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Preview: Lost Falls #1

Lost Falls #1

Written by Curt Pires
Pencils Antonio Fuso, Pierluigi Minotti
Colored by Lee Loughridge
Lettered by Micah Myers
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Halfway between a dream and a memory.

When Detective Daniel Pynchon Wakes up in Lost Falls, on the shore with no recollection of how he got there, he struggles to piece together the events that lead him there.

As he investigates the phenomenon surrounding his memory loss and the town itself, he discovers horrors both human and otherwise.

TWIN PEAKS meets LOVECRAFT COUNTRY in this socially minded mystery thriller.

The latest collaboration between Curt Pires and Antonio Fuso, the creators of WYRD (soon to be a show on FX starring Matthew Rhys).

Lost Falls #1

Black Lightning TV Show Writer/Producer Charles Holland and Artist Antonio Fuso Introduces us to Cassidy’s Secret in August

Cassidy’s Secret is a brand new bi-monthly series debuting this August from Clover Press! The series was created and written by Charles Holland, writer and Executive Producer of the Black Lightning TV series, and illustrated by Antonio Fuso, the co-creator of Wyrd.

When a comet lands on Earth, it brings a child who will become Earth’s most powerful hero. Sounds familiar?

Well, it also brings an ultra-virus that grants powers to a select genetically disposed few. In a world where those with superpowers invoke fear and awe, some become celebrities, others become scapegoats – and some exploit these new abilities for their own agenda. Who will defend the powered few when the many seek to cage and/or control them?

Cassidy Crawford is the most prominent defense attorney who leads a law firm that specializes in protecting this new minority population from overzealous laws, police, and prosecutors.

This first issue kicks off Cassidy’s case of a lifetime – a murder committed in the White House!

Review: Stargazer TPB

Stargazer

Missing person or alien abduction? This is the question Shae must answer in Stargazer. Written by Anthony Cleveland, Stargazer is part mystery and part science-fiction thriller. Published by Mad Cave Studios, this six issue series is due for release as a trade paperback on April 28th. When they were kids, Shae and her brother Kenny witnessed something unexplainable. As the siblings grew up, each sought to explain what they saw in their own ways. Shae chose the path of science while Kenny seemed to dive deep into delusions about what happened that night. Years later, Kenny disappears, and Shae must reunite with their old group of friends to track him down and discover the truth of what they saw when they were children.

Stargazer has a great balance of scenes set in the past and scenes set in the present. Cleveland mixes the two together well, combining them into a straightforward narrative. The story moves at a brisk pace with emotional beats and tense moments sprinkled in all the right places. Like any good mystery or sci-fi thriller, there’s more happening beneath the surface of the narrative than meets the eye. The plot has a lot of moving pieces, but Cleveland does a nice job of fitting them all together.

Antonio Fuso’s artwork is a bit uneven from one panel to the next, but I like how expressively he draws the characters’ faces. The character designs are clear enough for the reader to tell each character apart while being distinct enough to distinguish scenes set in the past from those set in the present. As a result, it’s always easy to visually follow the events of story. Each issue collected in this trade paperback features distinct page layouts. Fuso plays around with the frames of each panel, giving each page a dynamic look. I really enjoyed seeing characters “break the fourth wall,” in a manner of speaking, as they reached past or through the framing of each panel.

Stargazer is an emotionally charged and thrilling science-fiction adventure. I try not to use this phrase, but this graphic novel warrants an exception: once you start reading, you won’t be able to put this book down. It’s a fast paced read with as many loud action beats as it has quiet emotional moments. The artwork is unique, even though the quality of the linework varies in spots. Fans of sci-fi comics will want to add this book to their collections.

Story: Anthony Cleveland Art: Antonio Fuso
Color: Stefano Simeone Letterer Justin Birch
Story: 9.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 8.3 Recommendation: Buy

Mad Cave Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Steve Ekstrom Joins Behemoth as new Editorial Director

Steve Ekstrom

Behemoth Comics has announced the addition of comic book creator Steve Ekstrom to their company as the new Editorial Director.

