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Preview: Vengeance of Vampirella #25

Vengeance of Vampirella #25

writer: Tom Sniegoski
artist: Kewber Baal
covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Ben Oliver (B), Stephen Segovia (C), Rachel Hollon Cosplay Variant (D), Stephen Segovia (RI-E/Virgin), Rachel Hollon Cosplay Variant (RI-F/Virgin), Ben Oliver (RI-G/BW), Ben Oliver (RI-H/Tint)
FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

The end of Vengeance has arrived! Tom Sniegoski’s triumphant return to the pages of Vampirella comes to an apocalyptic conclusion!

In the walled city of The Preserve, Vampirella faces off against Mr. Sabastian and the renegade members of the Danse Macabre. When the smoke clears, justice in the monster city will have a new name.

And that name is Vampirella.

A continuing amazing mélange of cover artist: Parillo! Oliver! Segovia! Cosplay!

Vengeance of Vampirella #25

Preview: Vengeance of Vampirella #24

Vengeance of Vampirella #24

writer: Tom Sniegoski
artist: Kewber Baal
covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Ben Oliver (B), Stephen Segovia (C) Rachel Hollon Cosplay Variant (D), Stephen Segovia (RI-E/Virgin), Rachel Hollon Cosplay Variant (RI-F/Virgin), Ben Oliver (RI-G/BW), Ben Oliver (RI-H/Tint)
FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

The end is nigh! The penultimate issue of Tom Sniegoski’s triumphant return to the pages of Vampirella is here!

The Servants of the Danse have taken Jeannine, and in order to save her Vampirella must leave her place of solitude and travel to the mysterious walled city called Sepulchre where she will encounter the returned Danse Macabre—and a new purpose for her existence.

Featuring a continuing series of modern artistic masterpieces by Lucio Parrillo, Ben Oliver, Stephen Segovia and another incredible bit of phot cosplay!

Vengeance of Vampirella #24

Preview: Vengeance of Vampirella #23

Vengeance of Vampirella #23

writer: Tom Sniegoski
artist: Michael Sta. Maria
covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Ben Oliver (B), Stephen Segovia (C) Marrissa Ramirez Cosplay Variant (D), Stephen Segovia (RI-E/Virgin), Marrissa Ramirez Cosplay Variant (RI-F/Virgin), Ben Oliver (RI-G/BW), Ben Oliver (RI-H/Tint)
FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

Issue #23!

Writer Tom Sniegoski continues to weave a post-apocalyptic tale featuring a literal hell on earth as a reborn vampirella fights against the literal forces of chaos to save humanity from its ultimate destruction!

A world ravaged by Chaos on the brink of change . . . but is it for the better?

Vampirella and Jeannine have settled into their new lives believing that they’ve found a certain kind of peace, but there is a storm brewing on the horizon, and with the storm comes . . . The Danse.

Featuring a continuing series of modern artistic masterpieces by Lucio Parrillo, Ben Oliver, Stephen Segovia and another incredible bit of phot cosplay!

Vengeance of Vampirella #23

Preview: Vengeance of Vampirella #22

Vengeance of Vampirella #22

writer: Tom Sniegoski
artist: Michael Sta. Maria
covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Ben Oliver (B), Stephen Segovia (C) Leona De La Chance Cosplay Variant (D), Stephen Segovia (RI-E/Virgin), Leona De La Chance Cosplay Variant (RI-F/Virgin), Ben Oliver (RI-G/BW), Ben Oliver (RI-H/Tint)
FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

Issue #22!

Writer Tom Sniegoski continues to weave a post-apocalyptic tale featuring a literal hell on earth as a reborn vampirella fights against the literal forces of chaos to save humanity from its ultimate destruction!

Vampirella and Jeannine wander the Chaoslands, exploring a world on the brink of transformation. In the tiny town of Surette they think they’ve found an example of peace and tranquility, but soon learn that looks can be deceiving. In order for there to be harmony in the town, all must feed the desires of Mandrasath—and it looks like Vampirella will be the perfect snack.

