Immerse yourself in the world of CD PROJEKT RED’s highly anticipated new game with the new comic mini-series Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team from writer Cullen Bunn, artist Miguel Valderrama, colorist Jason Wordie and letterer Frank Cvetkovic beginning September 2020!
Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team welcomes you into a world a deceit, greed, and desolation. Nadia, a citizen of Night City and the sole survivor of a failed rescue mission for the Trauma Team International corporation. After she agrees to continue work for an upcoming extraction mission, Nadia and her new team find themselves in an even more dangerous and life-threatening situation. Soon they’ll discover Trauma Team is not what it seems.
Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #1(of 4) arrives September 9, 2020 and can be pre-ordered from your local comic shop. To fill your Night City needs in the meantime, The World of Cyberpunk 2077, the comprehensive Cyberpunk 2077 art book, arrives July 28, 2020. Pre-order now wherever books are sold.
Writer(s): Gordon Mclean Artist Name(s): Caio Oliveira (Pencils and inks), Fahriza Kamaputra (Colors), Frank Cvetkovic (letters) Cover Artist(s): Caio Oliveira (Pencils and inks), Fahriza Kamaputra (Colors) 128 pgs./ T / FC $5.99 Digital-First
Superhero Voltra is out to stop her arch nemesis Vincent Croupe from trying to take over the world. There’s just one problem: she’s pregnant… and he’s the father. Cue the world’s strongest mother versus the world’s evilest father fighting over the fate of mankind and their child. If that’s not enough there’s also terrifying monkey clowns, giant flesh monsters, pyromaniac romantics, a superhero baby shower, the fact that the baby might be taking after daddy and 100 other problems for Voltra to survive in this action comedy filled with big laughs, crazy fights and a shocking twist or two.
Writer(s): Rod Espinosa Artist Name(s): Rod Espinosa Cover Artist Name(s): Rod Espinosa 124 pgs./ T / FC $14.99
Having survived their first small encounter with the mountain torbulds, Clari and her friends finally reach the city of Bridge Town and find it in a state of war. Remembering her promise to her friend Mecomi, Clari prepares to escort the orphans back to the safety of the mountain village. They ride with a massive caravan of 20,000 sponsored by Lord Justinius Biverius, who is to take up a cushy post guarding Good River, Clari’s hometown.
Little do they know, the caravan is about to run into terrible danger!
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Writer(s): Gordon Mclean Artist Name(s): Caio Oliveira (Pencils and inks), Fahriza Kamaputra (Colors), Frank Cvetkovic (letters) Cover Artist(s): Caio Oliveira (Cover A), Tanya Roberts (Cover B) 24 pgs./ T / FC $3.99
Superhero Voltra is out to stop her archnemesis from taking over the planet. There’s just one problem: she’s pregnant… and he’s the father. Cue the world’s strongest mother fighting the world’s evilest father over the fate of both the world and their unborn child in this action-comedy filled with big laughs, crazy fights, shocking twists and (most importantly) evil monkey clowns. What more do you need?
This September, Phillip Sevy will release his first creator-owned comic as writer, artist, and colorist: Triage, published by Dark Horse Comics. After providing art on series ranging from Tomb Raider (Dark Horse Comics) to The Freeze (Image Comics), this new project allows the creator to channel the tale of a struggling nurse, an airborne superhero, and a post-apocalyptic survivor, who meet in a science-fiction blockbuster that spans multiple realities. These figures collide as a ruthless machine hunts these women down, threatening the fabric of time and space.
Evie Pierce, a nurse going through an identity crisis, finds herself with Orbit, a sassy superhero, and Marco, a hardened post-apocalyptic commander, in a quest to survive,” Sevy explains. “They have been targeted by Hunter—a killer bent on destroying them. If they die, all existence ceases to be. They have to band together to stay alive, discover what they mean to each other, why they’re important, and how to stop the Hunter and save the universe.
Triage holds personal significance for Sevy, who uses the narrative to explore the seismic shifts he encountered throughout his adulthood. Sevy began his professional journey crunching numbers in a cubicle as a finance manager at a major bank before finding release in sequential art. More recently, he reevaluated his fundamental religious upbringing, enduring “a painfully difficult process that left me with no sense of self, identity, worth, anything. I had to build a new identity and life from scratch, basically.”
Sevy navigates that mercurial sense of identity and rebirth through his trio of protagonists, while also injecting heart-pounding action.
William H. Macy has been one of those once in a generation actors. For years he has quietly gained recognition one role at a time. Today, he’s known mostly for these days his role as Frank in the hit underdog show Shameless. Macy is a true chameleon, a character actor who inhabits his characters like the way people where clothes.
