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Preview: Infinity Wars: Infinity Warps #2 (of 2)

Infinity Wars: Infinity Warps #2 (of 2)

(W) Sina Grace, Cullen Bunn, Jim Zub, Christopher Hastings (A) Garry Brown, Kevin Walker, Chris Sprouse, Scott Koblish (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

With astonishing mental powers and a skeleton made of solid diamond, DIAMOND PATCH lives a life of violence and glamor! Plus, when the Chronogen Mists left KAMALA KANG forever changed, they set her on a course to becoming the teenaged conqueror of time! And finally, when their parents were killed as they got their powers, they swore revenge and became…THE PUNISHER PACK!

Review: The Immortal Hulk Vol. 1 Or is He Both?

Bruce Banner is back and with him… the Hulk! Struggling with what it all means, Banner and the Hulk struggle with their return in a new series which infuses superhero stories with horror.

The Immortal Hulk Vol. 1 Or is He Both? collects issues #1-5 and material from Avengers #684 by Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, Paul Hornscheimeier, Marguerite Sauvage, Garry Brown, Ruy Jose, and Paul Mounts.

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores on December 4! 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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Crude, Vol. 1 is a ruthless tale of revenge

GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Steve Orlando and artist Garry Brown will release Crude, Vol. 1—an emotional, bone-shattering account of murder, masculinity, and mayhem—this November from Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment.

Killers once feared Piotr Petrovich. Now, they’ve sent his son home to him in a body bag. Haunted by his failures, Piotr journeys across Russia to learn what type of man his son really was while hunting the bastards who killed him. And once Piotr finds them, they will learn to fear him once more…

Crude, Vol. 1 (Diamond code: SEP180081, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0861-9) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, November 21st and bookstores on Tuesday, November 27th.

Preview: Nightwing #51

Nightwing #51

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Garry Brown, Travis Moore (CA) Mike Perkins
In Shops: Oct 17, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Don’t forget, this issue features an enhanced foil cover by Mike Perkins!

After the cataclysmic events of BATMAN #55, our hero doesn’t remember training to fight, being a member of the Bat family, or being a superhero…and he could not be more content. It’s his life, and he’s happy to just live it with new friends and a roof over his head (wherever that roof might be). So when Blüdhaven finds itself without a protector and a new group of vigilantes pick up the slack, Grayson is more than happy to yield any perceived responsibility to the people of the city. But as things start to spiral out of control, muscle memory kicks in…and he is startled to discover that he’s more than just a pretty face.

Preview: Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Garry Brown (CA) Aco
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $4.99

TIES THAT BIND!

Years ago, Spider-Man came back from an alien world with a fantastic new costume – one he eventually learned was a living alien symbiote looking to bond with him permanently! But before he rejected the costume that went on to become VENOM, many a night the symbiote would creep onto Peter, and unbeknownst to its host, take them out into the night!

Now, for the first time, see just what the symbiote steered Peter into during these mysterious nighttime excursions! Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) weaves an ALL-NEW nightmare fairy tale, illustrated by the incomparable Garry Brown, in what is sure to be a dream book for any Spider-Man fan!

Review: Crude #3

Steve Orlando, Garry Brown, and Lee Loughridge‘s saga of oil rigs, Russian gangs, and revenge takes a turn for the violent as in various guises, Piotr tries to find the person responsible for ordering the hit on his son, Kiril, who went to the dangerous city of Blackstone to start a new life and find a place where he would be free to be a bisexual man even if it’s dangerous. Crude #3 is peppered with flashbacks as Piotr wishes he would be a father, and every twelve hour shift, punch thrown, and bone broken is in service of finding some kind of closure. Except, by the time the issue ends, this mission of vengeance is much more complicated.

Brown and Loughridge’s visuals in Crude #3 run the gamut from explosive to mundane. There’s a twelve, nearly silent panel page showing Piotr’s life as an oil rig worker for evil conglomerate PetroPinnacle, and then several pages later, there’s a huge, orange explosion when rival gang Meshe Adam suicide bombs where he works. These two scenes encapsulate what Piotr’s co-worker Mikhail says the reason why many people go to Blackstone: to make lots of money and experience danger that is the opposite of the rocking chair and watching biathlon on TV life that Piotr settled into back in Crude #1. While still following the throughline of Piotr’s vengeance quest, Orlando and Brown dive face first into the lurid, vile world of Blackstone, including strip clubs, back alleys, rooftops, and bath houses because nothing trips up toxic masculinity like some straight up homoeroticism.

