As the Mega Centurions, Cassidy, Reggie, and Thad saved the world from an alien invasion led by Prince Venkor. Unfortunately, things went downhill after that. They lost their powers and were unable to prove they were the Mega Centurions. Now, they work stressful jobs in the big city and struggle to pay the rent. Things change once they meet the Grey Knight, an interstellar mercenary and former henchman for the prince. Grey warns of a second invasion and asks for their help in protecting the Earth. Can she be trusted and can they be heroes without powers?
Coming from Scout Comics, Mega Centurions is by writer Jon Parrish, art by Dexter Wee, color by Kote Carvajal, lettering by Cristian Docolomansky, and edited by Steven Forbes.
Peter Landesman has come on board to adapt and direct Scout Comics‘ best-selling comic series The Recount into a feature film for Don Handfield’s Motor Content and Jonathan Kadin’s KadinCreative. Nick Jones Jr. will co-write with Landesman.
The fictional political thriller penned by Jonathan Hedrick was published by Scout Comics in November of 2020 on the eve of the most contested election in modern history. Blending the political intrigue of House of Cards and the horror of The Purge, The Recount is a realistic action-thriller set in an unsettlingly recognizable American political climate. The Recount features art by Gabriel Elias Ibarra Nunez, colors by Sunil Ghagre, and letters by Cristian Docolomansky.
When the US President is assassinated by one of his own security detail, a female Secret Service agent must protect the Vice President at all costs from a conspiracy group calling themselves ‘The Masses’. With nowhere to turn and no one to trust, these two women with completely opposing political views and beliefs must work together to preserve what’s left of American democracy.
One of Scout Comics best-selling titles, The Recount was written by army veteran Jonathan Hedrick and received critical acclaim for both the jaw-dropping action and how it explored timely political themes in the vein of V for Vendetta or The Purge. The book was released in November of 2020, on the eve of the most contested election in modern history – and despite its fictional and apolitical stance — seemed oddly clairvoyant in its dark portrayal of a nation on the brink.
Handfield, Kadin, Landesman and Scout Comics will produce through their respective banners, with Motor Content’s Jordan Moore serving as an Executive Producer.
Handfield is also a partner and board member of Scout Comics, and was instrumental in bringing the series to Scout for publication and got involved early in its development.
The idea of a comic about a divided nation teetering on a new civil war due to political divisions might not seem like the thing of entertainment right now. We can see it in our own reality through the news or on social media. Physical revenge against supporters of candidates is actually happening and it feels like shots could be fired at any moment. The Recount #1 takes our reality and amps it up into a story that feels like it could be frighteningly true. It’s also very entertaining.
The Recount #1 opens with an assassination of the current President who has been impeached and resigning due to admission of his crimes. Murdered by a Secret Service agent, who is then killed, the comic spins into a “who’s can be trusted” tale of paranoia. We learn a purge is coming with an unknown group of revolutionaries rising up to seek justice on everyone who has supported the corrupt former President. And everyone means the Vice President, Cabinet members, down to supporters. The Recount #1 takes our vocal, data-driven reality to the extreme. It’s a possibly populist uprising aimed at all who have supported the leeching status-quo. Those who profit from it and those who don’t put still prop it up.
Writer Jonathan Hedrick delivers a comic that at times is all too real. It’s entertainment that we as a nation could easily slip in to if our worst nature takes over. Hedrick delivers a slow political thriller that by the end will have you scared at how possible it all is. There’s an attention to detail about it all that’s impressive. It takes aspects on the election we might not think about and uses them to drive the narrative. It dips into the technical political nerd aspects without going into such detail the reader could be lost. There’s enough there to make it real in other words but it doesn’t go over the top.
But, Hedrick nails it at the paranoia. As The Recount #1 progresses you’re left wondering with every page whose loyalties might be where. Anyone could be part of this movement. Anyone could be a target. There’s the reality that everyone is a target and everyone is part of the conspiracy. Weirdly that generates the fun of it all. The comic keeps you guessing as to who is on what side with each panel shown.
The art has a gritty aspect of it all. Gabriel Ibarra Nunez‘s pencils with color by Sunil Ghargre, and lettering by Cristian Docolomansky deliver a style that fits perfectly to the story and tone of the series. It delivers just enough shock as individuals are killed without going over the top. The art delivers a “realism” to the story, though I have no idea how realistic it is. A person is shot and blood splatters for instance. But, it’s not over the top and the detail of where it goes emphasizes the shock of it all. It’s a choice and very smart one at that.
The Recount #1 is a hell of a debut. The subject might be a bit “too real” but the execution is done so well it’s difficult to not be entertained. The comic is a must-get for those that enjoy political thrillers and I’m excited to see where the series goes from here. It’s a shocking start of a gutsy series that’s out at both the right and wrong time.
When the US President is assassinated by one of his own security detail, a female Secret Service agent named Bree Barto must protect the Vice President at all costs from a mass conspiracy by a group calling themselves ‘The Masses’. With nowhere to turn and no one to trust, these two women with completely opposing political views and beliefs must work together to preserve what’s left of American democracy.
The Recount is coming this fall from writer Jonathan Hedrick, artist Gabriel Elias Ibarra Nunez, colors by Sunil Ghagre, and lettering by Cristian Docolomansky. It’s being published by Scout Comics.
There’s a peculiar new drug on the streets of Motocity. Its effects are unlike any other–an immersive psychedelic dreamscape with visions of animalistic abominations and god-like humanoids. This is bad news for Martin Comity, who lives for two things: playing jazz and getting his next fix. As Martin’s fascination with the drug turns to obsession, his loosening grip on reality becomes more evident by the day. An eccentric writer, the reclusive Benjamin Way, takes an odd interest in Martin’s predicament after experiencing visions of his own: A phantom specter with a single cryptic message: wake Martin to the nature of his “true” self, and quickly, or bear witness to the unraveling of that which bonds space and time. Jazz Legend is a neo-noir meets cosmic fantasy inspired by the lives and works of jazz great Miles Davis, and the father of beat literature, William S Burroughs.
Jazz Legend is written by JC Lacek with art by Vasco Duarte and Cristian Docolomansky.
JC’s published comic credits include several releases on the southern-gothic themed, Whiskey Tango Comics, with titles including Dogs Days of Raleigh Bottom, Andy Griffith Must Die, and The Devil’s Share. In addition, JC’s one-off, Northern Exposure, was featured in GrayHaven Comics’ graphic novel anthology, Kaiju. JC also currently works as resident playwright for The Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre in southern West Virginia. His original play, Abomination on Bolt Mountain, has been produced nationwide and headlined San Francisco’s Greenhouse Theatre Festival in 2016.
Jazz Legendwill be published monthly by Scout Comics.