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FX Orders Y: The Last Man to Series

Y: The Last Man

It’s been a bit since we heard any news concerning the television adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan‘s Y: The Last Man. Today, The Hollywood Reporter has reported that the series has been ordered and will come to screens in 2020.

After years of on and off, it looks like the beloved comic series is finally on. FX has announced it picked up the tv adaptation and handed out an order for it. Michael Green and Aïda Mashaka Croal are showrunners and executive producers for the series and it stars Barry Keoghan and Diane Lane. The cast also includes Amber Tamblyn, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, and Marin Ireland.

Originally published by DC ComicsVertigo imprint the series was created by Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra running for 60 issues. The story revolves around Yorick Brown (Keoghan) who is the last surviving human with a Y chromosome, along with his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand.

Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and Vaughan executive produce and developed the series. Melina Matsoukas directed the pilot.

It’s been a long path for the comic to make it to screen. FX began development in 2015 after New Line scrapped plans to make it a feature film. New Line acquired the rights in 2007. New Line wanted to create one two-hour stand-alone film whole others wanted a three-film franchise. Others set to develop it in March 2012 and that fell apart with the rights beginning to revert back to Vaughan in September 2014. In 2017 Vaughan said he was looking for a partner who loved the source material but not afraid to change it. The story has evolved some becoming more relevant today focusing on toxic masculinity and in the age of #MeToo and the Trump Presidency.

Preview: Bloodborne #8


Writer: Ales Kot
Artists: Piotr Kowalski, Brad Simpson
Cover A: Daniel Warren Johnson
Cover B: Piotr Kowalski & Brad Simpson
Cover C: John Bivens
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: January 2, 2019

The horror and mystery continue in Bloodborne, the comic based on FromSoftware’s critically acclaimed video game hit – now an ongoing series by popular demand!

Ales Kot (Zero, Wolf, Generation Gone) with artist Piotr Kowalski (Wolfenstein, Sex) at last reveal the first atrocities of the Healing Church, in a blood-soaked climax that will leave Yharnam forever scarred by purging flame!


Tales of UFC #1 is Launching at UFC 232

If the positive drug test of Jon Jones that forced the UFC pay-per-view to move locations wasn’t one of the strangest things about UFC 232, it looks like they’ll be launching their first ever comic at this weekend’s event.

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, the UFC is launching Tales of UFC #1 exclusively for fans at UFC 232. The story brings the fighter that’s part of the UFC logo to life and is described as a tale of “action, adventure, and family.” The comic stars Mike and his daughter Maxine Mercury.

The comic is written by Dave Dwonch who has recently released such series as Infinite Seven, Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab, and Double Jumpers with Action Lab. The comic features art by Jason Federhenn and color by Brad Simpson.

Dwonch landed the series through his agent at WME and pitched three projects to UFC. The comic has sci-fi elements but is “rooted in MMA.”

This comic is launching directly to UFC fans but it’s not the first comic to feature MMA. Heart, Joe Palooka, Cagehero, are examples of comic series featuring MMA. Former UFC fighter Rampage Jackson had a comic series published by Lion Forge. Also, UFC 181 featured a comics inspired poster done by Alex Sinclair, Howard Porter, and DC Comics. With the recent success of wrestling comics, we should be seeing a new wave of MMA inspired comics in the next year.

Tales of UFC #1

(via UFC)

Preview: Bloodborne: The Healing Thirst #6


Writer: Ales Kot
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Cover A: Morgan Jeske
Cover B: Piotr Kowalski, Brad Simpson
Cover C: Damien Worm
Publisher: Titan Comics
33pp, $3.99, On sale October 24, 2018

Ales Kot delves deeper into FromSoft’s horror gaming classic. The dreadful secrets of The Healing Church are laid bare.

