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Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome Returns to the Ancient World with Peter Milligan & Robert Gill in July!

Valiant has announced Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome, the beginning of an ALL-NEW EPIC SERIES retreading the courageous steps of history’s first detective! On July 25th, Valiant’s sold-out descent into the horrors of the ancient world returns with A BLOODSTAINED JUMPING-ON POINT from legendary comics master Peter Milligan and Harvey Award-nominated artist Robert Gill as “detectioner” Antonius Axius launches into an otherworldly mystery of monsters, magic, and conspiracy at the boundaries of human understanding…

The Roman standard – the eagle borne at the front of each Roman legion – was more than just a symbol of the soldiers that carried it… It was a symbol of Rome itself, the ultimate embodiment of the empire’s power…

But now, in the mist-shrouded Germanic forest of Tottenwald, the unthinkable has happened: A rampaging barbarian horde has crushed three of Rome’s most highly skilled detachments in battle… and captured their mighty Roman eagles.

His authority threatened by this all-too-public shame, the mad emperor Nero has dispatched Antonius Axia, the empire’s finest “detectioner” and hero of Britannia, and Achillia, the sword-wielding champion of the gladiatorial arena, to reclaim his stolen relics at any cost.

But what began as a simple mission will soon become a terrifying journey into the dark heart of belief itself as the isolated woodlands of Rome’s enemies reveal unseen dimensions…and the true power of the legion’s lost eagles threatens to consume any who would pursue them…

Featuring covers from Cary Nord Brian Thies, and David Mack!

Preview: American Gods: My Ainsel #1

American Gods: My Ainsel #1

Story and Words: Neil Gaiman
Script and Layouts: P. Craig Russell
Art: Scott Hampton
Colorist: Scott Hampton and Jennifer Anderson
Cover Artist: Glenn Fabry
Variant Cover Artist: David Mack

The comic book adaptation of American Gods, the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman, returns with American Gods: My Ainsel #1.

The bizarre road trip across America continues as our heroes gather reinforcements for the imminent god war!

Shadow and Wednesday leave the House on the Rock and continue their journey across the country where they set up aliases, meet new gods, and prepare for war.

Midnight Front is Mission Impossible meets Harry Potter

Known primarily for his extensive work with a specific Space Traveling franchises, David Mack takes a creative detour to bring us a shadow war of mystics set during World War II in his novel Midnight Front.

After losing his parents Cade Martin, a magical prodigy with a hidden secret, becomes part of this clandestine group of mystics and learns how to control magic to join the Allies fight against their evil Nazi counterparts during the war.

If you’re not familiar with Mack’s other works he is a pro at entertaining readers, and Midnight Front is no exception. Here he takes the hero’s journey and elevates it into an engaging thrill ride in the shadows of wartime Europe, from the Holocaust to the Invasion of Normandy and the bombing of Dresden, he intertwined his characters into this period of history like master.

The framework that Mack creates for their use of magic, or the Arts as they call it, is intense in its details and he’s one of those writers who isn’t afraid to torture or even kill a character, trust me I know. And the characters are a diverse group that doesn’t come off as two dimensional stereotypes, they’re fleshed out people that deal with the adverse effects of handling magic with smoking and drinking. I love that his characters recognize the need to beat evil but not at the cost of their core, fighting for what’s right.

 

On a personal note, Mack through Midnight Front doesn’t pull any punches with his chapters that take place in the Concentration Camps, at first I was overwhelmed and wondered why so much time was spent at the Camps, but then it occurred to me that was the point, to show the depth of the crime that happened during the war. Midnight Front puts a spotlight on the Nazis, their supporters, the atrocities that they committed and remind us that they are an evil that needs to be fought and eradicated in any time period. He also doesn’t flinch at the homophobia that forced people to hide their orientation, the hypocritical racism of the US and its willingness to acquire power by any means.

If you like magic, military thrillers or historical fiction Midnight Front is the book for you. Available in different formats, Midnight Front is the first book in the Dark Arts series from Tor Books.

 

George Carmona 3rd is an Artist/Writer, former Milestone Media Intern, former DC Comics paper pusher, current book lover, and lifelong comic geek who’s been killed off in a Star Trek Book by David Mack. You can find his work at FistFullofArt.com or follow him on twitter at GCarmona3.

 

DC Announces New Bendis Jinxworld Plus Free Issues

It wasn’t too long ago that it was announced that writer Brian Michael Bendis was joining DC Entertainment and bringing his Jinxworld titles with him. Now it was been revealed some of his brand new projects that we’ll be able to enjoy this year.

For the first time since creating Jessica Jones, Bendis teams up with artist and co-creator Michael Gaydos on Pearl. Scheduled to debut this August, Pearlis a story about finding out and embracing who you are, not what you were born to be. This sweeping, epic romance is set against the violent backdrop of warring Yakuza factions in modern-day San Francisco.

Pearl is a very special tattoo artist and accidental assassin whose life is turned upside down when she falls for her counterpart from a rival faction. Realizing that they’re both products of a hellish environment with few prospects for real happiness, Pearl and her new lover are determined to escape this life and chart their own fates together.

