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Preview: Return of the Dapper Men

Return of the Dapper Men

Jim McCann (w) • Janet Lee (a & c)

Welcome to Anorev, a land where time has no meaning. Robots work and children play, but the play is no fun and the work is no use. A curious boy named Ayden and his robot friend Zoe know that something’s missing, but they can’t imagine what it might be… until 314 identical men in green bowler hats fall from the sky. At last, our heroes have a chance to discover what happened to their world, what might start the clocks back up again, and what tomorrow really means. Blending clockwork whimsy with majestic art-nouveau visuals, Jim McCann and Janet Lee present a hand-crafted fairy tale that feels both familiar and entirely new in this prestige reprinting!

HC • FC • $34.99 • 144 pages • 11.25” x 9.75” • ISBN 978-1-60309-413-9

Return of the Dapper Men Comes to Top Shelf

return-of-the-dapper-menReturn of the Dapper Men, the Eisner-award-winning graphic novel by Jim McCann and Janet Lee, will be republished in a deluxe new edition in summer 2017 from its new home at Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing.

The deal, announced yesterday at New York Comic Con, also includes the long-awaited expansion of the Dapper Men story into a trilogy. McCann and Lee reunite for an all-new sequel, Time of the Dapper Men, which will be released in summer 2018.

McCann gave a few hints about what comes next for the world of the Dapper Men: “We will see more whimsy, more choices to be made, more challenges to overcome, lessons to learn, and of course more new characters for Janet to draw in Time of the Dapper Men. I’d tell you about the final book, but let’s just say the ending of Time will have you guessing and gasping for more. And you’ll get it. Finally.”

You can read our review of the original release of Return of the Dapper men.

Deadpool Does Shakespeare –Your First Look at Deadpool #21!

This October, the Merc With a Mouth is crashing headlong into Marvel NOW! and he’s bringing William Shakespeare with him! Marvel has released a first look inside Deadpool #21 – the colossal 80 page issue coming to comic shops and digital devices on October 26th! First up, witness the the return of one of Deadpool’s greatest adversaries as Madcap returns to the fold in a brand-new full length adventure from Gerry Duggan and Mateo Lolli! No one has pushed Deadpool to the limit quite like Madcap. Is Wade ready to face him again? Then, Deadpool goes Shakespeare for an all-new 60-page tale from writer Ian Doescher and artist Bruno Oliveira! Those old plays from English class just got a lot more interesting. Don’t say we never taught you anything!

DEADPOOL #21 (AUG160837)
Written by GERRY DUGGAN & IAN DOESCHER
Art by MATEO LOLLI & BRUNO OLIVEIRA
Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE
Variant Covers by MIKE MAYHEW (AUG160838)
and JANET LEE (AUG160840)
Secret Comic Variant by SCOTT KOBLISH (AUG160839)
Champions Variant by PHIL NOTO (AUG160841)
FOC – 10/03/16, On-Sale – 10/26/16

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Women of Marvel Variants Come to Your Favorite Marvel Comics This March!

This March, Marvel is celebrating Women’s History Month by gathering some of the best and brightest female artists to tackle some of Marvel’s most iconic characters for a very special variant cover theme. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at a selection of March’s Women of Marvel Variant Covers!

In the release Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said:

2014 was a huge year for Women of Marvel, both in our comics and behind the scenes. Marvel now has more titles starring female leads than ever before, the Women of Marvel panel is one of the most highly attended at conventions, and the weekly Women of Marvel podcast continues to grow.  In 2015, we intend to continue that tradition, and March’s Women of Marvel variant covers — featuring 20 of the best female artists in the industry – is just the beginning.

