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Preview: Giantkillers

Giantkillers

Bart Sears (w) • Rick Leonardi, Matthew Dow Smith, Meghan Hetrick, Bart Sears (a) • Bart Sears (c)

Arkon the Giantkiller is fated to protect Auoro, the One True Chosen, so that she may destroy the evil Lord Omin. She just has to survive long enough to do it! Bart Sears pens the story he has always wanted to tell, a tale of brutal sword-swinging action as Arkon seeks to rescue the infant Auoro from her captors. With art by the all-star team of Rick Leonardi (X-Men) and Matthew Dow Smith (X-Files), the issue also includes a short story with art by Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn), and a prose story written and illustrated by Bart Sears. Only an oversized, prestige format could contain this much epic storytelling!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Giantkillers

Review: Giantkillers

Giantkiller

Arkon the Giantkiller is fated to protect Auoro, the One True Chosen, so that she may destroy the evil Lord Omin. She just has to survive long enough to do it! Bart Sears pens the story he has always wanted to tell, a tale of brutal sword-swinging action as Arkon seeks to rescue the infant Auoro from her captors.

Giantkillers is the kind of book that comes along and takes you entirely by surprise. I wasn’t honestly sure what I expected when going into the comic, but I won’t pretend that I wasn’t aware of the price tag as I started reading. $8 for a 60 odd page book could be a bit steep if the content wasn’t up to snuff, but there’s no worry about that here.

There are three stories within this book that tell part of the story of Arkon at various parts of his life, all written by Bart Sears with various artists joining him. The mixing of the creative teams adds a flavour to the two comic strips, but the highlight for me was Sears’ prose story, It Begins… At The End, with the additional illustrations to emphasize certain story moments with the prose. I’m not saying the comic strips were a low point of the comic, rather that in a comic full of greatness, the prose was a highlight.

The bulk of the comic is dedicated to Killer, a brutal tour de force that has one man taking on numerous orcs and giants with a delightfully brutal grace. It’s not a story you should be showing kids, but the action is incredibly cathartic and beautifully illustrated.

With Giantkillers giving us a look at three different stages of Akron’s life, you’re left with just enough to tantalize. Just enough to leave you wanting needing more from this world. Bart Sears hasn’t quite crafted a masterpiece, but he has written a bloody fine comic that is worth every penny of the $7.99 that you should spend on this.

Killer
Writer: Bart Sears Breakdowns: Rick Leonardi Finishes: Mark Pennington
Colours: Nanjan Jamberi Letters: A Larger World Studios
It Begins… At The End
Writer & Illustrator: Bart Sears
Kitty, Kitty,
Writer: Bart Sears: Art: Meghan Hetrik
Colours: Nanjan Jamberi Letters: Dave Lanphear
Story: 8.8 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.6 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Turok (Vol. 4) #2

Turok (Vol. 4) #2

writer: Ron Marz
artist: Roberto Castro
covers: Bart Sears (A), Butch Guice (B)
Bart Sears (RI-B/W), Butch Guice (RI-B/W), Bart Sears (RI-Virgin), Butch Guice (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

Turok and Andar pierce the veil and find themselves out of time, literally, in the Lost Valley! The Kiowa warriors are surrounded by hungry dinosaurs, and their only possible allies are the cavalry soldiers sworn to capture them. But all is not as it seems in the time-lost land, and the key to solving the mystery might well be the shadowy bounty hunter dogging Turok’s trail. Dino doings from Ron Marz and Roberto Castro!

