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Preview: The Punisher #219

The Punisher #219

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Guiu Vilanova (CA) Clayton Crain
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Dec 13, 2017
SRP: $3.99

FRANK CASTLE: WAR MACHINE Part 2
• Frank enters enemy territory, and he does not enter quietly!
• But there’s more to this land than just war. Can Frank navigate both the soldiers and citizens?

Preview: The Punisher #218

The Punisher #218

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Guiu Vilanova (CA) Clayton Crain
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Nov 15, 2017
SRP: $3.99

FRANK CASTLE: WAR MACHINE Part 1
For years, Frank Castle has been fighting a one-man war against criminals who endanger the innocent, but when a certain one-eyed operative offers him the tools to take his fight global…how could he say no? Find out how Frank found his way into the WAR MACHINE Armor! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!

Review: Weird Detective #5

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Det. Sebastian Greene is determined to rescue his partner, Sana, even if it exposes his true demonic nature, but his only clue is the monster killing people all over New York. Can he find Sana, take down the killer, and protect himself from the powerful alien forces corrupting the NYPD?

Weird Detective #5 features more monsters than ever as Greene’s past life begins to seep through. I’m curious to see more of his past since it hints at a lot that we still don’t know. Was he a crooked cop? Was he working for the FBI? Or is there something that writer Fred Van Lente has yet to reveal itself?

The addition of more monstrous entities gives the art by Guiu Vilanova a subtle change. The odd bat like creature is a nice contrast from the tentacled beings that have appeared throughout the series so far.

There is an odd standout scene involving a birthday party that is near the end of the issue but to say more might spoil things. But, the scene plays the fish out of water aspect for amusing humor as Greene attempts to understand the ritual, to the looks of everyone around him.

Weird Detective lives up to its name and is entertainingly weird.

Story: Fred Van Lente Art: Guiu Vilanova
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Get Your Metal On, Slayer: Repentless #1 Hits January 2017

Legendary heavy metal band Slayer has teamed up with Metalocalypse writer Jon Schnepp and Twilight Zone artist Guiu Vilanova for a three-issue Dark Horse Comics series, Slayer: Repentless, with covers by Eisner Award–winning British comics artist Glenn Fabry. The first issue, with a variant cover by Eric Powell, is scheduled for release on January 25, 2017.

With its story of a raging road trip down a bloodstained highway, a tale of the doomed and the damned, the Slayer: Repentless series is an expansion of Slayer’s Repentless videos, written and directed by BJ McDonnell (Hatchet III).

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Review: Weird Detective #4

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Sebastian Greene is finding it increasingly difficult to keep his true identity a secret from his partner, Sana Fayez. At the same time, he’s finally tracked down the Juice Box Killer—but can he take on the horrendous beast by himself?

Not all is at it seems as the weirdness gets amplified in Weird Detective #4. Writer Fred Van Lente brings in more Lovecraftian mythology in the process. Someone else is onto Greene’s trail and it’s someone he would never suspect, as things go from bad to worse for him.

I will admit the large transformation of the Juice Box Killer is superb and horrifying, artist Guiu Vilanova really kills that part of the comic. It helps bolster the already weird atmosphere this series had to begin with. There is a sinister side to all that as well and Vilanova manages to create more pressure between the Greene and Fayza in interesting ways through the art.

Story: Fred Van Lente Art: Guiu Vilanova
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Weird Detective #2

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Det. Sebastian Greene is on the case to capture the Lovecraftian monster leaving the empty skins of human victims all over New York City and uncover its connection to a blasphemous crime family. At the same time, his partner, Det. Sana Fayez, tries to uncover Greene’s sanity-blasting secret, but can her mind survive learning the weird detective’s true identity?

This Lovecraftian noir gets more intriguing by the issue. It’s all getting stranger in Weird Detective #2 as one more empty body is found. This forces Greene to take some strange measure to find out the truth. This is while other agencies partner up to figure out who the murder is. The better question is, is the murder a who or a what? The writer Fred Van Lente really sets things up as you get to the ending which makes one wonder what will happen next?

