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Coffin Bound Delivers Deadly Killers, Dirt Sandwiches, and a New Story Arc this August

Critically acclaimed, breakout hit series Coffin Bound by Dan Watters and Dani returns with an all-new, high-octane story arc prepared to blow readers’ minds. The new story arc will kick off with Coffin Bound #5, hitting shelves this August from Image Comics.

Taqa found solace in God—and that God lives in a syringe. With the city about to ban the holy narcotic, she vows to prove the existence of the divine, setting her on a path straight to the murderous Eartheater’s door.

Coffin Bound #5 (Diamond Code JUN200079) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 5.

Coffin Bound, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1374-3, Diamond Code JAN200182) is available now and collects issues #1-4 for readers looking to catch up on the series.

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Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Santa Rosa Press Democrat – Art exhibit showcases Native American comic book heroes – This could be very interesting to check out.

Deadline – ‘Marvel’s Helstrom’ Cast Revealed With ‘Homeland’, ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ & ‘The Royals’ Alums For Fiery Hulu Series – Some interesting casting and character descriptions.

Newsarama – CW’s Batwoman Debuted with 1.8 Million Viewers – Kind of a mixed result.

Reviews

Comics Bulletin – Coffin Bound #3
The Beat –
Commute
Newsarama –
Hellmouth #1
Comics Bulletin –
Ruby Falls #1
CBR –
Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1

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Marvel Comics #1000

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

CBLDF – Free CBLDF Banned Books Week Webinar Announced! Addressing Identity Censorship – This should be interesting to watch.

Newsarama – Hailee Steinfeld in Talks for Hawkeye‘s Kate Bishop – Report – Interesting casting choice.

Reviews

Comics Bulletin – Coffin Bound #2
Fortress of Solitude –
Marvel Comics #1000
ICv2 –
Owly: The Way Home
The Beat –
Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-san

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House of X #1

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and a review from around the web.

The Comichron – July 2019 comics sales estimates: House of X #1 hits 185k copies, combined editions lift DCeased #3 to third – For those that enjoy the horse race.

WRAL – Indiana teacher’s solution to math problem? Comic books – Sounds like a fun way to learn.

Reviews

Talking Comics – Coffin Bound #1

Review: Coffin Bound #1

Coffin Bound #1

Coffin Bound #1 is either utterly pretentious or utterly sleazy. Dani and Brad Simpson‘s visuals are that of the grindhouse or carsploitation film with a touch of a Western and religious rituals. I definitely could feel a Pretty Deadly vibe from this book, but it seems sleazier. Some of that might be chalked up to Dan Watters’ writing which runs the gamut from Philosophy 101 bullshitting to terse, salt of the Earth dialogue.

Beneath all the purple prose and self-flaying strippers, Watters’ plot is a straightforward one. A girl named Isabel wants to obliterate every trace of her from her fucked up post-apocalyptic world, and a gimp mask sporting psychopomp named Earth Eater (In the literal sense). So, she goes on a road trip looking for an oracle named Cassandra, who turns out to be someone she has a warm, possibly even romantic relationship with. Her road trip buddy is a vulture, which drives home the point that, yes, this is a book about primal things like death.

Coffin Bound is a comic that I liked more for the aesthetic and general visual feel than for the contents of the issue until the very end when it maybe becomes a queer love story. Dani’s cover sets the tone for the book with a raven-haired girl slumped by a loud, yellow car with bones around her disdainfully holding a gun and cigarette like she doesn’t give a fuck. This attitude extends to the opening action scene that’s filled with equal parts humor and nihilism as Isabel struggles to put her pistol together to fight off the men who are trying to kill her for Earth Eater. A brick does the job just as well too and is maybe an homage at the original cat vs mouse comic Krazy Kat, which also had idiosyncratic use of language like this book. Later, Isabel has car problems and complains to her “manager” using florid prose, and the scene made me crack a smile because even poetic, post-apocalyptic badasses’ cars break down sometimes.

Coffin Bound is a very good comic whenever Watters and Dani focus the story on Isabel and the Earth Eater, who just shows up on a couple of pages like a good classic horror monster. However, it loses some of its momentum in the strip club sequence although Dani’s heavy inks and Simpson’s sleazy color palette and focuses on the red meat of the self-flaying stripper creates a pretty fucked up atmosphere. Watters seems to be filling in the world of Coffin Bound and the relationships that Isabel has and is trying to undo, but it hurts the comic’s pacing as a chase story. It’s like if Mad Max Fury Road cut immediately from a war rig action scene to a secondary female character working the pole for one of Immortan Joe’s lieutenant. Hopefully, it works once we get the full arc, but is a weak scene in this single unit of story.

