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Review: Midnight Vista #3

Midnight Vista #3 ups the drama, and action, with unexpected twists and turns. The series is a worthy successor to the X-Files.

Story: Eliot Rahal
Art: Clara Meath
Color: Mark Englert
Letterer: Taylor Esposito

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Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1 Has Sold Out at Distributor

Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1 has sold out of a generous over-printing at the distributor. The second print, with a new cover, will hit store shelves on November 20th, 2019, the same day as the series’ second issue. 

A revenge story set during the apocalypse, Cult Classic: Creature Feature is a love letter to B-movie madness written by Eliot Rahal, drawn by John Bivens, colored by Hannah Jerrie and Iris Monahan, and designed by Tim Daniel

Cult Classic is a creator-owned, shared universe of interwoven stories that published by Vault Comics that began in 2018 with Cult Classic: Return to Whisper, and expanded with Cult Classic: Creature Feature in 2019. Created and curated by writer Eliot Rahal, the Cult Classic universe will feature a wide array of today’s hottest new creators.

CULT CLASSIC: CREATURE FEATURE #1

Preview: Midnight Vista #2

Midnight Vista #2

Writer: Eliot Rahal
Artist: Clara Meath
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Juan Doe
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 10.16.19

It’s the news story of the century! Oliver Flores – the kid on the face of every milk carton in New Mexico – has been found.

Recovering at the hospital, Oliver is finally able to reveal where he’s been for the last nineteen years: Along with his stepfather, he was abducted by aliens. And the only real problem with that is…no one believes him. Not the detectives from his case, not the doctors who treated him, not even his biological dad. They’re all convinced Oliver is suffering from massive trauma.

Meanwhile, no one seems to notice the suspicious Strangers in Black trying to silence Oliver for good.

Based on a true story from writer Eliot Rahal (HOT LUNCH SPECIAL), with out-of-this-world art from Clara Meath, MIDNIGHT VISTA will make you believe in little grey men.

Review: Midnight Vista #2

Though it’s a second issue, Midnight Vista #2 is a solid jumping on point and for those into science fiction or the X-Files, you should!

Story: Eliot Rahal
Art: Clara Meath
Color: Mark Englert
Letterer: Taylor Esposito

Get your copy in comic shops 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.

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Exclusive Preview: Midnight Vista #2

Midnight Vista #2

Writer: Eliot Rahal
Artist: Clara Meath
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Juan Doe
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 10.16.19

It’s the news story of the century! Oliver Flores – the kid on the face of every milk carton in New Mexico – has been found.

Recovering at the hospital, Oliver is finally able to reveal where he’s been for the last nineteen years: Along with his stepfather, he was abducted by aliens. And the only real problem with that is…no one believes him. Not the detectives from his case, not the doctors who treated him, not even his biological dad. They’re all convinced Oliver is suffering from massive trauma.

Meanwhile, no one seems to notice the suspicious Strangers in Black trying to silence Oliver for good.

Based on a true story from writer Eliot Rahal (HOT LUNCH SPECIAL), with out-of-this-world art from Clara Meath, MIDNIGHT VISTA will make you believe in little grey men.

Eliot Rahal Goes on Tour to Promote Midnight Vista

Midnight Vista #1

Eliot Rahal will be signing at the following five comic book shops to promote this Wednesday’s (9/4) release of Midnight Vista # 1 from Aftershock Comics, along with a select shared cross-store retail variant cover. Afterward, for anyone who wants to join, Eliot will take you to a bar and tell you the story about how he was abducted by aliens. Also — one of his best friend’s, Mike Janes, will be driving him throughout Indiana. And Eliot loves him very much. 

The Source Comics & Games — Minneapolis, MN
September 4th, 5pm – 8pm
Event

Aw Yeah Comics — Muncie, Indiana
September 5th, 4pm-8pm
Event

Downtown Comics — Indianapolis, Indiana
September 6th, 4pm-8pm

Challengers Comics & Conversation
September 7th, 12pm – 3pm
Event

Aw Yeah Comics — Skokie, Illinois
September 9th 5pm-8pm
Event

Midnight Vista #1 goes on sale in comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, September 4th

Final order cutoff for Midnight Vista #2 is Monday, September, 23rd. Diamond Order Code is AUG191501. On sale date is Monday, October 16th.

Vault Comics Announces Cult Classic: Creature Feature by Eliot Rahal and John Bivens

Vault Comics has announced that Eliot Rahal‘s Cult Classic shared universe is expanding with a brand new series, Cult Classic: Creature Feature. 

