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Review: Seven Swords #4

A weary and jaded D’Artagnan is drawn into a final conflict with the wicked Cardinal Richelieu, whose ruthless quest for power has led him to the supernatural. But the Last Musketeer can’t defeat these infernal enemies alone.

Seven Swords #4 continues a lot of what made the third issue works but rushes its most entertaining aspects at the end.

Story: Evan Daugherty
Art: Federico Dallocchio
Color: Valentina Bianconi
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

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Review: Seven Swords #3

A weary and jaded D’Artagnan is drawn into a final conflict with the wicked Cardinal Richelieu, whose ruthless quest for power has led him to the supernatural. But the Last Musketeer can’t defeat these infernal enemies alone.

Seven Swords #3 gets things really moving as the team comes together and their personalities begin to play off each other.

Story: Evan Daugherty
Art: Federico Dallocchio
Color: Valentina Bianconi
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

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F.J DeSanto, Federico Dallocchio, Todd Farmer, and Vault Comics’ Failsafe Gets Snagged by Netflix and Michael B. Jordan

Vault Comics is on the move when it comes to their comic properties being turned into films. Netflix has snagged Failsafe from the comic publisher with a script by Joe Robert Cole (who co-wrote Black Panther with Ryan Coogler) and will be produced and star Michael B. Jordan. Alana Mayo will produce through Outlier Society Productions along with Vault Comics’ F.J. Desanto.

The comic series is by writer Desanto as well as written by Todd Farmer with art by Federico Dallocchio, lettering by Travis Lanham, and designs by Jon Adams.

The series focuses on John Ravine, an insurgent hunter who thought the haywire Insurgence Program was over when he executed the last nanotech-enhanced super soldier. Ten years later, in the wake of social unrest, its true legacy is revealed. As sleeper agents scattered throughout the country activate, Ravane must stand between a government he cannot trust and the soldiers he once hunted.

The first issue of the comic series was released in April 2017.

(via Deadline)

Review: Convergence: The Flash #2

Convergence-Flash-2 coverStarring heroes from Crisis on Infinite Earths! Barry Allen lashes out against the heroes of the Tangent Universe as he tries to protect Gotham City from Convergence!

The Convergence event to me has been interesting, in that the main series has stumbled, but many of the tie-in series have actually shined. This is one of the better series. The first issue’s focus was primarily on Barry Allen, and how being whisked away for Convergence affected individual’s lives. In Allen’s case he’s been away from his love for a year. Does he try to move on with his life? Does he hold out hope? It’s a touching first part.

Convergence: The Flash #2 moves beyond that and takes us into the battle portion of the event. But, here’s the problem. The loser of the Convergence battle is destroyed, along with their city. But, Barry is key in the classic DC event Crisis on Infinite Earths. If he and his city is destroyed, what does that mean for that iconic event? That’s the quandary that writer Dan Abnett tackles head on. And that’s what makes the issue stand out from the pack.

Abnett slides to the side the battle portion of the event. There’s fighting, but in the end, the victory is achieved through logic, not fists. And in doing so, Abnett gets at the heart of what makes many of the classic DC characters great, that they’re truly heroes who will sacrifice themselves to save the world. It’s an almost pure story in that way, and so refreshing from the at times dark and violent heroes that have become the norm.

Abnett’s helped by artist Federico Dallocchio who does a fine job on art, some of the best of the event. His style is very clean, and is modern, but also has a classic sensibility about it. I’d love to see most of his work after this event is through.

Overall, the two issues are a solid one with a clear vision, voice, and purpose in each issue. This isn’t just some boring battle like some of the tie-ins are. Abnett is a fantastic writer, and these two issues show off how solid he is.

Story: Dan Abnett Art: Federico Dallocchio
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

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NYCC 2013: Dark Horse Announces Dates & Team for EVE Online Comic & Book!

CCP Games, the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games and creators of EVE Online, have partnered with Dark Horse Comics to deliver two amazing books as epic as the online universe from which they are spawned: EVE: True Stories and EVE: Source.

EVE: True Stories is CCP’s first graphic novel and features artwork by Alejandro Aragon, Tomm Coker, Federico Dallocchio, Dave Ross and Mark McKenna. Superstar writer Daniel Way will be writing the incredible true stories of the EVE: Online universe.