From the biggest names in the industry today to the superstars of tomorrow, you won’t want to miss a single one of these jaw-dropping variant covers coming to these exciting March titles:

  • All-New Captain America #5 by TBD
  • All-New Hawkeye #1 by SHO MURASE
  • All-New X-Men #39 by FAITH ERIN HICKS
  • Amazing Spider-Man #16 by MING DOYLE
  • Ant-Man #3 by KATIE COOK
  • Avengers #42 by TBD
  • Black Widow #16 by VANESA DEL REY
  • Captain Marvel #13 by AUFA RICHARDSON
  • Deadpool #43 by TBD
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #25 by ERICA HENDERSON
  • Inhuman #13 by JILL THOMPSON
  • Legendary Star-Lord #10 by SANA TAKEDA
  • Ms. Marvel #13 by TBD
  • New Avengers #31 by SARA PICHELLI
  • Rocket Raccoon #9 by JANET LEE
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. #4 by COLLEEN DORAN
  • Superior Iron Man #6 by TBD
  • Thor #6 by TBD
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3 by GURIHIRU
  • Uncanny Avengers #3 by AMANDA CONNER
  • Uncanny X-Men #33 by STACEY LEE

Preview: A first look at the Harbinger #25 Anniversary Spectacular

Valiant is gearing up to celebrate yet another precedent-setting milestone for the most daring and real team of teenage superheroes in comics today – the Harbinger Renegades!

Just as “Death of a Renegade” steals one of the team away in Harbinger #23, Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #25 – July’s oversized, 48-page anniversary spectacular, capping off the first two years of Joshua Dysart’s widely acclaimed vision of superpowers in the real world, and a direct introduction to a bold new year of Harbinger beginning with August’s Harbinger: Omegas #1 (of 3)!

Joining previously solicited creators Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans, Dan Goldman, Justin Jordan, Barry Kitson, Lucy Knisley, Rafer Roberts, and Riley Rossmo, Valiant is proud to add all-new contributions from New York Times best-selling writer and Eisner nominee Vivek J. Tiwary, Eisner Award-winning artist Janet Lee, and acclaimed artist Lewis LaRosa to the all-star line-up for Harbinger #25!

Discover a definitive new vision of what superhero comics can be right here with an all-new climax to “Death of a Renegade!” A Renegade has fallen and, now, there is no turning back. Stripped of his allies and all sense of self-preservation, the world’s most powerful “harbinger,” super-powered billionaire Toyo Harada, is about to inflict a terrible reckoning on a world he thought he could control…and everything we thought we knew will be forever changed in its wake.

HARBINGER #25 (ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR!)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART with VIVEK J. TIWARY, JUSTIN JORDAN, and LUCY KNISLEY
Art by KHARI EVANS with JANET LEE, DAN GOLDMAN, RAFER ROBERTS, BARRY KITSON, RILEY ROSSMO, LUCY KNISLEY, and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAY141659)
Cover B by JENNY FRISON (MAY141660)
Variant Cover by LUCY KNISLEY (MAY141661)
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN (MAY141662)
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON (MAY141663)
$4.99/T+/48 pgs.
ON SALE 7/16/14 (FOC – 6/23/14)

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Preview: Lost Vegas #4 (of 4)

Lost Vegas #4 (of 4)

Story By: Jim McCann
Art By: Janet Lee
Price: $3.50
Diamond ID: APR130547
Published: August 14, 2013

One hand can make or break you. That has never been more true than now, and not just for Roland, but for the entire galaxy. After the sacrifice he made, the house of cards that is LOST VEGAS and all it stands for, begins to crumble. As the saying goes, you have to know when to run.The EISNER AWARD-WINNING team of JIM McCANN & JANET LEE wrap up their acclaimed series filled with intrigue and a compelling, unique universe.

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Preview: Lost Vegas #3

Lost Vegas #3

Story by: Jim McCann
Art By: Janet Lee
Cover By: Janet Lee
Variant Cover by: Tony Fleecs
Price: $3.50

The stakes have never been higher. It all comes down to one hand. And if that doesn’t work, how do you create a Plan B on the fly with the galaxy’s most treacherous race has discovered you and your handful of allies? The last-page solution will shock you as Roland and his crew must make a major sacrifice.

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Preview: Lost Vegas #2 (of 4)

Lost Vegas #2 (of 4)

Story by: Jim McCann
Art By: Janet Lee
Cover By: Janet Lee
Variant Cover by: Declan Shalvey
Price: $3.50

The clock has started — Roland has 24 hours to make his move. But when he uncovers the darkest secret of LOST VEGAS, will that information help him…or will he be in even more danger? (Hint: let’s go with “more danger.)