As complicated and topical as Jessica Jones but with a completely different flavor and voice, Pearl will debut this summer.

Next, the award-winning creative team of Bendis and artist David Mack reunite for another all-new Jinxworld series, Cover.  Debuting this fall and based on a true story, the intelligence community figures out that the traveling band of social misfits who make comic books are an exact match to the profiles of candidates recruited for intelligence and counterintelligence gathering. A very well-known comics creator is recruited by the agency to live a double life as a spy. And convention season is upon us. With a nod to films like Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and The In-Laws, this comic celebrates comics, comic creators, readers and of course, spies.

On top of the two brand new Jinxworld titles, it was also announced that more than 150 Jinxworld periodicals and collected editions, covering Jinxworld favorites like Brilliant, Fire, Fortune & Glory, Goldfish, Jinx and Torso, plus the full run of Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming’s landmark series Powers (spanning 100 individual issues and 17 collected editions), are available now for digital purchase and download through platforms such as readdc.com, the Vertigo app for iOSComixology and Amazon Kindle, with more platforms to follow.

In celebration of the DC/Jinxworld partnership, several titles from the Jinxworld catalog will have their #1 issues downloadable for free until March 7:Powers, Scarlet, United States of Murder Inc., Brilliant and Takio. Many of these series will be relaunched with all new stories.

Preview: Jessica Jones #16

Jessica Jones #16

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Michael Gaydos (CA) David Mack
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jan 31, 2018
SRP: $3.99

RETURN OF THE PURPLE MAN PART 4
• Never in the history of Marvel Comics has a horror so true and all-encompassing found its way to the door of one of our heroes.
• How can Jessica Jones and family survive the return of the Purple Man?

Preview: Jessica Jones #15

Jessica Jones #15

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Michael Gaydos (CA) David Mack
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Dec 27, 2017
SRP: $3.99

RETURN OF THE PURPLE MAN Part 3
• The Purple Man is back–and he’s wreaking havoc across the Marvel Universe!
• What curious thing does he want from Jessica Jones, and can she escape his horror?
• From the original creators of Jessica Jones comes the most terrifying villain return of the year!

Preview: War Mother #4 (of 4)

WAR MOTHER #4 (of 4)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover A by DAVID MACK (SEP172043)
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (SEP172044)
Variant Cover by JIMBO SALGADO (SEP172045)
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES (SEP172046)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 29th

Atomic assault!

As the monstrosities of 41st century Earth besiege her new homeland, War Mother must lock and load for a no-holds-barred fight to the death against the Cleansed! With the clock ticking toward zero, the fate of Ana’s people – and humanity’s last best shot at restoring order to a world gone awry – now hangs in the balance…
Out of the pages of BOOK OF DEATH and 4001 A.D., New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and explosive artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK) blast ahead for the thrilling climax of War Mother’s first-ever, much-demanded solo series…and herald the coming of a new legend for the Valiant Universe’s apocalyptic future!

Preview: Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini #1

MINKY WOODCOCK: THE GIRL WHO HANDCUFFED HOUDINI #1

Writer/Artist: Cynthia ​v​on Buhler
Cover A​:​ David Mack
Cover B​:​ Robert McGinnis
Cover C​:​ Cynthia Von Buhler
Cover D​:​ Photo Cover​ – Pearls Daily ​
​Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November 15, 2017​

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!

Preview: Ninja-K #1

NINJA-K #1

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by TREVOR HARISINE (SEP172019)
Cover B by LUCAS TROYA (SEP172020)
Interlocking Variant by KENNETH ROCAFORT (SEP172021)
Ninjak Icon Variant by DAVID MACK (SEP172022)
Brushed Metal Variant by MICO SUAYAN (SEP172023)
$3.99 | 48 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 15 (FOC – 10/23/2017)

A NEW CAN’T-MISS ONGOING SERIES! From acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and superstar artist Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), the United Kingdom’s most dreaded intelligence operative delves into the cold, calculating world of espionage and international intrigue!

For nearly a century, MI-6, the most elite branch of Britain’s clandestine intelligence service, has honed a ruthlessly effective, top-secret division – THE NINJA PROGRAMME – into one of its nation’s most finely wielded weapons. Tasked as the first and last line of defense for queen and country, this small shadow army of agents and assassins has produced a succession of notable assets, including NINJA-A, the Queen’s silent weapon of World War I; NINJA-E, the globe-trotting secret agent that pulled the Cold War back from the brink of Armageddon; and, most recently, NINJA-K, aka Colin King, a brash but fearless instrument of lethality that has saved the world from madmen and terror at every turn. But now… an unknown enemy is hunting and killing members of THE NINJA PROGRAMME one by one – and NINJAK is next on the list.

Preview: Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini #1

Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini #1

Writer/Artist: Cynthia Von Buhler
SEP171901 Cover A David Mack
SEP171902 Cover B Robert McGinnis
SEP171903 Cover C Cynthia Von Buhler
SEP171904 Cover D Photo Cover
FC, 32pp, $3.99
On Sale: November 15, 2017

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!

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