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Kieron Gillen’s Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt Gets Deluxe Collection!

Dynamite has revealed that Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt will be collected in a deluxe oversized hardcover format for fans to fully appreciate and treasure the critically acclaimed limited series.

Not only is Kieron Gillen writing superheroes again… Not only is Pete Morisi’s iconic Charlton hero back again… The series turns the mirror around to reflect the deconstruction of the legendary text, Watchmen. Peter Cannon, of course, served as the template for Alan Moore’s Ozymandias, alongside the other characters inspired by Charlton Action Heroes. What if the inspirations get to respond to this modern post-Watchmen landscape of the medium?

The ambitious series by a perfectly in-synch creative team wowed fans and critics when it debuted at the beginning of 2019. Kieron Gillen’s scribe is matched by rising artist extraordinaire Caspar Wijngaard and renaissance man and Eisner-nominee Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou on letters. Additionally, this editions contains all the gorgeous and fun covers of the series by Kris Anka, Kevin Wada, Chip Zdarsky, Sean Phillips, Christian Ward, Paulina Ganucheau and more! All bringing 110% to this series. The next classic text? You be the judge.

This edition will collect the entire series in a high-quality hardcover with pages measuring 7.2 by 11.2 inches. Readers can marvel at Wijngaard and Safro’s art at this larger size. And even Ostmane-Elhaou’s subtle lettering tricks, especially in the game-changing fourth issue.

Fans can cherish this edition of the book, studying it closely for all the Easter eggs and homages. At least until a prequel unauthorized by Gillen is announced…

The Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt Oversized Hardcover is slated for release in September 2019.

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt

Preview: Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #5

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #5

writer: Kieron Gillen
artist: Caspar Wijngaard
covers: Kevin Wada (A), Paulina Ganucheau (B), Caspar Wijngaard (C),
Caspar Wijngaard (RI-Virg), Kris Anka (RI-Virgin), Paulina Ganucheau (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | Superhero | $3.99 | Teen+

All that exists, and all that ever will exists rests on the confrontation between two men who are the same man. Peter Cannon versus Peter Cannon, for the future of the canon. Who wins? Who loses? Peter Cannon. Evidently.

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #5

Preview: Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #4

Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #4

writer: Kieron Gillen
artist: Caspar Wijngaard
covers: Kris Anka (A), Paulina Ganucheau (B), Caspar Wijngaard (C)
Caspar Wijngaard (RI-Virg), Kris Anka (RI-Virgin), Paulina Ganucheau (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | Superhero | $3.99 | Teen+

A thousand dimensions from ours. All Earths’ best hopes, resting on our heroes’ fight. They’ve got everything… except a chance.

Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #4

Preview: Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Special #1

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Special #1

(W) Marc Guggenheim, Jonathan Adams, Si Spurrier (A) Jonathan Adams, Caspar Wijngaard, Andrea Broccardo (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Guru eFX
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $4.99

A ONE-SHOT SPECIAL FEATURING YOUR FAVORITE (AND UNEXPECTED) CHARACTERS FROM THE ORIGINAL STAR WARS TRILOGY!
• Move over, Boba Fett. The most dangerous bounty hunter in the galaxy isn’t who you think. The cold, calculating assassin droid IG-88 had a deadly reputation. Wanted criminals should tremble in fear because IG-88 will stop at nothing to get the job done. But where did it come from? What does it want? Perfection might be a good place to start. SI SPURRIER (DOCTOR APHRA) and CASPAR WIJNGAARD (DOCTOR APHRA ANNUAL) bring the terrifying droid to life!
• The destruction of the Order, the death of his friends, exile – no matter what he has endured, YODA will always be a Jedi. Even in hiding on the isolated planet of Dagobah, far from the evil Empire’s reach, a Jedi’s work is never done. Marc Guggenheim (X-MEN GOLD) and ANDREA BROCCARDO (STAR WARS) will pay the wise, old master a visit!
• The freedom-fighting REBEL ALLIANCE has more than its fair share of heroes – like ace pilots BIGGS DARKLIGHTER and JEK PORKINS. But they’ve been fighting the evil Galactic Empire for a long time and sometimes, even noble warriors like Biggs and Porkins need a little rest and relaxation. Is anywhere truly free from the trials of the galactic conflict? Writer and illustrator JON ADAMS (the New Yorker, LOVE ROMANCES) has the answer!

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Special #1

Preview: Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #3

Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #3

writer: Kieron Gillen
artist: Caspar Wijngaard
covers: Christian Ward (A), Paulina Ganucheau (B), Caspar Wijngaard (C)
Caspar Wijngaard (RI-Virg), Christian Ward (RI-Virgin), Paulina Ganucheau (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

A thousand dimensions from ours. All Earths’ best hopes, resting on our heroes’ fight. They’ve got everything… except a chance.

Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #3

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.

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