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The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1 Sells Out Before Release

BOOM! Studios has announced that The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1, the premiere issue in a new original series from acclaimed comics creator Ram V, superstar artist Filipe Andrade, and letterer AndWorld Design, that explores the fine line between living and dying in Mumbai through the lens of magical realism, has sold out at the distributor level before release!

In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! has announced The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1 Second Printing, featuring brand new cover art by superstar artist Christian Ward available in stores May 5, 2021.

With humanity on the verge of discovering immortality, the avatar of Death is fired and relegated to the world below to live out her now-finite days in the body of twenty-something Laila Starr in Mumbai. Struggling with her newfound mortality, Laila hatches a plan and soon discovers a way to be placed at the time and location where the creator of immortality will be born . . . But will Laila take her chance to permanently reverse the course of (future) history, or does a more shocking fate await her within the coils of mortal existence?

Print copies of The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1 First Printing will be available for sale on April 14, 2021.

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1 Second Printing

Review: Nocterra #2

Nocterra #2

Nocterra #1 was a solid start to the series. It introduced us to a world plunged in darkness and a compelling lead in Val, aka Sundog. It also gave us a solid supporting cast and a unique villain. Nocterra #2 continues the tense action as we learn the truth about Val’s passengers and hints as to what’s going on in the world.

Val’s on the run, pursued by Blacktop Bill for unknown reasons. Writer Scott Snyder uses the opportunity to dive further into the world, showing us more of Val’s past as well as the present. The issue does a solid job of fleshing out the world of Nocterra. We get a better sense of what the early days were like as well as what the world is currently like. But, Snyder also keeps things familiar.

The concept of a driver hauling passengers for money to get dragged into something bigger isn’t anything new. It’s a story that’s been done before. What Snyder does is gives us details and specifics that are unique and interesting. The idea of individuals who slowly change and unknown reasons for the darkness are two concepts that suck the reader in. The specifics as to how this society functions and generates light too are details that create depth to a familiar story. It’s the quality of the details that really suck the reader in.

The visuals help too.

Tony S. Daniel along with colorist Tomeu Morey give us images that pop from the page. For a world of darkness there’s so much color and light. Things jump from page in a bright, almost neon, look. In Blacktop Bill, we also have a unique villain that’s something I’ve never seen. And that feels like a lot of the comic. This is a world I haven’t seen before. It’s concepts and visuals pop on the page. There’s such a simplicity to it all in ideas but it’s done so well and to a level that really stands out.

Nocterra #2 is a great second issue that delivers more depth to the world and some exciting reveals. It’s an issue that continues to expand upon the first building an exciting story in an intriguing world. This is some top-notch work and an action comic that begs you to get lost in the darkness.

Story: Scott Snyder Art: Tony S. Daniel
Color: Tomeu Morey Letterer: Andworld Design
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Get a First Look at EVE #1 from Victor LaValle, Jo Mi-Gyeong, Brittany Peer, and AndWorld Design

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at EVE #1, a brand new five-issue original series from award-winning author Victor LaValle and rising star artist Jo Mi-Gyeong, with colorist Brittany Peer and letterer AndWorld Design, about a dangerous journey across a future dystopian America to save the world, available on May 5, 2021.

When the ice caps melted, most of humanity was lost to the hidden disease that was released. Now, a mysterious girl named Eve has awoken in secret and must deal with a world that’s nothing like the virtual reality she was raised in. In order to save her real father, Eve must embark on a deadly quest across the country, but she has no idea of the threats that await her — or the price she will pay to restore life to a dying planet…

EVE #1 features main cover art by artist Ario Anindito and variant covers by famed illustrator Yuko Shimizu and acclaimed artist InHyuk Lee.

EVE #1

Enter the House of Slaughter with BOOM! Studios on Free Comic Book Day

BOOM! Studios has announced the Enter the House of Slaughter 2021 FCBD Special, a free special issue set in the world of Something is Killing the Children, the highly acclaimed bestselling series by award-winning writer James Tynion IV, artist Werther Dell’Edera,  colorist Miquel Muerto, and letterer AndWorld Design, arriving in comic shops worldwide on Free Comic Book Day, August 14, 2021.