Like almost all of the comics he works on, Lee Loughridge and his color choices set the tone and are the unsung heroes of Crude #3 as well complementing Garry Brown’s combination of scratchy and minimalist inking styles. A sequence featuring the skyscraper HQ of PetroPinnacle has a rancid color palette as sickly, Industrial Revolution-seeming smoke billows surround the tower and instantly signal corruption before a word is spoken or an action is carried out. Later, in the book, Loughridge goes for pure sex with a dark pink palette as Piotr tries to be one of the guys and goes to a strip club after work. Finally, there are the harsh blacks to go with close-ups of pockmarked faces that reminded me of Frank Miller’s work in Sin City when Piotr’s motivation is at his purest: killing the scumbags who murdered his son. Loughridge is a true palette maestro.

Three issues in, and Steve Orlando and Garry Brown have barely scratched the surface of the criminal underworld that runs the oil town of Blackstone, such as PetroPinnacle, the less corporate and more anarchist Meshe Adam, and not super well defined Prava plus the ordinary dock workers and small shop and stand owners that Piotr has sort of become a folk hero to. However, because of its singular focus on Piotr, Crude #3 isn’t bogged down by this “lore” and instead of exposition, we get earthy conversations, street fights, and light stalking of big wigs, who spout corporate, motivational bullshit to workers that experience things on a daily basis that they would never dream of. Piotr is like the protagonist of a good, open world video game: he’s competent at the whole violent thing, agreeable in day to day interactions, and has deep, emotional pain that keeps him sympathetic. Plus he has a whole dark streak from his days as an assassin that could easily come to the forefront thanks to the concluding incidents of this issue and also pops up later on when he starts wrecking a man’s apartment and putting heads through walls just to get a clue for her son’s demise. Brown’s rough speed lines help accentuate the violence in these situations.

Crude #3 has plenty of knock your teeth out and kick mud in your face action, dangerous situations, and emotional turmoil as Steve Orlando, Garry Brown, and Lee Loughridge place Piotr on a hopeless quest for vengeance. For fans of Orlando’s previous work, Crude is more Virgil than JLA and has an added layer of moral uncertainty to go with Loughridge’s fiery, hazy, and ever shifting color palette.

Story: Steve Orlando Art: Garry Brown
Colors: Lee Loughridge Letters: Thomas Mauer
Story: 8.8 Art: 9 Overall: 8.9  Recommendation: Buy 

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Saladin Ahmed Takes on Spider-Man with Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1

What goes bump in the night? The answer might surprise you…

When Spider-Man made his return from an alien world some years ago, he didn’t just come back with new adventures under his belt – he also returned with a special new costume! But Peter soon learned that the costume was more than just a suit…it was a living alien symbiote, and one who had set its sights on bonding to him permanently. Despite rejecting the suit that would eventually become Venom, Peter had no idea that late at night, the symbiote had its own ideas…

This September, prepare for an all-new nightmare fairytale as Hugo nominee Saladin Ahmed, fresh off his Eisner nominated book Black Bolt, takes his acclaimed storytelling to the Spider-verse. Along with superstar artist Garry Brown, the two creators weave a tale of mystery, tension and drama as they answer the question everyone wants to know: just what was the symbiote doing with Peter during those secretive nighttime excursions?

Don’t miss the book that every Spider-fan will be talking about – Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1, in comic shops this September 19th featuring a cover by Aco!

Review: Crude #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a new series from Steve Orlando and Skybound Entertainment!

Crude #1 is by Steve Orlando, Garry Brown, Lee Loughridge, Thomas Mauer, Arielle Basich, and Jon Moisan.

Get your copy in comic shops today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology

 

 

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Steve Orlando and Garry Brown team up for Crude

GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Steve Orlando and acclaimed artist Garry Brown will launch the gritty revenge thriller Crude this April from Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment.

Killers once feared Piotr Petrovich. Now, they’ve sent his son home to him—in a body bag.

Haunted by his failures, Piotr journeys across Russia to learn what type of man his son really was, while hunting the bastards who killed him. And once Piotr finds them, they will learn to fear him once more…

Get ready for an emotional, bone-shattering account of murder, masculinity, and mayhem.

Crude #1 hits comic book stores Wednesday, April 11th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 19th.

Preview: John Carter: The End #5

John Carter: The End #5

writer: Brian Wood, Alex Cox
artist: Hayden Sherman
covers: Garry Brown (a), Juan Doe (b)
incentive cover: Garry Brown (B/W art), Juan Doe (“virgin art”)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

WORLD WAR MARS! The battle for the fate of Mars kicks off, and from the depths of the planetary core comes a fighting force that has not been seen for a millennium.

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