The Eisner Award-winning team of JIM McCANN and JANET LEE reunite to create a universe filled with intrigue and a high stakes heist.

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Review – Sex #1, Lost Vegas #1 and Mara #3

Sex #1

Sex_1Simon Cooke has retired from his own “alternative lifestyle” and returned to the city he’d previously sworn to protect. Now he’s just another average citizen — or is he?

Going into reading Sex #1, I knew it was about a former hero returning home after something happened. And most of that was pretty opaque in the first issue. To say, the first issue is a slow build is an understatement. You get some hints as to Cooke’s past life, but for folks who want things laid out, this isn’t it.

But, that slow build is fascinating. Cooke is clearly a character hiding something, and maybe we see that at the end of this first issue. Because without those events, I’m not quite sure why this series is titled what it is.

I think to me, that was the biggest mystery of the comic, more so than why Cooke has given up superheroing. Why is this the title of the book? I’m guessing that’ll be clearer as we get further into the series.

The first issue left me a bit frustrated as I wanted to read more, but that just wasn’t the case. It’s good the comic had me this way, I want to read the second issue, like now. This is one of those series that plays mystery well and could be one of the best adult series of 2013, so far it’s one of the more interesting psychological studies of the super hero.

Story: Joe Casey Art: Piotr Kowalski

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Lost Vegas #1

lostvegas01_coveraThe Eisner Award-Winning team of Jim McCann and Janet Lee reunite to create a universe filled with intrigue as one gambler-turned-slave has 24 hours to go all in and pull off the greatest heist the universe has seen.

Welcome to Lost Vegas! Aboard this luxurious casino-filled traveling space-station you will find the highest stakes games from every corner of every planet, unheard-of winnings, and the greatest attractions anywhere!

McCann and Lee have released some of my favorite comics and it’s a team that instantly gets to be a part of my buy pile. The series is a futuristic heist movie in a world that feels like it could be out of Fifth Element.

There’s something so interesting and creative about the comic. The story is pretty straight forward, a heist, but the world is so creative, so interesting, I’m sucked into the comic. Lee’s art also is just amazing. She always knocks it out of the park, and this is no exception.

McCann and Lee is a pairing that’s one of the best in the business and you should do yourself a favor and find out out why.

Story: Jim McCann Art: Janet Lee

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Mara #3

mara03_coverSeeing her friends and supporters abandon her, and instead of trying to suppress her newfound powers, Mara goes public. Openly displaying her rapidly developing abilities, she challenges the bias and discrimination. People start to see her as not a freak, but rather someone who can’t be stopped, and that starts to make a lot of very serious people very concerned.

This is socially-aware superheroics in a world we’ve never seen. Wood in just three issues has made a series that’s a brilliant commentary on modern athletics and corporate sponsorship and challenges the notion of what it means to be a super hero.

The story has been a fascinating read, a contender for best mini-series of 2013. The art by Ming Doyle and Jordie Bellaire is fantastic as well with great minimal use of colors.

This is a series that makes you think, but entertained at the same time, a signature of any series by Wood. In Mara, we have one of the best new female characters in a long time. A mix of strength and vulnerability, she’s a character unique, much like the series she embodies.

One of the most interesting comics on the market, it shows comics can be more than just spandex, even when it’s about a person with super powers.

Story: Brian Wood Art: Ming Doyle and Jordie Bellaire

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Preview – Lost Vegas #1 (of 4)

Lost Vegas #1 (of 4)

Story by: Jim McCann Art By: Janet Lee Variant Cover by: Dan McDaid
Price: $3.50

The EISNER AWARD-WINNING team of JIM McCANN & JANET LEE reunite to create a universe filled with intrigue as one gambler-turned-slave has 24 hours to go all in and pull off the greatest heist the universe has seen.

WELCOME TO LOST VEGAS! Aboard this luxurious casino-filled traveling space-station you will find the highest stakes games from every corner of every planet, unheard-of winnings, and the greatest attractions anywhere!

*the fine print- those who bet it all and lose must work it off as indentured servants to the casino. Escape is not possible. No one is exempt from these rules.

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