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The Lion King’s Scar roars into comics with Disney Villains: Scar by Chuck Brown and Trevor Fraley!

The Pride Lands are home to many, but few are as fearsome as the one and only Scar! Brother of Mufasa and uncle of the young Simba, Dynamite presents an untold chapter from the iconic character’s legacy alongside writer Chuck Brown, artist Trevor Fraley, and more.

This captivating new story is set within the world of The Lion King between scenes from the iconic original film. With Simba’s iconic birth, it has fully set in that Scar is never meant to be king while his brother and nephew inhabit Pride Rock. Unable to accept that fate, the imposing, corrupt lion begins to formulate devious plans. This journey will bring him face-to-face with the mysterious and fan-favorite shaman Rafiki. What more could be revealed in this first-ever spotlight on the character?

Fans can learn more about this chapter in the tapestry by picking up Disney Villains: Scar #1 this April and preordering it with their Local Comic Shop starting in late January and February. The series debuts with a special extra-sized 27-page story, but sticking at the regular cover price of just $3.99! Due to scheduling, Dynamite can also note that a collected edition of this series will not be available before at least summer 2025.

Fans keeping track of all the colorful characters in the Lion King mythos will be excited to see some interact together that never do in the film. Which characters from Mufasa’s inner circle may have actually thought Scar could be a better heir? Brown and Fraley will also be introducing the new characters of the Wake, a pack of winged foes whose scheming and cunning is second only to Scar. Dynamite invites fans to discover a whole new side of the Pride Lands.

In addition to the thrilling original story and Fraley’s fitting artwork, Dynamite presents a set of gorgeous variant covers for fans and collectors on the title. Jahnoy Lindsay leads the pack with a pitch perfect take on the protagonist. Other covers are contributed by Karen Darboe, Erica Henderson, Junggeun Yoon, Gene Ha, and David Nakayama, with more to be revealed!

Get a look at Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel’s Terrifying Harrower #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Harrower #1, the premier issue of a brand new four-issue limited series from Spread creator and co-creator of The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, writer Justin Jordan, with highly acclaimed artist Brahm Revel, and letterer Pat Brosseau, about a horrifying ancient legend that lurks within a small, forgotten town, available in stores on February 8, 2023.

There’s nothing to fear in the quaint town of Barlowe, New York–except, that is, for the Harrower. The children wish this boogeyman was just an urban legend, but this purveyor of puritanical vengeance against the unrighteous is very real, and there’s no escape, because the Harrower seems unkillable, and spans generations, always returning… 

What secrets will Jessa Brink, a teenage girl obsessed with the Harrower, uncover, and will she be able to escape the pull of her morbid fixation?

Harrower #1 features main cover art by series artist Revel, and variant covers by highly acclaimed artists Erica Henderson, Michael Walsh, and InHyuk Lee.

Harrower #1

Superpowers and Pro-Wrestling Grapple in The Gimmick

The Undertaker. Danhausen. El Santo. Every wrestler needs a good gimmick: a colorful in-ring persona that dazzles the crowd. Then there’s wrestling champ Shane Bryant. Shane’s a “nice guy” who floats through life with no repercussions and a forgettable gimmick. But Shane’s been keeping a life-changing secret: he has super strength. And when he loses control of that strength, punching his fist straight through his opponent’s brain—in front of 2.4 million horrified viewers—everything changes. Now Shane needs a new gimmick—and a new life.

Welcome to The Gimmick, a Coen Brothers–style dark comedy from AHOY Comics, writer Joanne Starer, artist Elena Gogou, colorist Andy Troy, letterer Rob Steen, and editor Tom Peyer. The Gimmick features covers by Eisner Award-winning The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl artist Erica Henderson, and issue 1 features a variant cover by Excellence artist Khary Randolph.

In the series, the now fugitive Shane Bryant flees to Tijuana, where he begins a career as a masked wrestler. But Shane’s life has too many loose ends to make a clean escape possible. His manipulative mother, his ex-girlfriend, his child, the friends he left behind, and the daughter of the man he killed all want a piece of him….

The debut issue of The Gimmick will be released on March 8, 2023. 

Creepshow #2 returns with a Second Printing

On the heels of an instant sellout and second printing of its debut issue, Skybound has announced that Creepshow #2 has sold out and will return with a second printing. Based on Greg Nicotero’s hit Shudder TV series produced and licensed by Cartel Entertainment, Creepshow #2 will return to comic shops on December 28, 2022.  

