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Wasted Space Gets an Audiobook from GraphicAudio

Wasted Space audiobook

Vault Comics and GraphicAudio have announced they have partnered to produce the Wasted Space audiobook, adapted directly from the graphic novel and produced with a full cast of actors, immersive sound effects and cinematic music.

Wasted Space follows Billy Bane, a prophet who got it all wrong, and the galaxy has been burning ever since. All he wants is to waste away in the darkest corner of space with his best pal Dust, a supercharged Fuq bot. But when a new prophet comes calling, Billy is summoned to save the galaxy he’s at least partially responsible for destroying. Too bad he couldn’t care less.

The Wasted Space GraphicAudio adaptation is Adapted and Directed by Richard Rohan, with Dialogue Editing and GraphicAudio Sound Design by Karen Foeke. It is performed by Eric Messner as Billy Bane, Duyen Washington as Molly Sue, Henry Kramer as Dust, Karen Novack as Fury, Chris Genebach as The Creator, Jacob Yeh as Rex, Andy Brownstein as Cutter, Richard Rohan as Legion, with Nick DePinto, Joe Mallon, KenYatta Rogers, Chris Stinson, Kimberly Gilbert, Dani Stoller, Amanda Forstrom, Tony Nam, Bradley Smith, Nanette Savard, Steve Wannall, Zeke Alton, Lawrence Redmond, Holly Vagley, Matthew Pauli, Marni Penning, Peter Holdway, Paul Reisman, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Tim Carlin, and Ken Jackson.

The Wasted Space comic book series was created by writer Michael Moreci and artist Hayden Sherman, is colored by Jason Wordie, lettered by Jim Campbell, designed by Tim Daniel, and published by Vault Comics. Wasted Space Volumes One and Two are on store shelves now, and the third story arc begins in November 2019.

The GraphicAudio’s Wasted Space audiobook will be released on September 30th, 2019. Pre-orders are now open.

Resonant #1 and Sera and the Royal Stars #1 Sell Out and Get 2nd Printings

Resonant #1 and Sera and the Royal Stars #1 have sold out. Both issues have been sent back to press, each with a new cover. The second printings will hit store shelves on August 28th, 2019. 

Resonant #1 and Sera and the Royal Stars #1 were Vault’s best-selling single issues to date, with Resonant #1 selling out of it’s 12,000 copy print run, and Sera and the Royal Stars #1 selling out of it’s 14,000 copy print run. 

The Resonant #1 2nd print has a new cover by Aléjandro Aragon and Tim Daniel. It can be ordered using Diamond Order Code: JUN198650.

Resonant #1 2nd print

The Sera and the Royal Stars #1 2nd print has a new cover by Audrey Mok and Tim Daniel. It can be ordered using Diamond Order Code: JUN198649.

Sera and the Royal Stars #1 2nd print

Resonant is the debut book from writer David Andry, with artist Aléjandro Aragon, colorist Jason Wordie, letterer Deron Bennett, and designer Tim Daniel. Resonant begins a decade after the first Waves hit, unleashing humanity’s darkest impulses and plunging the world into chaos. Paxton, a single father of three, must venture from the secluded haven they’ve built to restock the medicine his chronically-ill youngest son needs to survive. When the somewhat routine trip goes awry, Paxton and his children–now separated–will battle everything in their path to reunite.

Sera and the Royal Stars is by writer Jon Tsuei, artist Audrey Mok, colorist Raul Angulo, letterer Jim Campbell, and designer Tim Daniel. Civil war rages in the Empire of Parsa, and famine has struck. As the seasons refuse to turn, Princess Sera receives a vision from the deity Mitra telling her to find the Royal Stars and restore them to the heavens. Despite her kingdom and her troops’ need of her command, Sera embarks on a quest to find the fallen stars–now trapped on earth–and save her people from dearth and death.

What Would You Do When the Waves Came? Find Out in Resonant this July!

Decades have passed since the first waves hit—waves that stripped away humanity’s impulse control. People have reverted to smaller townships, many built on intense fear and oppressive fanaticism. Paxton, a single father of three and a care-giver to his chronically ill son and mobility impaired daughter, must venture out alone to restock the medicine his boy needs to survive. When a somewhat routine trip goes awry, Paxton and his children—now separated—will battle everything in their path to reunite, worst of all, their own deepest, most painful impulses.