ARE YOU READY TO ENTER THE HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER? In 2019, Tynion IV and Dell’Edera introduced the world to Erica Slaughter, the iconic monster hunter who came to Archer’s Peak, Wisconsin to save the town’s children from the monsters only she can see. But Erica is not the only member of the House of Slaughter . . . with nearly half a million copies sold, Something is Killing the Children has become a true comic phenomenon, and this Free Comic Book Day you are invited to enter the House of Slaughter… if you dare.

Enter the House of Slaughter

Your First Look at The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1

BOOM! Studios have revealed a first look at The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1, the first issue in a new original series from acclaimed comics creator Ram V, superstar artist Filipe Andrade, and letterer AndWorld Design, that explores the fine line between living and dying in Mumbai through the lens of magical realism, available on April 14.

With humanity on the verge of discovering immortality, the avatar of Death is fired and relegated to the world below to live out her now-finite days in the body of twenty-something Laila Starr in Mumbai. Struggling with her newfound mortality, Laila hatches a plan and soon discovers a way to be placed at the time and location where the creator of immortality will be born . . . But will Laila take her chance to permanently reverse the course of (future) history, or does a more shocking fate await her within the coils of mortal existence?

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1 features main cover art by series artist Andrade and variant covers by famed illustrator David Mack, and acclaimed artist Anand RK.

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1

Review: Nocterra #1

Nocterra #1

When Nocterra came to Kickstarter, I happily backed it. I have the full over-sized black and white version on my shelf. I haven’t cracked it open yet because I wanted to experience the comic monthly, issue by issue and in color, like so many others. Reading it in one go is for down the road. After reading Nocterra #1, I had to crack open my Kickstarter version as I wanted to linger on and soak in the artwork even more. The comic delivers an intriguing premise that feels familiar in a world that feels foreign, strange, and fascinating.

The world has gone dark. Enveloped in a pitch black, the surviving bits of humanity must cling to the artificial light because if they don’t, they begin to turn into monsters. There’s constant danger and a rather bleak existance. Enter Valentina “Val” Riggs, a skilled ferryman who transports people and goods along deadly unlit roads with her heavily illuminated eighteen wheeler. Riggs is hired to ferry two mysterious individuals who promise hope.

Written by Scott Snyder, Nocterra #1 feels familiar. The darkness delivers thoughts of Pitch Black while being surrounded by monsters and the focus on a courier has a bit of I Am Legend and The Wilds, among other things. Despite that familiarity, the debut issue is engaging and sucks the reader in. The presentation of the world and build up to the final pages creates a world you become enveloped in.

Riggs being the center of the story, we’re provided a personal experience in this world and her view on it. Snyder gives Riggs some depth, taking us from her childhood to the current situation, ten years after the world has gone dark. We get Val’s perspective on it with a calm acceptance for reasons explained. And we get action, lots of action. Nocterra #1 delivers a hell of a sequence that’s full of entertainment.

That action is delivered by Tony S. Daniel. His visuals, along with Tomeu Morey on color and Andworld Design‘s lettering, get the blood pumping while the action gets going. But, the visuals help flesh out this world telling so much of the story. When Val gets to her town, we’re presented with a new world that packs in details that tell so much more than Snyder’s dialogue provides. You get a good sense of things through Daniel’s art, it’s the small details of the comic. Nocterra #1 also delivers one of the most interesting villains in a long time with a design that sucks you into the void.

Nocterra #1 is a solid start. Though it feels like an amalgam of other stories, it’s entertaining and packed with stunning visuals. We get an interesting world, solid protagonist, and the focus on details that flesh out its characters and world. It’s an amazing start and we’re all in for the ride.

Story: Scott Snyder Art: Tony S. Daniel
Color: Tomeu Morey Letterer: Andworld Design
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Wynd #6 Brings New Adventure from James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas in May 2021

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at the newest chapter in the blockbuster series Wynd, which returns in May 2021 with issue #6, kicking off the next story arc in the acclaimed original series by award-winning writer James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas, with letterer AndWorld Design.

