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The Dark Tower Returns to Comics Courtesy of Gallery 13

Gallery 13 will publish eleven books based on Stephen King’s bestselling series The Dark Tower. Gallery 13 is the graphic novel imprint of Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster,

Originally published to widespread acclaim by Marvel Comics, the acquisition of publishing rights includes eleven official graphic novels as part of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower—five prequel works focusing on Roland Deschain of Gilead’s coming-of-age and told in chronological order, now officially titled BeginningsThe Gunslinger Born (Book #1), The Long Road Home (Book #2), Treachery (Book #3), The Fall of Gilead (Book #4), The Battle of Jericho Hill (Book #5); AND the six-part comic adaptation of the 1982 bestselling novel The GunslingerThe Journey Begins (Book #1), The Little Sisters of Eluria (Book #2), The Battle of Tull (Book #3), The Way Station (Book #4),The Man in Black (Book #5), and Last Shots (Book #6).

Creatively overseen by Stephen King himself, these official graphic novels are beautifully illustrated by Eisner Award winning artist Jae Lee and Quill Award-winning artist Richard Isanove, plotted by longtime Dark Tower expert Robin Furth, and scripted by New York Times bestselling author Peter David—ultimately serving as the perfect introduction to Stephen King’s modern literary classic The Dark Tower for new readers, and giving longtime fans thrilling adventures merely hinted at in his blockbuster novels.

Gallery 13 will be publishing the Beginnings prequel graphic novels every two weeks starting with The Gunslinger Born on August 14, 2018. The Gunslinger novel adaptation will publish in Spring 2019.

Preview: Sisters of Sorrow SC

Sisters of Sorrow SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Kurt Sutter & Courtney Alameda
Artist: Hyeonjin Kim
Cover Artist: Jae Lee
Colorist: Jean-Paul Csuka
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $14.99

Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, Mayans MC) brings this all-new original tale of revenge and recovery to comics with novelist Courtney Alameda (Shutter) and breakthrough artist Hyeonjin Kim.

By day, Dominique, Greta, Misha, and Sarah run a nonprofit women’s shelter. At night, they each don a nun’s habit and move through Los Angeles hunting down violent abusers who have escaped justice.
Their increasingly public vigilantism has earned them the nickname Sisters of Sorrow, and has drawn the ire of L.A.’s notorious anti-crime task force.

Collects the complete limited series.

Review: Coda #1

In the aftermath of an apocalypse which wiped out nearly all magic from a once-wondrous fantasy world, a former bard named Hum (a man of few words, so nicknamed because his standard reply is “hm”) seeks a way to save the soul of his wife with nothing but a foul-tempered mutant unicorn and his wits to protect him…but is unwillingly drawn into a brutal power struggle which will decide forever who rules the Weird Wasteland.

Simon Spurrier manages to create an intriguing post-apocalyptic world with Coda #1 that seems to a strange product of blending Mad Max and Lord of the Rings. Spurrier takes elements from both of them to create an impressive premiere issue.  The first issue follows the journey of an unusual bard, who wants to save his wife. Through him we’re introduced into a world where magic is a commodity and the shortage has led to a magical apocalypse. With a tech blend, the world is so much more than swords and sorcery with a steampunk-ish tinge to it all. There’s so much potential here and as a debut it’s beyond impressive in its world building.

Matías Bergara‘s art with color by Michael Doig is impressive. It takes in a mixture of bleak sights, and inspiring sights as Hum’s journey begins. As the issue progresses the art reveals the more fantasy inspired elements of the world, including a talking skeleton of an immortal dragon, something rather original. Also standing out is the lettering of Colin Bell who really uses the size of he lettering itself to set personalities and drive the dialogue. Some words are very small as if talking under one’s breath or muttering. It adds personality to a comic that’s full of it.

This first issue is fantastic creating a world that is begging to be explored and characters that make it entertaining. There’s a lots of fantasy out there but this debut manages to find more than enough that feels new and unique to make it stand out from the pack.