Resonant, “an Odyssey Even More Terrifying than BIRD BOX”, is coming your way this July. Written by David AndryResonant is a deeply crafted world is brought to life with inks from Alejandro Aragón, colors from Jason Wordie, and letters by Deron Bennett. The first issue features a “Vault Vintage” cover by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel paying homage to Y the Last Man.

Resonant #1

Abbott, Black Panther, Monstress, On a Sunbeam, Paper Girls, and Saga Nominated for the 2019 Hugo Awards

Hugo Award

Today, the finalists for the 2019 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and for the 1944 Retrospective Hugo Awards were announced online today by Dublin 2019.

Below are the nominees for “Best Graphic Story” and you can get the full list of nominees here. Three Image Comics series were nominated while BOOM!, Marvel, and First Second all received one nomination.

Congrats to all those nominated!

  • Abbott, written by Saladin Ahmed, art by Sami Kivelä, colours by Jason Wordie, letters by Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios)
  • Black Panther: Long Live the King, written by Nnedi Okorafor and Aaron Covington, art by André Lima Araújo, Mario Del Pennino and Tana Ford (Marvel)
  • Monstress, Volume 3: Haven, written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image Comics)
  • On a Sunbeam, by Tillie Walden (First Second)
  • Paper Girls, Volume 4, written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Cliff Chiang, colours by Matt Wilson, letters by Jared K. Fletcher (Image Comics)
  • Saga, Volume 9, written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)

Below are the finalists for the 1944 Retrospective Hugo Awards for “Best Graphic Story.”

  • Buck Rogers: Martians Invade Jupiter, by Philip Nowlan and Dick Calkins (National Newspaper Service)
  • Flash Gordon: Fiery Desert of Mongo, by Alex Raymond (King Features Syndicate)
  • Garth, by Steve Dowling (Daily Mirror)
  • Plastic Man #1: The Game of Death, by Jack Cole (Vital Publications)
  • Le Secret de la Licorne [The Secret of the Unicorn], by Hergé (Le Soir)
  • Wonder Woman #5: Battle for Womanhood, written by William Moulton Marsden, art by Harry G. Peter (DC Comics)

Review: Abbott

As a fan of excellent storytelling, I appreciate it no matter the genre. Who could not love the multiple storylines and endless heart tugs that can be found in Love Actually? Then there’s sprawling and tempered narrative of an All-American family but riddled with bullets and blood in The Godfather. The first Guardians Of The Galaxy was a blend of genres but told a seamless and original story.

One of the few genres that rarely gets the respect it should receive is the horror genre. Although one of its main functions is to make the audience’s collective skin crawl, it still takes readers on quite a journey. Candyman gave moviegoers a rare unseen view of the true to life terrors those who live in poverty face and just how invisible they are to the world at large. Since then, not too many movies since have struck the balance between being relatable and being entertaining, with the exceptions of recent movies Get Out and Sorry To Bother You. This same poise can be found in Abbott where we’re taken to 1972 Detroit and a mysterious series of grisly murders.

We are dropped right in the middle of one of the hottest summers in Detroit, one which sees the tension between the police and the city’s black population come to a boiling point. This is where we meet Elena Abbott, a sharp chain-smoking tabloid black female reporter, whose recent articles revolved around police brutality and  who doesn’t care for anything to do with the Boys Club or the Good Ole Boy Club, as the snide remarks and the way other reporters cut her with their eyes, doesn’t her make flinch, but what she sees at the crime scene does. We soon find out that she had lost her husband to some demonic forces, as these memories of him flood her mind at the most unexpected moments. Soon, she is called to another crime scene, one that reminds her of the evil she seen that night her husband died, something she thought she would never see again.

Overall, it’s a sobering and fresh take on the supernatural genre, that mixes horror, crime noir, period drama, and thriller into a pulse pounding story. The story by Saladin Ahmed is suspenseful, imaginative, and enigmatic. The at by Sami Kivela, Jason Wordie and Taj Tenfold feels like it jumped out of a 1970s comic but with a new school sensibility. Altogether, a book that proves Saladin Ahmed should write more comic books as he’s a voice that is more than needed now.

