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Undiscovered Country is Image’s Highest Ordered Launch in Five Years and Rushed Back to Print

New York Times bestselling writers Scott Snyder and Charles Soule and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli’s new ongoing series Undiscovered Country has launched as the highest ordered Image Comics debut in nearly five years with orders at over 85K and growing reorder demand driving the issue immediately back to print upon today’s release.

In Undiscovered Country, readers journey into an unknown region that was once the United States of America—a land that’s become shrouded in mystery and literally walled-off from the rest of the world for decades. A small expedition enters the former US in search of a cure to a humanity-ending pandemic. They travel inward and learn the secrets of what America has become; each member seeking their own form of truth in the undiscovered country.

Undiscovered Country #1, second printing (Diamond Code SEP198299) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, December 4.

Read our review of the first issue.

Undiscovered Country #1, second printing

Review: Undiscovered Country #1

Undiscovered Country #1

Undiscovered Country #1 is a hell of a start. The United States has walled itself off from the world and has been isolated for three decades. The rest of the world has fallen into two alliances. One alliance represents Europe and Africa while the other is the Asian region. Both alliances are ravaged by disease and illness that threatens to collapse civilization within six months. A message promising a cure from within the United States sends an alliance across the border to explore what remains of the United States and get the cure.

Written by Scott Snyder and Charles Soule, Undiscovered Country #1 is an amazing beginning. The story has aspects of a story of exploration and discovery with all of the thrills and threats we can expect from that. There’s aspects of Indiana Jones and Escape from New York mixed with Mad Max and Marvel’s “Old Man” line of comics.

Snyder and Soule know the build-up to the discovery of what exists beyond the US’ wall is key. And once contact has been made, it has to shock. And the two deliver nailing every beat along the way. The world feels both strange and familiar and in some ways all too real. There’s an aspect of the surreal and fantastical mixed with grounded reality.

Giuseppe Camuncoli and Daniele Orlandini‘s art is amazing. Along with colors by Matt Wilson and lettering with Crank! the characters and design are fantastic. As much as Snyder and Soule’s dialogue tells the story, the art fills in the details and expands upon what is set up. This is a comic whose art provides so much as far as what’s going on in the world and the state of it.

Undiscovered Country #1 is one of the strongest debuts of the year. It delivers an adventure and mystery all mixed into one. It introduces us to a fleshed-out possible future that as a reader, I want to explore. Add in lots of extras in backmatter material and you have a first issue that’s a must get.

Story: Scott Snyder and Charles Soule
Art: Giuseppe Camuncoli and Daniele Orlandini
Color: Matt Wilson Letterer: Crank!
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Exclusive Preview: Future Foundation #2

Future Foundation #2

Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Art: Will Robson & Paco Diaz
Ink: Will Robson, Paco Diaz, & Daniele Orlandini
Color: Greg Menzie with Chris O’Halloran
Letters: Joe Caramagna
Cover Art: Carlos Pacheco
Rated T
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $3.99

BREAK OUT: THE FUTURE FOUNDATION RESCUES…THE MAKER?!

The Future Foundation and Yondu planned the perfect prison break, but nobody counted on having to stage two! But when their security breach reveals that Mr. Fantastic is locked away in the galaxy’s greatest prison, their perfect plan falls apart. Now Julie – and the person she came to break out – are on their own as Alex leads Yondu, Dragon Man, and Bentley into a high-security cellblock full of the most dangerous criminals in the galaxy to save a friend and mentor. But the real Reed Richards is back on Earth – and the Future Foundation is about to break out his greatest enemy.

Future Foundation #2

Review: Future Foundation #1

Future Foundation #1

The Future Foundation is back! While the Fantastic Four is back on Earth, these brilliant young men and women are traveling the multiverse attempting to find the pieces of Molecule Man. But first, a jailbreak. Future Foundation #1 is a lot of fun and solid return for a series and “team” that’s been missing for far too long.

