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NYCC 2021: Andy Serkis’ Eternus Comes to Scout Comics

Scout Comics and Thunder Comics have announced the new comic series Eternus by actor/director/producer Andy Serkis.

The seven-issue Eternus, co-created with director Andrew Levitas, is inspired by myth and takes place in 360 AD, 30 years after the murder of Zeus in his own temples. Zeus’ son, Heracles, is now a depressed drunk, while the old gods struggle to stay alive after decades of Christian disruption. When Athena’s Temple is sacked by a mysterious Centurion in search of a relic once belonging to Zeus, the old gods are convinced this is Zeus’ killer. Now Heracles must sober up and protect the only witness to identify the killer.

The Source/Unikorn scribe Don Handfield is writing with Anastajza K Davis. Art hails from penciler Karl Moline, inker Andy Owens and letter Dave Lanphear. Rob Prior will paint the main covers. 

A limited-edition ashcan NOW AVAILABLE for pre-order on Scout’s website and at New York Comic Con starting this Thursday, where cover artist Rob Prior will be doing a signing. There’s two versions, a regular edition and a limited edition METAL cover edition.

Eternus

Review: Sinister War #1

Sinister War #1

When writer Nick Spencer‘s run on Spider-Man began, it was an enjoyable and fun start that felt pretty welcoming to new readers. An impressive amount of issues later, his run is beginning to wrap up and part of that is Sinister War bringing together various groups of villains for something… along with Mephisto… and Dr. Stange. Sinister War #1 isn’t so much an entry into the event and Spencer’s end-run but the continuation of years of continuity that’s almost impenetrable to new readers.

For those that don’t know the general story, there’s multiple groups of “(fill in word) Six” villains. They all seem to not get along. They either want to fight each other or are pissed about a movie made. For those that didn’t read the Mary Jane miniseries, MJ has made a film and the director is a “reformed” Mysterio. Yeah… Then there’s Mephisto doing his thing which seems like a reference to that so loved “One More Day” storyline. I’m not quite sure. There’s so much packed into the issue that not a lot is explained and there’s just a lot of hints. Then there’s the whole Kindred thing… It’s a jumbled mess.

When events kick off with a miniseries first issue like this, there’s an opportunity to ease new readers in as well as move the story along. A successful issue does exactly that. Instead, this issue just continues everything Spencer has been doing as if it’s just another issue of Amazing Spider-Man. If you’re not caught up, tough luck. It’s the exact opposite of what a solid “event” debut should be and by the end of the issue, I was turned off and resigned to wait for the new creative team to take over in a few months.

Mark Bagley‘s art is… decent. There’s a lot packed into the issue and it’s cool to see Bagley’s take on each of the characters but none of it really pops. I know folks love Bagley’s work on Spider-Man but it’s never been a style that has really hooked me. For me, it’s good, not great. Bagle is joined by Andrew Hennessy, John Dell, and Andy Owens in inks, color by Brian Reber, and lettering by Joe Caramagna. The art is really good at times and at others falls a little flat. It doesn’t help the story is choppy, the art doesn’t pick up the slack making a smooth narrative.

Sinister War #1 had me excited going into the comic. The idea of rival villain groups battling it out sounds like it could be fun and entertaining. But, the story is more a continuation of what’s been going on in Amazing Spider-Man. It’s not a jumping-on-point, just a spin-off to pack everything in and check off storylines. It’s definitely a pass for those who haven’t been reading the series already.

Story: Nick Spencer Art: Mark Bagley
Ink: Andrew Hennessy, John Dell, Andy Owens Color: Brian Reber Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 5.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 5.0 Recommendation: Pass

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The Original Predator Screenplay Gets a Comic Adaptation

Before there was Predator, there was Hunters. Now, Dark Horse Comics and Twentieth Century Fox invite you to experience that story in Predator: The Original Screenplay. Adapted from James E. Thomas and John C. Thomas’ 1984 screenplay Hunters, writer Jeremy Barlow, artist Patrick Blaine, and inker Andy Owens bring the original story to brutal life.

In Predator: The Original Screenplay, a team of military specialists are on a rescue mission in the jungles of Central America. The details of the mission are classified, but the team soon uncovers a trail of lies and deceit. Something is observing them—tracking their every move. The hunt has begun!

Predator: The Original Screenplay #1 (of five) goes on sale June 10, 2020.

Predator: The Original Screenplay

Review: Venom #21

Absolute Carnage is over! What’s next for Eddie Brock and Venom? Venom Island begins here!

Story: Donny Cates
Art: Mark Bagley
Ink: Andy Owens
Color: Frank Martin, Erick Arciniega
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Get your copy in comic shops! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla Special #1

It’s a fifth week and DC again is bringing together their characters with classic Hanna-Barbera. In this issue, Magilla Gorilla is framed for murder and Nightwing must help him solve the case. Plus, a bonus story featuring Secret Squirrel.

Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla Special #1 is by Heath Corson, Tom Grummett, Tom Derenick, Cam Smith, Andy Owens, Pete Pantazis, Carlos M. Mangual, J.M. DeMatteis, Tom Mandrake, Hi-Fi, and Travis Lanham.

Get your copy in comic shops today. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Wildstorm: Michael Cray #9

Wildstorm: Michael Cray #9

(W) Bryan Hill (A) N. Steven Harris, Dexter Vines, Andy Owens (CA) Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz
In Shops: Jul 11, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Michael learns the truth about John Constantine’s plans to provide the world free energy, and his sinister plot will shake Michael to his core and potentially plunge the world into a new age of darkness. Killing Constantine and his allies might save the world, but doing so could trap the alien entity growing in Michael’s brain forever.

Preview: Scooby Apocalypse #26

Scooby Apocalypse #26

(W) Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis (A) Ron Wagner, Andy Owens (CA) Kaare Andrews
In Shops: Jun 13, 2018
SRP: $3.99

With one of their own dead, the members of the Scooby gang wrestle with their grief. But there’s precious little time to mourn, because a new threat is rising – one that may spell an end to the gang’s hope of building a haven for the survivors of the nanite plague.

Preview: Scooby Apocalypse #25

Scooby Apocalypse #25

(W) Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis (A) Ron Wagner, Andy Owens (CA) Howard Porter
In Shops: May 09, 2018
SRP: $3.99

After nearly fifty years of Scooby-Doo, the unthinkable occurs! This month death claims one of the most beloved figures in pop-culture history: Fred Jones! This stunning turn of events will have repercussions that you won’t want to miss!

Preview: Scooby Apocalypse #24

Scooby Apocalypse #24

Story: Keith Giffen
Dialogue: J.M. DeMatteis
Art: Patrick Oliffe
Ink: Tom Nguyen, Andy Owens
Color: Hi-Fi
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Assistant: Liz Erickson
Cover: Jill Thompson
Variant Cover: Trevor Hairsine, Antoine Fabela
Editor: Harvey Richards
Head Editor: Jim Chadwick
In Shops: Apr 11, 2018
SRP: $3.99

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Fred and Daphne are finally together! But in a world full of murder, monsters and misery-how long can true love last?

Preview: Scooby Apocalypse #23

Scooby Apocalypse #23

Story: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Rob Wagner
Art: Ron Wagner
Cover: Jill Thompson
Ink: Andy Owens, Color: Hi-Fi Letterer: Travis Lanham
Editor: Harvey Richards Assistant Editor: Liz Erickson
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

With their new base of operations established, the gang begins the search for the last remnants of the human race! In their quest to find survivors, they encounter creatures who aren’t mindless savages-and the discovery just might tear the team apart! Also: the next chapter in the outrageous adventures of Secret Squirrel!

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