Coffin Bound #1 is a comic that looks cool and knows it thanks to Dan Watters’ dark sense of humor, Dani’s take no prisoners visuals, and Brad Simpson’s scorched Earth color palette. It suffers a little bit when it gets away from the cat and mouse game between Isabel and Earth Eater, and sometimes the dialogue is a little bit up it’s own ass. But it’s nice to see a comic that’s not afraid to get its hands dirty in an age of house art and polished sheen.

Story: Dan Watters Art: Dani Colors: Brad Simpson
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read 

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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Berserker Unbound #1

It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d everyone get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

People – Tyra Banks Announces She’s Casting ‘Real People’ for Graphic Novel Ahead of Her Modelland Opening – She’s doing a graphic novel!?

Reviews

CBR – Absolute Carnage #1
Comics Bulletin –
Berserker Unbound #1
Newsarama –
Berserker Unbound #1
Comics Bulletin –
Coffin Bound #1
Geek Dad –
Dear Justice League
Newsarama –
House of X #2
CBR –
House of X #2
The Beat –
Over the Garden Wall: Soulful Symphonies #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Dead End Kids #1

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Absolute Carnage #1 (Marvel) – Marvel’s big Spider-Man/Venom event officially kicks off and after such a long build-up, we’re excited to see where it goes.

Agents of Atlas #1 (Marvel) – We got a glimpse of this team during War of the Realms and we want to see more of these characters who definitely deserve more of the spotlight.

Coffin Bound #1 (Image Comics) – the first printing is already sold out. This one’s a hot commodity… if you can find it!

The Death-Defying Devil #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Gail Simone brings back this classic character.

Dead End Kids #1 (Source Point Press) – A coming of age tale during the 90s as friends need to deal with the murder of one of their own.

Future Foundation #1 (Marvel) – We’ve always been a fan of the Future Foundation so we’re beyond excited they’re back in their own series. Like the FF, they’ve been gone far too long.

House of X #2 (Marvel) – We want to see where Hickman takes this series.

Lois Lane #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue blew us away which has us more excited for the second.

No One Left to Fight #2 (Dark Horse) – For the die-hard manga fans out there. A great homage and love letter to the genre.

Coffin Bound #1 Gets New Printing Ahead of Its Release

The anticipated new series Coffin Bound #1 by Dan Watters and artist Dani with colorist Brad Simpson, letterer Aditya Bidikar, and designer Emma Price, is being rushed back to print ahead of this week’s release.

The upcoming issue is scheduled to hit shelves this Wednesday, August 7 and—due to increasing demand—will ship sold-out at the distributor level. 

Cars! Guns! Entropy! Coffin Bound follows Izzy Tyburn, who is chased by an unstoppable killer and has decided that if the world won’t have her in it, it can have nothing of her at all. She’s re-treading her life, leaving nothing but burned rubber, ash, and the sun-scorched bones of those who get in her way. 

Ride shotgun on an unforgettable road trip through blood-splattered, grindhouse action best described as Bitch Planet and Mad Max: Fury Road set in the dark, twisted fantasy world of Sandman.

Coffin Bound #1 second printing (Diamond Code JUN198336) hits stores on Wednesday, August 28. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, August 12.

Coffin Bound #2 (Diamond Code JUL190117) hits stores on Wednesday, September 11. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, August 19.

Coffin Bound #1 second printing

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Blade Runner #1

San Diego Comic-Con is underway and we’ve got lots of coverage coming your way. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram (links at the top of the site) where you can see news from the show!

While you await more going on, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Kotaku – Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Is A Couch Co-Op Superhero Party – We’re so excited to play this!

Kotaku – Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator Apologizes After Criticizing The Current Japanese Government – Flop the vote!

Newsarama – Random House Graphic Reveals 2020 Launch Titles – Some good titles there.

Reviews

AIPT! – Blade Runner 2019 #1
CBR –
Coffin Bound #1
CBR –
Collapser #1
AIPT! –
Ghost Tree #4
AIPT! –
The Punisher Annual #1
Talking Comics –
Unearth #1

It’s Grindhouse Nightmares and High-Octane Chills in Coffin Bound

Dan Watters teams with artist Dani for an all-new action series full of grindhouse nightmares and high-octane chills in Coffin Bound. The ongoing series will launch from Image Comics this August. Dani is joined by Brad Simpson on colors.

Chased by an unstoppable killer, Izzy Tyburn has decided that if the world won’t have her in it, it can have nothing of her at all. She’s retreading her life, leaving nothing but burned rubber, ash… and the sun-scorched bones of those who get in her way. 

Readers won’t want to miss joining in on this road trip through a blood-splattered life.

Coffin Bound