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Meet Your Next Hero… Lou the Cat in Strayed

In Dark Horse’s latest series, Strayed, life is bleak. A military-industrial complex reigns over all humanity and is actively destroying distant alien worlds. But there is hope for the galaxy yet and luckily, this hero has nine lives!

The fate of the universe rests in the paws of Lou, an astral-projecting cat and his loving owner Kiara. Desperate to preserve the well-being of billions, their revolt against the status quo is a battle for love, friendship, and the soul of humanity, all brought to you from psychedelic space!

Strayed comes to you from the minds of writer and first-time comics creator Carlos Giffoni, artist and colorist Juan Doe, and letterer Matt Krotzer. They are joined by a host of talented variant cover artists: Dustin Ngyuen, Jim Mahfood, Alexis Ziritt, Matteo Scalera, and Sanford Greene.

Strayed #1 (of 5) arrives in comic shops August 14th.

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Hunters, a New Comic Anthology from Lion Forge

Lion Forge Comics builds on its promise of “Comics for Everyone” with the announcement of Hunters, an all-new fantasy epic told through a diverse cast of today’s top creative talent!

Famed warrior Azarias has gathered a small army of varied adventurers on a quest to gather the dust of a distant island god in order to save the life of their king. Along the way, they encounter numerous beasts and monsters, all in the process of gathering artifacts necessary to locate the island god before ultimately defeating it. Throughout the course of the adventure, the band disperses into small groups with individual objectives in order to cover more ground in shorter order. These individual side-story adventures reveal more about each of the many unique and intriguing characters and their different interactions in different combinations.

This very intricate and original fantasy universe is filled with a large cast of intriguing, complex, and diverse warriors deserving stories of their own, building to the ultimate encounter. While the primary storyline is told by series co-director Josh Tierney and illustrated by Miguel Valderrama, the individual short tales are told by a variety of their celebrated comic-industry peers in different visual styles.

Co-created by Paul Maybury and Josh Tierney, this epic anthology taps Miguel Valderrama, Carlos Valderrama, Afu Chan, Devin Kraft, Niami, Meg Gandy, Jared Morgan, Irene Koh, Kyla Vanderklugt, Benjamin Marra, Alexis Ziritt, Travel Foreman, Carlos Carrasco, Vlad Gusev, and Ramon Sierra for an epic high fantasy tale.

Hunters is published in partnership with Buño Books and is slated for release in June.

Preview: Space Riders: Galaxy Of Brutality #4

Space Riders: Galaxy Of Brutality #4

Written by: Fabian Rangel Jr.
Illustrated by: Alexis Ziritt
Lettered by: Ryan Ferrier

THIS IS IT! The comic you’ll tell your grand-kids about! All of existence itself is in danger of extinction but it’s not going out without a fight! The SPACE RIDERS must unite like never before and pull out all the stops for the greatest battle reality has ever seen!

What if the .0001%’s Children Rejected Their Legacy?

What if the children of the .0001% rejected their family legacies of global brutality and tore down the billionaire patriarchy? That’s the concept behind Billionaire Killers, a new comic book series created by writer Matteo Pizzolo and artist Soo Lee about corruption, conspiracy, and what happens when the next generation vows to burn it all down. On sale this March, Billionaire Killers is the latest comic book series from Black Mask Studios, the progressive, Los Angeles-based indie publisher.

In Billionaire Killers, the CEO of ExxonMobil is America’s Secretary Of State, a hedge fund manager worth $300 million is the Secretary Of The Treasury and a lawyer who sued the EPA 14 times is head of the EPA. It’s a world where the President stops even bothering to hide the fact that America is ruled by corporations; a world where the next generation declares: enough. The series follows two young women, Sera and Pru, heiresses to their industrialist fathers’ empires, who come to learn the patriarchs of their families earned their fortunes by causing global suffering, and then decide to go to war against their own parents.

Billionaire Killers is a standalone, ongoing comic book series that expands on Young Terrorists, the acclaimed comic by Pizzolo and artist Amancay Nahuelpan.

Billionaire Killers #1 is 36 pages and will retail for $3.99 when it goes on sale on March 28, 2018. Billionaire Killers #1 will feature 3 covers — by Soo Lee, Alexis Ziritt and Amancay Nahuelpan.

Review: Space Riders: Galaxy of Brutality #2.3

Space God Monster versus Space God Monster and The One True God of Evil sings the damn ENDSONG plunging entire galaxies into the AGE OF THE ABYSS and who are the only ones that can stop it?? You know damn well who, the SPACE RIDERS!! This chapter puts the ultimate in penultimate!!

Things of myth begin to appear as the Endstorm is unleashed in Space Riders: Galaxy of Brutality #2.3. This forces Captain Peligro to act on behalf of all space riders. He comes to the rescue of the captive ones in the process, as the fight for the life of the galaxy begins. Will it survive, or is this the end? Fabian Rangel Jr. delivers cosmic sci-fi entertainment that feels like a trippy heir to the King Jack Kirby.