The hit series returns as magical teen Wynd and his ragtag group of friends, Oakley, Thorn, and Yorik, take the next step in their dangerous quest. But what is the shocking secret behind Wynd’s terrifying visions? Meanwhile, back in Pipetown, the dying King Yossar does the unthinkable in his attempt to bring Yorik home — letting Vampyres into the city for the first time in generations.

Wynd #6 features main cover art by series artist Dialynas, as well as variant covers by acclaimed artist Rian Gonzales and fan-favorite illustrator Mirka Andolfo. Every issue of Wynd will feature 40 pages of story – twice the standard comic.

Wynd #6

Jump Fifty Years into the Future in We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #6

BOOM! Studios has revealed We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #6, the launch of a brand new story arc in the acclaimed sci-fi comic book series from writer Al Ewing, artist Simone Di Meo with color assistance by Mariasara Miotti, and letters by AndWorld Design, about one crew’s epic search for the truth about gods in space . . . and the dire reality-shattering consequences of their quest, available in stores on May 19, 2021.

Fifty years have passed since Captain Malik and the crew of the Vihaan II embarked on their fateful mission – and the universe has changed in ways no one ever expected. Jason Hauer, one of the fated Vihaan II crew, is now 71 years old and living a life on the razor’s edge between the Harvesters and the Worshippers. 

As these rival religious factions clash throughout the galaxy, Jason finds himself thrown into the center of the chaos and forced to confront his tortured past. And the only people who can help Jason have their own secret agenda – one that may bring him face to face with Captain Malik in ways beyond comprehension…

We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #6 features main cover art by series artist Simone Di Meo and variant cover art by fan-favorite artists Bengal, Mike Del Mundo, and Toni Infante.

Secret Origins of Erica Slaughter Revealed in Something is Killing the Children #16

BOOM! Studios has announced Something is Killing the Children #16 will launch a brand new story arc in the Eisner Award-nominated horror series from GLAAD Award-winning author James Tynion IV, artist Werther Dell’Edera, colorist Miquel Muerto, and letterer AndWorld Design, about Erica’s early experiences with the House of Slaughter and the start of her monster-hunting career… before the horrifying events that brought her to Archer’s Peak.

The story you demanded begins here: the origin of Erica Slaughter! What shocking events brought Erica to the House of Slaughter… and what did she have to do to join the Order of St. George? The secrets are revealed here for the first time in this perfect jumping-on point for new readers.

Something is Killing the Children #16 features main cover art by series artist Werther Dell’Edera and variant cover art by fan-favorite artists Jenny Frison and Toni Infante. In comes to shelves in May 2021.

Every Issue of We Only Find Them When They’re Dead Gets New Printings

BOOM! Studios has announced that the first five issues of the highly acclaimed comic book series We Only Find Them When They’re Dead will return with all-new printings in February 2021, making the entire first story arc available to dedicated fans and new readers. The sci-fi epic from Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo, with color assistance by Mariasara Miotti and letters by AndWorld Design, is about one man’s unrelenting quest throughout space to discover the truth—no matter where it takes him.

To meet demand for We Only Find Them When They’re Dead, BOOM! Studios announced We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #1 Fifth PrintingWe Only Find Them When They’re Dead #2 Fourth PrintingWe Only Find Them When They’re Dead #3 Third PrintingWe Only Find Them When They’re Dead #4  Third Printing, and We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #5 Second Printing, featuring brand new covers by series artist Di Meo, available on February 24, 2021.

Meet Captain Malik and the crew of the Vihaan II, a spaceship that harvests resources from the giant corpses of alien gods found on the edge of human space. While other autopsy ships race to salvage the meat, minerals, and metals that sustain the human race, Malik sees an opportunity to finally break free from this system by being the first to find a living god. But Malik’s obsession with the gods will push his crew into danger at the darkest reaches of space—unless the rogue agent on their trail can stop them first…

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