Inspired by actual player-driven events within the universe of EVE Online, EVE: True Stories adapts one of the greatest gaming stories of the last decade: the fall of the player alliance known as the Band of Brothers. In the early hours of February 5, 2009, one spy single-handedly destroyed the dominant Band of Brothers alliance and brought an end to the Great War, one of the larger and most significant player conflicts in the history of EVE Online. The first story arc of EVE: True Stories is a dramatized account of the action, intrigue and skullduggery that dismantled the galaxy-sprawling superpower.

EVE: True Stories comic issue #1 will be available digitally starting February 19, with subsequent issues following on March 5, March 19 and April 2, 2014.  An anthology of all four comics, EVE: True Stories Collection, will go on sale in hardback edition on June 4 in comic shops everywhere.

EVE: Source is a comprehensive sourcebook and visual guide for the immense universe of EVE Online and DUST 514.  Developed in close collaboration with the EVE and DUST 514 creative teams, this beautiful 184-page, full-color hardcover will immerse readers in the history and lore of EVE Online through never-before-released material detailing the settings, stories, races, and factions of the EVE Universe.

EVE: Source will go on sale March 5, 2014.

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Archaia Announces Hawken: Melee

Archaia Entertainment and Meteor Entertainment, have teamed up with comiXology to debut the Digital First title Hawken: Melee, a five-part miniseries based on the online, free-to-play mech combat video game, Hawken. Featuring original stories from some of the top names in comics, the first digital issue is now live on comiXology.

The five Digital First issues will be released four weeks apart, and will be followed by the bi-weekly release of single-issue print editions starting in December. The print issues will contain additional backmatter that will appeal to gameplayers, such as mech and map schematics, combat strategies, and a peek behind the development curtain to enhance the gameplaying experience.

Following the success of Hawken: Genesis, the previously released hardcover graphic novel that established the world history for the game, Hawken: Melee focuses on high-stakes action and fast-paced combat in five standalone stories, each presented by a different creative team. The premiere issue features work by Tim Bradstreet, Dan Abnett, Federico Dallocchio, and Chris Northrop, while subsequent issues will feature work by Jim Mahfood, Jock, Nathan Fox, Mike Kennedy, Andrew Gaska, Dan Dussault, Michael O’Hare, Bagus Hutomo, Francisco Ruiz Velasco, and Bengal.

The first two print issues of Hawken: Melee will ship in December and will be available for pre-order through comic book shops starting Sept. 25.

Hawken is a free-to-play, online, multiplayer, mech combat shooter developed by Adhesive Games and published by Meteor Entertainment. It creates an intense and immersive battle experience that captures the feeling of piloting a heavy war machine while keeping the action fast-paced and strategic.

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Review – Hawken Genesis

HAWKEN GENESIS CoverOn a distant planet colonized by corporations, combat rages over precious resources, survival, and glory. As one man rises to power, another is tragically ruined in the process. But who will truly emerge victorious in the end? Based on the Free-to-Play online mech shooter Hawken, this original graphic novel serves as both prequel and sourcebook for the game world, offering players a glimpse of what came before the game, and what might come in the months ahead.

I’ve been reading the Hawken free digital comics on comiXology, and have really enjoyed them. Though short, they gave a great feel to the world, they were teasers and acted as such. They did so in a really solid way. So, going into this graphic novel, I knew the general setting (I’ve also been checking out the video game at the same time). I like mechs, a lot, so the setting and battle scenes already had a cool factor to me. But, when I read the graphic novel, I was in for so much more.

The story is a prequel and how the world Hawken is based in got the way it is. The story is fairly simple in rival corporations battling things out over resources and something goes wrong in the arms race. It’s pretty cool sci-fi, but we’ve seen it before.

What really stands out to me is the details and how this graphic novel is put together. In between each chapter (each chapter has a different artist) there’s small tablets or computer screens or cell phones with more details on the world around it. Instead of just getting chapter breaks with some pin-up image, we get richer detail on this world. And it’s a cool world, so I dug learning more. It’s a great touch that adds to the overall package. And since this ties into a video game, that synergy of “technology” helping advance the story works well with the fact it’s a video game. Something just feels right about that.

In fact, I want to see more of that. I’d like to see more synergy of this product. More comics, maybe push a text based story or snippets to fans. There’s so much potential here. But, that seems like something for another post.

Overall, if you’re a fan of giant robots, future worlds, battles between corporations, or a fan of the video game, absolutely check this graphic novel out.

