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James Tynion IV and Fernando Blanco’s W0rldtr33 cover revealed

Image Comics has revealed the eerily-toned cover artwork that will set the vibe for the highly anticipated series W0rldtr33 from bestselling writer James Tynion IV and his Razorblades collaborator artist Fernando Blanco. First teased in the pages of the Image! 30th anniversary anthology, this riveting new thriller is set to launch in April.

In 1999, Gabriel, Amanda, Liam, Yoshi, and Darren discovered what they dubbed the Undernet—a secret architecture beneath the internet. They charted their exploration of the Undernet on a private message board called W0rldtr33. Then they lost control. And unleashed unimaginable horrors.

W0rldtr33 #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 12:

  • Cover A by Blanco – Diamond Code FEB230015
  • Cover B by Aja – Diamond Code FEB230016
  • Cover C (1:10 copy incentive) by Jenny Frison – Diamond Code FEB230017
  • Cover D (1:25 copy incentive) by Bill Sienkiewicz – Diamond Code FEB230018
  • Cover E (1:50 copy incentive) by Zu Orzu – Diamond Code FEB230019
  • Cover F (1:100 copy incentive) by Alvaro Martinez Bueno – Diamond Code FEB230020

Chris Cantwell and Ángel Unzueta Expand IDW’s Star Trek Continuity with Star Trek: Defiant

Earlier this year, IDW Publishing revealed it was building an expansive, accessible Star Trek universe of comic book continuity, debuting with a brand-new ongoing series simply titled Star Trek due for release later this month. Now, IDW proudly forecasts the first expansion of that initiative with the March 2023 launch of Star Trek: Defiant, an ongoing series that sees the fan-favorite Worf assembling a hand-picked crew to face a galaxy-spanning threat.

Described as The Dirty Dozen meets Star Trek, the dark and edgy Defiant series is helmed by two creators with significant comic book clout: Chris Cantwell, writer of such blockbuster projects as Iron ManNamor, and Star Wars: Obi-Wan; and Ángel Unzueta, artist on Iron ManStar Wars: Poe Dameron, and The Flash.

In Defiant, someone is killing the gods…but while Benjamin Sisko and the U.S.S. Theseus have been facing the threats in the higher cosmos, very real casualties are growing on lower ground. The true enemy is a man, not a god, and Worf of House Martok has put together his own crew aboard the U.S.S. Defiant in the hopes of defeating the dangerous messiah behind a genocidal cult. Pulling from all eras of Star Trek canon to create something wholly unique and unexpected, Star Trek: Defiant unites some of the strongest personalities in the franchise—including Spock, B’Elanna, Lore, and more—on a mission with very little guarantee of success!

Star Trek: Defiant #1 will be available in March with several variant covers for fans and retailers to enjoy, including covers by series artist Ángel Unzueta, Malachi WardDeclan ShalveyDavid Aja, and Daniel Warren Johnson.

SDCC 2022: IDW Launches a new Star Trek comic era with Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Ramon Rosanas

IDW Publishing has announced a bold new direction in Star Trek comics, beginning with a brand-new flagship ongoing oseries that goes where no one has gone before! Debuting in October 2022, Star Trek #1 features art by Ramon Rosanas, and scripts by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, the creative team behind Star Trek: Year Five.

Star Trek #1 weaves an epic and unprecedented adventure story that spans the far reaches of the Star Trek multiverse, bringing together characters from across the galaxy—and all eras and variations of the beloved franchise—who must band together to prevent the mysterious murder of the gods.

It’s stardate 2378, and Benjamin Sisko has finally returned from the Bajoran Wormhole omnipotent. But his godhood is failing with every minute. Sent by the Prophets on a mission to the deepest parts of space aboard the U.S.S. Theseus, he witnesses the unthinkable: Someone is killing the gods. And only Sisko and his motley crew of Starfleet members from every era of Trek can stop them.

