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Brian Stelfreeze and Devin Grayson Deliver a Murder Mystery in Matador this May

Image Comics has revealed an excerpt from Matador, Vol. 1 by Devin Grayson and Brian Stelfreeze, which will find a new home at Image Comics this May and collect issues #1-6 of the original series. 

Matador is an explosive story pitting Lt. Isabel Cardona against a deadly serial killer in an edge-of-your-seat thriller that fans of Killing Eve and True Detective won’t want to miss. Dismissed as a quota minority hire by her work peers, Cuban-born and Florida-bred Detective Isabel Cardona makes no friends on the Miami force by insisting that a series of seemingly unrelated murder cases lead to an urban-legend contract killer known only as “The Matador.” Proving his existence soon becomes equal parts self-preservation and obsession—but how close to the dangerous Matador will Cardona have to get to make that happen?   

Matador, Vol. 1 (Diamond Code JAN190134, ISBN: 978-1-5343-1068-1) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 22. The final order cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is Monday, Feb 4. It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, May 28.

Matador, Vol. 1

IDW Celebrates the Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary with a Weekly Comic Event in April

Are you troubled by strange noises in the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family actually seen a spook, specter, or ghost? If the answer is yes, then four fearless Ghostbuster teams are here to serve your supernatural elimination needs, courtesy of IDW!

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters, IDW Publishing will release a different Ghostbusters comic weekly in April, each focusing on a different team, including the original “Prime” team from the classic film, the Real Ghostbusters of 1980s cartoon fame, the all-female team that “Answered the Call” in 2016, and the next generation of Extreme Ghostbusters!

it’s been an amazing eleven years. With Ghostbusters hitting such a milestone anniversary, it’s time to celebrate every facet of the team’s history… and to get ready for everything that’s coming next!”

April 2019’s Ghostbusters one-shot specials include:

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters

by Erik Burnham (writer) and Dan Schoening (artist)

First out of the Firehouse are the original ‘busting team of Peter, Winston, Egon and Ray, who have seen a lot of things during their time as paranormal investigators, but the latest case might just turn history on its head! Could it be that they’ve found proof of… Atlantis?

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Real Ghostbusters

by Cavan Scott (writer) and Marcelo Ferreira (artist)

The Real Ghostbusters keep losing business to a flashy new rival ghost-catching company: SPOOKS AWAY! But there’s something sinister in the neighborhood, and it’s up to Ray Stantz to go undercover to find out who—or what is behind these new supernatural elimination superstars!

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Real Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Answer The Call Ghostbusters

by Devin Grayson (writer) and S.L. Gallant (artist)

Do demons get visitation rights? A harried young mother tries to accommodate a stream of otherworldly visitors, intent on paying their respects to her half-demon toddler, and Erin, Abby, Patty, and Holtzman find themselves mediating the custody battle from hell!

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Answer The Call Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Extreme Ghostbusters

by Jim Beard and Keith Dallas (writers), and Tim Lattie (artist)

Ever wish you could talk to animals? Well, when the furry, feathered, and finny inhabitants of the Central Park Zoo star demanding their release, the people of New York just wish they’d shut up! It’s up to Egon and his Extreme Ghostbustersto free the beasts from their fiendish possession!

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Extreme Ghostbusters

Preview: Marvel Rising Omega #1

Marvel Rising Omega #1

(W) Devin Grayson (A) Georges Duarte, Roberto Di Salvo (CA) Gurihiru
Rated T
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $4.99

THE FINAL INSTALLMENT!
Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl and their friends are trapped in a world they did not create. And the one person who could free them…is trapped herself. Someone has been pulling Ember Quade’s strings, and even this burgeoning super villain knows when the game’s gone too far. But the last save point is long past – and there’s one final boss ahead. It’s now or never: The heroes must rise.

Preview: Marvel Rising #0

Marvel Rising #0

Story: Devin Grayson
Art: Marco Failla
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Cover: Helen Chen
Design: Jay Bowen
Editors: Heather Antos, Sarah Brunstad
Consulting Editor: Sana Amanat

This April SQUIRREL GIRL meets MS. MARVEL – for the very first time! When Doreen Green (also known as the unbeatable Squirrel Girl) volunteers as head counselor for an extra-curricular computer programming camp, little does she know that junior counselor Kamala Khan moonlights as crime fighting super hero Ms. Marvel! But this coding camp is more than just ones and zeros when A.I.M. makes an appearance! Will our heroes be able to save the campers without blowing their secret identities? Join Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, America, Inferno, and Patriot as they learn exactly what it means to be a young hero in the Marvel Universe – and what it means to be a hero to each other.

Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl Team Up with America, Inferno and Patriot in Marvel Rising!

For the first time ever, Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, America, Inferno, and Patriot are teaming up for a brand-new epic tale featuring the next generation of Marvel Super Heroes. Building on the recently announced multi-platform franchise Marvel Rising, readers will find a thrilling new comic book mini event kicking off this spring in a special FREE #0 issue!

The all-new story begins when Doreen Green and Kamala Khan take on a Marvel Universe mission this April in Marvel Rising #0, just ahead of Free Comic Book Day. The two heroes will meet for the first time in a twist of fate, discovering each other’s secret identities in a classic superhero first meeting story that follows Marvel’s long history of monumental team-ups! Featuring art by Marco Failla, cover by Helen Chen, issue #0 will be written by Devin Grayson, who will be joined for future stories by Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl writer Ryan North.

Retailers will receive FREE copies Marvel Rising #0 in April. Then, in June, the story continues with an epic tale that launches with a special issue tied to a Father’s Day event in local comic shops.