The art by Alexis Ziritt continues its vibrant and psychedelic color scheme, revealing more and more influence of Jack Kirby. It brings in a lot of traditional classic science fiction elements in the process creating a combination that’s as much a draw visually as it is in the narrative. The giant space whale manages to steal the spotlight with its own imposing form.

The series is a fun visual treat that is a must for anyone that loves classic sci-fi psychedelic comics.

Story: Fabian Rangel Jr. Art: Alexis Ziritt
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

SPX 2017 Announces Learn to Draw Comics Workshops

SPX has announced a series of comic book making workshops, featuring hands-on instruction from some of the most talented makers of independent comics. The workshops will occur Saturday September 16 and Sunday September 17 at SPX 2017.

Educator Frank Santoro and his Comics Workbook school will host the legendary Gilbert Hernandez, along with Alexis Ziritt and other masters of the form while they discuss their comic book making process and share their knowledge. Participants will have the opportunity to hone their storytelling and drawing skills – whether they are a beginner or expert.

The complete schedule of Comics Workshop sessions can be found on the SPX web site.

Sign up for a session (or two) to Learn to Draw Comic from the Pros!

Confirmation emails will be sent out Tuesday  September 12.

All workshops will be held in the Glen Echo rooms downstairs at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, right across from the White Flint Metro stop on the Red Line.

You must have an Attendee badge to participate.

Admission to SPX 2017 is $15 Saturday, $10 Sunday and $20 both days. Admission gets you into the class, the Exhibitor Hall with over 680 creators selling the finest in indie comics, mini-comics, graphic novels, posters and other cool stuff.

Walk-ins will be welcome, however, space permitting. Seating to all sessions are limited to 50 people.

LOCATION:

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
Rockville, Maryland
20852

METRO STOP: White Flint Station on the Red Line

Preview: Space Riders: Galaxy of Brutality #3

SPACE RIDERS: GALAXY OF BRUTALITY #3

Illustrated by: Alexis Ziritt
Written by: Fabian Rangel Jr.
Lettered by: Ryan Ferrier

Space God Monster versus Space God Monster and The One True God of Evil sings the damn ENDSONG plunging entire galaxies into the AGE OF THE ABYSS and who are the only ones that can stop it?? You know damn well who, the SPACE RIDERS!! This chapter puts the ultimate in penultimate!!

Review: Space Riders: Galaxy of Brutality #2

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Colonel Conley is training new recruits when he receives a transmission from a long lost friend. The SPACE RIDERS have to get their sh** together and find the source of the signal. It leads them to the OMEGA STRUCTURE, the place where GODS GO TO DIE! Prepare yourselves as best you can for THE LAST TRANSMISSION OF MARGARITA PELIGRO!

Things get even stranger in Space Riders: Galaxy of Brutality #2 as two figures from the captain’s past return. A new threat begins to rise from the early days of the universe which sends the crew to the edge of the universe… literally. The captain is reintroduced to his mom, and her own past which sets up the next issue as this tale continues to unfold.

The art style continues it vibrant almost psychedelic look creating a lot of contrast. The show stealer goes to the Omega Structure with dark, with an almost Lovecraft like look.

Story: Fabian Rangel, Jr. Art: Alexis Ziritt
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Space Riders: Galaxy of Brutality #1

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An ancient evil is gathering power throughout the cosmos, and it falls upon the legendary SPACE RIDERS to kick its a**! Having disbanded, the crew of CAPTAIN PELIGRO, MONO, and YARA must reunite for what may be their final ride! The cult comic that electrified comic readers in the brain RETURNS to blast your fragile human psyche into oblivion!!

Space Riders: Galaxy of Brutality #1 is a heroic beginning for the second volume of this series. Written by Fabian Rangel, Jr., this second volume manages to continue what made the first so impressive, a lot of action, and sparks of humor. This first issue hints at some strange events yet to come, and some troublesome past actions between Captain Peligro, and Mono.

The colorful, almost psychedelic art style by Alexis Ziritt continues on creating a comic that stands out from so much else on the shelf. It continues a high contrast environments, and characters. And when all is said and done, each panel is a small work of art in the process as well.

Story: Fabian Rangel, Jr. Art: Alexis Ziritt
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Space Riders: Galaxy of Brutality #2

SPACE RIDERS: GALAXY OF BRUTALITY #2

Written by: Fabian Rangel Jr.
Illustrated by: Alexis Ziritt
Lettered by: Ryan Ferrier
In Stores: June 14

Colonel Conley is training new recruits when he receives a transmission from a long lost friend. The SPACE RIDERS have to get their sh** together and find the source of the signal. It leads them to the OMEGA STRUCTURE, the place where GODS GO TO DIE! Prepare yourselves as best you can for THE LAST TRANSMISSION OF MARGARITA PELIGRO!

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