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Preview: The Cape: Fallen #4

The Cape: Fallen #4

Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella (w) • Zach Howard with Nelson Daniel (a & c)

One by one they were consumed by Darkhole’s violence, until only two remained.

Eric has lost the battle against his personal demons and accepted his role as executioner to anyone he deems a threat. Are his dead father’s words enough to pull his soul back from the Hellfire? Can anything stop this avatar of evil before more lives are lost? Find out in the final chapter of The Cape: Fallen, by the Eisner Award-nominated team of Jason Ciaramella, Zach Howard, and Nelson Daniel. Explore your dark side.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Cape: Fallen #4

Preview: Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters

Eric Powell, Tracy Marsh, Jason Ciaramella (w) • Phil Hester, Victor Santos (a) • Eric Powell (c)

The King of the Monsters rises again, and he’s bringing lots of other beloved Toho monsters with him in one destructive saga! When Godzilla appears off the coast of Japan, the Japanese government must respond quickly to contain the disaster… but before long, other monsters begin appearing all over the world. Can humanity survive this mysterious onslaught of giant beasts? Featuring Anguirus, Battra, Destroyah, Gigan, Hedorah, King Ghidorah, Kumonga, Mechagodzilla, Mothra, Rodan, Spacegodzilla, and Titanosaurus. Collects the entire 12-issue series for the first time.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 304 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-533-3

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters

Preview: The Cape: Fallen #3 (of 4)

The Cape: Fallen #3 (of 4)

Joe Hill & Jason Ciaramella (w) • Zach Howard with Nelson Daniel (a & c)

Eric’s assault on the LARPers escalates, and each encounter pushes the limits of his twisted imagination. With no cellphone service to call for help, they’re trapped in the woods and at the mercy of a magical madman. Eric has transformed into the apex predator, and he’s hungry for silence. The Cape: Fallen is the sequel to the 2010 Eisner Award-nominated miniseries, crafted by the original creative team of Jason Ciaramella, Zach Howard, and Nelson Daniel. Explore your dark side.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Cape: Fallen #3

Preview: Joe Hill’s The Cape: Fallen #1

Joe Hill’s The Cape: Fallen #1

Jason Ciaramella (w) • Zach Howard with Nelson Daniel (a & c)

During the original tale told in Joe Hill’s The Cape, our protagonist-turned-antisocial antagonist Eric disappeared for three days as he got comfortable with his new abilities. Where did he go? What did he do? And more importantly, who died during this period? The original creators return to tell a hyper-detailed and hyper-grim story of this oh-so-lost period….

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection, Vol. 3

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection, Vol. 3

Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Jason Ciaramella, Brian Lynch, Erik Burnham, Mike Costa, Ben Epstein, Dustin Weaver, Paul Allor (w) • Kevin Eastman, Mateus Santolouco, Dave Wachter, Sophie Campbell, Cory Smith, Mike Henderson, Ben Bates, Dan Duncan (a) • Dan Duncan (c)

Violence and carnage rage across the city as Shredder’s master plan unfolds. When tragedy strikes the Turtles, the brothers will have to hold the line against an attack from within, but with allegiances shifting they must formulate a plan to fight back against their deadliest enemy. Volume 3 collects issues #21–28 of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ongoing series and the Old Hob, Alopex, Karai, Hun, Bebop and Rocksteady, and Shredder Micro-Series one-shots, plus the 2012 Annual.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 428 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-691-1

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Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villains Collection

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villains Collection

Joshua Williamson, Erik Burnham, Jason Ciaramella, Brian Lynch, Mike Costa, Ben Epstein, Dustin Weaver, Paul Allor (w) • Mike Henderson, Andy Kuhn, Dave Wachter, Sophie Campbell, Cory Smith, Dustin Weaver, Dan Duncan (a) • Valerio Schitti (c)

The spotlight shines on the Turtles’ fiercest enemies in this collection with stories about Alopex, Baxter Stockman, Bebop and Rocksteady, Hun, Karai, Krang, Old Hob, and Shredder.

HC • FC • $34.99 • 204 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-636-2

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NYCC 2013: Crosswords One-shot Coming from Mulvey, Ciaramella and ComixTribe

On the third day of the 2013 New York Comic Con independent comic book publisher, ComixTribe, announced Crosswords #0, the third of four new titles to be released in 2014 revealed at the convention.

What’s a 10-Letter Word for a Villain Worthy of his Own Book?

Crosswords a new one-shot written by Jason Ciaramella with art by Joe Mulvey, will focus on the power-drill wielding SCAM antagonist, and give the villain a chance to continue his dirty work, this time in Europe.

The events of the Crossword one-shot will pick up from where both the SCAM mini-series and the upcoming SCAMthology end off.

Crosswords will be a one-shot releasing in May 2014. The original SCAM mini-series concludes with SCAM #4 Finale next month, followed by SCAMthology in early 2014.

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IDW is Bringing Top Talent to this Weekend’s Boston Comic-Con

For its first appearance at Boston Comic-Con, IDW will be bringing the talented creators of Locke & Key and their collaborators, as the celebrated series opens the door on its final chapter, Locke & Key: Alpha.  Boston Comic-Con will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center on August 3 – 4, and IDW will have some special surprises for the attendees!

Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez will be appearing together for the last time before Locke & Key comes to its climactic conclusion. Joining the series creators will be IDW’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall. Shane Leonard, the artist behind Locke & Key’s striking photo-variant covers, will also be in attendance alongside Israel Skelton, the Skelton Crew Studios mastermind behind IDW’s sellout Locke & Key replica keys. Skelton will be bringing a variety of keys including the very limited SDCC Shadow Key and select other works with him for sale at the Skelton Crew booth, next to IDW’s booth.

In addition to the Locke & Key gang, writer Jason Ciaramella and Hill’s newest collaborator Charles Paul Wilson III will also be present for two huge signings with all these amazing creators in one place! The first signing will be held on Saturday from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm and the next, Sunday from 3:15pm – 4:30pm. To help celebrate the tremendous signing C.P. Wilson III will be bringing some menacing prints with him from the new series Wraith: Welcome To Christmasland!

On Sunday August 4th a special Locke & Key panel will be held from 2:00pm – 2:45pm in the Waterfront Room featuring Hill, Rodriguez and Ryall as they reflect on the series and discuss the imminent harrowing future for the Lockes! A can’t-miss panel at a can’t-miss convention!

Review: Thumbprint #1, G.I. Joe #5, G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #3

Thumbprint #1

Thumbprint01_cvr-300x455Private Mallory Grennan had done terrible things as an Abu Ghraib prison worker. After being discharged from the army, Mal thought she was leaving her sins behind to start a new life back home. But some things can’t be left behind — some things don’t want to be left behind.

Joe Hill is an amazingly talented writer (thank you captain obvious) and his previous work with Jason Ciaramella, The Cape, was a solid series. I had no idea what this series was about going into it, but coming out, all I can say is holy crap.

While on the surface this is a mystery, the comic also has hints of its dealing with the horrors of war, PTSD and atrocities committed during war. It mixes in real world events for this fictional tale.

But, the characters are the draw, especially Mal who has to deal with being a female soldier, and all that comes with it. Expectations on the battlefield and harassment from fellow soldiers. The fact that sexual harassment in the military is in the news now makes the comic more timely.

The comic mixes real world events with an interesting mystery possibly stemming from those events. Entertainment often is at it’s best when it’s a reflection of the real world and commentary on it, looks like this series is going that route and can’t wait to see where it goes.

Story: Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella Art: Vic Malhotra
Story: 9 Art: 8 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

G.I. Joe #5

GIJ_S3_05-pr-1Homefront reaches its explosive conclusion—and we do mean explosive: If Baroness can’t hold the city of Warrenton, no one will! And the fate of the entire G.I. Joe team rests in the hands of its newest—and most inexperienced— member, Hashtag. What will she decide? Plus: The return of a fan-favorite Cobra character fans have been clamoring for since he first appeared!

I was a huge fan of the previous IDW volumes of G.I. Joe. The comics helped bring the grim and gritty to the cartoon series often throwing them into the modern era with story lines that were relevant in modern times and a more realistic tone.

With this third volume, this series falls more into the later years of the cartoon series with goofier characters. It’s not as much about covert action of a military unit but instead crazy characters each with their unique backgrounds and quirks. Compared to the other series right now, this falls in the campier end of things.

I read the first volume hoping it’d get back to the previous tone, but I prefer the older tone and that of the other series on the market. If you have fond memories of the cartoon series and want a G.I. Joe that reflects that tone, go for it. But me, I like the more adult version.

Story: Fred Van Lente Art: Steve Kurth
Story: 6.75 Art: 7 Overall: 6.75 Recommendation: Pass

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #3

5512783-gi-joe-the-cobra-files-3Snakes and Tigers! Flint’s plan to trap the team’s new, elusive enemy may be crazy enough to work: offering up a target too irresistible to pass up, he thinks they can draw their opponents out. But when things start going south—fast—it’s up to Chameleon to salvage the mission. Will she put the team in danger in order finish the job?

This series keeps up the tone of the previous volume picking up directly from what’s come before and because of that, is the strongest of the three Joe series on the market. This covert team has an awesome premise working with captured Cobra agents and a deep cover that’s too entertaining to not be fun.

The story itself is interesting enough and flips long time Cobra characters in a new direction. It’s a nice blend of taking the old and giving it a newer spin that makes sense.

Over all the storyline picks up on what’s come before building off of the previous volumes interesting take on G.I. Joe and giving us an even more covert unit with an awesome cover.

Easily the best out of the three current G.I. Joe series.

Story: Mike Costa Art: Antonio Fuso
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Joe Hill Proves that Evil Leaves a Thumbprint

IDW has announced a new project from the Eisner-nominated writing team behind The Cape, Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella. Based on Hill’s original novella and featuring covers and art by superstar newcomer Vic Malhotra, Thumbprint is a twisted three-issue tale of fear, terror, and indelible remorse.

When Private Mallory Grennan is dishonorably discharged from the US Army, she hopes to start a new life back home, far away from the things she’d seen and done in Abu Ghraib prison. Mal’s crimes, committed beneath a harsh Arabian sun, throw a shadow long enough to reach all the way to the United States. What started there, will end here – in blood. Over Thumbprint’s three gripping issues, fans will truly feel what it’s like to be haunted… and hunted.

The first issue will also feature a variant cover by Vincent Chong, the award-winning artist of the Thumbprint novella. When Thumbprint hits stands this June, fans of the Eisner-winning Locke & Key can expect another in the long line of haunting thrills concocted by Hill and Ciaramella.

Joe Hill’s Thumbprint #1 of 3: (FC, 32 pages, $3.99). In stores 6/19/13.

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