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Get a First Look at Good Luck #3

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Good Luck #3, the next issue in the bold new five-issue original series from acclaimed writer Matthew Erman, artist Stefano Simeone, and letterer Mike Fiorentino about defying fate by fighting against impossible odds, available on August 25, 2021.

The Unfortunates finally strike upon some Good Luck, despite disappearing from the Kismet Zone. Will Artie, Cherry, and Hilde uncover the reason behind their disappearance and be able to hold on to their luck, or is time running out for them?

Good Luck #3 features main cover art by artist Jorge Corona and variant covers by famed illustrator Caspar Wijngaard.

Good Luck #3

Preview: Ninjak #1

NINJAK #1

By JEFF PARKER & JAVIER PULIDO
Letters by DAVE SHARPE & JAVIER PULIDO
Cover A by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Cover B by CASPAR WIJNGAARD
Cover C by DAMION SCOTT
Preorder Cover by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA
1:100 Prisma Glass Variant Cover by JAVIER PULIDO
Pre-order Deadline is June 21st
On sale JULY 14th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

Out of the shadows and into the spotlight… the world’s greatest superspy has been exposed!

Colin King is Ninjak and he has a target on his back like never before. With enemies lurking around every corner, how will Ninjak survive when there’s nowhere left to hide and the world is gunning for him?

NINJAK #1

Titan announces Life is Strange: Settling Dust

Max finally believes that she has found a way to cross the timelines and return to the woman she loves, Chloe Price! Life is Strange: Settling Dust is the heart-wrenching conclusion to Max and Chloe’s epic comic journey.

Life is Strange: Settling Dust #1 comics to comic shops September 15 and written by Emma Vieceli with art by Claudia Leonardi and Andrea Izzo. Covers are by Gabriel Picolo, Claudia Leonardi, Rob Cham, and Caspar Wijngaard.

The new game, Life is Strange: True Colors is out September 10, and look out for the Free Comic Book Day release that leads into the new comic arc.

Early Preview: Ninjak #1

NINJAK #1

By JEFF PARKER & JAVIER PULIDO
Letters by DAVE SHARPE & JAVIER PULIDO
Cover A by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Cover B by CASPAR WIJNGAARD
Cover C by DAMION SCOTT
Preorder Cover by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA
1:100 Prisma Glass Variant Cover by JAVIER PULIDO
Pre-order Deadline is June 21st
On sale JULY 14th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

Out of the shadows and into the spotlight… the world’s greatest superspy has been exposed!

Colin King is Ninjak and he has a target on his back like never before. With enemies lurking around every corner, how will Ninjak survive when there’s nowhere left to hide and the world is gunning for him?

NINJAK #1

Lysa Hawkins Takes Us Into the Shadowy World of Ninjak

Ninjak #1

Valiant Entertainment’s top superspy is stepping out of the shadows…

From Ringo Award-winning writer Jeff Parker and artist Javier PulidoNinjak #1 follows Colin King, aka Ninjak, as the secret operative is on the run after the identity of every MI6 agent is exposed. Now, Colin must embark on a global adventure to evade the deadly people who have him in their sights…

Ninjak #1by writer Jeff Parker, artist Javier Pulido, and letterer Dave Sharpe goes on sale July 14th, 2021, and features covers by David NakayamaCaspar WijngaardDamion Scott, Ibrahim Moustafa, and Javier Pulido.

We got a chance to ask Ninjak editor Lysa Hawkins about the series and what we can expect in the latest take of Valiant’s superspy.

Graphic Policy: Hey Lysa, how’re things?

Lysa Hawkins: I’m fully vaccinated! Things are a lot brighter now!

GP: So, Ninjak. How would you describe him to somebody who has no idea what to expect?

LYSA: I like to say Ninjak is the love child of James Bond and Modesty Blaise, so you really don’t know what to expect.

GP: How has the experience been editing Ninjak? Are there any differences between this book and others you’ve edited?

LYSA: Did I mention I love James Bond and Modesty Blaise? Working on a spy thriller is very near and dear to me. I’ve been blessed at Valiant to have my toe dipped in many different genre pools. Horror, sci fi, action-adventure, supernatural and now spy thriller. I’m feeling pretty lucky.

