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Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s From Hell Gets a Master Edition Starting in September

For decades, the award-winning graphic novel From Hell has welcomed readers into the grandeur and grime of London in the late 1800s. Beginning in September, readers old and new will experience From Hell as never before. The From Hell Master Edition presents Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s Victorian masterpiece as a ten-issue serial, thoroughly restored and revised “for color, clarity, and continuity” by Eddie Campbell himself.

From Hell: Master Edition #1 (of 10) will be released exclusively through comic shops and digital retailers in September 2018.

Preview: The Goat Getters: Jack Johnson, the Fight of the Century, and How a Bunch of Raucous Cartoonists Reinvented Comics

The Goat Getters: Jack Johnson, the Fight of the Century, and How a Bunch of Raucous Cartoonists Reinvented Comics

Eddie Campbell (w & c)

With more than 500 period cartoons, The Goat Getters illustrates how comics were developed by such luminaries as Rube Goldberg, Tad Dorgan, and George Herriman in the sports and lurid crime pages of the daily newspaper. This wild bunch of West Coast-based cartoonists established the dynamic anatomy and bold, tough style that continue to influence comics today, as well as their own goofy slang that enriched the popular lexicon.

The Goat Getters also captures early twentieth century-history through the lens of the newspaper comics: the landmark 1910 boxing match in Reno, Nevada between Jim Jeffries, the “Great White Hope,” and Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion; the nationwide race riots that followed; the San Francisco graft trials that culminated in the shooting of the Federal Prosecutor; and the trial of Harry Thaw for the murder of architect Stanford White, a crime of passion that centered on Thaw’s wife, show-girl Evelyn Nesbitt Thaw—all were venerated or vilified by Nell Brinkley, Jimmy Swinnerton, and their fellow directors of the ink and newsprint stage.

HC • PC • $49.99 • 320 pages • 11.4” x 9”  •  ISBN: 978-1-68405-291-2

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Beat – Eddie Campbell Has Some Comics on His New Website – Go check it out!

The Comichron – Black Panther continues reorder chart domination; Spidey rules advance reorders – This should be no surprise.

 

Reviews

Comic Attack – Assassin’s Creed Origins #1

Newsarama – Green Hornet #1

Comics Bulletin – Oblivion Song #1

Marvel Weekly Graphic Novel Review: Mosaic, Black Widow, Captain America: Marvel Knights

It’s Wednesday which means new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. We’ve got three new volumes from Marvel featuring Mosaic, Black Widow, and Captain America

Captain America: Marvel Knights Vol. 2 featuring issues Captain America (2002) #1-32 and Captain America: Red, White & Blue by Dave Gibbons, Robert Morales, Robert Kirkman, Lee Weeks, Chris Bachalo, Eddie Campbell, Scot Eaton, and more.

Mosaic Vol. 1 King of the World featuring issues #1-5 by Geoffrey Thorne, Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez, and Andres Mossa.

Black Widow Vol. 2 No More Secrets featuring issues #7-12 by Chris Samnee, Mark Waid, and Matthew Wilson.

Find out about the trade and whether you should grab yourself a copy. You can find both in comic stores April 26 and bookstores May 9.

Get your copies now. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Captain America: Marvel Knights Vol. 2
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Mosaic Vol. 1 King of the World
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Black Widow Vol. 2 No More Secrets
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

 

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review
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Preview: From Hell HC

From Hell HC

Alan Moore (w) • Eddie Campbell (a & c)

Two of the greatest creators in the history of comics. Eleven unsolved murders. One sprawling conspiracy, one metropolis on the brink of the twentieth century, and one bloody-minded Ripper ushering London into the modern age of terror. From Hell, often ranked among the greatest graphic novels of all time, is now available in a handsome hardcover edition, with a brand new cover.

