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Hard Case Crime & Titan Comics Announce Max Allan Collins’ Quarry’s War and Cynthia Von Buhler’s Minky Woodcock!

Announced at San Diego Comic-Con, Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime revealed the next titles from their Hard Case Crime line of comics – Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini and Quarry’s War!

Created by acclaimed artist, author, director, and playwright Cynthia Von Buhler, Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini has already garnered praise.

Unappreciated at her father’s detective agency, the fabulous rabbit-loving Minky Woodcock straps on her gumshoes in order to uncover a magical mystery involving the world-famous escape artist, Harry Houdini!

Featuring covers by artist Robert McGinnis – the famous creator of movie posters for classic films such as James Bond and Breakfast at Tiffany’s and acclaimed comics legend David Mack, the first issue arrives in stores November 8, 2017.

This November 29, acclaimed comic writer/novelist Max Allan Collins’ smash hit Quarry series makes the leap to comics for the first time ever in an all-new series titled “Quarry’s War,” penned by Collins, whose other work includes Batman, Dick Tracy, Ms. Tree, and the groundbreaking graphic novel Road to Perdition, which inspired the Academy Award-winning film starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman. Quarry’s War is illustrated by artist Szymon Kudranski.

Recently returned from the horrors of the Vietnam War, former U.S. Marine sniper Quarry has found a new vocation as a professional assassin. But when his latest contract turns out to be an old acquaintance from his military days, the fresh-faced hit-man finds himself battling against his own conscience as secrets from the past begin to reveal themselves.

Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini #1 (on-sale November 8, 2017) and Quarry’s War (on-sale November 29, 2017) is available to order from the upcoming September PREVIEWS catalog.

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Preview: Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #4 (of 4)

BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #4 (of 4)

Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP with RYAN LEE and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover A by DAVID MACK (MAY171982)
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (MAY171983)
Variant Cover by LEIF JONES (MAY171984)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (MAY171985)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (MAY171986)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JULY 19 (FOC – 6/26/17)

Death and the deity!

The horrifying truth behind Rome’s grisly string of murders has finally come to light… but will Antonius Axia and his mysterious new partner – the gladiator Achillia – be able to stomach it? It’s a race against the clock to stop a serial killer – who may very well be the vengeful spirit of Apollo himself — before it strikes again! But should Antonius and Achillia fail in their mission, they’ll condemn not only Rome…but those Antonius holds dear as well.

Visionary creators Peter Milligan (Shade, the Changing Man) and Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) bring the latest case for history’s first detective to a chilling close…and forever alter the history of civilization itself!

War Mother #1 – Fred Van Lente & Stephen Segovia Forge a New Myth for the Far Future on August 23rd!

Valiant has released a first look inside War Mother #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of a RIVETING NEW SERIES launching the breakout hero of 4001 A.D. into her first, much-demanded limited series! On August 23rd, New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia tread deep into the irradiated jungles of the ruined continent once known as South America to forge a new myth of the near future – and bring Valiant’s next great hero of the 41st century out of seclusion and into her own as humanity’s last best hope for survival!

Two millennia from today, Earth is not the hospitable home we once we knew. Ravaged by an endless onslaught of war, disaster, and time, the world is littered with desolate badlands, fortified kingdoms, and secretive enclaves where humanity still clings to life… Enclaves like The Grove – Earth’s last known repository of scientific knowledge and bioengineered prosperity. Now, under the leadership of the lone protector called War Mother and her sentient sniper rifle, the denizens of The Grove face a critical choice: remain where they are and die, or find a new land and flourish. Can War Mother lead her people out of isolation and reignite the fires of a dying planet? And even if she can locate the distant citadel she seeks, can she fight back the horrors and perverse monstrosities that lurk just beyond her doorstep?

On August 23rd, war meets its match featuring covers by David Mack, Clayton Crain, Kano, Jen Bartel, and Monika Palosz!

Preview: Jessica Jones #10

Jessica Jones #10

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Michael Gaydos (CA) David Mack
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The mysteries of Maria Hill. Ousted by the world peacekeeping task force she dedicated her life to, Maria Hill has no choice but to turn to Jessica Jones to help her find…the last secrets.

Preview: Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #3 (of 4)

BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #3 (of 4)

Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by DAVID MACK (APR172130)
Cover B by JUAN JOSÉ RYP (APR172131)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (APR172132)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (APR172133)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (APR172134)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JUNE 21st (FOC–5/29/17)

Wrath of the gods!

The women of Rome march to rebellion! Magic and mystery continue to intertwine as the clock ticks down to Rubria’s final hours. Will Antonius Axia and his mysterious new partner—the brutal female gladiator known as Achillia—untangle the knots that threaten to hang the Roman Empire…or will Nero finally obtain the dark power he lusted for? As the beaten ghost of Apollo finally rises to cast his dark judgment on all of Rome, history’s first detective must act swiftly before humanity’s final hours slip into madness!

Valiant Presents Ninjak #0 – A Star-Studded Jumping-On Point from Matt Kindt, Francis Portela & Special Guests Galore in September!

Valiant has announce Ninjak #0 – an all-new jumping-on point for the Valiant Universe’s most dangerous intelligence operative, and a massive 40-page milestone, arriving in comic shops everywhere this September!

