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Centipede is the Latest Atari Comic Book

Dynamite Entertainment continues its partnership with Atari to create a new comics line based on beloved Atari video game titles. The two entertainment juggernauts are pleased to announce that Centipede will join the recently released Swordquest as the latest title in the retrogaming series. Launching in July, Centipede #1 will bring a tale of survival and vengeance to comic book and gaming fans everywhere, courtesy of writer Max Bemis and artist Eoin Marron.

Sci-Fi, horror, and action collide in a comic for fans of Aliens, The Thing, and Predator. When a terrifying creature from beyond the stars attacks his planet, protagonist Dale’s journey begins, but he is not out to save his world; its already much too late for that. As the lone survivor, the only thing Dale wants is revenge.

The debut issue of Centipede features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of Francesco Francavilla, interior artist Eoin Marron, and Dan Schkade. A special classic game art cover will also be available. Limited variant editions in “Black & White,” “Homage,” and “Virgin Art” formats are also available as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the launch issue by achieving stocking thresholds. Fans will also be excited by the Classic Atari mini-comic incentive, a remastered reissue of the whimsical 32-page mini-comic (measuring 5″ x 7.75″) which was originally packaged with the Atari cartridge of its namesake.

Centipede #1 is slated for release in July.

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AfterShock Comics Announces Unholy Grail from Cullen Bunn and Mirko Colak

Coming in July, AfterShock Comics has announced a new comic series from writer Cullen Bunn and artist Mirko Colak, Unholy Grail.

Arthur Pendragon was the king of all Britain. His story is legendary. Merlin. The Lady of the Lake. Excalibur. Camelot. The Knights of the Round Table. But these stories are bright lies painted over the truth. Here is presented the gospel of Arthur’s bloody rise to power and his unholy reign. The legend of King Arthur is not the stuff of legends, but the fuel of nightmares.

As Arthur descends into darkness, is there any lingering hope that he still might do something good?

The series features lettering from Simon Bowland and the first issue features covers by Colak and Francesco Francavilla.

Francesco Francavilla Returns to The Black Beetle

The Black Beetle is flying back for more adventures in The Black Beetle: Kara Böcek! The first issue of The Black Beetle was published in late 2012, and the title quickly became a critically acclaimed original series at Dark Horse. This new story from Francesco Francavilla’s superhero noir thriller was recently featured in Dark Horse Presents.

The Black Beetle: Kara Böcek follows the masked American hero as he ventures to the Middle East, traveling incognito (as Tom Sawyer) to fight Nazis in pursuit of a mysterious object of terrible power. This weapon of unknown origin is older than the pyramids and could fuel the Thousand-Year Reich of Hitler’s dreams. This five-part story originally appeared in Dark Horse Presents #28–#32.

The Black Beetle: Kara Böcek goes on sale September 6, 2017.

Review: Riverdale #1

Don’t worry. You’re not seeing things. Riverdale #1 came out over a month ago, and so did the original review, but that was for the one-shot (the prequel to the hit television show). This is the brand new Riverdale comic, with similar writers, only this series will be on-going. It features what happens in between the television series episodes, so the two go hand in hand, feeding into the obsession that is the newly crazed Riverdale frenzy. Archie Comics is smart to capitalize on this opportunity, taking its show’s success and bringing in their viewers back to its roots (the comics).

I was pleasantly pleased with the writing in this issue, that primarily features Archie and Betty’s storylines, and will be disappointed if future issues don’t feature other coveted characters like Kevin and Veronica (whose storylines seem to be lacking in the show). I feel like it’s too soon to say, but there is potential for many ways for this to go wrong, as the show is doing by excluding their diverse cast’s backgrounds and storylines. I’ll have to get back to you on whether or not the Archie Comics team is doing all they can do to maximize their storytelling mediums.

I’m not a big fan of the art, which I always feel bad saying because I know the hard work artists put into comics, but it just isn’t my style. I feel the faces are too vague and lack detail. I wanted more character and liveliness from it, as I felt the original comics have, and even some of the new reboots.

I will keep reading, and even recommend, but only if you’re a fan of the show.  Since the two are a pair, readers will have the maximum Riverdale experience by staying up-to-date with both, and hopefully a lot of the missing storylines will be revealed and questions will be answered in this comic.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Will Ewing, Michael Grassi
Art: Joe Eisma, Andre Szymanowicz, Janice Chiang, John Workman Cover: Alitha Martinez
Variant Covers: Elliott Fernandez, Francesco Francavilla, Peter Krause, Djibril Morissette-Phan, Ron Salas
Story: 8 Art: Eh Recommend: Buy Only if Watching Television Show

Archie Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Jughead: The Hunger

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER ONE SHOT

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Michael Walsh, Jack Morelli, Dee Cunniffe
Cover: Michael Walsh
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack
On Sale Date: 3/29

BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite… but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family’s dark legacy comes to light. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artist Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers) for this horrifying one-shot for TEEN+ readers.

Preview: James Bond: Hammerhead #6

James Bond: Hammerhead #6

writer: Andy Diggle
artist: Luca Casalanguida
cover: Francesco Francavilla
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

It all comes down to this. With the Royal Navy facing off against the Hammerhead super-weapon, and Britain’s nuclear arsenal in the hands of a war-mongering megalomaniac, 007 alone must infiltrate Kraken’s fortified retreat. He has a license to kill, and he aims to use it…

Preview: Riverdale #1

RIVERDALE #1

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Will Ewing, Michael Grassi
Art: Joe Eisma, Andre Szymanowicz, Janice Chiang, John Workman
Riverdale #1 CVR A Reg: Alitha Martinez
Riverdale #1 CVR B Var: Elliott Fernandez
Riverdale #1 CVR C Var: Francesco Francavilla
Riverdale #1 CVR D Var: Peter Krause
Riverdale #1 CVR E Var: Djibril Morissette-Phan
Riverdale #1 CVR F Var: Ron Salas
On Sale Date: 4/5
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale comes the first issue of the MUST-READ, brand new, ongoing comic series. Set in the universe of the TV series, the Riverdale comic offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

Preview: Jughead: The Hunger

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER ONE SHOT

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Michael Walsh, Jack Morelli
Cover: Michael Walsh
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack
On Sale Date: 3/29

BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite… but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family’s dark legacy comes to light. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artist Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers) for this horrifying one-shot for TEEN+ readers.

Early Preview: All-Star Batman #8

All-Star Batman #8

Written by: Scott Snyder
Art by: Mark Morales, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Cover by: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Variant cover by: Francesco Francavilla, Giuseppe Camuncoli

“Hats and Bats”! Underestimate the Mad Hatter at your own peril. Batman takes on one of his most dangerous and deranged foes in a mind-bending tale from the powerhouse creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli!

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Preview: Highlander: The American Dream #1

Highlander: The American Dream #1

Brian Ruckley (w) • Andrea Mutti (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

The cult-classic franchise makes its triumphant return! In the thirty years since its release, Highlander has inspired a cult following and numerous spinoffs with its epic clashes between powerful immortals. Now, The American Dream follows Scottish swordsman Connor MacLeod as he navigates through the American Civil War and 1950s Manhattan toward The Gathering in 1986. Reunite with familiar faces, such as Connor’s secretary Rachel, and meet new immortals, such as Osta Vazilek, but remember… There can be only one!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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