Star Trek #1 will be available in October with eight variant covers for fans and retailers to enjoy, including Cover A by series artist Ramon Rosanas, Cover B by Declan Shalvey, Cover C by David Aja, Cover D by Rachael Stott, and a sketch Cover E, as well as three additional retailer incentive covers by Rosanas and Francesco Francavilla. Fans will also be delighted to read a Star Trek #1 prelude story from Rosanas, Kelly, and Lanzing in September’s highly-anticipated Star Trek #400, a monumental anthology issue!

Get a first look at Star Wars: The Mandalorian #1

The saga of the Mandalorian comes to Marvel! Kicking off in July, Star Wars: The Mandalorian will be an eight-issue adaptation of the Disney+ series’ first season, giving fans a chance to relive the events and characters of Season 1 through the lens of writer Rodney Barnes and artist Georges Jeanty! From the thrilling introduction of Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin to his unforgettable first encounter with the Child, these iconic Star Wars moments will be brought to life in a brand-new way, and you can get your first look at the highly-anticipated debut issue right now in a special preview!

Star Wars: The Mandalorian #1 features inks by Karl Story and colors by Rachelle Rosenberg. The main cover is by Adi Granov with variants by John Tyler Christopher, Declan Shalvey, David Aja, Leinil Francis Yu, Phil Jimenez, Nick Gindaux, and a “tv variant” cover.

Check out all the covers right now and pick it up when it hits stands on July 6.

Exclusive: Roberto Ricci and David Aja’s Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout #2 covers revealed!

It hurts. Night City hurts. The suffering runs deep and the deeper one falls, the longer the self-prescribed dreams play. Fortune, hope, love —all made possible by DMS technology. But not everyone desires a happy ending. A braindance repairman discovers that the answer to pain . . . comes in a blackout.

Explore the darkest parts of Night City in Dark Horse Comic‘s next series from the world of Cyberpunk 2077, Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout! Writer Bartosz Sztybor is joined by artist Robert Ricci, colorist Fabiana Mascolo, and letterer Frank Cvetkovic

We have the exclusive reveal of Robert Ricci and David Aja‘s cover for Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout #2.

Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout #2

Writer: Bartosz Sztybor
Penciller/Inker: Roberto Ricci
Colorist: Fabiana Mascolo
Letterer: Frank Cvetkovic
Cover artist: Roberto Ricci
Variant Cover: David Aja
On sale: 7/6/22

Arturo’s heist scheme is set in motion—all he needs is a team—a trusted cyberpunk, the best driver in Night City, and an unlikely ally within one of the city’s most corrupt institutions. Choices have consequences, but this time, the choice is his.

New WandaVision and Scarlet Witch Posters! On Sale Tomorrow from Mondo

What a year it’s been for one of Marvel’s most intriguing characters: Wanda Maximoff aka The Scarlet Witch. Fresh off headlining her own incredible series on Disney+, she’s now positioned to be one of the major players of the MCU moving forward, and that’s very exciting news indeed.

This week Mondo is honoring Wanda with three magical posters. First up is a new poster for WandaVision by Jennifer Dionisio. Gorgeous, delicate, and heartbreaking, this one is about what is beautiful and what is real. It’s about the tragedy of conjuring fantasy in an attempt to subvert a crumbling reality. Jennifer absolutely crushed it.

Next up, we’ve got two posters by the brilliant David Aja based on his incredible covers from James Robinson’s excellent 2015 run: Scarlet Witch. Back in 2017, we released posters of the covers for issues #3 and #6, and tomorrow we’re excited to have two more posters for #8 and #10.

These posters will be available Tuesday, November 9 at 11AM CT on The Drop at mondoshop.com.

WandaVision Screenprinted Poster
Artwork by Jennifer Dionisio
Price: $50

WandaVision Screenprinted Poster

Scarlet Witch #8 Screenprinted Poster
Artwork by David Aja
Price: $50

Scarlet Witch #8 Screenprinted Poster

Scarlet Witch #10 Screenprinted Poster
Artwork by David Aja

Scarlet Witch #10 Screenprinted Poster

Preview: X-Corp #5

X-Corp #5

(W) Tini Howard (A) Alberto Foche (CA) David Aja
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 22, 2021
SRP: $3.99

It’s impossible to succeed in business without making a few enemies. Noblesse Pharmaceuticals sends their most cutthroat team against X-CORP once and for all, and they’ve come to collect.