Story: Saladin Ahmed Art: Sami Kivela, Jason Wordie, and Taj Tenfold
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.6 Recommendation: Buy

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

Preview: Abbott SC

Abbott SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Sami Kivelä
Colorist: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Taj Tenfold
Price: $17.99

Hugo Award-nominated novelist Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt) and artist Sami Kivelä (Beautiful Canvas) present one woman’s search for the truth that destroyed her family.

Hard-nosed, chain-smoking tabloid reporter Elena Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes that the police have ignored. Crimes she knows to be the work of dark occult forces. Forces that took her husband from her. Forces she has sworn to destroy.

Collects the entire 5-issue series.

NYCC 2018: AfterShock Announces Out of the Blue, their Next Graphic Novel from Garth Ennis and Keith Burns

At their New York Comic Con panel, AfterShock announced a brand new graphic novel, Out of the Blue. Written by Garth Ennis with art by Keith Burns, Out of the Blue is a brand new war comic story from Ennis.

The Second World War is almost over, but no one seems to have told the Germans- as Royal Air Force pilot Jamie McKenzie finds out when he’s assigned to deadly shipping strikes along the enemy coast. Flying the Mosquito fighter-bomber against heavily armed targets is dangerous enough at the best of times, but after incurring the wrath of his vengeful commanding officer, Jamie is assigned the most unpopular navigator in the unit- not to mention the least reliable aircraft. Worse still, the commander’s sights are firmly set on Jamie’s beautiful young wife, Beth.

Ennis and artist Burns re-unite after the success of their series Johnny Red, presenting another tale of World War Two aerial combat- featuring skies black with flak and enemy fighters, nail-biting low-level action, and the dark humor of men whose lives can be snatched away at any second… Out of the Blue.

Out of the Blue features colors by Jason Wordie, lettering by Rob Steen, and a cover by Burns. The 72 page graphic novel will retail for $19.99 and be released March 2019.

Vault’s Sumberged #1, Wasted Space #1, and Wasted Space #2 All Have Sold Out and Getting New Printings

Vault Comics has announced Submerged #1Wasted Space #1 (second printing), and Wasted Space #2, have all sold out. All three issues are being rushed to new printings that will be available in stores on August 22, 2018.

The Submerged#1 second print cover will be a part of the Vault Vintage line of covers that celebrate the artistic achievements of both modern and legendary professionals of the comic book industry. For Submerged #1, artist and designer Tim Daniel pays homage to the iconic cover to Marvel Comics’ New Mutants #19, illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz. 

Wasted Space #1 returns for a third printing after back-to-back sell-outs. Wasted Space #2 returns for a second printing after a complete sell out. Both new printings will feature brilliant recolored covers from series artist, Hayden Sherman.

SUBMERGED #1 SECOND PRINTING VAULT VINTAGE COVER
Illustrated and designed by Tim Daniel

DIAMOND ORDER CODE:
JUN188458

Written by Vita Ayala, drawn by Lisa Sterle, colored by Stelladia, and lettered by Rachel Deering.

On the night of the biggest storm in New York City history, Elysia Puente gets a call from her estranged little brother Angel, terrified, begging for help. When the call cuts out suddenly, despite the bad feelings between them, Ellie rushes into the night. Finding his broken phone in front of a barricaded subway station, Ellie follows echoes of her brother into the sinister darkness of the underground, desperate to find him before it’s too late.

In stores August 22, 2018.

WASTED SPACE #1 THIRD PRINTING COVER
Illustrated by Hayden Sherman and designed by Tim Daniel

DIAMOND ORDER CODE:
JUN188459

Written by Michael Moreci, drawn by Hayden Sherman, colored by Jason Wordie, and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Billy Bane is a prophet who got it all wrong, and the galaxy has been burning ever since. All he wants is to waste away in the darkest corner of space with his best pal Dust, a supercharged Fuq bot. But when a new prophet comes calling, Billy is summoned to save the galaxy he’s at least partially responsible for destroying. Too bad he couldn’t care less.

In stores August 22, 2018.

