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Mark Millar and Juanan Ramírez sink their teeth into Night Club

Mark Millar and artist Juanan Ramírez offer up a new series for readers to sink their teeth into with the launch of Night Club. This upcoming series will take flight in December from Image Comics and will join Millar’s growing line of popular comics owned by Netflix.

Each issue of the series will boast an incredibly low price point of only $1.99.

In Night Club, a group of unsuspecting 17-year-olds is bitten by a vampire and suddenly imbued with superheroic powers. The story unfolds as it asks: Now what? Do you live in the shadows and drink human blood? Or do you use your newfound abilities to become the costumed vigilante you’ve always dreamed of instead? You’re bulletproof, you can crawl up walls, and you can turn to mist, bats, or even a wolf. Why not have a little fun?

Night Club #1 will be released on Wednesday, December 14 at comic book shops as well as across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play:

  • Cover A by Ramírez – Diamond Code OCT220052
  • Cover B by Ramírez B&W – Diamond Code OCT220053
  • Cover C by Greg Capullo – Diamond Code OCT220054

Batman and Spawn face off in December

After revealing the news at San Diego Comic-Con with five words that sent waves inside and out of the Convention Center -“McFarlane. Capullo. Batman. Spawn. December”-, DC has revealed more information on what fans can expect when two of the biggest characters in comic book history face off in Batman Spawn from Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo. After staying out of each other’s way for almost 20 years, the Court of Owls steps in to try to use Spawn to beat Batman in the not to be missed comic available on December 13.

Batman Spawn features a main cover by Greg Capullo as well as variants by Todd McFarlane, Gabriele Dell’otto, Sean Murphy, Franceso Mattina, J. Scott Campbell, and Jim Lee. Ratio variants will also be available by Jason Fabok (1:25), Brett Booth (1:50) and Jim Lee (1:100). Fans can also get their hands on a 1:250 signed inked variant of the main cover by McFarlane, as well as 1:666 signed variants of the main covers by McFarlane or Capullo. Finally, a 1:1000 signed main cover by both McFarlane and Capullo will be available.

Ahead of the release of Batman Spawn, DC is collecting the original two crossover stories, Spawn/Batman from Frank Miller and Todd McFarlane and Batman/Spawn: War Devil#1 by legendary Batman writers and artists Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant, and Klaus Janson, in one complete collection. Batman/Spawn: The Classic Collection will be available on November 15.

BATMAN SPAWN #1

Written by TODD McFARLANE
Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO
Variant covers by TODD McFARLANE, GABRIELE DELL’OTTO, SEAN MURPHY, FRANCESCO MATTINA, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL and JIM LEE
Blank sketch cover
Team variant cover by GREG CAPULLO and TODD McFARLANE
1:25 variant cover by JASON FABOK
1:50 variant cover by BRETT BOOTH
1:100 variant cover by JIM LEE
1:250 signed variant cover by TODD McFARLANE INKED 
1:666 signed variant cover by TODD McFARLANE
1:666 signed variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
1:1000 signed variant cover by TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO
$6.99 US | 48 pages | Prestige | One-shot (all covers are card stock)
ON SALE 12/13/22

Two dark heroes, cursed by tragedy, find their paths crossing again…but not by choice! What sinister foe is at work, pitting the Dark Knight against the Hellspawn? From the shadows of Gotham City to New York City, this epic event is the blockbuster you’ve been waiting almost two decades for!

Batman/Spawn: The Classic Collection

Written by DOUG MOENCH, CHUCK DIXON, ALAN GRANT, and FRANK MILLER
Art by KLAUS JANSON and TODD McFARLANE
Cover by GREG CAPULLO and TODD McFARLANE
$19.99 US | 112 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″
Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1-77952-150-7
ON SALE 11/15/22

An ancient evil has arisen in Gotham City. The last time it appeared, an entire colony was wiped clean from the face of the Earth, leaving only one clue: Croatoan. Whoever or whatever Croatoan is, it’ll take all of the Batman’s investigative skills and the supernatural abilities of an ex-soldier turned Hellspawn to save Gotham’s citizens from the hell that is about to be unleashed on our world. For the first time in three decades, this edition of the classic meeting between comics’ caped avengers of the night reprints Batman/Spawn: War Devil #1 by legendary Batman writers and artists Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant, and Klaus Janson…plus the Spawn/Batman one-shot by Batman: The Dark Knight Returns writer Frank Miller and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, which brings Batman to Spawn’s home turf of New York City! Two heroes with different methods in two very different tales. Capes will clash.