Turok (Vol.4) #2

Preview: Dread Gods

Dread Gods

Ron Marz (w) • Tom Raney, Bart Sears (a) • Tom Raney (c)

Ominous Press launches with the first of three limited series set in a science-fiction/fantasy universe of epic heroes and insidious villains. In DREAD GODS, gods in a fantasy world discover they’re actually monsters in a post-apocalyptic landscape. Acclaimed creators Ron Marz (Witchblade, Green Lantern) and Tom Raney (Stormwatch) join with art master Bart Sears (Rai) to usher in adventure like no other!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-202-8

Dread Gods

Preview: Turok #1

Turok #1

writer: Ron Marz
artist: Roberto Castro
covers: Bart Sears (A), Butch Guice (B), Jefferey Veregge (C), Roberto Castro (D)
Roberto Castro (RI-Virgin), Butch Guice (RI-Virgin), Jefferey Veregge (RI-Virgin), Roberto Castro (RI-B/W), Butch Guice (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | Sci-Fi/Fantasy | $3.99 | Teen+

A new hero rises! Turok pursues his kidnapped brother… in the Badlands of the Old West! In the waning days of the Indian Wars, the U.S. cavalry has captured Andar, but Turok will stop at nothing to rescue him. But that quest will lead Turok, Andar and even the soldiers to a strange, lost land inhabited by creatures beyond their imaginations. This is Turok as you’ve never seen him before … and Turok as you’ve always seen him! Written by acclaimed storyteller Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, Witchblade), with exquisite art by Roberto Castro (Red Sonja, Flash Gordon).

Turok #1

Preview: Kull Eternal #3

Kull Eternal #3

Tom Waltz (w) • Luca Pizzari (a & cover a) • Bart Sears (cover b)

Robert E. Howard’s legendary warrior king returns! Kull’s quest through time continues as he moves from bloody revolution to even bloodier civil war, only to find a hideous evil lurks in the night, threatening to forever change the New Atlantis’ future. Can Kull stop the flesh-eating monsters that hunt in the dark before it’s too late?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Demi-God #1

Demi-God #1

Story: Ron Marz
Art: Andy Smith
Color: Michael Atiyeh
Letterer: Steve Dutro
Cover A: Andy Smith, Michael Atiyeh
Cover B: Bart Sears, Nanjan Jamberi
Retailer Incentive Cover A: Jeff Johnson, Michael Atiyeh
Retailer Incentive Cover B: Bob Layton, Michael Atiyeh

The next Ominous Universe title is here! With great power comes great… wait, how does that go again? Demi-God is a contemporary superhero tale like no other. When irresponsible slacker Jason McAndros suddenly gains the power of a god, the fourth wall isn’t the only thing he breaks! As Jason revels in his newfound might, he begins calling himself Hercules and indulging in his every whim.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Back to the Future, Vol. 5: Time Served

Back to the Future, Vol. 5: Time Served

Bob Gale, John Barber (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a) • Bart Sears (c)

Co-creator Bob Gale takes his most famous characters through new comic book adventures that expand the universe created by the blockbuster films! On a mission to uncover the secrets that sent Jailbird Joey Baines to prison, Marty is trapped in 1972, and the DeLorean has vanished! Things go from bad to worse when Biff Tannen teams with 18-year-old Joey to break into a house… and they drag Marty along! Their target: Doc Brown’s mom! Collects issues #22–25.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-117-5

Preview: Giantkillers #0

Giantkillers #0

Bart Sears & Ron Marz (w) • Bart Sears & Tom Raney (a) • Bart Sears (c)

The foundation for the epic Bart Sears GIANTKILLERS saga starts here! This special double-sized issue presents a pair of short stories written and drawn by master storyteller Bart Sears, as well as writer Ron Marz and artist Tom Raney teaming up for the pivotal lead feature. Fantasy and science fiction clash head on as the grizzled warrior Arkon the Giantkiller must protect the young Auoro, destined to battle the evil Dread Lord Omin… if she can survive! More than 40 pages of stunning art and compelling story for the price of a single issue!

FC • 48 pages • $3.99

Preview: Dread Gods #1

Dread Gods #1

Ron Marz (w) • Tom Raney, Bart Sears(a) • Tom Raney (c)

Ominous Press launches with the first of three limited series set in a science-fiction/fantasy universe of epic heroes and insidious villains. In DREAD GODS, gods in a fantasy world discover they’re actually monsters in a post-apocalyptic landscape. Acclaimed creators Ron Marz and Tom Raney join with art master Bart Sears to usher in adventure like no other! Includes a backup tale by Bart Sears, and a wealth of added content.

FC • 48 pages • $3.99

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