WASTED SPACE #2 SECOND PRINTING COVER
Illustrated by Hayden Sherman and designed by Tim Daniel

DIAMOND ORDER CODE:
JUN188460

Written by Michael Moreci, drawn by Hayden Sherman, colored by Jason Wordie, and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Mayhem, cyborgs of destiny, and boozed out prophets. It’s all here in Wasted Space, so strap in and hold on tight for the wildest sci-fi ride of 2018. Never has a more ragtag, unwilling group of heroes-“heroes”-been assembled, but if they don’t pull their sh*t together, it just might spell the apocalypse. Which would be bad. Right?

In stores August 22, 2018.

Preview: Planet of the Apes: Ursus #5 (of 6)

Planet of the Apes: Ursus #5 (of 6)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: David F. Walker
Artist: Christopher Mooneyham
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Paolo Rivera
Intermix Cover: Michael Allred
Subscription Cover: Becca Carey
Colorist: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

Ursus digs deeper into the secrets of the Forbidden Zone and learns a terrible truth.

Review: Broken Frontier Anthology

The overused term, “rules are made to be broken,” has been said repeatedly when it is thought that someone has gone against convention. As the world slowly embraces the diversity that surrounds it, so has popular media. Comics have always challenged type but has mostly been monochromatic. It has only recently been proactive about being diverse in not only race and sexuality, but also ability. Wave Blue World‘s Broken Frontier offers up stories where they do just that, break the rules.

In “Phantom Limb Ghost Puncher,” a police officer who loses his arm during a rescue, magically receives a mystical weapon which changes his life instantly. In “Stranger Than Fiction,” a clairvoyant helps out a murder suspect, by revisiting the day of the crime through his unconscious mind. In “Dark Dark World,” young imaginative writer plays out a scene for a story, all in her father’s work shed. In “The Wall,” set in a dystopian future, societies’ fortunes are separated only by allegiance.

In “Flyer,”  a elderly man, gives a prep talk to his adolescent granddaughter, as she prepares to engage in a dogfight by way of rocketpack. “In The Night, Mountains Grew,” a ranger’s gross miscalculation proves fatal for those she protects. In “The Beard,” a young woman uncontrollably grows a facial hair at a unusually rapid rate, something befuddles her day after day, until she realizes her greater destiny, one that would change her life forever. In “Purgatory,” a woman falls into a coma, and gets transported to a different world, where she gets to be her true self.

In “The Trip,” a rather routine start of a morning for a man and his daughter, becomes a lesson in realizing every day is precious. In “Its About Time,” a scientist uses his considerable powers to time travel before his wife died, but what he finds out changes his whole outlook on her. In “Inside Outside,” a woman coming off her meds is constantly irritated by “cute squishy monsters.” In “Last dance at Omega Point,” as a rocket heads to its firing point, a woman’s life unpacks in alternate reality.

Overall, an excellent comic anthology which explores what can be or what will be. The stories by all the writers pluck the emotions of the reader in the best way possible. The art by the creators are all beautiful. Altogether, a plus sized comic treat which entertains on every page and you will wish was longer.

Story: Greg Pak, Tyler Chin-Tanner,Cullen Bunn, Phil Hester, Robert Dammelin, Justin Zimmerman, A. David Lewis, Fred Van Lente, Carla Berrocal, Jamie Coe, Edie OP, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Merguerite Bennett,Frederik Hautain, Kurt Belcher,  Adam Egypt Mortimer, Karrie Fransman, David Hine, Noah Van Sciver, Sean Wang, Salgood Sam, Box Brown,  PJ Holden, Scott Ferguson, INJ Culbard, Steve Orlando, Steve Bryant
Art: Steve Bryant, INJ Culbard, Yaroslav Astapeev, PJ Holden, Salgood Sam, Sean Wang, Box Brown, Noah Van Sciver, Mark Stafford, Karrie Fransman, Jeff McComsey, Facundo Percio, Rob Croonenborghs, Varga Tomi, Ryan Kelly, Edie OP, Toby Cypress, Jamie Coe, Robert Sammelin, Carla Berrocal, Daniel Warren Johnson, Nathan Fox, Alison Sampson, Noel Tuazon, Aysegul Sinav, Mike Lawrence, Tom Raney, Simon Bowland, Taylor Esposito, Gina Going, Jason Wordie
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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