Vengeance of Vampirella #22

Preview: Vengeance of Vampirella #21

Vengeance of Vampirella #21

writer: Tom Sniegoski
artist: Michael Sta. Maria
covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Ben Oliver (B), Stephen Segovia (C) Leona De La Chance Cosplay Variant (D), Stephen Segovia (RI-E/Virgin), Leona De La Chance Cosplay Variant (RI-F/Virgin), Ben Oliver (RI-G/BW), Ben Oliver (RI-H/Tint)
FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

Issue #22!

Writer Tom Sniegoski continues to weave a post-apocalyptic tale featuring a literal hell on earth as a reborn Vampirella fights against the literal forces of chaos to save humanity from its ultimate destruction!

Vampirella and Jeannine wander the Chaoslands, exploring a world on the brink of transformation. In the tiny town of Surette they think they’ve found an example of peace and tranquility, but soon learn that looks can be deceiving. In order for there to be harmony in the town, all must feed the desires of Mandrasath—and it looks like Vampirella will be the perfect snack.

Vengeance of Vampirella #21

Superman ’78 Takes Off in August and You Can Get a New Look!

Beginning this fall, decades after Richard Donner and Christopher Reeve’s Superman: The Movie introduced generations of fans to a silver screen version of DC’s Man of Steel, DC returns to this beloved property to tell new stories set within this world with the publication of Superman ’78 by writer Rob Venditti and artist Wilfredo Torres!

In this first look preview, Superman ‘78 #1 begins with all the classic elements of Superman: The Movie on full display. Check it out, and then scroll through for more information about this new comic book series launching in print and digitally on August 24!

In Superman ’78, bystanders are surprised and delighted by Superman’s abilities, and Lois Lane doesn’t (yet!) know that Clark Kent is secretly Superman. The sheer thrill of seeing a man fly, leap, or stop a bullet will be reflected in this environment where Superman has just been introduced! Inspired by Donner’s classic, timeless style of superhero storytelling, in Superman ’78 Venditti and Torres will remind fans that a man can truly fly.

Superman ‘78 #1 by Rob Venditti, Wilfredo Torres, Jordie Bellaire, and Dave Lanphear arrives on August 24 with a cover by Torres, plus variant covers by Evan “Doc” Shaner (open to order) and Torres (1:25).

Coming up in the Superman ’78 run:

After a battle with a rampaging robot, Superman enlists an unlikely ally to crack the code behind who sent it. He needs an intelligent technological genius, and that can only mean one person: Lex Luthor!

In order to save Metropolis, Superman must surrender to Brainiac or watch his city burn to the ground! After being taken aboard Brainiac’s ship, Superman finds a shocking piece of his past that changes his entire future! Meanwhile, Lois Lane gets a cryptic message from a mysterious source claiming to have a  way to save the Man of Steel!

Preview: Future State: Batman/Superman #2

Future State: Batman/Superman #2

Written by: Gene Luen Yang
Art by: Stephen Segovia, Ben Oliver

Superman has fallen deep into the Magistrate’s Kryptonite caverns, and now he’s at the mercy of a gruesomely transformed Professor Pyg! So what do animalistic body modification and caves of Kryptonite have to do with the Magistrate’s growing fascist state in Gotham City? That’s what Batman needs to find out as the race against time to save the Man of Steel nears its end! All we know for sure is that during this battle, something happened that drove a wedge between Bruce and Clark…Discover the answers in the conclusion that will rock the World’s Finest to their core!

Todd McFarlane Announces Four New Titles Building His Own Shared Comic Universe

Image Comics‘ President Todd McFarlane has announced his attempt at creating his own multi-character, interconnected comic book universe. His stated goal is to establish a shared fictional universe over time in the vein of what the other comic industry giants, Marvel, and DC Comics, have accomplished with their comic book universes.

The announcement was given by McFarlane during a first look presentation at the Direct Market Retailers at the Annual ComicsPRO Conference.

The character Spawn, created by McFarlane, will be at the forefront of the initial launch of new titles, but the long-term goal is that Spawn will become but one of many characters that will succeed not only in the comics industry but in many mediums across the globe.