Preview: The Raid #2

THE RAID #2 (of 4) 

Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Budi Setiawan
Cover A: Claudia Iannicello
Cover B: Photo
Colorist: Brad Simpson
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: September 5, 2018

As the events of the second movie rage, Rama, main character of The Raid, is trapped in prison. Can he protect an undercover cop? Can he even protect himself? Meanwhile, Jakarta crime boss Bejo begins causing havoc in the outside world as he strives to gain more and more power – ably assisted by two familiar faces: Hammer Girl and Baseball Bat Man…

Preview: The Raid #1 (of 4)

The Raid #1 (of 4)

Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Budi Setiawan
Colorist: Brad Simpson
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover A: Ben Oliver
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: John McCrea
Cover D: Budi Setiawan
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: August 1, 2018

Taking place during the events of the second movie – the Raid movie’s main character Rama is trapped in prison and he has to protect an undercover cop… as well as himself… Meanwhile, Jakarta crime boss Bejo is causing havoc in the outside world as he strives to gain more and more power – and he is ably assisted by two familiar faces: Hammer Girl and Baseball Bat Man…

Titan Comics Releases an Extended Uncensored Preview of The Raid #1

Titan Comics has revealed an extended art preview of The Raid #1 – from writers Ollie Masters and Alex Paknadel and artists Budi Setiawan and Brad Simpson – a brand-new story based in the world of martial arts movie masterpiece, The Raid!

Punching and kicking its way into stores in August 2018 with Issue #1, Titan Comics’ new four-part series brings the bone-crunching cinematic martial arts action to the bloodied page. Readers are invited to go beyond the movie to discover the shocking story behind fan-favorite characters, Hammer Girl and Baseball Bat Man.

Titan’s new comic series, overseen by series creator Gareth Evans, is a perfect companion to the upcoming American reimagining of The Raid mythos, which is being brought to life by renowned director Joe Carnahan.

Dark Horse and CD Projekt Red Present The Witcher Library Edition

The Witcher fans rejoice! Dark Horse and CD Projekt Red are making it easier than ever for The Witcher fans to catch up on the tie-in graphic novels and comics series in The Witcher Library Edition. CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher is a dark fantasy RPG game series with a character-driven, non-linear story set in a gritty and living world. The Witcher games have collectively earned over 800 industry awards and have sold more than 33 million copies worldwide.

The Witcher Library Edition collects issues #1–#5 of the Witcher comic series House of GlassFox ChildrenCurse of Crows, and the Killing Monsters one-shot—and features annotations and a sketchbook section. Multiple Eisner Award-winning writer Paul Tobin pens a fantasy epic of the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher—one of the few remaining monster hunters. The Witcher Library Editionfeatures story art by Joe Querio, Piotr Kowalski, and Max Bertolini with colors by Carlos Badilla and Brad Simpson and lettering by Nate Piekos. This edition features a bonus sketchbook section and additional art by Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Stan Sakai, Duncan Fegredo, Simon Bisley, and a new cover by Mike Mignola. This 440-page tome retails for $49.99.

The Witcher Library Edition goes on sale October 24, 2018.

Preview: Bloodborne #3

Bloodborne #3

Writer: Ales Kot
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Color: Brad Simpson, Kevin Enhart
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar
Cover A: Piotr Kowalski
Cover B: Game variant
Editor: Tom Williams
Design: Wilfried Tshikana-Ekutshu
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: April 25, 2018

Written by Image Comics superstar Ales Kot, with artwork by Piotr Kowalski! Awakening in an ancient city plagued by a twisted endemic – Where horrific beasts stalk the shadows and the streets run slick with the blood of the damned – a nameless hunter embarks on a dangerous quest in search of paleblood…

Titan’s Bloodborne #1 Sells Out and Gets a New Cover for the Second Printing

Titan Comics has announced that due to incredible fan and retailer demand, the first print of Bloodborne #1 has sold out at distributor level and is going to a second print. Featuring a special black-and-white variant of Jeff Stokely’s cover A from Issue #1, this new printing is due to hit comic shops the same day as Issue #2 on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

In Titan Comics’ new Bloodborne series entitled “The Death of Sleep – written by Ales Kot, with art by Piotr Kowalski and colorist Brad Simpson – a nameless Hunter awakens in an ancient city where horrific beasts stalk the shadows and the streets run slick with the blood of the damned. Seeking an escape from the endless Night of the Hunt, the Hunter embarks upon a dangerous, gore-filled quest with the hopes of ending Yharnam’s twisted endemic.

Bloodborne #1 second printing and Bloodborne #2 hits stores on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.