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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

Wasted Space #1 Gets Two Second Printing Covers

Vault Comics has unveiled two brand new covers for the second printing of Wasted Space #1The first cover is illustrated by Vault Comics’ Art Director, Nathan Gooden, and the second by heavyweight artist Darick Robertson. Both covers are designed by Tim Daniel.

Nathan Gooden’s cover references Shuster and Eisenberg’s classic Action Comics No. 1 cover, which was released 80 years to the day before Wasted Space #1. Darick Robertson’s cover is a loving parody of George Pérez’s unforgettable Crisis on Infinite Earths cover. The back covers of both Wasted Space #1 2nd prints will feature a historical note about the covers referenced.

The Robertson cover is a 1:2 variant tied with the Gooden cover. Every 2 copies ordered of the Gooden cover will enable retailers to order one copy of the Robertson cover. The #1 second print covers both hit shelves the same day as the second issue of Wasted SpaceMay 30th, 2018. Retailers can look at Previews Plus for more information.

The series is written by Michael Moreci, illustrated by Hayden Sherman, colored by Jason Wordie, and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Preview: Abbott #4 (of 5)

Abbott #4 (of 5)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Sami Kivelä
Cover Artist: Taj Tenfold
Colorer: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $3.99

Abbott has hit rock bottom—no job, no friends, and no hope against the mysterious forces that continue to plague Detroit. But that doesn’t mean she’s giving up.

Preview: Planet Of The Apes: Ursus #4 (of 6)

Planet Of The Apes: Ursus #4 (of 6)

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

As Ursus’ mysterious past comes to light, we learn the truth about his hatred of mankind.

Preview: Planet of the Apes: Ursus #3 (of 6)

Planet of the Apes: Ursus #3 (of 6)

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

Feeling betrayed by Zaius taking control over the investigation, Ursus rallies his forces to forever put to rest the threat that is man.

Review: Abbott #2

A brutal attack on the edges of the latest murder scene only spurs Abbott further into her investigation.

If you’re a fan of noir/detective tales with a dash of horror/supernatural, then Abbott is the perfect series for you. Writer Saladin Ahmed has delivered a fantastic second issue that continues the mystery and horror as Elena is attacked and must figure out what is going on and who is behind it all. Is it something simple tied to the journalism she’s involved in? Is it something more?

Ahmed keeps us guessing and that’s part of the excitement of the series. He also does an excellent job of setting the mood of it all. Abbott takes place in the 70s so the attitudes of the characters, the speech used, the background politics, the visuals, it all comes together to create the story. It’s not just one aspect that makes this series stand out, it’s all of them together. The details matter and what makes it all work.

That’s especially due to Sami Kivelä‘s art, Jason Wordie on color, and Jim Campbell‘s lettering. It all helps create the mood of Ahmed’s writing. The clothing, the cars, the buildings, the rooms, every detail feels like it’s of the time and enhancing the genre. This is truly a case of art, story, it all coming together to create a stronger whole.

Abbott continues to impress and for those that love a supernatural detective story, this is a must get. It’s a perfect example of writing and art coming together and how you can use a time period to make the story even greater.

Story: Saladin Ahmed Art: Sami Kivelä
Color: Jason Wordie Letterer: Jim Campbell Cover Art: Taj Tenfold
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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

Preview: Planet of the Apes: Ursus #2 (of 6)

Planet of the Apes: Ursus #2 (of 6)

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

Discover how the first meeting of Ursus and Zaius changed their destinies!

Review: Abbott #1

The 70’s provided a lot of change for the world but also like in today’s world, not much has changed. For one, racism isn’t over as watered down history books or even bio books for children about Martin Luther King Jr. would like you to believe. And two, the second wave feminist movement had gotten started. Both sets of minority groups to this day are still fighting the oppressors that continuously try to put them down but the groups never gave up and still don’t, no matter what. So in comes Saladin Ahmed with Abbott, fresh off the success of his book for Marvel, Black Bolt. Which received high acclaim and hey, it’s a solid debut for a dude who previously wrote fantasy books influenced by Middle Eastern mythology. How wild is that?

So here is his (so far) first Non-Marvel comic book. It is not based on an existing property, it’s creator owned. And he makes just as much of an impression here as he has done for Black Bolt but of course, he added a different flair.

For one, it’s a period piece. The book takes place in 1972 where the aforementioned aspects of history I mentioned are in full swing especially based on the opening pages of the book (complete with sections of Elena Abbott’s article spread throughout the book) as well as the all out bigotry by old white men whether they’d be cops or people who run the newspaper. Even some who can appear to be allies either have ingrained racism and misogyny or just flat out ignorant.

In any case, it doesn’t deter Elena Abbott herself from delivering the truth to her readers. One of the main driving forces of the book-plotwise, is Abbott’s article about the murder of a 14 year old African American boy by a police officer and yeah, you can see what the motivation no doubt was. Abbott is confident, unapologetic about who she is, a hard smoker and drinker and always seeks out the truth to bring justice. And I loved this woman right from her first scene. She doesn’t allow the men to intimidate her and just doesn’t give one fuck what they say or think of her. One panel just said it all, it was glorious to behold.

There is a murder mystery involved however but it serves as a nice twist because as it turns out, a decapitated horse head and a dead human body are part of a occult scenario. Yes, this book has a supernatural aspect driving the story as well as provides backstory to Abbott herself and what changed her on that very day when she first encountered various demons first hand. Which makes her backstory very tragic and engaging. And it’s this aspect of the story that provides a lot of intrigue especially since given this is the first issue, it set up what kind of world this comic takes place in. And there’s a curious running choice of words about order which I don’t doubt there’s a payoff in future issues.

Saladin Ahmed, artist Sami Kivela and colorist Jason Wordie really do a solid job setting up what this comic has to offer in its world building, its characters and the type of story it wants to tell. Ahmed, Kivela and Wordie with a solid combination of writing, art and coloring gives the book a dark, noir edge to it from the 70’s aesthetic to the last page of the comic. All of which compliment each other very well. Ahmed always has a good grasp on character and it’s no different here. As I said, I love Abbott from her first page and throughout the book, he really made her such a compelling character to read the more I dived into the book. Kivela and Wordie do just as much of the heavy lifting between the character designs and emotions and the backgrounds and gritty, noir feel to the proceedings. It feels natural especially given the setting of Detroit which in a way reminds me of Robocop but less 80’s. Both simply nail the rundown, gritty feel of Detroit, Michigan that makes it interesting to see. And the Horror/Supernatural elements again, do add to the book. You can tell all three creators are eager to dive further into these aspects and how Abbott will cope with them and fight against them.

If you like much of these elements I mentioned, then this book is definitely for you. It’s a must read.

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