Beloved ’90s classic Hellcop by Brian Haberlin and Geirrod Van Dyke will return to shelves—alongside a 3D special edition with 3D glasses included—this October from Image Comics.
When mankind first broke through the walls between dimensions, nothing could have prepared them for what they would find in Known Reality Plane 1301-A: it was Hell. Literally. A covert security force was quickly assembled to patrol the Hellplane and ensure that none of the nastier denizens made their way Earthside. They were dubbed the Pan-Dimensional Security Corps. The Hellcops.
Readers can celebrate the Halloween holiday with a 3D version of Hellcop #1 available too that will include an exclusive Halloween-themed cover and a lovingly rendered full-color 3D interior. The 3D version of the comic will be bagged with 3D glasses.
Hellcop #1 will both be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 20:
Cover A Haberlin & Van Dyke – Diamond Code AUG210016
Cover B Haberlin & Van Dyke – Diamond Code AUG210017
Cover C Haberlin & Van Dyke – Diamond Code AUG210018
Cover D blank cover – Diamond Code AUG210019
Cover E 1:10 copy incentive Haberlin & Van Dyke – Diamond Code AUG210020
Cover F 1:50 copy incentive Haberlin Raw – Diamond Code AUG210021
Bestselling creative duo David Hine and Brian Haberlin—who brought readers breakout hits like The Marked and Sonata—are back again this April with an all-new adventure in Jules Verne’s: Lighthouse. Set on the high seas of space, and based upon the work of master storyteller Jules Verne, this five-issue science fiction miniseries will launch from Image Comics and Shadowline with an extra length first issue.
Jules Verne’s: Lighthouse is set at the edge of the galaxy, where there is a giant supercomputer known as the Lighthouse. The only brain powerful enough to navigate ships through a sargasso of naturally occurring wormholes, potentially cutting months or even years off a spaceship’s journey. Three humans, one alien, and a nanny bot have manned the remote station for years in relative peace until the arrival of Captain Kongre and his band of cutthroat pirates threatens the future of civilization and reveals that each of the Lighthouse crew has been hiding a shocking secret.
He who controls the Lighthouse controls this part of the galaxy.
Jules Verne’s: Lighthouse #1 Cover A by Haberlin and Geirrod Van Dyke (Diamond Code FEB210038) and Jules Verne’s: Lighthouse #1 Cover B by Haberlin and Van Dyke (Diamond Code FEB210039) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 14.
Sonata #1 is a comic that on its own can be enjoyed as a new fantasy world. But, dive into its layers a bit and you have a comic that can be commentary on both colonialism or the situation in the Middle East.
Written by David Hine and Brian Haberlin, Sonata #1 is a surprisingly layered comic. The series revolves around two cultures clashing on a planet. Both believe the wold is their Promised Land. The Rans are peace-loving while the Tayans are a race of warriors who want to colonize and control.
That alone can be read in so many ways which makes the series beyond enjoyable. Hine and Haberlin mix in a religious aspect of sleeping gods and a discovery at the end that makes it clear there’s meant to be more than another fantasy series.
The richness is brought to life through the art by Haberlin. He’s joined by Geirrod Van Dyke on color and lettering by Francis Takenaga. There’s an attention to detail where the art makes sure to give the readers part of the story. We know where each group stands not just by their words but by their clothing and their surroundings. It’s a perfect example of show and don’t tell. The art fleshes out the world and it also brings a quasi-religious feel to it all with some of its visuals.
Sonata #1 drew me in with an interesting concept but left me wanting to explore this world more. I want to dissect the allegory and see what Hine and Haberlin will “say” when it’s all over.
Story: David Hine, Brian Haberlin Art: Brian Haberlin Color: Geirrod Van Dyke Letterer: Francis Takenaga Story: 8.5 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.45 Recommendation: Buy
Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review