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Preview: Curb Stomp TP

Curb Stomp TP

Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Devaki Neogi

Three gangs. Five girls. No way out. Machete Betty leads a small gang of women under the self-appointed task of protecting their home of Old Beach, one of three boroughs surrounding a rich metropolitan city. When Betty takes the life of a rival gang member in an act of self-defense, she sets off a chain reaction of retaliation, gang warfare, and unlikely allies. It’s up to the The Fever—Machete Betty, Derby Girl, Bloody Mary, Daisy Chain, and Violet Volt—to defend their turf at all costs. Collects the complete four-issue limited series.

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Cover Art featuring Tula Lotay

STK693917People warn not to judge a book by its cover. Sometimes the cover deserves its own discussion.

This week’s pick burns brightly upon the racks, drawing even the passing eye to the radiant work of Tula Lotay. Lotay’s vibrant colors have adorned books like Supreme: Blue Rose, The Wicked + The Divine and Curb Stomp. This week her talent is featured on the latest issue of Slash & Burn, the tale of a recovering pyromaniac turned investigator. “My editors Jamie Rich and Molly Mahan at Vertigo gave me an outline of the story and a few ideas for what they wanted,” Lotay explains. “I just took it from there.”

The story follows Rosheen, a young woman straddling her responsibilities to the fire department and her darker appetites. Deeply sexual, very much alive and always attempting to stay in control, Rosheen lends herself perfectly to the passion and vulnerability typical of Lotay’s work. “I wanted something to feature sexiness and romance, the comic is a bit steamy, so I wanted the cover to interpret that. There is also an element that the main character, Rosheen, is not quite sure what is happening, who to believe, so I wanted the reverse down cover to reflect that, it can be viewed right way up or upside down.”

Above, we’re lucky enough to see Lotay’s process as she combines watercolors, inks and digital media to layer together a textured and engaging piece. “I’m pretty happy with this cover, I hope it creates a sense of intrigue, and makes people wonder, ‘who are these characters?’ There’s a sense of danger there with the lighter, a naked frame that could light something, both the characters are coming from different places which is also reflected in their different positions.”

Slash & Burn #3 hits stands this week. Make everyday a little better by following Tula Lotay on Instagram and Twitter, and check out her some of her work at her website.

BOOM! Studios in January 2016

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #0

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Kyle Higgins, Mairghread Scott, Steve Orlando
Artists: Hendry Prasetyo, Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes

What’s to Love: Saban’s Power Rangers is a multi-generational, globally recognized franchise. With its epic Ranger suits, giant Zords and Megazords, and—at its core—a story of super powered teens who defend the world from evil, the Power Rangers series is a pop-culture phenomenon that has continued to resonate with fans for more than 22 years. We, as huge Power Rangers fans ourselves, are excited to produce a modern Power Rangers comic featuring the iconic characters from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series.

What It Is: It’s Morphin Time! Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers make their BOOM! Studios comic debut in this kick-off #0 issue, which sets the stage for the rest of the series. After escaping Rita Repulsa’s mind control, Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger, joins up with the rest of the Power Rangers to combat her never-ending evil plans. Any semblance of a normal life is gone for Tommy now, but with his newfound family there lies hope for a brighter path. Includes the short story from the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics!

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THE LAST CONTRACT #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Lisandro Estherren
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Lisandro Estherren
Incentive Cover: Vanesa R. Del Rey

What’s to Love: Last year, John Wick reminded everyone why hitmen make for awesome stories. Of course, we’ve known that for years as evidenced by The Killer and Hit. Ed Brisson’s (Batman & Robin Eternal, Sheltered) take on a retired hit man who finds himself as the target is a calculated thriller that kept us guessing until the end, and newcomer Lisandro Estherren’s (Tall Tales from the Badlands) noirish art perfectly sets the mood.

What It Is: A retired hit man, known only as “The Man,” is forced back into the game when a list of his kills is leaked by a mysterious blackmailer. The list makes targets out of anyone associated with one of the The Man’s previous jobs, not to mention The Man himself. As he fights to protect those the list exposes, The Man sets off to uncover the identity of the blackmailer so he can move on with his new life once and for all, but will the truth ruin those chances forever?