FIRST: New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt brings his masterful, record-setting run to a close as he puts Ninjak’s past and present in the crosshairs with a shocking and revelatory tale – as illustrated by fan-favorite artist Francis Portela and an all-star cast of comics luminaries, each detailing a different moment in Colin King’s bloodstained path from boyhood to international infamy…

Behind the years of training… Underneath the high-tech gadgetry… MI-6’s most experienced operative is still flesh and blood. So just how is a mortal man like Colin King able to survive in a world filled with telekinetic psiots, eternal warriors, and sentient suits of alien armor? The key to Ninjak’s survival is buried deep in the past…and today the world’s most dreaded super-spy prepares to reveal his most closely guarded secrets!

THEN: Before Ninjak launches into a riveting new ongoing series this November in the pages of NINJA-K #1, the torch is passed to acclaimed writer Christos Gage and blockbuster artist Tomas Giorello as they prepare a startling introduction to Colin King’s next mission with a shocking prelude to the winter’s most anticipated new series!

The past, present, and future bleed together here with an unstoppable 40-page jumping-on point, only in Ninjak #0 – featuring a blockbuster lineup of covers from David MackClayton Henry, rising star Yama OrcePeter Bagge, and Javier Pulido!

 

Preview: Betty & Veronica #3

BETTY & VERONICA BY ADAM HUGHES #3

Script: Adam Hughes
Art: Adam Hughes, José Villarubia, Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Hughes
Variant Covers: Adam Hughes, Bengal, David Mack, Paolo Rivera
On Sale Date: 6/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

All Heck breaks loose in Riverdale as the final act of BETTY VERSUS VERONICA reaches its combustible conclusion! The streets of Riverdale run red under the rockets’ red glare and no one will ever be the same!

Review: X-O Manowar #3

XO2017_003_COVER-A_LAROSATheir world became his war!

Across every frontline, and through every trench, Aric of Dacia continues his hostile journey through a brutal alien planet the only way he knows how: with war. But the man once known as X-O Manowar is not alone. With a dedicated band of soldiers sworn to his side, Aric will prove his worth on the battlefield… and find himself in a position that no one saw coming!

Do you ever have those moments where somebody says something or thinks of something, and your immediate reaction is “why the hell didn’t somebody think of that before?” I read a description of this series as Space Conan, and immediately wished I’d thought of it because as a two-word descriptor it’s spot on.

Look, if you’re rushed for time I’ll save you the effort of reading the rest of this review because it’ll be more of the following said in multiple different ways with a bit more explanation: I loved this comic. It’s one of, if not the best comic I’ve read in quite some time. Matt Kindt‘s dialogue and pacing is fantastic, and the art is simply wonderful.

Anyway.

The comic credits Tomas Giorello with David Mack and Zu Orzu as the artists, so while I think it’s fair to assume that Giorello did the lion’s share of the work, I didn’t want to marginalize and ignore the other artists as I don’t know what they handled in regards to the finished product. And what a finished product. For my money (and yes, I’m happily buying this series) this is easily the best-looking comic on the racks right now. The art team, joined by colorist Diego Rodriguez, produce work that could, and should, stand proudly in a gallery. I’ve been trying to work out why I love the art so much, and I think it’s because it feels very natural, and harkens back to when comics were coloured without the use of digital technology (though I’m sure there were digital techniques used), whilst simultaneously throwing a very science fictiony bent on the imagery. This hi-tech primitiveness blends incredibly well with Kindt’s story as he brings the first arc to a close.

I’m not ashamed to admit how much I’m enjoying this series, so much so that my only complaint is that I don’t want to wait to next issue.

This isn’t an objective review in any way shape or form, and I know that. I also don’t care. X-O Manowar is one of Valiant’s best series, and the comic reminds me why I love comics in the first place.

Story: Matt Kindt Artists: Tomas Giorello with David Mack and Zu Orzu
Colourist: Diego Rodriguez Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Story: 9.75 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy a FREE copy for review, but I’ll be picking up my own copy on Wednesday.

Preview: The Archies One Shot

THE ARCHIES ONE SHOT

Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jaime Hernandez
Variant Covers: David Mack, Audrey Mok
Boom Comics Retailer Variant Cover: Greg Smallwood
On Sale Date: 5/24
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Follow Archie’s quest to make his songwriting dreams a reality, and see what happens when the rock ‘n’ roll dream starts affecting his relationships with his closest friends. Join co-writers Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg (Archie Meets Ramones) and artist Joe Eisma (Archie) for a power-pop one-shot that goes loud on the music, fun and friendship.

Preview: X-O Manowar (2017) #3

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO with DAVID MACK
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR172157)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (MAR172158)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAR172159)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by DAVID MACK (MAR172160)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)

Their world became his war!

Across every frontline, and through every trench, Aric of Dacia continues his hostile journey through a brutal alien planet the only way he knows how: with war. But the man once known as X-O Manowar is not alone. With a dedicated band of soldiers sworn to his side, Aric will prove his worth on the battlefield… and find himself in a position that no one saw coming!

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and Valiant exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello bring the punishing first act to Valiant’s biggest series of the year to its final stand-off… and will leave readers everywhere reeling with a last page surprise!

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