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See “Everything” this September Courtesy of Cristopher Cantwell, I.N.J. Culbard, and Berger Books

From Christopher Cantwell, acclaimed writer of She Could Fly and co-creator of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, and celebrated artist I.N.J. Culbard comes a new monthly ongoing series this fall, Everything. The latest addition to Karen Berger’s critically acclaimed Berger Books imprint at Dark Horse Comics, Everything is a truly bizarre story about the most horrifying pursuit of happiness you’ve ever read. 

From wayward teens to lonely housewives and ambitious city officials, most in this otherwise-sleepy Michigan town are thrilled with the arrival of EVERYTHING, a new mega-department store, and its catalog-perfect manager, Shirley. But thrill turns to frenzy, and when bouts of mania, random hellish fires, violent explosions and unshakeable psychic disturbances start to overtake the population, a few—like depressive out-of-towner Lori and a suspicious local named Rick—begin to suspect EVERYTHING might be the cause. 

What twisted power has taken hold of Holland, Michigan and its town-folk? Who—or what—exactly is in charge here… and what insidious plans are in store?

The series is described as if “Twin Peaks and Stranger Things had a baby and Ray Bradbury was the godfather.”

The first issue of Everything goes on sale September 4, 2019.

Everything

Review: Wild’s End Vol. 3 Journey’s End

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 the finale to Wild’s End!

Wild’s End is by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores July 3rd. 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
Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3

 

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Preview: Wild’s End Vol. 3: Journey’s End OGN SC

Wild’s End Vol. 3: Journey’s End OGN SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Cover Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Price: $19.99

The conclusion to the celebrated, anthropomorphic, sci-fi comic series is finally here, presented as an original graphic novel. Despite the military’s best efforts, the alien invaders have seized a firm grip on the world. Cities have been invaded and the countryside overrun, leaving little hope for humanity’s resistance. With few options left, the survivors will need to look to the very people they once feared to make a last ditch effort to turn the tide of the war.

Written by Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy, Aquaman Rebirth) and illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard (Doctor Who) in the classic sci-fi tradition but with an anthropomorphic twist, Wild’s End: Journey’s End reveals powerful acts of humanity persevering in the face of war on a worldwide scale.

BOOM! Studios Has Released a First Look at Wild’s End: Journey’s End

BOOM! Studios has unveiled a first look at Wild’s End: Journey’s End, the original graphic novel conclusion to the celebrated anthropomorphic sci-fi trilogy by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard, arriving in stores June 2018.

Despite the military’s best efforts, the alien invaders have seized a firm grip on the world. Cities have been invaded and the countryside overrun, leaving little hope for humanity’s resistance. With few options left, the survivors will need to look to the very people they once feared to make a last ditch effort to turn the tide of the war.

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor The Sapling Vol. 3: Branches

​DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR THE SAPLING VOL. 3: BRANCHES

Writers: Alex Paknadel & Rob Williams
Artists: I.N.J. Culbard, Ivan Rodriguez, Jb Bastos & Luiz Campello
Publisher: Titan Comics
HC, 112pp, $22.99
On sale: April 3, 2018
ISBN: 9781785865374

The Doctor and Alice must finally face up to the Sapling’s true nature… but has their influence managed to calm his destructive instincts? Or will they find themselves at his terrifying mercy? With The Scream hot on their tail, intent on using the Sapling for his own nefarious purposes, The Doctor and Alice must make an impossible choice…

Meanwhile, the Doctor has possibly found another Time Lord!

Incredible writers Alex Paknadel (Arcadia) and Rob Williams (Supergirl), join with brilliant artists I.N.J Culbard (Wild’s End), Ivan Rodriguez (Doctor Who), JB Bastos (Knight Rider), and Luiz Campello (Doctor Who), in this epic conclusion to the Eleventh Doctor’s Year Three comics adventures!

