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Nemesis Reloaded #1 delivers a bloody fantastic reboot

Nemesis Reloaded #1

Nemesis Reloaded #1 opens not with a splash but a letter, an introduction from writer Mark Millar. Millar goes into his ideas and somewhat of where this series is going. The original Nemesis series was created by Millar and Steve McNiven debuting 13 years ago. I myself only remember the basics, an evil version of Batman, but do remember it being entertaining. Flash forward to today and much has changed. With Millar looking at the big picture of all his properties, it was time to bring back this villain all leading up to July’s event “Big Game” where every Millar character will cross over in a big summer event.

As Millar notes, much has changed since that original series debuted. The world has shifted in so many ways. It’s politics, it’s economics, the environment and health of its people. Millar has recognized that and uses all of the current unease to launch Nemesis Reloaded #1. Much like the original, the story focuses on a Batman like character who’s a villain. Who he is? What does he want? We don’t really know and it doesn’t really matter.

Millar provides a self-aware comic that both takes itself seriously and skewers itself too. A discussion at the beginning about Tarantino feels like it’s talking as much about the comic to come as it does the director and writer. Like Tarantino, Nemesis Reloaded #1 bathes in its absurdity and orgy of violence and blood. It’s over the top in all the right ways updated for today’s political and social climate.

Much of that is due to the art of Jorge Jiménez. With color by Giovanna Niro and lettering by Clem Robins, the visuals for the comic are so over the top it’s just fun. Limbs are cut off, bullets fly, death reigns. It’s all done in a way it’s hard to take seriously, instead you’re forced to site back and enjoy the dance of destruction. Everything clicks visually creating an action comic with visual comedic chops. Those moments are brought home by the visuals which nail the punchlines over and over.

Nemesis Reloaded #1 is the insane violence Mark Millar has delivered in the past. Everything is ramped up to 11 delivering a comic that feels like it is both taking itself seriously but also spoofing so much of what has come before. No matter, it’s a hell of a lot of fun and a welcome return after being missing for so long.

Story: Mark Millar Art: Jorge Jiménez
Color: Giovanna Niro Letterer: Clem Robins
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

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Discover the Shocking Revelations in the Series Finale of Keanu Reeves’ Record-Shattering Series BRZRKR in March 2023

BOOM! Studios has announced the final issue of the record-breaking hit comic book series BRZRKR by the iconic Keanu Reeves and NYT bestselling co-writer Matt Kindt, acclaimed artist Ron Garney, colorist Bill Crabtree, and letterer Clem Robins. Discover the shocking and epic conclusion to this global hit series in BRZRKR #12, unfolding the final chapter of the story that’s sold over a million copies, this March 2023!

The epic conclusion to the groundbreaking original series is finally here! Caldwell’s master plan is revealed, setting up one final showdown with B. and Diana. At the end of all things, the immortal warrior finds himself faced with a challenge that even he might not endure. And if he does succeed… what will remain of him when there are no more battles left to fight?

BRZRKR #12 features main and variant cover art by series artist Garney and series writer Kindt, as well as variant covers by highly acclaimed artists Alex Maleev and internet sensation BossLogic.

It’s a shocking first look at the vicious battle in BRZRKR #11

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at the penultimate issue of the record-breaking hit comic book series BRZRKR by the iconic Keanu Reeves and NYT bestselling co-writer Matt Kindt, acclaimed artist Ron Garney, colorist Bill Crabtree, and letterer Clem Robins. Continuing in BRZRKR #11, discover the unfolding final chapter of the epic story that’s sold over a million copies, this December 21st!

A vicious battle returns us to where it all began!  It’s cult forces vs. Black Ops as B. travels to the metaphysical Blue Plane with Diana’s help. And as the series approaches an explosive close, is B. finally near the end of his fatal goal, or will his violent efforts be in vain? The mindblowing ending of this epic, blockbuster series is nearly here!

BRZRKR #11 features main and variant cover art by series artist Garney with Crabtree and variant covers by highly acclaimed artists David Rubín with Fahriza Kamaputra, and Raúl Allén.

 BRZRKR #11

Furious Revelations Revealed in Your First Look at BRZRKR #10

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at the newest issue in the final story arc of the record-breaking hit comic book series BRZRKR by the iconic Keanu Reeves and co-writer Matt Kindt, acclaimed artist Ron Garney, colorist Bill Crabtree, and letterer Clem Robins. Continuing in BRZRKR #10, discover the unfolding final chapter of the epic story that’s sold over a million copies, this September 21st!

