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Mark Millar, Image, and Netflix announce Space Bandits featuring Limited Edition Covers

Netflix and Mark Millar have announced their latest project created in-house, Space Bandits—a female led sci-fi story, described by Millar as a female Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid set in space with a massive and exciting cast of characters.

Superstar Artist Matteo Scalera will illustrate the comic-book translation of this original Netflix property, published by Image Comics.

In Space Bandits, Thena Khole and Cody Blue are among the universe’s most wanted felons. Each the leader of their own criminal operations, they run heists across the galaxies—hopping from ship to ship to fleece everyone inside. But when both women are betrayed by their treacherous crews, the bandits only have one thing on their minds: REVENGE.

As a special bonus, and available to order at the same time, is a limited edition series of Space Bandits Legends Covers, featuring Miller’s all-time favorite comic-book artists—artists Miller was obsessed with in high school, and whom he has wanted to work with for years. 

The first of these five very limited edition covers will be illustrated by comic-book legend Howard Chaykin, and will retail for the same price as a comic-book cost when Mark was in high school… just 75 cents. All other covers will retail at the regular $3.99 price.

Space Bandits #1 will be available in stores on Wednesday, July 3. The final order cutoff deadline is June 10.

Diamond Codes:
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover A SCALERA – MAY190028
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover B SCALERA – MAY190029
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover C LEGENDS VAR CHAYKIN – MAY190030
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover D COIPEL – MAY190031
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover E PICHELLI – MAY190032
SPACE BANDITS #1 Cover F BLANK VAR – MAY190033

Space Bandits #1 Cover
Space Bandits #1 Cover Howard Chaykin Variant

Rebekah Isaacs and Justin Jordan Team Up for the Grim Fantasy Series Reaver

Just in time for fans anticipating Game of Thrones withdrawals, comes an all-new, dark fantasy series by Justin Jordan and Rebekah Isaacs titled, Reaver. The new series is set to launch from Image Comics and Skybound this July.

The continent of Madaras once promised a new start for settlers, but 200 years after its discovery, the war rages on. Deep within this savage and untamed land, a darkness builds that must be stopped at all costs.

To do so, the Imperials assemble six of its most despicable prisoners—a turncoat, a skin eater, a sorcerer and his bodyguard, a serial killer, and the Devil’s Son—the only ones who can stop the end of the new world. They are Hell’s Half-Dozen.

Reaver #1 by Becky Cloonan (Diamond Code MAY190027) will hit stores on Wednesday, July 10. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, June 17.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

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.

Assassin Nation #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue was just some solid uber violence and a lot of fun. How to prevent getting assassinated? By hiring the best assassins to protect you!

Black Badge #9 (BOOM! Studios) – Have you been reading this series which is basically the Scouts as assassins? No? This could be a good issue to start and check out.

Major X #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was divisive but we’d be lying if we didn’t want to see where Rob Liefeld’s latest X-Universe entry was going.

Planet of the Nerds #1 (AHOY Comics) – AHOY always delivers a fun read. This series takes jocks and transports them to modern times where nerds rule! There’s a lot of potential for this one.

Transformers #3 (IDW Publishing) – While not as good as the previous volume, we really want to see the build up to the Civil War and what Cybertron was like before all of that.

Uncanny X-Men #16 (Marvel) – The last issue shook up a lot and at this point we have no idea where this is all going. So good.

War of the Realms #2/War of the Realms: The Punisher #1/War of the Realms: War Scrolls #1 (Marvel) – While we haven’t been too hyped so far for this event, we’re still curious as to where it goes and what the tie-in miniseries bring to the story.

Xena: Warrior Princess #1 (Dynamite) – We’re always excited to see the popular character return to comics.

Preview: Witchblade #13

Witchblade #13

(W) Caitlin Kittredge (A/CA) Roberta Ingranata, Bryan Valenza, Troy Peteri

NEW STORY ARC!

“LAST DAYS,” Part One-Transported five years into the future by the shockwave of a failed spell, Alex, Ash, and Majil must find a way back home-but the New York they knew is gone, and an apocalyptic wasteland ruled by demons stands between them and their ticket back to the present.

Witchblade #13

Preview: Port of Earth #9

Port of Earth #9

(W) Zack Kaplan (A/CA) Andrea Mutti, Jordan Boyd, Cover B by Aaron Campbell

NEW STORY ARC!

