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Fight Club 2 Gets a Paperback Edition

After six months on the New York Times bestseller list in hardcover, Dark Horse has revealed Fight Club 2 will be available in paperback! Bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk and acclaimed artist Cameron Stewart collaborated for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of the decade—the return of Tyler Durden. Fight Club 2 features a cover by legendary artist David Mack.

The first rule of Fight Club is to not talk about it, but Fight Club 2 garnered an avalanche of rave reviews while introducing a new generation of readers to Project Mayhem.

Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, Sebastian lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long; the wife has seen to that. He’s back where he started, but this go-round he’s got more at stake than his own life. The time has arrived . . .

Some imaginary friends never go away . . .

Marvel Begins to Tease Out Marvel Legacy with New Images

Marvel yesterday promised news today that would “change the comic industry” and so far we’re getting that in the form of covers for their Marvel Legacy initiative which, much like DC Comics’ Rebirth, looks to envigorate the Marvel line by honoring the past while setting up the future as well. It will also return some series to their original numbering.

Marvel Legacy is set to kick off with a 50-page one shot by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic.

The covers below harken back to classic covers and stories in hopes of reminding individuals why they should make theirs Marvel.

Images released so far are:

  • Incredible Hulk: Mike Deodato
  • America: Benjamin Caldwell
  • X-Men: Blue: David Lopez
  • Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur: Felipe Smith
  • Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows: Khary Randolph
  • Astonishing X-Men: John Cassaday
  • Iceman: Michael Ryan
  • The Invincible Iron Man: Alan Davis
  • Luke Cage: Dave Johnson
  • Old Man Logan: Cameron Stewart
  • Secret Warriors: Dave Johnson

Expect more throughout the day.

 

Eisner-Nominated Miniseries The Other Side Collected in Deluxe Hardcover Edition this July

Writer Jason Aaron and artist Cameron Stewart will release a deluxe hardcover edition, brimming with extras, of their acclaimed miniseries The Other Side this July from Image Comics.

The Other Side tells an unforgettable Vietnam War story from the point of view of two young soldiers on either side of the conflict. This deluxe edition will also include loads of extra materials straight from the files of both writer and artist—including Cameron Stewart’s pictures, drawings, and journal entries from his preliminary research trip to Vietnam.

The Other Side Special Edition HC (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0222-8, Diamond code: MAY170642) arrives in comic book stores Wednesday, July 26th and bookstores Tuesday, August 1st. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, June 26th.

Preview: Archie Volume 3

ARCHIE VOLUME 3 (TR)

Script: Mark Waid with Lori Matsumoto
Art: Joe Eisma, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Cover: Cameron Stewart
978-1-68255-993-2
$17.99/$19.99CAN
TR
176 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 4/26

Introducing… Cheryl Blossom! The fiery red-head takes center stage as Archie and Veronica’s worlds are torn apart as the two are living thousands of miles away from each other. What will happen to the rest of Archie’s friends in Riverdale? And just what kind of havoc will Cheryl Blossom wreak? All the answers and more in the third volume of the SMASH HIT Archie series! Collects Archie issues 13 – 17.

Manga Monday: Attack on Titan Anthology

aot_anthology_nycc-450x675The manga megahit Attack on Titan, reinterpreted by some of comics’ top talent! Featuring original stories by a long roster of comic superstars such as Scott Snyder, Gail Simone, Faith Erin Hicks, Michael Avon Oeming, Paolo Rivera, Cameron Stewartand Babs Tarr!

This unprecedented, full-colour collaboration between East and West will be released first in English, making it indispensable for Attack on Titan fans and curious comic fans.

When it comes to Attack on Titan my only real exposure to the series was watching the horrendous live action film that came out. I haven’t watched the anime and I haven’t read the manga, but when I heard the Attack on Titan Anthology was coming out, I made sure to grab a copy during New York Comic Con. If I was going to buy it, might as well go with the limited edition cover.

While this anthology isn’t a traditional way to be introduced, it was an interesting one as a who’s who of Western creators tackle this manga phenomenon. And what’s nicer is that each creator gave it their own spin sticking to their style of storytelling and moving the settings of the stories around for different situations and locations.

This is an eclectic mix in a good way with stories that seem to stick to a setting and story that you’d see in the manga series while other creators went with a complete break. There’s horror. There’s humor. There’s action. There’s a little of everything and it’s all enjoyable in its own way.