Ekstrom’s role will primarily focus on the development of new creator-owned content with Behemoth’s Publisher, Nathan Yocum. Ekstrom will have expanded creative roles on several licensed projects connected to recent popular horror and sci-fi films as well as developing branded content for some popular projects featured on Netflix. Ekstrom is also spearheading the development of a direct-to-digital imprint, D2D, with the launch of a digital anthology in late 2021 sold exclusively by Behemoth on Comixology.

Steve Ekstrom is an award-winning writer and accomplished indie comics writer, letterer, editor and publisher with various credits at DC Comics, Image Comics, Top Shelf Publications, Pilot Studios, Imminent Press, Tin Star Studios and 803 Studios.

Ekstrom and Vanja Miskovic recently signed a creator-owned deal with Behemoth for the Serbian crime comic, SOKO, with artist Antonio Fuso, and colorist Stefano Simeone. SOKO #1 will launch in November 2021 with a cover by RM Guera.

Curt Pires and comiXology Announce Lost Falls and Memoria and Youth Continues

Writer Curt Pires and comiXology have announced two new series Lost Falls and Memoria. This announcement is timed to the highly anticipated print publication of Youth Volume 1 from Dark Horse Books which coincides with the debut of Youth Season Two, the sequel to the acclaimed teen superhero drama that is exclusively available as part of the comiXology Originals line of digital content.

Both Lost Falls, a social minded mystery box thriller with art by Antonio Fuso, Pierluigi Minotti, and Lee Loughridge and Memoria, a crime thriller with art by Sunando C and Mark Dale, will be written by Curt Pires and available exclusively from comiXology Originals will be available for purchase via comiXology and Kindle and included in Prime Reading, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited upon release.  More details and release dates will be announced in the coming months.

Written by Curt Pires and with art by Alex Diotto, co-creators of the acclaimed comic Olympia, with colors by Dee Cunniffe and letters by Micah MyersYouth is an epic superhuman saga unlike any other. Youth is currently in development as an original series with Amazon Studios with executive producer Patrick Moran.

Youth Volume 1, the print edition, collecting issues 1-4 of the digital series, arrives in paperback for the first time from Dark Horse Books in bookstores on April 6, 2021 and in comic shops on April 7, 2021. In YOUTH Volume 1 Franklin and River struggle to navigate family, friends, high school, work, drugs, and all the pressures of growing up. As a queer couple, they yearn to escape their lives in a small, bigoted Midwest town. They steal River’s stepfather’s Mustang and hit the road. Their destination? California. But along the way, the car breaks down. They meet some kids who are travelling the country, partying, and attempting to find themselves. They party some more. . . And soon everything changes.

Also on April 6, 2021, the story continues digitally with Youth Season Two issue #1.  In Youth Season Two, six months have passed since the events of the first story. Some of the kids are missing. Some of the kids are dead. Some of the kids are trying to do better. One thing is for certain: they’re not the only ones with powers anymore. A bold expansion to the smash hit first story, Youth Season Two will continue with the core cast as well as introduce new characters from all across the globe.

Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content, Youth Season Two will be released monthly. Each of the 4-issues will be available upon release, at no additional cost, for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and for purchase on the Amazon Kindle Store and comiXology. Prime Reading offers all Amazon Prime members a rotating selection of over a thousand top Kindle books, magazines, short works, comic books, children’s books, and more – all at no additional cost. Kindle Unlimited gives customers access to more than 1 million titles, including thousands of audio books, and current magazines for just $9.99 a month with a 30-day free trial. ComiXology Unlimited offers over 30,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial.

From Comic to Screen, Wyrd is in the Works at FX

Matthew Rys is set to star and executive produce Wyrd, a new television series based on the Dark Horse comic created by Curt Pires and Antonio Fuso and also featured Stefano Simeone and Micah Myers.