A revenge story set during the apocalypse, Cult Classic: Creature Feature is a love letter to B-movie madness written by Eliot Rahal, drawn by John Bivens, colored by Hannah Jerrie and Iris Monahan, and designed by Tim Daniel

Eons ago, visitors from outer space buried an item of unimaginable power in the primordial swamps that would one day become King Lake—a quaint little basin on the edge of Whisper, USA. Millions of years later, a comet’s radioactive waves awaken the monster slumbering beneath the lake. As the beast feeds on America’s sweet, delicious youth, brain-slugs infect the quiet town, causing victims to vomit up their kill-hungry, zombified skeletons. But for seventeen-year-old Jarrod Parker, none of that stuff matters much. For him, this isn’t about the Apocalypse. It’s about payback. Nothing—not his friends, not the undead, not even the end of the world—will keep him from vengeance. 

Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1  will debut with a Vault Vintage B Cover honoring Francesco Francavilla’s iconic cover for Afterlife with Archie #1(Archie Comics, 2013).

Cult Classic is a creator-owned shared universe of interwoven stories created and curated by Eliot Rahal that launched in 2018 with Cult Classic: Return to Whisper. Published by Vault Comics, the Cult Classic universe features a wide array of today’s hottest new creators. 

Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1 hits store shelves on October 2019.

Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1
Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1 Vault Vintage Cover

Review: Bloodshot Rising Spirit #8

The Bloodshot Rising Spirit #8 preview text asks “Will we finally learn the truth behind Bloodshot’s origin?”

Not really, if we’re being honest. This comic actually creates more loose ends than it answers. That’s about par for the course with the series as a whole.

The series certainly took a turn for the better after Eliot Rahal joined the creative team. The back half of the series found a cohesive voice and direction. The series became an entertaining read after five somewhat forgettable issues.

Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #8 does an admirable job of bringing the story to a close on a high note. It doesn’t do quite enough to change my gut feeling that this series as a whole is worth reading. If you want to know the highlights and major plot points, read the issues with Rahal’s name on the cover. The last three, honestly. While this issue does bring to a close the eight issue series that was supposed to tell the origin of Bloodshot, and it does deliver on the threads and hints from the previous issue or two, it doesn’t really give us anything more that we didn’t already know.

This leaves me in a bit of a quandary; while Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #8 is actually a pretty solid comic, but it does nothing to make the series as a whole necessary reading for Bloodshot fans. When you’re advertising that a character’s origin will be revealed, one would expect that there would be some form of closure or revelation beyond what was telegraphed the previous issue. It’s a somewhat disappointing feeling when you finish the series and realize that all we really took away was that maybe there has been more than one Bloodshot. Which we knew already, thanks to Jeff Lemire’s introduction of Quiet Man, Tank Man and the rest of the Bloodshot Squad in Bloodshot Island. And yet… the comic itself was actually pretty good, because Rahal is able to craft a fun story from his short time on the book.

When it comes down to judging the comic on its own merits, I think that Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #8 is a solid read, and I’d almost recommend you picking up the final three issues; but when you look at the series as a whole, I’m left feeling somewhat empty. It just isn’t that great of an eight issue run.

Story: Kevin Grevious and Eliot Rahal
Writer: Eliot Rahal
Art: John K. Snyder III, Diego Yapur, ChrisCross with Jordi Taragona
Colourist: Jason Wright Letterer: Simon Bowland
Story: 8.3 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #8 (of 8)

BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #8 (of 8)

Story by ELIOT RAHAL and KEVIN GREVIOUX
Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by JOHN K SNYDER III, DIEGO YAPUR, CHRISCROSS with JORDI TARRAGONA
Colors by JASON WRIGHT
Letters by SIMON BOWLAND
Cover A by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Cover B by AJ JOTHIKUMAR
Cover C by MICHAEL WALSH
Pre-Order Edition by KEN LASHLEY
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 26th

Will we finally learn the truth behind Bloodshot’s origin?

This issue will change everything you know about the nanite-filled supersoldier. The action-packed ending of BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT!

BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #8

AfterShock Reveals Midnight Vista from Eliot Rahal, Clara Meath, Mark Englert, and Taylor Esposito

Midnight Vista #1

Writer: Eliot Rahal
Artist: Clara Meath
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Juan Doe
1:10 Incentive Cover: Rahzzah
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 9.04.2019

Oliver Flores and his stepfather, Nomar Perez, were turning right onto Midnight Vista Road when they were both abducted by aliens.

To Oliver’s mother, they were both just missing. To the police, they were declared legally dead. And to everyone else growing up in Albuquerque, Oliver Flores was the “Milk Carton Kid”. His life was the cautionary tale of an eight-year-old who was kidnapped and killed by his stepdad while out for some ice cream.

But now — years later — a fully grown adult Oliver walks back into town. He has been returned…and he remembers everything.

Based on a very personal, true story from writer Eliot Rahal (HOT LUNCH SPECIAL), with out-of-this-world art from Clara Meath, MIDNIGHT VISTA will make you believe in little grey men.

Midnight Vista #1
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