Abnett & Culbard’s Wild’s End Returns at BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios has announced Wild’s End: Journey’s End OGN (original graphic novel), the conclusion to the celebrated, anthropomorphic, sci-fi graphic novel trilogy, in stores June 2018. Written by Dan Abnett and illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard, Wild’s End: Journey’s End reveals powerful acts of humanity persevering in the face of war on a worldwide scale.

Despite the military’s best efforts, the alien invaders have seized a firm grip on the world. Cities have been invaded and the countryside overrun, leaving little hope for humanity’s resistance. With few options left, the survivors will need to look to the very people they once feared to make a last ditch effort to turn the tide of the war.

Print copies of Wild’s End: Journey’s End will be available for sale in June 2018.

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor: The Sapling Volume 2: Roots HC

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR: THE SAPLING VOLUME 2: ROOTS HC

Writer: George Mann and James Peaty
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Publisher: Titan Comics
112pp – $22.99 – On sale: December 5
ISBN: 9781785860850

The Doctor, Alice, and the Sapling – now growing further into adulthood – take on another selection of insane adventures!

Still missing many of their most treasured memories, the TARDIS team stumble across a Memory Ark, and their reality starts to fray further at the edges…

Can the Doctor and Alice stop the Sapling from growing into the genocidal creature of destruction it is doomed to be? Can they reclaim their missing memories without destroying this new being? And can they have amazing, brain-bending trips through time and space along the way?

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #11

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #11

Part 2 (of 2)
Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: I.N.J Culbard
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: October 25

STRANGE LOOPS PART 2 OF 2!

A relic from the Time War causes complications for the Eleventh Doctor, when he believes that he has found a remnant of his people.

But disappointment turns to anger when he discovers what this remnant has done!

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #9

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #9

Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Cover A: Blair Shedd
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Antonio Fuso
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: August 30, 2017

The sapling continues to grow, under the influence of the Doctor and Alice – but can it suppress its programmed instincts for mass-destruction? When the three take a trip to the most inhospitable spot in the universe, the truth will come out!

Review: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #3.7

Eleventh_Doctor_3_7_Cvr A“Year Three” of the Eleventh Doctor in comics features the two-part arc The Memory Feast, which takes place over issues #3.6 and #3.7 of Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor. In the story, Eleven, his human companion Alice Obifune and their, uhm, progeny?, a creature called “the Sapling”. The three find themselves on an impossible ship in deep space, chased by hooded figures through portal after portal of an alternate reality. The Doctor soon determines that the ship is a memory ark for an extinct species called the Xerzes. The species only exists now in the memories stored by the ship. Immediately, he empathizes and encourages his companions to help him eradicate the hooded baddies called the Thrake.

Comics adaptations can sometimes feel forced, like they’re a simplification of the original rather than a re-interpretation for the comics format. The Memory Feast is the latter. Artist I.N.J Culbard uses a two-page spread to show the companions running through portal after portal, and another to let a Xerxes projection explain the species’ fate to Eleven without exchanging a word. The climax of the arc takes place largely without dialogue, as well; instead the events unfold in dramatic artwork. The result is a story that feels like it exists specifically for a comic book.eleven.png

 

sapling

Sapling, where did you COME FROM?????

It’s nearly impossible to read George Mann‘s dialogue without hearing Matt Smith’s voice, from his goofy non-sequiturs to his panicked shout when The Sapling finds himself in danger. While Eleven’s behavior is certainly screen-accurate, Mann avoids leaning on Smith’s many catchphrases or tics, including only one interrupted “geronimo!”.

 

Personally I like that the dialogue and interactions were original rather than grabbing directly from the show. It reflects back on the original while staking a claim on its own territory, as well.

Overall, The Memory Feast is a fun, quick arc in what I hope is a deeper story from start to finish. 3.6 and 3.7 together make for what feels like a “filler” episode in the main storyline: Alice and Eleven’s creation of the Sapling. That said, it’s worth keeping on the shelf if only for the art. I will definitely be diving in to the rest of Year Three to find out what happens next.

Story: George Mann Art: I.N.J. Culbard
Colorist: Triona Farrell Letterings: Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt
Story: 6.0 Art: 8.75 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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