Featuring a brand-new second printing variant cover drawn by Maria Wolf and colored by Mike Spicer, Creepshow #2 includes two spine-chilling stories.  

David Lapham and Maria Lapham kick off the issue with the terrifying tale of a tree whose roots grew so deep they reached Hell…and the girl who sat beneath it. Trish Mulvihill colors the story, and Pat Brosseau letters.  

Then, writer Steve Foxe joins forces with artist Erica Henderson to share the shocking story of legendary comic creator Sal Medina—and the dedicated fan who went too far. Henderson is additionally on duty for colors, and Brosseau is back for letters on this story as well.  

Brian Witten is overseeing on behalf of Nicotero’s Monster Agency Productions. The Creepshow comic miniseries deal was brokered by Striker Entertainment. 

The Creepshow #2 (of 5) Second Printing Variant (Diamond Code SEP228468) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.  

Creepshow #2 (of 5) Second Printing Variant

Beware the Harrower in Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel’s New Horror series from BOOM!

BOOM! Studios has announced Harrower, a brand new four-issue limited series from Spread creator and co-creator of The Strange Talent of Luthor Strode, writer Justin Jordan, with highly acclaimed artist Brahm Revel, about a horrifying ancient legend that lurks within a small, forgotten town, available in stores February 2023.

There’s nothing to fear in the quaint town of Barlowe, New York–except, that is, for the Harrower. The children wish this boogeyman was just an urban legend, but this purveyor of puritanical vengeance against the unrighteous is very real, and there’s no escape, because the Harrower seems unkillable, and spans generations, always returning… 

What secrets will Jessica Brink, a teenage girl obsessed with the Harrower, uncover, and will she be able to escape the pull of her morbid fixation?

Harrower #1 features main cover art by series artist Revel, and variant covers by highly acclaimed artists Erica Henderson, Michael Walsh, and more.

Harrower #1

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Criminal comes to Image! #9

Image Comics’ 12-issue, 30th anniversary anthology will drop another highly collectible installment this December in the upcoming Image! #9. Just in time to curl up and read by light of yule log, Image! #9 will feature a brand new Criminal story from crime noir masterminds Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips titled “Teeg’s Christmas Carol,” the highly anticipated return of Gerry Duggan and John McCrea’s beloved Dead Eyes, as well as many more exciting tales.

Cover art for this issue is by Phillips and will display a cigarette puffing, Santa-hat wearing Teeg.

Image! #9 also includes an all-new short by Bitter Root co-creator Chuck Brown and artist Steven Statz, “Familiar Fears,” as well as the latest chapters of “The Blizzard” by Geoff Johns and Andrea Mutti, “Closer” by Kieron Gillen and Steve Lieber, “Red Stitches” by Brenden Fletcher and Erica Henderson, “Gehenna” by Patrick Kindlon and Maurizio Rosenzweig, “Hack/Slash vs. Image” by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli, “Billy Dogma” by Dean Haspiel, and “Stupid Fresh Mess” by Skottie Young.

The Image! anthology is a 12-issue series celebrating the 30th anniversary of Image Comics. It treats readers to all-new stories from some of the biggest and best names in comics and is curated by Image Comics’ Publisher Eric Stephenson. The series features a combination of ongoing serials, standalone short stories, and first looks at exciting upcoming projects at Image.

Image! #9 (Diamond Code OCT220159) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, December 28.

Image! #9

Get a first look at Creepshow #2

Skybound revealed a first look at Creepshow #2the latest issue of the hugely anticipated five-issue comic book anthology based on Greg Nicotero’s hit Shudder TV series produced and licensed by Cartel Entertainment. Creepshow #2 will arrive in comic book shops on October 26, 2022.   

In the spirit of all iterations of Creepshow in pop culture, each issue of the Creepshow comic anthology series comes packed with two spine-chilling stories, and this first look showcases both truly terrifying tales.  

David Lapham and Maria Lapham kick off the issue with the terrifying tale of a tree whose roots grew so deep they reached Hell…and the girl who sat beneath it. Trish Mulvihill colors the story, and Pat Brosseau letters.  

Then, writer Steve Foxe joins forces with artist Erica Henderson to share the shocking story of legendary comic creator Sal Medina—and the dedicated fan who went too far. Henderson is additionally on duty for colors, and Brosseau is back for letters on this story as well.  

In addition to the main cover by Chris BurnhamCreepshow #2 comes with a striking lineup of variant covers, including a cover by Sebastian Fiumara and a 1:10 incentive cover by Vance Kelly.  

