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Preview: Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #1

Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #1

writer: Kieron Gillen
artist: Caspar Wijngaard
covers: Sean Phillips (A), Dave McCaig (B), Butcher Billy (C), Paulina Ganucheau (D), Caspar Wijngaard (E)
Caspar Wijngaard (RI-B/W), Sean Phillips (RI-Virgin), Dave McCaig (RI-Virgin), Dave McCaig(RI-B/W), Paulina Ganucheau (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | Superhero | $3.99 | Teen +

His level of genius is matched only by his heroics, and in humanity’s darkest hour, he’s the hero they need the most—alas, poor humanity. Peter Cannon—the man known as Thunderbolt—is only too happy to leave civilization to face its end. Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + the Divine) teams up with powerhouse artist Caspar Wijngaard (Doctor Aphra) as he returns to the superhero genre with a dark, humorous and relentless love song to the genre.

Well, “Love Song” in a Leonard Cohen Love Song kind of way. Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt: saving a world he hates.

Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #1

Review: Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #1

Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #1

His level of genius is matched only by his heroics, and in humanity’s darkest hour, he’s the hero they need the most – alas, poor humanity.  Peter Cannon – the man known as Thunderbolt – is only too happy to leave civilization to face its end. Kieron Gillen teams up with powerhouse artist Caspar Wijngaard as he returns to the superhero genre with a dark, humorous and relentless love song to the genre.

Well, “Love Song” in a Leonard Cohen Love Song kind of way. Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt: saving a world he hates.

I assume that by clicking on this review, your primary question is whether you should read this book. I won’t beat around the bush; you should. Not because it’s really good (although it is) nor because the art is visceral (it is), but because it will take your expectations and knowledge of comic book tropes and laugh at them. And then, gloriously, it will honour them.

In Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #1 Kieron Gillen has written a really interesting comic that plays with the “Super Smart Man With All The Answers” trope wonderfully. If you’ve read Watchmen or are aware of how Batman plans for everything then you’re going to think you know how this ends (and you could be right, but you probably won’t be), but I won’t lie to you; this book caught me several times. Gillen brilliantly toys with your expectations and comic book knowledge to deliver a really fascinating and original story.

But don’t think that that if you have read, or aren’t aware of, the previously mentioned series or character that you’ll be lost. You won’t. There’s still a really good story here for you to enjoy.

Caspar Wijngaard and Mary Safro are a solid combination on art duties, and are a match for Gillen’s story. This book is visually dynamic, the darker tones matching the threat presented without ever obscuring the events depicted on page (and I’m saying that with a watermarked review copy – in print it’ll be so much better). Wijngaard’s grasp of emotion and body language here adds a level of depth to the story; Peter Cannon’s slightly stooped shoulders and his constant apathetic expression tells you as much about this man as any text will. It’s subtle and brilliant.

Much like the conclusion to the issue.

If you’re looking for something new to read that has a unique twist on the superhero story, then you can do a lot worse that Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #1. This book is easily my pick of the week, and has been added to my pull list going forward.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Caspar Wijngaard
Colourist: Mary Safro Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-lhaou

Story: 9.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.9 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Marvel Reveals the Age of Rebellion!

Marvel’s celebration of Star Wars characters continues this April, with epic one-shots of heroes and villains of the original film trilogy in Age of Rebellion!

Following the legendary sagas of the Jedi, the Sith, and more from Age if the Republic, join writer Greg Pak and artist Chris Sprouse for new tales about some of the most iconic Star Wars heroes and artist Marc Laming for new stories about the galaxy’s most dangerous villains. With covers by Terry and Rachel Dodson, these are stories you don’t want to miss!

Also in April, discover brand new sides of some of your favorite – and deadly – heroes and villains in Age of Rebellion Special #1, written by superstar team Marc Guggenheim, Jon Adams, and Si Spurrier, and drawn by Adams, Caspar Wijngaard, and Andrea Broccardo, with cover art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Guru-eFX!

Preview: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Annual #2

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Annual #2

(W) Si Spurrier (A/CA) Caspar Wijngaard
Rated T
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $4.99

MEET WINLOSS AND NOKK – THE GALAXY’S FOREMOST MONSTER HUNTERS!
• One’s a cyborg with a bad attitude, the other’s a cold-blooded reptile. They’re happily married. They’ve been hired by a mysterious contact to bag an ultra-deadly monster from the heart of an ancient temple.
• N.B.: For “mysterious contact” read DOCTOR APHRA, who – and this will shock you – is definitely up to something.
• N.B.: For “happily married” read THIS IS GOING TO GET MESSY.

The 24 Panels Anthology Features, Alan Moore, Kieron Gillen, and More to Benefit the Grenfell Fire Survivors

Image Comics has announced the forthcoming 24 Panels Anthology, curated by New York Times bestselling creator Kieron Gillen with co-editor Steve Thompson, and featuring work from some of the most celebrated storytellers and artists in the industry. The charity anthology will benefit the survivors of the Grenfell fire.