Story: Simon Spurrier Art: Matías Bergara
Wraparound Main Cover: Matías Bergara Intermix Cover: Jae Lee Incentive Cover: Jeff Stokely
Color: Michael Doig Letterer: Colin Bell
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Red Sonja/Tarzan #1

Red Sonja/Tarzan #1

writer: Gail Simone
artist: Walter Geovani
covers: Adam Hughes (A), Jae Lee (B), Aaron Lopresti (C), Walter Geovani (D), Sergio Davila (E-Sub)
Jae Lee (RI-Virgin), Sergio Davila (RI-B/W), Aaron Lopresti (RI-B/W), Jae Lee (RI-B/W), Adam Hughes (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

The She-Devil with a Sword meets the Lord of the Jungle!

Eson Duul is an evil man. The mere mention of his name makes powerful quake with fear. He has no regard for life, including that of man. But he may finally have met his match when he finds himself up against Red Sonja and Tarzan!

Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Red Sonja) and Walter Geovani (Red Sonja, Clean Room) reunite to bring us the crossover event featuring two of fiction’s greatest heroes side by side at last!

Preview: Coda #1 (of 12)

Coda #1 (of 12)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist:
Wraparound Main Cover: Matías Bergara
Intermix Cover: Jae Lee
Incentive Cover: Jeff Stokely
Colorist: Michael Doig
Letterer: Colin Bell
Price: $3.99

Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Godshaper) and Matías Bergara (Cannibal, Supergirl) present a broken fantasy world that’s perfect for fans of Mad Max and The Lord of the Rings.

In the aftermath of an apocalypse which wiped out nearly all magic from a once-wondrous fantasy world, a former bard named Hum (a man of few words, so nicknamed because his standard reply is “hm”) seeks a way to save the soul of his wife with nothing but a foul-tempered mutant unicorn and his wits to protect him…but is unwillingly drawn into a brutal power struggle which will decide forever who rules the Weird Wasteland.

Oversized first issue, with 40 pages of story content and additional backmatter at no extra cost!

12-issue limited series

Preview: Jim Henson’s Power Of The Dark Crystal Vol. 2 HC

Jim Henson’s Power Of The Dark Crystal Vol. 2 HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Simon Spurrier and Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Cover Artist: Jae Lee & June Chung
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $24.99

Jen and Kira’s greatest fear has been realized as the Crystal is broken once more, and the evil Skeksis have returned, eager to regain their cruel dominance over the world. Meanwhile, on their own and on the run, Thurma and Kensho must stick together as they journey across the wildlands of Thra. Written by Simon Spurrier (The Spire, X-Men Legacy) and Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Warlords of Appalachia), and lushly illustrated by Kelly and Nichole Matthews (Toil & Trouble), The Power of the Dark Crystal continues the bestselling sequel to one of Jim Henson’s most revered creations. Collects issues #5-8.

Your First Look At “Coda” From Simon Spurrier & Matías Bergara

BOOM! Studios has unveiled a first look at Coda, a new twelve-issue series from Eisner-nominated writer Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara. In the aftermath of an apocalypse which wiped out nearly all magic from a once-wondrous fantasy world, an antisocial former bard named Hum seeks a way to save the soul of his wife with nothing but a foul-tempered mutant unicorn and his wits to protect him…but is unwillingly drawn into a brutal power struggle which will decide forever who rules the weird wasteland.

Coda #1 will be an oversized debut issue, with 40 pages of story content and additional backmatter at the same $3.99 price point as each issue of this twelve-issue series. This first issue also features a stunning wraparound main cover by Matías Bergara, along with two variants by superstars Jae Lee & June Chung, and Jeff Stokely.

Marvel Knights Gets a 20th Anniversary Trade Program

Visionary creators such as Joe Quesada, Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev, Garth Ennis, Christopher Priest, Steve Dillon, David W. Mack, Grant Morrison, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jae Lee, Kevin Smith, Jeph Loeb, and more created the stories that would change the comics industry! And together, with co-founders and editors Quesada and Palmiotti at the helm, they would become superstar legends for their revolutionary work!

With Marvel Knights, Marvel traded traditional style for daring storytelling, creating new and bold tales for Marvel icons such as Punisher, Daredevil, The Inhumans, Black Widow, and Black Panther. By reinventing classic characters and focusing on strong stand-alone story arcs, Marvel Knights nearly recreated the Original Graphic Novel as monthly comic format – and became the industry’s spark that paved the way for the bright and intrepid stories of today’s heroes!