What’s really interesting to me is recognizing the creators based on their entries. I read the entire graphic novel in one sitting and played guess the creator as I went along creating a fun little game and each creator really does bring their own style. So, if you’re a fan of the folks’ work, you’re probably going to enjoy this.

I knew so little about the world and what to expect going in other than the creative talent lined up, but coming out of it, I want to check out more. If you’re interested in finding out a bit about Attack on Titan, but don’t want to take the chance on manga, this is a solid way to go to find out a bit more about what it’s all about.

Story and Art: Ray Fawkes, Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque, John Rauch, Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, Bill Murdon, Afua Richardson, Genevieve Valentine, David Lopez, Faith Erin Hicks, Cris Peter, Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma, Paolo Rivera, Gail Simone, Phil Jimenez, Alonso Nunez, Elmer Santos, Sam Humphries, Damion Scott, Sigmund Torre, Rhianna Pratchett, Jorge Corona, Jen Hickman, Ben Applegate, Ronald Wimberly, Kevin Wada, Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, Jiji Knight, Si Spurrier, Kate Brown, Paul Duffield, Dee Cunniffe, Asaf Hanuka, Tomer Hanuka, Kate Leth, Jeremy Lambert
Story: 8.35 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Motor Crush #2

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Even though its characters are cute as hell thanks to Babs Tarr‘s art work, the main characters of Motor Crush #2 are in some deep trouble as Domino is without a ride for the big WGP race that she needs to win to have Crush, the drugs that keep her going. But, for most of the issue, Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and Tarr have her on the run from some thugs, who are taking protection money from her estranged friend, Lola.

Motor Crush #2 is a thrill ride just like the previous issue, and like Stewart, Fletcher, and Tarr’s work on Batgirl, it is stylish too. Tarr’s bikes pop out of the page while Domino and Lola make a daring escape, and they have cool outfits and glasses to match. Plus there’s plenty of pink and screen tones. However, beneath the fast chases and fierce fashion, Domino is really a broken person. She has left her friend Lola high and dry and only talks with her so she can have a new ride for the race. But then Tarr lingers on a bruise on her face from an attack on Lola’s bar, and Domino feels bad for Lola and wants to help her out in any way possible. “Any way possible” means darker days are on the horizon, however, which is saying a lot because Domino’s brother got killed off in the first issue.

Even though it’s bookended by Domino having some personal issues with her adoptive dad Sully and a tense negotiation with Crush’s manufacturers, Motorcrush #2 is mostly one extended chase and fight sequence. The first part of the issue moves in stops and starts because Domino is ride-less, but that all changes in turn of a sweet team-up mood from Lola and Domino. The breathless running and effortless chemistry that Lola and Domino share when they’re taking out baddies with jerry-rigged technology. Like Captain Kirk, there are no no-win situations for Domino, but this gets her into situations that get her and those close to her into danger.

Motor Crush #2 is set in a universe similar to Speed Racer where a main sporting event can mean fortune or fame to its inhabitants, and the comic has loads of visual panache like the Wachowski Sisters’ 2008 film if its main character had addiction problems and angered motorsports obsessed drug cartels. But between the kicks, chases, and Mexican standoffs, Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and Babs Tarr explore the glorious depths of their broken, yet badass protagonist Domino Swift because motorcycle riders have lots of feelings too.

Story: Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher Art: Babs Tarr
Story: 8 Art: 10 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Klaus and the Witch of Winter #1

Klaus and the Witch of Winter #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artists:
Main cover: Dan Mora
“Black Ice” Incentive cover: Dan Mora
FOC Variant Cover: Cameron Stewart
Price: $7.99

Klaus returns for an epic oversized one-shot, perfect for any comic fan’s stocking!

Brought to you by legendary creator Grant Morrison and 2016 Russ Manning Award winner Dan Mora, join the continuing adventures through space and time of the man that would become Santa Claus.

After being chained on the moon for decades, Klaus has broken free and must now track down two missing children who have fallen into the Witch of Winter’s trap.

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Motor Crush #1 Goes Back to Print

Motor Crush #1—by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr of Batgirl of Burnside fame—launched to instant success and immediate critical acclaim this week and Image Comics is sending it back to print in order to keep up with customer demand.

By day, Domino Swift competes for fame and fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush.

Motor Crush #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code NOV168052) and Motor Crush #2 Cover A by Tarr (NOV160629) and Cover B by Stewart (Diamond Code NOV160630) will be available on Wednesday, January 11th.

