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Exclusive Preview: Loki #4

Loki #4

(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (A) Oscar Bazaldua (CA) Ozgur Yildirim
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

EARTH’S CLEVEREST HERO!

Loki’s death has been foretold by THE CHILDREN OF ETERNITY, the Fear Lord NIGHTMARE has come for vengeance, and among the FROST GIANTS, rebellion is brewing. Is even Loki clever enough to stay one step ahead this time? Perhaps now that he’s cursed with a brand new power that will forever transform The Marvel Universe’s most dashing scoundrel as he begins a new journey into the biggest mystery of all!

Loki #4

Daniel Kibblesmith: writing Loki, Colbert & being funny on the Internet

Daniel Kibblesmith is an Emmy-Nominated writer for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and the writer of comics like Marvel’s “Loki” (2019), “Black Panther Vs. Deadpool” (2018) and others. He’s also the author of picture books like “Santa’s Husband” (2017) and the upcoming, “Princess Dinosaur” (2020). He was one of the founding editors of ClickHole (2014) and his humor writing can be seen in places like The New Yorker and McSweeney’s.

We talk about the differences between writing humor in comics, TV, movies, and Twitter.

Also:

  • The universal appeal of a High School AU
  • Loki as a 60 year redemption project
  • Is Loki immune to woobification?
  • “Like you’re all playing MST3K together but with the entire world”
  • That Low Key t-shirt
  • A hierarchy of 4th wall breaking

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Preview: Loki #3

Loki #3

(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (A) Oscar Bazaldua (CA) Ozgur Yildirim
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

WELCOME TO HIS NIGHTMARE!

The nefarious NIGHTMARE has come to Earth, and only Loki, “The God of Nothing,” can stop him from trapping all of New York City into the Nightmare Dimension! But first, he’ll need to strike a bargain with a new and powerful force that will change the Marvel Universe forever. Who or what will Loki become when he steps foot into the mysterious HOUSE OF IDEAS?

Loki #3

Preview: Rugrats: Building Blocks SC

Rugrats: Building Blocks SC

Publisher: KaBOOM, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Nicole Andelfinger, Daniel Kibblesmith, and Cullen Crawford
Artist: Esdras Cristobal, Brittney Williams, Laura Langston, Ilaria Catalani, and Kate Sherron
Cover Artist: Jorge Corona
Colorists: Joana Lafuente, Fred C. Stersing, Meg Casey
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $14.99

Put down the bottle and hike up your diapies, because it’s storytelling time with the Rugrats. The babies go head to head for who can tell the best tale of the mighty Reptar and Grandpa Boris tries to delight with the story of Chanukah. But when his memory fails him, it’s up to Tommy and the gang to save the holiday. 

This collection of Rugrats romps features stories written by Nicole Andelfinger (Adventure Time Comics), Daniel Kibblesmith (Valiant High), and Cullen Crawford (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) with art by Kate Sherron (The Amazing World of Gumball), Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance),and many more.

Rugrats: Building Blocks SC

Preview: Loki #2

Loki #2

(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (A) Oscar Bazaldua (CA) Ozgur Yildirim
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 14, 2019
SRP: $3.99

ESCAPE FROM STARK UNLIMITED!

Restless with his new duties after the War of the Realms, Loki seeks out the advice of the closest thing Earth has to a king – TONY STARK, THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN! – Close enough, right? But it turns out old Shell-head isn’t happy to see Loki on account of all that stuff he did. Now the God of Mischief/Stories/Evil/Chaos has to outsmart the cleverest man in Midgard or die (again) trying. Meanwhile, could Thor be hatching a mischievous plot of his own?

Loki #2

Preview: Secret Warps Ghost Panther Annual #1

Secret Warps Ghost Panther Annual #1

(W) Al Ewing, Daniel Kibblesmith (A) Ig Guara (A/CA) Carlos E. Gomez
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $4.99

“SECRET WARPS,” PART 3 – DAYS OF FUTURE MARS! The stunt-riding cursed king of Wakanda, the Ghost Panther, heads to the far future…in the year 2099! Can he rally the inheritors of the legacy of his fellow heroes to defeat the Martian invaders? PLUS: A bonus tale of T’Challa taking on creatures of the night alongside Knightblade!

Secret Warps Ghost Panther Annual #1

Preview: Loki #1

Loki #1

(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (CA) Ozgur Yildirim
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99

EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HERO! ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! After dying a grisly death in THE WAR OF THE REALMS, Loki learned a valuable lesson in warmongering: Don’t get caught. But now he has a whole new set of responsibilities – and his brother Thor is not about to let him walk away from them this time. Late Show and BLACK PANTHER VS. DEADPOOL writer Daniel Kibblesmith takes the god of mischief in a thrilling new direction!

Loki #1

Review: War of the Realms Omega #1

War of the Realms Omega #1

War of the Realms: Omega #1 is not so much a full epilogue story to the “War of the Realms” event as a tasting menu for the various spinoffs that come after it. Kudos to Marvel for putting these in their own comic instead of stepping on Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson’s literal thunder as they hit the high point of Aaron’s Thor epic. With one last omniscient conversation between Daredevil and Heimdall as a framing narrative, Omega #1 tells the story of Jane Foster, Loki, and Punisher while setting up Jane Foster Valkyrie #1, Loki #1, and Punisher Kill Krew #1.

