BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look atBuffy the Last Vampire Slayer #1, the first issue in a brand new four-issue comic book series out on December 8, 2021. From acclaimed writer Casey Gilly and artist Joe Jaro comes a dystopian tale of the iconic Slayer, Buffy Summers, like you’ve never seen her before.
Can a lone Slayer save what’s left of humanity? Buffy Summers is the last Slayer. Now in her 50s, she wages a one woman fight against the forces of darkness, who prey on humanity in the daylight unimpeded thanks to a magical catastrophe that has nearly blotted out the sun. The same disaster robbed Buffy of her friends and ended the Slayer-line, forcing her into an endless guerilla war. That is, until she stumbles across something she hasn’t seen in a long time – hope, in the form of a prophecy and the young girl who carries it…
Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer #1 features main cover art by acclaimed illustrator Ario Anindito and variant cover art by fan favorite artists Rod Reis, Dani Pendergast, Jakub Rebelka, Claire Roe, and Giuseppe Camuncoli.
(W) Jordie Bellaire (A) Claire Roe (CA) Paul Renaud RATED T+ In Shops: Nov 17, 2021 SRP: $3.99
INTRODUCING THE IRREDEEMABLE WASP! Renowned colorist and writer Jordie Bellaire makes her Marvel writing debut with a story that will make you shrink in fear! Bidden to draw forth five archetypal heroes, the Scarlet Witch chose Janet Van Dyne as “the artist” – the hero whose ingenuity and strength of will could prove the lynchpin in the coming battle against Chthon. To enter Chthon’s dimension and face his darkness head-on, the Wasp read from the ill-fated Darkhold text…and it drove her insane. Now her entire life is subject to question. Janet is no stranger to mental illness; she spent years trying to redeem ex-husband Hank Pym despite his violent breakdowns. But now, she has the power to reclaim her story…and fight back. Bellaire brings you the most twisted comic you’ll read this year!
The madness of the Darkhold will be unleashed on the Marvel Universe this fall beginning in Darkhold Alpha #1! In this highly anticipated mystical saga, five heroes—Iron Man, Blade, Wasp, Black Bolt, and Spider-Man —will be recruited by Scarlet Witch to travel to Chthon’s dimension to stop him before he can invade Earth. But in order to survive there, each hero must first read from the Darkhold and let themselves be driven insane, leading to twisted new versions of themselves! These mind-melting adventures will unfold over a series of exciting character-focused one-shots including November’s Darkhold: Wasp and Darkhold Black Bolt!
Renowned colorist and writer Jordie Bellaire makes her Marvel Comics writing debut alongside rising star artist Claire Roe for a story that will make you shrink in fear in Darkhold: Wasp! Scarlet Witch chose Janet Van Dyne for her ingenuity and strength, will she prove to be the lynchpin in the coming battle against Chthon or will she be consumed by darkness? After reading the Darkhold, Wasp’s entire life is subject to question but she has the power to reclaim her story…and fight back.
Critically acclaimed writer Mark Russell teams up with sensational artist David Cutler to brings you a scream-worthy story that will break an empire in Darkhold: Black Bolt! Black Bolt’s mighty voice is his greatest gift…and since childhood, it has been his greatest curse. Black Bolt thought he was signing up for a battle befitting a king but after reading from the Darkhold, he’ll discover the true battlefield will be his own mind.
Check out the covers for Darkhold: Wasp and Darkhold: Black Bolt as well as Cian Tormey’s new “defiled designs” and enter the Darkhold if you dare when this strange and terrifying saga begins in September!
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Claire Roe (CA) Jen Bartel Rated T+ In Shops: Mar 11, 2020 SRP: $3.99
• Marooned on an unknown planet, Nebula has been stripped of her memories! • Struggling to find out where she is, what hope does Nebula have of finding herself? • And more importantly, will Nebula be able to recover her wits before her infamous reputation puts her in someone else’s crosshairs?
Nebula is often a character that plays second fiddle to others. She orbits her sister Gamora or their father Thanos. Since her breakout in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she’s dipped her toes a bit more into individuality. Nebula #1 is a big leap for the character putting her squarely in the spotlight.
And that spotlight delivers something that could be interesting though not what was expected.
