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Preview: Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #2 (of 5)

Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #2 (of 5)

(W) Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum (A/CA) Scott Hepburn
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Cosmic Ghost Rider is ready to burn a fiery swathe across the cosmos-but he’s picked up a rogue earth hitchhiker along the way!

Will Cammi’s presence become Rider’s own form of penance, or will her thirst for vengeance just add fuel to the flames?

Don’t miss out as these two rebels’ paths converge as they embark on a two-person crusade against one of the biggest crime syndicates in the cosmos!

Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #2 (of 5)

Preview: Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Black Cat Strikes #1

Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Black Cat Strikes #1

(W) Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum (A) Luca Maresca (CA) Sana Takeda
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

As if the events of MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: VELOCITY and CITY AT WAR weren’t harrowing enough, Spider-Man finds himself in the middle of a gang war in New York City. But as he butts heads with the likes of HAMMERHEAD and the MAGGIA, the unexpected reappearance of old flame FELICIA HARDY, also known as the BLACK CAT, sets Spider-Man’s world on fire!

Black Cat’s heroic days are behind her, but what is the secret behind the treasures she’s thieving? And why would Spider-Man let her go?! Delve into previously untold tales of Spider-Man and Black Cat’s relationship, and a shock ending that will make your webs spin! Don’t miss the excitement as your favorite wall-crawler returns in the next GAMERVERSE series!

Marvel's Spider-Man: The Black Cat Strikes #1

Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum Talks About X-O Manowar #1

X-O Manowar #1

Aric of Dacia, a 4th-century Visigoth warrior bonded with a powerful sentient alien armor, is facing a whole new kind of threat in the new series by best-selling writer Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum and amazing artist Emilio Laiso. Can Aric become the hero the world needs today?

X-O Manowar #1 launches on March 25th, 2020, featuring colors by Ruth Redmond, letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, and covers by Christian WardJeff DekalRod ReisGreg Smallwood, and Raúl Allén. We got a chance to ask Hallum a few questions about the series and Valiant in general.


Graphic Policy: Hey Dennis! How’re you doing?

Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum: I’m exhausted right at the moment but otherwise good. My kids and I have been living through a major house renovation for a few months and we’re all crawling up the walls a bit.

GP: You’re following in the footsteps of Robert Venditti and Matt Kindt’s run on what is arguably Valiant’s flagship character – do you feel any pressure when taking on the character?

DHH: Arguably hell. Aric is the tip-top, no doubt about it.

I’m sure I would feel pressure if I let myself think about it that way. We’re stepping into some hefty shoes and I absolutely love what the previous teams did with the character. Fortunately, our story is totally new direction with a brand-new mission statement for the character. It very much feels like its own fresh thing. That saves me from trying to live up… Also, I’m a fantastic writer.

GP: How do you approach writing a fifth-century man wearing a super-advanced sentient armor?

DHH: With caution, right? 

I think the built-in anachronism there is what makes Aric so fascinating. The juxtaposition of ancient warrior and sci-fi alien technology just works. It’s a constant push and pull, old and new. This badass Visigoth warrior wearing an impossible powerful weapon… That happens to be a brilliant sentient alien who can tell him when he’s screwing up. Aric and Shanhara’s relationship is the heart this comic, and I mean that like 3 different ways.

GP: From what I understand, you’re taking a slightly different approach to the character, focusing more on how he impacts the general public (which I think is going to be awesome). Can you tell us a little about why you wanted to explore that? 

DHH: You have a man from the distant past wearing an alien super suit that is as futuristic as anything in fiction. Showing how the present deals with all that just makes a lot sense. We’ve seen X-O deal with alien invasions and massive military threats. It was big and explosive and awesome. Now we want to show what it’s like when this guy shows up on your block looking to save the day. What do people think of him? How is his presence changing the world… And what will those changes mean to Aric and Shanhara?

GP: Without getting too far into spoiler territory, what can you tell us about where you want to take Aric over the course of your run?

DHH: Full-fledged superhero status. That’s the goal. Aric wants to help people. He wants so save the kitten, save the world, save the day. But he has to do it in a very grounded, realistic universe in which actions have hard consequences. This story is full of repercussions and grassroots world-building. We’re trying to change the whole game for X-O but in a way that makes real sense.

GP: How much guidance has there been from Valiant editorial in regards to hitting certain beats/events in the story you want to tell in the series?

X-O Manowar #1

DHH: Heather Antos is a Godsend. Valiant has a very specific plan for who these characters are and how they need to be presented. That sort of thing can be a nightmare to navigate as a writer, but Heather made everything super clear and easy from the beginning. From pitch to script, she’s helped us thread that needle and we’ve had a ton of creative freedom. The notes we do get make the stories and characters stronger. At this point, I’m just having fun.

GP: If you suddenly found yourself in possession of Shanhara, where would be the first place you would go?

DHH: The moon maybe? Seems like a relatively short trip to a place not many people have been. Also, imagine the TikTok hype you’d get from that video.

GP: Finally, if you had to choose just one; aliens, ninjas, zombies or pirates?

DHH: Choose for what? I feel like all of those things would either immediately try to kill me… Or have zero interest in my company. Aliens, I guess? Nice ones?