In a deal with an alien business consortium, humanity has opened the Port of Earth for galactic travelers. After countless violent, deadly incidents, alien soldiers have been stationed here to help bring peace. Now our Earth Security Agency must stop a deadly alien outbreak, contain a growing human resistance, and navigate a delicate relationship with our alien partners-or risk planetary occupation.

Port of Earth #9

Fairlady #1 Gets a Second Printing

Writer Brian Schirmer, artist Claudia Balboni, and colorist Marissa Louise’s new whodunit fantasy series Fairlady launched with a West Coast signing tour and early fan support. Fairlady #1 will be rushed back to print in order to keep up with the enthusiasm for the new series.

This debut issue and each following issue will feature a complete 30-page story and blends the procedural case-solving of Magnum, P.I. and Fables, with a Rat Queens-like high-fantasy aesthetic.

In Fairlady, after posing as a man to join the army, Jenner Faulds returns home to The Feld for a new start as a “Fairman”—a specially licensed private investigator. But sexism didn’t end on the battlefield, and as the only “Fairlady,” Jenner gets stuck with the cases nobody else wants. Hitting the streets to solve The Feld’s overlooked mysteries, Jenner finds that the smallest cases hide the biggest secrets.

Fairlady #1, second printing (Diamond Code MAR198112) will be available on Wednesday, May 15. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, April 22.

Fairlady #1, second printing

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day today! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan getting? Sound off in the comments! While you wait for the shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Fairlady #1

ComicBook – Warner Bros. Reportedly Filing Copyright Claim After Donald Trump Video Uses ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Score – Awesome.

CBLDF – Free Webinars for Educators and Librarians Center Around Comics – This is pretty cool.

Kotaku – Real-Life Politician Removed From In-Game Office In EVE Online – Huh.

Reviews

Comic Attack – Bronze Age Boogie #1
Comics Bulletin –
Fairlady #1

Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, and Rod Reis’ Hadrian Wall Has Been Optioned as a Film

Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi label DUST announced today that it has acquired the rights to Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel,and Rod Reis’ interstellar noir comic, Hadrian’s Wall, and has partnered with Higgins to develop into a feature film that he will write and direct.

Billed as a locked-room murder mystery in space, Hadrian’s Wall follows a pill-popping detective sent to interview the crew of a distant survey ship, when his ex-wife’s new husband dies in suspicious circumstances amidst a broiling cold war between Earth and her distant colony.

The deal marks the first adaptation for creator Higgins, a New York Times #1 best-selling author and fan favorite, best-known for his work on DC Comics’ Batman line and the recent BOOM! Studios comic book crossover event, Power Rangers: Shattered Grid. Higgins also directed a live-action trailer for Shattered Grid that earned more than 12 million cross-platform views in the first two weeks of release.

Hadrian’s Wall is published by Image Comics and Glénat Editions, in conjunction with Omar Spahi and OSSM Comics.

Hadrian's Wall

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Sweetie #2

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.

Batman Who Laughs #4 (DC Comics) – How does the Batman Who Laughs see through that visor? Scott Snyder says we’ll find out here!

Cold Blood Samurai #1 (Action Lab Entertainment) – A feudal Japan with anthropomorphic and samurai animals inspired by Homer’s poem on “War of Mice and Frogs,” Batrachomyomachia. Sure, why not?

Detective Comics #1001 (DC Comics) – The Arkham Knight has arrived!!!

Fairlady #1 (Image Comics) – Fantasy often features war, but what happens when the war is over? This first issue features a complete 30-page story in the issue.

Faithless #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet are delivering this new miniseries that’s about sex, the devil, and magic. We’re intrigued enough to check out the first issue.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #5 (Marvel) – Aunt May will finally tell Peter what’s going on in this issue and it’s going to be an emotional one.

Ronin Island #2 (BOOM! Studios) – Writer Greg Pak has been knocking it out of the park and this series which focuses on former enemies having to band together to survive is really good so far.

She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #1 (Dark Horse) – The miniseries continues with a new volume!

Symbiote Spider-Man #1 (Marvel) – Untold tales of Peter’s time with the black suit!

Sweetie #2 (Action Lab Entertainment) – A high school student is a hero but her powers won’t help her make friends. It’s been good so far.

War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery #1 (Marvel) – The War of the Realms has begun and this seems like it’s going to be one of the key tie-ins focused on Thor’s sister!

Web of Venom: Cult of Carnage #1 (Marvel) – Something big is coming having to do with Carnage and Venom and this series will probably be key.

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