Creepshow #2 (of 5) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.  

The full list of covers is below: 

  • CREEPSHOW #2 CVR A by Chris Burnham (AUG220174) 
  • CREEPSHOW #2 CVR B by Sebastian Fiumara (AUG220175)  
  • CREEPSHOW #2 CVR C by Vance Kelly (1:10 Incentive) (AUG220176) 
Creepshow #2 (of 5)

Preview: Harley Quinn: The Animated Series – The Real Sidekicks of New Gotham Special

Harley Quinn: The Animated Series – The Real Sidekicks of New Gotham Special

(W) Jimmy Mosqueda, Connor Shin, Alexis Quasarano, Tee Franklin (A) Erica Henderson, Jamiesen Borak, Logan Faerber, ONeillJones, Max Sarin
In Shops: Aug 30, 2022
SRP: $9.99

What happens when writers from Harley Quinn the TV show and Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour the comic book get together and swap stories from New Gotham? Absolute mayhem, that’s what! Follow what happened to some of your favorite Gotham sidekicks on Tawny Young’s new trash-tastic daytime talk show and watch the chairs fly as they spill the tea! Guest-starring Clayface, Batgirl, Frank the Plant, and Harley Quinn’s worst sidekick…The Joker!

Harley Quinn: The Animated Series - The Real Sidekicks of New Gotham Special

Preview: Archer & Armstrong Forever #4

Archer & Armstrong Forever #4

Written by STEVE FOXE
Art by MARCIO FIORITO
Colors by ALEX GUIMARAES
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover A by BERNARD CHANG
Cover B by ERICA HENDERSON
Pre-order Cover by RO STEIN/TED BRANDT
On sale AUGUST 10th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

The Eccentric will stop at nothing to add Armstrong to his collection. Archer will stop at nothing to restore his best friend’s lost immortality. And who the heck is going to stop The Maw when he catches up with A&A? Only one thing is certain: this issue will change Archer & Armstrong…FOREVER!

Archer & Armstrong Forever #4

Review: Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1

Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1

It’s been 30 years since Image Comics launched. I remember fondly the buzz and excitement of these amazing creators breaking off on their own and creating whole new worlds no longer shackled by corporate bosses. I also remember reading a lot of those early comics and scratching my head. The art was definitely better than the stories with each series varying wildly in the overall quality. A lot has changed in that time with many ups and downs for the company. Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1 doesn’t celebrate what was, it instead what is. The anthology focuses on the current crop of creators releasing their creations under the publisher. It’s not a reflection of those titans who started it all.

Image has come a long way and this anthology is evidence of that. With a who’s who of creators, Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1 features a little something for almost everyone. There’s a lack of all-ages content, but, with so much adult content, it’d feel a little out of place. And boy is there adult content. Serial killers, murder, violence, the stories within are fare from the general “spandex superheroes” the publisher launched with. Sure, Image pushed the envelope in many ways when it launched, but the first story involves a child killer being killed on the footsteps of a courthouse. If there’s ever a flag planted that says this isn’t the Image of old, that’s a pretty big one.

And there’s a lot of variety here. The stories are pretty entertaining with few that are outright clunkers. But, with every anthology there’s some stories you’ll enjoy and some you probably won’t. It’s the nature of anthologies.

The art is generally top-notch. There’s a wide variety of styles and designs. Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1 features black and white gritty stories to bright colored neon explosions. The stories themselves are a mixture of cartoony manga inspired designs to grittier noir-ish tales that whose looks feel like they’re inspired by Frank Miller. Like the stories themselves, there’s a lot to take in and surely there’ll be some that readers will enjoy and some they don’t.

Image! 30th Anniversary Anthology #1 is an interesting comic. With it, the publisher seems focused on what is and what’s to come. This isn’t so much a celebration of the past 30 years of Image, it’s looking ahead at the next 30.

Story: Geoff Johns, Declan Shalvey, Wyatt Kennedy, Wes Craig, Skottie Young, Mirka Andolfo, Erica Henderson, Brenden Fletcher, Kyle Higgins, Patrick Kindlon
Art: Andrea Mutti, Declan Shalvey, Luana Vecchio, Wes Craig, Skottie Young, Mirka Andolfo, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Maurizio Rosenzweig
Color: Jason Wordie, Chiara Di Francia, Walter Baiamonte, Katia Ranalli
Letterer: Rob Leigh, Clayton Cowles, Fabio Amelia, Becca Carey
Editor: Brian Cunningham, Heather Antos

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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