You can read our review for Motor Crush #1.

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Review: Motor Crush #1

motorcrush-01_cvraEvery so often, when we’ve all begun to settle on our year-end best of lists for comics, a new number one comes along in December that shakes up those lists and causes you to happily go back to the drawing board as a reviewer. Bitch Planet #1 was that comic in December 2014 and now Motor Crush #1 from Image Comics is that comic for December 2016.

I got an early look at Motor Crush back in September when the creators Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr hosted a panel about the comic and gave away an ashcan that included the first half of this issue. While I was majorly impressed with what I saw, it didn’t really occur to me that I was looking at what was still a work in progress.

Between what I saw in September and what is being released on shelves has definitely been polished up. A new, cleaner lettering style from Aditya Bidikar and colorful designs from Tom Muller that are meant to immerse you in the world of Nova Honda completely. Fresh pastels from Tarr and added narration gives a way better sense of who Domino is as a character.

A lot of what you can expect from this first issue is learning about our hero Domino Swift. Inspired by Willow Smith in both terms of look and attitude, Domino is a tough and headstrong young woman with a lot of promise and a lot more secrets. Some that will even leave you gasping if the end of the first issue is any indication. However, Team Motor Crush does a good job at making her and her struggles rather complicated and nuanced instead of going straight for “brooding hero with a secret.” Plus, that wouldn’t match the bright neon setting of Nova Honda anyway. I seriously want to know how a book of ink and paper manages to actually glow the way this issue does.

I recently compared Mother Panic to the comic series The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys in terms of pace and tone, and I was nearly ready to do the same for Motor Crush. However, that isn’t true. It’s more like the album companion My Chemical Romance released three years prior titled Danger Days. Frenetic and joyful even in the darkness, Motor Crush is about finding your place in the world and trying to survive set against a futuristic backdrop of motorcycle racing. While the first issue is mostly set-up, it refuses to let off the gas as you follow Domino along on her journey and the jolt of the ending leaves you wanting another ride as soon as it is over. You owe it to yourself to take a ride with Motor Crush.

Story: Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and Babs Tarr Art: Babs Tarr
Story: 9.0 Art: 10.0 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Graphic Policy was provided with a FREE copy for review

Advance Review: Motor Crush #1

motorcrush-01_cvraEvery so often, when we’ve all begun to settle on our year-end best of lists for comics, a new number one comes along in December that shakes up those lists and causes you to happily go back to the drawing board as a reviewer. Bitch Planet #1 was that comic in December 2014 and now Motor Crush #1 from Image Comics is that comic for December 2016.

I got an early look at Motor Crush back in September when the creators Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr hosted a panel about the comic and gave away an ashcan that included the first half of this issue. While I was majorly impressed with what I saw, it didn’t really occur to me that I was looking at what was still a work in progress.

Between what I saw in September and what was delivered to me in my Twitter DMs a few nights ago has definitely been polished up. A new, cleaner lettering style from Aditya Bidikar and colorful designs from Tom Muller that are meant to immerse you in the world of Nova Honda completely. Fresh pastels from Tarr and added narration gives a way better sense of who Domino is as a character.

A lot of what you can expect from this first issue is learning about our hero Domino Swift. Inspired by Willow Smith in both terms of look and attitude, Domino is a tough and headstrong young woman with a lot of promise and a lot more secrets. Some that will even leave you gasping if the end of the first issue is any indication. However, Team Motor Crush does a good job at making her and her struggles rather complicated and nuanced instead of going straight for “brooding hero with a secret.” Plus, that wouldn’t match the bright neon setting of Nova Honda anyway. I seriously want to know how a book of ink and paper manages to actually glow the way this issue does.

I recently compared Mother Panic to the comic series The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys in terms of pace and tone, and I was nearly ready to do the same for Motor Crush. However, that isn’t true. It’s more like the album companion My Chemical Romance released three years prior titled Danger Days. Frenetic and joyful even in the darkness, Motor Crush is about finding your place in the world and trying to survive set against a futuristic backdrop of motorcycle racing. While the first issue is mostly set-up, it refuses to let off the gas as you follow Domino along on her journey and the jolt of the ending leaves you wanting another ride as soon as it is over. When the first issue comes out on December 7, you owe it to yourself to take a ride with Motor Crush.

Story: Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and Babs Tarr Art: Babs Tarr
Story: 9.0 Art: 10.0 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Graphic Policy was provided with a FREE copy for review

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