Story: Jeremy Barlow Original Concept: Khang Le Original Story: Dan Jevons Art: Kody Chamberlain, Federico Dallocchio, Nathan Fox, Michael Gaydos, Bagus Hutomo, Sid Kotian, Khang Le, Christopher Moeller, Alex Sanchez, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Francisco Ruiz Velasco

Story: 8.35 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview – Hawken Genesis

Hawken Genesis

Writer: Jeremy Barlow
Original Concept: Khang Le
Original Story: Dan Jevons
Art: Kody Chamberlain, Federico Dallocchio, Nathan Fox, Michael Gaydos, Bagus Hutomo, Sid Kotian, Khang Le, Christopher Moeller, Alex Sanchez, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Francisco Ruiz Velasco
Price: $19.95 print or $9.99 on comiXology
136 pages, Full Color
Diamond Order Code: JAN130839, ISBN: 978-1-936393-92-3)
Out: March 27th

On a distant planet colonized by corporations, combat rages over precious resources, survival, and glory. As one man rises to power, another is tragically ruined in the process. But who will truly emerge victorious in the end? Based on the Free-to-Play online mech shooter HAWKEN, this original graphic novel serves as both prequel and sourcebook for the game world, offering players a glimpse of what came before the game, and what might come in the months ahead.

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Free Hawken: Genesis Teaser #3 Released Today!

Hawken_Genesis_03_Archaia_comiXologyFollowing the successful launch of the free-to-play online video game Hawken in December, Archaia Entertainment and free-to-play video game publisher Meteor Entertainment rewarded fans for their dedication and support by offering an exclusive, digital-only issue of Hawken: Genesis for FREE.

This latest installment will only be made available through comiXology, with no plans for a printed edition. Previous installments have offered an early look at chapters featured in Archaia’s forthcoming hardcover graphic novel, Hawken: Genesis which will go on sale March 27 in comic shops. The full-length original graphic novel is written by Jeremy Barlow with concept by Khang Le, story by Dan Jevons, and illustration by Kody Chamberlain, Federico Dallocchio, Nathan Fox, Michael Gaydos, Bagus Hutomo, Sid Kotian, Khang Le, Christopher Moeller, Alex Sanchez, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Francisco Ruiz Velasco.

This exclusive short story is available through comiXology. “No Witness So Dreadful” features story and cover by the game’s creator and creative director, Khang Le, with illustration by Hoang Nguyen and Kinsun Loh.

Hawken is a free-to-play multiplayer mech first-person shooter developed by Adhesive Games and published by Meteor Entertainment. Hawken entered Open Beta on December 12, 2012. Hawken creates an intense and enjoyable battle experience that captures the feeling of piloting a heavy war machine while keeping the action fast-paced and strategic.

Get Hawken and Access to a Closed Beta

Archaia Entertainment and Meteor Entertainment have teamed up with comiXology to debut four, free exclusive digital preview issues of Hawken: Genesis, a hardcover graphic novel based on the highly anticipated online video game, Hawken! This week marks the release of the first exclusive preview throughout comiXology’s digital comics platform available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and the Web. This exclusive digital preview includes a special access code for Hawken’s third closed beta event, happening November 20th – December 6th, 2012. Adhesive and Meteor have been so thankful for the fan feedback in the first two closed betas they couldn’t wait to extend the invite to the graphic novel audience.

The Hawken: Genesis full-length graphic novel arrives March 2013 and will be published by Archaia Entertainment. This hard-hitting original graphic novel establishes and explores the exciting world of Illal, the backdrop for the Hawken video game universe. Developed alongside Khang Le, the game’s Creative Director and lead conceptual designer of Adhesive Games, and featuring the talent of some of the industry’s top conceptual artists, comic illustrators, and painters, Hawken: Genesis is both a prequel and sourcebook to the epic warfare players will experience firsthand in the Hawken video game. Readers will get an amazing look at the vast post-apocalyptic mythology behind Hawken and follow the stories of the pivotal individuals that determine Illal’s fate!

The first exclusive comiXology digital preview, “Prelude to Ruin,” is written by Jeremy Barlow and illustrated by Francisco Ruiz Velasco. It can be accessed at this link: http://cmxl.gy/HawkenGenesis-1.

Three more exclusive digital previews will premiere monthly only through comiXology, and ultimately leading to the hardcover’s release this March.

Hawken: Genesis is written by Khang Le and Jeremy Barlow and illustrated by Kody Chamberlain, Federico Dallocchio, Nathan Fox, Michael Gaydos, Bagus Hutomo, Sid Kotian, Khang Le, Christopher Moeller, Alex Sanchez, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Francisco Ruiz Velasco. It will debut March 2013.

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