This fall, in honor of the critically acclaimed imprint’s 20th anniversary, Marvel is celebrating the inception of Marvel Knights by bringing fans a uniform set of new trade paperbacks featuring the best of Marvel Knights, as well as two brand new Omnibus editions. Find your favorite in your local comic shop starting this September!

SEPTEMBER:

  • DAREDEVIL BY SMITH & QUESADA: GUARDIAN DEVIL TPB – COLLECTING: Daredevil (1998) 1-8, 1/2

  • BLACK PANTHER BY PRIEST & TEXEIRA: THE CLIENT TPB – COLLECTING: Black Panther (1998) 1-5

OCTOBER:

  • MARVEL KNIGHTS BY DIXON & BARRETO: DEFENDERS OF THE STREETS TPB – COLLECTING: Marvel Knights (2000) 1-15

  • FANTASTIC FOUR BY MORRISON & LEE: 1234 TPB – COLLECTING: Fantastic Four: 1234 1-4, material from Marvel Knights Double-Shot 2 

  • DAREDEVIL BY BENDIS & MALEEV: UNDERBOSS TPB – COLLECTING: Daredevil (1998) 26-31 

  • BLACK WIDOW BY GRAYSON & RUCKA: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB – COLLECTING: Black Widow (1999) 1-3, Black Widow (2001) 1-3, Black Widow: Pale Little Spider 1-3 

NOVEMBER:

  • CAPTAIN AMERICA BY RIEBER & CASSADAY: THE NEW DEAL TPB – COLLECTING: Captain America (2002) 1-6 

  • MARVEL KNIGHTS BY JOE QUESADA OMNIBUS HC – COLLECTING: Daredevil (1998) 1-15, 1/2; Daredevil: Father 1-6; Marvel Authentix: Daredevil 1; material from Marvel Knights Double-Shot 1

 

DECEMBER:

  • PUNISHER BY GARTH ENNIS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL. 1 TPB – COLLECTING: Punisher (2000) 1-12, Punisher (2001) 1-5, Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe 

  • MARVEL BOY BY MORRISON & JONES TPB – COLLECTING: Marvel Boy 1-6

  • DAREDEVIL: MARVEL KNIGHTS by BENDIS, GALE & JENKINS TPB – COLLECTING: Daredevil/Spider-Man #1-4 & one-shot, Daredevil: Ninja #1-3, Daredevil (1998) #20-25

  • DAREDEVIL BY MACK & QUESADA: PARTS OF A HOLE TPB – COLLECTING: Daredevil (1998) 9-15

  • JEPH LOEB & TIM SALE: YELLOW, BLUE, GRAY & WHITE OMNIBUS HC – COLLECTING: Daredevil: Yellow 1-6, Spider-Man: Blue 1-6, Hulk: Gray 1-6, Captain America: White 0-5

Vertigo Teams Up with Neil Gaiman for “The Sandman Universe”

DC Entertainment has announced the creation of The Sandman Universe, a new Vertigo line of comic books curated by Neil Gaiman, conjuring epic storytelling, immersing readers into the evolving world of the Dreaming. The Sandman Universe begins with four new ongoing series, existing in a shared universe, building upon Gaiman’s New York Times best-selling series that lyrically weaved together stories of dreams and magic.

Each writer was hand-selected by Gaiman for the following series:

  • The Dreaming by Si Spurrier (2000AD, SUICIDE SQUAD)
  • House of Whispers by Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring, Midnight Robber, New Moon’s Arms)
  • Lucifer by Dan Watters (Limbo, Assassin’s Creed comic series)
  • Books of Magic by Kat Howard (Roses and Rot, An Unkindness of Magicians)

The new line will begin August 8, 2018 with The Sandman Universe #1, a one-shot story plotted by Gaiman and co-written by the four series writers. it features art by Bilquis Evely and a cover by Jae Lee.

Daniel, the lord of Dreams, has gone missing and it causes chaos in the kingdom of dreams…

A rift between worlds has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, a book from Lucien’s
library of all the unwritten books ever dreamed is discovered by a group of children in the waking world.