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ADVENTURE TIME: ICE KING #1 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Emily Partridge
Artist: Natalie Andrewson
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Subscription: Corin Howell
Incentive: Wyeth Yates

What’s to Love: The Ice King is probably one of the most tragic and hilarious characters in the Land of Ooo, but we’ve never had the chance to really focus exclusively on him before. Now we’re taking a look at just what makes the Ice King tick with writer Emily Partridge (Adventure Time) and artist Natalie Andrewson (Lumberjanes).

What It Is: The Ice King has always been there, kidnapping princesses, messing with Finn and Jake, and generally being a weirdo. But there’s way more to him than that! He’s a deep, thoughtful person with a heart full of love! Or…maybe he just really wants to marry a princess. Either way, this is one journey the citizens of Ooo aren’t likely to forget!

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VENUS #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Rick Loverd
Artist: Huang Danlan
Cover Artist: W. Scott Forbes

Synopsis: Pauline and the rest of the survivors from the Mayflower take stock of the base on Venus, but there’s a saboteur in their midst who’s sowing tension in the ranks.

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SNOW BLIND #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Artist: Tyler Jenkins

Synopsis: Teddy goes on the hunt around town trying to track down the man who is after his family.

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KLAUS #3 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora

Synopsis: Klaus is caught delivering presents to the town’s children and must fight his way past Lord Magnus’s guards to avoid imprisonment.

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LAST SONS OF AMERICA #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith
Cover Artist: Tonci Zonjic

Synopsis: Jackie and Julian are held captive by the crime lord Don Carlo. Bad news…especially if you kidnapped his daughter!

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ROWANS RUIN #4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Mike Perkins
Cover Artist: Mike Perkins

Synopsis: Final issue! Emily is back from America, and she’s ready to defend her secret at any cost.

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THE SPIRE #6 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Jeff Stokely
Cover Artist: Jeff Stokely

Synopsis: Meera is held by the Zoarim at their camp as part of the Pax proceedings, but she’s not alone…

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WILD’S END: THE ENEMY WITHIN #5 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Cover Artist: I.N.J. Culbard

Synopsis: The group is scattered in the woods of Lower Crowchurch as the alien threat comes roaring back to life.

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JOHN FLOOD #6 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Cover Artist: Jorge Coelho

Synopsis: Final issue! The cat-and-mouse game between Flood and Tate comes to a dangerous conclusion.

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #14

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Maxim Simic
Cover Artist: Jason Copland

Synopsis: Snake prepares to defend his property from the government at any cost.

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THE WOODS #19

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas

Synopsis: Calder isn’t strong enough, and Isaac gets caught messing with dangerous powers.

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #20

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artists:
Main: Joe Eisma
Incentive: Aaron Alexovich

Synopsis: Jack has to keep his cover as a great sorcerer worthy of nomination into the Sorcerers’ Alliance while Miao Yin and Wang sort out some personal problems!

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REGULAR SHOW #31

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mad Rupert
Artist: Laura Howell
Cover Artists:
Main: Jeremy de la Garza
Subscription: Will Kirkby

Synopsis: Rigby and Skips are forced to battle in the Crystal Coliseum while Benson and Mordecai struggle to find a way home from the Rainbow Palace in the clouds!

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ADVENTURE TIME #48

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artists:
Main: Maya Kern
Subscription: Ryan Robinson

Synopsis: Finn and Jake learn the truth about their mysterious old friend and his connection to Joshua’s spell.

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PEANUTS #30

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz, Various

Synopsis: Snoopy’s sister is in town, and it’s causing all kinds of trouble for Charlie Brown. Plus, a Woodstock adventure!

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GIANT DAYS #10

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman

Synopsis: Esther’s old school friend “Big Lindsay” comes to visit with her baby, but watching the kid and being nice to the insatiable party girl begins to wear on everyone.

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MUNCHKIN #13

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Sam Sykes
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artist: Mike Luckas

Synopsis: A munchkin has to visit an expert for help after she’s hit with an unknown curse that’s making her lose everything.

