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Writer Brenden Fletcher: Motor Crush, Robotech & Isola

Brenden Fletcher is a bestselling writer of comic books and animation. Current projects include the Eisner Award-nominated series ISOLA and MOTOR CRUSH for Image Comics as well as the upcoming ROBOTECH Remix series for Titan. Previous work includes BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE and the YA mystery/adventure series GOTHAM ACADEMY.

Learn:

  • Of the creation of Catball: Nova Honda’s cutest robot/cat/ball
  • Robotech already IS a remix
  • Crediting the geniuses behind Robotech
  • Motor Crush Vol 3 goes Terminator (& I’ll Be Back)
  • Barbara Gordon fighting gentrification
  • The etiquette of fan art about creator-owned comics
  • A possible return for Gotham Academy?
  • Robotech’s legacy as a diverse series

Listen to our 2015 episode for more from Brenden on his Batgirl, Black Canary and Gotham Academy runs.

Around the Tubes

Major X #1

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – The PS4 Exclusive Iron Man VR Makes A Surprisingly Good First Impression – Can’t wait for this!

CBR – Lucifer Producer Says Season 4 Will Be ‘Darker’ & ‘Sexier’ – Yes please!

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Satwik Gade Explains the Complex Reality of the “Missionary” John Allen Chau – Free comics!

Reviews

Talking Comics – Isola #7
Newsarama –
Major X #1
Talking Comics –
Marvel Rising #1
Newsarama –
Mera: Tidebreaker
Comics Bulletin –
Red Sonja: The Ballad of the Red Goddess
Newsarama –
War of the Realms #1

Around the Tubes

DC Universe

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

ICv2 – Is DC Universe All That? Some Belated Thoughts on DC’s Streaming Service – What do you all think of the service?

The Beat – Black Comic Book Festival ’19 was a revolutionary celebration of blackness in comics – Who went to the show and what did you think?

Reviews

CBR – Black Widow #1
Talking Comics –
Isola #6
CBR –
Uncanny X-Men #10

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Kotaku – Spider-Man: The Kotaku Review – Who’s getting this when it comes out?

IGN – Complete Guide to Spider-Man’s Preorder Bonuses – Good to know.

Civilized – Here Are 10 Of The Best Cannabis-Themed Comic Books – Any suggestions?

 

Reviews

Comic Attack – Cold Spots #1

Comics Bulletin – The Fuhrer and the Tramp

Talking Comic s- Isola #5

Comic Attack – Lex Luther/Porky Pig Special #1

Isola Vol. 1 Arrives this October

Gotham Academy creators Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl, with colorist MSASSYK and letterer Aditya Bidikar, will release Isola, Vol. 1 this October from Image Comics.

An evil spell has been cast on the Queen of Maar, and her Captain of the Guard will do anything to reverse it. Their only hope lies on an island half a world away—a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead.

This desperate quest is a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making.

Isola, Vol. 1 TP (Diamond code: JUL180153, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0922-7) will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, October 24th. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, September 10th. It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, October 30th.

Isola recruits more readers in the quest to save Queen Olwyn

Image Comics has announced that the first and second issues of the new hit fantasy series Isola—from acclaimed writer Brenden Fletcher and Eisner-winning storyteller and artist Karl Kerschl—are being rushed back to print in order to meet customer demand.

Queen Olwyn, suffering under the effects of a terrible spell, has fled her kingdom’s capital city with only her loyal Captain of the Royal Guard, Rook, for company—and for protection. With their supplies dwindling and their steps hounded by ruthless hunting clans, Rook leads her queen down a road fraught with peril…but it’s a road they must walk if they’re to restore Olwyn to the throne.

Isola #1, 3rd printing (Diamond code: APR188160) and Isola #2, 2nd printing (Diamond code: APR188161) will hit stores Wednesday, June 13th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, May 21st.

Isola #1 Gets a Second Printing

Image Comics has announced that the debut issue of Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl’s luminous fantasy series Isola is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with overwhelming customer demand.

Rook, the captain of the Royal Guard, has fled the capital of the kingdom of Maar with Queen Olwyn, who suffers under the effects of a terrible spell. As the kingdom inches every closer to the brink of war, their only hope of restoring Olwyn to the throne lies in the mythical land of Isola—also known as the land of the dead.

Isola #1, 2nd printing (Diamond code: FEB188844), as well as Isola #2 Cover A (Diamond code: MAR180705) and Cover B (Diamond code: JAN188893), will hit comic book stores Wednesday, May 9th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, April 16th.

Around the Tubes

Tomorrow is new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The ComicChron – March 2018 comics sales estimates online: Metal #6 vaults to 187k copies – For those that enjoy the horse race.

The Beat – Sources: Maybe it *is* Amazon who is setting those 99¢ prices on Marvel collections – Most likely.

