Convention season has kicked off! Who got to go to one this past weekend? Sound off as to your favorite convention below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp In Shops: Mar 06, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“Blackstar at Zenith!” Hal Jordan has abandoned the Green Lantern Corps to join the Blackstars! But to do so, he’ll need to convince their leader, Countess Belzebeth, and pass an initiation test. Which means he must survive a series of trials on the vampire planet Vorr, whose entire population wants to feast upon him! It’s cosmic goth at its bloodiest…with a cliffhanger that’s even bloodier!
DC‘s new high concept streaming TV series is based on the cult classic comics. The show is exclusively available on DC’s streaming platform DC Universe. Is the show good? Is it worth subscribing to the platform? We discuss the service and the show’s first two episodes in depth (first part is spoiler-free). We also geek out on the brilliant comics that inspired it all and when or how to read them.
Mental illness and unrully bodies
Doom Patrol: X-Men or Fantastic Four?
Negative Man is Green Lantern as horror
Worthy usage of a David Bowie song
“Dad feels are the new romance”
Is Doom Patrol capable of handing it’s queer characters?
Reading the comics while watching the show?
My guests are:
Comic’s retailer and pop culture critic John Arminio: @QuasarSniffer on Twitter.
Mark Argent: Resident Doom Patrol-ologist. Who back in High School served as the Virgil to my Dante in the hell of comics fandom. Perhaps this show is their fault. But @mark_argent can’t take it back now.
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp RATED T+ In Shops: Feb 06, 2019 SRP: $3.99
In a bar on Rann, two shrouded strangers recount two blood-chilling narratives-one in which a Blackstar heavyweight demands access to a secret vault on planet Weirwimm, threatening its gruesome annihilation with Sun-Eaters; and the other about maverick Hal Jordan and his small cadre of GLs struggling to destroy those same Sun-Eaters. And the cliffhanger-as any TGL fan will tell you about this book-may stun you enough to buy two copies!
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp In Shops: Jan 09, 2019 SRP: $3.99
When the Earth goes up for sale on the alien black market, it’s up to the Green Lantern Corps to bust up “The Slave Lords of the Stars” in the latest space saga from Grant Morrison (MULTIVERSITY) and Liam Sharp (WONDER WOMAN)! With the Justice League frozen by Gamma Gong tech, Earth ends up on the auction block, and Volgar Zo hosts a menagerie of the universe’s deadliest despots and criminals: Steppenwolf, Queen Bee, the Dominators and much, much worse. Hal Jordan leads a squad of Lanterns into the fray-and someone’s going to pay the ultimate price before this case gets closed.
IDW Published is currently running a Kickstarter for Full Bleed Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation which runs until January 10.
The print only hardcover magazine features a long-lost interview with bestselling comic book writer Grant Morrison, discussing his feud with writer Alan Moore; a conversation between music legends Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Anthrax’s Scott Ian; interviews with with comic book legend Geof Darrow, and contributions by Julia Alekseyeva, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Peter Bagge, Tini Howard, Gideon Kendall, Roger Langridge, Joe Lansdale, Erin Nations, Benjamin Percy, Jon Raymond, Sara Richard, Vivek J. Tiwary, Noah Van Sciver; Shannon Wheeler, and many more.
On top of some impressive entertainment, this is your chance to own original art of Geof Darrow‘s.
The Geof Darrow Original Art Tier nets you Signed & Numbered Limited Versions of the next 2 volumes of Full Bleed: The Comics & Culture Quarterly, along with signed limited prints for those two volumes (Artists TBD) along with slipcase for all FOUR volumes. Plus a free copy of Las Vegas Repo #2! Plus an enamel Full Bleed “Sphere” pin (3rd in the series).. AND get your name in the next volume of Full Bleed ! Along with one piece of completely ORIGINAL ART by the legendary Geof Darrow!
We’ve got an exclusive first look at the original art by Darrow.
The Grant Morrison Interview, Part One, By Gavin Edwards, illustration by Peter Bagge
Monsters of Rock: An interview with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, and Anthrax’s Scott Ian, concerning their shared history and love of all things horror and genre, By Russell Sheath, illustration by Tony Shasteen
We Don’t All Live in a Yellow Submarine: An Essay, By Vivek J. Tiwary
The Watering Shed: A brand-new short story featuring Hap & Leonard, By award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale
Lover’s Eyes: An Essay, By Tini Howard, with illustrations by Sara Richard
Arizona Daisy: A new comic, By Roger Langridge
May 1968: The Revolution that Almost Was – A comic essay, By Julia Alekseyeva
Black’s In: When a “Blackout” is a Good Thing, Text and illustrations by Abdulkareem Baba Aminu
Following the Bloody Trail of the Shaolin Cowboy: An interview with Geof Darrow, featuring never-before-seen art, by Hannah Means-Shannon
The Underdream: A new comic, By Josh O’Neill and Gideon Kendall
The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen: Chapter Three, By Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Steve Beach
Down Mexico Way: A travel log, By Jarrett Melendez, with illustration from Danica Brine
Uncharted Part Two: A short story, By Benjamin Percy with spot illustrations by Brent Schoonover
The Shapes: A new comic, By Adam Knave & Andrew Losq
New short comics from Shannon Wheeler, Jennifer Hayden and Noah Van Sciver
A personal tale of young love gone wrong, By award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Jon Raymond
The Big Smoke, a photo essay, By Joel Meadows
Blade Runner: Technology Steals the Soul — An essay, By Tom Waltz, with illustration by Santipérez
The Five Most Important Underground Cartoonists, an essay, By Bob Levin
Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Dan Mora Letterer: Ed Dukeshire Cover Artists: Main Cover: Dan Mora Incentive Cover: Dan Mora Price: $7.99
The best holiday tradition in comics returns in the next chapter of the epic Santa saga by visionary Grant Morrison and Eisner Award-nominated artist Dan Mora!
Klaus has to help an absentee dad-turned-snowman make amends before melting away for good. And probably before he’s defeated by a pantheon of Norse Gods and their minions. All in a day’s work for Santa Claus.
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(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp
In Shops: Dec 05, 2018
Someone is transporting a mysterious cargo out of the Great Void, and it spells trouble for the universe at large! Hal Jordan interrogates a member of the Spider Guild for answers and uses his pheremones as an interrogation tool, but can he extract the info in time?! Meanwhile, Volgar Ro makes a play for Earth while its emerald protector is off-world!
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