Guiu Vilanova‘s artwork shines, despite the darkness of it. The small action sequence in the beginning pages is well done. It all does end sort of anti-climatically as Fayes’ attackers reveal their badges, setting up a new mystery about their ghoulish appearances. Vilanova delivers it all in a style that adds to the weird horror fun of it all.

Story: Fred Van Lente Art: Guiu Vilanova
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

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Dark Horse Comics and Slayer to Release Repentless

Dark Horse Comics and thrash-punk titans Slayer have joined forces to deliver a new comic series this holiday season!

With full participation from the band and taking inspiration from Slayer’s recent Repentless music videos (filmed in support of their latest album, Repentless, on Nuclear Blast Records), disciple Jon Schnepp will pen the three-issue comic series with interior bloodlines drawn by Guiu Vilanova. Glenn Fabry’s covers reign in blood while postmortem Eric Powell will illustrate the variant cover for the first issue.

As announced in May, Slayer’s live undead appearance at Comic-Con will begin on Thursday, July 21, with a special sold-out concert performance at the intimate-capacity House of Blues to a crowd of die-hard fans.

Slayer will appear within the walls of Comic-Con for two exclusive signings on Friday, July 22. Nuclear Blast America (booth #501) will host the band from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Dark Horse Comics (booth #2615) will host both the band and the comic’s creative team for a very limited engagement from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Limited edition posters will be provided. See each booth for details.

Slayer: Repentless #1 (of 3) is on comic stands in December 2016.

Dark Horse Comics and Slayer to Release Repentless

Review: Weird Detective #1

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The streets of New York have been plagued by a pattern of crimes too weird and bizarre for the average detective. Lurking in the evidence are shadows of loathsome horrors from beyond space and time, seeking to usher in the unimaginable evil of the Old Ones. And the only man capable of fighting against the unspeakable terrors isn’t a man at all. Detective Sebastian Greene is one of them—it takes a monster to catch a monster.

Weird Detective #1 mixes Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos with old style detective noir and set in a dark, highly intriguing read. Written by Fred Van Lente, the comic creates a brilliant, interwoven tapestry of murder, occultism, and the just plain weird. It leaves a reader wanting more as the strangeness grows with every page. I seriously can’t wait for the next issue.

The artwork by Guiu Vilanova manages to take the natural gritty darkness of noir, adding the tentacled brilliant strangeness of the Cthulhu mythos. While the odd nature of Greene’s life is brilliantly polished, it does leave one with a sense of mystery and intrigue. The alien landscapes are gorgeously well done, managing to be balanced with the natural landscapes of a big city.

Story: Fred Van Lente Art: Guiu Vilanova
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

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Fred Van Lente Plunges Into Lovecraftian Mystery With Weird Detective

Dark Horse Comics has announced the reunion of Harvey-nominated writer Fred Van Lente and illustrator Guiu Vilanova on a new creator-owned comics series—Weird Detective!

Cthulhu cops, the Innsmouth Mafia, telepathic cats, and other crimes against sanity stalk the streets of New York in this pulpy stew of crime, horror, and mystery from the writer of Marvel Zombies and X-Men Noir.

The city has been plagued by a pattern of crimes too weird and bizarre for the average detective. Lurking in the evidence are shadows of loathsome horrors from beyond space and time, seeking to usher in the unimaginable evil of the Old Ones. The only man capable of fighting against the unspeakable terrors isn’t a man at all. Detective Sebastian Greene is one of them—it takes a monster to catch a monster.

The first issue of Weird Detective contains all twenty-four pages of its three-part debut in Dark Horse Presents, plus twenty-two brand-new pages—all for the regular cover price of $3.99.

The genre-bending five-issue miniseries includes colors by Dark Horse newcomer Maurício Wallace.

Weird Detective launches on June 15.

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Preview: Twilight Zone: Shadow and Substance #4

Twilight Zone: Shadow and Substance #4

Mark Rahner (w)
Edu Mena (a)
Guiu Vilanova, Francesco Francavilla, Jonathan Lau (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Guiu Vilanova B/W Art retailer incentive cover
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The strange, jarring conclusion of “Jailbreak.” Space-POW Lee has a bold plan to outwit the giant, unseen alien captors holding him in an ersatz town: embrace them! Old-school Twilight Zone written by Mark Rahner (“The Avenger: The Television Killers”).

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