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A Wave Blue World Kickstarts Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope

Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope

A Wave Blue World has announced the launch of its latest anthology, Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope which is now raising funds on Kickstarter. The graphic novel anthology is a sequel to All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World which received a Ringo Award nomination for “best anthology.”

Maybe Someday is a new full-color anthology presenting over twenty-five aspirational stories to lift the spirits of readers and instill the hope that a brighter future is possible. Maybe Someday also reunites the publisher with the editorial team of Matt Miner and Eric Palicki.

The Maybe Someday Kickstarter campaign, running through the entire month of June, offers a Kickstarter exclusive cover, which is only available to backers. The cover art is by Max Dunbar with colors by Espen Grundetjern. Logo and cover design are by Tim Daniel. A different cover by this same team will be featured on the direct market edition when the book comes out later this year.

Other rewards include a digital sketchbook, signed bookplates, and combo packs of previously published anthologies.

Check out the full list of creators taking part, it’s a who’s who of comic talent:

Natasha Alterici, Alejandro Aragon, Darren Auck, Max Bemis, Anthony Breznican, Ryan Cady, Mario Candelaria, Joe Caramagna, Tyler Chin-Tanner, Gab Contreras, Shawn Daley, Jono Diener, Jeff Edwards, Greg Anderson Elysee, Mike Feehan, Ryan Ferrier, Joe Glass, Isaac Goodhart, Adam Gorham, Hagai, Ray-Anthony Height, Josh Hood, Daniel Kibblesmith, Konner Knudsen, Michael Kupperman, Alisa Kwitney, Valentine De Landro, Robert Lee, Yasmin Liang, Mauricet, John McFarlane, Matt Miner, Christopher Mitten, Michael Moreci, Steve Niles, Eric Palicki, Emily Pearson, Stephanie Phillips, Curt Pires, Sebastian Piriz, Andy Poole, Nick Pyle, Rod Reis, Renfamous, Marco Rudy, Ethan Sacks, Phillip Sevy, Erica Shultz, Martin Simmonds, Aubrey Sitterson, Stelladia, Sally Jane Thompson, Zoe Thorogood, Bobby Timony, and Rockwell White.

Review: No One Left to Fight #1

No One Left to Fight #1

While I’ve had a digital review copy for a bit, No One Left to Fight #1 felt like a comic I needed to experience in my hands physically. Created by Aubrey Sitterson and Fico Ossio, the series is an homage and love letter to anime and manga. The series focuses on Vâle, a hero who saved the world and is now retired with no one left to fight. It’s an interesting beginning setting up what’s to come but really diving in to the tropes that make anime and manga fun and accessible.

It feels like Sitterson at times is going down a list as to what makes anime and manga successful and popular. We have the hero fighter. There’s the jealous rival. There’s two young kids full of energy. There’s the odd anthropomorphic friend. And there’s the token woman who’s capable and also an object of jealousy. This isn’t a bad thing at all as it feels like it comes from a place of love as opposed to a send up of it all.

There’s also something really smart and interesting about its use. It’s familiar which makes the entry into the comic, and it’s world, that much easier. We’re familiar with the tropes and personalities. With that there’s a certain expectation but also allows us to focus elsewhere. We can look at the art details a little more and examine the words said a bit differently.

And that art detail is key. Ossio’s designs are amazing with so much detail and colors that make it all pop. There’s not an attempt to copy manga style too. Instead, Ossio uses his own. Due to that, we can further enjoy the series as more of a love letter as opposed to a riff. With the detailed and colorful nature of Ossio’s art, that over the top nature might not have worked as well. It might have been too distracting in some ways as the art styles might have clashed. Like the characters and story, there’s absolute influence and it’s used subtlety.

Taylor Esposito‘s lettering is key as well. Much like manga, the lettering really is used to help deliver the emotion of a scene. It plays off of the art so you can “hear” the screams. Esposito’s lettering emphasizes what’s going on and pairs with Ossio’s art perfectly.

The first issue is entertaining and delivers an interesting debut that’s one anime and manga fans will want to check out.

Story: Aubrey Sitterson Art: Fico Ossio Letters: Taylor Esposito
Story: 7.95 Art: 7.95 Overall: 7.95 Recommendation: Read

No One Left to Fight… is Fighting the Comic Subscription System

No One Left to Fight is the new upcoming comic series from Aubrey Sitterson, Fico Ossio, and Taylor Esposito and published by Dark Horse Comics. And, they’re not just working on a new comic but also shaking up the comic subscription/ordering service.

The comic is partnering with Collector’s Paradise to launch an online subscription service.

Fans can preorder the entire five series which will be shipped in November when the final issue is released at retail. There are multiple packages available, each with their own incentives.

  • Basic Package: $19.99 and includes issues #1-5 signed by Sitterson.
  • Super Package: $29.99 includes the basic package plus a collectible 6×9 art card signed by Sitterson and Ossio.
  • Collector Package: $39.99 includes Super Package plus an 11×17 poster of the cast signed by Sitterson and Ossio.

The goal is to help those who want a physical copy and might not have a comic shop they can go to. It’s not about replacing those shops, as fans will be able to go their each month and get a new issue, it’s about helping those who don’t have access to that experience.

No One Left to Fight #1 will be out July 3.