My favorite roles by him are the ones which he plays those people with a resolute spirit that gets awakened by a chain of events. One of those roles is where he played a gambling jinx, Bernie Lootz, in The Cooler. It’s a movie which spoke to the changing times of Las Vegas and how those people most don’t see can be the most interesting. In the debut issue of Bad Luck Chuck we meet a protagonist like Lootz but one who knows how to monetize her mystical misfortunes.
We meet Charlene “Chuck” Manchester, a woman with so much bad luck, she knows she is cursed, a curse she uses to get insurance money for different clients. This leads her to a client who is trying to find her daughter who she believes joined a cult. Chuck eventually gets the wrong type of attention, goons looking to snatch her client’s daughter and an insurance adjuster. By issue’s end, her otherworldly talents get her out of trouble in many ways but not out of trouble’s view yet.
Overall, the debut issue introduces us to an intriguing protagonist and world that would remind some of Jessica Jones, but has her own niche. The story by Lela Gwenn is moving, interesting, and action packed. The art by the creative team is amazing. Altogether, an enjoyable debut that will draw in readers from the first page.
Story: Lela Gwenn Art: Matthew Dow Smith, Kelly Fitzpatrick and Frank Cvetkovic Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
Some people have all the luck…and others have none! In Bad Luck Chuck, Lela Gwenn and Matthew Dow Smith bring a twisted noir tale full of anti-heroes, smartass outlaws, and oddball villains to comic shops on March 27, 2019. Gwenn and Dow Smith are joined by colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick and letterer Frank Cvetkovic.
Cursed at birth, Charlene “Chuck” Manchester hires out her own bad luck, providing disaster where someone else can profit. She can get you that insurance payout fortune—for a price. But bad luck doesn’t always go as planned, and when Chuck gets stuck between a dissatisfied crime boss client, a cult leader, and a dogged insurance-fraud investigator, things get…explosive. Everything that could go wrong does—and only about half of it by accident. She’ll need more than a rabbit’s foot to get through this.
In crime-ravaged 1980’s New York City, troubled ex-cop-turned-unlicensed-detective Matthew Scudder takes on his most dangerous case, hunting down a serial killer-hitman and ultimately coming to face-to-face with his deadliest enemy—himself—in this graphic-novel adaptation of best-selling crime novelist Lawrence Block’sEight Million Ways To Die.
Adapted in highly detailed noir fashion by Eisner-nominated artist John K. Snyder III, with letters by Frank Cvetkovic, this marks the first graphic-novel adaptation of Block’s work and his character Matthew Scudder, who has appeared in seventeen novels since his debut over four decades ago and has remained popular ever since, inspiring two feature film adaptations.
The book was originally published in 1982 and depicts New York City as it was in that time—a very violent city with an astronomical crime rate, as shown through Scudder’s eyes. A seemingly simple assignment turns into a deep mystery and trail of bodies ending in a series of life-changing (and for some, life-ending) conclusions.
In what feels like it’s becoming a trend, Dark Horse has announced that The Once and Future Queen by Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride, Nick Brokenshire, and Frank Cvetkovic will no longer be released in single issues. The series will instead be collected as a trade paperback to be released in November. The series saw the first two issues released with the last three canceled. They’re not even being released digitally.
The series was well reviewed when it was released but as things go the sales weren’t there. Instead, this change allows Dark Horse and the creators to focus on the book market and its target audience.
Set in Portland, Oregon, and the UK, the story stars Rani Arturus, a chess prodigy with no plans to be a leader of any sort, let alone QUEEN. After she pulls the legendary sword Excalibur from the stone . . . well, no backsies. Now she must form a new Round Table made of friends and family to protect the Earth from an invasion of Fae, who’d like a new planet to call their own. It’s magic, romance, adventure, and excitement as old myths reveal themselves to be fake, and new ones cause trouble for everyone!
The Once and Future Queen is out November 1, 2017.
Dark Horse courts a twenty-first-century King Arthur adventure with The Once and Future Queen and its golden creative team. Adam P. Knave and D.J. Kirkbride are the bards for this modern Arthurian tale, while Nickolas Brokenshire provides his illustrative skills to the noble new series, and Frank Cvetkovic letters it.
The Once and Future Queen finds Rani Arturus on a trip to the United Kingdom to compete in a chess championship. The multiethnic teen girl finds herself immersed in magic and mystery after she encounters the legendary sword Excalibur. With the support of a surprisingly modern Merlin, Rani must fight to become the queen humankind has been waiting for.
The Once and Future Queen’s first issue (of five) goes on sale March 8, 2017.