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Preview: The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen #1

The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen #1

Writer: Micky Neilson
Art: Jason Johnson (A), Milan Parvanov (C)
Cover: Kevin West (A), Yvel Guichet (A, C), Carlos Eduardo (A), Chris Summers (B), Anton Kokarev (B), Bill Sienkewicz (D)

The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen #1 picks up where the cult-classic 1981 film left off: Three weeks have passed since Chris Halloran revealed on national TV that werewolves walk among us. No one believed him. Now Marsha Quist has returned for revenge–and now there is no colony to hold back her blood lust.

Space Goat Announces The Howling Comic and Board Game

Space Goat Productions is partnering with Studiocanal and Creative Licensing to produce a 4-issue comic book miniseries and board game based on the 1981 Joe Dante classic horror film, The Howling.

The comic book series will be written by two-time New York Times best-selling author and former  Blizzard Entertainment lead writer Micky Neilson. Neilson describes the film as his “favorite all-time werewolf film” and one that has led to his obsession with werewolves.

Line art for the comic book series will be provided by industry veteran Jason Johnson, who has worked on fan-favorite books like Wetworks, Gen13, and Knight Rider.

The 4-issue comic book mini-series The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen is scheduled to be released in Summer 2017, and will take place directly after the events of the first film. The release date of the board game will be announced at a later date.

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Review: Con Man’s Spectrum #1

spectrum #1 coverThe survivors of a brutal alien invasion converge on the last military base on Earth. Ambushed and outgunned, pilot Cash Wayne and Captain James Raaker have to figure out how to escape in a spaceship no one has ever flown! Firefly stars Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion explore the world of “Spectrum,” the cancelled-too-soon show-within-a-show from their hit web series, Con Man!

Ok, let me start with saying I’ve yet to watch Con Man, so the whole concept of this comic series is unknown to me. I know it’s a “Firefly” like series, but the specifics aren’t one I have. Whether that’s good or bad I can’t say, but what I can say is… I really enjoyed this first issue.

I’m not a fan of Firefly (feel free to beat me up in the comments), so going into reading Con Man’s Spectrum #1 I was a bit hesitant as to what I was going to find. The first issue is entertaining. It throws you quickly into the action and this world and as the main characters learn what’s going on, we the readers do as well. Things aren’t laid out easily for the reader forcing us to pay attention to get the details. It’s clear writers PJ Haarsma and Alan Tudyk have things down, though. The comic is well-paced, entertaining, and most importantly fun.

The art by Sarah Stone and Jason Johnson is awesome. I’ve liked Stone’s style for a while and it continues here with a look that I can only describe as “Western manga influenced.” If you like the series cover, the interior is just as good, this isn’t a bait and switch that can happen too often. The only knock I’ll say is that some of the panels are dark and with the coloring, it’s hard to tell exactly what’s going on, but that adds to the atmosphere of the chaos going on. So maybe it was done on purpose?

Can a comic get me to check out a television show? It looks like it because I want to now see what Con Man is all about. This comic was fun and entertaining and I’m definitely coming back for more.

Story: PJ Haarsma, Alan Tudyk Art: Jason Johnson, Sarah Stone
Story: 8.1 Art: 8.3 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Knight Rider Vol. 2: Knightstrikes!

Knight Rider: Knight Strikes

Adam Warren, Chuck Dixon, Frank Hanna, Joe Pruett, B. Clay Moore (w) • Jason Johnson, JB Bastos (a) • Garry Brown (c)

The beloved primetime series returns to comics, picking up right where the high-octane graphic novel re-boot left off. When secret agent Michael Knight activated the confidential Project: Rider in the heat of battle, the world’s coolest talking car was born. KITT has an arsenal of secret weapons and amazing upgrades under the hood, and he and Michael are both partners and pals as they set off to save the country from terrorists, clandestine spy networks, and super criminals. From the minds of today’s hottest action writers, KNIGHT STRIKES is the next chapter in the legendary KNIGHT RIDER mythos.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 132 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-485-6

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Preview: Bravest Warriors Vol. 5 TP

Bravest Warriors Vol. 5 TP

Imprint: KaBOOM!
Authors: Jason Johnson & Breehn Burns
Artist: Mike Holmes

The Bravest Warriors have crashed! Shot down by a mysterious enemy, the gang is stranded on an uncharted planet with no way off or help in sight. While the rest of the team tries to find a way to survive (and pass the time), Chris struggles to accept his Emotion Lord abilities and begins to doubt whether or not he should even be a Bravest Warrior. Written by the showrunners of Bravest Warriors, Jason Johnson & Breehn Burns, and illustrated by Mike Holmes (True Story), this volume takes place during season 2 of the hit animated series. Collects issues #17-#20.

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Preview: Bravest Warriors Vol. 4 TP

Bravest Warriors Vol. 4 TP

Imprint: KaBOOM!

Authors: Eric M. Esquivel, Breehn Burns & Jason Johnson, Ryan Pequin, Tessa Stone, and Coleman Engle
Artists: Mike Holmes, Ryan Pequin, and Coleman Engle

Ever wonder how the Bravest Warriors got their super rad Sticker Pets? Or what would happen if Chris’ Emotion Lord powers kicked in during a trip to the Dating Pool? Or what sort of trouble Wallow could find inside the Dream Dimension? Find out in these brand-new missions, written by Bravest Warriors showrunners Breehn Burns & Jason Johnson, Eric M. Esquivel (Loki: Ragnarok and Roll), and Tessa Stone (Regular Show: Hydration), illustrated by Mike Holmes (True Story), and featuring short stories from a handful of amazing artists, including Three Word Phrase creator Ryan Pequin! Collects issues #13-16.

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Preview: Bravest Warriors #20

Bravest Warriors #20

Author: Jason Johnson and Breehn Burns
Artist: Mike Holmes

It’s the final issue of guest writer Breehn Burns’ story. Looks like the Bravest Warriors have finally met their match and this might be a problem that not even an Emotion Lord can solve! Will the Warriors make it out or will this be the end of our favorite group of teenage heroes?

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Preview: Bravest Warriors #19

Bravest Warriors #19

Writer(s): Jason Johnson and Breehn Burns
Artist(s): Mike Holmes

Things are finally winding down for our heroes. The Bravest Warriors can finally take a breather…or can they? Could it be that they are in an illusion that just wants them to relax before it breaks and reigns terror on them? What if there is a memory donk nearby and they just can’t remember the mortal peril they are actually in?

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Preview: Bravest Warriors #18

Bravest Warriors #18

Writer(s): Jason Johnson, Breehn Burns
Artist(s): Mike Holmes

The Bravest Warriors face some of the scariest creatures in the universe but nothing will ever be as scary as facing…FEELINGS! The Warriors must look inside themselves to defeat their own insecurities! It is the only way for them to become true Warriors…and true friends.

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Preview: Bravest Warriors #17

Bravest Warriors #17

Writer(s): Jason Johnson and Breehn Burns
Artist(s): Mike Holmes

The Bravest Warriors must once again save the galaxy! Join Chris, Beth, Danny, and Wallow as they–well…save space! It seems there is a pattern developing in the life of a warrior, surely nothing can surprise our heroes now…or is there something out there? Something hidden in the shadows…something so big that not even the bravest of warriors will ever be ready?

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