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Preview: Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens


Writer: JD Morvan
Artist: Looky
Publisher: Titan Comics
TPB, 144pp, $19.99
On sale: April 3, 2018
ISBN: 9781785855863

A stunningly illustrated, science fiction retelling of the legend of Hercules by multi award-winning writer, Jean-David Morvan (Wolverine: Saudade).

As war rages across the galactic frontier, one half-human, half-god super-soldier faces his greatest enemy – his own demons – in a bid for truth, redemption and revenge.

Titan Comics Announces New Imprint – Statix Press!

From Michael Moorcock’s Elric, and Enki Bilal’s The Nikopol Trilogy, to Snowpiercer and The Death of Stalin, which inspired major movies, Titan Comics has led the way in high quality, innovative translated editions aimed at a US audience.

Now Titan Comics is proud to announce a brand-new international imprint: Statix Press! This exciting new line will showcase the best comics from Europe and around the globe.

With the new Statix Press line, Titan will continue their rich history of publishing English language versions of classic material such as Philippe Druillet’s Lone Sloane, and Alejandro Jodorowsky’ Showman Killer, while introducing audiences to fresh new creators and titles from the best international creators.

The first titles kicking-off the new Statix Press line are: Doctor RadarThe Beautiful DeathHercules: Wrath of the Heavens, and Under: Scourge of the Sewer.

Hitting stores November 22, 2017Doctor Radar is set in Paris during the roaring 1920’s, and sees a gentleman detective investigate a series of horrific deaths, all the while playing a deadly game with a mysterious criminal mastermind known only as Doctor Radar! Written by Noël Simsolo with art by BézíanDoctor Radar Issue #1 comes with a stunning cover by superstar artist Francesco Francavilla.

The Beautiful Death, a post-apocalyptic, coming-of-age mini-series, written and illustrated by Mathieu Bablet, asks the question – what does resistance mean when there’s nothing left to fight for? That’s what Wayne, Jeremiah, and Soham, the only survivors of a devastating alien invasion, struggle with – seeking a future that justifies their presence on a ruined world. Issue #1 arrives September 2017 and debuts with a special cover by iconic comic book creator Brandon Graham!

A bold new take of the Twelve Labors of Hercules, Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens by JDMorvan and Looky is a stunningly illustrated science fiction re-telling of the legend of Hercules, which debuted in August 2017. As war rages across the galactic frontier, Hercules – half-human, half-god super-soldier – faces his greatest enemy – his own demons – in a bid for truth and redemption. Issue #2 is due to hit comic stores in mid-September.

Then, on December 13, 2017 classic B-movie horror comes to comic book stores with Under: Scourge of the Sewer! In this new series, written by Christophe Bec with art by Stefano Raffaele and a cover by James Stokoe, some people bury their secrets underground. In Megalopolis, the filth flows into the sewers. Disgraced Lt. Wilson Jericho will soon discover something monstrous will be crawling out of the sewers to rip the city apart!

Statix Press will also showcase Titan’s vast back catalogue of translated comics from a variety of genres including superhero with The Chimera Brigade and Masked plus fantasy/science-fiction with Khaal, and World War X, alongside the dark comedy series Norman!

Retailers can order Doctor Radar from the current Diamond PREVIEWS catalogue, and Under: Scourge of the Sewers from the upcoming October Diamond PREVIEWS catalog.

Preview: Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens #1


PART 1 (OF 5)
Writer: JDMorvan
Artist: Looky
Cover A: Walter Simonson
Cover B: Looky
Cover C: Looky
FC • 56pp • $5.99
On Sale August 16, 2017

Ancient Greece meets GEARS OF WAR in this stunningly illustrated, science fiction retelling of THE LEGEND OF HERCULES by multi award winning writer, JEAN-DAVID MORVAN (Wolverine: Saudade)!

As war rages across the galactic frontier, one half-human, half-god super-soldier faces his greatest enemy – his own demons – in a bid for truth and redemption!

Hercules: Wrath Of The Heavens To Debut With Walter Simonson Cover!

Multi-award winning writer, JDMorvan and artists Looky and Olivier Thill will release a stunningly illustrated science fiction re-telling of the legend of Hercules this August, with a cover by the legendary comics creator, Walter Simonson!

A bold new take of the Twelve Labors of Hercules, Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens will serialize the story in English for the first time, starting with the labor of the “Nemean Lion.”

War rages across the galactic frontier. Hercules, half-human, half-god super-soldier, faces his greatest enemy – his own demons – in a bid for truth and redemption.

Debuting August 16 at all good comic stores and on digital devices, Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens #1 will be available to pre-order from the June edition of Diamond PREVIEWS catalogue.

Review: Zaya

Zaya-t3_Page_01A secret agent in the distant future leaves her post to seek a normal life as an artist and mother. When a biomechanical threat starts attacking agents across the galaxy, she is called back into the field to find and stop the killer. The mission opens many questions about her own past, present, and future within not only the organization, but within the universe as she knows it.

Collecting all three books in the award winning series by writer JD Morvan and illustrated by Huang-Jia Wei, Zaya is a beautiful action thriller that pivots into a trippy sci-fi experience.

What I particularly enjoyed about the graphic novel is how it effortlessly flows from one type of story into another. At first, it’s a straight up familiar action story of a woman dragged out of retirement, and her family, to take on a threat to her former employer. That story pivots though, and the less I say about that the better, but generally we move into a trippy tale where identity is at the center, something that feels like it could be out of a Philip K. Dick novel. Basically we get two stories in one, and they flow right into each other and both are solid reads together, or on their own.

This sci-fi action-mystery is told through breathtaking design and illustration by Chinese artist Wei, known throughout the field for his bio-mechanical aesthetic and lushly painted artwork. The end result mixes have an anime like feel, just beautiful to look at. The design itself is amazing with a feeling of familiarity (to anime fans), but also new wonder.

Overall, the book is a solid read, especially for those who are fans of manga or anime. I began reading expecting one type of story, and came out the other end experiencing something completely different.

Story: JD Morvan Art: Huang-Jia Wei
Story: 8 Art: 9 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Magnetic Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

The World Premiere Trailer for MEKA a New Graphic Novel Courtesy of Magnetic Press

Magnetic Press has released a brand new trailer for their upcoming hardcover graphic novel MEKA, written by J.D. Morvan and illustrated by Bengal. The sci-fi action novel tells the story of two soldiers who pilot giant humanoid war vehicles called “meka” in an interstellar war. When their vehicle is disabled in the opening sequence, they must rely on their wits and each other to survive in the ruined warzone they inadvertently created. The video captures the kinetic energy of the story as well as the massive scale of the theme.