The series is being written by Sheldon Turner and the story of an immigrant extraterrestrial in exile. Wyrd is sent to Earth to better understand humanity and when he’s left, he has to assimilate while investigating paranormal activity and attempting to find a way home.

The series was released in 2019 by Dark Horse.

Wyrd

Storyworlds launches a new line of graphic novellas in February 2021

Storyworlds and its founder, Max Gadney, have announced the launch of the company and four new Graphic Novellas: United States of Magic, The Sword and the Six-Shooter, Only Hope: Fear Farm, and FAB!  Storyworlds’ aim is to work with up-and-coming creators from diverse backgrounds to help introduce a new readership to comics.

The releases will be 50-60 page books with self-contained stories packaged as “graphic novella.” Storyworlds launches in February 2021 with the release of United States of Magic.

United States of Magic

(W) Max Gadney  (A/C) Julian Parry (L) Taylor Esposito

During the US occupation of Iraq, intelligence analyst Dana Dryden uncovers a fantastical conspiracy threatening the safety of the world and decides to help thwart the shadowy private military company behind the chaos.

United States of Magic

The Sword and the Six-Shooter

(W) Simon Delafond, Max Gadney (A) Antonio Fuso (C) Stefano Simeone
(L) Taylor Esposito

A disgraced Samurai, arrives in 1870s Texas to hunt down the man who killed his master. Combining his samurai skills with those of a Texas Ranger and haunted by ‘Yōkai’ demons, he pursues his target across the last lawless frontier in the USA.

The Sword and the Six-Shooter

Only Hope: Fear Farm

(W) Max Gadney (A/C) Ksenia Kudryavtseva (L) Taylor Esposito

On a remote Pacific island where moderation staff filter the internet for extreme material, Hope Farrar, a new employee discovers a terrible secret and vows to fight back.

Only Hope: Fear Farm

FAB

(W) RAMZEE  (A/C) Stefano Simeone  (L) Taylor Esposito

When a new 3D printing technology leaks into the black market, allowing people to make whatever they want, including clones of themselves, Marcia Clay joins a secret government task force set up to stop this threat & find its source.

FAB

Review: Stargazer #1

Stargazer #1

For me, one of the most overlooked sci-fi films is Fire in the Sky. The film is based on a book recounting one man’s alien abduction experience. In the story, he’s taken by aliens while logging with co-workers leading to a mystery if he was really abducted or in fact killed. For those that haven’t seen it, it’s well worth viewing. Stargazer #1, a new series from Mad Cave Studios, delivers a similar concept mixing the abduction story with a little bit of IT and Goonies and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Writer Anthony Cleveland seems to play with the familiar in this debut issue. It opens with a twist on Close Encounters of the Third Kind and from there weaves a story of the past and present day. Where Stargazer #1 stands out is leaving the reader with doubts. What’s real? What’s false? Is it all a bad acid trip.

The story revolves around a group of kids who have an experience one day that involves discovering acid and possible aliens. Were the aliens due to the drugs? Were they real? It’s unknown exactly what’s going on even by the end of the first issue which seems to take you in a certain direction. There’s so many fakes and twists, what “the facts” are remain unclear and unknown. It’s exactly what a good alien abduction story should be.

Antonio Fuso provides the art with Stefano Simeone on colors and Justin Birch lettering. The art is solid clearly jumping through it’s three segments and tying the latter two together in a reddish/purpleish color haze. The choice of colors is striking and with Fuso’s art style, it creates trippy visuals where the paranoia of it all is enhanced.

Where Stargazer #1 really stands out is the small details. There’s so much to relate to here as readers. One can just go into it appreciating the pressure of having to take care of an unwell family member. Many will relate to the aspect of having to keep a secret. And some will latch on to the emotional toll or the fantastical. The team delivers all of that and more in a story that perfectly mixes dialogue and visuals to flesh out characters and the story. We learn about a character from a photo. We also get a sense of the tough decision being made from a pamphlet. These are details that enhance the story without breaking the flow.