No One Left to Fight #1

What Happens After You Save the World? Find Out in No One Left to Fight!

Since childhood, they’ve saved the world time and time again. But now, as adults, with their epic battles and confrontations behind them, what’s left for them? Writer Aubrey Sitterson and artist Fico Ossio are teaming up to answer that question in No One Left To Fight.

From the publisher that brought you Hellboy and Black Hammer comes a new globe-spanning story! Taking inspiration from classic manga and anime, No One Left To Fight is a tale of regret, resentment, and growing older as a team of heroes grapple with what their purpose is in a world that no longer needs their protection.

It’s a story about heroes that have their best years behind them and no time to make any meaningful course corrections. It’s a journey—an actual road trip—about regrets and facing the choices they made in their lives…with epic and over the top battles immersed in a colorful and bizarre world!” – Fico Ossio

No One Left To Fight #1 (of five) goes on sale July 3, 2019.

No One Left To Fight #1

Review: The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling

Think you know the history of professional wrestling? Aubrey Sitterson and Chris Moreno take us through the complete history from its beginnings at carnivals to the big budget spectacular we watch today in The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling.

This graphic novel has a lot packed into it taking readers around the world and covering the major events in wrestling that have shaped it to what it’s today.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores on October 9. 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.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology

 

Ten Speed Press provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review
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Preview: Scarlett’s Strike Force

Scarlett’s Strike Force

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Nelson Daniel (a & c) • Ilias Kyriazis (a)

They’ve fought back invasions from home and afar — now, they’re back on Earth, and ready to take on the wildest, weirdest threats out there! It’s Scarlett’s G.I. JOE team, the Strike Force, against a brand-new Cobra Commander, a revitalized Cobra, and everyone else trying to conquer Earth… or destroy it! Featuring all-stars of the Hasbro line as M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand and the Transformers bots join G.I. Joe in the fight against Cobra! Collects issues #1-3, the G.I. JOE First Strike one-shot, and the M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand First Strike one-shot.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-237-0

Preview: WWE: Then. Now. Forever. Vol. 1 SC

WWE: Then. Now. Forever. Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Dennis Hopeless, Box Brown, Ryan Ferrier, Tini Howard, Aubrey Sitterson, Rob Schamberger, Ross Thibodeaux
Artists: Dan Mora, Serg Acuña, Daniel Bayliss, Clay McCormack, Jorge Corona, Kendall Goode, Rob Guillory
Cover Artist: Rahzzah
Price: $16.99
Synopsis:

Going beyond what you get to see on TV and The WWE Network, WWE: Then. Now. Forever. takes fans through the greatest moments of Sports Entertainment history!

Featuring an all-star roster of writers and artists including Dennis Hopeless, Box Brown, Tini Howard, Ed McGuinness, Rob Guillory, Dan Mora, Andy Belanger, Jorge Corona, and Daniel Bayliss, this collection celebrates the rich history of WWE throughout the years.

From legendary WrestleMania matches to sizzling SummerSlam feuds, the biggest and best moments are highlighted, showcasing fan-favorite superstars like Dusty Rhodes, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Razor Ramon, Daniel Bryan, Sasha Banks, The New Day, and more!

Collects the WWE WrestleMania 2017 Special, the WWE Summer Slam 2017 Special, and the backup shorts from WWE issues #1-8.

Preview: Scarlett’s Strike Force #3

Scarlett’s Strike Force #3

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Harvey Tolibao (c)

It’s the third bombastic issue and the fun’s just getting started, sports fans! But that’s how it goes when you mix ninjas, talking robots, elite soldiers, maniacal despots, magical snake rituals… and so much more… into what people are calling The Best Action Comic Ever! By Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. Joe, Street Fighter X G.I. Joe) and Nelson Daniel (Clue, Dungeons & Dragons).

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Transformers/G.I. JOE: First Strike – Champions

Transformers/G.I. JOE: First Strike – Champions

Christos Gage, Aubrey Sitterson, John Barber (w) • Ilias Kyriazis, Chris Panda (a) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)

Your favorite characters—Rom, the Autobots, Micronauts, G.I. Joe, and more—get to shine in standalone stories setting up the ultimate Hasbro comic book event! First, with Cybertron under siege from Baron Ironblood, it’s up to Optimus Prime and Arcee to defend their homeland, and the Revolutionaries team is caught in the middle! Then, back on Earth, Rom finds himself teaming up with the world’s smallest heroes, the Micronauts! Can they prevent catastrophe, or is it already too late? And, with the team divided, G.I. Joe must confront dangers both in space and Earthside. Looks like they’ll need some help from M.A.S.K.:Mobile Armored Strike Kommand!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-123-6

Preview: Scarlett’s Strike Force #2

Scarlett’s Strike Force #2

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Khary Randolph (c)

Savage jungles, dinosaur fights, magic rituals, Kung-Fu, monster trucks, giant robots, weird science, strange villains and more—and it’s only the second issue! Roadblock’s team continues its hunt for the brand-new Cobra Commander as trouble brews inside of G.I. Joe’s underwater base. By Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. Joe, Street Fighter x G.I. Joe) and Nelson Daniel (Clue, Dungeons & Dragons). No wonder people are calling it The Best Action Comic Ever!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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