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GP: The last time we saw Ninjak he’d severed ties with MI6 – will we see what happened in the immediate aftermath?

LYSA: Yes and no. Our story takes place a few months after he left MI6, but you do learn what Colin has been up to since departing from MI6.

GP: How did the creative team come together?

LYSA: Synchronicity! I actually had Javier on board before I found Jeff, which is unusual as it’s usually the other way around. When I read Jeff’s script I could just see what I thought Javier would bring to the table, of course I was wrong. He brought so much more!

GP: Javier Pulido’s art style is a departure from what we’ve seen in the past when it comes to Ninjak books. Can you talk a little about that?

LYSA: Denny O’Neill once wrote a great article talking about your favorite Batman, as we have seen so many incarnations of the Dark Knight over the years. It’s the same with Ninjak.  He is a universal character that will have many different art styles over the years. If this isn’t your Ninjak, just wait, yours will pop back up eventually. Javier is bringing something new to Ninjak, which I find very exciting and appealing, and while the style is different, the character is thoroughly all Ninjak.

GP: We’ve seen a few pages already, but can you tease any more about the series’ direction?

LYSA: You ain’t seen nothing yet! No, seriously, Javier pushes the boundaries of the art on every page resulting in an exciting, joy ride of action. 

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GP: The series sees the identities of the MI6 agents exposed. It feels like that’s a pretty relevant story with today’s concerns over data and privacy and even some of the secrets that have been leaked out.

LYSA: Without a doubt, this tale is very much set in our modern world. One of the things I like the most about playing in the Valiant Universe. It walks that fine line of fiction and reality.

GP: Ninjak feels like one of the more high-profile British comic characters out there. How much does that play into the character and is there work to try to get that detail “right”?

LYSA: Well, if it’s done right, you hear his voice in your head sounding British. I happen to think Jeff nails it. Not only is Colin completely British, he’s also deadpan and funny.

Ninjak #1

GP: What sets this book apart from the other Ninjak stories we’ve had from Valiant over the years?

LYSA: It looks unlike any other Ninjak book previously. It gets to push the envelope further because of the art style and the reader gets to go along for the ride.

GP: Valiant has always been impressive to us in that it balances stories that can be enjoyed by themselves and the greater interconnected stories and world. How difficult is it to balance that?

LYSA: We are the Valiant Universe. We are meant to be enjoyed on our own or together, always one expanding universe. 

GP: What are you the most excited for about this book?

LYSA: Gosh! Everything! I think you’ll like Myna. She’s a great new character. 

GP: Thanks for your time!

LYSA: Thank you! And Stay Valiant!

Preview: The Visitor #5 (of 6)

THE VISITOR #5 (of 6)

Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by SOO LEE
Colors by ULISES ARREOLA
Letters by SIMON BOWLAND
Cover A by AMILCAR PINNA
Cover B by CASPAR WIJNGAARD
On sale JUNE 2nd | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

With only two of the Visitor’s targets left standing, what extreme lengths will he go to in order to finish the job?

THE VISITOR #5 (of 6)

Preview: Shadowman #2

Shadowman #2

Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by JON DAVIS-HUNT
Colors by JORDIE BELLAIRE
Letters by CLAYTON COWLES
Cover A by JON DAVIS-HUNT
Cover B by CASPAR WIJNGAARD
Cover C Horror Movie Homage Variant by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Preorder Variant Cover by ANNIE WU
On sale MAY 26th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

The hellscape known as the Deadside has pried open a doorway to Earth in Enoch, Arizona! And our only chance at survival against the awakening desert beasts is SHADOWMAN.

Shadowman #2

Ablaze Reveals their August Releases

Maria Llovet’s Porcelain

by Maria Llovet
MSRP: $3.99 ·
Release Date: August 4th

Beryl’s life in the desert is relatively simple, living with her aunt and her cat, …until the day she finds and enters the Dollhouse.

Stuck inside an ever-changing mystery house that hunts children and turns them into dolls, Beryl goes on a psychedelic journey where she must face the notion of her own limitations and move past them…before she becomes the building’s newest prey. Porcelain is a psychological thriller, depicted in a way that only acclaimed creator Maria Llovet (Faithless, Heartbeat, Loud, Eros/Psyche) can tell it. Catch the series debut with 5 special variant covers by acclaimed artists such as Sabine Rich, Caspar Wijngaard, Yishan Li, and Tyler Boss.