Get a First Look at X-O Manowar #1 Inks

Feast your eyes on stunning new artwork from X-O Manowar #1!

Aric of Dacia, a 4th-century Visigoth warrior bonded with a powerful sentient alien armor, is facing a whole new kind of threat in the new series by best-selling writer Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum and amazing artist Emilio Laiso. Can Aric become the hero the world needs today?

X-O Manowar #1 launches on March 25th, 2020, featuring colors by Ruth Redmond, letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, and covers by Christian WardJeff DekalRod ReisGreg Smallwood, and Raúl Allén.

Check out some of Emilio’s gorgeous pencils and inks below!

Preview: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #5 (of 5)

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #5 (of 5)

(W) Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Skan
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $3.99

NECK AND NECK FOR THE FATE OF THE CITY!

• SPIDER-MAN’s high-speed Velocity suit gets pushed to the limit!
• But is even he fast enough to outrun the MYSTERIOUS SPEEDSTER and stop her reign of terror once and for all?
• Think quick, Spidey – or there’ll be a DEATH on your conscience!
• The breakneck conclusion to the first all-original Gamerverse series!

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #5 (of 5)

X-O Manowar Launches for New Adventure in March 2020

X-O Manowar #1 unleashes the Valiant Universe’s most powerful hero in an all-new series this March!

From fan-favorite writer Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum and breakout star artist Emilio Laiso, a futuristic threat arises to destroy the planet, and the ancient warrior king – Aric of Dacia, a.k.a. X-O Manowar – is the only person with the courage and power to stand against impossible odds! Can Aric evolve into the superhero the world needs today?

The epic adventure kicks off in X-O Manowar #1 on March 25th, 2020, featuring colors by Ruth Redmond, letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, and covers by Christian WardJeff DekalRod ReisGreg Smallwood, and Raúl Allén.

Feast your eyes on a first-look at the stellar artwork!

X-O Manowar #1

Preview: Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 (of 5)

Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 (of 5)

(W) Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum, Donny Cates (A) Geoff Shaw (A/CA) Scott Hepburn
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Cosmic Ghost Rider is back, baby! But with a reputation like his, it’s only a matter of time before the law catches up to the future Frank Castle and tries to put him in chains – too bad for the law, chains are Castle’s weapons of choice these days. Now in an intergalactic prison, the Rider is going to turn his cage into an all-out cage match! Who’s going to be the last alien standing?! Find out in this all new miniseries from Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum (MARVEL’S SPIDERMAN: CITY AT WAR) and Scott Hepburn (DEADPOOL)!

Plus – Don’t miss out on a brand new short story from the guys who started it all, Donny Cates (ABSOLUTE CARNAGE) and Geoff Shaw (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)!

Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 (of 5)

Preview: The Infected: Scarab #1

The Infected: Scarab #1

(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Freddie Williams II (CA) David Marquez
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

When Jaime Reyes is in trouble, a powerful scarab transforms him into a super hero. Jaime never asked to be the Blue Beetle, but he’s been doing his best to live up to the power within. Now the most sinister evil this or any other world has ever seen has his sights set on turning Jaime toward the darkness…and the Batman Who Laughs always gets what he wants. Spinning out of the events of Batman/ Superman and “Year of the Villain” comes the tale of a hero fighting the evil inside, and whose friends and family are about to pay the price…

Preview: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #4 (of 5)

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #4 (of 5)

(W) Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Skan
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

IT’S A RACE AGAINST TIME IN THE FIRST ALL-NEW MARVEL GAMERVERSE STORY!

• SPIDER-MAN’s new high-speed Velocity suit is jammed at full speed!
• He’s moving so fast that life seems to stand still around him!
• But can Peter use this time to find a solution for his own plight and the mysterious villain terrorizing New York City…or will the madness of time standing still crush him?!

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #4 (of 5)

Sea of Stars’ First Volume Gets Collected in January

The first story arc of the epic, critically acclaimed science-fiction adventure Sea of Stars—by writing duo Jason Aaron and Dennis Hallum, artist Stephen Green, with colors by Rico Renzi, and with letters and design by Jared Fletcher—will be collected into trade paperback and available from Image Comics this January. Sea of Stars, Vol. 1: Lost in the Wild Heavens will collect issues #1-5 of the intense, galaxy-spanning comic book series that features all the scope and heart of The Neverending Story crossed with imaginative weirdness of a Miyazaki animation.

Being a space trucker may sound like a cool job, but in reality it can be boring as hell. In Sea of Stars, Vol. 1 a recently widowed Gil gets a long-haul gig across the universe, he figures it’s safe enough to bring his young son Kadyn along for the ride. But when their “big rig” gets bitten in half by a gigantic Space Leviathan, Gil is separated from his young son—with a breached suit that’s venting oxygen at an alarming rate. He’ll have to defy the odds and stay alive long enough to rescue Kadyn. But Kadyn seems to be getting all the help he needs from a talking Space Monkey riding a Space Dolphin… or maybe it’s the strange powers he’s suddenly manifesting.

Sea of Stars, Vol. 1: Lost in the Wild Heavens trade paperback (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1495-5, Diamond Code OCT190059) will be available on Wednesday, January 15 and in bookstores on Tuesday, January 21.

Sea of Stars, Vol. 1: Lost in the Wild Heavens
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