Writer Jeremy Whitley delivers a first issue that’s a whole lot of fun. It also feels a bit over the top in that it’s kids doing a jailbreak. It feels inappropriate in a certain way that makes it all the more cheeky.

Future Foundation #1 is a solid start that should keep long-time fans happy. It’s also a comic that has more than enough that new readers can ease into it all. Whitley delivers both and with Yondu acting as a Professor, the comic feels a bit out there in possibilities and the crazy.

Will Robson‘s art is solid. Along with Daniele Orlandini on ink, Greg Menzie on color, and Joe Caramagna on lettering, the kids look like kids. That aspect makes it all a bit more comical too. To see a teenager (tween maybe) wield a massive gun is beyond humorous. To see kids plot a jailbreak and do what they do, it’s hard to not smile. Every kid just looks fantastic and there’s a youthful fun about it all.

Future Foundation #1 is a solid start to a series and definitely has a tone and direction I wasn’t expecting. To have a meta-story about Molecule Man and then adventures on the side, this should be a series that’s a solid mix of Fantastic Four, Doctor Who, and just solid sci-fi. Add in a good dose of humor and you have a series that’ll put a smile on your face.

Story: Jeremy Whitley Art: Will Robson
Ink: Will Robson, Daniele Orlandini Color: Greg Menzie
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation:
Buy

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SDCC 2019: Image Teases a New Series from Charles Soule, Scott Snyder, and Giuseppe Camuncoli, with Matt Wilson, Daniele Orlandini, Crank!, and Will Dennis

We’ve known for a while that writers Charles Soule and Scott Snyder were teaming up for a new series. We now have our first teaser from Image Comics with more to be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.

Check out the teaser below of the series from Soule, Snyder, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Matt Wilson, Daniele Orlandini, Crank!, and Will Dennis.

Review: Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet

Have you wondered about Han Solo’s time at the Imperial Academy? Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet fills in some of that mystery diving in to his time training. The trade collects Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #1-5 and Star Wars: Beckett.

Story: Robbie Thompson, Gerry Duggan
Art: Leonard Kirk, Edgar Salazar, Marc Laming, Will Sliney
Ink: Leonard Kirk, Daniele Orlandini, Cory Hamscher
Color: Arif Prianto, Jordan Boyd
Letterer: Joe Caramagna, Travis Lanham

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores on May 15! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
TFAW

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Review: Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 3 The Burning Seas

Are you a Star Wars fan? Do you enjoy good storytelling? Comics? Then Marvel‘s Darth Vader comics are for you! Volume 3 of the series, The Burning Seas features three stories covering issues #13-18 and Annual #2.

Darth Vader Vol. 3 The Burning Seas features Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Daniele Orlandini, David Curiel Java Tartaglia, Guru-eFX, Joe Caramagna, Elia Bonetti, Chuck Wendig, Leonard Kirk, Walden Wong, Scott Hanna, and Nolan Woodard.

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores now. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology

 

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Exclusive Preview: Star Wars: Darth Vader #16

Star Wars: Darth Vader #16

Writer: Charles Soule
Pencils: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inks: Daniele Orlandini
Colors: Java Tartaglia, Guru-eFX
Lettering: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Elia Bonetti
Editors: Jordan D. White, Mark Paniccia
Assistant Editors: Heather Antos, Tom Groneman, Emily Newcomen
Rated T
In Shops: May 09, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Vader and his Inquisitors lead an elite squad of clone troopers to flush out the Jedi traitor beneath the waters of Mon Cala…and the oceans will burn with their fury.

Preview: Star Wars: Darth Vader #13

Star Wars: Darth Vader #13

Story: Charles Soule Art: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Ink: Daniele Orlandini Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna Color: David Curiel
Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Elia Bonetti
Editor: Jordan D. White Assistant Editor: Heather Antos
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

As the Empire’s grip tightens, the stirrings of Rebellion begin in the Mon Cala system. Order must be maintained…a job which falls to Vader, his inquisitors…and Wilhuff Tarkin.