Simultaneously, a new House appears—the House of Whispers—joining the Houses of Secret and Mystery in the Dreaming. Its proprietor is a fortune teller called Erzulie, whom the inhabitants of the Dreaming suspect may be responsible for all the strange goings on.

Elsewhere, Lucifer has fallen again, only this time he might be in a Hell of his own design.

And in London, a young boy named Timothy Hunter sleeps, in his dreams he becomes the world’s most powerful magician, but in his nightmares, he becomes the world’s worst villain, which future will become reality?

The Dreaming by Si Spurrier features promotional art by Yanick Paquette.

There is a place where gods are born and stories are spun. But twenty-three years after he was anointed as its master, Dream of the Endless has inexplicably abandoned the dreaming. His absence triggers a series of crimes and calamities which consume the lives of those already tangled in his fate, among them Lucien the librarian, Nuala of Faerie, and Dora, a monstress without memories. But while they struggle to restore the King to his throne, they face from intrigues within and conquest from without. As usurpers circle the defenceless domain and an impossible shadow awaits its own birth beside a rip in reality, the denizens of the dreaming play out their stories of loss and love, resignation and resistance.

House of Whispers by Nalo Hopkinson features promotional art by Sean Andrew Murray.

Latoya is in a coma. Her girlfriend enlists the help of Latoya’s two younger sisters. Using the Book of Whispers, they mistakenly steal the essence of Erzulie, a deity of voodoo mythology. The psychic blowback of the spell causes her house to crash into the Dreaming, beside the Houses of Secrets and Mystery and their custodians, Cain and Abel.

In the real world, the awakened young woman suffers a mystical form of Cotard’s Delusion—she believes she is already dead, and she’s transmitting her beliefs to others, causing them to become guardians of the Gap that has appeared in the Dreaming.

Lucifer by Dan Watters features promotional art by Goñi Montes.

A few years ago, the devil vanished. Some people say he died or simply ran away, while others believe he never existed at all. But we aren’t some people. No. This is the one true story of what happened to the Prince of Lies, the Bringer of Light—Lucifer, the blind, destitute old man, who lives in a small boarding house in a quiet little town, where nothing is  quite what it seems and no one can leave. he’s trapped, you see? Trapped n a bizarre prison with no memory of how he got there or why. Meanwhile in Los Angeles, a policeman who may have brain cancer is tasked with a mission of divine importance: find and kill Lucifer.

Books of Magic by Kat Howard features promo art by Kai Carpenter.

Timothy Hunter is destined to become the most powerful magician in the universe, but that doesn’t mean he gets to cut class, skip exams, or is impervious to bullying by his mundane peers. After all, he’s still a London teenager and having magical abilities complicates things more than it helps. And while Tim’s trying to study and attract the cute girl in his class, there are cultists who want to kill him, believing his power will eventually corrupt him, turning him into a merciless mage. Luckily, the new substitute teacher for his school wants to mentor him and educate him in the magical arts so that he can discover the master behind the Books of Magic…

The Sandman Universe #1 will reintroduce the Sandman Universe and its characters, while establishing conflicts that will be examined in the monthly comic books., The Dreaming and House of Whispers will debut in September with Lucifer and Books of Magic hitting shelves in October.

Check out more concept work by Bilquis Evely below.

Vertigo is helmed by Executive Editor Mark Doyle, who returned to Vertigo last year after over-site of the Batman group of titles for DC, bringing a new editorial voice to the beloved imprint.

Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara Unleash Coda At BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios has announced Coda, a new twelve-issue series from Eisner-nominated writer Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara. In the aftermath of an apocalypse which wiped out nearly all magic from a once-wondrous fantasy world, an antisocial former bard named Hum seeks a way to save the soul of his wife with nothing but a foul-tempered mutant unicorn and his wits to protect him…but is unwillingly drawn into a brutal power struggle which will decide forever who rules the weird wasteland.

Coda #1 will be an oversized debut issue, with 40 pages of story content and additional backmatter at the same $3.99 price point as each issue of this twelve-issue series. This first issue also features a stunning wraparound main cover by Matías Bergara, along with variants by superstars Jae Lee and Jeff Stokely.

Print copies of CODA #1 will be available for sale in May 2018.

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