The Hollywood Reporter – ‘Batgirl’ Movie Back On, Now With ‘Bumblebee’ Writer – Cool.

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Curse of Brimstone #1

Talking Comics – Goosebumps: Download and Die #1

Talking Comics – Isola #1

Newsarama – Normandy Gold

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Jon

Top Pick: Isola #1 (Image Comics)Isola is the story of a young warrior with a mysterious bond to her companion: a green tiger. I was struck by how well the creators used the strengths of the medium to their advantage. Well worth the time of any fan of fantasy, adventure or books that are good.

 

Joe

Top Pick: The Avengers #687 (Marvel) – This weekly event has been so much fun, and each issue has added to the wild story in a great way. Iron Hulk, Rogue Hulk, what’s next?!

The Amazing Spider-Man #798 (Marvel) – We are almost to issue 800, and I have enjoyed most of this run by Slott. So while I am excited to see what Slott does with Iron Man and leaving this title, I am also excited to see how this continues and wraps up.

Marvel Two-In-One #5 (Marvel) – Now that a new Fantastic Four book has been announced and that this book is going to continue, I am invested in this book even more. It’s been a great time, and Zdarsky and Schiti are an awesome team.

Analog #1 (Image) – Gerry Duggan is one of my favorite writers on Deadpool, Guardians and previously Uncanny Avengers. The combination of him penning this book and the premise make this book sound awesome.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Mech Cadet Yu #8 (BOOM! Studios) – Definitely not an issue to start with but there’s something fantastic about this issue that encapsulates the hope in this giant robot for kids series. The action is solid, there’s tons of personality. Just amazing all around. One of my favorite series of the past year.

Copra Round Five (Bergen Street Press) – If you’ve missed the single issues of this indie superhero comic, now you can pick them up with no excuse.

Curse of Brimstone #1 (DC Comics) – The latest entry into the “New Age of Heroes,” the first issue is great on character building and presenting a series in a location you don’t see too many superhero comics. Really interesting start.

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #4 (DC Comics) – Still making the case as to series of the year material. Every issue is a fascinating read and you never know what to expect inside.

The Walking Dead #178 (Image Comics/Skybound) – Just when the series was getting to a lull, things have shifted with the “New World Order” storyline. I want to learn more about this new society because as good as it looks on the surface, there’s no way it’s as good as it seems.

 

Jen

Top Pick: Sex Criminals #23 (Image Comics) – If I could only read one comic for the rest of my life, Sex Criminals would probably be that book. Twenty-three issues in and the tale of Jon and Suzie continues unfolding in some sort of weird origami flower of layers under layers under layers. There’s angst! There’s laughter! There’s plenty of sex positivity! And as usual, there will be Easter-egg style puns pouring out of artist Chip Zdarsky’s background work.

Cat N Bat TP (IDW Publishing) – Every now and again you want a break from the angst and drama of mainstream comics. Cat N Bat follows in the footsteps of Get Fuzzy, Mutts, and to a lesser extent, Garfield, where two animals are besties who can’t help getting in and out of trouble together. With the added twist of “silent comedy”, Cat N Bat is sure to make you laugh without feeling like a repeat of what came before.

Snotgirl #10 (Image Comics) – Snotgirl kind of sneaks up on you. There’s not a great way to simply pitch the original premise of internet it-girl Lottie Person, whose only real roadblock in issue 1 was her allergic reaction to…the entire world. Lottie is soon put on an experimental allergy medication, meets an impossibly cool mystery chick, and has a falling out with her brunch group of fellow blogger/vlogger ladies. Issue ten rounds out the second arc of the series, which included a Misery-style former assistant, and a murder mystery that the local police are determined to pin on someone.

I Hate Fairyland #18 (Image Comics) – Skottie Young continues his pet project, where he takes a gigantic bloody hatchet to his own signature fluffy sweet style. The series focus has shifted from the green-headed Shirley Temple look-alike Gertrude to Fairyland at large. Issue 18 promises to zoom out and focus on the greatest threat Fairyland has ever seen, a resurrected baddie ready to wipe out every adorable creature great and small.

Isola #1 Gets a Variant by Karl Kerschel and Msassyk

Image Comics has revealed an all-new variant cover of the debut issue of Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl’s Isola provided by series artists Kerschl and Msassyk. Each issue of this lush fantasy series will boast a Cover A and a Cover B, featuring art from the series artists.

The kingdom of Maar is in peril. Rook, the captain of the Royal Guard, has fled the capital with Queen Olwyn. Together, they seek the fabled land of the dead, where lies their best hope of restoring the kingdom—and the Queen herself.

Isola #1, Cover A (Diamond code: FEB180500) and Cover B (Diamond code: JAN188864), hits comic book stores Wednesday, April 4th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 12th.

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