Marvel Rising, a multi-platform franchise starring the next generation of Marvel heroes, kicks off in 2018 encompassing a wide array of content. Marvel Rising’s comic book mini event, beginning this April with the Free Marvel Rising #0, is designed to drive new audiences to comic shops while leveraging the franchise’s multi-platform program.

Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors will debut later this year and feature six four-minute digital shorts followed by an animated feature.

Just what does it take to be a young super hero in the Marvel Universe? Join Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, America, Inferno, and Patriot in this all-new story, featuring a generation of heroes who will rise together and change the world!

Review: Power Pack #63

In a twist of fate, four children gained incredible powers. And in a universe full of war-hungry aliens and terrorizing gangsters, they would need them. Thus Power Pack was born! But when an enemy from the past rears its head again, the youngest Power finds herself in a body-snatching nightmare! Big brother Alex better come around – or Katie is toast! A never-before-told adventure comes to light as Katie Power revisits family history!

I know I have a couple Power Pack comics in my massive collection but I can’t think of any that stand out (though I was weirdly obsessed with playing a Power Pack team in Heroclix). Despite the span of decades, Power Pack #63 seems to attempt to put the team back in the spotlight with this one-shot Marvel Legacy comic that acts to not only wrap some things up but also as a way to gauge interest.

Writer Devin Grayson nails the story as it’s told from the perspective of Katie Powers. Recounting a battle and some family history to her teacher, the issue does an excellent job of introducing the team to new readers and also nailing what a story told by someone Katie’s age would be like.

That’s what really stands out about the comic. This isn’t an adult telling a story about some kids, Grayson channels what it’s like for a kid to tell a story including skipping important parts and details, some incorrect grammar, and a stream of consciousness narrative. If I asked a kid to tell a story about superheroes, this might be the result.

There’s also a solid narrative technique with an initial story told by Katie read back by her teacher where her teacher has one thing in mind and Katie has something that’s different. It’s cute and entertaining and the comic has both a throwback sensibility about it while feeling modern at the same time.

Marika Cresta‘s art helps with that throwback sense with a style that feels like it invokes a classic look, though the colors by Chris O’Halloran and lettering by Joe Caramagna have a more modern production about them. The kids look like kids and a lot of their personalities are expressed through the art (the comic is from the perspective of Katie so most other characters don’t get much of a focus).

This was an issue I was really intrigued to read and the results are fun and entertaining. The “voice” captured by Grayson is impressive and the series has me wanting to see more of the team in the future. YA is all the rage now and if played smart, the Power Pack could find a whole new audience and life within that genre.

Story: Devin Grayson Art: Marika Cresta Color: Chris O’Halloran Letters: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Art: Mike McKone and Rachelle Rosenberg
Story: 7.65 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.60 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny Comic Books Coming in 2018 from IDW Publishing

Fans who took their first step into a larger world with Star Wars Adventures are destined to love Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny. IDW Publishing and Lucasfilm are collaborating on a new series further exploring the comic book adventures of Star Wars for all ages— Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny is a weekly comic book series that will star such popular Star Wars heroines as LeiaReyPadméAhsoka, and Hera along with the newest stars from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rose and Paige.

Just as exciting are the talented creators who will be bringing these beloved characters’ stories to life, including an impressive roster of female writers from across the galaxy: Delilah S. DawsonElsa CharretierBeth RevisJody Houser, and Devin Grayson.

Art and covers will be provided by Elsa Charretier, Arianna Florean, Eva Widermann, Valentina Pinto, and Nicoletta Baldari. Charretier will also contribute five interconnected variant covers, which combine to create an iconic Forces of Destiny image. Collectible animation cell variant covers will be available from your retailer, as will a super-rare variant by Annie Wu.

May the Force(s) be with you this January when Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny arrives weekly!

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #5

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #5

Devin Grayson (w) • Craig Rousseau (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)

The Turtles travel to the strangest planet of them all… one where all organisms function in perfect harmony… except for a group of new mutants who could destabilize the ecosystem of the whole planet—mutants who aren’t the TMNT!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

A first look at Spider-Man/Deadpool, Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider, Guardians of the Galaxy and Power Pack!

This fall, a new day will shine on the Marvel Universe with your favorite heroes, your favorite creators…where every story is an event!

Marvel has announced the following creative teams and Legacy titles:

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #23
Written by ROBBIE THOMPSON
Art by CHRIS BACHALO

 

BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #10
Written by PETER DAVID
Art by WILL SLINEY

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #146
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by MARCUS TO

 

POWER PACK #63
Written by DEVIN GRAYSON
Art by MARIKA CRESTA

For an in-depth look at the return to original numbering, fans can consult Marvel’s renumbering chart – a handy and easy way to jump on board with our Legacy content! Featuring new adventures and dozens of exciting returns, look for more interviews and updates with artists, writers, and editors of these series.

Hardcover Collected Edition of Grayson, Phillips & Bolton’s User Hits Stores this May

Image Comics has announced that the groundbreaking three-part Vertigo miniseries—User written by Devin Grayson and featuring breathtaking art by Sean Phillips and John Bolton—has found a home at Image with an all-new hardcover collected edition set to hit stores this May.

User explores sexual identity and online role-playing in the text-based MUDs of the nineties. The series was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for its authentic portrayal of gender fluidity when it was first published, and it remains as relevant and powerful today as it was when first created.

User HC (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0159-7, Diamond Code MAR170839) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, May 17th and bookstores on Tuesday, May 23rd. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, April 17th.

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