As B.’s full fury is unleashed, a new discovery promises to bring the answers he’s been seeking for centuries. But as the team travels to uncover the mysteries of B.’s birth once and for all, will Caldwell finally reveal his master plan? There are just three issues left in the saga of this immortal warrior, as writers Keanu Reeves and Matt Kindt build towards a conclusion that will blow fans’ minds!

BRZRKR #10 features main and variant cover art by series artist Garney and Crabtree and variant covers by acclaimed artists Kevin Eastman with colors by Fahriza Kamaputra, and Ariel Olivetti.

BRZRKR #10

SDCC 2022: BAIT and BRZRKR debuts an Exclusive Capsule Collection and Variants by Tradd Moore

BAIT comes together with Eisner Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios for an all-new capsule collection for BRZRKR – the comic series created and co-written by film icon Keanu Reeves, co-written by NYT bestselling co-writer Matt Kindt, acclaimed artist Ron Garney, colorist Bill Crabtree, and letterer Clem Robins.

Debuting exclusively at Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, the first collaboration between BAIT and BOOM! Studios features all-new BRZRKR artwork by revolutionary comics artist Tradd Moore, who instantly became one of the industry’s most recognizable and sought-after talents with his comics debut, Image Comics’ The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, in 2011 before going on to deliver critically acclaimed runs on Marvel’s Silver Surfer: Black, All-New Ghost Rider, and more over the ensuing decade. 

In tandem with the capsule collection, BAIT will also debut its first comic book exclusive of all time with two, highly limited BRZRKR #1 x BAIT variant covers featuring Moore’s new artwork. These SDCC-exclusive printings of BRZKR #1 will feature both color (limited to 1000) and B&W (limited to 600) variations of Moore’s artwork and will be made available individually or as a set at the BAIT booth (#4145).

The BAIT x BRZRKR collaboration will coincide with several seismic events for the record-setting comics franchise at Comic-Con, including “Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR: The Immortal Saga Continues” panel presentation in Hall H on Friday, July 22 from 3 – 4 pm PT, featuring Reeves and his fellow creators as they detail what’s next for his half-mortal, half-god warrior on page and screen.

SDCC 2022: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Matt Smith, Chris O’Halloran, and Clem Robins present Hellboy in Love

This October Dark Horse Comics will publish Hellboy in Love, an all-new five-issue comic book series featuring occult adventure and unlikely romance, by legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, bestselling novelist Christopher Golden, award-winning artist Matt Smith, colorist Chris O’Halloran, and letterer Clem Robins. In the series’ opening tale, the two-part Goblin Night, Hellboy has been assigned to protect a shipment of occult artifacts from a gang of thieving goblins. The artifacts are being transported by train to the British Museum by archaeologist Anastasia Bransfield, and she’s not going to let them go without a fight! Rather than stay behind, she teams up with Hellboy to chase the light-fingered fey through the British countryside and into . . . a local punk show?

Hellboy in Love #1 will be published by Dark Horse Comics on October 12, 2022, just in time for Halloween. 

Hellboy in Love #1

Review: Hellboy and the BPRD: Old Man Whittier

Hellboy and the BPRD: Old Man Whittier

With a fairly regular series of one-shots and miniseries, it’s a solid time to be a fan of Hellboy. You’re able to pick up an issue and just enjoy the fun. There might be some continuity and history within that hardcore fans will appreciate more, but the line has hit a groove where you can pick and choose what you want to read and not have to know years of history. Hellboy and the BPRD: Old Man Whittier is a solid example of this direction. It’s a one-shot that is a fun, quick read, but has a little more for those who have stuck around.

Written by Mike Mignola, Hellboy and the BPRD: Old Man Whittier ties into a previous release but can be enjoyed on its own. Hellboy and a young woman explore a house that was in her family and has deep ties to… something.

Of course there’s scares and weirdness, much more than the old inherited house aspect lets on. Mignola does a good job of giving us just enough of the history and occult aspect to roll with the story, saving long explanations and solving mysteries. Like Hellboy and his companion Catherine, we just roll with the surprises and crazy that pop up for us to deal with.

The art as always is great. Gabriel Hernández Walta continues the fantastic look we’ve come to expect with Dave Stewarts colors and lettering by Clem Robins. Hellboy and the BPRD: Old Man Whittier continues the style we’ve come to expect that does a great balance of the horror. It’s enough to evoke the genre without falling too far in the gross aspects of it all. The creepiness is there and keeps the atmosphere nice and uneasy.