HC • B&W • $39.99 • 560 pages • 7.625” x 10”  • ISBN: 978-1-60309-397-2

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Preview: Bacchus: Omnibus Edition Vol. 2

Bacchus: Omnibus Edition, Vol. 2

Eddie Campbell (w & a & c)

Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus is a true epic, spanning a decade of work, over a thousand pages, and several millennia of alcohol consumption. In Bacchus, the visionary behind From Hell (with Alan Moore) and Alec: The Years Have Pants presents his version of “an American-style comic book,” filtered through his own brilliant, whimsical, and wide-ranging sensibility. With a fine blend of action, comedy, suspense, and an ear for a great story, Bacchus brings the gods and myths of ancient Greece to modern life, as if they had never left. Nearly 600 pages, this deluxe volume collects the second half of the Bacchus saga with new notes and commentary by the author.

TP • BW • $39.99 • 552 pages • 7.5” x 10” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-027-8

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Review: Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The New Adventures HC (Second Edition)

WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT THE NEW ADVENTURES HC (SECOND EDITION)The Spirit is one of those enduring characters that not only have outlasted its creator which is a feat in and of itself but inspired tens of thousands of characters made from the same ilk. The fact that Will Eisner’s name carries so much love and respect throughout the industry, is truly unprecedented. I have heard other writers compare him to Jack Kirby and Bob Kane, but no one was quite like Mr. Eisner, as his feel for story and character are very much different than those icons. In all honesty, it truly is a travesty that The Spirit has not been translated into other mediums like the lesser characters it inspired.

After its initial publication, in 1939, it had a long and storied history, some involving controversy with the introduction of the character of Ebony White and some very depressing lows, with the publication, of The Spirit’s adventures involving John Law. The fact that he has appeared in print in just about every decade of the 20th century, speaks to infamy of the character, and how well written it as by Eisner. I really got into the character not from the original archived comic that DC Comics collected back in 2007, but from Jeph Loeb’s and Darwyn Cooke’s highly entertaining one shot involving his encounter with the Dark Knight. Then Dynamite enlisted Matt Wagner for a whole new series which definitely stayed true to Eisner’s original vision.

In this collection, a who’s who of the comic world showed up to tell their interpretations of the character to include Paul Chadwick, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Neil Gaiman, Mike Allred, Jay Stephens and many more. Every story is each creator at their peak talents, especially Gaiman’s “The Return of Mink Stole”, which he is particularly adept at, and I wish he wrote more of. Another standout is Chadwick’s” Cursed Beauty”, which definitely reminds of Brubaker’s recently concluded Fade Out and some elements of his Fatale. Moore has contributed various stories to this collection, but the one that stands as my favorite is “Last Night I Dreamed of Dr.Cobra”, which now reading it again has definite influences over his ongoing Providence.

Overall, a strong collection, as it seemed as though every creator stepped knowing who each other was, and how important Eisner’s legacy is. The stories are iconic Spirit at their best, definitely some twists and turns , but always staying true. The art by the varius artists , is a nice contrast in various hues and styles that makes this a must buy. Altogether, if you love crime noir , if you love your heroes dark and brooding, then you will love The Spirit, as well as these creators.

Story: Paul Chadwick, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman , Mike Allred, Jay Stephens, Denis Kitchen, John Wagner, Mark Kneece, Kurt Busiek, Matt Brundage, Michael Avon Oeming, John Ostrander, Scott Hampton, Dennis Eichorn, Eddie Campbell, Jay Stephens, Joe Lansdale, James Vance, Gary Chaloner
Art: Dave Gibbons, Dan Burr, Daniel Torres, Bo Hampton, Brent Anderson, Laura Allred, David Lloyd, Tom Mandrake, Scott Hampton, Gene Fama, Eddie Campbell, Paul Pope, John Lucas, Gary Chaloner
Story: 10 Art:10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Sequential to Offer Knockabout Titles on Kindle

UK comics publisher Knockabout Comix has announced that its graphic novels are now available worldwide on Kindle across all platforms. The digital versions have been put together by the team behind Sequential, the graphic novel app for iPad.

The range of titles includes A Disease of Language by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, Bolland Strips! by Brian Bolland and the award-winning Pinocchio by Winshluss. Also on offer is a range of books by Hunt Emerson including Calculus Cat, Dante’s Inferno and CityMouth. These titles are already available for iPad on the Sequential app, but this is the first time they have been made available for other platforms including Android tablets and Kindle Fire.

