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Dan Fogler launches 3 comics with Heavy Metal

Dan Fogler, the acclaimed actor who plays Jacob Kowalski in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Luke on The Walking Dead, will be launching three comics titles — FishkillBrooklyn Gladiator, and Moon Lake — this summer with Heavy Metal.

Brooklyn Gladiator is everything Heavy Metal readers (and editors) love — a dystopian future (it’s set in 2033), an against-all-odds protagonist, robot intelligence run amok, a government up to nefarious tricks. Art is handled by Simon Bisley, who needs no introduction for Heavy Metal readers (but we’ll mention a few credits: LoboSlaineJudge DreddHellblazer.

Brooklyn Gladiator

Fishkill (co-written with Lawrence Blum) is classic hard-boiled gumshoe stuff, a crime comic starring Detective Bart Fishkill. It’s drawn by Ben Templesmith, the Eisner-nominated artist of series 30 Days of Night and Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse.

Fishkill

Moon Lake‘s first issue arrives July 15, and it’s going to be a wild ride. It’s a science-fiction/fantasy/horror anthology series set in the town of Moon Lake, near the U.S.-Canada border. Fogler’s influences for this title are the 1981 Heavy Metal movie, The Twilight Zone and Tales From the Crypt.

Moon Lake

Heavy Metal #298 Heads to the Furthest Reaches with Ben Templesmith, Richard Corben, David Hine, and more!

Heavy Metal Entertainment has announced the release of Heavy Metal #298, the Furthest Reaches Special, coming March 2020. In the lead up to Heavy Metal’s landmark 300th issue, the world’s greatest illustrated science fiction mag will take readers to the edge of the cosmos and beyond with this specially curated issue.

Managing editor Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Halloween, Batman Eternal) helms the intergalactic Heavy Metal starship bound for Alpha Proxima 9! An amazing collection of all-new science fiction tales fills this issue. Stories so twisted they are sure to blow a circuit in that defective cybernetic implant you had inserted into your cerebellum.

In this issue:

  • “Murky World” Chapter 12, by Richard Corben, continues. In a bizarre land populated by hungry deadlings, cruel necromancers, and buxom cyclops, Tugat the warrior sets out to retrieve his lost horse Frix.
  • David Hine & Mark Stafford create bone-chilling intersections with insectoid life in Bug House.”
  • Alex Smith takes us through a Body Jack as modification reaches new frontiers.
  • Matt Emmons plumbs the robot psyche with The Incubator.”
  • Emilio Balcarce & Marcelo Perez explore “A New Life” in the collapse of a robot army.  
  • James Maddox & Ben Templesmith plunge us into the Abyss of Souls with partners lost in space.  
  • “Philip K Dick’s Head is Missing is based on the true story of the Android Head of sci-fi legend Philip K. Dick that went missing in 2005.  In 1980, Robert Faraday, assistant to Philip K. Dick, chronicles the author quickly losing his mind. While the author tries to explain staggering visions from space, his Android simulacrum gains a sentience of its own in the future. A shared destiny links them as events hurtle towards a singularity. By Michael David Nelsen​ and Dwayne Harris​.
  • Carlos Huante, Artist and concept designer for the Ridley Scott films Alien: Covenant and Alien: Prometheus, is featured with a gallery of previously unseen images and concept designs. Also highlighted in a gallery is futurist visionary Josan “Deathburger” Gonzalez as he discusses his post apocalyptic worlds of Robo-City Prime and New Citadel 9. Interviews by Hanna Means Shannon.
  • In Omar Estevez and FG Dr. Stain Ortiz Rivero’s “Totemic”, a couple of bandits in a ravaged world discover that sometimes it’s better not to get what you asked for.
  • “Project Z”: An earth-shattering asteroid changed the course of mankind forever. The few who survived sought to rebuild what was lost, factions of people scattered across the earth, unbeknownst to one another, fight to survive on this now desolate earth. By Matt Medney & Morgan Rosenblum.
  • “Dowser” is a short story by Dwayne Harris. In a world nearly devoid of drinkable water, a vicious gang holds sway over one of the few remaining wells in the American Southwest. When their well runs dry, they seek out a legendary figure, the Dowser, to help them find another – whether he’s willing to or not. 

Heavy Metal #298 features three covers to choose from:

Cover A: “Taarna” by Esau Escorza & Carlos Villas
Cover B: “Recalculating” by Gabriel Ippoliti
Cover C: by Phil Cohen

Preview: The Empty Man #1

The Empty Man #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jesús Hervás
Colorist: Niko Guardia
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
Main Cover:
Vanesa R. Del Rey
    Preorder Cover: Jesús Hervás
Retailer Variant: Ben Templesmith
Price: $3.99

Horror sensation Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Bone Parish)  returns to the world of Empty Man with artist Jesús Hervás (Lucas Stand, Clive Barker’s Hellraiser) in this new ongoing series.

The nation is in the grip of a terrible pandemic. The so-called Empty Man disease causes insanity and violence. Government quarantines are mandatory.

One of the afflicted is Melissa Kerry, and the next step should be to quarantine her—but those who enter quarantine are never seen again. Melissa’s family won’t let that happen. All they have to do is care for her, keep her worsening condition a secret—and they’ll do anything, trust anyone, to keep her safe.