Hellboy and the BPRD: Old Man Whittier continues what is a reliably entertaining comic line. You can dive in and out of it and it feels like you never left. It’s that comfortable fun comic you can return to and know you’ll feel welcomed to just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Story: Mike Mignola Art: Gabriel Hernández Walta
Color: Dave Stewart Letterer: Clem Robins
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Angela Slatter joins Mike Mignola for Castle Full of Blackbirds

This September, legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and acclaimed artist Valeria Burzo will be joined by award-winning novelist Angela Slatter for Castle Full of Blackbirds, an all-new miniseries from Dark Horse Comics. The four-issue miniseries will mark Slatter’s comic-book writing debut. Mignola, Slatter, and Burzo will be joined by colorist Michelle Madsen, letterer Clem Robins, and cover artist Wylie Beckert. Vanesa Del Rey will provide a variant cover for issue #1.

Castle Full of Blackbirds continues the story of Sara May Blackburn, the fan-favorite character from Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb. When Sara May headed for New York after the events of The Return of Effie Kolb, she had one goal in mind: find the mysterious Miss Brook at the Linton School for Girls, and ask her what she knows about the mysterious powers that have plagued Sara May her whole life. But as is often the case with these things, the answers are not as simple as all that. Sara May is in for an education in more than just reading, writing, and ’rithmetic at the Linton School.

Castle Full of Blackbirds #1 will be published by Dark Horse Comics on September 14, 2022. 

Exclusive: Get a peek at exclusive process art for The Golem of Venice Beach from Paul Pope, Mike Allred, and Jae Lee!

This week on Kickstarter, superstar artists Michael Allred, Stephen R. Bissette, Jae Lee, Nick Pitarra, Paul Pope, Bill Sienkiewicz, and legendary letterer Clem Robins teamed up with rising star artist Vanessa Cardinali and debut comic book writer Chanan Beizer for the all-new graphic novel, The Golem of Venice Beach.

The 152-page epic story about the adventures of a 400-year-old Golem spans from 16th century Europe, to the horrors of World War II, to modern day Venice Beach, where the Golem has become entangled in a war between a gang and the police. Both a riveting narrative and a celebration of Southern California, The Golem of Venice Beach has already hit its funding mark on Kickstarter and shows no sign of stopping!

We’ve got an exclusive behind-the-scenes process art for the book from artists Paul Pope, Mike Allred, and Jae Lee!

Mike Allred

Jae Lee

Paul Pope

A rejected logo by Bill Sienkiewicz

The Golem of Venice Beach features:

  • A wrap-around cover and a seven-page prologue by artist Bill Sienkiewicz (Moon Knight) that showcases the Golem’s creation in the year 1580.
  • A 10-page flashback sequence by Jae Lee (The Inhumans) and colorist June Chung that depicts how the Golem was resurrected during World War Two.
  • A 2-page spread and map of Venice Beach that captures everything weird and wonderful about the bohemian spirit that permeates the neighborhood by Michael Allred and colorist Laura Allred (Madman). 
  • An eerie phantasmagoria by Stephen R. Bissette (Saga of the Swamp Thing).
  • A 2 page-splash page by Nick Pitarra (the creator of the highly anticipated Ax-Wielder Jon) that features every single person who is on panel in the book in one huge, cinematic crowd shot.
  • A stunning 2-page portrait, featuring the iconic Santa Monica Pier by Paul Pope (Battling Boy) and colorist Lovern Kindzierski. 
  • Over 100 pages of gorgeous art by the book’s main artist, Vanessa Cardinali.

The campaign ends Friday, July 1st.

Frankenstein: New World launches a new chapter in the Hellboy Universe!

Legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, bestselling novelist and comics writer Christopher Golden, comics writer Thomas Sniegoski, artist Peter Bergting, colorist Michelle Madsen, and longtime Hellboy letterer Clem Robins are returning to the Hellboy universe for Frankenstein: New World, an all-new four-part miniseries from Dark Horse Comics.

Frankenstein: New World features the return of Mignola’s take on the Frankenstein monster with the first story to be set chronologically after the conclusion of B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know, which had concluded the epic story of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. Mignola will illustrate a variant cover for issue #1, colored by award-winning colorist Dave Stewart.

Safely tucked away inside the hollow earth where humanity survived after Ragna Rok, precocious young Lilja receives visions of a new darkness taking root on the surface. Defying her elders, Lilja awakens the timeless oracle––once known as Frankenstein––to investigate the warnings and, perhaps, even explore the new world above.

Frankenstein: New World #1 comes to comic shops on August 3, 2022.

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