Darling to date. I hope I did her justice (though, I probably did not).”

This twenty-first issue begins a new story arc for the series, providing a perfect opportunity for fans of Upchurch’s Rat Queens work to try out this series as well. Together at last, Peter, the Darlings, and the remaining Lost Boys embed themselves in the dangerous heart of Paris. With the Hook hot on their heels, it is only a matter of time before they are discovered. But as ever, Peter is not without a plan!

Peter Panzerfaust artist Tyler Jenkins will draw cover A for Rat Queens. “As far away from anything I get to draw on a regular basis and easily the most fun I have had doing almost any cover,” said Jenkins. “These characters seriously Roc(k).”

In this issue the Rat Queens continue their blade-swinging snark in part three of “The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’Rygoth.” And this time, enemies better watch their backs.

Peter Panzerfaust #21 will be available on 8/13 for $3.50 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code JUN140493. Rat Queens #8 will feature a wrap-around cover, will be available 8/6 for $3.50, and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code JUN140495. Retailer incentive cover B by Oeming for PPeter Panzerfaust #21 can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code JUN140494. Incentive cover B for Rat Queens #8 can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code JUN140496.

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Preview: The Mice Templar IV: Legend #10

The Mice Templar IV: Legend #10

Story By: Bryan J.L. Glass
Art By: Victor Santos
Cover By: Michael Avon Oeming
Variant Cover By: Victor Santos
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAR140580
Published: May 14, 2014

“LIKE A TORCH TO THE KINDLING” Pilot the Tall invokes Death Magic to discover the truth behind Karic’s destiny and what he discovers promises doom to all who follow the noble young mouse. Meanwhile, Karic and Cassius return to the Field of Ruin— Avalon, where the Templar fell—and must prove their loyalty to the assembled remnant, as well as their identity to ravenous cats seeking his legend.


Preview: The Mice Templar IV: Legend #9

The Mice Templar IV: Legend #9

Story By: Bryan J.L. Glass
Art By: Victor Santos
Cover By: Michael Avon Oeming
Variant Cover By: Victor Santos
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: FEB140611
Published: April 23, 2014

Mad king Icarus’s destruction of the Great Ash Tree has galvanized the entire Templar remnant around the legend of Karic, for both good…and ill. While the charismatic Field Marshal Payton seeks control of the young mouse’s legacy, the schemes of Ronan enlist intervention by the Bats of Meave to restore his own fading leadership no matter the cost!


Preview: A First Look at The United States of Murder Inc. #1!

This May, the creators of the Eisner Award-winning Powers craft a brand new ongoing series exploring crime fiction like you’ve never seen before! From Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming comes a first look at the highly anticipated new creator-owned ICON series The United States of Murder Inc. #1!

In this bold and oversized debut, discover a world in which organized crime runs rampant, the crime families never lost their stranglehold, and the five families hold on the United States is stronger than ever. On the day Valentine Gallo becomes a made man, he’ll also discover the sinister secrets behind the organization he’s devoted his entire life to. Secrets that will turn his life upside down! And just how do is it all connected to the mysterious hitwoman Jagger Rose?

In a release, Bendis said:

We have been working on this book for years. We have been world building and workshopping and taking ideas out for a spin and we came up with a world as interesting to us as the one Mike and I brought to you in Powers.  We could not be more excited for its public debut.

Don’t miss the shocking secrets of this new world as they spill out in this explosive first issue! A bold new crime epic begins as Eisner Award Winners Bendis and Oeming explore their powerful vision of a new USA in May’s explosive debut of The United States of Murder Inc. #1!

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Powers Comes to Playstation Courtesy of Sony Pictures TV

powersDuring 2013’s E3, Sony promised original programming for it’s newest gaming platform, the Playstation 4. Details on exactly what that was remained a bit vague. We now have an idea as they have announced the first show, Powers, based on the comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

The series is being produced by PlayStation which is part of Sony Pictures TV. There had been some movement on the series in the past, including a pilot for FX. The new series will be penned by Charlie Huston. Bendis, Oeming and Michael Dinner will executive produce with Huston and Remi Aubuchon, along with Circle of Confusion’s David Engel, David Alpert and Lawrence Mattis. Huston and Aubuchon will serve as showrunners.

The series combines noir, police procedural and superheroes and follows a detective who protects humans and investigates cases involving folks with superpowers.

There’s no date set yet for the series to start but it is reported the show will be 10 episodes.

Original programming is becoming a big deal on gaming platforms. During their pitch for the Xbox One, Microsoft mentioned an original series based on the Halo video game.

Preview: Ten Grand #7

Ten Grand #7

Story By: J. Michael Straczynski
Art By: C.P. Smith
Cover By: Michael Avon Oeming
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: NOV130526
Published: February 12, 2014

Joe Fitzgerald finds himself with a most unusual companion on his journey to Hell: an angel cast out by Heaven and unwanted in Hell. Soon they find themselves hunted by dark forces determined to stop their mission to rescue Laura…and only one of them may survive to see the journey to its conclusion.


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