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LUMBERJANES #22

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Cover Artists:
Main: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Incentive: Eva Cabrera

Synopsis: When selkies hold Seafarin’ Karen’s boat hostage, the Lumberjanes will have to rely on the one person they aren’t sure they trust: the Bear Woman.

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JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: DRAGONS #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Nathan Pride
Artist: Nathan Pride
Cover Artist: Nathan Pride

Synopsis: Nathan Pride tells the tale of “The Worm of Lambton.” A young heir to a kingdom catches a horrid Worm while fishing on the banks of the River Wear and throws it into a well in disgust. When the Worm outgrows the well and begins to torment the nearby villagers, the heir will have to return to stop it.

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TOIL AND TROUBLE #5 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mairghread Scott
Artists: Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Cover Artist: Kyla Vanderklugt

Synopsis: Smertae and Riata battle with Macbeth’s fate hanging in the balance.

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AMERICATOWN #6 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Bradford Winters & Larry Cohen
Artist: Daniel Irizarri
Cover Artist: Mike Choi

Synopsis: When Arroyo’s partner slips into a coma, his quest becomes personal.

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LANTERN CITY #9

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré

Synopsis: New story arc! While Lantern City falls into chaos, Killian introduces Sander to another civilization living far outside the city walls.

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CURB STOMP TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Devaki Neogi
Cover Artist: Tula Lotay

Synopsis: What’s to Love: Punk rock isn’t dead…yet. Turf wars, breaking rules, crushing violence, and Black Flag—these are a few of our favorite things, and Curb Stomp straight-up knocks our teeth out (in a good way). It’s an unflinching, visceral look at the lengths one woman will go to protect her friends, her family, and her home—perfect for fans of Rat Queens and the seminal ‘70s cult-favorite film The Warriors.

What It Is: Three gangs. Five girls. No way out. Machete Betty leads a small gang of women under the self-appointed task of protecting their home of Old Beach, one of three boroughs surrounding a rich metropolitan city. When Betty takes the life of a rival gang member in an act of self-defense, she sets off a chain reaction of retaliation, gang warfare, and unlikely allies. It’s up to the The Fever—Machete Betty, Derby Girl, Bloody Mary, Daisy Chain, and Violet Volt—to defend their turf at all costs. Collects the complete four-issue limited series.

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SONS OF ANARCHY VOL. 4 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist: Toni Infante

Synopsis: Based on the hit FX series! The Sons of Anarchy are more than a club, more than a gang, more than an organization: they are a brotherhood. But what happens when your favorite Sons are on their own? In these four stand-alone stories, Jax confronts an ex-member of the club who opens old wounds. Juice’s side business, Clear Passages, faces a blackmail plot which is more complex than it first appears. Bobby’s trip to Vegas takes a wild, hungover turn for the worse. And Happy, long before he became a Son, gets his very first tattoo. These are the Sons as you’ve never seen them before: alone. Collects issues #15-18.

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA VOL. 2 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: John Carpenter, Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artist: Eric Powell

Synopsis: Based on the cult-classic John Carpenter film! With the unintended help of Jack Burton, Lo Pan and the Three Storms have returned! On the run, Jack Burton and Wang Chi must traverse America in the Pork-Chop Express to escape the onslaught of the Wing Kong and Lords of Death. With Egg and Miao Yin escaping into the Midnight Road, their only chance at survival is keeping the jade eyes from Lo Pan’s grasp. Collects issues #5-8.

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SUICIDE RISK VOL. 6 TP (Advance solicited for February 2016 shipping)

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans

Synopsis: With his newly adopted Earth at stake, Requiem must forge an alliance with a powerful entity more dangerous than himself: Aisa. The follower of a great and ancient goddess, Aisa and her sister Diva may hold the key to closing the F.A.U.L.T.Line once and for all—but on which side will Tracey find herself when they do? Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Unwritten) and fan-favorite artist Elena Casagrande (Hulk, Hack/Slash) conclude the mysterious superhero world of Suicide Risk with this critically acclaimed sixth and final arc. Collects issues #22-25.