Batman/Spawn: The Classic Collection

Preview: We Have Demons

We Have Demons

Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Greg Capullo
Purchase: Amazon

Since the very dawn of man, legends have been told of the conflict between angel and demon-kind. Lam Lyle, a woman of science, dismissed these stories as just that — fiction.

But when the loss of a loved one leads to the discovery of a hulking, benevolent demon named Gus, Lam realizes that her life is about to undergo a dire new direction. With a newfound partner and awesome powers now at her disposal, our hero suddenly finds herself thrust into a climactic war of good and evil with no less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance…

Includes sketch material and original scripts.

We Have Demons

Wynd is back in The Throne in the Sky #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at the return of the Eisner-nominated blockbuster fantasy Wynd: The Throne in the Sky #1, the premier issue of the five-issue series kicking off a new chapter in the acclaimed original series by Eisner Award winner James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas, the GLAAD Award-winning creative team behind The Woods, with letterer AndWorld Design, available on August 24, 2022.  

The land of Esseriel has grown darker and more dangerous, as tensions between the human and Faerie realms threaten to erupt into all-out war. Could Wynd be the only hope for peace? And what will his destiny be if he truly is one of the legendary WINGED ONES? Prepare to embark on an extraordinary fantasy adventure, and discover a world of mysterious legends, ancient prophecies, and the brave heroes at the center of it all!

Wynd: The Throne in the Sky #1 features wraparound main cover art and foil variant cover by acclaimed series artist Dialynas, as well as variant cover art by superstar illustrators Greg Capullo with inks by Jonathan Glapion and colors by Dave McCaig, Christian Ward, Mike Del Mundo, and Peach Momoko.

Wynd: The Throne in the Sky #1

Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman Reteam for Vanish, coming to Image in September

From the all-star creative team—Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, Sonia Oback, and John J. Hill—comes an all-new series, Vanish. This brutal-as-hell tale of magical worlds, gifted youth, evil sorcerers, superheroes, war, blood, guts, and death is set to launch in print from Image Comics this September.

In Vanish, Oliver Harrison was a mythical hero who slayed the greatest threat to his realm before even hitting puberty. But that was then.

As an adult, Oliver leads an average cookie-cutter suburban life—aside from the fact that he’s mentally unstable, massively paranoid, smokes like a chimney, and gets blackout drunk every night to hide from his horrific nightmares. Will the arrival of a superhero team called the Prestige prove the madness isn’t all in Oliver’s head? And what about all the epic fantasy crap from his childhood?

Vanish #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 7:

  • Vanish #1 Cover A by Stegman – Diamond Code JUL220030
  • Vanish #1 Cover B by Daniel Warren Johnson – Diamond Code JUL220031
  • Vanish #1 Cover C Blank Sketch Cover – Diamond Code JUL220032
  • Vanish #1 Cover D 1:10 copy incentive Ed McGuinness – Diamond Code JUL220033
  • Vanish #1 Cover E 1:25 copy incentive Greg Capullo – Diamond Code JUL220034
  • Vanish #1 Cover F 1:50 copy incentive Stegman – Diamond Code JUL220035
  • Vanish #1 Cover G 1:75 copy incentive Johnson Raw – Diamond Code JUL220036
  • Vanish #1 Cover H 1:100 copy incentive McGuinness Raw – Diamond Code JUL220037
  • Vanish #1 Cover I 1:200 copy incentive Capullo Raw – Diamond Code JUL220038
  • Vanish #1 Cover J 1:500 copy incentive Stegman Raw – Diamond Code JUL220039

James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas Return to World of Wynd

BOOM! Studios has revealed the return of the blockbuster fantasy Wynd in August 2022 with the five-issue series The Throne in the Sky, kicking off a new chapter in the acclaimed original series by Eisner Award winner James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas, the GLAAD Award-winning creative team behind The Woods, with letterer AndWorld Design.  

The land of Esseriel has grown darker and more dangerous, as tensions between the human and faerie realms threaten to erupt into all-out war. Could Wynd be the only hope for peace? And what will his destiny be if he truly is one of the legendary WINGED ONES? Prepare to embark on an extraordinary fantasy adventure, and discover a world of mysterious legends, ancient prophecies, and the brave heroes at the center of it all!

Wynd: The Throne in the Sky #1 features a wraparound main cover art and a foil variant cover by acclaimed series artist Dialynas, as well as variant cover art by superstar illustrators Greg Capullo with inks by Jonathan Glapion and colors by Dave McCaig, Christian Ward, Mike Del Mundo, and more.

Wynd: The Throne in the Sky #1

Review: We Have Demons #2

WE HAVE DEMONS #2

As Lam and the Angels continue the mission that her father started, Gus tells the story of a man who lost everything, and the one person who deemed him worth saving. We Have Demons #2 continues the rather intriguing comiXology Original series turned print at Dark Horse that feels at times like 1990s Image, both the good and the bad of it all.