McFarlane will capitalize on the twenty-eight-year success story of Spawn, which has seen sales increase between 150 to 600% from pre-pandemic orders. The Spawn title currently is a top 5 monthly selling title on the Diamond Distributors Top 100 Chart. Recently, a new release of a Spawn figure on Kickstarter set a new Kickstarter record, in its category, for raising just under $3.5 million in 30 days. That figure was also recently awarded the prestigious People’s Choice 2021 Toy of The Year (TOTY) by The Toy Association, Inc.

As part of his announcement, McFarlane announced four new titles coming out in 2021, with three of them continuing as regular monthly titles, meaning that there will be an opportunity for fans of the Spawn character and his new expanding world to get their stories from it on a weekly basis instead of just twelve times a year.

In June, in what McFarlane is calling “2021 the year of Spawn,” comic retailers will be able to order Spawn’s Universe #1. This will be a book that will set the stage with a story that will then spill out into the other new monthly titles. The first title will release in August with a book called King Spawn #1. The character Spawn will now join the rare company of stalwart characters, like Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man, that will have multiple monthly books for the same title character. It will also mark the first time in twenty-eight years that anyone can buy a monthly issue #1 Spawn book. It gives McFarlane hope of reaching a new generation of readers that missed out on the initial launch of the Spawn back in 1992.

In October comes the second new monthly called Gunslinger Spawn. This title character has been a huge hit among the fanbase over the past year, and each of his appearances has garnered enthusiasm at the stores and online.

Finally, there will be a new #1 team book, which will band five characters together to fight against forces too big for any of them to take on alone. That book is titled The Scorched. Spawn, Redeemer, Gunslinger, Medieval Spawn, and She-Spawn begins the group’s adventures. However, McFarlane promises a rotating cast of heroes over the coming months to keep the roster of heroes fresh. He also said that he would be bringing in new major villains into the fold, too.

To lend a creative hand on some of this expanding list of titles, McFarlane has recruited an all-star list of comic book creators such as Art Adams, Jason Shawn Alexander, Carlo Barberi, Brett Booth, J. Scott Campbell, Greg Capullo, Donny Cates, Jim Cheung, Mike del Mundo, Javier Fernandez, David Finch, Jonathan Glapion, Kevin Keane, Aleš Kot, Puppeteer Lee, Sean Lewis, Sean Gordon Murphy, Ben Oliver, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqueira, Marc Silvestri, Marcio Takara, and Frank Quitely, as well as others he will be announcing in the coming months.

Preview: Future State: Batman/Superman #1

Future State: Batman/Superman #1

Written by: Gene Luen Yang
Art by: Ben Oliver

Back in the early days of the Magistrate’s occupation of Gotham City, Bruce Wayne found himself pushed to the edge like never before. So calling the Man of Steel in for backup makes sense, right? Wrong. Gotham’s sinister overlords have already sprung the ultimate trap on the Last Son of Krypton…and with Kryptonian power at your command, no one can stand in your way! Plus…where on Earth did Professor Pyg get a Kryptonite scalpel? Brace yourselves, because things are going to get gross in the caverns below Gotham…

Future State: Batman/Superman #1

Review: American Carnage #9

American Carnage #9

Everything has a cost and the choices you make in life yield unknown future results. Everybody wants something. But, one doesn’t really understand until you get that something what all that it comes with. There are many analogies that are used when talking about this. The most popular being “the grass is greener on the other side”. What it really is, is called ennui.

As the reality sets in that you don’t know everything a sense of regret sets in. Then you also decide what you need to do to get what you want. Sometimes, the cost may be too much. In American Carnage #9, the final issue of the relevant series, Richard sits on the precipice of good and evil, and his next steps will show what he will do for good.

We open up on Richard warning Jennifer of the coup within her father’s organization. We also find the masked man attempting to trap Sheila, leaving him dead and, Sheila injured. Richard shows up to the Morgan Mansion when he realizes that she was part of the problem, as he kills her, knowing that is the only thing that may bring balance. By the issue‘s end, Sheila makes a fateful decision, one that leaves everyone in a different place.

Overall, American Carnage #9 is a shocking final issue that gives us a resolution. It’s an ending that won’t sit right with those looking for happy endings. The story by Bryan Edward Hill is exceptional. The art by the creative team is stunning. Altogether, a story that shows just how divided America really is.

Story: Bryan Edward Hill Art: Leandro Fernandez, Dean White, and Ben Oliver
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy


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