In June 2017, the Grenfell fire killed 72 people in a 24-story tower block in West London. 24 Panels is an anthology comic to support the PTSD needs of the survivors. The 24 Panels Anthology will be comprised of 24 stories, each no longer than 24 panels. Half drawn from professional creators who volunteered their time and half drawn from open submissions, 24 PANELS is about community, hope, and (most of all) raising as much money as possible.

Al Ewing, Alan Moore, Alex de Campi, Antony Johnston, Caspar Wijngaard, Dan Watters, Dilraj Mann, Doug Braithwaite, Gavin Mitchell, Laurie Penny, Leigh Alexander, Lizz Lunney, Melinda Gebbie, Paul Cornell, Rachael Smith, Ram V, Robin Hoelzemann, Rosy Higgins, Sara Kenney, Sarah Gordon, Ted Brandt, Tom Humberstone, Tula Lotay, and more will contribute to 24 Panels.

24 Panels (Diamond Code SEP180079, ISBN: 978-1-5343-1126-8) will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, November 21st. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, October 8th.

It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, November 27th and can be pre-ordered at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Indiebound, and Indigo.

Preview: Brigands: Ruin of Thieves #2

BRIGANDS: RUIN OF THIEVES #2

Writer(s): Ram V
Artist Name(s): Sumit Kumar, ROSH
Cover A – Sumit Kumar
Cover B – Caspar Wijngaard
Cover C – Anand Radhakrishnan
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

The past and the present collide as our Brigands attempt to find a way off the Island of Rekik, now under Krantali martial law. But an attack of conscience will turn an assassin into a revolutionary, and an act of rebellion into an act of war. Old lessons will be learned anew. The cost of freedom is paid in blood and so it must always be defended, especially in the darkest hour and against unlikely odds.

A Bittersweet Adventure Obsession Arrives in Angelic, Vol. 1

Eisner-nominated writer Simon Spurrier and star artist Caspar Wijngaard present readers with an all-new Young Adult fantasy adventure in Angelic, Vol. 1: Heirs & Graces. It will collect issues #1-6 of the series and hit stores this May.

Winged monkeys! Techno-dolphins! Quantum alleycats! In Angelic, humanity’s long gone. Its memory lingers only as misunderstood rituals among mankind’s leftovers: the genetically modified animals they used and abused for eons. But for one young flying monkey, QORA, the routines are unbearable. All she wants is to explore. Instead she’s expected to settle down, to become a mother…to lose her wings.

Angelic, Vol. 1 is a powerful and timely parable about religion, repression and female rebellion, but all layered beneath joyous animal antics in the ruins of civilization. Expect WALL-E by way of Animal Farm in a watershed title among YA comics, which will tug at readers’ heartstrings.

Angelic, Vol. 1 (Diamond Code MAR180601, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0663-9) will hit stores on Wednesday, May 9th and bookstores on Tuesday, May 15th.

Preview: Barbarella #3

Barbarella #3

writer: Mike Carey
artist: Kenan Yarar
covers: Vicente Cifuentes (A), Jorge Fornes (B), Caspar Wijngaard (C), Tom Feister (D), Kenan Yarar (E-Sub)
Vicente Cifuentes (RI-B/W), Jorge Fornes (RI-B/W), Caspar Wijngaard (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Mature

To stop a war a planet must fall. For Barbarella the ends don’t justify the terrible means, but if she acts to save billions of innocents it may spell defeat and disaster for Earth. Oh, if there were only another way…

CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments Explores Illness, Both Mental and Physical

Launched on Kickstarter, CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments is a new comic anthology that explores illness, both mental and physical. The full color graphic novel features over 200 pages and 40 stories.

The graphic novel covers a wide range of topics from peanut allergies to losing an eye, from depression to epilepsy, what it takes to care for a sick person to the stigma of chronic illness.

The creative line-up is impressive:

COVER ART BY: Mark Wang

You can get a digital copy for as low as $12 and items range from your name in the back of the book to comissions.

The project is looking to raise $25,000 and ends on March 4th.

Check out some art from the graphic novel below.

Angelic Soars Above the Rest this September

Eisner-nominated writer Simon Spurrier and rising-star artist Caspar Wijngaard present your new bittersweet adventure obsession in Angelic. Suitable for ages 11 through 111, the new series will launch from Image Comics this September.

Winged monkeys! Techno-dolphins! Quantum alleycats! In Angelic, humanity’s long gone. Its memory lingers only as misunderstood rituals among mankind’s leftovers: the genetically modified animals they used and abused for eons.

But for one young flying monkey, QORA, the routines are unbearable. All she wants is to explore. Instead she’s expected to settle down, to become a mother…to lose her wings.

Angelic is a story of teenage rebellion and animal antics amidst the ruins of civilization, promising to be WALL-E by way of Watership Down.

Angelic #1 (Diamond Code JUL170699) will hit stores on Wednesday, September 20th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, August 28th.

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