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ROBOCOP: DEAD OR ALIVE VOL. 2 TP (Advance solicited for February 2016 shipping)

Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes

Synopsis: Somewhere there is a crime happening. RoboCop, now a lone officer in the field, faces the calamity of ED-209 attacks plaguing his city. As he works the streets, newly promoted Detective Anne Lewis will work outside her jurisdiction to bring Killian’s corruption to an end. But they are merely pawns in Killian’s game. This is the beginning of the end for Detroit. The action-packed series from Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Birthright) and Carlos Magno (Lantern City) continues in the second chapter to the Dead or Alive trilogy. Collects issues #5-8.

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ADVENTURE TIME: SUGARY SHORTS VOL. 2 TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Writers: Roger Langridge, Derek Fridolfs, Noelle Stevenson, Jai Nitz, and more
Artists: Frazer Irving, Roger Langridge, Dustin Nguyen, Noelle Stevenson, and more
Cover Artist: Dan Hipp

Synopsis: Collecting stories by amazing creators from around the world, Sugary Shorts Volume Two stars all your favorite characters from Marceline the Vampire Queen to Cinnamon Bun. This collection contains so much sugary goodness it’s almost too sweet to handle. Featuring the work of Dustin Nguyen, Noelle Stevenson, Roger Langridge, Frazer Irving, and more!

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BEE AND PUPPYCAT VOL. 2 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Zachary Sterling, Meredith McClaren, Joy Ang, T. Zysk, and more
Artists: Zachary Sterling, Meredith McClaren, Joy Ang, T. Zysk, and more
Cover Artist: Natasha Allegri

Synopsis: Being a magical temp worker isn’t as easy as it looks!. From the mind of creator Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake), this imaginative world takes a life of its own as Bee and PuppyCat learn how to work together with whatever the day throws at them. Enjoy all-new adventures from visiting a local carnival to Bee’s first sick day in a collection of shorts by the amazing talent of Zachary Sterling (Adventure Time), Meredith McClaren (Hinges), Joy Ang (Adventure Time), and many more! Collects issues #5-8.

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THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL VOL. 2 TP (Advance solicited for February 2016 shipping)

Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Frank Gibson, Tyson Hesse
Artist: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artist: Irene Flores

Synopsis: There’s no such thing as a dull day in Elmore! Gumball, Darwin, and Anais stir up trouble wherever they go, but they can always count on each other for help. Based on the hit Cartoon Network show that The Onion’s A.V. Club calls “a revelation,” The Amazing World of Gumball will delight readers of all ages. Collects issues #5-8.

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GUNNERKRIGG COURT VOL. 3 TP

Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Tom Siddell
Artist: Tom Siddell
Cover Artist: Tom Siddell

Synopsis: In the third volume of this critically acclaimed webcomic series, Annie and Kat continue to uncover terrible secrets about their school, Gunnerkrigg Court, while relationships grow and the boundaries of reality are blurred. In the meantime, Coyote begins to show that things in the forest are not quite what they seem. Annie’s second year at the Court comes to a dramatic end! First time printed in softcover.

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MEZOLITH VOL. 1 HC (Advance solicited for February 2016 shipping)

Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Ben Haggarty
Artist: Adam Brockbank
Cover Artist: Adam Brockbank
Synopsis:

What’s to Love: Mezolith is an award-winning British graphic novel that we are excited to publish for the first time in the U.S. because it’s a captivating, coming-of-age story with lush, gorgeous art! Writer Ben Haggarty is a renowned performance storyteller, having been appointed Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin, and illustrator Adam Brockbank is a storyboard and concept artist who has worked on the Captain America, Spider-Man, and Harry Potter films. The pair has collaborated to produce one of the best-looking books you’ll see all year.

What It Is: 10,000 years ago, the Kansa tribe live on the eastern shores of Stone Age Britain, where danger is never far away. Each season brings new adventures, each hunt has its risks, and each grim encounter with the neighboring tribe is fraught with threat. Poika, a boy on the verge of manhood, must trust the wisdom of his elders and endure life’s rites of passage as he finds his place in the tribe.