Even if it’s mostly just a conversation between Daredevil and Heimdall, the framing narrative of Omega #1 is a fantastic conclusion to Daredevil’s struggles with godhood that Jason Aaron penned in War Scrolls. It’s also reunion of one of my favorite recent Daredevil art teams of Ron Garney and Matt Milla, who transform the look of their framing narrative from fantasy to street level as Daredevil goes from talking about gods, prayers, and Valhalla to stopping a mugger with the help of some Yggdrasil forged fighting sticks. Aaron also brings up some interesting ideas like Daredevil’s guilt about his own faith and beliefs making him a good God of Fear that protected Midgard in their direst need. It connects to his recent writing of Thor that the best god isn’t one that fights for the mantle, but acknowledges the responsibility that is thrust upon him.

The first story in Omega #1 features Jane Foster and the Valkyries in a morgue where she hopes to help find them some peace and is written by Aaron and Al Ewing with art from Cafu and Jesus Aburtov. Jane interacts with Lisa, who used to date the superhero America Chavez, and they both can empathize on what it’s like to be connected to someone with so much power and be ordinary. It’s a nice human interaction before a beautiful transformation sequence where Jane takes on the responsibility of reopening Valhalla and finding rest for the Asgardians. Cafu’s art is clean and photorealistic, but not too stiff while Aburtov’s colors are bright, glossy, but a little sad. Jane played a major role in “War of the Realms”, and it’ll be nice to see her as headliner for a little bit in her own series that looks to continue to play on Aaron’s themes of faith and belief that he has explored throughout his Thor comics.

On the more mischievous side, there is a story starring Loki and his undersized Frost Giant buddy Drrf from Daniel Kibblesmith, Oscar Bazaldua, and David Curiel. As evidenced by his work on Valiant High, Lockjaw, and Deadpool vs. Black Panther, Kibblesmith excels at combining comics continuity with funny and genuinely heartfelt moments. And there are a few of those in this short story as Loki takes a young Frost Giant under his wing after he spots the little guy using a stew pot lid as a sled. Bazaldua’s cartoon-y style visuals are a good fit for this book and capture Loki’s every smirk and glint of mischief in his eye. He earned the role of king of Frost Giants by killing his father, but it will be difficult to keep the respect of this murderous and cannibalistic realm. However, adding Drrf to the equation keeps the tone of the story light and not super serious in a Game of Thrones kind of way.

The final Omega #1 short story is a Punisher one, from Gerry Duggan and the fantastic Juan Ferreyra that shows that the War of the Realms never really ended for one person: Frank Castle. Castle is barbecuing stray Helhounds with a flamethrower, breaking up Asgardian revelry with semi-automatic gun fire, and making sure the inhabitants of Midgard don’t loot in the post-War chaos. His mission of vengeance towards criminals has expanded from mortals to fantasy beings thanks to the losses suffered by the people, and especially the children of New York, during the War. However, the real star of the Punisher story isn’t the brooding revenge or monster becomes monster hunter narrative book, but Ferreyra’s art, which he colors himself and has a Steve Dillon meets Heavy Metal vibe. The combination of melodramatic dialogue and captions and over the top violence is a winner.

War of the Realms Omega #1 accomplished what it set out do, which is to pique my interest in the upcoming Jane Foster, Loki, and Punisher comic book series that are spinning out of the event. The artists for these books are especially well-cast, and Cafu’s beautiful take on Jane Foster’s transformation from mortal to Valkyrie was the highlight of this entire one-shot. Also, Juan Ferreyra is such an underrated artist, and I’m excited to see his take on creative fantasy monster executions.

Story: Jason Aaron, Al Ewing, Daniel Kibblesmith, Gerry Duggan
 Art: Ron Garney, Cafu, Oscar Bazaldua, Juan Ferreyra
 Colors: Matt Milla, Jesus Aburtov, David Curiel
Letters: Joe Sabino, Clayton Cowles, Cory Petit
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Marvel Comics Presents #4

Marvel Comics Presents #4

(W) Charles Soule, Daniel Kibblesmith, Ben Percy (A) Paulo Siqueira, Pere Perez, Juan Ferreyra (CA) Arthur Adams
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 24, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Our tour of the history of Marvel reaches the turbulent 1970s! Wolverine’s vigil takes an unexpected turn! Spider-Man has an adventure in the new age of blockbuster cinema! Finally, an all-new tale of Moon Knight, one of the decade’s most exciting creations, helmed by superstar creative team Benjamin Percy & Juan Ferreyra (Green Arrow)!

Marvel Comics Presents #4

Music and Horror Join Forces in Dead Beats from A Wave Blue World

Indie comic publisher A Wave Blue World has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Dead Beats, a horror anthology inspired by SyFy’s Haunted Collector and CBS’s Twilight Zone, incorporating music themes to bring an additional edge.  

Dead Beats, curated by Eric Palicki and Joe Corallo, will be feature a diverse group of industry-shaping storytellers and artists, including recently announced Dwayne McDuffie Award winners Ivy Noelle Weir and Christina “Steenz” Stewart, GLAAD Nominated Magdalene Visaggio, Emmy-nominated writer of Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s Daniel KibblesmithDoom Patrol’s Rachel Pollack and Richard Case, Suicide Squad’s Vita Ayala, Women in Comics Collective International co-founder Regene Sawyer, and more.

This music-themed horror anthology centers around the proprietor of a music store that contains a number of unusual artifacts. As the “shoppe keeper” guides readers through the shop, each creator will weave a haunting tale revealing the origin of these mysterious items.

A Wave Blue World is asking readers to be involved and to support Dead Beats Kickstarter Campaign by preordering Dead Beats, selecting Exclusive awards offered including original art by artists like Jen Hickman and an one-on-one portfolio review with Joe Illidge, A Wave Blue World’s Editorial Director, formerly editor at DC Comics, Lionforge, and Valiant, or simply just pledging to be included in the backers page.

Dead Beats
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