Maria Llovet’s Porcelain

Maria Llovet’s Eros/Psyche HC

MSRP: $24.99 ·
Release Date: September 29th

Acclaimed creator Maria Llovet (Faithless, Heartbeat, Loud) brings you a surreal, bewitching tale of love, magic, and tragedy in Eros/Psyche.

The Rose female boarding school is paradise for young girls…but only if you follow the rules. Because, if you disobey them, you can end up expelled, or even worse, dead. Sara and Silje are two students learning the rules of the school, which includes classes by day…and the casting of curses and spells by night. A love develops between the two, which is tender, but threatens to break under the weight of the dark secret society within The Rose.

A Man’s Skin

MSRP: $24.99
Release Date: October 29th

An award-winning fairy tale about love set in Renaissance Italy. Bianca is a young lady from a good family and is of marriage age. Her parents find her a fiancé́ to their liking: Giovanni, a rich merchant, young and pleasant. The wedding looks set to go smoothly even though Bianca cannot hide her disappointment at having to marry a man she knows nothing about.

But before the marriage, she learns the secret held and bequeathed by the women of her family for generations: a “man’s skin.” By donning it, Bianca becomes “Lorenzo” and enjoys all the attributes of a young man of stunning beauty. She can now visit the world of men incognito and get to know her fiancé́ in his natural environment. In her male skin, Bianca frees herself from the limits imposed on women. The morals of the Renaissance then act as a mirror to our present time and poses several questions: why should women be treated differently from men? Why should their freedom be the object of contempt and coercion?

Tackling universal themes through a captivating and subtle fairy tale, French writer Hubert and artist Zanzim brilliantly question our relationship to gender and sexuality…but not only that. By mixing morality and humor, A Man’s Skin invites us to the mad and noble quest for love.

This international bestselling title has been highly awarded:

  • iPRIX Ti ZEF DE LA BD 2020 (Festival Brest en Bulle)
  • Grand Prix RTL de la Bande Dessinée 2020
  • Prix Landerneau BD 2020
  • Prix Wolinski de la BD du « Point » 2020
  • Grand Prix de la critique ACBD (Association des Critiques et journalistes de Bande Dessinée) 2021
  • Prix des Libraires Canal BD 2021
  • Fauve de Lycéens (Angoulême 2021)
A Man’s Skin

Read Ninjak #1’s First Seven Pages by Jeff Parker and Javier Pulido

Valiant Entertainment’s top superspy is stepping out of the shadows…

From Ringo Award-winning writer Jeff Parker and artist Javier PulidoNinjak #1 follows Colin King, aka Ninjak, as the secret operative is on the run after the identity of every MI6 agent is exposed. Now, Colin must embark on a global adventure to evade the deadly people who have him in their sights…

Ninjak #1 by writer Jeff Parker, artist Javier Pulido, and letterer Dave Sharpe goes on sale July 14th, 2021, and features covers by David Nakayama, Caspar WijngaardDamion Scott, Ibrahim Moustafa, and Javier Pulido.

Check out the first seven pages from the upcoming series, below.

Exclusive: Valiant’s The Visitor Returns in June for its Final Two Issues

The Visitor will return with two issues in June. Valiant has revealed The Visitor #5 and #6 will both be released in June. Written by Paul Levitz, the series was delayed due to COVID but it’s back on track and wraps up with its final two issues.

Check out the final two issues including the reveal of their covers!

THE VISITOR #5 (OF 6)

Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by SOO LEE
Cover A by AMILCAR PINNA
Cover B by CASPAR WIJNGAARD
ON SALE JUNE 2

• With just two of The Visitor’s targets left standing, what extreme lengths will he go to in order to finish the job?
• Nothing is truly as it seems…

THE VISITOR #6 (OF 6)

Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by MJ KIM
Cover A by AMILCAR PINNA
Cover B by ALAN QUAH
ON SALE. JUNE 16

• The Visitor pulls the trigger on tomorrow once and for all in the epic finale!
• With all answers revealed, whose path into the future is the one that should be taken?

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