Those details too are perfect for this type of experience. As readers, we’re going into the story skeptical. Is this an alien abduction? We don’t know. But, it feels like the creative team have made sure to focus in on tiny aspects for us to put together that mystery and so much more. If you’re a fan of alien abduction stories or mysteries, Stargazer #1 is a definite buy.

Story: Anthony Cleveland Art: Antonio Fuso
Color: Stefano Simeone Letterer: Justin Birch
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy

Mad Cave Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review. Mad Cave is also a paid advertiser on the site.


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Review: Stargazer #1

Stargazer #1

For me, one of the most overlooked sci-fi films is Fire in the Sky. The film is based on a book recounting one man’s alien abduction experience. In the story, he’s taken by aliens while logging with co-workers leading to a mystery if he was really abducted or in fact killed. For those that haven’t seen it, it’s well worth viewing. Stargazer #1, a new series from Mad Cave Studios, delivers a similar concept mixing the abduction story with a little bit of IT and Goonies and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Writer Anthony Cleveland seems to play with the familiar in this debut issue. It opens with a twist on Close Encounters of the Third Kind and from there weaves a story of the past and present day. Where Stargazer #1 stands out is leaving the reader with doubts. What’s real? What’s false? Is it all a bad acid trip.

The story revolves around a group of kids who have an experience one day that involves discovering acid and possible aliens. Were the aliens due to the drugs? Were they real? It’s unknown exactly what’s going on even by the end of the first issue which seems to take you in a certain direction. There’s so many fakes and twists, what “the facts” are remain unclear and unknown. It’s exactly what a good alien abduction story should be.

Antonio Fuso provides the art with Stefano Simeone on colors and Justin Birch lettering. The art is solid clearly jumping through it’s three segments and tying the latter two together in a reddish/purpleish color haze. The choice of colors is striking and with Fuso’s art style, it creates trippy visuals where the paranoia of it all is enhanced.

Where Stargazer #1 really stands out is the small details. There’s so much to relate to here as readers. One can just go into it appreciating the pressure of having to take care of an unwell family member. Many will relate to the aspect of having to keep a secret. And some will latch on to the emotional toll or the fantastical. The team delivers all of that and more in a story that perfectly mixes dialogue and visuals to flesh out characters and the story. We learn about a character from a photo. We also get a sense of the tough decision being made from a pamphlet. These are details that enhance the story without breaking the flow.

Those details too are perfect for this type of experience. As readers, we’re going into the story skeptical. Is this an alien abduction? We don’t know. But, it feels like the creative team have made sure to focus in on tiny aspects for us to put together that mystery and so much more. If you’re a fan of alien abduction stories or mysteries, Stargazer #1 is a definite buy.

Story: Anthony Cleveland Art: Antonio Fuso
Color: Stefano Simeone Letterer: Justin Birch
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy

Mad Cave Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review. Mad Cave is also a paid advertiser on the site.


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Preview: Survival Fetish

Survival Fetish

Writer: Patrick Kindlon / Artist: Antonio Fuso / Letterer: Jim Campbell
Mature / $19.99 / 148 pages

Downtown Honolulu is a sniper alley, and Saheer runs it better than anyone. He’s a local celebrity for transporting medicine and information across a no-man’s land occupied by militias and street gangs. But what people say about you is never the full story, and when the cheers die out Saheer is left with just his anxieties… and his secrets. From Patrick Kindlon (We Can Never Go Home, Nobody Is In Control) and illustrator Antonio Fuso (James Bond, upcoming Mr. Robot), Survival Fetish is a pulse-pounding thrill-ride that mixes political intrigue with deep characters and high octane action.

Survival Fetish
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