SDCC 2018: Calexit: All Systems San Diego Raises Money for Immigrant Families

As the lines between fictional dystopias and our actual reality continue to blur, critically acclaimed comic book Calexit is making a difference for real families at the Mexican border. Profits from the brand new Calexit: All Systems San Diego #1 will be donated to San Diego Rapid Response Network, an organization dedicated to aiding immigrants and their families in the San Diego border region. Writer Matteo Pizzolo teamed with artist Carlos Granda, colorist Lauren Affe, and cover artists Ben Templesmith and Tyler Boss to create the new Calexit story, which goes on sale this week at San Diego Comic Con. The comic book, a story within the Calexit world, features all new characters in a San Diego-based adventure.

Preview: Shadowman (2018) #2

SHADOWMAN (2018) #2

Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Colors by ULISES ARREOLA
Lettering by SIMON BOWLAND
Cover A by TONCI ZONJIC (FEB181885)
Cover B by RENATO GUEDES (FEB181886)
Interlocking Variant by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (FEB181888)
Shadowman Icon Variant by BEN TEMPLESMITH (FEB181889)
Pre-Order Edition by RAÚL ALLÉN (JAN182006)
Blank Cover Also Available (FEB181887)
Editor WARREN SIMMONS
Assistant Editor BENJAMIN PETERSON
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 25th

Baron Samedi calls!

Jack Boniface has only just returned home to New Orleans…but the Deadside won’t let him stay gone! From across the veil of life and death, the malignant presence of Baron Samedi – a ravenous voodoo deity bent on consolidating power at all costs – now seeks to infiltrate the mortal plane and claim the legacy of Shadowman for himself! But even as Jack and Alyssa marshal a defense to Samedi’s inhuman agenda, a monstrous new force – driven by killer instinct and a rabid hatred of the Shadowman – is about to turn the Big Easy’s back alleys into a hunting ground…

“FEAR OF THE DARK” stalks forward as superstar writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One) and incendiary artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK) bring a hard-hitting reckoning of magic and might to Valiant’s must-read new series launch of 2018!

Preview: 30 Days of Night #5

30 Days of Night #5

Steve Niles (w) • Piotr Kowalski (a) • Ben Templesmith (c)

It’s an all-out attack as marauding vampires literally tear the town of Barrow apart! But will their bloody rampage be stopped short by a mystery faction?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

“Fear the Dark” Stalks Forward in Shadowman #2 with Andy Diggle and Stephen Segovia – On Sale April 25th!

Valiant has released a first lettered look inside Shadowman (2018) #2 – the second pulse-pounding chapter of THE POWERFUL NEW ONGOING SERIES from superstar writer Andy Diggle and incendiary artist Stephen Segovia! On April 25th, Jack Boniface returns to the front lines of the Valiant Universe to protect the world of the living from the supernatural forces that seek to do it harm, as the next stunning, 30-page installment of “FEAR OF THE DARK” – Diggle and Segovia’s opening story arc – revives old horrors from deep within the Deadside to challenge him…

Jack Boniface has only just returned home to New Orleans…but the Deadside won’t let him stay gone! From across the veil of life and death, the malignant presence of Baron Samedi – a ravenous voodoo deity bent on consolidating power at all costs – now seeks to infiltrate the mortal plane and claim the legacy of Shadowman for himself! But even as Jack and Alyssa marshal a defense to Samedi’s inhuman agenda, a monstrous new force – driven by killer instinct and a rabid hatred of Shadowman – is about to turn the Big Easy’s back alleys into a hunting ground…

Featuring covers by Tonci ZonjicRenato GuedesJuan José Ryp, and Ben Templesmith!

Preview: 30 Days of Night #4 (of 6)

30 Days of Night #4 (of 6)

Steve Niles (w) • Piotr Kowalski (a) • Ben Templesmith (c)

When the town of Barrow, Alaska goes dark for the winter, normally it experiences a mass exodus of residents looking to ride out the long night in warmer, brighter climes. But this year, the darkness is bringing with it visitors… the kind that have razor-sharp teeth and an unholy thirst for human blood. The feeding has begun.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Shadowman #2 – Andy Diggle & Stephen Segovia Fuel “Fear of the Dark” on April 25th!

Valiant has released a first look inside Shadowman (2018) #2 – the second adrenaline-fueled installment of A POWERFUL NEW ONGOING SERIES from superstar writer Andy Diggle and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia! A brand-new beginning for New Orleans’ supernatural icon continues here with the next awe-inducing, 30-page chapter of “Fear of the Dark” – Diggle and Segovia’s introductory storyline – as Jack Boniface retakes his rightful place in the vanguard of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…even as an otherworldly force prepares to drag him to the damned darkness he thought he’d left behind…

Jack Boniface has only just returned home to New Orleans…but the Deadside won’t let him stay gone! From across the veil of life and death, the malignant presence of Baron Samedi – a ravenous voodoo deity bent on consolidating power at all costs – now seeks to infiltrate the mortal plane and claim the legacy of Shadowman for himself! But even as Jack and Alyssa marshal a defense to Samedi’s inhuman agenda, a monstrous new force – driven by killer instinct and a rabid hatred of the Shadowman – is about to turn the Big Easy’s back alleys into a hunting ground…

Featuring covers by Tonci Zonjic, Renato Guedes, Juan José Ryp, and Ben Templesmith!

Preview: 30 Days of Night #3

30 Days of Night #3

Steve Niles (w) • Piotr Kowalski (a) • Ben Templesmith (c)

Shortly after a mysterious stranger arrives in Barrow, Alaska, the power goes out and the town falls into darkness. But having no electricity is the least of Barrow’s worries, because new strangers are approaching… and they are very hungry. The reimagining of 30 Days of Night continues in an all-new and all-horrifying direction!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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