X-Corp #5

Review: 5 Ronin #2

5 Ronin #2

As a child of the 1980s, I remembered watching the Incredible Hulk, which was one of Marvel’s first live action shows. As a kid, I always thought of him as a sad character. The character of Bruce Banner in the show is a fugitive scientist trying to keep his other self in check. For its time, it was a powerful character study, one that I would not appreciate until I became older.

The movies that came once Marvel decided to put one of their stalwart heroes to the forefront were a mixed bag. The movie with Eric Bana, didn’t quite deliver like fans would have wanted. While the movie with Edward Norton proved to what everyone hoped it would be. In the continuation of the masterful Ronin 5, the Hulk gets the spotlight in what is a unique exploration. 

In 5 Ronin #2, we’re taken to 1600 Japan, where a young man and his uncle are looking for a monk to help them with their problem, as bandits keep raiding their village. He refuses as he has taken a vow of peace, but when the villagers try to negotiate with the bandits, things start to fall apart. He comes to their aid, and mobilizes the village against the bandits, leading to a tense standoff, one which would see the village burn.  By issue’s end, then bandits are defeated, the villagers are safe and the monk returns to his quiet life in a monastery.

Overall, 5 Ronin #2 is a great issue which gives this iconic character a much deeper look. The story by Peter Milligan is fun. The art by Tomm Coker and David Aja is stunning. Altogether, a story which will remind many of Shane.

Story: Peter Milligan Art: Tomm Coker and David Aja
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: X-Corp #4

X-Corp #4

(W) Tini Howard (A) Alberto Foche (CA) David Aja
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 18, 2021
SRP: $3.99

When a deal doesn’t go as expected, it’s important to be open to new investors. Enter Selene and Mastermind: two potential stakeholders who stand willing to prove their worth. Everyone loves you when you’re on top, but who comes through in the clutch?

X-Corp #4

Review: 5 Ronin #1

5 Ronin #1

Just like every fan of Marvel, I was quite excited when I s aw the trailer for What If? I even made a social media post when the series was announced, not only because it was a show I was excited for, but I personally collected all of the issues in the series of the second run in 1989. I loved how they put these very familiar characters in very different situations. Phase 4 of the MCU is all about how every choice leads down a different road.

This particular juxtaposition allows a world of possibilities which I believe will only leave fans more confounded in the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel. These recent onscreen interpretations reminded me of the dearth of similar explorations within their comics. One of the most celebrated ones being Neil Gaiman’s take on the X-Men, Marvel 1602. Thankfully, Marvel has been always liberal in the exploration of their canonical characters, which lead me years ago to find their masterful 5 Ronin, which puts some of their best characters in feudal Japan, starting with the X-Men’s brooding leader, Wolverine in the debut issue.

We are taken to 1600 Japan, and clans from the east and west have a standoff on the battlefield of Sekigahara and the narrator, a loyal samurai, his master falls during combat, rendering him a Ronin, left to be a sword for hire. As this samurai, who physically resembles Wolverine, is betrayed by someone who belongs to clan, who decapitates him, but weeks later, he reemerges. As his legend grows, as the “Ronin who cannot die”, but nothing is what as it seems. By issue’s end, we find out out they did not merely to belong to the same clan, but something much more, leaving fans both bewildered and entertained.

Overall, 5 Ronin #1an excellent debut issue which will have the reader wanting to put on a Kurosaka movie. The story by Peter Milligan is well researched and enthralling. The art by Tomm Coker and David Aja is beautiful. Altogether, a story which gives readers a different look at the most enigmatic hero of the X-Men.

Story: Peter Milligan Art: Tomm Coker and David Aja
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Purchase: comiXology

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