Knockabout Comix was founded in its first incarnation in 1975 by Tony Bennett as a means to distribute Gilbert Shelton’s hippy-slacker masterwork The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, Knockabout has published legendary British talents such as Alan Moore, Hunt Emerson, Eddie Campbell, Brian Bolland, Neil Gaiman, Bryan Talbot, Kevin O’Neill and Dave McKean, as well as work from acclaimed international creators such as Melinda Gebbie, Paco Roca, Winshluss and Max. Josh Palmano started publishing with Bennett in 1999 and both formed Knockabout Ltd, as it is now, in 2010.

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FX is developing From Hell

fromhell_cover_lgDeadline is reporting that FX is developing From Hell to be a television drama. The show would be based on the graphic noel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. The graphic novel was adapted into a 2001 movie from 20th Century Fox and starred Johnny Depp and Robbie Coltrane. This would the another comic that went from comic to movie to television, Constantine currently on NBC would be the other.

Don Murphy, who produced the film, is executive producing. David Arata will write the adaptation.

From Hell tells the tale of Jack the Ripper with the killer himself as the main character. Detailing the events leading up to the Whitechapel killings and the cover-up that followed, the 572-page graphic novel is a meditation on the mind of a madman whose savagery and violence gave birth to the 20th century. It was also the inspiration from a recent sleuth who claims to have figured out the identity of the killer.

The film is very underrated, and one of the better comic to movie adaptations. The graphic novel itself is a favorite of mine, and well worth the read, especially due to its historic research.

This is the latest in what feels like dozens of comics currently in the process of being adapted for television.

Sequential, Literary Graphic Novel App, Now Available

Panel Nine, a Tokyo-based software developer and publisher, with offices in London, has released the digital graphic novel iPad app Sequential worldwide. Sequential is a storefront app for the iPad that specializes in sophisticated digital graphic novels designed for adults from the world’s leading creators. The app is free to download with users being able to purchase graphic novels from within the app (which also contains free downloads).

Currently Sequential features content from creators Alan Moore, David Lloyd, Brian Bolland, Eddie Campbell, Hunt Emerson, Nicola Streeten, Darryl Cunningham, Gilbert Shelton, Nick Abadzis, Oliver East, Kevin Mutch, Hannah Eaton, Woodrow Phoenix, and many more. The company has partnered with Blank Slate Books, Myriad Editions, Great Beast, Tabella, and Knockabout for content. Other publishers, such as SelfMadeHero and Walker Books, are in the pipeline — including Jonathan Cape, the publisher of work by British graphic novel legends Posy Simmonds and Raymond Briggs. Much of the material is exclusively available through Sequential as digital editions including titles from Blank Slate along with digital versions of underground classics, the Freak Brothers and Fat Freddy’s Cat from Knockabout.

Key US graphic novel publishers (including small press publishers) will be coming on board and separate announcements will be made soon.

Russell Willis, the CEO of Panel Nine, stated:

We believe that Sequential is the digital future of graphic novels and sequential art. We’re working with the world’s leading graphic novel publishers and creators to expand the market for one of the world’s most under-appreciated art forms — and rather than go the tired old commercial route with the touting of superheroes, a genre that has unwittingly tainted and held back the art form for too long, we stand for graphic novels that feature accessible, intelligent, entertaining, life-enhancing storytelling at its visual and verbal best – and haven’t been designed just for geeks.

The time is right to evangelise graphic novels and sequential art anew. Digital makes graphic novels conveniently available to a massive potential audience. Quality graphic novels are being nominated for – and winning – major awards such as the Costa prize in the UK, and the market for graphic novels with adult sensibilities is growing. Sequential’s mission is  to make quality graphic novels easily available to all in a specially-engineered deluxe format, acclaimed as the ‘gold standard’, with new features that expand the way in which graphic stories can be told, such as author commentaries and other special features. We are aiming  to expand the market for graphic novels for adults by focusing on materials that are designed for adults, not for the geek sensibilities that have continued to dominate the medium.

SequentialYou can get the app now.

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