Written by Scott Snyder, We Have Demons #2 puts the spotlight on Gus. We learn the rather tragic history of the demonic character and how he came to be that way. Snyder does an excellent job of balancing flashbacks and the current situation. But, what stands out is the heart of it all.

Underneath the flashy veneer, We Have Demons #2 has a surprising amount of emotion. There’s the tragic story of Gus but that’s intertwined with Cal and Lam and the lives of the trio. It’s all rather interesting and it’s that focus that makes the comic much more than its imagery. There’s a lot going on underneath so that you have some connection with the characters. But, more importantly, you’re taken along an emotional rollercoaster along with the over the top action that peppers the issue as well.

And there’s some over the top action. Greg Capullo does his magic bringing his style to the comic and while it works most of the time, there’s some instances where it falters a bit. Jonathan Glapion provides ink with Dave McCaig on color and Tom Napolitano on lettering. Capullo’s style is unique and he brings some great visuals when it comes down to it. But, every so often there’s a person whose contortions don’t quite work, a head that feels slightly off, or body language that feels like there’s a gap. It’s not bad at all but it’s noticeable with so much that’s so good.

Capullo does an excellent job in the quieter parts of the comic. While Gus discusses his past, the art nails the emotional ups and downs delivering the sadness and hope the story drives home. Character’s body language, the way a head lowers for instance, nail home what’s being discussed and it’s that extra small detail that really drives the vibes oozing off the page.

We Have Demons #2 shows that it’s going to be the relationship between Gus and Lam that really drives this series and makes it interesting. They’re the heart at the center of this adventure and what makes it fun and engaging. While they’re basically the grizzled veteran cop with his rookie partner, there’s a more paternal vibe coming off of Gus when it comes to Lam which sets up the heartbreak that’s likely to come.

Story: Scott Snyder Art: Greg Capullo
Ink: Jonathan Glapion Color: Dave McCaig Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

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Review: We Have Demons #1

WE HAVE DEMONS #1

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are the architects behind some of DC’s biggest events and series creating concepts and stories that reverberate years later. Court of Owls to Metal, they’ve helped define modern-day DC Comics. Now they’ve taken their “show on the road” as part of Snyder’s multi-comic deal with comiXology. We Have Demons #1 kicks off a whole knew idea that also feels like a throwback to some classic comics as well. Previously available as part of comiXology Originals, the series is now seeing print courtesy of Dark Horse.

Written by Snyder, We Have Demons #1 introduces us to Lam an interesting individual who has an interesting history and future. Lam is the narrator of the story, literally taking us through history to get us to her current moment, she might have to kill some friends. Why? You’ll have to read and find all of that out.

Snyder and Capullo’s combo of styles for the comic evoke an early Image, mostly Spawn with both how the story is told and how it plays out. Art panels are often to the right as narration is to the left taking us through the story, a very different style of comics than many or releasing now. And it works, it works well. We get the story and the history from Lam’s perspective, it’s clearly her story in many ways. And with what’s told, it’d be difficult to get the same effect and focus any other way.

What Snyder and Capullo do really well is that build up. As we’re given the history and what we need to know there’s a sense that something isn’t quite right. We know it’s not due to the opening. But, what the hell is actually going on? Chapter by chapter all of that is revealed until we get to the action packed ending that feels like it’d fit perfectly in a Sam Raimi film.

There’s such style to the comic. It mixes the humor of Raimi with the horror scares of that fantastic filmmaker with the visuals and style of a McFarlane. The combo is a comic that’s full of laughs, heart, and just solid storytelling. In the debut issue the comic has its “voice” and below it well. This is a comic that knows itself in every way.

Capullo’s art evokes his work on Spawn. There’s a focus on shots that are close in playing with the reader’s imagination and designs that would fit perfectly into that earlier work. With Jonathan Glapion on ink and Dave McCaig‘s coloring it’s the visuals you’d expect from Capullo but a bit reserved in a way as well. This isn’t the over-the-type art from the duo’s later DC work but instead feels like Capullo getting back to his roots in some ways. Tom Napolitano‘s lettering stands out as well as the comic begins to twist and turn at the end delivering more personality to what is dealt with.

We Have Demons #1 is a solid start of a series. While it isn’t anything completely new it delivers its story with a certain sense of flair that makes it a really fun and entertaining read. It doesn’t take itself too seriously and you can tell all of the creators involved are just cutting loose and enjoying the comic. There’s humor underneath even the most tragic moments of the comic. There’s a solid vision for the series in every way and as a start to Snyder’s return to his “indie” roots, this points to some solid things ahead.