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LUMBERJANES VOL. 3 TP (Advance solicited for February 2016 shipping)

Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters, Faith Erin Hicks
Artists: Carolyn Nowak, Various
Cover Artist: Noelle Stevenson

Synopsis: It’s a free day at Lumberjanes camp, and the Roanoke cabin is…bored out of their skulls. With nothing to fight the girls set themselves to earning all the badges they can that don’t involve monsters or the supernatural, which is surprisingly hard! When Mal and Molly sneak off in search of real adventure, they accidentally stumble into something more than they ever bargained for. Collects the Halloween special issue #9 written by Faith Erin Hicks and #10-12.

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Preview: Curb Stomp #4 (of 4)

Curb Stomp #4 (of 4)

Author: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Devaki Neogi

It’s the final showdown! The battle for Old Beach is on as the cops, The Wrath, and The Fever go head-to-head. Betty and her crew might be outnumbered, but they’ll fight to the death to defend their town.

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It’s new comic book day! What are folks excited about this week?

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The Outhousers – Everyone at Everyone Else’s Throats Over Wally Wood Daredevil Credit – I was going to do a story on this…. but this one covers it well.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Bleeding Cool – Curb Stomp #4

Comic Vine – Fresh Romance #1

The Outhousers – Indestructible: Stingray #1

Comic Vine – Material #1

CBR – Usagi Yojimbo #145

Preview: Curb Stomp #3 (of 4)

Curb Stomp #3 (of 4)

Author: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Devaki Neogi

The people of Old Beach have turned on the Fever, and old alliances have crumbled in the wake of the gang war. Beaten and bruised, Betty and the Fever will have to band together to face the Wrath and deal with an unexpected tragedy.

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A Case of Two Covers. One Created Controversy. The Other Under the Radar.

BG-Cv41-Joker-variant-solicitation-88c4e-31e8dIf you’ve been living in a cave, you might have missed the uproar over Rafael Albuquerque‘s variant cover to DC ComicsBatgirl #41 which depicts Batgirl held in terror by the Joker. The cover evokes the “classic” story The Killing Joke written by Alan Moore in 1988. The story features the Joker kidnapping Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl’s alter-ego) and torturing her to drive her father, Commissioner Gordon, crazy.

The story was controversial then, and still so today, featuring a pretty brutal torture of Barbara including her being shot int he spine, stripped naked, and photos taken of her in a pool of blood. It’s cringe-worthy, and today even Alan Moore disowned the story thinking it doesn’t add much value.

If you knew The Killing Joke, Albuquerque’s variant cover was an homage to that, evoking what happened. If you were unaware of the history, the cover shows Batgirl helpless and afraid. Its tone does not match the story or character the current creative are building up, and that’s one of a strong character, and a more lighthearted tone. The clash of tone was my issue with the cover, it sent the wrong message.

The creative team made it clear they didn’t want the cover, and after an explanation Albuquerque agreed with those “against” the cover, with DC Comics eventually removing it from sale.

Curb Stomp #1 2nd Printing Cover by Devaki NeogiThis same week, BOOM! Studios released the news that Curb Stomp #1 had sold out and a new printing was coming with a new cover by Devaki Neogi. I’ve had issues with the series name since it was announced. You can read my full explanation of the troublesome title, but the short version is the act of the curb stomp is a “move” associated with Nazis, Neo-Nazis, and White Supremacists, and has been depicted in pop-culture such as American History X (a movie about Neo-Nazis) and the video game Gears of War. It involves placing a persons mouth on a curb and smashing their back of the head with your foot. Nazis did this to Jews in World War II to save bullets, and Neo-Nazis continue today. As someone raised Jewish (non-practicing now), I personally was well aware of the history, and every time I see the title I have a visceral reaction, I actually get slightly nauseous. But on to the cover…..

Neogi, in the second printing cover to the first issue, shows the act itself, with an individual biting down on the curb and the boot looming over, all in a Warholesque style. The cover itself has issues, with the person biting the curb have a look of anger, instead of the fear knowing they’re likely about to die as their jaw is broken and massive trauma induced.