Writer Vita Ayala has Nebula do what she does best, kill people as she plunders. Some of the early action is hinted at. That decision allows the reader’s imagination to go wild upping the awesome of Nebula’s mission. And that mission is… intriguing. Ayala uses the unique cybernetic nature of the character as a driver for the story and it’ll be interesting where it all drives the character. Her relationship with her sister and abuse of Thanos are characteristics I know of and I fully expected an exploration of what that does to someone. This might touch upon that in a direction I wasn’t expecting or it might go somewhere else getting here away from that. In Ayala we trust.
Claire Roe‘s art is decent. With color by Mike Spicer and lettering by Travis Lanham the issue I see is a drop in detail in some panels. Overall, the comic is consistent and looks good but there’s some work as far as Nebula’s cybernetics where the detail isn’t quite there. That detail gives the character a bit of personality as far as design. Instead of lines defining panels, it’s just a solid color. Where Roe really stands out is the upgrade Nebula gets and how she begins to see the world. Teamed with Lanham’s lettering (assuming that’s his work) the perspective is cool and different.
Nebula #1 goes in an unexpected direction and one that opens things up in numerous ways. The open road is not just for plot but also for the character. There’s something about this debut, it has a lot of potential and it’s definitely one to keep an eye on as far as a series.
Story: Vita Ayala Art: Claire Roe Color: Mike Spicer Letterer: Travis Lanham Story: 8.05 Art: 7.95 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Read
Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Claire Roe (CA) Jen Bartel Rated T+ In Shops: Feb 12, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Nebula has grown under the shadows of Thanos and Gamora, but no longer! With her eyes set on a top-secret device, Nebula has big plans for her future-and she’s not about to let anyone get in her way! But her goal may end up costing her more than she’s willing to pay after a showdown with one of the cosmos most feared bounty hunters….Don’t miss out on this cosmically critical series launch from rising stars, Vita Ayala (PRISONER X) and Claire Roe (FEARLESS)!
This February, follow the exploits of one of the most feared women in the galaxy in Nebula, an all-new six-issue series from rising Marvel star Vita Ayala with art by Claire Roe!
In Nebula, the daughter of Thanos and sister of Gamora will finally get her time in the spotlight — and she has her eye on a very secret device. But will one of the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunters get to it first? Marvel fans know that Nebula rarely lets anyone get in her way…
Nebula #1 by Vita Ayala and Claire Roe is on sale this February! The first issue features a cover by Jen Bartel.
(W) Seanan McGuire, More (A) Claire Roe, More (CA) Yasmin Putri Rated T+ In Shops: Oct 23, 2019 SRP: $4.99
MS. MARVEL’S HERE TO SAVE THE DAY!
She may be one of the youngest Avengers ever, but don’t underestimate the protector of Jersey City. Kamala Khan teams up with Captain Marvel, Storm and Invisible Woman for the summer camp save of the century! Then, classic character Namora takes center stage in the ultimate beach read! And don’t miss your dose of Herstory with profiles on classic and contemporary creators!
Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Gaby Dunn Artist: Claire Roe Colorist: Miquel Muerto Letterer: Mike Fiorentino Cover Artist: Claire Roe Price: $19.99
Cub reporter Madison Jackson is young, scrappy, and hungry to prove that she deserves her coveted college internship at the premiere newspaper in town, The Boston Lede, so when her police scanner mentions a brutal murder tied to the prominent Boston Kennedys, Madison races to the crime scene, looking for the scoop of the century.
What she finds instead is the woman who’ll change her life forever: Dahlia Kennedy, celebrity socialite, now widow, covered in gore and the prime suspect in the murder of her husband and child. When Dahlia refuses to talk to anyone but Madison, they begin a dangerous game of cat and mouse that leads the young journalist down a twisted path.
From Gaby Dunn (Bad with Money, I Hate Everyone But You) and Claire Roe (Batgirland the Birds of Prey, Welcome Back) comes an all-new original graphic novel about the thrill of the chase and the dangers of going toe-to-toe with a potential killer.
YOUR FAVORITE HEROINES UNITE FOR ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE! NOW A FOUR ISSUE SERIES!
Alien invasion at a summer camp for young girls? You know who to call. Captain Marvel is on her way – and she won’t be alone. Some of Marvel’s biggest heroes unite for the battle of the season! Then, a new mystery puts Patsy Walker – a.k.a. Hellcat – on the prowl! And don’t miss your dose of Herstory with profiles on classic and contemporary creators!