Story: Scott Snyder Art: Greg Capullo
Ink: Jonathan Glapion Color: Dave McCaig Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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The Scorched #1 Sells Over 270,000 Copies

Todd McFarlane’s Spawn franchise made history in 2021 with the BEST YEAR OF SPAWN EVER, breaking several long-held comic industry records. The newest record includes massive sales for his newest monthly title, The Scorched #1. Sales for the book made it the “Biggest New Team Book” from the past 30 years (including a new relaunch of Marvel’s X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy), with more than 270,000 copies sold. This is the fourth, major record-setting 2021 new title for McFarlane, all records have been set in under six months, and this marks the most records ever broken by a comic franchise in a six-month period.

Kicking off the reign of records, McFarlane’s Spawns Universe #1 became Image Comics’ top-selling first issue of the 21st century. The sales of King Spawn #1 demolished The Avengers record, becoming the comic industry’s highest ordered monthly superhero launch of the 21st century. Gunslinger Spawn #1 was the biggest launch of a new superhero monthly title in the comic industry of the past 25 years. Gunslinger Spawn #1’s total sales are more significant than Marvel’s Spider-Gwen launch in 2015, and there hasn’t been another new character comic close to that number in the 20 years prior to its release.

Following suit with the record-breaking 2021 titles, Spawns Universe #1King Spawn #1Gunslinger Spawn #1, and now The Scorched #1 has become one of the top selling Image Comics books in the 21st century.

The Scorched #1 is the first all-new monthly issue of McFarlane’s superhero team book by writer Sean Lewis and artists Stephen Segovia and Paulo Sequeria. After 30 years of the longest-running monthly comic title SpawnThe Scorched gathers the best characters for three decades and puts them together into one title. McFarlane has also recruited some of the top talents in the industry for this inaugural launch.

The first issue’s initial characters in The Scorched #1 will include Reaper, Spawn, Redeemer, Gunslinger, Medieval Spawn, She-Spawn, and much more waiting in the wings.

Don’t miss your opportunity to collect the latest McFarlane #1 comic issue with the release of The Scorched #1 available at comic book shops (48 pages, full color, rated: Teen+, $5.99, FREE UPGRADE PREMIUM COVER STOCK) and on digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

  • Cover A by Puppeteer Lee – Diamond Code OCT210015
  • Cover B by Brett Booth (connecting cover to King Spawn and Gunslinger Spawn) – Diamond Code OCT210016
  • Cover C by Greg Capullo – Diamond Code OCT210017
  • Cover D by Todd McFarlane – Diamond Code OCT210018
  • Cover E by Don Aguillo – Diamond Code OCT210019
  • Cover F by Marc Silvestri – Diamond Code OCT210020
  • Cover G by Ryan Stegman – Diamond Code OCT218159
  • Cover H 1:50 incentive copy by Capullo sketch – Diamond Code OCT210021
  • Cover I 1:250 incentive copy by McFarlane (signed) – Diamond Code OCT210022

We Have Demons Comes to Print Starting March 2022

Bestselling writer Scott Snyder’s Best Jacket Press, comiXology Originals, and Dark Horse Comics have announced that Dark Horse will publish print editions of the comiXology Originals titles from Snyder’s Best Jackett Press. The print publishing program kicks off in spring 2022 with the release of periodical issues of We Have Demons by Snyder, superstar artist and co-creator Greg Capullo, inker Jonathan Glapion, colorist Dave McCaig, and letterer Tom Napolitano. All three periodical issues of We Have Demons will feature variant covers by superstar artists, with issue 1 debuting in March. The trade paperback of We Have Demons will be published by Dark Horse in summer 2022.

We Have Demons features full throttle entertainment by two comic book megastars, featuring action, conspiracies, secret organizations, monsters, mayhem, and a climactic war of good and evil with no less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance. The periodical issues will be released monthly, with each issue featuring bonus material and a main cover by Greg Capullo. Each issue will also have variant cover options including a foil variant cover of the main cover as well as a variant cover by one of Snyder’s incredible collaborators:

  • We Have Demons #1 features a variant cover by Jock [on sale March 23, 2022]
  • We Have Demons #2 features a variant cover by Francis Manapul [on sale April 20, 2022]
  • We Have Demons #3 features a variant cover by Francesco Francavilla [on sale May 18, 2022]

We Have Demons is currently the only one of the Best Jackett/comiXology Originals titles that will be released as a print periodical.

The We Have Demons trade paperback will be released on August 9, 2022 and is available for pre-order through AmazonBarnes and Noble and your local comic shop.

We Have Demons #1
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