Two covers released in a week’s span with one creating a PR and Twitter firestorm, and the other shrugged off like it was no big deal. The two covers both received a similar release, being sent to mostly comic blogs, neither was promoted to mainstream press, though in the case of Batgirl, they eventually covered it. One has implied violence, and different connotations depending if you know the character’s continuity. One depicts real world violence that’s not implied at all, but “in action.”

To me, both covers have issues for different reasons. One just doesn’t fit the tone of the series. The other uses a term and act associated with Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists in its title and now directly on the cover, as well as buried deep in the pages. One has implied violence rooted in fiction, while the other has violence and an act depicted rooted in a real world atrocity and genocide. Both you need to know either fictional history or real world events to get the context behind it.

In other words, why is one cover ok, while the other isn’t?

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It was new comic day yesterday! What’d everyone get? If you’re still undecided check out all the links to numerous reviews below.

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GamePolitics – Report: YouTube finally taking game streaming seriously – Maybe we’ll start streaming?

Kotaku – Please Stop Putting Stan Lee’s Name on Things – Amen.

iO9 – 9 Batman Knock-Offs That Utterly Miss The Point Of Batman – Have any to add to the list?

The Huffington Post – Charlie Hebdo To Receive PEN Award – Congrats!

Bleeding Cool – ‘It’s About Ethics In Comic Book Publishing’ – All conflicts should be disclosed at all time, and free items should be disclosed as well.

The Outhousers – Interview: Erik Larsen Goes In-Depth on CostumeGate, Costume Design, and the State of Comics – Great interview.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Amazing X-Men #18

Comic Vine – Aquaman #40

CBR – The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #5

Comic Vine – Batman and Robin #40

Comic Vine – Batman Eternal #51

Comic Vine – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #1

Comic Vine – The Black Hood #2

The Outhousers – Chew #47

Bleeding Cool – Curb Stomp #2

Comic Vine – Daredevil #14

Comic Vine – Darth Vader #3

Comic Vine – Deadpool #44

Comic Vine – The Flash #40

ICv2 – The G-Man Super Journal: Awesome Origins HC

Comic Vine – Gotham Academy #6

Bleeding Cool – Gotham Academy #6

Comic Vine – Gotham by Midnight #5

The Outhousers: Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #3

The Beat – Hit: 1957 #1

Talking Comics – Hit: 1957 #1

CBR – Jem and the Holograms #1

Comic Vine – Jem and the Holograms #1

CBR – Miami Vice Remix #1

CBR – The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1

Comicsgirl – Part-Time Princesses

The Beat – Past Aways #1

Bleeding Cool – Providence #1

Comic Vine – Rumble #4

Comic Vine – Wytches #5

Preview: Curb Stomp #2 (of 4)

Curb Stomp #2 (of 4)

Author: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Devaki Neogi

Lines have been crossed and The Wrath has kidnapped one of The Fever. Now that Betty has given King Charles the perfect excuse to start a turf war, any old rules and truces have been called off. Machette Betty will have to make a decision—the safety of her town or the life of one of her own?

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Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

Check out some of the announced sell-outs and new printings from the past week.

BOOM! Studios

Curb Stomp #1 has sold out at the distributor level. The publisher has rushed to a second printing to fill demand. Curb Stomp #1 second print ships with a new cover by series artist Devaki Neogi.

Curb Stomp #1 2nd Printing Cover by Devaki Neogi

BOOM! has announced that Munchkin #2 has sold out at the distributor level. The publisher has rushed to a second printing to fill demand. Munchkin #2 second print ships with a new cover by Stefan Tosheff.

Munchkin #2 2nd Print Cover by Stefan TosheffValiant

Divinity #1 is going to a third printing. The new issue will hit stores April 22.

DIVINITY #1 THIRD PRINTING – Cover by Jelena Kevic-DjurdjevicNinjak #1 has sold out at the distributor level. It will see a second printing hit shelves April 22.

NINJAK #1 SECOND PRINTING – Cover by Lewis LaRosa

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